Posts Tagged ‘Fan sites’

Great Stuff From Clone Corridor

May 19, 2015

Whatever they’re drinking over there, send it here, because they keep coming up with great articles!

First, check out this analysis of the “ruminations” scene from ROTS.

Here’s a fan’s memories of ROTS.

And a look at how the Clone Wars episode Bombad Jedi bucks stereotypes.

Furious Fanboys Expose CGI Hypocrisy

May 18, 2015

Furious Fanboys takes a look at 10 films filled to the brim with computer generated imagery yet get a pass from many of the same people who criticize the prequels from being nothing but CGI-fests. Films include a bunch of MCU flicks, “Avatar,” and “Gravity.”

A Trifecta Of Terrific Reads

May 7, 2015

On Clone Corridor, there are a couple of essays worth reading.

Juli Witte’s J.J. On Jar Jar…Why? nails exactly what I think about Abrams “kidding” (or was he?) about putting a dead Jar Jar in TFA during an interview with Vanity Fair. Couldn’t have said it better myself!

A second article discusses fan-made saga tribute videos.

On FarFarAway Radio’s opinion page The Resolute, there’s Why Are We Still Apologizing For The Prequels, addressing an issue that drives me nuts…people who feel like they have to point out perceived flaws with the prequels before saying anything good about them.

Stuff To Read

April 24, 2015

Sonic Clone posted a link on the SWPAS Facebook page to a piece he wrote called “Poor Jar Jar” last year.

Carrie Christian on the Cantina Cast has a short essay called “I Don’t Know You Anymore,” which is about Anakin’s character arc.

And if you haven’t seen it already on star wars.com there’s a feature about the Jedi at Geonosis.

Yes To This Amazing Essay

April 19, 2015

On Facebook, Frank Witte linked to this post on a blog called A Universe In Words. The author captured a lot of my feelings over the weekend, as you might have guessed if you were following me on Twitter.

When people like me who love the PT films and were introduced to the Star Wars-fandom through the PT films, see a disproportionate stream of criticism and hate directed towards these films it hurts. It may sound melodramatic, but these films are as much a part of us as the OT films are. When a small section of fans controls the fandom’s dialogue to such an extent that they make it seem as if the PT films are something of the past which is better left forgotten, a large part of the fandom will feel willfully ignored and potentially even insulted. Fans have invested not only their passion into these films, but also their time and money by creating fan films, fan fiction, art, cosplay, music and much more. The PT films substantially add to the emotional and literary depth of the whole Star Wars saga. Take the six films as a whole and you see a family saga the likes of which does not exist in modern day cinema. The six films form a continual narrative, the story of a single galaxy told through different generations, genders and species.

More Reads From The Cantina Cast

February 25, 2015

The Cantina Cast has posted a couple more interesting pieces, one about Padmé and the other about the wisdom of “holding back” that drove Anakin crazy.

Etc…

January 30, 2015

A couple of short items that I forwarded on the Facebook page:

First, Echo Base media is soliciting pre-orders for an upcoming autograph session with ROTS actress Keisha Castle-Hughes. You can get a photo signed or one of your own items; getting your poster signed is $50.

Then the Far Far Away podcast is supposed to have a prequels-themed episode up sometime today. I’m not familiar with this podcast but it doesn’t sound like this is going to be a pinata session.

Ring Theory Interview

January 12, 2015

Coffee With Kenobi has an interesting interview with Mike Klimo about his site, Star Wars Ring Theory. Which you need to check out if you haven’t already!

An Interesting Meandering Essay

January 3, 2015

Jared Mthrandir linked on the Facebook page to his essay, “A Meandering Star Wars Post.” It’s the perspective of a fan who got into SW with the prequels and his thoughts on the upcoming sequels.

Ring Theory

November 11, 2014

Check out this new essay/site called Ring Theory: The Hidden Artistry of the Star Wars Prequels by Mike Klimo. Here he examines how the saga is told in a “ring composition.” It’s pretty compelling stuff and it does make you wonder how these new movies will fit into that structure.