Rian Johnson Struggles With The Basic Definitions Of Words

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Rian patiently explains the nature of his own monumental stupidity to the Twittersphere.

SJWs routinely type out words that they don’t really have any understanding of.  They do this because they like the sing-song quality of the hyperbole, or if they think the word sounds insulting to their political adversaries.  The term “Mary Sue” is a term that mosyt SJWs simply don’t understand.  The few who do understand the term, work tirelessly to distort its actual meaning.

The following demonstration of SJW ignorance began with writer C. Robert Cargill.

Variations of the phrase “woman who does something unexpectedly awesome” is one method that SJWs use to distort the actual meaning of the term “Mary Sue.”  When the female character in question espouses moronic social justice politics through their actions or dialogue, the SJW will use that character’s vagina to shield that moronic social justice politics from criticism.  Do you think wealth redistribution is as stupid as it actually is?  Well if a character who possesses a vagina promotes it in a film, then you’re a sexist and/or misogynist if you dare criticize the politics.  And of course the SJW will use melanin content in the same manner as well.

Notorious hack Rian Johnson saw fit to parrot some of that sing-song hyperbole in a proud virtue signal to his fellow Collective drones:

Bad faith bad takes from bad actors is a bad look.  Right, Rian?

But let’s put Pavlovian SJW buzzwords aside.  Let’s instead focus on the phrase “rooted in.”  Rian certainly typed out the phrase.  But does he have any idea what it actually means?  Of course not.  Here’s the definition of the phrase “rooted in” according to Mirriam-Webster:

rooted in

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Definition of rooted in
: formed, made, or developed by using (something) as a basis

So Rian is attempting to say here that the phrase “Mary Sue” was developed specifically by using sexism.  But was it?

When we look into the history of the term “Mary Sue,” we discover that it was coined by…a wahmen.  From Dictionary.com:

Both the Mary Sue character type and sub-genre originated with “A Trekkie’s Tale,” a short piece of satirical Star Trek fanfiction which famously began, “‘Gee, golly gosh, gloriosky,’ thought Mary Sue as she stepped on the bridge of the Enterprise. ‘Here I am, the youngest lieutenant in the Fleet — only 15 1/2 years old.’”

The very short story was written by Paula Smith in 1973 for Menagerie, Star Trek fanzine for which she was an editor. In a 2011 interview, Smith explained that, as an editor who read a significant amount of Star Trek fanfiction (written by women, in particular), she noticed a pattern of recurring adolescent female characters who were the youngest ever in their Starfleet position, irresistibly yet uniquely attractive, and uncannily talented and capable in every adventure she and the crew dared endeavor.

“A Trekkie’s Tale” was written to parody what Smith viewed as a common practice with young writers to perhaps subconsciously write an idealized version of themselves into the story and fail to write the original Star Trek characters accurately as a result of interacting with the author’s unrealistic wish-fulfillment figure. Because the character and story type continued to crop up in fanfiction submissions, Smith and other editors began referring to them as “Lieutenant Mary Sue” stories, and the term Mary Sue quickly caught on with the public.

So is Rian Johnson suggesting that Paula Smith was sexist for coining the term “Mary Sue?”  This is what the words that Rian uses suggests.  But remember, Rian is a clueless moron.  He has no idea that the words he typed out suggests this.  He just likes the sing-song quality of his hyperbolic virtue signal, and is utterly oblivious to its actual meaning.

The primary reason that SJWs like Rian wants the term “Mary Sue” to die isn’t because of sexism and/or misogyny.  It’s because the term effectively articulates a concept that SJWs don’t want anyone to be aware of, because they want to use the Mary Sue in film and print to glorify their idiotic politics.   But this is nothing new.  SJWs always seek to hamstring the vocabulary of their political adversaries to make it more difficult for them to articulate their points.  By making certain words or phrases racist, sexist and/or misogynist, the SJW turns a normal person’s vocabulary into a minefield.  Think about how they reacted to the term NPC, a term which effectively articulates a concept easily and instantly.  Twitter even attempted to suppress its use.  This is how fairness doctrines and net neutralities are born: from the SJW desire to control speech.  But I digress.

All SJWs are universally ineducable, but a good Samaritan attempted to educate Rian anyway.

But to no avail.  Rian responded in the only way he knows how:

Remember, Rian:

“Profanity is the effort of a feeble brain to express itself forcibly.”

― Spencer W. Kimball

Rian may not want the term Gary Stu to exist.  But unfortunately for him, it does anyway.  Although Daisy Ridley refers to it as a Ryan Craig.

But I propose  we “evolve” the term.  Perhaps we ought to refer to the overpowered character a “Rey” instead.  After all, “Rey” is a gender neutral name that can be applied to anyone from any of the 63 genders.  Equal equality equally equalized equitably.  How about that Rian, you blithering idiot?

 

Legacy Media Desperately Tries To Paint Mark Hamill As Apologetic

Let’s go recap recent events.  Mark Hamill tweeted out the following:

Here’s the image that accompanied the Tweet:

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Then SJWs in the Twittersphere seethed and frothed over the image with unhinged rage, and continue to do so as of this writing.  SJWs were infuriated that Mark would have the audacity to retweet the image when it had not received the explicit pre-approval of the Collective’s consensus.

