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  1. Thanks. That was helpful. This is my big sticking point. I can't even answer that question. The story currently lacks a villian, and without that, I'm having a hard time figuring out what the status quo should look like at the end. Originally, I just wanted to write your generic fantasy story. And like most classic fantasy stories, it was about good vs evil. But it turned into something else. Now, there are no good guys or villians. There's only two groups of people with different idiologies that clash, and the hero is caught in the middle. He has loyalties to both sides. But
  2. So here's what I'm thinking now regarding endings. One of the ingredients should be a certain amount of irony? There was a certain bit of irony in having Vader turn at the last minute and save his son. There was also some irony in the one ring's corruption of its possessors leading to its own destruction. I'm not saying that every story should end like an M. Night Shyamalan movie, but doesn't there have to be some kind of twist or surprise somewhere? And if not, what exactly is the thing in an ending that provides the "payoff" for the story?
  3. "Obi-Wan once thought as you do." Maybe this is how the Vader interaction can be made unique and personalized? Vader seems to imply in ROTJ that Obi-Wan once tried to save him. We never got that in the prequels. Maybe it happens in this series? Maybe we see Obi-Wan try to turn Vader and fail miserably, reinforcing the idea that Vader is just an evil machine.
  4. So, I'm stuck on the ending. It's funny because I always wanted to focus on the ending first. My thinking was, how was I supposed to write anything else if I didn't know where it was all going? But now, I have practically everything but the ending, and I'm stuck. I don't know by what means I'm supposed to find a satisfactory resolution to everything I've done. If Vader had just stood there and watched Luke get fried and the rebels failed to bring down the DS shields and lost the battle, or if Frodo had been allowed to keep the ring, those would have been pretty sucky endings. Without the
  5. Another instance of this problem is how Obi-Wan ages. Obi-Wan aged considerably between ROTS and ANH, and I always thought it was a bit of a stretch that he aged so much in a span of 20 years. Ewan McGreggor is aging pretty slowly, though. He doesn't look that different than he did in ROTS. Now, instead of having 20 years to become an old geezer, he only has 10. It only makes it that much more absurd that he looks as old as he does in ANH.
  6. My take on that scene has always been that this was the last we saw of Anakin, until ROTJ. When he learned that Padme was dead, he didn't have anything else to live for, and this was the moment when he fully embraced the dark side and Anakin "died." Again, just my personal take, but I never saw this scene as Vader displaying humanity, but rather, this scene marked the true birth of Vader and the final suppression of the Anakin persona. That's how I've always seen it. This is a subtle one, and debatable whether this reflects any act of conscience in Vader. It was also Vader's idea t
  7. This is exactly what I don't want to see with Vader. The payoff in ROTJ is based on the whole idea that there is nothing remotely human left in him. It's not enough that the characters believed Anakin to be completely gone, but the audience isn't shown any reason to think otherwise either, and that's what made his redemption so powerful. We were never shown anything to suggest it. It was like a miracle. Having him conflicted in this new series will mitigate what ROTJ did. Vader should be a one-dimensional evil character who is only driven by power. There's not supposed to be anything e
  8. I have to disagree. I think his intentions are relevant because they were so obvious in this instance. I don't think anyone watching the movies would jump to the Leia being force sensitive explanation without having to do some mental gymnastics first. I think this is one of those instances where Lucas's original intention is obvious just from the viewing, making it "obviously" a continuity problem. If it wasn't "obviously" his original intention, then it doesn't work.
  9. I still say it’s a stretch, and I doubt it’s what Lucas originally intended when he wrote those lines for Leia.
  10. Yep, should have watched WandaVision first.
  11. Oh, the continuity errors annoyed me too, the biggest being Leia remembering her mother. I just never put the lightsaber thing in that category. Were we ever supposed to take Obi-Wan that literally in ANH? That he tried to hand Anakin's lightsaber to Owen and Owen said "We don't want that thing?" Maybe, but after all the backlash over it not being in the PT, I can't see it happening on this show without it feeling forced or a fan service. It would have to be done just right for it to work for me.
  12. Same. But I really hope they don't attempt a scene where Obi-Wan tries to give Owen Anakin's lightsaber for Luke when he's older and Owen waves it away. That not being shown in the prequels has been a point of criticism among some fans and has often been called a continuity problem, but I just don't think a scene like that was ever really needed. Even before the PT, I came to take anything that Obi-Wan said to Luke in that ANH scene with a grain of salt. After all, that line of Obi-Wan's in ANH came right on the hills of him telling Luke that Vader killed his father. I certainly didn't wa
  13. I could be on board with that, also with what THT is saying. I think the problems come when the writers reboot things, only to turn around and use the reboot itself as the premise of a story, and that's when you end up with all the convoluted multiverse crap no one can follow. I think that's the problem with DC. They're always rebooting their universe, and they say it's so new readers can come in, but they can never resist the temptation to use the reboot itself as the premise of some huge crises type event down the road, effectively making the older continuity relevant again and screwing o
  14. My biggest problem with comics today is that there are no jumping-on points for new readers anymore. You have to know the entire comic book history of a character to follow any story. None of it stops being relevant. I picked up the first issue of the new Defenders book a few months back. Now, I've never read Defenders, but I figured, the issue has a #1 on it, so I shouldn't be too lost, right? Wrong. Practically every page had one of those footnotes to an earlier story. I had no idea what was going on. I guess the book was aimed solely at readers who'd been reading Defenders comics si
  15. This is exactly what I don't like about the multiverse. Writing stories set in a multiverse, writers no longer have an incentive to respect continuity. They can arbitrarily cherry-pick what they want to carry over from older stories, and what they want to leave behind, and it's never a continuity problem because they always have the convenient out of saying it's a different universe. Any real context for the events we're seeing goes out the window, and without that, none of it really matters. Don't get me wrong. I loved Spider-Man: No Way Home, but I feel like the MCU is opening up
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