What the Poe Dameron Finale Means for the Episode IX Time Skip

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Written by robotical712

The Poe Dameron comic finale further underscores why I think the time skip will be measured in months, not years.

Spoilers for Poe Dameron #31

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The Enemies to Lovers Trope vs. Rey and Kylo in the Force Awakens

Tropes serve the function of signaling story elements to the audience and of providing shortcuts to understanding said story. While badly-written tropes can come off as “cliche,” the most common fiction tropes are so popular, and are relied on so heavily, because they have a fundamental logic to them that the creators know most or much of the target audience will grasp instinctively. However, various tropes are similar enough in essential elements that they are easily confused or misidentified (sometimes by design). In such cases, the surrounding context of the story and structure, as well as an understanding of how such tropes work and – significantly – why they work, should be given special consideration. Here we examine how the “enemies to lovers” trope is used in modern popular fiction and compare and contrast it with how Kylo and Rey’s relationship is presented in the Force Awakens.  The comparison will show whether their relationship, as presented in canon, is in agreement with or in violation of the trope.

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Way Too Early Predictions for Star Wars: Episode IX

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With Episode IX starting filming shortly, the Star Wars Shadow Council is pleased to give you our absurdly early predictions for the film.

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The Last Jedi Rewatch

Luke Watching Rey.jpgI re-watched The Last Jedi in its entirety again last week for the first time since before putting the The Last Jedi Case for Rey Skywalker together. The case, combined with other insights and events, made for a very different viewing experience.

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Sequel Trilogy Theory of Everything: Part 3 – The Last Jedi

For this post I have attempted to take images from the trailers and behind the scenes footage and put them in chronological order and interspersed the images with my plot prediction for the Last Jedi.

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Robotical712’s Plot Prediction for The Last Jedi – Final