Thanks to all for the comments! There are lots about the black and red combination, my thinking was this castle was a 'Do Not Touch' and nothing to me says that quite like black and red. A couple of you also mentioned the cartoony/stylized look. Oh, well, I guess that's something I can't escape but that's OK with me. I've long said that I like to build that way, cartoony, and if it shows though when I'm not really trying to I must feel that my style must be stronger than I knew.
Karrde: Don't worry about BL orders, if that's what you want to do...YAY!
Richard: Thanks for leaving a comment here even though you commented previously on Flickr.
This was a really organic build for me, in that I didn't have a plan when I started. I slapped down a baseplate, laid out a few BURPs and LURPs and they dictated the shape of the footprint of the castle. I still didn't really know where it was going until I'd laid down about 10 layers of brick and I saw the shape. It was fun, sure there are a few things I would change, both construction wise and aesthetics wise but those are lessons I'll apply to my next project!