I’m not a real ‘Star Wars’ fan because I like Rose Tico

Kelly Marie Tran, the actress who played Rose Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, deleted her Instagram account. Some Star Wars “fans” don’t like the character. Supposedly some of these fans decided to make things difficult on the actress by harassing her. One of the places this harassment was taking place was Instagram.

I don’t get it. Why would anyone dislike like Rose Tico? I also don’t understand why anyone would then take the time to harass the actress who played the character. It all sounds nutty and a lot of work. What did Kelly Marie Tran ever do to anyone?

Actress Kelly Marie Tran.

Anyone who harassed Kelly Marie Tran on Instagram should have focused harassment on their parents for not practicing safe sex the night they were conceived.

I don’t understand the Rose Tico hate

I’ve watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi twice now and she was my favorite part of the movie. She was just a mechanic, someone you normally only saw in the background in a Star Wars movie, who stepped up and tried to become a hero. I’m a sucker for characters like that, in fiction and in real life.

I identified with Rose Tico. She was a wrench bender, someone who fixed and maintained equipment for the Resistance. When I was in the Air Force, I worked on airplanes. I bent many wrenches in my Air Force days.

Like all Star Wars movies, I had problems with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but Kelly Marie Tran’s portrayal of Rose Tico was not one of them.

I’m such a fan of Rose Tico that I was going to order a Rose Tico t-shirt from comic book artist Ethan Van Sciver until I realized it wasn’t meant to honor the character.

Since leaving DC Comics, Van Sciver has been focusing on all things Star Wars on his YouTube channel. He spent a lot of time addressing the character. Referring to Star Wars as Soy Wars is a play on words. The consumption of soy can increase the estrogen levels in some men. It’s meant as an insult.

I also didn’t buy the t-shirt because it cost $29.50 plus shipping for a 2XL Tall. That’s too pricey for my wallet. It’s a t-shirt, not a tuxedo jacket made from the skin of an endangered animal.

If I’m not a “real” Star Wars fan because I like Rose Tico, I’m fine with that. When you stop and look at the people displaying hatred towards the character, I don’t want to be within 12 parsecs of them.


If you’d like to harass me on Instagram, you can do so by going here.

Was Gotham City Pizza targeted by comic book SJWs?

On Saturday, comic book artist Ethan Van Sciver appeared at Gotham City Pizza in Ormond Beach, Florida. By all accounts, a good time was had by all. People ate pizza and Ethan signed autographs. Ethan even drew and inked a spectacular looking Batman on a formally blank wall.

Then on Monday, Marco Falleta, the owner and general manager of Gotham City Pizza, discovered that someone damaged the front door. It looks like someone kicked the front door.
From Facebook:


Marco described it as an attempted break-in. That was yesterday morning. Since then, the vandalism has been blamed on Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) angry that Gotham City Pizza hosted Ethan Van Sciver on Saturday.

To be clear, Marco isn’t blaming it on SJWs. He doesn’t know who did it or why they did it.

That’s not to say at least some SJWs have a problem with Ethan Van Sciver. Some evidently don’t like him because he’s a Republican. He also received online threats before the event.

Seriously, we live in a world where people threaten other people because they’re a member of one of the two major political parties in this country. If you’re going to hate Republicans, prepare to hate nearly half the country. Personally, that seems like too much work.

Do I think an SJW traveled down to Ormond Beach and kicked the door of a pizzeria because they hosted Ethan Van Sciver at an event? No, not unless I’m presented with some evidence.

When I hear hoof beats, I think horses, not zebras.

The more likely explanation is that some drunk walking home kicked the door and then drunkenly staggered away. Hopefully, he broke a couple bones in his alcoholic foot.

Someone trying to break in would have arrived with a crowbar and used it to open the door. I don’t think they would have tried to kick the door in.

To blame an SJW for the damage seems like a stretch. Kicking in doors isn’t something SJWs are normally associated with. They tend to send online threats that are never carried out. If they’re feeling overly energetic, they’ll contact someone’s employer in the attempt to get them fired.

Kicking doors? That’s not in the SJW playbook

I hate to see people immediately jump to the conclusion that an SJW did this. What’s wrong with waiting for the facts before leaping to a conclusion? Jumping to unfounded conclusions is something SJWs like to do. They’re very quick to proclaim something or someone as sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, or Islamophobic without a shred of evidence.

I’m assuming Marco Falleta contacted the police. Let the police investigate before jumping to conclusions. Don’t react to things like a Social Justice Warrior. Base your conclusions on facts, not wild speculation.

Rob Granito has his comic con privileges revoked

Rob Granito
This past weekend at MegaCon, comic book writer Mark Waid and comic book artist Ethan Van Sciver harassed pretend comic book artist Rob Granito. They took exception to a comment he made about comic book writer Dwayne McDuffie, who died late last month. Granito posted a statement on Facebook claiming that he had worked with McDuffie and he implied that the two men were friends.

Granito never worked with McDuffie, nor were they ever friends. He made it up to help give himself credibility as a professional comic book artist.

Granito makes money by claiming to be a professional comic book artist and then charging people money for original comic book themed art. Granito creates the art by tracing the work of others. He’s been doing this for years. If you’ve been to a comic book convention in the past several years, you’ve probably seen Granito sitting at a booth, peddling his awful looking fakes.

Mark Waid
Mark Waid

Mark Waid posted about the encounter on Facebook:

Rob Granito, you’ve been served

So there you have it. Rob Granito has officially had his funny book convention privileges revoked. When someone as prominent as Sheriff of All Comicons Mark Waid tells you it’s your last comic book convention, it’s your last comic book convention.

Wizard World has already announced that Rob Granito is now banned from their shows. You can expect all the rest to follow suit.

Do not be a douchebag

Let this be a lesson to douchebags everywhere. While it’s acceptable to go to a comic book convention and pretend to be Spider-Man or Darth Vader, it’s not acceptable to pretend you’re real-life comic book artist. Mark Waid and Ethan Van Sciver won’t yell at you if you pretend to be a Klingon, but they will yell at you if you pretend to be a comic book artist.

I think it’s funny that when Mark Waid wanted to confront Rob Granito, he grabbed Ethan Van Sciver first. Mark Waid may be loud, but he’s not very physically intimidating. Rob Granito could probably easily kick Mark Waid’s ass. The same cannot be said about Ethan Van Sciver. How does Waid reward Sciver for his help? By referring to him later on Facebook as a Nazi.

That’s classic Mark Waid.