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2014 - A Year in Review

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Real Life, Random Dec 31 2014 · 101 views

Hey, folks. I thought I should take opportunity today to basically look back on this year and give you folks my thoughts on it.

Hm...I am summarized this year with a pros and cons list since I think its best way to address the entire year without taking too much of your time. Although I make no promises that I won't ramble about certain things. XD

But anyway, let's begin...

Pros

- I still have my job. This pro is kind of given as obviously I am going to be happy to still be employed. XD

Especially since I am not in college and at this point, I really don't know if I am going back as honestly I don't feel like I am smart enough. And I feel like language and speech courses will destroy me. XD

But yeah, I am happy to still be employed at this company (I been there about four years now.) and well, business seems to be doing good. Not sure what else to say here, so I guess I'll move on.

- I met Black Six for the first time at Philly Brick Fest back in April. That was pretty cool. Although looking back I wished I didn't have a little panic attack after I signing the Logbook.

You see I accidentally knock something over and try to put it back how it was. That was dumb of me as obviously I shouldn't of touch it. *sigh*

I imagine I gave Black Six such a bad impression of me there, especially trying to hide behind my phone (It's my camera) when we first reach the table...

- I also met some BZPers (AT, Sumiki, Takuma Nuva, Xaeraz, Zatth, ect.) during my brief BrickFair VA visit. That was pretty awesome, although I don't think I did the greatest job introducing myself there as I did miss Lyichir, Aanchir, Meiko, and vary of others there.

I think the biggest highlight of that day though has got be DeeVee calling me over to him when I was leaving for my late lunch (I still have not sure how he knew who I was. I guess Black Six told him. *shrugs*). Kind of wish I wasn't so awkward around him though.

That and I kind of regret not doing that comic signing idea as it would been awesome to have had him sign it.

- Book 3 & 4 of the Legend of Korra series was pretty great, if you ask me. I mean yes, there is elements of it that I wish they could of done better. (Like it would been nice to have seen the Red Lotus group in Book 3 more fleshed out as characters, ect.) But overall, I like the series and I am sad to see it go as Avatar universe is pretty awesome.

- I got to go to the Pokemon Symphony and that was pretty awesome (Although I did throw up in parking lot...). I also finally got to meet Lyichir and Aanchir since they were there too. =D

So yeah, that was pretty cool event. My sister and I are actually thinking about maybe going to one in Baltimore next year.

- BIONICLE returns with GEAR FUNCTIONS! Obviously it is happening next year, but the news was released this year, so I am counting it as part of 2014. =P

- My family and I are mostly in good health. I don't think anything major happened to any us this year health wise. However my grandmother did pass away earlier this month...

- I managed to host a little giveaway here back in June and surprisingly enough it went pretty well. I hope the people that got the LEGO Movie DVDs enjoyed it. I might do something like that again in the future here.

- Like last year, I still have my one real life friend, so I hadn't completely been engulf with feelings of loneliness (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 throughout the year.

Cons

- As mention above, my grandmother died earlier this month, so that definitely has brought this year down some for me... =(

- I still don't have driver's license, which isn't surprising as that been trend for past few years now. Hopefully next year I can change that.

- Legend of Korra ended... (For what it's worth, I did like the ending to the series.)

Especially since it means we probably won't see Avatar universe again in the future. Although the comic series does seem to be continuing next year, so there is hope.

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That's all that comes to mind when I think 2014, so I guess it was mostly a good year for me.

I guess next I'll talk about "goals" for 2015. Here are my goals for new year (They are pretty similar to last year's. XD):
- Get into better shape / Lose Weight
- Try to get my driver's license
- Get some MOCs ready to ship out to some of LEGO conventions
- Maybe try and visit BrickFair VA again for a day

That's about it for my goals as well, I am kind of drawing a blank on any other possible goals. XD

But anyway, I have kept you folks here long enough. I hope you all have a great new year and thank you for taking the time to read this. Talk to you later, BZPers.

Oh, and Happy New Year, BZPower!

- JMJ 2014


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Happy Holidays!

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Real Life, Random Dec 26 2014 · 101 views

Hey, BZPers. I thought I should pop in really quick and wish you all a Happy Holiday this week (I probably should did this yesterday, but I was kinda busy celebrating the holiday with my family, so I wasn't at my computer much.).

