roxybisquaint: (sarah hardcore)
After much prodding by [ profile] cj2017, I started watching Alias this weekend. It's so awesome. How did I miss out on this show when it originally aired? Oh yeah... 9/11. We watched nothing but news for like two months after 9/11 and mostly news for several months after that. Regular TV just felt weird so we only tuned in to a few returning favorites that season.

Marathoning rules, though, so I'm not exactly sad I missed out on weekly viewings back then. This show would've driven me nuts with the nonstop cliffhangers! In three days' time, the man and I have watched 21 episodes. Aside from a couple of really dull eps kicking off the last act, it's been a rockin' good time. Sydney Bristow definitely gets a slot on my awesome TV chicks list, along side Olivia Dunham, Aeryn Sun, Veronica Mars, and Sarah Walker. What's this? No Sarah Connor on the list?! No, she's on THE SARAH FUCKING CONNOR list (and she's the only one on it).

If you've never seen Alias, take [ profile] cj2017's advice like I did and watch it. But don't read the rest of this post. )
roxybisquaint: (sarah loneliness)
My video is finished. Finally. What did that take me, like two weeks? Well, I hadn't done any video editing before, so I was learning as I went along. That tends to slow things down. Also, I'm a bit obsessive when it comes to creative projects (in fact it's killing me that after I uploaded this, I noticed one transition spot didn't turn out quite like I thought it had!!!!!! Heh. Oh well).

Special thanks to [ profile] schmacky0 for pointing out my sloppy transition work early on and to [ profile] sabaceanbabe for doing the full beta, which prompted experiments in graduated slow motion. And I've also learned plenty just from viewing their own vids.

The video is about Sarah (see, you might not know this about me, but I'm kind of a Sarah Connor fan) and the impact of losing her connection to John. It's set to Avril Lavigne's "Nobody's Home". This is my first fan video, but I don't think it'll be my last. I really enjoyed making it.

Watch it on Youtube.
Watch it on Vimeo.
Download it (46mb, 640x360 Quicktime movie).

On a personal level, this video represented everything I have been unable to do since I quit smoking. I haven't been able to stay focused on anything and I've had no creative ability. But Sarah Connor came through for me, as always. Somehow I latched onto this idea and was able to stick with it to completion. It's just a simple fanvid, I know. But for me it was a milestone and I feel like I'm back :)
roxybisquaint: (sarah what i do)
We've done plenty of guerilla marketing in this campaign to save the show... bookmarks in books in the sci-fi section of the library, flyers under windshield wipers, stickers everywhere. But I like that kind of thing and I want to do more. So I'm thinking about doing a highway overpass sign for The Sarah Connor Chronicles, like this. But what should it say and how should I do it? A painted sheet? Some cardboard? Streamers woven into the fencing? Hmm...

I think I'll plot it out this weekend. I'm open to suggestions.
roxybisquaint: (tsccomicals)
As you you know, the TSCC action figures gathered in my living room to take in the season 2 premiere, Samson & Delilah, this past week. Now that they've had time to mull it over, I wanted to get their thoughts on the episode. Let's see what they had to say.

A small preview is shown below. See all 8 panels of this comic in full size here.

roxybisquaint: (sarah kidding me)
Being a former seller and collector of action figures, I've decided to make a set of custom Sarah Connor Chronicles action figures from 3 3/4" GI Joes. Joes have always been my favorite and they're the easiest to customize since you can take them all apart and swap pieces around (not to mention I have lots of them). But as great as Joes are, there are still some obstacles. Not all pieces are interchangeable and there aren't many female parts to work with. I think it's going to be a fun challenge, though.

I'm making a set of 7 figures: Sarah, John, Cameron, Derek, Ellison, Charley, Cromartie

The huge task of sifting through hundreds of parts to select what I need is now done. Well, never say done until you actually start painting, but I think I'm done. Anyway, here's what I've assembled. Yeah, I know they don't look like much, but you'll just have to trust that I have a vision. And there's plenty more work to be done before these figures will be ready for painting.

Right now, I have issues with heads not fitting torsos on a few figures, which is a problem of mixing parts from the first 2 years of Joes with others (they changed the necks). I'll fix that by adding polymer clay to the base of John's and Charley's necks, and by grinding away some of Sarah's neck. You might also notice Cameron basically has no hair. I'll have to mold that (and if it works well, I might do Sarah's too since I'm not all that thrilled with what I've got now). I also need to cut/grind off some stuff from various parts.

As awesome as GI Joes are for customizing, the pitfall is that the body parts are generally loaded with weapons and gadgets that would look stupid for the characters. That's why Ellison, Charley and Cromartie ended up with the exact same lower bodies (choices are even more limited when you want shoes instead of boots and those particular legs only fit that particular abdomen) and why Derek and John have the same thighs and Sarah and Cameron have the same thighs.

So there it is - the early stages of making TSCC custom action figures. I've got Dremeling, sculpting and sanding to do next. And no doubt, I'll end up changing some parts during that process. Then I'll finally get to paint! In the end, they'll all look quite different than this:

So how did this come about? Well it was all due to [ profile] cisaac's Ellison drabble "Want". In it, he has the line "When he was fifteen, he wanted to be a soldier. He wanted to drive a tank like his brother did. He wanted to be a hero and salute the flag. He would be G.I. Joe. Maybe be like that Roadblock character." And if you read the comments in that post, you'll see how that line snowballed into me doing this ;)

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10: The Unveiling
roxybisquaint: (time clock)
It's been a very long time since I picked up a comic, and even then I was never a comic book person, just an occasional reader of whatever my brother happen to shove at me. But I just read Y: The Last Man - Unmanned and I'm completely in love with it (thanks for the recommendation [ profile] spectralbovine!). Every character is interesting, the story unfolds on many levels, the dialog reads really well (and is loaded with fun pop culture references), the illustrations are great... It was a total pleasure. When I started it, I figured I would just read a little here and there—stretch it out over the weekend. Didn't happen. I couldn't stop. And now I can't wait to get the second book and dive in.


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