Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Short Slice Justification

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I’m attempting to write every day in March as part of the Slice of Life challenge hosted by Two Writing Teachers. Come on by!
Today’s slice is short. Do I need to hand-wring and justify myself? Probably not, but it’s the way I’ve always been. Today’s slice will likely be short – and probably a bit rambly. (Hey, Word, get that red squiggly line out of my way!  I can make up words if I want to!)

You see, today is one of those days I have to work on the writing that I do for another site. I do a weekly Star Wars themed post for The Fandom Post, and I also do some comic book reviews there. Have I mentioned lately that I’m a bit on the geeky side? If you care to join me, my Star Wars Thursday posts come out every… well… Thursday.  (Check out this link to the list of all the posts I’ve done there about Star Wars and comics.)

Star Wars Thursday started as a Facebook game. A friend and I started tossing funny or odd Star Wars items up for each other. Gradually, we noticed that it had almost always been on a Thursday. So began the game. Who could post the craziest, coolest, nerdiest, or just otherwise most intriguing Star Wars item each week? Then it spread. More and more of our other friends joined in, making their own posts or shooting us links to use. A different friend, who runs Fandom Post, suggested I do an actual weekly feature for him. I hemmed and hawed for a few weeks. No time, no time! (Though, honestly, it was probably more about, “am I good enough for anyone to want to read it?”) Eventually, though, I realized what fun it would be, and jumped on board. I’ve been posting them weekly since the middle of June, without a single missed week. Yay, me!

Normally the posts are funny and silly, with lots of bizarre items. This week, though, I’m working on a tribute to a Star Wars genius who passed away over the weekend. Ralph McQuarrie was the visionary behind the visuals of Star Wars. It was his art, really, that convinced the studios to give Lucas a shot. Anyway, I really need to get back to that. Ralph McQuarrie’s tribute demands my best, and he’ll get it. I’ll remember to include the link to my post on Thursday for anyone who’d like to see J

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