Dear Tumblr peoples, I am terribad at blogging and being active, I should have posted this way way earlier, but here it is.
Birds fly, sun shines and borther, you can now hurt in real life with an official Atomzier foam bat!
Some time ago, people found these real life Atomizer foam bat from TF2 virtual item which I created were being displayed and later sold on other conventions.
I was pretty freaking happy to see one of my virtual items come to life! that’s pretty mind blowing to me!
Although I had no idea this was being sold and Valve never got in touch, some fellow contributors asked me if I didn’t get any info on this and so after some time I decided get in touch with Valve to see if I could know more and maybe get one of these sweet foam beauties since these weren’t nor aren’t yet being sold online other than at some conventions.
Valve was quick to reply and it turns out the company www.game-legends.de was producing and selling them at conventions and they are of course licensed by Valve.
It seems that it wasn’t on Valve’s hands and they got sold before planned or something, they just forgot the item was made by a contributor or something, it might have been the case as it wasn’t in the workshop (as made/submitted before the workshop even existed).
Anyways, Valve contacted Game-Legens and aweek or two later I received a box, and inside, not one, but TWO! two of these freaking awesome bats!
The replica looks really good and nearly perfectly similar to the one ingame, so its freaking awesome if you ask me!
Its also way bigger than I thought when I first saw it on pictures from conventions, you can hold it with two hands and it isn’t as soft as you’d imagine for a foam bat, it seems to have a more rigid core and that makes it have some weight which is great, you could hurt people with it if you wanted to, but let’s keep the hurting and killing to TF2 ingame, shall we!
And bonus! as I created the model for the virtual item I am also getting the same share as the virtual item sales 25% on this physical ones, heck I was happy with a free bat! but fair enough and good on Valve, awesome as always!
If you ask me, I don’t need two bats, I’ll be gifting the second sometime for some TF2 community event, maybe this summer ;)
I need this, would look perfect when I flail around the building when theres 20 deadlines.
"Wake up! It’s your birthday today!"
Wow fuck it really is :I
This month on Doodle Alley we’ll be talking about motivation! How do you get yourself to do what you want to do?
This comics essay is part of a book called Brick by Brick, which I am now raising money to self publish on Kickstarter! Please check out the link for more details!
I’ve watched this a million times and only just now did I notice that he isn’t moving. The camera is moving around him.
EDIT: And the colour changes! You know they didn’t have computers to do that when this was made? They painted each frame a different shade, by hand…
This reminds me that I still need to see Akira in all it’s glory
Source: SoundCloud / Sound Remedy
Guess who didn’t got a selfmade?
I’m gonna do a little rant here, but the fashionable megalomaniac had near the double of this beard’s votes, more support, more fanart. Bang’s rant on the emporium was right…
You worked so hard on yours for a long time, had it in the workshop forever, then someone comes by and creates the same thing AND it gets in and yours doesn’t. Seriously.
Really sucks, megalomaniac looks tons better.
Never been this far way from home!
Appropriate song for the last couple of months,
Last thing I shared from personal life was that I graduated! Pretty cool and stuff right? Finally gotta go and do things I find interesting and want to learn.
So I rolled into a school that teaches Art, specifically for games and entertainment. And holy. fucking. shit. is it absolutely radical and intensive.The teachers are veterans from the industry and teach you the key aspects and most important things you need to know. No bullshit, just the how and why accompanied with time devouring brutal assignments and projects. Because free time is non-existent. The worst thing is my travel time, seeing as I’m in the train from home at around 6 in the morning and im back home at 7 in the evening if I’m lucky. Getting all your wits together and spend more time on your work is hard when you’re exhausted. Combine the travelling with the amount of time I need to put in homework I practically end up with 8 hours of sleep in a week.
Is all of this worth it?
Yes, having the best time of my life.
Now to get a room and live on peanutbutter sandwiches and virtual hat money forever.