My Geeks Article, ‘Where Would Darth Vader Go On Vacation’

I very excite! Geeks published my short article, Where Would Darth Vader Go on Vacation? which features Scum Hive’s infamous YouTube video, Vader on Vacation: The Parasail Menace! In case you missed the vid, it’s below…but check out the associated article over at Geeks, too, because it goes more in-depth about where Vader is and why… And here’s the link to my original Scum Hive article about it: VADER ON VACATION: THE PARASAIL MENACE Whilst you are over there at Geeks, I’ve got a few other articles up for them…

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The Optimism of Villains

It began with Vader, 1977. I am there gawking, slack-jawed, at his shiny 6’8” robot/spaceman suit stretched over a 50’ drive-in theater screen. Little me and massive whatever-the-hell-he-is are bonding, alone on a multi-acre plot under the Oklahoma stars. The rest of the audience has vanished. My older brother Darrell and that Ford Ranchero of his, gone. When Lord Vader breathes, I stop. When he speaks, I listen. He wants something… Whoa! Are you seeing this? He’s lifting a guy in a white pee-pee helmet by the neck, he’s…hol-ey Sith!…

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Vader Unboxed (Vader on Vacation Prequel – Unboxing the Costume)

Scum Hive proudly presents ‘Vader Unboxed,’ the prequel to our upcoming short adventure series, ‘Vader on Vacation.’ In this mini-sode, I get to finally unbox the Rubie’s Star Wars Supreme Edition Darth Vader costume I’d been waiting for. Note, Parody Darth Vader is for a parody of the Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Darth Vader character, to which they own all rights. I am merely a fan playing dress up as a parody. Hopefully if I use the word parody enough there should be no consequences to this or any…

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OMNI Mag’s ‘Greatest Sci-Fi Antagonists!’

Not too long ago I had a chance to write a few book listicles for the online reboot of OMNI magazine. As a guy with an undergrad degree in History, I didn’t mind doing the research into those books; that comes with the territory when dealing with history, even literary history. And especially science fiction literary history! Because some of those books I had to summarize had highly complex plots, and it was my job to whittle it down to a bite-sized paragraph or two…without giving away any spoilers! Perhaps…

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Vader on Vacation Hits a Snag

Ahh, Turkish bureaucracy… Even Darth Vader is not immune to its barbs and snares. Scum Hive has a wild idea to begin a short YouTube series entitled ‘Vader on Vacation,’ featuring our favorite Dark Lord banished to an imperial retreat to de-Sith and unwind. Naturally in order to make this happen we needed a Vader costume, and not just some cheap Halloween getup. No, we splurged on the Rubies Supreme Edition, which set us back around $600 …plus another $170 for shipping to Turkey, and still another $150-ish for estimated…

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