Actor, Writer, Jedi, Singer,

Actor, Writer, Jedi, Singer,
You were my brother, Anakin. I loved you

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter! :D

          Happy Easter everyone!! :D :D Sorry for posting late, but I had to wait a little bit to post some pictures :)
Christ has Risen! :D :D

Beautiful hymm we sing at Easter every year at my church (Not my church in the video)

Here's me in my New Easter dress. I usually I'm not a clothes/dress person(I have a tomboyish dress style), but I really like this one. :) It's pretty and reminds me of Belle's from The Crocodile on Once Upon A Time :)

                                              And look, a Stormtrooper with bunny ears chocolate bunny!! :D So cool! :D

Okay, that was a weird post. I kept having to edit it XD

Oh well, Happy Easter everyone! :D Christ is Risen. Christ is Risen indeed! Allelujah

Friday, March 29, 2013

100 Things that Make me Smile :)


Stilwater from In the Shade of my Wide Brimmed Hat made a challenge called '100 things that make you smile; since I thought it was a good idea, I decided to take up the challenge too :D.
(these aren't in order, I was just throwing things out there as they came to me)

1: Acting, especially when it's a role I love, it's a character I can delve into, and the cast is wonderful
2: Writing a wonderful scene or finishing a book I've worked hard on
3: Finding out about a new Star Wars book
4: Talking with fans about my various fandoms, especially Star Wars (and then totally geeking out! XD :D)
5: Finding another Star Wars fan who also thinks the EU is more canon then the Clone Wars
6: Reading an awesome book
7: Finding a new fandom and getting that amazing feelings of excitement
8: Watching Obi-Wan Kenobi be pure awesome
9: Being told that a play I was in, which was Annie, was as good as Broadway
10: Having my writing compared to William Faulkner
11: Obi-Wan Kenobi and Siri Tachi moments(like the cave scene, the ship scenes, and the last scene)
12: Awesome female characters who are developed and can fight really well
13: Kind, feminist, friendly men who support the rights of everyone
14: Going to Conventions and talking to all my friends who were there
15: Obi-Wan and Anakin moments (the happy and the sad, especially the cute ones and the sad ones; all the ones where they seem like brothers, best friends, and father and son)
16: Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon moments (all the ones where they seem like father and son)
17: Comments, especially kind ones on my blog, and emails/messages from my friends :D
18: Dee Bradley Baker actually having a conversation with me and whispering "Bye guys, it was an honor to meet you"
19: Matt Lanter having a conversation with me and my sister and him wishing me good luck on my acting career (and having his hand on my back while taking the picture)
20: Happy, and angsty, Rumbelle moments (library scene, the entirety of Skin Deep and The Outsider)
21: Singing a song I like and having it sound good
22: Passing my belt tests in Taekwondo
23: Managing to land a kick to the face/head on a red belt
24: Taking pictures with cosplayers
25: Whenever I get a chance to talk to the guy I like
26: Chatting with my friends on Facebook
27: Waiting in line for the Season 5 premiere with my Lakehouse sisters
28: Joking with friends
29: Watching videos from when I was play, especially the Christmas/Thanksgiving plays
30: Funny videos on YouTube
31: Ewan McGregor as my favorite character, Obi-Wan Kenobi, as well as other characters from films like Big Fish and Jack the Giant Killer(Have you seen him? He's in ARMOR! :D)
32: Thor being the coolest super hero ever
33: Tom Hiddleston interviews and watching him play his parts
34: Listening to a good song
35: Rose Tyler and the Doctor being awesome
36: When I watch/read an amazing story
37: The end of an amazing story (Return of the Jedi, Return of the King, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Avatar: The Last Airbender, etc)
