Dolph Lundgren describes himself as a shy, analytical, sensitive person who’s dealt with a lot of insecurity, credits childhood social awkwardness as a big part of what got him into martial arts as seriously as he did, and tells interviewers that he cries a lot because it makes him feel better.
djcruithne asked: Yo dude I'mma just say that MGDMT is the only instance I've seen of a comic based around videogames where the OCs are actually well written and got me emotionally invested in them. Seriously, awesome job.
I appreciate it! I just wanted to make like, a macho dude character who does his share of goofy over-the-top macho shit but also has a full spectrum of human emotions and doesn’t always need to come across as the coolest dude. ‘Cause when you think about it, that macho-power-fantasy mold is a pretty fragile archetype. Like, there is nothing more exhausting and unstable than trying to give people the impression that you’re some aloof, broody, unaffected coolguy who never slips up and gets emotionally engaged by anything. And when you meet people who actually DO act like that in real life they’re completely obnoxious and self-absorbed because they act like everyone is a secondary character in a movie starring them.
It’s like, hey, what if the big bruisy dude is emotionally stable and invested in self-improvement and the happiness of others? What if he doesn’t think of people less big and bruisy and dudely than himself as inferior? What if he cares more about raising his kids to be self sufficient people than protecting them like passive objects?
I guess it comes down to, one of my favourite genres just revolves around the ordinary lives of extraordinary people because I like to imagine what these characters with super unsustainable personalities would actually behave like in the world outside of that one narrative crafted to sustain their bizarre, erratic self-centred attitude. So it also really appeals to me to imagine the super mundane, relatable action hero going through these crazy situations while making an active effort to remain a functioning member of society.