May the 4th Be With You – 2023 Plan

This is the third year I plan to participate in my May the 4th / May Star Wars month challenge. Every May, I set aside Star Wars content whether it be books, comics, video games, and TV shows or movies to watch throughout the month. To keep myself on track, I write a preview post where I talk about my goals and then a recap post at the end of the month to see what I ended up completing. It’s become a tradition, and I look forward to it every year. I wanted to share what my 2023 May the 4th / Star Wars plan is for this year.

Books and Comics

[Image is a book cover for Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray. It shows Qui-Gonn Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi standing nearby each other in a water color type art style. They are both holding lightsabers]

Last year, I ordered Star Wars books from Barnes & Noble and they were never delivered! How rude. This year, I ordered my Star Wars books weeks in advance and they arrived on time. The first book I want to read is Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray. I will always be partial to the prequels as I grew up with them. Master & Apprentice takes place eight years before The Phantom Menace with Qui-Gonn and Obi-Wan being sent to help assist a planet in a political dispute. This book is highly rated on Goodreads, so I’m going to start by reading this book first.

The second book I plan on reading is Star Wars Leia: Princess of Alderaan also written by Claudia Gray. This book seems to focus on Leia’s early years and how she became interested in the Rebellion. The final book I want to read is Star Wars Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson. Captain Phasma is one of the coolest characters that came from the new Star Wars films. I wish she played a bigger role throughout the franchise. I’m interested in reading more about her character and how she came to be.

As far as comics, I don’t have any specific Star Wars comics that I plan on reading next month. However, Free Comic Book Day is in May, so I may find some Star Wars comics at my local comic book store to read.

Movies & TV

Let’s talk about Star Wars: The Clone Wars. I have been watching Clone Wars for four years now? I usually watch a few episodes or half a season in the month of May. Will I ever finish the show? I hope so. I can see why fans love the show because it is a well-made animated series. I have just had a hard time getting into it. I really want to finish the series by the end of the month. I left off on season #4 episode #2, so I would have to watch seasons 4 – 7 in 30 days. Will this be the year that I finally finish Clone Wars? Who knows.

Besides Clone Wars, I still have to watch the third season of The Mandalorian. I was thinking about doing a re-watch of the two seasons prior, but I decided against that to focus on Clone Wars.

Finally, I think I want to re-watch episodes seven, eight, and nine. I was planning on doing that last year, but I never got around to it.


[Image is a video game poster for Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order].

As far as Star Wars gaming, I want to fully finish Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order. As a side note, I started playing Fallen Order back in 2020 when the pandemic was in full swing. I found myself wanting to go back and play Fallen Order in the months after, but every time I tried to, the game kept reminding me of the pandemic and it made me lose interest. Isn’t that weird how a certain game or book or song can be tied back to a period of your life? I feel that enough time has gone by and I’m in a much better place to revisit this game.

Another thing that I wasn’t prepared for when I played Jedi Fallen Order was the difficulty. At times, the game can be unforgiving. Now that I know what I’m getting into, I might play the game in a lower-difficulty setting to have a more relaxed experience playing the game.

I’m looking forward to tackling my Star Wars goals in May. As always, May the 4th Be With You!

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