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Thursday, February 18, 2021

The civil war for Star Wars is over

And the fans lost. The Dark Herald explains at Arkhaven:

Now, I understand there is going to be a certain number of people who can’t understand it.  

Why are the goblins at Lucasfilm are so determined to cut their own throats? I mean, it has to be obvious at this point isn’t it? The Reylo trilogy was an utter disaster and by any reasonable standard, the high Republic is an abject failure.  If they are going to keep their jobs, they need to assure that their company is healthy, and to do that they need to have products people will pay money for.  Making Star Wars fans happy and engaged is in their own self-interest. LucasFilm needs to be profitable right?  Right?

Oh, that is so adorable.

At this point, LucasFilm has settled comfortably into the model of corporate parasitism. And the uber-Woke senior executives at Disney are delighted to be fed upon by the incompetent.  

You have to remember an SJW infestation is a convergence of grasshopper-people.  

They create nothing, preserve nothing and leave nothing behind.  

When grasshoppers have finished devastating and devouring a once-productive ant colony, do they sit around trying to rebuild it?  After all, that would be in their self-interest wouldn’t it?  To have a healthy ant colony that they could regularly harvest makes more sense than destroying it.  But no, grasshoppers are grasshoppers, they destroy and move on to the next target.   

The Woke are no different.  When LucasFilm collapses under its own weight due to their undermining they will move on to another property and begin the process all over again.  Unconcerned by lessons of failure because they are fundamentally unable to face the lessons of their own mistakes.

So what is the future of Star Wars?  Well, it doesn’t have one.

And this is why Arkhaven properties will never be for sale. To anyone. Ever. That way lies inevitable devouring by the grasshoppers.

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105 Comments:

Blogger Pat V February 18, 2021 11:56 AM  

The Farce is with them.

Well, at least there's Spaceballs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRGCZh5A8T4

Blogger Seth S February 18, 2021 11:58 AM  

Texan grasshoppers are having a bad week

Blogger Salt February 18, 2021 11:59 AM  

Star Wars, The Dark Side Won.

Blogger Arthur Isaac February 18, 2021 12:06 PM  

Disney Star Wars:

https://youtu.be/v7iQlMDnyT4

Blogger Kraemer February 18, 2021 12:07 PM  

Das rayciss!

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 18, 2021 12:08 PM  

I watched "Downfall" last week, the next day I spotted a pic of a dejected looking Vader and I thought what a mashup that would make, "Vader in the Bunker."

Blogger islanti February 18, 2021 12:08 PM  

When will then be now? 2 more weeks. Trust the plan.

Blogger Warunicorn February 18, 2021 12:09 PM  

I *still* haven't seen "The Rise of Skywalker" and don't plan to. I look upon the franchise with disdain along with anything else Disney touches.

Let it burn.

Blogger ErictheRed February 18, 2021 12:10 PM  

Very sad development. I used to love Star Wars as a kid, and even into young adulthood. While the quality certainly took a dive during the Prequels, there were parts of it I still enjoyed. But ever since it got sold to Disney, it has been all downhill. I gave it a shot at first, but I was so disgusted ever Episode VIII that I pretty much gave up on the franchise.

My advice, for what it is worth: stop watching new stuff created by the Big Studios. I have been watching some of the Hays Code Era movies recently, and I have thoroughly enjoyed it so far. There is a lot of high quality entertainment from yesteryear. I highly recommend anything with Jimmy Stewart.

Blogger Reprehensible Adam February 18, 2021 12:14 PM  

I would laugh if they SJWed War Hammer.

Blogger Jack Amok February 18, 2021 12:20 PM  

So what is the future of Star Wars? Well, it doesn’t have one.

I'm perfectly okay with that.

Great stories shouldn't go on and on with perpetual blockbuster sequels. At some point, the story is told, the characters have played out their arcs, and continuing on is just going going to degrade the original story.

Blogger Newscaper312 February 18, 2021 12:27 PM  

I'll say again, the stench was already there in The Force Awakens, smelled more fully on a 2nd viewing when the initial nostalgia glow was out of the way.
It wasn't just rehashed ANH plot or Mary Sue Rey -- they established both Han and Luke as losers who ran away for a couple decades when things got tough.

I just didn't back then expect them to quadruple down trashing it all so thoroughly. I've refused to see the final 2 films once I heard about Luke in TLJ, not even just for the eye candy.

Blogger A rebel without a General February 18, 2021 12:33 PM  

Some of the Star Wars books were really good the Trawn triology is always well praised and the Yuzhann Vons War was what the expanded universe needed killing off characters so it doesn’t get stale.

Blogger Revelation Means Hope February 18, 2021 12:33 PM  

I just watched a trailer for the last Bond movie. The hatred the writers feel for the main character bled through even in a short trailer.

Blogger TheMaleRei February 18, 2021 12:34 PM  

Reprehensible Adam wrote:I would laugh if they SJWed War Hammer.

