Top Ten Moments of 2011

Reflecting on a top ten moments for 2011 in a blog post is really something I’m doing for me, because I like to see where I thought I’d go and where I actually ended up. It helps in future goal-setting and gives me a bright spot to return to when I need a pick-me-up. But if you want to catch up on what’s been happening at FANgirl Blog, I’ve got a lot of the year captured in today’s post. In reverse order, my top ten of 2011…

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Looking Forward and Backward in The Clone Wars

Over the last three weeks on The Clone Wars, we’ve watched the two concluding episodes of the Umbara arc featuring General Krell, Captain Rex, and the 501st, and first episode of the Zygerria arc based on the Slaves of the Republic comic by Season One head writer Henry Gilroy. More than most episodes in the series, these stories have overtly looked forward to the characters’ fates and back into their pasts at the experiences that have shaped them.

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Mixed Messages – Time Travel, Dramatis Personae, and Mercenaries

In assessing the messages of a product or brand, I find myself observing the nuances through the lens of a professional roadway and signalization engineer. The crux of my job boils down to making sure that clear signals are given to drivers and pedestrians to avoid confusion. As someone who manages the message of my professional business, as well, last month I noticed a curious series of events related to the Star Wars Expanded Universe that highlighted how, at times, the messages being sent to the fans are at cross-purposes.

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