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How George Lucas' Wife Was Erased From History
When one thinks of the mighty franchise that is Star Wars, the mind will almost always think of George Lucas. This is the man millions of fans have to thank for introducing us to the galaxy far, far away after all. What many fans don't know though, is he wasn't the only "Lucas" involved. There was another who helped him conceive his ultimate vision. Her name was Marcia Lucas, and she was his wife.
Kendra and Lil
Wearing the heart-shaped locket wasn’t required for Kendra’s clone to function. It was more of a memento or possibly a form of advertising, that the clone company included with the delivery of Lil, the name she had chosen for her new arrival. Kendra immediately fastened the delicate chain around her own neck. The locket itself was slightly corny – the clone company’s logo engraved on the outside, the left side of the open locket containing a photo of Kendra, the right side containing a photo of Lil.
Who Was the First Mortal Woman on Earth?
One of the most well-known and interesting Greek myths that continues to fascinate people up until this day, is the one about Pandora and her mysterious box. What many people don’t know is that Pandora was the first mortal woman on earth, created by the gods as a punishment for humanity. This article analyzes both Pandora’s myth and its symbolic meanings.
The Most Strange and Disturbing Things in ‘Star Wars’
“I find your lack of faith disturbing.” Lord Vader’s famous line from A New Hope shows the Sith Lord’s disdain for Admiral Motti’s unwillingness to believe in the power of the Force. However, this is by far not the only thing that was disturbing in the galaxy far, far away. For movies that are more or less modern fairy tales marketed primarily towards kids and young adults, they actually do contain quite a few things that are either strange or disturbing or both.
A Million Dollar Wine From Space
This wine is from out of space, and it's not my imagination. I literally mean every word of what I just said. I repeat, "This bottle of wine is out of this world, literally." And the price it commands is suitably stratospheric.
Mind Games: June 2021's Solar Eclipse in Gemini
On Thursday, June 10th, at 6:52 AM EST, there will be an annular Solar Eclipse at 19'47 degrees Gemini. It will be visible from Alaska, most parts of Canada, Greenland and the Russian Far East, as well as parts of northern Europe (such as Scandinavia) and the Northeast United States, affecting these parts of the world the most. Here's what to expect.
How to Survive Mercury Retrograde with Essential Oils:
Have things seemed a little crazy the last few days? Are you having trouble finding the words, getting where you're going, or making your Internet connection cooperate? You may be experiencing the effects of Mercury retrograde. Even if you are not much interested in astrology or don't believe in the metaphysical world, you are not free of the chaos that this astrological phenomenon can wreak.
Distance is a Fallacy
TRANSMISSION 53 We've finally done it. After months of sitting alone in this tiny remote outpost - has it just been months? It truly feels like it's been five years since I was sent to this isolated shed on the frontiers of oblivion - I finally have something substantive to report. I have received communication from a non-terrestrial source and, after many rounds of analysis, I can confirm with a <0.01% margin of error that the transmission was from an intelligent source. I have already broadcast the preplanned welcome message and am eagerly awaiting the response, which I will of course pass along to headquarters promptly as I receive it.
The vision had started again. Rough wooden planks. Flapping sails, slapping against the wind. The sense that the surface below her was not solid, not air, but something in between. Something she knew all too well.
Telepathy is a tricky thing. Everyone seems to have a pinch of it. People finish each other’s sentences, pictures flutter into the mind and those next to us start talking about our thoughts without us ever uttering a word. Were those thoughts broadcasted or were they received like a mental text message?
“Hello. My name is Kimmy. Welcome to our first date.” I straighten in my chair-- pull down my shirt, adjust my tie, smooth back whatever hair I have left. “Hi Kimmy,” I answer. “You’re... you're very beautiful.”
Above The Pale Blue Dot
The message came through with its usual exuberant blip. Nothing incessant, just a single, almost celebratory sound before relying on the blinking green light to capture her attention. Robin watched the green light, deciding whether it was smart to listen to the message now or after the evening was over. If she left it, there was plausible deniability: there can’t be an “I told you so” if they hadn’t told her; but then again, Robin was never good at leaving things to the unknown.