Pokémon Drawing Challenge

PDC: #149 – ‘Toothless the Dragonite’

Really, really thankful for my mum and dad – for a whole lot of things – but feeling it especially this week because they got me a ‘Wacom’ drawing tablet for my bday!!! ☺️

Seemed fitting to christen it with a Pokémon drawing — and who better than the OG dragon: Dragonite!  I’ve got a LvL 100 one in my Pokémon Bank called ‘Toothless’, and he’s one of my absolute favourites (also got another one called ‘LeBron’!)

Hope you like the drawing — really enjoying getting to grips with the tablet! (:

(Featuring: #149 Dragonite🐲 + some flowers! 🌸🌺🌼)

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Art

Who said the road would be easy?

Found this old painting I did a good few years at ‘Imagine’ when I was tidying up my bedroom yesterday.  I’d totally forgotten about it! Guess it was the first time I really painted or drew just for my own enjoyment.

Seems like a lifetime ago.

The painting is pretty explicit in its theme: it’s about how the road might be difficult, but we’ll get there in the end…

Art · Writing

A Letter from God…

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My child,

I love you.

You don’t need to compare yourself to other people.  You are unique, unique for a reason.  I made you.

Your worth is not found in what you do, who you’re with, where you are, or how much that person likes you: it is found in who you are, and who your Father is.

Don’t believe the lie that it’s good to never feel happy: that is not my purpose.  I am the joy-giver, the River of Life.  I am hope.

Give away more than you get.

Don’t forget about your family.  They love you, and you are together for a reason.

You don’t have to do this alone.  I am here.

Trust me.

Don’t believe the lies the enemy puts on you: they don’t even make sense anyway.  Listen to my voice.  I am leading you to green pastures and quiet waters.

You can do all things with me by your side.  Don’t put limits on what I can do.  I made the world.  I made the universe.

Be who I made you, not the imitation of someone else.  Be you.

I love you.

I.  Love.  You.

Video

I Just Played… Dragon Age: Inquisition! (Review)

 

I’m finally back on the YouTube train!!  Starting a BRAND NEW WEEKLY SERIES where I just talk about things that I’ve been enjoying recently, whether its video games, music, tv shows or books.  Hopefully going to be uploading every Friday!

Hope you enjoy this first episode.  It’s about a fantasy video game called Dragon Age: Inquisition, which proved to be the perfect remedy for my midsummer dissertation-writing blues.

Thanks everyone,
Rory (:

Video · Writing

Feeling Heard…

It can sometimes feel really difficult to be heard in today’s world.  It feels like no-one really cares about what we think, and we have no real way of expressing our thoughts.  That’s why it’s so important to have that group of family and friends that really listen to you: who really hear you, and care about what you think.  For me, I love being a part of our young adults group and our men’s group at church.  Whether or not I feel it in the moment, I know deep down that there are people in each of those groups who care about me and really hear me.

Still, another thing I love to do when I want to share some thoughts and feelings I have is to make videos.  Sometimes it’s something more serious, related to how I feel about the fact that the world seems to really be going down the toilet.  But often, its just to give my opinion on seemingly unimportant things: like music or TV shows or video games.  It’s just a good feeling to share what your thinking about something you’re interested in, and compare it to what other people think.  I’ve loved rooting through all the YouTube videos right now passionately debating the quality of the most recent season of Game of Thrones, and the implications it has for the last season next year!

So, given this, I’ve decided to give regular YouTube uploads another go, starting up a brand new series called ‘I Just Played…’  Essentially, it’s just going to be me talking about things that I enjoy, starting with video games.  There’s gonna be a couple of variations, like ‘I Just Watched…’ and ‘I Just Read…’ — I’m just gonna see how it goes!  Going to hopefully upload a new video every Friday.

It might seem very insignificant, but I’ve already had a bunch of fun recording the first couple of episodes, and it felt really good just to talk about some dumb, fun stuff!  At least now, if anyone want to find out my real thoughts on Dragon Age: Inquisition, they can — I’ll be heard!

First episode up TOMORROW!

Thanks everyone,
Rory (: