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“I don't want my life to imitate art, I want my life to be art”.I remember the first time I saw Star Wars: A New Hope. I was six years old and watching the re-releases in a Southern Californian theater. At this point in time, there were not a ton of strong, female characters in science fiction and fantasy for me to admire or emulate. This all changed with Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia. Not only did she put the often whiny and snarky male characters in their place, but she was a compelling, respected leader for a cause she believed in. Image from Jimvir on FlickrCarrie Fisher passed away today at the age of sixty, after suffering from a heart attack last Friday on a flight from London to Los... Read more...