𝘐𝘴 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘍𝘪𝘭𝘮 𝘈 𝘏𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘺𝘸𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘚𝘶𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘰?: ʀᴇᴠɪᴇᴡꜱ ᴏꜰ ᴀᴄᴛɪᴏɴ & ꜱᴜᴘᴇʀʜᴇʀᴏ ʀᴇʟᴇᴀꜱᴇꜱ -▁ ▂ ▄ ▅ ▆ ▇ █ Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker █ ▇ ▆ ▅ ▄ ▂ ▁

𝘐𝘴 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘍𝘪𝘭𝘮 𝘈 𝘏𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘺𝘸𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘚𝘶𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘰?:

ʀᴇᴠɪᴇᴡꜱ ᴏꜰ ᴀᴄᴛɪᴏɴ & ꜱᴜᴘᴇʀʜᴇʀᴏ ʀᴇʟᴇᴀꜱᴇꜱ

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Let’s be clear. “The Last Jedi” was the equivalent of someone knocking out a pilot in the middle of a plane ride (with an unclear destination); steering the plane directly into a storm, and then ripping out the engine and jumping out. This being a good movie seemed nearly impossible. Then the reviews started coming in and they were bad. To say the least, my expectations were low. Well… I think the plane landed. This movie is far from perfect but I found it enjoyable overall.

The Emperor is back and there’s no way around it this is hard to swallow. The more I thought about it though, the more I couldn’t really see what else they could do. If “Kylo” is the big bad guy then “Rey’s” already beat him a few times now. Bringing back “Snoke” would be worse and it would be really weird to bring in someone new at the point. Some people feel bringing “Palpatine” back undoes everything that was accomplished in the original trilogy. I think this is a bit much. “Anakin” overcoming his master’s manipulation still lead to somewhere between twenty and thirty years of relative peace in the galaxy. That’s not nothing. What’s harder to swallow though is the armada of secret ships that all have “Death Star” cannons. Meh! Sith magic I guess.

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From there I straight up like the first half-hour or so even with its rapid-fire pace. To be clear, I still like the rest of the movie overall but from this point, there are some “bumps in the road”. This part gives me the main things I wanted to see which the three main characters interacting, “Rey” doing some actual training, and characters like “Chewbacca” and “3PO” having something to do. I’ve seen some complaints about how much more advanced “Rey’s” training is than “Luke’s” was and how this is “J.J” overdoing things but to be fair we only saw the beginning of “Luke’s” training in “The Empire Strikes Back”. “Rey” is a student that is a few years in now. It makes sense that her training is more advanced. Another complaint is there’s a bunch of macguffins… I just don’t care. The chase for them was entertaining to me and again it got me the character interaction and action I wanted. 

An aspect of this section that I like is that “Rey” doesn’t do everything perfectly, misses shots and messed up like an actual character. I could do without “Force healing” though. I know it’s in the books and comics and stuff but I could still do without it. Anyway, it’s pretty good until… “Rey” force grabs a ship… WAY OVERPOWERED. Then “Kylo” does it too and it gets worse and worse until Rey destroys the ship killing “Chewie”… Who way too soon after is lazily written off as being just fine. More stuff happens and then 3PO gets his memory wiped which leads to a couple of okay jokes then again this is fixed way too fast. We meet some new characters in the middle of this and I don’t really like or dislike them but they serve their job of giving Finn and Poe people to talk to and something to do. 

Alright, let get to it… “Rey’s” parentage. Personally, I think she should have just been “Luke’s” daughter and that wanting a family is why “Luke’s” students leave him or why he leaves his Jedi order. It’s predictable but this is something that should be. The main characters of these movies have always been “Skywalkers”. “Rey” being no one COULD work if executed well and if “The Force Awakens” didn’t make it VERY clear that she was someone important. The first time I saw this movie I thought” Rey” being a “Palpatine” was the laziest choice they could have made but again after thinking about it more I think it actually makes the most sense under the circumstances this movie was in. It gives her some plausible reason for turning to the Darkside and actual genuine conflict. It also helps explain why she so overpowered in parts of this whole trilogy.

