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General Rambling: Ace Attorney...

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Video Games Mar 18 2014 · 105 views

Hey, folks. I thought I pop in today to mention that I beat Trials and Tribulations in Ace Attorney series yesterday!
 
I think played it for like eight hours yesterday and I ended up being so engrossed with it that I stay up to two in the morning to beat it. XD So yeah, I was really hook on this game and I am already itching to play Apollo Justice (Which I am probably going start as soon as I done writing this entry.).
 
And of course, now I don't know what else to say here, especially considering I just load the title screen of Apollo Justice on my 3DS right now. XD
 
Well, I guess I can give you my general opinions of this series.  Although I guess it is given that I greatly enjoy and have a lot of fun playing these games, I mean I do kind of blow up on Twitter whenever I am playing one of them (I try avoid posting spoilers on the games there, so its mostly just me sharing a quote from the game that I thought was funny and some occasionally thoughts on a case here and there). XD
 
Hm...If I had rank the games that I played so far, I think I would rank them as follows:
 
- Trials and Tribulations: Okay, this is probably not surprising really as I have played this one more recently. But well, I enjoyed a lot cases in this one, especially the final one (Which might just be my favorite of the entire series so far.).
 
It also has cases where you play as Mia Fey (Who I honestly would love see get her own Ace Attorney series.). And of course, Prosecutor Godot is in this and I rather like him (Although I wouldn't go so far as to claim he is my favorite Prosecutor as that spot still kind of taken by Edgeworth as well, I played three games where he has appeared and I have seen him grow into one of best Prosecutor in the game series [I say this because his interest has always been on getting justice. Not just beating Phoenix as some Prosecutors seem so dead set on.]).
 
It also did a great job of tying the three games together, which I rather liked. Although I am annoyed that the seen to have forgotten that a certain prosecutor was planning to return a certain piece of evidence to Phoenix the next time they met (REF: This loose thread is from the ending of the second game.). But well, that's just a tiny detail really, so it doesn't hurt me liking this game. Oh, and the music is pretty great! 
 
- Justice For All: Again, this might be a case of I played this more recently than the first game really. Still though, I feel like it improved the game with the cool new feature, "Psyche-Lock". Miss von Karma also a pretty cool prosecutor. Oh, and my favorite case in this one was the last one.
 
Hm...If I had to say anything negative about this game, its that it only four cases rather than five cases.
 
- Ace Attorney: Eh...There is not much to say here (I say this because it has been a few months since I played this one.), beside that while I do like original game, I feel like its sequels did a good job improving on the format set up here. That and well, Edgeworth plays a big part in this game and he is well, my favorite prosecutor. Oh, cases 4 & 5 were my favorites in this one.
 
Alright, I think I ramble enough here about the Ace Attorney series. Apologizes if this was boring for you folks. I hope you all have a great day today and thank you for taking the time to read this. Talk to you later, BZPers. *clicks start on 3DS*
 
- JMJ 2014


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General Rambling: Alien Grenade Launchers, Life, ect.

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Winter Cleaning, Random Mar 10 2014 · 128 views

Hey, folks. It been awhile since I wrote an entry here, so I thought I pop in to give a little update.
 
So yeah, what's new with me? Not much really. Well, I guess it worth mentioning that I finally got around to picking up a digital copy of Necro's album, Alien Grenade Launchers (Which personally I think it is pretty good instrumental album.). I am actually have it playing in background, while I write this.
 
Oh, and I been doing some house cleaning lately since I want make some space for some LEGO stuff (Mostly my Lord of Rings sets that I got like over a year ago, which I still have yet to open.) and well, I been meaning to get rid of some old junk (Boxes, old clothes, ect.).
 
