Thursday, September 30, 2010

Trish: Comic-Con Intl. to Stay in San Diego...

I was very excited to learn today that SDCC will be staying in San Diego, for at least 5 more years! 2011 SDCC will be my 8th! I'm very excited!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Jess: Star Wars In 3D

I know Amy already covered it, but I needed to mention it again because I've been hearing from a few naysayers and I wanted to point this out and it's probably going to be a little wierd for some. When it comes to fans, I am relatively new ( I fell in love in 2005) ,so the only two Star Wars films I have ever seen in the theatre would be ROTS and The Clone Wars animated. And think of the entire new generation thats going to be watching the Clone Wars and beg their parents to take them to see this.


Anyway, I can't wait till 2012.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Amy: Star Wars in 3D

I'm sure by now, you've seen the news - Star Wars is going to be released in 3D.  We get the first film, A Phantom Menace, in 2012. 

Most of me is "Yay, Star Wars," but the a small part of me is "meh" about 3D.  It seems like many movies are headed that direction, and I don't think it's always a fit.  Every action movie should not automatically be 3D.  Unless it drastically improves the look and experience of the film, why's it necessary?

It could fit with Star Wars though; there's certainly potential.  And really?  I'll just be thrilled to see them in a theater again. How do you guys feel about it?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Trish: Droids...

Check out more on the Disney Parks blog about the new droids coming to "Star Tours".

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Trish: 25 years ago...

Check out this cool article from the Disney Parks Blog, regarding Star Tours.
I can't wait to see the new ride when it comes to Disneyland!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Trish: The Wait is over...

STAR WARS THE CLONE WARS SEASON 3 IS HERE!!!
First, I have to say that I loved this season's premiere episode . It took some time to figure everything out and make connections to previous episodes, but the story still captivated me. *SPOILER ALERT* I loved "99" and teared up when he didn't make it.
I'm so excited to see what the Clone Wars is going to throw at us this season.

So to celebrate, we had a little party! I broke out the Star Wars Cookbook:

If you do not have this book yet-GET IT! Especially if you have kids. It is the most fun!

I was going to make the "Boba-fettucini", but got lazy and we decided to order, what we called, "Pizza the Hutt" for dinner:


But I did make the "Wookie Cookies": (so amazingly yummy BTW!)


AND the "Yoda Soda": (surprisingly delicious and refreshing!)


Here's the whole gang ready to dig in: (Notice the ladies are in "Her Universe" shirts and I painted my daughters face to look like Ahsoka)


My hubby took a picture of me enjoying some of the "Yoda Soda":


A little game of Star Wars Monopoly while waiting for the show to start:


Watching the show:

It was a great night! Thanks for letting me share!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Amy: Star Wars Cute


Cute things make me happy.  You combine that with Star Wars, and well, fewer things could make me happier.  On Twitter the other day, someone linked to a package of cute Hello Kitty style Star Wars stickers.  I mean - just look at them.  Then I realized it was a whole Etsy store called Hello Wars.  You can find lots of other sticker styles and adorable jewelry there too.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Trish: "Admiral Ackbar for Ole Miss Mascot"...

If you have not seen or heard about this yet, check it out!! I love it! Star Wars is everywhere!
http://www.collider.com/2010/09/07/espn-star-wars-admiral-ackbar-ole-miss/

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Jess: Geek/Chic- 1980




Ever since I was a little girl, I loved fashion. I read Vogue, Glamour, InStyle, Cosmopolitan probably since I could read. My favorite part would be when they had this model all dressed up and then they would list where you could get all the things she was wearing. As someone who loves accessorizing, I find a lot of fun in doing this with my Star Wars tee's and I have always wanted to share it. When I recently saw ClubJade's post on nailpolishes inspired by Star Wars, I got the inspiration to finally turn this dream into a reality. Hope you enjoy. I'm going to try to do this every 2 weeks. I would ideally love to do this every week, but I only have a limited amount of Star Wars clothes and , while I salivate at Her Universe, can't afford the whole line (but I can try :D )

1980
This look is called 1980 for a few reasons. Originally this style's name was 1977, but you'll see why I changed it. First off, the shirt has a very retro style look and feel to it. Plaid was also pretty in back then, at least that's what I've been told. But I really liked the way the Her Universe Empire necklace fit in, so with a little modification, I present to you 1980.

Clothes:
Purple Star Wars Tee- Walmart- $7, available currently in all stores
Guess Denim Skirt- Macy's - $36.99, I just happened to have this skirt, but any will do. Or you can do George Lucas circa his entire life and where it with jeans :D
Purple Plaid Vest- Forever 21- $14.50, I can't find this online which kills me. Any purple plaid will work, but I love the look and feel of this. I'm sure it's on their vast website somewhere, I just can't find it.

Jewelry:
Her Universe Empire Strikes Back Necklace- $30- Sold out, but I think the Rebel Alliance Necklace in black would look great with this as well.