Moving on, I like how the lightsaber fight between “Rey” and “Kylo” as there are surrounded by crashing waves is like an inverse version of the fight between “Anakin” and “Obi-Wan” surrounded by lava. Then “Leia” dies trying to reach her son one last time. Quickly let me segway to “Leia”, in general, in this movie. Although they do as good as a job as they could it’s very clear they worked with a very limited amount of material with Carrie Fisher before she died. You can tell the dialogue is “written around” this material.  With that said, it works well enough most of the time. 

Then “Han Solo” shows up. The scene itself is good and the callback to the “I know” scene from “Empire Strikes Back” is great but it’s weird. I guess “Kylo” is imagining this or “Leia” put this in his head. I dunno. This convinces “Kylo” to turn good and he throws his lightsaber away. Sure it’s a symbol his evil past but it’s still stupid he does this. It’s a weapon it’s not evil in and of itself. Does “Kylo” deserve redemption? Did “Vader”? Earlier in the movie, “Kylo” says something to “Rey” (when he tells her she’s a “Palpatine”) something to the extent that “you can’t turn back”. If the main “Star Wars” have one unified message it would be that “you can always turn back”. Anyone seeking redemption can have it. It may come at a cost (and that cost may even be your life) but they can have it.

After this “Rey” returns to “Achto” to give up the whole “Jedi” thing like “Luke” did in “The Last Jedi”. Part of this leads to another problem which is that spaceships now seem to be able to fast travel anywhere VERY quickly. So the first time I saw the movie I thought this scene was just a blatant “fuck you” to Rian Johnson. Don’t get me wrong there’s a little bit of that. After watching it a second time though I see more like “Luke” learning from everything after dying. He WAS a coward who abandoned his friends and family and that was wrong. Rian would probably agree with that. It’s funny because many reviews of this movie unironically talk about how J.J. Abrams “spit in the face” or Rian’s vision. Actually, J.J. was much more respectful to Rian’s vision that Rian was to J.J.’s. J.J. works with the idea of “Force Ghosts” being able to interact with the physical world and how the physical world is affected by the bond between “Rey” and “Kylo”. To be clear, these were terrible ideas, but they exist and J.J. didn’t just ignore them and actually do some interesting things with them. 

This leads us to the end where everyone goes to the “Sith” planet “Exegol” where “Palpatine” now resides. There’s a “Independence Day”-style “take the big ship out and all the others will go down too” thing here. It’s a weak trope and it needs to be retired from movies. “Palpatine” wants “Rey” to kill him and rule the galaxy (with the assumption that doing this would turn her to the Darkside) and of course “Rey” resists. Then “Palpatine” pulls the old “your friends are going to die” thing that he did in “Return Of The Jedi” but “Rey” still resists. “Palpatine” then has his red guards fight her. She fights them off then faces “Palpatine” alone until we see “Kylo” coming to help. Before he can get to “Rey” he has to face the “Knights Of Ren” who he lead not long ago. Because he threw away his lightsaber “Kylo” is taking a beating until “Rey” senses him and uses their bond to hand him “Luke’s” lightsaber. “Rey” luckily also has “Leia’s” lightsaber which “Luke” gave to her on Achto. She takes out “Palpatine’s” guards and “Kylo” takes out the “Knights Of Ren” and they face the Emperor together. Right after this, there’s the “Avengers: Endgame” moment where tons of ships from throughout galaxy show up to help the “Resistance”. It has nowhere near the impact that “Endgame” had (and the logistics of how they all got gathered that fast don’t work) but it’s cool. “Palpatine” then discovers he can absorb the power of “Rey” and “Kylo” and because of their connection, this not only supercharges him but heals his body. He then force pushes “Kylo” into a pit and launches some super-lightning into the sky that destroys a bunch of ships. Again, I know this type of stuff is in books and other material but I found this overpowered. “Rey” now knocked down and beaten finally connects to all the past “Jedi” which she had been trying to do throughout the movie. We hear the voices of “Luke”, “Anakin”, “Obi-Wan”, “Yoda” etc. as they encourage her to get up. She does and grabs both lightsabers to repel “Palpatine’s” lightning back at him seemingly killing him for good. It would have been nice if there was more to killing him and it was different. This effort kills “Rey” but “Kylo” survived the fall from before and he climbs out of the pit and uses “force healing” to save her. Then there’s what is now the infamous “Reylo” kiss. This is the only “fanservice” complaint I agree with. This wasn’t necessary and it feels awkward and wrong. This kills “Kylo” and his body vanishes telling us he went to “Jedi” heaven. 

