Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Probably) Isn’t Going To Be That Dark

It’s been a good week for me, I got to admit. Aside from one bit of oddity from Pablo Hidalgo (which ultimately works out way more in my favour than it doesn’t, but I still think it’s bullshit), everything that’s gone on this week has been in my favour:

  • First, there was those two Q&A’s from Rian that managed to completely avoid Kylo Ren. Given that one of them was coordinated entirely by Rian, that should put the kibosh on the idea that he stans Kylo. It didn’t, but when Kylo doesn’t get half the screentime his anti’s and pro’s expect him to, I’m going to be laughing my ass off in here.
  • Then there’s Rian’s confirmation, once again, that he’s just following the logical progression of what came before. I kept telling you guys that he wasn’t twisting the characters out of shape, but did you listen? Nooooo.
  • Then there’s Rolling Stone’s article on TLJ. Which confirms that Daisy and J.J. both knew who Rey’s parents were and that Rian didn’t need to be told by anybody; he came to the same conclusion on his own. There’s really only one possibility that is that obvious, and that’s Rey Skywalker.
  • Speaking of Pablo, he confirmed that the FO were the bad guys. I told you they weren’t being presented as the good guys! Look, I don’t like Pablo. But when he flat out states something, with no maybes in his wording, there’s not a whole lot you can do. That’s him acting in his capacity as the Official Rep of Kathleen Kennedy, and if Kennedy decides that the FO are the bad guys, then they’re the bad guys. We’ve seen, repeatedly, that Kennedy has no problem with telling people who don’t follow the Star Wars rules to take a hike, so there shouldn’t be any question about how the FO is going to be presented.

Am I feeling just a little smug? Oh, you bet your ass I am. But today, we’re not discussing just how awesome I am. No, we’re going to discuss just how ‘dark’ TLJ is going to be.

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For My Ally Is The Force, And A Powerful Ally It Is: A Discussion on What The Force Actually Is, And How Many Star Wars Get It Wrong

I think, outside of my university days, that’s probably the longest title I’ve ever written. At least for an essay.

But this is too important a subject to be ignored. Many Star Wars fans have a conception of the Force that is completely and utterly contrary to what is actually presented on-screen. I really really doubt that this essay is going to change anybody’s minds, but this is all stuff that needs to be said.

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Whoso Pulleth Out This Lightsaber of Snow And Ground Shall Rightwise Be The Heir To Anakin Skywalker

I was going to go with the inscription from Thor, but this one seemed to fit the Star Wars universe way better. After all, it’s not like wielding a lightsaber makes you strong in the Force, right?

But that’s right peoples, we are discussing the one, the only, Rey Skywalker today! I know she hasn’t been officially confirmed yet as Anakin’s grandkid, but… well, see my post on Rey’s parents.

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The Last Jedi

Hey, remember that time when they killed off Superman? Or replaced Batman with some darker and edgier twerp? Or that time when Dan Slott totally ripped off J.M. DeMatteis and replaced Peter Parker with Doc Ock? You remember how those stunts totally changed comic books forever, right?

Yeah, that’s what I thought.

Today we’re discussing Luke Skywalker, the Last Jedi Until He Trains Rey To Follow In Her Father’s Footsteps!

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The Monster Under Your Bed Has A Name

And that name is Snoke! Yes weirdos and gentlefreaks, we are going to be talking about Snoke, easily one of the creepiest, nastiest, vilest monsters that have ever crawled out of the Dark Side in Star Wars. And yet, easily one of the most consistently dismissed, in favour of his freakin’ pawns. Today, we are going to try and correct that little self-delusion.

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An open letter to the FCC


An open letter to the FCC

Hey, @FCC, You do realize that ending Net neutrality literally destroys tens of thousands of entrepreneurial businesses,  kills markets, and make it harder for folks to pay/ freely advertise for products, right?

Youtuber sketches and reviews? All online art? Finding music and bands organically. People buying and shipping stuff on Amazon. By making it two faster for rich folks you literally shut down all the avenues that people came up themselves.

It affects international and domestic trade, cause it will be harder for us to by and sell products (some of which might be life saving) and stuff from other States, Counties, Countries, and Continents.

If you throw all that away so big cable companies can make a few bucks, your limiting resources so more people can pay for your goofy bundle packages in the first place. That doesn’t cause economic growth…

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