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Making of, Part The I Forget

While I’m still recovering from whatever it is that latched onto me at Emerald City (clue: it’s not a leprechaun), I thought today would be a great day to introduce another one of our cast members for the LICD Animated series.

Meet Mitchell Whitfield, who plays John, Urchin and the Narrator. And is possibly my soulmate. But I digress.

-sohmer

-Because I Can.

Quote of the Day

“Dear Governor Axtell. I’ve heard that you will give 200 dollars for my head. Perhaps we should meet and talk. I am at the Juarez village at the border. Send 3 men, and instruct them not to shoot, as I am unarmed. In short, Sir; I surrender. Your obedient servant William H. Bonney. PS: I changed my mind. Kiss my ass.”
– from Young Guns (1988)

Emerald City, Booth #1106

If my calendar is any indication, and it often times is, we’ll be leaving shortly for the mythical land of Seattle where we’ll be attending our first convention of 2013, Emerald City Comicon.

You’ll be able to find us at Booth #1106, and by using this handy map:

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Lar and I will be joined by Stone, Will, Rich and Joel.

Do us a favor, won’t you? Come by and see us. We get oh so lonely without company, and chances are we’ll have plenty of books and other fun things to sell you and sign for you (should our pallets make it there this year).

I feel I also need to remind you folks that I’m off the Red Bull hooch (I miss it every second of everyday), though I will gladly take Scheckter’s Organic Energy drinks or diamonds off your hands.

We’ll see you in Seattle, yes?

Yes.

-sohmer

-Because I Can.

Quote of the Day

“I don’t want my daughters growing up entitled and spoiled. And I agree with my father – you give your children enough money to do something but not enough to do nothing.”
– from The Descendants (2011)

What It Means

I’ve never been a huge tattoo fan, just not my thing. And yet, for the majority of my adult life, I’ve always wanted to get a very simple tattoo, a Yin Yang on my forearm that symbolizes a great deal for me.

This wasn’t a tattoo for anyone else, it was for me. It was to be a reminder.

Of what I’ve lost, and what I’ve gained. That no matter how bad or dark things get, they will improve. That for every act of evil we hear about, there are thousands of acts of good.

But most importantly, it reminds me that I was never whole before my family, before my wife, before my son, before the incoming twins.

That’s what the Yin Yang means to me.

And yesterday?

Well, yesterday Moss and Will took me to the tattoo shop and I became a man. A man who only cried a little.

-sohmer

-Because I Can.

Quote of the Day

“I finally came to the conclusion that he maybe he was right. Maybe there’s no such thing as heroes. Maybe there are just people like my dad. I finally came to understand why they were so uncomfortable being called heroes. Heroes are something we create, something we need. It’s a way for us to understand what’s almost incomprehensible, how people could sacrifice so much for us, but for my dad and these men, the risks they took, the wounds they suffered, they did that for their buddies. They may have fought for their country but they died for their friends. For the man in front, for the man beside him, and if we wish to truly honor these men we should remember them the way they really were, the way my dad remembered them.”
– from Flags of Our Fathers (2006)