Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Revenge of the Sith Padmé Outfits

The final installment!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The 'Leia Buns' Cloak "Ani, I'm pregnant."

In a time of increasing danger and violence, Padmé must take great care not only to protect herself, but to protect the secret of her marriage. When meeting her clandestine husband, then, she wears a rich, dark cape that covers her completely. The dark cloak not only helps her blend into the shadows, but its volume hides her pregnancy. Underneath the cloak, Padmé dons the Black Beaded Dress, a subtle gown that also helps her remain inconspicuous. But despite this need for secrecy, Padmé manages to add a characteristic flair to the outfit, in the form of a beaded brooch on her left shoulder and a mottled lining inside the cloak. Padmé's look is further accented by her heirloom suspensas dangling from her ears and her elaborate Naboo hairstyle. My opinion: I love this outfit! Her Universe needs to make earrings like these. I also like how Leia unknowingly wore Nubian hair when she wore the buns. :)
The Veranda Nightgown "It was only a dream."

 Relaxing in her apartment at night, Padmé wears a steel blue silk-satin nightdress with waterfall drapery in the back. The elegant gown is accented by touches of silver: a small silver tiara, a silver brooch, and light silver pearls.
My opinion: So beautiful! I would never be able to sleep in it, though. The pearls on my arm would make me feel constricted.

The Revelation Gown  "Have you ever considered that we may be on the wrong side?"

Padmé dons a heavy purple velvet cloak with a double yoke for a meeting with a group of anti-Palpatine senators, including Bail Organa and Mon Mothma. Not only is her intricately beaded and embroidered gown appropriate for the formality of the meeting, but the size of the cloak hides her pregnancy which is unknown to most senators.
My opinion: I like this one a lot, too. The sleeves are sparkly! The hair isn't my favorite.

The Blue Linen Dress "You expect too much of yourself."

 Padmé wears this beautiful gown under her 'Leia Buns' cloak, and while in her apartment. The simple gown is made of navy blue linen and accented by a beaded black necklace and an elaborate jet belt. The belt, however, does not encircle Padmé's waist, but decorates the front of the gown only. Padmé sometimes dons a black lace shawl over this dress as well
My opinion: I love this one, too, along with the hair.

The Green Robe "We cannot let this turn into another war."

To meet both Obi-Wan and a group of senators in her apartment, Padmé chooses to wear an elegant green velvet robe. Both done in vivid purple, the thick sash around her waist and her ubiquitous insignia etched into the velvet add a striking color contrast to the gown. The wide silhouette of the full skirt is matched by a full hood on top, and the gown is completed by a jeweled brooch on the chest.
My opinion: I used to not be able to stand this dress, but now I love it. And the hair. :)

The Aqua Nightgown "Anakin, I'm afraid."

 While watching the death of the Jedi Temple, Padmé wears a soft, flowing nightgown accented by embroidered Naboo designs, beaded gauntlets, tiny shells, and waterfall drapery flowing off the shoulders in the back.
My opinion: I love this one, too! The headband is really beautiful.

The Final Senate Appearance Dress "So this is how liberty dies...with thunderous applause."

 In her final appearance in the senate, Padmé wears a gorgeous, rich, and layered gown of purple velvet. The gown is complimented by a circular hair piece and three intricate ornaments worn on the crinkled 'tabard.'
My opinion: I don't really like this dress. This may, in part, be due to which scene it is worn in. I do like the purpleness of it.

The Peacock Gown

Meeting with other senators to discuss Palpatine's increasingly tyrannical rule, Padmé wears a formal ensemble consisting of a pleated underdress, a velvet cloak and an intricate headress with snood.
My opinion: Eeew. Eeew. Eeew. I don't like this dress. At. All.

The Dressing Gown "I don't believe you....I can't."

 Worn when Obi-Wan comes to inform Padmé of her husband's apparent fall to the dark side.
My opinion: Padmé manages to look so beautiful, even early in the morning. I love this (and the hair!).

The Sleeveless Outfit "You're going down a path I cannot  follow."

When Padmé rushes off to Mustafar to find Anakin, she wears an action-oriented outfit in shades of brown. And while her ensemble is geared towards movement, it also is geared towards her pregnancy. The leather harness crossing Padmé's chest help ease her back pain while her tall boots contain cushioned inserts.
My opinion: I don't like it. The first time she really gets to show off her pregnancy, it's not even in a pretty dress. Am I the only one who gets a sudden thought of "She's not wearing any pants!" whenever you see her run across the landing platform on Mustafar? That's what goes through my mind every time I watch the movie for like three seconds.

The Hospital Gown "There is good in him....I know there is."

After spending so much of her life in an incredibly elaborate wardrobe, Padmé wears only a simple white hospital gown during her final moments.
My opinion: Who cares? I don't really spend that much time looking at this dress. I mean, really.

The Water Gown

Following her untimely death, Padmé's body is returned to Naboo for a solemn evening funeral. She is dressed in a blue-green underdress and a heavily-sequined cloak, and her hair is adorned with delicate flowers in a fittingly lovely tribute to the former queen.
My opinion: It's sooooooooo beautiful! It really is a fitting gown for the burial of the Star Wars galaxy's favorite queen. It is kind of hard to see in the movie since I can hardly see anything at the point through my tear-blurred eyes.

Now that this is over, I'm going to have to start thinking about posts again. :3

In conclusion, I must say that I love most of the Revnege of the Sith dresses. Too bad it's such a sad movie.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Princess Leia

So, you know how Padme did all those posts about Padme's clothes? Well, I'm (Qui) gonna do one about Leia's!!! :D

So, lets start!

