So, first things first, the bad news: I've known for about a month now and hadn't yet made a Blag post because I didn't want to have to say it, but I won't make it to the Faire of Bricks this year :/ Four months back I agreed to go on an all-expense paid trip to South Korea with the university's Forensics Team to do some lectures and judge an international competition. As luck would have it, I found out three months after the fact that the dates would be exactly the dates of BrickFair VA. It looks like I might be back in the States by post-BrickFair Monday shenanigans, so I might be able to make that if jet lag allows.
But yeah. Sorry y'all As much as that trip is fun, honestly nothing can be better than hanging out with awesome humans for a week, geeking out about LEGO and Galidor ('kay, maybe the latter is only a few of us).
On the year-long absence from the site: Similar deal as above. Senior year hit me harder than Makuta's sleeping curse on Mata Nui, and from graduation to Senior year with the Forensics team to an... interesting tenure in Student Government to starting a Masters and getting hired at the LEGO Store at Tysons Corner, life has been far too life-y and eventful. But now that things are falling more manageably into place, I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things here and revive a few projects on hold since last year's BrickFair.
Anywho, thus Zatth rose from the Shadow Realm to once again prowl BZP. Or something like that!