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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Webseries Spotlight: Future Girl!

For a while, I’ve been involved with and observing the rapidly growing new media space, eagerly seeking out webseries projects by new creators with fresh ideas. YouTube, Vimeo, and other social video networks have empowered a wonderful and diverse new generation of filmmakers, and with the restrictions of a depressing economy, are facing challenges that their predecessors may never understand. It’s rare to find a project that speaks to you amongst the droves of new voices, but in Future Girl, I found just that.

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The secret to Future Girl‘s success just may be the delightful chemistry between the leads: Amy Dallen as Curie, Gina DeVivo as Em, and Heather Wood as Viking. It’s a quick pitch that relies on the cast as the heart of the show (as it should) which is what makes it a somewhat reminiscent of a 90’s sitcom modified for today, in bite-sized format. With the talents of co-creators Rick Budd and Nick Gilman, the show’s comedy hits a sweet spot with each new episode.
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The show features an impressive roster of guest stars, which include Phil Lamarr as Catman Scrothers, Tom Kenny as Sportscaster Skip-slash-The Robobot, and a few exciting YouTube personalities.

Watch the first episode of Future Girl here! You can subscribe to Amy Dallen’s YouTube channel for more episodes, follow them on twitter, and like their page on facebook as well to keep up with the latest news.

Note: I personally know very many people involved in this project, so if you suspect my opinion is bias, I guess the only way you’ll ever find out is if you watch the show! Har-har!
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Star Wars Legends — also known as the Expanded Universe — is an amazing collection of stories that came before what we know now as canon. For decades, these stories were powered by incredible writers and Star Wars fans under the watchful eye of Lucasfilm. So, on a week where there are no new Marvel Star Wars releases, it just seems appropriate to talk about the Legends of old and why they’re still so beloved within our fandom. Matt Moore and Jason Hamilton join our host Catrina Dennis, for a very special episode featuring messages from listeners like you!


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

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 or the characters that they feature. 
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A Very Sick Catrina Dennis chats STAR WARS #5 with Jonathan Baker and Chris McGuffin! Plus — we highlight our top 5 moments in the Marvel Star Wars comic stories so far, and talk about DARK EMPIRE, our Expanded Universe Recommendation for the week, for comics that you can pick up on the Marvel Unlimited app today!

Happy Anniversary, A New Hope! May the Force be with you!


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

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It’s a DARTH VADER SPECIAL this week on the show! We discuss Marvel’s Darth Vader #5 with Elaine Tveit (Dork Side of the Force) and Adonis Gonzales (MoviePilot), look back on the best Vader comics, and Catrina gets mushy about what Vader’s journey means to her.


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Find Elaine on twitter, and check out DorkSideoftheForce.net!

Catch up with Adonis on Moviepilot, and follow him on twitter here.

Follow the podcast on Twitter, like our Facebook page, and e-mail us with your thoughts on the STAR WARS comics: contactmoseisley@gmail.com. Check out our past episodes here!

Tune in next week for STAR WARS #5, out now!

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