I was sketching a face and it started looking slightly like Wolfwood from Trigun, so I went with it.
Apropos of which, I recently saw a comment on a Trigun AMV at youtube by someone who said that Wolfwood made him “proud to be a Christian”, which is a strange comment. Wolfwood is admittedly a character of great awesomeness, and he’s clearly a Christian (he calls himself a priest, prays once, and belongs to an order of assassins who carry weapons shaped like giant crosses). But even if it’s reasonable to take pride based on a fictional character, Wolfwood is not presented as anything remotely resembling a role model (I don’t think even the hero is supposed to be a role model, actually) – he’s someone to sympathise with but not emulate. Plus, an actual Christian (rather than an innocently garbled manga idea of a Christian) should probably not be in the habit of carrying around a giant cross with built-in machine gun and rocket launcher, that’s treading dubious territory.
…although there’s a great piece of dialogue when someone tries lifting his cross:
“It’s so heavy!”
“That, my friend, is because it’s so full of mercy.”
(AMV in question here, although anyone who hasn’t watched Trigun should not watch it, as (a) you wouldn’t know what it’s about, (b) spoilers, (c) you’d be wasting time you could be spending watching Trigun instead.)
I planned to have a regular update schedule but… didn’t. Rather than promise to anyone that’s reading (or to myself) to do better from now on, I’m trying to make up the backlog with backdated posts. At two months’ worth of weekly posts missing this may take a while, but whatevs.