We recently celebrated “Star Wars Day”, and the cast of the new movie was also just released, and it has led to a lot of people bringing up the fat that in the original series, there was only one black actor. But is that because of racism? Let’s look at it from a different direction, the Star Wars Galaxy may exist within our own universe, but does that mean that everything is the same there?
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I got into a discussion with a friend about the great Boba Fett recently. His view matches that of most Star Wars fans, Boba Fett is a super badass. My view is that he is incompetent and probably the worst bounty hunter out there.
I’ve seen this image posted on Facebook about thirty times now. While, this image itself proposes nothing new, it did get me thinking a little.
While Penny-Arcade can be an offensive comic on occasion, there is one comic in particular that people have found extremely offensive. That comic would be the above picture one entitled, “The Sixth Slave”. Many people were offended by the use of the word rape, seeing this as a rape joke, and glorifying rape culture. I don’t see it that way. In fact, I see it as being the opposite, using the horror of rape to drive home the fact that when you play a video game, taking the role of a savior and hero, rarely does the player actually care about the NPCs beyond how much experience they will get them. How many times have you played Wow or some other MMO, and just ran past a bunch of chained up prisoners or slaves, that you completely had in your power to save, and just ignored.