Remember Neil Harrington? He’s the wise sage from dorksideoftheforce.com who called for everyone in fandom to just get along.
What’s he doing now? Well, he’s now got a new piece up at fansided entitled, Crybaby Star Wars fan’s boycotting Solo: A Star Wars Story due to ‘feminazi agenda’ of Star Wars.
Gee, I never read anyone refer to Backlashers as crybabies before. How original.
In his article Neil comments on a very well articulated YouTube video which can be seen here:
Neil stupidly writes:
A crybaby, Star Wars fan is boycotting Solo: A Star Wars Story for all the wrong reasons, proving once again how out of touch with reality some people genuinely are.
Let’s get something straight here. SJWs are wholly unqualified to comment on the nature of reality. This of course is because their modern ideology originally stumbled out of the LSD-laden piss holes of Woodstock back in the late 1960s. So their entire ideology is founded on distortion of reality. But Neil continues anyway.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is nearly a month away, and many Star Wars fans are excited about another film within a galaxy far, far away. Others, not so much — and that’s okay.
As long as they’re not interested in it for reasons that you approve of apparently.
Meanwhile, a Star Wars “YouTuber” is not happy with the direction of what he has termed “Disney’s Star Wars,” making a “look at me” video in response.
“Look at me” is the whole point of the video format. It’s a visual medium at which people look.
Before I get started, I want to make something (kyber) crystal clear.
Self-appointed authority and massive stupidity always walks hand in hand. It’s a universal constant. How’s that for crystal clarity?
It’s perfectly acceptable to not like all of the Star Wars content. That’s not the point of this response, not in the slightest. It’s the reasonings and entitlement of some Star Wars fans, like this guy, that’s garnered this response.
So it’s perfectly acceptable to not like all of the Star Wars content, as long as people don’t like the content for reasonings that you approve of. Got it. Who exactly appointed you to make this determination for everyone else?
Honestly, the only people that I’ve seen express entitlement, are the SJWs who have been screaming their moronic demands for equal representation and gender equality to Disney ever since George Lucas sold his company. Normal people were always perfectly fine with accepting whatever stories that George Lucas wanted to tell in whatever form they took, warts and all.
Also, his hateful remarks about women really got my Midichlorians boiling.
His hateful remarks about women are a figment of your imagination. He never made any such “hateful” remarks.
Though, I have to admit, I’d be interested to see what happens to your blood boiling point when you read one of my “Vagi-Chlorian” comments.
Also, this particular fanboy is making all sorts of claims against Disney and its direction which are flat out wrong.
Actually, it’s your own comments that are flat out wrong. And I’m happy to correct you.
Right off the bat, the camera angles and long, dramatic shots of Gabriel (the creator of this video) walking languidly up and down bleachers show what this video is really about. It’s about him. It’s not about presenting a topic of conversation or facilitating a civil debate. He wants us to look at him and, Gabriel, you’ve got your wish.
Well yeah. He’s about to express his opinion. So it is about him, and how he feels towards the Star Wars franchise. What exactly is wrong with that? I mean, besides nothing whatsoever.
“Never thought I’d say this, but I’m boycotting Solo: A Star Wars Story. The only way to get Star Wars back to where it was, is to simply say. No.”
Cool, bro. You don’t have to see it. No one is “Forcing” you to do so.
He never claimed that anyone was forcing him to see the film. So why would you respond to a comment that he never made?
“Disney continues to shove down their SJW feminazi agenda down our retinas.”
You mean creating characters, such as Daisy Ridley’s Rey, meant to empower women is a bad thing? Women holding an equal place within the Star Wars universe is bad? I don’t know where you get your delusions, laser brain.
Well no. He doesn’t mean that creating characters, such as Mary Sue Rey, meant to empower women is a bad thing. That’s why the sentence that he actually spoke doesn’t contain those words in that order. He also didn’t say that holding an equal place within the Star Wars universe is bad either. That also is a fabrication of your own making. So the reason that you don’t understand where he gets his “delusions,” is that you’re consistently responding to points that he’s not making.
Rather, what he did say instead, was that, “Disney continues to shove down their SJW feminazi agenda down our retinas.” Pay particular note to how the sentence that you wrote, and the sentence that he spoke, contain different words. This of course means that the two sentences contain different meanings and intent.
It’s always important to respond to what people actually say and write, rather than to respond to what you wish they had said and written, just because you have some well-rehearsed pre-fabricated counterpoint to recite.
Why would he even make such a comment when women have had an equal place in Star Wars from the very beginning, for 40 years now?
The real problem as I see it is that women, or more accurately feminists, are more equal than others in the current state of the franchise. A great reason to abandon it for something else that SJWs will barnacle to in 40 years.
Gabriel even claims that he’s not sexist.
Um, yes you are. News flash: if you use the term “feminazi” you’re a sexist.
Um, no. He isn’t. News Flash: feminist ideology and the female gender are no longer inextricably linked in the 21st Century. This of course is thanks to male progressives who now claim to be feminists. So criticism of the pure idiocy of modern feminist ideology does not automatically translate into criticism of women.
The recent trend of inclusion within a galaxy far, far away is a necessity (true there is still room for improvement, but they’re moving in the right direction) and kudos to Kathleen Kennedy for embracing it. Speaking of which, he lets the President of Lucasfilm have it.
Recent trend? Where have you uneducated SJWs been for the last 40 years? Are you even remotely aware that it’s 2018, and not 1968?
He goes on to complain that Rey is powerful “without any training,” and that any character can now be powerful for no reason. You mean like Anakin Skywalker, who is mysteriously created by the Force?