38: When Buffy saves the day...a lot ;)
39: The movie of Serenity
40: Sherlock and John shipping moments
41: Watching Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen's, and Robert Carlyle and Emilie de Ravin's amazing acting chemistry
42: Getting Darth Bane: Rule of Two signed by Drew Karpyshyn
43: Dancing to rock/metal/pop music when I'm by myself
44: When someone compliments me
45: The characters in my books series
46: The funny moments in Avatar: The Last Airbender
47: Running around and just being plain geeky
48: When someone smiles at me
49: My online friends
50: When someone offers to help me with something (EXCEPT lifting heavy things or when the help is unnecessary) since I appreciate people caring about me
51: When I make someone else happy
52: The ending of The Hobbit movie when Thorin hugs Bilbo
53: When I see an awesome trailer for a new movie
54: When Obi-Wan cuts Savage's arm off
56: When Belle beats Captain Hook twice in a single episode
57: Girl Jedi! Boy Jedi! ALL JEDI!!! :D
58: Obi-Wan sticking up for Anakin against the Council many, many times
59: The Star Wars EU, pretty much! :D And the movies
60: Awesome episodes from The Clone Wars (both of them), especially "Friends and Enemies"
61: Siri Tachi, Jaina Solo, Satele Shan, Nomi Sunrider, Vima Sunrider, Meetra Surick, and my other faovrite female Jedi being plain awesome
62: When VAWA passed with all its provisions still intact
63: President Obama winning the election both times
64: Luke rejecting the dark side
65: When I, intentionally, make people laugh
66: The amazing applause at the end of each theater play (especially Annie)
67: Getting a call back and then getting a part!
68: Making and planning for cosplays
69: Black Widow beating people up while tied to a chair
70: Finding good that I can eat (gluten, corn, dairy, and sometimes sugar free) like chocolate chip cookies, bread, other kinds of cookies, chips, brownies, cake, pizza crust, bread sticks, cinnamon rolls, icing, etc.
71: Being a tomboy and breaking stereotypes
72: People accepting me for who I am
73: When people care for my well being (like the time I was on a mission trip and one of the adult leaders made sure I got to the building okay while everyone else just walked on)
74: Finding a dress that looks a lot like the blue one Belle wore in The Crocodile (except mine is orange)
75: Soundtracks from my favorite movies/TV shows
76: Actor interviews
77: Birthdays and Christmas and other holidays
78: White Chocolate fudge dyed red and green
79: Ice Cream
80: Talking with other Liberal Christians
81: When someone gets a fandom related joke I say
82: Getting a lot of fans on my Facebook fanpages
83: Finding awesome posts/gifs on Tumblr
84: Actors liking statues' I post on their Facebook page's wall (Stephen Stanton and James Arnold Taylor did that for me)
85: Finding wonderful Science Fiction and Fantasy
86: SPACE! And the planets
87: Sparring against a black belt and doing pretty well
88: Starting up Star Wars: The Old Republic
89: Writing scenes in my head that I can't wait to put onto paper...well, you know what I mean.
90: Fun school subjects like Literature, History, and Science(Astronomy and Biology)
91: When people like my curly hair
92: Sparring with plastic lightsabers
93: Winning an endurance test and a running test when I didn't feel well (separate times)
94: Scoring in sports (basketball and soccer)
95: Making films and plays with people
96: Trying new foods and loving them- such as begneits, gumbo, shark meat, and crocodile meat.
97: Working with awesome casts
98: Having long talks with adults about various things like literature and TV shows
99: Frodo and Sam moments, Eowyn's "No man am I!" and other moments in the LOTR
100: Good dreams :)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday..err Monday: 10 Books I'll NEVER Read


