This was a project in which you're supposed to pick a toy and take one photo per week featuring that toy for a duration of one year (52 weeks). My project actually took two years as it was at a standstill for a year halfway through, but I finally managed to finish it.
I removed the outfit from the big Schizo. There was some staining, especially on his back, but it's not too bad and will be covered by clothes anyway. The first part of his new outfit is this shirt. Too see how it was made, see my blog.
(February 25, 2010)
Schizo: Ladies, would you mind? I've got no clothes on! Flamingo: He thinks we're blind. Anyone can see he's got no clothes on. Daisy: He looks funny, don't you think? Schizo: Hey, don't talk like I'm not here! I can hear every word and you're rude. Now get the hell out of here, so I can put some clothes on! Flamingo: We're not stopping you. Daisy: That's right. Don't mind about us, we've seen worse.
(March 4, 2010)
"I love Tales from the Crypt. In fact, I once asked the Crypt Keeper, if he needed any help. It would have been so cool... but that's not what I was going to talk about. Let's start from the beginning. If you love Tales from the Crypt, you'll love this movie. I actually lost body count, which alone automatically gives three stars. Unexpected twists are always good and so is excessive revenge. Bullied kids will love Rhonda, and I actually cheered when she did what I was hoping she'd do. People so rarely do the right thing nowadays. You know, the townspeople in that bus story reminded me of a colleague of mine I met in a place called Derry, except that I found out later that he wasn't a colleague at all, he was an impostor... but I'm going off tangent again. What was I going to say? Oh yes, the ladies... well, let's just say I'll never think of Little Red Riding Hood the same way again. I wonder if she'd be available for a date... um, strike that. Well, I guess that was all. All I can say is: watch it yourself. You know you want to."
(In case you don't get Schizo's reference to a colleague, check Stephen King's "It")
(March 13, 2010)
"So, this is how they are born. Sculpted out of clay and animated. I always thought there was something fishy about the story of their origins."
(March 17, 2010)
Agnes: I didn't know you're interested in fashion. Schizo: Fashion? Who cares about fashion? I'm here for the ladies. I couldn't care less what they're wearing.
(March 28, 2010)
Schizo: I think you got your holidays mixed up. It's Easter, not Halloween. Eggzorcist: No, I didn't. I'm the Easter Bunny. Now get out of my way, I'm late! I'm late! Schizo: Would you make up your mind already? That's not Easter Bunny's line.
(April 3, 2010)
Schizo: You look great. Did you change your mind? Lana: No, I'm going out with somebody else. Schizo: So that's what "I'm busy" means. I've been wondering about that. What's wrong with me? Lana: I must think about my image.
(April 5, 2010)
Schizo: Order! Ladies, please! I will now open this first meeting of the Anti-Mattel Lobby and... Bernice: Excuse me... I know we haven't been invited, but could we join too? They got us discontinued. Schizo: Then you're in the right place. We need all the members we can get, if we are to overthrow the Barbie domination.
(April 13, 2010)
Jet: What do you think you're doing? Schizo: I'm helping you. You know I can bring out the best in women. Jet: Dream on. Leave that camera alone. Why did you come? Schizo: Where are all the bikini babes? I thought you were doing bikini shots today. Jet: I should have guessed. Sorry, you're late, we already finished that. Schizo: Can I see the photos?
(April 24, 2010)
Mina: Spaghetti and meatballs with champagne. That's original. Schizo: I always strive to be original. Mina: So, what's this important thing you want to talk about? Let's sort that out first. Schizo: Well... I'm not really used to this... You see, I haven't done this before. The thing is, you are absolutely perfect. Your eyes are beautiful and you've got perfect complexion... Mina: I sense there's a "but" coming. Are you trying to tell me that you prefer girls who are alive? Schizo: Um... well, yes. I'm sorry about that... Mina: Don't worry, I knew it would come to that. It always does. It's been nice and I hope we can still be friends. - So, are we going to eat or not? Schizo: Oh, yes, of course. No need to let minor details ruin a good dinner.
(May 1, 2010)
The background was originally 1/24 scale wallpaper, so I did this in Gimp by combining two different photos. I tried to use green screen for Schizo, but the background color was uneven and that didn't work, so I ended up removing the background manually by using masking. The top hat is the first one I made for the King Diamond Bratz, but as I wasn't quite happy with it, it ended up being a prop for Schizo's show.
(May 5, 2010)
Icebat: So, what's this gig like? Schizo: You know the trick of pulling a rabbit out of a hat? This is the same, only you'd be replacing the rabbit. Icebat: Cool! I'm in. You'll have to get a bigger hat though. Schizo: Don't worry, you'll fit in quite nicely.
