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When the creative bug gets hold – more Star Wars creations

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Kylo Ren 01 blending a still image with a gif in Photoshop – *all images used are not my own unless otherwise specified
I think I’m going through a very creative phase right now. I mean, I’ve always had the creative bug in some form or another. Being a writer, I guess for me anyway, there has always been a connection to art and the appreciation of art. Unfortunately for me, the straight up truth is I sucked quite badly at anything artistic at school and I’ve never had a single art lesson other than learning how to paint by numbers when I was about 4 and learning how to draw stick figures when I was about 14. So everything I do or create comes purely from a love of creating things and not from any true talent – not in the sense that I’d think of myself as an artist because I definitely don’t.

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I made a “reylo thing” – having fun in Microsoft Photos

I’ve had a lot of time to muck around lately as I’ve been pretty much bed-ridden for the last week or so with the Flu. As you can tell, my weekly posting of SWTOR content has been non-existent but now that I feel a lot better, I’ll be resuming those posts soonish. I’ve been getting back into making and creating things – I used to create gifs and images quite often too but stopped when I deactivated by Tumblr account a couple of years back.

Here’s a little clip I put together using Microsoft Photos. I had fun playing around with all the different settings and animation effects you can use.

Please note: the above artwork is not my own, artist unknown – I only edited and enhanced the original image using Microsoft Photos.

Star Wars “Who Am I?” – Darth Marr

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Reading about all of these Star Wars characters really makes me think of other possibilities, especially for the future of the franchise. Darth Marr was one of my favourite NPCs in Star Wars the Old Republic and I really wanted for him to become a playable companion (which never happened). The first thing I noticed about Darth Marr was his armour which makes him look extremely formidable and rightly so. Darth Marr was extremely strong in the dark side of the force, strong enough that he became a force ghost and spent time in exile with Satele Shan. Darth Marr is also famous for never showing his face and no one has ever seen him unmasked (as far as Wookiepedia is concerned, anyway).

Star Wars “Who Am I?” – Carth Onasi

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Carth Onasi looks like he’d be a bit of a troublemaker (a little like Han Solo) but he was actually very much the opposite. As you can tell by the quote I’ve chosen here, Carth was an extremely dedicated, loyal and courageous soldier that lived during the Old Republic era.
There’s a lot more information on the Star Wars Wiki page which is here. Stay tuned for another armour comparison from SWTOR as I compare in-game armour sets with other versions of the character’s armour taken from various media sources online.

Star Wars “Who Am I?” – Juhani

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Star Wars is a melting pot of characters and species from all different parts of the Star Wars Universe. Before playing SWTOR, I had no exposure at all to the Cathar, a cat-like species that you can actually play in the game. Without knowing anything about the Cathar Jedi Juhani, I used to wear her armour proudly (dyed pink and yellow believe it or not) on one of my characters and did so for a couple of years. This was a long time before I started collecting and trading armour in SWTOR and I never really took notice of the “Bronze” “Silver” or “Gold” sets back then. If I remember correctly, Juhani’s set has always been a “Bronze” set but I treasured it for a long time which made the set incredibly valuable to me. As a result of this, the character Juhani has a special place in my personal SWTOR timeline.
I’ll be doing an armour comparison for Juhani soon but for now, I hope you enjoy this character profile.
(Image credit: Star Wars Wiki)

Star Wars “Who Am I?” – Kylo Ren

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I know that I said I would be doing profiles of lesser-known Star Wars characters, but I just adore Kylo Ren – next to Darth Vader, he is my favourite Star Wars villain (Darth Vader pips him at the post but only just). So I’ve decided I will try and do one profile every day until I run out of characters to profile (not likely – remember the EU?) Continue reading → Star Wars “Who Am I?” – Kylo Ren

Star Wars “Who Am I?” – Bastila Shan

SWTOR ARMOUR GIVEAWAY _ STAR WARS PROFILE

One thing I’ve learned about Star Wars is that there are so many different characters, especially if you include the expanded universe (which includes games, comics, books, tv shows etc). So for kicks, I thought I’d do profiles on some of the perhaps lesser known star wars characters that fans may not have heard of. Like many Star Wars fans, I became a fan after watching the (original trilogy) films and never really focused on the expanded universe until much later on. Nowadays, there is no escaping the EU as it’s pretty much everywhere and with the new Sequel Trilogy movie releases, Star Wars is even more popular than it was, reaching much bigger (and younger) audiences. Continue reading → Star Wars “Who Am I?” – Bastila Shan