Today's topic is "10 Books I'll Never Read"

1: Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

      I am NEVER in a MILLION years going to read this craptastic sounding "book"(actually, it's just porn).
The author basically took her Twilight fanfiction, removed the paranormal aspect of it, remained the characters, aged the characters, and got it published somehow. The subject matter was the main reason I never want to read it- it's disturbing to begin with and apparently, the author got some aspects wrong so it's even creepier. From what I've heard, the main guy character is worse than most guys in fiction(basically, he's a total, manipulative, creep).
And really, who wants to read something based off a bad fanfiction?

2: Forbidden by Tabithia Suzmma

       Okay, this book is JUST [beeping] DISGUSTING! Why the HELL would you write about THAT? You sick, twisted writer. I should beat you over the head with a metal pole. I feel sick just THINKING about this FILTH!

3: House of Night series (Marked pictured) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

      Well, for one thing, the writing style kind of, well, sucks(I read the first page); I mean, I've seen better writing from fanfictions. Also, from what I've heard, it's got a HORRIBLE main character. She apparently has an affair with three guys(one whom is her teacher) and calls another girl a slut who did it with her long term boyfriend....seriously, hypocritical much?

4: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

       A wimpy, spineless girl protagonist? A creepy, stalkerish, nearly abusive boy 'love interest'? Sound familiar? I know, it should, except in this version, the guy is a 'Fallen Angel'. And while this should be interesting, it is just another lame paranormal romance that makes abuse like hot and romantic and makes girls out to be dumb, boy-obsessed wimps. Sorry, I don't want to read that crap.

5: Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

      Okay, so here, finally we have the girl being the paranormal one (she's an angel who are powerful and such in the novel) and, does she do cool things, save the boy? Nope, she's helpless and needs her oh-so hot boyfriend and brother Gabriel(and maybe the other girl, Ivy, but I heard she mainly just cooks) to save her. WHAT!? Though, when she does fight the bad guy, she defeats him with 'the power of love'. Why GOSH can't we have the girl win by, you know, her fighting skills, her brain, or something not related to love? I mean, COME ON! And then, these angels are supposed to be helping people of the earth and destroying evil and while they SHOULD be somewhere where things are bad like, I don't know, the CONGO maybe, there off at some rich, north American town. Great, just great. :P :P
AND it's sexist! Look at the quotes below.

"Xavier chuckled as he told me the story, amused by the irrational antics of the females in his family." 

"For this evening at least, feminist philosophy had been abandoned, and the girls, like fairy-tale princesses, let themselves be lead up the flight of steps into the foyer."

Dear Alexandra, you don't even know what being a feminist means, do you sweetheart? 

Plus, in an interview she pretty much stated that 'no guy was right for her' so she created the so called perfect guy in this novel(who's actually a sexist creeper). You REALLY need to sort out your priorities. 

6: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins 

      Another could-have-been-good but fails because of dumbness. The beginning plot sounds interesting- the daughter of an angel and demon has to deal with her evil father wanting her to tempt people to doing bad things (hers is drunkenness and drugs). How does the book fail? Well, the main character's mother lets her go off with the son of the demon of lust on a road trip(and they're both teens who are attracted to each other...yeah, good plan), the girl's boyfriend is basically doing it with other girls(and I think it might have been the R thing, I don't know) which I think is idiotic. You don't date a guy like that, you turn and run away in the opposite direction. So, nope, not reading this one either.

7: Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer

    Well, I'm not reading the rest of the series(I read Twilight and didn't like it at all) and I especially won't be reading this one. It's just a bunch of bizarre fluff with inappropriate stuff like a near grown man imprinting on a baby and other things I won't even go into. And they made to movies out of this one? Seriously? I don't think they'd have enough things to use.

8: Firelight by  Sophie Jordan

     Almost like Halo but instead the girl is a dragon and the boy is a dragon hunter; I mean, seriously, it could have been SO COOL, with the shape shifting dragons- we could have gotten culture and an awesome main character. But instead we're dished with a girl who has no concern over her and her species' safety and goes flying in the daytime and falls in love with a dragon hunter boy who kills her kind...yeah...not interested.

9: Evermore by Alyson Noel

    It has such a pretty cover but it's just another boring and blah-blah paranormal romance. Why can't people write something else besides this genre and dystopia? Sigh...I want more science fiction :( :P

10: Fallen by Lauren

 Another paranormal romance novel(fallen angel related). Bored now...oh great, I'm starting to sound like Vampire Willow(from Buffy the Vampire Slayer- a much better story then these lame stories above) :P

Friday, March 22, 2013

Victim Blaming and Why it is immoral

           WARNING: I am talking about a pretty mature topic; I'll be keeping it clean, of course, but there is an image showing what some mean kids said on Twitter and there are some curse words in that picture. This is a PG-13 post.

I know many of you might find this topic uncomfortable. I know I do. But it needs to be said.

