Administrivia: 29 January 2024

Just a quick update.

1. I don’t know if I was right about the Mr. Big thing in the previous post but I have since seen a blurb indicating Rory’s character’s last name is Armstrong.

Rory McCann in Hot Fuzz
Michael “Lurch” Armstrong in Hot Fuzz


2. The LaFontaines, a band Rory likes, have just issued an important announcement. Fannies. ❤❤❤

3. I seem to be on my way out of the woods. At least for now. But I will leave the link up in the previous post because if someone’s looking for Hound art, maybe it’ll be up their alley.

(I still kind of want to set up a fan art section here. But I keep saying I want to do things and then I get hit by a fucking shit avalanche again. One of these days.)

Administrivia: 27 January 2024

Welp, doesn’t look like Jackdaw got released here in the USA at all. Grumble. I’m trying not to read the reviews much because I want to see it and not get spoiled, but from the little excerpts I’ve seen, the critics seem to be underwhelmed and it sounds like Rory’s character is named Mr. Big…? I love seeing him in film and TV. I’m just a little tired of all the “bad guy hulk” stuff. He picks his jobs, so I have to assume he likes that sort of thing and finds it a laugh, and that’s not a problem. It’s his career. I just hope he can diversify a bit. Maybe he got that chance with the DCI Daley project. He’s played a cop before, but not a main-character cop. I guess we will just have to wait and see.

(ISTFG if someone does not pick up that show DANA SMASH.)

And okay, I’m going to do something out of character for me and I said I would not do it here. But I’m in a bit of a bad place right now. If anyone ever saw my drawing of the Hound and wanted it, now’s your chance. I am only posting this here because most of you don’t go to my homepage. I need more eyeballs on it.


Normally a pencil portrait of that size is at least $100 more, I know. I’m not trying to drag down portrait prices, but there were a few things about this drawing I wasn’t happy with, so the price reflects that. I haven’t tried to display it in all this time and even if I were not in bad straits, I fear the humidity in my current residence will ruin it. (Not to mention my dad’s constant smoking.) It will no doubt be happier with someone who can get it framed properly and hung up in a house with actual climate control.

I have another portrait of Rory as well but I’m even less happy with that one so it’s shoved into a portfolio carrier until I feel better toward it. I’m going to get into Normal People portrait drawing after this for a while to see if I can pick up some business that way and then I’ll try something of the big man again. I already know what I want to do, couple things actually, I just need the time to do it.

Either way I have to get myself out of this mess first. So there you go.

Administrivia: 22 January 2024

Jackdaw is due to premiere in two days.


Just checking in. Not a lot going on. I know that at some point, which was probably before my previous post here, Rory posted on his Instagram again but you know how he is. Lucky to see one post a month from Mr. Bashful. It’s okay, just, that’s been it on news really.

Even my Google Alerts are the usual “omg some website we’ve never heard of has mentioned that Rory was in Game of Thrones!”. Although I did get this piece yesterday. I don’t know why the Google Alerts summary included the Rory McCann name. Niall has a brother, and he may have been mentioned by name in a previous version of the article (he isn’t in the version I saw). That’s all I can think of. But I am posting the link here because the whole context of a mountain accident and partial paralysis was really weird. Like somewhere in between Rory’s experience and the experience of his The Book Group character Kenny McLeod. Niall can still stand and walk.

Reality is so often stranger than fiction.

Oh, and Burns Night is coming up in two days and isn’t that another funny coincidence. Our favorite Scot getting a film premiere on Burns Night.

I wonder if he likes haggis.

[edit] I was mistaken! Burns Night is the 25th (I’m writing this additional note on the day, in fact). Y’all are lucky I still walk upright. Being off by one day is nothing. Hahaha

Administrivia: 05 January 2024

Hey y’all. Happy New Year!

So, drama happened in mid-December. Then drama happened a few days after. Then I reached out to people, then I got invited back to live with my father, who has been through a major medical crisis in the past few months. So I am back in Louisiana, but there wasn’t anything (anyone) left in Ohio for me to stay for anyway. I miss the place, and my going back is not off the table, but it’s not likely to occur for a few years yet. That’s okay. I’m tired of not knowing what’s going to happen next, and me with zero economic defenses.

But! I was already slow with this site with all the other shit that went on last year (I AM SO GLAD 2023 IS OVER) and it’s going to be even slower now. But I do have options. I have a friend with a decent internet connection and I need to go visiting sometimes anyway. I will also get a library card once I get my state ID (driver’s license) situation sorted out, and they have internet too. So I’ll just schedule shit. Why not. Might as well. I can’t imagine I will find full-time work yet, so that should leave me time for hobbies.

I mean I don’t expect anyone’s watching proceedings here with bated breath. It’s just the kiss of death, at least in SEO terms, to leave this thing not updated. So I’m fuckin’ updating. Mwah.