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[YT] How Powerful Is Expanded Universe Luke Skywalker (Scoundrel’s Cantina)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKyd7Eg0fuQ It is opined that there are two kinds of high-powered characters in stories - Gary/Mary Sues and superheros... but I would say there are those kinds of characters who do become highly empowered over a believably long span of time. Their power and agency are understandable because of the effort and time that had… Continue reading [YT] How Powerful Is Expanded Universe Luke Skywalker (Scoundrel’s Cantina)

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[opinion] What Star Wars Disney Can Learn From TV Tokyo’s Boruto

[Warning: Will Contain Spoilers!] Something that is hard for us to recognize nowadays is that the literature we call "classic", such as Chaucer's Canterbury Tales or Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, were, during their times, popular forms of culture. With that perspective in mind, when we look at current stories, myths, and cultural products, we have to… Continue reading [opinion] What Star Wars Disney Can Learn From TV Tokyo’s Boruto

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[conversation] Solo: A Star Wars Story – and the Kessel Run Conundrum

I initially enjoyed Solo: A Star Wars story, and agree (along with Ben Shapiro and Redlettermedia) that Solo is by no means the worst Star Wars film out there. However, there were a few issues with it - and oddly enough, after a lot of thought, I came to the decision that I didn't like… Continue reading [conversation] Solo: A Star Wars Story – and the Kessel Run Conundrum