Resist

Today I saw a few items during my Target run that I’d usually pick up right away.

But the fact that I have more than a few figures still in their packaging has made me curb my figure purchases.

I simply don’t have room for a lot of this stuff anymore.

Of course, this all goes out the window when Force Friday rolls around.

Jacket Part Deux

At the beginning of the month I ordered a jacket from Hot Topic.

Yeah.  That Hot Topic.

Anywho, I had it shipped to a local store, in a mall, and waited for the email telling me that I could pick up the order.

That email never came.

Three weeks later (Tuesday) I emailed Hot Topic and asked for a status update on the jacket order.

Their reply:

Hey Chris,

Thanks for emailing us at Hottopic.com!

We apologize if you did not receive the notification that your order is ready for pickup. Please feel free to pick up your order at your earliest convenience.

What?

I have a feeling it was sitting at the store for a good two weeks.  Which is sad because I had gone to that mall at least 2-3 times in those two weeks.

As for the jacket itself, which I picked up after work today, it looks like a cross between two of Cassian Andor’s jackets from Rogue One.

Basically took the styling of the brown one, and added detail and color of the blue one.  Behold:

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Listen

Or should I say, comprehend.

Since Rogue One first came out, and more recently with the digital release last Friday, I’ve seen discussions online were people are completely or partially mishearing/misunderstanding dialogue from the movie.

Specifically, this exchange:

Mon Mothma: Despite what the others say, war is inevitable.
Bail Organa: Yes, I agree.  I must return to Alderaan to inform my people that there will be no peace.
Mon Mothma: We will need every advantage.  Your friend, the Jedi.
Bail Organa: He served me well during the Clone Wars and has lived in hiding since the Emperor’s purge.  Yes, I will send for him.
Mon Mothma: You’ll need someone you can trust.
Bail Organa: I would trust her with my life.

People think that the Jedi who they’re referring to either Ezra Bridger or Ahsoka Tano.

Huh?

Ezra knows Bail, but he did not serve in the Clone Wars.  I don’t even think he was born until long after Revenge of the Sith.

As for Ahsoka, people think they’re referring to her because of that last line, “I would trust her with my life,”  which is actually referring to Leia.  Also,”he served me well” couldn’t refer to Ahsoka.

Putting all this together, plus the fact that this movie ends about 5 minutes before the beginning of the first Star Wars, how can you not know that they’re talking about Obi-Wan Kenobi?

I’m guessing that we’ll see the fate of Ezra, Ahsoka and even Kanan, in the next season of Star Wars Rebels.

Day Off

For MLKJr day, I went to go see Rogue One, for my 5th time.

I think I cried a bit more than I had before, because of the ending.  It’s the first time I’ve seen the film after Carrie Fisher passed away.

After the movie I treated myself to some ice cream, and then picked up some Doctor Who blu-rays from Best Buy, and some groceries from Lucky’s.

In between those two shopping excursions, I met up with my sister Jen, who gave me a couple of gifts from Hawaii for myself and Dad.

Once I got home I settled in to watch the Warriors kick the Cav’s asses in a 126-91 game.

Right now I’m blogging while I endure a slight headache.

How was your day?

Who Knew

I saw this hanging on pegs for weeks since Force Friday, back in September.

I thought nothing of this vehicle.

“A cargo shuttle?  How important could THAT be?”

That was my thinking, until I saw the movie.  Until it turned out to be [REDACTED].

I can’t find it in any nearby stores, so I had to order one from HasbroToyShop.com online.  Amazon was selling it for almost 3 times the list price.

I also ordered a U-Wing, which I kept picking up and putting back on the shelf/peg whenever I saw it at a store.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

I loved it.

It was all that I was expecting from a non-Saga Star Wars movie.  Hell, this is the kind of Star Wars movie that I would have made, if I were as talented as Gareth Edwards or J.J. Abrams.

It hit all the right buttons with me, from the characters to the effects, to even the cameos, which surprised me in a couple of spots.

There were some scenes in the trailer that were obviously cut from the film, possibly for dialogue, or some other reason.

Also, I was so focused on the second paragraph of the original Star 
Wars‘ opening crawl, that it never dawned on me that the first paragraph would happen as well.  Go read it and you’ll see what I mean.

I do recommend the book Catalyst by James Luceno, if only to give some background to stuff that maybe should have been mentioned in some sort of opening crawl (spoiler: there is none for Rogue One).  Do you know what a Kyber crystal is in the Star Wars universe?

My favorite of the films is still the original.

But if I were to rank them?

  1. The Empire Strikes Back
  2. A New Hope
  3. Rogue One
  4. The Force Awakens
  5. Return of the Jedi
  6. Revenge of the Sith
  7. The Phantom Menace
  8. Attack of the Clones

Two big thumbs up from me.  Go see it!

Eventful

The last week has been rather eventful, both good and bad.

The CW successfully showed that a multi-night multi-series crossover with superheroes can work.  And it was awesome.

At work a division director was ‘retired’, and a coworker was lost in the Oakland warehouse fire.  And through all that, I’ve actually managed to stay sane.  Angry and upset, but sane.

And other stuff happened.

Right now I’m focused on getting through the rest of this year, with Rogue One and Christmas waiting in the next couple of weeks.

Here’s to an uneventful rest of 2016.