Failure and Letting Go On Episode 54 Of Fangirls Going Rogue

It’s time to take a closer look at The Last Jedi, its storytelling, and its impacts on fandom. Fangirls Going Rogue Facebook page admin and all-around smart guy Adjua Adama joins Tricia Barr, Teresa Delgado, and Sarah Woloski to discuss comparisons to Roman and African history as well as the theme of failure.

First though, we take a look at the news:

Amilyn Holdo

Our character discussion dives into Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo. How does she compare to what we see in Leia: Princess of Alderaan? Was Poe justified in taking a stand? Why did the farewell scene with Leia punch us in the gut?

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Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to