hmm.. I THINK I said I don’t do cosplay, but now I’m just stressing the part “..not yet, at least”.
Thing is, I cosplayed a character my gf drew and designed (well I did help with ideas and stuff). She put together the cosplay, I had to fix the dress though.. or have it fixed, moonertus did a great job with it ^^
SO, you must be wondering what it’s all about, what’s the character, how did I manage, why, where, when, wtf!? Well, Tracon 2013, Tampere, Finland, 14-15.9. for the sake of it. And I did well.
No. I’m not doing a cosplay of anything myself, not yet at least…
The thing I am and have been doing tho, is a robotic arm -sleevethingle for moonertus and her cosplay of Vriska Sekret from Homestuck
Original idea was to get it done for Desucon Frostbite, but iirc she got ill the week before and then we had some time management issues due to school and that (we even drew it during lessons and breaks at school x) ) Anyhow, today we got pretty much into the finishing-phase, as in the hand’s got only couple slightly noticeable places completely without details but most of the hand is done.
Without further explaining, PICS! (I’ll supply more when I get moonertus to wear the whole cosplay so it’ll look better from afar)
Most of the finished details visible here, the wrist area is still unfinished.
A closeup of the part I’m most pleased with, the outer side of her forearm. Some finishing needed towards the elbow, though.
some wiring and a lack of details on the other side, “ew”. We fixed this up after taking these pictures :D
KNUCKLES! and fingers, you can’t really see much of the details here, since they’re near the thumb.. Also, that weird oval-thing on top of her wrist, we got to figure something out for that too.
And here’s the palm, details made by moonertus herself.. so now I can actually say “fucking awesome”, since now it’s not compliments towards myself..
There, I’ll probably supply more pics when I get any, these were taken just for the joy of getting this as far as it is :)
Grats for moonertus for not losing her nerves with me asking “can we continue it!?” every other day, hope you like it
For a while now I’ve been tempted to buy some colourful pens and such.. and now that I happened to have some money on me, I did. At first I bought only one orange pen, but quickly noticed how the scene was quite ‘too orange’… and I decided to buy blue and yellow pens too, and then I’m now at the point at which I could say this is finished :)
Took three photos of the steps, but the first one was over-exposed and I noticed it after I took the 2nd photo.. so, well, two steps to show here;
I’m practically on hold with the city itself, but my sketchbook is filling up with spacecraft and scifi-vehicle-stuff.. so I’ve started modelling couple of those sketches, tho the 2nd one I just lost the .blend-file. But here they are;
And then I switched to cycles…
These latter ones had orange exhaust-stuff, a front intake grill I spent 30min on and then my computer decided to crash.
And finally the first one in the scene itself, looking nice :)
Since I changed from blenders own render engine to Cycles, I caused some lightning-issues on the scene itself… so got to fix those before continuing modelling the full scene.
Sid gu bääsdii ylägerdaa (laivoil o humalaiddi jodga yriddi dul doivoddaa hyvää bääsiäisd, vaig oli uusvuos ni gesdi yhe hedgen), ni gadoddii rafla menuu. Viddu, ygz pizza seidsemä egee. No, go oli dollane hirmune mäihä gäyny, ni gogladdii sergun gaa sid hedelmäbelii. Heidin egen inee, painoi viiz linjaa (soli sellane ebin masiina josd sai egel viiz linjaa). Ega pyöräydys, neljä egee ulos.
Däs vaiheez oli semmone “vidu oo jumal” olo, mud sid guidengi dyynen mendii hagee pizza. Kassal neidi sanos ed “Anteeksi mutta meillä ei ole juuri nyt muutakuin tonnikala- tai salamipitsaa”. Olin vähä ed wud, VAAN zalamipizzaa!? Paggoha sid oli oddaa se, ja sid gu saadii pizza pöydää sergun gaa ni katotaa täytteit. Ginggu. No, syödii pizza, 4/5, ei maisdunu salami.
For the pathetic people who can’t understand Finnish, it’s a story about me on a boat between Turku and Stockholm, winning my own pizza-money and buying a pizza. Sorry, you can’t get the joke here, but it certainly is there.
Woah, what an weekend with EYP… European Youth Parliament had a meeting in Salo, Finland, and I was there too (as a delegate). The whole happening was hellishly awesome in total, and I’m damn tired now.