Mark Hamill then remarked on the absurd reactions to him retweeting fan art:

As a result, the legacy media scurried to publish damage control, as they desperately attempted to mischaracterize Mark Hamill’s second statement as an apology.

Deadline, the media outlet owned by Penske Media which employs a former Disney executives, had this to say:

Mark Hamill Apologizes For ‘Star Wars’ Gaffe: “Should Have Posted ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Spoilers Instead”

Mark Hamill is in hot water with some Star Wars fans after re-posting a fan-made image with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and himself photoshopped into it, with the hashtag “Missed Opportunities.”

Some prickly fans saw it as a diss of the current ‘Star Wars’ universe and took issue with his attempt at humor. Hamill had lobbied to reunited the original Star Wars trilogy cast for The Force Awakens, but it never happened.

The apology included Hamill’s image again, this time with an animated Joker from Batman inserted. Hamill has voiced the character for years

Our old pal Kevin Burwick from MovieWeb wrote:

Mark Hamill Apologizes for His Star Wars Uproar, Wishes He Spoiled Endgame Instead

Mark Hamill found himself in some hot water after sharing an image of the original Star Wars cast. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker actor reposted a fan-made image of Lando Calrissian in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon from the upcoming movie with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and himself photoshopped into it. He hashtagged the photo with “Missed Opportunities,” and it looks like more than a few hardcore fans took his intentions the wrong way, leading Hamill to release an apology with a joke attached.

Comicbook.com reported:

Mark Hamill Apologizes for Causing Star Wars Uproar, Jokes He Should Have Spoiled Avengers: Endgame Instead

Some fans took this to be Hamill casting aspersions on the sequel trilogy for focusing on new characters like Rey, Poe, and Finn instead of putting the spotlight back on the heroes from the original Star Wars trilogy. Hamill now says he wasn’t trying to cause any trouble, he just shared a photo of himself and his friends, which is hardly the worst thing he could have done on the opening weekend of another highly-anticipated blockbuster, right?

The assumption that the image as a shot at the sequel trilogy may have something to do with Hamill’s public statements saying that Star Wars: The Last Jedi took his character, Luke Skywalker, in a different direction than he would have liked. He’s since walked back those statements, saying he was surprised by, but happy with what director Rian Johnson did with Luke in The Last Jedi, but he has shared some of his own ideas about how Luke should have returned.

UPROXX published the following:

Mark Hamill Apologized After A ‘Star Wars’ Tweet Angered Fans

Mark Hamill has proven himself very good at Twitter over the years, from hashing it out with fans to driving attention towards political issues. But no one’s perfect. The former (and possibly future) Luke Skywalker, as well as new Chucky, did the rare thing over the weekend: He ruffled some feathers with a controversial tweet.

The tweet in question involved a fan-made picture of Harrison Ford and the late Carrie Fisher alongside Billy Dee Williams, all sitting in the Millennium Falcon, all smiles. Hamill, in full Last Jedi-era Luke garb, is photoshopped behind them. Hamill reposted the image with the caption “Missed Opportunities.”

What does that mean? It could be innocuous — just an actor sad that four friends, thanks to fate, never got to share a scene again. Others read it as a cryptic diss on the latest Star Wars trilogy. Indeed, Hamill did lobby, unsuccessfully, to get all four together in The Force Awakens, which didn’t include Williams’ Lando Calrissian and concluded with the death of Ford’s Han Solo.

Surprise: Hamill meant it the first way: an innocuous yet bittersweet paean to old friends, one who’s no longer with us. The uproar was such, though, that Hamill saw fit to apologize.

As an olive branch, he posted the picture again, this time with the animated version of the Joker, whom Hamill has famously voiced for decades, photoshopped in there as well. And with that, Hamill went back to being good at Twitter.

Entertainment Tonight reported:

Mark Hamill Apologizes Over ‘Star Wars’ Tweet That Made Fans Angry

Mark Hamill has been left to apologize and explain himself after a tweet angered some “Star Wars” fans.

Turns out Hamill was not denigrating the tweet the newer “Star Wars” movies but instead was lamenting the loss of Fisher. Nevertheless, Hamill still got so much flak that he was compelled to explain himself.

So why would the legacy media work so hard to depict Mark Hamill as a groveling apologetic worm?  Because the box office for Solo already demonstrated what happens when normal people say, “To hell with it all.”  If the handful of SJWs who are still interested in the franchise also become disenchanted, who exactly will go to see Episode IX?  Remember, according to Scott Mendelson of Forbes:

‘Star Wars 9’ Must Prove That ‘Last Jedi’ Didn’t Ruin ‘Star Wars’

Without getting into the (we hope) vocal minority that essentially took over the critical discourse by screaming “Girls… minorities… #NotInMyStarWars,” there is precedent to suggest that even a financially successful franchise installment can do damage to the overall brand if the general audience reception wasn’t all that hot.

