Monthly Archives - January 2021

Blogs and Ends: The Slow News Day Edition

Very slow news cycle in popculture at the moment.  January is usually a slow month for this kind of stuff as it is but January in the middle of a “plague” is glacial.  Also, I am exceptionally busy today. But fear not beloved readers.  The Dark Herald has not abandoned you… Completely. Here is a roundup of some items that weren’t in-depth enough to rate separate posts of their own. FIRST Star Wars the High Republic Shorts This is low rent.   I know I just did a huge...

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The Dark Herald Recommends: The Death of Stalin a Comedy of Terrors

NOTE: In the mood for a dark laugh? I know I am and I've got you covered. REPOST: The Left never lies about what it really wants. Oh sure, they lie about everything else but when they state their ultimate objectives, those are promises cut in stone, no matter how insane they sound. The staff of the National Cuckshed and the Bulwank try to make unfunny jokes about them but the problem is, the Left ain’t joking. Thirty years ago, they weren’t...

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WandaVision: First Impressions

This is not a review.  I’ll have to finish the first season before I can do a proper The Dark Herald Recommends. This show is very definitely an odd duck. In principle, I like those.  We will have to see how this goes in practice. The first episode starts off as a 1950s family sitcom.  To include the style and tropes of shows like I Love Lucy and I Married Joan. The show is naturally in black and white. Vision and Wanda are living an...

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The Death of Disney Animation (Part Three of Two)

If there is one thing that Disney trained executives universally fail at, it is processing bad news that will remain bad news. No matter how bad some event is, Disney trained execs are always going to try and find “a spoon full of sugar” from somewhere. Doesn’t matter if it is an extinction-level event, they are going to view every problem as an opportunity, even if it is obviously an insoluble opportunity.  Optimism is nice and all.  But when you are deep in...

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The Death of Disney Animation (Part One)

There is nothing Disney World hates more than the words “half-day park.”  Guests aren’t going to have more than one meal. They are likely to save their money for the “real parks.” It creates problems with the flow of people at night. Worst of all, guests cut their stay short by a day because they went from Hollywood Studios to Animal Kingdom It’s all ghastly, from Disney Park’s perspective. Animal Kingdom used to be a half-day park but the addition...

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Don’t Take the Disney Bait!

From StarWars.com: “The Star Wars gaming galaxy is about to experience its own Big Bang. “We’ve got a lot of stuff we’re ready to start sharing with fans,” Lucasfilm Games VP Douglas Reilly tells StarWars.com, “because we’ve been working quietly behind the scenes for a while now, waiting for this moment.” And by “this moment,” Reilly is referring to a new direction and era for Star Wars and Lucasfilm gaming overall, as Lucasfilm Games is now opening the doors to developers that want to come play in...

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The Watch: Avoid This Like The Plague

This show hates me.  And it feels quite personal. I mean, ran over your dog, backed up and did it again, burned down your house, then sent your wife and children to the gas chambers personal. That is the level of individual hatred I felt directed at me while I was viewing The Watch. I am quite serious when I say that this show is the product of extreme mental illness.   Absolute, abject hatred of its source material is evident in every...

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The Star Wars the High Republic

I’ve never seen this much hype for this much nothing. Star Wars the High Republic has dropped, and we now have a new definition of flash and thunder that signifies jack-shit. The Story Group at Lucasfilm has been reliably rumored to keep a picture of Luke with a big red X across his face in their writer’s room. Which isn’t a surprise given one of their authors is Justina Ireland, who openly admits her driving force is rage against white people.  She’s...

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