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37 years...

37 years I've lasted without breaking anything...

Then I had to go and break a ####ing rib Stare.

I'd love to say it happened whilst doing something terribly exciting, like kayaking, or abseiling, but no, all I did was lean over the arm of my office chair to pick something up that I'd dropped. The arm of the chair jabbed in to my ribs, I leant over that little bit too far, and *crack*. that was it :x (Mad). Now I live in fear of every time I need to sneeze :D. Oh well, a weeks rest will hopefully let the pain subside to the point where I can get back to work.

On a plus note though, following my good fortune in winning a Wicked Lasers Facebook competition, I've been unofficially employed by them as a product copywriter :). Since then I have been sent another laser and a prototype of their new super-torch which should be appearing on their site relatively soon (no, I'm not going to post any details of it yet, so don't ask ;) ).

Now if you'll excuse me, I need more tea and paracetamol...
  • Mood: Hurt
  • Watching: Daytime TV... God help me...
  • Drinking: Imitation-brand diet cherry cola... Good though.


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Scott Strachan
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United Kingdom
Well, what can I tell you about myself... For a start I'm an IT engineer by trade, dealing mostly with the retail sector, but if it's a PC, printer or till, I can probably fix it. I've always had an interest in digital photography ever since I borrowed a friend's Sony Mavica camera (which saved photos to a floppy disk!), and I gradually worked my way up through a series of 'point n click' cameras until I finally bought my first DSLR camera. It took a little while to adapt to a camera that was capable of being controlled manually, rather than letting a CPU make all the decisions for me, but I think my skills with a lens are gradually improving.

Now, I'll admit it, I'm a Star Wars nerd, and being the big kid that I am I started collecting Star Wars Lego toys, began to use them in my photography, and uploaded the results here on DeviantART. They turned out to be rather popular so the collection of models steadily increased (just for the minifigures, honest ;p) as did the style of photos I was using them for. Who knows, maybe one day I'll get some in a gallery, but I have to admit I'm not too sure about the legality of that option, so I'll hold off for now :D.

My other hobbies... Well, I do have an interest in firearms, which is a bit of a double-edged sword as I live in the United Kingdom, a country with some of the strictest (read: restrictive) gun laws in the world. However, I still get out most weekends for a session of clay pigeon shooting, and in the past I used to be a keen airgunner and then an airsoft skirmisher. But once you've shouldered a shotgun, and heard the noise and felt the recoil, airsoft guns start looking very much like the toys they are. I actually got the nickname "SWAT" from fellow members of a rifle club I used to attend, mostly because I always wore black when shooting. It eventually stuck, and I like it :).

Last few things: I have an interest in anything sci-fi or gadget related, I love anime series and movies, I build PCs like they're going out of fashion, I love playing Battlefield 3 (same name on there as on here), and I love driving anywhere for any reason.

If there's anything else you want to know, just ask me :thumbsup:, but in the meantime go have a look through my gallery, and let me know what you think.

Peace, out.

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elodie50a Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Professional General Artist

Thanks very much for the favs :iconjacksparrowlaplz:

If you like my work, you can also follow me there. 

Best wishes :ahoy:

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SWAT-Strachan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :). They're great photos :thumbsup:.
PuckCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you so much for faving my work! This really motivates me as an artist! :hug:

Please feel free to visit my facebookpage:

PuckCosplay Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you so much for faving my work! This really motivates me as an artist :hug: !

Please feel free to take a look on my facebook page:

lbdlbdlbd9 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Thanks for the FAV! :hug:
AnkitDArt Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconcuteyoyoplz:Thanks for the FAV
You are Awesome !!:iconyoyobowplz:
malamalalama Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Thanks :-) 
SWAT-Strachan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry my friend but that was an unintentional fave, caused by DA repositioning the "Add to favourites" button whenever the social media buttons disappear. I get caught out by that about 5 times a day.
malamalalama Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Funny :D
Blakk-mamba Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for fave :)
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