Oh, the outsiders that peck and shriek are working on that, have no doubt about that one.
And I've also heard, as one of those rumors that goes around, that many of the authors-creators etc that work for Games Workshop are sympathetic to the SJW cause.
We shall see how long they can hold out.

Blogger GammaCatch February 18, 2021 12:38 PM  

They have successfully ruined every major movie and computer game series that I can think of now. Star Wars, Comics, all of that, have been completely obliterated. The 2VS' of the world will be scrambling to create something to fill the void, but will fail again and again as their work says nothing and is meant to say nothing. Because, God forbid anyone be offended. Art always has to be sacrificed at the alter of "Neutrality". Unless of course it is Leftist art. It's a good thing VD and company are around, because I don't think anyone else is even trying to make Right Wing Narrative Media.

Blogger Daniel February 18, 2021 12:43 PM  

Jack - the problem is that Star Wars had been intended as a 9-episode epic with ancillary "stories" from almost the beginning. So, although yes, by now, the movies should be done and complete with nothing but the occasional sidestory every decade or so...the truth is that Lucas screwed up the prequel, and then Disney mangled the end beyond all recognition. So, only the middle of the epic exists in any real sense. This doesn't even account for the epic business failure that Star Wars is now. The proof is whatever they did to that lady on Madalorian - the only viable Star Wars property that actually worked since '85.

Blogger Ian1418 February 18, 2021 12:47 PM  

Check out Galaxy's Edge by Jason Anspach and Nick Cole. It has the good, original Star Wars feel and none of the modern failures.

Blogger Daniel February 18, 2021 12:50 PM  

Here's the scroll for the epitaph:

EPISODE NOTHING: A NO HOPE

It is a time of PEACE. The old guard has been completely destroyed in the long-finished galactic civil war. Their corpses have been shamed, humiliated, tortured, slain, desecrated, burned, forgotten and now all that is left is the sex-positive genderfluid urination upon the salted, charred ground of the now-public sanctuary zones for the elite, peacemaking, racism-free evolved race of Woketardians, who now find fulfillment in ensuring that nothing resembling the old guard or its infrastructure are ever seen again.

The oppressive days of popular entertainment and indoor plumbing are gone, forever...

Blogger Desdichado February 18, 2021 12:52 PM  

As if Disney Star Wars couldn't be even more of a farce and signal exactly that to it's normie fans, Kathleen Kennedy just issued a video for the Oscars channel where she talks about overcoming sexism in the Hollywood workplace. And not only is the irony so bad there, but she actually read out loud the "fade in" direction on the cue card, and the editors didn't even cut it! She was getting reamed non-stop in the comments, until they were turned off. And she was ratio'd at about 1/1,000 likes/dislikes until those were turned off too.

Blogger Jeroth February 18, 2021 12:54 PM  

And this is why Arkhaven properties will never be for sale. To anyone. Ever. That way lies inevitable devouring by the grasshoppers.

Are there ways to guarantee that long term, especially after one's death? Sharing the same society with these people is ultimately the problem. Tolkien tried, but with the new Amazon series, it seems he's finally failed. Only a matter of time until we we eventually get "Kang of the Rangz".

Blogger CM February 18, 2021 12:54 PM  

A Bugs Life was a portrait of Disney? I did not see that coming.

Blogger Ingot9455 February 18, 2021 12:54 PM  

There are many ways the elements they chose to use could have been used well. Could have made great stories.

They CHOSE to make bad stories.

Blogger Doktor Jeep February 18, 2021 12:57 PM  

The choice is either endless installments by money grubbers that try to copy previous success, which gets boring and played out,
Or
Destruction via woketarians.

What they did to SW was bad enough. Worse is taking stuff like ghostbusters, LoTR, and others, and "blacking" it, or "vaginating" it, replacing key figures with blacks and/or women.
But they are even going beyond that with "tranny jedi".
Wish I could laugh. But this is only the entertainment destruction wing of the left. They want to give every aspect of life this treatment.

Blogger Jeroth February 18, 2021 12:58 PM  

Jack Amok wrote:Great stories shouldn't go on and on with perpetual blockbuster sequels. At some point, the story is told, the characters have played out their arcs, and continuing on is just going going to degrade the original story.

In other countries, even TV sitcoms have well defined lifespans and clear endings. What is it about American culture and trying to keep every show on life support until people eventually stop visiting it in the hospital?

Blogger Anon February 18, 2021 12:59 PM  

Biggest tragedy is losing all those side stories and video games. It has a very unique established setting without being confined to so many rules that new stuff couldn’t be done.
Then again, Disney killed those from word go. There wasn’t much chance of coming back after that even if the company actually cared about profit.

Blogger RadixMalorum February 18, 2021 1:00 PM  

The cuckservatives and libertards "fan movements" like Geeks and Gamers or EVS refuse to understand or acknowledge the true nature of SJWs. They still seem baffled that converged companies don't give a damn about profitability and deride their decisions as "stupid". They don't understand that these actions are on purpose. They project their own values onto their enemies so they are unable to imagine an enemy whose nature is to thrive on convergence and destruction.

