For a while, I was confused about the way the Dantooinian Jedi council discussed Revan in private. Why do they keep up the front that Revan is dead when they converse in private and no one is around to hear them? Today, in this post, we’ll try to discover if a true self even exists. … Continue reading Search Your Feelings, You Know It to Be True
The first game takes place almost four thousand years before the Battle of Yavin, and the Old Republic online game takes place three hundred years after that. It’s cool and interesting to give the universe such a gigantic history for us to explore, and a whole new political landscape to navigate, but I’m always wondering, … Continue reading 3956 BBY
Alright, folks. It’s time to talk about Bioware’s first canon queer character, Juhani. Is this partially an excuse to show you my favorite piece of fan art to come out of this series? Possibly. (The artist sells prints of this piece here and you might also want to check out their tumblr, where I first spotted … Continue reading I’m Allergic to Cats, But Damn, Do I Love Juhani
Who speaks Galactic Basic and who doesn’t? It seems like a boring, mundane question, but in a world full of various cultures and species, language is obviously important. Whose languages are being spoken and understood, and by whom? Where are our expectations met and where are we surprised by language in the games? How do … Continue reading Do Bith Speak Basic? Exploring the Use of Language in the Old Republic
Easily one of the most interesting parts of the first game for me is always the Undercity. Even though I’ve played through that part of the game a bunch of times I always like exploring and thinking about the way that the way the mini-civilization of the outcast village is structured. You’re initially met with … Continue reading Emotions on the Promised Land: A Rant
In a game where you’re constantly faced with making decisions that reflect directly on your morality, and with a clear form of moral measurement, how couldn’t we talk about this? Get ready, because this is a huge topic about the games, and the Star Wars universe in general, that I couldn’t possibly contain to one … Continue reading Gray Morality: Part 1 of ???
When introducing KOTOR to my friends who have never played it before, I insist on one thing: no mods. Everyone’s first playthrough should be mod- and cheat-free. Maybe this makes me some kind of purist, but if you’re thinking something like “But it’s kind of ugly! The movements are clunky! I hate the graphics!” then … Continue reading Apeiron, or Revealing My Hypocrisy In Regards to Mods:
I know you’ve probably had this conversation before. You’re probably rolling your eyes, thinking “Who cares?” or shouting “Read the book!” or something along those lines. Or maybe you’re like me, and a little miffed. Personally, if Revan’s not a chick, I’m not interested. But don’t run away just yet! I understand that Revan is … Continue reading Gender Ambiguous Revan: A Discussion You’re Probably Tired Of Having