Star Wars is, finally, back to stories of the nobody.Read more "Han Solo, Rey, and the Importance of Nobody"
“Solo” may not have given us much about Han Solo, but it definitely changed his story arc.Read more "The Han Solo We Never Knew We Always Knew"
One of the tenets of emotionally resonant characters is some form of struggle, particularly internal struggle. The most long lasting stories and characters have always focused on this, with the intention of helping us understand the human conditions. Star Wars, being the modern mythology that it is, holds true to this ideology. Internal conflict can […]Read more "When Good Intentions Aren’t Good Enough"
“Darkness rises, and light to meet it.” From the moment Supreme Leader Snoke uttered these words, they’ve fit seamlessly into the pantheon of Star Wars quotable moments. Something about it just works. It fits naturally not only into the moment, but into the mythology. Light rising to meet the darkness has been an everlasting, though […]Read more "Darkness Rises and Light to Meet (Defeat?) It"
One scene alone should dispel all further conversation about Rey as a Mary Sue.Read more "On Mirrors and Mary Sue"
How does Yoda’s words to Luke in TLJ play into the larger Star Wars story?Read more "The Burden of All Masters"
Yoda has said many great things, but it is his actions that helped save the Jedi.Read more "Larger Than Words, Actions Do Speak: An Exploration of Yoda’s Deeds that Propelled The Jedi Order"