BumlifeJune 28, 2008
Well okay, not exactly. I have a few projects coming in via some contractors who have me do little pieces of freelance work. A tattoo design here, a restaurant facade there. But nothing solid. I want something solid, damn it.
I sleep late every night, well into the next day, about 2 or 3 a.m. average. This is usually because I’m either drawing samples that I plan to send to Marvel and DC, or I’m working on said commissions. For the past two weeks, mornings have been a systematic process undergone in a semi-fugue state. Whip pillow off to the right, roll off to the left, land on feet, three steps, down stairs, coffee.
The up side is I’ve actually gotten some real personal work done. Serious comic stuff. And this makes it all feel like this wasn’t such a waste of time after all. Nothing’s ever a waste of time if you spend it improving.
The Avengers used to have an archer called Hawkeye. He goes by Ronin now, but whatever, he’s still got mad skills with a bow and arrow. Anyway, he was asked to do the Robin Hood shot. Know what I mean? The shot where there’s already an arrow on the bull’s eye and you split that arrow in half with your arrow? Anyway, he said he could do it, and everyone said it was impossible — Robin Hood is just a legend and Mythbusters proved it couldn’t be done. This is what he said:
“You’re going to miss each and every shot if you act like you can’t be bothered to take it. That’s not living life, that’s just being a tourist. Take every shot. If it’s worth caring about, no matter how impossible you think it is — you take the shot.”
He then made the shot.
Thank you, Fraction.