'The Last Jedi' Teaser: Where Is Finn?

'The Last Jedi' Teaser: Where Is Finn?

Why is the new promo material missing its leading male?
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As any fan of "Star Wars" is aware by now, the first teaser for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" premiered at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando this past Friday, and fans are already studying and analyzing every detail of it. The teaser makes the film look noticeably different from "The Force Awakens," the trailer for which looks bright and whimsical in comparison to the high contrast of blacks and reds in the new teaser, and every bit of it has been paused and pulled apart. From Luke falling to his knees beside R2-D2 in what looks to be the same moment we see in Rey's force vision to the fleeting audio of Leia saying, "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi," Obi-Wan saying, "Seduced by the dark side," and Yoda saying, "Surrounds us and binds us" as Rey describes all she sees to Luke, every bit of information that can be gleaned from this teaser seems to have been found and has sparked a hundred conversations. Does Luke mean to train Rey as a Gray Jedi so that she can bring true balance to the Force? What did Luke find while researching the Jedi? What happened to make him decide that the Jedi need to end, and what exactly did he mean by that?

However, the second film in every trilogy contains two stories: one of a lone traveler, and one of the two other members of the trio on their own journey. As Mark Hamill said at Celebration, a teaser is meant to tease the story to come so that people will want to see the trailer, and yet this teaser only teases Rey's section of the story. Her co-stars, Poe and especially Finn, were unfortunately spare in the teaser, and Kelly Marie Tran's new character Rose is completely absent, despite descriptions of "The Last Jedi" placing heavy emphasis on the importance of her and Finn's storyline. If a teaser is meant to tease the story, why was the only shot to tease this major story a single shot of Finn asleep in a bacta tank? When combined with the fact that Finn was completely absent from the poster and that Kathleen Kennedy didn't acknowledge John or Kelly's existence on the stage with her despite Finn being as "iconic as Luke Skywalker and Han Solo" according to "The Last Jedi" panel, it almost feels as if Finn is being intentionally scrubbed from promotional material for this film.

The only possible solace from this is that he was so heavily focused on in the original teaser for "The Force Awakens," since Rey only received one shot there, leading many to believe Finn would be the central character and suggesting this teaser may follow in the same pattern and reveal Finn to be central in the next film. However, this shot of Rey actually showed her in action and teased her character. Even if Finn and Rose's story is so essential that showing a piece of it would reveal too much, that can't mean there isn't an ambiguous action shot of him to replace the image of him literally unconscious and hardly teasing anything. The only possible reasoning for this would be that to show him would mean revealing a spoiler, like if he was visibly scarred or disabled from his fight with Kylo Ren. It's still hard to buy that this is the reason, but it is a way to somewhat ease the minds of Finn's fans.

Don't get me wrong, the teaser is still exciting to watch. Getting to finally hear Luke's voice is almost overwhelming and Rian Johnson's directing is already noteworthy before the film even comes out. The way the teaser completely downplays Finn's character, though, one that is essential to the franchise and that basically kickstarted the entire new trilogy in favor of drawn out and vague references to the Jedi and the First Order, feels almost purposeful, a concept that is leaving plenty of fans feeling uneasy. We can only hope he and his storyline are at least featured in the first trailer.

The full teaser for "The Last Jedi" can be found here.

Cover Image Credit: Lucasfilms

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80 Nicki Minaj Lyrics Perfect For Instagram Captions

"Yo, you seen my last pic, go double-tap that for me."
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Nicki Minaj lets the world know about her amazing Instagram skills in Beyonce's "Flawless," when she raps "Instagram another flawless pic." Do you have a #Flawless Instagram picture but need a clever caption to go with it? The Queen of Rap has plenty of Insta-worthy song lyrics.

*(Some lyrics have been edited to keep this article "PG". Feel free to look up the real Nicki Minaj lyrics if you hate the radio edit.)