The Princess Gown 
The most classic Star Wars outfit ever I'd say. Right next to the Darth Vader suit. 
It is a traditional gown of the Alderaan royal family, as is the belt, and the hairstyle. The white color was meant to emphasize her purity.
I absolutely love this, and it matches Leia herself perfectly. Its not to girly at all, and perfect for ehr to move around in. I'd have to say that the top is my favorite part. I like the way it billows out over the belt. (And I LOVE the belt.) And then the hair, AHHH i want my hair to be able to do that. 

White Ceremonial Gown:
This is the only other gown that Leia wore in ANH. With a similar cut (and belt) as the Princess gown, I can imagine that Carrie Fisher was growing really tired of the whole long white dresses thing. But this dress really is gorgeous. My favorite part is the sleeve/cap thingy. So flowyyyy.

Hoth Snowsuit 
Leia's back in white!! How surprising...xD This is another outfit I really like. Its more practical than the others, since obviously pants are more practical that long dresses. It is in this outfit that she says perhaps my favorite line of hers ever..."Why you stuck up, half witted, scruffy looking nerf herder!" To which Han replies oh so smoothly, "Who's scruffy looking." 

Bespin Gown: 

I'm really not a fan of this outfit. Its probably my least favorite Leia outfit (Not counting the slave one.) In my opinion, the fabric the dress is made out reminds me of my brothers gross sweatshirt and the robe thingy over it looks like a hotel comforter. Thats just my opinion though. Moving on! PS: I love her hair though!!!

Bespin Jumpsuit: 

We're back to white again! And meh its a jumpsuit. I don't have much of an opinion on this one. Other than she kinda blends into Lando's house or whatever.

End Dress: 
Is it just me or does this gown look like the Princess gown with a few alterations? 

NOTE: I'm not gonna do one for her disguise in the beginning of RotJ nor the slave outfit. I mean seriously, the slave outfit? Enough said. 

Battle Outfit: 
These pants are so.....80's. Thats the only way to describe them. I normally like this outfit, but looking at it in this picture i hate it...Whatever, on to my favorite outfit of Leia's!

Ewok Dress: 

(Ewoks freak me out o.o) I LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress!! Its so pretty and natural and rustic! And her hair, oh my gosh i want her hair. When my hair gets longer I'm going to have to dress up in this outfit and do that with my hair. :D 

Anyway, whats your favorite outfit of Leia's? 

So, on Sunday (as most of you know by now) I'm going to Florida, and I'm most likely not going to be able to post. So I'm going to try to write one before I leave and then give it to Padme so she can post it for me. Its going to be like the ones i did for Han and Anakin but about Obi! :D I love Obi and I don't know a single person who hates him!! (He's gonna be weirded out when he sees his Master fangirling about him.) 

Bye guys! MTFBWY!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

No Name...hehe

It's official; I'm auditioning for The Secret Garden on Saturday.

I'm really excited, but also nervous. I haven't had any time to work on my monologue, since I've been studying for my science final that I took yesterday. Christmas Break is HERE!!!!!!!!

I'm going to be acting as Jo March from Little Women for my audition piece. The following is the part that I'm doing.....
"I hate affected, niminy-piminy girls! I'm not a young lady and if turning up my hair makes me one, I'll wear it in two tails till I'm twenty!  I hate to think that I've got to grow up, and be Miss March, and wear long gowns, and look as prim as a China-aster! It's bad enough to be a girl, anyway, when I like boys' games and work and manners! I can't get over my disappointment in not being a boy; and it's worse than ever now, for I'm dying to go and fight with Papa, and I can only stay at home and knit, like a poky old woman!"
This is going to involve a great amount of acting, because I am very happy to be a girl and I make it my goal to act like a lady. But of all the March sisters, I am most like Jo. It's a toss-up. I can't wait to audition, though. My teacher is going to be very proud of me. I am going up against at least 100 other people and we're all trying to get one out of seven spots--four guy roles and three girl roles.

On another note, I am COMPLETELY confused about the SW EU timeline. Can someone with more knowledge than me tell me what comes after Isard's Revenge? I had Jedi Search for the next one, but after reading reviews on Amazon that talk about Luke coming back to the Jedi after turning to the dark side has me confused. There's been no mention of him turning in any of the books I've read. Help?

Let's hope Qui gets that singing video sorted out or has a grand idea for a new post! Till next time,

Thursday, December 2, 2010

is a failure

Hi guys...its Qui.
Ok ok, i'm not a failure, windows movie maker is. I've been trying to fix this video so I can put it up for 5 hours, and its just not working...soooo...no video. Dx
I'm sorrrrrrry. And I have nothing to post grr.
So, here's some stuff I found funny!

Real post next Thursday!!!



An explanation for why Padmé didn't post last Monday.

She and Anakin went to Tatooine to spend Thanksgiving with the Lars family. A lovely time was had by all, despite the fact that Padmé almost fainted several times due to the heat. It was good to get out of the smog-filled air of Coruscant. Padmé should be back posting this upcoming Monday.

In reality, I just didn't get around to posting. Sorry guys. So, to explain this, I decided to write a story. I think I'm going to slowly continue posting little "stories" about my fictional self when I have no inspiration for a post. Sorry, anti-fangirl people. You know who you are............

Look for Qui's singing post later today! I'm looking forward to it, since I've never heard Qui sing before.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Carving the turkey: Lightsaber style!