Well no. Anakin had a strong connection with the Force. But he still received training from Obi-Wan. That was the whole point of the Prequel Trilogy. Anakin was Obi-Wan’s apprentice. Have you watched the films?
A nobody, like Rey?
Ha! Aren’t you going to be surprised when JJ Abrams retcons that in Episode IX and makes Rey Luke’s niece.
Or, Luke Skywalker, who was able to blow up the Death Star with five minutes of training with an aging Jedi?
Well that’s a pretty stupid argument. Luke’s ability to blow up the Death Star had little to do with Jedi training.
Luke flew his T-16 back home on Tatooine through Beggar’s Canyon in which he shot womp rats which were about as big as the exhaust port on the Death Star. That effectively acted as a real world simulation of the Death Star Run. This was all stated by Luke during the presentation to the pilots showing them how to attack the Death Star. Obi-Wan’s voice guided him through at the end, but primarily to encourage Luke to believe in his own abilities and experience.
Again, have you watched the films?
If you’re going to criticize Rey, then you have to slam the Skywalkers, too.
No, you don’t. Not if you’ve actually watched all the films.
When we first meet Luke, he’s a naive inexperienced farm boy, who complains about wanting to hang out with friends, gets scolded by his Uncle, gets knocked unconscious by a Tusken Raider, gets pushed down in a bar by a drunkard, has to be defended by an elderly Jedi, gets insulted and his hand slapped by Han, gets insulted by Leia, gets mauled by a Wampa, gets shot down in his snowspeeder by an AT-AT, crash lands on a swamp planet, and gets his hand cut off during his very first lightsaber duel.
Not Rey though. She gets to skip the first phase of the hero’s journey so hear her roar! Somehow, she can pilot the Millennium Falcon and use a lightsaber all without any training at all. Sure she fumbles a bit getting the Falcon off the ground, but in only a couple of minutes, she’s evading Tie Fighters and deftly flying through the tight spaces of wrecked Star Destroyers. Not only is she Han Solo, but she’s Luke Skywalker too! Effectively fighting off a trained Knight of Ren, whatever that is, in her very first lightsaber battle. But don’t you dare question her girl power you misogynist, even though it doesn’t leave much left for Finn to shine with.
If your only criticisms are leveled at the female characters who receive the exact same character development as the male characters…that’s sexist.
They didn’t receive the exact same character development. Watching the films makes this self evident.
He even claims Disney delayed the novel and Blu-ray release due to “plot holes” in The Last Jedi. Really, now? How did you get that insider information, Gabriel?
Reading the novels and comics is insider information now? Anyone who can rub two brain cells together can see from the released material in novels and comics that they are being used to plug up what some call plot holes. It’s transparent.
Don’t present opinion and conjecture as fact.
See the above linked facts.
The plans for both releases were well known before The Last Jedi premiered (we even wrote up an article on it); and before the complaints of some fans.
Great. That doesn’t change the nature of the actual material within those releases.
Of course, Disney wants to make money. They only forked out $4 billion to buy the franchise. That does not mean that they aren’t committed to producing high-quality films or that they don’t care about the franchise whatsoever. If you don’t like the material, don’t buy it. You’re a real hero for doing your small part to take down Disney!
Well, that’s the real trick, isn’t it? But let’s be perfectly honest here. What you’re doing is attempting to shame this man into financially supporting a political agenda you approve of, and at the same time trying to discourage others from following in his footsteps. You’re doing this, because you’re painfully aware that there aren’t enough of you SJW dimwits to financially support the franchise yourselves.
But, Gabriel’s complaint that Ehrenreich doesn’t sound or look anything like Harrison Ford, thus making him unworthy of being Han Solo, is ridiculous.
Far from being ridiculous, convincing the audience that Alden is Han Solo is the biggest challenge this film has. One that could have been easily overcome by simply casting the right man.
Ron Howard has been very clear that he wasn’t looking for Ehrenreich to give his imitation of Ford, but present us with his own take on the character. He doesn’t have to sound or look exactly like Ford — Ehreinech needs to embrace his inner scoundrel.
Sure, Ron Howard has been very clear on that. But it doesn’t matter if Ron Howard has been very clear on that. What matters in the end, is how the audience perceives the work.
Last and certainly not least. The “boycott” on Solo: A Star Wars Story isn’t actually a boycott. Gabriel says that he might see it once it comes on Blu-ray DVD. So, how is that a boycott (you keep using that word but I don’t think it means what you think it means)? Your 11-minute video, Gabriel, has more plot holes than any movie you complained about.
The non-boycott “boycott” is proof that this Star Wars fanboy is out of touch with reality and displays, in a nutshell, all that’s wrong within the fanbase of a galaxy far, far away.
He’s not going to see it theatrically. That’s a theatrical boycott. So you shouldn’t be lecturing others about the definitions of words, when you yourself don’t understand the ones that you’re typing out.
Heck, it’s clear that you haven’t even watched the films, so you really shouldn’t be commenting on them very much at all.
But here’s the bottom line:
Normal people don’t organize boycotts in the same frenzied manner that SJW savages do. Sure occasionally a few of the normals try to start a boycott when they’re passionate about something. But generally speaking, normal people will simply shrug their shoulders, and walk away from the franchise. No organizing will be necessary. SJW politics will do all the heavy lifting in pushing normal people away from the franchise.
In fact, the box office and the waning merchandise and toy sales demonstrate that this has already begun.
The talented filmmaker who created Gabriel’s video has posted his own response to Neil Harrington’s dorksideoftheforce.com article:
The brilliant Ethan Van Sciver just took Harrington’s article on:
Gabriel provides a follow up video:
Jeremy from Geeks + Gamers adds his own commentary: