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24 Years of Life and 6 Years of Employment

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Real Life, Random Apr 20 2016 · 144 views

Hey, folks. It’s time for yearly tradition of telling you folks how my birthday went today.

Like last year’s entry, there is really not a lot to share since this is a week day, so it was basically just a normal work day.

Well, I guess I should say it is a boring work day since we are so slow now that I am just creating a list of critical parts and helping a coworker review old hard copies of drawings. So yeah, things hadn’t been great at work this month and last month, to be honest.

Additionally, my job hunt hasn’t been going well and honestly I am pretty doubtful of my chances of finding a job in my field after my failed interview (Its first interview that I had in 6 years.) in February.

So yesterday wasn’t the greatest 6th year anniversary of working for this company. Here’s hoping that things will improve as the year goes on.

But anyway, since there isn’t a lot to share about today, I guess I’ll make this a more general life entry. To start off, last week I end up watching most of Marvel Cinematic Universe films for first time (I seen Iron Man 1, Ant-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy previously.).

That was pretty fun and I definitely can understand the appeal of these films. I also enjoy them more than DC multi-verse films (Man of Steel & Batman v Superman) that I saw recently, which is saying something since I know more about DC’s heroes than Marvel’s heroes.

Hm... I guess I’ll rank the films from favorite to least since I feel like sharing that information. Here’s the list:

1) Guardians of the Galaxy
2) Captain America: The Winter Solider
3) Captain America: The First Avenger
4) The Avengers
5) Ant-Man
6) Avengers: Age of Ultron
7) Iron Man 3
8) Iron Man
9) Thor: The Dark World
10) Thor
11) Iron Man 2
12) The Incredible Hulk

And well, I like the films so much that I decided to give the TV shows a look as well. I am currently watching season 1 of Agents of SHIELD, which I got say it is interesting so far (Especially now that we caught up with the Winter Solider in the timeline.). I actually might finish season 1 today since I only got like three episodes left to watch. XD

So yeah, that’s what I been up to with my free time lately; Binge-watching media as usual. XD I wish I could say I play some video games recently, but I hadn’t really play any since Stardew Valley (I was nearing the end of summer for Year 1) over two weeks ago.

Actually I guess Miitomo & KHUx count as games. I mean I use Miitomo daily for the coins and KHUx, I try to get on it at least once a week. Although my phone’s battery life is suffering because of these games that I am considering maybe getting a tablet next month, so I don’t kill my phone as much.

I am also having memory space issues since my SIM card is only 8 GB and I am not sure what I can delete to make space since not everything will transfer over to my micro-SD card. So yeah, I am probably going to be looking at tablets next month, so I can at least transfer KHUx over since that game is like 1 GB in size.

That’s my free time lately in a nutshell really. I guess while I have you here, I’ll make some BZPower related announcements.

First up, sometime next month I am going to set up a BZP shirt giveaway since I got a bunch of those in storage right now. So yeah, if you want one of Bionicle Raptor’s old BZP shirts, be on the lookout for that next month.

I also got some other goodies, but I am saving those for possible contest that I might do during my BZP anniversary in July. So yeah, it should be interesting, assuming I get all details for that in order by July.

Last bit of news is BrickFair VA related… I am probably not going to be there this year since realistically I am not ready to do such a long drive alone just yet. Its stinks, but maybe next year. *shrugs*

Hm... I guess before I go, I'll mention what I got for my birthday today, so here's short list of what I got:

- Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (from my one real life friend)
- Bravely Second: End Layer (from my one real life friend)
- LEGO Marvel's Avengers (on Steam and from my one real life friend)
- Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (on Steam and from my one real life friend)
- Cake and Grilled Cheese (from family)
- Cards (from family)

Alright, that's enough from me for today. I hope you all have a great day and thank you for taking the time to read this. Talk to you later, BZPers.

Oh, and thanks to those people that wished me a happy birthday. I appreciated it.

- JMJ 2016


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General Rambling: Car, Wisdom Teeth, LEGO

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Real Life, LEGO, Random Feb 21 2016 · 126 views

Hey, folks. I thought I would pop in and give a quick life update.

First off, I got a car! (Its a 2013 Honda Civic, to be exact.) And obviously I am pretty excited about that as I feel that it is going to open up a lot of doors for me (Job opportunities, going to places by myself, ect) this year.