"Dad Carves the Turkey"

I love this picture. xD
Anyway, this isn't much of a post because I'm in a hurry to go downstairs, eat some food (i was sick yesterday  so I didn't eat much) then i gotta start cooking! Woo!
So, quick list of what I'm thankful for (this will be on my other blog and that one will possibly be longer and more detailed.)

~My family (duh)
~My friends (duh)
~George Lucas
~My ipod
~My computer
~Basically the fact that I am so blessed when it comes to how much I have when some people have none. (i'm sorta a spoiled brat actually.)
~My ability to act
~God's love
~J.K. Rowling

Yupppp, thats what I'm thankful for. :D

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

"Set aside your differences"

Monday, November 22, 2010



Just the word makes me excited. I feel like I'm about to put on a show. Which I am, in a sense. An audition is the key to either making or breaking your career.

While I have never auditioned for a part in a movie, I have done a couple for smaller things. In my third semester of drama classes, all of the students auditioned for roles in the play that we were performing. My friend and I were extremely nervous and we were praying for the Rapture to happen before we had to audition. It being our first audition, our teacher went easy on us and we just read the parts from the script. I got the part that I wanted, which was the role of the Witch. I also auditioned for the part of the Magic Mirror. I messed up while auditioning. (I didn't mess up on purpose; I stumbled over the words).

For my second audition, we had to audition to get into the Teen Advanced class. (I love being part of a class where you have to audition to get in). Both Qui and I successfully made it. We had to perform a scene between Lucy and Linus.  I think it was Linus........... I did better on that one.

Now, I have a chance to audition to be in a full scale production--it's the winter All-Star Camp! Auditions are December 11th. We'll be putting on The Secret Garden in March. Well, they will. I might, considering if I get a part or not.  My teacher's encouraging me to audition.

My advice for all those auditioning?

1. Know your lines. Pretty self-explanatory.
2. Know your character. Have a "moment before" planned out and fixed firmly in your head. What was your character doing right before the monologue? What is he/she like?
3. Be confident. There will always be actors better than you. The sooner you realize it, the better off you'll be. Get to know who these actors are and start watching them and learning from what they do.
4. Get plenty of sleep. It won't do well for you to be yawning in front of the auditioners. 
5. Don't be nervous. Everyone has messed up at some point in their career, even the auditioners.
6. Have fun! One of the best parts of acting is getting to be someone else. Revel in that and have fun being someone completely different than the real you.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Eragon = Star Wars?

So, i'm having a very difficult time deciding what to post. And I just got up and ate a bowl of cereal. And there I just did a math lesson. Oh what fun.
Anyway, I know what I'm gonna post now! It'll be short and to the point!!
The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini are...wonderful books. I love them. And I mean, congrats to Paolini for writing the book when he was like 15 or something. If you've read them, you'll understand that he /must/ be uber smart. He was homeschooled, so it makes sense. :3
But, he HAD to be a Star Wars fan. Because the similarities between the first two books and the first two (original, not prequel) Star Wars movies are ridiculous.

A New Hope= Eragon
-Slightly whiny farm boy (Eragon and Luke) lives with his Uncle (and aunt in Luke's case.)
-He leaves home with some seemingly crazy (or really is crazy, depending on how you would like to look at it) old man (Brom and Obi-Wan.)
-Luke/Eragon continues his journey with a stranger (Han/Murtagh) and the two rescue a beautiful elven girl (or princess) named Arya/Leia.

Empire Strikes Back= Eldest
-Eragon/Luke goes to an elven city/Dogobah to train to become a Rider/Jedi under Oromis/Yoda, the only other Rider/Jedi left.
-Eragon/Luke sees visions of impending doom through a scrying glass (Force Vision)
-Eragon/Luke then takes it upon himself to go save the world and not complete his training like a total idiot.
-*ANOTHER MAJOR PLOT POINT SPOILER* Eragon/Luke finds out that Morzan(A bad guy who basically had the same job Vader had)/Vader is their father. But we find out in the third book, Brisingr that Brom is really Eragon's father and that is where a difference between SW and Eragon occurs. xD 

There is one more book, Brisingr (theres also another one coming out soon I think) but I never finished it. Its /very/ slow moving, and its huge. So I googled similarities between Brisingr and RotJ and I found no one talking about that. So, its possible that Paolini was getting alot of the stuff I wrote above. xD So, he made an effort not to copy RotJ.

Anyway, next week will be my monthly update! Then the week after that, I'm not entirely sure.



PS: Last weeks poll results!
LOVE IT!= 46%
Its good, but I haven't gotten much into it= 15%
haven't read them= 15%
Whats EU?= 23%
No, i hate it, I hate star wars= 0%  :DDD Yay, no haters!!!

So, the majority love the EU books. For those who voted "Whats EU", EU stands for the extended universe. Its basically all the books and comics and stuff.

New poll up!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Time!

So, I'm going to do a really short post this week.

Be working on your lists! Yes! NOW! It's almost Christmas time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My FAVORITE time of year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, I get fangirly over Christmas. LOL! :P

Good news for all Her Universe shoppers! Free shipping through this Sunday (11/21)! Pass on to your parents and/or whoever you send your list to.
Not as good as the 20% off that they had a few weeks ago, but, FREE SHIPPING?! That's..........$8 saved right there. More if you chose a higher shipping cost. Go to http://www.heruniverse.com/

See, Ashley does listen to her fans. Thank you, Ashley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What's the first five things on your list?

Mine are:
I Know shirt
The Lost Art of True Beauty by Leslie Ludy
Set-Apart Femininty by Leslie Ludy
Padmé in her wedding dress action figure
Remote Control Lightsaber Room Light


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Middle of the week post from Qui!

