The Dr. Who Season Finale was awesome, didn’t think anyone could top Amy but I’m lovin Clara…the impossible girl “swoon” lol, and now this is leading up to November when this will happen! The 10th and 11th in one episode!
This WonderCon trailer gave me tingles
When I was a kid, nothing was more fun than a UHF channel (didn’t have cable) Godzilla marathon on a Saturday afternoon, I would play along with my legions of Star Wars, GIjoe. and Transformers figures as they stood against my “Godzilla” (A stuffed animal T-rex stand in, the real toy at this time was beyond my grasp) on the living room floor. I would watch these giant monsters battle for hours on end and as a kid and plot, special effects, writing, acting that didn’t matter as I ate this stuff up and my appetite for this seemed insatiable. Godzilla was my “entry drug” into Japanese anime and cinema as I soon discovered Ultra Man, Star Blazers, G-Force, Voltron and Robotech (the latter fueling my love for Giant Robots),. However as I got older I noticed these movies playing less and finding them on tv became a rare and with other fandoms and the growing pains of high school tugging at me, my “old friend” took a long nap in the backseat.
Fast forward to present day and right now my fandoms are fierce and many. I try to balance between my fiancé, work and my fandoms which include Star Wars, Mass Effect, Community, Dr. Who, Marvel Comics, Halo, and the Walking Dead, and Fan Art keep my busy, but one night a few months ago Godzilla popped in my head and like looking up an old girlfriend on Facebook, I googled “Godzilla” to see how my old friend had been doing then I found it out that aside from a horrible American made hiccup in 1997, the Japanese had rebooted the franchise in early 2000s and I had myself a Godzilla renaissance. Thanks to the Internet I discovered there was a Japanese Godzilla reboot and my gosh I watched feverishly online and it culminated Godzilla Final Wars from 2004 and it GLORIOUS many of the monsters from my childhood made an appearance and even American version and with a surprise villain monster reveal in the end that blew my socks off. So I’ve been primed for awhile now for anything monster/giant robot related.
Now the summer is fast approaching and I’m totally looking forward to the obvious blockbusters. I’m sure Iron Man 3, Star Trek into Darkness, Man of Steel will blow my mind, but Guillermo Del Toro, Pacific Rim which is kinda under the radar has coincided with my Godzilla renaissance and is now the movie I’m totally looking forward to. I mean giant freaking monsters versus giant freaking robots, I’m not sure the 8 year old in me needs a plot, it just needs this to happen, even though the monsters featured in the film is not Godzilla, I know the monsters in this movie are definitely paying homage to the main monster of all monsters Godzilla. Now let’s talk about the the “Mechs,” These mech’s I think look pretty awesome, I love how they tried to incorporate the county’s design sensibilities into the design of the mech. Right now Australia’s Stryker Eureka is my favorite. I’ll update this post as I learn more and I will try not to post any spoilers.
Check out this from TheForce.net on a new Star Wars animated series set 15 years post-Return of the Jedi (which would put it about halfway to when Episode VII is rumored to begin). The same development team behind The Clone Wars is working on this and it looks extremely intriguing.
First Space Battleship Yamato Live Action (was a lil disappointed but still was in awe, i’ll post a review later), now Gatchaman/G-Force Live Action. The anime of my childhood are coming to life and this actually looks really cool. Awesome!
Art Sources are properties of BioWare, EA, 343 Studios, Bungie, Microsoft Game Studios.
Due to popular demand I added a FemShep version of Captain Shepard
Here is my latest my interpretation of Video Game characters that would best fit the Avengers in one poster. I still have Mass Effect’s Shepard/Captain America, Halo’s Master Chief/Iron Man), Metroid’s Samus Aran/Black Widow, God of War’s Kratos/Thor, Assassin’s Creed’s Connor/Hawkeye, Metal Gear’s Solid Snake/Nick Fury, Half-Life’s Gordon Freeman/Agent Phil Coulson, Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft/Maria Hill, and swapping out Brick Hulk from Borderlands with Rick Taylor from Splatterhouse/Hulk seemed to fit just a lil bit better and just for fun Portal’s Companion Cube as the Companion Tesseract. Single character images to follow:
Getting creative using some of my graphic design skills and inspired by Mass Effect Trilogy promotional artwork and Screenshots (Credit to Original Art Sources and Owners Bioware, EA) Just had to follow inspiration once again. This piece was jump started by playing the Omega DLC this past week which led to the idea to make each game set an individual piece or together as a triptych much like the Halo one I did earlier. Love the game series and when I get an idea in my head it’s hard to get it out until I finish it. So here you go the Mass Effect Trilogy Triptych. The full triptych above with the individuals thumbnailed below with a Mass Effect 3 Femshep Alternate. Enjoy!