Blogger RadixMalorum February 18, 2021 1:01 PM  

Reprehensible Adam wrote:I would laugh if they SJWed War Hammer.

They are already doing it.

Blogger Unknown February 18, 2021 1:01 PM  

You see something similar in law.

Example: In employment, you had lawyers who do disputes--suits, worker's comp hearings, unemployment, civil rights. But you had all the women lawyers who got into law in 2000, met a cute corporate VP or radiologist, quit law for a few years, and then diversited their way back in part time, and later full time. They played the diversity card into partnership.

Meanwhile hearings are hard. So the girl lawyers took spots as HR specialists, and came in for the mediation phase. Blacks and hispanics were put on the same corporate hand holding track right into partnership. Because it is about the most part of law.

The white guys still had to work hard at the hearings, but they got squeezed down internally.

At first a different floor of the firm, later they were moved off partner track to an associated firm controlled by the main firm.

At some point, and it is coming soon, you will have older firms who know how to handle huge and over the top cases by papering the other side so long and hard no one recalls the initial conflict, and have diversity partners and senior associates who know checklists and forms, but who have no idea how to handle medium and small disputes.

Most companies would be better off hiring local counsel for 90% of their disputes, than sending them to national or regional law firms.

Blogger JonM February 18, 2021 1:13 PM  

Start laughing. That IP already has Stage One cancer and they are doubling down. The miniature wargaming hobby in general has caught the eye of the locusts, who are making inroads all over. The thirsty gammas are throwing open the gates and welcoming them with open arms.

A few stalwarts are trying to build redoubts, to gather the long time players who don't want that trash in the hobby, to preserve the hobby from the looters. Expect a similar cycle to what has happened in sci-fi/fantasy books, RPGs, video games etc to play out there. A splintering into those who hold to the Western Civilizational model and those who see nothing wrong with having a fat, black, female, and wheelchair bound Napoleon commanding the French at Waterloo.

Blogger Azimus February 18, 2021 1:13 PM  

I tried to contemplate when Star Wars went from creative storytelling to flashy exciting moneymaking. Some would say episode six was the first corporate Star Wars movie. But there was still a lot of creative storytelling potential with the origins of Vader in the prequel's. It's just that the first trilogy was adventurism and the second trilogy was political intrigue. I don't think Lucas was the right man to write this political intrigue trilogy. It probably should've been a guy like Tom Clancy, and it could've been REALLY good.

I watched Episode 4 redux "The Force Awakens" and that was the last penny Disney got out of me. It was no longer someone trying to tell the great tale, but empty frivolous moneymaking. For all of George's faults he was trying to be creative. Disney just wants to squeeze blood from the turnip and that is all they will ever do.

Blogger FUBARwest February 18, 2021 1:17 PM  

"I would laugh if they SJWed War Hammer."

Get ready, you won't have to wait too much longer.

Blogger Servant February 18, 2021 1:18 PM  

They already are sjwing warhammer.

I thought these rumors were just battery feeding to keep people interested, but maybe they were just made up to keep youtube channels operating.

Anything good that comes from disney is a mistake. This is why they fired gina carano, they thought she'd trigger "shit lords" but she likes those people because there's still some femininity in there.

Mandalorian was baby bird food vomitted directly into your mouth. If you liked it, you have problems.

Blogger Black Robed Cleric February 18, 2021 1:20 PM  

@11

>Great stories shouldn't go on and on with perpetual blockbuster sequels. At some point, the story is told, the characters have played out their arcs, and continuing on is just going going to degrade the original story.

I completely agree. That's why I can't get excited about Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis writing a new DragonLance trilogy. The story of Chronicles and Legends was a great epic. Others played in the sandbox with varying levels of competence. Then they did SUMMER FLAME to close up the loose ends. A fine story, not the awesomeness of LEGENDS but fine. Then they tried to come back with WAR OF SOULS. The first DL by those two that disappointed me greatly.

It's been on the net that they have a new trilogy in the works, two completed, the third in progress. I couldn't get excited when I heard about it. Then I read they were actively seeking to be more inclusive and diverse with a strong, new protagonist.

Now, I'm hoping it doesn't come out.

