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What's going on here? a VERY recent journal update?? Well that's because as you can tell the past few days i've become REKINDLED with my Star Wars Love after seeing the recent Trailer of the upcoming movie you guys have clearly witnessed how fast i've reacted to that.

So I wanted to pretty much put up a journal to give my thoughts on the recent stuff that was shared during the Star Wars Celebration event that happened at Annahiem, California (which i might add i WISH i could go to goddammit!!)

But yes in the order of news:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Do i need to say ANYTHING? i'll just play the clip with Han Solo and Chewie reuniting with their beloved ship and call it a day. 

nah I got stuff to say. Now I need to be upfront I was one of the many fans that were PISSED to find that Disney was not going to use any of the great Expanded Universe stories for the movies. we got no Legacy, we got no Corlliean Trilogy and NO HEIR TO THE EMPIRE TRILOGY, arguably one of the GREATEST Star Wars Expanded Lore stories ever MADE. PERIOD. (mostly in which it included the first appearance of longtime fan favorite Mara Jade who would eventually become Luke Skywalker's Enemy, then Rival and then Wife. not to mention she's one of the few memorable Expanded Universe characters even if you haven't read the stories you know something about Mara Jade-BUT i'm getting side tracked)

Well my first impression of the FIRST Teaser was "Huh. Well ok then i can get into this, i can dig that this is an alternate timeline storyline by Disney I can go with this...yeah looks solid I LOVE the X wings and the Falcon" so i was open to what they were doing...then this new trailer happened and i just...well you guys saw how it went I reverted back to full blown Star Wars Kid! I love seeing that downed Star Destroyer in the distance on the sand planet (which i must sadly reveal guys..its not Tatooine that those sand scenes are happening, its a new planet called Jakku) i love seeing Darth Vader's burnt helmet (which some of theorized the villians are wanting to find some way to revive *A* Vader back and some theorize the new villain is collecting Sith Artifacts which explains the old sounding Claymore Lightsaber he wields ) and seeing R2 back already gave me goosebumps and i just...You can tell there's MORE leaning towards Practical Effects, ESPECIALLY with that new Orby Droid we saw rolling in the Teasers BB-8 he's FULLY real he's not some awkward CGI effect (which always dumbfounds me if there's something real that doesn't look possibly or silly we ASSUME its CGI, it happened before but i can't put my finger on when. oh well) and just hearing the Music build up seeing all of this and then the moment of truth of when Han and Chewie state: "We're Home..."

(which kinda bugs me..you're telling me in the 30 years after this is supposed to take place from Return of the Jedi that they NEVER stepped back into this thing to fly in? whatever)

So after looking up and peeking into the information we have our two factions that are no longer called the "Rebellion" and the "Galactic Empire" instead on the good side we have the "Resistance" and we have "the First Order" which is made up of the power vacuum of the empire remnants that were littered around the galaxy after the death of the Emperor and Vader. I can tell you without a shred of doubt this is gonna be a REAL thrill to watch this Christmas, sadly not in May like its been a tradition of Star wars but WHO cares its an awesome Christmas present either way!

Second order of business is EA and DICE's Star Wars: Battlefront game trailer, made up entirely of In Game Engine Footage, which has been confirmed by the lucky bastards over at the Celebration that they got to play demos of this and it LOOKS exactly like in the trailer that is VERY good to hear. sadly we have NO space Combat BUT we still can pilot X wings and the lot on Planet side which knowing DICE's battlefield in the past that is entirely possible and still fun, and it looks like in the Rebels side they'll have different species playing, hopefully that's an option it'd be really fun to play as a Twi-Lek Rebel soldier (those are my favorite Star Wars species) with different options of what kind of weaponry i can have and of course the return of the ability to bring in iconic Star Wars characters IN-Battle like Darth Vader and Boba Fett. I'm very excited I can't wait to get this on PS4 while my brother who has been a HUGE Battlefront player to get his version on Xbone and it'll be excellent fun (HOPEFULLY the success of this will cue Disney to maybe think of resurfacing OTHER star Wars titles to do?...liiiike 1313 since its STILL on Hold? Please? Pretty Please?)

