Star Wars Might Get A …Reboot? Revision?

Big news! Disney might, possibly, potentially get rid of the new Star Wars movies. …Well, not quite Jedi mind-trick us. More shove the movies to the side like they did with the LucasArts books written before Disney bought the franchise. Creating Legends so they could start fresh and mold the expanded universe in the image they wanted.

Is anyone surprised?

Personally, I’m still waiting for Episodes 8 and 9.

In fact, besides Artemis Fowl, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is proof that Disney can make a terrible movie. I’m sure they don’t want that on their record. Pretty soon people will begin to think that the only good movies come from their Marvel subsidiary and anything Disney will be lame.

Honestly, I don’t mind a meta movie. The problem is that most fans, viewers, heck, most people, who watched The Last Jedi concluded that the message was “everything you love about the franchise is garbage”.

That’s not a good look.

(And, Chewie didn’t even get to eat a porg… that he had already cooked! So sad.)

So when Episode 11 distanced the fan base, Episode 9 had to course correct. Hard. It probably did it a little too hard. In fact, The Rise of Skywalker did much to make us think [hope] that there actually wasn’t an Episode 8.

Now, I’m all for more stories with Rey, Finn, Poe, Rose, and the new cast. This time, though, can we get a producer and a director who like Star Wars? No offense to Kathleen Kennedy or Rian Johnson, they just don’t seem to actually like Star Wars.

Maybe give Colin Treverrow a chance? His script seemed to be interesting.

The last thing we need, however, is another fan war.

But maybe, just maybe, a little rebellion goes a long way. Perhaps the empire of Disney has realized the error in their ways and will allow a good Star Wars movie to exist.

One can only hope.

…For now.

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Life Almost Out of Quarantine

Life is short. We know that. But how are we using it? Are we out enjoying it, living it, experiencing it, or are we just sitting around watching?

Wait.

We’re still enduring a pandemic. We’re still slowly reopening the economy. We’re still coming to terms with how we deal with the sickness.

We’re almost able to hangout again. Almost able to see each other. But I can’t help wonder if we’re better off. Better off at home. Better off sitting inside watching movies, talking to people online, and working from home.

Is it not our natural state?

Aren’t we meant to be alone?

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From frontpagemag.com

No. …that’s that right. We’re meant to live in community. So let’s build it.

We’ve been holding it together with online meetings, movie watch parties, and potato chips. Popcorn, too. And that’s been great. But I think it’s wearing on some.

No me.

I’m still enjoying the indoors. But, I’m probably an indoor cat. I prefer the company of a few to the many.

But until we can look each other face-to-face, let’s remember that we can still look like characters from Mortal Kombat.

And that’s not nothing.

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Happy (Belated) Father’s Day

In honor of Father’s Day yesterday, I’m going to post up some of the best (worst) dad jokes found on the internet.

You’re welcome.

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For some reason, we as a society say that it’s a right of passage for men to become fathers. We know when it happens: when they begin to tell bad jokes. But the jokes are just so corny they come back around to being funny. At the point when you can make a groan-worthy joke induce a laugh, you’ve become a dad.

I think.

I have a great Dad. Always willing to help out. Always supporting me. He’s been a blessing in my life.

Happy Father’s Day!

[All the jokes were found on Facebook…in case you want to study on your own.]

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Go Go Gadget Mask

Today is. That’s just how it goes. The quarantine slowly lifts. Life begins to seep out of caves homes. And the masked multitudes take to the streets. It’s like we’re in some sort of bizarre Mortal Kombat game. Or we’re all superheroes.

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Masked vigilantes who merely want to grocery shop. We travel from work, to stores, or on other miscellaneous errands and we’re masked to the nines.

That’s better (From unipackmedical.com)

We keep ourselves separate from others. More so than before. And we think we’re safe. That we’ve found a way to live.

I wonder if we’re really living, though.

Instead of worrying whether I’m wearing a mask, maybe just make sure you follow the one way aisles at the supermarket. I’d prefer that. Thanks.

BTW I do wear a mask inside the stores. My house. The shower. Really the only time I’m not wearing one is when I sleep. It’s too uncomfortable.

Plus, I read somewhere that Covid-19 can’t infect you while you sleep, so… I’m good.

Please, go outside, build relationships from six feet away, and whatever you do, enjoy the summer with your mask firmly fixed in place.

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Start Bending Your Quarantine

Still stuck in quarantine. Finished the DVD collection. Reading through my small, home library. Completed the video games. Now’s the perfect time to binge watch shows. And I have the perfect show, too.

If you haven’t watched Avatar: The Last Airbender [not the movie, Last Airbender, or the other movie Avatar (with the blue aliens), the cartoon], you’re missing out. It’s great. Even for kids.

It’s all about one kid’s quest to master all four elements [Earth, Air, Fire, Water (not Earth, Wind, and Fire)]. And the friendships he develops along the way.

From wired.com

Of course, he also has enemies. But, you know, plot armor… I mean the Avatar state.

From comicvine.com

But there’s more to the show than easy laughs, companionship, and quality writing. There’s character depth, grow, and development. It’s won awards.

It’s on Netflix, so do yourself a favor and watch it. Trust me, you’ll enjoy the stay-at-home order a lot more if you do.

The only problem is that it’s just three seasons long.

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