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The Logs Of An Adventurer



"In Life we can be successful and have enemies. Or be unsuccessful and have friends. Thats the choice We make."



Updated: 2017-10-26T02:23:25.654-07:00

 



7,000!

2012-05-25T22:47:18.560-07:00

Damn passed the 7,000AU$ mark on Magic The Gathering cards. . . . . even with a leave of few months when i came back catching up in my collection and getting some cool cards costed me quite a bit.
Well just thought to post something since its been so long.....facebook really kills blogging :S



3,000

2011-08-14T00:36:35.001-07:00

Ay ay ay
Already on the 3k $ mark :D
My Magic collection has grown quite alot. But i still only have 2 playable decks and not that many good cards to trade. arguably i have tons of valuable cards in the collection but those are a no-go! I recently got 2 Shards of Alara boxes and obviously got almost all the cards from the set. It was interesting for me to find out that Oblivion Ring was a common in that set but now in M12 its an uncommon. There were some good cards in the shards of alara but most of them are just good commons that you can use in some legacy decks. The rares overall are mediocre and not that expensive. There is the Etherium Master that i so much love and im planning to build an artifact deck based on the one from the first Duels of The Planeswalkers game.
I still do as many drafts as i can. Altho because im usually at the store mid-day i miss the first 1-2 and can never do too many even if i want. Still its tons of fun. Im getting better but the first place is yet to be mine.
Last draft i did was crazy. it was one Scars, Besieged and Phyrexia booster. So the carads and the decks were very weird. I took 7th place X_X I felt like the deck was good but maybe i misplaced some cards and later i realised i passed on some good cards that at the time i thought are useless in draft.
Drafting M12 even tho its a bit boring for me now is alot easier because i have more experience.
Im thinking of getting a legacy deck but they are oh so expensive and if i build one ill probably spend all my MtG funds on it. (i`ve set a budget of about 1,300$ per month as my limit). Yeah good Legacy decks are THAT expensive.

I should probably make a new standard deck. Im thinking some kind of white-blue control. Its more fun to play and the valakut is getting stale for me. But i really feel that Innistrad will be the time when i become a competitive standard player because it will remove the whole zendikar block from standard and we will only have scars block innistrad and M12 to play with. So alot less cards to use for decks and more time to level up and rack up some experience for the expansions.

I havent been posting here much because i am currently working on a Die2Nite blog and i was sick for a week aswell so i had no time to write stuff down here. You know how i am . . . i get hyped with one thing and then i move on to the next one. Ive never really been a regular poster here. Its always been spikes of posts and then couple of weeks/months of silence.
And due to my throat infection and girlfriend and playing magic my gaming average has dropped so low. I barely have time to play anything on my PC anymore. On steam right now i have played 4.1 hours in 2 weeks! TWO FUCKING WEEKS! Thats like 29 minutes of gaming per day X_X
And there already hints about the next WoW expansion sigh....i wish i had more time to play wow and otehr games. There still things i want to achieve over there :(

The old republic and diablo 3 are hopefully both coming by the end of the year and im very excited about those games. But ill probably end up just testing them out a bit on release and then just make em collect dust on my start up menu.
I have such a huge back log of books,games and manga. Its crazy.

Anyway i g2g.
Keep it real guys!



Second Draft- Second Place

2011-07-28T04:08:16.354-07:00

MAGIC THE GATHERING Well well well . . .After missing like 4 drafts i finally managed to sign up for my 2nd draft ever. Before that i was scouting the deck lists at wizards.com and decided to build myself a valakut deck because i always liked that nasty mountain. The deck costed me 147$ with 2 missing cards. Actually 6. . . because there were no overgrown battlements but i replaced those with rampant growth. And now im thinking of switching the growth for a Llonawar Elves because i kinda like having the option of blocking if the early pressure becomes problematic. The deck is fun still have to do some practice and figure out which hands are good to start with and which i should mulligan. On 2v2 however the deck performs really well. When you can afford to take some extra damage at the start of a match it becomes very easy to ramp up the mana and start dropping Primeval Titans like crazy + theres the insane Avenger of Zendikar that late game becomes just mindblowingly strong. I like this deck and i think its much better suited to compete at FNM than my current vampires. + Valakut i am given to understand has been one of the top decks for awhile so its a tested strategy and hopefully ill get some wins this friday.Now lets talk about the draft.First of all the draft was really rich on rares. We had a Chandra and 3 Sorin Markovs (1 of which was FOIL) + a whole bunch of other cute cards. One guy said during the end pickings that 7th pick Inferno Titan will never ever happen again in a draft. Not sure how good the Inferno is but ill take his word for it, Couple of the guys even took picture of the cards before we started picking.So we cracked open the boosters and on my first one i had a Gideon Lawkeeper and i have already experienced the awesomeness of that card and since there were no other cards that i really liked in the pack i passed it. Then i got passed another white card Gideons Avenger so i thought hey this is a good white card. . . and in the next few passes i kept getting alot of nice white cards. I took a couple of Griffins and Stonehorn Dignitary and it was like everything was arranged for me to get the white cards. Then during the 2nd pack i kept getting more and more cards. I got a Pacifism another Lawkeeper and Oblivion Ring and until the end of the 3rd pack i had 3x Stonehorns also drew a Day of Judgement, Timely Reinforcements and couple of other cute cards. I had to put couple of black ards to fill the last spots of the deck and since i got a Sengir Vampire which is a great bomb for drafting i put him and a Doomblade + 2x Consume Spirits which . . .turns out is not that good of a card in a 2 color deck. I never had too much black mana to spend on the spell so its efficiency was reduced for me. And for a good measure i dropped 2 Emperor Scepters which proved to be a very very good choice as that card pretty much helped alot in winning my games later.So Round 1 Me (2) vs (0) JeremyHe was playing a black deck i think he had some white cards but he never really got the chance to use them. At the start of our first game i managed to drop a lawkeeper and 2 defenders with 0/3 stats that kept his creatures at bay because everytime they block id get 3 life. He dropped down a Blood Seeker vampire and for a moment i was worried that this might bite me in the ass but next turn i drew my Personal Sanctuary and totally nullified the vampire`s effect. After that i was slowly chipping away his HP with 3 griffin an kept tapping his one flying insect so he cant atk me. He managed to drop a nasty blue creature that for 1 mana put the top 2 cards of my deck in my graveyard. And even tho he removed some lands for me which was cool later on as the turns kept rolling i lost some good creatures. Eventually i drew my 2nd lawkeeper and then started tapping that remover too. Chipping away with a scepter and a griffin until i finally got my sengir vampire and it was pretty much GG so he surrendered.Second game went alot faster as i got better draws. I dont remember exactly how that[...]



