• Entertainment Rants

    Shallow Foundations

     Note: Although this blog references The Rise of Skywalker, at this point I still haven’t seen it. When you sit down to write a story, you create characters who’ll serve that story. They each have a unique function. Once that function is complete, the character is done. They exit the…

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  • Entertainment Rants

    Relating to Characters: Part I

    The premiere of The Rise of Skywalker (2019) nears. Scuttlebutt around plot leaks are discouraging. One of the scariest is that test audiences laughed at how easily Rey disposed of the Emperor. Sigh. Even if that’s not true, or it is true but has been corrected, I’m not expecting much.…

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  • Little Diva Rising

    Old Friends and New

    I wrote last week that I would also talk about the crew behind Little Diva Rising, so I’ll start with the person who kicked everything off: Tony Nicholas. In 1977, my family moved into a new house – only four other families lived in the street. Several months later, another…

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