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The Rise of Skywalker vs. the Other Star Wars Sequels (spoilers)

I saw The Rise of Skywalker last week, and I’ve had some thoughts bouncing around in my head for a while. I think it’s been long enough. So, to start with, let’s look at the major themes of the Star Wars sequel trilogy.

The Force Awakens: There will always be a new generation of fascists, and people from all walks of life can (and must) band together to work against them.

The Last Jedi: Evil will relentlessly work to snuff out hope. Do what you can, even if you’re just some nobody, even if you’ve failed before, and you may be able to inspire others as well.

SPOILERS for The Rise of Skywalker!

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Storefront sign: PIZZA BOBA.

Found this great combination in Santa Barbara last week. Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to stop there.

I didn’t even have time to get out the camera with an actual zoom, and had to make do with the phone.

Ghost Pokéstops

I need to start collecting screenshots of ghost Pokéstops in Pokémon Go. Not ghost-type nests, but the stops that highlight something that isn’t there anymore. In my area there are several murals that have been painted over, fountains that have been converted to planters, a park pond that’s become a splash pad, a sculpture in a store that’s been bulldozed…

It’s like a digital afterlife for landmarks.

Though I’m kind of reluctant to say anything about them in case Niantic decides to remove them!