This week we will feature several inspirations behind our "Finnian and the Seven Mountains" comic book series.
First off is Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi
After watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I couldn’t get the final scene out of my mind. The final few minutes of the film were stunning and the landscape breathtaking. Watching the heroine Rey climb the ancient stone steps and walk past rocky hovels to reach Luke Skywalker has proven to be one of the most enduring scenes I have ever witnessed. However, the filming location struck something in my memory and I knew that what I saw was a real place and had a deep connection to Christianity.
When I returned home I immediately looked it up and sure enough, the Star Wars team filmed the final scene atop Skellig Michael, an ancient monastery off the coast of Ireland. I knew it looked familiar as I vaguely remembered studying early Irish architecture in college and images of the famous beehive huts always fascinated me. From that point on I set out to unravel the fascinating history of the mysterious monks who lived there. What I discovered was truly awe-inspiring.
The monks were amazing men who lived at the edge of the known world, braving harsh weather, uncomfortable living quarters, offering their lives as a sacrifice to God. They left everything they had in search of a “green martyrdom” of self-sacrifice and penance that is shocking to our modern lives of convenience. I further discovered that they saw themselves as “soldiers of Christ” waging a spiritual war against the Evil One, protecting the world with their prayers and mortifications. After delving into their lives I knew I had to write something and bring their story to the masses.... --> https://indiegogo.com/projects/finnian-and-the-seven-mountains-issue-2/x/9973274#/ #starwars#forceawakens#thelastjedi#skelligmichael#skellig#comic#comics#comicbook#comicbooks#movielocations#christian#catholic#monks#catholicmedia#christianart
“I've been waiting for this for a long time.”
Have a throwback shot of my Kylo genderbend. I did him awhile back and I can’t wait to bring out my next one. I miss these type of gritty photoshoots. Hopefully I can do one soon ! .
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Once you finish your 6am outdoor training session....
Always take half a dozen selfies with varying fascial expressions u til you find the perfect one to post up on the 'gram' to tell people that you just smashed your #mondaymotivation early morning workout...... -
Or just post them all up! Because they all look great, and you just can't choose one photo over another!
I feel like I’m in the minority when I say that I still possess a huge interest into learning about Snoke’s background even after his death in TLJ. After his first appearance in TFA, he’s been one of the most intriguing characters in the SW universe because of how mysterious he actually is. A powerful dark side user who has never appeared in any of the previous six films and then suddenly arrives years after the fall of the Empire and constructs a massive army to combat both the armies of the New Republic and Resistance. The questions I still think about to this day are: Who is he? If he’s not a Sith, then what is he? Where did he come from? And what are his motivations? These are questions that we’ve discussed for two years straight before the release of TLJ. There was once a huge discussion on his origins and following the release of the last saga film, that discussion has died down quite a bit. I understand that not too many fans still care about his past due to the fact that he’s no longer around. I get it. A statement that I keep seeing is: “He’s dead. So what’s the point in his origins if he no longer has an important role to the story?” I’m not here to argue against any of that because it is a question to think about. What was the purpose of his character for the sequel trilogy if he was going to be killed off so soon? Although I don’t think Snoke will be revived in the next film, I still firmly believe that some of the questions we’ve been discussing will be addressed in IX. But we still have to consider the possibility that we might not learn anything at all. Either way, our questions will be answered at some point or another, whether it’s through a film or a novel. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe I’m not. But what I’m more interested in is what do you guys think? Are you still curious about Snoke? Are you not? Let me know down in the comments.