I don't have anything big to blog about in particular, but I have some things that might interest you. So here goes...
Story: Well, in the review topic, I said that real life might get in the way of updates, but I never expected it to hit me so hard and so fast. A few days after I posted the first real chapter of my new epic, I got horribly sick, and I've been on the downside of it ever since. Thus, about three weeks of being sick, which only got worst when I went back to school. With all that, updating the story became too much of a head ache. But today, I finally sat down and started typing up on it. And, man, did I get a lot done. I thought the first chapter was lengthy... this one is worst. It's gonna be a lot of back story again, and explaining, introducing new characters, and the like. I'll get it posted tomorrow, when I feel like rechecking it for the inevitable spelling mistakes. Hey, if I go through it once, that cuts the amount of mistakes by a half, and people have more posting room to mention the groovy plot... or something like that. Anyway, update tomorrow.
Games: While playing the new Nuva / Makuta Phantoka game, I noticed if you do well you get this strange code thing at the end of the game. Weird. So I typed the code thing in the code typer area, and wa la, I suddenly got a power up! So far, the Toa and Makuta each have two power ups, which make you go faster and fire faster (as well as your blasts do more damage... one to take down a foe instead of three...) They make the game a lot easier. And once you got the power ups, if you click on the icons, they show images of prototypes of the sets. They're nifty!
School: Okay, here's my list this quarter. English: It's on the 1950s. Uhg. Well, I don't know too much about the fifties... only what s in that Billy Joel song.
But the class is entitled "Scandalous Fifties" so I'm thinking the literature may not be the action=adventure I was hoping for. Drat, real life got me again! The teacher is kinda odd though... she laughs the loudest at the silliest things we come upon. Math: Yay, calc 2. Antiderivatives. Area under the curve. A TA who is Portuguese. Interesting. Challenging, but not over the top yet. (Emphasis on yet, I haven't started the homework for that class... yet.) Physics: The professor apparently knows what he's doing, as he has some sort of state of matter named after him? I don't understand it... but I wikipedia-ed him name, and that's what it came up as. Downside (besides the slight boringness and the fact that it's at the end of the day) is that he's Russian and has a thick accent.
Yay for linguistic diversity!
Indiana Stuff: Lego's Indy webpage has the teaser and a little loading bar telling us how long until the site is up. I noticed the loading bar retreated a bit, thus telling me it'll be an even longer wait. Bummer.
My Lego: Still collecting stuff. Need to grow some honey before I can really do anything else. Cool thing is I'm getting alot more interaction with other members now that newbies can join and everything. Much more fun than that stuck up crown that was the beta testers.
And, last but not exactly least...
I had to change this brutal Barraki around a little bit... mostly by connecting his leg armor differently so the things won't fall off every time he moves. I think I also made a stronger connection to his head, but I can't be sure if I did that in his altered for or when I rebuilt him to his original form. Then I switched his arms and legs, so the bigger limb piece is actually apart of the legs, which should be longer, rather than his arms. Makes him look better proportioned. Another big change was his claws... in their original form, they look terrible, but I added a little connector doohiki and now they look quite fierce. Not perfect, but it beats having them flop around on his hand. Since I didn't have enough to build him a second claw, I gave him a Rahkshi staff to make it seem like he was complete... he's too dull to realize that the staff is too short to really do anything and he'd be better off without it. Oh, yeah, and I gave him Hahli's wings... because I can. With Hahli kinda falling apart, as seen in the last image, I thought her wings should go on somebody else. I tried them on Carapar, and I must say I like the image. I'm not quite sure what it does for him, but it's cool. Can we agree on that? No, well tough luck, it's my blog, so I say he's cool. If you want to say otherwise, feel free... I'll just edit your reply and cross it out.
No, really, don't tempt me.