Connecting Through Star Wars, Part III: Bonding as Podcasters by Johnamarie Macias

We’re working on building a regular Star Wars theme for Saturdays here — we’ve done several Star Wars Saturday posts over the past few weeks. No post of our own today, so check out this fine post by Johnamarie Macias of The Wookie Gunner.

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In fact, online is how a lot fans become friends, couples, and even parents themselves. Take MakingStarWars.net’s Jason and Amanda Ward, for example. They initially became friends through a Star Wars forum in 2003, and today, they’re loving parents of two children, showering them with all things Star Wars. They’re the perfect example of how Star Wars transcends distance, and later on, connects through the generations–like me and my mom.

Her first experience with Star Wars was on the big screen in the late 70s, and even though she didn’t become a hardcord fan, it made an impression long enough to affect me when I eventually came into the picture.

“The reason I said yes without thinking–without questioning–it’s because as children grow older, they tend to have and develop their own relationships and their own lives,” my mom said during the fan question portion of one of our…

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Rose B. Fischer: Fangirls Just Wanna Have Fun (Discussing the Lighter Side of Fanfiction)

Check out this awesome post from Rose Fischer on Natacha Guyot’s blog, Science Fiction, Transmedia, and Fandom!

Natacha Guyot

I write fanfiction because it’s fun.  I wanted to share this because I think fanfiction is a hot button topic in the social circles I belong to.

Fanfic authors get a LOT of flack for their writing, and I’ve written other posts about why I think fanfiction can (and should) be taken seriously.

This time, I just want to say that everything doesn’t have to be so darn serious and important! I don’t understand why it has to be such a big deal if fans want to write stories about their favorite characters.  Everyone has certain things we just do because we want to, because we enjoy them, because they’re fun.  Fanfiction is one of those things for me.

My most popular long-running fanfiction project is a series of short stories entitled Vader’s Cat.  It’s about an orange kitten who adopts Darth Vader and grows up to be a…

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The Vanier Report: Tales From A DC Pull List (Convergence: Wonder Woman #2 Review)

Since we have a Geek and Greet thread featured at the top of the page, a #WeekendCoffeeShare running at Part Time Monster, a #1000Speak linkup less than a week old, and an #AtoZChallenge Road Trip under way, I’m gonna do everyone a big ol’ favor and not publish a bunch of words here today. Go find some blogs to read. I suggest starting with The Speech Bubble 😉

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The Vanier Report: Week 18

Convergence Wonder Woman 2 largeConvergence: Wonder Woman #2
Written by: Larry Hama
Pencils by: Aaron Lopresti
Inks by: Matt Banning
Colours by: Tanya & Richard Horie
Letters by: Tom Napolitano

“Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.”

The famous words of the Duke of Wellington echo loudly through Larry Hama’s concluding chapter of Convergence: Wonder Woman, even going so far as to paraphrase the quote at the story’s conclusion.

As Wonder Woman and the vampire Joker square off, Steve Trevor has to fight off a horde of newly turned vampires, as well as Red Rain’s Poison Ivy and Catwoman. The fights are gruesome and bloody, with Steve unloading magazine after magazine into the heads and bodies of his undead attackers while Wonder Woman is forced to unleash her most violent and aggressive self – breaking and smashing the bones and bodies of the vampires beyond their…

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#SummerofSandman — Because #EndlessSummer is Taken Already

Just in case you missed this last week.

Comparative Geeks

Sandman covers by Dave McKean. Collage discovered at The Book Wars Sandman covers by Dave McKean. Collage discovered at The Book Wars

Diana, David, Holly and I started discussing a run of Sandman posts for Comparative Geeks back in February, and those are coming soon.  Since we’re publishing so many Sandman posts this summer, here’s an introduction to the series for those of you who haven’t read it yet.

The Sandman is a comics series by Neil Gaiman with various artists published by DC Vertigo between 1987 and 1996. It defies categorization. Fantasy-Horror-Supernatural epic is the best I can do for a descriptive label. The original run was 75 issues. It spawned various spinoffs, derivative works, etc.

Dream of the Endless, known to the Romans as Morpheus, is the central character. He is one of seven anthropomorphic personifications. He has two older siblings – Destiny and Death – and four younger ones – Destruction, Desire, Despair, and Delirium. The Endless are…

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