I’m pretty stoked for the new Gorillaz album that’s coming next year. I excited for the new music, new videos, and just seeing what the band’s been up to. I’m also glad that in the new art that’s been released the characters seem to be in a better place than they were in Phase 3. Noodle especially looks a lot happier than before.
The Only Thing Worth Remembering About From 2015:the rebirth of “Larry Stylinson” & watching them rise.
“Harry and Louis are the Stevie and Lindsey of the mermaid-tattoo-era stadium-rock eye-contact game. Louis’ eyes are dark, intense, controlling, with a surly "damn your love, damn your life” edge. Harry’s eyes say “I hear the darkness you’re expressing and it’s important to me but my heart tells me to twirl right now,” so he twirls and touches his hair. The brooding look vs. the beatific twirl. When one of them gets happy, the other gets wistful. When one of them gets bitchy, the other gets sugary. I could watch them sing together for hours. I could probably watch them do laundry for hours. (I doubt they do laundry.)“ - Rolling Stone Magazine (2015)
Well, I am very, very late in posting these this year, but here are some of my pastels from Bill Cone’s workshop up in the Sierra Buttes last July! I have been dealing with quite a lot of back issues this year, so I had to take it easy this time around. Because of that, I didn’t get as many paintings done as I usually do… However, I couldn’t say no to getting some fresh mountain air with lovely people and immersing myself (as much as possible) in plein air for a week. And I still learned a ton despite my limitations, so am very glad I made it up there! Here’s my top pieces from this year, and to hoping that next year comes with a little less back pain!
OK YA’LL, BUT YOU CANNOT CONVINCE THAT VICTOR DID NOT JUST WALTZ UP TO YURIO RIGHT BEFORE HIS SKATE, WHEN A PERSON’S MIND IS IN A HIGHLY FRAGILE EMOTIONAL STATE AND NEEDS TO BE CALM IN ORDER TO FOCUS CLEARLY, AND BE ALL “OH BTW I’M COMING BACK NEXT YEAR, YURI MIGHT BE RETIRING IDK~” AND NOT KNOW AND EXPECT YURIO TO JUST RAGE PLOUGH THRU HIS FREE SKATE BC “THE PIG IS GONNA RETIRE BC HE HONESTLY THINKS HE’S GONNA WIN THE GOLD??? FUCK THAT AND FUCK YOU, VICTOR, I’M GONNA DESTROY U BOTH!!! DON’T UNDERESTIMATE ME!”
AND LIKE THIS WAS VICTOR’S GOAL ALL ALONG BC LIKE YURI PROMISED HIM GOLD BEFORE HE RETIRED AND IF THERE AIN’T NO GOLD HE CAN’T LEAVE HIM AND VICTOR IS JUST SO PROUD OF HIS TWO YUURIS AND HE WANTS TO COMPETE AGAINST BOTH OF THEM NEXT YEAR AND IF YURIO HAD ANY NERVES ABOUT HIS FREE SKATE RIGHT THEN, VICTOR ESSENTIALLY WIPED THEM AWAY WITH HIS DECLARATION CHALLENGE, LIKE HE JUST KILLED TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE DOING WHAT HE DID
Find. Claim. Profit. In a post-war galaxy littered with scrap, it’s the salvager’s motto. And with a fast ship and a lust for adventure, Rion Forge has certainly made her mark on the trade. When the discovery of a wrecked UNSC cruiser brings Rion’s past back to haunt her, stirring fresh hope into a decades-old wound, she’s hell-bent on finding answers: What really happened to her father and his ship, the Spirit of Fire?
This digital-first e-novella also contains the complete text of Kelly Gay’s short story Into the Fire, originally featured in the collection Halo: Fractures.