Kilt in the Wind

A special little home for Ian Anderson's special little thoughts

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

News Drops from Star Wars Celebration 6

Went down to Florida to attend Star Wars Celebration six a couple weeks back, finally recuperated and got over a packed workweek so I can post these up now.

All recorded via the SoundCloud iPhone app, the first installment was down at the Rosen Plaza Hotel's pool, where no less than twenty members of my costume group, The Mandalorian Mercs, decided to go for a swim wearing our helmets.
Pool Invasion Report
Shenanigans included storming the hot tub, then storming the shallow end of the pool again, chatting with Daniel Logan (Young Boba Fett from Episode 2), and creating a new Mandalorian battle cry: "IN THE POOL."

Fridee's Report includes talk of a Mandalorian Pushup Contest (performing US Military style pushups while in full armor, minus helmets), and honor guarding Jeremy Bulloch as he signed autographs. I enjoyed standing motionless, waiting for people to decide whether I was a mannequin or a person, then shifting pose to their surprise.

Saturdee Moring's Report was recorded with my phone integrated into the right gauntlet of my armor, which entertained everyone in line around us. Everyone except for a woman who just started meowing like a cat to nobody in particular, for no good reason.

And the Final Report was a bit rambling, but I was tired and getting ready to get up waaayyyy to early for my flight home.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Suppose I should update this more often. And there I go.

Monday, February 27, 2012

An Interruption

A report on the activities of the group or person: Doctor Lazer as recorded from the Channel 15 News last night.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

My Little Pony demo audition

So somebody decided to go ahead and finally make My Little Pony into a fighting game. They put out an open call for a voice actor for the role of Pinkie Pie and I figured I was a shoe in. Here's the clip:
A la Youtube
A la Soundhound

Monday, November 7, 2011

Steampunk: Keyboard

Decided to be 'that guy' and spraypaint my keyboard all Steampunk-ish. Took a can of Rustoleum Hammered Bronze, some metallic silver, and some clear coat and base coated my old Dell keyboard. Did the final lettering and some details with Citadel paint and a brush.

Here's the result under my 'natural' room lighting:

With flash, showcasing the true colors sort of a more industrial metal feel instead of the classy bronze glow above.

Replaced the numbers with Roman numerals, some of the worded letters (enter, shift, lock keys...etc.) with symbols. Put the numbers for the F keys and the numpad arrows on the side of the keys while leaving the F key tops blank. You can still see some of the original lettering from certain angles, but from the typing position in normal light you can't see anything.

Left the pause key blank because I couldn't think of anything to do with it, and left the spacebar and directionals blank because I don't think I'll forget what they do. Might do the mouse next, and my mic stand looks like it wants some classificationating.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Anderson's Geek Heirarchy Theorem

Thought this up last night after years of observation. I define 'Geek' in this instance as someone partaking in geeky culture or activities who presents balanced reactions to both the internal culture and the external world around them, and accepts themselves as a 'Geek'. 'Fanatic' is someone who, while ostensibly being a 'Geek', does not present any sort of balanced reaction to pretty much anything not related to the subject material.

'Gamers' and 'Closet Geeks' in this case are relatively balanced individuals who either do not possess the knowledge and enthusiasm of the subject matter, or who actively attempt to hide their geekdom, respectively.