Daisy Ridley now has been involved with Star Wars for over five years and has seen the best and worst sides of the Star Wars fandom as a whole. We all have seen the backlash to The Rise of Skywalker online. Everything from mild annoyance or fans being displeased with the way Lucasfilm had taken the direction of the film to showing over all hatred and even death threats all over twitter towards the actual cast who was in the movie.
I lead the recruiting department of a large New York City social services agency. Recently, we purchased social media background reports on each of the finalist candidates for an executive-level position. The reports came from a leading social media screening provider that uses computer algorithms to gather and analyze language in any publicly available social media content.
In Moon Chosen, the first book in the series Tales of a New World, P.C. Cast explores a post-apocalyptic world divided into tribes and clans, plagued by disease and bloodthirsty creatures, and infused with magic. This novel’s 600-page heft demonstrates its lofty goals, but it ultimately failed to satisfyingly achieve them. On the contrary, the seeming effort to make a statement about racism and human rights through the conflict between dark-skinned Earth Walkers and white-coded Companions continually sided with the view that Earth Walkers are lesser and Companions are noble but misled.