Third Business is we are confirmed that we'll have Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels which is a show i haven't gotten to see YET but i hope to soon, i hear nothing but good things about it and seeing as this is Disney's FIRST Impression of Star Wars and its already getting good reception, that's giving me a good feeling overall that Disney does know what they're doing with Star Wars (which after seeing how much Love Marvel's been getting lately is kinda obvious at this point)

Finally just recently we have a better idea of the OTHER Star Wars Movie that is coming AFTER the release of The Force Awakens, "Rogue One" is that we have an idea of the Plot of this movie. apparently what is going to happen is that it will center around the events Leading up to the acquisition of the Death Star Plans by the rebels which would lead in to A new Hope. It'd be very interesting since looking back to the opening crawl of new Hope it states that the Death Star Plan theft was "The first Rebel victory against the Galactic Empire" and i can imagine the state of things on the Rebel side that its bleak, its just hopeless there's some that say that its better to just surrender or defect from the Rebellion and there's a small group which would eventually be known as the Rouge Squadron lead by a very determined and headstrong "Rogue One" to go in and throw off the seemingly Untouchable Empire and steal the Plans in one HUGE clever move....and one thing i hope to see out of this: Darth Vader's return to the big Screen. X3 

Alright i guess that's that of Star Wars stuff. ^^ Force be With ya! Oh! before i forget anyone who's a fan of the Star Wars Starfighter games both Starfighter and Jedi Starfighter are coming to PS3. X3 

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What's going on here? a VERY recent journal update?? Well that's because as you can tell the past few days i've become REKINDLED with my Star Wars Love after seeing the recent Trailer of the upcoming movie you guys have clearly witnessed how fast i've reacted to that.

So I wanted to pretty much put up a journal to give my thoughts on the recent stuff that was shared during the Star Wars Celebration event that happened at Annahiem, California (which i might add i WISH i could go to goddammit!!)

But yes in the order of news:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Do i need to say ANYTHING? i'll just play the clip with Han Solo and Chewie reuniting with their beloved ship and call it a day. 

nah I got stuff to say. Now I need to be upfront I was one of the many fans that were PISSED to find that Disney was not going to use any of the great Expanded Universe stories for the movies. we got no Legacy, we got no Corlliean Trilogy and NO HEIR TO THE EMPIRE TRILOGY, arguably one of the GREATEST Star Wars Expanded Lore stories ever MADE. PERIOD. (mostly in which it included the first appearance of longtime fan favorite Mara Jade who would eventually become Luke Skywalker's Enemy, then Rival and then Wife. not to mention she's one of the few memorable Expanded Universe characters even if you haven't read the stories you know something about Mara Jade-BUT i'm getting side tracked)

Well my first impression of the FIRST Teaser was "Huh. Well ok then i can get into this, i can dig that this is an alternate timeline storyline by Disney I can go with this...yeah looks solid I LOVE the X wings and the Falcon" so i was open to what they were doing...then this new trailer happened and i just...well you guys saw how it went I reverted back to full blown Star Wars Kid! I love seeing that downed Star Destroyer in the distance on the sand planet (which i must sadly reveal guys..its not Tatooine that those sand scenes are happening, its a new planet called Jakku) i love seeing Darth Vader's burnt helmet (which some of theorized the villians are wanting to find some way to revive *A* Vader back and some theorize the new villain is collecting Sith Artifacts which explains the old sounding Claymore Lightsaber he wields ) and seeing R2 back already gave me goosebumps and i just...You can tell there's MORE leaning towards Practical Effects, ESPECIALLY with that new Orby Droid we saw rolling in the Teasers BB-8 he's FULLY real he's not some awkward CGI effect (which always dumbfounds me if there's something real that doesn't look possibly or silly we ASSUME its CGI, it happened before but i can't put my finger on when. oh well) and just hearing the Music build up seeing all of this and then the moment of truth of when Han and Chewie state: "We're Home..."