And well, I am now itching to like go places, which is odd since usually l just someone that goes to work and just go home and that's it. *shrugs* I don't know. I find it hard not to daydream about traveling places, even though I definitely need more experience on the road before I do anything big like travel out of state, ect.

Actually I guess its not too surprising, I mean I was daydreaming about the stuff like that before I even had a car too. XD Speaking of that entry, I am probably going hold off on gym idea until I get a better idea what my monthly budget will be like.

In other news, I got two of my wisdom teeth taken out last Friday. To say least, it wasn't a very fun experience (And well, I kind regret not going to sleep since my gag reflex acted up a lot... Mostly due my nerves to be honest. Only good thing that came out doing it this way is I saved $400; so yeah, my wallet is happy at least.).

That being say (outside of first day), I am not really in any pain after the operation, so that's good. Really the only annoying thing right now is having to take penicillin since I can't swallow pills and penicillin tastes terrible. So yeah, that's not fun.

Beside that news, I guess I'll mention that I got couple of LEGO sets. I got say the Ninjago one is really cool. I don't know the story for that year (Since I am couple years or so behind in story), but it looks really cool and that dragon was fun to build (Officially it also second Ninjago set that I own. XD Also I really hope I can get this one before it disappears from LEGO Shop.).

As for BIONICLE one, I am continually impressed with the builds that we are getting with Generation 2 so far. I think my only complain about it is that torso gear function isn't as interesting as last year's swing arm gear function. *shrugs*

Alright, that's about it really. I hope you all have a great day and thank you for taking the time to read this. Talk to you later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2016


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General Rambling: Car Thoughts, Work, LEGO

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Real Life, LEGO, Random Jan 28 2016 · 152 views

Hey, folks. It’s been a little while since I wrote an entry here, so I figured I should post another general update. Really not a lot has happened since my last entry.

I mean I hadn’t really made much progress looking at cars since the snow this month threw a wrench at that idea, so I have only looked at one car (2013 Ford Focus) so far. Hopefully now that snow is clearing up some, I should be able to check out some others this weekend. And well, maybe by the end of February, I might have a car of my own. Not sure what I will do with that “freedom” once I have it, besides going to work, home, and stores by myself. *shrugs*

I guess maybe go to a gym as I definitely need to do more physical activity in my day and I need to lose some weight. I am considering maybe joining the YMCA since it has indoor pool and well, I love to swim (I regret not swimming during my Virginia trip as it feel like forever since I have gone swimming.). Obviously it going to come down to the cost of membership and whether or not their pool is open for use during the night (and the winter), so I definitely have look a bit more into.

Besides that, I guess I could use my car to attend one of PennLUG meetings (Probably the one in April) as I am still part of the meeting newsletter for that. It might be interesting to meet some local LEGO fans there. Although they look like they are mostly Town & Train focus, so I am not sure how well I would fit in (Especially since I am not a great MOCer). *shrugs*

As for traveling out of state, I am not really at experience level to do that yet and I don’t have the time (Only get like two weeks of vacation a year, after all) to travel too far out of state. Really the only expectation to this would be going to Delaware as it’s really close (Like you don't even need to go on highway to get there.) and the stores there have no sale tax.

Alright, that’s enough rambling about possible car “adventures”. Let’s move on to how work been this month. I would say it been going pretty well this month, especially since last week I was given permission to get some overtime since apparently we had been enough engineering work this month to warrant it.

However while it has been a good work month, the snow from last weekend unfortunately caused a roof leak above my desk, so I been without my work computer since Tuesday. XD Thankfully though, it doesn’t seem like anything serious was damaged (Outside of some water damage on my desk and some trash documents being soaked.), although I am still waiting on news regarding my computer. Our IT guy seems to be of the opinion that my computer will be alright and should be back up on Monday, so only time will tell on its fate.

So yeah, I have been playing music chairs for past few days. It been a bit of a weird experience to say the least as every computer has their own quirks to them and are set up differently (Both desktop wise and physical as the monitors are different sizes and are facing different directions, ect.). It definitely making me miss having my work computer. XD

That’s about it on work stuff this month. I guess next I’ll talk about some LEGO stuff, although there’s not much news to share really. I got Rey & Captain Phasma Buildable figure sets at Target awhile back. To be exact, I got them on the day that I saw The Force Awakens for second time (It was just as good as first time. I would love to go see it again.). XD I also got a Star Wars book (Lost Stars, by Claudia Gray) based on Black Six's suggestion, which I need to finish reading that (I am on page 300). But anyway, Rey is my favorite build between the two sets.

