Vintage Stuff: Bowl-A-Rama

Back in 2003, I had an idea for a game called “Bowl-A-Rama.” In my mind, this was going to be a “fantasy ” fantasy game – like fantasy football, only there would be no actual human players. The players would be characters and their scores would be generated according to a simulated model.

Unfortunately, at the time, I had no idea how something like this would be done. Now, of course, I could have made an app – probably still can, but that’s not necessarily my goal in life nor a priority at the moment. Besides, there are a zillion apps and, after further thought, why would anyone play a fantasy version of bowling when they can simply play a bowling video game… or fantasy football or fantasy baseball?

Regardless, at the time, I was stoked about the idea. So much so that I created a bunch of characters. Granted, I’ve always been the type of artist who loves to build characters so it really didn’t matter what the idea was as long as it was a way to draw up some fun images.

Below are the characters that I drew up. To present them now, I placed them in a trading card format. Why not?

Perk@Work: Turtle

If you’re like most people, you do not believe that the earth is flat. Perhaps your logic is, “It makes no sense,” or, “Science says otherwise!” That’s fair.

The current culture is so inebriated with what it calls “science” that it misses many points. I say that because so many people think that “science” is a synonym for “absolute truths” or “undeniable facts of the universe.” Science, as we all know, is ever-changing. It’s an endeavor and will continue to be an endeavor, not an end in and of itself. If you’re a science-lover, and if you have stuck around this far, don’t leave just yet.

If you’re here, I’d bet dollars to donuts that you like stories (movies, books, shows, etc.) Why? Those aren’t real or scientifically true. And, furthermore, I venture to guess that you spend more time watching movies/shows than reading straightforward science-based textbooks and such. Why?

We could keep talking about reality and illusion, energy and matter, myths, and truths, but we would go on and on and on. Like turtles all the way down.

On a similar yet not-so-similar note, if you like thoughtful, emotion-laden YA novels, this one may strike a chord: