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Solo (Alone) by ElfceltRJL Solo (Alone) :iconelfceltrjl:ElfceltRJL 3 0 Ragnarok by ElfceltRJL Ragnarok :iconelfceltrjl:ElfceltRJL 0 1 Tears for Jedha by ElfceltRJL Tears for Jedha :iconelfceltrjl:ElfceltRJL 0 0 Poe's Prank Calls by ElfceltRJL Poe's Prank Calls :iconelfceltrjl:ElfceltRJL 0 0 Bella Waiting at the Window by ElfceltRJL Bella Waiting at the Window :iconelfceltrjl:ElfceltRJL 2 0 Star Wars Hot Topic by ElfceltRJL Star Wars Hot Topic :iconelfceltrjl:ElfceltRJL 0 0 Maru con Flores by ElfceltRJL Maru con Flores :iconelfceltrjl:ElfceltRJL 0 0 Vida de Maru No. 2 by ElfceltRJL Vida de Maru No. 2 :iconelfceltrjl:ElfceltRJL 0 0 Maru And Ludendorff 1 by ElfceltRJL Maru And Ludendorff 1 :iconelfceltrjl:ElfceltRJL 1 0 Bash the Fash by ElfceltRJL Bash the Fash :iconelfceltrjl:ElfceltRJL 3 0 Dr. Maru by ElfceltRJL Dr. Maru :iconelfceltrjl:ElfceltRJL 2 1 A Very Sequels Birthday by ElfceltRJL A Very Sequels Birthday :iconelfceltrjl:ElfceltRJL 1 0 A Very Prequels Birthday by ElfceltRJL A Very Prequels Birthday :iconelfceltrjl:ElfceltRJL 0 0 A First Order Birthday Part 2 by ElfceltRJL A First Order Birthday Part 2 :iconelfceltrjl:ElfceltRJL 4 0 Finn's Cunning Plan by ElfceltRJL Finn's Cunning Plan :iconelfceltrjl:ElfceltRJL 0 0 Anakin's Job Search by ElfceltRJL Anakin's Job Search :iconelfceltrjl:ElfceltRJL 0 0

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Wonder Woman And Her Allies by CHCHcartoons Wonder Woman And Her Allies :iconchchcartoons:CHCHcartoons 29 23 Under the Tree by misha-dragonov Under the Tree :iconmisha-dragonov:misha-dragonov 116 15 Loki Nails by jeealee Loki Nails :iconjeealee:jeealee 3,657 685 loki inspired nails by xtheungodx loki inspired nails :iconxtheungodx:xtheungodx 1,000 62 Maleficent Feather Wings by Firefly-Path Maleficent Feather Wings :iconfirefly-path:Firefly-Path 3,543 158 Maleficent wings back by TheGriffinQueen Maleficent wings back :iconthegriffinqueen:TheGriffinQueen 14 11 Protect Me by windfalcon Protect Me :iconwindfalcon:windfalcon 4,502 445 Magpie Wings - Leather Necklace by windfalcon Magpie Wings - Leather Necklace :iconwindfalcon:windfalcon 1,715 97 Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Wings -  Leather Pendant by windfalcon Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Wings - Leather Pendant :iconwindfalcon:windfalcon 393 15 Eternal Phoenix Leather Necklace by windfalcon Eternal Phoenix Leather Necklace :iconwindfalcon:windfalcon 862 41 Siberian Eagle Owl Wings - Leather Necklace by windfalcon Siberian Eagle Owl Wings - Leather Necklace :iconwindfalcon:windfalcon 997 28 Blue and Green Wings - Leather Necklace by windfalcon Blue and Green Wings - Leather Necklace :iconwindfalcon:windfalcon 489 16 Radiance Falcon Wings - Leather Necklace by windfalcon Radiance Falcon Wings - Leather Necklace :iconwindfalcon:windfalcon 2,811 88 Dusk Angel Wings - Leather Necklace by windfalcon Dusk Angel Wings - Leather Necklace :iconwindfalcon:windfalcon 1,289 43 Blue Fronted Amazon - Leather Wings Necklace by windfalcon Blue Fronted Amazon - Leather Wings Necklace :iconwindfalcon:windfalcon 336 24 Dusk Raven - Leather Wing Necklace by windfalcon Dusk Raven - Leather Wing Necklace :iconwindfalcon:windfalcon 1,821 103

