I am going to make castor's cane!
on Friday, June, 28, 2013 1:56 AM
I am going to go for it: the building of one of TL's most inspiringly cool props, and one no less which was very well done practically. Oh yes indeed programs, I'm going to build none other than Castor's cane! Many have tried at this and many have failed. But after examining what some have done on youtube as far as well-intentioned personal attempts, i think i am ready to combine some of what they have done, add my own unique ideas, throw in some of my handyman skills and make a really nice cane. To boot, it will be generally cheaper than most previous examples and costlessto run, seeing as it'll probably use LED lights and rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batterie which carry a h3ll of a lot more charge than nicads, which are just sooooooo 1983. This thing is going to radiate cool to the point that if cool were a crime, they'd strap me into the chair after a short, mob-driven trial and FRY my ass, no appeals or anything. It's going to be so cool there wil be a front of cool before i even walk into a place with it. People will say 'I feel somethingcool is aboutto happen, but i don't know what. You feel that too?' You'll be able to hear the cool and it will be as a deafening, goosebump-raising roar. It's also going to see a lot of street time. This is not a prop for some con. If anyone asks i'll just say i made it for nighttime walks, it was inspired by Castor's, and it's just too cool to turn off, so i leave it on. Acrylic canes are used by people every day who need one them to walk, so they're genuinely sturdy. M7ne mwy need a crook handle, unlike Castor's straight handled one, so it'l be easier to hold and can be hung around things like my bent arm when needed. As far as the cane in the movie went, it is lit practically and from inside the cane. There were at lesst teo of them used in order that when Castor wss holding them, the light source would be concealed by his hand, though surprisingly, it can be seen briefly in s couple shots. As it was a very cool practical effect, and would have been tough to do in CG, i find that easy to overlook. And for those of you who just can't bebothered, go out and get a plain wooden cane, sand it smooth, lay on several layers of glow-in-the dark paint, then spray on several more of glos laquer. Then just maybe, just maybe, you'l have some thing that can hold it's own at the club, providing they have blacklights active. But you'll still l8ok like a fool when i show upmwith mine. You'll toss yours in the dumpster out back and collapse into a pile of convulsively sobbing, useless shadow of your former self, doomed to walk this esrth desolated and wasted, fueled only by the memory of the last-and now only time, if any-that a woman so much as even fantasized about slapping your lame ass. So i leave it to the room......any suggestions, and do you care to follow my progress? Jeff