The upcoming blog series A Galaxy of Possibilities: Discussing Character Writing, Diversity, Star Wars & Fandom is coming together bit by bit. I now have a logo/banner, music for the video segments, a model for the script writing of said segments and I hope to soon start preparing the first actual posts. I’m so excited about this project and I’m relieved that this is coming together the way it does so far. I’m still nervous about the actual taping, but I hope that it will go fine, since the editing will be easy in comparison!
This week has been a bit of a waiting game on different things so far. I have more things I want to blog about in the near future, but today, this will be another TV review and link dump edition!
Almost Human 1×12 – Beholder was another solid episode for the show. I liked that we saw a bit more into the Chrome, including how Valerie Stahl negotiates being one, despite her unusual lifestyle choice for a member of this elitist part of the population. I found it interesting that the person in mad hunt for perfection was male and not female. I thought it was a smart twist. The evolution of relationships within the main group was still well done and I like the progression. There were hilarious banter moments as always. I hope that the show is renewed for a second season and I can’t wait to catch up with the season finale some time this weekend.
Star-Crossed 1×02 – These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends made me willing to continue watching the show. This series isn’t on top of my list of things to watch. I’m not all that interested in the love story and the teenager drama type tends to get on my nerves. What keeps me interested is the political aspect. I didn’t expect to have such intricate web of forces at play either in the human or the alien sides. I think that the show is doing a good job with this, and if they can keep up without muddling things together, it could really be a strong aspect of the storyline.
The Tomorrow People 1×14 – Brother’s Keeper confirmed how I’ve been feeling that the show is finding its pace for the past few episodes. I admit that I didn’t expect the dynamics to get messed up and so much conflict and new relations happen during the first season, or at least before the end of it. I’m not really sure of how things are going to be fixed within the core cast of characters, but I am curious to see how it will be handled. I also miss Astrid whenever we don’t see her in an episode, because she really is one of my favorite character. Anyway, I find that the show is now stronger than in its earlier episodes. Now I find the episodes more compelling and I’m not wondering during half of them if I’m going to keep watching the show.
I have wanted to see more of Star Wars: The Clone Wars since I finished the fifth season; but even before the first episode of season 6 airs, I am sold out on the extra content we’re getting. I mean, not only it is an actual season, but the trailer really includes elements I hadn’t expected! I also love how they are tying further not only in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, but even with the original trilogy! I can’t wait to watch the new episodes. If I didn’t already have other things to watch, I would be very tempted to do a rewatch of the movie and the five previous seasons too!
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On the writing side, I now only have 2,000 words left to add to my book chapter. I hope to get it done within the next couple of days, so the finished chapter can be sent to my beta this week. The goal is to have the introduction and afterword completed before the end of March, so I can focus on the formatting afterwards.
I also wrote and submitted a new abstract (a cross analysis of Mako in Pacific Rim and Yoko Tsuno in the eponymous comic book series). I hope it will be picked, because it would be a first step in the research I want to tackle about Yoko Tsuno (which would possible end in an actual book in a few years).
Following up my last post about assorted thoughts on the Star Wars EU, I have been working on going through all published novels (youth and adult) in it. I color coded my master list with read/kept, read/need to buy, to read/on the shelf, to read/to buy. Of course, I read more than the books actually listed on the document, but my upcoming post will be about what I have read and enjoyed or what I want to read. I am even planning to take some pictures of my Star Wars book shelves for this post.
Since I don’t read many Star Wars comics – or comics generally speaking, I might make a combined post for Star Wars comic books and also the reference and essay books later on this year. The reference and essay books will take a while to write down given how many I own!
I also found this post: To By or Not to Buy by Eleven-ThirtyEight of relevance given the on-going discussion. I used to buy every book I could get my hands on when I grew up, regarding the Star Wars EU, but now I am more picky, especially after the post New Jedi Order debacle. There is still way more than enough material that I want to get my hands on besides what I already own! As much as I love Star Wars, there are items that are of no interest to me and some I flat out refuse to have on my shelves, as expressed in my previous post.
In the meantime, I still have to finish my current book. I am planning to start writing the final chapter (before tackling general introduction and afterword) either this weekend or next week. It depends how the vidding muse regarding the February blog post series behaves in the upcoming days.