A recent issue of the Dr. Aphra comic sums up how Lucasfilm defines those considered good and those considered bad. “Evil’s just a measure of how much your choices take away other people’s. A thesis worth testing —don’t you think?” I think it’s absolutely a thesis worth testing, because it has it backwards. Taking someone’s […]Read more "From Slave to Sinner on the Path of Darkness"
Besides simply being a lot of fun to watch, Kylo Ren, or Ben Solo if you choose, is one of the most complex villains ever written. As of the ending of The Last Jedi, he is most certainly a villain, albeit not one who is as fully entrenched in the dark side as he may […]Read more "Kylo Ben and the Three Strikes of Redemption"
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"