Monday, May 28, 2012

"Would you give the Emperor a foot massage?" (The Star Wars Blogathon)

You know, if you think about it, what I've learned so far in doing this blog post is that Lucas was constantly changing his storyline and his characters and the rules of the universe - -from Whills, elders who ruled the universe to the Force, a mysterious energy field that turns out to be bacteria based, for example, or Han The Lizard to Han Solo, space smuggling good guy. 

So changing the rules constantly makes this Blogathon kind of meta, don't you think?


How about if I point out that both the Star Wars series and this Blogathon both are widely considered to have gone on far too long?

Question 88:

What recent move by Lucasfilm has fans wondering if the long-rumored Boba Fett movie is going to be a reality?

  Today's rules:

1.  Getting the question right gets you 1/2 the points of the person just ahead of you.  If you are in the lead, you get 1/2 the points of the next person to comment.
2.  Mention Andrew Leon's class' book on your blog, get 1,000 points (leave me a link.)
3.  Commenter number 3, you get to steal 5,000 points from any other person who leaves a comment today... but you can't also be commenter number two.

 And here are the standings for the Big Four still in the running:

Andrew Leon: 80,260. (Andrew's the author of the great YA book, The House On The Corner. Click here to go to his blog.)

 P.T. Dilloway: 30,121. Author Patrick Dilloway blogs here, and wrote the excellent book Where You Belong, available here.)

Rusty Webb: 4,022, Blogger at The Blutonian Death Egg, author of the great novella A Dead God's Wrath.

Michael Offutt, 2,3021/2, author of  the great sci-fi book Slipstream, which you can read about on Goodreads)


Andrew Leon said...

I'm going to go with the fact that LucasFilms has been buying up domain names like StarWars1313 and SW1313. People believe this has to do with a secret Star Wars movie project slated for next year, and many believe it's a Boba Fett movie hinted at by Joe Johnston.

Andrew Leon said...

Now it will be interesting to see if anyone else comments.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

News of a Boba Fett movie takes me completely by surprise. I have no idea. I'm going to say, "The Clone Wars" on cartoon network might have something to do with it?

PT Dilloway, Superhero Author said...

Hooray, now I can comment! A Boba Fett movie seems lame. Are they doing like with the X-Men franchise and making prequels of prequels now? And then prequels of prequels of prequels?

What they ought to do is make a prequel series about the founding of the Jedi and the Old Republic and stuff.

Or maybe the Boba Fett thing is to introduce the Star Wars Underground series they were trying to start at one point?

BTW, next week there's going to be a new Star Wars video game announcement. They kept mentioning that on Spike TV when I was watching "Star Wars" (Episode IV) on Saturday.

Andrew Leon said...

Lucas has actually said that he's through with Star Wars movies, so I don't think we're going to get anything big again. If a Boba Fett movie does come about, it will be because Johnston wants to make it and convinces Lucas to let him do it.

PT Dilloway, Superhero Author said...

I also wanted to point out a couple of things that occurred to me when I watched "Star Wars" (aka A New Hope) the other night.

I don't really like watching the Special Edition. First the whole "Greedo shooting first" thing is so lame. I don't care what Lucas says about it, there is no freaking way Greedo was shooting first. I mean look at the forensics here: Greedo is sitting like 2 feet away from Han and he MISSES? And it's not like Han ducked either. So it just looks so stupid. (Also do all Rodians wear the same thing because after Greedo dies you can see at least two more who look exactly the same running around.) That part with Jabba is also so lame because of where Han walks right over Jabba's tail which wasn't there when Harrison Ford acted the scene out. It's really corny because of the cartoonish way Jabba's eyes bug out and the way Han just walks right over this big bad gangster's tail without saying anything or breaking in what he was saying. I mean it's nice they wanted to fill us in on Han and Jabba there but if you can't do the scene so it doesn't look stupid then don't do it at all. The scene with Luke and Biggs was the only added scene that was OK, though I kind of wondered if Biggs was a little too old to be friends with Luke.

Also, why the hell does it take the Stormtroopers so long to figure out where everyone went when Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie jumped into the garbage disposal? I mean hello, you saw them dive into the wall and there's this giant hole in the wall. Duh. Why didn't the Stormtroopers just go down there and kill them? Or roll a couple of freaking thermal detonators down there. Yeesh. Of course like Greedo they couldn't hit a dewback (or whatever those giant lizards were called) from two feet away. Apparently Jango Fett had really terrible eyesight.

And whenever I watch that it's so funny how "cover me" means flying behind someone to get shot down. It's funny too when they shout, "I can't hold them off!" Well gee, probably because you aren't doing anything! There's this little maneuver called a loop, maybe try that.

disability mobility said...

You may use oil or lotion for the foot massage. Run warm water over your hands to warm them before beginning the foot massage. Rub the oil or lotion over the entire foot to above the ankle.

kevin smith said...

Call your doctor! My foot doctor told me I needed custom ones, but gave me generic ones and I was able to cut them. I know they're not the same, but my dad has custom orthotics an I think he trimmed them. Asking your doctor would be best though.