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Phillip M Jackson
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Current Residence: The darkest corner of England
Favourite genre of music: Contemporary Classics (A contradiction, but accurate appraisal)
Favourite style of art: Comic book/Anime/Manga
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***Minor Spoilers***

Even at their worst (Iron Man 2), the Marvel movies (The real ones, not that sh*t Fox and Sony keep excreting) are always a fun ride, well worth the price of a cinema ticket. Age of Ultron maintains that level of entertainment.
Despite having a huge array of characters nibbling at screen time, it never feels as sluggish as the midsection of the first Avengers flick. It rockets along at a glorious pace and maintains focus on its own story, but at the same time, Age of Ultron isn’t as good a tale.
Whereas Avengers felt like the end point that multiple movies had been leading up to, Age of Ultron doesn’t seem to further the series’ overarching narrative. It exists purely so we can spend more time in the company of the characters we know and love. Not a bad thing per se, especially with the usual barrage of fast quips and gags causing some genuine LOL moments (“I’m sorry”), but it does make the movie seem more forgettable than those before it. It has no real beginning and no real end. In the future, when we’re doing movie marathons and watching the Marvel films back-to-back, this will be one of those that you don’t mind leaving for a pee break. To its companion movies, it’s what Two Towers is to Fellowship of the Ring and Return of the King: the middle one where there’s some walking, some talking and some fighting, but we’re really just killing time before the final chapter.
While Ultron is played brilliantly and makes a supurb villain, Baron Strucker and Hydra, whose presence had been built up at the tail end of Winter Soldier, are utterly wasted. Both register barely a blip in Age of Ultron when it seemed they should have had a more prominent role. I don’t mind if the conflict with Hydra is confined to the Agents of SHIELD TV series, but if there’s no space for them in the movies: don’t put them in! Good villains are hard to come by. Use them properly!

Oh, and don't wait until the end of the credits. We get a mid-credits stinger but nothing else...... I was kinda hoping for Spiderman.

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:icont3hgauness:
t3hgauness Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've followed you for a few years now, ever since someone linked me to Sequential Art, and I became a quick fan. Now, however, all your art seems to do is mock others, which I simply can't understand. There's been very few new comics, no new projects, and, from the tone of your journals, you seem to have become bitter and jaded. All I can say now is that I hope you find what you seem to have lost.
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:iconjollyjack:
jollyjack Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
I only count 4 recent "mocking" strips in my gallery, a handful more across the decade I've been on DA and a substantial amount of other work either side. Can't really consider that a massive shift in direction.
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Lorddragonmaster Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Don't mind the rabble, anyone who thinks you've changed just doesn't realize you've always been this way! :)

just keep doing what your doing! I'm still reading!
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:iconlordluke200:
Lordluke200 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student General Artist
"oh no, criticism of this guy I look up to, HE MUST BE WRONG"
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:iconryutuisen:
ryutuisen Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
hio ,starting to practise drawing again and wanted do ask if i can use chloe ?^^
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:iconsubmachinex:
SubmachineX Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Have you seen this yet?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngElky…
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:iconflakkgun:
FlakkGun Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
"I don't draw other people's characters very often, and I generally advise other people not to either, because, unless you're actually being EMPLOYED to do so; you're not getting anything out of it. You're not promoting yourself or your own ideas but giving a big company free advertising."

This. I want this on a motivational poster.
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:iconviculja-chan:
Viculja-Chan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
agreed.
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:iconcybercachalot:
The Sonic origin story has been done in comics, a looooooooong time ago.
"spoiler alert *snort*

He was brown and more spiky, Robotnik was called Kintobor... yeah ok I feel my IQ droping already. I'll stop now.

A good fanfiction would be better I think.
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:iconjollyjack:
jollyjack Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
I still have that comic :)
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devil533 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student Filmographer
i most watch u !
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Chessrook44 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Because you've brought up things relating to art and people throwing fits about stuff happening with it, I thought perhaps you might catch interest in this little comic that was posted the other day.  cdn.themis-media.com/media/glo…
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Harpessdragon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Excuse me kind sir but could I ask you for some advice?
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XLRP Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
something you might have missed kawa-v.deviantart.com/art/5C4R…
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:iconkurtpruenner:
KurtPruenner Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
I think you might want to check the comments on that one... :)
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