Booster Boxes

2011-07-24T20:17:55.477-07:00

Magic The Gathering

+240 AU$
Wah okay so after the M12 booster box i got a new phyrexia and i got to say that + the fat pack i got 2 weeks ago it almost got me the whole set. Which is really cool. On one hand if i just ordered 1 card of each i would have probably saved some cash BUT considering i already got all the top and expensive rares its not much of a deal. And by cracking boosters i get to keep alot of cards including rares  for trade. Im sorry i didnt post the booster list but it does take time and i was lazy.
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All lands in the set are gorgeous.
Yesterday i spent the entire day with my gf driving around Sydney and chilling out on the beach and eating sushi. Then later that night i made a very quick stop to the store and shocked Norman with 2 boosoter boxes from Zendikar. I was really itchy to get my hands on that set because he found me the Rise of the Eldrazi expansion but not the core set from the block. So now from my last count i need 12 cards from Zendikar which i think again is pretty good. I got 3 foil rares!!! Uber lucky :D Overall the set doesnt have that many expensive or good cards. But it does have shit loads of strong lands which are used in pretty much all competitive decks. Wherever its standard, extended or legacy we are talking about. So yeah that was cool and also Zendikar has those super pretty full sized basic land cards which are kinda hard to get. Couldnt draw a single foil tho :(

I think i kinda rushed this month with my Magic purchases and i think ill lay back a lil bit. Do some more drafts when i can and plan out my artifact deck. I know im close to collecting the entire standard but there is no real rush and i still got to send some extra $ to my mother in order for her to finish the kitchen in the unit.

Got a GPS too because recently i am having alot of trips to places i dont know so i decided now is a good time to get one. The brand name is Garmin and is really an amazing toy. Shiny and sleeck. . . . reminds me of an iPhone lolz. The navigation is amazing tons of info on the display including speed limits and camera locations + on tricky roads it actually shows me an image of the road and points to me which street to take. And in the city has a 3D map with buildings and stuff. And the best part is that its a national gps so i can use it all over Oz. AAAAND it even has a map of New Zealand for a good measure. It will come in handy when i go to visit Peter Jackson for coffee one day :D

So thats it for todays post. Keep it real and ill see you guys next time!
Yours Azzy



Drafting and Zombies

2011-07-21T11:21:37.070-07:00

Lal the new season of Die2Nite has finally started. The update got delayed for 24 hours but its now here. There is obviously a huge public outrage because of the meta  cap. Even tho we had weeks of whining on the world forums. Still the cap is 20 instead of the french 15 so hey...cheers for the small victories eh?
On the other hand the construction tab is not working so now new towns cant build. However Epoq posted that the issue has been fixed and should be ok tommorow morning. There alot of new features and i think the game will become very dynamic this way. I made a quick jump even tho there only 3 hours before argh because i want to try some stuff and i need 7 more days to unlock another rucksack slot which is probably the best skill in the game.
We have a new hero power called architect but i have no idea when that will get unlocked. I think the new blueprint mechanic will be awesome and will really push players to go out and take advantage of auto-searching. Rulesy`s map app is being taken down not sure why but i wont be surprised if he got upset with the update.
There is some kind of unique special power called "Pre-war camera" which you only get if you subscribe for 6 months of hero time.....i want it but i will hold onto my money for now until somebody else gets it and says what the bloody hell does it do.


Also in the Magic world i did my first draft today which was super fun. I made a green/white deck with enchants as some kind of a semi-winning combo. I had a draw on my first game but i was winning the 3rd match so i was very upset we didnt have the time to finish :(
I won my 2nd round rather easily and then got my ass whooped by the eventual winner and his damn agro bloodthirst deck X_X
Drafting proved a very interesting and fun format. The challange of making deck by being passed cards from other players is exciting indeed. I think i did fairly good but more practice is needed. I wanted to do a 2nd draft but i was just soo hungry so i went out to buy myself some food and because of that my spot got taken by another player. I did however get a New Phyrexia booster box and with the draft and 100 basic sleeves for the deck i spent another 180$ on MtG. So i think ive reached my cap for the next 30 days. Maybe 100$ more for some cards for my standard deck or something but yeah...ill try to avoid spending alot of cash on the collection.
Considering how much i enjoyed the draft today i really hope i can attend the FNM event tommorow. Who knows what kind of crazy decks people will bring on the battlefield. xD

Also went to my GFs place and watched a new movie by Donnie Yen. But it turned out it was 2nd part and she had seen the first one so it was i who was left in the dark wondering exactly what was going on. The movie was pretty good the fighting sequences were great but the story was a bit hard for me to understand. Too many historical movies in chinese cinema lately. I guess its a big thing right now but for outsiders like me it makes relating to the characters a bit hard. On the other hand i got 2 other movies. 1 from singapore and 1 japanese both seem promising. Maybe ill post reviews after i see them.

Yours Azzy



MtG Collection Vol. 1

2011-07-20T19:51:44.934-07:00

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1,830.80 AU$ laying on my bed :D
Hehe here`s the pic of my whole collection :D I reckon its pretty impressive for under 1 month :P
Im planning to attend my first FNM event tommorow night. Lets hope nothing unexpected happens at work. And also doing some research for my next deck. Im going to GGS today too to do some practice with my vampires and test some of the new card ideas i have.
And to brag about my foil Jace hehe ^_^

Since i was sick i decided to skip training this week and relax and get my strenght back. Next week im hitting the gym hardcore again and will go to check out the Gracie academy that is much closer to me and will be a better place to train BJJ. Also going to get some new weights for home so when im busy i can still do workouts.
And i should probably try and go to the bookstore to see if there some new releases. Im hoping for some Gantz and if im lucky maybe the missing Berserk volumes that prevent me from continuing my collection.

Keep It Real Guys and ill see you next time :)