At the moment, I am working my way through some old school stuff (Which I probably going to scan a lot of it since for some reason, I think it would be useful to keep old Math and Science stuff on my computer. *shrugs*). Oh, and I finally start to use this bookshelf for its intended purpose. Still need to transfer my Bionicle books out of Shoebox Bookshelf though. But well, it is getting there. Maybe by end of this month (If I keep at it), it will actually be presentable to show here. XD
 
Oh, and I found a couple of books that I should probably read. They are: "Sphere," by Michael Crichton & "Star Wars: Survivor's Quest," by Timothy Zahn. Not sure about Star Wars book though since my knowledge of Star Wars Expanded Universe is very limited and I know little to nothing about New Republic era. So yeah, not sure if starting my journey into Star Wars Expanded Universe with this book is a good idea or not. 
 
In gaming related news, all I been playing lately is Trials and Tribulations on my 3DS (I am currently on case 3, court day 1.).
 
Hm...Speaking of games, anyone want an alpha key for A Hat in Time? I got a extra Steam key, so I thought I should ask if anyone wants it. If so, PM me, I guess.
 
Alright, that's all I really have to talk about. Thanks for taking to read this, folks. I hope you all have a great day. Talk to later, BZPers.
 
- JMJ 2014


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Sneak Peek

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in LEGO Feb 26 2014 · 157 views
100 TNG Miru, Raffles?
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Well, looks like my package arrived early. :)
 
- JMJ 2014


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Godzilla

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random Feb 25 2014 · 128 views

Hey, folks. I thought I pop in really quick to share a link of the trailer for new Godzilla movie, which I got to admit that I am rather excited for (I am not a fan of them using New York as the setting though.).
 
So yeah, here's the trailer that came out today:
 

 
So any thoughts from you folks? Does anyone share my hype for this film?
 
In other news, I got a LEGO related package on its way to me. I can't wait get it. Hm...Speaking of LEGO, I am probably going end up playing around with my LEGO collection this weekend since I been feeling a lot of creative energy lately.
 
Alright, that's all I have to talk about. Thanks for taking the time to read this, folks. I hope you all have great day. Talk to you later, BZPers.
 
- JMJ 2014


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D&D Results Thing

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in BZPower, Random Feb 25 2014 · 124 views

I thought I might as well join in on this blog fad, so here's my results:
 You Are A:
Neutral Good Human Wizard/Sorcerer (1st/1st Level)

Ability Scores:
Strength- 8
Dexterity- 10
Constitution- 9
Intelligence- 14
Wisdom- 12
Charisma- 9

Alignment:
Neutral Good- A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to them. Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias for or against order. However, neutral good can be a dangerous alignment when it advances mediocrity by limiting the actions of the truly capable.

Race:
Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Primary Class:
Wizards- Wizards are arcane spellcasters who depend on intensive study to create their magic. To wizards, magic is not a talent but a difficult, rewarding art. When they are prepared for battle, wizards can use their spells to devastating effect. When caught by surprise, they are vulnerable. The wizard's strength is her spells, everything else is secondary. She learns new spells as she experiments and grows in experience, and she can also learn them from other wizards. In addition, over time a wizard learns to manipulate her spells so they go farther, work better, or are improved in some other way. A wizard can call a familiar- a small, magical, animal companion that serves her. With a high Intelligence, wizards are capable of casting very high levels of spells.

Secondary Class:
Sorcerers- Sorcerers are arcane spellcasters who manipulate magic energy with imagination and talent rather than studious discipline. They have no books, no mentors, no theories just raw power that they direct at will. Sorcerers know fewer spells than wizards do and acquire them more slowly, but they can cast individual spells more often and have no need to prepare their incantations ahead of time. Also unlike wizards, sorcerers cannot specialize in a school of magic. Since sorcerers gain their powers without undergoing the years of rigorous study that wizards go through, they have more time to learn fighting skills and are proficient with simple weapons. Charisma is very important for sorcerers; the higher their value in this ability, the higher the spell level they can cast.
Detailed Results:

Alignment:
Lawful Good ----- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (29)
Neutral Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (29)
Chaotic Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (17)
Lawful Neutral -- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (27)
True Neutral ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (27)
Chaotic Neutral - XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (15)
Lawful Evil ----- XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (14)
Neutral Evil ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (14)
Chaotic Evil ---- XX (2)

Law & Chaos:
Law ----- XXXXXXXXXXXXX (13)
Neutral - XXXXXXXXXXXXX (13)
Chaos --- X (1)

