We all have to start on our journeys somewhere, and while I was thinking about where mine started, I actually thought of the wrong person, his entry will probably be coming along tomorrow if I can steal the time to update or Monday if not.
Then, suddenly, it dawned on me, for the longest time I have had a brother.
The most foul, vile, horrible, grog swilling brother anyone could ever hope for. Not, not only is it myself that has announced that we have a brother, my flesh and blood sister agrees as well.
His name, is Largo LeGrande.
That’s him there!
He is from the Amiga Game, Monkey Island 2, LeChucks Revenge. These we’re family games that we played when we were younger. I don’t recall our exact age, but we hadn’t moved house yet so we must have been pretty young.
My sister and I have always been pretty creative types, and I really hope she isn’t mad that I am writing this about us. Anyway, somehow we adopted Largo into our family unit and he has stayed there ever since. Last year, 2010, she did a painting for me of a couple of my original characters, Wars and Beee, and Largo was with them. This picture is now hung up on my wall in front of me as I type this out!
However what really sticks out about my fangirling over Largo was a very small joint story we wrote in which Largo sits down next to an unsuspecting civilian and would like one of his sandwiches. I believe the pasage went along the lines of;
Largo: “Give me one of your sandwiches.”
Civilian: “What’s the magic word?”
We weren’t very old, but that certainly was genius!
I don’t believe I ever really had a crush on Largo and I don’t believe my sister did either, but he was certain something special that we let into our lives and he has lodged himself there ever since never to let go again.