More Star Wars The Force Awakens: Forbes article link

More Star Wars The Force Awakens: Forbes article link

Obviously I’ve refrained from delving into political posts for a while now, and it seems my intellectual energies have been preoccupied by all things Star Wars 😉

Something as big as Star Wars is inevitably going to have its backlash of hipsters hating on it for various reasons, the biggest of which is Rey’s extraordinary abilities, including the label “Mary Sue”. I had never heard the term before: it’s the name of a character from a Star TREK fanfic parody in the 70s of a character of that name who was perfect and capable in every way. It’s meant as a derogatory term. Anyway, I was going to write one of my long thesis’ on that, but this article in Forbes pretty much nails everything I have to say on the subject:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2016/01/04/no-rey-from-star-wars-the-force-awakens-is-not-a-mary-sue/

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