Good & Evil:
Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (16)
Neutral - XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (14)
Evil ---- X (1)

Race:
Human ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (14)
Dwarf ---- XXXXXXXX (8)
Elf ------ XXXXXXXX (8)
Gnome ---- XXXXXXXX (8)
Halfling - XXXXXX (6)
Half-Elf - XXXXXXXXXXX (11)
Half-Orc - XXXXXX (6)

Class:
Barbarian - (-8)
Bard ------ XXXX (4)
Cleric ---- (0)
Druid ----- (-2)
Fighter --- (0)
Monk ------ (-27)
Paladin --- (-21)
Ranger ---- (-4)
Rogue ----- (0)
Sorcerer -- XXXXXXXX (8)
Wizard ---- XXXXXXXX (8)
 
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Well, those are my results. No idea what to think of them since I know next to nothing about D&D.
 
- JMJ 2014


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The LEGO Movie - My Thoughts

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in LEGO Feb 17 2014 · 86 views

Hey, folks. I thought I pop back in again to share some of my thoughts on the LEGO Movie since well, I actually managed to see it today.
 
Before I start though, I guess I should take time to mention that I am looking for feedback in the previous entry on what you think I should do with my extra Oh, Tonight albums. So yeah, I appreciate it if you could leave some for that. Thanks.
 
Alright, I am going start right off by saying that I rather liked this movie. And well, I felt it really captured the heart of LEGO in a lot of ways. So I definitely can see why a lot of people here (From what I seen at least) seem to have like it.
 
Of course, I guess for me though, part of it is nostalgic to some extension as I reminds me how I used to play with my LEGO stuff as a child. Really it also makes me want to try and put more of effort into building stuff again (Although I still have space issue, so it might be awhile before I can do that.).
 
But anyway, I think you get the point. I enjoyed the film. And honestly I can't think of any criticism of it really (Of course, if I had viewed a few times, I might find that I didn't like or whatever. Well, actually maybe Emmet and Wyldstyle relationship annoyed me a little as I feel like that trope is overdone a bit too much in media. Eh, not that I didn't like the characters. But I wish writers could of done something else, you know.).
 
Hm...I know my friend didn't really like twist at the end, although he didn't tell me his exact reasoning. *shrugs* I am not going to say more on that since I don't want to spoil things for folks that hadn't seen this film yet.
 
As for whether or not I would recommend this film for people to check out, I say if you are at least somewhat of LEGO fan that you should give it a look at some point. I mean I am not saying it is going to be most life changing film that you have ever seen or something, but it is certainly entertaining and it has nice bit of messages to it. I know I am certainly getting DVD for it when it comes out.
 
Oh, I almost forgot...Do I think this film should have a sequel? Honestly no, I kind of feel like it has told the story that it wanted to tell already, so I feel like it would be forced if there was a sequel. I don't know. If they do end up doing it, I might at least give it a look.
 
Oh, and I thought it was nice that BIONICLE got a bit of cameo in it. :) I am kind of disappointed that I didn't see Johnny Thunder anywhere though.
 
Okay, it is getting a bit late here and I doubt you folks are reading all this anyway, so I guess I should just call this entry. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a great day. Talk to you later, BZPers.
 
Spaceship...Spaceship...Spaceship...Spaceship...
 
- JMJ 2014
 
Fact of the Day: According to JMJ's sister, JMJ is Lord Business. XD


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Nighttime Rambling: CD Loot Edition

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random Feb 16 2014 · 113 views

Hey, folks. I thought I pop in today and well, share some loot that I got this week. 
 
So what's the loot? Well, as the title say, I got some CDs. CDs of what you ask? Well, Nervous Pudding's Oh, Tonight album, of course.
 
Now you are probably wondering why exactly did I get four extra copies of the album. Well, folks, the answer is simple. I want to give them away to people in some way.
 
I believe I have mention this before, but I was thinking of hosting a music theme LEGO building contest here and I was thinking about maybe throwing in some music from the Nervous Pudding and other BZPower musicians as prizes. Of course, no one really express interest in it though. So I am kind of inclined not to do it.
 