It’s entirely possible that the comparatively eh 2.8x multiplier (most big Christmas movies earn around 3.5x their Fri-Sun debuts) means general audiences either didn’t like The Last Jedi or (as I discussed a few months back) feel going forward that it represents a natural conclusion to the saga. by the end of Johnson’s middle chapter, Luke’s dead, Han’s dead, Leia is essentially dead (since Carrie Fisher passed two years ago), Kylo is the new Supreme Leader and the Resistance is nearly wiped out with only the vague hope that the next generation will win the battle that they could not. This ninth Star Wars chapter could feel like the Godfather Part III of the saga, a third installment of a story that was mostly finished at the conclusion of the first sequel.

The financial (and word-of-mouth) reception of Star Wars IX may finally prove, for better or worse, whether general audiences really liked The Last Jedi or whether it was the critics themselves who represented a vocal minority. If it holds the line or out-grosses Last Jedi (especially presuming it’s not some kind of Batman Forever-style course-correction), then we’ll know that the folks who tanked Last Jedi’s opt-in polling numbers were not representative of the general viewership. But if it takes a hard drop, then we’ll know that audiences showed up because they liked The Force Awakens but didn’t necessarily like what they got the second time around. To what extent Star Wars 9 is embraced by the populace will be the best indicator as to what extent they actually liked Star Wars 8.

Putting Scott’s sick obsession with melanin and genitalia aside, what we’re witnessing here is the dim glimmer of understanding within the SJW pea-brain that the box office for a subsequent sequel is an indicator of how the movie before it was received.  While Scott ignores the severe box office drop after opening weekend for The Last Jedi, and the subsequent box office disaster for stand alone film Solo, he recognizes that Episode IX is somewhat in danger.  I believe Scott’s article may be a call to arms for other sycophants in the legacy media, to work as hard as they can to prove that Episode IX, and by extension its inevitable SJW politics in it, will not be a failure.  And thus we get articles like the ones above mischaracterizing Mark’s statement as an “apology” to the SJW ignorati.  But the notion that Mark apologized couldn’t be further from the truth.

One SJW stupidly demonstrated why they were so infuriated by the harmless fan art:

You know this image comes from one of the alt-right portion of the fan base, right? Bad look sir.

— Zak (@MisterJ831) April 26, 2019

To which Mark replied:

No I didn’t know that or if it’s true.

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 28, 2019

That doesn’t seem like Mark is too apologetic to me.  In fact when going over Mark’s explanation which the legacy media is mischaracterizing as an apology, it sounds more like a man who is patiently trying to explain the meaning of it to a mob of ignorant goats.

Later Mark would even tweet out the following:

Along with the following image:

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Apathy is underrated.  No one cares.  Those don’t seem to be statements coming from an apologetic man.  Rather, it seems as though he’s throwing up his hands and saying “good grief,” in a frustrated response to the inability of SJWs to cope with fan art that they don’t like.

Additionally, what we see in the articles, is the general reference to fans, which misleads readers into thinking that they constitute the vast majority of the fan base.  When in fact it’s only SJW savages who were upset with this image.  Remember, SJWs believe they are the majority because they tend to clot in major urban centers like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, etc.  So everyone they meet thinks just like them.  They rarely encounter normal people in these environments, so they find the illusion that they constitute the majority to be agreeable.  But even if they won’t admit it, deep down on some level SJWs do recognize that normal people outnumber SJWs tremendously, which is why SJWs work tirelessly to protect various voter fraud tactics which is their primary form of “activism.”  But I digress.

If anyone is actually apologizing here, it turns out it may be the production staff of Episode IX.  According to Dani Di Placido from Forbes:

‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Trailer Feels Like An Apology For ‘The Last Jedi’

The teaser trailer for Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker feels strangely apologetic – even the film’s title appears to be an apology, a confirmation that Luke’s legacy didn’t really evaporate in the sun like a mud puddle.

“We’re sorry Luke drank alien breast milk,” the trailer seems to be saying. “Hope you like Force ghosts, because we’ve got a lot of damage control to do. Hey, remember Palpatine?”

The titular Skywalker is a mystery, seeing as the Skywalker blood runs through several characters; is it Leia, Luke, Kylo, perhaps even Rey? It wouldn’t surprise me if Rey’s humble origins undergo a dramatic revision.

It’s hard not to watch this trailer and feel cynical, especially after seeing Kylo’s Darth Vader cosplay helmet soldered back together again. The shattering of said helmet marked a major moment of character development for Kylo, the moment when the angry young boy realized he had to become his own man, to stop living in the shadow of his grandfather.

It’s strange to hear Mark Hamill’s voice narrate this trailer; it’s a strong hint that Luke is returning, (in some form or another) right after his story concluded, admittedly with a damp fizzle rather than a bang, but still, an ending.

The trailer proudly boasts Lando Calrissian, the last original trilogy character, and a glimpse of what appears to be the ruins of the Death Star – let’s hope the First Order refrains from building yet another version.

The trailer ends with the unmistakable cackle of Emperor Palpatine. Really? I know Snoke was nothing more than an echo of Palpatine, but that doesn’t mean the franchise has to return to the original big bad. Again, this is a character whose story ended long ago. Has he been resurrected, repeating the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise?

Rian Johnson pushed the story in a dramatically different direction from J.J. Abrams, who appears to be pulling it back, which is rather alarming. Might have been an idea to structure the new trilogy before filming, lest the tone wobbles and plot holes open.

