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The Fourth Is Strong With This One, Too
Yep, it's jumping on the bandwagon time. The bandwagon of Star Wars Day, that is. May the fourth be with you.

Yeah, I'm a Star Wars fan. Not as hardcore as some other fans, but a fan nonetheless.

And so I began to draw a couple of arts of the fursonas of myself and my love as jedi knights.

I began drawing them before last year's May the fourth, and was originally planning to submit them for that, but I was not able to finish them in time due to a lack of artistic energy, however I continued to draw them over the course of the last year, and then once they were finished I let them sit in my hard drive ready for this year.

And now the time is upon us for me to reveal what I've created.

Here we have my awesomesauce purple kitty love, standing at the ready with her saberstaff.

I had a really good think about what I wanted to do for Lav's lightsabers, it took me a while to come up with something good, but eventually the idea of twin sabers sitting parallel on a larger handle that they're attatched to entered my mind...and I rolled with it.

One saber is purple, Lav's favourite colour, and the other saber is green, her second favourite colour. Which saber is left and which is right doesn't really matter, she's free to pick and choose whichever colour she wants to use for whatever handpaw, although usually it's whichever one she can grab and seperate out in the midst of battle if and when the need arises. Anyway, it's more than just the fact that they're her favourite colours, though.

In the original Lucasfilms canon, lightsaber colours tend to represent how you are attuned to the force, how much or little you might utilize the force in battle, and sometimes can even go so far as to display a summary of your beliefs in regard to the very nature of the force.

Those who weild a purple lightsaber are attuned to both the light side and the dark side of the force, though how they are attuned may vary from user to user. It may be a light side jedi who taps into the dark side, or a dark sith who taps into the light side. They also tend to favour the tactic of overpowering the opponent's defenses in some way. Purple lightsabers are amongst the rarest of colours to come across.

Those who weild a green lightsaber favour using the force over using their lightsaber in combat, and are generally much stronger with the force than any other saber colour. They also prefer peaceful negotiation over combat, but aren't afraid to engage in a fight when necessary. They also love to practice force meditation.

So you can say the two colours together signify a peaceful individual who has a very "shades of grey" attatchment and belief with the force, yet one who could try to overpower you in a fight.

That's where Lav's fighting style and very unique parallel lightsaber comes into play.

Lav has adopted an extremely defensive fighting style, and her twin blades running in parallel essentially act like a single, extra-wide saber blade that can easily sheild her from any assault.

But the real clever part is that Lav can catch an opponent's blade between the two prongs, and with a simple change of angle she can lever the blade out of her opponent's grip, which can leave them defenceless to a counterattack.

The sabers can also be detatched from the main handle and used as a seperated pair when necessary, usually so Lav can handle two opponents at the same time, still utilizing a very defence-heavy fighting style to wear her opponents down while using relatively little effort herself.

The way her sabers detatch and reattatch from the main handle is with a set of three metal prongs on the main handle that slot into a corresponding trio of holes on the handles of the saber pair. At the end of the prongs is a metal catch that is held out by a spring. This is pushed inwards as the holes are slotted over the prongs and pushed down, and then springs back out again into a slot inside each hole, allowing the catch to hold the saber in place.

It's not unlike how the catch and corresponding slot of an umbrella works, only there's four of them for each prong. To release the saber from the catches again, Lav has hidden buttons on her main handle, one for each set of prongs. Pushing down on this button activates a intricate wire mechanism that pulls the springs and the catches inwards, releasing this button causes them to spring back out again.

As well as her strong skills in using her sabers defensively, she's fairly strong in the force, and quite skilled with it, too. One of her favourite tactics during battle is to use the force to continually pick up a number of small objects and constantly bombard her opponent from all sides with them, which can leave even the most skilled fighters completely thrown off any kind of offence or strategy.

Lav was first trained under the jedi order in the temple on Coruscant, it was there she met Thom, a blue fox and fellow student. The two became quite interested in each other and often sparred together using the harmless training setting on their sabers.

Lav's defensive style actually proved extremely effective against Thom's varied and unpredicatble offence, though she still had trouble finding an opening to strike back, making their differing styles very evenly matched against each other. Their spars often ended in a standoff with no clear winner.

It wasn't long before their interest in each other turned to infatuation, and it was here that the both of them started to find out about the jedi order's confusing and restrictive rules, epsecially regarding feelings and love.

When a frustrated Thom suggested to rouge, Lav didn't even hesitate in joining him, together they explored the galaxy in search of other ways to improve their skills in combat and knowledge in the force.

