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The Library That Never Was


Some thoughts about my future...

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Real Life, Random Jan 26 2014 · 122 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


Pokemon Y

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, Pokemon, Video Games Jan 12 2014 · 107 views

Hey, folks. I thought I pop in again since I want to ask you folks something (Although considering my luck with my last entry, it might not be worth ask here at all. *shrugs*).
Basically I want to ask you folks: What starters should I pick for Pokemon Y? I am mostly asking this because I am probably going start playing that tomorrow (after work, obviously), so I can get the event Torchic before it ends on the 15th. That and well, I thought it be cool to give you some power with this Pokemon journey and have you pick out my starters at least.
So yeah, here's your choices for my starters: 
Kalos Starters:
- Fennekin
- Chespin
Kanto Starters:
- Squirtle
For those wondering why Froakie and Charmander are not listed, that's because my Pokemon X team already having them.
Hm...I just thought of another question for you folks. Could you give me a name and nickname for my character in Y? I already named my X character JMJ, so I thought just now that maybe I should give you a choice in that as well.
So yeah, that's about it really. I guess I can mention while I have you here that I got the DVD for Pacific Rim yesterday. I am probably going rewatch it sometime next week (Hm...I also need to get around to watch more Doctor Who at some point.). That should be fun. :)
Alright, that's enough from me. *yawn* Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a good day. Talk to you all later.
- JMJ 2014


Nighttime Rambling: An Update

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in BZPower, Random Jan 11 2014 · 80 views

Hey, folks. I am mostly popping in now to give ahead to the people waiting on me to ship raffle stuff. I will be shipping all the packages tomorrow (Note: People that won shirts will have to wait till next weekend. Sorry.). I'll be sure to contact all of you once I have done so.
In other news, I been thinking about maybe hosting another contest here in a couple months. It will involve making MOCs based on a music theme rather than being a raffle.
Why its a music theme? Because recently I notice a few BZPower artists have released albums ("Oh, Tonight," by Nervous Pudding; "Alien Grenade Launchers," by Necro; "The Story," by Reznas), so I thought it might be cool to host a contest around that theme to help promo them some more. That I was thinking of having prizes for it be like the albums maybe (Bandcamp does have a gift option, so it should be easy enough to use as prizes for something like this.).
*shrugs*  I don't know. It just an idea. What do you folks think? Should I think about setting it up or do you think it is waste of time?
*yawn* Alright, I should probably head to bed. Thanks for taking the time to read this, folks. I hope you all have a good day.
Talk to you later, BZPers.
- JMJ 2014


2014: The Belated Entry

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random Jan 03 2014 · 86 views

