November 20th, 2013
Geeky life seems lend itself to the accumulation of things, many many things, at least in my case anyway. But the time has come for me to cull the excess, a process that is highly emotional and time intensive. For the past few months I have endeavored to cut down on the items that I really no longer need nor will use in the future. Tricky to pick, but space must be made, you know for all the new stuff!
My manga collection recently went through the ringer. However much I love them, I just can’t justify keeping books I wont be reading anymore. So I cut down the collection by almost 200 books. This is them all stacked up:
While I have convinced myself its time to let go, I can’t do it without reading them all first. Which is what I have been doing, binging on manga. Trying to read them all before I pass them onward.
I’m about two thirds through the stack. So far I’m pretty happy with my to cut selection, have not had any second thoughts. Plus I’ve been inspired to find some new fun books to start taking up all that available free space. =P
November 16th, 2013
This weekend marks the beginning of week 11 of Fantasy Football and I find myself (miraculously) in second place! See, see, see:
The Fantasy Football Gods have been smiling down on me (its the only logical explanation) since my past two week win streak has nothing to do with my own team performing exceptionally well, but is instead due to my opponents failing miserably.
As it turns out, my team’s mediocre performance still counts as a win, if my opponent tanks it. Woot!!
At this rate, I might even make the play offs, though nothing is locked in place yet. My team is still only 6-4, which is a rather poor record for second place. Then again the next seven ranked teams are 5-5, so this week could see an entire reshuffling of the ranks. Except first place, which is held by the newest member of our FF league. Rookie year with a 9-1 record thus far. I am just going to go with beginners luck, until further years of data gathering prove me wrong. =P
October 31st, 2013
Have a wonderful Halloween, filled with lots of games and candy. Can’t forget the candy. =D
This little Halloween edition is the latest King of Tokyo boardgame expansion. Quite cute really and since its been pretty boardgame heavy at our house of late, it seemed like a good halloween share.
Okay, trick or treating done, now back to watching Arrow. Not bad so far.
October 27th, 2013
Can’t stay away from Kickstarter forever, especially when something as fun as a new Cyan adventure goes live. Myst was one of my all time favorite games, I even got a copy of the game on my phone.
A brand new Cyan adventure that takes the Myst template and expands upon it sounds way too good to not support. Only 19 days left to go for anyone else out there who is interested in supporting the Obduction Kickstarter. =D
Support support support, I want more Cyan games!!
October 26th, 2013
My week 8 team. Note all the people on Bye. I dont forsee a win this week either. /sigh
No news in the case of Fantasy Football is not good news. The past five weeks have resulted in two wins and three losses, leaving my score mid season at 3 wins and 4 losses. My team is currently in 10th place (out of 12 /sob).
So not looking good. Part of the issue was that I stuck with Colin Kaepernick longer then I should have due to his amazing opening game. He has not been scoring anywhere near as high since that first game. I finally switched to Philip Rivers three weeks ago, who isn’t amazing, but at least he isn’t getting negative points.
My other weak point was my kicker. I didn’t even know kickers could get negative points. Well they can and he did and thus got traded. HA!
But probably my teams current biggest weakness is a serious lack of Wide Receivers who score decent points. This of course is not helped by Reggie Wayne messing up his knee last weekend and taking himself out for the rest of the season. He was my highest earning WR. Really how could he do this too me?!!?!? (I kid, I kid. I hope he recovers well. Knee injuries suck.)
Anyway my Fantasy Football season has been quite dissapointing. Ah well. I still have Animal Crossing New Leaf, they love me there. =P
October 3rd, 2013
Now that I finally finished my first Gundam Model, its time to pick the next, more challenging, project.
These are my two options, both are master grade and 1/100 scale, and both are from Endless Waltz, which is one of the super popular Gundam series. (My favorite is StarDust Memories!)
The real question is which one to pick. Wing Gundam XXXG-01W (pictured on the right) sports massive wings and seems to be able to perform a minor transformation into bird mode. Gundam Heavyarms XXXG-01H (pictured on the left) is the heavy infantry model with Gatling gun and missile launchers.
Both are quite awesome and I’m sure both will get done eventually. Maybe I should look at this as a chance to rewatch Mobile Suite Gundam – Endless Waltz and see which one is more badass in action. It has been an awfully long time since my first viewing.
Just checked and they dont have it on Netflix. I might check my local anime store, but they have been carrying fewer and fewer anime. K-Drama and J-Drama’s are taking over.
I do own Stardust Memories, on VHS. Yes I’m an old, old anime nerd. Might just have to dig out the VCR.
September 30th, 2013
Though its taken a whole year, I finally finished my awesome Gundam figure. Its the Master Gundam and Fuunsaiki, 1/144 scale figure.
No step by step pictures this time. I worked on Fuunsaiki a little bit at a time over the past year.
I’m glad I worked on the unicorn second. The white plastic seems to show the blemishes more. =( Good I started out on the darker pieces first.
But by far the hardest part about the entire building process was the inking. It makes the seams really stand out, but oh how many times my hand shook at the wrong time. Thankfully there is this nifty eraser that can be used to fix most smudges.
Onward to the next figure. After I catch up on some reading first though. So much to do, so little time. <3
September 20th, 2013
Another Kickstarter reward arrived yesterday. Heroes of Metro City – Super Hero deck building game. No idea how it plays yet, but it looks pretty, which is always a good start!
We shall have to see if it was worth the wait/$. My original post about backing this game is date marked 9/13/2012. A year seems to be the average turn over for larger projects, with computer games running far beyond.
As of today I have backed 28 kickstarter projects, Heroes marks my tenth reward. While I still am waiting on many of the computer games, none of the projects I have backed have failed, yet. As expected, many of the computer game Kickstarters have been dealing with financial difficulties. We shall see which ones actually end up being completed.
Shadowrun Returns is the only computer game that I have backed that has since been delivered, and its been fabulous to play. Three others have sent out beta keys, which always makes one hopeful.
Anyway, its clear that my Kickstarter research project is still in the data collecting phase. See, reasons to keep kickstarting. =P
September 18th, 2013
Week two of Fantasy Football did not work out well for me. I might have started out strong, but my hand picked team of spandex wearing dudes did not perform as expected in week 2, especially a certain QB. ~cough~Kaepernick~cough~
Though I should probably take the blame for my abysmal loss in week 2 (yeah right, nothing in sports is ever the fan’s fault), I’m going to go ahead and blame the Seahawk’s Defense. Next time you play the 49rs, please don’t be so darn effective. =P
But Quarter Back wasn’t my only poor choice, every single Wide Receiver was a bad choice. Thankfully I swapped out my TE (as per suggestion) and he totally kicked ass, as did my Defensive player, Aldon Smith. Then again, he was almost the only good thing about the 49rs vs. Seahawks game anyway. <3 Aldon Smith!!
Now to find better WR for week 3. ~sigh~
September 10th, 2013
It has begun! The football, with the games and the ball and the tight pants. =)
Oh I kid, what it really means is that its Fantasy Football time. Where my team of swarthy, spandex clad men, get to compete against eleven other teams of similar makeup. Lots of muscles, lots of spandex, lots of tattoos.
Yesterday (Monday) was the end of the first weekend of official football games. My team won. Always a good way to start the year.
Thats my current team. It needs a bit of finessing, but its a good start.
Having three QBs, for example, not necessary. Considering that I completely forgot about the draft and didn’t mess with the standard line up, I did far better than I expected. Now to get rid of a QB. Anyone else I should bail on?
Edit: I have no idea why I thought I had three QBs, but clearly I dont. Guess I really do need to get more sleep. =P