Welcome to “Leia Shot First”, the blog about nerdy stuff. LSF is the result of years and years of looking for space-themed toys, clothing, and articles for girls, by girls. It took me years to come to terms with the fact that it’s okay that I enjoy astronomy, video games, comic books, and science fiction, despite the general consensus that these subjects and activities are for boys. Now, I get to write about what I love, not just for you girls, but for the guys too! While most posts here will be for everyone, I intend to pay special attention to women – whether it’s women in a science field, a female superhero, strong science-fiction females, or toys made for young girls interested in science.
I hope this doesn’t discourage any of you guys out there to read and participate in the dialogue. Science, comics and science fiction incorporate all aspects of life, and influence and inspire millions of people around the world. On that note, I’d like to begin the blog with this quote from Isaac Asimov:
“Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinded critics and philosophers of today, but the core of science fiction, its essence, has become crucial to our salvation, if we are to be saved at all.”