But more importantly, I haven't been on dA in about two weeks.
Just taking a breather. I sincerely hope no one's been holding their breath waiting for me to get back to them on anything but if you have, shit, and I suspect some of you have
, very sorry, I'll be getting caught up over this week.
I actually had a very good time watching On Stranger Tides
! As I'd suspected, probably because of copious amounts of Barbossa screen time. I also adore Barbossa and Jack on the same team, they kick serious ass back-to-back and it's obvious Rush and Depp have a total blast acting their characters back and forth. The overall plot was very sloppily constructed compared to the preceding films but the little things were as hilarious and charming as always. Mostly, I want to vomit up PotC fan art again, just as soon as…
I get all the Pokémon out of my system. We didn't have a Gameboy as kids so we played Pokémon in card game form and in our backyards squirting each other with hoses and… throwing mud and stuff. Anyways, I can legitimately say I've played one of the games now, Ruby, which my brother ~ManageTheFancy
stole off a dying man in an alley.
But before that, I was doodling by the river when a round of Belegarth started up a field away. First I was like, hot daamn, a chance to lifedraw dudes in medieval garb battling! Then I remembered Belegarth mostly consists of a dozen guys standing around looking a little uneasy, chatting and very occasionally having a brief foam-sword skirmish.*
But then I saw something I'd never seen before: little kids showed up by the car load and you should have see this, they launched right into a seven-year-old berserker Ragnarök, they were squealing Lord of the Rings lines at each other (and occasionally… X-Men? it's the thought that counts) and it was great. Why am I telling this story… I guess it's a shame we grow up to trade an utterly unfettered imagination for self-consciousness. The guys my age had their cool costumes but the kids were plunging right into the fantasy. Hard to get that back when you grow up and leave the nursery. Either way, for some reason a liddle Benjamin came of these musings. *Although I've seen groups with an actual plan do some interesting games, so no offense meant to any Belegarthers out there who do more than dress up.**
**Probably the only reason I would join Belegarth.***
***Because I am
geeky and shallow an artist.