Sunday, November 1, 2015

Planned Obsolescence

Although it wasn't the plan all along (it's been a long run!), I've found myself using this blog less and less. That isn't because I'm writing less: I'm writing more, for Den of Geek and the HoloNet Digest and for Twitter. Using the blog as a roundup for those things has not so far been productive in terms of pageviews or conversation, and I am more than happy with the opportunity to host my writing elsewhere.

I find that this goes along with a larger trend: social media has become more and more of a source for news, with websites acting as less of a home base and more of one small branch of a large social media tree. This is not universal, but it has been my experience. Additionally, with my New Jedi Order re-read over, updated content here is not quite so guaranteed.

Because of this, I wanted to formalize the dustiness of the blog lately. I will be posting less here going forward, or rather, guilting myself less about posting less here. Every once in a while there might be a post about a theory or idea that doesn't work or hasn't found reception anywhere else, like some qualms about Lost Stars or incorrect opinions about Rebels or general glee. With the amount of feelings I have about Battlefront: Twilight Company, some of those might end up here as well.

For now, though, I'll see you on the other side.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Who Is SMG?

There have been a lot of rumors and fan theories about who Sarah Michelle Gellar will be playing in Star Wars Rebels. Many said that she would play Princess Leia or the new Inquisitor, with others suggesting that the Inquisitor might be none other than Barriss Offee. With Gellar's role revealed on Buzzfeed and YouTube today, I have my own theory about the character.

Monday, September 14, 2015

On Lost Stars

Lost Stars author Claudia Gray fancast Gugu Mbatha-Raw and 
Sam Reid as main characters Ciena and Thane.

Lost Stars was up-all-night-reading good, but Ciena's final arc seemed like a lose-lose in terms of agency. I've been mulling over the meaning of the ending for about a week now, and it was in zooming out that I made a sort of peace with the exciting, dramatic finale. What does it mean for Ciena - and what does that say about the Empire?

A lot of spoilers to follow.