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Q: Is it okay for me to download and print the poster?
A: Of course! I may never be making money off it and sell it via DevArt's poster-print service, but that doesn't mean this may not be printed by you (and since you cut out the middle man - me - it's even cheaper for you than if I sold it to you!).

Q: Why isn't the Death Star/CSO Carrier/V'Ger/other large ship on the chart?
A: For reasons of image quality and chart organisation, only ships between a minimum of 100 meters and 24000 meters are applicable for this chart, sorry. Arbitrary? Yes! But I had to draw the line somewhere.

Q: And where's TARDIS?
A: It's both too large and too small for the chart.

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The last update

For real this time: This is the final major content update, though if there are issues I'll still fix them. I also haven't forgotten I wanted to vectorize the writing. It's still on the radar. But content-wise, I think that is about all I can put in.

Also, I added the ISS. For scale. It's on top, with a yellow frame so it's relatively easy to find.

Lots of errors fixed, lots of new ships too. Well, off for now, but I'll be replying in the comments more or less regularily.

Also added a few more ships and switched the Eternal Crusader for the Legate Class battle barge, which is a class ship and not a unique ship.

Major update

This is probably at least for the forseseeable future the last round of adding ships. I have pretty much all I wanted now (excepting some old scifi, and many Anime series, which tend to not have many usable images). Lots of new content. Including:


-> UPDATE for Mass Effect! It now features the Crusible and two little new Geth ships.
-> UPDATE for Star Trek! It now features the Narada and a couple more small ships courtesy of Euderion.
-> UPDATE (smallish) for Star Wars, which now features the CIS Supply Sphere.
-> UPDATE for Star Blazers, whcih now features two Gamilan and 3 EDF ships.
-> UPDATE for Halo, which now features the Forerunner Keyship.
-> UPDATE for Robotech/Macross, which now features a few more MAcross 7 ships, such as the Meltrandi.

-> NEW: Freespace! Shivans, Vasudans, Terrans, New Terrans!
-> NEW: Dune! Thanks to Euderion, I finally got a model fo a Heighliner and could add this series. Also: Harkonnen and Guild Frigate, Emperor's own frigate
-> New: Transformers! The Nemesis and the Axiom. Sizes are soemwhat guesstiamtes. I'm happy I found useful images at all, though, and size in Transformers is ... well.
-> NEW: Ulysses 31! One of these little shows I remember from saturday morning toons in my childhood. Model courtesy of JamesMargerum, visit his gallery for a larger version that does this nice design a lot more justice at jamesmargerum.deviantart.com/g… .
-> NEW: Starfox! The Great Fox ship.
-> NEW: Toho Kaiju Movies. Because there's more madness there than Godzilla, Motha and Megalon!
-> NEW: The Hithhiker's Guide To The Galaxy! Much demanded, this adds the HEart of Gold and the Titanic 2 to the chart. If anyone has a definite source on the size of a Constructor, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! Thanks!
-> NEW: Sol Bianca! More space pirates!
-> NEW: Freelancer - also sorely missed by many.
-> NEW: X³! Lots of pretty sizable ships here.
-> NEW: Monsters vs. Aliens! It's massive, that ship.

And that's it for now. Enjoy the new-and-improved chart!

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Another Update! Look!

This has some stuff that has been much demanded. Most notably: Mass Effect! Sorry, but I only found low-resolution images for the crucible; hence, it did not make it. If anyone has a high-res image, link it please, and I'll see if it can go in in another update. Also, since I haven't said so before: Credits for the Musashi, Trafalgar and Phoenix models go to Annihilator102 and the Sins of the Prophets team.

Other new stuff:
- Spaceball One
- The Black Hole's USS Cygnus
- 2001's Discovery One (it's actually tiny on the chart, though)
- 2010's Cosmonaut Leonov (not so tiny, size taken from official blueprints)
- Stargate:Destiny's Destiny and the Stargate:Atlantis' Atlantis (also the Replicator ships); size from this chart: gatecast.co.uk/wordpress/wp-co…
- The Honorverse! Lots of Manticoran and Havenite ships, based on thomasthecat.deviantart.com 's work.
- Avatar's ISV VentureStar
- other small stuff I surely have forgotten to mention. It's 4 am here. I'm kind of tired.