(which kinda bugs me..you're telling me in the 30 years after this is supposed to take place from Return of the Jedi that they NEVER stepped back into this thing to fly in? whatever)

So after looking up and peeking into the information we have our two factions that are no longer called the "Rebellion" and the "Galactic Empire" instead on the good side we have the "Resistance" and we have "the First Order" which is made up of the power vacuum of the empire remnants that were littered around the galaxy after the death of the Emperor and Vader. I can tell you without a shred of doubt this is gonna be a REAL thrill to watch this Christmas, sadly not in May like its been a tradition of Star wars but WHO cares its an awesome Christmas present either way!

Second order of business is EA and DICE's Star Wars: Battlefront game trailer, made up entirely of In Game Engine Footage, which has been confirmed by the lucky bastards over at the Celebration that they got to play demos of this and it LOOKS exactly like in the trailer that is VERY good to hear. sadly we have NO space Combat BUT we still can pilot X wings and the lot on Planet side which knowing DICE's battlefield in the past that is entirely possible and still fun, and it looks like in the Rebels side they'll have different species playing, hopefully that's an option it'd be really fun to play as a Twi-Lek Rebel soldier (those are my favorite Star Wars species) with different options of what kind of weaponry i can have and of course the return of the ability to bring in iconic Star Wars characters IN-Battle like Darth Vader and Boba Fett. I'm very excited I can't wait to get this on PS4 while my brother who has been a HUGE Battlefront player to get his version on Xbone and it'll be excellent fun (HOPEFULLY the success of this will cue Disney to maybe think of resurfacing OTHER star Wars titles to do?...liiiike 1313 since its STILL on Hold? Please? Pretty Please?)

Third Business is we are confirmed that we'll have Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels which is a show i haven't gotten to see YET but i hope to soon, i hear nothing but good things about it and seeing as this is Disney's FIRST Impression of Star Wars and its already getting good reception, that's giving me a good feeling overall that Disney does know what they're doing with Star Wars (which after seeing how much Love Marvel's been getting lately is kinda obvious at this point)

Finally just recently we have a better idea of the OTHER Star Wars Movie that is coming AFTER the release of The Force Awakens, "Rogue One" is that we have an idea of the Plot of this movie. apparently what is going to happen is that it will center around the events Leading up to the acquisition of the Death Star Plans by the rebels which would lead in to A new Hope. It'd be very interesting since looking back to the opening crawl of new Hope it states that the Death Star Plan theft was "The first Rebel victory against the Galactic Empire" and i can imagine the state of things on the Rebel side that its bleak, its just hopeless there's some that say that its better to just surrender or defect from the Rebellion and there's a small group which would eventually be known as the Rouge Squadron lead by a very determined and headstrong "Rogue One" to go in and throw off the seemingly Untouchable Empire and steal the Plans in one HUGE clever move....and one thing i hope to see out of this: Darth Vader's return to the big Screen. X3 

Alright i guess that's that of Star Wars stuff. ^^ Force be With ya! Oh! before i forget anyone who's a fan of the Star Wars Starfighter games both Starfighter and Jedi Starfighter are coming to PS3. X3 
Star Wars.

Such a brilliant concept all the way back in the seventies that has spawned such a cultural boom and changed the world of cinema and real life in more ways than one. and with Star Wars Rebels tv show, New Battlefront game and the Upcoming Force Awakens sequel, its nigh IMPOSSIBLE to go around without the newly surged love and admiration of Star Wars.

