Nerd Valentines III: Attack of the Valentines

Yet another Valentine’s Day has arrived and for the third year in a row I whipped some cards up, and yet again I did not improve my style (but I kinda like the “bad” look to them… they’re campy). This years batch includes Doctor Who, Star Trek and Star Wars. And so without any further ado… valentinelove First is Doctor Who. The blue box is basically a time traveling machine that the characters use so I feel like the phrase is pretty self explanatory. valentineinfatuate This needs a bit more explaining. These aliens, though they may look silly, are one of the Doctor’s biggest (if not THE biggest enemy). To put it very simply they roll around, say “EXTERMINATE” and try to zap things with their lasers. So instead of EXTERMINATE I had them say INFATUATE, which I know someone on the internet has done before but whatever.
valentineyoda This is another one I’m sure someone somewhere has done: a Valentine with Yoda speak.
valentineredshirt Now for the Star Trek ones. This is a redshirt. In the Star Trek universe redshirts are known to die, so much so that any expendable type character in other shows/movies are known as redshirts. The phrase on this one comes from a Ke$ha song and I feel like it was appropriate.
valentineornot And finally, my anti-Valentine. Something new this year. Doctor Leonard “Bones” McCoy is my favorite character in Star Trek: The Original Series and the new movies but I couldn’t figure out how to make a Bones-centric Valentine so I took his catch phrase “I’m a Doctor not a… (bricklayer, escalator, physicist)” and altered it to be an anti-Valentine.

Pictures used:

Nebula- http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/files/2012/09/M16-Eagle-Nebula.jpeg
tardis- http://www.davesclassicarcade.com/tardis/real_tardis.jpeg
daleks- http://etyman.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/daleks-three.jpg
leonard “bones” mccoy- http://www.cardassiaprimera.com.ar/Leonard-McCoy.jpg
Yoda- http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100917233512/starwars/images/e/e0/Yoda_SWSB.jpg
redshirt-http://www.yourperfectparty.com.au/product_images/uploaded_images/startrekredshirt.jpg

Animated Magazine Cover

Well, this took a lot longer than I expected. I think it’s pretty ok even with the hair bouncing around a bit but that’s because I got lazy. Whoops. My least favorite part of this was my attempt to recreate the clouds in the background. Basically I took the Doctor Who Entertainment Weekly Cover and cut out the still of the Doctor. I had to recreate some of the font (only for it later to be covered up by the gif). Then I took a gif from an episode of Doctor Who and that was that. A little bit more description can be found in the read more section.
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Messing around with Photoshop


Still not good at photoshop, plus it’s nearing 5am. But I watched the last episode of The Ponds on Doctor Who. SPOILERS AHEAD: So Amy and Rory Williams ended up getting stranded in 1930s NYC and have to live out their life there but since they grew up in the 90s/2000s they would know the major things that happened in history so I felt like, maybe, they’d go to the events and end up being captured in the photos.
So anyways the manip part is to the right of the kiss. I photoshopped Amy’s head onto a woman already in the photo and completely photoshopped Rory into there. Though you can probably already tell that due to my lack of skill.

Finally something new


Work and real life has kept me busy. Here’s a quick gif. In the actual clip the people move but I just wanted the background to move. It’s a little sloppy you can see the figure on the left move a bit (his arm) near the end of the gif. This is from an episode of Doctor Who.

Traveling with the Doctor

This summer, while searching for jobs and spending a ton of time watching netflix, I discovered Doctor Who (which is why it’s being featured in many of my assignments this year in DS106 and not last year). This past  autumn I bought a crocheted version of the Eleventh Doctor, (I also bought the Tenth Doctor for a friend).
Seeing as the Doctor, in the show, goes on adventures in his time traveling police call box, I took him on mine.
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Exterminate Troll Quotes!

My first troll quote’s theme was vampires. This one is robots/aliens.

Another nerdy post. The picture is R2D2 from Star Wars, the quote is from a Dalek in Doctor Who, and I attributed it to Lieutenant Commander Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation. I was going to first attribute it to Rosie the Robot from the Jetsons but I wanted a bit more nerdiness in there. Plus Trekkies/Star Wars fans aren’t too fond when you mix up their stuff.

R2D2 picture http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/R2-D2

Nerd Valentines… the Sequel

Valentines day is upon us again and I decided to create nerd valentines for the second year in a row. What’s more is I’m posting this BEFORE Valentines day, instead of a day late like last year. This year’s crop includes more Star Trek, some Community and one from Doctor Who. (Let it be known I watch entirely too much television). There’s only five right now but there’s still a couple days so I might make some more.
The first one is from NBC’s Community. Nothing really fancy. One of Abed’s frequent lines is “Cool Cool Cool” so I just tweaked it a bit.
The second one is also from Community. It specifically references the episode “Remedial Chaos Theory” in which Abed tells another character that he is creating six different timelines by rolling a die to decide who goes and gets the pizza. This Valentine combines that with passing notes in elementary school.

The next one is Doctor Who themed, can’t get much nerdier than that. The Doctor is an alien called a Time Lord. As you can, hopefully, tell from the valentine he has two hearts so that’s explains the phrase on this one.

If there is something nerdier than Doctor Who I’m going to say Star Trek. This fourth one has Mongomery Scott on it. He’s an Engineer aboard the Starship Enterprise. As many people know one of his quotes is “I’m giving her all she’s got Captain!” And that was the basis for this Valentine.
The final one is Captain James Tiberius Kirk, again from Star Trek.  One of the settings on their guns phasers is stun. It’s super cheesy but that’s what I was aiming for.

Links for the pictures:
http://www.trekcore.com/specials/thumbnails.php?album=2&page=1 (Kirk)
http://community-sitcom.wikia.com/wiki/Abed_Nadi (Abed)
http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/File:Montgomery_Scott,_2267.jpg (Scotty)
http://www.starstills.com/product_images/z/doctor_who_matt_smith_lifesize_cutout_buy_now_at_starstills__94926.jpg (The Doctor)
http://quartus.net/nbridges/images/tardis/2005box.jpg (The TARDIS)