Much still to do, but my next project will not be more ships, but vectorized text for all those who want this chart as a poster.

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New Update! And thanks to the folks who featured my work!
UPDATE! NEW FILE!

Newly featured:
Wall-E (Axiom, Zephyrus and Epiglottus city ships, based on the size calculation here: buy-n-large.livejournal.com/17… )
Dead Space (sizes mostly based on Dead Space Wikia and conjecture)
Star Citizen (Size based on the Star Citizen Wiki)
Galaxy Quest (Sizes taken from a Chart compiled by Dan Carlson, who inspired me for this chart)
Space: Above and Beyond (Sizes taken from a Chart compiled by Dan Carlson, who inspired me for this chart)
BattleTech (several Inner Sphere and Clan ships; based on www.sarna.net )
Wing Commander (Sizes mostly via wcnews.com )
StarCraft (Sizes and ship images taken from: i2.minus.com/idKJOHIciRf0E.jpg )
Homeworld (based on conjecture, the Homeworld wiki which has everything except sizes, and a few fanmade charts)
Close Encounter (image via Smithonian; size conjecture based on film clips)
District 9 (Image internet; size wikipedia)

Added to existing listings:
Romulan Mining Ship, USS Odyssey, and USS Vengeance (Dreadnaught-class) for Star Trek

I realise this is again no Mass Effect. I am having serious trouble finding both usable art (side views, as untilted as possible - some compromise is doable, but not too much that the shape of the ship ends up distorted). If anyone has either an artbook or images that work, PLEASE let me knoe (via note, since comments have gotten a tad overwhelming). Same with the Hitchhiker's - anyone got something solid on the Heart of Gold and the Vogon ship?

Also, by popular demand: the Tardis is already on the image. Whether it's on the Red Dwarf and .25 pixels large or ALL ofthe image is your choice, it's probably both, anyway. ;)

Anyway, this is not the final update. Dune still needs to be done, a couple other stuff, and maybe I can finally find some useful Mass Effect stuff. It IS sorely missing. I am very aware of that!

For the sake of usability, I am experimenting with coloured backgrounds (muted, not to take away from the ships) for easier finding of the ship you are loking for.

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This is a sorely needed update to my size comparison tables. For 40K, I now used the updated Rogue Trader sizes where applicable, resulting in much larger 40K vessels. Also, no battleships are present because there simply is no canonic size available on them. I kept andrea1969.deviantart.com/ s Eternal Crusader in (at 10 km length, because I figure it is close enough to the Vengeful Spirit, which has a given size), and the Malleus Syndicate's (www.malleus.dk/Ordo/Default.as… fantastic civilian ships because I just like them. Most ships, though, are Rogue Trader vessels. And yes, it's still mostly Imperium. Ork ships, Eldar Ships and the likes may be added in the future though.

Edit 4: The next Update! The chart now features the following series, universes and tabletop games:
Star Wars (Expanded universe, G-Canon whereever possible)
Star Trek (official stats)
Stargate (official stats)
EVE Online
Warhammer 40.000
Babylon 5
Robotech/Macross
Halo
Battlestar Galactica (both series)
Firefly/Serenity
Farscape
Titan A.E.
Legend of Galactic Heroes
Starship Troopers (TV and Movie)
Aliens vs. Predator universe
Lexx - The Dark Zone
Red Dwarf
Event Horizon
V
The Irresponsible Captain Tyler
Martial Successor Nadesico
Space Pirate Captain Haarlock
Silent Running
Independence Day

Slated for the next update: District 9, Battletech universe, maybe more Macross, more classic sci-fi movies. Recommendations welcome!

Edit 3: Yeah, so that last edit: I lied. Here's a new chart.

