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Only What You Take With You

Go just as you are. Observe and reflect by facing the mirror of your own world, your personal reality. You will find only what you bring into your life, your true self. Or as Yoda once said to Luke, “Only what you take with you.” Star Wars has always had a strong spiritual connection and…


The Prequels and Me

As I sit here listening to “Duel of the Fates” to get me into a Star Wars frame of mind, I can’t help but think is there a more controversial topic among Star Wars fans than the prequel trilogy.  Before we get too far into this, let me just admit that I am a fan…

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Star Wars in Japan: Merchandise and More

When I moved to Japan two years ago, I had no idea there had been a Celebration Japan held in Tokyo in 2008.  I didn’t know there was such a thing as a Japanese Star Wars fanbase.  I had never even given it any thought.  But truth be told, when I moved to Japan, I…

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Baptism By Star Wars

One of the main reasons I love the Star Wars saga is it’s great use of symbolism and comparisons to religion. It makes Star Wars relatable for so many people. In the simplest terms, Emperor Palpatine is the embodiment of evil, Luke Skywalker represents good, and Darth Vader symbolizes conflict, both emotionally and physically. A…


Kylo Ren’s lightsaber — More than meets the eye?

I don’t really consider this a spoiler because it can be seen by looking closely at the Teaser trailer released in November. But I digress if you don’t even want the possibility of being spoiled I’m going to speculate on Kylo Ren’s lightsaber. Here’s the thing, after studying the only images of Kylo we have…



Do you LOVE the Galaxy Far, Far Away? Are you passionate about its relevance to Mythology -*A Hero’s Journey* and its relativity in our daily lives? Have you ever wanted to express your own ideals/views/insightful opinions on the Holy Saga and have your thoughts be heard? If you answered yes to any of these questions,…


Indiana Comic Con Impressions

On Saturday March 14, 2015 I had the privilege of attending the 2nd annual Indiana Comic Con and they were kind enough to supply Ashley (contributor at The Cantina Cast) and myself with media passes. After attending a con at the same convention center several months earlier I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew…

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