SEEKING SFH – Mara Jade Skywalker in the Star Wars EU

Seeking SFH is a series highlighting stories with Strong Female Heroines. These are great reads with a heroic female character who is relatable to women. There is a lot of nuance to my opinion, which would take volumes to summarize, but a second good example from the Star Wars Expanded Universe is a character who epitomizes this notion: Mara Jade.

Read more

One Year and Counting

Today marks the one-year anniversary of FANgirl Blog. When the idea for this blog was originally conceived over the course of a series of conversations at Celebration V, I never envisioned it rising this quickly in readership or recognition. Looking back, I think that the blog’s specific message had been so underrepresented that it immediately found and captivated an audience. So what was that message? And how well have I done at staying true to my original intentions?

Read more

Twelve Reasons to Watch Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Last week, Lex offered a look at the contrasting paths of TCW and the EU in recent years and encouraged everyone to give TCW at try, even if you might be skeptical that you’ll like the show the way we were originally too. This week, I thought I’d offer another round of encouragement to watch TCW if you’re not already a loyal viewer. I’ve praised TCW extensively in previous blogs, so I’ll keep this short and sweet.

Read more