When you want to diss a hater:

    1. "You couldn't get a fan if it was hangin' from the ceilin."
    2. "I'm throwing shade like it's sunny."
    3. "I'm in my own lane, you ain't in my category."
    4. "These (girls) couldn’t test me even if their name was Pop Quiz."
    5. "Yo, people will love you and support you when it's beneficial. I'ma forgive, I won't forget, but I'ma dead the issue."
    6. "Not that I don't got good vision, but I don't see competition."
    7. "I’m Angelina, you Jennifer. Come on (girl), you see where Brad at."
    8. "I look like "yes" and you look like "no"."
    9. "But if you're ugly it's a no text zone."
    10. "If you are my rival, then that means you're suicidal."
    11. "Shout out to my haters, Sorry that you couldn't faze me."
    12. "Trash talk to 'em then I put 'em in a Hefty."
    13. "Like I mean I don't even know why you girls bother at this point. Like give up, it's me, I win, you lose."
    14. "All these haters mad because I'm so established."
    15. "Competition? why yes I would love some."

















When you want to tell people how awesome you are:

    16. "If I'm fake I ain't notice, cause my money ain't."
    17. "You can hate me, but why knock my hustle? I'ma be the queen, no matter how they shuffle."
    18. "Let me make this clear, I’m not difficult, I’m just ’bout my business."
    19. "I'm feelin' myself."
    20. "Excuse me honey, but nobody's in my lane."
    21. "Put me on a dollar cause I'm who they trust in."
    22. "I don’t say “Hi”, I say “Keys to the Benz.”"
    23. "I've been hot since flip phones" "Running this game for 5 years. Guess that's why my feet hurt."
    24. "Hotter than a middle eastern climate."
    25. "My money’s so tall that my Barbies gotta climb it."
    26. "No, I'm not lucky, I'm blessed, yes."
    27."I ain't gotta compete with a single soul."
    28. "'X' in the box, cause ain't nobody checking me."
    29."Excuse me, I'm sorry, I'm really such a lady."
    30. "Honestly I gotta stay as fly as I can be."














When you're hanging with your clique:

    31. "Cherish these nights, cherish these people. Life is a movie, but there will never be a sequel."
    32. "I’m with some hood girls lookin’ back at it."
    33. "We dope girls, we flawless. We the poster girls for all this."
    34. "Pretty gang, always keep them (boys) on geek."
    35. "The night is still young, and so are we!"
    36. "If you ain’t on the team, you playin’ for team D, ’Cause we A-listers, we paid sisters."
    37. "Pretty (girls) only could get in my posse."
    38. "Cause we the mean girls, y-yes we so fetch."
    39. "We fresh to death, down to the shoes."
    40. "Ain't at no wedding but all my girls cake tops."
    41. "Got a whole bunch of pretty gang in my clique."
    42. "Clap for the heavyweight champ, me, But I couldn't do it all alone, WE."
    43. "Put your drinks up, It's a celebration every time we link up."
    44. "I'm with some flawless (girls) because they be mobbin' pretty."


















When you're hanging with your significant other:

    45. "He tryna kick it like a ninja."
    46. "He could tell that I was wifey material."
    47. "Ayo, I just wanna be your first go to."
    48. "You got spark, you, you got spunk. You, you got something all the girls want."
    49. Find me in the dark, I'll be in the stars, Find me in your heart, I'm in need of your love."
    50. "They holler at me, but it's you, you."
    51. "I'm not living right, I’m not living if you’re not by my side."
    52. "I just wanna be somebody that can add to, your wife, be a friend, be a teacher and a fan, too."
    53. "I just wanna be your favorite."
    54. "He was the realest, I was the baddest, we was the illest."
    55. "I know you can save me and make me feel alive."
    56. "Yes I'll be your girl, forever your lady, You ain't ever gotta worry, I'm down for you baby."
    57. "Baby you my everything, You all I ever wanted."

















When you're single and loving it:

    58. "You could be the king, but watch the queen conquer!"
    59. "Thats why I'm crowned queen, and I ain't looking for the prom king."
    60. "I like independent, like July 4th."
    61. "I ain't never need a man, to take care of me."
    62. "He be like, "Yo, you so legendary", But he can tell just by my face he ain't getting any."
    63. "I am not Jasmine, I am Aladdin."
    64. "I don't even brake when I'm backing up, I'll swerve on a (boy) if he acting up."
    65. "So many boys in here where do I begin?"











