Welp I got behind as I knew I would. Work does that...
Anyway I've got days 3 and 4 here for you, and I'll hopefully have 5 and 6 up tomorrow after said work.
As you can see, we get a pretty cool looking tree on day 3, and then on 4... stairs. Yes. And a wand, which is actually meant to go on top of the tree as the star. Although I understand the point, I was fairly disappointed with day 4. But ah well, all part of the big picture I suppose. Also you can see a peek of day 5's surprise in the righthand corner.
For the Star Wars one, it's quite the opposite: I was right, and day 3 included the Gungan's weapons and a bomb catapult. It's kinda' fun, but kinda' disappointing too. Then on day 4 we get this wonderful mini star destroyer which is super simple but super cool. Funny how well they can interpret these ships in such a small size.
And that's all for now.
Welp, day 2. Again we'll start with City, but first that picture I promised of the fireman from yesterday:
Now, on day 2 we get a strange bit of pieces that make up a wonderful looking little chainsaw and log. It's a pretty neat design if I do say so, and the minifigures can hold it perfectly. I am a bit disappointed with the log, because as far as I know there is no tree bit to go on top, but I suppose that's not quite the point of the thing; more to be cutting for firewood. Still, though, even if they had maybe added more logs (which they might - it's only day two) it would work better.
Now to Star Wars, day 2 we get a nice little Gungan to go with the mini sub. The box shows him with his weapons, so I imagine they'll be in a different day, because he's just a Gungan. Looks like that captain guy whose name I forgot. Can't say I'm overly thrilled, not a fan of Gungans, bit it's a nicely detailed figure so it's cool enough.
That's all for today.
Well, I'm gonna' kinda' rip off Chols' blog entries from last year, but with this time double the fun! I've got both the 2012 Star Wars and City lego advent calendars, and I'll be doing mini reviews on each day much as the aforementioned Cholie did for his City calendar.
So, we'll start with the City one.
So we open up the little box labelled "1", and this is what we get in a nice little baggie:
It's a pretty spiffy little fire man with what I assume is a megaphone and a hat (of which it comes with two of each). Nothing too special about this guy but he's a nice colour at least. I had a close up of the dude but my camera's being dumb and it's nowhere to be found. Sorry 'bout that. I'll get another pic of him and show you tomorrow. Here's one of the whole thing, though:
So, now for the Star Wars one.
Again, we open up the little number one box, and also in a nice little bag we find a cool assortment of blue, grey, and a tad bit of yellow pieces. What could this be?
And here's a close-up which did not get lost of (you probably guessed it) the Gungan Sub:
It's a nice little model that takes about 5 seconds to build with the back of the "door" to the box having 2-stp instructions. It's cool but I feel they could have done the "tail a little better. Otherwise though it's a fun little thing and decently accurate for such a small scale.
See you tomorrow.
Well, I went to the record store today to pick up a copy of Iron Maiden's Piece Of Mind (original '83 pressing) that I had put on layaway a few days ago. I had seen that earlier day aswell, Styx II by Styx along with In The Court Of The Crimson King and Beat by King Crimson. I went to set them aside for when I get paid on thursday, and decided I'd look around a bit more to see if there was anything new.
Went to the "G" section, and while browsing found Peter Gabriel's first album. Thought to myself, "man I wish I could find some Gabriel-era Genesis. Like Foxtrot or somethi-"
I glanced to the second G row on a whim and bam, there's Foxtrot. I got all giddy and stuff and flipped through the rest of the row, and found every classic Genesis album from Nursery Cryme to The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway.
What a lucky man I am, no? I then glanced to the E section to my right, and there's Emerson, Lake & Palmer's debut album (which includes the song "Lucky Man" )
So yeah. Got like 7 albums waiting for me. Gonna' cost a fortune but oh well.
So I get my first paycheck from work (I got a job a week ago, BTW) for $500. It's only half a paycheck 'cause I started midway through the pay period, but I've never even had $500 to my name before.
I have a plan all laid out for savings, school funds, car funds, etc. for when the proper paychecks come in, but I've decided to just recklessly blow this one on as much random stuff as possible.
So basically, here's what I hope to have in 4 days:
-Sith Infiltrator (newest version)
-Classic TIE Fighter (also newest version)
-Saesee Tiin's Jedi Starfighter
-Skopio (with a few bonus bits courtesy of Iro)
-Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd (Vinyl)
-So Far, So Good... So What! by Megadeth (Vinyl)
-The Final Frontier by Iron Maiden (Double LP picture disc vinyl)
-No World For Tomorrow by Coheed & Cambria (Double LP Vinyl)
-The Afterman by Coheed & Cambria (vinyl)
-Dead Silence by Billy Talent
Also depending on how much I have left over, I may try to snag a vinyl copy of Rush's "2112".
