So, have some art...
A new portrait for Margaa is up at Torn World: http://www.tornworld.net/artpageview.php?id=204
I'm waiting for final approval on that commission, then I'll post it here.
I also watched The Seeker: The Dark is Rising.
First, I have to confess that I adore this series of books. They are some of my favorite ever, and even in my recent drought of reading, I sometimes pick them up just for the comfort of them. I didn't really expect the movie to do them justice.
This movie? Couldn't resemble the book less if they'd actively tried. I mean, why even bother using the title? They made Will a modern 14-year old American. The signs don't match. The characters are all flatter than flat, and Will's missing twin brother comes back at the end. Also, the 'sixth sign' was Will himself, his soul. *epic eyeroll*
The Old Ones were entirely impotent (Save us, Will! Oh, save us!), only Wonder Will appeared to have any powers at all, there was no Hawkin (no Hawkin!!) and older sisters Mary and Gwen were bundled up into one little sister Gwen who has a sense of preservation low enough to wander off in the middle of a Viking raid to try to save a wittle kitty cat.
The effects were good, I'll give them that much. I just wish I could have seen what these guys did with the book in front of them, rather than atrocity that they made of the script.
Oh, and Dr. Who as the Dark Rider (where was the White Rider, btw?) was really quite trippy.