Not sure if this scene will survive editing, but I had a lot of fun writing it.
Mark scowled down at the young pickpocket, “When is this bomb supposed to go off?”
Holly looked up like the answer would be found on the ceiling, “Oh, uh-”
A peal of thunder echoed through the garage followed by a resounding boom. Emergency lights flashed from the corners.
“Please find shelter immediately,” said a calm Terran female voice from a nearby speaker. “There has been a terrorist attack on a nearby building. Please follow emergency protocols and seek out the nearest bomb shelter. Your safety and well-being are Urson’s highest priority.” The message was repeated in Erethizon.
She smiled weakly, “I think… now.”
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. First, let me say that I don’t get all the negative reviews. I liked it. Sure it doesn’t have the look and feel of the original series, it’s been 43 years. The actors, writers, and movie making craft has evolved over time. And well, Disney owns the property now and they have their own brand of story telling. It works for them, and it has, for a very long time.
Non-spoiler review: 4 out of 5 stars. Good acting, decent plot that hangs together well. Plenty of the kinds of special effects we’ve come to expect from the franchise. Yeah, some of the physics doesn’t check out, but that’s never stoped us from enjoying the story before and I certainly won’t hold it against them now. Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac do a good job with the material. Kelly Marie Tran takes more of a back seat in this episode, which I think was a mistake, but I’d be a bit gun shy too after the media hurricane that surrounded her after the last film.
Where it could have been told better: the pace is a little too quick. I would have enjoyed more time with the characters for a bit more depth and development. Also the cameos felt a bit shoehorned.
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Space Pirates! Fuzzy Aliens! Evil Aliens! And a blind girl who can see the future. Read the book Kirkus Reviews called “…an enjoyable setup, lean in prose, pithy in dialogue, and generous with action and motley characters…”
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Hey Guys, Long time followers will remember the line drawing I posted about The Burning Son map of known space. I finally got around to using my art program (GIMP) to make a color 2D map. Universe might be a bit grandiose. The story takes place in our section of the Orion Arm of our Milky Way Galaxy. But here it is. Enjoy!
I discovered Inkarnate today. Took the line map of the land my players have spent the last three years in and made a semi-professional looking map from it. #feelingproud