Victim Blaming has been prevalent for centuries and while I'd known about it for a while, I didn't really start thinking about it until last week when I began hearing news and reading articles regarding the Stuebnville case. And I was horrified by what I saw and heard. I hadn't believed in rape culture completely, not wanting to, but after all the horrible behavior I've seen, I have to agree, it's real and is a definite problem.
         Victim Blaming first came to my attention when, after reading posts regarding the trial, I began to link it up with an issue I had written about a few weeks ago, and, really, it's quite disturbing how similar they are. So many people (almost) always blame the the victims, whether it's in fiction or in real life. I've seen people say that the Jedi deserved to be slaughtered in Order 66 and, comparing it to the real-life event of the Stuebenville, I am beginning to see a pattern. People(not everyone, of course, but a disturbing amount of the world), for some reason think that the victim somehow 'provoked' the violence done against them. They don't want to believe that maybe it wasn't the victim's fault- that, instead, the evil behavior came from the perpetrator themselves. 
            If you followed the case, you most likely know what happened, but if you didn't, I'll go through a brief description. Basically the kids were at a party and, yes, there was drinking. The girl(Jane Doe, though I do know her first name since the stupid news stations revealed it which you AREN'T supposed to, I won't reveal it) drank a few drinks, though apparently it wasn't enough to make her pass out like she did, so most likely she was drugged. After she passed out, the boys decided to 'play around' with her (a million gags) They did several terrible things to her, kept carrying her to different houses, made a video which they posted on YouTube, and took pictures, which they sent around the to all the other kids in the high school.  And through it all, no one called the police when they knew what was happening.
         Thankfully, the girl was brave enough to bring the two boys to trial. After several days, with people testifying for both sides, those two monstrous, sick, things were found guilty and sentenced to juvenile hall until they are twenty-one (though it could be just one year too much sucks) and will probably have to register as sex offenders for the rest of their lives.
         And, were people happy that these two evil things were brought to justice? Did people give their sympathy to the girl for her terrible ordeal and congratulate her on being brave enough to bring them to trial? Did the media lift up the victim and reveal the two boys for what they really are-monsters?
Sickeningly, that is not what happened. The girl has continually been vilified by the media and citizens of our country, and has even been slut slammed and shamed by people in her own home town (even her friends).
       Horrifyingly, the media has painted the predators as the victims, lamenting their lost dreams of football players and scholarships, and focusing on how they cried at being sentenced (which was way too light) at the end of their trial, and some news stations even revealed her name which you are never supposed to do when it comes to a minor (since she was sixteen :( Poor girl, she's younger than me). One thing I find really sick about all of this is, if the two boys had been geeks or loners instead of star athletes on the oh-so wonderful football team, the media would most likely not have been on their side. The fact that people believe athletes should be able to get off Scot-free for everything is just plain SICK (and of course, not all athletes are bad; most are actually fine, it just seems like sports-related people get off easy).

She has even been sent death threats and called a slut/whore (see below) because she turned the boys in and because of what happened to her. Luckily, the police are at her house and she's safe.

       And, sadly, I have come to realize that, unlike me, many people in the world don't see rape as an evil sin(the second most evil one after genocide). People see it has a silly thing, and say that she was provocatively dressed,  that the girl had it coming, she was asking for it, she's just a slut, she wasn't actually raped, she wanted it, she didn't say no(since she was unconscious), that boys will be boys, and that 'men can't control themselves' . And if the victim is a male(and it does happen probably just as often and is dealt by both men and women), the excuses are the same, except most people wont believe it.
     I really think this attitude stems from the way people view women and rape. I've been aware of this for quite some time now(several years in fact), and I'm finding out that it isn't just a select few people who think this way- high school students have this opinion, adults, teachers, politicians, media personnel, etc. My sister has told me that kids her age and younger were making fun of rape(and a lot of it was coming for girls), many politicians have tried to 'redefine' what rape is', writers romanticize abuse, and even adults just use the word or situation as a joke, like laughing at a girl being tied up and such(I had to get onto some people on Facebook about this once; thankfully, they weren't rude and I think I taught them something, actually).       All of this reminds me of a conversation I had a long time ago at an activity I was doing; one that I remember vividly.
Girl: Hey, did you here the joke ____ made? (sort of explains the joke that I'd already heard which I won't reveal since it's gross)
Me: You shouldn't joke about that, it isn't funny.
Girl: (very casually): Oh, so did it happen to you?
Me: No, but you still shouldn't joke about it.
(oh my gosh, you seriously don't ask that is such a casual manner!)

       This conversation horrified me when I heard it for the first time and now that I put it up to all the things I've been seeing and hearing since the Stuebenville incident, I'm beginning to find it pretty scary. Because if people are willing to joke about such an evil, evil thing, then people are willing to sit by and laugh about it when it's actually happening instead of calling the police or stepping in and saying this is wrong. Parents need to be educating their children about this, telling their sons and daughters that it's wrong, that it's inexcusable, and that this NEEDS to STOP! It's not a joke, it's not 'just fun', it's a scary, evil thing that will leave the victim scarred for the rest of their lives. The victim is the one whose life is ruined, not the rapists- the rapists DESERVE the punishment they received.