Prepare yourselves for the ear piercing shrieks of terror from Reylos everywhere, as JJ  Abrams retcons Rian Johnson’s moronic exercise in cinematic masturbation.

Coca-Cola May Now Be Canon

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New Coke and new Star Wars have much in common.

Perhaps you were hoping to see Prince Xizor or Knights of the Old Republic brought into DisCanon.  But it turns out, that you’re more likely to see Max Headroom, given that the beverage Coca-Cola may now be official DisCanon.

Now, this isn’t just a beverage that’s being served at the Galaxy’s Edge theme park.  It’s also making an appearance in the first Galaxy’s Edge comic book.

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Not as edgy as the name implies.

General Friendliness from KiwiFarms.net posted the rumor:

Apparently Coca Cola and Disney have made a deal and Coke is now canon in Star Wars and it will be making its first in-universe appearance outside the park in the new Han Solo comics (made for shilling the park) and upcoming media for 2020.

But when will we see Pepsi represented in the Star Wars universe?  50% of all sodas consumed are Pepsi, so 50% of all soft drink beverages in the Star Wars universe should be Pepsi too.  Or something.

Perhaps the irony of a director worth $5 Million writing dialogue in a screenplay that lectures average movie goers about the evils of rich people didn’t escape you.  Well hold on to your ushankas.  Because now you may get a franchise that espouses socialist “wisdom,” while simultaneously taking advantage of capitalist product placement.  So  much for a galaxy far, far away.

Idiot SJW Informs Mark Hamill That Retweeted Fan Art Comes From Imaginary “Alt-Right”

As normal people know, there simply isn’t any such thing as the “alt-right.”  It quite literally does not exist.  It’s a made-up bugaboo concocted by social justice savages, which is designed to villainize their political adversaries.  SJWs under 25 years of age would have no idea that the fringe left has been engaging in this kind of nonsense for years and decades, and that they inherited this bad habit from the old Soviet propagandists, which some Baby Boomer-era hippies stupidly sought to emulate, primarily the ones who would later become college professors.  What they do is fabricate a fashionable pejorative for their political adversaries.  When that pejorative falls out of fashion, or when it looses its oomf, SJWs invent a new one to replace the old one.

First it was the “Far-Right,” then the “Extreme-Right,” then the “Uber-Right,” then the “Ultra-Right,” then the “NeoCon,” and now the “Alt-Right.”  Beyond that, the term “Alt-Right” has no real meaning.

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An SJW mob makes a retweeter of fan art pay for his infraction.

So leave it to an uneducated SJW savage to inform the wiser and older Mark Hamill that this simple fan art depicting a gathering of beloved characters is an infernal machination of evil sent from the “alt-right.”

Bad takes from bad actors acting in bad faith is a bad look.  Doesn’t Mark know that?  Sir?

Mark wasn’t buying what Zak was selling though.

You must be cautious, Mark.  Not instantly believing Zak without question might be yet another infraction against the Collective.

But seriously, one wonders if Zak bothered to read Mark’s unnecessary explanation for retweeting the image:

SJW knickers exist in a permanent state of twist.  I don’t know if it’s wise for Mark to post Endgame spoilers.  Movies about people flying around in the air while wearing tights is serious political business now.

But since Mark seemed to genuinely like the fan art, perhaps Mark belongs to the imaginary “Alt -Right” too.  Is Mark colluding and/or collaborating with the enemy?  SJW activists should organize to launch a grand inquiry on the double.

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Retweeting fan art not approved by the Collective horde is a capital offense.

After all, according to the SJW pea-brain, posting fan art of beloved characters interacting with one another is akin to saying, “fuck you.”

The SJWs at involved in the creation of Star Wars under Disney certainly deserve a hearty “fuck you.”  There’s no question about that.  But in reality this pedestrian SJW outrage is likely due to their inability to call the fan art racist, since the artist saw fit to appropriately include Lando.  They also can’t call it sexist and/or misogynist, because the artist included Leia, and she’s not wearing her gold bikini.  So what’s an idiot SJW activist to do?  Maybe they can call the image pan-phobic because it doesn’t include C-3PO.

Mark Hamill Rightfully Stokes The Flames

Recently Mark Hamill tweeted out the following:

Here’s the image that accompanied the Tweet:

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Courtesy of StevenWayneArt

So why would the retweeting of fan art be cause for a blog post?  Because we live in an age where hysterical SJW savages cannot cope with the expression of opinions that they don’t like.

Behold:

What exactly are the “tides and tides of bullshit this kind of thing unleashes?”  The expression of opinions that unhinged crank Chuck Wendig doesn’t like of course.  Within the paltry SJW pea-brain, dwells the delusional misunderstanding that the expression of opinions which they don’t like, constitutes some form of harassment.  This amusing notion should always be urinated upon, metaphorically speaking of course.

Now to be fair, Wendig graciously allows Mark Hamill to express his wistful opinions, even though Chuck has no authority to make any such allowances.  But apparently Mark didn’t express his opinion in accordance with the approved consensus of the Collective.  After all, normal people who share Mark’s wistful opinion belong to the purely imaginary Alt-Right crowd according to Chuck.

