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Star Wars: "Crackpot"
Posted: Monday May 11th, 2015 by

When I get on a topic, I can be a verbose sum'bitch. But, I try not to let that seep into the comics. It's no fun to just read a wall of text when there's colorful artwork to be had. In this case however, I simply couldn't contain myself. I should have done multiple panels, but I was running short on time.

As I was drifting lazily from one blah news item to another last night, it occurred to me that I wanted to do a comic about insane fan theories based on snippets of incomplete information. The Force Awakes trailers have been a watershed for particular brand of fandom. There are so many wild guesses that seem to be based on a single frame taken from the entire two minute 2nd trailer. That one frame then serves as the impetus for an entire movie plot, then the other frames are have all context stripped away so that they can be mushed into this new narrative. Quite frankly, it's silly; but I love it. That's what fandom is.

Right now, I'm not putting forward any guesses as to the plot of the Force Awakens. I just want to revel in the thrill of a new Star Wars movie that seems to be tilting toward what we first saw 40 years ago. Yes, despite the crushing blows the prequels dealt to me, I'm letting myself be hopeful again.

Oh and if you think Ted's theory is nuts, you should read some of the other theories floating around out there.
If you want to share you own, please do so. As I understand it, that's exactly what forums are meant for.

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