February, 2016

Real Life Meets Internet

This past week, after a rough restaurant weekend of Valentine’s Day work, some friends and I rewarded ourselves by meeting up and getting sushi. We haven’t seen each other outside of work for awhile so we talked a lot.
Sushi was eaten, fun was had, and the conversation turned to one friend’s relationship. We haven’t met the guy but since Valentine’s Day had just passed she was talking about what gifts they got each other and out of no where she says, “So he loves Star Wars, you have to see the Star Wars Valentine I put on his facebook wall,” and she scrolls through her phone to find it.
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Instant response was”Oh that’s cute- wait…. I made that.”
They both sort of looked at me like I was insane.
I had to pull up my website to be sure that that was one of mine and it is. Friend who knew nothing about my site or my Valentines gave her boyfriend one of my Valentines. I asked her how she found it and it turns out if you type in “Darth Vader Valentine” into google this is one of first results. So yeah. I had to tell my friends that sometimes I make things for the internet.

Of course I immediately sent Sarah a text about it.

Nerd Valentines V: The Force Awakens

I missed doing Valentines for 2015 and as of right now I’ve only gotten two (well… one and a half) done for 2016. BUT I didn’t want to get too busy and miss posting them before the actual day. So here are my attempts at Valentines for the year featuring two rival fandoms Star Wars and Star Trek.
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The first is from the new Star Wars movie. BB-8 was adorable and its name provided a gr8 pun. I hand drew BB8, took a pic of it on my phone, and then colored over the line art in photoshop. Once again, drawing with a mouse is hard. Star Wars font came from DaFont
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So this is what I’m calling half a Valentine… or I could say an anti-Valentine like my Bones one from before. No real love or adoration is expressed by the card but since it’s a variation of the “Roses are red, violets are blue…” poem I’m counting it as half a Valentine.
Found a picture of The Enterprise online, erased the background, made new background with one of the paint brushes in photoshop. Star Trek font also from DaFont

I don’t know if I’ll be making any more this year but we will see.

Pic of The Enterprise: http://www.trektoday.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/2.jpg