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The following excerpt is from the short story Faith in an Old Friend by Brittany N. Williams in the Star Wars anthology, From A Certain Point Of View. And it appears that Lucasfilm is sticking with the pansexual angle on their distortion of the Lando Calrissian character.
It describes L3-37’s perception of Han and Leia. L3-37 is now one of the three droid brains now installed into the Millenium Falcon.
L3-37 felt ED-4’s excitement at utilizing the new word but L3-37’s own confusion pushed itself forward. Chatty about what?
ELEVATED HEART RATES DETECTED IN THE COCKPIT, V5-T said.
The Collective shifted to the cam, bringing up the visual. Han held the woman, Leia, in his arms. L3-37 suspected what this meant. She remembered how Lando’s heart rate would change whenever they were in close proximity. Something like sadness shoved against her awareness
Thanks to Open-Airlock Policy for the tip who comments:
It’ll be interesting to see if the usual suspects in the legacy media start slinging the “racist” pejorative around in response to this.
“Full support. Full support. I got a text message from Daisy, I mean we talk all the time,” he told ET. “But to be fair I’m really, really close with my castmates, specifically Oscar [Isaac] and Daisy. Myself and Kelly [Marie Tran] had really transparent and loving conversations that I will never forget for the rest of my career.”
He added: “We were all already speaking about things, so me saying this wasn’t really a shock to them.”
What’s most interesting to me about these postmortems with John Boyega, is how the obvious question isn’t being asked.
John clearly made statements about being sidelined after The Force Awakens, which everyone knows began with The Last Jedi. So why isn’t the media asking John about his working relationship with Rian, if there was friction then and perhaps now, and how Rian may have reacted to John’s recent comments?
Inquiring minds want to know.
You can watch the entire interview with John Boyega here:
The High Republic creators have revised the opening crawl for their anemic publishing effort. And as always, SJW activist authors give thought mostly to the the sing-song quality of the prose, and very little thought if any to the actual meaning of the words that they use.
Here’s the revised crawl:
But the original version had far more trendy political buzzwords. Here’s the original version via Flickering Myth:
“The Force is with the galaxy.
“It is the time of The High Republic: a peaceful union of like-minded worlds where all voices are heard, and governance is achieved through consensus, not coercion or fear. It is a time of ambition, of culture, of inclusion, of Great Works. Visionary Chancellor Lina Soh leads the Republic from the elegant cityworld of Coruscant, located near the bright center of the Galactic Core.
“But beyond the Core and its many peaceful Colonies, there is the Rim—Inner, Mid, and finally, at the border of what is known: The Outer Rim. These worlds are filled with opportunity for those brave enough to travel the few well-mapped hyperspace lanes leading to them, though there is danger as well. The Outer Rim is a haven for anyone seeking to escape the laws of the Republic, and is filled with predators of every type.
“Chancellor Soh has pledged to bring the Outer Rim worlds into the embrace of the Republic through ambitious outreach programs such as the Starlight Beacon. Order and justice are maintained on the galactic frontier by Jedi Knights, guardians of peace who have mastered incredible abilities stemming from a mysterious energy field known as the Force. The Jedi work closely with the Republic, and have agreed to establish outposts in the Outer Rim to help any who might require aid.
“The Jedi of the frontier can be the only resource for people with nowhere else to turn. Though the outposts operate independently and without direct assistance from the great Jedi temple on Coruscant, they act as an effective deterrent to those who would do evil in the dark.
“Few can stand against the Knights of the Jedi Order.
“But there are always those who will try….”
But riddle me this:
How could it be a time “of inclusion,” if people are seeking an escape to a haven in the Outer Rim away from the Republic? Aren’t the folks in the Outer Rim effectively excluded? So wouldn’t it be a time of exclusion? Or are we talking about forcible inclusion where the Republic uses force to bring the Outer Rim into the cuddly warmth of the “consensus?” Is that the nature of their Earthly named “outreach programs?” Wouldn’t it be the High Republic busy body activists who are the predators since they’re unwilling to leave others alone in the Outer Rim? If “all voices are heard” then why can’t the voices in the Outer Rim be heard too and be a part of that consensus? Or is that only proud hyperbole that the High Republic activists have no intention of putting into practice?