...at work who I've known for like 2 days. She was/is training me on a certain machine.
Been awhile since I actually liked a girl, and we're getting along pretty well. I can actually talk to her, which is a definite plus. She loves doctor who, lord of the rings, goes on a blogging website, plays pokemon obsessively, dislikes partying, has a group of friends who magically became alcoholics when they turned 18 that she doesn't like going out with (like me), hates mainstream radio music, etc. Oh, and she's nice to look at.
Unfortunately for me, she has a boyfriend.
Still, though, it's good to finally meet someone like that; proof that they do in fact exist.
Don't mention external blogs, man -TMD
I have listened to this album a good six times already, and I am loving it. I don't know if I like it more than No World For Tomorrow, but it destroys Year Of The Black Rainbow brutally.
Unfortunately the hard copy's not available here yet, but no matter.
Also, just calling it now, Descension's gonna' be the better half. I just have a feeling.
Yes I know I'm totally late to the party
but this band is awesome.
I finally got a round to getting their discography after being a casual fan of the hit songs, and I am loving them. So far I've listened through Meddle, Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall, A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, The Division Bell, and I am currently listening through The Final Cut.
As it stands, Wish You Were Here and The Division Bell are my favourites, but all have been fantastic.
And as a bonus, I've got a like-new vinyl copy of Wish You Were Here waiting for me at the local record store.
As written by Neil Peart of Rush through the course of 2 songs, totalling near a half hour in length:
>Flying ship around space
>hey a black hole
>let's fly into it
>Completely unrelated people on a planet
>Apollo gives them science and fire
>Dionysus gives them love
>people fight over science/love
>gods fight over science/love
>spaceship guy appears in god-realm
>becomes Cygnus, god of balance
So I went to one of the local record stores (the one with high prices) to pick up Asia's third album, Astra, that I had on hold. The owner of the store was there, and he recognised me from the other day when I asked if he had any Emerson, Lake & Palmer. He asked me if I had found any, so I said I did, but one that I had wanted was really scratched. He looked it over, and said I could take it for free.
Even better, he said that he'd replace it with a good copy as soon as one became available.
So thanks, record store guy, for I now have incentive to visit your store and buy things even with the higher prices.
Well, I've been growing my collection from 6 albums to 24 (one is still in the mail and not in the picture):
I'm pretty happy with how it's going, but I'd like to hopefully find some Metallica or Megadeth somewhere. And more rush. Always more Rush.
Speaking of which...
All my Rush albums!
Anyway yeah, ciao.
for a moment dreams are sacred
I close my eyes and know there's peace
in a world so filled with hatred
Then I wake up each morning
and turn on the news
to find we've got so far to go..."
-Show Me The Way by Styx.
The Person That Is Xinlo
Hobbies: Guitar, Bass Music, Drawing, Drafting, Lego, Model Kits, Internet, Xbox, My Little Pony
Genres: Thrash Metal, Progressive Rock/Metal, Alternative Rock, Blues, Jazz Fusion, Classical, Solo Piano
Albums Owned (Hard Copies)
The Alan Parsons Project:
-Tales Of Mystery And Imagination
-The Turn Of A Friendly Card (Vinyl)
-Eye In The Sky (Vinyl)
-Ammonia Avenue (Vinyl)
-Vulture Culture (Vinyl)
The All-American Rejects:
-The All-American Rejects
-When The World Comes Down
-Kids In The Street (Deluxe)
-A Fine Day To Exit
-A Natural Disaster
-Spreading The Disease
-Among The Living
-Persistence Of Time
-Worship Music (Orange Vinyl)
Art Of Dying:
-Vices And Virtues