This chart now covers: Warhammer 40.000, Star Trek, Star Wars, Farscape, Battlestar Galactica, Starship Troopers, V, Halo, EVE online, Titan A.E. and Robotech. It'S ... a lot of starships, to scale as best as I could find out the relevant scales. I used various online sources - specific wiki, other size comparison charts (especially Jeff Russell's and Dan carlson's), and other fanmade sites. Sometimes there were conflicting measurements, and I had to make a choice (I usually picked the larger one). Star Wars fans: I go with G-Canon, if in doubt. Yes, I liked Westwood games too. It's not canon anymore. There's worse things.

Edit 2: This is the last edit on this, I promise. It's a massive update though, including more ships from Star Wars, as I finally found decent images of a Souvereign! New stuff includes a few extra ridiculous ones (eh, torpedo egg?), more superdestroyers, some wacky superweapons, and a TON of all-new ships from Battlestar Galactica, EVE online, Halo and Stargate.

Edit: Added Chaos warships. Overlooked these before in Battlefleet Koronus. And Eldar, Ork, Rak'Gol and Kroot. More to come, maybe, if new supplements add new ships.


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8X10 Pencil drawing on Card stock
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I've had this "got blue milk?" with Luke idea for a tee shirt swimming around in my head for years, but I never did a serious version of the ad. So ... here it is.

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Digital Fan art of the universe of Star Wars® and NFL®.
Full view please to see al details in the logos and the helmets.
All rights Reserved.
Don't use this image without my permission.

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Star Wars inspired before bed sketch

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Work done for Star War Galaxies Trading Card Game.

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Click on the link for the wallpaper
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[Edit: At Client's insistence I had to replaced the original version with the official version thats on the Star Wars Galaxies website as this is the only condition in which I can post any of my artworks done for the game.]
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Card Art for the now defuncted Star War Galaxies Trading Card Game.

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Don't think this ever happened in Shadows of the Empire but it would be cool to see Luke facing off against Xizor and his android bodyguard, Guri. Card Art for the now defuncted Star War Galaxies Trading Card Game.

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Watched too many trailers for Staw Wahs The Old Repubrik. Decided to draw some badass lady jedy who'll impress all the evil in the galaxy :p
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My first star wars and my first lightsaber :D

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Ink : by :icondevgear:
Color : Me

:icondevgear: gives me a premium membership, so I promess him to color one of his work :D I'ts done now

Thanks for the premium :D

I use a screenhsot of the game as ref for the background
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Star Wars : Sith Knight Figure

A cropped version of the Sith Knight, focused more on the figure.
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I've posted several of my Star Wars drawings here already - but I thought it was time to show that I can draw more than Stormtroopers! So what could be more different than a selection of the female characters from the Star Wars universe.

My main focus of this piece was the composition - and I knew I wanted to have the lightsabers set out symetrically - and to use them as framing devices within the piece. So my selection of characters and their positioning was partly determined by who has what lightsaber.

The first thing I tackled was to draw Jedi Leia's face. This is a variation of her character from the 'expanded universe' of stories - so I'm guessing that not everyone will be familiar with the idea of her as a Jedi. So I knew that if I got her face wrong - nobody would know who she's supposed to be! I'm pretty pleased with how the likeness turned out - I used some photo reference - but it's not a straight copy as I altered the angle.

This is an original drawing - first done in pencil - then ink - before being scanned and coloured in Photoshop using a Wacom tablet. It was drawn at a very high-resolution - the Photoshop file is over 400mb.

Hope you like!
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Box cover art done for "Imperial Entanglements" expansion set for Star Wars LCG by Fantasy Flight Games. FFG wanted Thrawn on the cover so this is what I submitted to them but for whatever reason they decided to change it to Lando for the final product.

You can check out the game here >> www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/…

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Home One and some B-wings punching through Imperial battle lines.

Box art done for the new Star Wars Armada miniatures game by FFG.

You can check out the game here >> www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/…

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And Imperial Deuce unleashing pain upon the Rebels.

Box art done for the new Star Wars Armada miniatures game by FFG.

You can check out the game here >> www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/…

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Here's a rare fan art piece I did of Mrs Skywalker. She's one of the coolest female leads in the Star Wars mythos but its too bad she died in the novels.

