... and has been for quite a long time!
It's because I thought it would have been lame to post again the same character but only animated. As I've been a bit busy with other projects, I didn't have a lot of time to work on the Donatello one (which would be ready soon anyway).
Anyway, I wanted to post Don and the animation at the same time later but, as I'm feeling a bit addicted to blogging, I give you the chance to watch it right now just by clicking the link right ... HERE!
Ah Donatello! I must say that he's probably been my favorite one during my childhood to impersonate. The sticks were easy to find in the little woods behind my house, my parents didn't want to buy me any sword, sai or nunchuks before I would turn 18. Also, I had a purple belt on my dressing gown and I would put it over my eyes. The idea was awesome until I got tired of not being able to see through the belt, it would also reduce my fighting abilities against the imaginary footclan rebels in my living room.
Fortunately, I was bright enough to cut holes in the belt, which was what anybody else would have done before wearing it. The only problem is that I over-estimated to distance between my two eyes and finally cut holes 10 inches apart which made me look like something hard to image: a pirate-ninja! The other hole was behind my head and it took me four tries to get the holes right, so I finally had five randoms holes that made the bandana become llok like swiss cheese and very weak which made it rib within one day.
It left me unhappy of not being able to be Donatello anymore and that my dressing gown now had to be tied with a wool wire I cut by myself which was long enough to just leave me 1 inch of loose to hardly tie it.
I also broke a pair of gloves because I didn't want these two extra fingers that we, stupid humans, have. TMNT only have three fingers and that's all we would need to fight. So I cut the two extra fingers from the glove which I also did wrong as I should have cut the two last ones (pink and ring fingers) but, with my kid's mind, I thought it would be better to cut the pinky and the forefinger. I've always been good with numbers but, as soon as there's a TMNT in my thoughts, my math skills become HORRIBLE!!!
You : "What? Did you just put four fingers on Raphael in your drawing?"
Me: "Yep ... BIG mistake!"
So finally the gloves broke after only 30 minutes of imaginary fight and I had to accept the fact that I would have to live as a human for the rest of my days.
On the bright side, luckily for me, I could never find some super glue, because I wanted to stick my fingers together to finally just have three ... which I could have probably just done wrong anyway and mix the fingers.
Sooo, Don is coming soon!