Over the next three days, I will be part of an author spotlight and giveaway. The spotlight is another author interview while the giveaway will revolve around some prizes I will be giving to the winner. The prizes will be a $25 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of my third book The Young Guardians and the Revelation Orb. If you are interested, please feel free to check this out. Thank you.
I had another author interview recently! Check it out!
During the trailer for The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker said “it is time for the Jedi to end”. This has given me much to think about. In Return of the Jedi, Luke declared that he was a Jedi like his father before him, but now it looks like he lost his faith in the Jedi way. What made Luke think this way? Does he mean that the old Jedi way needs to end so that a new way can begin? If so, then this would mean that the Jedi of old had gone astray and that Luke may be trying to reinvent the Jedi by trying to achieve a balance between light and dark instead of exclusively adhering to the light. Maybe Luke tried rebuilding the Jedi by using the old philosophy, but ended up making the same mistakes as his predecessors, which led to the fall of Kylo Ren. Maybe adhering to just the light can be just as destructive as adhering to just the dark. This could be reminiscent of when Luke founded the New Jedi Order in Legends, which achieved a balance between light and dark to the point in which they could even use Force Lightning. This made Luke’s Jedi in Legends more powerful than their predecessors. Maybe when Luke said “it is time for the Jedi to end” he could have meant to say “it is time for the Jedi to reinvent themselves.” If this is where Luke’s story is heading in the new Canon, I cannot wait to see it unfold.
I found an interesting picture that I believe will show Rey’s new look at the end of The Last Jedi. In this picture, Rey has a significant scar above her left eye, a cybernetic left arm, and a hardened look on her face. This could mean that when she faces Kylo Ren again, he will severely hurt her both physically and psychologically at the end of their rematch. This is kind of reminiscent of when Luke Skywalker was physically and spiritually wounded by Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back. If this is what happens to Rey at the end of the film, it could be an interestingly dark development in her character as well as a faithful homage to The Empire Strikes Back.
I had an interesting idea for a future superhero story. I am thinking of creating a dystopian world where the population is mostly human, but there are superhumans that fuel their powers by feeding on human flesh. The superheroes feed on criminals while the supervillains feed on whoever they choose. The idea of feeding on human flesh to fuel their powers will add some moral ambiguity in the superhumans. I will be drawing inspiration from the grim world we live in to write this story.
While reading Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End, I learned the ultimate fate of Jar Jar Binks, the least popular character in Star Wars history. After persuading the Galactic Senate to bestow emergency powers to Supreme Chancellor Palpatine in Attack of the Clones, Jar Jar was banished from his people AGAIN and became an outcast to all of Naboo. The reason for this is because by granting Palpatine emergency powers, Jar Jar inadvertently gave Palpatine the means to transform the Galactic Republic into the Galactic Empire. As a result, everyone on Naboo hated Jar Jar. To get by, Jar Jar spent the remainder of his days in disgrace as a clown and street performer in Naboo’s capital city of Theed. Adults avoided him, but he was very popular with the Naboo children and orphans who sought refuge on Naboo. It is very fitting that everyone ended up hated Jar Jar Binks both in the real world and the Star Wars world.
I have just started watching a new anime called Tokyo Ghoul. In many ways, this anime reminds me of classic vampire and zombie stories because it includes nocturnal human-like creatures that feed on human flesh. The protagonist’s origin story also reminds me of what happens when you survive an attack from either a vampire or werewolf. I also enjoy the psychological and spiritual effect of transforming into a monster and hunt your former species. I look forward to watching more of this anime and watch the protagonist’s evolution from human to monster.