Fanfiction Fridays: Her Master’s Words by Defira

Star Wars is not a series that’s particularly lauded for its strong female characters. Certainly there are quite a few, but not nearly enough for a literal galaxy full of characters. This dearth is especially apparent when looking at both the Sith and the Jedi. With more recent shows and games like The Clone Wars and Knights of the Old Republic, even newcomers to the franchise have been able to see so many more ladies than have ever been hinted at in the movies. (The expanded universe within the novels of course gives us more, but with at least fifty installments I can’t say that they’re accessible in the same way as a movie, television show, or video game.) And Star Wars also has a prolific fandom we can always rely on when the other media falls short.

swtor female sith warriorSeeing as my “expertise” is with The Old Republic, I started there. What I found was a very interesting series by Defira called In Her Shadows. The series itself has ten parts so far, but the part I’m looking at today is part five: Her Master’s Words.

Spoilers for Act One of the Sith Warrior storyline of SWTOR under the cut.

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5 Awesome Star Wars Ladies Who You Should Bow Down To

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.

Spoilers for SWTOR and The Clone Wars below the cut.

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Rin Plays: Star Wars: The Old Republic

There are certain points in one’s life where you get grandiose ideas about where your life is going, what you’ll be doing, and what you need to do to get there. Points where the world becomes your oyster, and all you need to do is pluck the pearl of opportunity. Points where all of this is laid in front of you… but then you devote yourself to a time-devouring game and you lose an entire week in the blink of an eye. Guess which point this post is about.

SWTOR BannerAnyone who talks with me on a semi-daily basis knows that I’ve given my current life away to an otherworldly force called SWTOR—that’s Star Wars: The Old Republic for those who haven’t been typing “swtor” into their search bar what seems like every half hour. I’m actually kind of surprised that I got into the game as much as I did. I wouldn’t call myself a fan of Star Wars, and even after reading through some of the lore, I still can’t remember shit besides my hazy recollection of The Empire Strikes Back (which was the best film out of all of them). But then again, this game has more than just the ‘verse going for it and is one of the best “free to play” MMOs available right now. I’ll explain the quotation marks later on.

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