Your Feelings Betray You: Luke Skywalker and The Last Jedi

Last Jedi

I’m late to the party when it comes to The Last Jedi, but the fact that I didn’t see it until seven months after its release gave me a chance to witness the controversy around the film. Fans either love the film or hate it, and for a myriad of reasons. Of all the controversial points in the movie, the portrayal of Luke Skywalker seemed to serve as the biggest lightning rod, and I find this controversy very interesting.

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ThunderCats, No! (Part 2 of 2)

ThunderCats, No!Last time, we scratched the surface of an ill-advised attempt to make the ThunderCats franchise darker and edgier. The sexism, gore, and terrible storytelling of the first two issues pales in comparison with the final half of the miniseries. As always, I must share my pain, so let’s explore issues 3-5 of ThunderCats: The Return.

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Thundercats, No! (Part 1 of 2)

Thundercats, No!

I don’t know why, but many people really seem to want kids’ entertainment to get re-imagined in a dark and gritty way. That’s one of the main complaints people seem to have about the upcoming ThunderCats reboot, which looks sillier than the original. While adult clamor for a darker version of ThunderCats (often ignoring that the awesome 2011 reboot was more mature and didn’t last more than one season), it’s worth noting that there is danger in going dark just for the sake of getting grim and gritty.

The ThunderCats franchise serves as a good example of why “more mature” often isn’t and why dark and gritty doesn’t necessarily make for better storytelling. See, the early 2000s had a ThunderCats reboot of its own in comic form. The resulting miniseries, ThunderCats: The Return is probably one of the worst comics I’ve ever read.

I don’t like to suffer through bad comics alone. So let’s take a look at this train wreck together, shall we?

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Out Now: Thirst for Knowledge

Thirst for Knowledge

Something sinister lurks within an old elven siege fort…

Thirst for Knowledge is a Pathfinder adventure for 9th-level characters that slams together pulp sci-fi, fantasy, and horror in the tradition begun years ago with Expedition to the Barrier Peaks. Exploring a strange metallic cave, the heroes must rescue some lost dwarves from an alien priest of Cthulhu – but the knowledge they gain during the adventure might be even more dangerous.

Thirst for Knowledge serves as part three of the Ravenous Ruin adventure path from Wayward Rogues. With a little modification, it can also stand alone as its own adventure.

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Out Now: Sky Pirates

Sky Pirates

Anybody who ever plays a Pathfinder game with me should expect airships to show up at some point. The newest TRAILseeker article, “Sky Pirates,” brings airship-focused adventure and campaign options to everybody. This article examines the logistics of airships in a campaign, the tools sky pirates utilize, and adventure hooks that can bring the PCs into battle against the lords of the air.

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