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Saturday, March 31, 2007

What I did today.

Today I saw the movie TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), which was a great movie, at the 11:05 am to get the lower cost, which is around $9.00 for prine time. Great movie. One thing I saw at the end of the movie in Splinter room, on a shelf was that time travel specter in the 3rd movie. After the movie I got some food and played Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords on my PSP. And them I went over to the Games Workshop to have a look around. Its close to where I live , but I have never been in there. I did find a good color (Desert Yellow) to use for some minis I am painting.
Dice

Time frame. Update

I check the GeekLable.com today and low and behold our picture has been posted on the GeekLable Fan Photos page. It took a while, but there it is.

From when I sent the photo, Feb 25th to today, Mar 31st. It took around 35 days to get the photo posted.
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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Our HERO game tangents.

Here are some of the off topics that came up durring on HERO RPG game on 3/24/07:

1. Deep Space Nine episode: Trials and Tribble-ations
In our game Bob's character, Darbor said something along as this: When Bashir and O'Brien ask Worf why 23rd Century Klingons look so different he will only tell them "it was a bad time in our history... we do not discuss it with outsiders".

2. South Park episode: With Apologies to Jesse Jackson

3. Bob's character new dog: the size and name of it.

4. The flash game of Desktop Tower Defence
started a Group Scoreboard under the name "Luckless"
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Saturday, March 24, 2007

My Anime Rant

Watched the Pokemon movie, Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, that was Cartoon Network tonight and was sorry to see a good chunk of the movie missing. I saw the Japanese version of the movie the movie opened with a good overview of the Pokemon world which was about 4 to 5 minutes. That was missing. Then the next shot was with the Pokemon Ranger rescuing the Pokemon egg from the pirate ship which was about 10 to 15 minutes. That was also missing. From what I could tell the movie did not suffer from the cut shots, the scenes were in the original Japanese version, why were they not kept. I do not know why the movie was not kept whole. The only reason I can possibly see is it was cut for time. The movie was given 2 and a half hour, but the movie only used 2 hours and 10 minutes. The other 20 or so minutes were used to a different cartoon show.

Thats my story and I am sticking with it.
Dice

Friday, March 23, 2007

The Flight

Meet up with Rich and JP after work to get our tickets for the flight to San Diego Comic Con. After some food we head over to my place. Rich started with a flight the would work. Next JP, with a little work, was able to find the matching flight (thru Orbitz). Last , was me. Found the need flight to match the others (no trouble finding it) and booked the flight. Step two complete.

Room. Check.
Flight, there and back. Check.
Dice

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Time frame.

GeekLable make a great shirt, it has held up to a few washing so far. I had given our game group (of 3 including me) a GeekLable shirt. On one game day I got everyone to put on the shirt and was able to snap a picture.

Geek Game Group

From what GeekLable's Web site says, "Have a fan photo you'd line to share?". So I did. I email the photo on February 25th and got this email responce on March 6th:

Hey heath,
Thanks for the awesome photo! Sorry not to get it online sooner. Hopefully, I have it online in the next day or two.
jay
Jay Lynn
President
Geeklabel, Inc.
As of today, March 18th, it has not shown up yet on their photo page. You say 2 days, it should be posted there in around the 2 day. It has been 12 day, it should be posted by now.

Thats my rant and I am sticking to it for now. ;-)
Dice

300 the movie.

Some info on "300":
Time Warner Inc.'s battle epic "300'' was the highest-grossing movie for a second straight weekend in U.S. and Canadian theaters, taking in $31.2 million.

The movie topped Sandra Bullock's "Premonition,'' which opened in third place with $18 million, and Universal Pictures' ``Dead Silence,'' which debuted fourth with $7.7 million, box- office tracker Media By Numbers LLC said in a statement today. ``Wild Hogs'' retained second place, taking in $18.8 million in its third week of release.

``300'' last week broke the record for a March opening, taking in $70 million. While receipts fell 56 percent this week, the movie has now made $127.5 million since its March 9 release and is the biggest-grossing film this year for Warner Bros., which may have its second number-one debut of 2007 when ``Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' opens next weekend.

The full story is at Bloomberg.com
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Saturday, March 10, 2007

To paint or not to paint.