Besides that, last weekend I start sorting through my old LEGO Bricks. I think I made decent progress with that, although I am far from done. My ultimate goal for this is set up a organized system, so I can try to maybe experiment with making non-Bionicle MOCs, ect. Not sure how well that will go, but I am going to give it a shot.

Alright, that's enough from me. I hope you all have a great day and thank you for taking the time to read this. Talk to you later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2016

P.S. I got a Lucas Amiibo yesterday! :)


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Update: I passed!

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Real Life, Random Jan 08 2016 · 311 views

So as title say, I have a driving test (First that I ever taken in the five or so years that I had a driving permit...) tomorrow...

And well, I must admit I am feeling rather nervous about it, even though I do seen have been doing good the past few days during practice.

Oh, man, I really hope I don't screw up tomorrow...

In less stressing out news, I discovered that we apparently had some free movie ticket passes lying around and well, my sister wants to see Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (She hasn't seen it yet), so I'll be check it out again with her this weekend. It should be fun, especially since I still in such a Star Wars mood lately. *excited* (Reminder: You can suggest Star Wars media for me to check out here)

Alright, that's enough of this random life update. Hopefully things go well with that test tomorrow... If not, at least there's Star Wars. XD

But anyway, thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a great day today. I'll talk you later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2016


Update 01/08/2016: Well, this year is starting off good. I passed the driver's test today!!!

I am just awe-struck now... I can't believe it that I really passed the test. But well, I guess its about time since I had a learner's permit for like five or so years now. XD

I guess the next step is to look into possible cars now, which is probably going to take awhile since I have no idea what car to even look into getting at this point (Well, I think of maybe looking at some used Ford Fiesta, so I guess that's a start).

This is certainly going be interesting year now that I can actually drive myself to places now (once I have a car and insurance). Who knows maybe if I do go to BrickFair VA again, I could try to drive myself down, assuming of course that I feel comfortable enough on the highway to do so (I'll admit I doubt that I will comfortable do that by this summer, but maybe in the distant future. *shrugs*).

But anyway, that's enough day-dreaming about future possibilities. Thanks for all the well wishes on the test today and for taking the time to read this. I hope you all have a great day today.

Talk to you later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2016

PS - I can't wait to watch Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens tomorrow. *excited*


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Belated: Looks Like My Vacation Is...Over

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Real Life, Random Jan 04 2016 · 172 views

Hey, folk. Yesterday was last day of my work break, so I thought I should continue the tradition of recapping my break for you folks here.

Although to be honest, it was really unproductive break from work (Like there was a lot of organizing and cleaning that I want to do, but I never got around to.). Still it nice though, especially looking after a rabbit for few days (I must admit that I liked having Coco around. It was nice having company.).

Beside watching the rabbit during my break, I also watched through the entirety of Star Wars: The Clone Wars for mostly the first time (I should note that Season 1-3, I have seen before. Season 4-6 though were completely new to me though). And I liked it so much that I end up checking out Star Wars: Rebels for first time afterwards (I just finished doing that yesterday actually and I must say I am quite enjoying it.) and man, I can't wait for rest of Season 2 of Rebels.

So yeah, to summarized, I been in quite a Star Wars mood for most of my break (Not surprising since I had seen the Force Awakens on 18th, which was the week just before my break started.). XD

Really I am still in a Star Wars mood, so I love to hear suggestions from you folks about other Star Wars media (Comics, Books, Games, ect) that I should check out. Its doesn't necessary have be from the new "canon" stuff. You can certainly suggest something from the Legends canon, if you want. So far, I been suggested the following things to check out:

- Darth Maul - Son of Dathomir Comics (Which apparently is TCW story)
- Kanan - The Last Padawan Comics (Which is backstory for Kanan from Star Wars: Rebels)
- Lords of the Sith
- Lost Stars

Uh, outside of that, I did some practice for my driving test during the break as well. I must admit part of me doesn't feel very confidence about taking it this Friday (8th). But well, I did do pretty good yesterday, so I don't know. Maybe there's hope that I will pass it. Although if I do passed, I have literally no idea on what car I should look into getting in the first place, so I probably be searching for months on that. XD *shrugs*

Alright, one last thing before I go, I just want to apologize for not getting at least one gift for most of people on my Steam friend list this year. Steam was having some issues on the day that I trying to buy some stuff during the sale, so I kind of mostly avoided sales after that as it scared me. XD So I am sorry if I didn't get you a holiday gift this year, but I hope you folks had a good holiday.

