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Kristopher P. Love
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Australia
Current Residence: Central Queensland, in a country bereft of common sense, rotten to the core. Once free, now basking in what only deserves ridicule from its neighbours. Its politics cater to the corrupt, the foolish.
Favourite genre of music: Hard to say, really... but I tend to favour the orchestrated, non-lyric variety.
Favourite style of art: A blend between Sci-Fi and Fantasy, mostly. I'm also a fan of watercolour work.
Favourite artist: God. His works are beyond human talent and if you can't see them that's your choice.
Favourite mortal artists: Edmund Leighton, Fredrik Andersson, Jenny Dolfen, Bayardwu, Darren Tan,
Kai Lim, whoever is responsible for the Homeworld series, Wang Lin, & Kekai Kotaki, to name a few...

Personal Quote: Creating something only becomes pointless when you no longer learn or feel anything for it.
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Oh, Lord... where do I begin...

Star Wars - The Last Jedi, is a comedy.  I can not stress this enough.  With so many scenes laden with lighthearted moments/flat jokes, it's hard to take it seriously.  Even moments that were meant to be taken seriously, that were incredibly dark, somehow managed to earn laughter from the audience or simply disbelief.

Character wise, some characters are ultimately reduced to comic relief.  Others are ham fisted into the plot like they don't belong and some should have called in sick.  Some showed remarkable promise but never had time to shine.  In some ways, this film is a disservice to the old guard in particular and ultimately cheapens their significance in Star Wars canon.  There is, however, one exception.

Luke.  His banter with Rey was genuinely wonderful.  Mark Hamill shined and in some ways saved the film from mediocrity when other characters did their best to condemn it to absurdity.  His presence brought genuine class to the film yet I feel some scenes did not do his character justice.  That said, he also had some pretty impressive 'badass' scenes, so it kind of balanced things out.

Leia... well, I prefer to remember her for her role in the original trilogy.  It's hard for me to say this because, while Fisher's last performance was truly commendable, there's one scene in particular that almost had me burst out laughing for all the wrong reasons.  It's as if Disney went all out to make a once endearing character possibly more absurd than Rey in this brave new era.  Perhaps Tinkerbell had a hand involved?  It really was... dramatically silly...

Despite the film having a strong beginning it staggered from scene to scene with moments of sheer brilliance... before cheapening the mood with something lame.  Sometimes we even got politically lame moments that made me cringe in my seat.  The ending in particular was weak and the romance in this film made Anakin's talk of sand to Padme suddenly oscar deserving.  (And it caused a truly selfless, character building moment to fall flat on its face...)

If I had to nominate someone from the new cast as being more likeable thanks to this film, I'd say Finn deserves that honour.  Poe had some genuinely fun moments but he barely developed as a character.  Rey's character improved only a little, yet her scenes with Luke saved her from being molested by a script written by someone who should have been confined to a cell where his or her expensive fan fiction never saw the light of day.  Kylo Ren?  Well... he does some cool things...

On reflection, Kylo and Rey did have interesting chemistry.  Their scenes together were enjoyable and it would be fair to say they were integral to this film's overall plot.  Rey herself isn't endearing... yet, but I feel that will come down to the final film in the trilogy.  Originally I argued that TLJ would make up my mind whether this new era was worth saving but, while its latest film has more hits than misses, it hasn't won me over.  Still too much mystery in her backstory to give an honest answer.

Anyhoo, I still think this film is good, just not great.  Enjoy it for what it is and you can't go wrong. =)

In parting?  Well... I now find Ewoks more endearing and integral to ROTJ's plot, Han is probably rolling in his grave, Jar Jar Binks can be taken more seriously now and TLJ missed a golden opportunity to at least give Lando a cameo role.  Also... the Porgs were just... no.  Cute but kind of annoying in an unnecessary way.

(And don't get me started on the 'horse racing'...)

Also, also, I can't help but think of the Resistance now as such:



Anyhoo, let me know what you thought!  Beware of spoilers in the comment section.=D
  • Listening to: Rogue One's soundtrack!

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Happy Birthday!!
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Thanks! =D
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Thank you!
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Happy Birthday ^^
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Thanks =)
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have way wonderful birthday!
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Thanks! =D
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Happy birthday! I hope it is marvelous!
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It was mostly pleasant, thank you. =)
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Beathyra Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Student General Artist
Happy birthday Kristopher! Have your cake and eat it too Five Nights at Freddys 2- Chicas Cupcake -Icon GIF Dessert Set:  Strawberry Cake Button - Left Minecraft cake (Pixel art) Eating Collection.6 Food Emoji-02 (Short Cake) Birthday Cake Cake Cake Taichi Cake 50x50 icon birthday cake Cake for Shifteh Icon Free Cake Birthday cake Dessert Set: Strawberry Cake Button - Right Cake Icon Cake Icon 2, Strawberry Birthday Cake  :D Cake Icon 6, Pink Roses Pixel Cake Cake emoji Dessert Set: Chocolate Cake Button - Right Happy cake (100th Gif) Pink bouncing cake Pink gift cake 50px Food Emoji-03 (Mini Cake) Dessert Set: Chocolate Cake Button - Left Teeth Cake 50x50 icon 
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Thank you!

... not sure I'll be able to eat all those cakes, though. =P
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Anytime! :D
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Happy Birthday!
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Thanks! =D
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Happy birthday. I wish you all the good things to you. :D
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Thanks!  Here's hoping the year ahead will be so. =)
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Happy Birthday!
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Thank you! =D
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Happy birthday
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