We then see the “Resistance” celebrate and “Maz Kanata” gives “Chewie” a medal. The first time I saw this I made fun of it a lot because I thought it was “Chewie” finally getting the medal he never received in “A New Hope”. I thought that this was purely a fanservice detail that was forced into the movie. After watching it again, though this is certainly referencing that to some extent, it’s very clear this is actually “Han’s” medal which “Leia” was holding as she died. It’s actually a nice little moment.

We then end with “Rey” returning to “Luke’s” original home on “Tatootine”. She then buries “Luke” and “Leia’s” lightsabers in the sand. An old woman then crosses her path and asks “Rey” her name and she says “Rey Skywalker” as the “force ghosts” of “Luke” and “Leia” look on in approval. This is yet another thing I didn’t like at first, but now I do. It’s not exactly the deepest or most original message but you can choose your family and choose your destiny. “Rey” then stares off into the twin suns much like the way “Luke” did in “A New Hope”. The mainline adventures are done for us (until of course “Disney” decides to make more) but her adventures are only beginning.

Clearly, there’s a lot of plot problems. Some of which are ones a lot of people can’t get passed and I get that. I think everything else about the movie is done well enough that I found the movie fun and entertaining. There are several other “Star Wars” movies I couldn’t say that about. B+. It was a rough ride but to me, this plane landed safely and I mostly like the final destination.

Ratings System:

Saved The Day (A+ to B+)

Stopped The Threat (B to B-)

Minimized The Damage (C+ to C)

Lost The Battle (C- & Below) 

Outcome: Saved The Day

𝘐𝘴 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘍𝘪𝘭𝘮 𝘈 𝘏𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘺𝘸𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘚𝘶𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘰?: ʀᴇᴠɪᴇᴡꜱ ᴏꜰ ᴀᴄᴛɪᴏɴ & ꜱᴜᴘᴇʀʜᴇʀᴏ ʀᴇʟᴇᴀꜱᴇꜱ – Joker

𝘐𝘴 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘍𝘪𝘭𝘮 𝘈 𝘏𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘺𝘸𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘚𝘶𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘰?:

ʀᴇᴠɪᴇᴡꜱ ᴏꜰ ᴀᴄᴛɪᴏɴ & ꜱᴜᴘᴇʀʜᴇʀᴏ ʀᴇʟᴇᴀꜱᴇꜱ

 

I know this is super late. I wrote this a while ago, but got busy and lost interest. With all the awards talk though I figured I’d put this out now though. Anyway…

Joker

I’ll throw all my biases on the table:

  • I’m against “The Joker” having an origin at all. 
  • I think Heath Ledger’s “Joker” from “The Dark Knight” is the definitive version of “The Joker”. 
  • I think “The Dark Knight” is still the best comic book movie ever made. 
  • I’m more about the characters and the story than the “style” elements of a movie. Every part of a movie is important but the characters and the story are the most important parts to me. A character’s struggle (and finding it relatable) is what I pinpoint at the single most important element of a story to me. 

We’ll start with what’s good. The directing, cinematography, and Joaquin Phoenix’s performance are all excellent. That’s pretty much it for the good though. The story is okay at best and as far as the characters most of them are one-dimensional. It also needs to be stated that the tone and style of the movie are heavily lifted from “Taxi Driver”. In addition, the main plot of the story is lifted from “The King Of Comedy”. Both of these movies have better and more proactive protagonists and these two movies do what “Joker” in general is trying to do significantly better..

