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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Destiny & Fate

Caitlin and Charlotte discuss the concept of destiny (and fate) throughout Star Wars through the characters of Anakin Skywalker, Rey, and Kylo Ren. 

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Concealment

On this episode, Charlotte and Caitlin dive into the theme of concealment throughout Star Wars. They cover concealment and the dark side, masks, Revenge of the Sith, some The Rise of Skywalker theories, and much, much more. 

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