When you have an icon, you EMBRACE what made you iconic. Like the Bond producers have with Spectre:
Even the music recalls what is best of the franchise. Don’t you worry how long it’s been awesome.
When the news of the week is as bad as this one has been, a beautiful song is in order. And I’ve always loved this one.
Just don’t do something stupid like cast Shia Labeouf as the young Han Solo, please. https://www.yahoo.com/movies/s/han-solo-star-wars-standalone-film-21-jump-202608959.html
I have to admit I’ve been impressed with most of Disney’s decisions since acquiring the Star Wars Franchise. I still wish they had decided to play with the Thrawn storyline from Timothy Zahn’s novels. But I can see, given the age of the primary characters, why that might be problematic at this point.
On another note, the writing is flowing again. If slower than before, it’s something close to consistent. So I can’t complain. ;)
Steals away in the night. To leave you stranded in dreamland. Distance is a long range filter. Memory a flickering light left behind in the heartland.–
Thus spake the Professor. Neil Peart, aka the Jimi Hendrix of Drums. And I’m feeling those words this week. The nature of life is that the things we value rarely are allowed to leave us in the manner we wish. Happy endings are for stories and dreams. Life can only give us good chapters. If we do not sully memories ourselves, human nature ensures small, petty people will do the same. All we can do is turn back from the bitter end and look to the parts that warm our heart. And hope that those things are enough.
So I give you the greatest Power Trio of all time, Rush:
But Tom Petty is soooo un-PC here. I wonder if he remembers making this song. Of course, the memory hole could have nothing to do why he forgets things these days. The song’s a pretty good rocker, I might add. Mike Campbell’s guitar work is impressive in it.
X-Com2?! Why yes.
Awesome gameplay. I don’t care if it assumes we lost X-Com1. This flat out rocks! X-Com2 gaemplay
We go through lives seeking the path of least resistance. This is not unique to humanity, electricity, water, and herds do the same thing. Much of the time there is nothing wrong with this. If the familiar fields are green, the herd eats and waters well. But for the lemming, that comfortable journey has a less than pleasant ending. Safe is ultimately an illusion in this world. No matter how much we insulate ourselves, helicopter parent our kids, or GPS our lives, there is pain.
And that is not always a bad thing. Pain isn’t death. Pain is a message we’re stretching our limits. Pushing at boundaries we haven’t crossed before. Now if we incur pain through acts of stupidity, then it may rapidly be accompanied by actual injury. But the life lived on the couch avoiding pain and contact with the world is wasted.
Nothing worth having is easy. Nothing worth doing comes without risk. Growth does not come without pain. Without stretching our muscles to build them up. Our hearts to cut away what holds us back and make room for something new. Our beliefs to adjust them to the world that is and adapt to new experiences. I doubt there is anything profound in this, except that we have inured ourselves to that message. Inoculated ourselves against pain, and in doing so, stunted our growth.
No life worth living comes without pain.