TF2 - Adorable

Monday, March 31, 2008

Found the fantastically adorable Team Fortress 2 - related comic Nerf NOW!! while hopping around the internet today. The site has a few bugs,(edit: but they've been fixed!) the comics are all well thought out and drawn; definately worth reading.
Maybe it's just me; I play the pyro and have done my fair share of rocket dodging, uber fire-sweeps, and enemy lifetime countdowns. I can't wait (and hope) for more!
(accessible/assumed) Begining of comic here: Nerf NOW!!

Plush Teacups

Friday, March 21, 2008

I found these plush teacups through the CRAFT blog, but fell in love with the rest of what I found at SewingStars too! I'm dieing to figure out how to make some of this stuff for myself. The squid is most awesome.

Happy St. Patty's Day

Saturday, March 15, 2008

For those of you who don't know, the pope moved the date. However, that just allowed everyone to seize the benefits of the weekend. The weather was a little cooler than the day before, but the snow melted and it's finally starting to look like spring is on the way. So we gathered, drunk and sober alike and played three hours of volleyball.

Half-Life and Portal memopads

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Ok, I've moved from Gordon Freeman lab coat to Black Mesa and Aperture Laboratories memopads. I was thinking up ideas for this offset-printing assignment and thought to myself: The world is missing geeky stationary. I designed, printed, cut and glued these memopads together myself. They feature various colors and texture of paper (featured behind each pad).

For more images of the process and more technical info see my flickr set.
Disclaimer: Half-Life2, Portal and all associated names and slogans are copyright Valve (don't worry Valve, there aren't very many of these and I'm not selling them, don't sue me, I'm a poor college student).

Howl's Moving Castle

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I'm on the paper-craft boat too, and knew I had to make this model the moment I found it. I don't exactly have the time for it, but that won't stop me. So in between the classes, lab work, homework, Hall council meetings and rounds of Team Fortress 2 I'm slowly putting together Howl's Moving Castle piece by piece.

If you're not familiar with Howl's Moving Castle, it's a Japanese animated film by Hayao Miyazaki. Within it there are witches and wizards, wars between kingdoms, and a self-conscious lady under a spell she can't tell anyone about. To top it off, the wizard Howl (who steals and devours the hearts of pretty women) has a magical amalgamated scrap-heap of a castle that wanders through the mists.
See Ben Miller's completed model.
Read about it on Wikipedia.
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