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I love video games. I can’t remember a time in my life that I didn’t have video games. My dad had an Atari when I was born, then I got my own Nintendo. Then SNES and so on. I’ve played pretty much every game system through out the years. But no matter what I play my favorite will always be the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. I don’t why. It probably goes back the the whole nostalgia thing. The NES was great. But that extra 8-bits just meant the world. The artwork and designs of those games still stick with me to this day. Other than all that awesome crap. The game play was amazing. The mechanics of a Super Mario World or an Aladdin are just awesome and so involved. Time wasn’t wasted on story or graphics. It was all about game play. Most games were just: bad guy does bad things, Stop bad guy. Don’t get me wrong I’m all about a great story and graphics. But I will take a super fun game with a lack of story and graphics over a beautiful and interesting game with boring game play. And most people will agree. The uproar of mobile gaming shows my point. So this hat is more of the same homage to nostalgia that consumes my life. *happy sigh*
So I’ve been pumped about this for almost a year or longer. The Avengers movie is less than a week away. I can safely say this is my most anticipated movie release probably ever. This might be the most anticipated movie release of all time(so far). Ever since they hinted at the idea after the credits of Iron Man I’ve been super excited. Never has this been attempted. A cross over in a movie with super hero’s that each have their own movies. Using the same actors, Ed Norton, which I am pretty pissed about. For he is one of my favorite actors. His performance as Bruce Banner was both compelling and believable. That’s what Hulk is all about. Sure he smashes things and stuff. But what he is experiencing is a very intense Jekyll and Hyde situation of epic proportion. Hopefully Mark Roffolo does the character justice. Everyone else in the cast is spot on. The Ultimate Nick Fury was based on Samuel Jackson, so of course it’s natural. Chris Evans is a pretty cookie cutter boy scout type with an edge and falls perfect in the roll on Cap. Robert Downey Jr. seems to have been born to play Tony Stark. His quick wit and healthy narcissism show through in this roll and it works in his favor. Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston have a great dichotomy as the brothers Thor and Loki. Chris IS Thor as far as I’m concerned. Like i think they got the actual God of Thunder and just told him to pose as normal person. Hiddleston plays a great conniving and sniveling coward that has more power than he can handle. Rounding out the cast, the shield agents Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner playing Black Widow and Hawkeye. For the small bit we’ve seen these two has been great so I’m excited to see there performances. All of the movies leading up to this have been great. These “movie-verse” storylines have done tremendous justice to the comic book versions. I’ve loved Captain America since I can remember and The Avengers as well. So I, being a “geek” for this stuff, am more excited. Basically this movie has all the potential in the world. And I am 100% sure it will deliver. Even if it doesn’t the trailer alone is enough to tide me over.
This was done with ink pen and scanned into Photoshop. I wish I had illustrator but, alas. Anyway this is without a doubt inspired by the movie “look who’s talking too”. The scene where Mikey is trying to be potty trained and James tells him the toilet man wants to eat his ‘pee pee’, then Mikey has to go in the middle of the night and goes into the bathroom to find a normal toilet. Thinking everything is fine, he turns his head to laugh only for the toilet to start yelling at him about wanting his ‘pee pee’. A very weird and disturbing scene. But it stuck with me. The most messed up stuff sticks in my head for years. I couldn’t tell you about one other scene in the movie. I’ve come to the realization and have learned to embrace my weirdness and use it. As seen here. I don’t really remember potty training. Except for my little toilet that I had. It fit over the real toilet. It was awesome. I don’t if they still make them like that. To be honest, it was a little high up and had a ladder type thing. Of course I could be just remembering it wrong. It’s so funny, trying to think of old childhood memories and wondering if they really happened. Your perspective is so small when you’re..small. Everything is HUGE and AMAZING. Holy crap I can pick up things and eat them, WITH MY HANDS!? That used to be a ground breaking discovery to us. I love to observe babies/kids when they discover things. It’s the only place to see sear, real, innocent amazement. It’s humbling. So in a weird, round about way; this crazy design is a shout out to innocence.
On of my favorite movies. Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey. Now I love both of these movies. But the second one was better. Excellent Adventure just felt like I was secretly getting a history lesson. And kids hate when they are sneak-taught things. Plus it had to do with time travel and made me compare it to Back to the Future, so yeah. Still a great movie but, all things considered, Bogus Journey wins. It’s also great because it dealt with tongue and cheek stuff, like most 90s movies. Like: heaven & hell, death, living on your own, underage drinking and marriage. I mean the two main characters die within the first 30 mins of the movie. That’s pretty heavy stuff. I don’t it was necessarily intended to be a kids movie. I think the first one was but, the second came out 2 years later, so maybe they expected their audience to be a little more grown up. At any rate I was super young when both came out. I still got to see them. Then again my parents didn’t really shelter me at all. Whenever I discovered something rather than lie and try to hide it, they would guide and tell me the pro and cons and all that jazz. They let me make a lot of my own assumptions. And I loved these movies! The story, the directing, the style everything. Underrated classics if you ask me.
This is a drawing that I scanned into the PC. I tell ya, my mind works in a strange way. The most random stuff pops in there. I think this design might have been influenced by Daffy Duck. The swirly eyed thing is used a lot in the cartoon world. So maybe there’s a part from a cartoon where Daffy gets hypnotized or something and my subconscious filed it for later. I’ve always wondered where that came from. And instead of looking it up on the inter net I prefer to just make up my own explanation. Okay. I know the swirl is thing doing the hypnotizing so I guess making their eyes turn into it gives it more of a effect. Or maybe they are trying to quickly explain whats going on the the more naive. Whatever the case, it’s a quick way to get the creepy effect if you want it. Well, cheesy creepy. It hasn’t been “scary” most likely since the 20s or so. It’s funny how when things get explained away to where they aren’t shocking anymore the just demote it to children’s entrainment. Maybe that’s why my brain held onto it. Because maybe I used to think it was scary. I think it’s because I still like to pretend that I AM still naive and not jaded with knowledge. Ignorance really is bliss? No naivety is.