“You can either adapt and survive or die with the past.” In the aftermath of a war, in the aftermath of any trauma, there are but those two choices. One most grow and evolve, absorbing trauma into self or die. The death may be metaphorical rather than literal, as we all can think of someone […]Read more "Belonging and The Bad Batch: Aftermath"
When season seven of Clone Wars went from an idea to an actuality, hype immediately surpassed anything since the announcement of Disney buying Lucasfilm and declaring that Episode VII would be a reality. While the “Siege of Mandalore” is undoubtedly one of the best entries into Star Wars canon, full stop, the other two arcs […]Read more "Why We Need Clone Force 99 Now More Than Ever"
Warning: Spoilers for The Mandalorian Chapter 9: The Marshall In this new series, “Meaning in Mando”, we will look at each episode of season two (and hopefully beyond) in order to explore the symbolism and meaning in each episode, with a dose of speculation with regards to their implications for the future. After the longest […]Read more "Meaning in Mando: Chapter 9: The Marshall"
Anakin Skywalker’s tragedy is not become Darth Vader. It happened well before that….Read more "Forbidden Grief: The Real Tragedy of Anakin Skywalker"
Masks are a classic storytelling device, and Star Wars sequel trilogy has mastered using them in a classic way.Read more "The Masks That Define Us"
Rey facing her truth calls us to make our own…Read more "You Come From Nothing: The Truth About Rey"
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"
The twin suns sit there, on the horizon like a crooked pair of eyes gazing back at Luke Skywalker. He peers back, hoping that somewhere along that horizon is where his true story begin. He gazes looking, hoping, that somewhere out there is his belonging. According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, love and belonging are […]Read more "Somewhere I Belong: Finding Meaning in a Star Wars story"
How Does The Last Jedi Challenge Our Preconceptions About Mentors and Heroes and the People Who Look Up To Them?Read more "The Burden of All Masters"
It is inarguable that Anakin loved Padme. He also loved his mother. Were these two so twisted they become one?Read more "Padme Amidala as a Replacement For Shmi Skywalker (and How it Caused Anakin to Fall)"