Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina: “The Stormtrooper’s Tale,” Part 2

will: Welcome back, readers, to Force Visions. This week, we return to the Imperial training ground of Carida, and thence, to Tatooine, to learn just what happens when someone is brighter than the war machine allows.

I’ve returned from my sojourn to Boston for Arisia, and it was quite a blast. I didn’t talk Star Wars much on these panels, but I still had a fantastic time–and I was certainly thrilled to see the greatly expanded range of cosplay related to the series. Poe, Rey, Jyn Erso, and the old standbys were all represented.

z: I may have gotten over being sick by sleeping away most of the past weekend, and I’m still in Peak Librarian Week, which is more like Peak Librarian Month at this point, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

will: Also, following our discussion of The Last Jedi, recommended to your attention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxDX-nywiTc and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf_rqde7B0A

But now, down the gravity well we go…

Continue reading


Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina: “The Stormtrooper’s Tale,” Part 1

z: Hello, gentlebeings, and welcome back to Force Visions, wherein this week we are told that there is chaos, instead of being shown something that invokes chaos, but then what’s new.

In personal news: WMGSO had our inaugural performance at MAGFest, partially as a result of which we also met and blew past the stretch goal for our album project on IndieGoGo. We were incredibly well-received, and we made people cry and laugh and cheer, and it doesn’t get any better than that.

will: Yup. Also, this goes up, I’m on my way (well, roughly; I’m working the morning) up to Arisia, as in previous years. Look for me on the usual slew of intellectual property and related issues panels.

Continue reading

The Last Jedi: An Analysis

will: My review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is as follows:

I liked it and it’s worth seeing.

Thus endeth the review.

Oh, there’s more to this week’s post, but it’s a discussion and analysis. Not a review. Frankly, if you read this blog and yet you need a review to help you decide whether you are going to see the movie…I don’t really know how that works for you.

z: Well, dammit. I don’t know how to write my own review without plagiarizing Will, then.

Oh, I do know. “What he said.” That.

will: So with the review out of the way, the rest of this post will assume you have seen the movie. That’s right: FULL SPOILERS BELOW THE CUT.

Continue reading

Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina: “The Ranat’s Tale”

z: Hello, gentlebeings, and welcome to our commentary on The Ranat’s Tale, wherein hehehehehe.

Between work going through a last burst of high activity before the end of the year and the orchestra trying to get in many last-minute rehearsals because we’re performing at MagFest the weekend immediately after New Year’s (!) (!!!), this will be a short commentary, but then… luckily the story is also short.

will: As are the characters!

I just got home from seeing The Last Jedi, myself, so. About which, no more will be said…today.

Continue reading

Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina: “The Jawa’s Tale,” Part 2

z: Hello, gentlebeings, and welcome to Part 2 of the Jawa’s Tale, wherein there’s a lot of moving on for my part because it’s either that or severe damage to my tablet.

This is going to be a short commentary, because I’ve got a project report due on the day this is scheduled to go live, and Will is busy with some family issues.

will: And life on all fronts. This year really needs to end.

Continue reading