Wow! This is incredible and very impressive! Thank you for sharing the image and great job!!!
Wallpaper Season - MSU
CALL IT THERMOPYLAE, THEN.
Someone in this diary is going to get all ancient Greek savvy on me and tell me that Spartans didn't believe there was anything to look forward to in the afterlife ("300 isn't HISTORY, man!"). Or something. I don't care, okay? Good. Now that we got that out of the way, I decided upon a theme of Elysium because it does two things for me, symbolically.
One, it establishes that I respect the toughness and fight that the Spartans give in their game. While I may despise their very existence, only a blind homer (no pun intended - ANCIENT GREEK HIGH FIVE) wouldn't give them credit for being a formidable opponent as of late. To that end, should they die in battle (symbolically, of course), they would have earned an eternity in Elysium for dying in a worthy manner.
That brings me to my second thing that using this symbolism does for me. It establishes that they lose this "battle." They fight hard, but every one of the Spartans perish in my world here. We'll just call it "Thermopylae" for good measure.
Anyway, it's a pretty wallpaper that also has a bloody helmet on it with a spear marking a job well done in the battle by our Wolverines against their worthy (and eternally annoying) younger brothers. I hope you like it. If you don't, just dig up any other number of good MSU wallpapers from the past couple years and use that. Just don't look at the date...As always, constructive criticism and/or ideas for current or future wallpapers is encouraged. After all, even if we do piss off Space Coyote with our lack of playcall commentary acumen, we're all still united in our love of Michigan and our hatred of Sparty. I do this, and every wallpaper I design, for your enjoyment alone, MGoBlog.
No mobile version yet...sorry...I'll get on that ASAP.
HDR Version (with M logo in sky):
Thanks for the kind words. It's funny, I can't even have this on my own desktop because it scares my kids/is too violent. The downside of living with all females. So I'm living vicariously through you all as you use it!
You are a very talented man. Each wallpaper seemingly one-ups the previous. Bravo.
however, it is missing the couch burning in the distance.
Perhaps a "Go Blue" in the clouds?
is superb, thanks.
sorry if i'm a photobucket tard but how do you save it as a 1920x1080?
I'll check tonight to make sure the settings are right on photobucket. It's been working fine and all of a sudden, they'll shrink my image.
Quite impressive. Thank you.
If Elysium isn't what Spartans believed in, here's to hoping we convince them of it Saturday.
You should have put this in there
That may be a project for me...