by Love and Rock Music. (TCW) The first half of "Destroy Malevolence," as Anakin and Padmé make their way towards each other.
Welcome to The Moons of Iego, the first site devoted to the tragic pair from George Lucas' Star Wars epic: Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala, who become the parents of classic trilogy heroes Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa.
Anyone's welcome - until you start bashing, at which point we bind you, gag you, and force you to watch repeat viewings of the Holiday Special. ;)
***CLONE WARS NOTE: SERIES IS CANCELLED!!!
LEARN WHAT YOU CAN DO TO SAVE THE SHOW AND SIGN THE PETITION HERE.***
May 4, 2013
Happy Star Wars Day, everyone! Also, an embarrassingly belated Happy Birthday to our beloved AOTC/ROTS Anakin, Hayden, back on April 19!
Updates for today:
<-- New May Calendar!
-- At last - Anakin, Padmé, and P/A images from "The Wrong Jedi"!
-- Updated the P/A Links page
-- Two small additions thanks to Valerie/Treasure Ryder: one new P/A Fan Story, and one new P/A novels moment!
More updates to come soon...
Aeryn @ 8:43 pm CST
April 6, 2013
Belated Happy Birthday to our Clone Wars Anakin, Matt Lanter, who turned 30 on April 1st! :)
Apologies for the lateness of the April calendar - Darth Real Life absolutely blindsided me this week with a ton of crap. Anyway, hope you like it. :)
The Alliance to Restore the Republic - er, Restore The Clone Wars is still going strong! I'll repost all the links from before:
If you want to write a letter to Disney and Lucasfilm directly:
500 S Buena Vista St
Burbank, CA 91521
Attn: Bob Iger
P.O. Box 29901
San Francisco, CA 94129-0901
Attn: Kathleen Kennedy
More updates to come soon...
Aeryn @ 5:47 pm CST
March 20, 2013
I won't mince words. Clone Wars is on the chopping block. To have any chance at a proper resolution for the show and our favorite characters, the time for us to act is NOW.
You can check out the campaign at these sites (these are just a few):
And of course, don't forget to show the Clone Wars crew themselves how much we love them and what they've done: Dave Filoni, Ashley Eckstein, James Arnold Taylor, Catherine Taber. (Let me know anyone whose FB I've forgotten!)
All these links have great ideas for ways to show your support and make your voice heard to the powers that be at Disney and Lucasfilm. Letters, t-shirts, buttons, petitions, buying Clone Wars merchandise, especially DVDs and Blu-Rays... there are countless possibilities.
THERE ARE STILL EPISODES WAITING TO BE SEEN. And unless we act now, we may never see them.
If you want to write a letter to Disney and Lucasfilm directly:
500 S Buena Vista St
Burbank, CA 91521
Attn: Bob Iger
P.O. Box 29901
San Francisco, CA 94129-0901
Attn: Kathleen Kennedy
KEEP IT CIVIL in your letters and protests! Cussing out Disney and co. now won't accomplish anything. And remember, as Han would say... never tell (us) the odds! You may be only one person, but who knows? It only took one torpedo to hit that small thermal exhaust port...
Aeryn @ 7:17 pm CST
Aeryn @ 12:52 am CST
February 17, 2013
Anakin pics from "The Jedi Who Knew Too Much" now up. What an episode! :(
Aeryn @ 7:33 pm CST
February 16, 2013
Updated the spoiler notice atop this page - please take heed! :)
Also, finally got all the Anakin pics from "Sabotage" added to the galleries.
Aeryn @ 2:37 pm CST
February 13, 2013
Okay - server glitch resolved! For those of you who missed the notice on the tag-board, the February calendar is up (and has been for a couple of weeks) and Anakin pics up through "The Lawless" have been added to his galleries. I'm still working on the caps for "Sabotage," since that was such an Anakin-heavy episode.
Now, I'm single, so I don't particularly observe Valentine's Day - but, I couldn't let our favorite couple (and their fans) go totally neglected on this particular holiday. :) My treat to you guys: a new wallpaper (in two sizes) featuring a new photomanip by yours truly! The manip is a "promo pic" of sorts - "illustration" isn't quite the right term - for my AOTC fic "Fascination." I've long wanted to have a visual of Padmé in the dress she wears in that story (I'm even considering getting it commissioned in doll form), and after endless hours of searching Google Images, I FINALLY found the almost perfect base for it. Then hours more getting the manip to look right. :) The two sizes are here: 1366x768 and 1024x768.
Enjoy, and Happy Singles' Awareness Day! ;)
Aeryn @ 7:27 pm CST
January 1, 2013
Happy New Year to my fellow A/P fans! :) Here's the new calendar - everyone seemed to like the style of the September calendar so much, I've decided to do a series of them. Hope you like! We'll see if I can make time for another update today.
ETA @ 9:28 a.m.: Addition to the "Echoed Moments" section! I've started the Padmé-Luke page. If you have any suggestions for ANY part of "Echoed Moments," please let me know! I'm sure I've missed a few.
Aeryn @ 6:55 am CST
December 30, 2012
First off, a very happy birthday to our wonderful Clone Wars Padmé and fellow A/P fan (not to mention a real sweetie), Catherine Taber! :) (Bit of trivia, Cat has actually played two of our favorite Skywalker ladies at various points in her career - she's voiced Leia in "The Force Unleashed" video games and the upcoming "Star Wars: Detours" cartoon series.)
