Jul 17, 2012

Swashbucklingly Nyarrsome!

In an earlier post, I talked about pirate buses. They are normal over here in Sabah. These bus rides are uncomfortable and very rarely an enjoyable time for me.

I particularly hate it when it's raining. The buses would be cold, full of mosquitoes and half-full. As I mentioned before, the bus will only move after all the seats are taken. So more often than not, it'll end up being a long wait. After a long day of work, this is not a happy way to travel home.

Over the years I have learned to endure it and find some distractions to do. Ganaesh, wanting to cheer me up during the long uncomfortable wait, will usually talk to me for as long as it takes.

Ganaesh would make up random nonsense stories and I would follow his lead. On one such occasion, he started talking about pirate buses and what would happen if they were driven by cats. "They would be pirate cats," I said, "and they would go Nyaar! instead of Nyaa!"

It quickly became a moment of imagination going rampant. It stuck in my mind so strongly that I immediately started sketching upon reaching home.

The first few sketches didn't turn out right.

I went through a few pages of paper until... HE WAS BORN!
Everybody... NYARRRR!

He doesn't have a name yet, but he's so... so... SWASHBUCKLINGLY NYARRSOME! Can you come up with a name? :3


ms.bulat said...

I can't think of a name! But I can imagine where would he drive the passengers to! Hahahaha to an adventure!

Cherane said...


Ras said...

who's on adventure!? i wan go too!
named nyan-john? can?