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Free Pancakes!

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Feb 20 2007 · 26 views
My Life Is Awesome
So today is National Pancake Day (according to IHOP)

Go to IHOP between 7-10 AM for free pancakes!

*looks at watch* Oops. (hey, the school computers wern't working this morning)


Oh, yeah,
Happy Mardi Gras

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Katsucon!

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Feb 18 2007 · 33 views
Anime
That's right. Today I went to my first Anime Con! (Convention): Katsucon!!!
It was located at DC's Omni Shoreham Hotel.

It was really fun. I met up with two other friends that had been there Saturday as well, so they showed me around and we just had fun. Couple of highlights:

-Cosplaying: This is pretty much the biggest thing at any Con. People costume play as characters from various anime. The costumes are really detailed and look amazing. (Sorry, Omi, I couldn't find any FF cosplayers.)
Favorite costumes included: Rei and Asuka from Evangelion, lots of Fullmetal Alchemist characters (some really good Envy's there and a really good military person), for those of you who like Naruto there were lots of people wearing Naruto headbands (and probably cosplaying as well), and various cosplayings from anime I haven't even seen.

-Artist's Alley: A big room for artists to show off their work, and some for sale. I bought a pic of a chibi Ed Elric using a transmutation circle (for my friends that couldn't go). Various people even saying they'd anime-ize you! Lots of cool stuff there.

-Merchant's Hall: The biggest room of all, this place had tables upon tables of merchants from everywhere selling stuff. I went crazy. (well, not really). I got three manga for $4 each, and two more for $7 each. I also got some FMA stickers and FMA anime disk 1. Best of all was my "NERV" shirt (from Eva). (I also got another friend a Gundam model).

-Anime!: Well, of course there was anime everywhere! Especially in three rooms specifically for running various anime non-stop.

-Walden Wong: This guy lives in San Fransisco and works for DC and Marvel comics, and Viz Media (a manga company). At the start of his talk it was just my friends and me, and then 4 more people popped in to make a total of 7 people! It was really cool, because he was able to get up close with us and tell us stuff that he probably wouldn't have if there was a big crowd. He was giving us tips on drawing, shadowing, details, (and I'm not an artist!) and cool things about drawing. His favorite character to work with is Superman. He also works from home mostly. One cool thing was that when detailing stuff he can put subliminal messages in the comics. Like toss in a name of him or his friend (like in the grass) and nobody would notice it unless he pointed it out. (He got to do this with a book shelf once. Just started filling in his friend's names) One cool point: The artist of "The Simpsons" put his initials in Homer's head. The M is his hair and the G is his ear!

Game Room: This was actually two rooms. The first had lots of those stand up games similar to the ones found in arcades. But these were old games. The classics such as Asteroids and Pac-Man. Lots of fun there. In the next room were various game systems, from Super Nintendo to the Wii, and everything in between and probable before. I played a couple things and enjoyed it, and it was my first time with a Wii. Interesting....


This con was really fun. Also, the con staff said they would be watching blogs, so even though I doubt they'll see this, I'll comment directly to them:
Good job guys! You know what you need to fix, and it will be sure talked about on the forums. One note: Swap meet! Thank you.


So I can't wait for AnimeUSA in the fall. I might just cosplay, I just don't know who. (my ideas: Dark Mousy, Senri the Bear +Anima, or Shinji Akari) Actually, cosplaying as Shinji might work if my friends decide to do Rei and Asuka.

Well, that was my con, and here's to many many more! :cheers smiley:

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4 Hours

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Feb 15 2007 · 33 views
LEGO
That's the time I estimate that I spent on the board on Thursday. With the Snow Day and the house to myself, I used it to my advantage.

Also, I have today off! Crazy Fairfax County (Virginia). But I'm not complaining----I got out early on Tuesday, off Wednesday, off Thursday, off Friday, and then comes President's Day on monday! Add it up yourself.

