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It's kind of a special challenge to parody Star Wars. It's not so much because I'm a fan of the series (although I am) as it is because Star Wars has been parodied so much already. How do you find a joke that's funny and that someone hasn't already done? Anyway I hope this one measures up. :D

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I will have to say I agree with the artist on the difficulty it is to parody a series that has been parodied many times. However, smolderingremains has come up with a originality that is different. Especially more so with this particular scene that has been parodied so many times, that it is now ingrained in our pop culture. The combined idea of this comic page and the artist's style has greatly impacted on how funny this was when first reading it. And still have a chuckle after rereading it.

Smolderingremains, for the reasons stated, is able to have a vision that expresses itself in each panel. For example, there is a subtle change in Darth Vader's expression on the mask that represents the emotion that comes with what he said to Luke.

In addition to that particular change in emotion, Luke's expressions are also very expressive and really communicates the idea behind the text used. I really like the use of different color bubbles for each speaker as well as a good choice of font that allows for easy reading without being distracted from the words themselves and focus more on images.

Personally, I think the choice of hair color for Luke's is an odd one, even though he is technically a dirty blond. Even so, it still communicates your style as well as symbolizes that Luke is the light and Vadar is the dark, which adds a very nice contrast to this comic. Very well done, smolderingremains!
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There are a lot of parodies of Star Wars these days, and it’s certainly nothing new. In this case there is something unique going on that I like. Because of how many Star Wars spoofs there are people are expecting it to be immediately humorous and even the title suggest that. In some ways this could be a drawback because now the audience sees it coming.

So here’s what I like. The first panel is set very much at the kind of angle one might expect from the movie. From the second panel to the last is a wonderful farcical slide into silliness, and even the art goes that direction. The third and the fifth panels are my favorite examples of this. In the third Darth’s expression is expectedly unchanged. In the fifth however there is a definite expression change. It’s subtle enough to go unnoticed consciously.

The last panel is clearly in contrast to the first what with the straight angled view and more clearly cartoonish characters. The expression on Luke’s face is the only criticism I can give. I would have had it done a little more subtly especially in the second panel, but on the whole this is a very clever comic.

I gave it three on originality only because the Star Wars motif has been done a lot. But you did manage to find something pretty unique so I gave your vision the top notch.
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sheltin115 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Writer
Lol aww thanks no Luke has to take the long walk of shame lol!
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:iconwoohooligan:
woohooligan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:blush: Thanks, Shel! :hug:
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sheltin115 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Writer
OMG this is awesome very well done I love the facial expressions

Luke: What nooooo!
Darth: Now don't make me come over there!
Luke:NO!
(Darth grab's Luke's ear and pull him off the set)
Luke:Owww oww
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:iconwoohooligan:
woohooligan Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:nod:
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kyrtuck Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
MAn, DV needs to get arrested for child abuse!
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BrokenHeartfrom1984 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If only I could continue... :D But it would go on FOREVER! LOL I really like it.
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:iconwoohooligan:
woohooligan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Cros! :hug:
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:iconbrokenheartfrom1984:
BrokenHeartfrom1984 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Vader: "GO TO YOUR ROOM!"
Luke: "Aw, but--"

:D love it.
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:iconwoohooligan:
woohooligan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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TheSmilingPsycho Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
lol nice
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AmeeangelaBaggins Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
CHILD ABUSE
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Writer
I'm sure they were taking extra time to cover up their plagiarism. ^.^
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:iconwoohooligan:
woohooligan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Heh... I think their production schedule was a tad longer than mine. ;P
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:iconsavvyred:
SavvyRed Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Writer
I'm sure they were stealing work. How dare they! :)
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:iconwoohooligan:
woohooligan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cool! Thanks! :aww:

Yeah, I had the idea for this and then it wasn't until after I'd already drawn it that I saw somebody did an animation that was kind of similar for some TV show. D'oh! Was still a fun skit for the show tho.
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Writer
Haha. I have to show this to my boyfriend. He's a big Star Wars fan!
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Swedish-Freak Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your welcome, Samuel
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:iconwoohooligan:
woohooligan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Therese! :aww:
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Swedish-Freak Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hillarious!!!
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ShadowPhoenix16 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem ^^)
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:iconwoohooligan:
woohooligan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Phe! :glomp:
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ShadowPhoenix16 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh love this XD

Awesome job :D
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:iconwoohooligan:
woohooligan Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Sesshomaru431 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
"Go to your room!" LOL That killed me!
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AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)

---AK
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:iconwoohooligan:
woohooligan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! :D
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AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:laughing: I never knew adoption was an option. :)

---AK
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:iconzabani:
zabani Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student General Artist
awsome XD
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:iconwoohooligan:
woohooligan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I liked the HISHE video. :D I think I saw that just after I'd posted this strip... similar takes on it.

Thanks Kris! :D
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DragonLordKris Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, on a side note have you seen HISHE’s take on it?
[link]
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woohooligan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Ani! :D

Your English is quite good. :hug: There's only 1 sentence that sounded to me like you might not be a native English speaker - "You did a very subtle work on the 5th panel." I think that might still be grammatically correct, although most native speakers would say "The 5th panel is very subtle."

And yes the background was supposed to look like that. I used some photos from the movie and painted the lights and grooves over that. But I didn't worry too much about crooked lines because of the genre.
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zabani Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Ahem and now on with the critique: First I will have to say about the expressions on their faces, even though they are humourus and they are still proffessional drawn, they kinda remind me of Cartoon Network; only (much) better. You did a very subtle work on the 5th panel.
The whole scene has been parodied so many times, but this one is different, here I see you put up punchlines that are unusuall. Here I see Darth Vader acting like Luke is allready actepting he is Lukes father: ) The only negative comment I have is the background, but then again I'm not any better in such format. I guess you did that background in such state on purpose, since it's a comic.

sorry for my bad english :S
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zabani Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Pffffff XD (falls of the chair) LOL XD
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:iconwoohooligan:
woohooligan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Tevase Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
LOL I CAN SEE THIS HAPPENING
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:iconwoohooligan:
woohooligan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! :D
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Gamer28 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Geez, people will NEVER run out of material when it comes to this scene. Also Darth Vadar's facial expressions made me LOL.
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
De rien !!
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:iconwoohooligan:
woohooligan Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Merci! :D
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Hahahahah I love it !!!!!!!!
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wikigiuli Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
u r welcome ^^
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:iconwoohooligan:
woohooligan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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wikigiuli Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
XD great!!! as all your comics...
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:iconwoohooligan:
woohooligan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! :D
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MasterOfPesterism Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Ha anything star wars is always win. xD
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woohooligan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:lmao:
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TeakettleWarrior Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! YOU KNEW MY NAME! I DON'T CARE THAT ITS ON MY PROFILE, YOU KNEW IT.
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:iconwoohooligan:
woohooligan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Sean! :D
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TeakettleWarrior Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice lighting, good you made the blue slightly reflect off Darth. The only thing that I can really find to improve is to give Luke a slight bluish tint from the lighting. Like, almost invisibly bluish tint. Oh, and at first I was like,
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Then I lol'd.
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woohooligan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks hon! :huggle:
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