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
startrekvalentine
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

Nerd Valentines IV: The Search for Valentines

Another year another batch of Valentines, still the same crappy photoshopping. :) Only three this year… unless I find time to make some after work but that’d be past Valentine’s Day.
darthvader2014 Darth Vader/ Star Wars one. I think this one might be my favorite.
spock2014 Spock/Star Trek
hodor2014 Hodor/Game of Thrones. Or the Hodor one might be my favorite….

Photos used:
Hodor: http://static4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120701222239/gameofthrones/images/c/c1/Hodor_infobox.jpg
Spock: http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070802000213/memoryalpha/en/images/2/27/Spock%2C_2267.jpg
Darth Vader: http://www.fightersgeneration.com/np9/characters/darthvader-screengrab.jpg

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

Color Splash Gif

I felt like I needed to do one more assignment to get the number of stars needed for the week, even though I’m not doing this for a grade. I really wanted to try the movie summarized in gif ones but the movies on my computer right now didn’t really lend themselves to that assignment.
I really liked the color splash assignment but I was itching to make a gif for the Say it Like the Peanut Butter assignment. So I combined them, and here’s the result.

It’s the scene from A New Hope where Obi-Wan is about to face Darth Vader, I haven’t seen the movie in awhile but I remember it being a pretty pivotal scene considering the outcome of the battle.

I wish Obi-Wan didn’t lean to the side, and only the lightsaber was moving but it was hard enough trying to get just the lightsaber be the only thing in color. I also wish that Obi-wan had the red light saber because I feel like that would’ve stood out more in the black and white gif, but alas he was not on the Dark Side.

There is a tutorial I was working on for this but it ended up too long so it’s going to get its own post. It should be up before the day is over.

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

Help Us Obi-Wan JimGroom.

My dear friend Sarah K was one of the people whose blog was hacked. She was deeply upset with this and was talking with our friend Elena about it. She and Elena came up with a brilliant idea of making a gif from Star Wars: A New Hope where Leia contacts Obi-wan Kenobi to assist them. Seeing as Sarah doesn’t have photoshop she enlisted me to make the gif. And this is the result:

The idea was totally Elena and Sarah’s and I think it’s hilarious. So this was a combined effort. :)

Movie: Star Wars: A New Hope
Jim Groom picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/58876599@N05/5731650010/ by mikhailgershovich

I Find Your Lack of States’ Rights Disturbing

Quite awhile ago Karen, (Yessss this Karen, who loves her Zac Efron btw ->), posted on my facebook wall that she and her family were talking about the Civil War and how they wanted to see Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis in an epic lightsaber battle and challenged me to make a picture of it. It is not quite an epic lightsaber battle as there were not any cool posed Lincoln or Davis pictures.

 

 

 

This is the result

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abraham Lincoln’s arm looks funky because it used to be by his side and I had to rotate it to make it look plausible that he might be fighting Davis. Also the background behind Davis looks wonky because I had to try to match it up to the one behind Lincoln.

Also I blame these two history centric mashups on the fact I am a history major. Maybe I should do a bigger mashup dealing with history for the actual mashup project. We shall see. I will have to get it done before Thursday next week because that’s when I leave for Florida for rugby nationals.  😀

Title idea from Karen.

Star Wars Warning Labels

I saw this assignment pop up the other day and thought it looked fun but had no idea what to do. Then, on what turned out to be an almost 6hr trip from Fredericksburg to Philly, I thought of something. I remembered reading a list of ridiculous warning labels like a chainsaw’s “Do not attempt to stop with hands” or coffee cups saying “Caution: Contents hot,” so I took the chainsaw one and altered it a bit to work for the lightsaber.

 

Here’s my first attempt at it. It’s hard to see on the smallish picture but I added yellow and white onto the hilt (?) of the lightsaber. Drawing, even little lines, is tough without a mouse.

After making these two I made one more from when Anakin and Obi Wan were fighting. I couldn’t find a picture that I liked of the fight so I had to take a screen shot. I got the signs from websites but photoshopped them into my screenshot.

The warnings I made didn’t really help the characters in the movie though since Anakin (with Obi Wan’s “help”) fell into the lava and Luke ended up losing his hand on a lightsaber. Yay irony 😀

Also, I need to do a post outlining what I’m doing for my final project. I shall get on that in a couple days.

Links:

Luke picture: http://frontrowreviews.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Luke_Skywalker_blue_lightsaber.jpg

Cliff warning sign: http://www.monkwhy.com/images/blog/0808/tkdsign.gif

Volcano warning sign: http://sophia.smith.edu/~jmoulton/Hawaii/images/volcano%20warning%20sign.jpg

A day late… but Nerd Valentines

This is a day late but I wanted to make these, and I had no time before this.

The first one is from Firefly where shiny means “good, great, neat, cool etc.”

Second one is Star Trek. Sure Vulcans don’t show emotion buuuut I don’t care. I wanted to make cheesy valentines.

The next two are from Lord of the Rings. Couldn’t decide which creepy valentine inspired by Lord of the Rings I liked better.

And the last is Star Wars.  It was my favorite I think. Took the idea from Obi Wan’s line “These are not the droids you are looking for.”

These were quickly done so they’re not the best. I just wanted to get them out before it was two days after valentines day.

Sources for pictures:

Kaylee Frye-http://www.queenc.com/kayleefluffy/kayleefluffy_reference.jpg

Spock-http://tatianacaldwell.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/star-trek-spock1.jpg

Gollum- http://foreverloyal.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/gollum.jpg?w=300

Storm Trooper-http://thatrealish.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/authentic-stormtrooper-cost.jpg?w=314&h=500

Flowers-http://www.farmfreshflowers.com/images/flowers/growers-bouquet.jpg