Notice she's using Luke's original lightsaber, the one he lost when he fought Vader, which he than retrieved later on and gave it to Mara.

Hope you guys like it.
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Gladiator class Star Destroyer on patrol duty looking out for pirates and rebel scum.

This is box art for the new Star Wars Armada miniatures game by FFG. Unlike X-wing Miniatures Game Star Wars Armada focuses on capital ship combat and large scale fleet action.

You can check out the game here >> www.fantasyflightgames.com/edg…

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Box cover art done for "Between The Shadows" expansion set for Star Wars LCG by Fantasy Flight Games.

You can check out the game here >> store.fantasyflightgames.com/p…

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A book cover art done for Star Wars RPG by Fantasy Flight Games. Hope you guys enjoy it.

You can check out the game here >> www.fantasyflightgames.com/edg…

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The fallen one...

Hi guys!

I was suppose to finish it by May the 4th, Star Wars day. But I'm late for it ...so yeah.. :)
Hope you guys enjoy it :)



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Helped out with some concept art for some German friends who want to make a Star Wars fanfilm.
They made a sweet fight teaser and a making-of, showing where they plan to take it further to.
Darth Maul will be the protagonist so it should be interesting..

This was a concept piece to flesh out an idea for things to come, hope you like

Teaser - www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvwMwD…

Making Of: www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3mO2H…
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Obi Wan Kenobi by Sir Alec Guinness
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Hi guys! This is a new set of 12 artworks I did for the new Star Wars Essential Reader's Companion. Although the dateline for this book was a lot tighter it nevertheless was an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

As with the last book I will be posting them in the order of sequence as it appears in the Reader's Companion. Enjoy!

This scene is from The Courtship Of Princess Leia and it is the first proper depiction of Teneniel Djo, witch of Dathomir and future Queen Mother of the Hapes Consortium. Luke Skywalker, who was checking out the wreckage of the Chu'unthor, is caught off guard by her sudden appearance and barely dodges a kick to the face. This is totally an unfair match-up but Miss Djo has no clue who she's dealing with.

For those who don't know there is actually an existing depiction of Teneniel Djo but it is a black and white sketch done back in the 90s. The publisher felt it was not reflective of how she's described in the books and so we gave her a little update and sexed her up just a wee bit so this result of it.

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Published by Del Rey, an imprint of Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.

You can get the book here >> [link]
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Box cover art done for "Between The Shadows" expansion set for Star Wars LCG by Fantasy Flight Games.

You can check out the game here >> store.fantasyflightgames.com/p…

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A book cover art done for Star Wars RPG by Fantasy Flight Games. Hope you guys enjoy it.

You can check out the game here >> www.fantasyflightgames.com/edg…

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Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith and Obi Wan Kenobi, Jedi Master stand against the backdrop of the Jedi Temple in Coruscant during the height of Imperial rule. I wonder what would the Emperor have used it for? Secret vault or private retreat house?

Cover art for the core rulebook of the new Star Wars RPG game which centers around the Force and Force wielders, from Jedi to Sith and everything in between.

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Two Jedis or Force adepts fending off some local wildlife that are attracted to the colorful glowing lights:)

Cover art for the new Star Wars RPG game which centers around the Force and Force wielders, from Jedi to Sith and everything in between.

You can check out the game here >> www.fantasyflightgames.com/edg…

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So many of them. Big Boss, Liquid Snake and Solid Snake; what a weird family. Drawn as a Christmas present. I've watched every single one of these games being played, but never had the nerve to play any myself; I don't know why! Maybe I get too nervous with anything that involves stealth. :(

Tools: Intuos Pro, PS CS6
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We found out this week that J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars Episode 7. And I’m sure you also know he’s also currently at the helm of the Star Trek movies. A lot has been written about how this marks a kind of coming together for the two legendary ‘Star’ franchises – so I thought I’d illustrate that with a couple of symbolic meetings of iconic characters from the two universes.

I’ve never had any desire to draw Star Trek characters. That’s not to say that I don’t like Trek – in fact I’ve been a huge fan for years and think William Shatner is a total legend. But for me the aesthetic of the Star Wars films in much more rich and interesting.

