Star Wars Tattoos – How Deep is Your Love?

CWK Logo 2When I was a kid I wanted every box of Cracker Jacks I opened to have the tattoos. I would completely cover myself any chance I could. As I got older I just started drawing them on myself, waiting for the day I could get one for real. Within days of turning 18, I got my first one (Marvin the Martian). Within a week I had my second. Needless to say, I was hooked.

For centuries tattoos have been a part of our cultures. Tattoos play a part in our beloved saga as well. Consider examples like Darth Maul’s full body Sith tattoo, Anakin’s blue tattoo that was given by leech-like ink slingers in the first Clone Wars cartoon, or even Achk Med-Beq with his Tyson-like face tattoo. Tattoos surely span our Galaxy.

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Go Behind-the-Scenes with Star Wars Rebels: Rebels Recon #14

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*Spoilers for the season finale of Star Wars Rebels: Fire Across the Galaxy*

The thrilling first season finale of Star Wars Rebels just aired — and no doubt all of us are still trying to catch our collective breath!

In orbit over the planet Mustafar, The Inquisitor tortures a captive Kanan – physically and emotionally. Meanwhile, the crew of the Ghost executes their rescue plan, which involves infiltrating Tarkin’s Star Destroyer by making good use of a not-so-subtle TIE Fighter — and fighting their way through throngs of stormtroopers.

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Star Wars Rebels: New Clip from the Season Finale!

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The season finale of Star Wars Rebels, “Fire Across the Galaxy,” premieres TONIGHT
at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD!

In the exciting season finale of Star Wars Rebels, the Rebels must infiltrate an Imperial fleet over Mustafar to save Kanan. With the Imperials bearing down on them, the team receives help from an unexpected ally in “Fire Across the Galaxy” – an episode directed by Dave Filoni and written by Simon Kinberg!

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Mickey’s Jedi Blend: My Star Wars Weekends Top 5 Celebrity Encounters

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So everyone right now is on a countdown to Celebration Anaheim and the excitement as the dates draw closer is electric. You can’t touch social media without Celebration being mention or discussed in some way shape or form. I can only imagine what it will be like with The Force Awakens right around the corner. Unfortunately, attending Celebration isn’t in the cards for me this year.

It’s all good though, it gives me the chance to focus on the upcoming Star Wars Weekends 2015. That’s right, not long after the close of Celebration Anaheim, fan focus turns to Orlando, Florida for the annual event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  Now we do have a couple of months to prepare, and trust me I am. I’ll fill you in when I can and when plans are finalized, but for now, let’s reminisce of some of the best Celebrity encounters I have had at Star Wars Weekends. These are the most memorable ones for me.

#5 – David Eckstein

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The Star Wars Saga Retold LEGO-Style

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More LEGO Star Wars on the Way, just in time for The Force Awakens!

The Star Wars Saga is getting the full LEGO treatment in an upcoming animated series set to air on Disney XD later this year. The Hollywood Reporter writes that the series will be a retelling of the Saga as seen through the eyes of R2-D2 and C-3P0.

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Book Review: ‘Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi’ by Kevin Hearne

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*This review of Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne contains mild spoilers*

Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi is the first fully canonical novel to feature Luke Skywalker. Told entirely in the first person, from Luke’s point of view, we travel along with the fledgling Jedi on some of his early missions not long after the destruction of the first Death Star – and we catch some glimpses of his attempts at using the Force.

Luke is shown taking baby steps in his exploration of what he can do with his newfound abilities. He’s completely game for it all, but he’s still unsure and unproven – Death Star destruction aside. He keenly misses Obi-Wan and the guidance he would have provided. One can only imagine how daunting it would be to know you have the ability to use the Force, but not the first real clue on how to go about harnessing that ability. Still, Luke is determined.

The book covers three missions undertaken by Luke, and his trusty sidekick R2-D2, with each mission increasingly dangerous.

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Star Wars Comics Take Stage as Greg Weisman to Discuss Marvel’s “Kanan: The Last Padawan” at Long Beach Comic Expo

Writer Greg Weisman will discuss Marvel’s fourth Star Wars comic “Kanan — The Last Padawan,” in a 90-minute panel Sunday at the Long Beach Comic Expo.

(Image courtesy of Greg Weisman.)

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Hosted by The Hollywood Reporter’s Aaron Couch, the two will talk about the upcoming first issue of the series — due out in April — and how the comic book developed out of “Rebels” and “The Clone Wars.” More importantly, they’ll examine where the series, in canon and illustrated by Pepe Larraz, will take Kanan Jarrus aka Caleb Dume after the fall of the Jedi and ahead of the events in “A New Hope.”

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“Star Wars Rebels” Season Finale Sneak Peek Video and All-new Images!

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Kanan and Ezra take on the Inquisitor in an epic lightsaber duel in the exciting season finale of “Star Wars Rebels” on Disney XD Monday, March 2nd

In the exciting season finale of Star Wars Rebels, the Rebels must infiltrate an Imperial fleet over Mustafar to save Kanan. With the Imperials bearing down on them, the team receives help from an unexpected ally in “Fire Across the Galaxy” – an episode directed by Dave Filoni and written by Simon Kinberg!

Check out these exciting new images from the finale, and feast your eyes on the thrilling trailer below:

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Good Morning America’s Exclusive Sneak Peek at the ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season Finale

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Star Wars Rebels Season Finale Sneak Peek on Good Morning America

Good Morning America had an exclusive sneak peek at the season finale of Star Wars Rebels on their show earlier today – and it was seriously epic! The crew of the Ghost are determined to rescue Kanan from the clutches of the Empire – but at what cost? The situation certainly looks dire for our heroes….

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Planting the Seed of Possibility: Representation and Diversity in Media — Guest Blog by Johnamarie Macias

Without a doubt, diversity is a hot topic everywhere you go and turn, often leading to insightful conversations or full­blown arguments, especially on social media. Some people are tired of hearing about it (because it’s either not relevant to them or they just don’t see the issue at large), while many more continue to bring the issue about the lack of diversity and representation to the forefront of public attention.

Believe it or not, I used to be the person who didn’t care. I lived in my own bubble, where I didn’t see the importance of representation in television shows or movies because it DisneyPrincess1wasn’t my priority. I just wanted to see the story unfold, no matter who played the part or who was involved in bringing me that story. I didn’t need a Disney princess to look like me to feel included. If I wanted to be a Disney princess, I’d transform myself into one with whatever was lying around the apartment and let my imagination do the rest.

As I grew older, I started seeing the conversation more and more. I met people who felt strongly about the issue and studying Latino culture in college made me rethink my own childhood. One memory sticks out the most.

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