Hey, folks. It been awhile since I made an entry here (Its like I been gone a whole year. =P), so I thought I pop in and give a bit of a update. That and well, overall on how 2013 was for me. I try to keep it short, so I don't keep you folks here too long. But no promises since I feel like this entry will probably have a lot of rambling from me.
Alright, before I start, I just want to apologize for not getting up a review for LEGO City: Undercover. As I kind of expected, I ended up procasinating a lot during my week off and never got around to actually writing anything down for it.
So yeah, I am sorry if I got anyone's hopes up for that. I might still do it later on. But I probably won't say anything about it again here, unless I have a good outline written down first. That's all I have to say on the matter.
Moving right along, for the people waiting on me to ship out their raffle prizes, I should be able to ship your stuff out by next Saturday, assuming there isn't like another snow storm going on then. I will be getting tracking numbers for you folks, so expected another PM with that stuff for ya. Thank you all for being so patience.
Alright, I guess I'll give you an overall on the year 2013 for me. Honestly, it was pretty good year for me for vary of reasons.
Hm...You know I guess I write up a Pros and Cons list on 2013. It probably help me organize my thoughts better for this.
- I still have a job and I am making a relatively decent wage there.
- I went to the Zelda Symphony at the Mann Center in Philadelphia and that was a pretty awesome experience. I loved to do something like that again at some point.
- I also got to checked out the Best Buy E3 event, which was pretty neat. I hope Nintendo thinks about doing something like that again this year.
- There were a lot of good games out in 2013 such as Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Pokemon X & Y, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Ni no Kuni, ect.
- And let's not forget, it was the Year of Luigi, so it certainly earns good points for that fact.
- I managed to get one of my BZPower projects done this year (2013). That project was my Raffle contest here. Admittedly, it didn't go as well as I thought it would in my head. But hey, I take it as learning experience. If I ever try to do something like that again, I hopefully will know what not to do and maybe it will be more successful. XD
- My family have all been in pretty good health with the only expectation being my grandfather, who did have a bit of hospital stay. Thankfully he did recovered.
- Oh...I got to watch Pacific Rim in theaters (That was an awesome movie and I really need to pick up the DVD.).
- And there was Book 2 of Korra in 2013, although I have mixed opinions about the season overall. *shrugs*
- I still have my one real life friend, so I hadn't completely been engulf with feelings of loneliness in 2013 (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 over the year.
- Well, as I mentioned before, my grandfather did end up in the hospital for awhile, so we all were worried for him and all.
- I still don't have a license. This is not surprising though and it is entirely my fault. That being said though, I did go out driving during my "vacation" last week. So who knows maybe 2014 will be the year that I finally get a license. lol I doubt it, especially considering driving makes me extremely nerve-wrecked (How do you folks do it everyday?).
- I didn't get to check out BrickFair VA like I did the previous year. Although I guess it is blessing in disguise though since well, I am terrible with people and would just been avoiding direct contact with anyone there. *shrugs*
Really that's all that stuck out for me in the year 2013. So yeah, it was mostly a good year for me.
Alright, I think I talk enough about 2013. Let's move on to 2014, shall we?
Here are some of my goals for 2014:
- Get into better shape / Lose Weight
- Try to get my license
- Be more active on BZPower
- Get some MOCs ready to ship out to some of LEGO conventions this year
- See the LEGO Movie in theaters (I probably get a ton of weird looks from adults with their children, but whatever.)
- See about maybe checking out Philly Brick Fest since it is nearby and all
- Maybe...Just maybe...Try to check out BrickFair VA again (Don't hold your breath on this one.)
That's pretty much all the goals that I can think of for this year. No doubt I probably miss some stuff. XD
With that said though, I think that's everything that I want to talk about in this entry. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a great day. Talk to you later, BZPers.
- JMJ 2014


Belated Holiday Loot

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random Dec 28 2013 · 74 views

Hey, folks. I thought I share what I got this Christmas with ya. So yeah, here's the list:
- Clothes
- Shoes
- An electric razor
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Official Soundtrack from Club Nintendo (Given to me by my sister, Azul)
- Two collectible Minifigures from Series 11 (I got the Evil Mecha and Welder; Once again, my sister gave me these.)
- House M.D - The Compete Series from Amazon (I brought this for myself and it got here on 24th, so I guess it counts. =P)
- FRINGE - The Final Season from Amazon (Again, I brought this for myself since it was pretty cheap at the time.)
- Some chocolate from a co-worker
- A neat piece of art from a co-worker (I'll take a picture of it, if you folks want. Oh, and its same co-worker that gave the chocolates.)
- Some money from relatives (About $70 in cash, plus a $50 gift card from an Uncle)
- A Target Giftcard from work (Just used that today to get a phone card for minutes and some envelopes for shipping out my raffle prizes next week.)
- Proteus on Steam from Meiko (Thanks again, dude.)
That's about it really. I think it is pretty good haul, if you ask me.
Oh, and before I go, I do still have Humble Bundle Steam Keys for Magicka: Wizard Wars, Napoleon: Total War, Shank 2, Torchlight, and Sanctum: Collection. So if you want any of those, let me know as I definitely wouldn't mind sending them your way since I don't have a use for them really.
Alright, that's it for this entry. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a great day. Talk to you later, BZPers.
- JMJ 2013


