Star Wars Character's Can't Make Mistakes

Star Wars Character's Can't Make Mistakes

And it's really annoying. ALSO SPOILERS
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BE WARNED THIS WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI and for those who can't put two and two together if you read this and have not seen the movie you will find out things that happen in the movie. This is not a slight on your intelligence. We've all been on the internet. We all know those people exist.

Anyways onto the real point here.

Nobody can make mistakes in Star Wars. At least not the characters people like. Now on the surface, this seems like a good ploy on the writers part. The audience can't be mad if the characters they like if they don't make mistakes especially because Star Wars has a die-hard following and a passionate fanbase. But it's really just on the surface. Everyone makes mistakes including characters. Yes, even the ones you like.

Don't believe me?

Fin and Rose set out on a mission to disconnect the tracking device that Snoke's Mega Destroyer Kylo Ren's ship had on the Rebellion ship that allowed Snoke to follow Princess Leia through hyperspace. Of course, this side plot proved to be moot as the Resistance had a secure hideaway. And when Rose and Fin are backstabbed by the stuttering hacker and accidentally bring misfortune on the rest of the Resistance back on the ship it's not their fault they were just trying to help. This side plot took up a lot of time and involved a chase scene that made sure the audience couldn't forget it was a Disney movie. A chase scene with fathiers, animals much like racehorses that are treated worse, where Rose and Fin did nothing to help the child slaves and released the animals just a few miles away from their stables where they will most definitely be rounded up again anyway. What I'm saying is the whole side plot was pointless and only served to create an accidental problem that can't be blamed on anybody.

General Leia's injury that took her out of most of the movie, seemed to only happen so she couldn't be blamed for the decimation of the Rebel fleet. Oh no, that was Admiral Haldo, the purple-haired lady. She may seem like a character that was pulled out of literally nowhere, but she has been in some of the Lucasfilm Disney canon novel collaborations. But to anyone who hasn't read those she was a fill-in character and instead of reaching back and showing us an old face like Lando, they bring up someone that was introduced in a book in 2017. God forbid General Organa makes a mistake. Also, they seemed to think that it was ok that hundreds of Rebel troops died because they had the hideout. No, Haldo, they're still dead and that's still on you. She didn't even trust her crew with that information.

Sure it can be argued that given that the hideaway was there the mad dash and loss of life was worth it to get there as soon as possible and regroup and salvage what they could because fighting face on would have lead to even worse casualties. Either way, it was an unpopular decision, or devastating mistake, that they didn't want General Leia to make.

They played Haldo off like a hero, like the captain of the Titanic going down with his ship, when it was her fault that most of the fleet is gone. They made her be whatever they wanted moment to moment. Villian when Poe was accusing her of making bad discussions and not trusting her crew with the hideaway and a hero later. Through the magic of musical scoring, they changed the mood of the movie, not through the actual actions of the characters. They took General Leia out so somebody else could make the mistakes because all the love that fans have for General Leia is conditional. Even after all these years, I guess. As though Disney doesn't trust Star Wars fans to be mature enough to accept human error. They definitely think that Star Wars fans are dumb enough to be lulled in with a hug from Leia and some heroic music, that's what they tried with Haldo's send off.

Not to Mention Admiral Haldo T-boning the enemy ship presents its own list of problems. But she waited a pretty decent amount of time before doing it. Just sitting and watching as the rescue pods are picked off one by one. She knew she was going down with that ship, her survival wasn't really up for debate here. But she waited. And waited. And waited. Like the audience needed to understand the gravity of the issue? For the entire movie, Poe has been screaming the dwindling numbers of the Rebel ships and I guess we needed to see it real time? Does Disney think we're that dumb?

And then there's Luke Skywalker. From the minute he actually started to 'train' Rey, asking her to reach out, I understood what his revelation was going to be. The old Luke had hope and even saw the light in his father, but this new Luke was weary and doesn't have hope anymore. This may have started when he didn't think that the light could overcome the dark in Kylo Ren, and even though that thought manifested itself for a singular moment in his mind, he paid dearly for it when Ben Solo awoke to find his teacher standing over him with a lightsaber. He is obviously not convinced that there is enough light inside of Rey. At the first sign of trouble, when she reaches for the dark, the first time she's truly interacted with the force Luke seemed to think her fate was sealed, and she would be another Ben Solo. That her light couldn't compete with her dark or at least he couldn't bring it out of her. And the minute he's proven wrong, he gives the audience the biggest nope out of all. Maybe it was because he had some inner peace, but it really looks like he gave up.

Now all this could be all down to Rian Johnson, the director and the writer of the movie. It could be different JJ Abrams is directing the next movie and it could be different. But these characters have to seem human. They are human afterall.

And if you liked this movie and have a different opinion, that's fine. We're all people and entitled to opinions and if you want to waste time leaving a scathing comment go for it I guess. I'm not saying you're not allowed to like this movie and any actual conversation is welcome.

Oh yeah, also lightsaber battles. Those are- those are neat. They should put in more of those.

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75 Last-Minute College Halloween Costume Ideas

To all the procrastinators out there: I got you.
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Halloween is only a few days away and is a time to have fun getting dressed up as practically anything you want to be. This year, the college gods have blessed us by putting Halloween on a Saturday and if you’re not a freshman, you know what that means: two nights of fun and two different costumes!

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Now if you obsess over Halloween like I do, you probably plan your costume months in advance and wait around until it’s finally time to wear it. Kudos to your crafty self for not procrastinating! But maybe you’re more of a last-minute type of person who scrambles to find a costume the day before Halloween. Or maybe you’re the type of person who wears normal street clothes when you go out on Halloween because you “couldn’t think of anything.” Here are 70 worthy costume options I’ve seen throughout this year's picking process that I would love to see people sporting on Saturday. Feel free to adapt any of these ideas and make them your own!



