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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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 Rule of Two

Caitlin and Charlotte explore the theme of “two” — of pairs — in Star Wars, starting with the Sith Rule of Two, to masters & apprentices, to twins & twin suns, the balance, symbionts, and more. 

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Here’s Freddie Prinze Jr.’s epic NSFW Star Wars rant.

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Weird Force Stuff

Caitlin and Charlotte take on the topic of weird Force stuff, from Force powers and Force users to Force mysteries. They discuss Quinlan Vos’ psychometry “power,” the Force bond, the Guardians of the Whills, the Bendu, Vader Immortal’s Brightstar, resurrection, and much more.

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