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Background music: Sympathy for the devil by The Rolling Stones. Play it and read the page over and over until the song is over. 

In other news, I can recommend the weird gem of a tv-series of Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K with Patton Oswalt as the titular bighead. It actually made me genuinely care and appreciate a second-rate villain that I never really liked before. But due to this funny series by the studio behind Robot Chicken, I have read through several M.O.D.O.K and got a new appreciation for the supergenius with an ego bigger than a planet.   

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For this page, I tried to research Arabic food for reference. It is a bit of a mishmash of popular dishes from all around the middle east, but I figured that in this day and age we eat a lot of different foods from all over the world. One of the most popular Swedish dishes is, believe it or not, tacos! It might not be in the traditional Spanish, Mexican, or South American way, but we love it! So I took some creative liberties with the dinner served by the Malik’s. 

I anyone is wondering, the smorgasbord of delicacies are made up of Küfta-Bozbash, Hummus dip with some carrots, cucumber and chips, Shawarma and Fattoush. Mostly I chose these because they were easy to distinguish from each other while drawing. If they go together or not is another question. 

Been looking at a lot of Before you buy. reviews and gameplay videos of Biomutant recently and even if it has gotten mixed reception, I think will try and get my grubby hands on it. What appeals to me the most are the beautiful landscapes, the cool anthropomorphic animals, and the silliness of it all. It looks cool aesthetically, if not top-notch gameplaywise and I am a bit weak for Rocket Raccoon-like characters. In my eyes, it seems like Kung Fu Panda, set in a Fallout-esque post-apocalyptic world with the gameplay of Horizon Zero Dawn.   

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I once had a Muslim neighbor that wore a hijab but still letting her bangs show. I never really thought much about it, I had seen so many different styles of how people wore hijabs, some tightened them as much as they could, others wore them loose. But then one day I met her by the elevator and she was using the mirror to tuck in her hair. She chuckled and explained to me that her parents wanted her to wear it properly and so she tucked her hair in every time she met them. When I designed and later redesigned Kaz, I thought about my old neighbor and added the detail. In my mind, it was a quite charming, personal trait. 

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I hate drawing buildings, vehicles, and hats. That is why I have Curly wearing a hat, driving a cool car in cities, so I can practice drawing stuff that I mostly suck at! And wow, Kaz is finally coming home! Who would have thought? It feels like they have been on the road for years! Or yeah, for me they have since it takes me a bloody long time to finish a page. 

In other news, I am still playing the Outer Worlds. Now I am at Peril on Gorgon, just shy of actually going to Gorgon. Wonderful game, so much to do if you have the patience for reading logs, doing side missions, and stealing everything not nailed down.  

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Holy cow, a brand new chapter! And what a doozy it is, with an attempt at a classic rubber hose style and old-timey shenanigans. It is fun to try out new things, and I think this could be one of my sillier chapters as of yet with some freaky scares scattered throughout the fun stuff. 

Still playing the Outer Worlds, right now I am trying to solve the (spoiler) murder of Halcyon Helen. It is such a fun game and of course, I am playing as a silver-tongued rascal, stealing bits and bullshitting my way through the solar system. But that does not stop me from drool over the reviews of Resident Evil: Village. It got this cool gothic horror vibe that makes me consider getting it. But I am such a scaredy-cat when it comes to first-person horror games. I mean, the RE2 and 3 remakes I can manage, since they are in third-person, but even then I need to pause now and then to try and avoid a heart attack. Heck, Until Dawn scared the feces out of me more times than I care to admit. 

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