ShotgunSteve

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from Parkland, WA

  • Activity

    • It's been a while.

      6 years ago

      ShotgunSteve

      Well, still in the Air Force. Still in Wichita Falls Texas. I'm married...for over a year now. Um, I'm building a new Battlebot? I guess that's worth mentioning.

    • Featured...AGAIN!

      7 years ago

      ShotgunSteve

      Thanks for all the love!

      YEAH! FEATURED USER...AGAIN! smiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

    • Feeatured user

      7 years ago

      ShotgunSteve

      Finally realized I was a featured user. Haven't had internet access a whole lot, just got out of tech training for the air force. Thanks for all the love! smiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

    • 9 years ago

      ShotgunSteve
    • Update after nearly a year

      9 years ago

      ShotgunSteve

      I've joined the United States Air Force and am engaged.

      Contrary to what Tucker says, women aren't like Voltron. The more you can hook up, the more disappointed they get is what really happens..

      I have EVERY. RvB DVD now. :|

      :3 any love from my old friends that don't talk anymore?

    • PAX 09

      10 years ago

      ShotgunSteve

      Free passes again.

      Awesome as usual.

      Hotel room was pretty rad. Got lots of sweet swag, Pictures soon. I'm lazy right now, just got done GRINDING IN HELLO KITTY ONLINE. YEAH BOY.

      lol..then I got banned because my friends and I were being "inappropriate".

      Right now - I'm watching The Maid. It's a horror film from singapore from 2005.

      It's kinda like The Grudge, but more trippy.

      I haven't been doing much, just working out, working on building stuff, working at...well working, and working on school. Gearing up with my final year at this school - transferring to another one after.

      I know updates are sparatic but thats what my live journal is for.

    • Video game stuff

      10 years ago

      ShotgunSteve

      I finished my new arcade stick.

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      SANWA JLF and 30mm snap ins with seimitsu 24mm snap ins on the side.

      I guess I should post this picture too.

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      Call it compulsive collecting if you want...

    • plans

      10 years ago

      ShotgunSteve

      So I'm canceling on Sakuracon, just going to go to Emerald City Comicon.

      But check out my costume I got!

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      It was all commissioned and with good reason.

      Look, with cosplay you have two spectrums.

      Low end cosplay and high end cosplay.

      95% are in the middle

      the low end cosplay, where it's obviously cheap and for shits and giggles. It's passable, it's like "AH HA! I see what you did there"

      And High end cosplay is EXPENSIVE. Scouting for the proper materials to bring a costume to life.

      People end up in the middle because they don't want to spend TOO much money.

      And only low and high are acceptable. Low is acceptable because you're not trying. High is because you're perfect. Middle of the road, it just creates this weird effect of almost. You're putting effort but not enough.

      Another thing people don't realize is ranger cosplays are harder than an average anime cosplay. This is because anime/video games/comics you're bringing a 2D character to 3D. And thus people are more forgiving with the minor things. If you see an average ranger cosplayer, you think to yourself - looks good...but something is off. Either their helmet isn't cast off the ones from the show so it looks of, etc. You're not bringing something to live, you're replicating something. A much harder fact. Think - whats harder, copying something or perfectly replicating something? like an exact 1:1 duplicate. That's what you're trying with a ranger, but with say a sailor scout or master cheif - you're making something not real - real. It's simple psychology.

      So let's break this down.

      The helmet was by Herocosplay.com I have a red ranger suit from there and don't recommend them. It's cheap spandex and pleather. But most of their helmets are made with molds cast off of screen used props. So that creates a perfect replica. I posted in a previous journal a picture of my hero cosplay suit. Compare them. But that wasn't me in the picture - he only sells 10.5 size boots for example. Basically - it did not fit.

      cost for the helmet? 385 after shipping

      The gloves are imported from Japan. They're real leather. Pure goat skin. Most people just wear some white gloves, they forget the patch on the inside of the glove and the ribs on the knuckle.

      Cost for the gloves? 130 shipped.