-Heat Of The Moment (Single, Vinyl)
-Then & Now
-Gravitas (Special Edition)
-City Of Evil
-Nightmare (2LP Vinyl)
-Hail To The King
-The Best D*** Thing (Japanese Import)
-Rubber Soul (Vinyl)
-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Vinyl)
-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Cassette)
-Abbey Road (Vinyl)
-Billy Talent II
-Billy Talent III
-Greatest Hits, 1970 - 1978
-Don't Look Back (Vinyl)
-Amanda (Single, Vinyl)
-Third Stage (Cassette)
-Walk On (Cassette)
-We Are Not Alone
-Tattooed Millionaire (Cassette Tape)
-Stationary Traveller (Vinyl)
-The Single Factor (Vinyl)
Chris de Burgh:
-The Getaway (Vinyl)
-Fish Out Of Water (Vinyl)
Coheed & Cambria:
-In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3
-Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV: Volume One - From Fear Through The Eyes Of Madness
-Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV: Volume Two - No World For Tomorrow
-Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV: Volume Two - No World For Tomorrow (Vinyl)
-Year Of The Black Rainbow
-The Afterman: Ascension
-The Afterman: Ascension (Vinyl)
-The Afterman: Descension
-The Afterman (Silver/Gold Vinyl)
-The Dream Calls For Blood (2LP Vinyl)
-Machine Head (Vinyl)
-Deepest Purple: The Absolute Best Of Deep Purple
-Desert Moon (Vinyl)
-Sacred Heart (Vinyl)
-Master Of The Moon (Picture Vinyl)
-Love Over Gold (Vinyl)
-Ten Thousand Fists
-The Lost Children
-When Dream And Day Unite
-Images And Words
-Images And Words (Cassette)
-A Change Of Seasons [EP]
-Falling Into Infinity
-Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
-Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory (Limited Edition Vinyl)
-Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
-Train Of Thought
-Black Clouds & Silver Linings (3-Disc Special Edition)
-A Dramatic Turn Of Events (Special Edition DVD)
-A Dramatic Turn Of Events (2LP Vinyl)
-Dream Theater (2LP Vinyl)
Electric Light Orchestra:
-Out Of The Blue (2LP Vinyl)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer:
-Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Vinyl)
-Brain Salad Surgery (Vinyl)
-Welcome Back My Friends, To The Show That Never Ends - Ladies And Gentlemen (3LP Vinyl)
-Works: Volume 1 (2LP Vinyl)
-Works: Volume 2 (Vinyl)
-No Exit (Cassette Tape)
-Double Vision (Vinyl)
-Nursery Cryme (Vinyl)
-Genesis Live (Vinyl)
-Selling England By The Pound (Vinyl)
-The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (2LP Vinyl)
-A Trick Of The Tail (Vinyl)
-Wind & Wuthering (Vinyl)
-...And Then There Were Three... (Vinyl)
-Misunderstanding (Single, Vinyl)
-Invisible Touch (Vinyl)
-Invisible Touch (Cassette)
-We Can't Dance (Cassette)
-Calling All Stations
The Guess Who:
-The Greatest Of The Guess Who (Vinyl)
H*** Or Highwater:
-The Number Of The Beast (Remastered)
-Piece Of Mind (Remastered)
-Piece Of Mind (Vinyl)
-Powerslave (Picture Vinyl)
-Live After Death (2LP Picture Vinyl)
-Somewhere In Time (Cassette)
-Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (Cassette)
-Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (Picture Vinyl)
-Somewhere Back In Time: The Best Of 1980-1989
-The Final Frontier
-The Final Frontier (2LP Vinyl Picture Disc)
-Thick As A Brick (Vinyl)
-M.U. - The Best Of Jethro Tull (Vinyl)
-Winterland: The Jimi Hendrix Experience
-Separate Ways (Single, Vinyl)
-Screaming For Vengeance (Vinyl)
-Last Fair Deal Gone Down
-Viva Emptiness (Vinyl)
-Viva Emptiness (Anti-Utopian MMXIII Edition)
-Dead End Kings
-In The Court Of The Crimson King (Vinyl)
-Starless And Bible Black (Vinyl)
-Larks' TOngues In Aspic (Vinyl)
-Broken Crown Halo
-Led Zeppelin III (Cassette)
-Led Zeppelin IV
-Time And Space
-A View From the End Of The World
-Rise Of A Digital Nation
-Garden Party Live (12-inch Single Vinyl)
-Brave (2LP Vinyl)
The Mars Volta:
-De-Loused In The Comatorium
The Mayfield Four:
-Bat Out Of H*** (Cassette)