So yeah...Happy Holidays. BZPower! I hope you all have a great week.

I guess, while I am here, I'll share what I got yesterday. Its not much really, but I don't really need anything.

Here's what I got:
- Three pairs of Sweatpants (Blue, Light Grey, Dark Grey) (Which I think is a pretty nice gift as I could use more sweatpants.)
- A Grey Short Sleeve Shirt
- Winter Gloves (Which will be useful for shoveling snow next year. XD)
- A Light Green Pair of Work Pants (Again like the sweatpants, I certainly don't mind having more of those.)
- A flashlight and some candy (From a co-worker, who is literally the nicest person I know as she had gifts for everyone at my workplace!)
- A bonus check from work (You don't need to know how much that was. =P)
- A Target Gift Card from work (Which is 25 dollars...I have no idea what I am going to use it on.)
- Some cash from family

That's pretty much everything I got. And well, I have a pretty good holiday with my family yesterday (Mashed Potatoes are best!).

Not sure what else to say really, so I guess I'll call this an entry and post it. Thanks for taking time to read this and I hope you all have a great day. Talk to you later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2014

P.S. - I still have Steam Keys up for grab for these games. Let me know if you want any of them.


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On Holiday Break...

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Real Life, Video Games, Random Dec 23 2014 · 174 views

Hey, folks. I thought I pop in today and let you all know that I am on holiday break from work now. That's pretty cool. It means i have more time to check out stuff here (Such as BIONICLE 2015 stuff, which I only really taken a brief view of.) and do other stuff (Video Games, ect.).

But yeah, you might see me around here a bit more. *shrugs* To be honest, I don't really have definite plans for my free time this week. Like right now, I just been watching a bunch Star Trek: Voyager on Netflix (I just finished season 3 and I am currently on season 4, episode 4.). XD

Hm...I probably should continue my Pokemon journey through Omega Ruby, which I hadn't played since the week...my grandmother passed away...

But yeah, uh... I probably should continue that. Oh, and for those wondering how much progress I made in it before that week, I was only up to second gym. So yeah, not a lot of progress. I am pretty sure all of you have beaten it by now. XD

Speaking of games, last weekend I decided to continue Ace Attorney: Investigations. I ended finishing Case 3 and I am probably going start Case 4 this week. And who knows, maybe I'll beat the game this week too. XD

That would be nice. It give me a reason to update my Backloggery. Of course, buying games for myself in the Steam Sale isn't exactly helping that backlog. XD

Speaking of Steam games, does anyone want these Steam keys:

- Bridge Constructor
- Magicka + Dungeons and Daemons DLC
- Magicka: Wizard Wars - Yogscast Tippin' Unique Item
- Cities in Motion 2
- Ace of Spades: Battle Builder > Sent to Meiko
- Thomas Was Alone (I actually I have played this one before. And if I am not mistaken, I did beat it. Its pretty cool simple 2D platformer. I recommend if you like platformers and it seems like it could run on most computers. It ran on my old one and that just have standard graphic card from 2008)
- Mark of the Ninja > Sent to Burnmad
- Montas (Early Access)
- Stronghold Crusader HD
- Swords and Soldiers HD
- NiGHTS Into Dreams > Sent to Kohaku
- Strike Suit Infinity > Sent to ~Shockwave~
- Call of Juarez

I got the keys from the Humble Bundle for "Yogscast Jingle Jam" this month and well, I didn't really donate for games, so I thought maybe you folks might want them. If you do, let me know and I'll sent you over a key code through PM here.

Moving on, my last gaming thought is I am probably going start KH II.5 this week since well, I been itching to play it (And well, it also helps that I finally beat Dream Drop Distance recently. Yes, I know what took me so long to do that. I really don't have any good excuse for not beating it sooner.). Oh, and I'll try to play some Smash as I have been neglecting it. XD

So yeah, I guess I have some ideas on how to use my free time this week. I doubt I'll do all of them, especially since I am sure I can think of plenty of other stuff. But well, we will just have to wait and see.

Alright, well, that's all I really have to say here. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a great day today. I'll talk you later, BZPers.

Oh, and Happy Holidays to those that are celebrating a holiday this week.