General Holiday Rambling

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, Video Games Dec 24 2013 · 62 views

Hey, folks. I am just popping in real quick to give a little update since I feel share some things with ya.
So yeah, I guess I'll start off by saying I expected my LEGO City: Undercover review to be up sometime this weekend, assuming I don't procrastinate. XD
As for what I been doing the past few days, I just been playing video games and watching videos mostly. So yeah, not exactly a very productive break so far. But well, I am enjoying having this free time to do stuff like this, so I can't complain really.
Oh, and I finished the first Phoenix Wright game the other day. It was pretty great. I am glad I decided to check the series out and I can't wait to continue Justice for All (I finished Case 1 in that yesterday.).
Hm...Speaking of games, does anyone want the Humble Bundle Steam Keys for Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Magicka: Wizard Wars, Napoleon: Total War, Shank 2, Torchlight, Awesomenauts, Sanctum: Collection, and Rust? I can't say I have any use for these (I mean my computer is kind of a toaster, after all.), so I thought I should give it to someone that could use to them. So yeah, let me know if you want them.
Alright, I think I ramble enough here. After all, I don't want to keep you folks here too long reading my boring blog here, so that's all from me for today. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a great day. Talk to you later, BZPers.
- JMJ 2013


Vacation Time!

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random Dec 20 2013 · 52 views

Hey, folks. I am just pop in mostly to say I am officially on winter vacation from work now. So yeah, you folks will probably be seeing me online more for next nine days or so.
I must say I am excited since it means I have time to work on a vary of projects that I want to do such as writing up a LEGO City: Undercover review here. That and maybe check out what happening in RPG or Short Stories forums. Man, this week is going to be fun! :)
But anyway, since I am going to have quite a bit of free time this up and coming week, I thought I asked if there was anything you want me to do this week. Like do you want to join an RPG here? Do some online stuff in games like Terraria? (My PC can run that much at least. I could also do some Portal 2 Co-Op, but only if I using my PS3 since this PC can't run it without forever darkness.) I am open to any ideas really. So feel free to suggest some, if you want.
Alright, that's about it really. I guess I'll see you all tomorrow. :) Thanks for taking the time to read this, folks. I hope you all have a great day. Talk to you later, BZPers.
- JMJ 2013
Fact of the Day: JMJ work during the Holiday Party at his workplace. (lol What can I say? I want to finish up writing a report to one of our customers, so I took an extra "two" hours during the party to finish it. JMJ = Workaholic XD)


Nighttime Rambling: Random Post-Weekend Thoughts

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, Video Games Dec 17 2013 · 84 views

Hey, folks. I am just popping in to ramble for a bit. That and well, share some thoughts that I been having for past few days. Apologizes in advance, if it is a boring read.
Alright, so where should I begin? Well, to start off, last Saturday I finally beat the main story of Fire Emblem: Awakening.
Yes, I know I am slow. I unfortunately have a bad habit when it comes to games, where I get really into a game and then after awhile I take a break and don't go back to it until months later. XD
But yeah, I manage to beat the main story and I got to say the ending was pretty great. I definitely look forward to replaying Endgame when I get around to do more stuff with support relationships (Officially speaking, I only have two married couples.). That and well, I am looking forward to play some of DLC maps and stuff.
I am not sure when I'll do that though as I kind of feel like I should get back to another game that I been neglecting. XD I probably should go back to Pokemon X or Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Although I guess I could just play a little of each next week since I will be off from work. *shrugs*
In other game related news, I been thinking about checking out some Choose Your Own Adventure books since the idea behind them kind of interested. That and well, I kind want to take a stab at writing my own Choose Your Adventure book next year for Bionicle or Ninjago as I think it would be fun. So yeah, basically I would be reading these books for research purposes. XD Oh, and feel to suggest Choose Your Own Adventure books for me to check out.
*yawn* Well, I think I said enough here for today. I have no doubt that forgot some stuff that I was going to mention here. But hey, that's to be expected when you write a blog entry when you are kind of tired from a long work day.
With that said, thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a good day. Talk to you later, BZPers.
- JMJ 2013


