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Flying To Cascade

Posted by xccj , in Lego Conventions Mar 07 2013 · 124 views

Maybe.  I leave tomorrow night right after work.  I have three flights to get from DAL to PDX, and since I'm flying non rev, there's a chance that I could get pulled from any one of them.  BUT I'M GOING TO TRY AND MAKE IT AND BRING MY MINIFIG TOA WITH ME.  Hope to see a bunch of cool cats when I get in.  (See, we got new kitties just before I left... oh, and I guess I'll meet some BZPers there too.)
 
I'll update entry if/when I get stuck in Albuquerque or Oakland or the Mohave Desert or Moria... as long as there's cell reception down there.
 
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A Day of Cascade

Posted by xccj , in Lego Conventions Feb 17 2013 · 103 views

So I registered for Bricks Cascade.  Only instead of going for the full convention, I'm only going to make it on Saturday.  All day Saturday, so any cool stuff going on I can be a part of... but nothing Friday or Sunday.
 
See, even though I've lived near Portland for years, I'm currently working in Dallas.  So my plans are to fly to Portland Friday night, hang out on Saturday, and head back Sunday morning and be ready for work the following Monday.
 
I'm lucky in one aspect that I can fly non-rev (basically, I don't pay) which means I can fly as far as I want.  The downside is... non-rev means I fill in any empty seats, and if none exist... well then I don't fly.  Or if the flight gets canceled like it did to New York last weekend, there's not much I can do.  (I know a lot of interns who's travel plans were messed up by that storm, so I wasn't the only one.)  In short, there's a chance that I might not be able to make the flight to Portland.  But so far it seems empty enough, so I'm holding out hope.
 
And I'll bring some of my MOCs!  Sadly, nothing that hasn't already been seen at BrickCon or even Bricks Cascade last year.  But if Cascade is anything like last year, there'll be plenty of room for some random MOCs that I can fill up... for a day anyway.
 
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Baseplate Punch

Posted by xccj , in Lego Conventions Oct 30 2012 · 198 views
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Be mindful of the 500 kB filesize limit, young Padawan. ~Valenti

I punched it so hard. And then used the Force to pull it back up. Obviously.

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BrickCon People Caption Contest Part 6

Posted by xccj , in Lego Conventions Oct 23 2012 · 177 views
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Oh yeah, when I lock an entry, I don't get comments on it. Well, in that case, time to break out more BrickCon Photos!

Post something funny / witty / ironic as a caption for the photo, because you know you want to!

This time, it's Return of the Hat!

Part 6

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BrickCon People Caption Contest Part 5

Posted by xccj , in Lego Conventions Oct 16 2012 · 219 views
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Pro: Getting a call about an interview. Yayz!
Con: They did it at 8 AM. Don't they know that night owls are asleep until at least 11?

Enough about me, more BrickCon Captions...

I have a lot of cool people pictures from our fun times at BrickCon. Instead of just posting them all at once, I'll stagger them out into multiple blog entries, and let you submit captions for each of them / comment on em. No prize other than sharing your wit with the community.

Part 5

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Man, I have like 20 of these so I could keep doing this all month.

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BrickCon People Caption Contest Part 4

Posted by xccj , in Lego Conventions Oct 13 2012 · 185 views
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What's this? A front page news story on BrickCon? That's right, a one week turnaround! (Okay, I know Black Six has gotten stuff posted up quicker for some conventions, but a week is still better than average for speedy convention coverage, and probably also a personal best.)

Anyway, back to caption contest...

I have a lot of cool people pictures from our fun times at BrickCon. Instead of just posting them all at once, I'll stagger them out into multiple blog entries, and let you submit captions for each of them / comment on em. No prize other than sharing your wit with the community.

Now we turn to the theme of Micah...

Part 4

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BrickCon People Caption Contest Part 3

Posted by xccj , in Lego Conventions Oct 11 2012 · 214 views
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I have a lot of cool people pictures from our fun times at BrickCon. Instead of just posting them all at once, I'll stagger them out into multiple blog entries, and let you submit captions for each of them / comment on em. No prize other than sharing your wit with the community.

Part 3

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BrickCon People Caption Contest Part 2

Posted by xccj , in Lego Conventions Oct 10 2012 · 177 views
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I have a lot of cool people pictures from our fun times at BrickCon. Instead of just posting them all at once, I'll stagger them out into multiple blog entries, and let you submit captions for each of them / comment on em. No prize other than sharing your wit with the community.

Part 2

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BrickCon People Caption Contest Part 1

Posted by xccj , in Lego Conventions Oct 10 2012 · 169 views
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I have a lot of cool people pictures from our fun times at BrickCon. Instead of just posting them all at once, I'll stagger them out into multiple blog entries, and let you submit captions for each of them / comment on em. No prize other than sharing your wit with the community.

Part 1

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Looking Through Pictures

Posted by xccj , in Lego Conventions Oct 09 2012 · 88 views

I kept trying to do this "Batch" thing with my camera where it would take multiple pictures right after another. But I never really got it to work very well, so even tho I had 1000+ images, about half of them are failed attempt at Batching or whatever, and most of them are of the ground or something lame like that. I'm also slightly disappointed with the overall quality of the images I took of the MOCs. Some photo editing can be done to make them look better, but it's times like these where I wish I was actually a skilled photographer and not a "point and shoot" kind of a guy.

Buuuuuuut yeah will prolly post some BrickCon stuffs soon. I'm still trying to catch up on sleep and school's demanding enough. SERIOUSLY, WORLD, DON'T YOU REALIZE THAT BRICKCON IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE YEAR?? WHY ARE YOU NOT DEPRESSED THAT ITS OVER?

Also, one pict of me that I've already uploaded AND I DON'T LOOK LIKE A TOTAL UNCOOL DUDE IN IT EITHER!

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