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Star Wars is Poetry: Star Wars A New Hope by Ryder Windham

I found this book along with the doodle book that came with it in a random store near their book section. I don’t know if this has even been on sale anywhere else – and I managed to find it on Amazon which I was really happy about but it’s sold as a separate book by the same author.

Star Wars: A New Hope Junior Novel Paperback – May 4, 2017

If you’re a fan of Star Wars literature (as I am), whatever you do, don’t dismiss or overlook any of the Junior novelizations. My first thought about junior novelizations was probably the same as most adult readers and that is to avoid them. I (was happy to find) that I was very wrong about that. Some of the novelizations are so well-written and are so worth the time.
My reason for this post was for this excerpt from the book that I’d like to share with you which I’ve copied from the novel:

Before Vader had been knocked out of the trench, he’d recognised the Corellian freighter as the same ship that had delivered Ben Kenobi to the Death Star, reportedly from Tatooine. Vader wondered why Kenobi had been on Tatooine, and how long he’d been there.

Then Vader thought of the last X-wing pilot in the trench. He was strong with the Force.

Vader wouldnt rest until he learned the truth (of who that pilot was).

You may or may not know how Darth Vader found that truth and it was via infamous Bounty Hunter Boba Fett:

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This is one of the most significant events to happen from the Original Trilogy. If you’ve seen the prequel movies, you’ll know that when Anakin became Vader, he knew nothing of what happened to Padme after his ill-fated duel with Obi-Wan on Mustafar. And while Vader was very strong in the Force, it’s clearly evident that he did not know of Luke’s existence until this point. How amazing it would have been to have known Vader’s emotions at that moment. The culmination of all of his hard work killing and hunting down all of the Jedi after the execution of order 66 by Darth Sidious had basically all been for nothing. He had a son, and his son was to become the most powerful Jedi in the galaxy. How proud and terrified he would have been all at once.

I also felt quite inspired after reading and then writing about this so I animated the cover art as well 🙂

Here’s the cover art:

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And because I felt like it, here’s my animation of the same cover:

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Cyberpunk Animation 01

I’ve had this image on my hard drive for years now and I finally decided to do something with it because it’s so cool. Being a computer geek I’ve always had a fascination for all things cyberpunk, but I’ve never really done anything with it on the art and editing side of things. Maybe that’s going to change…

Here’s my edit of the wallpaper I found years back:

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Here’s my animation:

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I’m going home after work and I’m so excited because I’m starting a new fanfic

I’ve been mucking around with ideas for a week or so now but I’ve got my list down to two that I really want to write and they’re not Star Wars related!!! I know, right? WTF is going on 🤣

Actually, I think it’s good to get a fandom break every now and then even if it’s writing fanfic about other things.

Do I want to write it here or on Wattpad? I don’t know yet… what do you suggest? Anyone writing fanfic out there hit me up in the comments please! 😁

Star Wars Art by Mishie Chua – is AMAZING!

This art is beautiful on its own, but for continuity, I made a minimal edit to separate these images from the mural here:

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The Dark Side

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The Light Side

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Kylux Animation – Kylo and General Hux

I’ve never posted anything relating to Kylux on this blog because I’m not really into the ship at all but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate someone else’s artistic genius. I stumbled upon this on Tumblr today and I just couldn’t believe how beautifully touching and moving it was… I mean you need to look beyond the aesthetic and to the simplistic yet emotional narrative occurring between the two characters.

This artist on Tumblr created these images of Kylo Ren and General Hux lying in their bed, Kylo with his back to Hux and facing the wall. There are only a few words shared in the images but it’s a very powerful exchange that I just couldn’t ignore. I had to do something with this beautiful art.

So I created a small movie clip in Microsoft Photos. I wanted a change from using Adobe software and wanted to go as bare bones as possible. I created an MP4 out of the clip and added a little atmospheric music to it. I think it makes such an impact, it’s so sad and tragic yet beautiful all at the same time. I think the music helps to deliver that, I dunno, that’s what I think anyway. If you want to check out the original art it’s here.

Here’s my animation:

Kylo Ren’s Mask gets a Glowing Effect

Further to this post where I learned how to create the “glowing” effect in Photoshop, you can add this effect to just about anything to make it stand out. Here’s a small example of an image that looks OK as is but stands out a lot more with added glowing lines:

Image without glow effect:

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Image with glow effect added:

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It’s not meant to look perfect, that’s the idea, it’s just meant to be a rough outline of the mask itself with blue and red glowing lines to represent the dark and light side of the force (as Kylo Ren is a conflicted character who is still fighting his demons, I think this is a nice representation of that inner conflict).

What do you think?

 

Star Wars Edits – Kylo Ren Art by Unknown

I found this Kylo Ren art piece when I was trying to find images for Pinterest and I decided I liked it so much I would animate it. The style reminds me a lot of Venamis (Eli Hyder) on Instagram but it doesn’t look like it’s his so I have no idea who to credit this art to… I tried reverse images searches using several search engines and came up blank. I tried to make out the signature, it looks like NianTu but I didn’t want to credit incorrectly 🙁

Here’s the art in question:

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And here is my animated edit which I saved from a different website before I had found the image above. Looks like someone cropped out the artist’s name 😡

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