Hopefully I will be able to finish Sailor Moon and get started on Patlabor. Even if Fall is a disappointment on the mecha front at least I have Patlabor and Brave Battle Warriors should hold up for a while. I learned a lot while I was gone and not having a laptop got me to at least finish some reading. So here’s a couple things I learned while out in the suck with no laptop.
PT Good For You, Good For Me
Calorie counting can be a chore but a tool that I found useful was livestrong.com’s daily plate which helped out immensely. If you use it the goal is to get as close to your green line as you can. Make no mistake though to get fit and stay fit requires a lifestyle change it may be hard at first but you can do it if you want to. Heck I lost 16 pounds after a month of cardio so it’s not impossible.
Idle Musings, Idle Purchases
As a fan of dual use technology I re-purposed this TV shelf from IKEA as a DVD shelf/Game shelf/Altar of worship well worth it me thinks.
I am amazed at how much stuff I bought it was less than a full month’s pay but it was still a lot more than I usually get. I haven’t hit the buyer’s remorse yet but I do not recommend wasting time going window shopping to only end up with stuff you never thought about getting. Still I suppose I ought to be glad to finally get all of Sailor Moon minus the unreleased Stars arc that never made it to the US and I increased the mecha stockpile in case of further seasons of no mecha misery. As business models go Games Workshop is probably worse than R2 DVDs. They made the rule book huge as all fuck just to put that 75 USD price tag on it and then release the starter set for 99 USD. At least the models look great and I play at least one of the armies. Still I feel kind of bad for those poor souls who just wanted the smaller utility sized rule book since lugging that monster of a rule book to every tourney and game is going to suck. I reconnected with an old gaming friend who is willing to do a swap, and for once the High Elves don’t suck too bad and have gotten a little OP since the magic rules got a whole lot nastier.
Don’t you just hate campers…
I was a pretty poor gamer before going out into the suck, I always started games but never managed to finish them. That was rectified quick when my laptop died and I started playing games. I re-awoke my old obsessive habits as when I play games I lose hours at a time but at least the MWR people kick is off when our time is up. I rediscovered Muramasa the Demon Blade while in theater and got all the endings after getting home. I even finished HALO 3 ODST when I should have probably blogging again and found the latest addiction in Metroid the Other M. I wonder how every one else manages to play games and still blog though I seem to be playing games outside of the point and click visual novels. If anyone has any advice on managing game time better I’d like to hear about it.
Still if there was one game that sucked away lots of hours it has to be Star Craft II which I even got to work on my new laptop for wasting even more time on the go. I bet every one and their mother has already played it but it still is a great game and the only thing I regret was being out in a Zeus forsaken desert with no way to get a copy and play it. Time delays due to duty aside it was a most welcome dose of much needed mecha action.
If only these books came out faster…
The PX out there wasn’t terribly well stocked on magazines or good literature, no Wired Magazine and plenty of awful Warhammer fiction. At least my family did send me my copies of Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Outlaws of the Marsh (aka The Water Margin). I was amused at how much Zhuge Liang is still being copied even in anime today as the BEST GENERAL EVAR but that’s a post for another time I guess. Still re-reading it is making my viewing of SD Gundam Brave Battle Warriors much more amusing though it was already a hilarious adaptation as is. Not being able to blog or do much on the internet other than read other people’s posts I finally got around to reading Song of Ice and Fire which is much better than I had expected even if the gratuitous sex is off putting and I rue the lack of pages dedicated to battle, but the political machinations is still well written better than most AU Gundam scripts anyway.
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