“These are some drawings my colleague Richard stuck on my monitor” — Toby
February 17, 2005 8:40 AM   Subscribe

I've had days like that.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 8:55 AM on February 17, 2005

Some good stuff, but a little slim, unless there's more than Dec. 2004 and Feb. 2005 that I'm missing.
posted by soyjoy at 9:03 AM on February 17, 2005

I want T-Shirts of "Lightening Bolt" and "Lazy Cloud".
posted by monkey!knife!fight! at 9:04 AM on February 17, 2005

I want "Thought Bubble". Really great link, though I wish tehre was more to it. Worth bookmarking and checking back, though.
posted by rafter at 9:14 AM on February 17, 2005

Do you think Toby and Richard have got something going on?
posted by Frasermoo at 9:16 AM on February 17, 2005

I thought that too, Frasermoo...

These are great, but I'd like to see more.
posted by jimmycurN at 9:19 AM on February 17, 2005

That thought bubble one is fantastic. As for the clouds, well, I've seen lazier. :)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:32 AM on February 17, 2005

Cute. I like this.
posted by S.C. at 9:40 AM on February 17, 2005

[this is good]
posted by Down10 at 9:45 AM on February 17, 2005

What, no drawings of ligers?
Seriously, it's cute. I agree & wish there were more to view, though.
posted by miss lynnster at 9:45 AM on February 17, 2005

I liked these, we do very similar here at my work. Actually my website sprang from a sketch done at work similar to these.
posted by MmmKlunk at 9:50 AM on February 17, 2005

The Pyramids one is fun, reminds me of Gilliam.
posted by Arch Stanton at 9:50 AM on February 17, 2005

That's a Tigon! Their useless!
posted by Windopaene at 10:08 AM on February 17, 2005

The Pyramids one is fun, reminds me of Gilliam.

The "lazy clouds" one corresponds pretty closely to a Gilliam animation in Holy Grail.
posted by George_Spiggott at 10:12 AM on February 17, 2005

I also thought these were really cool. Seeing them on a shirt would be interesting.
posted by xammerboy at 10:24 AM on February 17, 2005

[this is very good]

I have no clue what's going on in "Lightning Bolt" though.
posted by neckro23 at 10:35 AM on February 17, 2005

Those would be the LARPers, neckro.
posted by The Thnikkaman at 10:46 AM on February 17, 2005

neckro23: I think I can hazard a guess. There's a game called Amtgard, very similar to the Society for Creative Anachronism, which involves dressing up in silly middle ages clothes, making your own sword/foam bat things, and beating one another senseless with them. Historical combat recreation is the idea. It has a very detailed, interesting combat system that makes most engagements quite entertaining. The most fun you can have with it is when you have a large group of people playing (20 is a good start, but I've heard of "ditch battles" with 250 people on a team) , because there are lots of fun group games and what not.
How this relates to the drawing is that in Amtgard they have a class system which allows you to level up based on your participation and winning weekly quests. Several of the classes have magic capabilities, and magic is simulated on-field by throwing small, colorful balls at people. To cast a spell you have to say it's spell name three times, (thus the right-side character's text), and hit them with a spell ball. The left character's text is explainable because when you die in the game, whether in sword combat or from a spell, it's considered polite to say, "Death" as a way of letting your opponent know that he's bested you. In fact, I was trained not to stop attacking until I heard the word, "Death".
I personally always thought the spells, especially the instant death ones like Lightning Bolt, were kind of lame.
What's funny about this is that it's an international organization. There are groups all over the country that play and fight with one another. It's actually really, really scary to see how involved in this stuff some people can be, which combined with the drama element was what made me get out of it. I still have my swords, though, because they're fun as hell to play with.
posted by baphomet at 10:52 AM on February 17, 2005

There's a game called Amtgard ...

Wow, you learn something new every day. Thanks baphomet.
posted by odinsdream at 12:06 PM on February 17, 2005

The Lightning Bolt reference comes from this video clip.
posted by m0nm0n at 12:27 PM on February 17, 2005

[this is good]

I want Thought Bubble and the Pyramids. Ooo, there's a terrible band name for you.
posted by davejay at 1:37 PM on February 17, 2005

Thanks m0nm0n, I was just about to ask for a link to that clip. I remember almost peeing my pants the first time I saw that, and upon watching it again, it seems a little tame compared to those recent star wars episode 3 and pure pwnage links.

Anybody with any more extreme nerdery?
posted by GooseOnTheLoose at 2:38 PM on February 17, 2005

"these cats are on fire" has an air of genius to it. t-shirt me too.
posted by blendor at 2:44 PM on February 17, 2005

I see neither "lazy clouds" nor "these cats are on fire" ... what's the story here?
posted by kenko at 6:00 PM on February 17, 2005

The story is that I am dumb. Nevermind.
posted by kenko at 6:01 PM on February 17, 2005

Omigod, that video! I love it. I love those people. I *am* those people.

I hate those people.
posted by mediareport at 6:19 PM on February 17, 2005

The best part is the girl clapping at the end. That enthusiasm, it's infectious.
posted by m0nm0n at 7:29 PM on February 17, 2005

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