Tag: 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 ...

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 ...

Rage: Bane of Demons

Recently, through some friends of mine (comic book letterer/artist Rick Parker and his wife, Lisa) I was told about a job opportunity with a French comic book called Rage: Bane of Demons. The creator of the book, Eric Peyron, is French and needed an American who loved comics to proofread and edit the script for ...

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 ...

Winner’s Syndrome: A Side-Effect Of Success.

We all have friends or family who have just done so well for themselves that they, well…rub it in our faces. You might recognize the signs in some of the people you know and interact with on a daily basis. For example, “Uncle Fred” may have landed an entry-level job with a company and within ...

Away With Words Is One Year Old – Thank You

Wow – a lot has happened in a year. I switched job locations so that I’d cut out 100 hours of driving time per week. I graduated from Stonecoast, my MFA program. I moved in with my girlfriend to one of the biggest cities in Maine (yeah, yeah – I can hear you laughing from ...