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March update

2 exams at start of May, better study for those soon. Course was very good on balance.

Theo almost 5. Will be a nice weekend at end of month.

Currently playing: nothing, no time for vidya. Played a few emulators.

Itzacon soon maybe hopefully. Will probably do Saturday only. Warhammer probably wrapping up soon.

Finally acquired employment, 5 mins from house. That's it!

Got back into Yu-Gi-Oh! cards a bit and the Abridged series a lot. Stopped watching it years ago (2011?) glad to see only 20 episodes have been released since then. What's next, watching Zexal?

Wrestlemania: nice to see Jim Cornette will be presenting part of the HoF and also Kurt Freaking Angle being inducted; might even tune in to the event itself somehow and catch the Goldberg/Shane-AJ/Undertaker/JeriKO matches.

Fleetwood Mac doing farewell tour 2018? Will have to go when and if they're in Dublin.
Recent posts

Love/hate 11 Final Fantasy IX spoilerish

Super fun entry in the series, cutesy look but dark at times story line, probably more so than VIII, X and XII. VII could be pretty dark at times but this one is surprisingly more adult at times. I took a ton more screenshots this time around compared to the FFVIII review.

Plot
Like VIII in that it has a super tight plot in disc one which is superlinear and then it unravels a bit and the pace falls away after that. The war on the Mist continent is done quite well but after going away to the Outer Continent things slow down a bit in some ways. I did not even realise I had advanced into a new disc as it is all one big game on Steam. I’m used to changing the discs after certain epic scenes.
I loved all the characters in the FF games I have played so this is no exception. Zidane is a great main character, cheery and an apparent ladies man, a refreshing change from the others. The supporting cast all mix together well and have their various goals and get a good bit of screen time, though as u…

Brief January post

Warpcon was fine, the one RPG I played was what it was and the game design panel on Saturday was great. I really need to write a game, I think my only block isn't so much the idea or the the writing itself but the need to entertain 3-6 strangers for 3 hours. It would have to be a sufficiently engaging RPG system, sheets and some handouts hopefully with a few good NPCs and a plot that doesn't stink and action that is brief and exciting. Also not too much dice rolling to bypass roleplay and situations. I love investigation and puzzles in games so Call of Cthulhu might be on the menu, or just good old fashioned GURPS.

Cork was even better, I was lucky to have great accommodation and company in the form of the Royce. Much drinking, eating, catching up and watching good TV was had. Torchwood is pretty good (watched 4/5 of the Children series). Hacksaw Ridge was pretty entertaining as a war flick and a good return for Mel.

Trump is an idiot and his cabinet are monstrous. Here's …

2016 retrospective

2016 was actually a good year for me, despite everything that has happened. Lots of running and lifting and plenty of time to focus on what's good. Also started a new college course on a whim in October and it's been working out pretty well so far.

Lots of shocking things - too many stars died this year, the ones that hit me the most were probably AA Gill & Prince recently enough and George Michael and Carrie Fisher at the end. At least David Bowie got his swan song out, what a way to go. Bowie was the big one that got everyone going that and the shite election and Brexit.

Brexit has probably shocked me more and is genuinely history in the making. I obviously didn't want it to happen but I am curious - is it the thing that will re-invigorate the European Union? Will the UK be humbled but continue to truck along it's own path? I have a few friends and family in London and Scotland so I hope it works out well for all of us.

Trump vs. Clinton, worst election ever. Fir…

Quotes buried on FB profile

"Fortiter et Fideliter" - "Bravely and faithfully". - Fallon Family Motto

"There's no I in team, but there is an I in pie.
There's an I in meat pie.
The anagram of meat is team, I don't really know what he's talking about... " - Simon Pegg (Shaun)

"Blow wind, come wrack! At least we'll die with harness on our back." - Macbeth

"The workers have nothing to lose but their chains, and have a world to win. Workers of the world, unite!" - Marx

"I cannot die ... What would happen to Germany?" - Kaiser Frederick III

"God has made us for civilising the world. Woe and death to all who resist my will." - Kaiser Wilhelm II

"The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia." - Otto von Bismarck

"Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I attack." - Marshal Ferdinand Foch

"Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.&q…

Frostgrave Warband after 7 games

Frostgrave Warband after 7 games I had meant to post this a lot sooner but here we go after 7 games. There were 2 more games in our campaign before this but my previous Elementalist got cut down in the Mausoleum scenario! So my Apprentice, Elrond, took over the role of Wizard and has been pretty successful so far. I looked at all the various combinations of spellcaster and decided to go with Elementalist again, the relatively high initial cost of their spells (10 minimum, Bolt is 12) made me go for that again. I also liked their Aligned schools the most. If I were to start over again I'd probably go for something like Enchanter/Sigilist/Soothsayer and pick some offensive spells as Aligned or Neutral and build them up over time. I really enjoyed having a horde of Warhounds, fielding 4 in two games and 5 in one! That was in my first three games with this new warband, after that I have brought a more diverse range of soldiers in, with the Treasure Hunter being an excellent addition…

FMA King of the Ring 2016 CAWs Day of Reckoning 1 (GameCube)

Upon regaining full control of the company, Elfgore, Iain and Ellen were joined by the nWo consisting of Harpo, Blackjaw and Oz. He announced a 32 man and woman King of the Ring to unify the two world title belts back into the Undisputed Championship. The Elfgore Family would fight in No DQ matches while in the tournament to give them a level field (and to keep Ellen in the matches) while Blackjaw would get a rematch if he loses his title during the tournament - both titles are forfeited when lost, but can be retained all the way to the finals.
Bold = winner, Italics = player one
Round of 32
Raw 5/09/2016
Cheetah vs. Killalot 12:30/15
Cheetah dominated the Golden Man and moves on to the next round.
Ellenvs Edit Man 11:10/15
Ellen uses the stipulation to her advantage and beats up the referee for a bit. Edit Man puts her through training school but ultimately the trillion dollar princess rolls up Default for the win, surprising many.
White Attackvs. Wolf 10:10/15
Wolf almost had him at various …