Thursday, February 16, 2012

4 Reasons It's a Good Thing George Lucas Retired

If you're a sci-fi geek like me, you've probably heard this already, but for those who haven't heard it: George Lucas retired. For those of you who feel good about this announcement, you're probably saying to yourself "he used to be awesome but lately he's been ruining his movies." For those of you who feel bad about that announcement, you're thinking about the fact you'll never see another Star Wars or Indiana Jones movie again. But I look at these two groups and I think that there's a flaw with both of their logic. Namely: George Lucas was never that impressive.

Don't get me wrong, I like Star Wars and Indiana Jones, I never stopped liking them and actually think that the prequel trilogy and Crystal Skull are entertaining in their own rights. But when I think about George's work and the perception that the quality has decreased I start to think about what exactly has changed for people besides the nostalgia factor. When I watched the original Star Wars trilogy I thought they were fun but I wasn't blown away by them and the same went for Indiana Jones. Yet people are obviously obsessive to the point that they're going to devote a great deal of time out of their lives for their fandom.


Obviously, for people so vehement to be so off put by the recent projects from this man, something had to have changed. But when I took a closer look, something I love to do, I realized there were some key changes between George Lucas of the 80s and George Lucas of the last decade. In the end, I came to a conclusion that would have some people up in arms.

The worst thing to ever happen to George Lucas movies... was George Lucas.

But you know me by now if you've been following this blog: I don't just make statements and leave them at that, I back up my statements with an argument. So why would I think George Lucas was a bad influence on his own works?

Monday, February 13, 2012

5 Rules of Dating to Avoid Bloodshed

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Hey everyone! Tomorrow's Valentine's day and, if you're one of those special people I spoke of previously, you might have a bit of anxiety over the chances that your romantic advances may be interpreted as reason to stab you with a sharpened piece of wood. Not that it would do any good, but they'd still try.

So let's do a quick check on you and your behaviors and make sure that you don't do anything we could consider... ill-advised, shall we?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Word to the Indies: Risk Aversion

Hello my indie friends, it's time to gather around for story time again. For those who've come by here looking for more wisecracks about Vampires, that'll be tomorrow. But I had a thought about something that stuck with me and I need to get it out of my system. I know most times when I get talking like this I start making broad stroke abstract statements about the potential of a better tomorrow and achieving our dreams. But today I'm talking about statistics!


No, no, I wont get into numbers. But I think that it's something that everyone should probably hear because I know it's been bugging me lately too. I've already talked once before about how you're going to find a lot of people telling you that you're going to fail. Usually the loudest voices telling you to give it up and go into something safer are the people who care about you. And, for some of those people, they're possibly right to do so. After all, numbers don't lie.

Sometimes they leave out a bit of the truth though.