Getting creative using some graphic design skills and inspired by Halo promotional artwork (Credit to Original Art Sources Bungie, 343 Industries) Just had to follow inspiration which led to the idea to make each game set an individual piece or together as a tryptych. Love the game series and when I get an idea in my head it’s hard to get it out until I finish it. So here you go A Halo: Reach featuring Noble Team, Halo: Combat Evolved featuring Cortana and Master Chief and the ODSTs Enjoy!
*Update: Added revised center Halo panel and a Halo Wars panel.
UPDATE: Thanks to some awesome suggestions, from Yoshi, Bane, Blanka, Shadow of the Colossus, and Rick Taylor to Brick from Borderlands, and based on what official artwork I could find I think we have a Hulk mash-up now, Brick from Borderlands/Hulk and runner-up Rick Taylor. I would like to thank themagnificentbitch.tumblr.com & hardestcopy.tumblr.com who’s were the first 2 to make the recommendation. Enjoy!
I also added the a Ganondorf from Legend of Zelda/Loki as the Villain.
UPDATE 2: Been getting a lot of feedback on “Black Metroid’s” name, here is some clarification on my thought process I know her name is Samus Aran, if I was basing it on her character’s name I would’ve called her “Natasha Aran” or “Samus Romanov,” but i’m basing it on her super hero name which is a “Black Widow”… a dangerous and deadly creature, I “mashed up” the name of the character “Black Metroid” not after the name of the game but after the dangerous and deadly creature in the game which is a “Metroid”. I think I tried to get too creative or clever in my naming sorry for the confusion.
UPDATE: Added a group shot, and a Phil Coulson, Loki & Maria Hill, check out my newer post.
Credit to Original Art Sources: Microsoft Game Studios, EA, Konami, Nintendo, UbiSoft, Sony Entertainment and Marvel/Disney
Just finished Halo 4 *Spoiler Alert* and man I really kinda didn’t dig humans being Prometheans/Didact storyline…, love the new weapons/armor but man the story of Chief and Cortana is what it’s been about…so the ending really got to me. To quote Sargent Major Johnson “Don’t let her go… don’t ever let her go.”Had to express it so I made this lil fan art piece that I hope kinda encapsulates the feels of it all.
Updated with a new poster design fan art “Don’t make a girl a promise” 02.15.13
Character art sources 343 Industries and Microsoft Game Studios
Sooooo excited Halo 4 is coming on 11.6.12. A little worried about the new storyline as the single player campaign is my main focus, but excited for a new game to start playing, as I’ve replayed Mass Effect 3 over and over for the last few months. The digital artwork coming out looks phenomenal which allowed me to make a few digital art posters of master chief and cortana. Here they are:
Character art sources 343 Industries and Microsoft Game Studios
In honor of October 19th the return of Community (whenever that is)…I think I completed my Community/Mass Effect mash up of all the primary and even most of the secondary characters from all three seasons of Community. Even with the departure of Dan Harmon I just hope my beloved characters will still continue their adventures at Greendale so please watch when it finally returns. I basically found a character from Community my favorite show and mashed them with a the Mass Effect (My Fav Video Game) character that fit them most. Some were perfect fit like Abed/Mordin and Jeff/Shepard and some not so much but I had so much fun combining the characters.
Here are the individual shot of the all the characters featured above. Jeff/Shepard, Abed/Mordin, Annie/Miranda, Troy/Garrus, Britta/Liara, Shirley/Samara, Pierce/Wreav, Chang/Kai Leng, Dean/Jack, Star Burns/Vega, Magnitude/Jacob, Leonard/Javik, Garrett/Legion, Fat Neil/Grunt, Duncan/Hackett, Kane/Anderson, Slater/Ashley, Rich/Kaiden, Vicki/Bakara, Quendra/Kelly, Annie Kim/Kasumi, Dean Spreck/Illusive Man, Dark Rider/Thane, Officer Cacowski/C-Sec Officer
Need for Speed Chase Scene but wait for it…..all with RC’s cars!