The text in the background is partly code, partly nonsense. The first part is a Latin translation of a recipe for spaghetti and meatballs. There's some Welsh in there, and it ends up with a Latin translation of my brief recap of Pastafarianism. The highlighted words make an anagram that, when decoded, is actually a big plot point in the Al Dente Code story I'm writing. I figured putting an actual code into a picture with the word "CODE" in it was too good to pass up.
I have to work on my meatball drawings for sure. They're faded out so much partly because I can't draw them very well (heh).
And the fire... that's because I didn't draw legs for those characters and needed some way to cover it up.
I'm not very good at drawing, but if one works hard enough at anything, good things happen. Or at least things that don't induce strokes.