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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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SWAT-Strachan Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No worries. If that hoodie was commercially available I'd buy one in a heartbeat!
HectorDefendi-Light Mar 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Uh-oh, fellow gun-nut AND fellow Treky? :)
SWAT-Strachan Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Star Wars too, mustn't forget that ;).
HectorDefendi-Light Mar 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, right. My-bad :)
kazenary Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahhh thank you so much for your :+fav:
I really appreciate it - it makes me so happy :happybounce:
I'll give you a 'thank-you-Llama' pls enjoy ! :meow: 
If you want to see more of my work it would be great
if you could support me on FB as well  
:facebook:  :heart:
Happy Birthday
SWAT-Strachan Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks friend :).
Magical525 Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday!birthday cake

I Hope you have a great birthday week :)

How's the broken rib btw?
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