Sapphic Skywalkers: Bigotry Chicken

Sapphic Skywalkers: Bigotry Chicken

Lynn and Natalie talk about the new trilogy, the pan icon Kaeden Larte, and what exactly is good representation!

You can find the podcast on Twitter @SapphicSkywalk and you can email us at [email protected]. You can also find us on the Not Saf for Work podcasting network feed and website where you can also check out some other cool podcasts!

Sapphic Skywalkers: Sapphic Book Club #1: The Geek Feminist Revolution

Sapphic Skywalkers: Sapphic Book Club #1: The Geek Feminist Revolution

This week Lynn and Natalie react to the surprise new The Last Jedi TV spot, talk about the cute and powerful Riyo Chuchi, and delve into The Geek Feminist Revolution as the first part of Sapphic Book Club!

You can find the podcast on Twitter @SapphicSkywalk and you can email us at [email protected]. You can also find us on the Not Saf for Work podcasting network feed and website where you can also check out some other cool podcasts!

Sapphic Skywalkers: Rainbow Lightsabers ft. Kate Gardner

Sapphic Skywalkers: Rainbow Lightsabers ft. Kate Gardner

Lynn and Natalie talk Halloween plans and why the skipped over the Solo news from last week. Depa Billaba is the female character of the week which may or may not have lead into a discussion on how Mace’s lineage is better than Yoda’s. Lynn and Natalie are the joined by their friend Kate to discuss if Star Wars author’s head canons should be considered canon. Also, dancing Snoke!?!?!?!?!

You can find the podcast on Twitter @SapphicSkywalk and you can email us at [email protected]. You can also find us on the Not Saf for Work podcasting network feed and website where you can also check out some other cool podcasts!

Sapphic Skywalkers: Not Safe For Kids

Sapphic Skywalkers: Not Safe For Kids

Today, Lynn and Natalie talk the new Last Jedit Trailer! Then we move on to talk about totally Jedi badass, Luminara Unduli. We are then join by Amy Wishman to discuss why violence seems to be appropriate for kids but not queer relationships or characters.

You can find the podcast on Twitter @SapphicSkywalk and you can email us at [email protected]. You can also find us on the Not Saf for Work podcasting network feed and website where you can also check out some other cool shows!

Sapphic Skywalkers: Don’t You Forget About Shmi

Sapphic Skywalkers: Don’t You Forget About Shmi

This week, Lynn and Natalie talk about a character who deserves everyone’s love and admiration: Shmi Skywalker, First of her Name, Mother of Jedi and Legends. Then we delve into the larger topic of older and more “motherly” characters being sidelined and not seen as marketable.

You can find the podcast on Twitter @SapphicSkywalk and you can email us at [email protected]. You can also find us on the Not Saf for Work podcasting network feed and website where you can also check out some other cool shows!

Blog Squadron – Mission #6: Sharing and Social Media

Blog Squadron – Mission #6: Sharing and Social Media

Blog Squadron is a series of posts from a handful of Star Wars bloggers sharing insight into how we got started blogging, what inspires us, how we succeed at our goals, and our approaches to blogging and writing. We hope that by sharing our knowledge, we can help others join us as Star Wars bloggers, and make it easier for newer fans to write about their love. Join us as we discuss sharing content, building audiences, and how social media has helped us as bloggers.


Blogmatis Personae

(Or, who the heckie are all these awesome bloggers?)

Matt ApplebeeFar, Far Away Radio.com

Jessie StardustTatooineDreams.com (Personal Blog, mostly Star Wars flavored) and PassionatelyCasual.com (Star Wars: The Old Republic podcast site.)

Patty Hammond: I currently write for my own EverydayFangirl.com and also for The Future Of The ForceStarWars.com and TheBeardedTrio.com.  I have previously wrote for The Cantina Cast and The Detroit News Geek Watch Blog.

Bryan:  I’ve posted on a few blogs along the way, but I’m exclusively on hyperspacepodblast.comnowadays.

Sophie: My personal blog is outerrimreviews.wordpress.com where I am chronicling my journey through the Star Wars Expanded Universe. I also write articles for farfarawayradio.com

Johnamarie MaciasTheWookieeGunner.com

Saf: I write sporadically for ToscheStation.netMakingStarWars.net, and TheWookieeGunner.com. I also write about Star Wars on my own site, NotSafForWork.com.


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Sapphic Skywalkers: Rewind: Star Wars on the Spectrum

Sapphic Skywalkers: Rewind: Star Wars on the Spectrum

Lynn talks about her experience with being autistic and how Star Wars has helped with her journey. Next week’s episode is all about Shmi Skywalker and how older female characters in Star Wars typically get push to the sideline.

You can find the podcast on Twitter @SapphicSkywalk and you can email us at [email protected]. You can also find us on the Not Saf for Work podcasting network feed and website where you can also check out some other cool shows!

Guest Post: Lost Stars and the Hopeless Romantics

Guest Post: Lost Stars and the Hopeless Romantics

I align myself as being aromantic. Most definitions describe aromanticism as “an individual that experiences very little to no romantic attraction.” So why do I rank Lost Stars as my favorite new novel in the Star Wars canon? A young adult novel that tells the story of two “star-crossed lovers” on opposite sides of the Galactic Civil War? What about the countless numbers of romance webtoons I subscribe to on Tapastic and Line Webtoons? In what world does this make sense?

Something about these stories appeals to me. In Lost Stars the two main characters, Thane Kyrell and Ciena Ree, are so very well written. While reading it you feel for them. You understand their actions and reactions. Their acceptance. Their experiences are things that could happen to us in our lives, you know – besides the whole spaceships and superweapons thing obviously. For me, using their story to live out what it would feel like to be completely devoted, to truly love another, makes sense and doesn’t make sense at the same time. There are many factors in our world that enable us to connect with others on a romantic level. For some it comes naturally, others it takes more time to develop, and for others like me, that “thing” just isn’t there.

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An Incomplete Ranking of 2015 STAR WARS Literature

An Incomplete Ranking of 2015 STAR WARS Literature

For someone who has fully embraced the new canon of Star Wars, this year has been a great year for reading. For the past two years I’ve been slowly making my way through the now-Legends novels  chronologically (though the X-wing series got pushed ahead, for obvious reasons), and I can definitely say the ratio of books I’ve enjoyed to those I’ve slogged through has been much higher with the new stuff than the old EU.

That’s not to say I don’t love what I’ve read of the old novels, but I absolutely adore some of the newer books, so much so that two of them have become two of my favourite books ever, something that none of the old EU books have managed to do so far. In fact, that list is damn hard to get onto, because I dislike almost everything I read.

Protip: never suggest I read your favourite book, because odds are I will hate it and will pick apart all the reasons I think it’s awful right before your very eyes. (I’m so sorry, friends who like The Name of the Wind.)

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Female Protagonists, Who Cares?

Female Protagonists, Who Cares?

While at PAX Australia earlier this month I tagged along to a panel called, Who Cares About Female Protagonists? with a friend because, well, I care about female protagonists a hell of a lot.

There’s a reason the majority of my favourite games are headed by women and girls, or at least give the player the option to pick their gender (props to you, BioWare.) These games make me feel like I can be a hero in a way male-led games do not. They make me feel like I can be something more than I am.

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