Inevitably, they found the sith...or rather, an abandoned sith temple. It was there they found information on the dark side, and they observed it objectively as simply another view of the force and of saber combat, one quite different to that of the jedi.

The knowledge reinforced that which the two of them already suspected, the Jedi had become blinded in their pursuit of their narrow-minded belief in a light side of the force, when in truth, there is no "light" or "dark" side, there is just the force, and how it is used, for good or ill, is down to those that can weild it.

They agreed that they could open the eyes and the minds of the jedi with this information, so they made a beeline back to Couruscant, but when they got there, they found the aftermath of Order 66 and Darth Vader's assault on the Jedi temple.

The Jedi's narrow-mindedness was their undoing. Opening their eyes could have saved them, but it was far too late. Thom and Lav didn't know if there were any jedi survivors out there, but even if there were, there's a fat lot of good their revelation could do now.

Now the couple wander the galaxy, doing their best to avoid the jedi-hunting Galactic Empire while earning credits by picking up odd jobs as mercenaries for hire, or capturing criminals for the reward as bounty hunters. It's all they can do to continue living their life and still make use of their skills.

That just about covers everything about Lav's combat skills and OC life story in the Star Wars universe. Pretty good, eh?
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The Fourth Is Strong With This One
Yep, it's jumping on the bandwagon time. The bandwagon of Star Wars Day, that is. May the fourth be with you.

Yeah, I'm a Star Wars fan. Not as hardcore as some other fans, but a fan nonetheless.

And so I began to draw a couple of arts of the fursonas of myself and my love as jedi knights.

I began drawing them before last year's May the fourth, and was originally planning to submit them for that, but I was not able to finish them in time due to a lack of artistic energy, however I continued to draw them over the course of the last year, and then once they were finished I let them sit in my hard drive ready for this year.

And now the time is upon us for me to reveal what I've created.

Here we have my blue foxy self, posing very dramatically with his pair of lightsabers.

I already had a good idea of how I wanted my lightsabers to be in order to make them fairly unique and fit with the kind of jedi I'd be.

So it's two seperate lightsabers, as you can see. The left hand lightsaber is blue, because blue is my favourite colour, and the right hand saber is orange, because orange is my second favourite colour, but it's more than just the fact that they're my favourite colours.

In the original Lucasfilms canon, lightsaber colours tend to represent how you are attuned to the force, how much or little you might utilize the force in battle, and sometimes can even go so far as to display a summary of your beliefs in regard to the very nature of the force.

Those who weild a blue lightsaber tend to favor using their lightsaber more in combat, and are generally more skilled in said lightsaber combat than those weilding any other colour. They also generally prefer a more direct approach to solve issues outside of combat as well.

Those who weild an orange lightsaber tend to be adept at discretion, and are good at utilizing stealth and ingenuity both in and out of combat. Orange lightsabers are amongst the rarest of colours to come across.

So you can say the two colours together signify quite a skilled and ingenious fighter, who can sometimes utilize stealth to get the drop on an unwary opponent.

You'll notice there's an extension to the handles of his lightsabers.

Well, at the end of the extension of the blue lightsaber is a metal spiral, similar to that of a screw, with a metal pin at the end, and at the end of the extension of the orange lightsaber is a widened opening, inside of which is a track for the "screw" to slide into, and at the end of this track is a sort of metal catch for the pin.

Thom can simply push and twist the two ends together to unite the two seperate sabers into a single double-bladed lightsaber. The pin and the catch work similar to how a clicker pen works to secure the fastening in place, while the screw-like metal spiral and track it's housed in are able to resist the physical forces exerted on the fastening during combat when Thom has the two sabers linked together.

The extension makes Thom's joined lightsabers have a much longer handle than most normal double-bladed sabers, allowing him incredible reach and leverage with very powerful strikes.

However, as with any double-bladed lightsaber, this does come with the drawback of having to use mainly long, sweeping motions to be able to pull off any kind of offence. Though Thom does like to adopt a fighting style based off of Ba Gua Zhang, a form of Tai Chi, which utilizes a lot of circular motion. This pairs very well with any double-edged weapon, allowing the user to still pull off quick attacks depite the length of the weapon.

Then, with a simple twist and pull, Thom has two seperate sabers again. While they're seperate, he favours holding them "backwards" and utilizing a lot of the outward sweeping motions much as he does with his joined sabers, however he is perfectly happy to switch to holding the sabers "forwards" and use more normal, direct strikes.

The extensions now serve as counterbalances, Thom can, and often does, use their weight to allow him to quickly recoil from a blocked strike and transition into the next attack.

