So sure, it’s a bit of old news that Lords of the Sith featured the debut of the first LGBT character in the new canon. And maybe someday, that will stop making headlines, because it’ll be as normal as a heterosexual character showing up in a novel.
But we live in the world in which we live, and a lot of hay’s been made over this. I’ll say for the record that I think her character is handled well, specifically because she’s written as a human being, and not as a stereotype. I got nervous at first, because when we meet her, she’s depicted as fat, lazy, hedonistic, and unethical at best, criminal at worst. But there’s a deeper story at work, and if you give it time, all will be explained.
Star Wars Fun FactSurprising or little known Star Wars tidbits, sometimes related to today’s Force Feature.
Happy belated birthday to Liam Neeson! The man who was chosen to bring the Alec-Guinness gravitas to Prequel Trilogy with The Phantom Menace did his job admirably, and even came back to voice his Force Ghost in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Now that’s cool.
Life on “Tweet”-ooineA featured dispatch from the Star Wars Twitterverse!
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Star Wars Swag BagSo many fun, quirky, and awesome ways to bring Star Wars into your daily life!
Trivia Time!Test your knowledge of the Star Wars universe!
Yesterday’s answer: A wampa
Today’s question: How many credits did Obi-Wan promise to give Han Solo once they reached Alderaan?