This post has been deleted due to the fact that Qui no longer shares her real name on the internet.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

How to Get a Girl Like Padme!

Ok ok here we go. I’m going to justify this post by saying, “I, a Han fan girl, have the right to write this post because Anakin won the poll.” Ok, now, time for the post.

Do you want to get a girl like this? -->
A girl who won’t be able to resist your manly charms, even though you’re four years younger than her? Well, this tutorial will show you all the steps to becoming a man like Anakin.
       1.)    Be a slave. Go back and look at your childhood. Were you a slave as a child? A slave that despite having nothing, decided to help people he didn’t even know? If so, its your lucky day, you’ve passed the first step and can now move onto the second step! If not…well…lets just say, you will have to go find a flux capacitor, go back in time to your childhood (and try not to screw everything up) and make yourself that slave boy. I suggest finding your own personal Doc to help with this.
       2.)    Be force sensitive. It’ll work well with your girl’s force sensitiveness! Its chemistry!! And the fact that you are force sensitive will buy you out of slavery. IF you are not force sensitive, don’t even try step one. You should just give up right now.
       3.)    Train to become a Jedi. Enough said.
       4.)    Become your girls body guard. She’ll look to you for protection, and it’ll allow you more time be near her, and woe her. Also, it will give you the chance to save her life.
        5.)    Be dangerously handsome. Anakin always looks like he is glaring, even when he’s not. You do get the occasional smile. But for some reason, girls go gaga over his ‘dangerously handsome’ look.  
       6.)    (OK people, this is a authors note real quick: This next one is all in good fun, and I’m just going along with it, and am I no way being serious.) Try to seduce her. Of course, if you are failing at step 5, then this will probably not work. For instance, touch her shoulder, or her lower back. Tell her she’s beautiful. Move in for the kiss….then BAM! KISSING!  But wait, she’s stopped kissing you! She’s saying its wrong, what do you do now?? Well, lets move onto step 7.
          7.)    Argue with her. Adds to the drama of the relationship, and makes for a better climax in your relationship with her over all. ;) 
          8.)Have a tragedy happen that causes you to do a very un-Jedi like thing. Enough said here  
          9.)Go on a really stupid mission you weren’t really supposed to go on and get captured! Have your Jedi master make smart comments at you while you’re both sitting there awaiting your death. BUT before you die, now would be the appropriate time to look the woman you love in the eye and hypnotize her into confessing her love for you. You will kiss, then you will go to your execution.
         10.)Don’t die. This is a very important step, because if you die, the steps before will have been in vain.  Fight along side your lover, saving her a couple times if you can.
          11.) Be rescued. Also important, because it has to do with step 10.
          12.)Now, you are free to secretly marry her. Don’t tell the other Jedi about this though, because technically you guys aren’t supposed to be getting married
           13.) Grow long flowy hair and have even more of a scowl on your face.  
           14.) Do your second un-Jedily thing. It could be anything, but preferably killing someone; perhaps an unarmed (or…unhanded xD) man, which is just not a good thing to do, Jedi or not.
            15.) You’ve gotten your wife pregnant, good job! You’re gonna be a daddy!
16.) Turn to the dark side. Don’t worry, your wife will still love you, for she is so forgiving and she loves you unconditionally.
17.Kill a bunch of innocent children. Again, your wife will love you unconditionall.
18.) Almost kill your hugely pregnant wife. Notice, I said /almost kill./ She’ll probably die on her own anyway (;-;) in child birth.
19.) Get both your legs, and your hand cut off, and get horribly burned in lava. And that ends the happy life you lived with your beautiful wife. You did not die, but she did.
Now, we’ll be right back after this commercial break.

What do you do now that you’re horribly ugly and incapable of moving? You get this brand new, never used, Darth Vader suit!! With new legs, a new hand, and a really cool mask that makes you sound like you always have a cold, you’ll be fully equipped for your years of Sith lordly-ness.  Its only $99,999,999 plus shipping and handling! If you act NOW we’ll include this cool harmonica for you to play wicked harmonica solos on!!! This offer does not include Canada, Naboo, Tatooine, or Dogobah.  
And we’re back with the final step!!!
20.) After you’ve acquired your Darth Vader suit, shake your fists at the sky and shout, “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO” when you find out your wife has died.
22.) Learn how to play awesome harmonica solos, just to creep your son out when you finally meet him face to face later on in life.

I wish you good luck on your journey to becoming Anakin!

Ok guys I got all sad when I wrote the last step (not the harmonica one, the one before it.) For some reason I was thinking he screamed, “PADME!!!” But I couldn’t be sure, so I went and watched that last part of the movie and I was like, “……;-; Padme just died……;-;” I hardly ever watch that part because I hate it. Its sad.
Anyway, I’m gonna give you a topic of discussion for the comments below, just to avoid TOO many angry Ani’s girls comments. (PS: Padme, you are still free to post your feelings on Anakin.)
Star Wars: is it fantasy or sci-fi?
Have fun with that my dear readers, and I bid you good Thursday!
PS: Notice how I included the harmonica? ;)

PPS (or is it PSS): The other day,  i was at a dinner at my church and I was sittign with the youth group. I ended up sitting next to this dude who looked like Luke Skywalker. EXACTLY LIKE HIM! I was thinking maybe he's a teenage Mark Hamill come to the future to do something! But no...his name is Cameron. xD

Monday, November 8, 2010

Rewritten Ending

This is my "perfect" ending to my absolute favorite scene in The Empire Strikes Back.
Warning: It's very.......................me.