- JMJ 2014


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Loot of the Week: Gamecube Controller Adapter, Amiibo, & KH II.5

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Real Life, Video Games, Random Dec 12 2014 · 155 views

UPDATED 12/12/2014: Well, I got my other package today!

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Its the Gamecube Controller Adapter! :) Looking forward to playing around with that this weekend. Maybe I can even convince my brother to try out the new Smash, if he is not too busy. =P

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Hey, folks. I thought I pop in really quick and share some loot that I got today. So yeah, here's what I got in the mail today.

Woot!

So as today, I have all of the First Wave of Amiibos (DK, Link, Mario, and Kirby are here. I gave Pikachu to my sister.), which is pretty cool. XD

Hm...I am not sure yet if I am going collect the second wave of them (Although looking at second wave preorders does make me a bit worried that I won't find any of them, which kind stinks as I would like get at least Pit.). I probably I will collect them, to be honest.

Oh, and I won't be keeping them in the packaging like this as I would like to use them (After all, they do give me someone to play Smash with when I don't have my siblings around.).

Oh, and before I forget to mention I also got my copy of KH II.5 today (as shown above). Admittedly I probably will not be able to play it though until my brief winter break later in the month. XD I wish there was more time in the day as I would love to revisit KH II now (If you been following my blog for awhile now, you know I love overusing this line from it, "Looks like my summer vacation is...over.").

Oh, well. It gives me something to look forward to during the break (And gives me chance to use that line again when that "vacation" ends. XD)

Alright, well, that's all I really have to say here. Hm...I probably should note that I might be bumping this entry tomorrow as I do have one more package coming this week. I want make sure it works before I get too excited about it. But yeah, I probably update this tomorrow.

With that said, thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a great day today. I'll talk you later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2014

P.S. I'll try to get a Pokelog up this weekend. I kind of forgot I was going to write one last Sunday, so I am sorry about that.


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A difficult week...

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Real Life Dec 06 2014 · 147 views

Hey, folks. Sorry, its been awhile since my last entry here. I been having a bit rough week as well, my grandmother (Mother's side) passed away this Monday...

Its first time that I have lost a love one (Well, technically I lost my grandfather [Father's Side] before this, but I don't really count that as I was a 4 month old baby when that happened.). So like I say, it been kind of rough week for me.

For those wondering, the funeral was yesterday. I thought it went pretty well for most part and it was a good sent off for my grandmother. Thankfully I didn’t have any stomach issues. Although I did feel quite emotionally drained after the service… Saying goodbye to my grandmother was very difficult.

My only regret from the service yesterday was that I didn't wear my winter coat as that church and burial site was freezing. XD

Also random note about yesterday, I think my grandfather, my brother, and I were like only people in my family that bother to wear an actual suit to service. I kind hope I don't have to wear a suit like that again anytime soon as man, wearing a tie and suit jacket is uncomfortable. It especially made moving the coffin difficult as suit jacket kind restricted my arm movements.

But anyway, I am alright. You don't need to worried about me. Oh, and I should have a PokeLog written up about my progress last week later (I hadn't played it at all this week.). Probably I'll have that up tomorrow.

Alright, that's all I got to say about this week. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a great day today. I'll talk you later, BZPers.

And lastly, RIP Grandmom (September 1st, 1938 to December 1st, 2014). You are missed… =(

- JMJ 2014


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Smash Omega Ruby Day

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Real Life, Video Games, Pokemon, Nintendo, LEGO, Random Nov 21 2014 · 131 views

Hey, folks. It been awhile since I wrote a blog entry, so I thought I would pop in today and give a little update. Really there's not much to update you folks on since not a whole lot been going on with me. I just been working and doing the usual stuff (Reading stuff on BZP, watching videos, and playing video games).

Oh, and I don't think I mention here, but I am excited for BIONICLE 2015 (GEAR FUNCTIONS! Oh, how I missed them.). I will admit I am a bit behind of some news about it though. But it is on my to do list to watch all BZPower videos about BIONICLE 2014 during my holiday break next month. So hopefully I'll be up to speed by then and maybe I can comment in more detail about it. XD We'll see, I guess.

But anyway, as the title of entry say, I got my copies of Super Smash Bros for Wii U and Pokemon Omega Ruby today. And I must say I am excited to play them (lol And yet here I am writing this entry rather than just play them already. XD). Hopefully maybe I can play a match or something with some of you folks at some point.

