Since I just found out last week that my mother has stumbled upon this blog of mine—even though she never comments—I would like to embarrass her by having you all to wish her a very happy 30,24th birthday. Don't hold back.
Also, to clarify from yesterday's post about the writing contest, I did not place first out of 36,000+ entries. As much as I'd like to claim that, there were two things going on at the same time for that contest. There was the writing contest, and there was a Rafflecopter drawing for an Kindle Fire (or cash option). I won the writing one, and I don't know how many entries there were for that; at least five. :oP
Now that we've covered business, we're going to stretch just a little because U is another one of those hard letters to cover.
U is for Über Nerd.
Because nothing says "I'm a huge Nerd" like my very own Corellian Engineering Corporation YT-1300 Freighter schematic. Also known as the Millennium Falcon.
Today's Top Five List is going to be a bit of a pass, but there are five Star Wars-related things I'm going to share. Three are images, and two are links (because I couldn't get permission to use them that quickly) that you should visit. I mean, if you're a Nerd like me.
Just a little tip: Unless you want to kill a lot of time, don't do a Google search for "Steampunk X," where X is equal to anything in the universe. In this case, Star Wars.
1. Steampunk Chewie & Han — And yes, I'm double-dipping on the iPad wallpaper from above. So... :oP
2. Steampunk C3-P0 and R2-D2 — And if someone wants to buy me this shirt, please do so here.
**These next two are links to sites where I couldn't get permission in time, so I'm directing you to them.**
4. Sillof — One of the most-respected custom figure creators. And if you peruse the collection, you'll understand why. Here's the link to the SILLOF site. I suggest starting with "Steam Wars" and working your way down. If you're more of a DC Comics kind of person, go look at the "Gaslight Justice League" figures. You won't be sorry.
5. Bjorn Hurri — I've seen some of this artwork before, but these images are absolutely amazing. Here is the full gallery of amazingness. They're scattered throughout the gallery and there was no direct link to only SW images, so you'll have to scroll through them to see the Star Wars ones (Boba Fett, Yoda, and the Droids are amazing, as is Luke, Han, and Leia. The Jabba one is...umm...), but there are other images from Doctor Who adventure games and original designs, as well as video games like inFamous2, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, Shogun 2, and Dead Space 2. The artwork for the 20th Anniversary Edition of Shadowrun is amazing, as well. I encourage you to check out the whole gallery, but if you just want to see the Steampunk Star Wars images, you can cheat and go here. (*Note: This last link is a French site, so I'm not responsible for the other content on the page. If you're worried about NSFW, you might want to open this on a phone or your home computer.*)
*License: I took these pictures.
Word to the Nerd