I think about a world to come where the books were found by the golden ones, written in pain, written in awe by a puzzled man who questioned, "What are we here for?" All the strangers came today and it looks as though they're here to stay.

-David Bowie "Oh! You Pretty Things"

Saturday, October 16, 2010

David Carroll's Custom Nerf Mavericks

I always thought that Nerf guns were made solely for cornering your brother and shooting him repeatedly without worry of permanent damage, expressing both your eternal vengeance and your eternal love for your brother at the same time. I recently learned that those are the thoughts of a child. David Carroll introduced me to the thoughts of an adult when I first saw his Facebook photo album of customized Nerf Mavericks, a series of handguns that David painted and/or modified, a beautiful expression of what adults with time and love and a little bit of money can do with their childhood memories.

Here are a couple of my favorite Nerf Mavericks. (Is my comic book geek showing?)

The Flash

The Green Lantern

The Iron Man

Guess what? You're in luck. After bugging David a couple of times, he uploaded all of the photos of his Nerf Mavericks to imgur. There was a time when only the aristocratic few (David's Facebook friends) could access these beauties, but that time is over. Click here for David's Custom Painted/Modified Nerf Mavericks.

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