Aaand it’s been a while. I blame that on three things…
1. I was on vacation for a while. I intended to get a bunch of work done, but really just became background vegetation in the story of my own life for a week.
2. I was doing a bunch of research and such for my latest WIP which I hope to have finished by October 25 (it is a sentimental deadline because the timing of the story would be October 25th, if it was set in the modern-day).
3. And I’ve been sick for about a week, too. Along with my wife, who was supposed to be caring for my wussy-ass, but got even sicker than me and my corpse had to take care of her.
You can read all three of those points in simpler terms, too, if you have an issue with your attention span:
1. I’m a…
Seriously, I’m surprised I had 9 views in 2012. I’m getting near 50,000 views. Who are you people?
Soo…I figured my last few posts before dying and disappearing from the face of the earth were about the games we’ve made (more behind the scenes stuff from Dynasty Heroes is coming; and I believed I’ve figured out my audio issue, too) and a few political things. So today it’s going to be some nonsensical fan-girling. Err, in my case fan-boying. If you aren’t familiar with Peter Hollens, take a little trip over to his YouTube Channel or to one of the numerous places that sell his songs so you can buy them all. He does A Capella covers, and a few covers with other singers and instrumentalists, and even has an original song or two (Sleepwalking is one of my favorite songs of all time). His new album is available for pre-order now. I’m a huge fan of his.
Not like, this is on my wall with lipstick imprints kind of fan. I just listen to his music almost non-stop.
Well I’m sure you also know, if you’ve followed me for any real period of time, that I am also a huge fan of the game Mount&Blade. And I was playing one of the mods for Mount&Blade: Warband, called 1257AD. As you can imagine it’s based in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Minor during the year 1257. I was just screwing around and I wound up hitting the randomize button on the character face-creation screen. I wound up with a character that looks almost disturbingly like a sour-faced version of Peter Hollens.
I have named him Sir Peter of Hollensberg.
Hair color’s a little off, and his nose might be a bit too wide. But overall I think it’s rather likeable to him. I know he’s a gamer, too, I wonder if he’s ever played Mount&Blade? If he has, I wonder if he’s found this particular arrangement of facial choices and played as himself? If you’d like a side-by-side comparison, I scruffed Sir Peter up a bit…
The hardest part was trying to get him to look in the same direction, actually.
And I’m sure we all remember the video he made for the cover he did of Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now.
Unfortunately there aren’t any sweatband items in the game.
Here he is in full armor, Sir Peter of Hollensberg the Earl of St. Ives!
I’m not a nerd; I’m a level 12 A Capella Singer!
And here he is shirtless with his sword in his hands.
Which we all want to see! Err…wait, what did I just say?
So I’ve been playing as Peter Hollens, I guess. And Sir Hollens, should you ever find this post…your digital self has a message for you…
Like as in…”Do a legit cover of Carry On My Wayward Son.” I can only assume.