EDITED: Oh, and I am bring back Pokelog on here, so expected to see entry about the start of my journey through Pokemon Omega Ruby tomorrow.

Speaking of that, if you hadn't added me on the Wii U or 3DS, here's my friend code and Nintendo ID in case you want to do that:

3DS Friend Code

5412-9992-6542

Wii U - Nintendo Network ID

BZPJMJ64

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Alright, I think I rambled enough here. I am going off now to go play Smash. So thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a great day. Talk to later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2014


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General Rambling - Pokemon Symphony & BIONICLE Thoughts

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in LEGO, Random, Pokemon, Real Life Oct 06 2014 · 116 views

Hey, folks. As mention in last entry (Which I have deleted now since I thought it was a pointless entry since all I wrote in it was that I was going to Pokemon Symphony.), I thought I should pop in today and give a quick update for you folks.

So yeah, I guess I’ll start off with how the Pokemon Symphony went.

Well, personally I thought it was a fantastic event. After all, I got a ton of streetpasses (About 30 or so Miis in my Plaza. I could have gotten more, but some of mini-games like Spaceship one make clearing the Plaza take awhile.) and I got to listen to awesome renditions of Pokemon music.

I also got to meet two awesome BZPers (Aanchir & Lyichir) for first time, while I was there. I kind wish I could talk to them more than I did, but unfortunately there wasn’t a lot of time for that. That and well, I don’t think our seats weren’t in same area (They may have had lawn seats since those are cheaper.).

But anyway, the only really bad thing about that day has I got be the fact that my annoying nervous condition started acting up again (REF: BrickFair VA entry), so I unfortunately I threw up my dinner as soon as we got there.

So yeah, that wasn’t great. But at least, I had the sense to get out of my friend’s car before it happened. I wish I could found a trash can or something though as unfortunately I upchucked on grass covered parking lot. *embarrassed*

Before anyone mentions, yes, I know I should probably see a doctor about this considering how often it has occurred. And well, I planned to at some point...

*sigh* … I’ll be honest with you folks. I kind of have a bit of fear about going to hospitals and seeing doctors. Mostly because I worried they will tell me that something wrong with me will require expensive surgery or medication.

I guess my surgery fear comes from my childhood scoliosis appointments as I will admit I often worried back then that the curve in my spine would progress and I would need surgery for it. And well, the thought of being cut open scares me. *shrugs*

As for medication, that fear is mostly because I am not good at swallowing pills and well, medicine tends to be expensive.

… Alright, I think I’ll get off this topic now as I doubt it is that interesting to read about someone talking about their fears. Uh, let’s talk about my thoughts on BIONICLE returning. That’s a better topic, right?

Where to begin? Well, I think it is cool that LEGO is bringing it back, although I do have to wonder what made them decide to bring it back now as it does seem odd to bring it back after only four years. *shrugs*

Not that I am complaining, but I would be interested in finding out what made them want to give the theme another try.

But anyway, I guess I’ll answer this question next: Would you want BIONICLE 2015 story to be continuation or reboot? Personally I prefer a plain old reboot as that way everyone could start fresh with the theme and it would make it easier on LEGO to make changes (Such as Gender Ratios) without worrying about past story’s rules.

I think a continuation will just have too much baggage involved and it would confuse new fans, especially if it was particularly old fan friendly with it.

Alright, next question: Do you plan on buying BIONICLE 2015 sets? That depends on what they are like really.

I will admit I am not too fond of Hero Factory method of building (Mostly because from what I seen of it, there is not much to it as you just slap armor on a skeleton.). So if it is a lot like that, I might not be that quick to pick them up. *shrugs* Eh...Again, it depends really. I actually thought this year's Hero Factory sets looked interesting (Of course, I didn't buy any. XD I blame video games. That and well, lack of space.).

So yeah, I am reserving my judgment until after I seen the sets firsthand.

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Alright, I think I ramble enough for this entry. Oh, wait...

Before I go, I guess I should mention that I got Super Smash Bros for 3DS last Saturday. So if any of you want to do a match with me, feel free to PM me.

