Time to Join the Dark Side
Nothing bugs me more than when someone cosplays or dresses up in a badass outfit, but has incorrect props for said outfit be it wrong weaponry for that character, incorrect or missing items, etc… While I get that sometimes certain items may be a bit hard to find, don’t pass off your own ignorance as a solution to the problem. Don’t claim yourself a fan or claim that something is supposed to be themed a certain thing, then ignorantly utilize the wrong item, ESPECIALLY when you have super nerds helping you.
I see a lot of Stormtrooper Cosplay where they utilize the toy Clone Trooper Blaster sold in stores as their main weapon. I’m sorry but the DC-15S Blaster utilized by the Clone Troopers during the Clone Wars is NOT the same as an E-11 Blaster utilized by the Stormtroopers during the Galactic Civil War Era. While both do look similar and the props were built off of the same World War II era gun body, they are NOT the same. One of first most notable differences is the E-11 has a scope. It would be understandable if a version of the E-11 was never sold in stores but you can find them on Amazon or Ebay…
Also why does no one go the extra mile anymore? It is very easy to get ‘hammered metal’ spray paint and paint something. It takes a whole 15-20 minutes to prep and paint if you are doing it right. If you’re going to use a prop, make sure it looks good. Don’t embarrass yourself with a half-ass accessory.
Don’t get me wrong, I love cosplay and I love seeing cosplayers. The whole reason for this rant comes from a touring burlesque group who had a wicked awesome Star Wars segment in their show. Their costumes are absolutely excellent, featuring a ton of details on the corsets and other outfits. However, they don’t utilize the correct props. How can you spend that much time in creating the costume, making this gorgeous elaborate costume, but skimp out on the accessories. That bugs me. Why go 75% of the way only to quit there!? WHY? I mean yeah in that instance, people are just there to see a seductive act where girls dance and show naughty bits, but even still that bugs me. The whole misusing of weapons, especially with Star Wars costumes really bugs me. Like the Jedi cosplayers that use the wrong hilt for that character or the Stormtroopers that utilize the wrong weapons… I don’t know why but it bugs me. To me, it’s like having a Halo costume but using a Star Wars gun because ‘they’re both sci-fi like weapons’.
Yesterday’s calendar page was the Ewok Celebration from RotJ. It’s a fitting picture for a birthday, too bad i didn’t have an excellent celebration like that one.
I got a new pipe tonight at the local smoke shop. There were only two Star Wars pipes there, this one and a Fucking JAR JAR one. JAR JAR, SERIOUSLY?! Who in hell is gonna buy that one?
This afternoon, Ms.Katie came home with a bunch of surprises as a way to say thanks for moving our apartment into our house by myself and for dealing with all the stress and whatnot that comes with moving.
She got some pretty awesome stuff. A few things from the new Nerf Zombie Strike line (exclusive to Target), a new Star Wars Lego Set, the new book on Obi-Wan titled Kenobi by John Jackson Miller, and a Doctor Who Blindbox Mini (Series One). I must say, Ms.Katie is pretty tops and that’s why I love her.
Today was super stressful at work. Instead of rage punching my machine and/or sending my frustrating clients nasty emails, I decided to do a little retail therapy while I was out getting lunch. It wasn’t a lot of items, nor did I break the bank with my purchases. It was just enough to help me find a bit of zen and calm myself down a bit at 4pm when the rage, stress, and frustration came to a head. Hopefully tomorrow is a lot less stressful than today.
Giant Cardboard Standee of a Pug in a Darth Vader Costume with Googly Eyes… YOU BET YOUR SWEET BUNS I BOUGHT THIS.
A few days last week, we broke out the Star Wars sandwich cutters and made TinyTot some themed sandwiches (Millennium Falcon and Tie Fighter Advanced shaped). Thinking that, since I have the two ships, we could make any Star Wars vehicle ever, he asked for an X-Wing shaped sandwich. Luckily for him, we have Star Wars cookie cutters. Thinking back, the sandwich cutters are just glorified versions of cookie cutters anyways… so yeah…
Sadly, no sandwich bag doodle today. I was running late, like every Monday.
I have a daily Star Wars calendar at work and today’s picture was from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. The picture is from the arena scene where Padme, Anakin, and Obi-Wan are chained to giant stone pillars… Now this scene, each person has to figure out how to escape their fate ‘death by giant monster’. Padme uses a hair pin and uncuffs herself, which works for her. Something that bothers me is how Obi-Wan and Anakin handle freeing themselves…
In the movie, the Geonosians fly to the top of the pillar and hook the chain to what looks like a basic loop hook, a rudimentary device in and of itself. Upon looking at the picture I got to thinking, both Obi-Wan and Anakin are force users, why couldn’t they just use the force to pull the chain off of the hook? I get that they were more focused on saving themselves from the giant beasts but lets think for a moment how it should’ve played out. I mean you can use the force and it isn’t that far above your head. Hell if Yoda can pull an X-Wing from a swamp with the force, you can unhook a steel chain 3 stories above your head.
I get that unhooking the chain would be slightly pointless because they’re still attached to it, however it would prove a wise move as it gives them better agility and a better chance to escape the beasties.
I still hold that this is the worst movie in the franchise.
At Target last night, I bought a Darth Vader eraser that is almost the size of my hand… why? Because Star Wars that’s why…
TinyTot is having some trouble adapting to his new routine at school (Snack then lunch, instead of the other way around like at his old school) so i have decided to make his lunch a bit more awesome by drawing on his sandwich bag every day starting with tomorrow’s lunch… i also cut it in the shape of the Millennium Falcon with my Star Wars sandwich cutter set.