This piece shows a young Han Solo sweeping up Lieutenant Uhura after gunning down a Klingon. I’ve never drawn Uhura before – but I’m pretty pleased with the likeness. Harrison Ford has a more distinctive face with strong features – which makes it a little easier to get an approximate likeness.

I didn’t want to give any appearance of favoring Trek over Wars (or vice versa) – so I’ve also drawn a companion piece featuring Captain Kirk and Princess Leia (in her slave outfit) re-using elements of this image to give a kind of ‘alternate universe’ feel to the two pictures.



And I've added a third and final Star Wars / Star Trek piece to finish off this trilogy:



This is an original depiction of copyright characters I didn’t create and don’t own. This is fan art – created solely to show my artistic ability – it isn’t for sale and isn’t available for reproduction. I drew this in Photoshop using a Wacom pad – this is a low-res version of the original.
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We found out this week that J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars Episode 7. And I’m sure you also know he’s also currently at the helm of the Star Trek movies. A lot has been written about how this marks a kind of coming together for the two legendary ‘Star’ franchises – so I thought I’d illustrate that with a couple of symbolic meetings of iconic characters from the two universes.

I’ve never had any desire to draw Star Trek characters. That’s not to say that I don’t like Trek – in fact I’ve been a huge fan for years and think William Shatner is a total legend. But for me the aesthetic of the Star Wars films in much more rich and interesting.

This piece shows a young Captain Kirk sweeping up Princess Leia after gunning down a Stormtrooper. I found it extremely challenging to draw Kirk. Although his face is very familiar – he doesn’t have any especially distinguishing features – so I spent more time trying to get his face right than I did drawing everything else in this picture.

I didn’t want to give any appearance of favoring Trek over Wars (or vice versa) – so I’ve also drawn a companion piece featuring Han Solo and Uhura re-using elements of this image to give a kind of ‘alternate universe’ feel to the two pictures.



And I've added a third and final Star Wars / Star Trek piece to finish off this trilogy:



This is an original depiction of copyright characters I didn’t create and don’t own. This is fan art – created solely to show my artistic ability – it isn’t for sale and isn’t available for reproduction. I drew this in Photoshop using a Wacom pad – this is a low-res version of the original.
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Could James Cameron direct one of the new Star Wars movies?

Perhaps if he'd been involved back in the '80s we might have seen something like this character - an Imperial Terminator - make an appearance?

Or maybe not... but I just wanted to draw a Star Wars / Terminator crossover... and here's the result!

I don't think a Terminator could be a 'Sith Lord' even if it does have a "learning computer" for a brain - but I think it would have "detailed files" on how to use a lightsaber (did you notice the T2 references there? lol). And it's giving off some kind of electrical discharge - not force lightning.

At first I just drew the Terminator character - but ended up adding the Emperor, the Royal Guards and Strormtroopers to add some interest to the background.

I can't imagine a character in Star Wars wearing sunglasses - but I thought I had to keep them as they're such a familiar part of the Terminator character. I tried to make subtle changes to make them look a little bit more 'space age' though.

This is an original depiction of George Lucas’s / Disney’s copyright Star Wars characters – as well as James Cameron's / Pacificor's (I think they're the current rights holders?) Terminator character. It's intended solely to show my artistic ability. I’m not a professional – this is fan art – and none of my work is for sale or available for reproduction.
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YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE THIS WORK IN ANY WAY WITHOUT MY PERMISSION !
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one week ago my PC literally exploded and after buying a laptop I just had to draw again ..
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It took 30 hrs. to draw and was a lot of fun!
Its inspired by star wars' trash planet Raxus Prime (especially by the game "The force Unleashed")
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I love the concept of The Trash-Jedi-Temple and the whole trash-mountains around it ... I combined this awesome concept with podracing which is simply the coolest thing ever created !

Imagine a Podrace-game ! BEST THING EVER !
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tell me whether you like it or not !
If yes check out my gallery ! '

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Here is a Star Wars Wallpaper I did during my free time. 

