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Sunday, 9 July 2017

Something slightly different

Still not Devos IV content (sorry), but it's been a bit busy.  But as it's just my hobby time which has been interrupted, I'm in no position to complain.

Anyway for one reason or another, I had to clear out a lot of the garage.  Some of you know just how much there is in there.  Those who remember the film clip will have a sense of how cluttered it is, but the rafters were pretty much jammed with stuff.

Anyway, clearing out and throwing away I did find caches of AD&D and Traveller stuff.  Along with this:

A reminder that we live in a different world.  Germany is not bisected by the Iron Curtain, the UK is about to leave the EU and China is screwing down on pro-democracy elements in Hong Kong.  There is no reason that we should expect GW to behave in the way it did then, it might be nice, but then so would a lot of other things.  Ho hum. Mail order trolls, indeed.

Amongst the stuff are character sketches in ink from my AD&D stuff from the early 1980s.  It's all derivative; the trio of elves and pet sabre tooth kitty are very much taken from Liz Danforth's work; probably for the best.

This is an elf mage which I really loved.  So those two works are now saved here for prosterity; the late teenaged me was creative.  I discussed this with my Dad at the weekend (my sister and I took him out in London as a late birthday jaunt) and he reminded me of a pencil sketch which hung in the loo of my childhood home.  It was a kestrel on a post, looking at the viewer over her shoulder.  My Dad reminded me this had been the case and commented that the eyes of the kestrel seemed to follow the occupant around the room as he or she went about their business.  Nice that he should remember to remind me of that.

Anyway, I thought some of you might find this interesting.


  1. It's fun to see things like this, thanks for sharing.

    ...I have to wonder just how disturbed your Dad was by that drawing, to recall it after all this time.

  2. And to think that I was once that good (!) It's amazing what he remembers. We found out at the weekend that he had TB as a kid. It's only taken him 45 years to get 'round to telling us.

    ....and so much hobby content consigned to oblivion by time :(

    Oh well. I'll just keep on with Devos IV for the time being, we'll see how that goes.

  3. Nothing like having a bird of prey watching as you poo.

    Nice that you got to organise that garage some. Looked absolute chaos in that video.

  4. What an excellent find! I'd be really interested to see all of my old doodles from school one day.