Blogger OneWingedShark February 18, 2021 1:24 PM  

Reprehensible Adam wrote:I would laugh if they SJWed War Hammer.
About that…
Enter Warhammer Adventures, a series of middle-grade (ages 8 to 12) novels published by Black Library and based on Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000 8th edition, which were released during February 2019.
[…]
Zelia: A young daughter of a galactic explorer, she helps her mom dig up ancient alien artifacts and hates weapons in a setting where everything that's alien and most things that aren't actively trying to kill you. Instead, she believes that the best way to overcome fear is by learning. Voted most likely to be slowly tortured to death by the Inquisition for seeking out the truth. Either that or Guilliman has her earmarked to become a historitor. (Most likely the latter, because let’s be honest - this IS a kids’ book series)
[…]
Mekki: What happens when you cross a tech-priest with Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory. (…so "Young Sheldon"?) He hails from Mars and is described as an inventor, due to his creation of a small robotic swarm that assist him with certain duties. His right arm is paralyzed, so instead of doing the normal, cool Mechanicus thing and replacing it with cybernetics he decides to just build a brace to help him move it. Omnissiah only knows why he wasn't forcefully re-purposed as a servitor for his blatant tech-heresy yet, especially considering he's from Mars; even on backwater Forge Worlds things like Vorax Automata are shunned and forbidden because of their animalistic intelligence. This goes double as this is post-Great Rift, where Guilliman's protection of Cawl's tech heresies (one of which includes AI-tech) has the AdMech inching closer to another civil war. Mekki also looks like Aang, complete with bald head and warm-colored clothing.

…yeah.

Blogger Ahuehuete February 18, 2021 1:28 PM  

"but I was so disgusted ever Episode VIII "

The Last Jedi was so bad, that the word "bad" required redefinition.

Blogger Taignobias February 18, 2021 1:29 PM  

It died when they started kicking people out of the sandbox.

Blogger Timmy3 February 18, 2021 1:31 PM  

Star Wars fans need to stop keeping them in business. The sooner their business is busted, the less damage there is. They already ruined their golden goose. No Rey and Rose dolls sell, but many Cara Dunn dolls going for $200 on eBay.

Blogger kurt9 February 18, 2021 1:32 PM  

What I keep trying to wrap my head around is how can these companies that alienate their customer base continue to stay in business year after year. It would seem to me that these companies will eventually become "zombie" companies. Is it the "free" money supply churned out by the FED since 1995 that is keeping all of this afloat? I cannot think of another explanation.

Blogger Bradford C. Walker February 18, 2021 1:33 PM  

Oh, they are trying to Convergence Warhammer.

Blogger Brian Dean February 18, 2021 1:34 PM  

I am thinking that a vast percentage of the people that did see the recent Star Wars movies, did so out of a kind of obligation (in other words, "I just have to keep up with what's going on") and not because they actually wanted to see them.

Blogger Brian Dean February 18, 2021 1:36 PM  

@9 "My advice, for what it is worth: stop watching new stuff created by the Big Studios."

Either that, or if you must watch it, don't pay money for it. Wait until you can download it with bittorrent (or some other service) and watch it for free.

Blogger Angels1978 February 18, 2021 1:37 PM  

Disney: "Good, I can feel your anger. I am defenseless. Take your weapon. Strike me down with all of your hatred and your journey towards the SJW side will be complete!"

Blogger Paul February 18, 2021 1:43 PM  

Reprehensible Adam wrote:I would laugh if they SJWed War Hammer.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Warhammer/comments/gwsx2x/warhammer_is_for_everyone_statement_from/

GW has long been SJW-friendly.

Blogger right wing architect February 18, 2021 1:57 PM  

The symbol for Disney should be a rat instead of a mouse. Rats and grasshoppers operate in a similar manner. Invade, eat, destroy, move on.

Blogger Dave W. February 18, 2021 2:00 PM  

My heart hopes DH is wrong, but my head thinks he's right.

Blogger El Rojo February 18, 2021 2:00 PM  

Was listening to a youtube channel that covers this stuff and caught an interesting bit about ticket taking that I actually wanted more commentary on:

Midnight’s Edge: on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN0As8C-Ugc

Starting at 3:48-3:49 in the broadcast:

Andre Einherjar: As it is right now and you know this, Hollywood is a clique. It’s a very fortified thing you have the agents which are the gatekeepers and everything, and you have to like be in the system or you’ll get nowhere. This is a way out of that (referring to (((shapiro’s))) movie studio – they have no idea he is just controlled opposition)

Tom Konkle: Yep, and frankly a lot of the people in that clique is never something that I wanted to be a part of, there were some types of parties and types of people that I wasn’t willing to make the compromise in order to get ahead and some people were you know, and then they might come out later and accuse people of this or that, but it’s like hey, you were willing to do it to get in the club and I wasn’t and that’s just the difference. And sometimes there’s a club you don’t want to be a part of, and I know you have to do what you have to do to get in and get stuff made but there are certain compromises to whatever I have that I wasn’t willing to make.

Andre Einherjar: Yep,… (And goes on to say a future editorial will come out about the subject.)

I find his mention of Parties very interesting – as rumors of ‘Parties’ where various sexual shenanigans are gotten up to have been around Hollywood forever. But is seems that Directors and Actors only get #MeToo for things they have done on their own, in one on one private settings or film sets. Never for indiscretions at these Hollywood ‘Parties’.