Because only 3 % of rapists go to jail for their crimes. Only 3! Do you know how wrong that is?. It should be 100 % and they should get life sentences.
Because a person should be able to want to go out at 3:00 A.M. and walk down an alley without being scared, or wear something they like without having to worry about being jumped by a gang of psychos.

But, some people might say, Jane Doe was drinking at the party, or that other girl, she was wearing a short skirt or a low-neckline, she shouldn't have been doing that.
Well, guess what, it happens to people wearing Burkas, so revealing clothes has nothing to do with it- it has to do with a sickness in the brain, a lack of empathy/sympathy, the degrading of the person, and of course, power.  And really, while I might be a modest dresser, people should be able to wear whatever they want(though, I do have to admit, extremely short shorts that make you like you're not wearing pants do look dumb but...they still have the right to wear that).
And should the girl have been drinking? Well, NONE of  those kids should have been drinking since they were underage, but a woman/girl should be able to get drunk and not have to worry about anyone hurting her because of it.
      And the real question you should be asking is, where were the parents? Why wasn't this reported immediately? WHY ARE PEOPLE HATING ON THIS POOR GIRL?

There is obviously a problem in this world regarding Rape Culture and it's horrible that it STILL exists in the twenty-first century when we should be passed this already. Now is the time to address this issue- parents need to teach their children to not objectify women and see them as human beings; because we are human beings, and we are tired of excuses. We are not subordinate, we are not dependent, we are equal.

So, instead of asking women(and men) to reform to keep themselves from being attacked, why don't we all just do this vv.

(most of this was taken by -, though I did add a few things).
All of this goes for guys too, since rape/abuse towards men to happens, whether it be from a man or a woman.

If a woman is drunk, don’t rape her.
If a woman is walking alone at night, don’t rape her.
If a women is drugged and unconscious, don’t rape her.
If a woman is wearing a short skirt, don’t rape her.
If a woman is jogging in a park at 5 am, don’t rape her.
If a woman looks like your ex-girlfriend you’re still hung up on, don’t rape her.
If a woman is asleep in her bed, don’t rape her.
If a woman is asleep in your bed, don’t rape her.
If a woman is doing her laundry, don’t rape her.
If a woman is in a coma, don’t rape her.
If a woman changes her mind in the middle of or about a particular activity, don’t rape her.
If a woman has repeatedly refused a certain activity, don’t rape her.
If a woman is not yet a woman, but a child, don’t rape her.
If your girlfriend or wife is not in the mood, don’t rape her.
If your step-daughter is watching tv, don’t rape her.
If you break into a house and find a woman there, don’t rape her.
If your friend thinks it’s okay to rape someone, tell him it’s not, and that he’s not your friend.
If your “friend” tells you he raped someone, report him to the police.
If your frat-brother or another guy at the party tells you there’s an unconscious woman upstairs and It’s your turn, don’t rape her, call the police and tell the guy he’s a rapist.
Tell your sons, god-sons, nephews, grandsons, sons of friends it’s not okay to rape someone.
If a woman sleeps around a lot, don't rape her
If a woman is a prostitute/stripper, don't rape her 
If the person is not a woman, but a man/boy, don't rape him
If a person tells you they aren't interested, don't rape them
If a person is from the LBGT community, don't rape them 
Basically, don't rape PERIOD. 

And while I do believe it's a good thing to do things to prevent yourself from getting in that situation(take martial arts or a self-defense class, don't go anywhere alone at night, don't get in a car with someone you don't know, don't let anyone get a drink or food for you, you probably should stay sober, etc), it really shouldn't be a victim's responsibility,  it should be the one thinking about it.
People deserve to be safe, people deserve love- especially victims and people hurting.

For those of you who are religious- is this what your God would want? If you aren't religious, what does your moral compass tell you?
For other Christians like me - is that what Jesus would want you to do? Blame the victim? I think NOT. You are supposed to help others, you are supposed to show compassion, you are supposed to love your neighbor as yourself. You are to help the poor and look after the destitute, to protect those who can't protect themselves. How many lives could be saved from ruin if someone had stepped in and said "No, you can't do that" or called the police? Because guess what? Boys will be boys and men can't control themselves is not an excuse.

