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SPOILER for "Sacrifice" by FalconFan SPOILER for "Sacrifice" by FalconFan
APOLOGY: For all that haven't read the book yet, I sincerely apologize for the spoiler here--and hope that it doesn't detract too much from your future reading experience...

This image was one of those that wouldn't get out of my head until I drew it. It's not a very clean drawing, and was done pretty quickly, so isn't as crisp or detailed as my usual work, and there are plenty of problems with the figures (sigh)--but the muse has quieted since I got it done, so I decided to go ahead and post it...

This is a scene that anyone who's read the novel will recognize--I won't post the narrative, as I can't black it out--but it's Ben...with his mom...

**lip quivers again**
:cries:

H, 2H, 2B, 4B and tortillons on Canson Pure White paper w/ fine tooth.

FF
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Starnerd95 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student Artist
It's so sad that Mara diesWaaaah! but it brings Luke and Ben together in the fate of the Jedi.
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
This piece just demanded to be drawn, and was done pretty quickly in the inspiration I felt after reading (and re-reading) the scene in the book...  It was terribly sad, but I agree with you: it does draw Luke and Ben closer together!  Thank you for the comment and for the :+fav:!

FF
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kawaiku Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
I always stayed away from the EU for YEARS because of the things I heard them do to the characters and then what I read when I looked them up on Wookiepedia. I'll probably never read Legacy of the Force for this reason (as well as Jacen's turn). From what it seemed to me, Jacen should have created a completely separate Jedi order that clashes with the one Luke created. But going Sith, and then them killing off Mara. The horrors.
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
There are many SW fans who eschewed the EU for just those reasons, so you have lots of good company there; your suggested plotline would have been a great one, I think--if you write, you might try constructing a fan fiction that explores that story arc. You would probably have a lot of readers for it (particularly if you choose to post it over at TheForce.Net Fan Fiction forum). Thanks for taking time to share your insights and comments! :D

FF
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kawaiku Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
There are many SW fans who eschewed the EU for just those reasons, so you have lots of good company there;
Haha so I have come to find out ;p

your suggested plotline would have been a great one, I think--if you write, you might try constructing a fan fiction that explores that story arc.
Thank you. And I have actually thought about doing that when I read up on Jacen and then most of the events of LoF....which probably means I'll be reading LoF for research purposes lol.

You would probably have a lot of readers for it (particularly if you choose to post it over at TheForce.Net Fan Fiction forum).
I would!?!! Has anyone tried writing their own retcons of LoF?? And thanks for the heads up about that website, am definitely checking it out.

Thanks for taking time to share your insights and comments! :D (Big Grin)
No problem! You have done some excellent renditions of scenes and characters from the books and movies. And thank you for the feedback as well on my idea and the encouragement.
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axem-ranger-black Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
so sad... :(
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Yeah...I still get misty when I think about this scene in the book... Poor kid...no child should ever have to find his mom like this...and know how it happened... Thanks for the comment and the :+fav:!

FF
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Big-Ass-James Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
this hurts my soul... but GOOD JOB!
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
"this hurts my soul..."

Yeah, mine too--I think that's why I ended up compelled to draw it. I bawled like a baby reading through this moment in the novel, and the scene kept haunting me, hovering in my mind's eye (the Muse is like that sometimes). I hated that Mara died--it was unnecessary to forward the story line, and it eliminated a fan-favorite character (not to mention widowing Luke and robbing Ben of his mom...). Thanks for the :+fav:, though--I greatly appreciate it!

FF
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RedHandedJill44 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
pardon me as I cry my eyes out.

saddest part in all the EU books, no doubt.
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