And now, a Viking riding a turtle.

Admittedly, I haven’t been updating my sketch blog as much as I should. That’ll change soon. I’ve just been tinkering with Bravenet.com‘s website-building features (by damn, there are a lot of them), trying to build an HONEST-TO-GAWD website of my own.

In the meantime, I haven’t forgotten to draw. I’ve just forgotten to scan my works in. That’ll change, too.

Wow, this entry is longer than normal.

So while I’m making long blog entries, I might as well share about this movie I saw today called Katyn. Here, I’ll let the IMDB description tell you what it is:

“An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.”

It’s brutal, at least to an American girl like me who doesn’t really watch war movies. Up to this point, I saw Black Hawk Down and thought that was intense.

It is, but it’s an action-packed intense. But the last twenty minutes of Katyn can woop the shit out of Black Hawk Down because of that sense of “Oh my god, that ACTUALLY happened. And no one said a DAMN word about it until now.”

That’s right: Katyn covers an event that Russia kept under wraps for close to 40 years. And the U.S. government knew about it and hasn’t said a damn word, either.

It’s an amazing film. Everyone needs to watch it at least once in their lives. It changed my life, that’s for sure, in ways I’m not able to articulate right now.

Wow, I can’t believe I mentioned a war movie in a post with a turtle-riding Viking.

What is the world coming to?

(P.S. this was drawn on an Open-Source program called MyPaint. If you can, try it out, but it’s apparently difficult to download. Be forewarned.)