Ideally, what should a Joker movie do? I think the movie would have to show why a person would become the murderous clown he becomes while at the same time showing why that decision is wrong. To see each step and to see how “The Joker” keeps making the wrong choice. It’s a hard needle to thread, especially without becoming preachy. 

In “The Dark Knight” that version of “The Joker” gives several possible origins for himself. Every one of those versions is better than the one in this movie because all of them make you go “that’s fucked up”. “The Joker’s” origin in this movie makes you shrug and go “I guess that makes sense”. It adds up, but it doesn’t quite add up to the “real Joker”. This is “A version” of “The Joker”. An alternate take, I’d say, but it’s not “THE Joker” that we see in comics, cartoons, and TV shows. 

In this film the “Joker” doesn’t laugh because he finds murder and torture funny but because he has a brain injury that makes him randomly laugh. The traditional “Joker” is crazy because he kills people. This “Joker” is mentally ill. He has mental illnesses. He’s delusional. All this gives “The Joker” an excuse. I believe the “real” “Joker” is absolutely conscious of what he’s doing. This “Joker” is petty. He kills people because he feels like they wronged him with maybe a couple of exceptions. The “real “Joker” would kill you in if you get this way but mainly kills randomly and indiscriminately. There’s an episode of “Batman: The Animated Series” that illustrates this. My memory of it is fuzzy but some guy actually fucks with “The Joker” deliberately on purpose not know knowing it’s him. I think he cuts them off in traffic or something like that. “The Joker” lets that guy go but tell him he owes him a favor. This, of course, is a fate that is probably worse than death because for the rest of this guy’s life he knows that “The Joker” is going to cash in that favor and he’s going to have to do some horrible thing that ends up murdering people or something. That’s what the “real Joker” does: weird, torturous shit.

Though this is not a “DCEU” movie, it has one trait in common with many of them. That common trait is having one-dimensional bully characters that are only there so the protagonist can get some vindictive revenge against them. “Man Of Steel”, “Aquaman”, and “Shazam” all have these characters. It’s always lame, it’s always stupid, and especially with the hero characters, it makes them look petty, small and kind of pathetic. If you don’t have the self-control to not beat on some asshole who has no power over you, how could you be expected to have self-control over godlike power and not use it abusively? At the end of the day, it’s just a lazy straw man to give “Arthur Fleck” (our pre-”Joker” protagonist) another excuse to become “The Joker”. 

In this movie, almost every character is about as big an asshole as you can possibly be at all times. I’m not some happy-go-lucky “everyone is good on the inside” type. I’d even go as far as to say a good amount of people are pretty terrible. They aren’t THIS terrible though in the sense that at least they generally aren’t THIS openly hostile and hide their awfulness. We’re told over and over again everyone is SO mean to poor ‘“Arthur”. Some mean woman on a bus scolds him just for entertaining her kid by making faces at him. His therapist doesn’t listen to him or care. Some mean guys who work for “Thomas Wayne” mess with some poor lady and beat up “Arthur” because he laughs uncontrollably at that moment. He then murders these men. The first two are clearly self-defense and the third guy he shoots in the ass but he attempts to get away. The man hit him unprovoked and got wounded it for it. “Eye for an eye”. He got what he deserved, right? Not for “Arthur”. He goes well out of his way to murder this man. Unloading all his remaining bullets into him. Interesting that “Arthur” shows none of the mercy he asks others to show him. Well, “Arthur” is a cold-blooded murderer now so his transformation into the “Joker” is mostly complete… The only problem is this is at a point that is less than one-third of the way through the movie. Guess the movie is going to need some padding…

