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A blog by Simon Brady to cover a surprisingly wide range of geekiness, in a combination that no-one else does quite the same way. Probably. Either that, or it'll just be Simon talking about the likes of Football (usually the Soccer variety), PC & Tabletop Gaming, WWE, Movies, Music and occasionally even my actual job of Graphic Design, depending on what I'm up to in the world.



Tuesday, May 22, 2012

All Brooklyn, No Brawler

A few things have come up recently that, with adequate participation, are severely threatening to enrich my life. How very dare they.

First there's the beginner-level salsa, or as the Hobbies and Interests section of the CV would put it: recently taken up Latin American dancing.

There's pen-and-paper roleplaying evenings, which aren't quite what I'd describe as a career prospect enhancer, but is enjoyable nonetheless. It's also much more fun than sitting around writing out my Starblaydia World Cup 60 squad and an accompanying roleplay.


Some small detail to go in the Hobbies and Interests section, in order to illustrate that I enjoy farting about in Photoshop and on the internet in general is that I did a Photoshop mashup that made it on to Empire Magazine's website. You can find my John Terry Vs Inception image here, about two-thirds of the way down with a link to my Twitter feed. Having a little tidbit like that can create a talking point, and lets people know I like sport, movies and using photoshop with practical examples.

"I enjoy music, movies and socialising," says a boring CV. Who doesn't like those things? Examples, man!

The final, most recent thing, is the Brooklyn Art Libary's Sketchbook Project for 2013. Provide them with a fairly nominal fee (which doubles if you want them to scan it and keep it online, too) and they send a sketchbook to you, a tad smaller than A5, with 32 pages.

All you have to do is fill it with... whatever you like. Then send it back to them, of course. The rest is up to the reader.

An artist is me! And a wrestling fan, too, if you get the title's reference. More on that in another post, though.

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