Let's face it ATS. What I am about to discuss might well be the number one trending topic on the Internet currently, and yet we are not, as a
community, discussing it at all. There are waves of absolute outrage rippling across the Cybersphere. There are even those who say that they are so
scarred for life that their entire childhoods have been destroyed. Others, on the countrary side, fight back.
A war is brewing. Skirmishes are already happening and we are ignoring it.
Forget ISIL. Forget Governmental corruption. Forget Obama. Forget Putin's posturing. Forget China and their army of hackers. Forget hunger, war in
the middle east, police brutality, disease, religion, and all else that has plagued mankind for eons - because now we have a truly dire and relevant
discussion that needs to take place. The most important dialogue in the history of mankind is opening and we must make sure that the great minds of
ATS engage in it. We are a think tank and we can find answers where others will fail.
Are you with me?
Of course, I am discussing this:
The new lightsaber from the upcoming JJ Abrams film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Never before have so many felt so much about a singular image. Everything else pales in comparison.
For days now my RSS feeds, scrolls, news sources, social media pages, and just about all else has seen the war brewing. I have seen things man...
horrible things. I have seen the worst and best of humanity already, and this war is just starting. Here are some examples of how bad things are
And those are just the tips of the iceberg. This issue is so polarizing and important that even political pundit and genius Stephen Colbert broke
character and addressed the madness to try
and keep the peace.
Now, don't get me wrong. I am a megageek and Star Wars is more of a religious thing to me than actual religion is ( to a degree ). It is THE
FRANCHISE that has spanned my entire adult life. A New Hope came out when I was 11 and I've been a stringent follower ever since. I own all of the
movies and have seen each one dozens and dozens of times - even the new ones. But this has me worried.
We survived the damned Ewoks intact.
We somehow managed to rise up from the ashes of Jar Jar Binks...
But now? A bunch of people who do not mind, at all, the concept of sound in space or that a muppet is the wisest being ever suddenly find science when
faced with what I see as one cool as lightsaber design??? COME ON?!?!?!
THIS is more far fetched than explosions and sounds in space???? THIS IS MORE OF A SNAG THAN:
People!!! Get it together!!! We GET MORE STAR WARS! WE GET A BLACK STORMTROOPER! It's an amazing time to be alive! Please STOP this nonsense about a
lightsaber hilt and the physics behind it.... IT'S SCIENCE FICTION! You have no trouble accepting that the light just magically knows when to stop
and what color and shape to take on... but this hangs you up????
I need my meds.
Oh, and Happy Holidays ATS!