The ability to switch from a double-bladed saber to a pair of seperate sabers at will allows Thom to use a wide variety of fighting styles and strategies, making him able to adapt to any combat situation within reason.

But the real clever part is Thom likes to seperate and join his lightsabers mid-battle. The twist to secure or release the "screw" is very subtle and often hard to pick out when one is watching for where the next deadly blade of energy is coming from.

Thom's opponent could be thinking they're just fighting a double-baded lightsaber when out of nowhere a seperated single blade is making a beeline for their torso...or they could be trying to parry off a quick twin-blade assault, and then suddenly there's a powerful wide sweep of a double-bladed saber about to slice them in half!

Thom utilizes this strategy to great effect to keep his opponents on their toes and second-guessing where the next attack is coming from, until they're so bamboozled Thom can easily break through their defences and finish them off at his leisure...in fact he's even often able to actively take the time to look around for a hilarious way to finish the fight and, if he can find one, pull it off. He's been known to leave onlookers in stitches with what are affectionately coined as his "taunt" kills.

He is fairly average in strength in the force, though when it comes to his skill in using the force, he has come up with some rather unique ways to utilize it both in and out of combat.

For example, he figured out that if he can lift big, heavy boulders with his force power, he can surely lift himself up, too. And indeed he can. In other words, he can use the force to fly. Frankly, he's surprised no other force user that he knows about has ever thought of that.

He's also able to use the force to make his lightsabers fly around seperate from his hands, further adding to his varied and unpredictable offence.

So yes, Thom is indeed a very skilled and ingenious lightsaber combatant and force user. You'd be wise to avoid becoming his next opponent.

Thom first trained under the jedi order in the temple on Coruscant, iw was there he met Lavander, a purple cheshire cat and fellow student. The two became quite interested in each other and often sparred together using the harmless training setting on their sabers.

Despite utilizing every part of his varied and unpredictable offence, Thom found Lav's strong defensive style difficult to break through, but he was still able to keep her on her toes, leaving her hardly ever able to counterattack, making their differing styles very evenly matched against each other. Their spars often ended in a standoff with no clear winner.

It wasn't long before their interest in each other turned to infatuation, and it was here that the both of them started to find out about the jedi order's confusing and restrictive rules, epsecially regarding feelings and love.

Frustrated by the restrictions, Thom decided to go rouge and invited Lavander along with him, together they explored the galaxy in search of other ways to improve their skills in combat and knowledge in the force.

Inevitably, they found the sith...or rather, an abandoned sith temple. It was there they found information on the dark side, and they observed it objectively as simply another view of the force and of saber combat, one quite different to that of the jedi.

The knowledge reinforced that which the two of them already suspected, the Jedi had become blinded in their pursuit of their narrow-minded belief in a light side of the force, when in truth, there is no "light" or "dark" side, there is just the force, and how it is used, for good or ill, is down to those that can weild it.

They agreed that they could open the eyes and the minds of the jedi with this information, so they made a beeline back to Couruscant, but when they got there, they found the aftermath of Order 66 and Darth Vader's assault on the Jedi temple.

The Jedi's narrow-mindedness was their undoing. Opening their eyes could have saved them, but it was far too late. Thom and Lav didn't know if there were any jedi survivors out there, but even if there were, there's a fat lot of good their revelation could do now.

Now the couple wander the galaxy, doing their best to avoid the jedi-hunting Galactic Empire while earning credits by picking up odd jobs as mercenaries for hire, or capturing criminals for the reward as bounty hunters. It's all they can do to continue living their life and still make use of their skills.

That just about covers everything about Thom's combat skills and OC life story in the Star Wars universe. Pretty good, eh?

Enough story, let's talk about the art.

This is the first time I've had to deal with two light sources coming from two different directions. It was certainly an interesting challenge and I really tried my best to accurately depict how the light emitted from the two sabers would interact with my fursona's body. I think I did it about as well as I could, but feel free to point out any flaws or areas of improvement.
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Lineart Trace - Feral Lav And Thom Tailwrap
So my awesomesauce purple kitty love Lavander found a couple of cute linearts on DA that were offered as free to use for anyone so long as you link to the original, and she asked if I could take a crack at them. I was like, sure, why not?

This is the second one

It's the both of us together and I'm like "hi" and have wrapped my tail around hers. It's so cute. I love it.
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Linart Trace - Feral Lavander Sitting
So my awesomesauce purple kitty love Lavander found a couple of cute linearts on DA that were offered as free to use for anyone so long as you link to the original, and she asked if I could take a crack at them. I was like, sure, why not?

