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From Outcast To Clown - The Tragedy Of Jar Jar Binks
More than two decades after the debut of Jar Jar Binks in The Phantom Menace, the Gungan remains a divisive character in the community. However, whether you believe Jar Jar is a Sith Lord or just an annoying addition to the story, the Gungan has an interesting history from his conception by George Lucas until his character arc was closed in Aftermath: Empire’s End in 2017. Here we explain the history behind Jar Jar’s character archetype and the meaning of his complete story arc to date.
'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Trailer Gives Us First Look At Darth Vader
With the release of the official trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi on May 4th, we have been given some exciting first looks at our favorite villain in the Star Wars universe. Of course, it is none other than the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, Lord Vader. A fan favorite since 1977 during the opening moments of A New Hope, Vader has captivated fans for over thirty years. It is no surprise that Disney has been giving sparse details about his appearance in the new show streaming later this month. But what role will he play in the show given what we have seen of the former Jedi Knight and current Sith Lord?
How 'Kenobi' Can Explain Where Obi-Wan's Nickname Came From
One of the major reasons I loved Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was its ability to re-contextualize A New Hope right from the opening crawl. The crawl mentions rebel spies winning their first battle against the evil Galactic Empire and how spies stole secret plans for their ultimate weapon, the Death Star. For me, watching the opening scene of A New Hope directly after watching Rogue One is maybe my favorite Star Wars thing to do because they connect so well.
What These 9 Lightsaber Colors Say About Your Personality
There’s a prevailing belief that certain colors can impact your mood or say something about your personality. While the science is, let’s say, open for interpretation, it’s an intriguing subject. There's certainly some colors that evolutionary psychologists argue can influence our mood. There's a reason why red is a dominant color for Valentine's Day. Literature is full of moods equated with color. Feeling blue. Seeing red. There's no doubt that colors have a profound impact on our lives.
Writers on Writing: Anne Rice
On December 11, 2021, the world lost a truly great author and human being: Anne Rice. For those who don’t know, Anne Rice is a popular author best known for The Vampire Chronicles and the iconic Lestat, known lovingly by fans as the “Brat Prince.” She also wrote The Witching Hour and other books about the Mayfair Witches, The Wolf Gift Chronicles, the Sleeping Beauty erotica series, and Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, on which the 2016 film The Young Messiah is based. She is also the mother of another author, Christopher Rice.
From Ancient times to NFT
Now, I know what you're thinking: why should I bother with a light art article? I understand. And believe me when I say that light art will almost certainly make a reappearance in the future. It's simple to learn and doesn't cost anything to do so. It also brings people closer together in a different way. Designers have been attempting to reintroduce the sense of wonder that comes from watching artwork made by people of many cultures and religions for years. Artists, fortunately, have been able to accomplish precisely that. So stop worrying about where your next great muse will come from and start paying attention. The world of visual arts is undergoing a significant change right now!
Eternity. That was the word. The boy mouthed the consonants one more time, “T..n..tee,” thinking the syllables silently to himself.
Book Series Review: Air Awakens by Elise Kova
Recommended Age: 14+ Content Warnings: War themes, mild sex, and bodily harm. Rating: 4.2/5 stars This review will cover the entirety of the five-book series by Elise Kova. Expect some light spoilers as I will be alluding to the overall plot of the series, highlighting certain scenes, and discussing the development of certain characters.
What Is Your Approach To Life And Does It Make You A Jedi Or A Sith Lord Under The Jedi And Sith Codes?
The Sith versus The Jedi. The war still wages on in our hearts, and minds as Rey is safely on Tatooine, the war over. In our world, the Sith and the Jedi are magical creatures of faith in an all-powerful force, a force that controls everything and everyone. They both subscribe to slightly different ideological teachings.
I Asked an AI Content Writer To Rewrite ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’
AI content writers are heralded as the next best thing (primarily by tech companies selling AI content writing tech). They have already taken over some jobs from humans like copywriting due to only needing minimal input. There's nothing like bragging about your strengths. Even the AI conversion from "AI's are heralded to be the next best thing for writing" worked overtime at selling its services.
5 Anime That Will Convert the Agnostic
Still unsure about anime after all those unabating recommendations from your anime-loving friends? Does finally giving the genre a chance seem far too daunting due to its substantial catalogue? If the answer to these questions is yes, then I have the perfect thing for you. Here's a list of five anime the agnostic should watch before dismissing the genre completely.
Living Robots Are Now Capable of Mass Self-Reproduction
We have stepped into a new future, a "Twilight Zone" future where robots called xenobots can now procreate. The possibilities of this new biological capability are both awe-inspiring, and scary.