Mortality, Final Fantasy, Drinking Hennessy

This is from an image of a Final Fantasy cos-player.  He (or she) is dressed up as the Black Mage character that appears in several final fantasy games.  I was inspired by playing Final Fantasy IX again, which I haven't played since it was released way back in the terrifyingly numbered year 2000. 

In this particular Final Fantasy the Black Mage characters are artificially created, mindless, magical soldiers programmed to kill and destroy who or what ever their master wishes them to.  The crazy thing is that, at one point in the game, you discover a village of Black Mages who have become self-aware and have run away from the war.  One of the mages has discovered that after one year of awareness their kind dies.  The other mages don't really understand death and have buried their dead companions under the ground only because they've seen humans do the same thing.  In one conversation, a mage plans on cleaning up his dead friend in the pond when he "wakes up" from his sleep, while another asks whether you think that it is "warm or cold" living under the ground.  The mage that knows about the lifespan stuggles with depression and finding meaning in his life knowing that he and all of his companions will soon die. 

Pretty heady stuff for a PS1 RPG that looks like an anime for children.  I was really impressed with this section of the game, and I can't believe that I didn't remember it from my first play-through.  So, in honor of FFIX, I dub this picture "Is It Warm or Is It Cold (Under the Ground)."

P.S.  I don't think I've ever drank Hennessy before.


Diablo 3: Electric Boogalee

Sorry for the lack of posts, but those bastards at Blizzard finally released Diablo III.  It's swung into my life like a demonic wrecking ball, pushing everything to the sides of its beautiful, spiky goodness. Diablo II was one of the first PC games that I ever really got into, and it's still one of my favorite games ever, so you can imagine my excitement for the decade-in-the-making sequel.  The game does not disappoint.  Once my addiction to the game plateaus, I'll be back with more drawings.

May the Lords of Hell always drop rare loot for you.


Frozen, Dead Commander

The dead, frozen officer from the sci-fi/comedy Dark Star, one of my favorite movies.


Death by Unicorn

This is drawn from a still from The Abominable Dr. Phibes.  This was a film I checked out because of this recommendation.  It has some really great imagery in it, really gorgeous stuff.  The gentleman above has been killed by a statue of a golden unicorn hurled at him from a catapult.  Pretty cool.


Where's Mom?

So, back in the olden, moldy, golden days, you had to stand still for a long time to get a good photo, and mothers used to sometimes hide under blankets to hold their children still for the process.  I guess nobody realized that it looks creepier than goddamned hell.