Aya: What’s in a Name?

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Written by Robotical712 and Pale

Names in Star Wars usually carry real-life meanings, either intentional or unintentional. As such, it’s worth examining the name of the girl in ‘Fishing the Deluge’ in Legends of Luke Skywalker, ‘Aya’.

A supplemental to the Finding SkyMom series.

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How I Met Your Mother: Rey Skywalker Edition – Wrap Up and Theories

Written by HypersonicHarpist, Needs_More_Sprinkles, Josey, robotical712, Pale and ravenclawmind 

In our final post we examine several possibilities for the idea ‘Fishing the Deluge’ reveals the origins of Rey’s mother.

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How I Met Your Mother: Rey Skywalker Edition – Symbolism and Narrative

Written by Josey, robotical712, HypersonicHarpist, Pale, ravenclawmind and Needs_More_Sprinkles

In ‘The Tide and Its Significance’ we laid out why the Tide philosophy is important to both the setting and Luke in particular. Now, we get into the narrative and symbolic reasons we believe Legends of Luke Skywalker strongly suggests the origins of Rey’s mother.

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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.

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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!

The Tide and its Significance

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Written by robotical712, HypersonicHarpist, Josey, Pale, ravenclawmind and Needs_More_Sprinkles

One of the most intriguing concepts introduced in ‘Legends of Luke Skywalker’ is that of the Tide. On its face, it seems like yet another philosophy of the Force, yet a survey of the canon reveals it’s actually far more important than that and appears to be an emerging core concept. Indeed, the philosophy seems to have not only made a significant impact on Luke himself, but also on the broader Star Wars canon.

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