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Current Happenings In The Life Of A Blockhead

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, School May 14 2012 · 509 views

Hey, folks. Today's entry is going to be life entry. So if you don't like those, then simply just tune this one out. Apologizes to those that do chose to stay and read this as it will no doubt be quite a boring entry for you to read.

With that said, let us begin. My first life topic is going to be school and how once again I maybe getting screw out another class, I need to graduate on time. Why do I say this? Because the class, I took last semester that end up getting an extension due the death of my instructor's brother last December, still lacks a grade and apparently if my instructor does not get it in by tomorrow, I will have to not only retake the course; but take an F as my course grade (Which is going to hurt my 3.75 GPA.). Plus, that course is not even available next semester, so I will have to take an extra extra semester.

I want to...RAGE!!! Seriously this should of been resolve months ago and instead the instructor has kept pulling me off by telling stuff like, "I am waiting for some other people to submit work first before I file the paper work." I been understanding, patience, and kind about this, but this has really just reach the point where I am about ready to flip out, especially considering it means that I have waste money last fall semester taking the class and it is going to harm my GPA. I mean seriously if this is not resolve tomorrow, I am taking off from work Wednesday and going into the school to personal complain about this problem.

Oh, and speaking of Wednesday, I quite nervous about attending that award ceremony and I really wish I didn't have to. I don't want my photo in the paper, I don't want the attention, and I especially don't deserve that award. I mean seriously I am not that good of a student or person in general, so I don't see why I should be honor in any award ceremony. Not only that, but there are so many people in this world far more deserving than me for this honor and yet some instructor at my school end up suggesting me. Why?

Alright, moving on from that, I guess I could talk about work for a bit. Although there is really not much to say beside that we have been quite busy this month, so things are looking good business-wise. I mostly just been doing quote stuff lately, but I should be getting back into groove of releasing books to shop soon. Hm...What else should I mention? Oh, yeah, I remember now. I want to tell you guys that weirdest thing happen today, while I was on the shop floor.

One of my bosses, for some reason (Probably trolling me), hug me. Yeah, weird, right? I kind of thought I imagine it, but it actually did happen and I have no idea why he did, especially considering he tends to be one of the bosses here that yell a lot at people. No, actually I am still not sure if it was real or not. I might of been hallucinating and here's hoping that was it.

Hm...That's all life news I got at the moment. Like I said above, I doubt any of this stuff really interest you, but sometimes I just feel like venting a little. I hope you understand.

Oh, and before I go, I should mention here that I will have Pokemon Black entry up later in the week, so if you like my Pokemon rambling stay tune into this blog for that. Until then, thanks for reading my blog and I hope you all have a good day. Night, BZPers.

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"I'm a heartbreaker...My name...Charles."


Notice: Finals Next Week, Be Back Later

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in School, Random May 03 2012 · 451 views

Hiya, BZPers. I am happy to see the forums are back up and running. And to start right off, thank you, Black Six and rest of the staff for working so hard to deal with last Saturday's annoyance. I'll hopefully be able to buy a few Premier Membership to pay you all back for the work you guys put in. Until then, please accept my thanks and my eternal gratitude.

But anyway, on to the point of this entry, I am posting this to tell you that I won't be on for the next few days due my finals week starting up for me next week. Admittedly I imagine this is really not necessary to tell you guys since outside of my duties as a Short Story Critic, I don't do enough here to really warrant this type of forewarning entries. I still I thought I would let you guys know what is going on since maybe you have a mild interest in happens of my life (lol I extremely doubt it, but it is possible, I guess.).

So yeah, I won't be on BZPower until at least May 10th (And even then, my activity won't be much as I'll be getting off from a full day of work that day, so entries in this blog might not start back up until May 11th, where I will most likely be writing a FRINGE Friday entry.).

And well, that's really all I have for you guys for this entry. I mean could ramble about other stuff; but considering I do have school work today that I need to deal with, I will have to hold off on that. So with that, thanks for taking the time to read and hopefully I'll be see you all next week after finals. Oh, and once again, thank you to the staff of BZPower for their hard work last Saturday.

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Why Did They Have To Pick Me?

