Saturday, December 12, 2009

update for the heck of it

I've got a bunch of art-things going on. Three people responded to my free commission offer, I'm working on a collaboration with Sweet Enemy and I'm doing a piece of fan-art for a Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane fan blog that has a call for fan art (it's not a big deal and probably no exposure, but it's an excuse to do a piece of my favoritest New Mutant). I'll post a link and some scans when I've got some stuff done.

I've also finished up a 1/48 Sopwith Camel model for my dad (for xmas) and man, it was hard! I'll do a post on my model blog as soon as I have some photos.

In non-art news, Sweet Enemy and I watched "Hancock" last night. It was at our local library's DVD section and I thought that free was a pretty good price for a movie I had misgivings about. We went into it full of trepidation.

Well, with the exception of the epilogue (which was trite and bothersome on a number of levels), I thought it was a pretty darn good movie. It was a tight, cohesive film that had some pretty good plot twists. Sure, there were some plot holes (where does he get his money? What is his L.A. Backstory? Did he start off as a true hero and fade into a drunk?), but I found these to be forgivable and besides, what superhero films don't have plot holes?

So, in the end, I have to say I recommend it if you haven't seen it.

Listening to while posting: "2112" By Rush


Don Snabulus said...

You're jamming on this post. I was going to write a computer game around 2112 back when I was in high school. Never got around to it...might be the fact I had to wait over a decade for my own PC.

I think my feelings about Hancock are about identical to yours.

Looking forward to seeing the plane that fought those nasty Fokkers.

(I did not say dey vuss Fokkers. I said dose Fokkers vuss flying Messerschmidts.)

Arjan said...

Really looking forward to the Sopwith. I think my dad has 1:72 version.

@ Dan: your Fokkers joke just made me remember one of those bad Dutch-English jokes. We use the word 'fokken' for 'to breed' the joke goes along the line of someone asking what a guy does for a job and he says 'I fok horses' (because his English sucks) well and that's about the punchline.

Arjan said...

erm..Dan must be Don of course.

ladybug said...

Arjan-that is a great joke! As soon as you said "Sopwith" I got visions of Snoopy in the Halloween Peanuts special...:P

Pandabonium said...

Those biplanes can be a bear to assemble and keep the wings and struts all lined up right. Undercarriage same. The Camel is a good looking airplane.

wf "farsorth" - Opposite of farnouth.