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Star Wars: The Spoilers Awaken

December28

I’m sure you’re interested in more hot takes on my ass and preparing for a pilonidal surgery but instead I’m going to talk about “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Obviously there will be spoilers.

There is a problem with people of a certain age writing about Star Wars. For many of us, there is no time before Star Wars, no time we don’t remember having seen it. It’s sunk deep into our bones, soaked into our souls, flavoring the stories we’ve told ourselves and the play we’ve shared with others. So when a Star Wars movie or tv show or book comes out, it’s hard to separate our sense of self from what we’re consuming. It’s hard to accurately judge the product because there’s so much established emotion, context, hope, love, and projection going on. There are high standards to meet, but enough love and good will that a mediocre product can still be lofted up as long as it hits the right notes. The Prequels didn’t hit the right notes, for a number of reasons.

“Star Wars: Rebels” does hit the right notes, albeit on a smaller and more intimate scale. Please read more behind the cut.

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Measuring out years one Star Wars movie at a time.

December28

The last time I posted it was about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We’ve had two more Star Wars movies since then, Rogue One and The Last Jedi, as well as the tv show Rebels continuing. They’re all… really good. They’re what I wanted as a kid teen reading the Expanded Universe books.

The problem with a lapse in blog posting is that it’s easy to get hung up on that. “Oh, I haven’t posted in so long” becomes a shameful thing… for some people, at least. For me, at least.

So here I am breaking the seal on more blog posts. Maybe. Will I jump back in the saddle, so to speak? Leap back onto the keyboard? Who can say. I’ll try to do better, though.