One of the reasons I love fictional stories so much is that they remind me that Good will always win, no matter how hopeless the situation looks. But for it to do that, the characters need to be up against others who are constantly trying to stop them and discourage them. Sometimes, I feel like the bad guys of a story get foiled a little too easily, and while the “dumb sidekick/villain” character can be funny, I don’t enjoy seeing them very often. That’s not the kind of opposition we face in our daily lives. In this post, I’m going to talk about ways certain fictional bad guys stand out, whether all are redeemable, and ways writers have made me like some of them, even if I don’t agree with their actions.
Shay goes solo! All by herself, she rambles about: recent episodes of Forces of Destiny, why you should be watching them, and how they tie into the bigger story (#HeraLives!!); Star Wars Rebels and where it’s headed as the show comes to a close; recent releases from HerUniverse and Shay’s tastes in fandom fashion; and the just-dropped reports on the possibility of Amazon making a Lord of the Rings series. She also reads some thoughts from the audience concerning these topics, and takes a few minutes to ramble about Vice Admiral Holdo, Rose, and other characters entering the Star Wars universe.
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Forces of Destiny: Accidental Allies
Forces of Destiny: An Imperial Feast
(you can watch the rest of the recent Forces of Destiny episodes on the Disney YouTube channel here.)
New Star Wars: The Last Jedi TV spot
Future of the Force – The Color of Hope (my first post as a writer at FotF, covering the symbolism in the appearance of Hera Syndulla)
The Elven Padawan – #8 – Tolkien Week 2017 (my recent podcast on Tolkien, where we discuss some of the liberties taken with the current films and our feelings on them)
Sound effects were from the Free Sound Project.
Complete list of effects used for this episode:
- Fire-breathing dragon.flac by CGEffex
This article was written by Shay S., Creator, Chief Editor, and Podcast Host for The Elven Padawan, and first appeared on ElvenPadawan.com