This Is What It’s Really About

Okay, guys, anyone who's spent any time on the Internet since Last Jedi came out knows it's been controversial. Since JR did a fantastic review, I thought maybe I'd talk about the backlash surrounding it. But that's super negative to do right before Christmas, and refuting all the complaints would be super spoilery. So I thought I'd do something a little more uplifting for the season. Get your kleenex, folks.

So I came across several news bits and some articles about an Air Force and Vietnam veteran who is terminally ill and his daughter wanted to make sure he got to see The Last Jedi. And folks on the Internet and from their community pulled together and made sure he got to go in style. He got a private screening, accompanied by members of the 501st and Rebel Legion and by the look of it, an awesome experience.

We all get so wrapped up in ourselves and our fandoms, but I thought this was a good reminder for all of us that this is what it's all about, this is the stuff that makes it matter. And in the midst of all the negativity, it's so refreshing to see something positive, to know that we really can do good with this things that we love. This is what we need more of. Not petitions to remove Last Jedi from canon (seriously?), but really, honest-to-goodness, goodness. Let's all remember how a little green puppet once said that hate is on the path to the Dark Side, and we're all better than that.

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Article HERE (this is where the kleenex comes in)

For the record, I thought Last Jedi was awesome. I don't get the upset.



One Response to This Is What It’s Really About

  1. Arioch says:


    Very much so.

    Like in any movies, there are good and bad bits, the proportion of which may vary, but some things are just ridiculous. Striken from canon, really? lol.
    I’m not what I’d call a fan of TLJ (I’d give it an average of 12-13/20, with bits going down to 5), and I think it’s important to be able to voice what you liked/didn’t like in something, but if some people enjoyed it more than me, good for them!

    Also… How to say it? Nerdom can sometimes be a raging cesspool, which baffles and saddens me. This harkens back to the feeling that we’re one big family of misfits.

    Thanks, melmo.