But anyway, thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a great day. Talk to later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2014


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Pictures from my BrickFair VA Visit

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in LEGO, Real Life, BZPower Aug 10 2014 · 123 views

Hey, folks. I am just popping in to finally share my pictures from my BrickFair VA visit. Sorry, it took so long.

Apparently I had more pictures than I thought I did. I had like 797 pictures total. And I ended up throwing away 426 of those pictures, so I now only have 371 pictures. So yeah, that was a lot of pictures to look through and I didn't have time during the week to do so.

But anyway, enough rambling, here are the links to the albums:

*** NOTE: My pictures aren't that great and I did miss quite a few MOCs.***

- Bionicle
- Castle
- History
- Micro
- Mixed
- Robotics + Technic
- Space
- Steampunk
- Towns

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Alright, that's all for this entry. Thanks for taking the time to check this out and I hope you all have a great day. Talk to later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2014


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Recap: BrickFair VA Saturday Trip

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Real Life, LEGO, BZPower Aug 05 2014 · 171 views

Hey, folks. I thought I should pop in and let you all know how the Saturday visit went. I actually meant to get this up sooner.

But well, I was exhausted on the way back (Constantly thirsty for water), so I went to bed almost as soon as I got back from the trip. And on Sunday, I spent the almost all of my day reviewing photos before realizing that I had 641 of them to review and yeah, there was no way I could review all these in one day.

So yeah, my pictures probably won't be up till this weekend (9th or 10th). I might be able to get Bionicle pictures up earlier than that though since I do have most of them organized in a folder already and I just need to do secondary review of them.

But anyway, I guess I’ll start off by mentioning that I technically start the day off at 4 in morning. Yeah, I know that’s rather early. But well, I guess I couldn’t help it due to excitement as it is not everyday I get to visit another state. Of course, I didn’t actually get out of my bed at 4 AM. I waited till it was like 6 AM to head downstairs and get ready to go. And well, I was feeling pretty good like I wasn’t really nervous about the trip at all. So that was a good sign to start the day.

Of course, it wasn’t to last as soon as it got two minutes from my friend’s arrival, I began to have the all too common stomach issues that I have whenever I go on trips like this. It happened at BrickFair VA 2012, Philly BrickFest April 2014, Zelda Symphony, Nintendo E3 demos. It always happens. Like at times, I have to wonder if my body plots against me whenever I get excited about something. It honestly something I need to get look into at some point. And well, it does play a bit of role in my fear of meeting some of you folks as I am worried that I might make a bad impression by possibly vomiting in front of you or worst…

But anyway, after dealing with that (Which made me a bit later coming out) and taking some medicine to help ease it a little, I went out and met my friend in his car. Not much to say about the car ride up, beside that we took the toll routes this time around (Last time we manage to avoid tolls in their entirety.) and I was feeling like I might barf a few times during the ride up. I was actually kind of worried that I might barf when I saw AT since he did said he would meet us, while I was waiting in line. So it was a relief that barf-ness disappeared when we actually got to convention center.

Speaking of our arrival, I got say I wish I was able to convinced my friend that eating lunch at 2 PM was a terrible idea and we really should have just ate lunch as soon as we arrived like we did in 2012 (We ate lunch at the Subway in Walmart last time).

Oh, and I think we drove by someone cosplay-ing as MetalBeard, whom I think was a BZPer since I seem to recall someone here saying that they would be doing that. I didn’t actually meet them, but their cosplay was pretty cool.

But anyway, after finding a parking spot (Which was actually almost the exact same spot, we parked last time) and running over to Walmart to use the bathroom (Again, we really should of ate there when we had the chance.), we walked over to the line for people that order tickets online and well, waited there for about an hour, I guess.

Oh, and AT literally appear like six or so minutes after we got in line. I guess that's not surprising though since I did tell him that I would be there around 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM. So yeah, I met AT. I guess I made an alright impression (My handshake was probably terrible.). *shrugs* I probably should of introduce him to my friend. I am bad at this social stuff. Speak of my friend, he actually thought I had met AT before since well, I knew who he was instantly. XD I had to explain him that was first time I have met AT in person and well, why exactly AT thanked me. The "why AT thank me" conversation was interesting one to explain. XD

Alright, so moving on from that, when we finally got in, we decided to go straight to Bionicle table since AT said the others would be waiting for me there. Of course, I didn't go directly over to them as I want to stay close by my friend since I didn't want to make him think I was going to abandon him to hang out with BZPers here (That and well, I'll admit was kind of nervous.). So yeah, I just follow along with him and took pictures of what was on display.

