Blog day!

Posted by firestormx on Nov. 18, 2013, 1:33 a.m.

24 hours have not yet passed since toast's proclamation to write a shit blog. So here's a quick shit blog.

For the past month or two, a lot of my hobby time has been taken up with airsoft. I've collected 30 guns and counting, along with all sorts of gear (from plate carriers, to comms gear, to helmets and BDUs). I don't buy just one thing for myself, but I buy stuff "for other people to use too" - at least, that was my initial excuse for buying all this stuff over the past couple years.

The other thing that I wanted to do, was to have tried everything. Different plate carriers and chest rigs, different guns, and even different mechanisms for firing. I'm still a long way away, but I'm working my way through quite a bit so far.

Now, with all this gear, I've actually started having people put this in their photography and film.

A little over a year ago, some of my gear was used in the photoshoots for these shirts (clicking on the actual shirts shows the images of the models). It was fun to be a part of, and even cooler that I got paid for it.

Then a year later, a guy asked if he could use my gear for a trailer for a TV show he wanted to pilot. That was REALLY cool to watch. You can actually take a look here (and donate if you want):

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/waking-up-tv-pilot

I didn't observe all of the filming (and didn't do anything other than supply/help with the gear), but there were certain laws broken. :P

After that, one of the actors on that film, introduced me to a photographer, who's pretty popular around here. Apparently models are always asking if they can shoot with guns and stuff. Long story short, I've taken some of my guns into a hotel room a couple times so far, and there's more scheduled in the near future.

And lastly, on Friday (and again in a few hours), a girl is making her 4th year student film, at this fire training facility near Pearson Airport, and they're using a lot of my gear as well. It's a cool place - it's got buildings, cars, and planes, that they set on fire.

So that's what I've been doing. Organizing/cataloging my gear, transporting my gear to shoots, fondling my gear in my bedroom, trying to find ways to not behave awkwardly as a topless girl asks how to hold an MP5, and of course, actually shooting at people.

Comments

Mega 8 years, 2 months ago

Heh, Airsoft guns are addictive. Several of the people I know started hoarding the things once they were introduced to them.

Toast 8 years, 2 months ago

Quote:
24 hours have not yet passed since toast's proclamation to write a shit blog.
The gods of 64digits have spoken

24 = 48

firestormx 8 years, 2 months ago

Quote:
The gods of 64digits have spoken

24 = 48
It was 2 in the morning. I thought today was yesterday. :(

Acid 8 years, 2 months ago

Robbie and his sexy longwinded-ness. That's how he gets the ladies.

Eva unit-01 8 years, 2 months ago

This is what happens when airsoft bores into your skin. Once you get into it– you get -IN- to it.

You also go broke.

firestormx 8 years, 2 months ago

So broke. :(

Speaking of which, this came in today. I think it would be awesome if I painted the furniture (hand guard/rail, grip, stock, magazines, and maybe the non-pictured side optic mount) tan.