      Now the rest of the suit - I had commissioned in Thailand by a costumer named Sushiya. I've talked about him in the past. The company that makes Power Ranger costumes in Japan (Toei) owns the rights to the fiber composition for the Lycra blend they use for the suits.

      But sushiya has access to the blend most similar that is avaibile to the public. Also unlike a herocosplay.com suit - the diamonds are inset. Basically the suit is sewn together rather than the diamonds sewn on top.

      The cuffs and belt (black lines too) and boots are leather. Some nice nice leather. The diamonds on the boots and cuffs and the holster for the gun - leather. The shin support and arch support that people tend to skip over because it's white and you don't notice until you look at high resolution photos of the suits (not from the show but from the set) are on there. Another advantage I have over a standard ranger cosplayer.

      That together was 480

      The morpher, is a stunt morpher from prop maker Buzzs_Room and it has the sharpest details on a power coin on the market. About 40 dollars.

      and the gun isn't your american Blade Blaster. The blade blaster was black and red and the show was White and red. The Japanese toy (used on the US show for the prop) is what I'm using. That in box set me back 75 dollars.

      Total? $1,110.00 USD

      And I look better than 95% of other ranger cosplayers.

      I'm an absolutist. If I'm going to do something, I'm going to go all the way and do it right. I went the cheap way with a ranger suit before and you look like a goof ball.

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    • whoo

      11 years ago

      ShotgunSteve

      Alright, so Sakuracon this year I'm going as Red Ranger and Space Sheriff Shaider.

      The Helmet - is casted from a show used helmet. Meaning the helmet, full fiber glass and painted helmet with clasps and plexiglass visor will be SHOW ACCURATE.

      The suit, is being made by Aniki, and I'm having him add darker lines to the belt like the show, and adding a holster for my blade blaster.

      My gloves are leather, so are my cuffs. Basically - It's going to look like I stepped right off the set of the show. :)

      That's going to set me back $905USD

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      Aniki runs Herocosplay.com, he's a great guy. really nice. Kinda slow on the communication side though.

      I'm having another guy, this one in Thailand, who goes by Sushiya, make me a Space Sheriff Shaider costume.

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      He wants 1,550 for it.

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      there's a suit he hand made. Yeah. I trust this guy with 1,500 dollars xD

      He's including Shaider's sword, and he can make the eyes light up like the show.

      If my Shaider suit comes in nice (I have no doubt it will!), My next two are

      Kamen Rider Kiva

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      And the Shadow Borg.

      I'm not sure which one I want more though.

      But I have plenty of time to figure that out. xD

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      School starts pretty soon. I want this year to get done so I can transfer to Evergreen State College. Hurray Liberal Arts.

    • PAX

      11 years ago

      ShotgunSteve

      pax this year was pretty rad. We had terry stay in our hotel for the weekend...

      it was interesting.

      I got Freezepop to sign my Keytar. ^_^

  • Comments (153)

    • KeybladerDan

      12 years ago

      hahaha, i got ya there. so, are you sharing all those games, or are they yours or his?

    • KeybladerDan

      12 years ago

      ah, your brother won't miss it. it's a good excuse for you two to spend more time together anyway. xD

    • althealcher

      12 years ago

      how do you get your gamercard on your profile?

    • Omega_Convoy

      12 years ago

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    • TKdademon

      12 years ago

      I meant like, comedic talent.
      By the way, did you record that song? The anme "Matt Sernaker" or something seems to be in my head now, and it's bugging me.

    • TKdademon

      12 years ago

      Then you, sir, are a very talented man.

    • TKdademon

      12 years ago

      Just curious: Are you the guy who made that "Stuck in a Canyon" video?

    • Matt_Sernaker

      12 years ago

      I cant stop laughing that was highly amusing!

    • Matt_Sernaker

      12 years ago

      video is not available....

    • Arachnus

      13 years ago

      so you play with photoshop.

      I am hosting a 100 mod contest for photoshoppers. Details on my page.

