Tag: Star Wars

Unpopular Opinion: “The Last Jedi” Is Great Storytelling

Unpopular Opinion: “The Last Jedi” Is Great Storytelling

Posted February 4, 2018 in Reading, Real World, Thoughts, Writing // 5 Comments

Mes chers, I saw The Last Jedi about a month ago now, and honestly… I don’t understand why everyone has been hating on it. I waited several weeks to see it even though I LOVE Star Wars based on so many *meh* reviews from people I respected.  REGRET. It was really fantastic and I walked out of the theatre baffled as to why so many people found it disappointing. I’m trying to think of it from the point-of-view of a typical Star Wars fan, and the closest I can come up with is the fact there were so many grey areas. […]

The Mentor Figure is Disappearing

The Mentor Figure is Disappearing

Posted January 5, 2018 in Bookish Things, Reading // 10 Comments

One of the most under-appreciated character tropes in fiction these days is the mentor figure.  I mean, sure, we’ve got Dumbledore who was well loved, but outside that?  Mostly these days our heroes and heroines take to the streets themselves and learn as they go.  Merlin’s legacy is fading. I think this largely stems from a shifting in our culture to complete independence.  It’s no longer fashionable to receive guidance and advice from those more experienced than us – in fact, it’s humiliating.  We are thrown into the world with the complete expectation of innate knowledge and the ability to […]

Vector Prime by R.A. Salvatore

Vector Prime by R.A. Salvatore

Posted January 14, 2016 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  The absolute first thing one needs to know when approaching The New Jedi Order series is that these books have been written over the course of the last ten-or-so years, and in now way reflect The Force Awakens or any of the modern generation of Star Wars.  Think of it, if you will, as a parallel universe. Once that is out of the way, each book of The New Jedi Order series must be approached as its own entity, because with any fandom-based storyline, each story is written by a different author.  Vector Prime, written by R.A. Salvatore, falls short of his […]