Fandom Lounge's Journal - Day
Sunday, February 25, 2007
1:09PM - The Word of the Lord in pouch form.
Liefeld + Jesus =
( The Holy Crosshatching )
The Universe loves me.
Scans ganked from S_D, the pages themselves from the Rob Liefeld Sketchbook, Vol. 1, released in 2004.
1:14PM - Cosplay article in the Sunday NY Times
Maura Egan writes about cosplay and Elena Dorfman's forthcoming book Fandomania: Characters and Cosplay. It seems likely that there will eventually be some fappery somewhere about it, but for now, it'll do as a topic for the Lounge.
3:24PM - Mistakes on the Star Wars Prequels
A friend of mine and I have been playing Lego Star Wars and because he's never seen Attack of The clones or Revenge of the Sith, I had to fill in the blanks and it got me to thinking.
What were the most serious, glaring errors in the prequels, writing wise? Lucas was supposed to have written out an overview for nine movies (The last three became Zhan's Heir to the Empire Trilogy of books as far as I know) at least, if not all the scripts. So what the hell happened? Where did he go wrong? Here's what I came up with.
First, let's establish a few things, just for a base:
-From Phantom Menance to Return of the Jedi, the overall story is the rise, fall, and redemption of Anakin Skywalker. Good people can become bad, but no matter how evil they become, how far they fall, if they want it, they deserve a chance at redemption, if they are willing to pay the price.
-The romances are largely irrelavant to the overall story
-Lucas plotted the six movies to be one to six, not four to six and then one to three. That we see them out of order was a decision on his part.
-As an addendum, plotting a story is very different to writing a story. Plotting is planning out the journey. Writing is taking it and there's all those unplanned stops and side trips along the way. We're focusing more on the writing instead of the plotting here.
( Cut to spare f-lists. It's a bit long. )
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