This is the first one

Just a simple lone feral kitty sitting. Lav was thinking she could use it for a profile picture on SL and maybe elsewhere too.
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Alright, everyone, sit down, and listen carefully, coz I'm about to get deadly serious about a matter of grave concern.

You guys remember SOPA and PIPA, and all the outrage surrounding them that got them swept under the proverbial carpet?

Well, it seems the powers that be haven't learned their lesson.

In about a month's time, the US Federal Communication Commission (FCC) will vote on a bill that, if passed, will basically allow internet providers acorss the states to control what we see and do online.

And by control, I mean slow to almost an absolute standstill unless you pay exorbatant fees.

If you're not from America, don't think for a SECOND that it won't affect you.

For one thing, that's where a vast majority of internet servers are, and for another thing, IF this bill gets passed, it'll very likely set it's sights on other countries. It's highly likely England will be next in line if it goes through...then it'll be the rest of Europe...Russia and Australia...the rest of the world.

Websites will dissapear left and right. Only the sites of highly wealthy mega-corporations will remain, as they can afford the fee for normal speed internet.

It MUST be stopped in America NOW, or we might as well consider the Internet GONE.

Posts advertising this outrage have flooded Reddit...and I feel I must spread the word. And you must too. The more word spreads around the internet, the better, allowing more people to be aware of the issue and join their voice to the thousands upon thousands who protest this already.

We need that number to be in the millions if we can get it there.

More info here

For the love of god, spread the word!
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Alright, everyone, sit down, and listen carefully, coz I'm about to get deadly serious about a matter of grave concern.

You guys remember SOPA and PIPA, and all the outrage surrounding them that got them swept under the proverbial carpet?

Well, it seems the powers that be haven't learned their lesson.

In about a month's time, the US Federal Communication Commission (FCC) will vote on a bill that, if passed, will basically allow internet providers acorss the states to control what we see and do online.

And by control, I mean slow to almost an absolute standstill unless you pay exorbatant fees.

If you're not from America, don't think for a SECOND that it won't affect you.

For one thing, that's where a vast majority of internet servers are, and for another thing, IF this bill gets passed, it'll very likely set it's sights on other countries. It's highly likely England will be next in line if it goes through...then it'll be the rest of Europe...Russia and Australia...the rest of the world.

Websites will dissapear left and right. Only the sites of highly wealthy mega-corporations will remain, as they can afford the fee for normal speed internet.

It MUST be stopped in America NOW, or we might as well consider the Internet GONE.

Posts advertising this outrage have flooded Reddit...and I feel I must spread the word. And you must too. The more word spreads around the internet, the better, allowing more people to be aware of the issue and join their voice to the thousands upon thousands who protest this already.

We need that number to be in the millions if we can get it there.

More info here

For the love of god, spread the word!

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Thom "The Blue Fox"
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
I call myself the Unique Enigma.
Folks have called me unique, in that I am not like most other guys, which is true, I don't have a one-track mind like them.
Folks have also called me an enigma, which is alo true. I'm so much of an enigma, even I don't know who I am fully!
One friend told me it's awesome I'm an enigma rather than a mystery, coz guys who call themselves mysterious are really buttholes, for want of a better word.
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Mellifluous-whispers Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Thom, long time no see eh? ;P Anyway, just thought I'd drop by (eventually.....^^; ) to say thanks for adding "Only yours...." to your Fave's! :love:
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BlueFoxThom Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Long time no see indeed. I guess we've both been a bit busy with our lives.

Yeah, I couldn't help but fav such a lovely pic.
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NepinRith Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday my Friend! :cake: :party: :hug:
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Mellifluous-whispers Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! Super Thomas! :wave: Glad to see you've turned a new leaf and started over! :D :aww:

Btw, thanks for the re-add's! :aww:
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BlueFoxThom Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well that was one heck of a leaf to turn over. Took me at least over 4 years to turn it over fully in doing this.

Can you just call me Thom from now on please?
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Mellifluous-whispers Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I'm glad to hear it! :aww:

Oh, sorry, I wasn't too sure on what to call you so, I referred back to an oldie. ^^
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BlueFoxThom Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's okies hun I kinda already figured as much.
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Bat-Snake Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, dude!

Great to see you're still about, and starting fresh!
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BlueFoxThom Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel so...cleansed now that I've done this. :D *hugs the batsnake*
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Bat-Snake Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah yes, I do bring good anti-oxidants.
...Wait...
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