Category: Opinion

The Assassination of Luke Skywalker.

There seems to be two schools of thought on Luke Skywalker’s character as depicted in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The first is that his character is actually completely true to that of the original trilogy, and in the defeated hermit we see on screen in TLJ lie the tattered vestiges of heroics, idealism, and ...

The Mandela Effect

I’m a product of the 1980’s. The 80’s were rife with extreme product placement, and most cartoons of the time were no longer bound by the rules of the FCC – per President Ronald Reagan’s involvement in dismantling them and allowing advertising to run amok. So, growing up during that time – we 80’s kids ...

Star Wars VS Star Trek

Being a nerd, I’ve always loved all things space-fantasy. Growing up, my main passion was Star Wars. I loved the epic battles where heroes used lightsabers, blasters, and X-Wings. And I loved the sprinkling of incest that can only come from a tale of backwoods-planet rebellion against the established government (Star Wars did incest before ...

Thundercats – A Forgotten Fandom

When I was just a young boy, there was nothing that could make me quite as excited as hearing the theme song for my favorite cartoon come roaring over the speakers of our crappy television set back in the mid 1980’s. The song, and the opening animation sequence, was enough to blow my young mind. ...

The Genesis Of An Idea

I was thinking today about how often, as a writer, I get an idea for something to write about. Sometimes, when I see a photo online, that’s enough to get me writing. I recently wrote about a Lady In Red and it was partly inspired by a photo of a woman sitting at the bar, ...

The Force Awakens Is A Reboot In The Guise Of A Sequel

As if you already wouldn’t know, there will be spoilers present in this blog post, and lots of them – so if you don’t want anything spoiled for you, then get in your metaphorical A-Wing and fly on outta’ here. With that said, allow me to introduce myself once again, for context purposes. I’ve been ...

Mental Illness

Mental Illness is not something to be trifled with. It’s often silent, it afflicts more of us than we all think, and it comes in all shapes and sizes. Mental illness is the elephant in the room which nobody wants to talk about and it’s one goddamned big elephant, too. I’m no expert in psychology ...