"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’
Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?'
And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'"
(Matthew 25.35-40 ESV)

If your religion teaches love, then you know what you should do. You should love the victims and give them all the sympathy they so richly deserve after all they have went through. Because, what if that had been you? Or your mother/sister/friend/father/brother/wife/husband/girlfriend/boyfriend? Would you want everyone blaming them for something that wasn't there fault?
Victim blaming is wrong. Victim blaming is immoral. Victim blaming is something from the decrepit past.
And quite frankly, I am SICK AND TIRED of this. It needs to end, and to make it end we are going to have to work together and fight this war against oppression for all people. Because we are all human beings in the end and we all deserve the same rights and privileges as everyone else. We can win this war if we all work together, we can end this and make the world safe for us all.

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! Calling all Jedi, Slayers, warriors, etc! :D

Éowyn: I am no man.

(I tried finding gifs of Padme and Leia but I couldn't find any good ones).
And yeah, my geekiness shows XD.

Though, those two boys deserved LIFE SENTENCES! They will probably get only a year :P. Oh well, at least justice was served, I was worried they were going to bet off free. Glad their pathetic dreams have been smashed beyond recognition. So, go cry you little losers, you deserve what you got- have fun in juvenile hall, I hope you get a taste of your own medicine(and no one will EVER want you when you get out).
And to Jane Doe, I pray that you will be able to make it through this horrifying experience. You are not to blame. We love you and are here for you. 
May the Force be with you. 

Ways to help stop rape(if you are seeing it about to happen)
Call the Police; it's easy, go outside or to the bathroom and call 911. You will get in trouble but you'll have saved a life.
Get a group of people together and say "No, you aren't doing this"; remember, they're are strength in numbers and if there is more of you then of them, they will most likely back down. 
Stop objectifying women; I think once this happens, things will get better. 

I know this is a serious subject matter but it's important since it's happening, in colleges, in homes, at work, and in alleys.

So, let us all stand with Jane Doe and other people like her and tell them that we're here for them.

Thank you.

Photo: Fuck yes, it doesn't matter how fucking old you are, it doesn't matter if you are a fucking jock, geek, whatever, it doens't matter what you WERE going to fucking do. It doesn't matter if the woman is awake saying no, or if she is asleep, passed out or whatever, it is rape and you do not do it any decent human being and man knows that.  You are now nothing but fucking scum.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Star Wars Questionnaire

  • Stilwater from "In the Shade of my Wide-Brimmed Hat" did this on her blog, and since I thought it looked fun, I've decided to do it as well :) (Oh, and I have a pretty longish post coming up later this week :) ) 