So, what did we do there then? Our main task was to discuss and make solutions into problems we find out in the subject we were discussing. I went into (mostly due to the fact that the other good options were already taken) FEMM, Female rights and gender equality. Turned out that a friend of mine from school had had the same problem as I did, and we were the only boys in the FEMM-group x) That wasn’tas bad as we thought at first, and we (or atleast I) did came up with nice solutions too. In total, the “work” part of the EYP-meeting was quite hard, but fun at the same time. Ofc, that wasn’t all we did… not at all ;)
About the other stuff we did, as in, free time. It was the “awesome” part in my original statement. We actually didn’t have very much of it, but we did have some small games the chair persons arranged for us, and FEMM even won 3 other committees in fearless combat of say, going bananas ;) But boy when the chair persons left us alone and gave us free time until the next activities, THAT was fun. Well, at least “fun” as in changing opinions and life-stories with fellow delegates (I think I even shared quite much of my latest musical career at something around 1am and 2am), playing (god I wish they had a piano :((), singing, dancing at a party and so on.. long story short, it was fun.
About our language-usage. The activities were (pretty clearly) in English, so we spoke English while working with our stuff and playing with our chair persons. At first it felt quite stupid to speak only English with a group in which everyone spoke Finnish natively (apart from a Finnish-Swedish girl). I quickly got used to speaking English as the ‘main’ language of the event, and actually writing this post in English is easier now than usually, since I’ve just been speaking English for the past 3 days. In fact, mostly it was a pain in the ass to try and speak Finnish during some of the small breaks, and even more a pain to try and convert En to Fin or Fin to En, It’s just, like, I understand both languages, but thinking of how they connect is difficult x) Other languages that could be heard — or at least what I heard — were Swedish, Chinese, French, Czech and a small bit of German.
So about the statement I made in the beginning, the event was divided into two subsets, Awesome and Hellishly Awesome, the work being the first and the free time being the latter.
Thanks for all the EYP-members who took part in the event, it was absolutely amazing :9
I can’t really parse my feelings about last weekend… as I expected something quite different from what I got. In a positive way thought :)
Wärkfest 2012 was nice, and I got free tickets to it since I was a ‘Wärker’ with our computer-culture magazine Skrolli. On Skrollis behalf, Wärkfest was really good, we published our 0th edition (a 4-page teaser), and we got lots of great feedback, and a couple of completely new people with us to develop the magazine. When it comes to me, I was there representing Skrolli with couple other people form Skrolli (couple friends that is), and I programmed a advertising banner, which basically ran on my laptop for the whole time. So I had time to do something else than be nerdy and spend the time on that computer (apart from the programming part). I then walked around, socialized, spread Skrolli, made new friends and stuff like that. In a shorter form, had a good time there, like usually on events like Wärkfest.
Now the odd thing about this event was the compos… I entered a real real time -compo, which basically meant that your compo-entry needed to be made during the compo, on stage, live and in front of the audience. My entry-idea was to compose a tune with MilkyTracker, in the allowed time.. which was about 8 minutes (that is NOT much). The entries before me were great and I was kinda nervous to get up on the stage to spend that 8 minutes sitting on my computer on the stage :DD
Now, when I climbed on the stage, introduced myself, sat on my comp and started composing, the crowd was quite amazed (at least I think so). I quite quickly got some real rhythm out of the tracker, and crowd started clapping along the rhythm — right until I stopped it to edit it.. A sad ‘awh’ from the audience, with me responding to it by playing back the changes I made; A quite basic drum-beat. Audience; *clapping to the rhythm* Me; “now wtf am I going to do now?!”. Quickly I decided to go for a bassline, and after another ‘awh’ from the audience, I started making it. After the bassline, someone yelled “make the melody on the 4th channel!!” (I was planning to go for a 6-channel tune, but I had only 4 there at that time). So after that it was clear I needed to squeeze the tune into 4 channels… not really great for my plans of making a phased lead or any kind of chord-instrument. I scratched those ideas pretty totally. I then pleased the crowd by making the melody, stretching it for some 2-4 patterns and then listened to the whole tune. Audience; *cheering after the tune had played* Me; “Now what?!”. Meaning to be quick, I decided to make a smallish variation to the current pattern, so I cloned it, removed one instrument and replaced it with the phased lead I had planned. Yay, plans working again \o/. Then I went for an intro, that wasn’t really that hard, and after that, set the loop-point correctly, made other small finishing touches and started to play it. I wrote the greets/some randomness into the instrument list (as usual), ‘named’ the tune, and waited for cheers. People were amazed, basically whole room (a smallish hall or somesuch), about 200 people, cheering, yelling, clapping and some even dancing. And the tune was about 20 seconds long. “Really, me this good?”
