Fan Art Friday #27

Happy Friday Nerd Knights! Let’s celebrate the start of the weekend with Superman 😎 I have used all ink (pen, highlighters, fine-liners and marker pens) and it is an A3 drawing. My Superman is still a work in progress, but this is what I have so far:

Superman Fan Art Work in Progress

Superman Fan Art Work in Progress

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Superman Fan Art

Superman Fan Art

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Superman Fan Art

Superman Fan Art

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Superman Fan Art

Superman Fan Art

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Superman Fan Art

Superman Fan Art

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Superman Fan Art

Superman Fan Art

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Superman Fan Art

Superman Fan Art

 

I can’t wait to start adding the blue!

Who is your favorite DC/Marvel superhero/villain?

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Star Wars Identities Exhibition

My brother and his wife were recently holidaying in Vienna, Austria, and they had the wonderful opportunity of experiencing the Star Wars Identities Exhibition. The actual costumes and model/ diorama sets which were used in the Star Wars films were on display. There was also Star Wars concept art on display, which I will save for a later blog post:

Actual Armor worn by the Characters

Actual Armor worn by the Characters

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Anakin's pod from the Tatooine Pod Race

Anakin’s pod from the Tatooine Pod Race

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Background Characters - One of these things is a Pokemon - see below:

Background Characters

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Chernobyl Bayleef

Chernobyl Bayleef

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Cloud City Costumes

Cloud City Costumes

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Costume and props from Jabba's Palace

Costume and props from Jabba’s Palace

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Darth Vader Costume

Darth Vader Costume

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Gungan Expression

Gungan Expression

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Jawa and Tusken Raider costume

Jawa and Tusken Raider costume

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Look at that detail

Look at that detail

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Luke Skywalker Pilot Costume

Luke Skywalker Pilot Costume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Original Yoda *angelic music plays*

Original Yoda *angelic music plays*

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Racers from the Tatooine Pod Race

Racers from the Tatooine Pod Race

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These posters are made up of multiple vehicles/ scenery/ species - look closely

These posters are made up of multiple vehicles/ scenery/ species – look closely

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Transport Model Fleet

Transport Model Fleet

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Various Helmets

Various Helmets

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Various Model Transports

Various Model Transports

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Various Character Costumes

Various Character Costumes

 

Imagine having that life-sized racing pod in your man cave?! I wouldn’t mind trying on Luke Skywalker’s pilot suit either 😎 What item would you be keen to have/display in your home?

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Stellar Wanderer

Since over 18 000 applicants applied to NASA’s recent call for potential astronauts, chances are it may be quicker for you to have an opportunity to explore space through playing Stellar Wanderer.

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Stellar Wanderer is an open world with over 10 hours of game-play to complete the story-line. You can choose what role you wish to fulfill in the universe – a fighter, trader, engineer etc.

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You can have one or more ships, all highly customizable. Β Explore, mine for resources and go on secret side missions.

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Stellar Wander has exceptional graphics allowing for a highly immersive experience. It’s about $10 on the app store. Let me know if you have it and what you think of the game?

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Fandom Guitar Designs

As if the fantasy and science fiction universes weren’t rocking enough on their own; these custom guitars are designed to incorporate some of our favorite fandoms!

Star Wars:

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Mad Max:

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Terminator:

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Zombies:

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Lego:

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Mario:

mar

Nintendo:

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Alien:

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Which fandom world would inspire your custom guitar? A Portal guitar could be interesting, every time you hit a chord a portal blasts open, boom! 😎

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Merchandise Monday #51

I see you, you cannot hide!

Aww, but who would want to hide from this cutie! It’s a Sauron Vinyl Pop figure ❀

Tempting Sauron with the One Ring

Tempting Sauron with the One Ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I plan on collecting most of the Lord of the Rings and Star Wars Vinyl Pops – they are so cute. Also, they are wonderful to display, because unlike most action figures, there’s little chance that these guys will fall over with their nugget-y proportions.

Sauron Vinyl Pop

Sauron Vinyl Pop

I’m keeping his packaging, but I am taking him out of the box. I think i’m going to leave him on my desk, as a sentry to ward off any bugs in my room – evil overlord of Dr Slater’s desk 😎 !

Sauron Vinyl Pop in Mordor

Sauron Vinyl Pop in Mordor

Please share your Vinyl Pop figures collection with us!

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Modern Flower Child

When art meets nature… We are left with the most amazing jewellery crafted by Modern Flower Child.

Bracelet

Bracelet

All items are hand-made. Every piece of jewellery is unique since no two flowers/natural items will ever look the same or set the same when left to harden in the resin:

Pendant

Pendant

I really want a bark or fern item, it preserves the natural beauty perfectly, and hopefully indefinitely. If you wish to get your hands on this cool jewellery, you can make a fashion statement by buying some at Modern Flower Child.

