Spring Break Doth Begin! Hath Begun? Begineth?
That’s right…the giant monster of paperwork, grading, and evaluations loose at the Edu-Mountain has been left behind, metaphorically wounded and festering. It may be angrier and more mean-spirited upon my return, but for now, I have a week off, plus an extra day for Cesar Chavez Day.
To be honest, it is much needed. I enjoy my current job a great deal, but i have been frequently covering classes, and the “high stakes” of High School grades is a fair amount of stress. If I fail a student in English…they just need to take it again, or they don’t graduate. With four years of English needed…that means guaranteed summer school, and hopefully no other failed classes. I have a number of students who are functionally failing themselves, by not completing work at all, and I feel pretty bad for them.
Still…it is a week without all of that. My beloved car is still having a transmission rebuild, but I am leaving town for a few days anyway. The Monday post will probably address all of that, so stay tuned, True Believers.
While drawing the mega-creature, I couldn’t decide whether to reference the Eldrazi of current Magic: the Gathering plotline, or the reptilian style Baloth from the same game. As a result, the creature has elements of both, but leans much more toward the dinosaur like Baloth, lacking tentacles and so forth. It’s hard to draw a creature that you can’t really see all the way….just a small part in frame, implying a much larger thing.
Horsey is finally depicted in his full on, brand new, Edu-Mountain style science fantasy armor! Looking good Horsey. You’ll notice that he fits the genre and the setting…but isn’t really wearing the “uniform” of the Edu-Mountain, per se. That’s because Horsey is a dyed in the wool Individual.
And now…on the road!