Which brings me to my next question:
For the authors, The High Republic is clearly an exercise in self-aggrandizement for idiot activists. No question there. But the phrase “governance is achieved through consensus” has me wondering if the activists of the High Republic will also incorrectly refer to their Republic as a Democracy, just as their Earthly counterparts do?
Regardless, I would have a bold and brave suggestion for the High Republic activists and the authors who write them. If people keep trying to escape the glorious Utopia of the High Republic, follow the fine example of East Germany, and build a wall around the High Republic to prevent people from leaving. That’ll teach the Outer Rim.
Recently Collider published an interview with Liam Neeson:
Collider: Have you ever been approached, at any point, by Disney or Lucasfilm to reprise your Star Wars character in anything, over the years?
NEESON: I’ve done the voice for Qui-Gon Jinn in a couple of the animated versions of it. I can’t remember the names of them. Myself and Sam Jackson did our Jedi knights for those. I think I did two of them. But on film, I haven’t been approached, no. I haven’t really been following them, to be honest. I don’t know if they’ve come to an end. I heard they did a film of Harrison [Ford]’s character, Han Solo, and that there was a bit of trouble with that. What do you think? Are Star Wars fans finished with it?
Collider: Especially now with Disney+, they could do limited series for various different characters because there is still so much there. I think it’s just a matter of finding something that people are interested in.
It’s possible that Liam hasn’t been asked. But it’s equally possible that he may return as a Force Ghost in the Obi-Wan series, and is attempting to throw people off the tracks. Fans may recall that Ewan McGregor had to lie about not being asked.
Thanks to Price of Reason for the tip.
Mature adults know that those who constantly yelp about sex the loudest tend to be the ones who get it the least. So when an SJW gets in the mood and can’t do anything about it, they start yammering about it to anyone who will listen. Enter DC Comics writer Gail Simone:
And Gail’s not the first SJW to bemoan the lack of sex in Star Wars. USA Today openly called for a sex scene in a Star Wars film. They wrote:
The 10 Star Wars films since 1977 have given us an abundance of lightsabers, cosmic derring-do, the Force, bounty hunters, good guys, bad guys and porgs, but no onscreen lovemaking. For characters who spend a lot of time in space with each other, there’s been a distinct lack of intimacy.
Now what’s confusing to some about this, is how SJWs also parrot the phrase, “kid’s movie about space wizards with laser swords,” whenever they lose an argument.
So the question then is, if SJWs see Star Wars as a “kid’s movie,” then why do they want sex scenes in it?
One possible answer is that they want kids at the movie to be exposed to sex scenes, in an effort to groom them for the fringe left’s next civil rights frontier; pedophilia.
Progressives are even teaching this sort of thing in our schools now.
But this is the inevitable end for any cultural institution that the SJW invades. In the end, they always turn it into a depraved sexual fetish show.
Whatever the motivation for Gail’s teenage behavior is here, she should probably stop paying so much attention to the hormonal throbbing between her legs, and pay a little more attention to the quality of her work lest she experience another bloodbath at DC. Either that or connect with Geek Girl Diva for a solution to her problem.
Because while she may have taken over comics at DC, the current state of DC Comics means that she now effectively rules over Turd Town.
Hollywood and Lucasfilm’s sick obsession with race and gender continues unabated.
The Grio reports:
The Hollywood Commission, led by Anita Hill, releases latest report
The new results of a three-month survey exploring issues vital to Hollywood’s vast range of behind-the-scenes magic makers have been released.
The Hollywood Commission, chaired by Dr. Anita Hill and founded by Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy and talent attorney Nina Shaw, has released the third report from its landmark, industry-wide worker survey.
Over the course of their releases since late last month, the Hollywood Survey reports have revealed profound differences in the perceptions and experiences between men, women and other underrepresented groups in Hollywood.
The national, anonymous survey was conducted online over a three-month period, from Nov. 2019 to Feb. 2020, during which a total of 9,630 people who self-identified that they were currently working, pursuing work or had previously worked in the entertainment industry responded.