Well, the jury loved the tune, as did the audience. Recieved comments from the jury, bowed, and packed my computer and went back to my place around the first row of the audience. Listened to the couple guys after me, went to chill out a bit, and then came back. On the break between the real real time and scene -compos, there was quite a hassle about me (on IRC atleast), I made even more friends, got fans and stuff like that. My friend didn’t really believe her eyes, but the biggest surprise (for both of us) wasn’t the reaction.. It came after the scene-compo, when I won that real real time (and got the laptop I’m now writing with). She was quite amazed (as far as I could tell), and even more amazed after I won the ‘best in show’ price too (for being the best entry during the whole evening!) and got a 200€ gift card to some internet-PC-store.. After all, I think I can now call myself a scener, and a professional musician (at some degree at least)
After the compo, I needed to sleep somewhere so I went to my friends house (She was a bit worried about her aunt, who didn’t really like her staying at Wärkfest up until 01 am instead of 11 pm :DD). So I slept there, woke up at something around 08.40 and then prepared to get back to Wärkfest. Sunday was definitely more chilled than Saturday, less people around, and I did some more of ‘sitting at Skrollis table handing out our teasers and telling about the magazine’. Time flew by and then I faced a problem.. for I had won a laptop, but I only had one bag to carry my stuff in.. and I had already brought my older laptop with me :DD I just hoped nothing would broke when I packed both laptops into the same bag, and got off to the bus-station, and from there back to Turku. A nice weekend indeed :3
Hoh, I suppose I could share some information about myself for the beginning here….
So! I’m a Finnish high school student, I’m interested in tons of stuff, my main way of messaging is IRC (if you don’t know it, then shame on you!)
Firstly, about my nickname. I’m sadly in the generation in which people need to spend really much time on thinking of a nickname that isn’t already taken. Due to that, I have quite many nicknames around the internet. The main one I use is Wing, but I’m also known as Wingman, TheWing, LittleTheremin and Siipi. And ofc by my real name, Elias Linjama
More about what I like.. Firstly, music. A lot. In fact, I’ve studied music since I was 3 yo, so I pretty much know my ways around it. I’ve played the piano since I was something like 6 years old, and I started my theory studies at the age of 8. I think. I’ve then started composing (first playing around with different software and stuff like that) at the age of 11, about when I got my first solely own computer. That’s how it’s been so far, I’m still playing the piano, and I’m still composing. I’ve practiced playing the guitar on my own (a bit) and I can pretty much play any instrument after a bit of ‘getting used to’. Music, taken care of.
In fact, at the age of 11 I first found my second bigger area of interest.. Programming. I found a nice little Finnish programming language called CoolBasic. It was easy to learn, had a Finnish manual and a great community. Those haven’t really changed to date, and the language is now starting to be quite outdated… and it is under development, but it’s not really quick developing. I’ve made couple nice games, and through the stuff needed for indie GameDev I found module-music, pixel art and other cool retro stuff I then started to focus on.
That brings us to gfx/art/drawings.. I started drawing more or less in upper primary school, since school is boring and when you’re writing notes, you have paper and pencil ready. And you’re not really allowed to use your phone or any other electronic device while on the lesson. So, I drew sketches into my notebooks and basic stuff like that. I noticed I got better quite quickly (I’ve always been quite artistic), and decided to invest a bit on some cheapy sketchbooklets… and some pens. Around those times I fell in love with black&white drawings, mainly done with a writing ball-point pen (since I like the feel of the pen). After I found gameDev and stuff related to it, I also started making PixArt. It’s really weird how I can draw some stuff way better by hand and some way better with pixels. I’ve made couple games completely alone, and I really like quite much all of them \o/
Last, and mostly seperate in a way, Photographing. I got my first camera at around the age of 13 or such, but I’ve been taking pictures with every camera I got my hands on. So, getting an own camera was really great… until my lil’ bro dropped it and it broke down. Well, it still functioned ‘quite’ properly, just the autofocus died and so I had to start taking pictures of more slowly moving objects.. or say, nature. I got my new Nikon about 2 years ago from now, and it is so far the nicest camera I’ve owned :P
I’d say that’s about it, I’m quite a happy guy, going to school, ircing, meeting friends, composing, taking photos, making games and so on. And now seemingly tumbling around tumblr :)
and for a sneakypeaky of what I’m gonna probably upload here, links to my Soundcloud and DeviantArt(where I’m REALLY inactive nowadays..);