But the real “tides of bullshit” won’t be coming from normal people expressing opinions that they don’t like.  Rather, it will be coming from the SJW ignorati instead.

Behold:

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Nothin’ says SJW lovin’ quite like thanking a fascist for killing old people.  This isn’t the first time the new and “evolved” fans have attacked cast members.  But none of that will be designated as “toxic” by the legacy media, because their political opinions are approved by the consensus of the Collective.

In any case, in response to Steven’s image above, some SJWs are now parroting variations of the following sentiment:

It’s important to understand that no one is suggesting that this image needed to represent the entirety of the Sequel Trilogy. A 10 minute sequence in Episode VII where they all meet and interact may have sufficed.  But the SJW pea-brain is incapable of understanding nuance, even though they’re well practiced at typing the word out frequently.  Especially when they prefer reciting the sing-song quality of the hyperbole that argues against it.  So they’ll keep parroting this unfounded sentiment over and over again for the foreseeable future.

Furthermore, the Sequel Trilogy is going to age like a day drinker, thanks to its current day politics which will be outdated by the time that Trump is reelected, if not sooner.  This is in part thanks to the deeply moronic social justice lectures from Rose Tico that the audience was subjected to.  Consider the following question:  If a movie came out in the early 1950s with very specific lectures in the dialogue about Dwight D. Eisenhower, how likely would it be that the film would carry a timeless message into the future for decades to come?  Very unlikely indeed.

Additionally, the characters in the sequel trilogy represent small minded Bechdel-test thinking, which of course is highly fashionable.  And as with all fashions, the seasons will change.  The characters are shallow 1 dimensional representations of the immediacy.  They’re not deep primal archetypes that stand the test of centuries.  And this of course is a commentary on the characters only, not on the actors, all of whom are perfectly fine and are merely doing the very best they can with the shoddy material they’ve been given under contract.

And of course many SJWs will merely use this as an opportunity to bleat about the discredited KMT narrative, which Jason Ward from MakingStarWars.net is largely responsible for fabricating.  Not to mention the equally discredited Daisy Ridley narrative.

Behold:

Someone get that SJW a paper bag to breathe into.  Stat!

So these flames actually need to be stoked, in order to drive these remedial messages into the pea-brains of SJWs.  It might be a pointless endeavor.  But maybe, just maybe, one or two of them might get it, some day.

UPDATE:

Twitter user Dataracer provides us with a sampler platter of “evolved” Reylo responses:

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UPDATE:

Mark Hamill remarks on the absurd reactions to him retweeting fan art:

 

Sourcing The Sourced Sources Of Deadline

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A Star Wars fan checks out the Episode IX trailer at Celebration 2019.

Anthony D’Alessandro writes a piece at Deadline entitled,‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ Teaser Clocked 111M Views In First 24 Hours; More Viral Than ‘Last Jedi’ & ‘Force Awakens’.  In it he writes:

We noticed there wasn’t trailer traffic reported on the anticipated Star Wars finale The Rise of Skywalker, so we went digging. Sources inform us that the 24-hour traffic for Skywalker following its drop at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago on April 12 was 111 million views, which was 20M more than the Stars Wars: The Last Jedi teaser (91M as of April 14, 2017) and more than double the 24-hour traffic for Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser from Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, 2014.

Sources inform them?  What sources?

Well, in addition to owning IndieWire as I pointed out in my previous blog post, Deadline is owned by Penske Media as well.  In case you missed it, the top man at Penske Media is executive Tom Finn, who “spent most of his career at Disney.”  Turns out that Disney executives are Penske material.

He will report directly to George Grobar, who in 2016 became PMC’s chief operating officer after several years at the vice president level.

Like Grobar, Finn spent most of his career with Disney. He joined that company in 2001 after six years working as executive director for business development at Paramount Pictures, part of Viacom. At Disney, Finn spend a decade as an operations executive, managing the financial and capital aspects of its media networks, before moving on to a role as chief financial officer at ESPN Star Sports in Singapore, a venture between Disney and News Corp.

So would Tom Finn and his connections at Disney be the “sources?”

Sources inform us that the 24-hour traffic for Skywalker following its drop at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago on April 12 was 111 million views, which was 20M more than the Stars Wars: The Last Jedi teaser (91M as of April 14, 2017) and more than double the 24-hour traffic for Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser from Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, 2014.

While that might look like it pales in comparison to the monster 24-hour trailer views of Disney’s Avengers: Endgame (289M views in December), Avengers: Infinity War (238M) and the Thanksgiving day drop of The Lion King (224.6M views — remember these are organic and paid ad views), consider the fact that a majority of Star Wars fans were literally watching the Skywalker trailer live during Star Wars Celebration, hence the lower 24-hour total.

Because no one at Star Wars Celebration 2019 had mobile devices capable of accessing YouTube.  I hear people there were still using fax machines and ticker tape.  But here’s the real kicker:

However, what is going on, and indicative of Skywalker‘s success, is that the trailer is going viral like crazy.

Compared to when Force Awakens dropped, these days there are several means for a studio to push a trailer online including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram all existed in 2015 when The Force Awakens trailer dropped.  So does that mean that there is significantly more interest for Episode IX?  Or does it mean that everyone who was hyped up at Celebration 2019 watched the trailer over and over again on their mobile devices?  Only time will tell.

