Lol.. The nice thing about being literal is I seldom take things poorly from anyone.
But to be more specific Yes it's a very intentional choice. It's not so much a painting as a description of what I see. In this case a boy and his dog at a specific moment in time that's all that image holds for me. Where and when and all else that's going on... Are just blurs in the back that fade away.
I've got several like this I'll be uploading over the next few days, they're kind of a thing with me right now. Taking photos I've taken and reworking them digitally.
I used to do table top games when I was younger but never have the time to sit down and get the rules for most worked out in my head where I'm comfortable enough to just relax and play.
Back when Champions came out (as a table top) I had it and played it, and it was fun. The MMO I got into only because of it's association to CoH, and it's okay. I tend to scream through levels on it though and the sense of community there isn't what it was with COH so it never really caught my interest much after I got a couple toons maxed.