That's pretty much everything happened during my break. Like I say earlier, I wasn't very productive. I would ramble more about stuff, but I don't want take anymore of your time.

So thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a great day today. I'll talk you later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2016


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2015 - A Year in Review

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Real Life, Random Dec 31 2015 · 157 views

Hey, folks. Since its last day of 2015, I thought I should take opportunity today to basically look back on this year and give you folks my thoughts on it.

Like last year, I am going to summarized it in a pros and cons list since I think that was pretty good method of doing it. Before I start though, I thought I would share really quick what I got during the holidays last Friday. It's not much really, but I don't really need anything.

So yeah, here's what I got:
- Two Pairs of Sweatpants (Black, Dark Grey)
- Two Short Sleeve Shirts (Red, Blue)
- A Black Pair of Work Pants
- Two coffee mugs (From a co-worker, who is literally the nicest person I know as she had gifts for everyone at my workplace!)
- A bonus check from work
- A Target Gift Card from work (Which is 25 dollars...I have no idea what I am going to use it on.)
- Tom Nook and Mabel Amiibo (from my sister)
- Some cash from family
- Steam Games (from a real life friend): Tabletop Simulator, Gravity Ghost, Polarity, LEGO Jurassic World, Shelter 2, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, and The LEGO Movie - Video Game

That's pretty much everything I got during the holiday.

I mean I did end up buying later for myself, a second monitor (I been wanting to go dual monitor for awhile now. Mostly because of I really like that setup at work. So yeah, I got two monitors now.) and a TV for my brother (He brought himself a PS4 and well, I figured he probably wouldn't want me annoying him playing online shooters, so I brought TV as belated holiday gift.).

Besides that stuff, I had a good holiday with my family and I had fun looking after a rabbit for awhile.

Hm...I must say that I miss having Coco (the rabbit) around (She went to my brother's girlfriend's house yesterday.). It was well, nice having the company. But anyway, that's enough about how my holiday went. Let's actually get to talking about 2015 as a whole.

So without further ado, here's my review of 2015:

Pros

- Like last year, I still have my job, which is something that I am grateful for. Especially since it been a tough year for my company since as mention before, our overtime hours were cut since we weren't getting enough work. Things thankfully do seem to be getting a little better though, so here's hoping 2016 is better year for my company.

- I celebrated my 10th anniversary of BZPower and I got to share a pretty cool piece of Bionicle history from the 2000s.

- I somehow managed to attend the convention days of BrickFair VA, which honestly I still can't believe that happen this year. I never thought I would get to see what things were like at BrickFair VA. I am thankful that my friend was willing drive me there and hang out with me for like almost a week.

It was interesting experience to say the least. I got to high five DeeVee (Which was pretty cool), I got a painting of Lucina from Nuyaka, and I met quite a few BZPers (Lady K, Makuta Luroka, AT, Aanchir, Lyichir, ect).

- I got to checked out the Zelda Symphony again, which was a fun evening in my opinion (Although we did end up leaving a bit early near the end since my friend wanted to avoid exit traffic).

- I started to use my Netflix account a bit more and I am now into quite a few Sci-Fi shows (Star Trek, Firefly, Farscape, the X-Files, ect.) XD

- Like last year, my family and I are still in good health mostly (We did briefly have a cancer scare with my mother, but it turned out benign thankfully.).

- While not as in-depth as I would like (I would like to have seen a bit more world building.), I would say BIONICLE 2015 story did a good job with what it had and the story animations in general were pretty good.

Beside story elements, I like what I have seen in the sets that I have (Pohatu, four Protectors, and Mask of Creation Titian set). It's nice to have gear functions back.

- I managed to host another little giveaway here back in August and I think it went pretty well. I was actually considering doing one for BIONICLE Chapter Book #2, but I didn't really have time to set that up sadly.

- I got to see Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, which is my personal movie of the year.

- Like previous years, I still have my one real life friend, so I hadn't completely been engulf with feelings of loneliness (Although I will admitted I did have a few moments of this at vary points in the year. But eh, that's life of someone that is terrible with people.).

- Lastly, I have continued to make donations to vary charities and stuff throughout the year.