EDIT : yes it was done way before the second new Star Wars : The force awakens trailer. I'm not saying they took my idea, I have no idea really. It looks much better in the trailer than in my image anyway. 
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A sketchy sketch... Who knows if I'll take it further.
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Ranting time! This is about Star Wars, not Legend of Zelda, so I'm guessing the majority of you are going to completely ignore it. ;P

Backstory-for-rant: The Star Wars RPGs 'Knights of the Old Republic' and its sequel, 'The Sith Lords', are two of my favorite video games of all time. Respectively, they're almost like 'A New Hope' and 'The Empire Strikes Back' in that the first is about discovering who your main character is(literally, spoilers spoilers) and going on a grand adventure to stop the evil Dark Lord and his minions; in the second, the good guys have almost lost, and you're desperately struggling to survive against overwhelming odds. 'TSL' is on the whole darker, moodier, and almost depressing if not for the reassuring rays of hope near the end. The (incomplete) ending is also a set-up for a third game which, (double damn you to all nine Corellian hells, LucasArts!!) never got made.

(I and other KotOR fans have ranted about this before, but by the demand of LucasArts, who wanted the game out in time for a Christmas 2004 release, 'TSL' was released incomplete, with perhaps 40% of the planned finale intact. Modders have restored most of the planned ending to the PC version of the game, a 'Let's Play' of which I have watched, and I will say in my opinion that if 'TSL' had been released intact as planned, it would definitely have been the ESB to the original's ANH; a worthy sequel that managed to be even better than the original)

Instead, we finally got the 'Revan' novel, written by Drew Karpyshyn, the head writer of the first game, as a sort of substitute for KotOR 3. I have mixed feelings about this novel, and it is both satisfying and unsatisfying to me, particularly in regards to the way 'TSL' was treated.

Major spoilers for 'Revan' ahead; ye be warned.

First of all, my biggest complaint about 'Revan' is its treatment of the main player character of 'TSL', known 'canonically' since the game's release as 'The Jedi Exile'. You customize your character, including the name, physical appearance, and personality, through dialogue options. You can play as either a male or female Exile, though 'canonically' the Exile is female.

The 'Revan' novel finally cements the details of the 'canon' version of the Jedi Exile, including her name.

A name which I have come to loathe. Wanna know what it is?

'Meetra Surik'.

W-T-Friggedy-Frak?!

'Surik' I can accept as a surname. That's fine. But 'Meetra'?! What the hell kind of heroic name is 'Meetra'?

'Meetra' is the type of name you'd see on an NPC you meet once on a sidequest and then never see again, not the name of a freaking central character of the story! I know Star Wars has a history of silly names(especially in the Prequels) but come on, man!

I realize a 'canon' name needed to be invented for the novel out of editorial necessity, but couldn't a little more thought have been put into it? I'm sorry, but it sounds half-assed.

There are further hints that Mr. Karpyshyn doesn't think much of the sequel to the original game he wrote. (Drew Karpyshyn works for BioWare; 'TSL' was made by a different developer, and Mr. Karpyshyn had no involvement in its development) 'Revan' only barely touches on the events of 'TSL', and doesn't mention a single one of its party members by name. I got the distinct impression while reading 'Revan' that Mr. Karpyshyn has never actually played through 'TSL', and just read a summary somewhere. I could be wrong, but that's the impression I got. The Exile also meets (in my opinion) a rather unceremonious end, which annoyed me.

Now don't get me wrong here. I don't hate 'Revan'. In fact, I rather liked it, and thought there were some genuinely good parts. One scene near the end, where Revan watches over and over a holo-recording of the family he knows he'll never see again, actually got me a little misty-eyed. The earlier parts where Revan goes off on one last adventure with Canderous before heading off to the Unknown Regions were quite fun. Most of the action-packed finale and the Epic Final Battle were pretty cool, too. Also, 'Revan' finally explained the 'True Sith' the antagonist of 'TSL' described so cryptically, which I thought was well-done.

The treatment of the 'TSL' elements still annoys me, though. 'TSL' has been screwed over by LucasArts enough already, dude. Was it really necessary to kill off its main character and treat most of its story as essentially unimportant to the larger KotOR-series storyline? Not cool, man. Not cool.

