The above is based upon a scene in The Annals of Fear II, when Matt faces down the rest of his Wammy's House cohort sans goggles. A fuller context is here.
So why the sweet proverbial am I suddenly attempting Death Note fan art concerning hobbits my own stories? That's down to Orangepunch, who recently realized that I've never experienced what everyone else did. I never got to read my fan fiction. I was too busy writing it, then moving on to the next one. Frankly, I've never quite grasped what all the fuss is about.
Through endless Skype sessions, we've been reading chapters to each other, taking it in turns to complete each book. We began with The Mello Code (her favourite and her answer to me saying, 'but wasn't that one a bit wishy-washy with no real plot'. (kk point made, Orangepunch.) Then Annals of Fear 1, now Annals of Fear 2.
There's the inspiration. But mostly, it's me trying to hone my GIMP skills by attempting something different. Decent enough for a writer?