It makes me wonder who else is also attending these ‘Parties’ so that what happens there is given a far greater degree of cover for those events compared to when when these actors and directors act out on their own…

Blogger Some Guy February 18, 2021 2:03 PM  

Welcome to the systematic destruction of American mindset and culture. They want you listless, hopeless, powerless, and Godless. Grab onto one of the islands like ark haven and start rebuilding. It’s literally our only option at this point.

Blogger Eli February 18, 2021 2:16 PM  

The Arkhaven blog has been absolutely killing it lately.

Blogger Macs February 18, 2021 2:29 PM  

I think it's so cute how the abysmal films have made people look fondly on the awful prequel trilogy. Lucas could not have planned things any better if he had tried ( maybe he did, the sale to Disney had a petulant and vengeful feel to it).

Blogger Punkindrublik February 18, 2021 2:45 PM  

You're gonna force Disney to cancel the quasi-documentary animation, "A Bug's Life"

Assuming it hasn't already.

Blogger Nostromo February 18, 2021 2:52 PM  

In one of the Screen Pitch episodes the producer asks the writer, "Why are we doing this, man?" in a pained voice. "The money!" chirps the writer. "Oh yeah! The money!" repeats the producer happily, cured of his twinge of consciousness.

Blogger The Last Roman February 18, 2021 2:53 PM  

They're trying to.

Blogger Evangeline February 18, 2021 3:05 PM  

I'm with Ericthered, watch the old films. Better stories, better dialogue, better acting, and those people actually had talent. It's like drinking beer, an acquired taste, but you'll be better off for it, not so much with the beer. Give the woke-but-not-yet-insufferable TCM a chance.
We despise Disney, but their older, classic films are superb. There is no substitute for Cinderella, Snow White, Lady and the Tramp, 101 Dalmations, etc. But not one dime for anything current, and visit Disney? H no.

Blogger Just So February 18, 2021 3:24 PM  

If you like Jimmy Stewart I suggest a little known masterpiece "Harvey" a send up of both Medicine and the Elites.

Blogger Silly but True February 18, 2021 3:43 PM  

Truth. The Walt Disney Company is a holding company whose purpose is to exploit its properties and is not hiding their business objectives:

https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/app/uploads/2021/01/2020-Annual-Report.pdf

“Some examples of key programs and initiatives that are focused to attract, develop and retain our diverse workforce include:
• Diversity and inclusion (D&I). Our D&I objectives are to build teams that reflect the life experiences of our audiences, while employing and supporting a diverse array of voices in our creative and production content.
Established six pillars that serve as the foundation for our D&I commitments – transparency, accountability, representation, content, community, and culture;
Created a pipeline of next-generation creative executives from underrepresented backgrounds through programs such as the Executive Incubator, Creative Talent Development and Inclusion (CTDI), and the Disney Launchpad: Shorts Incubator;
Championed targeted development programs for underrepresented talent;
Hosted a series of culture-changing, innovation and learning opportunities to spark dialogue among employees, leaders, Disney talent and external experts;
Sponsored over 70 employee-led Business;
Employee Resource Groups (BERGs) that represent and support the diverse communities that make up our workforce. The BERGs facilitate networking and connections with peers, outreach and mentoring, leadership and skill development and cross-cultural business innovation...”

It’s purpose is so far away from now just smply creating family entertainment.

Blogger Dave in Ahia February 18, 2021 3:44 PM  

Star Wars? Who cares. they lost me at Ewoks. That's when I realized it was marketing, not storytelling.

Blogger Jack Amok February 18, 2021 3:59 PM  

Jack - the problem is that Star Wars had been intended as a 9-episode epic with ancillary "stories" from almost the beginning.

Yeah, but that doesn't work. In theory, you could have a universe with lots of side stories and other characters that come and go, each playing out their own novel stories, but...

...it's the main characters people care about. So the big productions have to come back to them because new characters don't pull in the same audience. The prequels sucked. Some will say "yeah, but they had much weaker main characters and plots." Well, duh.

Luke, Vader, Han - you don't just crank out characters like that, they're kinda lightening in a bottle. When you have a movie with characters that resonate like that, the odds are extremely slim you will write a sequel with different characters who are just as good.

So you end up re-using the old characters, but they only have so many good stories before they're played out.

Blogger Storm Rhode February 18, 2021 3:59 PM  

How will you preserve your legacy at Arkhaven Vox? When creators die their creations tend to accumulate in the hands of people decidedly unlike them.

Blogger Meanoldbasterd February 18, 2021 4:00 PM  

Watch the YouTube video of the last,part of Enders game where he wages exterminatus on the Formics planet... The comments pro and anti bug are pretty hilarious!

Blogger Meanoldbasterd February 18, 2021 4:05 PM  

Something you all (probably) have missed... This deconstruction of "popular entertainment" is an ESSENTIAL step In turning boys eyes back to God and the church... These types of entertainment were initially designed to distract men from The Truth! So, rejoice as they burn down their own sanctuaries from God and Christ. Once they're done there will be NOWHERE to hide! Good... Gooooooooood!