Couple of small updates today - Anakin caps and stills from the TCW episode "Secret Weapons" (what a sweet little moment with Artoo there!), and three fantastic pieces of A/P artwork from Rinakin Skywalker! In the process of cleaning up some broken links in the fic sections, and still working on moving the image galleries over to the new location, so never mind the mess. ;) I'll have a new calendar - and hopefully more - for you on New Year's.
Aeryn @ 10:12 am CST
December 2, 2012
Just a small update for today - the December calendar. :) Hope you guys enjoy! Yes, I'm just as frustrated over the lack of A/P (or even just Anakin OR Padmé) TCW episodes as you are. I haven't even watched any episodes since the first of the younglings arc - which was a good episode, sure, but the Skywalkers are where it's at for me. Hopefully our patience will be rewarded.
If I don't post before then, have a great holiday season and see you in the new year!
Aeryn @ 12:25 pm CST
Unbelievable. I never thought 7-9 would happen, at least not during Lucas's lifetime. I'm adopting a wait-and-see attitude for the new movies: while Anakin's story has been concluded in the films, maybe whatever new story George has in store will intrigue me too. We'll just have to... again, wait-and-see. As far as Disney goes, I'm hoping this means we finally get more Leia and Padmé merchandise and gear out there - since, after all, Disney's all about queens and especially princesses.
I don't often plug anything related to TheForce.Net, but there really was an excellent ForceCast this past week addressing the big news - I encourage anyone with concerns about the merger or the new films to give it a listen. It certainly eased many of my anxieties.
Something else also happened during the month of October that I overlooked - the 13th anniversary of TMOI! My website's a middle-schooler. o_O Hence the theme of this month's calendar: Anakin and Padmé's main on screen incarnations through the years. I'm also working on updates to the "Echoed Moments" section, since it looks like it'll be a few more weeks before we get any more A/P related screencaps. (On a screencap note, since CW airs on Saturday mornings now, I don't get my episodes on iTunes until Sunday morning at the earliest. I'll do my best to have caps for episodes up by Sunday evenings.)
Have a good week, everyone! :)
Aeryn @ 9:41 pm CST
For tonight, I have the first batch of screencaps from Season 5, here! (Feels good to say that after all this time.)
If anyone is still interested in the idea of a fan art challenge, let me know. I've also opened up/bumped a couple of threads for discussion in the forums, including one involving the most recent episodes.
Aeryn @ 12:13 am CST
September 3, 2012
The September calendar is up - and the spotlight has been updated to reflect a more TCW-centric theme, in honor of the return of the series later this month. :)
One concern that has occurred to me about doing a hand-drawn fan art challenge now: I know several of my regular visitors are DeviantArt members, and members of the Anidala group there (which I've linked to in the current spotlight, and has a fantastic selection of A/P art). That group is also running its own traditional art challenge right now, through mid-October, and was started back in mid-August. Since they started their challenge first, I certainly don't want to potentially siphon off any participants that might otherwise take part in their challenge. Nor do I want to make potential participants feel pressured to contribute to both challenges.
So my question to you, potential participants, is this: Do YOU still want a traditional/hand-drawn challenge here, and if so, would you rather we wait until the other challenge is completed to do ours? Or should we go ahead and start a challenge, but choose another medium? Or do you have a different suggestion altogether?
Please let me know as soon as possible. Thank you!
Aeryn @ 7:59 am CST
September 2, 2012
Happy September! Yes, the new calendar will be coming shortly.
So the consensus on the fanworks challenge is that we'd like to do a traditional/hand-drawn challenge, then? If this works for everyone, I'll do my best to get the challenge going either today or tomorrow, so we'll have most of the month of September to do it.
Celebration VI was a BLAST! I'll have pictures up for you soon, for those who'd like them. And it looks like we're in for at least one significant A/P related plotline this season on TCW - I'm biting my nails from what I've seen of it! For those of you who have not seen any of the new season 5 footage, here are some links. Beware, these are very spoiler LOADED clips:
-- Celebration VI trailer
-- Other clips
Awesome, right? Now, for this update, I have for you: "Seeds of Resistance," the first sequel to "Under Fire," has been posted in the AU P/A fic section. I've also added the Anakin-Leia and Padmé-Leia sections to "Echoed Moments," with more sections to come soon.
Aeryn @ 2:35 pm CST
August 11, 2012
Yours truly has been thinking, and that's seldom a good idea!
I'd like to revive the monthly fanworks challenge in some way, even if it's something as small as an icon or a drabble. I know there hasn't been the best luck with it in the past, but I'm willing to concede some of the blame on my not updating as often as I should.
So, those of you still here... are you interested in reviving a fanworks challenge? Fic/drabble, wallpaper, regular fan art, icons, videos? I admit to being partial to the video idea... don't tell me I'm the only one who listens to a song in the car and mentally edits Star Wars scenes into them? ;) I'll even go as far as to say I'm willing to up the ante on prizes for the challenge winners. Let me know!
Coding fanfic right now... aiming to have it ready by next weekend.
Also, it looks like, in other bad ideas, I have decided to attend Celebration VI in a couple of weeks! Who needs money, right? So, needless to say, there probably won't be any content updates that weekend.
Aeryn @ 12:47 pm CST
August 5, 2012
'Under Fire' fans rejoice... not one, but TWO sequels are coming your way! I hope to have it within the next few updates. If I end up going to Celebration, that may slow things down a bit, but we'll see.
