This is so brilliant and I can't believe I didn't think of it myself or come across it in fandom before. Joseph Tavano explains Padmé's death in a way that makes waaaay more sense than dying "of a broken heart." And the proof is all in the movie!
[EDIT: And now there's a part 2. More brilliance! The end is chilling...and again, seems obvious after reading.]
At least I still have this journal to record such things for posterity (as long as the article remains online!). The most I've done by way of starting to write fic again is a) continue to very slowly tag my old stuff and hope to get inspired, and b) ponder ideas when I can't sleep, which puts me to sleep before anything concrete develops. I've lost my mojo. But I'm enjoying Rebels and still plan to give TCW another shot and in general have more interest in the galaxy far far away now than the last few years, so yay.
I do miss fandom... but not enough to try to immerse myself in it in foreign lands such as tumblr and Instagram and wherever else it may have migrated to. I recognize it as nostalgia. Sigh.