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I believe I’ll be taking a sabbatical from this place for awhile. I think it’s evident that I don’t derive much enjoyment being here anymore, what with most of my present output being mean-spirited snark, so it’s best if I put some distance between us.

I’ll return every now and then to update my screenplays in the Script Writing/Rewriting section and check in on what the faneditors are up to.

Ranking the Star Wars films

Alright, here’s my new Super-Anti-Canon* Star Wars Ranking List™.

*“Anti-canon” 'cause “canon” is a dumbshit concept which ruins everything and I hate it.

  • “George R. Binks” — 10/10
  • Star Wars comic strip (Archie Goodwin & Al Williamson) — 9/10
  • Alan Moore’s Star Wars comics — 9/10
  • The Empire Strikes Back — 9/10
  • Star Wars — 9/10
  • A Valentine Story — 9/10
  • Dark Forces Trilogy — 9/10
  • Original Marvel Star Wars comics (pre-ROTJ) — 9/10
  • The Thrawn Trilogy — 8/10
  • I, Jedi — 8/10
  • Crimson Empire — 8/10
  • Tales of the Jedi: Knights of the Old Republic & The Freedon Nadd Uprising — 8/10
  • Tales of the Jedi: Redemption — 8/10
  • The Corellian Trilogy — 8/10
  • Splinter of the Mind’s Eye — 8/10
  • Rogue One — 8/10
  • All pre-AOTC Boba Fett comics & short stories — 8/10
  • The Clone Wars (2008 series) — 8/10
  • X-Wing: Rogue Squadron comics — 8/10
  • Star Wars Tales — 8/10
  • Dark Empire — 7/10
  • Dawn of the Jedi — 7/10
  • Tales of the Jedi: The Dark Lords of the Sith — 7/10
  • The Hand of Thrawn Duology — 7/10
  • The Truce at Bakura — 7/10
  • Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood — 7/10
  • Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War — 7/10
  • Junior Jedi Knights — 7/10
  • Galaxy of Fear — 6/10
  • Young Jedi Knights — 6/10
  • Tales of the Jedi: The Golden Age of the Sith & Fall of the Sith Empire — 6/10
  • The New Rebellion — 6/10
  • The Black Fleet Crisis Trilogy — 6/10
  • Original Marvel Star Wars comics (post-ROTJ) — 6/10
  • Dark Empire II — 6/10
  • Star Wars comic strip (Russ Manning & co.) — 6/10
  • Star Wars Rebels — 6/10
  • Empire’s End — 5/10
  • Droids: The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO — 5/10
  • The Crystal Star — 5/10
  • Return of the Jedi — 5/10
  • The first 40-odd minutes of The Last Jedi — 5/10
  • The Force Awakens — 5/10
  • Clone Wars (2002 series) — 5/10
  • Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure — 5/10
  • Ewoks: The Battle for Endor — 5/10
  • The Clone Wars (film) — 5/10
  • Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost — 5/10
  • Callista Trilogy — 5/10
  • Modern Marvel Star Wars comics — 5/10
  • The Jedi Academy Trilogy — 4/10
  • Jedi Prince — 4/10
  • The Phantom Menace — 4/10
  • The Star Wars Holiday Special — 2/10
  • Attack of the Clones — 2/10
  • Revenge of the Sith — 2/10
  • The New Jedi Order — fuck
  • Legacy of the Force — this
  • Legacy — SHIT

And yeah — against my vow, I did watch some of TLJ. It happened months ago, during an intense moment of curiosity-borne weakness. I was so thoroughly bored by the proceedings, however, I shut if off after less than an hour, ultimately obeying the spirit of my vow if not the letter. I haven’t had a pang of curiosity since.

Episode IX - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *

ChainsawAsh said:

Hence the lack of actual crossover between MCU movies and TV series. It’s hard enough juggling multiple movie franchises, but throwing TV in the mix and attempting any kind of meaningful crossovers without handcuffing one side or the other creatively (like the first 3/4 of Agents of SHIELD Season 1, pre-Winter Soldier) has got to be nigh on impossible.

Good. I don’t want the mediocre films encroaching on Daredevil or The Punisher and infecting them with their shiny substancelessness.

your thoughts: Did Disney kill star wars because it sounds like they did with the last jedi solo and resistance.

DougieP said:

Everyone was annoyed when George changed how the force works in the PT, but Disney has now changed it again to something totally different and no one cares. The prequels version of the force and midiclorians is far closer to Georges OT version of the force than Disneys version is. Yet “the PT changed it so its bad!! ST is great though”

I used to care. But like a flame eating its way through the muscle to the bone, you just stop feeling any sensation once the damage is thorough enough.

Random Thoughts

For years now, I’ve been losing interest in all things Star Wars, and this year was the year I officially became an ex-Star Wars fan. The only reason I stick around’s because of the community, but ever since darth_ender jumped ship, more-and-more of the most interesting posters have disappeared, so the community’s barely a factor anymore.

General Star Wars Discussion is a borefest, Off-Topic (and the Sub-Forums Formerly Known as Off-Topic) are graveyards, and Script Writing/Rewriting’s a ghost town; with no large gravitational bodies to keep me in place, it’s only a matter of time before I leave orbit.

General Star Wars Questions

Voss Caltrez said:

A question about the Jedi’s vast abilities.

Jedi can read minds, levitate stuff, Force people and things, jump super high, see glimpses of the future, and slice through anything with their lightsaber.

In a one-on-one fight, how is anybody even a match for them, who is not a Sith?
They can deflect laser blasts, cut through regular melee weapons like nothing, and if they want, just push people out the way with their minds.

It worked out great in the OT, Luke was just beginning to learn the ways of the Force, so there was plenty of challenges for him to face.

But in Obi-Wan’s time, or even Qui-Gon Jinn’s, how was there any real challenge for a Jedi, outside of fellow Force users, like Sith Lords? Their were numerous Jedi back then and they were all well trained and adept witht he Force, and not late bloomers like Luke.

It just seems like with all their abilities, any fights they had would be pretty boring. I mean, apparently the Sith had been extinct for a long time until Darth Maul showed up.

Stuff like this is why I’ve come to lament the introduction of telekinesis and other physical powers to the Force.

your thoughts: Did Disney kill star wars because it sounds like they did with the last jedi solo and resistance.

LordZerome1080 said:

RogueLeader said:

This kind of conversation makes me crave a story where Jedi philosophers in some ancient, far-flung temple just sit and debate the nature of the Force.

I think that’s happening right now in the Original Trilogy temple.

“Light side good. Dark side bad.”

Pretty short debate (and pretty boring one, too).