Celebration: Aftermath

Lucasfilm Story Group member Matt Martin tweeted out the following shortly after Celebration 2019:

As such, the uneducated stenographers in the legacy media were duty bound to echo this sentiment.

Kate Erbland writes for IndieWire, and may be known to readers of this blog for her reviews of The Last Jedi and Solo, her bigoted hatred of “white males,” and her stenography of JJ Abrams’ infamous “threatened by women” canard.  More recently, Kate wrote the following article at IndiWire entitled, Star Wars Celebration 2019 Flipped the Script on Toxic Fandom.  In it she wrote:

The fan event is always a bastion of goodwill, but after months of online trolling and infighting over new stars and new films, the Chicago convention showed what real fans look like.

Tran’s emotion was understandable. After breaking out as the first woman of color to have a lead role in a “Star Wars” film, the actress became the victim of vicious online trolling (supposedly from “fans” of the franchise) regarding her looks, ethnicity, and talent. Tran has endured months of harassment, both on social media (including her own Instagram account) and in rancid comment threads on posts about the film and her work in it. In June 2018, Tran wiped her own social media accounts.

Meanwhile, the equally ignorant Clarisse Loughrey from Independent wrote:

Kelly Marie Tran, who had faced months of racist and sexist abuse online following her role as Rose Tico in 2017’s The Last Jedi, was given a rapturous reception on taking the stage at Chicago’s Wintrust Arena. At the world’s biggest Star Wars convention, attended only by the most dedicated of fans, she was embraced with an open and loving heart. “Kelly! Kelly! Kelly!” they chanted, rising to a standing ovation. She cried. I cried. It seemed like most of the auditorium cried.

And then I made Clarisse cry.  After reading her nonsensical article, I pointed out to her that the KMT harassment narrative had been thoroughly discredited, as largely the fabrication of MakingStarWars.net’s Jason Ward (Pablo, see hyperlink for “reasons”).

Kelly Marie Tran’s Instagram account was never deleted.  She only disabled her Instagram account which makes the content not viewable by the public.  In fact her Instagram account remains up and running as of this writing.

After spoon feeding a page with several links to Clarisse, she barked:

You see, the uneducated SJW savage is trained to refer to the presentation of evidence as a “conspiracy theory” in a Pavlovian-like manner.  It’s an attempt to delegitimatize said evidence which proves any particular favored narrative to be incorrect.  The drones at the top of the Collective do this for selfish reasons in their unrelenting quest for power over others.  The drones at the bottom of the Collective like Clarisse, protect the narrative she wants to believe in because of the way it makes her feel.  Every SJW wants to be a social justice folk hero.  But to be a hero, one needs a villain to defeat.  When one isn’t immediately present, the SJW is compelled to fabricate one.  In this case, it’s the imaginary “toxic white male” of Star Wars fandom, or some variation thereof.

But I responded to Clariesse with the following:

That’s right.  Hilariously, Clarisse had reacted without bothering to read the information that I spoon fed to her in my immediately preceding Twitter post.  But having her clumsy idiocy publicly revealed did not dampen her seething SJW frothing.

It was at this point I had to remind Clarisse that there wasn’t anything to believe or disbelieve, because KMT never made any of the claims that Clarisse wrote about.  Rather, KMT’s editor made the claims in the NYT piece instead.  After having her lack of basic reading comprehension exposed for all to see, Clarisse remained silent and responded no further.  After all, it’s better to keep one’s mouth closed and be thought a fool, than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.  She may have come to realize that, if a bit too late.

But with all of that aside, it’s astonishing how publications from two different hemispheres would publish such strikingly similar sentiments.  It’s almost as though SJWs, or NPCs as others call them, think exactly alike no matter where on Earth they are or how far they’re separated from one another.  They certainly respond to the same stimuli with the same well-rehearsed hyperbole, which does indicate similarities in their programming.

Both of the articles continued to laundry list Kelly Marie Tran’s genitalia and melanin content as accomplishments, but curiously Clarisse was the only one that listed the requisite SJW lies about Jake Lloyd and Ahmed Best.

Jake Lloyd was bullied for his role as a young Anakin Skywalker in The Phantom Menace, which in turn dissuaded him from pursuing an acting career, while Ahmed Best has spoken of the hostility meted out to his character Jar Jar Binks and how it reached a point where the actor considered suicide.

While Clarisse doesn’t explicitly blame the fans, placing this text in juxtaposition with the standardized SJW rant about KMT and the “toxic fanbase,” certainly gives the reader that impression.  As readers of this blog are aware, both Jake Lloyd and Ahmed Best are on record repeatedly and publicly stating that the hostile bullying came primarily from the legacy media.

Clarisse continued in regards to Celebration 2019:

After all, I’d been angrily told by many a faceless Twitter account, that Disney’s “leftist agenda” had killed Star Wars in cold blood and left its body to be picked clean by vultures. Well, if that section of the supposed fandom did turn up, they managed to keep awfully quiet.

They sure were awfully quiet.  Particularly during the release of Solo.