However I still wanted to show my support to these musicians (In this case, the Nervous Pudding. I still need to buy Necro's Alien Grenade Launcher album, which I going to try to buy next month when I have a bit of extra funds to do so.), so I thought maybe I could do a giveaway for these CDs.
 
What do you folks think? Is it bad idea? I would like to hear your thoughts before I do anything first. So yeah, post a comment with thoughts on the idea.
 
In other news, it is looking less and less likely that I will be able to go to Northern Virginia LEGO Movie meetup (The weather lately and fact that my ride is having a difficult start to this semester have all been working against it.). I can't say I am hugely surprised by this as plans like this always seem to go that way with me. *shrugs*
 
Eh, probably for the best really. I mean I have a feeling my nerves would of gotten the best of me and I probably would thrown up or something as I often do whenever I do anything out of my comfort zone.
 
Oh, well. Hm...I am probably going to try and check out LEGO Movie tomorrow, if I can.
 
*yawn* Alright, I should head to bed. I am sorry if this was boring entry to read. I hope you all have a great day and thank you for taking time to read this. Night, BZPers!
 
- JMJ 2014


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New PC & Ace Attorney Games...

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, Video Games Feb 09 2014 · 132 views

Hey, folks. I thought pop in again to let you know that I got my new PC last Wednesday.
 
Yeah, I know I am kind of late to talk about this (Technically I did say it was coming in last entry though.). But well, I was busy playing around with it, so I didn't really bother to go on BZPower for past few days.
 
Eh...To be honest, I don't have a lot to talk about it really. Outside of well, it looks like it can run the majority of Steam games, so I might be more active there now. Although I doubt I'll be playing a lot of multiplayer stuff on there since I doubt anyone wants to do that stuff with me really. And beside, I tend to play mostly single-player games anyway. *shrugs*
 
Oh, and this PC is Windows 8, which got say after four days with it, it actually doesn't seem too bad. I mean I am not saying it is greatest interface for a computer in the world as honestly I rather have Windows 7 as OS instead. But well, I have managed to get it to work for my purposes, so I can't complain. (Its kind of funny that I can get the hang of Windows 8 in a way. But if you ask me how to use a smartphone, I would be completely clueless. XD)
 
Hm...You know it kind of weird that even though I can play my Steam games now, I hadn't really play any games on my PC really, outside of Gone Home (Which yes, I know some would argue that is not really a game per say. But well, I liked it. I thought it was a fun little exploration game with an interesting story. *shrugs*).
 
I am not sure why really. I guess it might be because I don't have a controller that can work on a PC (I find keyboard controls to be a bit of pain, especially WASD for movement. That might just because I don't know how to type properly.), so I am kind of waiting till I get one before I actually play more of my Steam library.
 
Well, I guess the other reason that I hadn't been playing much of my Steam library is probably because I jumped back into Ace Attorney series this week and man, I am loving these games. I just beat Justice For All yesterday and that last case was great. Oh, and I am actually playing Trials and Tribulations while I write this; so yeah, I been kind of hooked on these games lately. XD
 
That's all I really have talk about here today. Well, I guess while I am here, I should mention that no, I have not seen the LEGO Movie since I was planning on waiting till 22nd when BZPower Virigina meetup for it is going to happen (Although considering how bad the weather has been lately, I kind doubt I'll be able to make it. *shrugs*). So yeah, no spoilers, please.
 
Alright, thanks for taking time to read this, folks. I hope you all have a great day. Talk to you later, BZPers.
 
- JMJ 2014


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A Blast from the Past: ColecoVision Edition with General Rambling

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, Video Games, LEGO Feb 03 2014 · 96 views

Hey, folks. I thought I pop in today really quick to share something that I found while I was doing some house cleaning on Saturday.
 
So yeah, as the title say, I found an old gaming console (Its from early 80s), called ColecoVision, as well as fifteen or so games for it.
 
