If you have looked around yourself and seen the world for the empty husk it truly is, and you have desired more; if you have an unquenchable lust for real adventure and overcoming in an age where the word HERO has become meaningless; if you would make an outlaw of yourself, and go against…
As the guy in the photo, I second everything said in this post. Grimnir speaks ancient truth.
Excellent weekend at Ulfheim. Much cider, mead, merriment, and a groundfighting bout with Grimnir, who’s gainz out-natty’d me this time. Woke up today sore, smelling like wood smoke and covered in dirt. Still sore as hell. Tired, and going to sleep now.
A few years ago when I first started teaching myself audio editing, I practiced by adding music into public domain LibroVox files to make them a little more interesting to listen to while on long drives in Virginia’s terrible 95 freeway. One of them was a reading of HP Lovecraft’s “Beyond The Wall of Sleep”, which I dug up recently while going through some old files.
To this day it’s one of the most profoundly touching and sad short stories I’ve ever read, and I’ve attempted several (failed) paintings and drawings to try and illustrate it. It’s been a few years since I tried, so I think I’m due to give it another attempt sometime soon.
Thanks to old friend Justin Cherry, aka Nivbed for being cool with me having used an old track of his for this. Music artists used (in order of appearance): Kammarheit, Mike Vanportfleet, Nivbed, and Matthew Florianz.
Watching all the news about Ukraine and Russia right now tells me only one thing, that somewhere in the Russian Army there is some nerdy Private named Ivan who’s getting sweaty palms as he syncs 90s videogame music into his iPod, sensing that his childhood dream of taking part in a Russian invasion while listening to “HELL MARCH” is about to come true.