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Writer, photographer, cyclist, illustrator, cat-adjacent. Lucasfilm booster. Quaker committed to nonviolence. Fodunk of the Glass Sveege. He/his. #BOSTONSTROG
Aug 21, 2018 19 tweets 7 min read
Posting this again because people keep bringing it up: “that line” is older than Empire. This has kicked off a little, and as a result I've gotten some responses along the line of "Okay great, but Rose's line was still stupid." I can tell you: not only was it not stupid, it's been a significant theme for all of Star Wars, and I've got the receipts. A THREAD.
Feb 3, 2018 17 tweets 4 min read
It's long been my contention that the old Star Wars Expanded Universe was seen by many fans as a way to "fix" the perceived problems of the movies as they aged out of impressionable childhood and into nitpicky adolescence. Reactions to #TheLastJedi have cemented that impression. The original trilogy was "cool" a lot of the time, but it was also goofy, cutesy, jokey, silly, kiddie—a lot of things that it's hard for a 14-year-old to admit to liking. The EU leaned heavily on the cool—bounty hunters, dark side Force users, brooding—and dropped the goofy.