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There’s Little Faith in Humanity

So last week a hashtag was trending on Twitter: #GreetTheAliensIn5Words

Since we love all things sci-fi (aliens ❀ ), we decided to observe common themes among responses. You probably won’t be surprised, many Tweets painted Earth and humanity in a very negative light:

Reflecting on Failure of Humanity

Reflecting on Failure of Humanity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I understand that we’re not perfect, and we’ve probably failed more at most things than succeeded, but does this disappointment of humanity go deeper, or are these Tweets just spur of the moment jests? I think we need a clinical psychologist to get involved in this conversation, don’t be shy to jump in and add your thoughts… Also people felt that running away from Earth was necessary to find something/somewhere better:

Running Away to a Hopeful Better Place

Running Away to a Hopeful Better Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If we are collectively aware of humanity’s shortfalls, then why aren’t we discussing solutions, rather than just sharing our miseries? Is it because we feel that positive change is beyond our individual powers? Have we really reached a stage of hopelessness in our Earth’s history? Here are two Tweets which I thought where more optimistic/ legit that I could get behind:

Tweets That Made the Most Sense

Tweets That Made the Most Sense

How would you greet the aliens, and what is your take on the underlying emotions present in the majority of the responses, are you concerned or complacent when it comes to having faith in humanity?

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Why Other Potential Habitable Planets are so Far Away

I just realized something the other day; I figured out why other potentially habitable planets are so far away. Yes, this may be seen as a conspiracy theory, and if you don’t like that then treat this post as a science-fiction short story idea.

Wolf 1061c

Wolf 1061c

Firstly, you should know that our nearest potentially habitable exoplanet is Wolf 1061c, which is about 14 light years away. Ok, moving on… When organisms are cultured in a Petri dish, they are usually cultivated in isolation. Each organism/bacteria or mold is put into a separate Petri dish (this is usually to avoid cross contamination).

Potentially Habitable Exoplanets

Potentially Habitable Exoplanets

So maybe all the habitable planets in our universe are so far apart from each other (isolated) to avoid cross contamination of the different species being cultivated within each planet. Maybe, whoever is observing us wants to see how each species thrives in the same environment through independent evolutions (which species evolves the best under the same conditions). Like, there may be a species ranking/ leaderboard, where the best performing planets are ranked 1, 2, 3… I wonder where Earth/humans as a Petri dish/specimen combination are ranking on the universal leaderboard.

Do you think we could be living in the equivalent of a giant Petri dish or something similar? Please share your thoughts…

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Follow My Body Transformation on Instagram

I was really ill for the majority of 2015; at one point I was totally bed-ridden and hospitalized with a deadly infectious disease (which I will dedicate a blog post to at a later time).

Arm Day

Basically I’ve been doing gym again for almost 2 months now. I’m fighting to reclaim my body now that I am cured of the disease. I am posting progressive pictures of my body’s transformation on Instagram (along with my art/ fandom stuff).

Ab Day

So if you’d like to follow me on my journey of getting my body back, you can get me on Instagram @drslater06 or:Β https://www.instagram.com/drslater06/

Pull Ups

Pull Ups

Let me know if you are also fighting an illness/accident so I can help you create awareness around it and garner community support. Fighting these battles could inspire others who are having similar struggles to overcome their affliction.

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Merchandise Monday #50

Let’s go back to the 90s with Β Star Wars Micro Machines! I know Micro Machines is still making Star Wars merchandise today, but I don’t feel the quality is the same as it was in the 90s:

Star Wars Micro Machines Cases

Star Wars Micro Machines Cases

The helmet cases open up to reveal specific scenes from the Star Wars universe. Some of the Micro Machine characters are so small, but the detail is still pretty good on that scale. Look how cute the little Ewok is below ❀ :

Star Wars Micro Machines

Star Wars Micro Machines

Some machines are bigger and have moving parts. The speeder below can ‘explode’ and disintegrate when you push a button (I think it’s about 4 parts assembled):

The Empire in my Passage

The Empire in my Passage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s my favorite place in the Star Wars universe: Jabba’s Palace! This is so cool, the trapdoor that Luke stands on actually does fall open when Jabba’s throne hits a weighted-lever. Of course the Rancor is waiting to receive Luke in the pit:

Jabbas Palace - Rancor Pit Micro Machines

Jabbas Palace – Rancor Pit Micro Machines

The next Micro Machine scene is the garbage compactor on the Death Star. Again, the chute to the garbage area actually opens and the figures can slide down. The walls also actually move to close in on the characters:

Garbage Compactor - Death Star Micro Machines

Garbage Compactor – Death Star Micro Machines

Where would we be without our two trusty droids, hmm? Let’s not leave out R2-D2 and C-3PO. Here they are in their escape pod headed for Tatooine:

Class 6 Escape Pod - R2D2 and C3PO

Class 6 Escape Pod – R2D2 and C3PO

The various Star Wars Micro Machine vehicles also have opening/ closing doors and cockpits for the figures to sit in, with other moving parts:

Star Wars Micro Machines Transports

Star Wars Micro Machines Transports

Do you have any of these/ other old school Star Wars Micro Machines? Please share yours πŸ™‚

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