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Roberty88
11 January 2012 @ 07:27 pm

I have finally come up with an idea or two for making money! And its something I’d enjoy and I hope you lot would want too.

Through doing it for cosplay already and my enjoyment of such things, I’ve decided to start modding/converting/cutom painting Nerf guns for cosplay or general sci-fi geekery.

Now I’ll be making generic ones and putting them on eBay and such, but I would also love to take commissions and requests from fellow cosplayers and collectors.

So watch this space for my first ones, and in the meantime if you have a Nerf gun you’ve always wanted modding or a gun you need made for a cosplay, email me with details and pictures and I’ll see what I can do for you. I can even cheaply and easily add lights of most colours to them!

I think a lot of the Nerf guns would make great Mass Effect cosplay weapons or steampunk guns and one or two are even moddable into River Song’s pistol. Anything you like, just ask :)

Email me at: nukefromorbit9@googlemail.com

 
 
Roberty88
06 January 2012 @ 01:19 pm
Long time no speak.

Anyway, the BAFTA long-list is out and I want to make my picks. I will pick two for each catagory, first is who/what I want to win and the second is who/what I'd still be ok with winning. Oh and I have left out the catagories where I have not seen any of them or I've seen ones that I didnt think deserve it.

Best Film: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo or Drive

Director: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo or Drive

Editing: Drive or The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Adapted Screenplay: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo or Drive

Production Design: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo or Drive

Cinematography: Drive or The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Make Up & Hair: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo or Deathly Hallows pt2

Costume Design: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo or Deathly Hallows pt2

Sound: Drive or The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Special Visual Effects: Rise of the Planet of the Apes or X-Men: First Class

Original Music: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo or Drive

Leading Actor: Daniel Craig or Ryan Gosling

Leading Actress: Rooney Mara

Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks or Alan Rickman

Supporting Actress: Carey Mulligan


Some only have 1 pick as I actually have not seen any others in that catagory. I feel bad :P
 
 
Roberty88
31 May 2011 @ 03:42 pm

Hey all!

 

This weekend was AMAZING! Collectormania Milton Keynes has always been one of my favourite cons but every year they just make it better and better!

 

Con adventures!...Collapse )

 

 
 
Roberty88
21 April 2011 @ 02:18 pm
Hey

So yeah I'm not cosplaying Babydoll anymore.

LFCC today got its like 5th or 6th person proclaiming they'll be doing Babydoll. And out of all of us, I'd be the worst. Not suited to the character at all and I cant make costumes by hand to save my life. So whats the fucking point, I'll just look like a total arse all day and end up hating the event.

Which I dont want, because LFCC is one of my 2 favourite cons of the year (After CM:MK). I'd rather go not fretting or worrying about my costume being shit compared to all the others.

Maybe one day, next year or something, I'll attempt the character I really wanted to and do Rocket (see post pic).
 
 
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Roberty88
18 April 2011 @ 11:29 pm

Hey all.

 

 

Not posted in awhile. I wanted to make it weekly to keep track of where I was, for me and for everyone, but I haven’t managed to.

 

Since my last blog I’ve been pretty normal. Major ups and downs. No change, which is bad. I wanted to start levelling out but I’m still all over the place.

 

I got work sorted out, or so I thought. Changed my shifts to the 6-10 evening ones and immediately felt better about it and myself. The shifts went quick and I felt I was doing something I could actually do well. Every night I was doing something a little different so I didn’t feel I was in a rut like I did with the morning shifts. But now I am back on the early shifts this week and next (at least) and I really don’t want to do it. I set the wrong alarm last night and so missed work today. When I go in tomorrow I’ll ask to change my shifts (hopefully even for tomorrow, I don’t mind going home then coming back) but I know they wont. And I can’t really make them; they don’t care if I leave. And I can’t leave, because I am already fucked money-wise as it is.

 

Speaking of which, I am now over-drawn. I thought it was an over-charge or something but no, it was just me not keeping track and spending too much like the fuck-tard I am. I now have minus money till the beginning of May.

 

And that means I won’t be able to go to the Hub 6. Jemz will have to go on her own and I’ll miss a Hub once again. Also puts my cosplay on hold till May. Which itself is failing anyway as I don’t have the skill to get it done. It’s not even that particularly difficult but nope, I can’t do it.

 

So in summary: I’m stuck in a job I hate, I don’t have the skills or experience to get another job (enjoyable or not), I have to stick with it to afford my phone, cons and cosplay, and not even cons and cosplay make me that happy at the mo when I can do them (Kapow sucked hard, I was SO unhappy that day)

 

Jemz was here for over a week and this weekend we had our anniversary weekend in London. It was great, did a lot of fun things and just being within 5 feet of that woman makes me so happy. But even that was tarnished by her having to drink a bit of wine which then made her feel crappy and so leave me awake on my own most of the night and ruin our supposedly romantic evening together. The next day we parted ways so it was our last chance to be together till Milton Keynes at the end of May. With the money thing and this combined I literally cried in Starbucks, then again when she got her train. I am such a fucking mess right now.

