My esteemed and warped-genius colleague, Creepy (aka. Mister C, aka. … well never mind, he has more nicknames than I do) has invested in graphics software and turned his efforts to (among other things) a DeviantArt page. Go and check it out.
The prize of the collection though, at least so far, has to be this one.
Revel in it.
REVEL IN IT!
I want to thank my weird and wacky and wonderful brother in penslinging for making me look even remotely like Jason Momoa. I am taking this straight to Mrs. Hatboy and showing it off with great glee. Furthermore, I have found a new avatar for myself – a long-overdue overhaul to my various profiles, and a new me for the new year / decade.
Damn right. He even nailed the eyeroll.
Couldn’t be more chuffed. Not even if the picture included Yool, the amusingly buff Christmas tree who has been here the whole time.
I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends.
Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages?
I am Hatboy.
Sweet, really cool artwork and Momoa-proximity without crossing into copyright imitation legal issues (yes this is a thing in murrica, though I wonder if Momoa isn’t a cool enough dude to not get into that sort of BS). Awesome.