Blogger Crazy Dave February 18, 2021 4:06 PM  

So what is the future of Star Wars?

It's called GALAXY'S EDGE. Book 11 due out May 4th. If that be not symbolic, I don't know shit then.

Blogger wahr01 February 18, 2021 4:08 PM  

TheMaleRei wrote:Reprehensible Adam wrote:I would laugh if they SJWed War Hammer.

Oh, the outsiders that peck and shriek are working on that, have no doubt about that one.

And I've also heard, as one of those rumors that goes around, that many of the authors-creators etc that work for Games Workshop are sympathetic to the SJW cause.

We shall see how long they can hold out.


They've already retconned the lore to shoehorn in female space marines for muh empowering womyn.

Blogger teslawasframed February 18, 2021 4:11 PM  

Seconded. I read the first book based on a recommendation here, and put it down halfway through to order the remaining 9 (at the time) in the series. All of them, even the spin-offs and one-offs by other authors, have been highly entertaining and well written.

Blogger White Knight Leo #0368 February 18, 2021 4:26 PM  

I saw TROS because I wanted to see how the saga ended - and the coverage from Mauler and Rags made the bitter pill go down easy. But I went knowing I was done with Star Wars. I haven't watched Mando and I won't - giving money to people who hate you is stupid.

Blogger Jonesey February 18, 2021 4:31 PM  

The only SW episodes I'll ever watch is IV, V, & VI.
Everything produced after is garbage.

Blogger Deke! February 18, 2021 4:49 PM  

@54

Snow White for technique, Sleeping Beauty for its Art Deco look. That's basically it for me.

I'm prepared to give Disney its due, as Voltaire [the Christian] advised: "To forgive our enemies their virtues, that is the greater miracle."

[Voltaire considered himself an atheist, except when communicating with one of (((them))), and singed his name quite pointedly "Voltaire...the Christian". I'm always amused by that].

Blogger Bigger Bunyip February 18, 2021 4:55 PM  

The woke crowd in media believe their own BS, believe they are a step ahead of where the word is going, believe folks like us are about to go the way of the dodo. The do not at all see themselves as holding a losing hand.
That blindness caused by arrogance will be their downfall.

Blogger Newscaper312 February 18, 2021 5:01 PM  

Watched the newest Mars rover landing a bit ago. JPL is the part if NASA that still works, but even they found an Indian woman w a g.d. dot on her forehead to call out events from the team.
At that high a level, for now, even the diversity hires have some competence, but you know there were 10x the white guys out there as good or better who got passed over. Bastards.

Blogger Cwyn February 18, 2021 5:05 PM  

Literally stopped caring about SW years ago when Lucas made the awful prequels, in spite of being a huge childhood fan. I knew it was only going down hill from there. The original movies are still around, and that's all that's worth watching. Probably for the best, as "the force" is actually a satanic term used by occult groups to describe universal magical forces.

Also gratuitous Nazi enemies was just begging for making it a tool to bash whites and other non-PC groups.

Blogger Newscaper312 February 18, 2021 5:06 PM  

@Azimus
I still remember how stoked I was at the first trailer for the Phantom Menace, the one that was cut to be very serious and badass in a more adult way. Greatest editing bait and switch of all time. But the prequels still had some moments.

Blogger Newscaper312 February 18, 2021 5:10 PM  

@Servant
Still brings a smile to my face when I watched some reaction clips of that last Mandalorian episode. Have not been watching. Anyway, hilarious watching the various soy boys squee-ing over the awesome grrrl power on display, but then when old fashioned straight white male hero Luke shows up they are literally in tears, many of them.
Even most woketards still feel the draw, which is why it must be destroyed.

Blogger DavidNone February 18, 2021 5:36 PM  

So, we are saying that there is a direct correlation between what is going on with Star Wars and what is going on with the country? At least that is how it looks to me.

Star Wars is in the control of people who don't understand it and hate what went before. Their idea is to tear down the old and make it 'better'. The fans revolted and they were called toxic etc... Things started going badly and they were bleeding money, so they tried to get 'em back but it was all a show and nothing really changed. You want to save Star Wars then walk away not just from Star Wars but Disney. Break them until they have to sell off assets and maybe someone who cares will get Star Wars and make it ok again... maybe but it will only be ok. Too many people with regurgitating bad ideas. The story is old, they've strayed from the main element and they just keep rehashing what went before. They either need some new ideas or to get back to the basics and tell a good story.

The USA is in the control of people who don't understand it and hate what went before. Their idea is to tear down the old and make it 'better'. The people revolted and they were called insurrectionists etc... Things were going badly and they were bleeding money, so they tried to get 'em back but it was all a show and nothing really changed. You want to preserve Liberty then walk away not just from the Dems but the USA itself. Break the union then maybe some state will get their act together and we can have some place of preserved liberty... maybe but only a fraction of the territory we once had. Too many non-Americans in the land now and the ideas they're pushing don't work. The republic is old, they've strayed from the main element and they just keep doubling down on their bad ideas. They either need to change ideas or get some old ones that have stood the test of time.