Han couldn't believe it. Finally, after months of arguing and waiting, Princess Leia was in his arms, her lips pressed to his. She had stopped resisting, and was now still. The soft grinding of servomotors rose up above all the other sounds of the injured Falcon. "Master Solo! I found what's wrong with the Falcon!" C-3PO, Luke's annoying golden protocol droid entered the small maintenance hallway exuberantly.
Han pulled away reluctantly, mentally telling himself that he would someday kill the droid. "Thank you, Threepio. I really needed to know that at this moment."

When the scruffy looking smuggler (as described by the proper princess herself) turned away to talk to Threepio, Leia scooted back against the wall. Her heart was racing and her breathing had accelerated. She crouched down, scooted around the corner, and lowered her head onto her knees. Attempting to breathe quietly, she concentrated all her will on her lungs. She heard Threepio shuffle off and Han turn around. "Princess?" She held her breath.

Han saw the white toe of Leia's boot stick out. Spreading his cocky half-grin over his face, he walked around the corner and knelt in front of her. "Hey," he said softly. She pointedly turned her head away from him. "Are you mad at me?"
"Why would I be mad at you?" Her voice was strangled.
He placed his hand on hers and was rewarded by a shiver that ran through her body. "I think," Han dropped his voice to a serious whisper. "that you're hiding something from yourself."
"Like what?"
"Like........how you feel about me."
Leia glanced at him with the corner of her eye. There was no hint of teasing in his eyes, just honesty........and..........love. She drew in a deep breath.
"C'mon. I don't bite."
She buried her face in her knees and dared to whisper. "Han...........you are.......a good..............." She swallowed hard and squeezed her eyes shut. "........kisser."
To her surprise, she heard no laughter. Silence filled the little area. When Leia looked up, Han's eyes and face were filled with longing. "Leia........I think that's the nicest thing you've said to me in a long time."
She bit her lip. "It's true."
Han smiled. He knew better than to point out the fact that many of his past acquaintances had proved that point. He knew now that he had never loved them. It had just been an adolescent attraction to a pretty girl. If this was love he felt now, he wanted to spend the rest of his life by Leia's side. Slowly, he reached out with his hand and stroked Leia's hair.
"Han, would you kiss me again?"
"With pleasure." He opened his arms wide and Leia slipped into his lap. Wrapping his arms snugly around her, he lowered his mouth to hers.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Quick Announcement

Amazing header. I beat you, Jedi~Chick, in squealy fanigirlness for this one!!!!!!!!!!!!

My word count is almost in the 5,000s. Yes!

I'm going back on set of The Preacher's Daughter tomorrow. I'd say there's a pretty good chance that you'll see me in the movie. ;)


How to Get a Girl Like Leia! (For guys)

Do you want to get a girl like this? ------------>
Well, here are the simple steps you need to be Han Solo!
1.)  Be witty.  Han almost always has the right thing to say, whether its bitingly sarcastic, hilariously funny, or just plain charming, he knows what to say.
2.)  Get a wookiee. It’s a well known fact that Han Solo wouldn’t be the same without his faithful wookiee, Chewbacca.
3.) Be charming! Girls liked to be charmed to the point where they don’t know what to do other than kiss you!  Example?
 Leia: I love you!
Han: I know.
PS: That face will be the girls face when she realizes that you could possibly die in two seconds.
 4.) Do something daring that’ll make her see you as a hero. It could be anything from saving a Jedi from the abominable snowman to saving her from her murderous father. (Cue the Ani’s-girls angry faces.)
5.) Get yourself frozen in carbonite. She’ll go to great lengths to save you, and later on you’ll get married and have babies. NOTE: Step 5 should be preformed right after step 3, NEVER to be done before she admits that she cannot resist you, when she still thinks yours a scruffy looking nerf herder.  It is also not recommended that if she calls you a scruffy looking nerf herder to reply, “Who’s scruffy looking!” Because then she will most likely kiss your best friend and make you watch.
6.) Be amazingly gorgeous. Sadly, for some of you this isn’t even an option. But if you’re lucky, the steps before this one might just get you a girl somewhat like Princess Leia.

If you’re attempts are unsuccessful, you can just call 888-888-8888 to order your very own Princess Leia robot! Why have a real wife, when you could have computer wife? And if you  call in the next 5 seconds, you could get TWO Princess Leia robots for the price of one! But this offer is no longer valid because your 5 seconds are up. Order your Princess Leia robot for $9999.99 plus shipping and handling, today! 

Afterwards: Hope you liked this post guys! :D I am quite proud of it, although it went from a tutorial to a infomercial. But thats ok! For all you who are wondering, my writing is going wonderfully, at the moment my word count is 7274! Today I will hit 10k!
Look forward to Pamde's post on Monday! 


Monday, November 1, 2010

Movie Set Pictures!!!!!!!

Hello everyone!

I've finally gotten my act together (haha) and I'm going to post about my movie making experience.

This is Qui. But it is not Qui.

My friend Ratty had to stand in for the main character, Hannah, and this is a view of her in the screen that I was standing by.

There was so much stuff in that small sanctuary. They were constantly telling us, "Watch your step. Don't trip, please."

I love this picture--they had fog machines going to create the flashback quality that we shooting. It was around 9, and the sunlight streaming in was like light from Heaven. This is actually a good picture; I took it with my mom's iPhone, instead of my camera.

