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This Is Star Wars Too Is Live

September 14, 2015

As threatened, I started a Tumblr called This Is Star Wars Too. If you’re on Tumblr, be sure to follow and reblog to your friends!

You can contribute too. In fact, I hope you do! The concept is to show prequel fans exist and the things they do to express their love for Eps I-III. I will also throw in the appropriate meme and promote anyone who’s making prequel stuff you might find interesting, both licensed and unlicensed.

Here’s what I’m looking for:

Photos or videos of…

Cosplay
Collections
Crafts
Fan events/cons
Meeting PT alumni
Hauls from the store or online

(All must feature prequel stuff, of course!)

I will also consider gifs, video rants, cartoons, and memes that drive home the point of “prequel rights,” i.e. promoting the prequels as an equal part of the saga. No knocking of the movies allowed.

Send anything you might have to SWPASadmin@gmail.com or PM SWPAS on Tumblr. Ditto if you have any questions.

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Homework Assignment: Speak Out

November 1, 2012

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these, but as you might have already noticed, much of the media on this week’s big news have taken the opportunity to bash the prequels and spread lies. Already I’ve chewed out some hack at Wired.com and let ’em have it at the Wall Street Journal among other sites.

I’m not out trolling, this is stuff I read all of the time anyway. But what’s especially grating is that these media douches don’t realize those “lousy” prequels made a lot of money and they were widely praised when they were first released, especially AOTC and ROTS. If you see this sort of thing going on, call them on their b.s.. If you see something factually incorrect, set them straight. We’ve been bullied and pushed around too long.

Another E-Tailer Bashes The Prequels

April 20, 2011

The “Eps IV-VI > Eps I-III” banner on ThinkGeek is nothing compared to what’s on Superherostuff.com if you click on the link to all Star Wars merchandise:

“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. …”, the Galactic Civil War was fought, with the ragtag Rebel Alliance battling the Galactic Empire in what is now considered a national epic of good vs evil, democracy vs empire, for the United States. George Lucas managed to turn a beautiful story, episodes IV, V, VI, into a prequel series of total fracking trash! The romantic, lovable, nostalgic sci-fi hero/rogue story was utterly destroyed by the likes of Anikan (sic), Jar Jar Binks and the boring, yet sexy, Queen Amidala! Thank you George! Now pass the friggin’ torch!

I’m not sure which is more offensive: the gratuitous prequel bashing or the poor writing.

They mock and disrespect Lucas as well as half the saga, yet they want to make dough off of his creations. That includes the Darth Maul t-shirts, from that “prequel series of fracking trash,” they are selling here. Or the Maul belt buckle for sale here. Or the clonetrooper button here. Or the Clone Wars keychains, including one of that “Anikan” here. Plus there are patches, wristbands, tin/lunchboxes, license plate thingies, stickers, and toys.

You can contact Superherostuff at:

admin@superherostuff.com
1-866-SUP-HERO
231 E. Penn Avenue
Robesonia, PA 19551

Homework Assignment: I Need You To Be My Eyes And Ears

April 9, 2010

I’m a busy gal and far from omniscient, which makes defending the saga sometimes a difficult job. So I need help from you folks.

If any of you have a tip on a great pro-PT essay, a poll we can “influence,” or you catch official fandom misbehaving, shoot me an e-mail at SWPASadmin@gmail.com. If you have insider information, I want that too and I will absolutely positively protect anyone’s identity.

Next week, I’m going to announce our next big project. Stay tuned!

Homework Assignment: Celebration V Survey

January 22, 2010

The other day, I posted a request for ideas for events and activities at Celebration V…well, it looks like you can fill out a survey at the con’s official site and you may be eligible to win a $25 American Express gift card/cheque.

But if that’s not incentive enough for you, there are questions that will undoubtedly affect how much prequel programming occurs at the convention. Even if you’re not sure if you’re going to go or even if you have no plans to go, it’s important we make sure the PT movies represent adequately at the con!! Here’s a sample of some of the questions:

What guests would you like to see at Star Wars Celebration V?
What activities and special events would you like to see at Star Wars Celebration V?
What don’t you want to see at Star Wars Celebration V?
On a scale from 1-10, please rate the level of importance each of the following has on your decision to attend Star Wars Celebration V…Original Trilogy, Prequel Trilogy, Clone Wars

Unless you want to see a roundtable panel of Who Hates The Prequels The Most, PLEASE go and fill this survey out.