I've started a new writing project, Riffing on Star Wars, in which once or twice a week I spontaneously choose a random topic from Star Wars and write about it off the top of my head. So far this has run the gamut from the Hutts to Admiral Thrawn. My goal is to broaden my ability to discern potential writing topics for not just Star Wars, but other topics, and simply exercise my writing ability. See below for links to the first ten riffs! [more inside]
A few weeks ago I decided to start a review of the role and place of women in Disney's Star Wars franchise through various mediums, television, cinematic, novels and comic books. It became surprisingly clear that the decision to make Felicity Jones' character the lead in Rogue One was not just a follow up on Rey's prominent position in The Force Awakens, but an overwhelming trend across every medium to feature many strong female characters in the Star Wars universe.
Brown's Review began as a way to avoid posting excessively long comments in Fanfare, but very quickly became a site where I reviewed episodes of shows (Avatar and Star Wars). It then expanded to include short essays and thoughts on Star Wars, as well as book and comic book reviews, too. [more inside]