For those of you who are new to this blog, I had the opportunity to be an extra on the set of a movie. The movie is titled 'The Preacher's Daughter' and it's going to be released next year. My friends and I are all hoping that it will be released in theaters, so we can go to the first showing and be obnoxiously loud by shouting out and pointing at ourselves when we're seen. :) That makes me laugh. I don't do stuff like that--unless I'm under the influence of a LOT of sugar. Yeahhhhhhhh.....................if you have any more questions about this experience, let me know!

For a final note, NaNoWriMo started today, so Qui and I are frantically writing our novels. I just started work on my second page! Yay! :D


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Daddy's Girl

(Before I start this post I'm gonna say that ALL of this information was given to me by Luke, me and Padme's friend, and Padme! I'm really really really bad at all this...personality stuff in anyone, so I got all of it from them!!)

Its pretty obvious to everyone that there are similarities between Luke and his father Vader. But what about the similarities between Leia and Vader, or Luke and Padme. People don’t often think about that, but really, its quite obvious. Lets start with Leia and Vader. Both are very aggressive people who will mercilessly kill troopers and droids without a second thought. They fight for what they believe in without any hesitation, hardly ever taking the time to think about the consequences.  Both are cocky, especially in the face of an enemy (Ex. Leia, when confronted by Tuck, “Govener Tuck, I thought I smelled your foul stench when I was brought aboard. Ex. Anakin says to Grevious, “I imagined you being a lot taller.”) Added to the aggressive and cocky attitude, they both have a hard time forgiving people who’ve hurt them. Leia never was able to forgive Vader and Anakin wasn’t able to forgive Obi-Wan until his own death.  Last, but probably not the last of all the similarities there are, they both defied what was expected of them by marrying someone socially inferior. Leia married someone way beneath her station, and Anakin for marrying at all.
     Now, let’s pretend that there is a really good segway here and move on to Luke and Padme. Firstly, both believed that there was “still good in him (Vader.)” They tried to turn him back by pleading with him, even when he didn’t listen, neither gave up. Along with that, both of them are very forgiving, they forgave Vader for every horrible thing he did. Both Luke and Padme are very respected people in the galaxy (Luke head of the new order and Padme for her mercy, courage, and politics.) Exactly the opposite of the other two members of their family, Luke and Padme like strategy. They think through things before they do them. Last, but again, probably not the last similarity, they are both very short. Compare their heights to Vader’s! Short people! (This one goes for Leia too, who is also very short.)

Afterword: Sorry guys for such a crappy post! I was in a hurry to get something up, and I'm in the process of writing all my posts for next month. Because the next time both of us post, it'll be NOVEMBER! And that means, NaNoWriMo!!!!! Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah SOOO MUCH PLANNING TO DO!
And Padme wanted me to pass on this message: "Sorry I haven't posted guys, I will get a post up this up coming m=Monday!" 

Here's a sneak peek on upcoming posts from me:
-Who Copied Star Wars? 
-Princess Leia Outfits
-Advice for Guys: Do you want to get a girl like Leia? Here's how to be Han Solo!!!

That last one will be more of just a joking, funny kind of post. It wont' be serious. xD


Picture by: TK33 on Deviantart. 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Qui-Gon October Update

Here is my October update! Its a little early, but thats ok! I didn't post the Coruscant post on thursday because I was incredibly lazy and there believe me when I say theres ALOT of stuff about Coruscant. I'll be working on it, and it'll be up next Thursday! So, my updates are:

1. I got a 90 on my Biology test!!!! :DDD And then the other test I got a 71. ;-;
2. World-building (for my book) is going quite well. Sumara is now full of history.
3. I have a new church finally! Originally, we thought we had found one but we decided it wasn't the one for us, so we kept visiting others and we settled on this one!
5. (this one will only be exciting to me...) 28 days till Harry Potter! :DDDDDD (ok i'm done geeking out about that for now)
6. My dance studio got a new studio! :DD This is good because originally, they had two studios, but one of them got closed because they couldn't pay the taxes, so we were meeting at a church and the floors were TERRIBLE for our feet. Especially for contemperary because we don't wear any kind of shoes. Anyway, we got a new studio for the second location with REAL DANCE FLOORS. So thats good.

And thats about it for me in the month of October!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010


The government of the Star Wars universe has had many ups and downs.  It started out as a bunch of systems all governing themselves. War broke out frequently between the isolated systems.  Then, the universe was united as a Republic about 100 years before Yoda was born. Hard to imagine, right? Something going on that our little green friend doesn't know about.
The Republic lasted for around 1,000 years. During that time, it had a Golden Age. But, as usually happens, after the Golden Age, countries start to deteriorate. The same happened to the Republic. It started out small, with little pockets of war here and there among the different systems. But, as Sio Bibble so aptly put it in The Phantom Menace, "There hasn't been a full-scale war since the formation of the Republic."
The arrival of the Clone Wars was the last straw.  Unbeknownst to all the citizens of the Republic, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, aka Darth Sidious, was orchestrating both sides. When he finally had the Chosen One, Anakin Skywalker, under his command, murdering the promising Jedi Knight, and rebirthing him as Darth Vader, he declared himself Emperor, and formally ended the war.
Thus entered the Empire. It was a dark time for all the citizens. After about 18-19 years, a group of freedom fighters, led by Luke Skywalker........I'm getting ahead of myself. The Alliance grew stronger, and eventually overthrew Palpatine's dark reign.
Now a legitimate government, the New Republic began to rule. As of now, they remain in power.

Notice the resemblance to the early Roman government. As one of the guys in my history class put it, "It's just like Star Wars. That's how I can relate."