This leads to one part of the movie that I just straight-up found annoying. That is everything involving the “Wayne” family. I hate it. I hate all of it. I don’t want any insinuation that “The Joker” and “Batman” are brothers. It’s lame, it’s dumb, and it makes both characters worse. This also takes up a decent chunk of a plot. Just to be consistent “Thomas Waynes” punches “Arthur” in the face after revealing that is not his father (or is he?). This leads to another part of the movie that’s also annoying. That part is the “rich people = bad” part. This is not the only movie guilty of this ( “The Last Jedi” being a good example) but it’s still annoying. If you conclude that this is true, it’s overly simplistic and unhelpful. There’s some effort to address the cutting of social services, but it’s hard to take seriously in any way from all the rich people involved in making this movie that’s made by a super-rich company that is only making this movie to make more money. Again this movie is not the only one that’s guilty but still…

The people in this movie are so alien to the real world that you can’t relate to it and therefore you can’t relate to “The Joker”. “The Joker” literally says he hasn’t had a happy moment his entire life. Even if that were possible and I think the movie itself shows that isn’t even true, it’s not relatable. No matter how shitty your life is, there’s some happiness in it. Also looking at “The Joker’s” life is it THAT bad? He’s not a guy breaking bricks for a living. He’s a clown. A job he seems to enjoy. 

Let’s start with his job. The first major thing that happens in the movie is “Arthur” as part of some “clown union” (seriously what is this supposed to be?) has a gig dancing around with a “going out a business” sign. Some kids then steal the sign from him. This sign is completely worthless and he should just report to his “clown union” boss or whatever but instead, he chases after the kids. He catches up to them and they beat his ass. Then in a completely unrealistic fashion, this “clown union” boss accuses him of stealing this worthless sign and says he’ll dock his pay for it. Some guy on the job gives “Arthur” a gun to protect himself shortly after this. This is a setup to have a reason to murder this guy later. This is also the most brutal murder and the only one where he doesn’t simply shoot them. Him being more proactive getting his own gun like “Travis” in “Taxi Driver” would have made this more interesting. We’d see clearly he learned the wrong lesson here. He should have learned to let things go, especially when they don’t matter but what he’d learn instead is that he need to take matters into his own hands with a weapon. This eventually leads to him losing his job…

“Arthur” loses his job because he brought a gun into a hospital while he’s performing in front of children. The world didn’t do this to him. He was stupid and irresponsible. I’m already pretty much done with sympathizing with him at this point. He has a mother that loves him; an apartment in 1970’s New York; and he’s a normal-looking guy. Yes, he has mental illnesses, he laughs randomly, and we learn he was abused as a child but there are people with mental illness that have it a lot worse than this guy.

The part of “The Joker” that we probably can relate to is being awkward. Everyone feels awkward sometimes. The problem is, “The Joker’s” the type of asshole who sets himself up for failure and then gets mad at the world when they fail. He has the aforementioned brain injury that makes it so he laughs uncontrollably at random times. Logically you would think pretty much any career involving a lot of talking in the public isn’t ever going to work. To say the least there’s no way he can be a successful stand-up comedian, especially after one attempt. It’s ludicrous. I guess you can argue “The Joker” in this movie is delusional and kind of dumb. We see that “The Joker” is clearly delusional from the part of the movie where he’s imagining that he’s dating “Domino”. This part was spoiled for me in a review of the movie. I think it was pulled off fairly convincingly though. I just don’t really see the point of it except to show that “The Joker’s” delusional. There’s also a part where you can see his writing and it seems like he can barely read showing he’s pretty dumb. This is a weird edition to the character because I think if anything the “real Joker” is at least kind of smart. The guy makes elaborate death traps and is supposed to have the wits to charm his psychiatrist into dropping everything to be his abused girlfriend and partner in crime. I find his level of stupidity varies to be convenient for the plot. Towards the end of the movie, he makes a speech that someone this “out of it” wouldn’t be able to make. I guess there are people like this but I think it makes for a less interesting protagonist.