Hm...I really don't have much to say about it, beside showing these pictures, since I hadn't really had the chance yet to test if it still works. Although I guess I should explain where we got it from since as my profile shows I definitely was not born in the 80s or earlier.
 
Now I could be misremembering this, but I believe we got this system from my Uncle back around the time that Donkey Kong 64 came out. I don't remember exact reason why my Uncle gave us this system, but I believe it might been to show us what games were like before N64 era (Mind you, we have technically seen that already in a way since my sister has a SNES and all. *shrugs*). As far as what I remember playing on it, the only game that I remember playing was Frogger.
 
Oh, and we do have driving wheel expansion for this, but I believe we probably broke that expansion as I can't find the pedal for it anywhere.
 
That's about it really. Well, I guess I could answer what I plan to do with it after I test to see if it works at all. I am inclined to say I might keep it since it is a nice piece of history and all. *shrugs*
 
In other news, I should be getting a new PC in a few days. It is Windows 8, so that's going to be a challenge to try to master and all. But well, I guess it might be a good thing. I mean I might actually be able to play some of my Steam games, assuming graphic card is not too terrible (Its an AMD Radeon 8760.).
 
Hm...Moving on to some LEGO stuff, I managed to check out the new season of Ninjago this week and I thought it was pretty good. I'll tag rest of my thoughts in a spoiler tag for those that hadn't seen it yet.
 
Spoiler

 
Okay, its getting kind of late here, so I should probably wrap up my thoughts here and head to bed.
 
That should be easy since I only really have one thought left to share and that is: Do you folks think I should maybe try and check out Philly Brick Fest in April? I been thinking about it lately and it definitely close enough that I could realistically go to it. But well, I don't know. The thought of meeting a bunch of new people and the fact that I am not a great MOCer and all kind of scare me off from idea.
 
Alright, I think I rambled enough here 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.
 
- JMJ 2014


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Some thoughts about my future...

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Real Life, Random Jan 26 2014 · 131 views

Hey, folks. I thought I should take some time and well, talk about the future a little here. Well, I guess I should say my thoughts about my personal future or at least of my expectations of it at this point. So yeah, this might be a long entry, so i wouldn't blame you if you left now.
 
So to start right off, back in December of 2012, I graduated with an associate degree from a local community college. Now I bring this up because I often ask by coworkers or just other people in general on whether or not I plan on getting a higher degree. And to be honest with you folks, I am not really sure.
 
I went through last year (2013) working full time at my job (Which I had since I was in 12th grade / First Semester of College.) and I got say I enjoy the freedom of not having worried about studying for something.
 
There's also the fact that I have managed to avoid getting into any debt when I was getting my education at my community college, which is something that I couldn't possible avoid if I went back to school at this point in time. So yeah, the idea of going back and willing myself into debt kind of scares me off a little (Especially if I can't find a job with my degree.).
 
Additionally, I would have take courses like public speaking, which would be very difficult to do. Like I don't know about you folks, but I never been able to willing open myself up to a crowd of strangers. I always preferred to be low-key, forgettable, easy to miss, ect. because it makes me uncomfortable being the center of attention and it particularly why I dropped an English course during my second semester as I couldn't handle having to read my essays out loud to the class. *shrugs*
 
I don't know. I guess its just a case of me being strange, but I feel like it would make going back to college even more stressful as I have to fight against my nature try to do well.
 
That being said though, I can definitely see the benefit in aiming for higher education as it will open more options career wise for myself. It just a hard decision to make is all. *shrugs*
 
Alright, I am going to move on from college topic of the future. What else is there? Well, I would like have my driver license by this year hopefully. There's not much to say on that though, beside that I had at least four driving lessons so far (I hadn't been able to do more due to all the winter storms lately.) and that I need to work on getting turning down.
 
*yawn* You know I think I rambled enough about here. That and well, its late here, so I think I'll call it a night. I am sorry if it was kind of boring read for you folks. Thanks for taking the time to read though. I hope you all have a great day. Night, BZPers.
 
- JMJ 2014






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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
Hobbies: Drawing, reading, writing, collecting BIONICLE/LEGO sets, playing Video Games and riding my bike.

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