New Star Wars Book Features “The Rock”

New Star Wars Book Features “The Rock”

Apparently the “High Republic,” was referring to the writing process.

They are doing the good shit at LucasFilm.

Claudia Grey is the author who ended the big Zoom marketing push with a Vulcan salute. Which possibly explains where she came up with her brilliant edition to the High Republic; “Geode, the rock.”

For once I am actually quite curious as to what rock’s prefferred pronouns are.

This new character is literally a rock.

Here is a situation where pictures are worth a thousand words:

(*UPDATE: in abject humiliation, Lucasfilm pulled the video, so I’m turning this over to Midnight’s Edge for a moment.*)

I can’t fathom the approval process here.

The navigator is rock. I loved the tableau with the rock striking a heroic pose with the rest of its intrepid nekama in their action poses.

I mean, the vessel is named; “The Vessel.” I’m sure that Claudia Grey thought that this was vastly more clever than naming the ship, “The Ship,” but I’m not seeing it. Ah well, I’ve long since resigned myself to never being a New York Times best-selling author. Some leaps of ingenuity are just beyond me. I’ll never get through the glass ceiling that keeps me from the kind of burst of creativity that would come up with the good ship Vessel and its stalwart navigator rock.

Yeah, sure this is the same outfit that gave us The Last Jedi but you would think some kind of review process would have been instituted afterward. Clearly, it wasn’t.

It takes a big man to admit when he is wrong and I freely admit it. I am on the record as stating, “there is no way in hell Star Wars the High Republic could ever qualify as entertainment.” I was so, so wrong. I haven’t laughed this much in years.

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  • Dane Reply

    So the LatinX side-kick to the vibrant wahman p.o.c is named Ghei-ass-y?

    March 7, 2021 at 12:30 pm
  • Star Tripper Reply

    Thinking logically makes me come up with 2 explanations. 1) There is a shitlord or two within Lucasfilm that is leading the idiot Story Group down the road of extreme parody or 2) Lucasfilm is actively destroying Star Wars because it is a unifying activity outside of approved racial and ethnic identity.

    March 7, 2021 at 12:52 pm
    • EXALT Reply

      3)Postmodern authors are a bunch of retards who love poking holes in the premises of the things they’re working on because doing so makes them feel really clever; Millennials lap it up for the same reason.

      March 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm
      • Star Tripper Reply

        You may be right since the author of this thing is the one who flashed the Vulcan salute at the end of a Star Wars Zoom media meeting.

        March 8, 2021 at 11:59 am
    • Seeker Reply

      Here’s the reality of how the generations work in media:
      – Boomers/Silent Gens (60+) control the money and want to use their properties as propaganda. They don’t have a good handle on the world and are incapable of understanding youth culture, especially transitional media. Needless to say, their underlings get out of control real quickly. They are to a fault malicious, clueless, or both.
      – Gen X/Gen Jones filmmakers/directors (40-60/65) are often cynical and bitter which means they love deconstructing what came before. Look at Star Trek Picard for example. Gen X director makes Star Trek cynical because that’s how he views the world. Same with Star Wars the Last Jedi, its cynical and destructive. They also resent being kept out of controlling positions by the long living boomers and it really shows. You have some that aren’t this way, but the cynicism pill went down hard with this generation.
      – Gen Y (30-40) is the last generation to get long term nostalgic about media. They also mark the gen where Hollywood/publishing began to hardcore ideologically gatekeep. You might still get decent media from Gen X/Gen Jones/Boomers, but gen Y is where actual talent was shut out by ideologues. That’s why their mainstream cultural output sucks. The ones who get into authority positions are obnoxious petty censors and cultural appropriators out to “improve” their nostalgic franchises. But remember, its all a manipulated perception projected by the mainstream as independent works are better.
      – Millennials (20-30) and Zoomers (10-20) are defined by video games and memes as an art form. Video games have a short shelf life and memes are worse. Thus their media is constantly shifting and transitional. For various reasons, its often hard to go back to a game, no matter how nostalgic you feel about it. The difference between Millennials and Zoomers is that Millennials, especially older ones, remember when video games didn’t have a bunch of garbage like politics or psychological mindgames (microtransactions, battle passes, Endless cosmetic DLC, XP boosters, etc.). Zoomers also have the post 2010 media as their experience which has produced only the MCU as a cultural touchstone. Their big games are also almost all online which means they only last until the servers go down. Millennials had some franchises in the 2000s, but they aren’t nostalgic for them in the Gen Y sense. Just from personal experience, we aren’t actually as bad as you think and there is a lot of resentment for what our media has become. And remember, we don’t control anything yet and we’re ideologically gatekept.
      – Gen Alpha (0-10) are considered the ideal propaganda targets by the system and will have never known any media beyond propaganda world (unless somebody changes it for them). Imagine having the post 2020 media as your culture. With the fading nostalgia in their Gen Y/Millennial parents, hopefully their exposure to the mainstream is cut short. If they come out of the propaganda mills with any intelligence whatsoever, they won’t care about any of it.

      March 8, 2021 at 10:54 pm
      • furor kek tonicus Reply

        and will have never known any media beyond propaganda world

        i think you might be misunderestimating the amount of ambient propaganda previous generations were exposed too, granted, newer generations are getting it harder ( and stupider ) than ever before, but that doesn’t mean that previous gens weren’t also saturated.
        once you find out that the WW1 White Feather Society was organized by the British military in order to drive recruitment for the charnel pits of the Western Front …

        March 9, 2021 at 2:34 am
  • EXALT Reply

    It could be even dumber than that: apparently the owner of The Vessel is a Quirky Asexual that routinely does weird stuff, so the book implies that maybe Geode is just a rock that he slapped onto a seat to play a joke on his passengers.

    March 7, 2021 at 1:45 pm
    • furor kek tonicus Reply

      that would comport with most smaller ships in the Star Wars universe doing just fine without a dedicated Navigator and just leave it up to the jump computer and/or pilot.
      otoh, that doesn’t explain what the rock is doing moving around with other characters. if it’s not an actual living entity with some means of mobility, that means the GayAss pirate is providing some means to move the rock around to further his joke.
      otooh, Obi Wan did tell Luke that the Force permeates everything in the Universe … so why not a rock with a high midichlorian count?

      March 8, 2021 at 4:12 am
  • Albert Reply

    This is what happens when the next generation attempts post-modern irony and finds out that there’s no more senseless subversion left to sound clever with.

    March 8, 2021 at 5:48 pm
  • Bonesaw Reply

    The motionless, sexless, non-speaking or thinking rock is my favourite Star Wars Character.
    Until they turn it into a transsexual.

    March 9, 2021 at 6:34 am

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