On Sept. 29, the first Hollywood Survey report showed a desire for greater accountability for sexual malfeasance; the second, on Oct. 7, covered bias, and the Oct. 14 report was on workplace bullying. Their next one, set for release on Tuesday, Oct. 27, will be on sexual harassment and assault.
“The entertainment industry has the unique potential to tell the stories of today’s richly diverse world,” said Hill. “But to get there, the barriers to underrepresented people being valued and in ‘the room where it happens’ must be eliminated. And once they do get into ‘the room where it happens,’ they must not be the only one.”
Now, what’s particularly interesting about this, is the fact that those of us who are older will remember Anita Hill. She was used as a political pawn to attack Justice Clarence Thomas in the early 1990s, and stands as a precursor to the #MeToo movement. There was significant evidence that Anita Hill was lying, but that didn’t stop the witch hunt against a black man who dared to hold conservative views.
But what’s even more interesting is Joe Biden’s involvement in the Clarence Thomas hearings. Joe Biden’s treatment of Anita Hill was admonished by The New Yorker. Biden himself has stated that Anita Hill was lying. And as recently as 2019, Anita Hill stated that she was ready to hold Joe Biden accountable, whatever that means.
So the question then becomes, can Lucasfilm associates conscientiously and morally support a Joe Biden presidency, in the face of his alleged poor treatment of Kathleen Kennedy’s colleague? I think we all know the answer to that.
But what did The Hollywood Commission’s survey find?
Well, according to The Grio:
The Hollywood Commission survey found that across all demographics, women were twice as likely as their male counterparts to believe that they have experienced every form of biased or unfair behavior.
Among its other findings:
Women are twice as likely as males to report experiencing abuse workplace conduct often or very often.
Thirty percent of bi-/multi-racial women and 22 percent of Black women described being denied opportunities given to others in similar circumstances.
Men in Hollywood have an entirely different view of the presence of diversity and inclusion in the industry. Seventy-five percent of men see progress being made in welcoming and valuing diverse backgrounds, compared to 63 percent of women.
White men have the most positive view of progress in diversity at 78 percent, followed by Black men at 67 percent.
Less than half of all respondents believe diversity and inclusion are core values of the entertainment industry.
Who could have guessed that surveying Hollywood denizens would yield these results?
Those who thought Lucasfilm might be cleaning up their moronic SJW ways are sorely mistaken. Kathleen Kennedy has chosen yet again to wallow in the debased political fashion trends of the moment.
According to Deadline:
Disney is giving a full embrace to Children of Blood and Bone, the action fantasy film based on the bestselling novel by Nigerian-American author Tomi Adeyemi that originated as a Fox 2000 property.
Sources said that the project caught the fancy of Lucasfilm and that its chief Kathy Kennedy is in the process of making this the first feature property to be produced by Lucasfilm since the Disney acquisition that isn’t Star Wars or Indiana Jones.
The novel was published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, and a follow-up, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, comes out later this year.
The official description of the book via Shadow And Act states:
Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.
That all sounds wonderful. So many historic firsts!
But when we look at Tomi’s Twitter feed, we find the usual kinds of political hyperbole that we’ve come to expect from Lucasfilm miscreants.
And then we also find that she seems to have a problem with police, the fringe left’s most recent political punching bag.
So, why did Tomi delete the first tweet? Only her hairdresser knows for sure. But as we know, these kinds of teachable anecdotes from SJWs oftentimes turn out to be complete bunk, so it is curious. She claims to have video of the event, so it would be interesting to see that. Twitter hosts video, so I encourage Tomi to post it.
Though she may decline, since just walking by police cars scares her.
But at least she gets info from racial impostor Shaun King.
Those are the author’s personal feelings, but how do we know that Lucasilm’s production of Tomi’s book will be anti-police? By looking at the reviews of Tomi’s book on Amazon.
So gird your loins for a moronic political lecture about the evils of police from Lucasfilm while “activists” are burning whatever city you live in. We can only hope that the San Francisco police refrain from putting their lives on the line to defend Lucasfilm studios and offices.
