The seventh Star Wars film is so, so close: The official American release date for The Force Awakens is December 18, 2015. And with that in mind, I have a guide for the casual – maybe lapsed? – fan. This … Continue reading A no-bullshit primer to the new (and old) Star Wars
My parents had to put down their cat today. He was almost 15 years old, loved toothbrushes, and was a bit of a weirdo, but that’s what cats are for, right? Continue reading RIP Ripley
The highlights, lowlights, and everything in-between – at least that I and GoodReads can remember. Continue reading What I read in 2014
Friday, the WB announced that Jesse Eisenberg had been cast as Lex Luthor for 2015’s Man of Steel sequel and many fans were not pleased. Granted, things weren’t nearly as venomous as they were back when the WB announced that … Continue reading Fancasting: How about we not?
For the most part, I can be happily apathetic about the stuff in Star Wars I don’t care for. Some of it I have to cover, so I cover it despite my own lack of caring. I play a lot of stuff down the middle, either due to apathy or due to not being an asshole.
And then there’s Boba Fett.
Let’s not be coy here: I hate Boba Fett. I’ve given myself permission to go full-out negative on one thing and he’s it.
I know far too much about Star Wars. And so, so much of this is in relation to the Expanded Universe (aka the EU,) which is basically the official uber-geek term for Star Wars books and comics. Don’t call it ‘extended,’ please, because I’m totally the kind of geek who’ll write a style guide on the terminology.
So, let’s say you like Star Wars, and you’re curious, and that area of the bookstore is crazy, so you ask me what you should read to catch up with some of these folks after the movies. (Well, in one timeline, anyway.)