Let’s now get into the controversy. On one hand, I don’t believe it was ever fair to blame media for real-life violence. This is a cheap, lazy deflection to avoid talking about real problems such as the need for gun control. On the other hand, I also believe media companies should so show some responsibility in the messages they create. There’s a part near the end where “The Joker” is celebrated by a bunch of people with clown masks because his actions are seen by these people as striking back at the rich. What is this telling us? It is at least on some level saying that this violence is good or at least some people would see it as good. The only counter-argument comes from the host of the show “Arthur” is on then he is framed as “one of the bad people”. He’s framed as a bad person because while not knowing he was mentally ill he made fun of “Arthur’s” (somehow recorded in the 70’s?) attempt at standup comedy. It can be argued that the real counterargument is murder is inherently wrong but in today’s climate and because people are fucking stupid that might not be enough. What is the overall message of this movie? I don’t know. Crazy people are going to crazy? That we should just get rid of mentally ill people because someday they’re not going to get their medication and murder people? Those are definitely messages you could get from this movie. It’s also heavily implied that he murders “Domino” after the audience learns that “Arthur’s” “dates” with her were figments of his imagination. Both “Taxi Driver” and “The King Of Comedy” deal with delusional protagonists and do so without spoon-feeding you what actually happened and what didn’t. I think that ambiguity makes them better films for it. Everyone else the “Joker” kills in this movie wronged him. How did she? By not being the girlfriend he feels entitled to? This gives credence to the “incel” comments about this movie. Maybe he walked into her apartment unannounced, startled her when she discovered him, and left without incident. I find that highly doubtful though…

A “Joker” movie probably should be unsettling, even unpleasant but all movies should be fun in some aspects, shouldn’t they? I’d say this movie is worth seeing. I guess I’d give it a B- for trying something different with a comic book movie but add a huge asterisk for taking so much from other better movies. So did this movie save the day? It stopped the treat I guess. Who would expect “The Joker” to save anyone anyway?

Ratings System:

Saved The Day (A+ to B+)

Stopped The Threat (B to B-)

Minimized The Damage (C+ to C)

Lost The Battle (C- & Below) 

Outcome: Stopped The Threat

 

 

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Happy New Years Eve Everyone! I hope everyone had happy holidays! Thanks to all of you who have been checking this out! 

Anyway, since the Inktober from three years ago, I’ve been taking prompts from these types of drawing challenges and weaving them into stories. For this one my versions of characters from “𝕭𝖚𝖋𝖋𝖞 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝖁𝖆𝖒𝖕𝖎𝖗𝖊 𝕾𝖑𝖆𝖞𝖊𝖗”, “ᴅʀᴀɢᴏɴ ʙᴀʟʟ” (“Goku”), “𝕊𝕡𝕚𝕕𝕖𝕣-𝕄𝕒𝕟” (“Spider-Gwen/ “Ghost Spider”), “𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗫-𝗠𝗲𝗻” (“Ice-Man” and “Nightcrawler”), “𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘼𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧𝙨” (“Thor”), “𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘙𝘶𝘯𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴” ( “Sister Grimm”), “ᴛʜᴇ ᴊᴜꜱᴛɪᴄᴇ ʟᴇᴀɢᴜᴇ” (“Batman”, “The Flash”, “Aquaman”, & “Green Arrow”), “ꜰɪɴᴀʟ ꜰᴀɴᴛᴀꜱʏ ᴠɪɪ” (“Cloud”), and “𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑳𝒆𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒅 𝑶𝒇 𝒁𝒆𝒍𝒅𝒂” (a female version of “Link”) search for two of the “Multiversal Stones”( the “Infinity Stones” on steriods that affect the entire multiverse), the “Knowledge” and the “Existence Stones” specifically to find knowledge or to bring people back to life respectively. Meanwhile, others including The Good Knight Who Jests (“The Batman Who Laughs”) are also in search of these stones to use them for destructive purposes.

