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Posts tagged ‘Star Wars’

Go figure

March 1st, 2019

In the eternal quest to re-acquire significant artifacts of my childhood, I’m not adverse towards opting for a later upgrade of the original object. For example, when it came to picking up replacements for the two most beloved figures in my old assortment of Star Wars figures… …I went with the improved sculpts and articulation […]

A somewhat long time ago

June 25th, 2018

During the process of sorting and disposing of the stuff in my grandmother’s attic, I unearthed my copy of West End Games’ Star Wars Sourcebook. The book and its core rules companion (as soon as I locate it) will both be spared the sad fate destined to befall scores of other less cherished articles from […]

A Many-Splendored Thing: Day 23

February 23rd, 2018

Recommended listening:

As great as I’m told my memory is, things to fall through the cracks on a regular basis. This is especially true when there isn’t a Big Event to help me fix the proper sequence of events, and I don’t notice the omission until some stray stimulus eventually jars it loose. The early months of […]

Star Wars saved funnybooks as a mass medium. Landing the licensing rights to the franchise gave Marvel a leg up at a time when some suspected the publisher’s days were numbered. Its success was able to turn things around long enough for the rebooted X-Men (and its DC counterpart, the New Teen Titans) to gain […]

Den’s the breaks

December 15th, 2016

you guys mock, but the kids love the Dengar — Andrew Otis Wassail (@ThatWeissGuy) December 15, 2016 Some pals of mine had a grand ol’ time mocking the Saddest Bounty Hunter of All the other day. Though I missed the original festivities, I was able to get a few late kicks in this morning […]

Wanting leads to suffering

December 14th, 2015

Since everyone seems to have Star Wars on the brain this week, let me regale you with the tale of a boy who experienced the initial mania as it happened. To celebrate my “graduatation” from kindergarten, my parents bought me the first wave of Star Wars action figures. I don’t know whether they were a […]

Not so long ago

December 26th, 2014

Barring some planet-shattering asteroid strike, page I think its safe to say that the Star Wars has established a permanent berth in the mass-merchandised geek-o-sphere. This was the reality even before the IP was assimilated into the House of Mouse, angina which makes it really weird to consider that span of years when the franchise […]

Old hopes for new

December 1st, 2014

I Monster – Who Is She? With each paradigm shift, ask outliers of the old regime resurface to lay some claim on the reconfigured landscape. “We anticipated this!” they scream to the apathetic masses. “We demand our just due!”

Rendered in detail

November 7th, 2014

Why do the Ewoks have soap and what makes it so “special?” Well, abortion even after the feasting, decease trophy collecting, and bone tool crafting, the Battle of Endor still left behind a substantial amount of fallen Imperial biomass. For sanitary reasons alone, the problem had to be dealt with. The technological base and physical […]

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