We Need Hopepunk

“The opposite of grimdark is hopepunk.” – Alexandra Rowland in 2017. Caitlin and Charlotte explore just why we need HOPEPUNK now more than ever in Star Wars storytelling. On this episode: What is hopepunk? Is Star Wars inherently hopepunk? What stories have the potential to be more hopepunk than others and why is this a type of story we revere? All this and more on Skytalkers.

Continued reading:
The original tumblr post from 2017.
The Vox article mentioned.
Hopepunk as a climate narrative.
Hopepunk and Mannerpunk via Merriam-Webster.

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Genre & Star Wars

Caitlin and Charlotte debate the genre of Star Wars: they discuss fairy tales, westerns, and space operas — and everything in between. What genre will The Rise of Skywalker be? What is Daisy Ridley referring to? This and more on this episode of Skytalkers.

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