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General Rambling: Warehouse 13, VLR, Contest, Star Trek, ect.

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random Apr 14 2014 · 32 views

Hey, folks. I thought I pop in and ramble here for a bit.
 
I'll right off with some BZPower related news. I have start brainstorm some ideas for my next blog hosted contest here; which at this point, I am leaning toward a contest similar to those host in LEGO-Based Creations forums (AKA a MOC based contest, obviously) with possibly a theme involvlng the LEGO Movie. Like I said though, I am still brainstorming stuff about that, so I guess I'll keep you folks post on it.
 
Hm...I just thought of something. Is anyone here good at making banners and stuff? I kind think it might help to have a banner or something for this contest since I know the raffles that I hosted here last time, they didn't get as much entrants as I was hoping (The shirts especially. I still got bunch of small BZPower shirts. I'll have see about dropping those off at Purple Heart or something.). So I thought maybe a banner could help it in some way. *shrugs*
 
Obviously I don't have my ideas on this contest finalized yet, so maybe I am asking this question a bit early. Still I guess it doesn't hurt to ask to at least see if anyone interested in helping me out as I am not really good at graphic design stuff. And well, I would probably be willing to pay you in some way for your help (And obviously I would source you as creator of the banner in the entry.).
 
Alright, moving away from that topic, I thought I should mention while I am here that final season of Warehouse 13 started today (I actually just finished watching it.). I am not going talk in detail about it since I obviously don't want to spoil things for you folks that I might of miss it today as you weren't aware it was coming back. I will say this though, I enjoyed tonight's episode and I am looking forward to what the next five episodes have in store for us (I am hoping the writers can put off an ending that I can like for it.).
 
In other news, last Saturday, I got a copy of VLR since you folks convinced me last entry to get it (I'll admit it didn't take much considering as I was already thinking of getting it. XD). I hadn't play it though and I hadn't finish 999 like I was hoping to last week.
 
This mostly because when I was finishing the Safe Ending last Monday, it kind kept me up too late. So I kind of mentally decided that I should take break from it for my sleep schedule's sake and I was going play it last weekend. But I never did because I got distracted by some spring cleaning then, which I am probably going to do more of this week.
 
So yeah, I am not sure when I am going finish 999. But once I do, I guess I play VLR next. Well, actually maybe I should go back to Apollo Justice. I mean I only have two cases left in that. *shrugs* I have to make up my mind about that later. XD
 
Okay, so I got one more thing ramble about here. What's that? Well, last Saturday (After watching my Pacific Rim DVD)  I decided to take the plunge into Star Trek. I couldn't start from beginning though since it doesn't look like Netflix has first series, so I started with Star Trek: The Next Generation and I must say I am enjoying so far (I have watched at least 12 episodes.). Not much to say beside that, I mean I doubt you folks want to read me rambling in detail about a show from the late 80s.
 
Alright, I rambled enough for today. I apologize if this was kind of boring read. 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


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So I've been playing 999...

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, Video Games Apr 06 2014 · 79 views

Hey, folks. I thought I pop in really quick before I head to bed to let you all know that I have been playing 999 since some of you said I should last entry (I am taking a break from Apollo Justice. I'll probably get back to it next week.).
 
And well, I am loving it. I definitely don't regret picking up this game. So far I have gotten three endings in it ("Coffin Ending," "Sub Ending," and "Ax Ending") and I am planning on trying and do the "Safe Ending" and "True Ending" after work tomorrow (I plan on doing the "Knife Ending" after those two since my desire for answers is too strong. XD).
 
But yeah, that's what I been doing all this weekend. Not sure what else to say really. Hm...I guess I could share more of my thoughts here on it later after I have gotten all the endings, if you folks want me to. Let me know if you do (Obviously though, I am not going to talk too indepth about it as I don't want spoil anything for anyone.).
 
Well, I should probably head to bed. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope all have a great day. Talk to you later, BZPers.
 
- JMJ 2014


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March Loot and Rambling

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Video Games, Random Mar 30 2014 · 83 views

Hey, folks. I thought I pop in and share my loot for this month. So yeah, here's a picture of my loot.
 
Alright, so now you seen, I guess I'll talk about it a little here. Well, the plushie I don't really have anything to say about, beside that I thought it would be cool thing to have.
 
