Believe it or not, I saw Back to the Future for the first time last night. It’s one of the movies that everyone is so surprised to discover that you’ve never seen, like Star Wars or The Sound of Music or something. I went into it knowing pretty much all of the classic lines already, just because they get thrown around so much in cultural references, and I ended up finally discovering the original context of all of them. Interesting to see where exactly it was that Doc (Emmett) Brown and Marty were going that they didn’t need roads, or the classic line “are you telling me, that my mom, has the hots for me?” It was kind of dated (really really dated, actually), but I ended up enjoying it hugely. I feel like it would be really hard for me not to like it (partially because of the fact that Marty McFly is the coolest character this side of Bill and Ted, and that I want to be like him). I know it’s crazy that I’d never seen it before, but I’m all better now. I took care of that.
I’m going to start making pictures more, and maybe they’ll move too. A friend of mine asked me to draw his album cover, so I plan to give that my very best effort. It’s probably going to involve a dinosaur on a skateboard or something rad awesome like that. Funny, just typing the words “dinosaur on a skateboard” just now notably increased my happiness. Now I’m just thinking about it. It’s awesome. It’s a t-rex and he’s got little elbow pads on his little elbows and big knee pads because his legs are huge. And a helmet and aviator sunglasses, and there is a flaming rainbow coming out of the back of his board. Somebody on reddit recently accused me of being four years old a few days ago, and I’m beginning to wonder if he was right. I’m ok with it, as long as it means I get to keep dreaming up dinosaurs doing awesome things.
I’m also picking up work on the message board that I started, as well as starting to design a personal website and a bunch of other stuff involving gif-making and pixel art. We all know that I’m a workaholic – this shouldn’t be news to anybody.