Speaking of Celebration... here's a sneak peek at what's in store for the updated galleries! I've been wanting to do an A/P fandom section for a while, and hopefully this is just the beginning. (Never mind the blah layout - that's going to change, too.) And, if you've never been to a Celebration, maybe this will whet your whistle into going to a future one. ;)
See you guys next weekend!
Aeryn @ 10:19 pm CST
August 3, 2012
August calendar is up! In honor of the premiere, this month four years ago, of the Clone Wars movie/series pilot. While screenwise, there was very little in the way of interaction for our couple... it still presented us with our first official on-screen interaction between them in three years, since their entrail-wrenching final scene in Revenge of the Sith. However brief, it gave us a glimpse of the literally star-crossed lovers in a less painful time. Desperately in love and fighting for each other, no matter how far apart they were physically.
Now that I've waxed all mushy on you: more updates to come this weekend! As always, stay tuned.
Aeryn @ 11:42 pm CST
July 22, 2012
Sound the alarm - not only do you see a second update in one month, this update includes FANFIC (and a piece of fan art)! Most of these submissions were buried in my inbox for months, and I apologize again to the authors/artists who sent them to me - from this day forward I will be making a better effort to keep up with my inbox, so these works don't get overlooked. Feel free to flog me in the meantime, though.
In other semi-bad news, the same gallery glitch that is plaguing the main image galleries appears to be targeting the fan art/wallpaper galleries, too (namely - random images vanishing). So I'll be upgrading those galleries as well.
You've probably noticed lately I've been a bit more... bloggy in some of my updates here. I've got a lot on my mind when it comes to fandom lately, so I've been debating something I probably shouldn't: starting a prequel/female/A&P fan-friendly blog. Primary focus would be Star Wars, but probably wouldn't totally exclude other geek culture biggies (Harry Potter, Hunger Games, etc). Goodness knows the non-PT fanboys are certainly loud, why shouldn't we be? I've noticed a lot of comments on the tag board recently expressing similar frustration about the treatment of females in things like official merchandise. Shoot, even some people in higher places have noticed things here, too; for a while now I've been receiving press update emails from Her Universe - they know this site is a focal point for a section of the female fanbase. That said, would any of you be interested in reading - or perhaps even contributing to - such a blog if I were to start it? (I do have a livejournal which I never update anymore, so there's a certain appeal to starting somewhere else fresh.) Let me know!
I'm also taking this as an opportunity to start fresh with TMOI - starting next update, you'll see updates to other long-neglected sections, like "Echoed Moments." Stay tuned!
Aeryn @ 5:23 pm CST
July 11, 2012
New July calendar! I got it up before the month was halfway gone, at least. ;)
I do have more updates planned... if you've sent me something up that isn't posted in my next update, please, PLEASE feel free to bring it to my attention!
Aeryn @ 9:35 pm CST
June 24, 2012
Well, crap. During a recent perusal of the image galleries, a little glitch I had earlier noticed now appears to be more widespread than I thought: the disappearance of random chunks of images. I had ignored it for the time being, hoping it would resolve itself on its own like most of my other site glitches, but when you start deleting my shirtless Anakin images, then measures must be taken. :P
I suspect that part of the problem may be that, with the exception of some of my Clone Wars screencaptures, nearly all my other images were uploaded into one folder... and I wonder if that folder is finally saying "NO MORE!" So, starting tonight, I'm going to re-upload the image galleries from the ground up, into more organized folders. Ultimately, once I'm done, you guys shouldn't notice anything too different - aside from hopefully no images missing, and the image counters will be reset. (And it'll actually be easier for ME to find images this way.) For a while, during the process, you may notice certain galleries suddenly disappear and reappear - don't worry. It's not permanent, and I'll keep you guys updated on the process.
I apologize for the glitches, and hope to have it resolved fairly soon, but I fully expect this process to take at least a few weeks.
Aeryn @ 5:52 pm CST
June 17, 2012
One of my new bugbears about Star Wars fandom is the lack of proper female-themed collectibles - it's why I've linked to the above Tonner petition. I'm even thinking of adding a section to the TMOI image galleries for A/P-themed collectibles. In the meantime, Erika of Star Wars Shrine (the same woman behind the Tonner petition) has written a fantastic post about the lack of good female-themed SW collectibles, for our girl Padmé in particular. Check it out! And check out some of her other posts, too - she's got a phenomenal Padmé and Leia collection, including some gorgeous custom Padmés!
Aeryn @ 11:06 pm CST
June 9, 2012
The June calendar is up! More updates to come soon, hopefully later this weekend.
Aeryn @ 12:09 pm CST
May 13, 2012
To all moms out there, be your babies two- or four-legged:
Aeryn @ 9:26 am CST
May 4, 2012
Happy Star Wars Day! :)
Great news for female Star Wars and Her Universe fans... starting today, Her Universe's new products will be available on HotTopic.com! I'm so happy for Ashley - it's her (and our) next step into a larger world, with HU products showing up on a huge chain store website. And be sure to check out Her Universe's website tomorrow and snag that AWESOME new tote bag! If you're not sure what I'm talking about, you will be tomorrow. :) HU is our best shot at getting more gorgeous Padmé and A/P wearables out there, so they definitely deserve our support!
