Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Dark Disciple Or: 10 Things I Hate About Doo...ku

Alright, so I just finished Dark Disciple (if you haven't, you probably want to stop reading right! You know, spoilers and such...), and I have to say that I was surprised by a few things, first and foremost being how much I enjoyed it. I'll readily admit that I wasn't really looking forward to this book as much as I had been some of the other new canon novels, and, with the release of Aftermath getting closer every day, frankly, I was kind of looking past it. That's not to say that I thought it was going to be bad, or that I was completely disinterested, I just didn't have any strong feelings toward either Ventress or Vos, and we all know going in that Dooku makes it out unscathed, so the story had nothing to offer aside from the simple fact that it existed in the Star Wars universe...but, that just so happens to be more than enough reason for me to read something cover to cover, and I am very glad I did. It may have been one of those instances where not having any discernible expectations allowed the story to just be what it is, but I imagine even people with high hopes were not disappointed. Anyway, without any further ado about nothing, let's talk about it...or, rather, let me type about it while you (whomever you are) read about it...

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A Legend Reborn...Revan in Episode VII?

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that San Diego Comic Con was last weekend, and that quite a bit of Star Wars related information was dropped at said convention. One small, but very interesting piece of information that I'm going to indulge in was the reveal that Revan won the Fan's Choice poll for the next Hasbro Black Series figure. For me, this reveal prompted two thoughts (which then prompted a myriad of other thoughts, but we'll get to those):
1)  Revan is now canon, if in no other form at least insomuch as he was a person that existed in our beloved galaxy far, far away.
2)  And yes, I'm aware this is old news, but damned if he doesn't look an awful lot like Kylo Ren.
As my faithful readers (i.e. nobody) know, I like to not only beat, but pummel dead horses mercilessly until they're but mere dust, so I'm going to take these two thoughts, mush them together into an idea, and run with it like I'm on Vanqor and someone just screamed "gundark!"