From the Blogside

Dan Wallace looks at how other universes maintain continuity, prompting Master Ki-Aaron-Mundi to consider personal continuity. Continuity continuity continuity. Is your head spinning yet?

Point/Counterpoint: Jedi Learner on why he won’t be buying the unaltered editions; Rive Caedo on why he will buy the unaltered editions. Good points from both sides of the fence.

Padmeskywalker77 channels Carrie Bradshaw to explore Padme, Anakin, and the blinding nature of love.

Diviner525 reimagines some tunes.

Pablo Hidalgo is tired of the quip. Possible mild spoilers for X-Men: The Last Stand.

From the Blogside

David Louis Edelman on The Day The Empire Strikes Back Changed Everything.

The Infinite Force has some thoughts on the release of the unaltered original trilogy. So does Jkthunder. And Dan Wallace.

Darth Rex0 considers the Dark Side

Lord_Noctifer ponders The Tragical History and Romantic Redemption of Anakin Skywalker.

Averii compiles a list of Moments when I love the EU: Old Republic and Prequel edition. In a similiar vein, how about a collection of the slash-leaning bits from Matthew Stover’s Revenge of the Sith novelization?

Meanwhile, on the VIP end of things…

Don Bies on how R2-D2: Beneath the Dome came to be.

Pete Vilmur lets us know that if you’re in prison, you can’t get a Fan Club kit. That kind of sucks. But considering I finally got my Insider today, there’s always a chance that by the time the kit comes around, the next guy will have served his sentence.

From the Blogside

Dan Wallace considers species sterotyping in the GFFA with Gamorreans Drive Like This, but Gotals Drive Like This.

Pablo Hidalgo on the many faces behind Vader’s mask.

Rynne has some thoughts on alternate universe stories paralleling canon.

Lazypadawan on evil Star Wars characters and where Vader fits in.

Since it’s a slow week for the usual meta, let’s check out some of the various Livejournal communities:

This is actually from last year, but interesting nonetheless: At Popculture_sw, Kireina_michiru compiles a list of Star Wars references from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

And ot100, a fic community for original trilogy drabbles, has been relaunched.

From the Blogside

Dan Wallace asks how spacey should Star Wars get? Or, hot chocolate: exotic?

Padawanroo discusses the percieved inconsistency of costuming in the prequels verses the original trilogy.

Pabawan gets us in the holiday mood with a threepart (so far) series on bringing a gaint bunny into Star Wars continuty.

Sunnyskywalker finds unexpected parallels in Anakin and Han.

Imadra_blue has a very length series on Obi-Wan and Anakin. First, the plausibility of Anakin/Obi-Wan, then her perception of Anakin and Obi-Wan in canon and wrapping up with a lengthy look at Anakin’s many issues.

And this may be a especially ironic read for some CJers, but I wrote up a bit defining bashing and why it’s bad. Yes, even when KJA is involved. I guess everyone has to grow up sometime.

From the Blogside

Imadra_blue ponders fan fiction and fandom thinking and the two great loves of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s life. She also considers Anakin/Obi-Wan, canon, and believability, an issue Shoiryu has some thoughts on as well.

Pablo mocks the masses with 1977 Blog Titles. If you actually read, this is hilarious. On a more serious note, annotations to week 3 of the Rookies webstrip. Paul joins in on the webstrip action with a update on Evasive Action #3.

Another interesting VIP blog: Dan Wallace on the never-published Clone Wars Sourcebook.

Rabidfangurl rants on fanfic and fandom. To which I say, hell yeah. Fangirl beatdown posse meets on Tuesday.

The Dark Moose considers Star Wars… with lawyers. Been there, done that.

Rive Caedo on returning to the roots of Star Wars. On a similar note, 101 Reasons Firefly is better than Star Wars! Funny because it’s true. Or not. Your choice.

Lazypadawan has a ‘fair and balanced’ review of Outbound Flight. It looks like she subscribes to the theory that every second Zahn character is a Mary Sue, but I found most of her points pretty on target. (I myself have harbored Suerific thoughts re: Thrawn and VOTF Mara, so to each their own.) EU fans may also be interested in Suzanne’s overview of the Dark Nest trilogy.