So what set this off, even though I read 'Revan' months ago?

FFnet finally changed the 'Exile' character tag to 'Exile/Meetra Surik', which seems to me as sort of a slap in the face to all the fanfic writers(myself included) who developed his/her character for their own writings. The name 'Revan' works for either a man or a woman, so it's fine to leave that as is, but 'Meetra Surik' is clearly a woman's name, so any Male-Exile writings are now 'right out', as well as any other Fem-Exile stories which might have made up their own name. (Which was all of them prior to the 'Revan' novel!)

In my view, fan-fic is about making the original whatever-it-is mean more to yourself and your readers through explorations of the original plot('canon' scenes from different points of view, perhaps showing the thoughts of one of the other characters present), alternate versions of the original(What if one small thing had gone differently? How would that change things?) or continuations of the story, showing further adventures of the 'canon' characters. Or entirely new adventures set in the 'canon' universe, which can be all sorts of fun, using the original story's concepts and elements in new ways with new characters.

Fan-fiction is taking something you're interested in and at least partially making it your own. Restricting the freedom of fan-fic writers is wrong, in my opinion. On just about all the forums and other fan-gathering places I've seen, KotOR fans are near-universally not impressed with the 'canon' name for the Exile, so it just irks me that FFnet went and shoved it in there. If we don't like something, we fan-fic writers usually show no compunctions in totally ignoring it in our stories. (Granted, this usually results in the sort of crap the mainstream thinks all fan-fiction is like, but I've also seen this used to make some truly amazing stories)

There was absolutely no reason to change the 'Exile' tag. The main character of 'TSL' is customizable by the player, and in my view that should extend to any fan-fiction as well. I despise the name 'Meetra', so I will not be using it when referring to the character, whether in discussions or in my own writings. I developed a name, physical description, and personality for my version of the Exile, and I will be continuing to use it in any and all fan-fic I write about the KotOR era.

Grouch sequence terminated.

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Also, FFnet has disabled external links within user profiles(apparently because of spammers or something) so there is now no way for readers to get here from my FFnet profile, or for me to go to other authors' sites which I haven't bookmarked. This also has me in a grouchy mood, since apparently I have to bring back my old 'Ask the Author' forum on FFnet, which I deleted in favor of a link here because it seemed everybody who was on FFnet was also here on DA.
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  • Listening to: 'Lunatic Fringe' by Red Rider.
  • Reading: 'Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!'
  • Watching: YouTube stuffs.
  • Playing: 'Star Wars Battlefront II' occasionally.
  • Eating: Lunch.
  • Drinking: Mountain Dew
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Coloured version of Urban Ninja and the Search For the Emperor's Ghost.

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Hi guys! This is a new set of 12 artworks I did for the new Star Wars Essential Reader's Companion. Although the dateline for this book was a lot tighter it nevertheless was an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

As with the last book I will be posting them in the order of sequence as it appears in the Reader's Companion. Enjoy!

That's one way to end a squabble. This scene, from the book, Darksaber, is when Admiral Daala puts an end to the petty infighting amongst the Imperial Warlords after trying, unsuccessfully, to convince them to work together.

I had alot fun with this piece as it was chance to properly depict Warlords Teradoc, Harrsk and Delvardus. I've had a few people from Del Rey Publishing telling me that this its one of their favorite pieces from the Readers Companion and its one of mine too. :)

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Another recent piece due out this summer through Acme Archives/ Lucasfilm Ltd.
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This is one of ten pieces I did for the new Star Wars Essential Guide to Warfare. I had a blast working on it and I'm excited that I am able to contribute to the Star Wars universe.

I will be posting them in the order of sequence as it appears in the book. Hope you guys enjoy them!

The first one is a battle between the Lusankya of the New Republic Forces under the command of Wedge Antilles and the Reaper, commanded by Gilad Pellaeon of the Imperial Remnant. The two SSDs hammer each other while the wreckage of the fleet carrier Endurance goes down in flames.

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