    • jaly223

      13 years ago

      I'm off those days, but I don't know if I'll be able to make it. I'll have to go over it with the wife. smiley0.gif

    • Omega_Convoy

      13 years ago

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    • Lux_Tannin

      13 years ago

      1. To yourself, say the name of the only
      guy or girl you wanna be with 3
      times!
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      2. Think of something you wanna accomplish
      within the next week and say it to your self 6
      times!!
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      3. If you had 1 wish what would it be? say it to
      yourself 9 times!!!
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      4. Think of something that you want to happen
      between you and that 1special person and say
      it to your self 12 times!!!
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      5. Now, heres the hard part! Pick only 1 of these wishes and as
      you scroll down focus and
      concentrate on it and think on nothing
      else but that wish.
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      Now make one last &final wish about that one wish that you picked.
      After reading this, you have 1 hour to send it out to 15 people, and what
      you wished for will come true within in one week!
      u only get one chance!!!!! Now scroll down and think of your
      crush!!!
      Keep going down
      Keep going
      Keep going
      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Did you think of your crush? I hope so, that was
      your last chance. Now pay very close attention this important message!
      Sorry but once read, must be sent. Yes, this is one of those kinda chain
      letters that everyone hates. This one has been going since 1863 and if you
      break this chain, you will pay!!!!!! Remember that after hearing these
      stories.

      First Example:
      Take Barbra Wallace.. She was a pretty lucky girl,
      up till she got this same chain letter. She had a crush on the same kid
      since kindergarden. when she got this mail she didn\'t pay any attention to
      it. She just thought, no big deal. And deleted it. The next day her dad
      got fired and her mom dies in a car crash. If she would have sent the
      letter none of that would have happened and her mom would be alive.

      Second Example:
      Try Freddie D. Now Freddie D. was your average
      nerd. Had glasses, was short and chubby, was in gifted. All the signs of
      your total dork. He also received this letter and sent it to 51 people in
      the hour. Now, like Barbra, he had a crush on a girl since 3rd grade. The
      next day after sending the chain the girl confessed her love for him ever
      since 3rd grade. Freddie D. finally had the courage to ask her out, and of
      course, she had been waiting to yes to that for years. They grew up and
      married each other to live happily forever.

      Third Example:
      Now if you couldn\'t relate to the others, this\'ll
      get ya hooked. Listen to this. A kid named Jordan Johnson was just
      getting on AOL to check his mail. He was a quiet kid, not that popular but
      not a geek either. he was just normal. He saw he had mail from his
      friend. It was this exact letter. Now Jordan Johnsen was a smart kid and
      he knew what could happen if he didnt pass it on. He simply pulled a few
      friends from his buddy list and sent it along. The next day, about that
      same time, he got a phone call. It said he had won the lottery! then his
      dad came home and bought him a new bike! His mom bought him Nintendo64 and
      play station! His grandmother sent him a new computer, and his best friend
      gave him tickets to the concert he wanted to go to, Kid Rock and Limp
      Bizkit! Then he inherited a brand-new tv from his aunt! He was goin\' wild!
      the next day his secret crush asked him out, and they have been going out
      ever since.

      Now, you heard the stories. I know which person i\'d rather
      be, but thats up to you. I wouldn\'t wanna end up like Barbra but thats
      only me. We all want what we cant have but now\'s ur chance to go out with
      that special somebody ur waiting for. Take it or leave it. If you send
      this to-
      1 person- you will lose all luck in ur love
      life.....forever!!!!!
      10 people- your crush will say they like you as a
      friend......ONLY!!!!!
      15 people- your crush will say they like you
      20 people- your crush will ask you out!
      25 people- your crush will kiss you!!
      35 people or more- All of the above!!
      Don\'t blow it, it\'s ur chance to shine! Have
      everything u wanted, and more! Now, complaining cus u dont have any
      friends. Well theres an answer 4 everything. It\'s simple, just go in a
      chat room, pick some names and send away! but here\'s the catch.....you only
      have one hour to send it after being read. Please pass this to everyone u
      know and keep it going

    • jaly223

      13 years ago

      You lucky bastard! I don't know. When is it this year? I will have to see if I have those days off.

