Where were you in ’99?

Documentaries, interviews and opinion pieces capturing a slice of Star Wars fandom tend to have one thing in common – showcasing that first crop of fans from 1977. This, we’re led to believe, is the golden generation, fandom’s year zero, and with it comes a kind of superiority, […]

On baby-proofing the home

Being a parent is a learning curve, a slow study in how to look after a vulnerable little person. As they begin to crawl, climb and stand, the home becomes its own obstacle course with accidents lurking at every turn. It’s like living in a trash compactor with […]

The myth of demystifying character

When The Phantom Menace arrived in theatres, it was met first with fervour as the expectation of sixteen years unspooled. What we consider the backlash came later (I wasn’t even aware people had a problem with Jar Jar until after Revenge of the Sith). Perhaps the most prevalent […]

It’s not you Star Wars, it’s me

I wanted to take a moment to talk about Star Wars fatigue. It’s something I’ve suffered of late and, I’m sure, an issue you’ve also contended with at some point or another. But first, let me clarify by what I mean by fatigue. I don’t mean that there’s […]

Always on the move

    Lorelei is currently in the throes of a learning spurt, taking on new skills faster than we can keep up with. In one weekend alone, she cracked rolling over, sticking her tongue out and gave us her first proper giggles. All in two days! Unfortunately, along […]

Sorry kiddo, I was a reckless teen

Lately I’ve been thinking not only about the consequences that my current actions will have on my daughter, but also my past behaviours. For want of an all-encompassing term, I’ll use ‘retrograde responsibility’ which I’ll define as feelings of guilt over things years past. Specifically, actions which may […]