Sounds about right.

Anonymous Anonymous February 18, 2021 5:38 PM  

Back in the Old Testament,this was right around the time when God would get really, really pissed off and would wipe out an entire civilization.

Anonymous Anonymous February 18, 2021 5:46 PM  

I heard IDW now has gay transformers.

Fag robots.

God can destroy this entire wicked world as soon as he'd like.

Anonymous Anonymous February 18, 2021 5:59 PM  

And this is somewhat related to the reason why Elon Musk wants to GTFO Earth ASAP and take his talents to Mars.

When the Generation X'ers die off, so will the last remaining connection to the old world - and with it the foundation of civilization will be no more.

It will be at this point that the Millennials will inherit the world and literally be in charge - and unlike the Baby Boomers, the Millennials don't have a phase of idealism to serve as a check.

For all of the talk of how selfish the Boomers were, the Millennials make them look like pikers. Millennials have a dangerous form of psychosis that borders of delusions of god-hood with a desire to commit genocide (wokemakes right, no matter the consequences).

In other words, Millennials are delusional murderous psychotic maniacs who are wannabee war mongers worse than any run of the mill tin pot dictator.

Blogger cecilhenry February 18, 2021 6:00 PM  

When you start cheering for the Empire you know the whole Star Wars story has been fully parasitized and destroyed


We've reached that point.


Even my nephews report they root for the Dark side now!!

Every. Single. Time.

Blogger RedJack February 18, 2021 6:12 PM  

Hit the lady legionare yet? I like the stories too, but it will get converged. Nick and Jason work in Hollywood

Blogger Eru Ilúvatar's will in flesh February 18, 2021 6:18 PM  

When the grasshopper came to ask for food, what was the sage advice we once relied on?

Blogger Digger Variant February 18, 2021 6:29 PM  

"[T]he uber-Woke senior executives at Disney are delighted to be fed upon by the incompetent."

Don't mislabel them as incompetent. They seem to be doing what they are meant to do -- destroy the Star Wars mythology while demeaning White males.

Blogger Storm Rhode February 18, 2021 6:30 PM  

Return of the Jedi was the cash grab point. They were supposed to end up on Kashik the woolie planet, but they sold out to Ewok merch money.

Blogger Crunchy Cachalot February 18, 2021 6:59 PM  

Of course they lost, they funded their enemie's entire campaign.

Blogger Chris Lopes February 18, 2021 7:26 PM  

"maybe he did, the sale to Disney had a petulant and vengeful feel to it"

Most definitely. The prequels themselves speak volumes about Lucas' ambivalence towards the franchise. He hated that it ruined his self image as a rebel film maker, and he hated being second guessed by the fans. So yeah, selling to Disney could well have been a big FU to the audience.

Blogger JonM February 18, 2021 7:27 PM  

The two major thrusts for killing off Warhammer are:
1. The problem with the sexy biker nuns is that they are sexy biker nuns. They should be butch, hideous, tumblrinas because muh representation.
2. There is a strong push to open up the ranks of the Space Marines - who are canonically clones of the God-Emperor - to women because of muh representation.

Oddly, the former has gained more traction than the latter. They've even managed to ugly-up the sexy biker-chick gangs in Necromunda to appease people who don't play the game.

Only a matter of time before they go full Star Wars.

Blogger TheMaleRei February 18, 2021 8:00 PM  

Revelation Means Hope wrote:I just watched a trailer for the last Bond movie. The hatred the writers feel for the main character bled through even in a short trailer.

When did snark and smug-smarmy dialogue take the place of quality plot and character development?
Is this a gamma / woman thing?
A laziness thing?
Or both or something else?

Blogger James Dixon February 18, 2021 8:05 PM  

> And the fans lost.

The only way the fans could win would be to buy a controlling interest in Disney stock, elect a new board of directors, and fire the entire management team and at least 50% of the staff. That's not going to happen.

Blogger English Tom February 18, 2021 8:14 PM  

@Eric the Red

It's a wonderful life is such a great film. Also check out, the Bedford Incident directed by Stanley Kubrick's producing partner, Richard Widmark gives a career-defining performance. A great film.

Blogger English Tom February 18, 2021 8:18 PM  

@Doktor Jeep

But surely a trannie will have an even deeper affinity with the force?
C'mon man, be positive!

Blogger English Tom February 18, 2021 8:25 PM  

@El Rojo

Check out a film from 1975 called, the Wild Party which is (very) loosely based on the Fatty Arbuckle scandal of the 1920's.
Hollywood started as a cesspit of (((degeneracy))) and nothing has changed.

Blogger Meanoldbasterd February 18, 2021 9:00 PM  

Obviously, the best tactic to use when besieged by the xeno, the heretic, the corrupt, the psyker, the ork, etc etc etc is put the only part of your population that can have babies on the front lines.... Wtf...

