Star Wars Rebels’s second season wrapped up just a little bit ago, and that was one of the most intense season finales I’ve witnessed. Once again, Rebels proved that it is anything but a mediocre story. The second season progressed the development of all our characters, concluded most of the major current arcs in a pretty satisfying way, and threw our main cast into complete disarray. While some endings have left me a little sad—albeit not for bad storytelling purposes—I am more than excited to see where Season 3 takes everyone when it finally comes around.
The second half of Rebels’s latest season has already started airing and we’re already a few episodes in, so I am getting to this trailer just a little late. Regardless, with the exception of Leia’s introduction, most of what we see in the trailer hasn’t happened yet. This is unfortunate, because every moment of this trailer is filled with awesome, and so far, the same looks to be true for all the actual episodes. Take a look:
So this might come as a shock, but I only just recently watched Star WarsRebels and didn’t follow the show at all until this month. I really wanted to get into it earlier, but I just didn’t have the time. However, I certainly made time after spoilers for the Season 1 finale ended up on my Tumblr dashboard. Before this, I had been spending my days adamantly avoiding any kind of spoilers—or at least trying to—to the point that I haven’t even read any reviews for the show. It wasn’t until the new pictures of Ahsoka Tano starting filling up my Tumblr page that I decided to find out what was going on.
Rin: Greetings, fellow travelers of the Star Wars universe! Although this isn’t quite going up on the correct day, Ace and I wanted to do a little something special for the Fourth. And what better way to celebrate this expansive franchise than to laud some of the ladies that put the awe in awesome! Now more than ever, given the newest reveal of Episode VII’s cast, we need to show the ladies of that galaxy far far away the love that certain Hollywood directors named J.J. Abrams aren’t willing to.
Obviously, there are more than five amazing women in the Star Wars universe, and there are certainly aspects of canon that Ace and I haven’t read up on; no matter how painful it is to admit, we are not actually perfect. With that in mind, if there’s someone who didn’t make the list who you think should be brought to our attention, drop us a line in the comments! Compared to Ace, my knowledge of the Star Wars canon is passable at best, so I’d love to see more reasons to delve further into the extended universe.
Keep in mind that since the both of us are involved with different parts of the SW universe, this list isn’t ranked from not-as-awesome to most awesome. It’s completely arbitrary.
So quite a while back, I did a post on the Jedi and their sexual relations, but I feel the need to revisit this world. One nice thing about the prequel universe—depending on how you look at it—is that nothing is developed at all. Characters are personality-free vehicles going through the motions George Lucas wanted them to, and the universe itself certainly isn’t portrayed that well either. In some ways, this is a good thing, because it gave the Clone Wars a lot of space to work with. In fact, it gave just about anything dealing with this time period a lot of room to work with. But the Clone Wars is what I’m most familiar with, so we’re going to use it almost exclusively for the purposes of this post.
One thing that I always liked about Stars Wars, especially on the planet of Coruscant, is that there are a bunch of different sentient species all intermingling with each other. However, it doesn’t often appear that they are engaging in interspecies relations. We know that there has been and probably still are sexual relationships between people of different species going on in the universe. Every once in a while, characters will be revealed as being bispecies, and the Twi’leks in particular have a long history of being sold into slavery, with their women usually ending up as sex slaves. (The Wookieepedia article says that they usually were dancers or entertainers for their owners, because of how attractive people found them, but let’s be realistic: they’re used as sex slaves.)
However, the fact that there are interspecies relationships—outside of slavery—makes the Star Wars universe much more interesting.
Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve talked about this cartoon, and the last time I left off, I was still in the middle of the third season, but I’m finally all caught up now. I take this time to now say that many of my criticisms for the show as a whole were given a little premature. Sure, I still don’t like the personifications of the Force and I maintain that the first two seasons were pretty mediocre, and I also maintain that being Star Wars, there is a little bit of sexism going on. Furthermore, characters like Asajj Ventress and Lux Bonteri have made reappearances. Despite my critiques of the third season, that’s where the show started to pick up. I was not a huge fan of the following season, but it had some amazing episodes, such as reintroducing Darth Maul into canon. The fifth season is possibly one of the best seasons of any cartoon. It’s not perfect, but it is enough to make me almost want to take back anything bad I ever said about the show.
So in one of the earlier seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano and her fellow Padawan, Barris Offee, team up for a few episodes. In these episodes, their friendship buds, they get buried alive together and attacked by infectious worms that can possess people, and are finally made to fight one another. And after all this, the two of them end up in this position:
MadameAce: I think it’s no secret that I’m lazy. Really lazy, as in I will put something off for as long as possible. So lazy, that despite being an administrator, I went out of my way to not look up anything for my Web Crush Wednesdays. But don’t worry, dear readers, I know you were looking forward to me bedazzling you with a series of precious Youtube videos, and I don’t plan to disappoint you. Much.
You see, recently while lurking around Twilight and Eragon sporking pages—though when I Googled for Twilight sporking, I only found another anti-Eragon site somehow—I came across some marvelous videos that in no way go together. Though, I guess I’ll share.
However, before I do that, I suppose it is my job to share with you another website. Here’s the one Eragon-sporking page I just told you about. I already linked to this in my review of Inheritance Cycle, but I’m linking to it again.
Deal with my laziness, Lady Geek Girl!
(Lady Geek Girl is currently buried under a pile of Grad school work, research, working on original writing, promoting the blog, editing posts, writing posts, updating fanfics–that MadameAce and Tsunderin will never find–all while cooking, cleaning, and paying bills.)
Lady Geek Girl: My dear MadameAce, that was strike one. Love, Your Fucking Boss!
MadameAce: Anyway, the sporking page is designed to, you know, spork Inheritance Cycle. However, Kippur, the main writer of the page, has also sporked other things, like TheDa Vinci Code, Anita Blake Vampire Hunter: Danse Macabre, and the truly awful and sexist The Fifth Sorceress. That last one may very well be one of the worst books to ever exist.
Worse than Inheritance Cycle.
Worse than Twilight.
Worse than Fifty Shades of Grey.
Well, that last one is pretty much Twilight but with actual sex, so we won’t count it.
On top of that, Kippur has also compiled a bunch of essays regarding Christopher Paolini’s work, as well as other things dealing with literature, and she has even started rewriting Eragon on her Eragon Redux page. Despite the fact that her clear dislike of Eragon shows through in the rewrite, I will admit, I kind of like it better than the original actual story.
Anyway, about those random video’s that have nothing to do with anything that I promised you all…. Many of you have probably already heard of Onion News Network. For those of you who haven’t, it covers some very serious issues.
And then, just because I recently saw it posted from a guest writer on Kippur’s page, and because we were just talking about Legend of Zelda a little while ago, Link most definitely would have this problem:
And because I totally don’t feel guilty about not posting a Star Wars review in forever, I found two awesome music vids for Ahsoka. I have been watching them over and over again. The first one features a song called “Fight” by Icon for Hire.
The song for this second one confuses me, because I am not a Taylor Swift fan. I really don’t like her. My dislike is nowhere near as bad as what I feel toward other artists. I would much rather listen to her than to, say, Justin Bieber or Miley Cyrus; however, I kind of like this song—which is a little embarrassing—and that may be because it doesn’t really sound like a Taylor Swift song, at least not the ones I’m used to. It’s a bit darker, though lyrically it is still her pining after some nameless boy.
Besides that, the song does seem to fit.
Okay, for some reason, I can’t get that last video to work, so you can just find it here.
PS: It is not a good idea to antagonize your boss.