Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My first Roller Derby

This was something I've wanted to do for a long time, but to be honest was always kinda as scared of it as deregulated speculative lending and investments.. I finally bit the bullet though, on a recent date to meet the best friend of my new girlfriend..  I've visited countless photostreams and sites for Derby when looking up reference for SF&F female warrior characters, but this time I was taking my own, baby boi..  and I brought my journal to sketch in, but forgot my pencil..!?!  Can you believe that..??
Unfortunately, as you can tell, they're horrible shots.. and our team lost, (inasmuch as I could gather from what the board and campy announcer told me) but I've got some technique down, it was a TON of fun in something like a high school gym atmosphere I wouldn't want getting too much bigger than, or it would lose it's brilliant Pabst Blue Ribbon appeal..

These beauties, with names like "Viagra Falls", and "Ilea (eat your) Babies" had a lot of heart and passion for the game, I'd suggest anyone in the Portland area check your Rose City Rollers out, and maybe we'll get a nice clean hip check shot for next time around..  Stay tuned.. =)


Blogger Chuck said...

Wow, love all the spam.. Perhaps, I'll get this blog figured out so that folks can actually post comments.. =)

4:05 PM EST  
Blogger Unknown said...

I think you got it figured out Sir! It was unfortunate to hear of the "pencil-foul" and I feel that you are wrong about the shots being crummy.Great post! I will check them out. What about Baby Boi..!?

12:11 PM EDT  
Blogger Chuck said...

Aye.. An artist asking for materials in public is something that of a bank bailout.. Thanks for the comment Unknown, Derby is great fun !!

4:39 PM EDT  

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