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Brickworld...

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , Jun 15 2009 · 174 views
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...is full of awesomeness. Like, seriously.

(note: linked photos are all 2,000 x 1,500 pixel approximately 200kb jpegs (half the original size, XD), they may load slow depending on your connection speed.)

It was my first Lego convention ever. I went last year because it is extremely close to me compared to other conventions. I expected it to be some small thing with some tables showing off some Bionicle inventions. I walk in the lobby to pay to go in, and there are some cool Mindstorms-powered working slot machines someone made. I'm all "Cool, maybe they'll have one or two Mindstorms things that do some complex thing!". My dad pays up for him, me, and my brothers, and he also pays for some t-shirts (with this logo in b/w on the back) and pins for souvenirs. We walk down a hall on our way in, and I hear the sound of tons of people talking growing louder. I walk in the door.

Glorious...

It was nothing like I expected. I was greeted by a huge table with Jurassic Park scenes portrayed throughout the entire park. I was all "OH MY GOSH" and took tons of photos. Then I look up from that. The whole, huge room is FILLED with stuff even more awesome than that. Huge, ceiling-high models of buildings like the Sears Tower (and the ceiling in that room was very high). Crowds and crowds of people. Vignettes and MOCs of everything imaginable. Booths for stuff I never imagined existed, like BrickArms custom Lego guns (GASP WHY DIDN'T I GET A PHOTO OF THAT) and Kaminoan Fine Clonier minifig decals and custom minifigs. A guy selling people the opportunity to make custom minifigs out of this huge bin with pieces even as old as the original Space theme (but I got there late in the day, when those were all snatched up)!

Brickworld is coming up this weekend. I will be going on Saturday's open hours. If you live anywhere near Wheeling, Illinois, you HAVE to go. You won't regret it, I promise.

Who reading this is going / decided to go after reading this? =P

P.S., as an added bonus I included a link to a hidden photo of something mysterious! You're awesome if you found it on your first go-through.


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Up

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , May 29 2009 · 42 views

As Dr. Seuss so well put it in one of his books, "It's a Great Day for Up!"



As most of you (should) know, Disney/Pixar's latest movie Up came out just today. Has anyone here seen it yet? Even though I've already entirely made up my mind and I'm GOING to see it and I WILL like it, anyone wanna tell me how it was (spoiler-free, of course)?

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Updates

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , Mar 30 2009 · 49 views
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Yeah, I'd blog way more if I had more ideas... So I guess I'll just give you some random updates of me! tongue.gif

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TV shows I've been watching:

For the last several weeks, I've been borrowing the DVD box sets for MacGyver from a family I know who has every single season. It's awesome watching a classic old show for the first time. I'm almost done with season 4! Richard Dean Anderson is awesome as MacGyver and as Colonel Jack O'Neill from Stargate: SG-1. Y'know, that show really makes me want a Swiss Army Knife...

The Unit is a slightly less family-friendly show, unfortunately, but I enjoy a lot of aspects of it. My dad bought seasons 1-3 on DVD, and I already finished them. It's a show depicting this elite special forces group who thwarts terrorists and rescues people and such. Thing is, they're totally top secret, and therefore can't get any credit for any things they do. They're basically supposed to be the best of the best picked out of the U.S. Army. This show probably wouldn't be as interesting to me if I hadn't been playing the free first-person shooter game Combat Arms. I can pick a lot of comparisons on how they operate with how I just normally play my game. Since I'm best as a sniper on Combat Arms, you can probably guess that episodes involving snipers on The Unit are my favorite ones. tongue.gif

Lately, I've been watching Doctor Who episodes with Turakii #1 Lavasurfer and Laughin'Man in an interesting way. You see, I like downloading episodes of TV shows I like, and I happen to have every episode of the current Doctor Who series (all 4 seasons and the Christmas Specials) on my computer here. So, I file transfer the episodes to Turakii and LM, and we start watching them in sync, giving our comments as we watch. Turakii and I already have seen all these episodes, we're watching them for LM's sake, so he gets to see all the episodes like us! =D We just finished all of season 1 the other night, but he's seen various other episodes throughout the other seasons.

