I have 13 pages of blog entries on BZPower too, which I don't like.
EDIT: this entry, ironically, makes it 14 pages! Good riddance!
When I move out, I might build a small model railway in or under my house, using HO scale models of V/Line trains. At this stage, I'm considering using a few A-class locomotives (which look like the N-class I have pics of in past entries, only with bulldog-nosed cabs instead of square cabs) hauling carriages, and Y-class locomotives (again, no image available) shunting. DERM and VLocity railmotors are also tempting. Sadly, there are no models of the Sprinter, my favourite train. Otherwise I'd use them without hesitation.
Front view of the DERM at Geelong
Back view of the DERM at Geelong
The damaged radiator after the DERM was hit by a tree
The broken driver's window
Inside a DERM
N-class Locomotive N747, named City Of Traralgon, comes to the rescue
City Of Traralgon couples onto the DERM. After all these years, the couplings are still the same!
During the trip we watched the surprised faces of people we went past. Never got old! I also fell in love with the DERM's high-pitched whistle!
Then there was trouble. CRUNCH! #MichaelAngelis
Between Marshall and Winchelsea, just past Geelong, the wind picked up. A tree was blown onto the track, and the DERM crashed into it! The driver's window was broken (imagine the fright he got!), and the radiator was punctured. We managed to limp into Winchelsea station, but with the radiator leaking we could go no further. We had to wait for 3 hours for an N-class locomotive to come and rescue us.
Was obviously a dramatic day and I did get home late, but I still had a lot of fun!
Pics coming soon.
I need to make a simple 1v1 DeathMatch map. "Simple" means no skins or backgrounds at this stage, but I might get them later on my own.
The map I'm making will be inspired by Bionicle's Karda Nui. Players will fly around upside-down cones (stalactite villages) on Cicada vehicles (Rockoh/Jetrax). One cone will have a cave (Mutran's lab) which will contain a few good powerups, but (if possible) the wall above the cave entrance can be shot, causing a cave-in, and unless the player inside the cave can shoot his way out in time, he'll suffocate. At this stage there'll be no Codrex, but I might add one later on my own. I'm also undecided at this stage whether the swamp floor will contain poisonous water or a kill level (ie. you die if you fall down to a certain level). It'll probably be the latter because it's meant to be simple.
This is probably not the most prudent decision after my last entry, but I feel like advertising some LEGO CUUSOO proposals I've made. They are in a thread I've created, but I feel like they need more attention.
http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/3654 - baterra
http://lego.cuusoo.c...deas/view/16686 - the rest of the Toa Hagah
http://lego.cuusoo.c...deas/view/19422 - Toa Tuyet
If someone has a 3D model of Lariska or the Mask of Elemental Energy, or an MOC of a Skrall-sized skeleton, I'd love to use them for other proposals I've been working on. I will give credit. I always do.
The tournament used the same rules as the past 3 Nintendo-run tournaments did, so I didn't bother to build a new team. Besides, my last team did well, and there's another tournament next week that uses different rules.
My first round was put on the big screen, this time not by design but by coincidence! I almost lost the battle but then a communication error (not the only one on the big screen) forced us to restart the battle and let me make up for my mistake. Even then though, I had to work for my victory! Thankfully I was able to get there in a close one.
I ended up losing in the second round though, just like the good old days. The guy who beat me then went on to beat October's champion (who I would've faced in the next round had I won) before falling in the 5th round.
A lot of people were given the opportunity to commentate some matches if they asked! I got the chance, but it was actually because someone else asked: the guy I beat in round 1 in October (The SelfDestructing victim of my Conkeldurr's Wide Guard > ) asked for me to commentate, so I did! He went on to win the match while being able to pull off the Selfdestruct well, meaning he did better than I did!
One player was in hospital, and had his father play on his behalf, giving him commands by phone from his hospital bed!
In the end a girl won, which was a first in these tournaments! She was one of many competitors that was part of my large circle of friends (whose name I don't think I'm allowed to say because they now have a forum).
Stay tuned for the next tournament next Sunday!
Watch as life becomes completely unsustainable in Australia. Watch as all our companies are crushed by the added burden. Watch as Julia Gillard laughs her tyrannic head off as the money comes in, not caring about the 20 million PEASANTS (because that is how she sees us) that are going through poverty because of her.
I plan to go from Caulfield to Pakenham by diesel train because I can, even though electric trains terminate there. This is unique to Pakenham: you cannot travel between the city and any other terminus by diesel.
I also plan to travel the shuttle service between Newport and Williamstown. It will likely be the last time I'll see 3-carriage electric trains, which run on the Alamein shuttle line, and probably will at Williamstown too. The rest of the electric railway uses 6-carriage trains. Might visit the Newport Workshops while I'm there too.
I could also travel the Sydenham line. a diesel service branches off at a station on that line and I want to see if the automated marquee on each train says something about it.
A new station called South Morang has been created beyond Epping since my last visit there. Might have a look at that too.
Also, I might take a few trips down some tourist railways, and to the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre.
First and foremost I need to top up my Myki card!
I discovered that an old friend from high school had also applied for the job, making the process much more interesting! Last night, over two weeks after applications closed, he said on social media that his application was accepted. I hadn't heard anything from them at all, so I feared I had been rejected.
However, when I got home from nan's today, I got an e-mail. It was from Metro. It said that I too was accepted! HUGE relief!
This process will apparently be much quicker than V/Line's, and could see me at work within a couple of months if all goes well. I have to do an online psychometric test, and if I pass that, I attend an Assessment Centre, which I believe will be a job interview.
On the downside, I've heard that I need a full driver's licence to get the job, and I only have a probationary licence, so the rest of the process will be shaky unless that gets proven wrong.
Cons: Rock Pikmin? :/ They'll take some getting used to.
What else I'd like to see: more Pikmin species (particularly those pink flying ones on the title card, and what the parastiic Pikmin that infected Bulborbs in Pikmin 2 really look like), what happened to Olimar (he's not one of the pklayable captains in Pikmin 3), what happened to Louie, the President's real name, and more Pikmin plushes that are smaller than those from Pikmin 2.
My friend went hunting for a shiny Mewtwo with no success, and I went hunting for a shiny Machop because it's my favourite Pokémon. <3
Suddenly, I did get a shiny! Sadly it wasn't machop, but Geodude. Nonetheless, it was only my 6th random encounter shiny, and my first in a Gen 4 or later game, so my day was still made.
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