I used to have a thing called Friday Favorites on my running blog, and after a while, it transitioned from all running stuff to all Star Wars stuff. So, to kick off the series here on this blog, let’s take a look at all the things that tickle my intergalactic fancy with a special Star Wars Edition!
This action figure that I got from eBay for $7
Sorry, Beyonce. You can take your floral arch and your beautiful little babies and your flowing veil and chill out in the Sea of Tranquility behind you. Pregnant Padme wielding a blaster is the Feminist Icon we need in 2018.
But seriously, when I first saw her, I thought she was a joke. But this is, in fact, a very real action figure they released when Revenge of the Sith came out in 2005. And she currently protects me (and Luke and Leia in her belly) from her perch on my desk. I don’t think I’ve ever loved an action figure more in my life.
My exchange with the official Star Wars Twitter account
It all started when I discovered the Star Wars app, which has an Augmented Reality feature that pops a character into your world when you scan certain photos. When I used it to play with K2-SO, I thought it might be fun to play with the folks in charge of the Star Wars Twitter feed. And it kind of blew up in an unexpected and awesome way:
Yes, Star Wars replied to me in the sassiest, most adorable way. AND YES, that says 503 likes. FIVE HUNDRED AND THREE, YOU GUYS. Apparently, when Star Wars replies to you, it gets you some mild attention. I had a blast checking my notifications all day and still giggle at how something as simple as a tweet can connect us to brands and communities we love and create so much pure joy. Bless those folks.
Fun fandom-centric, female-friendly gear
I work in a regular, business-as-usual office – which means I don’t get the chance to wear Star Wars tee shirts every day like I’d like to. So, I throw subtle nods to my fandom with gear I’ve picked up from Her Universe and other places:
Her Universe is always offering fun new stuff, like the Rebellion Romper.
I rocked that for a 4th of July BBQ and got so many compliments – especially when people realized it had tiny little droids and X-wings hidden in the floral print!
That about wraps it up for the first installment of the Rest Day Round-Up, so tell me: What are YOU crushing on lately? Share the love in the comments!