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, School Apr 19 2012 · 462 views

Argh...Why did they have to pick me? *sigh* And of course, my family going to make me go to it, so there will be no avoiding the uncomfortable feelings of having to go on to a stage and get an award, which if you ask me I don't even deserve it.

But anyway, I am sure you guys did not come here for a psych evaluation of myself, so let's more on to something more worth your time reading about. Of course, it would kind of help if I actually had an idea on what else to talk about here.

I mean I could mention that tomorrow my final project poll will be closing around 6 PM and that you should vote if you have not already, but that just beating a dead horse really since I am pretty sure I have gotten all input I could possibly get in that entry. Still I am going to stick to what I been saying and just leave it open until tomorrow at 6 PM EST since who knows I could be wrong (I doubt it, but it is possible.). However I am not going to linking it in this entry though for the reason listed above, so just scroll a few entries down if you really want to get to it.

Hm...What else should I talk about? Minecraft? Well, I guess I could mention that I have been thinking about going back to playing my single player world lately. Admittedly I can't really do that until finals are over with, but maybe I could do a weekly Minecraft and Pokemon Black update this summer. That is if you guys want to read about that stuff.

But anyway, back to Minecraft topic, I will mostly be working on my sandstone castle that built in a river there (My reasoning doing that is because Creeper explosions are not as bad in water as they are on land.). I also might try multiplayer at some point during the summer, if I get more used to using keyboard controls since otherwise I will be constant victim of trolls or I will annoyed the nice people with patience by constant mistakes. That's all I got for Minecraft topic.

And well, I am going to call this an entry and post it. I am sorry about it not being very interesting. Next time, if I got nothing to say like this, I will just not post it. Really, the only reason that I am posting this entry is because I think I save it a little with the Minecraft talk, even if it was not that interesting of a talk.

Oh, and before I go, I should toss this nugget out and that is I don't offically turn 20 today until another nine hours from now since I was born at 9 AM EST in the morning, so any birthday wishes here now would be heresay (Not that, I am expecting you guys to do such a thing and nor do you have to. I am merely mentioning this fact is all.). Alright, with that say, I am off to bed now. Good night, BZPers.

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Does 2+2 = Fish?

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in School Apr 16 2012 · 526 views

EDITED: The title is a joke since apparently Nukaya is Awesome has an entry below mines in the Community Blog list with the title, No; which GSR joked was answering the original title's question (The original title was, "Does anyone have this piece?").

And well, contrary to what I am sure a lot of people's beliefs of me, I decide to roll with it and change the title itself into a joke. So yes, I do have a sense of humor, even though I don't generally show it here. Now back to our scheduled program...


Hey, BZPers. I am just popping in to ask you all a question.

First and foremost though, the question(Which is technically the title of this entry.): Does anyone have this piece? I asking this because it is apparently the only piece that I don't have of LEGO Creator House (#4956) set and I kind will need if I am to recreate the part in Inventor with the rest of set since the way, I do this is through reverse engineering the actual parts.

Although I guess I could just take rough estimates on its dimensional values, but it is going to bug me to no end if I do that. Well, it is either that or I could just replace it with another door about the same size. *shrugs* But yeah, I would appreciate if someone could help me out and like take some measurements of that door, if you have it.

Oh, and in case anyone is wondering; no, the decision of what my final project will be has not been made yet since I want to give you guys sometime to vote on your choice here. I have however start working on modeling the house's parts since at this point, it is winning in the voting. That and of the choices listed there, it has the most pieces, so I thought it would be a good idea to start modeling the pieces now considering I only got about three to two weeks left of this semester. So yeah, get to voting people, if you have not already.

Oh, and while I got you here, I guess I could ask you these questions as well:

1) Do you want to see the final product of my project here?
2) If so, do you want me to include the drawings and pictures of each independent component itself or just the assembly showing it all together?
3) Also would you like to know process that I went through to create the parts?
4) If I do show you guys it, should I post it on the forums or just in this blog?
5) Would you like to see more projects like this from me in the future?

Alright, that's all I have for this entry. I am sorry that it wasn't exciting real life stuff, but I don't have much of a life, if you have not notice. But anyway, thanks for taking the time to read this and thank you to all those that take the time to reply to my boring entries here. Good Night, BZPers.