Activity


Solo (Alone)
I have waited since January to post this since it is a deeply personal piece, and putting it up means talking about it. I am working on a zine that explores the concept more in depth, but ever since watching the Force Awakens for the first time, I identified strongly and painfully with Kylo Ren/Ben Solo, in that I had been a child controlled since birth by malignant forces that I could neither control nor explain (in Ben's case, Snoke; in my case, multiple mental illnesses). By using Snoke as a metaphor for the conditions that have done (and continue to do) me so much harm, I have been able to re-examine my childhood in a new light.

It says a lot that I always tended, and still tend, to side with the (queer-coded, more often than not) villains in popular culture. Maybe it's the “bad kid” still in me that desperately wants to see the good in the Kylo Rens of the world—because if he can get a redemption arc, that means one is possible for me.
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Ragnarok
(In my fashion, I drew this years ago and am just now uploading it.) Loki, what have you done?
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Tears for Jedha
I had made this for Bodhi Rook Week on Tumblr last year (certain weeks are sometimes dedicated to celebrating certain characters) but am just now uploading it. For Bodhi Rook Week I wanted to create something that encompassed some of the reasons Rogue One was so important to me, focusing, of course, on Bodhi's character.

I credit Rogue One for bringing up several themes to mainstream audiences that have already served as a jumping-off point for discussion.

The scenes in Jedha hit home for me because they reminded me so much of the West Bank, Palestine, specifically Hebron, a country that many of my friends call home. Another Tumblr user who I was talking to said that Jedha reminded her of Iraq where her family is from, another country ravaged by a brutal military occupation.

That Rogue One is told from the perspective of the rebels allows audiences to sympathize with those they would otherwise see as terrorists. This brings up the major theme of who an imperialist/colonialist power defines as terrorists, and how this dehumanization and otherization allows an empire to justify its violence and subjugation against them.

Bodhi represents a life lived under occupation, and the choices one makes living under occupation, none of which are easy or without consequence. When we first meet him, he is suspect because of the years he has spent as a pilot for the Empire. As @hijabifinn wrote, “...Bodhi Rook grew up in Jedha, a place under Imperial Occupation. Understand that the choices you make in order to survive occupation [do] not automatically equate to being a willing participant. Bodhi Rook did not want [to] join the Empire. He had to, in order to survive.”

Instead of resigning himself to a life in service of the Empire, Bodhi makes the choice to give his life for the cause of his people's freedom. Too often a colonialist power's idea of a “peace process” means a colonized people laying down their arms and quietly accepting defeat. The minute a people defends itself against subjugation is when they become terrorists.

The tiles are cutouts from ceramics made in the West Bank. The poem is an excerpt from “Erasure” by Abdul Karim Sabawi, a Palestinian poet.

[Please do not reblog without my caption.]
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Bella Waiting at the Window
My dog always waits on my parents' bed for them to come home. 
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ElfceltRJL
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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Massachusetts, United States
Favourite genre of music: Anything and everything I can dance to
Favourite cartoon character: Calvin
Personal Quote: "Can I have that thing you're throwing away? It's for an art project..."
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Lillmissthang Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
I absolutely love the web cam picture! It's so true especially for the state of missouri.
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ElfceltRJL Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks! Sounds like Missouri is exactly like Boston traffic-wise...
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littlemissartsy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
thanks so much for the watch!
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SuseyPhoenixxx Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for adding me to your faves ..

Much appreciated ..
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AkaneZeen Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing gallery!!!!
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saylem Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the :+fav:
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malikanas Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Thank you so much for the watch. :)
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tenqerbell Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
thank u sweety for the :+favlove: and comments :hug:
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MetaFoxx278 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for stopping by, missy!!
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so-bluk Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
hey... :) thanks for the add... :D :highfive:
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