Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (My Two Favorite Characters)

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (My Two Favorite Characters)

What better way to end and begin a New Year than relaxing and enjoying a StarWars marathon.

This time, as I watched these classics, I began noticing the wide array of character personalities that George Lucas created for his acclaimed series.

I thought you might enjoy a few of my StarWar-deian academic endeavors…

My two favorite characters from The Phantom Menace are Jar Jar Binks and Watto.


Wikipedia

Facts about Jar Jar Binks You My (or May Not) Know.

  1. Jar Jar Binks was cast out of his society for being ‘clumsy’.
  2. He wass a member of the Gungan race of Naboo.
  3. The Gungan’s werehumanoid amphibians.
  4. They were known for their long rabbit-like auricles (ears) which, while drooping long below a Gungan’s shoulders, can easily swirl around their heads.
  5. Gungan’s had long, elastic tongues (much more resourceful than the tongue of an anteater).
  6. The Gungan’s were very tall, lean, but muscular, creature.
  7. Gungan’s were born as tadpoles.
  8. A Gungan’s body produced a mucus covering that alloweds them to swim swiftly through waters.
  9. A Gungan had a swift and harsh ‘spitting’ skill. They could spit for great distances.
  10. Gungan society thrived on peace- abhored any kind of violence. Their normal punishments for even minor crimes were usually a form of corporal punishment or banishment from the settlement.

FYI: Thanks you Wookieepedia for your assistance in honing my knowledge of the many beings from Star Wars.


StarWars Fandom

Facts about Watto You My (or May Not) Know.

  1. Watto was the junk-dealer who owned Anakin Skywalker as well as his mother, Shimi.
  2. Watto was a Toydarian- winged, humanoid wasp-like creatures who thrived in the mudded homes built in the soggy landscapes on the planet Toydaria.
  3. Toydarians were often involved in human-trafficking and indulged heavily in gambling.
  4. Toydarians were known for their combination of ‘fairy-like’ wings but ‘troll-like’ personas.
  5. They also had trunk-like snouts, complete with matching tusks, and webbed feet.
  6. Toydarians could not be mind-manipulated by The Force.
  7. Toydarian society was a hierarchy. The wealthiest lived (similarly to humans) in huge estates and palaces on mountain peaks.
  8. The Toydarian society functioned in family groups or clans.
  9. Toydarians usually moved in flocks.
  10. Since we see no other companionships with Watto, we can assume he was from a lower-rung of the Toydarian society seeking monies for upward mobility.

FYI: Thanks you Wookieepedia for your assistance in honing my knowledge of the many beings from Star Wars.

Written for Movie Critiques.

I Love You Soooooo Much!

PHOTO PROMPT @ Jan Wayne Fields

I Love You Soooooo Much!


“There now. Doesn’t that just make you feel good all over? A place for everything, and everything in its place.” Agatha smiled at me triumphantly and briskly rubbed her hands together giving herself a gratifying self-high-five.

Aggie was always ready to help me out. Didn’t matter the time. Didn’t matter the place. Didn’t matter the skillset needed. Aggie was there for me 24/7. It was exhausting!

“Thanks Aggie. I love my new workspace.”

“I knew you would. I’ll leave you to it, now.”

“Thanks, again, Aggie,” I said as she was leaving. “Now where did she hide my thumb drives?”



Written for Friday Fictioneers.

SHARE YOUR WORLD 1-4-2020


SHARE YOUR WORLD 1-4-2020


  • What’s a relationship deal breaker for you?
  • Do you believe in extra-terrestrials?
  • In the morning, do you hit the snooze button on your alarm (sometimes repeatedly) or do you leap out of bed, ready to face the day?
  • If you came back in the next life as an animal, which animal would you choose to be?  (and even if you don’t believe in that, let’s suspend belief for a moment just to have a little fun)


What’s a relationship deal breaker for you?

A father-in-law who does not own a Mazda Miata dealership.

Do you believe in extra-terrestrials?

Having just finished a Star Wars marathon…. I am a believer!

In the morning, do you hit the snooze button on your alarm (sometimes repeatedly) or do you leap out of bed, ready to face the day?

What is an alarm clock?

If you came back in the next life as an animal, which animal would you choose to be?  (and even if you don’t believe in that, let’s suspend belief for a moment just to have a little fun)

Since we are allowing the belief in extraterrestrials…. I would come back as a cousin to Yoda!



Written for SHARE YOUR WORLD 1-4-2020.

SHARE YOUR WORLD 12-28-2020

SHARE YOUR WORLD 12-28-2020

  • Pick three words to describe this past year.   (please keep them PG. Thanks).
  • What were the best books you read this year?   Or the best movie you saw? 
  • Because there was lots of time for looking inward, what is one big personal lesson you learned this past year?
  • Do you think Covid has strengthened or weakened societal bonds?

Pick three words to describe this past year.   (please keep them PG. Thanks).

A picture is worth a thousand…

https://aminoapps.com/c/got7igot7/page/blog/the-tempestous-vii/X0QK_XMxFgujJ27JmQG26dx7bNdz3KeXJbX

What were the best books you read this year?  