After tagging Bounding Into Comics to my story on Twitter, Spencer Baculi found some additional reviews of note:
Mr. H Reviews comments:
In a recent interview with Yahoo Entertainment, John Boyega stated:
Yahoo: You were talking about how you felt that it was sort of sidelined, and that the primary black characters were sidelined by that. And the response was a little controversial to that. Do you think the people who come after you will have an easier time because of what you did and the role you took on for Star Wars?
Boyega: I don’t know. I don’t know what they are going to do. I just felt like it was important for me to talk about a truth, that is embarrassing to talk about. Because no one ever assumes the right thing of you. They’re always going to assume the most negative. So, if you’re saying something like that, it’s, “he’s just trying to be prominent. He’s just trying to be this.” It’s like, yeah, because I’m trying to do what I was offered. I’m trying to fulfill my job, and we all know that what makes roles so lucrative is the moments that you give them. If Captain America doesn’t show out and show down and isn’t given scenes to boost his representation and to make him enjoyable for you guys, we won’t think he’s cool. So why shouldn’t black characters and black actors also fight for that same kind of representation.
Yahoo: Well, Finn’s arc it felt like in the first movie’s set up is sort of being the person who liberates a lot of the storm troopers, the First Order troopers, they come with him. He shows them an example, and it didn’t quite go that way. Is that the story you hoped they had told?
Boyega: I do actually, and I think Colin Trevorrow was going to tell that story. Because the concepts are in the Star Wars book, has that image of Finn with the blue flag and the ATTs, and they have them lined up in a tribal march, and then the storm troopers take of their helmets. Yeah, man, that would have been sick. That would have been dope man, hands down.
Yahoo: Do you hope it’s still told some day maybe in an alternative universe? Would you come back for that?
Boyega: Well, the great thing, I’m a Mandalorian fan, so you know, Lucasfilm are doing very very well with the TV shows. So, if they could do it in TV, do all that kind of stuff, man, I love to watch it.
Recently, the Hollywood Reporter reported:
Disneyland President Criticizes California’s Reopening Guidelines as “Arbitrary” and “Unworkable”
Disneyland Resort president Ken Potrock blasted the “arbitrary” state guidelines.
“We have proven that we can responsibly reopen, with science-based health and safety protocols strictly enforced at our theme park properties around the world. Nevertheless, the State of California continues to ignore this fact, instead mandating arbitrary guidelines that it knows are unworkable and that hold us to a standard vastly different from other reopened businesses and state-operated facilities,” Potrock said in a statement.
He continued, “Together with our labor unions we want to get people back to work, but these State guidelines will keep us shuttered for the foreseeable future, forcing thousands more people out of work, leading to the inevitable closure of small family-owned businesses, and irreparably devastating the Anaheim/Southern California community.”
But it doesn’t appear that their labor unions want to get people back to work.
Disney Layoffs Target Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Cast Members
According to recent updates regarding the 28,000 Disneyland and Disney World Cast Members that are being laid off, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge employees at Disneyland are being detrimentally affected.
Disneyland Resort has reached agreements with several unions representing Cast Members regarding the furlough, layoff, and recall process. Eleven unions fought to protect the seniority of the Cast Members they represent.
But in recent news, the seniority of Cast Members has been affected if those CMs transferred from one park to another upon the opening of the newest land at Disneyland — Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Those who transferred to Galaxy’s Edge lost their scheduling seniority because Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are their own separate union contracts, Teamsters Local 495 shared.
Teamsters Local 495 had previously said that among the CMs represented by their union, nearly 2,000 CMs across Disneyland and Disney California Adventure would be laid off. But now, it has been revealed that those who transferred to Disneyland from DCA to work at Galaxy’s Edge are losing their jobs.
Based on the Teamsters union contracts, if a Cast Member who worked at Disney California Adventure transferred to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (located in Disneyland park), then that Cast Member’s seniority was affected. This means that those who previously had seniority at Disneyland Resort were, in a way, starting from scratch once they transferred to the newest land at Disneyland Resort, which opened in May of 2019.
Reports state that transferring to work at Galaxy’s Edge from a land within Disneyland — like Critter Country or Fantasyland — did not affect a Cast Member’s seniority at Disneyland Resort. But based on the union contracts, transferring from Cars Land in Disney California Adventure, for example, did.