Hello and welcome to a brisk morning on the South Western Irish coast in the small fishing town of Portmagee, 200 miles from Dublin.
Better known as an island on Ahch-To, the planet housing the first Jedi Temple and Luke Skywalker’s solace three decades after Return of the Jedi. This isn’t just a tourist destination, it’s a huge page where Star Wars fans flock to.
Your journey to Skellig will begin with arriving at a marina in a small coastal Irish village. For us (as for most) it was Portmagee. Portmagee is a quaint little place accessibly only by car – we’re not in London anymore!
It’s no secret I’m a huge Star Wars fan, I cosplayed Obi-Wan Kenobi at Star Wars Celebration Europe, I’m in for the long haul. I bloody love it.
The kind folks at KeepMe Fragrance were kind enough to send me some samples of their Star Wars Fragrance line! This line is all purposely androgynous, quite a bold move as there aren’t a lot of brands working on non-gendered fragrances. I love this concept and I’m welcoming this shift to androgyny many companies are beginning to make!
LIMITED EDITION – LIGHT
The first in the Star Wars Anthology series has finally hit the big screen, and after years of scrutiny and doubt, we can finally pass our own judgement.
This movie was great. There’s this review in four words. Here’s it in five: This movie was fucking great.
Prepare yourself for minor spoilers. No plot is given away, however those wishing to go in blind probably shouldn’t read this.
Last year I made a blog post for International Women’s Day on women who continuously inspire me in daily life! Here is a link to that if you fancy a look!
This year, I’m going to mix it up a bit, and talk about some fictional inspirational women!!
Agent Peggy Carter
I adore Peggy so much. Being a woman in the 1940’s was not easy, especially in a male dominated industry, but wasn’t everything then? And now, sadly.
Peggy is consistently underestimated because she’s a woman, but time and time again she proves herself more useful to the war effort than most of the men.
After the war, Peggy works for the SSR, in which many of the other agents decide the only reason she is there is due to being ‘Captain America’s girlfriend’, not due to the truth of her being part of the reason WWII ended when it did.
Peggy faces endless trials, but takes advantage of the fact she is underestimated by most men, something which they soon learn to be a grave mistake.
She also is one of the founders of S.H.I.E.L.D. Peggy is the best.
It’s 2016, and it has been for a good while, I’m just late to this writing this post. A friend and I have set each other the challenge of reading 20 books this year, and if we don’t make the full 20, we must buy the other a book.
I’m extremely competitive, so by today, the 13th of February I have read: 0 books.
I used to read every night before bed but then my obsession with Star Wars: The Clone Wars began, and I don’t think I need to explain further.
So I thought I’d share a few of the books I intend to get through in the next few months! There are a ton of others, but I’ve featured them in book hauls on my YouTube channel before!
This is the first book I’ve been reading is this! It’s interesting, and is written in the style of a non-fiction book. I like Star Wars. I like the Jedi. It’s a good read.