Sorry. I’ve been so busy over the past few weeks that I’m feeling rather drained. Lack of sleep is the biggest problem.
In the last two weeks alone I’ve been on my yearly Chouffe-expedition as well as the Fort Vechten event and done some film work that I’m not at liberty to talk about very much except that it was for an educational film about Camp Vught.
Chouffe Weekend saw us back at the Gite in Dirbach were we spent our previous weekend a year earlier. Again it came down to 2 days of drunken debauchery, with plenty of games, drink, food, laughs and a cozy campfire. I do really find it a shame that the house is located so far away from our previous location (Moulin de Renziwez), but apart from that I did have a swell time. The score this year was 128 empty bottles of La Chouffe and Mc Chouffe beer. It’s going to be pretty hard to beat next year.
Fort Vechten the weekend before was a first for me. I was graciously invited to help out my friend Kenny with his Garrison Military Police duties at the Fort. We were guarding the NAAFI-cafe against unwanted characters; Tank Destroyers, Fallschirmjaeger and other dubious figures. I had great fun eventhough I was dead tired from the previous 2 days on the film set. The food and drink was provided as well as the Classic Movie that was played on Saturday evening (Guns & Guitars).
In the few weeks I’ve had it I’ve fallen totally in love with my Leica Camera. It probably has to do with the wonderful qualities of its 70 year old workmanship. The different lenses I’ve acquired have proven themselves wonderfully, even if they came from KEH’s bargain bin. I’m still looking for a Wide-angle Elmar lens, but that’s something I can’t afford until next month.
A week or so ago I ran into a webcomic called Last Blood by Bobby and Chris Crosby of Sore Thumbs fame. It’s a pretty dramatic comic with an interesting twist. The world has been overrun by zombies, the last few surviving humans fight a losing battle against them. Help comes in an unlikely form: Vampires. They protect the humans as they are their only source of food. Go and have a read, I’m sure you’ll like it.
Another webcomic that’s come back from the dead (or at least a year long Hiatus) is Elf Only Inn by Josh Sortelli. It started out as a copy-&-paste comic about a fantasy chatroom, but after a while it changed to a MMORPG setting in which the chatroom characters were players. The artwork has come a long way since its early days and I find the story very entertaining. I’m always looking forward to reading the next installment.
Anyway, back to work before the boss gets angry. Enjoy the pictures and leave some comments ffs! I don’t feel appreciated enough
p.s. I’m back to listening to Skyclad’s “Thinking Allowed” album.