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Video Games:

I haven't been playing as much of my games on Wii or DS as I'd like to, these past few weeks, but I do have a couple updates regarding my gaming. First off, a couple weeks ago, I hacked my Wii to play homebrew applications (fanmade programs designed to install on your Wii if it's been hacked to be able to do so)! The hacking was actually way easier than it sounds, don't think of me as some "über-hacker" for being able to do this. I literally followed instructions online, and I used a glitch in the game Twilight Princess (which I borrowed from a friend for this) to install the Homebrew Channel application. Now all I have to do is load apps onto the SD card and run them! I've got a mapping app, a port of Doom, a port of Quake, and -tons- more.

Next off, last week I bought myself Pokémon Platinum, which I am very much enjoying! I'm still trying to get Laughin'Man to get it too, and he says he'll probably get it near the beginning of April when he's got money. NOT SOON ENOUGH, I SAY! >8(
If anyone familiar with Diamond or Pearl (or even Platinum) is wondering how far I am, I'm at Pastoria City training for the gym. I've beat 4 gyms so far.

As I mentioned before, I've been playing this Combat Arms PC game for a while now, and I've gotten pretty good. It's awesome that I get to play alongside Takuma Nuva and Torhuki. Anyone who reads Takuma's blog should know that he recently posted his latest caption contest image, which depicts him so kindly about to headshoot me. I'll have you know that I made a screenshot at the same instant! Check it out!

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Real life:

Very strangely, though it was warm for a long time beforehand, it snowed yesterday morning! We got a couple inches, enough to cover the grass completely. By mid-afternoon, though, it was gone! Vanished into thin air! Poor Mr. Snowman left home yesterday to go on a business trip, but when he returned home, everything was gone! Poor Mr. Snowman, all alone in the world...

I BLAME THOSE WHO DISLIKE WINTER FOR THIS MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE. D8<

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Well, that's all, I hope I didn't kill you with this remarkably long blog entry. Hopefully I'll think of more (short entry) ideas to blog about soon. tongue.gif

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I Am Insane.

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , Mar 08 2009 · 47 views
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Completely, entirely insane. Clinically insane.

Why, you may ask?

Gaze upon my awesomeness!

Yes, that is what it appears to be. No, it is not 'shopped. Just an extremely good sale at my local Wal-Mart.

Oh, yeah, if any of you were planning to steal some, don't bother. I've got the perfect defense system activated and guarding them. Behold my Lazorcat Defense System!

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EDIT: Hey, well whaddayaknow? I found another Axalara not pictured here just in the other room. Go figure! =P

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Welcome To Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum...

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , Feb 11 2009 · 95 views

...Known from coast-to-coast like butter and toast!
From headlines to deadlines, from schoolrooms to poolrooms!
No other place in the contiguous United States or other environments of the world!
Welcome!


Yep, that's right, I stole Laughin'Man's blog's old theme! (With permission, of course. tongue.gif )

So, yeah, I'm pretty much a huge Tally Hall fan. Hence my blog theme change, and my avatar and signature change. I've had plans to do this for a long time, but due to procrastination/indecision (remember last post? tongue.gif ), I didn't get around to it until now.

For those of you who don't know, Tally Hall is a rock band that was formed in Ann Arbor, Michigan in '02, and since then they've become fairly successful, though not yet a household name. Their signature outfits are white shirts with different colored ties, depending on the band member. Their songs are pretty upbeat and catchy, and sometimes very random (in a good way, at least to me), and I've been told they sound a little like the Beatles in some songs. (Beatle-lovers on BZP, I'm not saying they are the same, nor am I saying I think Tally Hall is better. tongue.gif )

So I ask you this, BZPers-who-are-actually-reading-this-obscure-blog, have you ever heard of Tally Hall? Have you ever heard a song by them? One music video they made for a school project way back then showcased their song "Banana Man," and became very popular online, so you may have heard that.

If you are a fan of Tally Hall as well, by all means let me know! smile.gif (Minus Laughin'Man, who I made a fan. tongue.gif )



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This Is How Rick Astley Rolls.

