Fan Art Friday #12

Today’s fan art Friday is for King Leonidas 1. I am well aware that i messed up the eyes and nose on this one. In fact i started this drawing in 2010. I keep all of my artwork; even the ones i mess up on; so that i can learn from my mistakes. Also; its fun to go back to them and fiddle around with new shading techniques on what’s left of the drawing:

King Leonidas 1

King Leonidas 1

On a positive note; if you look to the reference picture i used for the drawing, you can get a great workout; for those of you who are wanting to be beefcakes. The next time i draw Leonidas; he will be kicking a Persian messenger down a black well of infinity:

Work in Progress

Work in Progress

Did you enjoy the 300 sequel?

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Gear Jack Black Hole

Gear Jack Black Hole is an addictive endless runner game. I have been playing it for some time now; and i must say – i am developing Jedi reflexes when is comes to avoiding obstacles like ninja blades; lava puddles and rock falls:

Gear Jack Black Hole

Gear Jack Black Hole

Jack is trapped inside the Black Hole, and he’s running to save his life. He will have to travel through time and space to take on lethal alien enemies, crazy traps, and more! To make things worse, his ship, the W.Hale was absorbed by the Black Hole too:

Avoid Those Giant Alien Monsters!

Avoid Those Giant Alien Monsters!

Gear Jack Black Hole has a beautiful and unique visual style, which takes you on an endless adventure across five worlds (Japan, Iceland, Jungle, Volcanic and Desert):

Worlds in Gear Jack Black Hole

Worlds in Gear Jack Black Hole

If you see a pretty green/yellow flower sprouting out of the ground; don’t try to ‘collect’ it. This is in fact a lure attached to a giant alien monster’s head. Here is my Jack, before he gets gobbled up by an alien monster, who was previously sleeping prior to my arrival:

The Alien Monster Killed My Jack

The Alien Monster Killed My Jack

Along your journey you will collect cogs, which is the currency you can use to buy certain upgrades in the shop. I’m saving up my cogs to buy a new avatar for Jack:

Different Jack Avatars

Different Jack Avatars

My top score (based on distance traveled and what you collect/accomplish before you die) is currently 4065. Can you beat my top score? Gear Jack Black Hole is free in the app store; download it today :)

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Superhero Movie Schedule

The Warner Bros. announcement on Wednesday of ten upcoming movies based on DC Comics properties neatly fills in a calendar of dates that the studio previously provided — and helped flesh out an extraordinary timetable of DC and Marvel superhero movies over the next six years from Warner Bros, Marvel Studios, Fox, and Sony Columbia.

Here is the infographic schedule:

Superhero Movie Schedule

Superhero Movie Schedule

Which up and coming superhero movie are you looking the most forward to seeing?

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Scariest Films of All Time!

Oh, the horror! Halloween is less than two weeks away! There’s no better way to celebrate a spooky holiday than with scary films! Here is a list of what we consider to be the scariest films of all time:

5th: The Thing:

I’m proud to say that i watched this film from start to finish (the remake). The reason this film scared me was that The Thing morphed into a human’s body; so you never knew who to trust (imagine that as a real life scenario). The only way to tell who is human and not an alien vector, is by looking to see who has fillings/metal on their body. Humans have metal; when the alien parasite grapples with a human host; it discards all metal. I have no fillings; so you’d probably consider me to be infected. Please let me know if the original was scarier than the remake:

The Thing

The Thing

4th: The Shining:

I never finished watching this film. I broke Usain Bolt’s world record when i ran out of my lounge during the scene when the twins come out of the elevator caked in blood. The whole ‘Redrum’ flex of the index finger made me want to never look at a mirror again. ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.’ Well Jack Nicholson was not dull at all in this very convincing role; no wonder he’s the most nominated actor of all time.

According to my brother; there are scarier films than The Shining, but guess what? I have not seen the remaining films on this list; so i trust my brother’s feedback (i guess i’m not going to win a medal for bravery any time soon):

The Shining

The Shining

3rd: Nightmare on Elm Street:

All my brother could tell me about this film was that Johnny Depp’s character died by getting sucked into his mattress with a spray of blood. On a side note; Johnny Depp looked really cute in this film (judging by the Google images). Seriously though; we all know who Freddy Krueger is, and i’m sure you’d agree that you don’t want him in any of your dreams – good or bad. Again i must ask: was the original or remake better?

Nightmare on Elm Street

Nightmare on Elm Street

2nd: Paranormal Activity:

Apparently after watching this film you wont want your leg (or any other limb) to hang off the side of the bed when you sleep at night. My brother said he curled himself into a ball in the center of his bed when he tried to sleep at night – it took three nights before he has a full sleep. Was the original paranormal activity the scariest? How did the sequels compare? For a low budget film; Paranormal Activity destroyed the box office in a similar way to the Blair Witch Project:

Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity

1st: The Exorcist:

To be honest; i don’t even want to put a picture of this chick on my blog. I’m going to have to stare at it for the next week until it disappears to the bottom of my blogroll. Alas, we must be brave and face The Exorcist! I have watched five minutes of ‘the making of The Exorcist.’ In those five minutes i saw a clip of how they made the scene where the girl crab crawls upside-down/back-to-front down the staircase. I’m so glad i don’t have a staircase in my house! Oh; by the way – my brother has not been brave enough to watch this film either. It must be scary!

