TLJ is Amazing, full stop.

Originally published on December 19, 2017.

So let’s start with: you’re allowed to like or not like any movie you want. Please don’t diss other people for thinking different from you. It’s not THAT big a deal.


Having said that, here’s what I think: Star Wars is, at its roots, the Hero’s Journey, which is frequently a tragedy and frequently about redemption. Episodes 1-6 are the rise, fall, and redemption of Anakin Skywalker. Episodes 4-8 are the rise, fall (mostly offscreen) and redemption of Luke Skywalker. The whole 9 (and counting) episode saga is about the fall and redemption of the Jedi as a religion and a force for balance in the galaxy.

So yes. The Force is going to make things happen. And yes, ALL of Anakin Skywalker’s children are going to be strong with the Force. And yes, random people are going to be Force Sensitive.

This movie is about the difference between the legends and reality of heroes. It changes everything and nothing all, at the same time.

Showcase: Writing Scroll Texts and Other Things – Royal Augmentation for Sorcha inghean ui Dhonnchaidh

It’s been two weeks since I last posted, and I had no idea!  If only I could find a way to write poetry and work for royalty for a living!

We were properly into court now, and after a while, we came to a Royal Augmentation for my friend Sorcha.  Funny thing about Sorcha is that even though she’s got a very irish name, she’s got a very muslim arabic persona!  Sorcha’s well known for her support of dancing and haflas, and I remember spending a very pleasant few hours in the Hafla tent at 50 Year.    Continue reading “Showcase: Writing Scroll Texts and Other Things – Royal Augmentation for Sorcha inghean ui Dhonnchaidh”