In April 1992, a young man from a well-to-do East Coast family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. Four months later his decomposed body was found by a party of moose hunters.(“Author’s Note,” Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer)I
It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I hope life’s treating you well. In my experience, she always seems to have a way of — well, getting in the way of things, doesn’t she?
WARNING: IT’S ABOUT TO GET PERSONAL.
I don’t think anyone would disagree with me if I said that, sometimes, I can be a little polarizing.
Often, I can be a little hot-headed.
A lot of the time, I say things that are dumb and kind of mean.
Okay, enough beating around the bush: I can be an asshole. I am sorry about that, honestly, but the truth is, I’m probably not going to change (at least, not much). Because, you see…I already changed. Or stopped myself from going down the path of total darkness and self-destruction that too many young men (and women, too) find themselves on.
(“The Hunter and His Prey,” Celebration V print by Chris Trevas)
I won’t pretty it up too much–when Jango and Boba Fett showed up in Attack of the Clones, twelve year-old Ian was…less-than-enthused. In truth, I was actually angry. I’d watched the original movies on VHS since the early-’90s, so I was aware of the Special Edition changes, but none of them bothered me when I was seven; not many of them bugged me when I was twelve, either. But this? The Fett that showed up in Attack of the Clones was the first time that a Star Wars retcon burned me–or, more properly, the first time George Lucas not being tied down to anything licensing published burned me.
Full-disclosure: I’m a bit of a music nerd.
I hope you like Twin Peaks, because otherwise this is going to get really tedious, really fast! I’m not sure if a nearly twenty-seven year-old show warrants this, but…SPOILER WARNING! I’m going to be talking about the original series (especially the finale, Episode 29, “Beyond Life and Death”) as well as large swaths of the 2017 revival. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!