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Getting Geekily Giddy for Anna Akana in STAR WARS Fan Film

Originally published on November 2, 2016 If I can declare myself a true fan of anything, I can definitely say that STAR WARS and YouTube star Anna Akana are on the list. To see them both come together just pushes my geekiness to a whole new level. Yesterday, a brand new STAR WARS fan …

The Mantras of Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus

Despite the two being friends, personality-wise, they are polar opposites of each other. Chirrut is a spiritual warrior who, despite not being a Jedi, is a strong believer in the Force. Baze, on the other hand, is more of a “shoot now, think later” kind of guy, and thinks the Force is – as Han Solo put it best once – “a bunch of mumbo jumbo.”

Aloha ‘Oe Dr. Max Bergman (Masi Oka)

As a fan of the show and as a fan of Oka, this is bittersweet news to take in. Max is a very likeable character who makes it clear that he’s very passionate for his work. I also like how geeky he is for TV shows and movies with cult followings, for Oka never makes that side of Max feel forced, but rather, a natural asset of his being.

(Accidentally) Emerging and Breaking From Old Attitudes

I get why my family members would hold such anger. To have your country invaded like that is a scar marked in your memory. At the same time, it’s not right that they held such prejudices as that. You can’t blame a whole race and/or ethnicity for what certain individuals did. I wouldn’t be able to live with myself with such a narrow outlook on the world.

Hey Disneyland, Where is the API Character Merch?

MULAN, LILO AND STITCH, and BIG HERO 6 are the only Disney films to feature API characters, and so it’s very important to celebrate them by any means necessary. That’s why I want to see more merch with Mulan not just as a member of the Disney Princess club, but also as the great warrior she is seen as in the movie. I want to see something of Lilo that celebrates her unashamed individuality and lovable quirks. I hope to eventually see more products of Hiro that highlights him as the brilliant young robotics genius he is.

Why Sports Commentators Need to Start Improving Their Olympic Coverage

Call me optimistic, for I hope I’m being realistic when I say that these commentators should start to seriously reconsider how they do their coverage of the Olympics sooner than later, especially when it comes to their discussion of Asian athletes. It may be barely a week into the Rio Olympics, but I’m already looking ahead at the next Olympic games. Why you ask? Because the next three Olympic games (both summer and winter) are all going to be held in Asia!