  • 1. Which Star Wars Film is your favorite of the Original Trilogy?
  • Return of the Jedi - it has the perfect, beautiful ending and really brings the saga full circle :)
  • 2. Which is your favorite of the Prequel Trilogy?
  • Revenge of the Sith!! BEST MOVIE EVER!! :D 
  • 3. How old were you when episode 1 came out?
  • Well, that was 1999 and it came out before my birthday that year, so......I was four years 
  • 4. Which of the movies have you seen in the theater?
  • I saw the re-release of The Phantom Menace in theaters (3D) 
  • 5. Did you go to any of them on opening night?
  • No :( Though I might have for the 3D one, I can't remember. 
  • 6. Who is your favorite character from the Original Trilogy?
  • Luke Skywalker! He's an awesome hero and very inspiring, especially in ROTJ. I also love Obi-Wan(Ben) Kenobi, Leia Organa, Han Solo, R2D2, C3PO, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, and Yoda
  • 7. Who is your favorite character from the prequels?
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi! :D The best character in fiction! :D I also love Qui-Gon Jinn, Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, Mace Windu, Padme Amidala, Shaak Ti, Aayla Secura, Luminara Unduli, Barriss Offee, Bail Organa, Adi Gallia, Stass Allie, Ki-Adi Mundi, Plo Koon, and Shmi. 
  • 8. Have you read any of the books or comics?
  • YES!!!! :D :D I LOVE the EU! :D I haven't read any of the comics yet, but I really want to.
  • 9. Favorite book or series? Favorite SW author?
  • Oh, wow, I have a lot of those. Here it is - Jedi Apprentice series, Secrets of the Jedi, Revenge of the Sith novelization, Jedi Quest series, Shatterpoint, Wild Space, Young Jedi Knights series, Junior Jedi Knights series, Yoda: Dark Rendezvous, Darth Bane trilogy, The Last of the Jedi series, Legacy of the Jedi, Rogue Planet, The Cestus Deception, Labyrinth of Evil, Fatal Alliance, Crosscurrent, The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Prequel trilogy junior novelizations, Star by Star, Deceived, Darth Plagueis, Knight Errant, Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader Outbound Flight, and Revan (plus many others). My favorite authors are - Jude Watson, Matthew Stover, Kevin J. Anderson, Karen Miller, Drew Karpyshyn, Paul S. Kemp, James Luceno, Timothy Zahn, and several others who only wrote 1 or 2 books. 
  • 10. Favorite comic?
  • I haven't yet got to read one in its entirety. 
  • 11. Favorite character from the expanded universe?
  • Siri Tachi!!!! :D :D :D I also love Jaina Solo, Anakin Solo, Tahiri Veila, Tenel Ka Chume Ta' Djo, Satele Shan, Ferus Olin, Nomi Sunrider, Vima Sunrider, Bastila Shan, Revan, Darra Thel-Tanis, Tallisibeth Enderwung-Esterhazy(Scout), Whie Maleraux, Mara Jade, Cerasi, Darth Zannah, Lord Hoth, Johun Othone, Jacen Solo, Lowbacca, Jaden Korr, Khedryn Faal, Kyle Katarn, and lots of other amazing characters :D
  • 12. Favorite villain from the EU?
  • Xanatos, Granta Omega, Darth Bane, Darth Zannah, Darth Revan, Darth Malgus, Darth Cognus, Darth Githany, Bruck Chun, and Lord Kaan 
  • 13. What are your Star Wars OTP's?
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi/Siri Tachi, Qui-Gon Jinn/Tahl, Tahiri Veila/Anakin Solo, Darra Thel-Tanis/Ferus Olin, Scout/Whie, Tenel Ka/Jacen Solo, and Jaina Solo/Zekk. 
  • 14. Would you rather be Sith or Jedi?
  • Jedi, of course!!! :D :D They're the heroes of the story after all
  • 15. Would you rather be a Rebel or a member of the Empire? What would your role be?
  • I'd be a Rebel to restore the Republic and the Jedi to the galaxy
  • 16. If you could be any species which would you be?
  • Besides a human, I'd like to be a Twi'lek, Togruta, or an Echani 
  • 17. If you could date any species from the SWU which would you pick?
  • Besides a human, I guess a Twi'lek or an Echani 
  • 18. If you could date/marry any character from the SWU who would you pick?
  • ....Obi-Wan Kenobi....*yanks a blanket over head in embarrassment* XD
  • 19. If you were going to have a one night stand with one Star Wars character, who would you pick?
  • I think the whole idea of that is dumb :P
  • 20. If you could BE one SW character, EU or not, who would you be?
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi since he's awesome, Siri Tachi because she's awesome and gets Obi-Wan, Satele Shan because she's awesome, or Jaina Solo because she's awesome and then I could make her end up with Zekk. 
  • 21. What would your SWU name be?
  • My blogger name, Shena Tokala
  • 22. What color would your lightsaber be, what kind would it be (double-bladed, single blade), would you dual wield, and what kind of grip would you have?
  • Purple or blue. I would normally use a single blade but I'd double wield every so often. My grip would be like Obi-Wan's from TPM. 
  • 23. Do you own SW merchandise?
  • Yes, I own a lot of things
  • 24. How much, to date, do you think you've spent on SW merch?
