Farewell President Monson

Last night, the Prophet and President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Thomas S. Monson, passed away. I felt his passing merited a blog post here. I know it is outside what I normally write about here, but this was on of the truly great people alive today, and I feel it would be appropriate.

For my own personal journal, I have started a private blog, written each day as a letter to my kids. For this post, I have decided to share my entry for today.

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The Last Jedi-Luke’s Journey

Star Wars: The Last Jedi just released a little over a week ago and just like almost everything in pop culture, it is causing quite the stir. Some fans loved it, some fans hated it. Some fans had expectations on where the story was going, and the movie did not live up to those expectations. A lot of these fans have become very vocal on social media, some even going so far as to start a petition for TLJ to not be Star Wars canon.

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30Days30Characters: Day 20- The Doctor

I have been looking forward to this week since I started this series of blog posts at the beginning of the month. There are so many TV characters that I love, and it is interesting to look back on how my tastes have changed over the years. For instance, there was a time when I just didn’t get the appeal of Doctor Who. I saw it on late nights on PBS, but I just never got it. More and more people were talking about it, so I tried to give it another shot, and found a new favorite character.

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30Days3Characters: Day 19-Benjamin Sisko

This week is all about television. I will be highlighting seven characters from TV who I love, and why I love them. This was probably the hardest category for me to limit to just seven. Maybe it’s sad, but I have seen so much TV and love so much TV. It was a huge part of my childhood and adolescence. In any case, when we talk about TV, there is only one place where I can start.

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30Days30Characters: Day 18- Indiana Jones

This is the last post in the movies week for 30 Days 30 Characters. I tried to go beyond just some of my favorite characters, and provide some kind of diversity in what was presented. I know I had three Star Wars characters, and that may have hurt the variety. There are so many great characters out there, in comics, in movies, in television and in books. I don’t think this is the last time I will run this series on the blog. What characters have I left out, in your opinion? Let me know by emailing me at thegeekymormon@yahoo.com.

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30Days30Characters: Day 17-Darth Vader

Every one of the characters on this list so far have been heroes. This is probably not an accident. I have never been one to love the villains in a show or movie or book. I almost alway s pull for the hero. That’s what I like, a really great good guy. That being said, I have to recognize that every good story I like has a good villain or two. So, it’s not that I don’t like the villains, or appreciate the villains. It’s more that I identify more with the good guys. Most of the time.

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30Days30Characters: Day 16-Mulan

This is it. The first post of the second half of my 30 Days series. We are also in the back half of our movies week. All of our characters this week are coming from a variety of movies. One thing I wanted to do was highlight some characters that are important to my kids, or that would have a big positive impact on my kids. One thing I have always found challenging is finding great characters for my daughters. That’s why I have already highlighted Princess Leia and Rey from Star Wars. With this post, I am highlighting a great female protagonist not from Star Wars.

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30Days30Characters November 1-15


Here is a quick look at what we have covered so far, from November 1-15. There are plenty more to come, so keep checking back. November is halfway over, but hopefully the second half will be just as much fun as the first half.

30Days30Characters: Day 15 Marty McFly

Wow. Day 15. We are already half way through the month of November. Can you believe it? I can tell you that I can’t. I feel like the month has flown by. Thanksgiving is just next week, and then it’s basically Christmas time. This year has just flown by, and it feels like November has gone by even quicker.

At the beginning of the month, I set out to more consistently post on my blog. The challenge I set for myself was to do one shortish post everyday featuring a character I love. So far, it has gone pretty good. I’ll admit, the first week was better than the last couple of days. I have fallen behind by a day or so a couple of times, but this is the 15th post in the series, and today is the 15th, so we are on schedule.

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30Days30Characters: Day 14- Rey

Not really on purpose, but I have a few Star Wars characters featured this week. I know I emphasized that I wanted a diversity of characters from a wide selection of films on this list this week, and now I am doing my second Star Wars character. I’`ll be honest, with the Last Jedi coming out in about a month, I kind of have Star Wars on the brain. Plus, there are a lot of really great characters in the Star Wars Universe. I probably could have done a list of 30 characters all from Star Wars, so two or three isn’t that bad, really.

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