Also, last but not least, I've updated the Spotlight with an AOTC theme in honor of this month's anniversary!
Aeryn @ 6:33 pm CST
May 1, 2012
Ten years this month since Attack of the Clones was first released! I feel... old. ;)
Believe it or not, there was an A/P fandom prior to AOTC: but it was very small, very lonely, and at times very frustrating. Prior to AOTC, I could count on one hand the number of authors out there who wrote A/P (at that time going by A/A for "Anakin/Amidala") without it being part of the dreaded Monster!Anakin/Angel!Padmé/Saint!Obi-Wan triangle - where Obi-Wan and Padmé were the true star-crossed lovers, and Anakin the unwelcome intruder. Love triangle theories and debates were rampant and bloody. It wasn't exactly the most rewarding experience to be an A/P shipper. In fact, TMOI's very origins came out of my early thoughts of having an "anti-triangle" website. I wanted some place I could revel in my pro-A/A nature without Obidala sticking its nose in everywhere. But even back then I realized it was much more fun to spend time SUPPORTING something I like than DWELLING on something I disliked, so I started TMOI.
AOTC's release changed so much. Now that we finally had an on-screen realization of the romance (pretty kisses!), and a gorgeous adult Anakin to drool over, A/P material popped up everywhere. TMOI was bombarded with submissions. Whatever you think of AOTC, 2002 was an exquisitely busy and manic time to be an A/P shipper. There was an upsurge in fan art, fan fiction, and fan sites all devoted to A/P. The utter absence of any triangle hints in the movie laid to rest many of the fandom love triangle debates. Woohoo!
Now, it feels like things have come back full circle in some ways: we're in a prolonged quiet period, and as it was in 1999, we're back down to two regularly updated A/P-related fan sites, TMOI and Anakin And His Angel. At least this time we're not plagued by Obidala debates. ;)
On a separate note, you may notice the new link here on the main page. Fellow A/P Defender and collector Erika has started an online petition for acclaimed collector-doll designer Robert Tonner to produce more Star Wars dolls - especially but not limited to renditions of Padmé's wardrobe for the three prequels! Tonner is known for producing detailed doll versions of dozens of on-screen characters (among others), perhaps most famously Harry Potter, Gone With the Wind, and The Hunger Games soon to come. Years ago Tonner did release a couple of gorgeous, expensive, extremely limited-edition dolls based on two of Amidala's TPM gowns (the parade and the kimono - check some great pics out in the last two rows of the gallery here), but nothing since then. If video games like Tomb Raider warrant the Tonner treatment, an epic film series like Star Wars, and especially Trisha Biggar's amazing costume design work, certainly does! If you are interested in seeing more high-quality SW collectibles like Tonner dolls, or share my dream of one day owning a 16-inch fully-detailed A/P wedding doll set... check the petition out!
Happy AOTC Anniversary, May the Fourth be with you, and enjoy the new calendar! I actually got it up at the BEGINNING of the month this time! :)
Aeryn @ 10:25 pm CST
April 11, 2012
One day better than the previous months: the April calendar! :) I'd been struggling for inspiration, and then the Clone Wars micro-series comments on the tag-board gave me an idea.
I am working on other content to add, I promise. I just don't have near the time that I used to to work on this site; I'm hoping that will change in the next few months.
Aeryn @ 7:55 pm CST
March 12, 2012
And again it's the 12th of the month... here's hoping April will be better! I've been drained the better part of this past month by a super-nasty chest bug, which even now is just barely hanging on. In honor of the season of renewal, here's what is hopefully a bright, springy enough March calendar. :)
Aeryn @ 8:56 pm CST
February 12, 2012
Happy early Valentine's, A/P fans! Just a quickie for now, because I'm on my way out the door to see TPM in 3D (woohoo!) - the February calendar, TPM-themed in honor of this month's re-release! :)
Aeryn @ 1:46 pm CST
January 22, 2012
You know, if I thought petitioning Dave Filoni and company for more A/P TCW episodes would have any impact, I'd totally do it. But the very nature of this series means that episodes are planned and created way, WAY before the air date. You can bet money Season 5 is already in production, and beyond that? Well, I'd love to see it, but it's not a guarantee at this point. Either way... yeah, I'm pretty grumbly when it comes to how much A/P we've gotten in the series. Yes, the show is called "The Clone WARS," which means by its nature - and I wouldn't expect otherwise - there's going to be a hefty focus on battles and lightsaber duels and undercover missions and the like. But TCW is still Star Wars, and the A/P relationship is still extremely crucial to the shape of the Star Wars saga as a whole - not just to Anakin and Padmé's own journeys. Luke and Leia didn't come from the stork! ;) So to neglect the A/P relationship does it and TCW something of a disservice, I think. Of course, watch me rant now and then the last few episodes of this season will be an A/P-palooza...
I was delaying updating because I'd hoped to have the next update include the fanfics I've been coding. And the two main (quite long) fics I'm coding are about 80% coded, I'd say. So next update, I fully intend to have them. In the meantime, I don't see the point in delaying the Clone Wars screencap updates any further, and I'm already several episodes behind on those, so here you go: Anakin, Padmé, A/P.
Aeryn @ 6:36 pm CST
January 2, 2012
Happy New Year! Still catching up on Clone Wars material: added all the A/P moments up through the currently aired episodes, finished the quotes for season 3, and added some behind the scenes quotes for season 4. (Catherine Taber gives a lot of interviews, and she LOVES to talk about our favorite couple. :)) I've still yet to add the episode quotes for season 4 - it's a little tricky, because while our pair does exchange dialogue in the first few episodes, most of it is purely functional, and I don't see any point in transcribing that.