Wikipedia

The best book series I have read this year is the series that I am re-reading… The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly. But then, I almost never waste my time completing a novel I don’t enjoy!

Or the best movie you saw? 

I am terrible at judging the ‘best’ movie… It is always the one that I just finished watching. (I never finish the one’s I don’t like!) I just finished a StarWars marathon.


Because there was lots of time for looking inward, what is one big personal lesson you learned this past year?

The Acropolis Project

That’s a very deep question…. I’ll get back to you.


Do you think Covid has strengthened or weakened societal bonds?

The North Star

So you think society still has social bonds?



Written for SHARE YOUR WORLD 12-28-2020.

Megabots Are Real

PHOTO PROMPT © Na’ama Yehuda


Megabots Are Real


“I see him. I see him.” Broodan couldn’t hide the fear in his squeaky twelve-year-old voice.

“Shh.”

“There’s no way he can see us hiding here in the ditch?”

“Is there something unclear about ‘sssshhhh’?

“I know ‘sshhh’. Do you know ‘Holy Crap!!!’ That’s the gianormous robot from my comic books you said I was wasting my time reading.”

“Unless you have something helpful to say, now’s not the time to be snarky.”

“Is it being too snarky to know that this comic book tells you how to kill that creepoid?”

I grabbed the book from his hand. “What page?”



Written for Friday Fictioneers.

SHARE YOUR WORLD 12-21-2020

SHARE YOUR WORLD 12-21-2020

  • What is your favorite type of cookie (they’re called biscuits in Europe I believe)?
  • If you could choose one age and remain that forever, what would it be and why?
  • Do you have a traditional drink during the holiday season?
  • Are you able to still believe in holiday magic as you did when you were a child?


What is your favorite type of cookie (they’re called biscuits in Europe I believe)?

“Cookie? Yes, please!”


If you could choose one age and remain that forever, what would it be and why?

 

I suspect it is self-explanatory?


Do you have a traditional drink during the holiday season?

Everyone knows, the best holidays drink (for any day of the year) is  Mountain Dew!

 


Are you able to still believe in holiday magic as you did when you were a child?

Mom said that as long as you believed in Santa, Santa would bring you presents. I believe!

Written for SHARE YOUR WORLD 12-21-2020.

Share Your World 12-7-2020


Share Your World 12-7-2020


  • Do you enjoy skiing or ice skating or if it’s warm where you are, hiking or enjoying outdoor sports?
  • Do you give to charities or homeless that you might encounter, during this time of year, more than you do otherwise?
  • What is the most enjoyable activity you engage in during December? Is it a tradition for you and your family?
  • What changes will C-19 bring to your festive celebrations this year? 

Do you enjoy skiing or ice skating or if it’s warm where you are, hiking or enjoying outdoor sports?


I am (was) a hiker!!! If God had intended for us ….


Do you give to charities or homeless that you might encounter, during this time of year, more than you do otherwise?


My giving heart shares equally on all days… There is no special holiday season for giving.

 


What is the most enjoyable activity you engage in during December? Is it a tradition for you and your family?


What changes will C-19 bring to your festive celebrations this year?

Two Fish Gallery

Special Christmas presents that were never thought of as special before are now Number #1 on Santa’s Most-Wanted!



Written for Share Your World 12-7-2020.

Out-N-About: Brooks Falls Brown Bears – Katmai National Park, Alaska

Out-N-About: Brooks Falls Brown Bears – Katmai National Park, Alaska


During the next several Saturday mornings, I am going to gift you with a few video-vacations is see many amazing animals.

For today’s excursion we are going to visit a sleuth of brown bears in Katmai National Park.



I hope you enjoy the fun as much as I have in watching these giants of the woods frolicking in the river waters.



Written for About Me.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

 

With every New Year, people tend to begin with new and bold expectations.

Are you a person you makes New Year’s resolutions?

I am NOT a New Year’s resolution type person, but I am very into goal-setting and having a purpose for each day.

“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.” ―Winston S. Churchill

“The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose.” ―Charles Dickens

Your purpose (your vision) for the next days (weeks, months, years, decades) may be as simple as keeping a clean house so that it is a welcoming place for guests, daily making a point to show unmerited kindness to a person, begin to learn a new language, read a book a week, join a local club or organization… There are thousands of choices.

I believe that a person needs a reason to get-out-of-bed each morning.

It doesn’t have to be big.

It doesn’t have to change the world.


 


Doesn’t always matter how fast, or even if you need a little help.

But getting up every morning – with a definitive purpose for your day – will allow 2021 to be a year worthy of remembering.



Written for About Me. 

The Hobbit (The Novel)

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The Hobbit

J. R. R. Tolkien


I enjoyed watching The Lord of the Rings movies recently. This caused me to become inspired to reread the novels from whence the movies were birthed.

First, I had to find the novels in an acceptable print size! The original versions…. definitely saved paper!

Now I am anxious to read the remaining three LOTR books to see what my memories (as I am sure they is not always all-inclusive) missed!



Written for The New York Time Best Sellers.