Geeze... I go away for a week and so much happens! Sorry this will be another long journal, but you can skip through to stuff you wanna read if you like.Washington Bridge
If you haven't heard by now a bridge in Washington collapsed. No one was hurt, thankfully. As someone who remembers the tragedy of the Minnesota I-35 collapse, it makes me very happy that no one died. Glad everyone is safe and here's hoping maybe we'll start looking into how bad our bridges actually are and... I dunno... fixing them?Xbone
Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One to boos and hisses. I can't say I blame them. Every piece of information about the console makes me cringe in the worse possible ways. The sad thing is, despite how epically awful it is... it's still going to sell phenomenally because it's got Halo and Microsoft's deep pockets to back it up.Star Trek: Into Darkness
I enjoyed the hell out of it. It's a fun movie. The actors all are getting into their characters and roles quite nicely. The special FX are very well done. There are some fun twists and role reversals. And overall it's just a fun time at the movies. Just like the first one, only less mopey.Iron Man 3
Also entertaining as hell. I liked the fact that Tony Stark has to survive a great deal of the film without his trademark suit, which helps round out his character more and shows that he's more than just a guy in a tin can. I like that he is suffering from PTSD after the Avengers, though I wish they had kept that stuff a little more seriously and not made it into a running gag for most of the film. I also LOVE the big twist in the middle of the movie. I think it's hilarious and it works. It's also a good stand alone film and one you can watch without having seen Avengers and also one which rounds out a nice trilogy.MCBA Comic Con
Had a good time at MCBA comic con. A fan gave me Rainbowdash and a Fluttery keychain (both of which are situated on my computer desk now), thank you very much! Sold a lot more than I thought I would considering how little I had to sell. Sadly I had to leave early on Sunday because I had to catch a flight to Massachusetts, so I was only there for one day. Better than nothing.Facebook
I've been trying to keep in touch a bit more with my facebook account. So while I was away most of this week, I still commented upon stuff when I had the opportunity. This journal isn't the first time I've been talking about the new Xbox for example.brentalfloss
Brent and Dan drew the comics this week since I wasn't around (though Dan cheated by hiring someone to draw his lol), and you can view both of them here: [link]
Ok so here's an unusual question. About 7-8 months ago I made a series of pin-up drawings of various cartoon characters swapping out each other's costumes. I call the series "trading places" and no it's not related to the Eddie Murphy movie. I'm not sure if I should post them here or not. I think a lot of people would enjoy them, but as I used to do fetishy work before I'm apprehensive about posting anything that might be remotely taken as somewhat possibly kinky. Granted this is DA, so I'm sure the work I'm doing is insanely MILD compared to what reaches the frontpage but I figured I should ask first anyway. Should I post these pin-ups?Hobbit
On a similar topic, I have a series of Hobbit illustrations as well. I drew them in the style of the Rankin Bass 1970's cartoon, but focused on depicting scenes that weren't in the cartoon but were in the book. Scenes like Beorn and the Arkenstone, or the great stone giants fighting in the rain. I made it into a little booklet that I was presenting at the MCBA and I am wondering if I should post them here as well? It was more of an exercise of style mimicry than anything else, trying to evoke the same hand painted backgrounds with the highly detailed cel animation. Thoughts?Commissions
Because of the trip to Massachusetts I had to put a couple commissions on hold. Just wanted to give you'all a heads up that I am still working on them. Just wasn't able to when I was away from my computer for such a long time. I'll try to get you guys something tangible this weekend to make up for the delay, ok?Done
ok that's it. Sorry it's a lot but that's what happens when I leave unexpectedly for a week.
PS: Special thanks to
for making the "bear" themed Icon I'm currently using! Thanks dude!