STILL in the process of coding fanfics to add. Somehow those always get pushed to the bottom of my stack - probably because they're the most time consuming, especially the long stories. That will be my goal for this coming weekend, to finally get those cracked out.
You might notice some changes to the Spotlight: in addition to new featured items, I've switched out the all-but-defunct wallpaper challenge for a Monthly Calendar. Each month, I'll be posting a new calendar here at TMOI - I imagine many of them will be made by me, but if you feel inspired to do one of your own you'd like to see posted, please drop me a line!
New Clone Wars this Friday! I've waited long enough, haven't you? ;)
Aeryn @ 2:09 pm CST
December 5, 2011
All caught up on Clone Wars screencaptures, all the way through "Slaves of the Republic" (who's up for photomanipping Padmé into the place of Queen Miraj in some of those shots, right ? ;)): here.
Clone Wars A/P moments and interview quotes to be added next update!
In the meantime, some slightly bumming news on the A/P merchandise front: a friend of mine spoke with Ashley Eckstein at New York Comic Con some weeks ago, and asked when Her Universe would be selling that japor snippet recreation I posted about here a while back. Ashley told my friend that Her Universe was unable to track down the original artist for the snippet - which means they can't get permission to use the design, which means - alas - no HU japor snippet recreation. :( However, a silver lining: there will indeed be some A/P-themed items at Her Universe in the not-too-distant future! I know when that does happen, we'll all be sure to support Ashley and HU in showing that there is indeed a market for A/P items! :) After all, that gorgeous Padmé shirt of theirs was perhaps the most popular shirt I saw at Celebration V...
Aeryn @ 7:30 pm CST
Aeryn @ 10:00 pm CST
September 26, 2011
Good, the tag-board seems to have gotten its act together for now. Since I may not be able to update later this week and I'm a bit overdue anyway, here're the image updates for "Prisoners": Anakin, Padmé, and A/P.
Also, TMoI regular Hannah has a suggestion for a possible future fic challenge - let us know what you think!
Aeryn @ 9:28 p.m. CST
September 24, 2011
Yes, alas, I am aware of the issues with the tag-board. If they don't resolve themselves VERY quickly, I'll be on the hunt for a new tag-board provider. Sorry about the glitch, guys. Also, still in the process of capping this week's CW episode. Feel free to drop any questions or comments on the forums until the tag-board issue is resolved.
The good news... another CW episode with our pair next week! Hopefully this one will have more in the way of affectionate moments than the previous two, though.
Aeryn @ 8:01 p.m. CST
September 10, 2011
The wait is almost over! This time next week, I'll be posting screencaps from season 4 of TCW! :) The saga Blu-rays come out the same day too, but it's going to be a while longer to figure out how I can cap those. Ideally, I'd like to recap the entire A/P-relevant portions of the saga, but we'll see how involved an effort it's going to be.
Also on the screencaps front: you asked for them, you got 'em! Caps and stills from the last three episodes of TCW season 3 are now up in Anakin's galleries, as well as screencaps of the A/P portions of Lego SW III: TCW. I nearly died laughing while capping the Geonosis segment. :)
Still in the process of coding fanfics; I hope to have those next update.
Aeryn @ 4:26 p.m. CST
July 17, 2011
No excuses, no apologies. Straight to the update:
Couple: 12 scans from the "Darth Vader: The Lost Command" comic, where during a mission Vader is plagued by visions of a life he might have had with Padmé if he'd never turned to the Dark Side. Many thanks to izzy_the_hutt for her hard work scanning those in!
Fan fic updates to come next.
Aeryn @ 9:35 p.m. CST
May 29, 2011
Surprise, I'm alive! :) Welcome to the new layout, I hope you all enjoy it!
Content updates to come soon; getting the new layout coded was a lot of work.
Aeryn @ 1:48 p.m. CST
March 6, 2011
Three episodes left of the season! I'm trying to think of ideas of things to do/update the site with during the CW hiatus. Any suggestions? Maybe icon challenges, or flash fic/drabble challenges? Weekly chats? Let me know what you think. :)
Keen-eyed visitors will notice I've put shiny new graphics on the main A/P fic page to designate the specific fic eras, and I've re-added the Clone Wars section, including a few fics that were "lost" in the last big site glitch. Also, anakin_girl: I've still got your fic, just figuring out how I'm going to code it for posting! :) Today's update:
Also, this week, I plan on starting putting together the new layout. :) See you soon!
Aeryn @ 8:36 p.m. CST
February 21, 2011
Hard to believe we're almost finished with season three already - all I have to say right now is Season 4 better make it up to us in the A/P department! Today's update:
I'll try to have another update soon. :)
Aeryn @ 2:16 p.m. CST
February 9, 2011
Mini-update tonight, because this was just too adorable not to share: the trailer for the upcoming Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars video game. Hilarious and adorable as usual, and there's even a great little A/P moment - which I've screencapped, of course.
Couple: Screencaps from the new Lego trailer.
Have a good week, everyone!