People, our government is turning out to be like this. Our social standards, everything is going downhilll, and going fast. Do we want our country to end just like the Star Wars Universe and Rome? Let's get out there, and save this place!

Post number 50, y'all!


Thursday, October 14, 2010


Naboo is a planet that is the homeland to some of our favorite characters in Star Wars: Padme Amidala, Jar Jar Binks, and then our not so favorite (Supreme Chancellor Palpatine.) The essence and beauty of the planet itself is captured in the prequels (namely Attack of the Clones.) Its romantic atmosphere seemed to fuel the love residing in Anakin and Padme, giving them the chance to change the fate of the galaxy. If they weren’t on Naboo, would it have happened? Maybe, maybe not. We’ll never know.
     It is believed (but not known) that the Gungan were the indigenous people of Naboo. We do know, however, that around 7,000 BBY, an alien people, called the Elders, had colonized Naboo and were now at war with the Gungans who were forced underwater.  The Elders reign ended in 5,032 BBY, but despite that, the Gungans remained in underwater.
     Nearing the end of the Sith Civil war, human colonization on Naboo began when it was discovered by the republic. For about 5 decades after that, the planet was inhabited by big game hunters who went after the veermoks. Around 3,900 BBY, refugees fleeing a violent revolution on Grizmolt came to Naboo and settled there. There were some conflicts between the humans and the Gungans due to culture differences, but they were at peace for a while. It wasn’t until 150 BBY that the differences and prejudices were pushed to their limits. The Gugan-Naboo war lasted until 121 BBY and during the conflicts the ruler of Naboo died. From that point on, the position was an elected one.
     Palpatine was born in 82 BBY, and although it is not known exactly when, he became a Sith Lord. He was Supreme Chancellor for a time, and eventually overthrew the Republic.
     One of the more liked characters, Padme Naberrie (who later took on the formal name of Padme Amidala) was born on Naboo in 46 BBY. She became queen in 33BBY and ruled until 25 BBY. She became Queen when the king before her was assassinated.
     Once Amidala was in power, she opened negotiations with the Trade Federation, who was outraged by Naboo’s resistance and soon launched an invasion on Naboo. Amidala refused to fight back, or take any actions that could cause war, and the citizens and government of Naboo were captured and imprisoned in detention camps. With the help of two Jedi Knights, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, Queen Amidala was rescued and traveled to personally plead for aid from the Galactic Senate.  The visit being unsuccessful, Padme returned to her home planet to lead a resistance herself. The Gungans agreed to an alliance with the people of Naboo and they fought long and hard. The battle was eventually won when young Anakin Skywalker accidentally blew up a droid control ship (the Federations main source of power.)
     During the Clone Wars, Naboo slowly deteriorated from its majestic state. The fighting and the war took a toll on the planet just like most of the planets in the Galaxy. After the Republic was overthrown, Naboo stayed in its sad state. 
     In the early years of the Empire, Queen Apailana secretly hid Jedi who had survived Order 66. She was found out and Apailana and the Jedi’s she was hiding were killed. The Empire replaced her with Kylantha, whom they thought wouldn’t cause any problems and would remain loyal to the Empire. She investigated the death of her predecessor and found out that the Empire had a hand in it. Therefore, when the Empire fell, Naboo gladly joined the New Republic.  
     Naboo, like any other planet, had its hard times and its good times. It produced two of the most influential people in the galaxy. Its romantic atmosphere helped bring together two secret lovers. Naboo truly is a wonderful planet. 

This post wasn't quite as good as the Tatooine one in my opinion. The Wookieepedia article wasn't very clear on somethings, as in who won the Gungan-Naboo war? And plus, Naboo has alot of history and I didn't want my post to be too lengthy, so I shortened it. Coruscant will probably be next! 


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Attack of the Clones

Hello all! I am finally getting back to the clothing views! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!! As most of you know, or should know, Attack of the Clones is my very, very favoritest movie of all time. That being said, let's jump right in!

Pilot Disguise

While she no longer disguises herself as a handmaiden, Padmé sometimes dresses as a Naboo starfigher pilot as a safety precaution. In this disguise, she wears the new tactical pilot suit with leather tunic, gauntlets, and Naboo military boots. The starfighter pilot emblem is displayed prominently on her belt, and to complete the costume, Padmé wears a starfighter helmet. And while Padmé had previously used a decoy, this disguise is also effective as the majority of other senators would never lower themselves to wearing a common outfit such as this.
My View: Red pants? Seriously? It just doesn't go! And I don't particularly like the hairstyle, either.

Senate Address

To address the Senate and show that the assassination attempt has failed, the Senator wears a dress reminiscent of her royal robes. With gold and royal purple accents, the dress is a reminder of Padmé's power and her dedication to the ideals of the Republic.
My View: Too much mascara. Too much. Too much. I also think it would look prettier with silver, instead of gold.

Loyalist Committee

Though less restricting and more practical than her royal robes, Senator Amidala's deep purple dress and strict hairstyle are still elegant and impressive and conform to the Senate's harsh sense of etiquette. The golden neckband was a gift from the Naboo Council to their Senator.
My View: I love this dress. The colors are pretty! Her hair is a little too strict for my tastes; I like it flowly and girly.

Coruscant Nightgown

Despite her fame and power, Padmé lives in modest quarters on Coruscant and wears a simple white shift while sleeping.
My View: I honestly wouldn't be comfortable in this dress. Of course, I don't like wearing nightgowns; I get tangled up in them.