But there was a time when Star Wars fans were downright split down the middle...this is of course the era of the Prequel trilogy. Me personally I grew up with these and enjoyed them just as much as any kid growing up watching the original trilogy back in the early 80s. But of COURSE many MAAAANY Many people were put off by Lucas's directions. One of which was the one thing that drove everyrabb id star Wars fan to vent and fume of the destruction of a very principle that seemed mystical:

The Force is really made up of organisms inside us called "Midicholrions".

Of course many could argue this was Lazy writing to try to paint a picture as to how they saw such a young slave boy to be a great potential jedi and to take him under training ALL before he would eventually betray, slaughter and turncoat to become Darth Vader...but thinking back as i re-watch the movies...could there be something more devious and crafty that Lucas was trying to prove?


Let's begin with how we knew of the force all the way back in 1977, when Ben Kenobi was explaining to Luke what the force was.

"The force is what gives a jedi knight his power. Its an Energy field created by all living things it surrounds us, it penetrates us it binds the galaxy together."

Wow pretty deep stuff. But wait. Why'd he tell luke the force was this uber mystical thing and not what it "REALLY" is; just abunch of bacteria in your bloodstream that's intelligent microbes that create it.

Now after looking up and down the Wookiepedia page article of Midi-chlorions, it HAS been stated that Lucas actually REALLY did think these microbes out all the way from the beginning in 1977, but he just realized that he had NO time to explain them in the pace of the films so he left them out, leaving the idea of the Force to many of the audiences to be left more metaphysical and spiritual. Cut to years later when Episode I finally hit the theaters and then they drop THIS factoid. this no doubt pissed off fans but there was a misconception brewed: The force IS these midichlorions. That is farther from the truth.

Now my theory, before looking at the article, was that at the point in time of Episode I, Jedi Knights have been around for a long time just doing minor tasks as the Sith threat has been extinct for Millennia. it could be said that during this calm time some Jedi opted to figure out more about the mysterious Force that they were able to wield. after many tests and studies they found a SLIGHT connection between the force and these organisms they found...and they found that there was a high count of these in those that have the force and not as much in those that don't use the force.

Over time they focused more on these organisms more than what the Force WAS: a Spiritual essence. That isn't to say they didn't have the means to study the force this way, we had Yoda for that.

Which speaking of Yoda, answer me this: Have you EVER heard Yoda mention or bring up the Midi-cholrions at ALL in any of the prequels? Nope. not a single time. Pretty much like how Obi-Wan eventually never mentioned them in the original trilogy. You want to know a big kicker of what these two had in common? THEY BECAME FORCE GHOSTS. do you see ANY of the other Jedi has ghosts? Of course not because the strain of the Clone wars and the years of studying these organisms strayed them from the path of enlightenment with the force. a Path that was only re-discovered by one other: Qui-Gon Jinn.

Qui-Gon did at first rely on Midi-chlorions but thinking more on the skill of a young boy like anakin and the fact that, to him, his conception was a complete mystery since there was no father, at least according to Shimi Skywalker. We could infer that this is the point where Qui Gon started to realize the force was much more potent than just to be explained like such, that's why he was pretty much outspoken alot by the council, his views were challenged many times as he knew that the force had to be something MORE. Something Vast. Something boundless. Being privy to this idea is why it took a while for him to reach a faint level of the whole Force Ghost spirit to train Obi-Wan these methods after Episode III.

we can counclude that the midi-chlorions realiance led to the downfall of the Jedi. They were too sanitized in their ways and when Order 66 was dropped and many were slain, it was too late.

This is why Luke was a New Hope, as teaching him the ways of the Force as they did in the original trilogy gave Luke the idea that the Force can help turn the tide against a very powerful, very crafty and very DANGEROUS Darth Vader.

Which brings to the Dark Side. The dark Side knew that believing the force was just midi-chlorions was a waste of time as they focused on pushing their limits and attaining power through this force.

