May is the month of Star Wars birthdays, of course, and Wednesday was the 35th anniversary of the release of The Empire Strikes Back. Entertainment Weekly’s Darren Franich took the opportunity to write the lesson nobody learned from Empire Strikes Back – that the small and personal is what makes the film succeed, not the dark and twisty.
I’ve never been much of a Padme fan. But there’s no denying that she’s an important part of the prequel trilogy, and Anika (aka @magnetgirl) makes some convincing points as to why — including her death — in The Queen’s Sacrifice.
The Infinite Force on how to write a ‘popular’ blog on starwars.com. I don’t think there’s really a set formula, but you might as well give it a try. Early morning rambles and very snarky things about Courtship of Princess Leia or the YJK series (inexplicably beloved by the young’ens) have also been known to work. Or just hope everyone else sucks that day.