Aeryn @ 8:35 p.m. CST
February 7, 2011
I've reached a point where online life just isn't the priority for me that it used to be - not that I've ever been consistent in how often I update, of course. I still love SW, still love A/P and this site, though, so I plan to keep going, even if it only means updating once a month. Ideally, it'll be more often, but that'll depend on whether this online apathy is just a phase or not.
There've been some great ideas for the new layout - the prevailing sentiment seems to be that there should be a Clone Wars theme, and that's kind of where I'm leaning myself. However, my intense negligence means that I haven't officially started designing the new layout yet, so there's still time to get in your suggestions! Let me know in this thread. Content updates:
Anakin: Images from the last several TCW episodes, plus a couple of new Season 3 promo pics.
Couple: One new fanfic.
Misc. Added five entries for Wallpaper Challenge 14! Also, I've added one more entry to Challenge 13, since it was one I apparently missed a few months ago - so check it out, and don't forget to vote for your favorite entry!
Catch you guys later! Not too much later, though, I hope. ;)
Aeryn @ 8:05 p.m. CST
December 26, 2010
Hope everyone's having a wonderful holiday season! The CW hiatus is almost over, guys. :) A couple of you guys have sent in fics, and I promise I'll get to those in the next update.
I'm thinking of designing a new site layout for TMOI. Do you have ideas for what you'd like TMOI to look like in the future? Here's your chance to influence a future layout! Let me know in this thread.
Voting for Wallpaper Challenge 13 has been opened, and Challenge 14 is now open for submissions! I've also finally updated the "Spotlight" sidebar, including a cute fic perfect for this time of year. :) Content updates:
Catch you guys later!
Aeryn @ 11:28 p.m. CST
December 3, 2010
Sorry about the slowness in getting these images up! I'm exhausted, so the rest of this update will have to wait until tomorrow night or Sunday.
Bad news, guys: tonight's CW episode is the last one for a month! :( Commence CW withdrawal symptoms... NOW.
Catch you guys later!
Aeryn @ 8:38 p.m. CST
November 14, 2010
Last night's CW was totally bizarre, wasn't it? In a good way, IMO. And we get another Padmé/Ahsoka team-up next week!
Bit of news: On November 21, fellow A/P site Anakin And His Angel will have its 10th anniversary. AAHA started up not too long after TMOI, and has been the only other A/P-related website that's remained strong all this time. Congrats to Jen for 10 great years! Jen has a number of events planned for the month-long celebration, so pop by there and check them out! Don't forget to also take a peek at the November calendar, designed by yours truly. ;) Now, TMOI updates:
Couple: One miscellaneous image - but it's a spectacular one, IMO. This is a piece from the recently-published book Star Wars: Visions, which I plan on picking up as soon as I have the money. The piece is both beautiful and heartbreaking, perfect for our couple.
Miscellaneous: Echoed Moments is back! Just the A/P section for now, with more to come soon!
I know I said something a little while back about the wallpaper challenge, but given the late hour, that'll have to wait until next update. Catch you later!
Aeryn @ 12:27 a.m. CST
November 7, 2010
So, we've officially had more episodes with A/P together in season 3 than all of season 2, though it's only been little spoonfuls so far. Better than nothing, for sure... but I'd die of squee if we just had one little kiss, wouldn't you?
Aeryn @ 6:47 p.m. CST
October 24, 2010
More season 3 updates! Lots of pics and quotes:
Anakin: Screencaps from "Assassin."
Padmé: Screencaps from "Assassin."
Couple: Screencaps from "Assassin," lots of new Cat Taber A/P interview quotes, and added the season 3 episode moments and quotes sections.
Aeryn @ 4:27 p.m. CST
October 23, 2010
The wallpaper/art gallery is back up. Unfortunately, some files seem to be missing now, which I'll have to re-upload.
PLEASE do not post Clone Wars episode spoilers on the tag-board until Saturday nights (American time zones), guys! There are a lot of people like me who don't get to see the episode until Saturday morning at the earliest. If you absolutely can't wait to gush about the episode, that's what the message boards are for.
Updates for today: I've begun the process of adding Season 3 images to the galleries. I've added everything but the screencaps from last night's episode and from "ARC Troopers," since that episode was lost on my old computer and I haven't re-downloaded it yet. Images here: Anakin, Padmé, A/P.
Aeryn @ 11:31 a.m. CST
October 20, 2010
You're going to get tired of me apologizing! ;)
I'm working on the wallpaper/fan art gallery issue. I've tried contacting my host on the matter, but so far, no success. Anyone out there an expert in mySQL? ;)
If absolutely nothing else works, then I'll simply rebuild the wallpaper/art gallery in another location. I'm REALLY hoping it doesn't come to that, but I'd much rather spend the weekend rebuilding than let one stupid site glitch wipe out years of effort. Wouldn't you?
Aeryn @ 11:18 p.m. CST
October 13, 2010
SO sorry about the downtime, everyone! I'm hoping to have a content update soon. :)
Several sections, including the P/A fic, are in the process of being rebuilt: somehow, the most recent updates of those sections are gone, which means several of the most recently added fics aren't listed, and the category reorganization I did that I liked so much is gone too. *facepalm* So if your fic was there and isn't now, don't fret; I'm in the process of reconstructing the fic listings. I hope to have that done this weekend. If you guys spot any other errors or anomalies, please let me know!
Aeryn @ 9:16 p.m. CST
September 17, 2010
Put on your party hats everyone, it's CLONE WARS NIGHT!!! If you've got the itch to discuss tonight's two-part premiere, I've set up a thread here on the discussion forums. Keep any spoilers for these episodes there and off the tag-board until tomorrow night!
