"An Imperial who has made some very serious mistakes"
On April 28, a Star Wars novel titled Lords of the Sith will be released and it will feature the first lesbian character in the Star Wars canon. Author Paul S. Kemp revealed this news in a tweet where he explains that the creation of this character wasn’t done to appease any “demographic group”. He says this character, named Delian Mors, just happens to be gay … it’s just part of her character description which also describes her as “an imperial who has made some very serious mistakes“. I have to admit, altho I am a huge Star Wars fan, I’ve never read any of the novelization books so I was unaware that LGBT characters have already been introduced in the canon … news of this first lesbian character has clued me in to the rich diversity that exists in these books … and I love it! Read on to learn more about this new lesbian character who will come to life when Lords of the Sith is released in April. More »
UM WHAT?! Yes.
Ages ago I heard about this movie and I was really excited, partly because Oprah Winfrey was going to play God… and that casting decision made a lot of sense to me. I’d also told myself to hurry up and read the book before the movie came out, so I still have to get myself a copy of The Shack. I’m not sure if any of you have read it, but it sounds really interesting, and I suspect the movie adaptation will be pretty fascinating as well. However, since I heard about the production last year, there’s been a casting change—and I have to say I’m equally excited (maybe even more so) to see Octavia Spencer take on the role. It’s not final yet, but it looks like it’s happening. Click inside for more!
One writer has made a fascinating connection
Right now, people everywhere are watching the new Fifty Shades of Grey movie. As you all know, I have been oddly and unabashedly excited about this film since we first learned about it way back when. And I’ll be seeing it this Sunday, because that is what the Sabbath day is for. I plan to laugh, cringe, and totally enjoy myself. I’m not sure that I’ll be turned on at all, but I look forward to being pleasantly surprised. I’ve been browsing through reviews a bit, PITNBr fab4runner has already given her critique of the film on my Instagram account, so I’m psyched. And now Madonna herself has joined in on the Fifty Shades of conversation, which somehow became a conversation about Drake. Click inside for more!
The TV Guide
One of my fave authors, Neil Gaiman, released his third collection of short stories yesterday titled Trigger Warning so I decided to reserve my night so that I could start reading the book. I absolutely LOVE Gaiman‘s novels but his short story collections (Smoke & Mirrors and Fragile Things) are among my fave books of all time. It’s a treat to be able to read little bits of Neil Gaiman over time rather than gorging on one big story. I read some of Neil last night and then watched a bit of TV. Last night’s episode of The Flash got me in the mood to read some comic books and, well, my night was a veritable geekapalooza. More »
The TV Guide
Because I have a very busy weekend ahead of me, I decided to stay in yesterday and get some stuff done around the house and generally relax. I’ll be running 3 races during the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend in Anaheim, CA this weekend so I opted for a night in last night. I managed to finish reading a fascinating book about the creation of Wonder Woman and I’m happy to share that it is a book that I would heartily recommend to anyone. I had a very loose understanding of WW‘s origins and an even looser understanding of her creator Charles Moulton (real name William Moulton Marston, the inventor of the lie detector) but now that I’ve read The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lapore, I have an excellent understanding of the people who created and inspired the character and a better appreciation for what the character represents. More »