 

I have no idea what to do right now. Literally no idea at all. Help.

 
 
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Roberty88
26 March 2011 @ 05:59 pm

My life at the moment

 

 

So where was I:

 

(warning this second part will get a bit honest and open)

 

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Roberty88
26 March 2011 @ 05:16 pm

My life at the moment

 

 

So I thought I’d update everyone on what exactly is going on with me at the moment, both so you all know and so I can get it all down somewhere. Hopefully this will help me and I can keep it going so I know where I am every week.

 

 

 

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Roberty88

Right then, to piss everyone off at the start and not suck people in only to do it:

 

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Roberty88
25 January 2011 @ 02:32 pm
Hey all!

The Oscar nominations are out and arnt a suprise to anyone. Therefore I will go through and pick my winners, and also what I think the academy will vote for to win.

Best Picture
Black Swan: Academy
The Fighter
Inception: My pick
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone

Director
Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan): Academy and my pick
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (True Grit)
David Fincher (The Social Network)
Tom Hooper (The King's Speech)
David O. Russell (The Fighter)

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges (True Grit)
Javier Bardem (Biutiful)
Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)
Colin Firth (The King's Speech): My pick
James Franco (127 Hours): Academy

Best Actress
Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right)
Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole)
Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone)
Natalie Portman (Black Swan): Academy and my pick
Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale (The Fighter)
John Hawkes (Winter's Bone)
Jeremy Renner (The Town): My pick
Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right)
Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech): Academy

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams (The Fighter): Academy
Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech): My pick
Melissa Leo (The Fighter)
Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit)
Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)

Adapted Screenplay
Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours): Academy
The Social Network (Aaron Sorkin)
Toy Story 3 (John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, Michael Arndt): My pick
True Grit (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
Winter's Bone (Debra Granik, Anne Rossllini)

Original Screenplay
Mike Leigh (Another Year)
Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Keith Dorrington (The Fighter)
Christopher Nolan (Inception): My pick
Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg (The Kids Are All Right)
David Seidler (The King's Speech): Academy

Animated Feature
How To Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3: Academy and my pick

Art Direction
Alice In Wonderland
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Inception
The King's Speech: Academy and my pick
True Grit

Cinematography
Black Swan: Academy
Inception: My pick
The King's Speech
The Social Network
True Grit

Costume Design
Alice In Wonderland
I Am Love
The King's Speech: Academy and my pick
The Tempest
True Grit

Editing
Black Swan: My pick
The Fighter
The King's Speech: Academy
127 Hours
The Social Network

Makeup
Barney's Version
The Way Back: Academy
The Wolfman: My pick

Original Score
How To Train Your Dragon
Inception: My pick
The King's Speech: Academy
127 Hours
The Social Network

Original Song
'Coming Home' (Country Strong)
'I See The Light' (Tangled)
'If I Rise' (127 Hours): Academy
'We Belong Together' (Toy Story 3): My pick

Sound Editing
Inception: Academy
Toy Story 3
Tron: Legacy: My pick
True Grit
Unstoppable

Sound Mixing
Inception: My pick
The King's Speech: Academy
Salt
The Social Network
True Grit

Visual Effects
Alice In Wonderland
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Hereafter
Inception: Academy
Iron Man 2: My pick

This is leaving out things like foriegn language and stuff, as I have not seen those.

What do you all think?
 
 
Roberty88
30 December 2010 @ 02:19 pm
Hello all!

Hope you had a good christmas/holiday/whatever you got up to :)

First off, we're getting close to new years now. Anyone made any resolutions? Comment below if you are, love to see what they are. I for one am going to make a few. One being not to sleep in past 11am anymore. I keep losing days that I want to get things done in because I sleep too much.

As its the new year I thought I'd start new projects too. Most being cosplays really. Super-Hoodie from Misfits is still my main concern, try and get that done for EMS in march. Need to finish off some Scott Pilgrim ones too. Again, comment below if you want to cosplay an SP character with me at an event :) need more of us!

Going to do a few Star Trek cosplays too as Warp 10 is happening later in the year. But those are easy.


And I really want to get my 'dream photoshoot' project going too (see previous blog for details). Anyone else wanting to do it or changed their minds? Still aiming to get started about march/april once I have a new camera. Might even add cosplay into it, so you guys can get cosplay shots done as well as taking part in my shoot ideas :)

So comment away with resolutions, cosplays and shoot ideas, and I'll speak to you all soon! xxxxxx
 
 
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