"if One is to understand the Great Mystery, one must embrace...a *LARGER* view of the force, not just the narrow dull minded view of the Jedi"

Palpatine said these very words to Anakin, and in many respects he's not far off. The Sith knew that if the galaxy saw their use in the force as some genetic explanation, that'd hinder their reputation....they'd still get whupped by them, but their reputation would have caused more to rally on the side of the Rebels. They knew that they TOO had to wipe the galaxy's view of these organisms so that they could be seen for what they really were: Supernatural, otherworldly, veering close to tapping the powers of a god that can either take away your free mind and will with a swipe of their hand OR crush the life out of them with just a mere second thought.

"The ability to destroy a planet, is insignificant next to the power of the Force."

and that's why Vader would attain the method of a Force Ghost too, knowing the Force was very huge and very intangible to explore but not impossible. why the OTHER Sith haven't followed Vader is explained that they only saw the Force as a tool, just to seek out MORE Power. Again another valid reason why Vader is a badass villain, since he knew the Force was much more than a tool..its an extension of his grip on the galaxy.

After return of the Jedi, armed with the newfound knowledge of the Force, Luke was able to reborn the Jedi ways with the teachings he had from yoda and Kenobi to seek out Force users who had potential NOT through microbe count, but by their sensitivity, the feeling they have with their surroundings and the skills that they perceive to be supernatural, which is why the New Jedi Order succeeded where the old did not.


BUT after looking through the article, they DO explain that Midichlorions AREN'T really the core of the force. they're just indicators. Relying on these counters even sometimes seemed to not work at times, suggesting that ANYONE could manage to reach Force sensitive potential and become a Jedi.    Even George Lucas himself, the man that everyone claims "destroyed the mystical aspect of this sci fi space opera by saying its just a medical condition" has stated that

he Considers the Two aspects of the Force separately, treating the midi-chlorions as the practical, biological side, distinct from the spiritual and metaphysical side of the Force.

the mystical force is STILL there people, it has not been lost in all the Special editions or the prequels. Yoda held on to the belief that the Force flows through us all and not only managed to survive but go past the bounds of life and death.

So the next time you watch the star wars films and watch the upcoming long awaited sequel, Know that you have nothing to worry about your wonder and bewilderment of the Force, just because someone has an explanation to it doesn't mean its the clean cut and dry explanation. Sometimes even we fall victim to over exaggerated information on the internet in our galaxy. So enjoy all you Star Wars fanatics and take pride that the Force will soon be Awakened once again in all its true glory in the years to come. may the Force be with you, Always.
STAR WARS: The Force ISN'T just Blood Cells??
Hiya.  Sooo yeah this lil theory came up when i was talking to a friend while starting to re-watch the Star Wars Saga, starting with Episode I which i DO have childhood ties to and am not ashamed to admit it. In the past i've theorized that midi-chlorions WEREN'T the end all be all reasoning to become a Jedi and that others like Kyle Katarn could learn the Force as the Force isn't really picky with who can master it...then i hit a realization that i thought would just be a fun theory to dig into...in which i concur that midi-chlorions MUCH like DBZ's Power Levels are Bullsh*t to measure to what is REALLY the Force in its purest form.

This is just me messing around just thinking outside the box if you have any additions to the theory or counter arguments be happy to comment. 
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OH MY GOD! THE NEW STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS TRAILER CAME OUT AND AAAAAAAIIIIEEE! I-I just..wha...What's this..WHA-GYAAAAHHH!! *chestburst*

WOOOO STAR WAAAARS!! I'MMA GONNA BE A JEDI WHEN I GROW UP!!



This is LITERALLY how i felt like just re-watching the trailer and seeing everyone react to it with gleeful awe and jittery dances. I spent the entire 10 minutes PLUCKING out ALLL our Star Wars Video Games we own and we own AAAA-LOOOOOOOOOOT.....and we're only gonna get more in the future! :D WHY!? BECAUSE LUCASFILM DID THIS!! STAR WARS! STAR WARS! STAR WARS!!!
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