This week’s featured filk takes a prime song for Amidala filking and turns it into a rockin’ tribute to Padme’s addition to the Star Wars pantheon of strong female characters. Set to the ever popular ABBA tune, Naboo Queen is one of a trilogy of ABBA filks by HollywdLiz, joined by “Kenobi” and my personal favorite, “On Naboo”.
You can find these filks and more from HollywdLiz here.
There’s a Star Wars Friending Frenzy going on at Livejournal. Go, meet, friend!
The Dark Moose dispenses wisdom on fandom and the sterotypes within it.
Fernwithy ponders George’s comments on the end of the blockbuster.
Rynne has some thoughts on the Expanded Universe.
The Infinite Force considers Wikis. I’m not sure I agree, but then I’m secretly an idealist. (Don’t tell!)
Six Deadly Justifications of the “Star Wars” Movie-Verse from Citizenjess and Patientalien. My god, have they been
suffering through reading blogs.starwars.com too???
Imadra_blue’s thoughts on Alternate Universe and Alternate Reality fics in Star Wars and Harry Potter fics.
Jediwonderboy rants on how Han Solo has been written in the EU. Courtship of Princess Leia: Bring SW fans together in WTF moments since 1994.
Anton of Link Right 2 on the Ben Franklin commemorative coin’s freak resemblance to Palpatine. Spooky.
Slithytove on the difference between science fiction and fantasy.
Imadra_blue rants on fandom perceptions of Anakin and Mace.
Lazypadawan isn’t fond of the theory that the Sith created Anakin.
An essay by Abel G. Peña is being published as part of an e-book.
Also on blogs.starwars.com, Paul ponders who else was being held on the Death Star’s detention level, Pablo calls out Fox News for not doing their homework and Bonnie finds Indiana Jones mash-ups.
I am indebted to the fine folks at Jedi News from linking to some of the Livejournal posts.
Inner Bitch watches the entire saga (in release order) and is more than a little surprised.
Halagard takes a look at what the Expanded Universe might look like if it started after the release of the prequels.
Meanwhile, Jeff Dillon of The Disembodied Brain picks up The Joiner King and The Unseen Queen. He’s not impressed.
Shoiryu slashes out for a bit, but calms down for a nice discussion of the Master and Padawan attachment.
In the realm of blogs.starwars.com, there’s a new multiblog for Official Star Wars artists.
Arctic Suit Padme from the Clone Wars cartoons. As for the actual EU characters, Mara Jade came in at #2 (losing by just 54 votes,) followed by Kir Kanos, Quinlan Vos, Asajj Ventress, and Grand Admiral Thrawn.
Oh Star Wars fandom, will you ever stop making me go WTF?
ETA: In this interview with RebelScum, Sideshow’s Licensing Coordinator Brock Otterbacher says:
“The way that Expanded Universe Poll stands, the winner is going to get made, that’s not say that we might not take another figure from that didn’t win and make that later on. It won’t be like ‘second place’ or ‘third place’, it would just be a figure that we all like as a group internally here further on down the line. If it proves successful, yeah we’d consider expanding it into its own line or maybe just peppering it into the whole line here and there.”
So there’s still hope for an actual EU character figure. I expect this leans on how many collectors are also EU fans, and how many EU fans are willing to spend $50 on a ‘collector’s item.’
The choices are rather limited. I can see Mara Jade, Grand Admiral Thrawn, Asajj Ventress, and Quinlan Vos… But Kir Kanos and arctic suit Padmé from the Clone Wars cartoon? Kir Kanos? And don’t they have already enough costume changes in the movies for 50 Padmé dolls?
Oh well. Voting is open until November 4th.
The official site has updated their databank for ROTS with new information on Anakin, Padme, Obi-Wan, Bail, Palpatine and one completely new character. The entries themselves are fairly vague, but there are several new photos.