When you're just living life:

    66. "I never worry, life is a journey. I just wanna enjoy the ride."
    67. "Tonight is the night that I'ma get twisted."
    68. "I’mma keep it movin', be classy and graceful."
    69. "So make sure the stars is what you aim for, make mistakes though."
    70. "And we gon' hangover the next day. But we will remember this day."
    71. "My only motto in my life is don't lose."
    72. "Take me, or leave me, I'll never be perfect. Believe me, I'm worth it."
    73. "I believe that life is a prize, but to live doesn't mean you're alive."
    74. "I wish that I could have this moment for life."
    75. "If I scream, if I cry, It's only 'cause I feel alive."
    76. "I can't believe it, it's so amazing. This club is heating, this party's blazing.""
    77. "It's so amazing, I figured out this world is ours for the taking."
    78. "I am not a girl that can ever be defined."
    79. "I got next, I'm gonna shine."
    80. "This is my moment I just feel so alive."















Cover Image Credit: Nicki Minaj

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a breakdown of what these 9 Colors mean

A post inspired by my favorite YouTuber of all time, Molly Burke. Go check her out.

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I first want to start off by saying that I am a sighted person, meaning that I am not blind, BUT my favorite Youtuber is. Molly Burke is a Canadian Youtuber that I found from Shane Dawson's channel a few months ago and I am addicted.

Molly went blind when she was 14 and much of her channel is her, in a comedic yet educational way, describing how she lives her everyday life as a blind person. She is big into makeup and fashion which she speaks a lot about because when you hear that and then hear that she is blind, it gets confusing.

Molly doesn't let her disability stop her, I honestly think she is pretty amazing. She is easily one of my top idols and not in anyway because she is blind and carries on like a sighted person does.

Go check out her channel and you'll understand. This article today is inspired from this video from her channel where The Gabby Show and Molly collab to have Gabby describe color to Molly. If I repeat a phrase, I apologize, there are only so many ways to describe a color but let me know if there is a different way that you would describe a color below in the comments!

1. Red

Think of love or anger. Red is a bold and passionate color. It is a great color when you want to bring attention to an outfit or something on a paper. It is a hot color that you can almost feel when you see it; it is angry and fiery. This is a strong color that highlights the lips of strong women everywhere and says 'Don't mess with me". It is powerful.

2. Orange

Orange is a hard color to describe but to me, it is a citric color. Even if it is not an orange, the sharp tang of citric acid makes me think of orange. It is a warm color, not too hot like red but not too cold like yellow. Orange is just the right warmth.

3. Yellow

Yellow is a happy color. Looking at the light hues can change any mood in an instant. It is the color of the sun on a hot summer day, beating down it is a warm color that will bring happiness and calmness it its viewer. Yellow is on almost every flower so it is, of course, beautiful and the deeper it gets, the richer it becomes. Yellow, honey, gold, Vermilion. All beautiful bright colors that have a light aura around them.

4. Green

Imagine what you smell when you walk outside after someone just cut the grass, imagine what it tastes like to bite into an unripe banana, that is green. It is not only a color but a taste. It is all in nature, it is such a recognizable taste that you will always know the second it hits your tongue. Green is walking through the park on a spring day, smelling the pollen and the grass and the trees.

5. Blue

Yes, blue can be a sad color, but it can also be something that can be so relaxing. Blue is the color of the deep ocean with waves rushing in and out on the shore. Blue is the color of the sky on the most beautiful summer day that you can imagine.

Blue is a relaxing color, if you need to be calm, this is the color for you. It can be bold like cobalt, but usually, it is relaxing. It will wash over you like the blue waves of the ocean whenever you see it.

6. Purple

A mix between blue and red, purple is the color of royalty. It is a power color but is also one of the few colors that can change its mood based on its shade. A light shade, like lavender, is sweet and creamy. Lavender is a solid color and is a spring color. Darker shades are more transparent.

They are deep and are good colors for the fall and winter. The coldness of the dark purple highlights the coldness in the air perfectly.

7. Black

Darkness. Alone. To most, black is a scary and intimidating color. People in black are bolder and stand out in a crowd. It is the color of fear when you don't know what lies beyond the backdoor at 1am and it is the color of the monster you thought was under your bed when you were 5. Black is a lonely color but it is my favorite.

8. White

White is the most pure and clean color I can think of. White is the color that Hollywood associates with the clean freaks and technology experts. White is clean and light like fresh laundry. White is the color of daisies, the clouds in the sky on a spring day, and the pureness of snow. It is cold and solid.

9. Pink

Red and white come together to make this shade. Pink is pretty, light, feminine, and dainty. Pink is fun and has an energy of its own. Pink looks how cotton candy and bubble gum taste.

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