Nighttime Rambling: Work Desk Edition

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, Video Games Dec 11 2013 · 71 views

Hey, folks. It been awhile since I posted here, so I thought I pop back in and give a little update.
So to start right off, here is a picture of my desk at work. Why am I linking a picture of my desk here? Because for some reason, I decided at end of work today that I want to test out the camera in this Tracfone Android phone that I got last weekend.
That and well, if I mention work here, I guess you folks can now properly visual me working on this dusty old Windows XP computer to do CAD (Computer-Aided Drafting) and database work. =P
lol Obviously I am not going to talk about work though since I don't want bored you. I mean nothing really noteworthy is happening this week. I am just doing the usual stuff, which is getting manufacturing books ready for release in the shop.
So yeah, let's move on to something else. Hm...Have you folks heard about Miiverse being on the 3DS now? Its pretty neat add-on. Although it definitely a lot more simplified compared to one on the Wii U (Mostly it lacks the friends list and personal messenger that the Wii U one has.).
Still it is a cool feature to have on the 3DS. I am not sure I will use it much though, outside of admiring the art of other people there. That being said, you can follow me there, if you want. My ID should BZPJMJ64 on there.
In other gaming news, I am thinking of maybe doing a little reflection on the games of 2013 here. I probably do that during my winter break from work. So you can look forward to that, I guess. I'll be sure have my review of LEGO City: Undercover done before that though. So you got two things to look forward to from me. XD
Hm...I think that's about it for this update. I am probably forgetting something. But eh, it is probably not important and I doubt it is interesting enough to mention here. So thanks for taking the time to read this, folks. I hope you all have a great day. Talk to you later, BZPers.
- JMJ 2013


November Raffles - Results

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in BZPower, November Raffles Dec 01 2013 · 84 views

Hey, folks. I am back to give you all results of my raffles here. So here are the results:
Winners of TNG Miru are:
- Avohkah Tamer
- Protalgif

- SmoothJazz
- Kohrak Kal17

- Swert
- V-N
- Tex
- The X
- Nick Sliverpen
- Baron Alberto
Winners of BZP Shirts are:
For "Onua" Small Size Shirt
- Kayru
For "Takanuva" Small Size Shirt
- Protalgif
For Medium Size Shirt
- Click
For XL Size Shirt
- Nick Silverpen
Alright, so I'll be sending out PMs to all winners here to ask for address information. So be on look out for that, if you are one of them.
Oh, and be advise I will be shipping this stuff out in January.
That's pretty much it for this. Thanks to everyone that decide to take part in it and congrats to the winners.
If you got any questions, feel free to leave it here or PM me.
- JMJ 2013

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My Bio

Name: Jedi Master J. (JMJ or J)
First name: John
Age: 21
Height: 5'7"
Shoe Size: 10W
I.Q.: 100
Grade: Graduate of Community College
Major: Mechanical Engineering Technology
Heritage: About an eighth Irish
Location: Southeastern PA
Occupation: Engineering Assistant at a small machine shop
Education: Public School/Community College
Religion: Raised Roman Catholic, but agnostic by choice
Political Party: Democrat (Liberal)

Hair color: Dark Brown
Eye color: Blue
Favorite Color: Red
Hand used when writing: Right

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.

Currently wishing he had: Toa Nuva 2008, Bahrag, Exo-Toa, Roodaka, Keetongu, Sidorak, Hydraxon, Manas, etc.
Mood of the today: Happy
Family member(s) on Bzpower: Azul

I hope you enjoy my Blog. Thank you for visiting, please come again. -JMJ 2014

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