Heavy Hangs The Head That Wears The Crown
2nd place in Derby #67: Video Games Through Art History, with 806 votes!
A warrior carries a great weight. Like so many great leaders, he
began as just a working man, a man of the people, answering someone’s
call for help. No one would have expected him to climb that building.
That monkey was gigantic. It had barrels and fire. How do you fight a
fire with a hammer? But he looked up at the half-finished building and
said “If not me, who?”
He went to a world designed to kill
him. He threw himself into their gladiator combat, racing well-armed
cars against monsters and ghosts. He saw his brother, his friends, his
pets, all die again and again. He lost count of how many he killed in
this grand but pointless crusade.
Yet, through all this, he
never stopped being the simple man who understood how pipes fit
together. Each year another line appeared on his face, another dream to
wake him in the night. He knew one day, far away, there would be no
extra mushroom. And maybe, he told himself in the mirror, he deserved
This shirt was designed by: tgentry, who looks stunning in those little fox ears and tail. Remember those? That was a really strange period of his life.
Wear this shirt: to show the dignity that a life of battle can bring to a man who is strong enough to excel.
Don’t wear this shirt: when you’re playing a Final Fantasy game. Oh, look, more talking, how nice.
This shirt tells the world: “Today would be a good day to lose control due to an ill-placed banana.”
We call this color: Black As Wario’s Heart
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