I have a lot of Archers textured paper leftover from one of my classes. I’ve been trying to use it up before I buy better paper just to be productive.The rough surface isn’t good for details and mixed media blending doesn’t turn out very smooth. Gross. :’C I’m going to call it butt paper from now on.
Anyways, Chun-Li was one of my heroines growing up, and she’s still one of my favorite video game characters. She also personally reps my childhood victory.
When I was a kid, my dad frequently took me to a Korean/Chinese restaurant near his office. They had some arcade machines set up in the back, and he would give me a few quarters so I could play before the food came out.
I think I was around 11 when he made lunch plans with one of his friends who also had a daughter my age. I was thoroughly convinced she was a demon child sent from hell. Our dads sent us off with some quarters so they could chat. We played Street Fighter II and I picked Chun-Li. The other girl also picked Chun-Li, but she got the ugly pink costume that was almost as ugly as her little black soul. As she was whining “Nooo, you can’t do that. You caaaan’t. Stop! Nooo!”, I punched and Lighting Kicked the shit out of her. I won all 3 rounds, and I ate my bowl of noodles and dumplings in content. Childhood victory can be very sweet. Yatta, bitch~!
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