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Crickets.

Then Clarisse sent a warning shot across Lucasfilm’s bow.

Lucasfilm’s real test, of course, is whether they actually follow through with introducing that much-needed LGBT+ representation in the Star Wars universe.

If Lucasfilm does not comply, then SJW savages will no doubt screech louder than they do whenever Lucasfilm hires a “white male” director.  So Stormpilot had better become a reality, or there will be idiot activist hell to pay.  Star Wars is no longer about wars in the stars.  It’s about narcissistic cosplaying snowflakes who feel the need to gaze at their own reflection on screen, even though a simple mirror would suffice.  Kate Erbland wrote in her IndieWire article:

They’re joining a franchise filled with women, and the fandom is evolving to reflect that change.

Yes.  They’re evolving like a herpes strain that you can’t get rid of, as they dox Adam Driver and harass Daisy Ridley over their private off-screen relationships.  When are we going to get the standard “Toxic Fandom” MadLibs-style articles from the legacy media about that?

Clarisse gushed over Ashley Eckstein in her Independent article:

Ashley Eckstein, who voices Ahsoka Tano on the animated shows The Clone Wars and Rebels, burst into tears when recounting the story of a young fan diagnosed with cancer. She hosted a panel on the Saturday named Sisters of the Force, which celebrated the franchise’s female characters and their inspiring effect on fans of all ages, regardless of gender.

Yes.  Regardless of gender.  Except for the female gender of the Sisters of the Force.  But other than that it was completely without regard to gender.

Kate also lauded the event her IndieWire article:

Later in the weekend, a fan-created panel about the changing roles of women in the franchise played to a completely full audience, despite going up against Saturday morning’s marquee panel for the upcoming Disney theme parks Galaxy’s Edge. That evening, the women of Star Wars took over the event’s largest space, the Celebration Stage, for a panel entitled “Sisters of the Force: A Celebration of Women and Star Wars.”

They should have titled the event, A Celebration Of Women Regardless Of Gender.

For Eckstein, who also created the female-targeted geek fashion line Her Universe, the panel spoke to the heart of her continued rallying cry. “‘Star Wars’ is for everyone, … not just men and boys, not just women and girls,” she told the crowd. “It’s something we should all enjoy together.”  Looking around the audience, it seemed like her wish had already come true.

Yes.  Looking around at a female audience, attending a Sisters Of The Force panel, hosted by a woman who runs a Star Wars schwag company called “Her Universe,”  made it seem like the wish for Star Wars to be for everyone was true.  This is the nature of SJW delusion and stupidity.

Clarisse remarked on the dumbest Star Wars T-Shirt ever made.

The convention’s official store released a commemorative T-shirt for the event emblazoned with the words: “Star Wars is for everyone.” 

Meanwhile, Kate discussed the trials and tribulations of female cosplaying, regardless of gender.

On Friday afternoon, female fans gathered to discuss the unique challenges of cosplaying as a woman, including how to build out their costumes.

Wearing a blue wig is a unique challenge?

Clarisse then parroted The Last Jedi’s cheesy faux wisdom:

Funnily enough, I came away from the weekend reminded of a line uttered by Rose Tico herself: “That’s how we’re gonna win. Not fighting what we hate, saving what we love.”

And SJWs love crap.  Which might explain San Francisco’s infamous poop patrol.  Hey Poop Patrol, you missed a giant spot on Letterman Dr.

But what neither of these legacy media brainiacs bothered to mention, was the comments made by Admiral Ackbar voice actor Tom Kane at Celebration, who said on stage for the extremely annoying That Star Wars Show:

“I’ve been Ackbar for about six years. And I was not really thrilled about how they blew him out the side of the ship.”

“I’m like, who is this Holdo woman? Nobody knows her. No one’s invested in her. Who is she? Why is she saving the fleet? If anyone was gonna save the, fleet it’d be Ackbar.”

But an SJW who writes for SyFy Wire wrote about Tom Kane‘s comments.  Here’s what Andrea Ayres had to say:

Well, now that everyone’s uncomfortable …

The audience and interviewer didn’t seem sure of how to react. Some clapped, some laughed, but most were silent. Kane appeared to take it in stride as he laughed to himself. The interviewer then paused for a moment, before quickly steering the conversation toward a less divisive topic, The Clone Wars.

It’s easy to see why Kane would want to have the iconic heroic scene given to Holdo. Who wouldn’t want to save the fleet? That, however, may have been too predictable for The Last Jedi’s writer/director, Rian Johnson. Johnson clearly wanted to keep audiences on their toes by subverting and challenging expectations, as discussed in a 2017 interview with Business Insider.

Why on Earth would everyone be uncomfortable?  Was there a solar flare that suddenly raised the globe’s temperature by 150 degres?  No.  Instead it’s because Tom Kane dared to express an opinion about a movie that wasn’t explicitly approved by the SJW ignorati.  This of course means in turn, that only idiot SJWs were uncomfortable rather than everyone.

But not to worry.  Pre-programmed SJWs had a champion in That Star Wars Show interviewer Max Scoville who was happy to silence Tom Kane’s dissenting opinion as any good fascist would.

