My daughter's been hounding me to open a Tumblr account so she can show off my art to her friends. I must admit it's kind of nice when your kid thinks her mom's cool enough to show off to her friends - LOL! Anyway, I put up some of my later works, with watermarks on them because I know Tumblr's rep, and started posting. Astonishingly, a clip from one of my pieces took off like GANGBUSTERS over there - as did my piece 'He Ain't Heavy', the one I did of Al holding wounded Ed after the 5th laboratory incident. It's kind of nice to see I'm not the only sick puppy on the planet. Heheh!
Finally got to see 'The Hobbit' and I am happy I kept myself so spoiler free. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, though watching Watson running about through Middle Earth was a little distracting, seeing Mitchell from Being Human was FAR more so. My daughter had another moment to be geek-proud when her mom recited dialog before it was said from a movie she'd never seen before. And she, delightedly told me, she was finally going to get the answer to the riddle I'd asked her since she was a kid - and apparently never gave her the answer to. Have to confess, the Riddle Game scene has to have been my favorite - so perfectly done, so perfectly canon. *happy sigh*
The final bright spot in my unspoiled enjoyment came when the credits rolled by and we saw 'Benedict Cumberbatch' in the list. My daughter, her friend and I all fangurled and I said 'with Watson, Mitchell AND Sherlock in it, it has to be a good movie!' LOL!
In other news, I've discovered another anime / manga to adore. Blue Exorcist
is just now being dubbed into english but it's 25 episodes are available on many sites subtitled. I ripped through the anime, then the manga (and, wonderfully, the manga has LOTS more stuff than the anime does - yippee!) and now they've come out with a post-anime movie that was just released to theaters December 28th. Now, it was just released in Japan
which means it won't be even available with subtitles for maybe a year... Waaaaa! I don't want to wait a year!!!! I don't want to wait a year for the next installment of the Hobbit and I don't want to wait a year to see the Blue Exorcist movie! *Whimper* What's a fangurl to do? (Ok, yes, write fanfic, draw, I realize, and yes, I am doing both, but wha!!!).
To give you an idea of why I like this new series so much, check out this lovely pic I found online. This is not my art and the website was in Russian so I couldn't really credit it, but - you might get an idea of why I like it. *cough*
That's fanart of Rin Okumura (the wounded one) being found by Ryūji Suguro. I am only now getting the droolstains off my sofa... *hopeless*