Too bad I can't escape off to Katsucon today sad.gif

What have I been doing on the Board with all this time? Mostly hanging out in this topic, which I encourage all of you to view. Read the topic starter's post, skim the first page, then read all of GregF's and Bonesii's posts. Then give your opinion if it matters. (Don't go trying to spam/flame because that will only heat up the topic and get it closed.)

Well, that's the latest in my life. Got any snow where ever you are?

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Tips For New Users?

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Feb 15 2007 · 53 views
LEGO
So I recently talked (through PM) with member Toa Tundra XXX.

He is new, so I think we should all give him a warm welcome and tips and advice that can only come from our many years on the board.

Welcome, Tundra!

My tips:
*Be active on the board, but don't spam. (Spaming is random, rude, large quantities of mindless posts) Remember this: "It's not about your post count, it's about making your posts count"
Also, go ahead and show off MOCs (if they are good) or art or whatever you're good at.
*Don't randomly PM people. Perhaps they'll have something in their sig that makes you interested in talking with them.
*Have fun. Enjoy the forum and take in as much as you can. Also, appreciate the Mods that make it happen. (just another reason not to spam)
*Bow down to me. (actually, most likely bow down to Binky, GregF, and Omi)

Everybody, please make him (and all those other noobs) feel welcome!

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Global Cooling

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Feb 11 2007 · 32 views
My Life Is Awesome
Now there's an idea...

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(actually, I really want to know if you came in here just because of that title. So, please post something. (Like could this actually happen?))



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Katsucon!

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Feb 09 2007 · 34 views
Anime
I can't wait until KATSUCON!!!

What's that you say? What's Katsucon? Well...

It's a hugh Anime convention coming to DC soon!

It's at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC February 16-18. I'll be going on Sunday the 18th.

I can't really explain it, except that it's an anime con. So I guess we'll do any anime thing thought of.

Anyone else going?

Advertising removed. ...ah, darn...

Time for some anime fun!

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Snow!

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Feb 07 2007 · 29 views
My Life Is Awesome
So I finally get some snow here in the DC area.

I got to miss school, but didn't enjoy it much because I'm sick, but I really needed rest so it beats dealing with school.

Let is snow!!!

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After The Lego Event

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Feb 04 2007 · 34 views
LEGO
So I went to the Master Builder event today (the one I've been talking about all week)

I actually got to talk with the Master Builder, and he actually works in Enfield with GregF!

He organized the building of an 8 foot tall aligator, but the kids (and me) actually built the huge to-scale 2X4's and 1X4's and 2X2's and whatever else was needed. In the end it was pretty cool.

At the Lego store I got some Lego sets of course. Nuparu, Thulox, and Blade Titan. (I built the Bionicle) I also got tons of Pick a Brick. First off, they had clear studs. Second was black disks (two studs wide, one stud in the middle, I can't explain it too well). Third was jumper plates! Fourth was 2X1 white tiles. Fifth was 4X1 dark red tiles. And of course a bunch of other surprising stuff as well. (I got 20 of one brick!)

Best of all I got to meet two BZPers!
*Lyichir: Rachira of Influence
*Aanchir: Rachira of Time
(Twin brothers)

They are really nice and their dad is an AFOL and their mom is very supportive. They also have a little brother getting into Lego and they are one awesome Lego family!---Nice meeting you guys! I'm sure we'll see eachother again!
(speaking of which, they went to BrickFest 06, but they never saw me or Omi. So, Omi, next time (like at BFPDX07) someone needs to organize a BZP get-together time)

Well, that was the event. We all had a great time! (sorry no pix)

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Aclkay Attack!

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Feb 03 2007 · 38 views
My Life Is Awesome
not to be confused with a blue squirel attack

This is an actually legend in RPGs. Some guy had the brilliant idea to have an acklay* pop up from nowhere. And I mean nowhere. Anywhere, actually. When flying in your x-wing. Battling Darth Vader. Buying coffee at the intergalatic starbucks.