Rise of the Eldrazi

2011-07-18T22:01:20.690-07:00

MAGIC THE GATHERING Cast Emrakul and its a GG baby!Yay what a wild weekend i had. Every now and then i got overwhelmed by the amount of work i have. Sometimes things overlap and i have couple of days in a roll where i got to take care of tons of shit. Im pretty much used to this kind of thing now but this time i also managed to get a bit sick due to the unfriendly to astma weather. I missed the M12 release and i made up my mind that as soon as i find the time ill make a quick jump down to the store and try to get a booster box. Well i couldnt do that on monday as i had to write some reports and etc. But Today i checked what time the store will open and i was there like 10 minutes later. My homeboy Norman was on shift which was great and he also had a very very very pleasant surprise for me. A full Rise Of The Eldrazi set. And even tho that it is actually the 2nd expansion in the Eldrazi block it has whooping 248 cards in it! So i decided to  break tradition and buy it right away (even tho he could have saved it for me) and just get the Worldwake and Zendikar later. BUT i also wanted to go tru with my own plan to get a booster box from M12. . . .so that ment that ill have to cough up alot more $ than i originally anticipated.So yeah.... X_X menu update on money spent: +503AU$     sigh . . . i think ill hold a bit on the collectors side and try to get some cards for another deck to play with. Im considering some new cards for my vampire deck aswell.Also it appears that people can redeem cards from Magic Online and get a full set (1 card each) when they get enough cards or pts (i didnt ask for details). So that got me thinking on the way home....if i get a super old set in the game would they print a set and mail it to me aswell? Ill have to ask in the store next time i go. Because that might be one of the ways to obtain some of the tricky old cards. Oh boy i bet that will cost a fortune to do.I also took some pictures of my MtG collection before putting the set into the folder pages or opening the boosters. Actually ill open the boosters now and will put a list of each rare i draw lets hope for some cool stuff and maybe 1-2 planeswalkers ^_^ (I mean google up the prices of Chandra and Jace. . . JEEEZUS!)M12 BOOSTER BOX1)  Birds Of Paradise2)  Cemetery Reaper   (FOIL: Garruk`s Companion)3)  Angelic Destiny 4)  Phantasmal Image 5)  Sundial of the Infinite  6)  Reverberate  7)  Solemn Simulacrum  8)  Gideon Jura  9)  Rites of Flourishing  (FOIL: Fireball)10) Saturated Ghoul       (FOIL: Swamp)11) Mind Unbound         (FOIL: !!! JACE, MEMORY ADEPT !!!) EPIC WIN12) Warstorm Surge13) Arachnus Spinner14) Garruk`s Horde15) Garruk, Primal Hunter 16) Cemetery Reaper17) Adaptive Automaton18) Skinshifter19) Quicksilver Amulet20) Throne of Empires21) Dragonskull Summit (LAND)22) Grand Abolisher23) Dungrove Elder24) Worldslayer25) Visions of Beyond       (FOIL: Zombie Goliath)26) Chandra`s Phoenix27) Flameblast Dragon28) Personal Sanctuary29) Jace`s Archivist30) Sunpetal Grove (LAND)   (FOIL: Azure Mage)31) Rootbound Crag (LAND)32) Day of Judgement33) Time Reversal34) Sun Titan                           (FOIL: Ice Cage)35) Sphinx of Uthuun36) Archon of JusticeThere we go.....maaan that was alot of opening and alot of praying to the gods for cards :D Obviously everybodys eyes have already fallen on that mind blowing foil Jace. I mean shit Jace is already worth 40$ and even a foil one :D :D Garruk is 45$ and most of the rares are pretty good and valuable. Sadly this aint for sale or trade because most of the cards i dont have ye[...]



The Fall Of Troy

2011-07-17T03:27:54.907-07:00

Remember, Remember the 24th of April! The war originated from a quarrel between the goddesses Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite, after Eris, the goddess of strife and discord, gave them a golden apple, sometimes known as the Apple of Discord, marked "for the fairest". Zeus sent the goddesses to Paris, who judged that Aphrodite, as the "fairest", should receive the apple. In exchange, Aphrodite made Helen, the most beautiful of all women and wife of Menelaus, fall in love with Paris, who took her to Troy. Agamemnon, king of Mycenae and the brother of Helen's husband Menelaus, led an expedition of Achaean troops to Troy and besieged the city for ten years because of Paris' insult. After the deaths of many heroes, including the Achaeans Achilles and Ajax, and the Trojans Hector and Paris, the city fell to the ruse of the Trojan HorseOne of the greatest stories ever told. I love the War of Troy. As a kid this was one of my favorite myths and to this day it remains. I have always loved Greek Mythology so rich so colorfull so AWESOME. They say Tolkien invented the fantasy genre maybe in a way he did. But most of the creatures we now know and love in our fantasy books were already invented by the greeks. And their stories are so amazing and alive. Truly a masterpiece never to be matched.  Odysseus and Achilles  two of the greatest heroes ever. As a kid i was so inspired by Odysseus`s adventures after the war of Troy. The smartest of them all the guy who won the war and then had to suffer for 10 more years before finally returning home to his family and his wife (that remained faithful for 20 years!!! id like a wife like that lol). And sadly in the end perished by the hand of one of his own sons! So yeah this post is just a reminder for all of you guys:NEVER FORGET THE TROJAN HORSE! [...]



M12 Pre-Release

2011-07-10T05:18:33.500-07:00

Yay its finally here! Magic The Gathering Core Edition M12. That means M11 now goes away and M12 is put in its place in standard. The prelease event runs 1 week before the actual release so we still cant buy boxes or boosters. Still with the cards we get from the event we get a nice glimpse of things to come. Altho i have no doubt alot of players have already found out the entire list of the cards in the set. The Planeswalkers are super awesome especially Jace and Chandra. Ofc...i couldnt draw any X_XFriday July 8 Midnight EventSo my gf was working Friday night so i decided to attend the midnight pre-release because i knew i wouldnt be able to go to the saturday events and i wasnt sure for today (Sunday). So first pre-release for me. I knew the basics of the format but i had no actual experiance so i was very excited about it. I arrived early - around 7 o`clock and had bunch of games with my vampire deck. I must say blade of the bloodchief is performing very well. Not to mention the deck overall gets more wins than loses. Im very eager to do so research later and build a strong legacy deck. Altho that might be very expensive to achieve.So about 30 minutes before the event started i stopped playing and was just chilling on my laptop and actually managed to get 1 player to sign up as my sponsor in D2N :)- So now i got another Golden Boy distinction and i am the current N:1 on the oval office ranks.Anyway i went to register and i was kinda worried how would i play because i used to have a DCI number like 8 years ago back in the old country. But i was not sure if it will be still active after all these years. But it was it took about 2 minutes for one of the Good Games employes to find it for me. So everything was well i was signed and i took my seat on 1 of the tables. Everybody got their 6 booster packs and the premium foil M12 card (Bloodlord of Vaasgoth).I opened my boosters as quickly as possible and started checking out my cards. Almost from the start i realised i was drawing too many red spells so i knew my main color would be red for sure. I got couple of good green,black and white spells but not enough to really want to put them in my deck. The blue i got some decent drops in terms of : Mana Leak, Ponder and 2 other draw card spells. I had also Sphinx of Uthuun which i put in the deck as a nice end game finisher (tho i never got to play him).I love dragons. And i got this one twice!I had 21 red spells in my deck with my badass Flameblast Dragon and i also got Grim Lavamancer, Circle of Flames (that card was almost all the time in play for me hah) , Volcanic Dragon i had also some good removal in the face of incinerate, fling, shock, art trail and couple of other cards. So yeah i went with a 43 card deck with 18 mana. Which now i know was a bad decision. Later i found out i didnt really need couple of spells and that it was much better to have a 40 cards deck to play with.My first game i dominated and won 2-0 with big game finishes. First one my flame blast dragon smacked my oponent for 11. And 2nd game i dropped him with 10 but with other cards.The 2nd round one of the guys who i played earlier with my vampire cards dropped out of the tournament so 1 player got to get a "BY" which means a free win. And by chance i got it. ^_^3rd round i faced a green/white deck and this is where my mana problems started. Still it was a pretty close fight 2-1 loss. He managed to drop alot of his creatures and the big ones were a lil bit hard to burn with my limited removal. I needed a bit more luck to take that game.4th I dont remember exactly how that played out. I remember i played against Alex but what exactly went down is a blur. I believe he had some very small creatures and was chipping me away and i had a bad draw or something....i cant recall.Anyway at the end of the day i got a 2W-2L rating and turned out for [...]