Make-Up:
Eyeshadow: Kat Von D's True Romance Eyeshadow Pallet from Sephora- $34 , like the shirt any purple will do, but this pallet gives you the ability to layer giving a multi color look. My pictures don't show it that well, but it's a fantastic pallet. Little side note: of anything I want Ashley and Her Universe to do- I want Star Wars inspired makeup pallets.
Lip Gloss: Bella Pallet from Luna Twilight- $28, available at Nordstrom's as well. I'm not a lipstick person, so I went with gloss here. I didn't know exactly what to use, so I went through all of my make up and found this shade. Yes, it's from a very high end make up line inspired by Twilight, but it's great make up, so I bought it.
Eye Liner was simply the kind you can get at any beauty supply store for a few dollars and the mascara was from Victoria's Secret, nothing special that any makeup can't repeat.

Jess: Off Topic.....



Please take the time to remember those who lost their lives today in the September 11 attacks.


9 years ago today, one of my friends lost her father in the World Trade Center attacks. She was 10 and he was, I believe 35. I've seen her go through everything in life with a smile on, but I know inside how much she wishes her father had been at her graduation this past June. Living 30 minutes from New York City meant many of my family's friends, co-workers, and neighbors lost someone that day. I tell this story because it's easy to lose sight of what we really lost 9 years ago.

So, please just take a moment and think about what happened and how Americans banded together after that, regardless of political party, race or religion, and be proud to be an American.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Trish: It's Time...


Let me explain...
First, Star Wars is something I have loved my whole life and am able to share with my children. It is something we bond with and love!
Second, I grew up in a house with only brothers. My dad is a football fanatic and my brothers did not catch on. But I did! It is something we bond with and love. (49er Faithful)
Third, Yoda is, well, AWESOME! And, as I have shared before, my favorite Star Wars Character.
So, put it all together and I pretty much LOVE this picture!
Tonight is the first game of the season...."Are you ready for some football?" I AM!

Jess: The Clone Wars Season 3 Premiere is a week away!




Just a small reminder that The Clone Wars Season 3 starts a week from today. I know we have been a little slow lately ( I have been SO busy) but we will soon be getting on track and starting regular postings again. In the meantime, check out Shaak Ti!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Jess: Mara Jade Tee coming for Her Universe Next Spring/Summer! (Plus how to help out Shannon McRandle and get an autograph in the process)




Further proof that Ashley Eckstein is our savior sent to us from Lucasfilm heaven. Our prayers(but mostly mine) have been answered.

Out of Dragon*Con- A Mara Jade Tee will be joining Her Universe's line-up next Spring/Summer.

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Okay, so I have been informed we have readers as young as 11 (which is AWESOME, btw) so I can't use the words I would normally use to describe something like this happening.

For those of you sitting around and don't realize the .....amazing-ness of this moment, let's take a second.

Mara Jade is one of the most popular Star Wars characters. If you went to C5 you would find that just as many girls costume is Mara as say Padme' or Leia. Why is this? (Because she is bad-a@#ed) It's probably because this character, who has never once graced a Star Wars film or TV show,is probably the coolest rolemodel for young girls when it comes to Star Wars, and Sci Fi in general. Too often are female characters "type casted" into the roles of the damsel in distress. Now you may say "Jess-What about Padme', Leia, Ahsoka, Aayla, and the countless other SW women out there". Of course they are, but Mara Jade is a different type of female hero. She starts at the bottom and builds her way up in life. She's witty and intelligent. She has this internal strength every woman wishes she had. She, while some would argue that it was Thrawn or just Zahn altogether, saved Star Wars in the 1990s. And, while I love Anakin/Padme and Han/Leia, has in my opinion the most amazing love story in all of Star Wars. Because it's not forced. It's probably one of the most natural things to every happen in Star Wars.

Okay...Why do I love Mara Jade so much? When I was about 12, I discovered Star Wars. I saw the movies...yada-yada( I told this story in a previous post already) but when I got into the books, I was a little bored. I liked it, but it wasn't Star Wars for me and I couldn't connect with characters outside of the movies. And then I read Heir to The Empire. And while I loved that book, I loved Mara Jade more. That book made me read Dark Force Rising, and then The Last Command, and then the duology and before you know it, I was so emotionally involved that somehow I ended up here, years later. So I equate much of my Star Wars fandom to Mara Jade.

Speaking of Mara Jade-I was actually going to post this earlier- Shannon McRandle, who was the Mara Jade Decipher model, is selling her autographs for $10 because the place she is renting at has mold and her landlord refused to pay to fix it. She has 3 kids I think, and I think it's important to remember that just cause someone was in Star Wars doesn't mean they are rolling in dough. She's having this sale to raise money to either get a new place or fix the mold I think. You can see it all on her facebook. You can see all the available pictures on Shannonmcrandle.com , pick out which picture you like and send her check/money order for $10 along with a letter requesting the picture you want and a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope. Disregard the fact the site says $15. Shannon will also throw in a free autograph with the purchase, so you actually get 2. I know from past experiences that she is a wonderful lady who is hitting hard times. If you are interested, please check out her site.