I’m sorry. This is just so utterly, cor-blimey out of character, there was nothing I could do but burst out laughing when I saw this.
In the computer lab on campus.
WHAT FOLLOWS IS A RETRACTION. I DON’T DO THESE VERY OFTEN. ENJOY IT WHILE YOU CAN.
Incid, I have been doing a little reading… as you do… and reached a conclusion. I still don’t like Disney, but this is largely because of Wernher von Braun rather than Star Wars. Disney are producing more Star Wars material. This is a good thing. Disney are producing more Star Wars merchandise. This is a good thing. Disney have tried to delete Siri, and this is not a good thing, but the glory of fandom is that I don’t have to accept deletions.
I still don’t accept many of the rumors that have been flying (Some of the stuff about Lupita Nyong’o? I have a bad feeling about this, Master!) and if it turns out they’re Disney-canon, I still won’t accept them. However – no, revenge is not the Jedi way – I’m not getting revenge but this is as close as it gets for me – in response to the reaction of my physics teacher to my comments about Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, basically everybody Old Republic… this was last semester, he obviously made a big impact… Stop. Rosalie is getting confused.
Okay. Y’all have heard that the best way of getting revenge on someone is by refusing to be like them? I am getting revenge on the physics teacher by stopping right now dissing The Force Awakens et al. I am not going to be one of those grumpy grownups who thinks that only the ones in cinemas when they were kids are worth watching. I am allowed to think that Episodes I-III are the best, but I’m not going to say anymore that any others are corny or tacky or just plain Not Star Wars. Mr. Lucas said nine. Nine it shall be.
These are my rules. I’m counting on you guys to hold me to this.
- Anything OOC that Disney does to Obi-Wan or Qui-Gon or Mace Windu or Yoda counts as character assassination – they aren’t Disney’s to assassinate. This is not like Harper Lee and Atticus. I’m allowed to complain about such OOCS.
- Anything OOC that Disney does to anybody else also counts as character assassination. I’m allowed to complain about such OOCS.
- New characters whose existence is not an OOCS of an existing character – I can’t complain that ‘they don’t fit’ or ‘they’re wrong’. I can dislike them, but only as characters, on the same basis as any other character. (E.g. I dislike Jar Jar, but don’t say he’s ‘wrong’.)
- I may not complain about anything being ‘wrong’. If it’s in the film, and it’s not OOCS, it’s canon, so it’s ‘right’. (But The Force Awakens is still a stupid title – but then so is The Phantom Menace when you haven’t seen the film.)
- Disney Star Wars films will henceforth be referred to on this blog under the same system as other Star Wars films, to indicate that they are considered to be on a level: The Force Awakens is tFA.
- Events of tFA forwards, OOCS aside, will be considered canon.
I’m crazy, I’m crazy… but I will not grow up to be like the physics teacher! It is unethical for me to growl about tFA and then complain when old people growl about tPM. So I’ll stop growling… but I won’t stop complaining.
Thanks for reading.