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The Library That Never Was



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


D&D Results Thing

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in BZPower, Random Feb 25 2014 · 115 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

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.

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:

Chaotic Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (17)
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:
Evil ---- X (1)

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

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)
Well, those are my results. No idea what to think of them since I know next to nothing about D&D.
- JMJ 2014


The LEGO Movie - My Thoughts

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in LEGO Feb 17 2014 · 84 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.
- JMJ 2014
Fact of the Day: According to JMJ's sister, JMJ is Lord Business. XD


Nighttime Rambling: CD Loot Edition

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random Feb 16 2014 · 108 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


New PC & Ace Attorney Games...

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, Video Games Feb 09 2014 · 112 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


A Blast from the Past: ColecoVision Edition with General Rambling

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, Video Games, LEGO Feb 03 2014 · 91 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.

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


Some thoughts about my future...

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Real Life, Random Jan 26 2014 · 129 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 · 116 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 · 86 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 · 90 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

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Name: Jedi Master J. (JMJ or J)
First name: John
Age: 22 (April 20th)
Gender: Male (Cis - He/Him/His pronouns)
Orientation: Heterosexual
Ethnicity: Mixed (Irish, German, ect.)
Nationality: American
Location: Southeastern PA, USA
Occupation: Engineering Assistant at a small machine shop
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)

Random Facts About Myself
Height: 5'7"
Shoe Size: 10W
I.Q.: 100
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.

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-JMJ 2014

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