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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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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Splinter of the Mind’s Eye: Analysis

Splinter of the Mind’s eye is fairly straightforward and offers little in the face of building the Star Wars mythos. This is to be expected, as the novel was written as a low-budget sequel to the 1977 film. Certain creative choices were designed to work around the potential production of a sequel film; Han Solo and Chewbacca are absent, as Harrison Ford wasn’t signed on for a sequel. The environment of Mimban was also layered with thick fog, as to lower budget on set design. The book represents more of an ‘alternate history’ for the franchise, rather than a story worthy of merit in the present years.

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How I Met Your Mother: Rey Skywalker Edition – The Cover Up

Legends of Luke Skywalker badly wants you to think two characters are the same, but a careful reader will realize that’s impossible.

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How I Met Your Mother: Rey Skywalker Edition – Introduction

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By robotical712, Sprinkles, HypersonicHarpist, Pale and JoseyFish

From the early days of Sequel Trilogy speculation, a fun – if frustrating – topic of speculation for fans who believe Rey is Luke Skywalker’s daughter has been that of Rey’s mother. In a new series, the Star Wars Shadow Council will put forward the argument we’ve already been given this mysterious woman’s origins and her tremendous impact on Luke.

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The Last Jedi: Luke’s Third Lesson

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After watching The Last Jedi again after its home release, I’ve realized that the Third Lesson is essentially the theme of the movie as a whole. The lesson involves fighting for the galaxy as a whole, and not making family your bottom-line motivator. It’s a battle between Luke and Kylo Ren to turn Rey to one end or the other, and Rey represents the audience. The Third Lesson was not only taught to Rey, but it was taught to us as the viewers.

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