Iden Versio and My Burgeoning Star Wars Fandom

This has been about two years in the making, with Star Wars under new and specific direction (Kathleen Kennedy), where finally the promise of Rey and Jyn has turned up something so outstanding it entirely occupied my thoughts for two days straight, ruining a weekend: the revelation of Iden Versio in the ‘upcoming’ Star Wars: Battlefront II. … More Iden Versio and My Burgeoning Star Wars Fandom

If Section 9 was Real, Would the World Be a Better Place?

Section 9 is a counterterrorist organization, but operates under the flag of Public Security. Although not explicitly voiced in the series, I see the team as policing more than violent criminals, but in fact, the culture that enables the violent criminals. Does this depiction of futuristic law enforcement have resonance with regards to our own future? How do we make that transition from the primal darkness we’re mired in now to that better tomorrow? Because we are imperfect, and need to be corrected. … More If Section 9 was Real, Would the World Be a Better Place?

Ep. 90 – Top 10 Fictional Characters

I don’t know if this podcast will be of use to anyone, it’s not like a Top Ten based on a poll, or anything like that. And if you’ve listened to even one episode of this podcast before, you know how this ends. But for me, thinking about characters, specifically numbers 3 and 4 on this list, was kind of a useful thought exercise for writing. I used to be so adamant about the demarcation and hierarchy of story, characters, and theme. Mostly because people used to piss me off by saying character was the most important thing. Yeah, that’s how we get independent film. … More Ep. 90 – Top 10 Fictional Characters

We React To: Women in Authority

In short, Sarah Palmer is hated by the fan community because she’s a jerk. To the video, it’s honestly quaint there’s no disclaimer that it “isn’t sexism,” which of course, is the flag that instantly speaks to the reverse. In fact, HaloFollower begins the video by qualifying that Sarah Palmer is a BAMF, which he articulated as an acronym (Badass Motherfucker?). … More We React To: Women in Authority