Helloooooo out theeeeeeere!
Sorry I've been away so long, fellow deviants. It's been a strange couple of months, and so much has happened since July! But I'm happy to report that all is going well!
Personal stuff first as always. Girlfriend came and went, no hard feelings. Got a new roommate who is really helping me work some things out with my life, and he's awesome. Still at the same job, but at a different location with MUCH better hours. I was riding high for a while there, until my student loans finally started kicking in. But I'll deal with it, like always.
"The Wolverine" came out, and I saw it on opening night. Absolutely loved it! We finally got a Wolverine movie ABOUT WOLVERINE! They didn't stick panel-to-panel to Frank Miller's original story, but it was still done damn-well. Emotionally-involving/evolving, plus plenty of action. I doubt it could have been done better!
August took a steep downturn. You know how they say all of your friends will eventually abandon/remove you in favor of their loved ones? Yeah, that happened to me. My best friend of the past three years decided that rather than make her girlfriend jealous, we should stop hanging out, and texting, and talking, and pretty much interacting altogether. This is someone who kept me from killing myself at last twice, and we held each other together through some rough stuff. This time without her has been really tough, but looking back, I am definitely getting over it.
September was better; went to an anime convention here in town, got some cool stuff (Mortal Kombat shirt, keychains, etc.) October was super-boring. No pumpkin, no pumpkin cookies, no candy, and no trick-or-treaters! D: But I did FINALLY get to catch up with "Supernatural!" I'm a total fanboy at this point. I love the show.
And of course, "Thor: The Dark World" came out this past week. Got to see it opening night, and it was good! Not great, but still good. Fun action, good acting and plot, and it had more of a Star Wars/Lord of the Rings vibe this time, as opposed to Space Shakespeare from the first film.
And soon I'll be seeing the Doctor Who 50th anniversary show, "The Day of the Doctor!"
Not quite caught up with that yet, but getting there.
Alright, back to business. Inspired by the new Batman game "Arkham Origins," I decided to make a keyblade based on Azrael's tech batsuit. Again, not my best, but I'm satisfied.
Just as a sidenote: Yeah, there aren't many differences between "Origins" and "City" other than new voice actors and a slightly bigger map. But seriously, is there a problem with getting more of the same when it's still awesome? Combat is tweaked for the better, plot is pretty cool, and the batcave/batwing are freaking epic! No reason not to get it if you enjoyed the first two.
Next, did up an old tattoo design I thought up when I was first getting mine done. I figured, if I was ever going to get a band tat, it would have to be AC/DC. And my favorite song? The one that best exemplifies my love for the band? "Rock Your Heart Out" from their '90 album "The Razors Edge." Not the best song from definitely not the best album, but it captures the raw energy and power that I love the band for, and it makes me think about how my life could have been different if I'd gotten into music; experiencing the rush from being onstage and performing for the public. Awesome. Two versions, one a large-size with the effect of it being under my skin, the other a basic title.
Put together a nice little parody sign. Here in the states we have the Bone Fish Grill; sort of upscale seafood joint (with amazing Diablo Shrimp). It always makes me think of the Fishbone enemies from the Super Mario franchise, so I couldn't help myself.
Been working my way steadily through my God of War fanfiction, chapters 13-16 are now up! Lots of good plot threads moving now. Can't wait for the climaxes!
And finally, I've been working on a few of keyblades requests: A Sonic the Hedgehog keyblade based on the "Colors" franchise, and two based on the old cartoon show "Dinosaucers." Both requested and co-designed my FossilDynamite.
Anyway, that's about everything for this installment, fellow deviants. In case I don't see you, Happy New Year!