Fangirls Around The Web: July 21, 2012

Jaina and Jag by Shea Standefer

Catching up with fangirls and heroines around the web for the week of July 21st, 2012. . . . → Read More: Fangirls Around The Web: July 21, 2012

Princesses, Horses, and Heroism

Ganner the Jedi Horse and Tricia

Watching Brave in the movie theater, I tried to keep a blogger’s keen eye on the story. At one point, though, I became totally captivated, lost in the moment of Merida galloping her black steed Angus through the forest. I found myself transported to another world because the scene created a very real and emotional connection. . . . → Read More: Princesses, Horses, and Heroism

Men On Writing Strong Female Characters

Ridley Scott and Brian Wood share something in common in their backgrounds with Joss Whedon, and they’re also known for writing strong female characters. . . . → Read More: Men On Writing Strong Female Characters

Fangirls Around the Web: July 11, 2012

Ashley Eckstein, Padmé, Leia (Victoria Schmidt), and a possible Jaina or two at the Course of the Force.

Fangirls and heroines found around the web for the week of July 11, 2012. . . . → Read More: Fangirls Around the Web: July 11, 2012

Blood, Honor, and Matriarchs: The Hapan Women of Star Wars – Part Two

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Racheal, Kay and Tricia discuss Tenel Ka and Allana in a continuing series about the Hapan culture in Star Wars. . . . → Read More: Blood, Honor, and Matriarchs: The Hapan Women of Star Wars – Part Two

Fangirls Around the Web: June 22

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Highlighting heroines and fangirls spotted around the web for the week of June 22. . . . → Read More: Fangirls Around the Web: June 22

Fangirls Around the Web: June 6

Tricia Cat Taber

Fangirl and heroine spottings for the week of June 6, 2012. . . . → Read More: Fangirls Around the Web: June 6

Katniss, A Relatable Heroine

FANgirl contributor Kay comments on a New York Times article discussing Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games. . . . → Read More: Katniss, A Relatable Heroine

Seeking SFH: Tyria Sarkin Tainer Fights for the Jedi Team

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As I interviewed Allston for the Insider, we had plenty to discuss about strong female characters. Our chat inspired a trip down memory lane, back to the original X-Wing books that had cemented my Expanded Universe fandom. As I reread the series, one of my all-time favorite characters, Tyria Sarkin Tainer, captured my attention once more. Now, though, I was also experiencing the stories with a critical eye toward examining how these female characters become memorable and what made them resonate still. . . . → Read More: Seeking SFH: Tyria Sarkin Tainer Fights for the Jedi Team

Blood, Honor, and Matriarchs: The Hapan Women of Star Wars – Part One

Hapan noblewomen, from Galaxy of Intrigue (2010)

Tricia, Racheal, and Kay discuss the potential we see in using the Hapan culture in future Star Wars novels. . . . → Read More: Blood, Honor, and Matriarchs: The Hapan Women of Star Wars – Part One