“We are Forerunners. Guardians of all that exists. The roots of the Galaxy have grown deep under our careful tending. Where there is life, the wisdom of our countless generations has saturated the soil. Our strength is a luminous sun, towards which all intelligence blossoms… And the impervious shelter, beneath which it has prospered.”

It used to be great

by | May 4, 2021 | Office Space | 2 comments

Seeing as how it’s “Star Wars Day” – the biggest fake holiday after Kwanzaa – it’s probably worth taking a moment to remember back when STAR WARS USED to be truly amazing:

The Devil Mouse has managed to do the utterly IMPOSSIBLE:

It made the prequels look GOOD by comparison to the sequel trilogy!

Hardcore old-school fans (like me) actually think fondly of Jar-Jar Bloody Binks!!

And, now that the High Republic nonsense has dropped like an unwanted stinky log from the “Star Wars Story Group”, featuring a sentient ROCK named GEODE, people like me are looking back at even the WORST of the SWEU novels, like Vonda N. Mcintyre’s The Crystal Star, and Karen Traviss’s Sacrifice, with a twinge of nostalgia!!!

At this point, if you’re subscribing to any Devil Mouse services like Disney+, Hulu, or any other streaming service, you’re actively helping the people who want to destroy everything that is still great about STAR WARS. Don’t bother. Just… sail the high seas instead to get your fill of shows like The Mandalorian. (And if you’re going to do that, make sure you have protection – nothing worse than catching the digital equivalent of crabs from malware.)

Start supporting the good guys instead – head on over to Arkhaven and put the money that you’re spending on Disney+ into the production of great comic books, TV, and documentaries.

And let’s leave the bad people at the Devil Mouse to enjoy their rotten Wookie-ookies and spoiled bantha milk.

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    I think the Dark Herald put it best on his blog – The Last Jedi wasn’t the biggest or the worst fight, it was just the last one. Once you decide to break up with someone for good, they can make all the promises they want that they’ll be better, but you’re done listening. That’s where I’m at with Star Wars.

    The pre-Disney films, prequels included, still occupy the S-tier of my favorite movie list. But the kid who bought and played every video game and book in the 90’s and 00’s, and saw two out of three prequels at midnight showings? He’s gone, and the Devil Mouse killed him.

    I’ll just leave this here:

  2. Robert W

    “the WORST of the SWEU novels, like Vonda N. Mcintyre’s The Crystal Star,”

    I was putting together a rebuttal for how the Crystal Star is so bad, it rates below the schlock from Disney.
    (And Barbara Hambly too, who think’s Luke falling in love with a ship is a good idea?)

    Then I think to myself “what do you remember from the Crystal Star?”
    “Of course nothing, that is part of what makes it terrible.”
    “…well, there was that one part of the storyline that involved Han and a reliance on cash and how the cash market could never be excised from existence because even under the Empire people liked to buy things they like.”
    “What do you remember from the Force Awakens?”
    “Actually, almost nothing. Certainly nothing so insightful as that cash concept.”

    Then I realized, Didact was right.

    A pox on all of Mount Mickey for it’s destruction. They made the Crystal Star shine in comparison.


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