star wars ruminations
Byzantium's Shores has an excellent rant about the state of Star Wars fandom. Jaquandor basically says to irate George Lucas detractors, "If you don't like the Star Wars movies, quit watching them." He notes that this course is exactly what he followed when he became dissatisfied with Rick Berman's helmsmanship of the Star Trek franchise, and I agree; I did the same thing. I don't kvetch about how the recent incarnations of Star Trek sux0rz; I just don't watch them.
(I must add, however, that the Greedo-shoots-first edit to the special edition of Star Wars (A New Hope) was atrocious -- not merely shameful revisionism, but poorly done shameful revisionism.)
Jaquandor also posted a short story I plan to read when I have time.