1. Ginger Bread Man

If you're a red head and I see you dressed like this, I'm buying you a drink.





2. Brawny Man


Nothing's manlier than paper towels.







3. Rosie The Riveter

Girl power.


4. Elmer’s Glue

People will be stuck on you all night!





5. Ned Flanders




6. Ceiling Fan




7. Laziest of the Lazy

Even this is better than wearing no costume at all.






8. Regina George






9. Beanie Baby

How to do it: dress up as any animal you want and wear a paper TY sign around your neck. Easy!




10. Heisenberg

Or, even better, if you happen to own a burger suit, wear it with the hat and glasses and be Heisenburger.




11. When Life Hands You Lemons

Lazy, cheap, and clever. What can be better?




12. Dancing Twins Emoji




13. Bank Emoji




14. Nudist On Strike

Nothing says lazy and last-minute like this!




15. Margarita






16. Franzia

And yes, that is me sophomore year.




17. Sim Getting Out of the Shower

18. Strawberry



Red dress + paper cutouts = this sweet costume!




19. Pineapple

A yellow dress and green paper is all you need!



20. M&Ms


21. Wayne & Garth

Party time! Excellent!




22. Blue & Steve

23. Dora the Explorer

Just please don't make it slutty.




24. Hot Rod


25. Game Boy






26. Reggie Rocket




27. Ace Ventura






28. Energizer Bunny

Keep the party going!

29. Crayon




30. Sriracha

Add a little spice to everyone's night.


31. Dilbert

32. Dexter and His Victim


33. Spice Rack

At least one person might think it's funny?

34. Bamm Bamm & Pebbles


35. Curious George & The Man in the Yellow Hat



AKA one of the cutest things I've seen in a while.





36. Ice Cream Cone







37. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy



What's better than wearing slippers all night?





38. Lilo and Stitch







39. Kermit the Frog







40. Blair and Serena

XOXO, Gossip Girl.





41. Cat & Dog

For you and your inseparable friend.


42. Spongebob & Patrick


43. Damien from Mean Girls









44. Teletubbies









45. Deviled Egg







46. Pacman Ghost





47. Clueless





48. Miss Universe

Just wear galaxy print and a homemade sash!





49. Cereal Killer







50. Almond Joy and Mounds


Relationship goals amirite?





51. Tom Hanks and Wilson from Castaway







52. Most Interesting Man in the World and Dos Equis







53. Bud Light Year





54. Drunk 1 and Drunk 2




Just be honest with everyone.



55. Pinata


I wouldn't recommend wearing this if it's supposed to rain. I learned that lesson the hard way freshman year.


56. Ash and Pikachu




57. Cruella De Ville and Dalmatian



58. Loofah


Bonus: it doubles as something to sleep on in case you don't make it to your bed.



59. Beer



60. Troll Doll


Your childhood nightmares turned into a costume.



61. Garth & Kat from SNL




62. Target Lady from SNL




63. Moaning Myrtle




64. Death Eater




65. Napoleon Dynamite Characters




66. Taco Bell Sauce Packets




67. Candy Corn



68. Solo Cup





69. Gum Ball Machine




70. Skeleton




71. Cuzco from Emperor's New Groove




72. Darla from Finding Nemo




73. T.J. and Spinelli from Recess




74. Kim Possible


Call me, beep me, if you wanna reach me.



75. Russell & Mr. Fredrickson from "Up"




There you go! Now you have 75 potential costume options, so if you still go out in normal clothes, you'll have to tell people the real reason you're not dressed up: you're lazy. I hope these inspire at least someone and I'd love to see these being rocked this weekend!


Happy Halloween!

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Forget Halloween Costumes And Trick Or Treating, Inktober Has My Full Attention This Year

Inktober dares artists to push some time for themselves to draw at least one drawing each day in their October schedules.

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Besides waiting for October to celebrate Halloween, artists look forward to something else in October, which is Inktober.

Inktober means artists can draw things each day according to the month of October, under the requirement that they must be drawn in ink. Often times, many people will think it is a waste of time to draw during the month of October, but it's not for artists. Other than putting up costumes and preparing Halloween decorations, artists can try out ink for the first time if they have not done so already during this time of the year when drawing. Also, for ink, artists do not have to use expensive or any fancy ink at all, it can just be simply drawing with pens that have ink. And of course, artists need to draw on a paper to do Inktober as well.

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Besides challenging artists for time management and consistency, it is also a time for artists to see and view other artists' Inktober drawings. This is also the best part. Artists will then can see many unique and beautiful Inktober drawings posted on social media such as Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram. Then, all the inspiration will be overflowing within the artists during the month of October. This is the perfect time to do Inktober because this October is a big hype for many Halloween festivities and film anniversaries. Artists will then be in touch with their creativity and imagination this October.

Furthermore, this year is the first time that I have tried Inktober, which is great to do in an hour or so. Although I was cluttered with lots of work and homework, I decided to take a little time off from them and give myself some time to draw a little to celebrate October. It is a perfect way to cope with stress. As I was drawing for Inktober, I already forgot what I was stressing about. Then, I was amazed by what I could draw with ink. After, when I am done with an Inktober, I will have the confidence to finish up my homework. Other than that, you will also be amazed by how your Inktober drawing turns out at the end and the reaction you will get after seeing the finished product of your Inktober drawing.

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