Anyway, one last bit I forgot to post about Celebration - my autographs! Since I'm sooner likely to conceive by midichlorians than get an Anakin/Padmé photo autographed by both Hayden and Natalie, I'm very happy to have gotten the next best thing: their voice-acting counterparts, and their children. :) Was pretty cool to get Obi-Wan and Ahsoka, too.
Matt Lanter & Catherine Taber (One of Cat's own favorite pictures!) ♥
Matt, Cat, James Arnold Taylor, & Ashley Eckstein (Cat says she loves to sign the gun, heh.)
Ashley Eckstein (Love the way she does her As.)
Mark Hamill & Carrie Fisher
Now, to the updates:
Anakin: 10 stills from TCW 3x02 "ARC Troopers." Slight spoilers.
Couple: Added some new pics of Matt & Cat - some promo shots of the CW cast; some of the gang at the Lucasfilm TCW S3 premiere.
Misc.: Reorganized the "Echoed Moments" section, and completely re-did the A/P part of it. One more entry to the wallpaper challenge! Let me know what you guys want to do for the next challenge - fic or wallpaper - because I intend to close the current challenge and start the new one with the next update.
More - including caps from tonight's episode - to come soon!
Aeryn @ 4:56 p.m. CST
August 29, 2010
First off, if you by chance haven't yet seen the incredible Clone Wars season 3 trailer that aired at Celebration V - do so, now! September 17, guys. Just a few more weeks! This hiatus has been brutal. Anyway, Celebration was awesome! Lots of prequel/Clone Wars love, lots of wonderful geeking out. Detailed recaps and links to photos (including a few shots of yours truly in her well-received but somewhat uncomfortable Snowbunny Padmé costume) are available at my LiveJournal.
A couple of not earth-shattering, but still good P/A-related bits of news from the convention: First, Dave Filoni (when asked about other possible romantic subplots in TCW) reiterated that the main romance of TCW is really meant to be Anakin and Padmé. ♥ Let's hope this means we have more in store for our couple in season 3! As far as TCW itself, Dave confirmed they would be making TCW for as long as people would watch. (I think I heard in one panel that they're already planning as far ahead as season 5.) Sweet! :D
The second bit of news: I had a chance to briefly meet Ashley Eckstein, who is just as sweet as anyone could hope for. She confirmed to me that the next jewelry item that Her Universe is producing is... a japor snippet! Yes, fellow shippers - at last, we're getting an official replica of that crucial and awesome piece of P/A-dom! (I'm also pleased to report that HU's beautiful Padmé shirt was possibly the most popular shirt at the convention - hopefully the success of this item means we have more Padmé and P/A items coming down the pipe from HU!)
Anakin: Handful of new S3 trailer caps; a couple of new season 3 promo pics.
Padmé: One cap from the new CW season 3 trailer; four lovely new wallpapers.
Couple: Reorganized the main fanfic page, adding categories for the Clone Wars and inter-trilogy (between ROTS/ANH) eras. Also, one miscellaneous image. This was part of the exclusive Celebration V postcard set, and I just cracked up when I saw it. Would have been better with Anakin's robo-arm included, but oh well. ;)
Misc.: Three new entries to the "Favorite Scene" wallpaper challenge! I think I'm going to wrap this one up in the next update, so if you've got an entry, please get that in!
More to come soon!
Aeryn @ 12:35 a.m. CST
August 1, 2010
Ten days to Celebration V! :) Well, to the day I get on my plane, anyway. Perhaps needless to say, there won't be any updates the week I'm in Orlando - so I will try to get at least one more update in before my trip. My A/P-related goals for this con are to get my CW A/P photo autographed by Matt Lanter and Cat Taber (and maybe ask Cat Taber how much Padmé or A/P we can expect in season 3), and hopefully get some pretty pictures of costumed A/P duos like this beautiful one I caught at Celebration IV.
Anakin: Few better-quality caps from the CW Season 3 extended trailer as well as a couple of new season 3 promo pics.
Padmé: One cap from a better-quality CW season 3 trailer.
Misc.: Two new wallpaper entry to the "Favorite Scene" challenge!
Enjoy your week!
Aeryn @ 4:50 p.m. CST
July 13, 2010
Less than a month to Celebration V! I'm so excited! My Padmé costume is nearly ready; closer to convention time I should have pictures of it posted. Hopefully I can find some nice Anakins to pose with so I can have some more site-relevant pics. ;)
In convention related news: two potentially awesome panels! Fellow A/P-er LazyPadawan has broken news of a pro-prequel panel during Celebration V, on Friday, August 13, hosted by Bryan of BigShinyRobot and Star Wars Examiner fame. Sweet! More details to come.
The second potentially cool panel, this one at Comic Con: "Her Universe: Shining the Spotlight on Female Fans - the Past, Present and Future of Science Fiction Through Female Eyes. This unique panel brings together some of today's leading women who are movers and shakers in the various fields of Sci Fi and fantasy. The panel will discuss the influence of women working in the Sci Fi field, what kinds of entertainment female Sci Fi fans want to see more of, how to write fully-realized female Sci Fi characters, what has been missing up to now, and what female fans can do to encourage this growing movement." Hopefully this one will show up at Celebration V too! More info at Her Universe.
