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"
Ahsoka matters far more than we could have possibly imagined…Read more "Ahsoka: A New Chosen One"
George Lucas is a master storyteller. Call it ring theory or poetry, the bottom line is that Lucas excelled. Particularly at foreshadowing what would come…Read more "Light, Dark, Shadow: A Look Into Foreshadowing in Star Wars"
A Poem on Darth VaderRead more "My Son, My Redemption"
We all love a good lightsaber duel. But there is more to them than you could possibly imagine.Read more "The Meaning Beyond the Blades: How the Lightsaber Duels Help Define the Saga"
Brandon and Drew begin their venture into the themes of The Last Jedi by discussing failure and hope.Read more "ClashingSabers Podcast Episode 11- The Greatest Teacher, Failure Is."