From Irreverence to Irrelevance: A Closer Look At Fan Dissatisfaction and Discourse

Outrage. Complete and total outrage.

That’s what I felt to the very core of my being when I first learned my fiance was sleeping with my best friend in college. Suddenly, the hopes I had stored away, and the plans for the future were nothing close to what I had envisioned. For the better part of two years (two years!) I experienced a myriad of emotions - from shock, to denial, to anger, and more. It’s as if I were on a carousel, experiencing each of the emotions again, and again, and again. In my mind, there was no way to reconcile the circumstances - in one fell swoop, I had lost my fiance, my best friend, and all the hopes involving each of them. Even the ‘good’ memories would now be tainted.

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A Drop of Wisdom from Yoda

The past two months, I kind of stepped away from Star Wars...no one really knew that until now.  This is unusual for me because December is the"anniversary"of when I fell in love with Star Wars, but life happened and I did not have that desire to get excited about this fandom.  I did manage to film a video for a future article.  I just have to edit it.  I also bought a Star Wars book that I plan to review.  I can definitely say that it is my favorite Star Wars book, ever…just saying.

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Diversity In Star Wars

As Star Wars fans, many of us want diversity behind the camera. Every time a new director is named we ask, “When will a non-white and/or non-male be tapped to direct a Star Wars movie?” (Unfortunately, this eliminates me from consideration, and I know I must be near the top of the list. Alas, I am willing to step aside for the sake of progress.). We are passive because we have no power to actually choose the people to fill these positions.

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Who Is Star Wars Geared Towards?  It Depends Greatly On Your Own Point Of View!

Since the release of The Last Jedi in December of 2017, we, as Star Wars fans, have experienced a variety of reactions to the direction that Rian Johnson, and Disney as a whole, has taken the Star Wars saga.  I, for one, loved TLJ and feel like it was a refreshing new story line that brought a new light to the Star Wars galaxy, and I can’t wait to see how Abrams concludes the Skywalker saga.  

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Is Star Wars Secretly The Wizard of Oz?

Long story short, I am a huge fan and I probably know way too much information for the average person.  The reason why I was so excited to research this was because when it comes to Star Wars, I love studying character development or psychological aspects.  I never really pay attention to theories, up and coming discussions, or heavily debated topics.  The fact that there was a theory that caught my eye and piqued my interested, was pretty exciting.

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