|| You had one job. One. The Prequels were the first truly, almost wholly blank slate that the Star Wars Universe had had since Return of the Jedi in 1983. The only constraint was that at the end of the Prequel Trilogy, Revenge of the Sith would lead into A New Hope and match the … Continue reading Star Wars Thoughts Part II: THE PREQUELS
|| Blade Runner, originally released in 1982, was filmed as a Dystopia set in 2019, and will soon have a sequel set, I assume, in 2049. Rolling into 2017 makes us less than two years away from experiencing it for reals. And while we certainly need to get a jump-start on the Offworld Colonies, flying … Continue reading The Utopian Paradise of Blade Runner
The inspiration for this poem hit last week and I started writing it then. It is the first poem I've written in, literally, years, and it is most definitely a product of the current turmoil coming from President Bannon's pushing of White Nationalism on the nation. Plain, Plaid Dress A town, a city, a quiet suburb? … Continue reading Plain, Plaid Dress
I was trying to get a picture of my puppy-dog Zack, but he was being somewhat less than cooperative. I went back through the photos after giving up, and realized they lined up pretty nice for memefication. Please feel free to share 🙂
My Proposal for Addressing Gun Violence || The 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution reads in full, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Most often when I hear the 2nd Amendment referred to it … Continue reading My Proposal for Addressing Gun Violence
On the Forciness of Lightsabers D. Paul Angel I was thinking of Star Wars recently, like you do, and I had a thought about lightsabers that I think would have made them even cooler: what if Forciness was required to control the blade? Right? So instead of just anyone flicking on a lightsaber and going … Continue reading On the Forciness of Lightsabers
Fireworks! D. Paul Angel Happy Independence Day all! With the Supreme Court finally interpreting the 14th Amendment as its written, I feel like our country has grown up just that little bit more. For my entire life the 4th of July has been a day of BBQ and fireworks; one giant birthday party for our … Continue reading Fireworks!