Or at least, that was Max’s original story.  We’d have to wait a couple of days before Max would revise his public responses to this fiasco.

So which is it?  Did Max not want to dwell on the negative, or did Max have a producer in his ear?  Maybe fans should send Max some Q-tips so he can get that producer out of his ear.  In any case, Max wants to make sure that everyone understands the full context of the contextual contextualization because none of this was his fault:

It was all so “hectic” don’t you see?  It was a mad house!

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A  MAD  HOUSE!!!

This of course leaves us wondering when intellectual void Bryan Young will admonish Tom Kane for violating the Celebration rules that he himself stupidly made up.

Well Bryan, Tom Kane litigated it in front of everyone on stage at Celebration 2019 during That Star Wars Show.  Now what?  Because these comments from Tom Kane are the kinds of comments that fans made, and were called racist and misogynist for.  So when can we expect your dumb article on the matter?

Why isn’t Celebration 2019 the place to “litigate” your criticisms of Star Wars?  Because SJWs now have control over the franchise, so criticism of it is no longer allowed.  Criticism of Star Wars was only allowed when people other than SJWs were in control of the franchise.

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A  MAD  HOUSE!!!

Such as when Kathleen Kennedy saw fit to “litigate” her disapproval of Jar Jar Binks on stage at Celebration way back in 2015 according to Reuters:

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Jar Jar Binks, a goofy amphibious character who irritated many “Star Wars” fans in the 1999 film “The Phantom Menace,” will not appear in the new movie “The Force Awakens,” producer Kathleen Kennedy said on Sunday.

The filmmakers have declined to share much about what audiences will see when “Force Awakens” opens in theaters on Dec. 18, but Kennedy did answer a question at a news conference about what is not in the film.

“Jar Jar is definitely not in the movie,” Kennedy said to applause and cheers.

An online poll of movie fans in 2006 found Binks to be the most annoying film character of all time.

Audiences of the new film also won’t see any Ewoks, the furry creatures from 1983’s “Return of the Jedi,” Kennedy said. “That’s because Harrison insisted on it,” she joked, referring to Harrison Ford, who returns to play Han Solo in “Force Awakens.”

Huh.  Now would this qualify as the hostile bullying of Ahmed Best in Clarisse’s ignorant opinion?  Kate Erbland claims to have “covered three of these events in the past four years.”  Did Kate cover any of this toxicity?  Does Bryan Young disapprove of Kathleen Kennedy’s on-stage litigation?  Enquiring minds want to know.

But by far the most interesting thing out of all of this, is discovering who owns the publications that Clarisse and Kate write for, the Independent and IndieWire.

Well, the Independent is published by Independent Print Ltd., a subsidiary of Lebedev Holdings Limited.  Lebedev Holdings Limited is owned by Alexander Yevgenievich Lebedev.  Who is Alexander Yevgenievich Lebedev?

Considered as one of the most popular Russian oligarchs, Alexander Lebedev was named by Forbes as one of the wealthiest persons in Russia. He is a part owner of Novaya Gazeta, a Russian newspaper. Together with his son Evgeny Lebedev, Alexander Lebedev currently owns four major newspapers in Russia which include The Independent, Independent on Sunday and the London Evening Standard.

A rich Russian oligarch.  Everything that SJWs currently love.  I guess it’s time to pull Rian Johnson and professor Morten Bay into the conversation to start talking about those dastardly Russian Bots.  This is almost as satisfying as discovering that the real Russian collusion story involved Hillary Clinton rather than Trump.

And what about IndieWire?  Well, IndieWire is owned by Penske Media, which also owns Variety.  The top man at Penske Media is executive Tom Finn, who “spent most of his career at Disney.”   Turns out that Disney executives are Penske material.

He will report directly to George Grobar, who in 2016 became PMC’s chief operating officer after several years at the vice president level.

Like Grobar, Finn spent most of his career with Disney. He joined that company in 2001 after six years working as executive director for business development at Paramount Pictures, part of Viacom. At Disney, Finn spend a decade as an operations executive, managing the financial and capital aspects of its media networks, before moving on to a role as chief financial officer at ESPN Star Sports in Singapore, a venture between Disney and News Corp.

Ta da!

Maybe Disney’s other shill Matt Miller from Esquire will write an article too!

This will play into the next blog post.  Stay tuned!

In the meantime, Clarisse has some parting well wishes for anyone who doesn’t instantly believe the claims of waman that are supported by zero evidence:

The feeling is mutual, Clarisse.

Who Wants To See A Shirtless Grand Moff Tarkin?

Not interested in seeing the elderly genocidal maniac half naked?  Well that’s what you’re going to get anyways, in Age of Rebellion: Grand Moff Tarkin according to this Reddit thread.

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An action figure we’d prefer not to have.

Readers may or may not know that Disney authored a secret gay romance between Grand Moff Tarkin and TK-421 for their “kid-friendly” franchise.  Given Grand Moff Tarkin’s retconned sexual proclivities and the social circles he keeps, don’t be surprised if we see Tarkin participate in the elder Throke shipping trend.

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Add Tarkin and you get Throkin.  A white bread sandwich with blue bologna.

Thanks to Prequel Memes Droid and Gilad Pellaeon for the tips.