Rise of the Vampires

2011-07-05T18:32:31.992-07:00

Magic The Gathering So collecting the Scars of Mirrodin set was fun! But i still needed a deck to get back into the game with. I mean sure i got that infect pre-made deck and it was so lame that even i knew it sucked and i havent played the game in 8 years or so. Ya i`ve clocked some 30 hours on Duels Of PLaneswalkers but that dont count. + they only use cards from the D12.  So i got my boy Norman (who`s my personal assigned card dealer) to start gathering me the Mirrodin Besieged   set and on the pick up day after some pretty extensive research of the mtg site i sat down with my laptop and picked up a deck i liked and told him "i want this deck...NAY".And what deck i chose u ask? VAMPIRES! First of all i love me the vampire tribal theme. Also on Duels the vampires are my favorite deck and maybe the strongest. At least ive clocked most of my wins with it. So i kinda knew some of the cards from the deck i decided to pick up from the "Top Decks" coloumn. I was checking it out. . . . not really getting it. All creatures were 1-2 mana dwarfs so i wasnt sure how the deck works. But hell that deck one some big tournament recently so cant argue with the pro players right :DSo here it is: Matthew Landstrom's Vampires Standard – StarCityGames.com Open in Indianapolis, INMain Deck Vampire Royalties are powerfull60 cards 4  Blackcleave Cliffs                                            3  Dismember 4  Dragonskull Summit                                        4  Go for the Throat4  Lavaclaw Reaches                                            4  Lightning Bolt3  Marsh Flats                                                       ____________________6  Swamp                                                              11 other spells2  Verdant Catacombs23 lands                                                                 Sideboard4  Bloodghast                                                        2  Act of Aggression4  Gatekeeper of Mala[...]



UFC 132

2011-07-03T19:55:50.616-07:00

UFC 132 CRUZ vs FABER  Oh my god that was one hell of a card!!!!It was a spectacle full of submissions and knockouts and major upsets! This just has to be one of the greatest UFC cards to date. Absolutely awesome. Everybody who didnt buy this totally missed out on an amazing show.I didnt watch all the prelims so ill review what i saw:Sotiropoulos (L) vs (W) Dos AnjosThe Aussie George had a bad beating in his last fight from Denis Siver who is also fighting at UFC 132 and needed a win to get back on track. But a quick shocking knockout by Dos Anjos screwed his plans. 2 Loses in a row is not a nice place to be and especially when you lose so badly. Hope he recovers and gets back stronger. After all we got to support our fighters no? :PGuillard: Let me introduce you to my kneeGuillard (W) vs (L) RollerThat was a one sided fight. The Young assassin Guillard dominated the fight. Controlled the pace and felt very confident and relaxed. And obviously when Roller opened his guard Guillard punished him with 2 brutal punches and then a flying knee that took him out....the final couple of punches were just for a good measure. It was a great knockout cant wait to see Melvin again.Siver (W) vs (L) WimanThis fight was good. But the win decision of the judges is very questionable. Honestly maybe Wiman didnt do that much during the fight and a loss on points seems plausable BUT! Wiman did win the 2nd round there was just no doubt about that. So then how did the judges manage to score the fight unanimously? X_X Win by split decision would`ve made more sense. But this . . . i dont know. Even Siver didnt look very convincing in his post fight interview with Joe Rogan. Im pretty sure he wasnt expecting a win. He totally got dominated on the ground by Wiman. And i think Siver would do well to improve his ground skills because next time the judges might not be on his side.Carlos Condit (W) vs (L) Dong Hyun KimI dont know these 2 guys. But apperantly Kim was on an unbeaten 16-0 record and was expected to win the fight. Well Carlos had something to say about that when midway in the 1st round he dropped the South Korean with a flying knee to the face. I mean that was just a devastating knee. Kim dropped instantly and was probably half way into the other world dreaming about ice-cream when Condit dropped couple of extra punches to seal the deal. As i said alot of spectacular knockouts that night.Tito Ortiz (W) vs (L) Ryan BaderIf you guys remember i attended ufc 127 in Sydney and i was sitting ring side with Ryan Bader himself and he was such a great guy so naturally im kind of a big fan of "Darth" Bader. So after the shocking knockout by Tito i was obviously upset. I mean Ryan`s only loss was to Jon Jones who after that went on to beat Shogun and become the new LHW champion. So that was bearable but losing like this by Tito that must have devastated him. Tito has no wins for like 5 years or something . . . and then in his what was supposed to be his last fight in the UFC he knocks Ryan out. Jeezus talk about upsets. Im sure Dana White`s jaw dropped after that KO. Because we know that he and Tito are not vest friends and he was eager to get rid of him. I wonder how many more fights will Tito receive after this.But honestly i just hope he gets his ass beaten badly by whoever is his next opponent.Wanderlei Silva (L) vs (W) Chris Leben   *Co-Main Event*The Axe Murderer vs the Crippler that fight was always going to be awesome. Both fighters have crazy fighting styles and are extreamly agressive. And they delivered. Silva went in berserk with a wild barrage of punches but obviously witheout any defense up. Chris shook him with a powerfull left hook and after Silva tried to hold him with a Muai Thai clinch the "crippler" just started loading left uppercuts in his face[...]



Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

2011-06-30T20:15:02.126-07:00

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon  IMDB has a 7.0 rating for the movie. BUT FUCK THAT! That was a fucking 8.5I was very weary and didnt have my hopes up too much. . . i mean after the "Revenge of the Fallen" who could blame me. But obviously i was gona go watch the bloody movie.I was talking with my girlfriend last week and she said she wanted to go watch the movie which was even better for me cuz if it sucked i could always go bang her in the bathroom to realease the stress caused by the disappointment. Anyway i was driving on friday and i heard on the radio that Event Cinemas are having a midnight release of the movie and i was like...hey thats perfect. Obviously i decided to flex some mussle for my girl and got us the GoldClass tix :P 75$ but what the hell you watch a movie on a fucking bed...if it is really bad you could always sleep (rofl).So we go there on Tuesday night and actually there were alot of people in the cinema. One thing i do love about the G.C is the fact that there like 30 people in the whole place. Aint nobody bumping into me or some 2 m. tall guy sitting infront of me to screw my view :DSo anywy the movie starts and...ITS FUCKING AAAAWESOME. I could  tell right from the bat. The way the movie started and that massive build up that it produced. And from there on it was just up-hill.The Best Transformers movie so far!There wasnt mindless acton in this movie and the mind blowing special effects this time were carefully scripted and didnt make you yawn (like in the Fallen) because they were too long.The story was great and it was crafted very well. It connected all the dots and made alot of sense. There nice plot twists in the movie that will make you go "HUUUH?"I loved how Megatron was shown as weaker and beat down robot due to his last movie`s  injuries. I guess it makes sense it would be hard for him to get repaired but . . . how do the other robots got themselfs fixed? Still it was interesting. However i do dislike how all decepticons are shown as mindless red eyed savages. They are quite intelligent in the Animated Series and have their own personalities. But i guess exploring 30 robots in detail would take too much time. And the movie is already  two and a half hours!Btw did i mention we have fucking John Malkovich in the movie? Hell yeah baby and you can bet he delivered some very very awesome scenes! Also we had another cameo appearance from Hangover star Ken Jeong who had 1 "piss your pants" scene with Shia in the bathroom. But i wont go ahead and spoil things for you. But ....dont drink when you see the asian guy show up or you might spit on the person infront of you. :DI loved the cars :D That new ferrari daaaaamn !!!  SPeaking of ferrari there was ALOT..... and i mean ALOT of brand advertising in this movie. I guess that joke that its not a Michael Bay movie because there not enough brand ads in it is true.I mean we got the bossy CIA women suddenly putting on NIKE high tops wtf that...the shoes were great but really...thats how you promote NIKE? With CIA agents X_X Even NIKE`s rival Adidas had a go when Sam`s family showed up in a green kit. Then there was the Mercedes and phones and all kind of shits. I mean every sponsorship got literraly smacked in your face. I do think they could have done a better job and made the things a bit more fluid. Or im assuming...noone cared on the production crew. Or maybe Michael Bay likes this way of promoting. But that was pretty much my only beef with the movie.The ending was solid. I dont think we will see another transformers movie any time soon. I know  Shia LaBeouf is not going to make more of these. And honestly he shouldnt as an actor he needs some good story movies to make otherwise his current star might fade. And he is a[...]



The Game Setup

2011-06-22T20:02:24.765-07:00

Okay inspired by Shinji i decided to take a new photo of my current gaming setup.Okay so my PS3 is missing from the shot but thats due to the fact that im using it at work altho lately i spend less and less time on it so i may bring it back home.Too much gaming tech? xDOne the other hand now i got my new Laptop. I had to cough up 2300 AU$ for that baby. As i mentioned earlier it has way too much storage space that i need but hey maybe now`s the time to download some porn movies hahah (im semi joking here). Btw the bluetooth mouse they gave me broke down haha. It suddenly stopped receiving signal or maybe it fails to connect i dont know which one is it but it aint working anymore. Good thing i still have my old mouse so i didnt have to go out and buy a replacement. I love that steel cover it keeps my palms cold and comfy :) I hated it when my hands get sweaty X_X Also on the picture i left the Die2Nite window open :P My current town might actually die tonight but its all good because i got the chance to repair a broken chainsaw and will get a rare distinction for it later :PPP Random towns may have short lifespans but at least you have the chance to get some good distinctions :P Who knows maybe ill get another LMS.You can also see my Nintendo DS XL running Pokemon White. Man i`ve no idea when ill finish that game. And honestly im having doubts ill ever find the time X_X But the game is sitting quitely on my bookshelfs and is praying to the gaming gods that one day ill catch em all.My beloved PSP is here aswell. I actually got a new game for it like a month or so ago. Its called Lord of Arcana and is the typical Jrpg grinder. I do use the PSP from time to time. Sometimes just to play some music or maybe a quick race on Need For Speed:Shift.  And unlike my PC games or the pokemon series i have completed almost all of my games on it.Here you can see my brand new keyboard Razor Lycosa . I was thining for awhile to get the SC2 keyboard but i really didnt see the use of all those extra buttons. Im not that heavily involved with SC2 anymore and i never really play heavy macro on any of my games. Even in WoW im rellying on quick APM and just couple of extra shortcuts on my mouse. So i got the nice razor lycosa that has a cool blue blow too :P Actually . . . i think the StarCraft keyboard glows in blue too . . .  anyway this is what i chose.On the pic you can also see my Shogun 2 statue from the collectors edition. He is guarding my necklace and wristband from Armani and also my favorite Magic The Gathering card!!! MARCH OF THE MACHINES!!! Also under my screen we have a very special "Dark Magician" card from the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise. Why special you ask? Because it has an autograph from creator Kazuki Takahashi ^_^ And on the right side of the Magician is his bodyguard. Squall Lionheart from FF:Dissidia.And above everything i have a gorgeous Final Fantasy XIII poster. Never played the game but one day at the bookstore i saw they sold some cool posters so i picked a pack. I also have a Marvel poster from the event Fear Itself that is going on right now. It looked amazing so i bought it. But that one is a bit more to the right so its not immediate to my gaming setup so i didnt took a picture. Maybe ill show it to you guys later.So thats how i roll right now. I have some great ideas for a gaming room with a a library wall for my books,manga collections and high shelfs for the games and then a 3 screen gaming setup. + a fat cough and a TV+PS3 config to chill or for people to play while im on the PC. BUT i cant afford to do it right now. Mostly because the next room is not free for use yet X_X So hopefully ill be able to get it soon and start working on my dream gaming room :PpP[...]



Left 4 Dead 2

2011-06-19T20:52:09.898-07:00

Hey everyone :)

First thing i got to say is. I finally got myself a new laptop to replace the old one. Its an "HP" and its pretty cool. 2294 AU$ And because i was getting some DVDs from the store aswell they gave me a free bluetooth mouse. Damn marketing tricks haha. I bet it didnt cost them anything to throw that mouse with the purchase. Not to mention since i sold my old laptop bag i had to buy a new one. But this time i got a backpack because i have the adidas bag to carry around.

Its again 17 inches but the body is bigger and the stainless steel cover is much cooler than the old laptops. I named my new baby Phyrexia :D in honor of the current block in Magic The Gathering. This one works well with my TV at work so i can hook it up with HDMI cable and dual screen it. I love it. The resolution on the TV kinda sucks or should i say the quality is not at 100%. I am not sure about the reason behind this but ill try to fix it. for some reason the laptop comes with 2x 1TB space and . . . its fucking alot. What the hell am i to put there X_X Its even got more space than my Aurora lolz. But then again i didnt buy more for the R2 because i knew i dont need that much. I have only played a bit of Duels of the Planeswalkers on Phyrexia so im not sure how good it will be on proper games. Will have to test later. Maybe Shogun 2.
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Also got to send some money to my mom later this week. I dread the incoming phone call already X_X

Left 4 Dead 2

Downloaded the game yesterday after i got it for like 7$ on steam :D

It was such a great deal that i didnt really care whatever id like the game or not. Ofc i knew the reputation so it wasnt exactly a blind purchase. Anyway i just played for like 1 hour and a half and the game is MIND blowing. Fucking love it! It has a great apocalyptic feeling and the atmosphere is great. It keeps you on your toes not sure when the next zombie ambush will come from. The characters are cool and its very fast paced. Its pure fun. I completed 2 chapters on the 1st campaign so im very much a rookie. But ill soon dive into the action and hopefully will do some campaigns with real people on the online co-op mode.
Great game i highly recommend!!!!
p.p: I reckon i should buy this for Shinji he will enjoy it.



