Star Wars is often thought of as the story of fathers and their sons. But as the franchise has developed, father and daughter relationships have become increasingly visible and important. Few of them last, though, and most are mired in heartbreak and tragedy. The trend began with Princess […]
Journalist, blogger and father. Usually found in a Star Wars or anime tee-shirt. Obsessions include epic fantasy and model spaceships.
For the first few days of a child’s life, it all feels very much like a collaborative affair. Raising a kid by committee, with the 24-hour midwife assistance, medical staff on hand and regular meals brought to your room. But after both baby Lorelei and mother had been […]
There’s a helplessness that comes with being a father or birth partner to a woman in labour. Just like the cliché, my duties were relegated to holding her hand, mopping the sweat from her brow and offering encouragement. This before the tears upon first seeing my baby daughter […]
After purchasing two weather-beaten droids to automate his family’s moisture farm, Owen Lars tasks his nephew Luke with cleaning them. After learning that C-3PO and R2-D2 fought in the rebellion, an excited Luke begs the protocol droid for more details. Alas, Threepio comes up blank. “I’m not much […]
Since the release of The Force Awakens in 2015, the argument over whether protagonist Rey is a Mary Sue has waged on. The addition of The Last Jedi to the ongoing saga has only thrown fuel on the fire. But to dismiss Rey’s character in this way is […]