The Exorcist

The Exorcist

As you can tell from the above list; our idea of scary is ‘never close your eyes and sleep ever again’ scary. I don’t consider films like Silence of the Lambs scary, because it is not paranormal/obscure. Also, before you reprimand us for neglecting many obvious Japanese horrors, we feel that the Western remakes of these films don’t do them true justice, or – the video game versions were far scarier than the film adaptions (e.g. Silent Hill).

Which film do you consider to be the scariest film of all time?

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Merchandise Monday #14

Winter is coming (for those of you in the Northern hemisphere). This merchandise Monday goes out to Jon Snow!

Jon Snow

Jon Snow

My brother bought me this officially licensed HBO action figure. I love the Starks; they’re my favorite house in Game of Thrones. If Jon Snow or Arya Stark dies; i will threaten to boycott the show (but i actually wont – i love it and it’s too addictive). The rest of the figures available in this series can be seen on the back of the box:

Action Figures in the Series

Action Figures in the Series

You cannot see it in the above images, but there is actually a ’17+’ age restriction on this action figure. With that in mind; here is an image of the base of the box:

Base of Box

Base of Box

Don’t worry; i will not remove him from the box :)

Would you ever be brave enough to go North of The Wall? Who is your favorite character?

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Fan Art Friday #11

Today’s fan art Friday is dedicated to my favorite Pokemon – Charizard! He is number 6 on the universal Pokemon index, and my birthday is on the 6th day of the 6th month; we are also more or less the same height – it’s no coincidence my friends:

Charizard

Charizard

As always, the drawing is all ink, and for a change i used some colour. I am definitely a fire type Pokemon. My second favorite Pokemon would have to be Typhlosion. I also like Ninetales. Of course i have other favorites too; who are not fire types :)

Charizard Progression

Charizard Progression

Who is your favorite Pokemon? What Pokemon element/type are you?

Gotta Catch ‘Em All!

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Grooveball Crush

Grooveball Crush is a 3D arcade; skill based game. The objective is simple; get to the end of the path without being destroyed by other objects:

Grooveball Crush

Grooveball Crush

You simply tap the screen left or right to steer. Avoid other ball bearings or blow them up with lighting strikes to clear your path. Along the path you should also avoid holes; and collect lives (which resemble the Golden Snitch from Harry Potter’s Quidditch game):

Grooveball In-Game

Grooveball In-Game

There are 20 unique worlds to play through; the last one being an infinity level:

Grooveball Crush - Level Environments

Grooveball Crush – Level Environments

By gaining experience; your coins accumulate. You can spend these coins on purchasing a new Groove Ball with enhanced abilities:

Grooveball Selection

Grooveball Selection

If you are happy with your current Groove Ball then rather upgrade your power-ups to give you an in-game advantage:

Grooveball Power Ups

Grooveball Power Ups

The furthest I’ve gotten is level 6. You can only start from the level you died on if you have a premium account – else it’s back to level 1 for you. Here is my top score:

Dr Slater - Grooveball High Score

Dr Slater – Grooveball High Score

Grooveball Crush is free in the app store. Can you beat my score?

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Battle Systems

Battle Systems designs and sells realistic sci-fi terrain for table top gamers and collectors:

Battle Systems Alien Invasion

Battle Systems Alien Invasion

It is a modular pod system that can combine to create the detailed interior of a space station, command centre, battleship cruiser or any other epic sci-fi interior. It can be used with a wide variety of role-playing miniature figure and gaming systems.

Sci-Fi Battle System

Sci-Fi Battle System

A multi-level Stronghold set will take about 1-2 hours to assemble the first time then from 30 minutes to an hour after.

Battle Systems Defense

Battle Systems Defense

Downloadable content on the site comes as a highly detailed set of PDF files that can be downloaded then printed from home. The label sheets are then stuck down onto standard 1.5mm mount board before cutting out and assembling.

Assembled Battle System

Assembled Battle System

Visit the Battle Systems website to see more gallery images, and to place orders. I’ve always wanted my own mini futuristic fort :)

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Lego Couch

In the Lego movie; the protagonist character is only really capable of building a useless double-decker couch (in the beginning). I found the real life Lego couch that he builds!

Lego Double Decker Couch

Lego Double Decker Couch

This is actually a couch that converts into a double-decker bed, but i’m sure that it can be used as a double-decker couch too:

Double Decker Couch

Double Decker Couch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It comes in a variety of colours and finishes. If you love Lego then you can view and purchase this Lego couch here: Lego Couch.

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