  • I don't know...maybe over 100 dollars
  • 25. What is your favorite SW possession?
  • My Obi-Wan Kenobi T-shirt, CVI t-shirt, lightsabers, and Jedi costume. 
  • 26. Do you have a favorite SW artist? If so who?
  • Ralph McQuarrie and Chris Trevas 
  • 27. Are there items you do not own but covet? What are they?
  • An actual, movie-accurate Obi-Wan Kenobi Jedi robe. I'd also love one of those custom made lightsabers. And, of course, some autographs. 
  • 28. Are there items that are not made but that you wish were made? What are they?
  • An Obi-Wan Kenobi shirt(different from the one I own), an Obi-Wan Kenobi/Anakin Skywalker shirt, Obi-Wan Kenobi/Siri Tachi shirt, Obi-Wan Kenobi/Qui-Gon Jinn shirt, and basically anything EU, Obi-Wan, or something cool related. :D I really want a PT sweater 
  • 29. Did Han shoot first?
  • I guess
  • 30. Did Boba Fett, in your opinion, ever leave the Sarlacc or did he die there?
  • He got out
  • 31. Are there things about the movies you wish you could change? If so, name 3.
  • More focus on Obi-Wan and Anakin(and less on Anakin and Padme) Fix up some of the mistakes regarding the whole Luke and Leia thing(like taking some parts out that allude earlier on that they aren't), and I guess show more female Jedi in a prominent role. 
  • 32. Which era would you want to live in?
  • Rise of the Empire/Prequel trilogy era
  • 33. What Star Wars games have you played?
  • All the Lego Star Wars ones, Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes, The Force Unleashed, and I think I might have played Battlefront I when I was younger. 
  • 34. Do you play/own Star Wars miniatures?
  • Yes
  • 35. Favorite SW costume for men?
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi robe. I also love Luke's black jumpsuit in ROTJ. 
  • 36. Favorite SW costume for women?
  • Siri Tachi's Jedi robe. I also love Padme's battle gear and peasant gear in TPM. Though, I pretty much love Jedi apparel and that is gender neutral. 
  • 37. Have you ever dressed up as a SW character? Who/When/Why?
  • Yes! I did Jaina Solo two years in a row for Halloween and I did a Jedi for CVI. I plan on joining the Rebel Legion as Obi-Wan Kenobi(TPM), Siri Tachi, and possibly Luke Skywalker(ROTJ) and the 501st Legion as Darth Zannah, Darth Revan, and possibly a Scout Trooper. 
  • 38. Do you ever have SW fantasies? If so, have you ever acted them out?
  • I don't know. 
  • 39. Do you do any SW fan art? Can we see it?
  • I'm not much a drawer, so no. I do hope to make fan edits someday. 
  • 40. Have you ever written SW fan fiction? Can we read it?
  • Yes -
  • 41. Have you been to a Celebration or plan on going to CVI?
  • I went to CVI and it ROCKED!!!! I am SO going to go again! :D :D :D I want to go to all kinds of conventions :D
  • 42. Have you ever been to Disney's Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World?
  • No :( I do hope to go someday, though(maybe while I'm in college or something)
  • 43. Do you wish they had Disney's Star Wars Weekends at Disneyland?
  • Yes, so then people living there could go to it.
  • 44. Best section you've experienced on Star Tours?
  • I've only ridden Star Tours once and we did the rebel spy one. 
  • 45. What initially brought you to the Star Wars fandom?
  • Watching the movies when I was nine years old
  • 46. Do you consider yourself a SW Fanboy or Fangirl?
  • Well...I'm a girl after all, so I would be a Fangirl. However, I prefer to call myself a geek :)
  • 47 Have you seen Fanboys? Favorite character and/or quote?
  • I haven't seen it yet, but I'd like to at some point.
  • 48. Are you happy that they're making Episodes VII, VIII, and IX?
  • I will be unless they screw up the EU. Then they will have to contend with EU fans chasing them across the countryside waving lightsabers and, well you get the picture XD 
  • 49. Do you think they should continue the Skywalker legacy or use entirely new characters? Or something different?
  • For the movies? I think they should, but STICK TO THE EU!
  • 50. Do you watch The Clone Wars?
  • I did until the fifth season. I just couldn't get into it after Revival. I will watch the wrap up episodes, though. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day! :D

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!! :D 
On this day, my family and I celebrate our Irish heritage with Irish foods like Oatmeal bread and Dublin Coddle(and, of course, some kind of green dessert) :) :) I just wish we still made the white chocolate/nilla wafer/peanut butter dessert but since I can't eat it(and I don't think my sister can either) and my brother doesn't like it, we don't make it anymore :( 

                                       May the Luck of the Jedi be with you and enjoy the below Avengers related picture! XD I thought it was hilarious XD

                                           And prepare for some cool posts coming up :D