Blogger Sweet One February 18, 2021 9:09 PM  

Disney is Chekov/Lopakhin, and Star Wars is their Cherry Orchard.

Blogger Matt February 18, 2021 9:47 PM  

I've long resisted our host's advice to cut out Disney, because honestly I really enjoyed the Mandalorian and some of the Marvel stuff. But who'd have thunk it, Vox was right again. I am no longer a Disney+ subscriber.

Blogger I. Renarde February 18, 2021 9:56 PM  

That was back in 2015. Saw it unfold. They introduced gay marriage. Later, they introduced trans Transformers.. for a race that doesn't have a biological sex.

Blogger Scientific Manager February 18, 2021 10:08 PM  

Can we encase Star Wars in carbonite perhaps? Will that save it?

Blogger Bradford C. Walker February 18, 2021 10:46 PM  

"Muh Female Space Marines"? You mean the Sisters of Battle. They've been around for over 20 years. There's no chance of getting actual female Astartes anytime soon.

Blogger John in Indy February 18, 2021 10:48 PM  

Off topic, but decent light / medium mil science fiction reading is the Rimworld series of books by J.L. (Jim) Curtis, indy published through Amazon / kindle.
Decent and well written characters, not too much handwavium. I like them, YMMV.
John in Indy

Blogger Bobiojimbo February 18, 2021 10:59 PM  

@10 They're already working on it: https://youtu.be/B9V0bOB8sXQ

The fans noticing that the female guardsman was the only survivor then prompted this post:
https://www.warhammer-community.com/2020/06/03/the-regimental-standard-guardsman-of-the-week/

Blogger Azimus February 19, 2021 12:20 AM  

85. TheMaleReiFebruary 18, 2021 8:00 PM
When did snark and smug-smarmy dialogue take the place of quality plot and character development?

Is this a... woman thing?


Ding ding ding ding ding!

I've had more than a couple of shows that I used to love ruined by bringing women into the writers paddock. And it doesn't even have to be a credited-writer or even a majority of women writers either - nor is it entirely their fault. Having women around changes men's behavior - I think the tension goes up, competitiveness goes up, creativity, particularly humor, becomes filtered. Just by being there they change the chemistry. This can be useful for things like football teams or ancient Germanic tribes going into battle or roofing a house, but they're a net negative in the softer arts. The deluge of snark that accompanies the addition of female writing is just a byproduct of the root cause that women ruin everything with noted exceptions of marriage, child-bearing, and bikinis.

Blogger Azimus February 19, 2021 1:07 AM  

@ James Dixon - buy controlling interest

Oh, I don't think the Overton Window has to slide much farther from the Battle for Gamestop until the redditors realize that they could potentially wield power with their heretofor benign symbols of rebellion

Blogger OvergrownHobbit February 19, 2021 4:23 AM  

Quick question: Are there any plans for Arkhaven Castalia to bring into paper print format their teen-friendly titles?

They'd be great year-round for the library market and for grandparents and aunts at Christmas time.

And I'm not just asking because I gave away my last copy of Book of Feasts and Seasons at Christmas to a young relative*

Short Wish list
Book of Feasts and Seasons
The Peter GrantTake the Star Road series
The Everness books (If John gets the rights back from spits** the Torlings
The Rod Walker Books (and not just because I want my own copies. This is Heinlein without the Perv. Please reprint-!)
Summa Elvetica - but NOT the short stories - as a stand alone.

Any hopes?

*It'll be in my bookshelf in Heaven
**No disrespect meant to Mr. Doherty. R.I.P.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 19, 2021 6:43 AM  

Honestly my bird feeder will provide more entertainment than Disney +. I know its youtube but some Germans produced some WWII shorts "Dusty Faces" that blow away hollywood, point being the talent is outside of the hellmouth.

Blogger Lee February 19, 2021 11:21 AM  

I haven't watched Star Wars for decades, but if Disney screwed it up only half as bad as the posted excerpt mangled the ant and grasshopper story, it must be a mangled mess indeed.

Blogger James Dixon February 19, 2021 12:29 PM  

> ...until the redditors realize that they could potentially wield power with their heretofor benign symbols of rebellion

I doubt they'll be up to tackling Disney for a while yet. Disney's market cap is over $300B and since they never give up power willingly you'd almost certainly need the full 51% of shares to take control.

Even if there are 100K Reddit investors that's an average of over $1.5M each.

Blogger John Bradley February 19, 2021 6:44 PM  

I heard IDW now has gay transformers.

A brief moment from Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen.

I am directly below the enemy's scrotum

Blogger Deke! February 20, 2021 12:51 PM  

@89

Don't tell some drive-by poster Umbrella whats-her-name that! She thinks Hollywood was all Rainbows and Dreams and heroic cowboys when it started. There were no money-hungry (((opportunists))) and pederasts involved at the start, no, never.

Hollywood was all about telling family friendly stories, don't you know.

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