Porg Psychology 101

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Whether you love them or hate them, porgs have become a very popular – albeit peculiar – new character in the Star Wars saga. We were introduced to these little penguin-puffin-birdlike creatures in the behind-the-scenes footage reel for The Last Jedi, revealed at the D23 Expo in July of 2017. Avid fans of the saga have had porgs on the brain since this initial introduction, but the debut of the official trailer for The Last Jedi, which aired during halftime of Monday Night Football on October 9, caused the general public to catch porg fever in a big way! Instantly, the Internet was packed with porgs, including this Photoshop challenge, posted by gizmodo.com.

But, why are these little feather bags such a draw for fans, myself included? I’m not usually one to fall prey to overwhelming feelings of “gotta have that,” but these porgs have certainly won me over! So, I decided to take a look at the psychology of porgs – what underlying reasons could there be for this fanatic attraction? What is the possible connection between avian mythology, bird/human personality traits, and the design choices of the porg character itself?

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Core Worlds Couture: Star Wars Nail Wraps Review

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Greetings, Core Worlders!

This week in Core Worlds Couture, I’ll be reviewing the latest themed offerings from Jamberry Nails, Star Wars: The Last Jedi Nail Wraps collection.

Nail wraps are basically like stickers for your nails, and give the wearer a ready-manicure without having to go to the salon. Jamberry has been known for their wide array of themes and styles, and it is very exciting to see so many Star Wars designs come available!

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Core Worlds Couture: “Prophecy Girl” Shirt Review

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This edition of Core Worlds Couture will focus on a blouse from Prophecy Girl – an independent ladies’ fashion company from the UK, who specializes in “top-notch” items “with a geeky edge!” The company was founded by Kristy Hannam, a graphic designer who wanted to break out and design stylish geeky clothing that SHE would want to wear! Everything is constructed in Britain, and the company claims to have tested and sampled everything before shipping out to its consumers (see website and Kristy’s bio for more details).

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Core Worlds Couture: Squadron Goals Products Review and Jewelry Tutorial

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Welcome back to another edition of Core Worlds Couture! This week, its a two-for-one-deal: a review and a jewelry tutorial!

A few weeks ago, I was searching for some simple porg merch – namely a badge-pin to add to my ever-growing collection – and I ran across a re-tweeted post in Twitter from @My Squadron Goals. So, I clicked on over to the Etsy store (named Squadron Goals) to purchase the pin, and was greeted by an adorable arrangement of Star Wars goodies: enamel pins, phone charms, stickers, and bumper stickers. The shop owner, Courtney Morelock, was kind enough to agree to send me a few phone charms and pins, in addition to the porg badge-style pin I had purchased. As it turns out, Courtney is also one half of  “Who Talks First,” a podcast she co-hosts with her friend, Solo.

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Core Worlds Couture: Her Universe/ThinkGeek Business Casual Collection Review

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After a long hiatus, its time to get back into the swing of things with a new edition of Core Worlds Couture! Here you will find Star Wars Fashion and product reviews, as well as crafty tutorials and ideas from a “mature point of view!”

Today, I’ll be reviewing two pieces from Ashley Eckstein’s Her Universe Star Wars business-casual collection. The collection was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con in July, 2017, and is found for purchase on the ThinkGeek website. There are several pieces in the collection, which you can check out here, but the focus today will be on two blouses I recently added to my wardrobe: “Star Wars Symbols Collared Tank Tunic,” and “Star Wars Ships Ladies’ Blouse.

As a teacher, I was really excited to see this line become available. I am proud to be Rogue 7 at Star Wars in the Classroom! I currently have several items from Her Universe that I do wear in my classroom, but these definitely have a leveled-up, polished look to them. Because both of these items are similar in fabric and overall construction, I have organized the review to reflect their similarities, while also shedding some light on each one individually. Let’s take a look at their overall descriptions.

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#Obitine and #Padakin: A Clone Wars Ring Theory Analysis

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Now that I have the attention of the Star Wars shippers out there…!

August, 2017 marked the nine-year anniversary of the theatrical premiere of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. On March 11, 2013, it was announced that Lucasfilm would be cancelling the beloved television series. Anyone who knows me well, knows that I wept at that announcement, and went through the entire grief process, trying to come to terms with the loss. I pined for the characters, the stories, and just the idea of being able to look forward to each passing week, so I could fill the Star Wars need in my life. I listened to the beautifully compelling musical works of Kevin Kiner, reliving the emotional journey of some of the characters and pivotal scenes.

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What I Learned From Spiderman: Homecoming

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Warning: Major Spoilers ahead for Spiderman: Homecoming!

Everywhere I look in our society today, I am bombarded by messages of “girl power.” Some are very positive, encouraging and empowering. Others leave me – a grown woman – with the proverbial “very bad feeling” about what my younger female counterparts may eventually be molded into.

With the release of the cartoon shorts Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, there has been a noticeable spike in the conversations regarding female-centered role-models, and how those role-models are being utilized to market not only merchandise but the message of “what it means to be a girl.” I love the series, and I believe it sends positive messages that transcend all human-imposed boundaries. However universally acceptable I feel the series to be, there exist those who oppose and/or challenge that notion, for whatever personal motives or agendas they may have. As Palpatine said: “so be it.” I’m not here to change anyone’s beliefs or opinions, but I do have some things to get off my chest.

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Core Worlds Couture – Valentine’s Day Edition!

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Welcome to a special edition of Core Worlds Couture!

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect time to suggest some ways to celebrate the special relationships and people in our lives, Star Wars-style, of course! Read on to find some great one-of-a-kind DIY ideas, as well as awesome Star Wars gifts that are just a click of the mouse away!

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Core Worlds Couture: Love and Madness Star Wars Doorknocker Necklace and Hair Clips Reviews

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Welcome back to another edition of Core Worlds Couture, where you’ll find reviews covering a wide variety of Star Wars fashion and accessories. Everything is suitable for a range of fangirl ages, so there’s always something for everyone!

Today, the focus is on a limited-run doorknocker necklace and some Star Wars hair clips from Love and Madness. If you aren’t already familiar with the Love and Madness line, you can check out their website, as well as a previous CWC review of mine.

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There is a Jar Jar In ALL Of Us!

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In Honor of National Bullying Prevention Month

Albert Einstein wrote, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” (1)

Awkward in social situations. Body parts on a seemingly ridiculously large-scale. Clumsy at all the wrong times. Shunned by people you thought were your friends, for a reason you don’t really understand.

Sounds like I’m describing Jar Jar Binks to a tee, right?

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