Eventually we got over to Sumiki / Zatth group and I think either Sumiki or Zatth start the conversation (My memory is a bit fuzzy, I admit. And it was kind of loud at the time, so it was hard to hear.). And well, I greet them back and just continue on my way. I probably should of been more conversational and well, introduce my friend to them. But again, I didn't think about that, so I must come off as very rude. *sigh*

I also should of I said hello to Meiko and Aanchir when I was passing by them to go toward Sumiki / Zatth group. But again, I wasn't thinking and just walk by them (Well, admittedly I was hoping they would notice I was here when conversation with Sumiki group started.).

Oh, and I didn't give them the comic to sign since at that point, I was having second thoughts about that idea. (I also brought a bunch of TNG Miru in a Toa Mata Canister to give to anyone that sign it.) *shrugs* I don’t know… I thought the idea wasn’t going to work too well, especially if those pens, that I brought, weren’t readable on the comic.

That and well, I may have been slightly worried about repeating what happen at Philly BrickFest by accidentally knocking something over when trying to hand over the comic. So yeah, I was kind trying to avoid making any contact with table this time. That’s also why I didn’t sign the Logbook right away (I didn’t sign it until it was time for me to leave.).

Alright, I should get back on track. XD So after meeting Sumiki / Zatth group (Their group needs a name. How about Team Farm Animals? =P), we continued along the table till we met Black Six (for like second time this year.).

He basically said to me, “JMJ, you can’t hide this time.” (I should have hid behind my friend or bag as a joke. XD Also technically I wasn’t hiding in 2012, I was there in plain slight. I just didn’t say anything and wait to sign the book at 3 PM, which was around the time we left. UPDATED: I just realize he was referring our April meeting at Philly BrickFest since I was kind of hiding behind my phone/camera. You win this round, Black Six. =P)

Black Six then proceed to tell the group behind Bionicle table with banner that I was here. They greeted me and I said hello back. After that, I just went on my way and continue taking pictures of stuff.

Really not a whole lot to mention after we left the Bionicle Table. I mean not say that other tables don't have cool stuff, they do have cool stuff. I just mean all I was doing at that point was just taking pictures, so I doubt that describing that in detail will be interesting. XD

There definitely was a lot of cool stuff to look at. After all, I somehow have 641 pictures from this event. Its crazy and we didn't get to all the tables since our deadline to leave was like 2 PM (Last time we left at 3 PM. My friend wanted to leave earlier this time since last time we run into traffic on the way home. Of course, technically it was his fault since he was one that want to see a movie afterwards, so we likely would of avoid some of that traffic if we had left Virigina at the time we said we would.).

Oh, I just remembered we did run into Black Six again briefly since apparently he decided to give me my reward for supporting BZPower BrickFair LaserTag thing. I am glad to see it was just the shirt. Thanks again for that, Black Six. (I'll note here that I did have another interesting conversation explaining to my friend, why Black Six thank me and gave me the shirt. XD) I hope you folks had fun at that LaserTag thing.

Alright, so when it got closer to 2 PM, we start get ready leave since by then, our hungry and thirsty were getting pretty bad. Especially mines since I was so thirsty for water that I drank from that terrible water fountain again (It still the worst water fountain I have ever drank from.). So yeah, like I said, waiting to have lunch at 2 PM was not best idea, especially when the last time you had something to eat or drink was a light meal at 7 AM.

Of course, before we could leave, I had to make sure that I sign the Logbook, which I did make my friend aware of. But I think when we did decide it was time for us to get going, there was misunderstanding as he had straight for the exit. I did try tell him to wait, but he did not hear me. So knowing that once I went out that door I could not come back in, I had to stop myself from following my friend.

And well, I went over to Bionicle table one last time and sign the Logbook (I also drop my bag on the floor because I thought it would get in the way of signing it.). While I was doing that, Takuma Nuva came over and briefly ask how I was. I was honest with him and told him that I was dehydrated, but follow it up by mentioning that we going to lunch now to dismiss any possible worries.

