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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“The Rise of Kylo Ren” Comic Discussion

Caitlin and Charlotte discuss Charles Soule’s bestselling Kylo Ren comic book, “The Rise of Kylo Ren.” A spoiler discussion on themes, choices, destiny, Ben’s character and fall, and more follows, including reactions.

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Sacrifice

Caitlin and Charlotte tackle the theme of sacrifice throughout the whole saga, from Rogue One to Rebels to The Rise of Skywalker. 

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The Rise of Skywalker: A Critical Review (Parts 1 & 2)

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Caitlin and Charlotte analyze the full movie in this two-part episode, going through their disappointments and analytical read of the ninth chapter in the Skywalker saga. A forewarning and a disclaimer, this is a largely negative review. 

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