You guys, something has happened. I don’t know when, I don’t know how, and I don’t know exactly WHAT it is just yet, but SOMETHING has definitely happened. Something that has me questioning who I even am now. Something that has shaken me to my foundation. Something…
Ok, it’s been a month since I saw the Rogue One. As if a new Star Wars movie wasn’t enough news, we also have the passing of Carrie Fisher to contend with. My second viewing of the film just happened to be on the day her death was announced, so the final shot of the film took on even more significance than it ordinarily would have. “Hope,” she said. The Tantive IV took off, the familiar John Williams music started, and the credits rolled. Upon my first viewing, I was smiling. Upon my second, I was still smiling, but it was a bittersweet grin, since it was achieved with the knowledge of Ms. Fisher’s demise. Where would things go from here?
A few weeks back, Coffee With Kenobi co-host Dan Z joined the Assembly of Geeks podcast to discuss their impressions of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. If you’re up for some exciting and insightful Rogue One talk, you can listen to the show here: http://www.assemblyofgeeks.com
It’s the day after Thanksgiving, so I’m still in “give thanks” mode. And that’s what I’m gonna do RIGHT NOW!!
I did the daily Thankfulness post on Facebook this year for the first time (at least I think it’s the first time, the mind plays tricks at my age). One day it was about Star Wars, and how it’s brought so much to my life, so I wanted to take a moment to focus on that with you, my favorite reader.
Don’t call it a comeback! Because….it’s really not. Sorry I missed the last couple of blogs, but I hope you’ll forgive my absence. To paraphrase Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park, “Life finds a way…to get in the way.” I won’t bore you with the details, but I would like to thank all my Coffee With Kenobi family for their kind words and support. And now….the main event.
So the final Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer has come out. I saw it, did you? Of course you did. What did you think? Wait, hold that thought. First, let me tell you what I think: I wish I hadn’t seen it.
Apparently I have a problem. As I wrote last month, I’ve recently begun collecting vinyl, including Star Wars vinyl (which allowed me to work my vinyl collection into THIS blog, thanks Star Wars!). Several of my friends have said the same thing to me when they find out about my new collecting venture: “Yeah, as if you needed something ELSE to collect.” I’m not sure how I feel about that…
My blog is ostensibly about collecting and Star Wars. Not always, of course, but mostly, that’s my focus. I recently wandered down the dark, deep hole of collecting albums on vinyl. I know, as if I have space or the means to take on ANOTHER collection. I have a problem, I know, I’m dealing, thank you. ANYWHO, this brings up a new area of Star Wars collecting that I haven’t given much attention to: Star Wars records!!!! I want them all, the music, the story discs, all of it! And I actually already have quite a bit!
So, we’re about 200 days away from Rogue One (give or take, that’s why I said “about”), and I’m already wondering how I’m going to avoid spoilers. Yeah, that’s right, I’m STILL on this “spoilers are bad, mmkay” kick. Deal with it. But that’s not what it’s ALL about, so read on.
Coffee With Kenobi co-host Dan Z is the guest on the latest Assembly of Geeks podcast. Dan joins fellow CWK family members Matt Moore and Jeff McGee (both of Comics With Kenobi) for a roundtable discussion of Batman v Superman. Be sure to check out the show here.
So….it took 24 months, but I missed my first blog. Not a bad track record. Then, I missed the next one. It happens, sure. But not to me. I’m nothing if not reliable, and circumstances beyond my control conspired to cause me to miss my deadline twice in a row. So I’m writing this two days AFTER my last blog was due, so I will be sure not to miss it next time. No, it’s really not a HUGE deal, but I despise missing deadlines, mostly because I never do it. Luckily, my topic will STILL be semi-timely when this DOES post, so here we go. Now that The Force Awakens has come out on home video, we can all bask in the Star Wars Goodness anytime we want, and we only had to wait 4 months to do it! I remember back when I was a kid….
Yep, it’s gonna be one of THOSE blogs, kids!