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So now that it’s over I can finally show you guys the covers I did for the Watson Washington convention this year :D

I don’t think I’ve ever drawn this many faces properly together in one place D:

Thanks @sherlock-seattle for the opportunity, it was a lot of fun!


Everyone should go see King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. It was fantastic!
Just a fair warning, it’s an action fantasy, not historical, but boy was it epic. 
Guy Ritchie never disappoints. The cast was amazing, especially Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law, and the soundtrack was absolutely flawless.
I went to see it in 3D and I had chills all over my body.  If you’re a big fantasy fan like me, you should definitely go see it.

The party battles giant killer frogs with their crossbow, magic sword, and laser rifle and pistol.  (Denis Beauvais, credited as Dennis, from D&D Expert module DA2: Temple of the Frog by Dave Arneson and David Ritchie, TSR, 1986.)  The temple part of this adventure is adapted directly from the sample dungeon included in D&D Supplement II: Blackmoor in 1975, the first adventure ever published for an RPG, set in the first campaign world specifically created for a fantasy RPG.  Sci fi elements from other worlds were a part of D&D from the very beginning.

30 Bands in 30 Days
Deep Purple

Day: 25 (November 13)
Favorite song(s): Rat Bat Blue, Anya, Son of Alerik, Child in Time, Clearly Quite Absurd, Hush, Hey Joe, Mandrake Root, Burn, A Gypsy’s Kiss, Under the Gun, Smooth Dancer, Our Lady, Mitzi Dupree, King of Dreams, Knocking at Your Back Door, Fortuneteller, Not Responsible, Perfect Strangers, Smoke On the Water, Soldier of Fortune, The Battle Rages On, Gettin’ Tighter, Mistreated, ‘A’ 200, Speed King, Stormbringer, Woman From Tokyo
Favorite album(s): Who Do We Think We Are!, Slaves & Masters, Burn, In Rock, Perfect Strangers
Favorite lyrics:
“When brave men fall
Under crimson skies
There’s a sadness reflected in a soldier’s eyes
Tears will dry
For those I kill
Remember no more their names but someone will”
- “Under the Gun”
Favorite member(s): Jon Lord and Ritchie Blackmore
When did you become a fan: I’ve been a very casual listener for several years now, but I guess you could say I became an actual fan earlier this year (it was Michael Weikath’s fault entirely).
First song you heard: Smoke On the Water
Favorite video: Perfect Strangers
Seen them live: No.
Memory involving the band: Finding out that “Child in Time” was used in Twister (which happens to be one of my all-time favorite movies).  My initial reaction was something along the lines of “Oh my gosh, really!?” and then I started thinking about where it may have been used.  And then it hit me - I immediately started thinking about the scene where everybody goes after the first tornado and Dusty blasts some music and yells “It’s the wonder of nature, baby!”  I had wanted to figure out what the name of that song was for years.