Free Star Wars Games on Poki

Thanks to The Force Awakens, Star Wars fever is sweeping the universe, and since you can’t go to the theater every day, you might be interested in some other Star Wars diversions. To help fill the Star Wars void during your free time, take a look at the free Star Wars games available at Poki.com.

Poki has lots of browser-based games for a wide range of age groups. The Star Wars games feature LEGO and Phineas and Ferb characters, to name a few.

Take a few minutes and play some games. Train with Yoda, running through the swamps of Dagobah, or build your own droid in the Jawa Junkyard. Feel like thinking a bit? Try a puzzle game like Sith Assault.

But, wait! You’re not into Star Wars? (INCONCEIVABLE!) That’s okay, I guess. Try one of the Frozen, SpongeBob, Pokemon, or other LEGO games.

Whatever type of game you enjoy, you’ll find something you like at Poki. Just don’t forget to let the kids have a turn.

PS: Have you seen these adorable Star Wars illustrations?

Five Cute Star Wars Fan Art Panels

I’m getting quite excited about the upcoming premier of STAR WARS: EPISODE VII THE FORCE AWAKENS. From the video clips, news releases, production photos, and general buzz, it sounds like it will be amazing! The movie will be in US theaters December 18, 2015.

Until then, I’m reading all about it, and looking for other Star Wars related stuff to share. Here are some unofficial, sometimes non-traditional/non-canon pieces of Star Wars fan art that I want to feature.

These belong to the artists who created them, and they are simply adorable. Click to view larger images, and enjoy!


Star Wars – Smile by Renny08 on DeviantArt


Chibi Ordo for JadeRaven93 by Evolvana on DeviantArt


Cute Star Wars Sketches by Casemanartist on DeviantArt


more Star Wars fanart by oomizuao on DeviantArt


Kawaii Star Wars by kepalakardus on DeviantArt

R2D2 Finds Love

This short film is adorable! It’s a story about our favorite little droid, R2-D2, looking for love in San Francisco and Berkeley. He falls hard for a quiet mailbox and tries to woo her… Watch to find out how the story ends.

If you’re curious about how “Artoo In Love” was made, check out the official project site: http://www.artooinlove.com/. Writer/Director Evan Atherton.

Cannibal Rats Infesting Ghost Ship?

Here’s a weird story for your Freaky Friday. An abandoned ship is drifting in the Atlantic Ocean, and it’s thought to be infested with rats. Since the rats have no other food source, they are believed to be feeding on each other.

That’s right. Cannibalistic rats, on a ship, possibly headed for Scotland.

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This story has made-for-TV movie written all over it. Something in the neighborhood of “Sharknado,” like Ship-Rat-Wreck. RodenTitanic? Rat-pocalypse? Cannibal Pi-Rats of the North Atlantic? And a heroic exterminator in a kilt! What do you think?

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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all of the super nerdy, geeky, quirky, fun-loving dads in the universe! And for all of the kids lucky enough to have a geeky dad, I hope you found the perfect Father’s Day card to express your love and appreciation. Looks like Luke and Leia found one suitable for their old man. Cheers!

Luke Leia Father's Day Card

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Denny’s adds menu for Hungry Hobbits

Denny’s is teaming up with Warner Bros. Pictures to cash in on the upcoming geek film, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” The movie opens in theaters December 14, but Denny’s will start serving its Hobbit food November 6.

Denny’s new “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” themed menu will feature a diverse selection of eleven new breakfast, lunch and dinner menu offerings, including the “Hobbit Hole Breakfast,” “Frodo’s Pot Roast Skillet,” and “Build Your Own Hobbit Slam,” which includes new limited time holiday favorites, such as “Pumpkin Patch Pancakes,” “Shire Sausage,” and “Seed Cake French Toast.”

So there won’t be anything as authentic as “Lembas Bread Wrapped in Mallorn Leaves,” or “Samwise Gamgee’s Coneys and Taters,” but there will be trading cards. So, maybe it will be worth a stop-in for breakfast, second breakfast, elevensies, luncheon, afternoon tea, dinner, supper…

Netflix too Expensive? Try Amazon Streaming Video.

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I’ve been a fan of Netflix ever since I started my subscription a couple of years ago. Not only do I get really happy when I receive a new red envelope in the mail, but I also use the streaming video service A LOT! Thanks to Netflix, I’ve discovered several new television shows that I missed while they were still on the air, but now I’m a fan. For example, I’ve watched every past episode of The Gates, caught up on Psych, and reviewed some of my favorite episodes of 30 Rock and Glee.

Recently, Netflix has made news with its abruptly-announced price increase. Customers have jumped ship by the thousands, and although I’m still happy with the service, I’m also looking into cheaper alternatives.

A while back, Amazon added unlimited free video streaming for its Prime members. Guess what — I’m a Prime member! I didn’t pay much attention at the time, because I was already using Netflix. But here are the details on Prime: It’s $79 per year, and includes free 2-day shipping, and inexpensive upgrades on overnight delivery.

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Available on Amazon Prime video streaming

If you do a lot of shopping and shipping through Amazon, Prime is a good deal. Now, Prime also includes unlimited streaming of a growing selection of movies and television shows. So, let’s compare.

Netflix’s new price on unlimited streaming is $7.99 per month. That’s $95.88 per year.

Amazon Prime is $79 per year.

Which would you choose? Yes, I’m afraid I may have to cancel my Netflix streaming service. Amazon may not have DVD mailing service, but it has a decent collection of streaming video, with more on the way. And I can catch most of my regular network shows on Hulu if I miss them in primetime.

I’m not getting anything from Amazon to promote Prime. (You can get a free one month trial of Amazon Prime.) I just wanted to share a service I’ve been using, and which I think is a good value. Let me know about your favorite video streaming source. 🙂