November 2, 2010
As obscure as it sounds, I made this bento today for my hubs inspired by the game “Grim Fandango”.
Mr. Mies bought couple of PC games to me when I came to live with him (far back then). He thought I could spend some time playing classic games as “Sam & Max Hit the Road”, “Day of the Tentacle” and “Grim Fandango”. All from LucasArts´ great graphic adventure games era.
Well.. at that time we had PC laptops and we could actually run those games nicely. We tried to play Grim Fandango CD-Rom with our Macs but it is just impossible. I think it would be awesome if we could.
So.. about this game in particular. Grim Fandango was released on Oct. 30th, 1998 by LucasArts and was created by Tim Schafer. It is an adventure game, taking place in this world called “The Land of the Dead” on November 2nd for four years in a row (same day in four acts). Note that November 2nd is celebrated in Mexico (and other Latin American countries) as the “Day of the Dead” (Día de los Muertos).
Manuel “Manny” Calavera is the main character of the game and we control him through the gameplay. Most of the characters in Grim Fandango are inspired on Mexican calaca figures used to celebrate the Day of the Dead.
I also made another character in this bento, a demon called “Glottis” (the.. orange creature there). I think he is cute (eh?).. Glottis is mainly a mechanic/driver but he also (!*spoiler*!) plays piano and sings very well ^_^.
If you are interested in this kind of old adventure PC games, we (hubs and I) recommend checking this game =).
Contents of the boxes: Japanese potato salad, cherry tomatoes, asparagus and yellow carrots braised in butter and shoyu, grapes, tofu and eggs scramble (under the rice), meatballs, steamed carrots. Manny Calavera made with rice and nori, Glottis made with carrot, cheese and nori.
Yep, I know. Glottis is bigger than shown and Calavera could look better. Maybe I could try again another time ^_^.