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"I'm a heartbreaker...My name...Charles."


Locked: Pick My Final Inventor Project

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in School Apr 12 2012 · 685 views

Hey, BZPers. I am back again for another (hopefully) quick entry for ya. As the title should tell you, I have made this entry in order to allow you all the chance to choose what I will be making as my final project for my 3D Modeling class.

Now I am sure you must be wondering why I am letting you guys give me input on what to make as my final project. Well, my reasoning for doing this is because (1) I want something that might be a bit of a challenge for me to build in the program; (2) I am trying to make it something LEGO related, so naturally I thought you guys were perfect audience to ask; (3) and I think it will motive me to go back to that Inventor Matoran project after this semester ends.

So without further ado, here are the current options (Suggestions are welcome, but try to avoid stuff with Kanohi masks since I need more pracite making those.) for what I could do my final project on:
- Make a Ussal Crab (MNOLG Version); Number of Votes: 2 - Second Place
- Make one of designs for 2007 LEGO Creator House (Part# 4956); Number of Votes: 2.5 - First Place
- Make the Brickmaster Click set (aka Mata Nui's shield from the movie); Number of Votes: 0
- Make the Sydney Opera House set; Number of Votes: 0

Alright, those are your options. Leave a comment to tell me which one you like to see the most. Thanks for taking the time to read this, folks, and I hope to see your votes on what you think would be best final project for this class. With that say, I'll leave you all to it.

EDITED: Entry will be lock on 20th, so get your votes in while you still can. LOCKED

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"I'm a heartbreaker...My name...Charles."


My Day In A Nutshell

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in School, Random Apr 11 2012 · 447 views
Meeting People, First Impressions
Hey, BZPers. Guess what? My night class was cancelled today again, so I am home early. Yay!

And since I am kind of bored at the moment, I thought it would be fun to share my day with you all here. I'll be honest with you guys though and tell you that my day was mostly dull. I can think only one thing worth mentioning here that you guys might be mildly interest in reading here (Unless of course, you guys want to read about some school projects that I am doing in Autodesk Inventor.) and that is my first time meeting with someone, I been trade Miis with in Streetpass.

And I must say I think I made the worst first impression ever. Why do I say this? Well, the guy came up to me ask, "Hey, what you playing?" and I was like a wide eye little kid beaming with a smile on his face and turning his 3DS in the direction of person to show them that I was playing Kid Icarus: Uprising. Not only that, but when they try to ask me what other games that I had for system, I did not put the game down; so I was distracted too much by the game that I barely made eye contact with him when I answer back, "OoT 3D and Pokemon Rubble Blast." Heck, I did not even tell him my name or ask for his.

Man, I stink at social interations enough so that I think I should not even be trying to go to something like BrickFair, if I can not even hold a simple conversation like this properly. I can't believe I was so rude to him there. I must be most horrible person ever...

Uh, I am going to end that topic here since I think I am being a little too critical of myself. Plus, I am sure you guys have better things to do than watch me beat myself up over a single human interaction. So moving on from that, I still hadn't found missing piece from Town Hall, so that collection of entries and pictures is still on hold for time being. I'll see about search for it some more this weekend.

And that's all I really have to write about in this entry. I am sorry about it turning into a berate myself entry. Hopefully next entry, I will have something more postive and interesting to write about here. Until then, thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a good night.

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Week 1 Of My Fourth Semester - The Slow Start

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in School Jan 15 2012 · 398 views

Hi, BZPers. I am just popping in again to give you all an update on my first week back in college. Okay, I am basically just going to give all a summary here since to be honest, not much really went on this week for me. I mean I could go on in detail about each day, but most of days were pretty much carbon copies of each other, especially the actual school stuff.

To start off, I did not have much in terms of classwork to do and most of my classes just involve doing the introduction material. Like in my Tech Mechanics class, we were given algebra problems to do as a refresher. So yeah, there was nothing really hard or complex done this week that I did.

I did learn a couple things this week though. The first being that I should never take the 8 AM bus again because it was most crowded bus that I have ever been on. The second thing is that I hate wearing ear-buds because they never stay in my ears for long. I also was quite grateful to have my 3DS on the first day because I literally had nothing to do at school for about seven hours since my first class of the day did not really assign anything.