This is a story about being careful about the knowledge you seek and the things you wish for. A story about receiving what you need instead of what you want. A story about deciding when losses need to be cut and when to keep fighting. A story about appreciating things while you have them. Some memories need to be kept and remembered forever, others need to be forgotten, the remaining need to be more than forgotten. They need to be discarded and dismembered…

 

12/31/2019
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Since the Inktober from three years ago, I’ve been taking prompts from these types of drawing challenges and weaving them into stories. For this one my versions of characters from “𝕭𝖚𝖋𝖋𝖞 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝖁𝖆𝖒𝖕𝖎𝖗𝖊 𝕾𝖑𝖆𝖞𝖊𝖗”, “ᴅʀᴀɢᴏɴ ʙᴀʟʟ” (“Goku”), “𝕊𝕡𝕚𝕕𝕖𝕣-𝕄𝕒𝕟” (“Spider-Gwen/ “Ghost Spider”), “𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗫-𝗠𝗲𝗻” (“Ice-Man” and “Nightcrawler”), “𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘼𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧𝙨” (“Thor”), “𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘙𝘶𝘯𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴” ( “Sister Grimm”), “ᴛʜᴇ ᴊᴜꜱᴛɪᴄᴇ ʟᴇᴀɢᴜᴇ” (“Batman”, “The Flash”, “Aquaman”, & “Green Arrow”), “ꜰɪɴᴀʟ ꜰᴀɴᴛᴀꜱʏ ᴠɪɪ” (“Cloud”), and “𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑳𝒆𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒅 𝑶𝒇 𝒁𝒆𝒍𝒅𝒂” (a female version of “Link”) search for two of the “Multiversal Stones”( the “Infinity Stones” on steriods that affect the entire multiverse), the “Knowledge” and the “Existence Stones” specifically to find knowledge or to bring people back to life respectively. Meanwhile, others including The Good Knight Who Jests (“The Batman Who Laughs”) are also in search of these stones to use them for destructive purposes.

This is a story about being careful about the knowledge you seek and the things you wish for. A story about receiving what you need instead of what you want. A story about deciding when losses need to be cut and when to keep fighting. A story about appreciating things while you have them. Some memories need to be kept and remembered forever, others need to be forgotten, the remaining need to be more than forgotten. They need to be discarded and dismembered…

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Since the Inktober from three years ago, I’ve been taking prompts from these types of drawing challenges and weaving them into stories. For this one my versions of characters from “𝕭𝖚𝖋𝖋𝖞 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝖁𝖆𝖒𝖕𝖎𝖗𝖊 𝕾𝖑𝖆𝖞𝖊𝖗”, “ᴅʀᴀɢᴏɴ ʙᴀʟʟ” (“Goku”), “𝕊𝕡𝕚𝕕𝕖𝕣-𝕄𝕒𝕟” (“Spider-Gwen/ “Ghost Spider”), “𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗫-𝗠𝗲𝗻” (“Ice-Man” and “Nightcrawler”), “𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘼𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧𝙨” (“Thor”), “𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘙𝘶𝘯𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴” ( “Sister Grimm”), “ᴛʜᴇ ᴊᴜꜱᴛɪᴄᴇ ʟᴇᴀɢᴜᴇ” (“Batman”, “The Flash”, “Aquaman”, & “Green Arrow”), “ꜰɪɴᴀʟ ꜰᴀɴᴛᴀꜱʏ ᴠɪɪ” (“Cloud”), and “𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑳𝒆𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒅 𝑶𝒇 𝒁𝒆𝒍𝒅𝒂” (a female version of “Link”) search for two of the “Multiversal Stones”( the “Infinity Stones” on steriods that affect the entire multiverse), the “Knowledge” and the “Existence Stones” specifically to find knowledge or to bring people back to life respectively. Meanwhile, others including The Good Knight Who Jests (“The Batman Who Laughs”) are also in search of these stones to use them for destructive purposes.

