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[review] X-wing: Wraith Squadron (Aaron Allston)

As a fair, broad-minded officer, I should ignore that. But as a Corellian, of course, I'll manage some sort of revenge. -Wedge Antilles, p. 6 Lots of people talk about Zahn's Thrawn trilogy endlessly, but in my opinion, it does other fantastic Star Wars books and novelists a disservice. Out of the X-Wing Series written… Continue reading [review] X-wing: Wraith Squadron (Aaron Allston)

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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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[response] Lord of the Rings and Racism

I want to write about this in more detail at a later date - but I have to say that the recent Wired interview with Andy Duncan once again highlights how the Academic Academic regressive left have no idea how to (and therefore have no right to) talk about mythology. Just Google search this terrible… Continue reading [response] Lord of the Rings and Racism

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[thought piece] No Man’s Sky, Puddleglum, and Our Existential Need for Narrative

Vox, believe it or not, made a pretty good point about No Man's Sky in its article, No Man’s Sky is an existential crisis simulator disguised as a space exploration game: Okay, so the universe in No Man’s Sky is really, really big. But what, exactly, do you do in it? [...] Even when the… Continue reading [thought piece] No Man’s Sky, Puddleglum, and Our Existential Need for Narrative

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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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[YT][posting][response] “China Hates SJW Star Wars” Provides Food for Thought

https://youtu.be/Aok3R_vHV0Y This is pretty legit. After spending eight-and-a-half years in China, I have gained some insight into current Chinese Mainland culture, which should not be confused with other Asian nations and cultures, including Taiwan and Hong Kong. In a previous post where I discussed some commentaries regarding Solo's flop and China's poor showing, I also… Continue reading [YT][posting][response] “China Hates SJW Star Wars” Provides Food for Thought

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[YT][posting][response] The Failure of “Solo” Is the Fault of White Men (WCB)

I agree with WCB. The logic of Scott Mendelson is a little off. If the media would believe have us believe that the (white) majority of America is racist and sexist, why did Solo fail at the box office? Perhaps the reasons behind Solo's poor debut is due to a complication of many factors -… Continue reading [YT][posting][response] The Failure of “Solo” Is the Fault of White Men (WCB)