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Canon is a Construct

By Riley Hopkins

Spoilers for Rebels Episode “Visions And Voices”

For Star Wars, more than most properties, there is no trickier subject to broach than the concept of canon: what has officially happened within a given mythos. Star Wars Legends fans have to ask, “What is canon now? What isn’t?” New Canon fans wonder, “What is all this old stuff?” For folks who have only been exposed to the Star Wars movie franchise, the large amount of books, television shows, and comics make for a challenging passage into the wider Star Wars universe. After consuming all content beyond the blockbuster films, fans can find themselves asking, “How does this all fit together … should I care?”

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Collected Excerpts from “Thrawn: Corragins”

Compiled by Dan Enders

“Don’t Chiss and Tell” page 547

“Uuueghh,” Corran Horn ejaculated, as he fell into Tabitha’s arms. He dropped his lightsaber, and as it fell, the corrupted red faded back to its natural pure white. 

Tabitha smiled. “You’re lucky I learned to dance like that on Tatooine,” she said, as she tied his trademark headband back to his sweaty brow. She could see the ink like evil of the dark side leave his eyes, returning to them to the deep blue she knew – and loved. 

“wait… what about…Thrawn!?” Corran choked out the words as he came to.

“Gone, but he’s definitely going to need a few days to get over me.” snarked Gunk Mudboat, as his muscular and oily frame entered the room.

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No True Mando

By Beka Black

It doesn’t make sense for Jango Fett to not be Mandalorian.

There, I said it in one sentence, so if you’re like me and you want to skip the blog post and get straight to the recipewell…you can’t, because there isn’t a recipe. But you can stop reading right now, because that’s it, that’s the whole point of this article. It just doesn’t make sense for Jango to not be Mandalorian.

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Search Your Feelings — They’re Buried in There Somewhere

By Rhi

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a classic role-playing video game, published by Bioware in 2003. The game is set some 4,000 years prior to the Clone Wars. Even though the game is set so far in the past, there are many similarities between the two time periods: the Republic and the Jedi Order are mired in war, the Dark Side and the Sith are a potent threat, and the Jedi Order is absolutely awful at basic emotional intelligence. By demanding that all members of the Order reject their own emotions as a matter of course, the Old Republic Jedi Council sends many of its padawans down the same road that Anakin Skywalker would one day walk: Struggling to follow the restrictive rules of the Order, chafing under the chains, and eventually giving into decades of unaddressed emotional turmoil in a rapid fall to the Dark Side.There are three characters in particular who follow this path. Bastila Shan, Juhani, and Yuthara Ban each have stories that demonstrate a way that the Jedi Order has failed them–and failed all Jedi. While we only see the fall of these three characters, many more padawans and knights face the same emotional struggles.

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An Open Letter to Star Wars

By Pranks Paul

Hello, big fan of your work.  That’s a bit of an understatement.  I’ve been a fan of this galaxy since I was a just a youngling.  I live and breathe it.  But my bona fides are not why you should listen to me.

You should listen to me because I’m a person who is invested in something you create.  And right now, I’m really disappointed in you as an entity.  You see, you’re not doing enough to make people feel comfortable in your galaxy.  And that’s the wrong way to approach things, not just from a moral perspective, but from a business perspective.

I’m a straight non-white male with immigrant parents.  Many of my friends who I have met in your fandom are PoC, women, and/or LGBT.  One of the ways you can create more fans for your property is to show these fans people that resemble them.  These fans are more likely to go see a movie or a TV show that has people that they can identify with, which translates to more money for you.  I’m not talking about myself.  I would have gone to see Rogue One even if the cast didn’t include Bodhi Rook.  But there is probably a young South Asian kid who is much more excited about the movie because there is a pilot that looks like him.  And that sells tickets.  Also, if it matters, it’s the right thing to do.

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