Friday, January 1, 2016

Link Round-Up: January 1, 2016

Mike Duncan of the Revolutions podcast reworked the Star Wars prequel trilogy by way of the American and French revolutions on Twitter today. Episode One: The Glorious Cause, Episode Two: The Coruscant Revolution, and Episode Three: The Clone Wars have been storified for your historical Star Wars mashup needs.

My Life In Monsters: Meet the Animator Behind Star Wars and Jurassic Park

Star Wars Intro Creator is a wonderful website, developed by Bruno Orlandi and based on the work of Tim Pietrusky, that allows users to write their own adventures and display them as a classic Star Wars style opening crawl. The final draft of your custom intro, which comes with a unique URL for sharing with friends, also features the Star Wars theme song playing in the background.

Want to try to actually complete your New Year’s resolutions this year? Try framing them in the form of a question—some scientific research claims that’ll help. “Will I play Street Fighter V in 2016? Yes. Yes, I will.” Seems effective!

What to do when you're not the hero any more: "The way we tell stories is changing. The change is creeping slow and political as hell. Just look at the diverse stories we’ve had this year, none of them perfect, all of them groundbreaking in the simplest and most shocking of ways."

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