Darth Maladi, born Malincha, was a Force-sensitive Devaronianfemale who was taken by the Sith from her homeworld of Devaronfollowing the death of her Jedi father at the hands of Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Krayt. She was trained in the dark side and became a prominent Sith Lady in Krayt’s One Sith Order. Maladi specialized in the ways of inquisition, torture, and mental manipulation, all skills which she implemented in her service as the head of Sith Intelligence and Assassination. She was also a talented scientist who experimented with ways to pervert science to serve the Sith cause. Maladi manufactured and dealt the narcotic ixetal cilona, and was also the mastermind behind the sabotaging of the Galactic Alliance-sponsored project to terraform the Jedi world of Ossus.
So, as a graduation gift to the school, I decided to gather up some friends and paint over our art teacher’s door. The previous painting had been there for many years, and while it was beautiful and portrayed Thais in the country’s traditional clothing, we felt that it was time for a change. With permission from our new (British!) art teacher, this was the result.
Starting around mid-April 2014, we painted during and through our final exams, finishing the last details around late-May 2014. I couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve done.
Overall, it’s supposed to resemble a TARDIS (from the British TV show “Doctor Who”), with a couple of extra references from games/movies such as Portal 2, Star Trek, Mass Effect, Star Wars, and Treasure Planet.
All the teachers loved it, and many asked us if we could paint their doors as well! I am happy to know that this is what we will be remembered by at the school.
X-Wing Fighter concept art by Joe Johnston, 1975-76
Star Wars inspired art by Chris Skinner.
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1974 Vol. 29, No. 10
China’s “Saint of War” a transformer
The latest Transformers movie has been a mega hit across China, spawning a massive following that is keen to give the machines depicted in the film a Chinese twist.
An example of that was on display in Linyi city in east China’s Shandong Province recently, in the form a giant “transformer” built in the likeness of famous Chinese general “Guan Yu.”
The designer Bi Heng, from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, built the structure using parts from an old, rundown truck.
But who is Guan Yu and why was he chosen to be the face of this fighting machine?
Guan Yu enjoys legendary fame in China, for his loyalty and righteousness. He served warlord Liu Bei from the Eastern Han Dynasty era (25 AD to 220 AD).
Such was his influence that he was finally recognized as the “Saint of War” the mid-19th century.
Picked up some Transformers movies.
Volume 1-4 and the Transformers movie.
Also picked up a 1980’s Silver Surfer in box. (Mint)
Explosive porcelain Martial arts by Martin Klimas
Photographer Martin Klimas has created some superb and explosive photographs of martial arts figures in porcelain. The porcelain figures are dropped from a height of three meters and photographed when they touch the ground, literally exploding, giving the photograph a huge energy.