Okay, the announcement I aluded to, is that (as some folks guessed from seeing the previous posts’s comment) I have been chatting back and forth with Andrige, my favorite Warcraft artist.
Now, he said that Samwise is one of his favorite artists, but I’m allowed to like who I like. Sue me.
Anyway, he offered (after much begging and pleading from me) to make me a cute little picture… and I of course leapt at the chance to see BBB as imagined by Andrige.
What I saw this morning, as I opened my email, was the image I now present to you.
Can you believe that? Seriously…
Now, as you can imagine, this fills my heart with burning joy. No, I haven’t had lunch, it isn’t heartburn. It’s joy, damnit!
What is more… although you don’t see it here just yet (since I am still at work and going without lunch to satisfy your curiosity), is that he also redesigned my banner into a thing of true awesomeness.
He posted the bear image as a very nice picture on his website, with kickass background frmaing and everything, and says that he’s still not quite happy with it.
Never being satisfied that your own work is done to your standards is something that I completely understand… even if, as I look at it, I can’t agree. It’s perfect!
I talked with him about it, and Andrige is allowing me to use this image in my Cafepress store, so I can now say that I will VERY, VERY, SOON be wearing a black t-shirt with this on the front. And yes, it’s in there now. That’s where my lunch break went.
And for those of you crazy enough to want to wear a BBB shirt, now there is something there with the actual BBB name, something I had always wanted.
I’m gonna get a coffee mug too. And I think Alex would look cute in a toddler tee….
I know folks have been upset at my having a store in the past… but bear with me here. I am not asking anyone to buy anything. Would I be delighted to know there would be people out there somewhere walking around driving normal people nuts?
Well, of course! Hell yes!
But on the other hand… broke gamer with a family. Not exactly expecting other people to fork over real cash. It’s cool.
The picture is so good I shiver in joy when looking at it. I mean… just, the perfect look on that big bear face… WOOT!
Thank you very much again, Andrige, from the bottom of my heart. It is just… perfect.
(LOL) My friend Mark just walked by… he poked his head in my office, looked at the pic, and said “Is that your character in Warcraft? I thought you were a tank?” (He never played WoW, only Everquest back in the day. His wife evicted him from having an eLife).
I replied, “Yep, isn’t that awesome!”
He asked me, “If you’re a tank, where’s your armor?”
What could I say? “Dude, I’m a BEAR… I block with my face. With my FACE!!!”
He looked at me and said, “That explains a lot.”