For anyone who hasn't seen the Clone Wars Season 3 trailer: Go, do so. Now. Unless you're avoiding spoilers, of course. ;)
Anyhoo, site updates:
Couple: Three 1280x800 wallpapers by me - one TPM, one AOTC, and one photomanip.
Anakin: Few caps from the CW Season 3 extended trailer; finally uploaded the caps from "R2 Come Home."
Padmé: One Padmé and Ahsoka wallpaper by me; few caps from the CW season 3 trailer.
Misc.: One new wallpaper entry to the "Favorite Scene" challenge!
Enjoy your week!
Aeryn @ 9:52 p.m. CST
June 13, 2010
RL's a bitch, you guys. That's all I have in my defense. That, and I have something up my sleeve I'd hoped to have for this update, but is just going to have to wait a little bit longer. :)
Couple: Quotes and moments pages up for CW 2x19, "The Zillo Beast Strikes Back." Also, a few caps up from the Lego SW II game - particularly that hilarious riff on the TESB "I am your father" scene. (Which, if you haven't ever seen, do so NOW. Here.)
Misc.: One new wallpaper entry to the "Favorite Scene" challenge!
In other website news: I've done something I probably shouldn't have - I've started a new website! If you're like me in being a fan of the Master/Padawan relationship between Anakin and Ahsoka (but are tired of coming across mostly romantic/shippy stuff about them), check out Snips & Skyguy, a new A/A fanworks link database. There's not a lot there yet, but I'm hoping things take off soon. :)
More to come soon! I mean that this time. ;)
Aeryn @ 11:16 p.m. CST
April 26, 2010
Two episodes left of this season of CW! I'm starting to feel a preliminary depression, realizing I'll be home from Celebration V before I see the next season of CW. At least there should be a strong CW presence at C5. :)
Also, I don't typically pimp for-profit sites, but I got an email that was interesting to me. Apparently, Ashley Eckstein (the voice of Ahsoka) has gotten approval to start a new line of clothing directed at female SW fans, set to debut in July! I'm very curious to see what comes of it... and who knows, maybe we'll finally get some decent Anakin/Padmé-themed shirts? The fact that I got the official press release sent to me directly at TMOI has me encouraged somewhat on that particular front - someone's watching us, at any rate! The official site for the new line is here. Go show your support for finally getting the female side of SW fandom some decent representation in the apparel arena!
More to come soon! :)
Aeryn @ 7:16 p.m. CST
April 21, 2010
Another update! Feels kind of good to be regular about that. ;)
Aeryn @ 7:07 p.m. CST
April 17, 2010
New CW A/P at last! This evening's update is just new images from last night's great episode - plus a couple of Anakin stills from the first upcoming Boba Fett episode.
Aeryn @ 5:22 p.m. CST
April 13, 2010
A reminder, if you've already seen "The Zillo Beast Strikes Back" and want to discuss it in any amount of detail, please do so on the message board, not the tag-board - in fact, I've already set up a thread for the episode.
Just a quickie tonight - wanted to add what is hopefully the first of many beautiful entries to the "Favorite Scene" wallpaper challenge! :)
Aeryn @ 9:11 p.m. CST
April 12, 2010
Just a little morsel to tide the rest of us off until Friday! :)
Aeryn @ 7:46 p.m. CST
April 11, 2010
Just in case I don't update before the 19th, happy birthday to Hayden! :)
So, slow news on the A/P front lately. I have it on semi-good authority that we may get a bit of a reprieve in next week's CW, though. Fingers crossed! In the meantime, check out the great YouTube link lazypadawan just posted on the tag-board - SW artist Randy Martinez performs a song he wrote about our pair! :)
I'm moving on to the next fanworks challenge, and this time I'm going back to wallpaper-themed, since those seem to engage a better turnout. And I think this theme should be pretty easy to find inspiration for. ;) Congrats to our (long-delayed) winners from the "Soothing" fic challenge!
Now, site updates:
More to come soon! :)
Aeryn @ 12:55 a.m. CST
March 19, 2010
I really intended to be able to update more than once a month - but real life got in the way, as it generally does.
Still need more votes for Fic Challenge #2!
We got another dose of Padmé this week, probably the most Padmé-centric episode of the series yet - she was in nearly every scene! Much as I obviously love A/P, it is great to see her outside the context of their relationship, playing to her strengths.
In more TMOI-centric news: the wonderful JD has started a fanlisting for TMOI! It's absolutely beautiful, and I'm very flattered. :) Now, updates:
More to come soon! :)
Aeryn @ 10:24 p.m. CST
February 15, 2010
Belated Happy Valentine's! The Official Site commemorated the occasion by posting romantic sound clips from the saga, of course including our A/P. :)
With this update, I'm officially closing out submissions for Fic Challenge 2 (I know, finally), and have opened it for voting!
So, we finally got to see Padmé in CW again! It was a pleasant surprise to have her turn up and play a crucial role in "Duchess of Mandalore." (The next new episode is Padmé-centric, but it's not until next week.) We even got to see A/P together briefly, if only in a public setting. Who knows what they got up to after that meeting, though? ;)
More to come very soon! :)
Aeryn @ 1:15 p.m. CST
January 10, 2010
Belated Happy New Year! :) My internet access is still spotty, so this is only a partial update of what I have in the hopper:
More to come very soon! :)
Aeryn @ 12:35 p.m. CST