Return to the Magic!

2011-06-16T19:04:37.815-07:00

Magic The GatheringSo even before i finished Duels of The Planeswalers the new Duels came out. DotP 2012. It is improved or so they say....i played just for an hour so i cant really say exactly how much of the game got changed and upgraded. Still it felt great. I should probably finish the campaign of the first one and beat the challanges. I hate to leave things un-finished.The thing is the game is very fun to play on PC. It keeps reminding me of my childhood days when i used to play with my friends the actual TCG! I get this alot . . . . man i wish i wasnt so weak. Every month ill see something get excited about it and spend some cash X_XThats how i dumped around  600$ on Warhammer minuatures that i didnt even finish painting. It seemed like a good idea at the time but in the end i played like 2 games and quit that. Honestly id like to play some WH40k. But i just cant afford the time. I dont consider buying bunch of books and manga as a $$$ dumping since i enjoy it and it has been a long standing hobby of mine. But decoration figures on the other hand are not really neccesery yet everynow and then ill see one cool figure and buy it. Squall Lionheart from FF Dissidian being the last one i got. Dont get me wrong the figure is awesome and is proudly chilling next to my Berserk volumes but still . . . . did i really need it ?_?I do the same thing with Clothes and Shoes. . . . thats why i got a dozen shoes X_X i get bored and i go do some shopping . . . . sigh. Its partly because i can afford it and partly because im so busy and i just need a break from all the pressure from work. But still it pisses me off that i cant control my urges better. Shit i got a girlfriend now and even with all the sex i get i still feel like getting geeky things X_X I guess my friends were wrong. . . being in a relationship wont save me from my nerdy addictions.The reason im talking about these stuff is . . . well . . . plating the planeswalker games suddenly i thought HEY! I SHOULD PLAY MAGIC AGAIN! Now around 1 year ago (maybe longer) i had the same brilliant idea (sarcasm) and got some boosters and some kind of intro deck or something made a lame deck. Got my ass kicked and then i gave up. Still put the cards in a nice folder so i can enjoy em wherever i feel like it but thats as far as i went. It costed me like 70$ or so.This time i felt like going back into collecting the cards. See the current running block in MtG is storywise happening in Mirrodin. Which is the same world on which i played when i started the game. And that was back in 2005. So i dont know. i guess nostalgia hit me. Ive always liked collecting the cards. Great art pieces especially the dragons and the multiple color cards.  So yeah i went to the wizards website. Did some scouting and research. 2 days later i went to the Good Games shop in the CDB and . . .I fucking ordered ONE COPY OF EACH CARD FROM THE "SCARS OF MIRRODIN SET" X_X I must have been out of my mind! It costed me 400$ with the folder and some protectors.Well yesterday i went to pick up my loot. I was semi-excited semi pissed the fuck off at myself for spending that money on the cards. So i got my stuff. It turned out that 3 of the rare cards were un-available and will take around a week for the shop to obtain them for me. I had a chat with the guy at the counter and i asked about how should i proccede about getting back into the game. And there were like a dozen or so players in the shop so he told me to go talk to 2 guys that were very casual players and they could give me a hand. So i go there say hi and one of the guys checks out my deck. Its "Standard" and he has nothing to fight me with (nothing that wont kill me in[...]



UFC 131

2011-06-13T23:25:19.573-07:00

UFC 131Man last sunday morning was epic. UFC 130 was pretty dissapointing and i was a bit worried how this fight card will turn out. But my worries were quickly washed away. The very first fight between Beltran and Rosa proved to be an extreamly exiting fight. It was and let me quote Joe Rogan here: A pure rock-em-sock em robot fight! These guys were smacking each other HARD. Wild punches all the way. It was unbelievable we just dont see alot of fights like that. Most fighters are just so cautions that situations dont present them self for thing like that to happen. But here we got 2 crazy mother fuckers who just wanted to brawl it out. I didnt watch the next 4 prelims so ill skip those as i cant really comment on them.Stout (W)  vs (L) Edwards Stout was behind in the fight until he delivered that amazing 1 punch knockout. Edwards was out cold i believe even before he hit the mat and remained there even as the winner was declared. It was just such an amazing punch. Great highlight reel addition for Stout.Cerrone (W) vs (L) Rocha  This was my personal favorite of all the fights.  Now often people speak about how kicks are underrated and that the fighters should really utilize them more. Well this fight was a master class in low-kicks. Cerrone landed some good low kicks to Rocha at the start of the fight and since Rocha didnt engage him in any punching exchanges Cerrone just remained calm and kept working his lead leg. After the 1st round was done Greg Jackson told Cerrone to stop playing with Rocha and finish him. Well he couldnt knock him out but what he did was in a way humiliate Rocha by devastating him with his low kicks. Even doing some kick takedowns. Rocha was completely out-classed and even tried to invite Cerrone for a fight on the mat but the Cowboy  just took a step back and called Rocha to stand up.Its just awesome to see a different kind of fight and i hope others will see the true power behind low kicks and try to use them more. Also alot of the UFC fighters should train how to check those kicks as it can save them during a long fight where the opponent will try to punish those legs.I know we have had recently some amazing kick knockouts by Anderson Silva and Machida but those are just standard random kicks gone lucky. Tactical kicks are much more rare and hopefully MMA will evolve and improve in that sphere.Demian Maia (L) vs (W) Mark MunozMaia was in top shape for this fight. He started off great and really used his speed to shock and surprise Munoz. But his great performance didnt do him any good because the fight went the distance and to my big surprise the judges gave the fight to Mark. o.OHonestly i thought Maia was winning so i was pretty confused as to what happened to make the judges make a uninanymos decision.Jogn-Olav Einemo (L) vs (W) Dave HermanThis was my 2nd favorite fight. Great great fight....actually...maybe this was even better than the Cerrone/Rocha fight. What really got my eye at the start was that Herman was......well...smiling all the bloody time! It took until the 2nd round for Joe himself to make a note of that and he even asked him about it in the post fight interview. It was a great back and forth fight. Not that many wild exchanges as with Beltran and Rosa but still very good fight. The ending was amazing it looked like Herman was going to get knocked out and suddenly he made a great comeback. And all the while smiling like a 15 year old kid in the schoold yard that knows something that noone else does. xD Im looking forward to see more of Dave in the future.CO-MAIN EVENT Kenny Florian (W) vs (L) Diego NunesIm not very familiar with these fighters even [...]