Cons

- As mention above, it hasn't been a great year for my work and I hadn't had much of any luck in finding other employment (Most jobs in my field are like an hour or so away from my location, which isn't an easy commute for someone that can't drive.).

- Like previous years, I still don't have driver's license. However unlike previous years, I have actually scheduled for the test now, so that might just change next week if I am successful. So there's hope that I might be starting off the new year with a license.

- BrickFair VA wise, I don't think I was as sociable as I could been and I feel kind of bad, not getting to say good bye to some people. *shrugs* I also tripped and scrapped up my arm and have vary of stomach issues. So while it was fun time, there definitely was some pitfall to the trip.

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Overall, I guess you could say that 2015 was mostly positive year for me. I mean certainly it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows, but it could been worst.

I guess next I'll talk about "goals" for 2016. Here are my goals for new year (They are pretty similar to last year's. XD):

- Get into better shape / Lose Weight
- Try to get my driver's license (Assuming it doesn't go well next Friday)
- Get some MOCs ready to ship out to some of LEGO conventions
- Maybe visit BrickFair VA again (To be honest, I am kind of fence about though as it is pretty expensive trip... That and well, chances are I might be doing it alone, so that's kind of scary. And well, I am pretty terrible with people...)

That's about it for my goals. But anyway, I have kept you folks here long enough. I hope you all have a great new year and thank you for taking the time to read this. Talk to you later, BZPers.

Oh, and Happy New Year, BZPower!

- JMJ 2015


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General Rambling: On Holiday Break...

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Real Life, Video Games, Random Dec 24 2015 · 168 views

Hey, folks. It's that time of year again, when I am off from work for about a week.

Really there isn't much to report life wise since my last entry.

I guess I'll talk briefly about work, although there is not much to report as things are still kind of slow there (as mention in this entry). So yeah, it hasn't been a great year for my company.

I would say things seem to be improving though. I mean I had plenty of work to do this month (I currently have like three ongoing assembly projects going.), so I can't complain.

That and well, I hadn't had much luck in job hunting front. Actually I guess that's not entirely true as I did have a company that was interest in possibly interviewing me. I have to turn it down though since it was a bit too far out for me (About an hour or so drive) and well, I don't have driver license.

Even if I did have license, I don't think I am ready to move out on my own like that at this point. As well, I find the thought of being on my own like that kind of terrifying, to be honest...

So yeah, that's how work related stuff been lately. I guess since I mention driving, I might as well mention that I have scheduled a driving test for January 8th. I must admit I am rather nervous about that...

Hm... I guess I'll share my brief thoughts on Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens next since I saw it last Friday. Obviously I won't be sharing any spoiler related stuff since I don't want to spoil it for anyone. But basically I love it and I can't wait for Episode VIII. Honestly I wish I could go and see it again. XD

Uh, beside that stuff, apparently I have to watch a rabbit for my brother until 28th since he got one for his girlfriend (She had a rabbit before), so that's going to be adventure. I also relate to her (the rabbit) on spiritual level about being nervous about new environments (She was pretty nervous on Tuesday. She getting used things though.). I was clearly a rabbit in a previous life. =P

Oh, her name is Coco. Also I must admit I like having her company, so I'll probably be sad to see her go on 28th.

That's about it really. I am not sure what I'll be doing with my free time this holiday break. I guess watching the rabbit, practicing driving mostly, and maybe playing a video game or two.

Speaking of video games, I actually just finished a game called Aviary Attorney recently. I quite enjoyed it. It is pretty similar to Ace Attorney series, but a bit more involved in terms of investigation (Like you can actually miss stuff, especially in Case 3). I would say more, but I am reserving my full thoughts until they release third alternate ending (Act 4C). Please let me know if you guys want me to share my full thoughts on it here when that happens.

Another video game worth mention is LEGO Dimensions. I got that last weekend (I hadn't had the chance to play with it yet.) among a few of the packs since it was on sale (That and the Best Buy Gamers Club 20% off thing apparently apply to it and figures, even though it was on sale already.). So I should probably check that out during my break.

And well, obviously I am going to be playing Xenoblade Chronicles X during my break since I been itching to do that.

Alright, well, that's all I really have to say here. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a great day today. I'll talk you later, BZPers.

Oh, and Happy Holidays to those that are celebrating a holiday this week.

