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    December 31, 2017 9:14 pm Not that it will change your opinion but it was reported that the actor playing Akbar died during the filming which was the reason for the off screen death.
    December 29, 2017 2:41 am Perhaps I'm just able to compartmentalize the feelings of the child i was; watching the first run of the original trilogy in the theaters and memorizing 100 pages of Star Wars trivia book while driving highways in multiple cross country moves or creating endless carefully staged adventures with as many action figures as my paper route and lawn mowing money could afford; with the guy in his forties that I am today, but I can see no possible way that The Last Jedi has "destroyed" my childhood or created some sort of moral rift that one cannot step back from. That sentiment is just preposterous. Riffing off the top of my head I could spit out hundreds of plausible offensive outcomes for the characters to spoil my enjoyment of the brand and The Last Jedi contained none of these. I mean, did Rey turn out to be the illegitimate love child from an affair of Luke and Leia? No. As an adult, I enjoyed Last Jedi. And the concepts that people aren't perfect, they make mistakes, they do selfish things, things don't always work out as you plan, life often subverts your expectations and you should just try to be better and more understanding. I'm not sure what sort of transcendence one was wishing for from this film, but what is The Last Jedi's great sin? It followed some trivial new characters around a few boring sequences ignoring some more screen time for Luke, before his fitting end? and for this, you cast your gaze away forever? I mean what were your expectations for this film really? Obi-Wan dies like 45 minutes into A New Hope and we all still came back for Empire.
    December 29, 2017 1:59 am Last Jedi seemed to try to be adding that impossible thing into the Star Wars Universe...nuance. Also original trilogy may have seemingly been very "good" & "bad" guy divided, however each episode is about the larger idea of redemption and being able to overcome the history of your past bad actions through choice. Star Wars=Han Solo forgos his selfish ways to assist Luke in the Death Star battle; Empire= Lando assists with the escape after selling out the heroes; Jedi= Vader turns against the Emperor. so your place in the "good" or "bad" camp was neither permanent nor held there by your past actions.
    June 19, 2017 8:41 pm Also RE: Twin Peaks comic First need to second Ron's pick of "Black Hole" by Charles Burns. That was always my go to book for arty comic snobs who I knew were Twin Peaks fans to lure them into comics. The tone and mood of suburban disillusionment in that book is very Lynch. And my next choice is of course "Stray Toasters" by Bill Sienkiewicz Crime. Check. Surreal. A big talking pink elephants check.
    June 19, 2017 8:29 pm Is this post your plan to endear yourself into my secret organization and bring it down from within... Because it worked. Shade the Changing Man was my favorite book when it came out. Everyone should not be indoctrinated into the iFanboy Preacher love cult and instead escape over to Shade and enjoy the testosterone free madness. Good book. Not a cult.
    March 29, 2017 9:22 pm Sounds like Josh just listened to This American Life. Sadly though in criminal law, mistake of the law is not a defense. Intent would only determine the degree to which you broke the law. As long as you intend your action, you broke some law. Killing someone without intending to is still manslaughter as long as you intended to juggle those chainsaws. And pretending to be a non profit to dupe an eccentric millionaire into avoiding taxes by donating to you is still fraud. You'll just have to earn your money the old fashion way...marrying the millionaire and kill them so it looks like an accident. Wait...unless your comment just a very very subtle #trypod month participation then nevermind.
    December 22, 2016 8:43 pm The Hell or Highwater themes/pitch sounds a lot like Emilio Esteves 80's movie "Wisdom" because of course we're all so nostalgic for the 80's we'll bring back Star Wars and bad economic policies.
    August 5, 2016 9:13 pm Your vision is still good. if my old memory hasn't failed, I believe these were lost during a server problem/change back lo' many years ago. I'm sure one of the boys has the real story they'll fill you in on. but you'll just have to enjoy my misinformation and the 400 plus other ones until one day you find them in a dusty quarter bin at some old con.
    July 4, 2016 3:18 am I thought (for about 1 billion nano seconds) that I was about to witness the birth of a new who's-on-first style comedy routine as Josh tried to explain how "very niche-y" the POTW was, but alas, unlike me you guys didn't think he was talking "Nietzsche" and the Ubermensch. So opportunity missed and podcast comedy was never the same.
    June 23, 2016 9:25 pm A challenger to Marvel & DC? Probably not in the periodical "floppy" market of Diamond distributed comic shops. But if you're just talking money, there is a case to be made that there are already companies in the graphic novel book market. Specific books have higher sales than any monthly floppy book and there are book publisher's that often approach or out perform the big two in just the graphic novel/book market as a percentage of sales. (Random House, Bloomsbury, Scholastic) Fans may dispute them as "real" comics but "Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" out performed the big two in the book market and "Fun Home" did the same the year before, by appealing to non Weds. warriors. and I don't even care enough to google search Manga numbers to see how those stack up in the boom or now. Since Book/graphic novel sales make up almost half of the total comic market, it's something. and that something is probably just the sign that the future of comics will be dispersed into ever thinner niche markets.