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May 25, 2006

In The Abyss
Ah well. I suppose if there's an upside to these (apparently) weekly spasms of inexplicable physical agony, it's that I nevertheless still have enough control over my ever-diminishing faculties to lamely doodle away, while contemplating the usual relevant Nietzsche quotes and inspirational/overblown 80's power-ballads. Like the past Epyx-inspired abortion, this was yet another one of those 'oh please let me get this infernal notion out of my system already'-credo'd pics. Because Eldritch Subterranean Horrors™ really do need to be dug out of their slime-filled holes, and cast into the withering light of indifferent scrutiny, don'tchaknow:



I should say that I think this 'flayer is a considerable improvement over the last one I'd attempted, decades ago. Mostly because his tentacley-menacing presence isn't entirely belied by har-de-har "humorous" dipsomania (wouldn't alcoholic idiocy make 'em doubly dangerous?), or three coats of heavily applied kindergarten-surplus Magic Marker. Likewise, the Otusian-wannabe indigo-hued eeevil elven lass, where appropriate arachno-chaotic iconography was merrily indulged to full effect. But alas, beholding-balls will just never effing look right. Why, the durned beast is too outlandish/ludicrous to begin with; the human mind can't grasp an armored levitating over-oculared balloon as 'real', any more than it can accept the unlikely evolutionary processes that cause dungeons to be filled with giant, transparent flesh-dissolving cubes. Just not happenin'.

IAE, now back to my bed-ridden treadmill of pain/anxiety/fun. (And no, "Eye of the Tiger" is NOT the Quintessential Survivor Anthem, dammit. That honor most emphatically goes to "Man Against The World." Best Song EVAR -- and its appeal hasn't even been diluted by years of radio overplay!)
5 Comments:
Blogger Scott LeMien babbled...

wow, that picture looks cool as hell, I'm BEHOLDEN to it, nyuk.

5/25/2006 8:43 PM  

Blogger Tom Gordon babbled...

Gaaaah. I Lolth puns. Seriously!

5/26/2006 9:51 AM  

Blogger Scott LeMien babbled...

why are you DROWing this thing out?

5/26/2006 3:54 PM  

Blogger Tom Gordon babbled...

Sadism, of course. It's common knowledge; anybody Quo-Toa that!

5/27/2006 4:59 PM  

Blogger Scott LeMien babbled...

I think you do mind. Flavor is the spice of life!

5/28/2006 12:45 PM  

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