It’s difficult to compare the directing jobs of J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, respectively because it’s not a 1:1 equation. The two directors had very different jobs to do: Johnson was the orange to Abrams’ apple, even if they both executed their jobs with the same level of passion. At the end of the day, however, it must be said that Abrams is the better filmmaker when it comes to evoking Star Wars.
There’s an easy way to determine if you suffer from Major (aka, Clinical) Depression, or if you’re just depressed, aka feeling blue. To clarify, when I say depressed, with a lower-case “d,” I’m referring to the emotion. It’s the temporary feeling that comes and goes like every other emotion, and is caused by circumstances. When I say Depression with a capital “D,” I’m referring to the chronic mental illness that’s not always reactionary, but is always beyond your control.
Fans assumed for two years that J.J. Abrams was setting up plot points and teases in Star Wars: The Force Awakens that were meant to be integral to the next installment. If that was the plan, however, it didn’t happen: Rian Johnson retconned major parts of the sequel trilogy with The Last Jedi. Today we’ll take a dive into what exactly changed. Now, it’s worth noting that in some cases these “changes” to the story were actually always planned, with fans hyping up big reveals that were never there.
@dltauthor Stamina has always been an issue, but the ability to concentrate on creating - to really put myself deep into the mindset of a work of fiction - has been slipping away from me slowly, and it's just devastating. But I'm not giving up! I WILL get my life back, however long it takes
@dltauthor Thanks for the terrific questions! Reminded me of so much of what I love about writing. PLEASE keep those prayers coming. If my body could accomplish even a QUARTER the things my brain can dream up, I could change the world. But concentration is the real killer right now. 😕
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Selecting a term
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