Biweekly Book Review: Queen’s Shadow

I am a child of the ’90s. While I had seen the original Star Wars movies, it wasn’t until The Phantom Menace that I got to see a Star Wars story in theatres. It wasn’t until then that I became interested in reading a Star Wars book (my much loved and very battered copy ofContinue reading “Biweekly Book Review: Queen’s Shadow”

From Sand People to Doctors: An Examination of Middle Eastern Representation in the GFFA

*Reposted from SWRepMatters.com while the site undergoes maintenance* While watching the very first episode of The Mandalorian, a certain character caught my attention. “Baby Yoda”, you’re probably already thinking. And while I do love The Child with all my heart, I am actually referring to Dr. Pershing.  Played by Omid Abtahi, Dr. Pershing is anContinue reading “From Sand People to Doctors: An Examination of Middle Eastern Representation in the GFFA”

Biweekly Book Review: Master and Apprentice

I realize now that by publishing my last review in the middle of the week, I set myself up for a schedule I can’t possibly follow. Oops. But now it’s Monday. New week, new me. Let’s try and keep things on track here with the first review of the week: Master and Apprentice by ClaudiaContinue reading “Biweekly Book Review: Master and Apprentice”

Biweekly Book Review: Dooku: Jedi Lost

In my last post, I mentioned that the boredom was starting to set in. I also mentioned that said boredom might lead me to start reviewing the books on my shelf. Well, this is that. As I mentioned on my Instagram earlier this week, the first round of reviews will be courtesy of my StarContinue reading “Biweekly Book Review: Dooku: Jedi Lost”

Adventures in Cosplay – Rey’s Battle Outfit

This is it folks. The big one. The reason I wanted to learn to sew in the first place. Ok no, seriously. As the title of this post suggests, this is about my attempts at building Rey’s Battle Outfit: My original intention was to have this done in time for Halloween 2019 (!), but IContinue reading “Adventures in Cosplay – Rey’s Battle Outfit”

Adventures in Cosplay – The Jedi Tunic

Happy New Year, Nerds! How were your holidays? Did you all see Rise of Skywalker? I did! And that’s all I’ll say on that because while I may be new to blogging I am not new to the internet… Anyway! When I last left off, I had finished assembling two Republic-era Jedi Robes. One thingContinue reading “Adventures in Cosplay – The Jedi Tunic”

Adventures in Cosplay – the Jedi Robe

November 6, 2019. Halloween is over. We are now 6 weeks and 1 day from the Thursday night preview of The Rise of Skywalker. That night my brother and I intend on arriving in grand Republic-era style, and all I have to show for it is 12 meters of brown wool and a possibly dangerousContinue reading “Adventures in Cosplay – the Jedi Robe”

Learning to Sew – May the Force be with me

Whenever I go to a convention, or some kind of fan event, or even when I see people posting about them on social media, I always admire the cosplay. My approach to cosplay as usually been a little more “free-form”, rather than screen-accurate. Take, for example my “Hogwarts Student”, which I love wearing whenever IContinue reading “Learning to Sew – May the Force be with me”