There is a fair bit of Star Wars referencing going on in my blog.
It’s a it strange too cos I’m not that a huge pedantic fan, though I know a few, but the originals are quality (the prequels too to a much lesser extent).
I guess it’s just one of those things that is easy to apply to all aspects of your life and things that go on. There is always an opportunity to fire off a quote from the film or a hideous pun..
Which brings me to my main point.
Star Wars puns.
Sometimes they are great, like this:
(both the above by Chris McVeigh)
But then there is my recent pun, which I felt compelled to turn into a “work of art”.
Actually, the reason I came up with this one was that I was looking at the different searches that have lead people to this blog. At first I was seeing completely mental sets of search terms, for example:
not forgetting the classic
But it was the 1st of December when I looked at the search terms and saw this:
and I was in fucking stitches.
“Boa Boa Fett”? BOA fucking BOA? Ha ha. I thought that was brilliant.
I couldn’t stop thinking about it that whole day and eventually decided that I would attempt to create something based on that search term as a t-shirt design to punt on Redbubble.
Naturally I dropped the superfluous second “Boa” (who wouldn’t, right?) and was then left with “Boa Fett” which I thought was fairly humorous at the time but since have figured it to be a really poor example of a Star Wars* pun .
Still, bad pun or not, I started my creation.
It wasn’t long til I came upon my first problem… I’m a shitty drawer (I’m sure I’ve alluded to that previously in this ‘ere blog). However, a bit of persistence and I was off an running.
I had envisioned this dramatic full frame piece featuring the scaly, glistening face of a Boa Constrictor decaled out to look like Boba Fett’s helmet. Alas, my skills have yet to reach such proficiency and the end result was something much different.**
That said, it’s not “bad” different, just different different. Kind of like when they changed Jennifer, Marty’s girlfriend, in Back to the Future from Claudia Wells in part 1 to Elizabeth Shue in the following adventures
and not at all like when Darth Lucas changed the Force Ghost of Anakin Skywalker from Sebastian “Yooo werrr riiiiiiiightt” Shaw to Hayden “Sandhater” Christensen.
So, I’ve finished my “design”. Not as good as I hoped but I’m happy enough.
I’ve made four versions but the only alterations are text additions. Click the pics to see the designs in different t-shirt colours (and buy in bulk for that added discount).
Leave a comment if you have opinions on them (those 5 of you that are reading my blog).
(actually I am a huge pedantic fan – just ignore that introduction above)
*I don’t really know why I’ve italicised all the movie titles but left things like “Boba Fett”*** as standard?
**Anyone who does have the skills though, feel free to attempt a more dramatic, cooler, version of “Boa Fett”.
***Ha ha, I actually typed “Bobo Fett” as I was writing that line. Fuckin’ “Bobo”! Ha ha, can see it now, a little Bonobo chimp wearing Fett’s helmet, wanking like he’s about to die! Quality, and I think it’s evolved to being called “Bonobo Fett”. I think that’s next on the list (if I can learn to draw properly).