She’s got it where it counts, kid

Online grocery shopping is generally supposed to reduce impulse buying, right?  We’ve been doing weekly grocery pickup for nearly two years…so, how do you explain these??

They are in my kitchen now.

I am a sucker for Star Wars-themed foods.  I’ve bought SW soup, SW mac and cheese, SW Jell-O…I guess in retrospect it’s not such a surprise that I bought the SW ice cream sandwiches.

I love that they are labeled as “great for birthdays,” as if this would be useful marketing when you are already in the store holding the box.  Then again, it would be totally awesome to have a birthday party with Millennium Falcon ice cream sandwiches.

I also love that they are labeled “light” ice cream, which just seems to mean that the first ingredient is skim milk rather than full-fat milk or cream.

But the real questions…how are they??

I think they did a pretty good job on the design!  They even got the sensor dish and the cockpit!

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A reference image from the new trilogy for comparison

And I thought they were pretty tasty, too.  I’m not sure why they went with vanilla sandwiches, especially when the Falcon is greyish, but I thought it was good.  But then, I’m one of those people that likes vanilla Frostys, which according to my husband are not even real Frostys.

What crazy things have you guys been buying online while you are stuck at home?

May the Fourth Be With You!

Happy Star Wars Day, everyone!

Here are some of the Star Wars topics I’ve discussed over the past year:

My first (very mixed) reactions to the final installment of the Skywalker Saga

An analysis of Yoda’s toddler-like behavior

A look back at some of my favorite elements of Episode I

I love the old EU, but some of the new canon books are great, too

My post from last year’s Star Wars Day, showing how I decorate my desk with Star Wars calendar photos

My Fan Art Friday posts of various coloring book images, done in concert with Kiri from Star Wars Anonymous

Fan Art Friday: Social Distancing Mandela

Welcome back to our Star Wars coloring book club, where Kiri from Star Wars Anonymous and I color the same image every month to compare and contrast.  It’s been a while, but we’re finally back!

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My feelings about this image changed dramatically as I went through the process of coloring it, which kind of mirrors my general emotional state right now during our current health crisis and social distancing.

When I saw this mandala, I immediately had a color scheme in mind and was excited to get started.  I did the first, central bit and really loved it.  Then as I kept going, I started questioning my choices and about halfway through I really hated it.  Then when I opened it back up to do the very last bits, I was able to see it more as a whole and now I like it okay.  I wouldn’t say it’s one of the best I’ve done, but I’m happy with how it turned out.

Also, I am unclear how this image is related to Star Wars?  I asked my husband and he was also unable to give a satisfactory answer.  Some of the pieces look industrial, like ships or vehicles or something, but I can’t peg exactly what they are from.  Any guesses??

 

 

 

Fan Art Friday: Remembering Leia

Welcome back to our Star Wars coloring book club, where Kiri from Star Wars Anonymous and I color the same image every month to compare and contrast.  We’ve been doing this since 2016 and still haven’t run out of pictures to color!

I just got a new set of colored pencils for Christmas, so I was eager to try out all the new colors.  It was nice to be able to have a different color palette, but I felt like I did a lot of blending to get it to look closer to how I wanted it.  The new pencils are really nice to color with though!

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This isn’t the best picture because I had bad lighting and had to do some photo editing to make it look better.  The background is actually shaded with a light blue though it doesn’t show up well here.

ETA: Here is a slightly better picture, though I left the original for posterity 😀

I picked shades of pink and purple for the flowers for a couple reasons.  First, these feminine colors seemed appropriate for Leia here.  Although she didn’t have any agency in choosing this outfit (ugh), Leia does show that it is possible to be feminine and badass at the same time.  Remember, she kills Jabba while wearing this bikini!  Femininity can be powerful.

Second, these flowers look like Forget-me-Nots to me, which can be pink, purple, and blue.  I thought this was also appropriate as a tribute to Leia as well as the actress that played her, Carrie Fisher.  I was so pleased with how they were able to include her character in The Rise of Skywalker in order to give her a fitting send off.  The use of previous footage and visual effects worked so seamlessly, and it was wonderful to see Leia as “Master Skywalker,” even if just for a bit.

Also, check out Kiri’s version that uses the botanical details to reference Queen Amidala’s famous red gown.