So I joined in on that organized/themed av/banner. Aclkay!

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*an acklay is a Star Wars alien seen in the Arena Scene in Episode 2. (see my banner, just don't use it)



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My Superbowl Sunday Plans

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Feb 03 2007 · 23 views
My Life Is Awesome
So here's what I'm doing while you're watching the Superbowl:

-Lego Master Builder Event

Dinner sometime

Watch the original, the first, Gundam movie!

Yeah, I'm not a big sports fan. (Go Gundam!)

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Lego Master Builder Event (reposted)

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Feb 02 2007 · 30 views
LEGO
So here I am making one last attempt to gather BZPers at the Lego Master Builder Event at Tyson's Corner Center Mall in Northern Virginia. Live there? Been to that store? (actually, it doesn't matter, come anyway!)

And I quote,
QUOTE(me)
So, here's the deal.

Who: A Lego Master Model Builder
What: Building an 8 foot tall Allgator, and meet other Lego fans/BZPers
Where: The Lego Store at Tyson's Corner Center Mall
When: February 2-4 (see below for times)
Why: To meet a Master Builder and meet other Lego fans/BZPers
How: Get to the Tyson's Lego Store this weekend

When:
Friday (2nd): 11 am-7 pm
Saturday (3rd): 10 am-6 pm
Sunday (4th): 11 am-6pm

Perhaps you got a post card if you are in this area of Virginia. With that postcard you can get a free small Pick-a-Brick cup if you show the card and spend $10 or more. (or try it without the post card and try to tell the cashier to use the code "999247" that was on the postcard)

I will be there on Sunday from 4-6, either in the Lego store or with the Alligator model right outside. I'll be wearing my BZPower shirt. I'm a 17 male. (Capricorn; likes long walks on the beach...) I'm going then because I hope that there will be less people there because it's Superbowl sunday, and the model will probable be (almost) complete.

So, will there be anybody else there? I really would like to meet some people!

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See you there!

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Groundhog Day!

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Feb 02 2007 · 26 views
My Life Is Awesome
So, today is the famous, or infamous, Groundhog Day. Each year on February 2nd, Mr. Punxsutawney Phil pops out of his hole and looks for his shadow. Either seeing it or not means different things.

This year, Punxsutawney did not see his shadow, which means there will be an early spring.

Take this news as you will, I for one want more snow.

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pirate.gif (My friend says I should use this)



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You All Failed The Test, Or Did You?

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Feb 01 2007 · 24 views
My Life Is Awesome
So I can't tell if you failed or passed. Maybe, simply, nobody passed or failed and this was one of those tests that looks for info...yeah, that sounds right.

Well, for the past month, I had all 26 letters of the alphabet in my sig, all ready to be linked as if it was a PBZP. I really wanted to see how many people PMed me thinking it was PBZP, and I got 0 PMs about it.

This isn't a bad thing. I'm just seeing how many people really want to be PBZPized. (And if I actually want volunteers, I'll post here first)

So, what are the results again?

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note: I don't need volunteers. (or your sympathy) I was just doing a test, and am now giving the results.
100% passed/failed, 0% failed/passed



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Blue Hair!

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Jan 31 2007 · 65 views
My Life Is Awesome
So, yesterday was Spirit Day at school. Besides wearing school t-shirts and other blue and sliver clothes (school colors), some people decided to die their hair blue. My friend did, and...

so did I!!!

Yeah, that was fun. I can't wait until the next spirit day!


Oh, and here's another shout for the Lego Master Builder Event going on at Tyson's Corner Mall this weekend.. Please discuss in that entry (I'll be there sunday afternoon)

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(Ah! Blue! What about green???)
And this seems to now be the official "post your crazy hair" blog entry. Let the competition begin!
(seriously, that'd be awesome)



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Lego Model Builder Event!

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Jan 28 2007 · 44 views
LEGO
So, here's the deal.

