Finding SkyMom: Reading Between the Legends

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By HypersonicHarpist, robotical712, Sprinkles, Pale and JoseyFish

The Legends of Luke Skywalker is structured as a series of stories being told within another story, known as a framing story.  The framing story is entirely canon, the stories that the characters tell however exist as in universe legends. Like legends that exist in our world they are subject to error from exaggeration, romanticization, being altered slightly with each telling, or could be fabricated entirely.  While their canonicity is questionable, the stories are worth examining because there is often a bit of truth in Legends.

Part of our Finding SkyMom series

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An Interview with Ken Liu

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Interview conducted by Needs_More_Sprinkles

I sat down earlier this week with Ken Liu, author of the book The Legends of Luke Skywalker, to talk about all manner of exciting Star Wars stuff. Full interview below the cut.

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Coming Soon: The Shadow Council Interviews Ken Liu!

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We’re pleased to announce Ken Liu, the author of Legends of Luke Skywalker and the From A Certain Point of View short ‘The Sith of Datawork’, has been interviewed by the Star Wars Shadow Council’s very own Needs_More_Sprinkles! Stay tuned for the interview, coming soon!

On Recent Events Follow Up

I’m in a bit of a better place mentally than yesterday after talking to some others and getting a bit of a perspective. So, I won’t be quitting, but I also can’t pretend the fandom landscape hasn’t been changed. A few other thoughts after the jump.

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A Belated Happy New Year

With the hubbub of the holidays over, we can get back to writing about Star Wars. We have quite a bit planned surrounding The Last Jedi, but will be getting to other topics as well. Currently, we’re putting together a tour de Force of how the movie actually heavily suggests Rey is Luke’s daughter and what is going on with Luke. In the meantime, here’s something to chew on:

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Shadow Council Spoiler Policy

Per feedback and discussion, we’re going to implement the following spoiler policy:

  1. Our WordPress blog will contain movie spoilers starting December 15th in clearly marked posts.
  2. Our Social Media accounts, including Tumblr, will refrain from featuring spoilers until January 1st.
  3. This moratorium includes answering questions or reblogging content containing spoilers. DMs are fine.

May the Force be with you!

-Star Wars Shadow Council