(May 11, 2010)
I just realized that I forgot last week's photo. Well, at least I got 3 months without skipping any, which is actually more than I expected. The Petworks Nikki cat is brand new as she arrived today. She was a bit expensive, so I think I won't get more of them.
(May 25, 2010)
Nikki: Uncle Schizo? Schizo: Yes, what is it? Nikki: Doesn't it bother you that mother asks you to look after me when she goes on a date? Schizo: No. Why would it? Nikki: I know you asked her for a date and she said no. Schizo: If I got bothered about all the times I've been refused, I wouldn't have time for anything else.
(June 6, 2010)
I failed with this project already as the last picture is from six weeks back. However, I'll try to get it going again and we'll see how long it'll last this time.
(July 21, 2010)
Celia: So, what do you think? Schizo: Perfect. Celia: But isn't it a bit... Schizo: Not at all. I've told you, it's all about distraction and deception. If that doesn't distract them, nothing will. Once you've advanced to more complicated stuff, you can tone it down, if you like, but I wouldn't recommend it.
(August 1, 2010)
Kate: I'm Kate. I guess you're Schizo? Schizo: Um, yes... you know, I thought your kind do not go to dates... Kate: Date? Is that what Jet told you? Hahaha! She really does have a sense of humor, you must admit that. Schizo: I don't understand... Kate: Of course it's not a date, Jet just promised to arrange someone to show me around as she got an unexpected job for tonight. I hope you've got nothing against that. Schizo: Oh. Oh! Of course not, I'll be happy to.
(August 8, 2010)
Missed last week's photo, but now I at least had an idea as Jessica Rabbit arrived today. I wanted to make some size comparisons, so here she is with Schizo.
(August 18, 2010)
Lana: I told you to bring me food. This isn't food. Schizo: Isn't it? I eat it all the time. Lana: I'm sure you do.
(August 29, 2010)
Celia: So, how do you like the dress? Schizo: It's wonderful, but what have you done to your hair? Celia: Calm down, it's only a wig. You saw me last night and I had short hair. You may have taught me some magic tricks, but not the real thing, and that would be the only way to make your hair grow this long in one night. Schizo: Take it off. I don't like it. Celia: Well, at least you're honest.
(September 12, 2010)
Icebat: This is humiliating! Laura: Aww, you make such a cute baby! Icebat: Schizo, do something! Schizo: Like what? Nikki: He said he would play with me. He promised! Icebat: I didn't know you meant this!
(September 24, 2010)
Schizo: Why did you tell them you're not interested in women? It isn't true, is it? Jon: No, but I needed some breathing space. Schizo: And you think that was the way to do it? What are you going to say when they find out? Sorry ladies, it was just a joke? Jon: I didn't think of that. Schizo: Of course you didn't, because you're an amateur. Otherwise, you would have understood that your strategy sucked. You see, now they'll expect you to be their best friend. Jon: There's no way out, is there? Schizo: You could have said you're a catholic priest. I could never pull that one off, but you've got the looks. Then you could have told them later that you left priesthood, because you realized it wasn't for you. Jon: And that's what works? Schizo: Trust me, I'm a pro. Although, there is always the risk that when you first tell them you're a priest, they will want to make all sorts of confessions. Still, I guess that could be fun too.
(September 28, 2010)
Nikki: Hi, uncle Schizo! I got a new dress! See? Schizo: I see. Very nice. Shows excellent taste. Laura: I knew you'd think so. Schizo: Looks like someone else got new clothes too. Celia: You mean the shirt? Like it? Schizo: Ever heard the term "slander?" Celia: It's only slander if it isn't true.
(October 8, 2010)
"I knew she wouldn't be able to do it! I knew it! Here I am, always ready to be photographed and she can't even keep one date a week! Pathetic! Well, here's news for you! I won't do it anymore! Although, I'm sure you'll be seeing more of me in the future, just not in this project. Just so you know."
(November 5, 2010)
The project was on hold for a year, but finally continued.
Schizo: How can you wear that? Aren't you supposed to wear what you were wearing when... it happened? Spectra: What a horrible idea! That stuff went out of fashion before your grandma was born! Fortunately, it doesn't work that way. Schizo: So how does it work? Spectra: Ever heard the term "physical manifestation?" When I take a physical form, I can wear whatever I like. Especially now that everyone who once knew me is dead. Schizo: What do you mean? Spectra: People who knew me saw me as they remembered me. I guess that's why my so-called fiancee went crazy. All he could remember was the blood. You really shouldn't kill people, if you can't deal with the guilt. Schizo: And now that they're all dead, you can choose what you want to look like? Spectra: Isn't it great? It would be such a drag to spend forever all covered in blood.
(November 2, 2011)
No glass is too big for Schizo, except maybe this one, but of course, there is a solution to every problem.
(November 9, 2011)