Who: A Lego Master Model Builder
What: Building an 8 foot tall Allgator, and meet other Lego fans/BZPers
Where: The Lego Store at Tyson's Corner Center Mall
When: February 2-4 (see below for times)
Why: To meet a Master Builder and meet other Lego fans/BZPers
How: Get to the Tyson's Lego Store this weekend

When:
Friday (2nd): 11 am-7 pm
Saturday (3rd): 10 am-6 pm
Sunday (4th): 11 am-6pm

Perhaps you got a post card if you are in this area of Virginia. With that postcard you can get a free small Pick-a-Brick cup if you show the card and spend $10 or more. (or try it without the post card and try to tell the cashier to use the code "999247" that was on the postcard)

I will be there on Sunday from 4-6, either in the Lego store or with the Alligator model right outside. I'll be wearing my BZPower shirt. I'm a 17 male. (Capricorn; likes long walks on the beach...) I'm going then because I hope that there will be less people there because it's Superbowl sunday, and the model will probable be (almost) complete.

So, will there be anybody else there? I really would like to meet some people!

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Location: Northern Virginia
Favorite color: Guess
Favorite smell: Campfire
Interests: LEGO, Boy Scouts (Eagle), Geeking, Comics
First LEGO Set: Renegade Runner
Roman Catholic
Convention history: BrickFest '04, & '06
BrickFair VA '08, '09, '10, '11 & '12, '13 & '14.
BrickCon '13.
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Mosaic 2011

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(Thanks to everyone who helped!)

BḞ10: Mosaic


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Special thanks to Nukaya. Without her this might not have gotten off the ground.

Other thanks go to xccj for making the pictures, and the members for making the squares!

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BrickFest web page

BrickFair web page
Brickworld web page
North West BrickCon site
My BrickShelf
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Arpy His Something Completely Different
xccj His Team
EmperorWhenua His Blog
Nukaya Cloud Fire Her Bubble Wrap
Nuju Metru His Showtime

Lady Kopaka Her System
Primus His Time
Sisen His Company
Disky Her Rant
Binkmeister His Blog
Kopaka's Ice Engineering His Chocolate City
Argetlam (nathan8472) His Showcase

Toa Lhikan Hordika His Blog
ChrisKopaka His blog
Omicron His Rush
Aanchir: Rachira of Time His Sugar Bowl
Lyichir: Rachira of Influence His Surreality
Black Six His Bio
Kaiapu His Skippy
.:Sora:. His Keyhole
Ouch His Giant Enemy
Roa McToa Her Spectaculoso
Darth Vader His Wanting
55555 His Array
Smeagol His Quote
Hahli Husky Her Label
Nikira Her Blog
Janus His E.M.O.T.I.O.N.
LehvakLah Her Handshields
Emzee His Maker
(Inner)Rayg His Contents
ToM Dracone His Memory
Vezok's Friend His Journeys
Waffles His Window
Senjo Her Outpost
Friar Tuck His Tuck
Kohaku His Room
Spink His Garden
Brickeens His 9
Dablackcat
RC-1136
Kofan
Bionicle Rex
Sajunk
PoetryInMotion
Imatron
Total Nut (well, now he's Ancient Builder)
The dude that worked at Tyson's Lego Store
Toa Meiko of Meikoes
ToddWebb
Magpi
Alsru
The pangolin under E's bed
Nezamo
Speaknspell
Bionicle Raptor

Avohkah Tamer

Ryujjin

Turakki #1 Lavasurfer

One of my college buddies who forgot his username
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GregF His Blog
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Tilius His Blog
Shine His...Hikarikagayaku
Brave_Dragon: Her Pyromania
Jack_Skellington: His What's This
Air-Master: His Ærospaċe
Nukora: His Land Beyond
Master Vahi: His Testing Center
Arch-Angel: His Yin/Yang Story
Kativa/Ka-Chan: His Dormitory
~GreenBioGuy~ His Forest
Ca'gerrin His Orbit
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