"Let’s talk about rape for a moment. Rape is not what George Lucas did to your childhood. Rape is not what happens when a sports team beats another sports team by a wide margin. Rape is not what happens when your electric bill is higher this month than it was last month. Rape is when a person violates another person in the most despicable, degrading way imaginable and among the myriad of terrible things humans can do to one another, rape is among the worst. I think the casual misappropriation of the concept of rape extending all the way to its widespread comical usage is disgusting even by Internet standards. Off my chest."
Jeffrey Rowland - Overcompensating (via kinelfire)
There was a Star Wars short that had the phrase criticized in this quotation as a central interview question and I wondered if anyone interviewed called them on the trivialization. I watch fanedits obsessively to see if there is anyway to redeem the ponderous garbage of 1998-2005 in between pretending it didn’t happen and the disappointment of those films doesn’t need hyperbole that is hurtful to people other than George Lucas (and maybe Rick McCallum)