I enjoyed just watching this. :)
I'm not sure if your model was based on something, but it feels like it should be a Persona enemy to me.
Nope not based on anything. Though I totally agree. Maybe playing SMT titles for a cumulative 150-200 hours last year influenced me creatively without my realizing it-LoL
Score! I can't believe it wasn't Itzpapalotl, though... ;) It's a cool little sculpture, glad I won.
Did you ever play the PSP game Jean D'Arc? I'd be curious to hear what you thought as a fan of the real lady.
I played through most of the game before losing my data/losing my SD card. I am actually torn on my opinion of it. As a SRPG I loved it. As a fan of Joan though I must say the game missed the mark for me. The core legend/tale of Joan is there and the fairy-tale-take on it is cool, it is just Joan as a character that I felt was a little (or a lot) off.
But to be perfectly honest, when it comes to Joan of Arc I don't feel any representation could really do her justice in my mind. It is hard to recount the tale of the lady without portraying her in a way that paints the picture of a crazy or war-driven character. While no one knows for certain, I really don't feel that was the case.
And double post for very amateurly taken pics of my Green Lantern ring. Just links because they're big photos. It's a little scratched and dinged from years of wearing. I should take it in and have it cleaned up some. The stone's a tourmaline - not valuable, just the right color. I wear it on my middle finger, which hopefully gives you an idea of scale.
Front of the ring.
From the side.
I certainly had fun with this too. And it's interesting all the intellectual responses we got, like I actually learned something.
Klyde- if you ever do the Griever ring on one of your fingers, ya'd better share pics.
That lantern ring is AWESOME! Waaay more classy than I imagined it looking. Very nice.
And as for the griever, there is strong possibility of that happening and you guys will certainly see it if it does.
Now, as for Joan/Jeanne and me and why I chose to commemorate her in such a permanent fashion...
Its as simple as this. Jeanne D' Arc is the absolute zenith/pinnacle illustration of the utility of faith to the human condition in my mind.
I grew up with no religious background.
I didn't "find God" in a conventional christian sense.
I did however eventually discover the story of a lady who's profound faith enabled her to far exceed the capabilities and ambitions of those around her. The aspects of her life that cannot be denied as anything other than entirely factual make it difficult to deny the strength one can foster when they are doing what they believe is their purpose. Doing the right thing, for the right reasons.... This is essentially what Jeanne means to me.
- At the age of 16 she was able to take up a sword with no combat training and proceeded to conquer one of the strongest known armies in the world to free her people at what she believed was God's behest.
That fact alone, amongst the many other remarkable aspects of her tale, illustrated to me the importance of faith itself. All of the sudden God and faith became something more important to me than a fleeting intellectual curiosity and something I really cared to understand and include in my life.
I went on to read/watch just about everything I could about Jeanne and now find her story to be one of the most compelling historical events in human history. A story that goes overlooked and under-appreciated by my measure.
I could expand on all of this but you get the point.