Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Day 209, on which John returns to John-Apoc [28.7.10]

Dag to hundrede og ni. Well, here we are. Thursday. It's getting closer and closer to Saturday, when I'm off on holiday. I have no idea what I'm going to bring; I really don't like to think about it. I hate holidays when all you do is sit on a beach and soak up the sun. What a waste of my time; I'd much rather be doing something. The one thing I enjoy about holidays is going to a foreign country and soaking up the culture - and for where I'm going in Portugal, it seems like it'll be tourist country. No Portuguese for me then.

I don't delve into Post-Apoc very much, but when I do, I really enjoy it. It's lots of fun and it's a really open theme to build in. I've only made one proper Post-Apoc MOC, the Hope and Glory Towers for the Blood in the Snow contest a few months back.

So, here I am, back into the genre, with a little minifig. Wooh. Yay. He's got a sausage too, which - for teh record - is for food. Bloody builders on Flickr wondering about other uses for a sausage in the post-apocalyptic wilderness. That guy is a man, not an animal (which, I guess, means that whatever the dog does with the sausage is OK). Dispute over.

I really need to get back into post-apoc. If I can just master building rubble, I'd be good to go on a number of projects. For example, in Hope and Glory Towers there is a rogue traveller who visits the group living in an abandoned block of flats. I was going to follow him as he travels through a desolate post-apocalyptic wasteland, meeting survivors living in the remains of a once-great society. This fella with the dog will (if I make the vignette, eventually) be a drug/medicine dealer operating from a moored tug boat. I took some photos of a great little boat when I was in Portsmouth, so I'm going to use that as a reference.

But that vignette will have to wait until I finish my Neo-Futuron project, and not to forget JCiii, which is going real slow at the moment. Jeez, I have a full list of stuff.



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Zack said...

Well glad to know you plan on building apoc more since I'm hoping to run an apoc-contest very soon.