As for Ace Attorney Investigations, I decided to pick that one since chronologically it occurs before new Ace Attorney game on 3DS. That and well, I like Edgeworth, so I thought it would be interesting to see things from his side of the court. Of course, I won't be playing it until I beat Apollo Justice, which actually shouldn't be too much longer since I am on case 3 now.
 
Hm...While I am on subject of Apollo Justice, I must say I am enjoying so far. I mean yes, I do have a bit of mixed feelings about some things in the game. But overall it been a fun experience. Oh, I especially like Apollo, Trucy, Prosecutor Gavin, and Detective Skye.
 
Alright, moving right along, the last thing that I brought this month was a copy of Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva film. My reasoning for buying that has to do with the fact that I kind want to tackle this game series next after I have finished all US released titles for the Ace Attorney series.
 
And well, I didn't find any affordable copies of Professor Layton games yet. But I noticed that film was rather cheap, so I decided to pick it up. I got say I thought the film was pretty good and it makes me kind of want break my promise to myself by continuing play Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (I brought a eShop copy of that awhile back.). *shrugs*
 
Well, that's pretty much it for this entry. Actually I guess while I am here, I could show this. Its DS game that I found while doing some cleaning.
 
I think I must of brought it last year. I don't recall my reasoning for getting it. Although I think some of you folks might of been talking about it here at one point, so I may decided to get it to see what it about. Of course, I never did check it out. XD
 
I guess I could play it after I done with Ace Attorney series. *shrugs* What you folks think? Just wondering.
 
Alright, I rambled enough for today. I apologize if this was kind of boring read. 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


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General Rambling: Alien Grenade Launchers, Life, ect.

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Winter Cleaning, Random Mar 10 2014 · 74 views

Hey, folks. It been awhile since I wrote an entry here, so I thought I pop in to give a little update.
 
So yeah, what's new with me? Not much really. Well, I guess it worth mentioning that I finally got around to picking up a digital copy of Necro's album, Alien Grenade Launchers (Which personally I think it is pretty good instrumental album.). I am actually have it playing in background, while I write this.
 
Oh, and I been doing some house cleaning lately since I want make some space for some LEGO stuff (Mostly my Lord of Rings sets that I got like over a year ago, which I still have yet to open.) and well, I been meaning to get rid of some old junk (Boxes, old clothes, ect.).
 
At the moment, I am working my way through some old school stuff (Which I probably going to scan a lot of it since for some reason, I think it would be useful to keep old Math and Science stuff on my computer. *shrugs*). Oh, and I finally start to use this bookshelf for its intended purpose. Still need to transfer my Bionicle books out of Shoebox Bookshelf though. But well, it is getting there. Maybe by end of this month (If I keep at it), it will actually be presentable to show here. XD
 
Oh, and I found a couple of books that I should probably read. They are: "Sphere," by Michael Crichton & "Star Wars: Survivor's Quest," by Timothy Zahn. Not sure about Star Wars book though since my knowledge of Star Wars Expanded Universe is very limited and I know little to nothing about New Republic era. So yeah, not sure if starting my journey into Star Wars Expanded Universe with this book is a good idea or not. 
 
In gaming related news, all I been playing lately is Trials and Tribulations on my 3DS (I am currently on case 3, court day 1.).
 
Hm...Speaking of games, anyone want an alpha key for A Hat in Time? I got a extra Steam key, so I thought I should ask if anyone wants it. If so, PM me, I guess.
 
Alright, that's all I really have to talk about. Thanks for taking to read this, folks. I hope you all have a great day. Talk to later, BZPers.
 
- JMJ 2014


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Godzilla

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random Feb 25 2014 · 94 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


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D&D Results Thing

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in BZPower, Random Feb 25 2014 · 74 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

Alignment:
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.

Race:
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:

Alignment:
Lawful Good ----- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (29)
Neutral Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (29)
Chaotic Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (17)
Lawful Neutral -- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (27)
True Neutral ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (27)
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:
Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (16)
Neutral - XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (14)
Evil ---- X (1)

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

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


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Nighttime Rambling: CD Loot Edition

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random Feb 16 2014 · 68 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


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New PC & Ace Attorney Games...

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, Video Games Feb 09 2014 · 84 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


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A Blast from the Past: ColecoVision Edition with General Rambling

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, Video Games, LEGO Feb 03 2014 · 64 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.
 
Spoiler

 
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


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Some thoughts about my future...

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Real Life, Random Jan 26 2014 · 110 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






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