- JMJ 2015


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General Rambling: Star Wars, Xenoblade Chronicles X, ect

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Real Life, Random Dec 17 2015 · 164 views

Hey, folks. It’s been awhile since my last blog entry here, so I thought I pop in and give a little recap on what been happening with me lately. Really not much of anything. XD

Just usual stuff; go to work, go home, do something with my free time (Video Games or Netflix generally), go to bed, repeat.

That being said, this week I been on a bit of Star Wars kick for obvious reasons (I am so excited about watching Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens tomorrow at 3:50 PM EST), so I have been doing a marathon of the films since last Saturday (12/12).

I actually just finished watching Return of the Jedi now, so the circle is almost complete.

I guess since I am talking about Star Wars, I might as well share how I rank the films from favorite to least:
- Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
- Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
- Episode IV: A New Hope
- Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
- Episode II: Attack of the Clones
- Episode I: The Phantom Menance

I should probably note that while Prequel Trilogy is lower on the list, that's not because I don't like them. On the contrary, I quite enjoyed them and I like how they expanded the Star Wars universe. However I do think they could been written better, which is why they are lower down the list for me.

But anyway, that's enough rambling about Star Wars. I don't want to annoy you folk by talking about it too much. Basically summary is I am excited to see the new film tomorrow.

In other news, I got Xenoblade Chronicles X a couple of weeks back. I am not very far (I am on like Chapter 3.), but I enjoyed what I played of it so far. Really I would probably be further in it, if I didn't get distracted by Star Wars last weekend. But oh, well, the game isn't going anywhere.

That's all the noteworthy stuff that I been going on with me lately. I mean I could ramble about some other stuff, but I doubt it will be interesting to read.

I guess I mention before I go though, I am considering maybe getting LEGO Dimensions since it seem like there is a "deal" for it now at Toys'R'Us. What do you folks think is the game worth picking up? I appreciated hearing any thoughts you folks might have.

Alright, that's enough from me. I hope you all have a great day and thank you for taking the time to read this. Talk to you later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2015


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General Rambling: Life, Video Games, ect

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, Video Games, Real Life Oct 06 2015 · 222 views

Hey, folks. It’s been awhile since my last blog entry here, so I thought pop in and give a little recap on last month or so. Really there’s not a lot to talk about since for most part, last month was rather uneventful.

I mean I did go to Zelda Symphony last month and had a great time. But I don’t really have much to share about the event though, outside of a couple minor things (I didn’t throw up like at Pokemon Symphony 2014 or BrickFair VA 2015, so that’s good. And I burnt my tongue on some fries that day, so that wasn’t great as my tongue felt all weird for entire of symphony and I didn’t realize why till later. XD)

Outside of that though, I just have been back on the normal work routine, which thankfully has start to pick up last month. I don’t know if I mention this here, but work has been dreadfully slow during July & August after we made the change to the new work schedule (Due our chief customer [Boeing] not giving us as much production orders, we had overtime hours cut, so our employer wouldn’t have to laid anyone off.).

So it feels like a good sign that things did start to pick up last month. Mind you, we are still on the “No Overtime” schedule and honestly I doubt that’s going to change anytime soon. Additionally I will admit I have been sending my resume out to places since I don’t want to be caught off guard, if they do have laid people off.

So yeah, that’s my work situation at the moment. I could probably ramble more about work here (Such as one of my co-workers being like the Saint of Food Giving… Honestly that co-worker might just be most generous person I have ever met.), but I doubt my ramblings about work will interest you folks.

Let’s move on to something else. Hm… What else did I do last month? Well, I played the awesome indie game, Undertale (So far I only got one of the neutral endings since I hadn’t done a second run yet.). Honestly I could gush over how much I like this game, but I am sure you folks have all heard that already from others here and elsewhere on the internet, so I’ll spare you.

I will say this though that I highly recommend checking it out (If you on the fence about it, you should give the demo a look.) and well, if anyone on my Steam’s friends list wants the game, be sure to let me know and I might just sent you a copy of the game.

Besides playing Undertale, I also started playing Mass Effect 1 (for first time) since by some stroke of luck; my computer “magically” is able to run after I had finished my first playthrough of Undertale.

Just to clarified, my previous attempts to play Mass Effect 1 always result in the game minimizing itself, so I don’t think my computer really couldn’t run it per say. But I certainly don’t know why it did that before or why it works now. (I have a similar issue with Knights of the Old Republic game, which kind of why I still hadn't beat that game. That and well, I am not a fan of the combat in that game. *shrugs*) It’s a mystery.