X-Men: First Class

2011-06-11T21:20:31.311-07:00

X-Men: First Class
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Ah the 4th X-Men movie is upon us. It took me couple of days before i can go to the cinema to see it but even then the cinema was quite full and i had a pretty bad seat :(
Nevertheless the movie was great. I had some doubts after the first teasers and pictures coming out. But the movie turned out great. Id say the only X men movie that is better than it is X2.

The reset of the franchise did its job well. I have not red the First Class comic books so ive no idea if the story they used was any good. But still as a start up to the whole X universe it was great.
I have to say the whole cast did an amazing job. They had great chemistry especially James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender as Xavier and Magneto respectively.
And for me personally Michael did such incredible job with his way of depicting the young Magneto. I really felt the sadness and strugles and that internal conflict he had with himself. We can really see the transformation from Erik to Magneto by the end of the movie. And his german and even that Argentinian performances also greatly enchanced my experiance. There were couple of moments that offered everybody in the audience a good laugh and the jokes didnt felt forced.
The BEST moment of the movie was Hugh Jackman`s cameo appearance as Wolverine. i swear everybody in the cinema skippeda bit when he showed up on the screen. It is a real shame he was not in the movie but i think it was a smart move to at least give him some kind of a spot in the movie in order to be able to add him to the next installment. Actually i wonder if Hugh`s own schedule was the reason Wolverine had such a minor role.
I must say i was pleasantly surprised by Kevin Bacon`s apperance as the main villain. And i also think he did a phenomenal job. I really loved to hate him in the movie. Also Kevin Bacon is one of my favorite actors. He is not a AAA lister and maybe alot of people nowadas have forgotten about him. But i hold him dear to my heart.

So bottom line the new X-Men movie is well worth the money. Its entertaining, its fun  it has alot of action and a pretty powerfull story (Marvel wise i mean) so it will make any X-men fan out there happy. But also people who are just looking for a good sci-fi flick will not leave the cinema dissapointed.
Not to mention that the movie`s imdb  score is pretty good.



E3 2011

2011-06-07T21:25:19.635-07:00

E3 2011 So E3 is here and there is tons of stuff to be excited about :>  (and the trailers ofc)Lets see we have the latest trailer from Assassins Creed: Revelations  and it is FUCKING AWESOME! Its like Ezio had a master class with Jackie Chan at some point :O Im a big fan of the AC series and just cant wait to get my hands on the next instalment. Not to mention i even have the Collector edition from Brotherhood :DMass Effect 3  !! Im ashamed to admit that i am yet to play ME:2 . But i will correct this mistake as soon as possible! I loved ME:1 and it is only due to the lack of time that i have not yet completed ME:2. But obvioously with the 3rd part coming our way ill have to shape up and get my space suit ready for action.Prototype 2     this might turn out to be an awesome game. I will keep a close eye on it.Prey 2 this is beyond AWESOME! This is just quite simply mind blowing EPICNESS! It bloody looked like a movie. I just cannot wait to start campturing aliens :D Its interesting to note that the sequel has nothing to do with the original prey game. I wonder if there will be any kind of tie-in.And probably the most hyped game for the past year:Star Wars: The Old Republic    This was a movie! Noone can convince my otherwise! Im starting to fear that the game might turn into a Final Fantasy farm. Grind your way tru some monsters until you unlock a new cut scene/cinematic X_X Im not very optimistic about the game itself. 100,000,000$+ and some super awesome trailers. . . . but trailers dont make a good game. Ill probably buy and try it. But so far the only thing i love about this are the super aweesome short movies BioWare are releasing. They should really just make a movie out of the whole thing and be done with it.There is a new Halo trilogy in the works but i dont own a Xbox so ...yeah whatever :DBioshock Infinite of course is coming and that will be a super duper game no doubt.Also the PSP succesor the PSVita is coming our way sometime in the near future. I am so looking forward to that baby. Hopefully games from the PSP can still be played on the new version otherwise ill have 2 dozen of outdated games :(Btw i had an awesome Magic The Gathering game before i came here to talk about the cool stuff from E3. Im so glad i dont have the time to play MtG again otherwise id be in home unpacking 500 booster packs haha. But playing online is super fun and im just fighting with 1 deck. And there others to unlock and upgrade. And not to mention that after 1 week the MtG: Duels Of the Planeswalkers 2012 is coming out. And im 99.5% sure ill buy that one. Ill probably complete the campaign and challanges in the 2010 version but the competitive gaming will be on the new one as im assuming most players and fans will be transitioning there.  The new one will feature editable decks. And only 10 at start. But im sure the expansion packs with new missions and cards will start popping up pretty quickly. Ofc we will have to cough up some $$$ for the new decks but hey. . . . it will most likely be worth it :DDie2NiteIn D2N we are in limbo. Couple of guys are camping and we are waiting for them to die and then around 27 of us from the Ghouls will join a new town together and hopefully we can survive past day 24. xD Shinji is complaining a bit about not wanting to play but i hope ill get to keep him for at least couple more towns :DGot some new comics aswell but i think i should talk about them in another post.[...]



UFC 130

2011-06-11T21:21:40.868-07:00

UFC 130 RAMPAGE vs HAMILL


Okay this event happened on May 29 but i just had no time to talk about it until now.
So yeah it was a nice quite sunday morning here in good ol Oz i was home and had plans to lay in my bed and enjoy the show. Well things didnt workout that way at all.
All in all the fights were dissapointing. The main event didnt deliver and all the hype was wasted and just made the fans including myself upset. The co-main event was not bad. Roy Nelson showed some heart in there but lets face it. The dude IS FAT! He should get into better shape. It literally showed during the fight how out of breath he was. He could barely keep going. Altho Mir got kinda tired too and could not finish Nelson.
Out of the 6 fights i watched (i slept tru the first 4 prelims) the Toress vs Johnson fight was the one i enjoyed the most.
The 3 rounds went kind of the same. Johnson on top of Miguel and trying to make something happen. But Miguel had such an amazing jiu jutsu so left Mighty Mouse with nothing. He was attacking from the guard and sweeping and controling everything. But at the end of the fight he lost on points. And probably a huge factor in his loss was due to him being on the bottom. But as a BJJ practicioner myself i did appreciate the amazing techniques that Miguel showed.

Other than that tho. . . . the event was  disappointing.

Right now my car has passed the 135k mark and is having this blip everytime i start it that it needs a service check. But i did have a check couple of days before i hit the 135k so i dont understand why does it display that msg on my screen. And whats worst ive no bloody idea how to make it stop. And im too lazy to go to the mechanic and check X_X
Sigh. . . . .got to learn more about cars.

