Ramblings Of A Man Named Joseph Carro

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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 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 Force Awakens Is A Reboot In The Guise Of A Sequel

Posted on December 24, 2015

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 a Star Wars fan for as long as I can remember. When I was just a wee lad, my Uncle Paul (we all, for some reason, never called him that and called him “Bo” instead) introduced me to all things Star Wars. He owned many different action figures and had a carrying case for them in the shape of Darth Vader’s head and shoulders. I can remember playing with…