Wherein I, Astrokid, sit here and ramble about art, engineering, politics, weapons, and fandoms.
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Watching some peeps argue over Microsoft has prompted me to feel the need to post my in-progress Rainmeter setup, because Windows 8 Metro tiles are stupid. 

Themes used:

Featuring Mountains by sandara as a background and improved artwork by me for the clock and the weather widget. 

To do:

  • Fix program bar so I can include ProE and mIRC, or otherwise create a folder for Office and all my chat programs similar to Recycle Bin. 
  • Finish art assets for clock’s outer ring
  • Finish art assets for weather widget including main symbol, temp and humidity icons and refresh icons
  • Make weather widget space itself properly and make it slightly bigger for legibility 

I had way too much fun with the Nordic weather emblems. 

astrokid248:

Goofed around with some modern assassin designs for my best friend and I, based on Volante Design’s Falcon jacket. Referenced off of actual images of us, yes I really do have awful posture and oddly shaped shoulders. I didn’t even bother finishing the faces or the hands on mine. Oh well. Gotta figure out weapons and such. 

Edit: updated mine with better anatomy, cleaner jacket lines, and better color balance (the idea is those are motorcycle pants). I’ll do another edit-reblog when I figure out how to draw faces again. 

whiskeyandspentbrass:

duckmancain:

bayarealibertarian:

How’s this freedom blanket

HNNNNNNGGGGG I AM ERECT

That cat is pretty sexy, I can’t blame you.

Woah, you equipped your cat with the new Air Force laser system? I gotta get on your level.

Severe lightning storm underway here in Houston. Time to listen to ELO.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
sup?
astrokid248 astrokid248 Said:

Not much. You?

Goofed around with some modern assassin designs for my best friend and I, based on Volante Design’s Falcon jacket. Referenced off of actual images of us, yes I really do have awful posture and oddly shaped shoulders. I didn’t even bother finishing the faces or the hands on mine. Oh well. Gotta figure out weapons and such. 

antifeminist-egalitarian:

brianmcarey:

Heh.

I don’t think this has the effect they think it does. It’s funny, but you also think “so, Darth Vader’s a Christian.”.

Nah, it implies that all Force users are Christians, and also ties in the whole redemption sequence at the end of Return of the Jedi. So I imagine it has they exact effect they want it to have. 

Do you like to wear dresses, and do the stereotypical girly-girly stuff? Would you ever do a formal cosplay of princess Zelda in her dress? What about a cosplay of her wearing more armor and combat oriented?
astrokid248 astrokid248 Said:

I’m actually wildly uncomfortable in dresses, skirts, and makeup heavier than a bit of foundation and subtle eyeshadow/liner. With my elf dress I actually wear a pair of tight pants underneath. I don’t plan on doing any cosplays related to Zelda herself, because while I like her character, it’s just not my style. I would however be ecstatic to make her Twilight Princess formal wear for someone else to wear. 

Woah, someone got FRC into AHWU. Nicely done, whoever you were at the Las Vegas Regional, and thanks Jack for throwing that it. 

cheekimebreeki:

50caliberviking:

what are you finding that is upsetting you?
Well, most recently it was “liberalsarecool” and “unbossed” spouting off some partisan bullshit. I mean, when I was new to the tag and naïve, I tried injecting random political shit and got raked over the coals for it. Now, the tag is just overrun and my ignore button is getting a workout.
No wonder CerebralZero & others left.
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>Implying that the gumblr OG weren’t the same kind people

Yeah, I see them pushing their politics a lot in the tag but I guess because they never name specific names it’s okay. Don’t get me wrong, I prefer that to smxdn and his ilk, but there’s still a clear variety of political opinions even ignoring those blogs and myself/everyone who joined after me.