Keep the Mystery

This is camp season and I’m celebrating my few days away from the mountains with unfettered internet access. This means catching up on some local news as well as reading some geek media. A certain Star Wars based article caught my eye. The basic idea of it was “how cool would it be if we … More Keep the Mystery

Grumpy Bird’s Random Thoughts on Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Star Wars has been on my mind a lot lately. There are two main reasons of this. One is I have been listening to the podcast Star Wars Minute which spends about fifteen minutes talking about each and every minute of Star Wars. It sounds insane, but it is really entertaining and actually not as … More Grumpy Bird’s Random Thoughts on Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Inside the Hammer Troops

The following was compiled from an interview with Sergeant Ral Xirces, a highly decorated combat veteran with almost twenty years experience. He adds to the little heard perspective of the Hammer Troopers views on the conflict between the United Empire and the terrorist organization the Restoration.   On Hammer Suits:   The suits are great. … More Inside the Hammer Troops

Special Character by Action, Not by Backstory; Or: Why R2D2 shouldn’t be in the prequels.

Like so many of us I’ve been thinking a lot about Star Wars. I’m assuming that if you spend time reading a writing blog whose contents are fantasy, sci-fi and comic book rants then you also think about Star Wars. So much has ben said about why the original trilogy is superior. I agree and … More Special Character by Action, Not by Backstory; Or: Why R2D2 shouldn’t be in the prequels.