-Killing Is My Business... (Original Uncensored Vinyl)
-Killing Is My Business... (Remastered)
-Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (Remastered)
-So Far, So Good... So What! (Remastered)
-So Far, So Good... So What! (Vinyl)
-So Far, So Good... So What! (Picture Vinyl)
-Rust In Peace
-Countdown To Extinction (Remastered)
-Hidden Treasures EP
-Cryptic Writings (Special Edition Cassette)
-Cryptic Writings (Remastered)
-The World Needs A Hero
-The Human Factor
-This Present Wasteland
-Ride The Lightning
-Master Of Puppets
-Master Of Puppets (Picture Vinyl)
-...And Justice For All (2LP Vinyl)
-...And Justice For All
-Metallica (The Black Album)
-S&M With the San-Francisco Orchestra (3LP Vinyl)
-Through The Never Live (Vinyl Single)
-Beyond Magnetic [EP]
-Life In Cartoon Motion
-Dark Passion Play
-Imaginaerum (2CD Special Edition)
-Tubular Bells (Vinyl)
-Heritage (Special Edition DVD)
-The Electric Age
-Blizzard Of Ozz
-No More Tears (Cassette)
Albums Owned (Hard Copies; Cont.d)
-Peter Gabriel (Car) (Vinyl)
-Peter Gabriel (Security) (Vinyl)
-Shaking The Tree
-Face Value (Vinyl)
-No Jacket Required (Vinyl)
-Dance Into The Light
-Atom Heart Mother (Cassette)
-Dark Side Of The Moon (Vinyl)
-Wish You Were Here (Vinyl)
-The Final Cut (Cassette)
-A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (Cassette)
-A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
-The Division Bell (Blue Cassette)
-The Division Bell (Blue Vinyl)
-King Of Pain (Single, Vinyl)
-See Forever Eyes (Vinyl)
-Sheer Heart Attack (Vinyl)
-Under Pressure (Single, Vinyl)
-Rage For Order (Vinyl)
Rage Against The Machine:
-Hi Infidelity (Vinyl)
-Fly By Night (Vinyl)
-Fly By Night
-Caress Of Steel
-A Show Of Hands (2LP Vinyl)
-A Farewell To Kings (Vinyl)
-A Farewell To Kings
-Exit... Stage Left (2LP Vinyl)
-Grace Under Pressure (Vinyl)
-Power Windows (Vinyl)
-Hold Your Fire
-Roll The Bones (Cassette)
-Roll The Bones
-Test For Echo
-Snakes And Arrows
-Time Machine (Live In Cleveland 2011)
-Clockwork Angels (2LP Vinyl)
-The Garden (Single; 10" Record Store Day Picture Vinyl)
-Vapour Trails (Remixed)
-Clockwork Angels Tour (3CD)
Schramm & Kvarnström:
-Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray
The Smashing Pumpkins
-Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness
-Fountain Of Light (Vinyl)
-Styx II (Vinyl)
-Crystal Ball (Vinyl)
-The Grand Illusion (Vinyl)
-The Grand Illusion (Cassette)
-Pieces Of Eight (Vinyl)
-Pieces Of Eight
-Paradise Theatre (Vinyl)
-Kilroy Was Here (Vinyl)
-Kilroy Was Here (Cassette)
-Crisis? What Crisis? (Vinyl)
-Even In The Quietest Moments... (Vinyl)
-Breakfast In America (Vinyl)
-...Famous Last Words... (Vinyl)
-The Great Radio Controversy (Vinyl)
-Toto IV (Vinyl)
-Kaleidoscope (2CD Special Edition)
-Kaleidoscope (3LP Vinyl)
-Chariots Of Fire (Vinyl)
-The Friends Of Mr. Cairo [With Jon Anderson] (Vinyl)
-Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil
-Beyond H***/Above Heaven
-Live From Beyond H***/Above Heaven (3-disc/DVD Special Edition, signed copy)
-Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (Deluxe Edition)
-Amused To Death (Cassette)
Andrew Lloyd Webber:
-Jesus Christ Superstar (vinyl)
-Who's Next? (Vinyl)
-The Yes Album (Remastered)
-Fragile (Remastered and Expanded)
-Close To The Edge (Vinyl)
-Close To The Edge
-Yessongs (3LP Vinyl)
-Tales From Topographic Oceans (2LP Vinyl)
-Going For The One (Vinyl)
-Big Generator (Vinyl)
-Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
-The Ladder (2LP Limited Numbered Edition Vinyl)
-Fly From Here
3 Doors Down:
-The Better Life
- but not really
- laughin' man what a funny guy
- *items acquired from trade with Iro - I actually bought him two transformers
- not the slayer album BTW
- chols what a funny guy
- Or lack there of
- because I'm a follower yeah
- see what I did there?
- get it?
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