This is a story about being careful about the knowledge you seek and the things you wish for. A story about receiving what you need instead of what you want. A story about deciding when losses need to be cut and when to keep fighting. A story about appreciating things while you have them. Some memories need to be kept and remembered forever, others need to be forgotten, the remaining need to be more than forgotten. They need to be discarded and dismembered…

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Since the Inktober from three years ago, I’ve been taking prompts from these types of drawing challenges and weaving them into stories. For this one my versions of characters from “𝕭𝖚𝖋𝖋𝖞 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝖁𝖆𝖒𝖕𝖎𝖗𝖊 𝕾𝖑𝖆𝖞𝖊𝖗”, “ᴅʀᴀɢᴏɴ ʙᴀʟʟ” (“Goku”), “𝕊𝕡𝕚𝕕𝕖𝕣-𝕄𝕒𝕟” (“Spider-Gwen/ “Ghost Spider”), “𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗫-𝗠𝗲𝗻” (“Ice-Man” and “Nightcrawler”), “𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘼𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧𝙨” (“Thor”), “𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘙𝘶𝘯𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴” ( “Sister Grimm”), “ᴛʜᴇ ᴊᴜꜱᴛɪᴄᴇ ʟᴇᴀɢᴜᴇ” (“Batman”, “The Flash”, “Aquaman”, & “Green Arrow”), “ꜰɪɴᴀʟ ꜰᴀɴᴛᴀꜱʏ ᴠɪɪ” (“Cloud”), and “𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑳𝒆𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒅 𝑶𝒇 𝒁𝒆𝒍𝒅𝒂” (a female version of “Link”) search for two of the “Multiversal Stones”( the “Infinity Stones” on steriods that affect the entire multiverse), the “Knowledge” and the “Existence Stones” specifically to find knowledge or to bring people back to life respectively. Meanwhile, others including The Good Knight Who Jests (“The Batman Who Laughs”) are also in search of these stones to use them for destructive purposes.

This is a story about being careful about the knowledge you seek and the things you wish for. A story about receiving what you need instead of what you want. A story about deciding when losses need to be cut and when to keep fighting. A story about appreciating things while you have them. Some memories need to be kept and remembered forever, others need to be forgotten, the remaining need to be more than forgotten. They need to be discarded and dismembered…

 

12/28/2019
@monicamarinhoart #dELFcember Guardian Angel 👼

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Since the Inktober from three years ago, I’ve been taking prompts from these types of drawing challenges and weaving them into stories. For this one my versions of characters from “𝕭𝖚𝖋𝖋𝖞 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝖁𝖆𝖒𝖕𝖎𝖗𝖊 𝕾𝖑𝖆𝖞𝖊𝖗”, “ᴅʀᴀɢᴏɴ ʙᴀʟʟ” (“Goku”), “𝕊𝕡𝕚𝕕𝕖𝕣-𝕄𝕒𝕟” (“Spider-Gwen/ “Ghost Spider”), “𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗫-𝗠𝗲𝗻” (“Ice-Man” and “Nightcrawler”), “𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘼𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧𝙨” (“Thor”), “𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘙𝘶𝘯𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴” ( “Sister Grimm”), “ᴛʜᴇ ᴊᴜꜱᴛɪᴄᴇ ʟᴇᴀɢᴜᴇ” (“Batman”, “The Flash”, “Aquaman”, & “Green Arrow”), “ꜰɪɴᴀʟ ꜰᴀɴᴛᴀꜱʏ ᴠɪɪ” (“Cloud”), and “𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑳𝒆𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒅 𝑶𝒇 𝒁𝒆𝒍𝒅𝒂” (a female version of “Link”) search for two of the “Multiversal Stones”( the “Infinity Stones” on steriods that affect the entire multiverse), the “Knowledge” and the “Existence Stones” specifically to find knowledge or to bring people back to life respectively. Meanwhile, others including The Good Knight Who Jests (“The Batman Who Laughs”) are also in search of these stones to use them for destructive purposes.

This is a story about being careful about the knowledge you seek and the things you wish for. A story about receiving what you need instead of what you want. A story about deciding when losses need to be cut and when to keep fighting. A story about appreciating things while you have them. Some memories need to be kept and remembered forever, others need to be forgotten, the remaining need to be more than forgotten. They need to be discarded and dismembered…

 

12/27/2019
@monicamarinhoart #dELFcember Llama