Category Archives: Miscellaneous
In my random internet watching this past weekend, I stumbled upon a new video series from Buzzfeed that catches up with meme stars to learn their story. And I watched a lovely interview with Laina, the Overly Attached Girlfriend.
She’s always seemed pretty cool! And her story is pretty neat! So I think that’s a fine way to start this week end spend a Monday.
Ever since playing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, I have been obsessed with the idea of a Gungan Jedi. I thought the game was fine, but most people seem to have loved it. They especially love the protagonist, Cal Kestis, a former Jedi Padawan who must strike out on his own in the wake of the infamous Order 66.
I loathe Cal Kestis. He represents everything wrong with Star Wars these days. The last thing we need is another straight, white, cisgender, human male Jedi protagonist. In a universe as diverse as Star Wars, can we not get more creative with our Jedi heroes?
Specifically, whatever happened to Roo-Roo Page?
If you don’t immediately know Roo-Roo Page, she was a Force-sensitive Gungan girl who starred in the “Children of the Force” episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. She was one of several Force-sensitive infants that the bounty hunter Cad Bane sought to kidnap for Darth Sidious. Suffice to say, the good guys won and Roo-Roo Page was not kidnapped by the bad guys. She stayed with her family.
The episode took place in 21 BBY in the Star Wars timeline. Revenge of the Sith occurs in 19 BBY. So Roo-Roo would be about 3-years-old at the time of Order 66, which is about the age that children are taken by the Jedi to begin their training.
What I’m saying is, it wouldn’t be too crazy to come up with a way for a 3-year-old Gungan to survive Order 66. And then she’d be a teenager around the time of Star Wars: Rebels or Rogue One. It wouldn’t be too crazy!
Honestly, I just want to see a badass Gungan warrior woman with a lightsaber cutting her way through Stormtroopers and teaming up with an older Ahsoka Tano. There have been plenty of Jedi that survived Order 66, and it’s time to introduce one that isn’t a human male.
The world is ready for a badass Gungan Jedi! Or, at least, I am ready.
Open the door, get on the floor! Everybody walk the dinosaur! Today we’re going to talk about one of the best topics in the world: dinosaurs! To make it even better, we’re going to talk about the best dinosaur: the Ankylosaurus! It’s been my favorite dinosaur since I was a kid and it deserves the spotlight!
Some people out there would focus on the Tyrannosaurus Rex or the Velociraptor. Both are cool, but they get too much attention. And don’t even get me started on the Triceratops or the Stegosaurus. The Ankylosaurus is cooler than them all! Built like a tank, complete with armored plating on the back, and a massive tail bludgeon, the Ankylosaurus is just plain cool! So I went out and tracked down six different Ankylosaurus-based characters in pop culture!
Join me after the jump for six times the Ankylosaurus was used as inspiration for one cool character or another!
Want to hear something weird about me? I like sentient vehicle characters. But not like the Pixar film Cars, where all the characters are sentient vehicles. I mean fictional worlds where everybody is normal, it’s just that their mode of transportation is also a character in their own right, with personality and sentience. It’s just one of those tropes that I really like.
I don’t particularly know the origin of this interest, other than some of the specific characters on this list. I liked these characters and my interest just grew. I can also still remember reading some kids books about Johnny Tractor and Corny CornPicker when I was a kid. Now those were the bee’s knees! And then across movies, comics and cartoons, I loved a lot more!
Join me after the jump for my personal indulgence in this weird but lovable fictional trope!
Plans have been in place to remake RPG classic Final Fantasy 7 for awhile now, with no signs of it actually happening. But developers released a nifty new cinematic trailer last week, so at least that’s something!
The trailer promises more information next month. We’ll see what happens! I’m all for having this remade. Maybe this time I’ll better understand the story and what’s going on…