And well, I thought that was it for conversation, so I said good bye to Takuma Nuva and awkwardly wave at him. I mean it would probably would been nice to have maybe a longer conversation, but I knew my friend was going call me soon. Before I get away though, someone call me back over the table. It took me a bit by surprised, especially when I notice who it was.... It was DeeVee.

Yeah, I totally wasn't expecting that. Although I guess I should of since I guess Black Six told him about my comic signing thing that I originally mention on my Twitter. *shrugs* But anyway, he introduce himself to me and I kind awkwardly said hi. I mean I wasn't really sure what else to say to him, so once it seems like he was finished what he want to say, I said my goodbyes and quickly rush for the exit.

My friend call me just as I got there, so it was good timing on my part. After we reunited outside, we headed to car and check our 3DSs for streetpasses. We didn't get a lot this time around. I only got about 10 Miis for Mii Plaza (I later got seven more on the way home.). And I'll be honest we spent an hour messing with our 3DSs in the car rather than just go to lunch. XD

And when we did go to get lunch (at 3 PM), we went to a Subway that was in a shopping center nearby rather than just go to one in the Walmart nearby. XD We really did a terrible job of following that leave time deadline. If it is any consolation, traffic wasn't too bad heading home.

Our problem going home was more toll related than anything else since for some reason the way back had five tolls (The way there only had three tolls and they cost about $12 total) and they cost about $21 total. Well, to be specific, it was one toll really. We ended up in a coins only toll by mistake and of course, we didn't have enough coins to pay it (The toll was $1 in coins; we were 4 cents off.).

So yeah, that wasn't great. We have been told that fine could be waved if we explain the situation in a letter after getting the fine papers in the mail. (For those wondering, I have told my friend that I am willing to give him the funds to pay the fine, so if it comes to that I will.) So yeah, that moment did spoil the ride home a bit. It definitely taught me to bring a bunch of coins with me, if we ever do a trip like this again.

Along the way home, my friend explain to me what Data on my phone was (Note: My Phone is a TracFone.) and I got say I am kicking myself for not figuring that out sooner as that would of been useful to let people know when we actually arrived at BrickFair VA. So yeah, another lesson for future trips, I guess.

Alright, the last interesting part of that day was that we stop by a Best Buy in Delaware since my friend want to pick up a copy of Ni-No-Kuni: Wrath of The White Witch (Unfortunately they didn't have a copy.). I ended up picking up a copy of HD Collection of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus (I got it for $4.99 since I had $15 rewards thing from Best Buy) since there wasn't any 3DS games available.

And well, that was our trip. After we were done in Best Buy, we headed home and I pay for my friend's gas (Remind me never to get a Ford Explorer. Geez...Gas for that thing is expense. It was $54!). Not much else to say really.

Well, actually I guess there is this question. Will I be checking out next year's BrickFair VA? Maybe. We hadn't made any plans for it yet. I mean I can't go by myself since I don't have a vehicle (Maybe I'll have my license by then. But still that's a bit of big trip to do when you are new with a driving license.). Beside that, I feel more confidence when I am around people that I am familiar with, so I don't think going alone is ever the best idea for me. *shrugs*

Alright, that's all for this entry. I apologize for writing such a long-winded entry. Thanks though for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a great day. Talk to later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2014


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BrickFair VA Visit Tomorrow

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in BZPower, Real Life, LEGO Aug 01 2014 · 137 views

Hey, folks. I thought pop in today and just remind you folks that I'll be checking out BrickFair VA tomorrow during the visitor's hours. It should be fun trip.

Uh, I guess I'll tell you how to spot me, I should be the guy wearing a red BZPower shirt with thick glasses and an old Penn State bag (I have the bag to carry my umbrella since according to weather news reports, it going rain tomorrow. Its going be fun standing in a line in the rain. XD).

I'll try my best to say hello, if I see any of you folks. EDITED: Oh, if I meet any of you folks, I probably ask you to sign this Bionicle comic.

Oh, and I'll be sure to take plenty of pictures to share here later.

Alright, that's all for this entry. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a great day. Talk to later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2014






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Name: Jedi Master J. (JMJ or J)
First name: John
Age: 22 (April 20th)
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Education: Public School / Community College (Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology)
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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
Hobbies: Drawing, reading, writing, collecting BIONICLE/LEGO sets, playing Video Games and riding my bike.

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