It’s been a bad few days. It’s been a bad for news like this as well. A bad decade — a bad millennium. And it seems we hear of these tragic events more and more often. Maybe I just never paid attention while I was growing up, or maybe we just hear more about such things due to globalization.
Regardless, I’m tired and sick at heart. All we can do is reflect on what’s happened, send what aid we can, and try to make the world a better place. Orlando is in my thoughts.
Christina Victoria Grimmie (March 12, 1994 – June 11, 2016)
I had no real idea of what to draw for this. All I know is that when I heard Christina Gimmie had been shot, I felt I had to draw something.
I first found out about Christina Grimmie when I watched her singing “Titanium” on Youtube. I found her singing to be incredibly moving, and that is as much as I knew her. Yet I feel terrible when I heard of her death, as so many of her fans did.
I don’t want to say much; just this. I think Christina was lost far too early, and I think her death was tragic. And while she might be gone, her songs live on. I’m not sure what kind of legacy that is, but I believe it is a kind of immortality. Christina, I can only say that I’m sorry you’re gone.
Until today I didn’t know that Alan Rickman played the judge in Sweeney Todd. It’s obvious now that I’m told, but he played his roles so well that I forgot about the actor sometimes.
And he was a great actor. Aside from Severus Snape, I remember laughing at his performance in Galaxy Quest. He was always a great part of every film, and he helped redefine Harry Potter’s character through the excellence of his acting. It’s just a sad day, today.