5 Quotes Live By in 2018 from Your Favorite Space-Time Heroines

This may not be your personal experience, but for a lot of people, 2017 was a brutal year in some way or another. I don’t feel like going into specifics — why bother with the past in a post about the present? — but I do want to share my hopes for the year with you, and I’ve been considering how to do so for a week. To me, it’s incredibly important to start the year off right, and so instead of wrapping up my personal goals into a tiny list all about me, I’ve decided that the best way to sum up my hopes for 2018 is to share some of the things I’ll be using to inspire myself to achieve them.

Science fiction has always kind of been my escape, but as I’ve grown older, it’s become oddly realistic to me in a way. The characters and voices behind these out-of-this-world stories are often where I find inspiration in trying times, and these are the 5 quotes I keep coming back to when I think about my goals.

“Believing takes practice.”

Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

Sometimes it’s hard to get your head out of a dark place when faced with a challenge, even on the smallest scale. Resolving that you’ll fail and not trying at all is easy, but believing that you can accomplish what you set out to do takes work. This quote helps remind me that sometimes, the first challenge I need to face is my own self-doubt. Also, I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that the movie adaptation of this book is just on the horizon!

“Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.”

Carrie Fisher

I spent a good deal of last year mourning the loss of Carrie Fisher, and seeing her as a beacon of hope in The Last Jedi — even in the face of failure — felt like closure on some level. On days when I feel like I can’t accomplish anything, I think about this now extremely-famous quote by Carrie, and it helps me get up and try things that I’m uncertain of.

“You don’t just give up. You don’t just let things happen. You make a stand! You say no! You have the guts to do what’s right, even when everyone else just runs away.”

Rose Tyler, Doctor Who

There is no better time than now to begin standing up for what is right. The first “Rose Quote” on this list is a great reminder to speak up when we see injustice; to take care of each other when aggressors seek to do us harm. That’s how we’ll survive and progress as a species. Which leads me to the second “Rose Quote” on this list …

“We’re going to win this war, not by fighting what we hate, but saving what we love.”

Rose Tico, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Rose was easily my breakout favorite new character in The Last Jedi, and for good reason. She embodied what it meant to be genuine and earnest, to believe in a brighter future and to fight with the right intentions.

“The beginning is always today.”

Mary Shelley

Going back to my struggle to produce creative work in a consistent manner last year, this is yet another quote that explains why the present is always the best time to start something.

I hope these help you stay focused, and that you achieve everything you want in 2018. Happy New Year!

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Top 5 Upcoming Comics Featuring Badass Ladies in Autumn 2015!

It’s been a while, folks, but I’m back with more comic book goodness to help move your fall season along! This season’s lineup is just beautiful – from engaging stories to artwork that I need plastered all over my walls, the comics I’m most attracted to outside of my standard superhero pulls seem like engaging, heartfelt reads. If you’re interested in any of these titles, make sure to contact your local comic shop and ask your faithful clerks to order them!

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Read the first issue online, for free!

One of the most interesting titles coming this season is Dennis Liu’s Raising Dion, a story about a single other raising a son with extraordinary powers. We’ve seen similar stories told with Nikki and Micah Sanders, but what makes this title stand out — beyond the mother-son duo taking center stage — is it’s heartfelt take on the story, as a young mother slowly learns how to develop her own “super powers” while struggling to keep her son’s secret from prying, dangerous unknown agents. The comic made headlines with a live-action trailer, which fans are already begging to see come to life as a TV show.

Shattered Empire
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Release Date: September 9th

Publisher: Marvel Comics

This four-issue miniseries is the first official comic series in the new Star Wars canon to take place after the events of Return of the Jedi. Quite literally, the series begins smack dab in the middle of the Battle over Endor, and it stars rebel Pilot Shara Bey. Just as she and her husband Kes believe that the war against the Empire has been won, they’re sent right back into the heat of the battle — will they ever find peace in their galaxy?

Monstress

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Release Date: November 2015

Publisher: Image Comics

For anyone looking to spice up their lives with valiant tales of heroines and mystic magic, this dark adventure might just be the comic for you. Monstress is the story of a young girl who shares a psychic link with an otherworldly monster. Set against the backdrop of an alternate universe Asia in the 1800’s, this comic is written by Marjorie Liu, and brought to life with artwork by Sana Takeda.

Paper Girls

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Publisher: Image Comics

For those of us who miss the days of Riot Grrl confidence and hard-earned friendships, Paper Girls might be able to fill that static hole in our hearts. Saga’s Brian K. Vaughn teams up with Wonder Woman’s Cliff Chiang to bring Halloween of 1988 to life, as told through the eyes of four 12-year-old delivery girls who uncover the “most important story of all time”.

Zodiac Starforce

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Release Date: August 26th

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

2015 has been a great year to be a magical girl. With the return of TV shows like Sailor Moon Crystal and the launch of the new (amazing) Jem comics, girls and women everywhere have been celebrating their own interpretations of femininity through these new, fun heroines. Zodiac Starforce — out now — aims to up the ante on the genre, delivering a diverse cast and a fun, engaging story along the way.

Are there any comics that you can’t wait to read this Fall? I’m always looking for new titles — so leave yours below in the comments!

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Episode 17: Lando #2, Star Wars #8, Kanan #5 — Mos Eisley Comicport

The search for a co-host begins in an exceptionally late episode of Mos Eisley Comicport, featuring THREE releases and five incredible guests: Blair Beveridge, Johnamarie Macias, Jeremy Konrad, Saf, and Eric Geller. What will happen to Lobot? Will we ever see Janus Kasmir again? What’s the deal with Sana Solo? Can Leia get any more awesome? All this and more in our brand-new episode!

Looking to co-host? Jet us a message — contactmoseisley@gmail.com! Pardon the dust on this episode, and tune in to our next episode on September 8th!

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DARTH VADER #8 — MOS EISLEY COMICPORT — EPISODE 016

Skywalking Through Neverland’s Richard and Sarah Woloski join Catrina to talk about DARTH VADER #8; We discuss the latest news on Shattered Empire; The EW Star Wars releases are awesome and wonderful; and much, much more! 

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Star Wars is property of Disney and Lucasfilm; Star Wars comics are published under Marvel Comics; Star Wars Legends stories were originally published under Dark Horse Comics. This unofficial fan-run podcast claims no ownership over Star Wars stories, music, content, or the characters that they feature.

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STAR WARS #7 — MOS EISLEY COMICPORT — EPISODE 015

Host Catrina Dennis is flying solo this episode due to technical difficulties (read: I moved! My internet was out!), but not without a little help from listeners like you! In this episode, Catrina fawns over the new Lando comic, reminds you to read Story Before The Force Awakens (first two chapters in English here), geeks out over a Marvel/Star Wars editor’s tweet, and talks STAR WARS #7, which tells the first of (hopefully) many stories from Ben Kenobi’s journal.

Next week, we’re back with DARTH VADER #8, and you can join in on the fun! If you have a mic, skype, and time on Monday evening, we’d love for you to join the show. Hit up contactmoseisley@gmail.com and let us know why you’d like to be a guest!

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Opening Music: Star Wars Cantina Band (Electro Swing Remix) Jesse Rose – Fatman Vs. Noize Tank Remix

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