But anyway, my Mass Effect character is named Jamie Shepard (I named her after my Undertale character).

She’s an Engineer class soldier and her backstory is spacer and war hero. Although in hindsight, I think I should made her a “Lone Survivor” since I am pretty terrible at the controls in this game (I wish this game had controller support. XD), so occasionally my squad member dies and I have to reload my last save (This game definitely has got me in the habit of saving often like I do in Pokemon games. XD).

Garrus and Wrex are so far my favorite squad members (I have brought Wrex with me on almost 100% of side missions that I have done so far).

I am currently at the point where you are give free roam of galaxy for first time. So yeah, I am not too far really.

I mostly just been doing side quests since well, I want to explore the galaxy before I continue the main story stuff. And man, there are a lot of side quests and so many stories to collect about planets and stuff (I really love world building in this game.).

Oh, and here are my Shepard’s current stats and stuff.

XD Yeah, I know I am probably investing my points in all the wrong things. Like I probably should put more points into First Aid and Pistols (Especially since that’s only gun that I am trained in since I am an Engineer class.).

Alright, I rambled enough about last month. I am sure there are things that I forgot to mention in this entry, but I feel like I have kept you folks here long enough.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a good day. Talk to you later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2015

PS - Just remember I forgot to mention something here... I started watching Gravity Falls & Steven Universe last month as well. I must say I see why people like these shows as I am now pretty hooked on seeing what happens next in both of them. XD


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BrickFair VA Pictures

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in BZPower, Real Life, LEGO Aug 08 2015 · 356 views

Hey, folks. I am back one more time to share some stuff from the vacation last week. I promise I won't talk about it anymore after this entry. So yeah, this is my last entry on the subject (until next year, if I go again). If you hadn't read my day recap, here are some links: Days 1, 2+3, 4, 5

But anyway, enough talk, here's some links to my BrickFair VA pictures:

- BIONICLE
- Mixed
- Mosaic
- Towns

Apologizes for quality of pictures, these were taken from my TracFone phone and my hands also kind shake a lot when people are nearby, so that doesn't help things either. Oh, and I don't think I got everything (I do think that I got most of BIONICLE Table though), so if you want better coverage of it, you should just wait for BZPower's. I mean they are going to better photos anyway (And it will probably be better organized as I threw a lot into a Mixed folder.).

Beside those pictures, I have some from Air & Space Museum, if you are interested. Here's a link to Airplane stuff and Space stuff.

I think that's all I needed to share really. I mean I don't want to ramble too much as I am sure you guys are sick of me by now. I am sorry for that. Oh, here's my painting from Nuyaka. And here's what my Brick Badge looked like, if you hadn't seen it yet.

Okay, one last thing to share and I'll be gone, its a bit random, but I had this again with me at BrickFair VA. I had it with me mostly because I was considering the idea of giving people a TNG Miru, if they wanted it (I mean I did buy these Miru to give people, after all. Not to hoard in a canister for myself.). That and well, maybe have people sign the comic. I never follow through with that idea. Maybe I'll try again next year. *shrugs*

Alright, that's enough rambling about stuff. I'll go back to feeling alone and stuff (And well, watching Original Star Trek since I started that today.). Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you all are having a good weekend. Talk to you later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2015

P.S. - I'll be checking out Zelda Symphony again in September. I can't wait. It should be a fun Friday evening.






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Name: Jedi Master J. (JMJ or J)
First name: John
Age: 24 (April 20th)
Gender: Male (Cis - He/Him/His pronouns)
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Location: Southeastern PA, USA
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Education: Public School / Community College (Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology)
Language(s): English
Religion: Raised Roman Catholic, but agnostic by choice
Political Party: Democrat (Liberal)

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Hair color: Dark Brown
Eye color: Blue
Favorite Color: Red

Interests: LEGO, Bionicle, Star Wars, Legend of Zelda Games, Nintendo games, and Harry Potter (Check Interest list in my Profile for more information.)
Fan of BIONICLE since: The beginning, but I wasn't that interest in it until the late 2003... My interest peaked during 2004, which is why I joined here the following year (2005).
Hobbies: Drawing, reading, writing, collecting BIONICLE/LEGO sets, playing Video Games and riding my bike.

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