Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sword & Sorcery 2: Yeti as Adventurer

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Sword & Sorcery 1 : Happy 40th, D&D!

Dungeons & Dragons was first published forty years ago in 1974.

Yeti's inclusion in the game is one of the main reasons he's associated with the fantasy / sword & sorcery genre today and why he shows up in so many video games!

And now there's a 5th edition out, and once again yeti is included in the monster manual.


Thanks, D&D... And happy birthday!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Not Yeti Friday - Big Hero 6's Baymax

This guy is like an abloblinable robot yeti.  I mean, he's the spirit of the cute, loyal, huggable yeti sidekick in everything but name.



He's like a cross between a yeti and a Miyazaki forest spirit (kodama):



Haven't seen the movie yet, but I'm already wondering, "is this the greatest character of all time?"


 

The idea of a balloon robot is genius.

See More Fan Art Here

There's so much lovely, well-deserved fan art for this guy that I can't even include it all here. But trust me, it's out there and it's copious and it's well-deserved.

Sawyers Yeti

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This Martha Sawyers illustration's from the '60s is an interesting depiction. Definitely bear-like.  Or maybe a giant sloth. Anyway, it didn't catch on, but I like it.