Out in the wilderness

Oh boy, oh boy it’s been…a long time. And so much has been happening.

I’ve changed job, started painting again, bought a new bed, and started a long dnd campaign to name just a few of those things. Continue reading “Out in the wilderness”

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What’s wrong with Star Wars? Episode 4: The prequel trilogy is better. No really

Yes, you read that right. The Prequel Trilogy is better.

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I bet you were wondering when I’d get onto the real controversy.

A fairly popular myth that floats around the troglodytes and hipsters of the internet is that the Prequels and Sequels are about as good as each other. Like all good lies, this one has roots in truth. (And believe me I know how hard it is to disprove a lie that has elements of truth in it, sometimes you’d be forgiven for thinking you shouldn’t fight it; but again from experience you always fucking should). Rather I come to think of this inaccurate assessment as The Prequels are good stories that are told poorly, whereas the Sequels are bad stories told well. Don’t believe me? Lets begin.

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What’s wrong with Star Wars? Episode 3: The new characters are poorly developed and don’t grow

Sometimes, I swear I’m clairvoyant. I was on about Disney not understanding the franchise last post, and then they go and stomp on a not for profit fan movie. (Probably because it’s better than what they’re putting out). Only after fans threatened a boycott of Ep9 did someone at Lucasfilm (probably not a Kathleen Kennedy supporter, probably someone who deserves to be there) lift the claim against that movie.

So the slightly more astute of you might have noticed during the course of my previous posts I keep referring to Rey as a Mary Sue (and yes, she is one). However she isn’t the only problematic character in the series. In her defence though, she is at least two dimensional…

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Here we go again

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What’s wrong with Star Wars? Episode 2: Disney doesn’t understand the franchise.

The previous post brings me onto the reason behind why the new universe is so divisive.
Not female or non-caucaisian pro/antagonists, shock horror. (Because the old universe was littered with both you idiot, interesting point here is the ethnicity of a character isn’t regularly discussed in the books so the viewer can assign what they want to a character to make them more relatable, numbnuts.*)
Its divisive because Disney meddled. They didn’t in Marvel because they realised they didn’t know it. They know movies, so they made movies and got Marvel to write the stories. They thought they knew Star Wars, and they don’t.

Disney needs to very sharply do a humongous and obvious u-turn with regard to the new universe, as well as the EU, and their treatment of their largest demographic^ if they want to stand the slightest chance of Star Wars being in the geeky zeitgeist even 5 years from now.

Don’t know what I mean? Let’s start with Luke. Continue reading “What’s wrong with Star Wars? Episode 2: Disney doesn’t understand the franchise.”

What’s wrong with Star Wars? Episode 1: The problem with Star Wars fans

Somewhere, deep down inside I always knew I’d have to do this. As more and more people seem to insist on talking to me about Star Wars, it was inevitable that this was going to happen…Fine.

GET READY!

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This is all utter fucking tripe.

Surprise! I’m going in a different direction!

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2019: First week

So over the last week I did quite a bit! And in keeping with The Plan, I’m going to blog about it. I got out an about with Kibby and Jayney, out on them there hills in the first of what I’m wanting to be a monthly “Summit Sunday.” The overall aim of which is to have done all the Wainwrights under my hopefully smaller waistline by the time I’m 40. All the ones I’ve done previously are wiped clean and no longer count toward this goal. So that’s 214 peaks to do in (12×8)+4 = 100 months. Yep. Totally doable screwed already.
For the first one we decided to start out easy be ticking off Holme Fell and Black Fell (nr Tarn Hows) in one sitting. They’re not big (the highest is a little over 300m) and all in all we planned for about 4 hours walking. Continue reading “2019: First week”

2019: The Plan

Yeah yeah, I know: we’ve been here before.

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I’ve said it before: I’m self aware, if nothing else.

So 2018 has been and is almost gone. Over the course of the past 365 days I’ve come to think of it as…a period of my life that I’ve been through. As usual I’ve not done an awful lot of what I wanted, I’ve gotten fatter, have become less active, have procrastinated more, and have spent a lot of money on things I should have not.

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X-Wing: My Second Tournament Pt1: Best Laid Plans

Well it’s been a tad longer than I thought.

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Oh it’s you again.

So a while ago I participated in an X-Wing GNK event and placed 3rd…out of 6…in an event I ran…and never got around to doing that sort of thing again. (Careful now) You would have thought by now I would have learnt right? Well, you can lead a hearse to water, but you can’t make it sink!

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