I made a offer to Bob, my fellow Hero Game player, that if he found a mini figure that I would paint it. The first one he found was Tolan, Male Druid (2692) of the Dark Heaven Legends line from Reaper Mini. It looks good, but he found a better one, Blackclad Druid (PIP81019) of the Iron Kingdoms line from Privateer Press. He liked this one better, the character is holding a long ax type weapon, which looks it could be converted to a staff weapon which Bob's character mainly uses. Early this week I was planing to sit down and start them. Well, I did sit down and opened the Blackclad Druid figure picked off the biger pieces of the metal on the figure. I went to my craft box (which is where my paints, brushes and tools are) to get the get the files to smoth down the edges. But they were not there, I looked around but still could not find them. I recalled the last time they were used were on some horse mini I purchased a few months ago. I gave it a few days, but sill no luck. Last night I looked from file in the local area, but again no luck. Today a made a trip to American Eagles Hobbies over in Seattle to pick a set of fine files and found a another figure for myself. Now I start to prep the minis and get them painted. Thats my story and I am sticking with it.
Dice

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The Death of Captain America

A bad day in Marvel history.

The superhero's death in Captain America No. 25 is the latest development in Marvel Comics' long-running "Civil War" story line, in which the American government is cracking down on superheroes, requiring them to register or be declared traitors. Captain America had resisted the government and was killed on his way to trial.

Check out the story here.
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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Not a good day. Update.

From what has been told to me. Kate will be heading home this Wednesday, while Chad will be going back to work. Kate will also be put back on solid foods.
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The state of the game questionaire.

Here is the 2nd email on the state of game of out Hero game we are currently in. My answeres are in red type.

Gentlemen,

It is that time again. Time for your thoughts and comments. I am
BCC'ing everyone again to keep thoughts private.

Character maintenance:

Do you like where you character is right now (as in its development)?
Yes I do.

What new things are you interested in for your character?
As a change, maybe a new little power that we my have. Maybe something strange.

Player's Thoughts:

Just wanted to get some feedback from you two on several things. Sort of a pick-your-brain type of thing. The following are not in any sort of order, just how they came out of my brain:

1. (Most important to me) Are you having fun? Yes I am.
a. What do you like? The story is good, with a battle here and there.
b. What do you hate? Liver. Oh, about the game. Very little. Nothing come to mind at this time.
c. Is there something that can be added, removed, or done
differently to make the game more fun for you? Just to toss out something, maybe have metal be a little more available, so they could be used a little more. The blacksmith and armorer skill will not get to much use. Also maybe some people have a minor power or small ability they could use or have to have a little magic in the area. It posable there is something in the water.

2. Plot hooks. The way I have been running it right now is pretty
controlling of where you go and what happens. At this point, I like the some what controlling path.
a. What things that have happened, or have heard about, in the game did you want to explore in greater detail? A large city is good to explore, and there is those pesky wizards we could pay a visit to. How about the pesky bandits.
b. Any sort of side plots would you like to see in exploring something about or for your character. Some side quest on Vaden's family.
c. Did you still want me to lead you more often that not? Do you want to pursue your own opportunities? Or is there some sort of middle ground that you two want? I like the way it has gone so far along the path you have given us so far.

3. Game mechanics. Rules that we are using in the game.
a. Any rules that you read about (especially the optional ones)
that you want me to include? I am happy with the rule we have currently.
b. Anything in the rules that do not make sense to you? Or that
you think that they is a different interpretation? Nothing that comes to mind. As the item come up in the game, I will give out my 2 cents.
c. Anything that you think is just plain dumb? Nothing that comes to mind at this time.

4. Did you have any other thoughts or comments? How a board game night sometime. Not to replace a RPG day, maybe a Sunday or Wednesday? Or if a break is needed, this is a option.

Thank you for all of your help and for playing in my game.

Norm.

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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Not a good day.

It has been a week sence this has happened, I wanted to wait for a while frined of the family were told by Chad himself. I read the following email on Saturday Feb 24th, while the email was dated Friday Feb 23rd and this all hapened on Thursday Feb 22nd. This is what he sent me and my parents from Chad (my brother):

Yesterday, Kate was admitted to New York Presbyterian after fainting and having abdominal pains. It turns out that the blood vessel leading to Kate's spleen had ruptured, a condition that went undiagnosed for many hours until she eventually lapsed into unresponsiveness and was rushed into surgery. After suffering massive blood loss, Kate is recovering really well and was breathing on her own just six hours after they closed her up. Unfortunately our daughter was not so lucky. She passed away after a crash C-section in the emergency room. We haven't yet processed the loss fully yet, but we feel amazingly lucky that Kate is alive.
Everything is much better, Kate is still in the hospital resting. She is able move around on her own a little . Kate is recovering nicely and healing at a great rate (according to the doctors, Chad said).
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