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , Jan 25 2009 · 65 views
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Hee hee, gotta love it.

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On another note, I was GOING to change my blog theme recently, but someone took the idea totally exactly as I had it (name, blog image, first post intro), minus the long entry I had typed up in a Word file. They literally put up theirs within a couple hours of my plans to... >_>

Also, I've been procrastinating on thinking of a blog theme in the meantime until they change it to something else. Any ideas?

Oh yeah, I should probably get around to changing my BZP info. Oh, and my interests. And my avatar. And my sig. And clear out my PM box. And get a life. ;.;

Procrastination + Indecision = EEEEVIIIIL

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Happy Some Year!

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , Jan 01 2009 · 50 views
Randomness!
As I'm sure many, many, MANY people are doing, I'm posting a "HAPPY NEW YEAR" entry! ...Well, except for one thing. I'm not talking about 2009. I'm talking about a mystery year you shall NEVER KNOW. AHAHAHAHA.

Also, Laughin'Man brought to my attention a spam e-mail claiming to be from Bill Gates. I'm here to tell you it absolutely cannot be from Bill. You see, he's my buddy, and I should know, he doesn't talk like that in his e-mails! Here's a good example of one of the many e-mails he's sent me.

Now, obviously he's a good-natured guy who likes to joke around and stuff. He's not some internet newbie who thinks the Nigerian Prince scam will save him from some minor loss in the stock market. I won't let my good friend Bill get insulted like that. mad.gif

Oh yeah, he really didn't give me a couple million bucks. Really! *hides wallet*

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Gasp, A Blog Entry!

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , Dec 23 2008 · 76 views
Randomness!
Wow, has it really been since the 9th that I last blogged? I need moar ideaz...

For now, at least, Laughin'Man posed a good question chatting with me the other night. Anyone care to theorize on this quite interesting point?
QUOTE(LM on Yahoo)
Is Ackbar Spider-Man?

Comment away! biggrin.gif

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I Are Smarter

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , Dec 09 2008 · 50 views
Randomness!
This entry is false.

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This Comic Is Win.

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , Dec 05 2008 · 53 views
XKCD

'Nuff said.

No, seriously, I have a TON of funny/random pictures; this cracked me up like you wouldn't believe when it was first posted.

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Welcome To...

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Who Is Avohkah Tamer?

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Name: David
Age: 24
Location: Illinois
Profession: IT Support Technician
Religion: Christian
Best Pony: Twilight Sparkle
Favorite Word: Defenestration
Interests: Computers, Video Games, Music, Ponies, LEGO, BIONICLE

Video Games:
PC: Valve games (TF2, Portal 1-2, HL2, L4D2), Minecraft, Mirror's Edge, LEGO games
DS: Metroid: Prime Hunters, Super Mario 64 DS, Mario Kart DS, Elite Beat Agents, Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 1-2
3DS: Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, Ocarina of Time 3D, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Pokemon X, Tomodachi Life
Wii: Super Mario Galaxy 1-2, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart Wii
Wii U: Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8

Music:
Artists: Tally Hall, Jonathan Coulton, Jukebox the Ghost, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Lemon Demon, Cake, Weezer, The Beatles, Apocalyptica, Hans Zimmer, Murray Gold
Pony: Daniel Ingram, William Anderson, Steffan Andrews, Glaze, The Living Tombstone, DJ Alex S., PinkiePieSwear, SoGreatAndPowerful, Makkon, MandoPony, Replacer
Types/Genres: Video Game Soundtracks, TV/Movie Soundtracks, Alternative/Indie Rock, some Electronic/Dubstep (when done right), some Orchestral, some Classic Rock, some Jazz, some J-Pop/Rock, some Bluegrass/Folk

TV:
Current: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Gravity Falls, Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Person of Interest, Arrested Development, The Walking Dead, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Psych, Sword Art Online
Old Favorites: Avatar: The Last Airbender, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Death Note, Teen Titans, Invader Zim, Digimon (seasons 1-4), Stargate: SG-1, Firefly, Code Lyoko, Code Lyoko: Evolution, Fringe, Breaking Bad, Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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