Ramblings Of A Man Named Joseph Carro

Posts tagged “Star Wars

My Top Ten Favorite Fighting Games

Posted on November 6, 2018

I’ve recently been trying to re-focus my blog to a more personal direction, writing creative non-fiction and tales from my childhood. Yet, the other “segments” I’ve created for my blog, such as Top Ten – still call to me. I feel like it’s time to do another. As I was wondering what subject I should write about for this installment of Top Ten, the idea hit me like a massive Hadouken. I should totally do a Top Ten based around my love for fighting games. I’ve always been a big fan of fighting games, though I was never good at them. Because the games usually focus only on fighting, a big chunk of the art direction goes into making the graphics as slick as…

THE WRITE LIFE: Erin Enberg

Posted on August 4, 2018

Because of the fact that writers, more often than not, are solitary creatures – who spend their days and nights locked up in dank basements or sweltering attics – we often get a bad rap. We are seen as creatures of the night, as unapproachable, as shady. So, what I wanted to do was to highlight some of my friends and peers who are in the field and show the world that writers are people, too…and we sometimes have good advice. With that in mind, I want to introduce to you all a good friend of mine from high school, who has grown into an accomplished woman in the writing field and even helped me to get into my MFA program, Stonecoast. Without her,…

A STAR WARS WESTERN

Posted on March 18, 2018

STAR WARS: KENOBI By John Jackson Miller 464 pp. Del Rey Books, $7.99. Have you ever wondered what Obi-Wan Kenobi did after going into exile on Tatooine following the events in the film Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith? Well, thanks to author John Jackson Miller – we have a story centering around the much-beloved Jedi and his time on the infamous desert planet. Though this book is no longer considered official canon after Disney purchased Lucasfilm back in 2012, it is still part of the Star Wars Legends line, which are sort of “what if” scenarios until Disney deems otherwise. The story itself is structured to read like a western, with Obi-Wan Kenobi playing the traditional role of the drifter blowing…

Friend Files #28: Johnny Lynch

Posted on March 16, 2018

Friend Files is a feature I added to my blog, Away With Words, a while back – this being the 28th installment. Past installments appear under the “Friend Files” tag on my blog. I will be interviewing a friend of mine and showcasing why they are a friend to me and what I like about them, and also a mini-interview (five questions) that detail what they think of me. It’s a way to acknowledge my friends out there and what they’re up to and also to introduce them to my larger group of friends, acquaintances, and anyone else who might be interested in reading online. Today, I will be talking about my friend Johnny Lynch. Before I get into what I think of him, here is my mini-interview with Johnny…

The Assassination of Luke Skywalker.

Posted on March 15, 2018

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 youth that have naturally fallen away under the harsh realities of a galaxy constantly at war. The second is that the Luke we see on screen is an entirely new creature, one so far removed from the Luke we see in the original trilogy that he may as well be another character entirely. And either because of this, or maybe because the filmmakers haven’t done a good enough job…

The Mandela Effect

Posted on March 9, 2018

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 grew to look at and memorize corporate logos, the minute details of characters and their costumes from television programming or from things like comic books (Spider-Man’s black symbiote costume VS his standard red and blue costume, for example), and – at least in my case – to become visual sticklers. What I mean by this is that these corporate logos and products became so ingrained in our memories that…

Friend Files #27: Peyton Carro

Posted on March 7, 2018

Friend Files is a feature I added to my blog, Away With Words, a while back – this being the 27th installment. Past installments appear under the “Friend Files” tag on my blog. I will be interviewing a friend of mine (and in this case, she’s a friend who also happened to become my wife!) and showcasing why they are a friend to me and what I like about them, and also a mini-interview (five questions) that detail what they think of me. It’s a way to acknowledge my friends out there and what they’re up to and also to introduce them to my larger group of friends, acquaintances, and anyone else who might be interested in reading online. Today, I will be talking about my lovely wife, Peyton…