I went to my college friend's house in PA, went to the Baltimore Science Center (kind of a let down), and stayed one night at his family's farm. Four-wheeling is fun. 8D
Then, since there was next to no light pollution at his farm, we went out around 11:30 at night and stargazed. It was fun times.
I now want a farm. 8D
But, such is the way my hometown treats its people during spring break. This week is for me to relax, take a mental break from college, and continue to put off an 8-10 page paper for philosophy of science. Kill me now. XP
I really wish the sun were out right now. Not only would it help dry up the muddy ground, but it would bring more light into the house and to the outside. I'd probably enjoy a good walk, too.
This is why I hate the first part of spring. Only when spring transitions into summer do I finally become content. >>
Today is my twentieth birthday!
And yet, I don't feel too different. I think the change from one age to the next doesn't immediately happen on someone's birthday, but over time takes effect. Or I'll just stay the random jokester I've always been. 8D
Also, today is George Washington's birthday. Our first president deserves more attention than I do, but then again I assume that's what President's Day's all about. Either way, happy birthday, George!
Anywhosit, since I last posted it's been at least two months, and in that time, Christmas break drew to a close and I'm now in the middle of my fourth semester at college. Yayz.
It's amazing how fast college is going. Another two years and I'll be on my last semester. There's a scary thought. What's even scarier is that I was looking at a friend's LEGO magazine today, and it hit me that over a decade has gone by since my most favorite LEGO theme, the Adventurers, first premiered in the LEGO universe.
What a wonderful year 1998 was for LEGO. Adventurers had come out, and with them the first tan pieces came into existence (Pohatu, you're welcome ), and so had the Hydronauts and the Stingrays, the Insectoids were creeping throughout my bedroom, and the Ninjas were cleverly sneaking through traps and stealing treasures.
Ten years later, and my how LEGO has changed. But, I've endured this decade as my nostalgia continues to get the better of me in some cases, and I enjoy many of the more recent sets almost as much as I enjoy the old. The same holds true for BIONICLE. There are BIONICLE sets that through the years I didn't like, and there were those I absolutely love (Vorox FTW!). As 2009 begins, I look forward to the ideas LEGO has in store for the remainder of the BIONICLE storyline, a storyline that captivated me since 2001 and has undoubtedly extended my fandom of a childhood toy which I will always cherish.
Seeing as it is now about 1:30 a.m. in my time zone, I will bid you adieu. Thanks for reading, and if you have free time, check out the new comic I posted in my topic. It's a good 'un!
As my finals are about to start tomorrow I've been keeping myself busy with other things to make myself forget that I have finals. For instance, I've been working on the following image:
Yay for Photoshop tinkerings!
What I don't like about right now is that my final exams for the semester are all up ons next week. Luckily they're only spread out over three days, and I have two days off to study for my first finals.
Also, I really need to brush off the cobwebs and dust from this poor abandoned blog. I never update it.
Randomness aside, today marks the end of this year's marching band camp (which started last Saturday) for the resident Moo-Obsessed Toa of Electricity. So why am I bringing up marching band? Well, this year my little brother had marching band camp for four weeks, consisting of two weeks of mini band camp, one week of full band camp, and then another week of mini band camp. Full band camp is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., mini band camp is 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Four weeks. That's a lot of prep compared to my marching band. Of course, my little brother is in high school, and I'm at college. Well, let me take you back to 2003 when I was a freshman. I had one week of full band camp (same as my little bro) and one week of mini band camp, which for the first year was 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., then changed to 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. That was it from my freshman year to my senior year. Why the change? A change in band directors. My marching band director from freshman year to senior year was strict. He made us work, and he had us get done what we needed to get done. He was not lenient unless the suggestion given to him was one that needed to be done, such as a water break on a hot day. Then, my senior year, he stepped down because he got an administrative position in our school, so the marching band was directed by the high school band director, who was much more lenient. She didn't change anything the year after he left, but after that she made things "easier" on the kids, and because she went easier on the band, the productivity went down. Now, you'd think, "They have two more weeks to practice, so their shows must be much better and better prepared than those of years previous." Nope, unfortunately the shows have stayed the same if not declined in quality over the previous years. The energy isn't as intense and the drive to do well seems to be less obvious than it was when I was in the band.
Now, the marching band director I had was not as well liked by the band, but he got stuff done. The director my little brother has is probably more liked/less complained about, but the quality seems to be lacking.
So, which is better? The band that accomplishes two weeks worth of work in two weeks, or the one that accomplishes that same amount of work in four weeks?
Sorry to eat up your time, my rant is over. BITIL RULEZ!!
I'm currently in New York visiting family before the summer wraps up and I'm back at college. It's been stormy and rainy today, though, which makes it seem kinda miserable outside. Not the good storms that last about a half hour and are filled with beautiful lightning bolts, but the cruddy ones that, eh, a few cracks of lightning and a burst of thunder, but cloudy all day. It is clearing up, though.
Also, I obtained Bitil yesterday! Haha! The first true yellow BIONICLE set in five whole years! WOOT! I'm totally thrilled. 8D
(Yes, Atako, I got him. You should still bring him to the picnic, though; we could have him use his mask power. )
I'll be taking pictures of him soon and possibly reviewing him here in my blog. Yes, my view on him is heavily biased due to his coloration, so sue me.
Also, I hope to make a new comic next week, but I may be preoccupied a bit with packing to go back to school. It should be a continuation of my latest comic, so keep your eyes peeled.
I think that's all for now.
Amazingly, my mouth doesn't hurt nearly as much as I thought it would.
It was also the first time I had ever been on anesthesia. The experience was instantaneous, and it was very odd to me how fast that half hour flew to me.
Just my random blurb of today. Also, welcome back online, BZPower!
Akano Toa of Electricity
Stone Champion Nuva
+2 for Premier Membership
+1 from Pohuaki for reporting various things in Artwork
Real Name: Forever Shrouded in Mystery
Likes: Science, Math, LEGO, Bionicle, Ponies, Comics, Yellow, Voice Acting
Notable Facts: One of the few Comic Veterans still around
Has been a LEGO fan since ~1996
Bionicle fan from the beginning
Misses the 90's. A lot.
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