The Last Jedi: Who becomes a hero? And other feelings vomit 3

I’m just here to talk about ATOMIC LEVEL RED ALERT SPOILERS. So if you haven’t seen the movie yet, shoo. (Or don’t complain that I’ve spoiled you.)

Luke vs Rey, a point-by-point comparison 5

Since there’s been shit talked about the comparison between Rey and Luke (and how “realistic” Rey is as a character in a universe where there is sound in the vacuum of space and magic exists but okay) I wanted to actually sit down and granularly compare the two characters. Rey’s information comes in after my ...

Wish Fulfillment 6

I already had words about this asinine Mary Sue bullshit yesterday. Charlie Jean Anders wrote a good piece about it at io9 today and mentioned something that was on my mind as I went to bed last night: wish fulfillment. The “Mary Sue” is a very specific wish-fulfillment fantasy, in other words. It’s about getting ...

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. 3

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
I already went off on this on Twitter, so I will be brief. Mary Sue. Go read the TV Tropes essay, which is a good history of the term and its rather fuzzy meaning. But note some of the common factors. Special powers. Implausibly talented in an incredibly wide variety of areas. Remarkable physical traits. Everyone ...

Random Brain Spew for the Force Awakens 5

This is pretty much nothing but spoilers, so if you haven’t seen the movie, fuck off until you have. Or don’t complain to me about getting spoiled.