"Do what must be done, Lord Zuko. Do not hesitate. Show no mercy."
It is official: Star Wars has taken over me. Completely XD
I doodled a Darth Vader!Zuko/Sith!Zuko thing, I really want to make a ATLA/SW compilation doodles, with the White Lotus as the Jedi Order and probably Obi-Wan!Aang (the ultimate brotp ♥ ), and of course - Zutara/Anidala *weeps*
BTW - happy 9th anniversary, ATLA!!! :D
Yoo i have a huge love affair with the star wars prequels, and there are heaps of talented people among the star wars community who create great things for the prequels!
So! Created a blog especially for prequel love here ♥
the cold calculated vampire queen bonnibel & the carefree candy kindom princess marceline who does all her paperwork the day before its due
Hi anon! First off, I’m so sorry that this is happening to you, and you’re really awesome and brave for showing what you love despite people giving you a hard time about it. It’s a lot easier said than done, but at the end of the day, their opinion isn’t one that matters because this is something that makes you happy, and small-minded bullies have no right to take that away from you.
If you have friends who are also into Star Wars (or just generally supportive), spending time with and talking to them about it can help a lot - or even if not, maybe finding people outside of school (through extracurricular clubs or cons or meetups) to have some sort of safe/fun outlet where you can be yourself - at the very least, there’s always fandom to talk to online and for moral support :)
Some of my friends have been through a similar experience and mentioned that focussing your energy on other outlets outside of school, and on enjoying the thing you like, helped a lot with getting through high school - and as you get older you’ll find more and more people who like these things that were previously made fun of, and will be heaps more open to talking to you about it. THIS REALLY HAPPENS. :D And if you think about it, why are they even making a big deal about it? do they need to bring other people down to feel better about themselves, because they have nothing better to do? because they’ve arbitrarily decided SW is ‘uncool’ because it’s different to their interests? (in which case, they’re just wrong, because Star Wars is awesome ;D)
I’m sorry if this isn’t very relevant or helpful at all, but if you ever need to vent or talk to someone about it (or just to talk SW! :D), please feel free to hit up my inbox at any time! I hope things will get better for you and you’ll be as happy Obi-Wan here, BECAUSE YOU ARE JUST AS AWESOME:
May The Force Be With You, anon!! <3
It’s finally done. I’ve wanted to redo the oldversion since… basically since I drew it.
Inspired by that post going around about mermaids being women who were supposed to drown.
I think it’s definitely something that can be learned – just like any skill really! If anything, drawing is 90% practice and observation (some people start out with more natural aptitude at it, like with most skills, but in the end it’s the effort you put in that makes the most difference, and what’s seen as talent in pro artists is really years and years of hard work.)
I guess it’s really important to not worry too much about whether or not you have ‘talent’, because it can be really paralysing, when the best thing to do is to just get out there and keep drawing!! (I learned this the hard way, where I sort of gave up on drawing anything for years because of this idea of talent and just not being very good… and obviously I didn’t improve at all during those years. I’m still catching up on all that lost time!!) And if you ever feel bad, remember the thing:
(this advice is stuck on my wall as a reminder haha) As long as you have motivation and things that you really really want to draw, you’ll MAKE your own talent \o/
Blade to blade, they were identical. After thousands of hours in lightsaber sparring, they knew each other better than brothers, more intimately than lovers; they were complementary halves of a single warrior.
Fangirl rule #32
When a guy you’re hitting on is acting like a total douche - draw hot fictional guys to ease your anger! (because anger leads to hate, which leads to suffering, if you catch my drift).
Oh, and I’m totally blaming shorelle for this! She draws the best Anakin and SW fanart on tumblr ♥
And apparently, I like making myself sad BRB, BROTP feels
AAAHHHH ASDFGLJL MATI THIS IS SO GORGEOUS AND FULL OF FEELINGS, what are you talking about I am way too unworthy when you draw perfect wonderful art like this!! Gosh I’m so happy and excited that you’re drawing Star Wars and Ani/Obi BROTP 4 LYFE *rolls into a lava river and cries* if you ever make prints of your art I NEED THIS ON MY WALL AND IN MY LIFE :DDDD
Heya and thanks for your message! Sadly I’m actually a newbie when it comes to Star Wars novels and pretty much in the same boat as you with being overwhelmed with where to start! D:
I’m mainly in love with the movie era and so I started with the movie novelisations (which are great because they’re a familiar place to start, while adding extra bits and expanding on scenes/characters :) the ROTS novelisation by Matthew Stover is particularly awesome and one of my favourite books ever) along with a couple of stand alone novels set between the movies – Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader by James Luceno (set right after ROTS) and Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry (set between ESB and ROTJ) fill in the gaps and add some nice character development. I’m currently reading the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn (set about a year after ROTJ), after lots of recommendations, and it’s really really great.
If you mean chronologically out of the whole expanded universe, I think the novels set in the Old Republic would be the earliest? There’s a handy list of books sorted by timeline on Wookieepedia if that helps! I’m sorry I wasn’t really much help with this… if anyone with more EU experience has any novel recommendations, please let us know!! :D
concept art for Padme Amidala