September 12th, 2013


oh! *sniffle*!


A month or so ago, Ardian Syaf asked me to do a foreword for his sketchbook for the Singapore Toy Game & Comic Convention, because, as he said, “Considering you’re one of the person who discovered me before Marvel or DC comics did, I think it’s just perfect ” So of course I was delighted to, and I’ve just received a copy of the sketchbook in the mail. It’s beautiful, which I expected.

What I didn’t expect is that the last page was left blank so he could do drawings for people who picked up the sketchbook, and he’s done a head shot of Chance for me there, with a little note that says, “Thanks, Catie!”

I’m actually sitting here crying with surprise and delight over that. (And oh, god, the electrician just showed up so I’ve answered the door with a red face and teary eyes, *laughs*)

I’m posting the foreword I did for him behind the cut, just in case anyone wants to read it, but mostly, I have to show off the sketch. *beams foolishly*

Chance, by Ardian Syaf
Chance, by Ardian Syaf

Chance, by Ardian Syaf

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(x-posted from The Essential Kit)


now that would be epic

Ian McKellan posted this great picture of him and Patrick Stewart at their first rehearsal for their upcoming Broadway shows, and I was like I WANTS ALL OF THEM NAO PLIZ

So now I’m all like, can we get, like, some kind of massive epic fantasy film of some kind with, like, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, and George Takei all, like, vying for Helen Mirren’s hand while Judi Dench and Maggie Smith connive in the background or something?

Which I said on Facebook, and Harold immediately won the internet by responding:

Script? -peh- I’ll give you a script…
(shuffling sound)
Ok. Here’s the Palo Alto phonebook. What page should they start on?

I mean, I obviously overlooked some necessary players, who were immediately suggested: Christopher Lee, James Earl Jones, I think Lena Olin and Raquel Welch…

But now I’m thinking, so, okay, we’ve got like the great voices of Hollywood lined up here, so do we need a younger generation too, or are we happy with these guys? I’d be up for adding Vin Diesel and Liev Schrieber to the list…

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)