Thursday, June 12, 2008

Most Awesome Tattoo

So, I like tattoos, I think they're pretty cool, I have one myself actually, but this one that I found is just awesome, and really exemplifies all that is geek-dom with the black lotus and D20.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ebay Week Day Two - Comic Lots: Buying in Bulk Supplemental

Welcome to the supplemental, hosted right here at Life of a Welshman. Today's topic is lots, both random and specific.

Superman, run from 440-452
Bid - $9.99, Shipping to the US - $6.49
Lot of 100 Random Comics (Different from the link in the main post)
Bid - $41.00, Shipping to the US - $10.33
26 Random Comic Books
Bid - $19.50, Shipping to the US - $6.13
17 Specific Issues of Flash Comics
Bid - #3.00, Shipping to the US - $3.11

Those are a few examples I came up with myself quickly, experiment and find some yourself!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ebay Week Day One Supplemental

Here's some examples of great single issue finds that I sought out for you as a supplemental to Ebay Week Day One:

The Mighty Thor Vol. 1, #298
Bid - $0.01, Shipping to US $3.50

The Mighty Thor Vol. 1 #2
Bid - $17.48, Shipping to US $6.00

Superman #331
Bid - $0.99, Shipping to US $5.00

Goofy Comics #26
Bid - $7.45, Shipping to US $5.00

These are just a few examples of what you could find yourself when you look, make sure to use as many options as you can to narrow your search if you're looking for a particular genre/issue/pricerange.

Eve Online, and Star Wars

Well, it seems my love of Star Wars has translated, into Eve Online... An MMORPG game, and quite frankly, I probably don't need to pick up a new MMO, WoW ate my life for a while, and I don't really want to repeat that. But as luck would have it, they have a free trial, for which I have 10 days left. I feel a little jipped because a day of that free trial was taken up by expansion addition, but the expansions are free, and the world is mind bogglingly vast. Plus, it reminds me of Star Wars, and to me, that is priceless. I'm some sort of Caldari guy, and I'm splitting my time between killing pirates and mining, generally doing missions however. It's pretty fun, and I really like how I can read or write/work/study GRE's while mining. Hence why I split my time, I can mine in high security sectors while I get my work done, I've even done some lifting while mining. I also like how it will train your skill even if you are offline, although, I can see how later in the game, getting one more level on a skill could take like 20+ days and be really annoying. But hold on a second, my spellcheck doesn't know offline (or spellcheck for that matter), come on, this is the 21st century!
Speaking of Star Wars, I'm reading the final book of the Heir to the Empire series, and let me tell you, it is pretty damn amazing. There is a lot of stigma focused towards science fiction writers, even though they are the peak of the Geek Hierarchy, especially Star Wars authors or the like because their source material is not genuinely their own. Then again, who's is their own today, Star Wars was just a retelling of another story, which was a retelling of another story before it, just with extra flair. Some Star Wars etc. authors deserve this criticism as well, they really are poor authors, as far as published authors go anyway, but Timothy Zahn is pretty good. Look for a review or more in depth thoughts soon as I come to the close of the book. Also, be sure to check out Ebay Week over at Your Comic Relief!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Thoughts on the latest Indiana Jones film

Finally got to go see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull last night. All in all a pretty damn good movie, a good plot and a decent length (124 minutes). It was a good fun movie, with all the classic Indiana Jones stuntwork (note that I never saw ANY Indiana Jones movies until less than 6 months ago) and shenanigans. It was however, far less plausible than the previous three movies, which, in some cases does not say much. However, as a man of science (not scientology!) I am much more willing to suspend my disbelieve magic and aliens in a movie far more easily than I am to believe that Indy survives a nuclear bomb in a fridge, regardless of if the fridge was made of lead or not, the remains of Trinity, the first nuclear test was complete destruction. Following up with that, the fridge was blasted into the air and hit the ground, no, no, no that could never happen, and if it did, he'd never survive it. They also clean the radiation off of him with soap or something, but the radiation emitted from a nuclear blast is equivalent to several lifetimes of x-rays and the hemapoietic cells in his bone marrow (the ones that produce white blood cells) would be shot. But, I am nitpicking. The movie was excellent, Harrison Ford can still play Indiana Jones very well. There was even a "I have a bad feeling about this" line, which as a colossal Star Wars fan was a big deal to me. Also, as a fencer, the sword fight on two cars blew me away, it was expertly choreographed as well as well executed, alone with the side commentary. There is a spoiler concerning one of the characters, but honestly, I was negatively surprised by this and pretty much saw it coming the minute s/he became a main character. All in all, if you have not seen it yet, I would highly recommend it, each character plays their role well.

I'm also trying to get my recent trip to the Mets online (Johan Santana's 100th win!), but it just doesn't seem to want to get up there. The problem is that I have the pictures on one computer, which doesn't seem to have Microsoft office for some reason, and it doesn't want to put those pictures on the internet, nor can really email them at the resolution they are at. Confounding my problem is that the computer only has one USB slot (wtf Sony), and that is being used by the mouse; hopefully I can use my love of keyboard shortcuts to work this out. As always, thanks for reading.

Monday, June 2, 2008

So I graduated

Wow, I made it. Granted that was a few weeks ago at this point, but it feels like months. I tried writing this up before, but it just didn't feel right, so I will try it again. I've been just sitting around since graduation, I tutored a little bit, ran some errands, but other than that, I've not done much. Well, I did go to the mets game the other day, but a post on that is coming as soon as I get the pictures sorted out. I have been playing a stunning amount of xbox 360, and have been enamored with first person shooters recently, specifically Team Fortress 2 on the Orange Box. I've even been slacking on my posting over at Your Comic Relief, which is no good because I really need to keep up with that. The problem there is that I have not had the chance to catch up with my comics recently, and I have well over 200 comic books to get through, and these distractions, such as studying for the GRE's doesn't really help at all. I say that as if I have been studying consistently, the closest I have gotten is that I've started reading daily to help prep myself for the literary comprehension section, I need to get on this, making flashcards etc... but I just can't seem to find the motivation. Know what I mean?