Saturday, November 8, 2014


1. Geekdom Madness results are still being calculated, but the victor will be crowned later this evening.

2. There are a lot of things going on at work; we're nearing the end of a session, and we're preparing to propose radical changes. I can't give details but it's stressful and eating up my time and energy.

3. Because of this, I will only be posting sporadically if at all during the month of November.

4. As part of this I have taken a sabbatical from Jedi News. A new article should be available the first week of December and continuing bi-weekly until such time as I hit burnout again.

5. Halloween pictures, as someone requested, WILL be put up between now and then. I didn't get a whole lot of good ones though, so it's a matter of finding what I have and picking the best.

6. Lists are fun.

7. "Episode VII: The Force Awakens" sounds like pretentious fan-fiction at first listen, but I can't deny I'm very intrigued by the implications the title brings.


  1. To be fair, though, "Revenge of the Sith" and "The Empire Strikes Back" aren't that far off from pretentious fan-fiction titles as well. :P

    1. Revenge maybe, but it has an excuse of being an in-joke to Return's working title. And they both have a sort of pulp-iness that is really a staple of the series. You could argue "Awakens" has a pulp quality as well, though not as much at first listen.

      Then again, maybe we just need time to get used to it.

  2. Perceptions of the new title might be coloured by the fact that Lucasarts' most prominent platform release in its dying days was "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed". People might be associating the new title with cash-in video games rather than the pulp source material of early Star Wars.