So yeah, for most of the first day, I was just playing Pokemon Black on my 3DS, which I must say I am loving the game so far. I have not gotten very far though. I just beaten the first Gym leader, which was actually kind of a challenge since the Gym was design to have you up against your starter's weakness.

Of course, I wasn't doing what I normally did in a Pokemon game anyway since I was try to train all my Pokemon equally (as in, they have them all being same level.). That method did not seem really work though as I end up having to get that grass type from that person in the Dreamyard. Although I think it might of work, if I kept on level grinding. But that would of took awhile since I only had wild Pokemon to do that on.

Moving on from Pokemon, I was able to Streetpass with about three people on Monday. And well, there is not much to say about that, expect that I am close to finishing the Zelda puzzle piece picture in Mii Plaza. I just need one more piece and I should be done it. Does anyone know if anything happens when you complete one of those puzzle picture? I imagine nothing happens, but I thought I would ask; just to be sure.

Well, that's really all I have to say about this week. I mean I am still getting use to my schedule and all since at times, it is a little extreme. Like on Mondays and Wednesdays, I am at school for like 13 hours and most of that time, I am not even in class. So yeah, not a fun schedule to be honest, but it could be worse.

Oh, and I might make a review of Pokemon Black at a later point when I am little further in it since I do have some comments on it that I would like to share with you all. I also might make weekly update like this, if I find the time to do it every weekend. I imagine I will probably try to keep them shorter than this one because really there was not much to talk about school wise and I seriously doubt you all care to read about my academic life in detail.

That's pretty much all I got to say here. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you all had a good week. Talk to later, BZPers. Oh, and before I go, feel free to suggest a story for me to check out.

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Scheduling Rant - The Hot Potato Game

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in School Nov 02 2011 · 365 views

Hello, my fellow BZPers. Today's topic of discussion for me is college scheduling. Why? Because I feel like ranting about how I cannot graduate on time, thanks to their lovely job at arranging courses for next semester.

On Monday, scheduling for next semester classes has now open and since I am now in my third semester of college (Which by the way, I am in community college), it means that next semester should be my last semester at this college before I graduated from it with my degree. Naturally then, I went online to schedule for my classes (I do not needed to meet with an adviser since I personally do not have plans of transferring.) around midnight on the day that it opens up (Which again was on Monday.) to ensure I got all my classes to graduate and I find that one of my classes, I needed, is not there.

Now I am sure some of you will say "Well, talk to your adviser about it and inform them of circumstances involved," or "There is probably not enough people in need of taking that class next semester." The thing is I already have done that and best advise I got was, "talk to the Dean," which I am still currently trying to do since I fail to meet with him on Monday due to his very long lunch break during that day. As for not enough people thing, I know of a few people in need of the course to graduate as well, but whether or not that is enough people to allow the course to be add is debatable though.

Of course, judging from what I heard, I do not believe going to the Dean is going to make much of difference, but at the very least I can say I try to do something about the problem; if I do end up having to take an extra semester. And well, I'll just have to deal with it, if it ends up that way and it probably will unfortunately.

Okay, I think I vented about this enough, so I am going to cut this off here and call it a night. Feel free to comment on this, if you want.

EDITED: So apparently my adviser and the dean are playing an epic game of hot potato about who responsible about dealing with this issue...Just great. If there is one good thing that has come out this though, it is that my adviser has had us write up what classes we need and the best times for them based on our schedules. Of course, this might very well result in a worst situation for me because most of the people that needed the course are suggesting morning classes and my current schedule does not have room for one. Argh...

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Name: Jedi Master J. (JMJ or J)
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Age: 24 (April 20th)
Gender: Male (Cis - He/Him/His pronouns)
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Nationality: American
Location: Southeastern PA, USA
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Education: Public School / Community College (Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology)
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Religion: Raised Roman Catholic, but agnostic by choice
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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... My interest peaked during 2004, which is why I joined here the following year (2005).
Hobbies: Drawing, reading, writing, collecting BIONICLE/LEGO sets, playing Video Games and riding my bike.

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