    • Cant_kill_me

      13 years ago

      Agreed i ost my SP awhile ago.Never played it anywas.

    • Cant_kill_me

      13 years ago

      Damn you i want that lite DS.

    • Cant_kill_me

      13 years ago

      I would go in there find that docotor and make him take those pills so he knows how it feels

    • Cant_kill_me

      13 years ago

      Couldn't you like sew for that?

    • Cant_kill_me

      13 years ago

      Yea i read it on your journal.When i was in marshal arts tournments and shit,i would always wake up with some bad pain from the day before and had to take pain killers like they where candy so i know what it's like.Good luck smiley0.gif .

    • Cant_kill_me

      13 years ago

      Pre good,you?

    • CZAR_ANUBIS

      13 years ago

      yo whassup sgs?

    • Matt_Sernaker

      13 years ago

      yes but these are high quality

    • Matt_Sernaker

      13 years ago

      lol dork, ps im going to work on your music soon, ive been busy with classes i still have every intention of recording for you

    • Matt_Sernaker

      13 years ago

      yes with the tiny amount of drugs I bought I will go make a 1000 gallons of meth!!! ha ha ha NO WHAT THE FUCK! FUCK YOU LONGS!~

    • Matt_Sernaker

      13 years ago

      i can record some new stuff for you, some nes sounding stuff if ud like

    • dontfunkit46

      13 years ago

      that's what my brother has for his pc, he's a computer programmer and owns his own website

    • dontfunkit46

      13 years ago

      that's awsome. I have emulators for my pc, but they aren't arcade games, they're from different systems

    • Matt_Sernaker

      13 years ago

      i think you should make in a megaman character... that is sooooo fricken awesome

    • Dangerchic

      13 years ago

      The nintendo belt is great! smiley0.gif

    • Gretel

      13 years ago

      I love the belt in your first picture!

    • Sessumai66

      13 years ago

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      happy valentines day!

    • jaly223

      13 years ago

      Glad to hear you're doing well. I've been a little down lately, but I'm doing fine today.

      I go in to take my asset test tomorrow for college enrollment. I'm not looking forward to that. I feel like I am going to make a fool of myself. We'll see how it goes. It's been a long time since I've done school.

      Again, I am really glad to see you are doing sooooo much better. smiley0.gif

      Jason smiley0.gif

    • jaly223

      13 years ago

      Hey... Subject change.

      I am having a contest. With your PC skills you should be able to pull it off.

      Take a look at it. smiley0.gif

    • jaly223

      13 years ago

      Sounds like you had a blast.

      BTW......... WOOOSH.....GLOCK smiley11.gif

      j/k smiley0.gif

      Post edited 1/20/06 4:45PM

    • jaly223

      13 years ago

      I'm not a friend? smiley2.gif

    • jaly223

      13 years ago

      These aren't the Droids we're looking for.

      Move along. Move along. *waves Henry on*

    • Omega_Convoy

      13 years ago

      here is a pic of you huging the megazord Picture021.jpg

    • jaly223

      13 years ago

      Thanks.

    • jaly223

      13 years ago

      That's sweet, I may have to try that. I have never *sp*soldered *sp* before. I may have to try it though.

    • jaly223

      13 years ago

      How much are those? I would love to have one of those for the wife.

    • jaly223

      13 years ago

      Sounds cool. You'll have to keep me updated.

    • jaly223

      13 years ago

      That's pretty cool. Doesn't look real comfortable though.

    • jaly223

      13 years ago

      lol smiley0.gif

    • jaly223

      13 years ago

      Well, that kind of sucks. At least the arm is getting better.

      What about your camera?

    • jaly223

      13 years ago

      PE's not bad. I took a PE course all four years of High School just to break up all of the class time.

    • jaly223

      13 years ago

      Easy there big guy. Don't get too riled up. How's the arm?

    • jaly223

      13 years ago

      That thing is sweet.

    • jaly223

      13 years ago

      which one? the hot live action sailor moon girls meet....the viagra dude?


      Yes.

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