Friday, 5 July 2013

Llama Nails Nerd Challenge - Science Fiction

Greetings All!

It's time for another installment of the Nerd Challenge, run by Llama Nails. The theme this week is science fiction. Confession time - I'm not really a fan of science fiction! In fact, I'm a bit of a rubbish nerd. This challenge is going to be tough for me!

I like a few kind of sci fi things - The Big Bang Theory, Futurama, and my all time favourite, Red Dwarf. I don't know how many people outside the UK are familiar with this programme, but I think it ruined things for me - I once watched Star Trek, but it was just like an unfunny version of Red Dwarf!

I thoroughly recommend giving it a watch (you could do so here), because it is brilliant. Dave Lister is a technician on the mining ship Red Dwarf. He is put into suspended animation, as punishment for smuggling a cat on board. There is a radiation leak, and Dave emerges as the last human being alive, 3 million years later. His only companions are Rimmer, a hologram of his dead bunk mate, Cat, a creature that evolved from the cat he smuggled on board, Kryten, a service mechanoid, and Holly, the ship's computer. Stranded in deep space, their mission is to get back home, or at least to make it through the day!

I grew up watching this show, and I love it!

And here are my Red Dwarf nails!

OK so these will need a bit of explaining lol. My little finger is H for hologram, because Rimmer is a hologram.

Old Iron Balls himself

Hopefully it's fairly obvious that my ring finger is meant to be Earth. Even though they are 3 million years away from Earth, they are desperate to get back there, back home.

My middle finger represents the Cat's sharp suits. Cats evolved from cats, the same way that humans evolved from monkeys.


My index finger is a (rather poorly rendered) Scutter.


And my favourite nail, my thumb, is Starbug, which is a smaller spacecraft they could explore in (and easier to draw than Red Dwarf itself!)

So there you go! Hopefully the pictures helped explain the weird shapes on my nails a bit lol. I used loads of polishes for this. The holo sparkle is Butter London Frilly Knickers. Everything else just isn't quite as important!


  1. YES. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. AMAZING. Cannot like these enough, aaaaaaah =D =D =D =D (P.S Smeeeeee Heeeeeeeee)

    1. Thank you!

      Good to know someone out there knows what I'm talking about lol

    2. Red Dwarf is my favourite TV show, I love it! =D

    3. It's one of my favourites too!

  2. So cute!! I would have struggled with this one but you pulled it off!!

    1. Thank you!

      I did struggle a bit lol, but it came together in the end!


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