Packing Gown

In acknowledgement of the gravity of her situation, Padmé wears a somber gray gown while preparing to leave Coruscant. And though the dress has a beautifully decorated corset and a delicate headpiece (which feature Naboo emblems), it also acknowledges the seriousness of the recent assassination attempts. The thick overskirt hides a blast-damping underskirt, and the corset is made of light armor, making the dress elegant yet functional.
My View: I love this dress. I love the style, and even the colors are alright with me.

Refugee Disguise

After numerous assasination attempts, Padmé leaves Coruscant to return to the safety of Naboo. To evade detection, she and Anakin disguise themselves as a couple from the Thousand Moons system. Padmé dons the dress of a young matron from that system, complete with a veil to further disguise her. Upon safely arriving at Naboo, Padmé's safety is more assured, and she is able to remove the veil, revealing an elaborate Naboo crest. The headress is made from Orichalc metal, and the Flower of Life emblem decorates the crest in a continuous pattern.
My View: I think it is an elegant gown. But I don't like the colors.

Return Home

In a cut scene from the movie, Padmé and Anakin return to Padmé's home where he meets her family. She wears a diaphanous, two piece ensemble with a soft cloak, quite different from her rigid political robes.
My View: This outfit shows too much stomach, but I LOVE the color!!!!!!!!! The fabric is also quite lovely. And the hair! Oh my goodness, I love her hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish my hair would curl like that.

Villa Retreat

According to Trisha Biggar, George Lucas wanted a dress that "wasn't there" for Padmé and Anakin's first kiss. Dermot Power stated that they were going for a dress that looked as if it would fall off if one sneezed. They accomplished both with this diaphanous gown based loosely on airy ancient Egyptian designs. Made of bias-cut silk chiffon and sand-washed silk satin, the gown was ombré dyed dyed to create the striking rainbow effect. It starts as smoky lilac at the hem, and then moves through pinks and oranges until it reaches a pale yellow at the neck. The overdress is gathered at the hem, front and back by clasps made of vintage-beaded tassels and mother-of-pearl. Shell was also used for the collar and arm cuffs, which were created from hand-cut abalone shell pieces.
My View: When I first saw Attack of the Clones, I fell in love with this dress. But.................after looking more closely at the costume, my sister Aayla and I have decided it's not as beautiful as it once appeared. Our first vision of it made it look like it was sparkling. It's just kind of...........plain. But I love how the sleeves are big and flowly. And I like the gathered skirt.  I don't like the shell at the top; it's kind of ugly. I don't mind the low back; I wouldn't wear it, but it's not like a huge, "You're a bad person; you'll never make it to heaven" kind of thing. I love the hair, too.

The Meadow Picnic
While technically free to be herself at Varykino, Padmé still chooses to wear a traditional and symbolic gown for her picnic with Anakin. The richly embroidered gown conforms to the intricate dress code associated with the Naboo nobility, and her hair is done in a formal court style.
My View: This is probably one of my two favorite outfits from this dress.

Dinner with Anakin

While in hiding at Varykino, Padmé is determined to deny her feelings for Anakin and remain loyal to her job only. Yet when they are alone and Padmé can finally dress as an individual, she unconciously choses a dress that reveals her true feelings for the Jedi.
My View: I don't like this gown. I'm very much against any form of sleeveless tops or dresses. I don't even like her hair.

Nightgown and Robe
While sleeping at the retreat villa of Varykino, Padmé wears a light, strapless gown decorated with delicate embroidery. When she hears Anakin in the throes of a nightmare, she puts on a rich blue robe to go see him.
My View: I love the robe and the hair.

Tatooine Cloak
To aid Anakin in his search for his mother, Padmé returns to Tatooine, though she wears an dress quite different from the rough peasant outfit she wore on her last stay on the desert planet. The soft, two-piece dress has a beautifully embroidered back, and is set-off by an intricate metal headpiece. To remain anonymous while traveling through Mos Espa, Padmé wears a full-length, large-cowled cloak.
My View: I love the colors, and the scrolly design. But I am really wondering about the costume design department's sanity; who exposes their stomach on a desert planet?

Tatooine Blue Dress

While staying at the Lars homestead, Padmé forgoes her more formal gowns, opting instead to wear a more appropriate, casual ensemble. She wears a simple sky-blue dress with her long hair down. Over the dress, she dons a dark blue smock that was woven by a primitive culture she had visited. Highlighted by rainbow embroidery and tassels, the smock possessed a naive yet fresh quality that fit in in the deserts of Tatooine. Additionally, the smock's loose-fitting shape protected Padmé from the sand while still allowing her to remain cool.
My View: It's ugly. That's all I have to say.

Arena Outfit

Free of the constraints of a politician, Padmé can wear more practical clothing while on Geonosis. The white elastic bodysuit and simple looped hairstyle are low-maintenace, allowing Padmé to focus on negotiations at first and later on survival. And while her boots feature light shin armor and her utility belt carries extra energy magazines for her blaster, Padmé wears two silver bands on her arms that not only indicate her political service, but also her desire to find a peaceful solution through negotiation to the conflict on Geonosis.
My View: This outfit is way overused. I do like her hair.

The Wedding Dress
Returning to Naboo to secretly marry Anakin Skywalker, Padmé wears a beautiful yet relatively simple gown of beads and lace. The wedding, however, is an harbinger of disaster as Padmé and Anakin's marriage violates the sacred Jedi Oath.
My View: This is my other favorite dress from the movie. I love the sleeves. I want those sleeves. I also adore how this is so old-fashioned and girly. Padmé is defintely the most girly out of all three Star Wars heroines (Padmé, Leia, and Mara)

That's all that I've gotten for you this time, folks!