D2N

My town might finally die tonight. We have a quite big spike today and tommorow is just totally out of our reach. Still a good run. Day 24. I do not intend to camp and push it further altho i do agree couple of extra days and pts would be pretty cool on my soul. Maybe next time.



Lost SkillZ

2011-05-31T00:11:58.660-07:00

YayI recently got hooked on watching pro StarCraft 2 games on YouTube and after going over few dozen of them i decided it will be cool if i go back to actually playing the game. It has been a very very long time since i last played. Apperantly there is a new season going on now and some updates to the Icons for the league ladders. Not to mention bunch of patches and updates to the balance of the game. So hey when it came out i played for a short period of time but i played it alot. I wasnt super good at it but i still had my SC1 skills and i had an almost 50-50% win-lose ratio. Now im getting back to the game and im totally out of it. Ive been trying some games today and i just get completely owned. I have this huge macro economy and always have tons of money and i cant seem to be able to get rid of it and byuild up my army. Even with superior economy when the big battle comes my enemy always has more units. Its just so annoying.I know its been along time but can i really lose my skills completely?It just doesnt seem real. Im very frustrated and dissapointed right now X_X I wonder if i sit down in my free time and really commit....will i be able to return to my previous shape or even get better? Or perhaps i should just stick to watching pro games and eat french fries.Magic The Gathering: Duels of the PlaneswalkersGot it couple of days ago on Steam. It was a cheap deal for the core game and the 3 expansions. And ofc i used to play the TCG as a kid so i thought. Hey lets see what this is all about. I red some great reviews of the game on the internet and soon enough i bought it.The game is awesome. It feels exactly like playing it on a table with cards. Great interface, great gameplay. There is this one issue i have with the times where you can cast instant spells. As it is an instant you should be able to cast it wherever you like. But the duels are designed in such a way that you in-fact have certain situations where the game wont allow you to do so. Once you learn the restriction tho you can fix your style around it and avoid any troubles. But it is still frustrating. Also the game ends your phases even if you still have stuff you can do. So again you need to be carefull how you drop your cards in order to avoid triggering the attack phase. But except these slight mistakes by the developers the game is brilliant. Oh yeah you cant actually build your own decks but you can unlock more cards for the decks you play by winning games. I guess the reason behind this is when you play online you wont get pro players dominating with insane deck combos. At least this way everybody has pretty much equal chances. Im yet to unlock all decks or upgrade them to the max but so far everything seems pretty balanced out. I personally play a cute blue/black artifact deck and im loving it. Alot of the cards in the deck are from Mirrodin which is the set with which i started playing mtG so its kinda cool. Certainly brings back memories. Im saw a knew Duels is coming next month but ill still finish all the challanges and campaign missions. Its just a great fun and a good time killer. And at least i dont get stressed the way i do playing SC2 X_XBottom line: If you are a MtG fan. BUY THIS GAME! (and get the expansion combo deal as it saves you alot of cash)Die2NiteMy town is up to day 19. We are having a spike today but we will handle it. Then tommorow we will be safe and hopefully day 21 will be mercyfull. We got amazing 3 day in a roll winds in the east. So we got some great replenishements there. And also we have a trench and a car [...]



Life in the Wasteland

2011-05-23T20:40:50.064-07:00

Life in the Wasteland is hard.I have been trying to get myself a nice big crew to play with in D2N but its hard. The social aspect of the game makes it really hard to keep people around. I am finding myself replacing team members after each town. Some because of a fall in, others simply decide to go in a different direction and some just had their real life be in the way of their gaming and couldnt be with us anymore. Either way it is hard. One of the first people i recruited a girl from the US wont be with me and my crew in the next town. Lately her annoying bitch attitude forced me to re-think her role in the team and whatever it was worth it keeping her around.And the answer is NO. When other crews state that they would like to team up for future towns but dont like her that is becoming quite troublesome for me. And i wont pass up on good coalitions just because of her. She had 30 days to fix her attitude towards other citizens but failed to do so. So im letting her go.My current town is doing prety good. We are a bit behind on our defensive objects quota but that is life in the dessert. Sometimes you find alot of good stuff sometimes you dont.Its day 12 now. Im confident we can make it to at least day 20. The Big Rebuild should get completed soon which will give us a nice DEF. bonus. We are kinda low on nuts and bolts which is quite a surprise for me since we have plenty of scavengers searching the dessert each day. I myself due to my heavy training schedule cannot auto-search alot and sometimes at all but such is life. :XFITNESSAfter my training today me and my coach did a quick measurement check to see how much i have grown since last time.So in 2 months and 2 days i gained 7kg. My biceps got 4cm bigger. The chest also got 4cm bigger and the thigh got 5cm. ofc waist and other small muscles got bigger too my back is wider and etc but we just did a quick check. So yeah big improvement. I was surprised to be honest. And i dont see the difference in my arms so i dont know.....maybe its due to the fact that my whole body is growing and even tho im bigger the proportions are the same as when i used to be skinny. Still great results. I think ive been training for about 6 months now with some days off due to work and stuff. So yeah im happy. As long as im improving ill keep up the hardwork and hopefully ill get even fitter.CINEMAAlso id like to say that the new Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is a HORRIBLE MOVIE! Dont get me wrong Johnny Depp did a great job as Jack Sparrow but one guy doesnt make a movie. And when everything else in the movie sucks its hard to compensate. The story was poor. The dialog was bad. The locations were boring and it was obvious that they didnt invest alot of money in the project. This is just money milking from studio. Minimum investement maximum return. It is working as currently the movie is topping the box office with what im seeing on imdb.com as 90 million!!! I mean girls are flocking the theatres to drool over mr. Depp! But still i think the movie was a disaster. I liked the previous instalments but this is just......it is not offten when i give very low rating for movies. But this is 3 out of 10. It was so dissapointing i dont even know how to trash talk it....its not even worth it.So bottom line...if you have anything else to do....anything at all...do that and spare yourself the brain damage that you would otherwise receive from seeing the 4th pirates movie![...]



10 Months. . . It IS a long time!

2011-05-19T22:04:25.924-07:00

Okay yay. . . . . my last post here was around 10 months ago!!!YAY. Time sure flies fast. Seriously looking at my StarCraft 2 post . . . . i mean i remember that day as it happened yesterday. Im amazed how fast time flies! Especially after new year. Since then i just cant believe it . . .I guess thats the problem with having a very persistent lifestyle. The majority of my days have been pretty much the same and even tho interesting and crazy things do happen to me they are still somehow fitted in my daily routines.This feels slightly weird.It has been such a long time since i last posted here. Its facebook`s fault really. The super fast updates and quick picture upload is truly a dreadfull thing for every blogger. And its so much easier to share information with people. But i have been away from Facebook for awhile now.I got a bit sick of it. I admit i am thinking of going back but i still feel i need a bit more time away from the site.I was clearing up my blog for half an hour. Had to delete like 700 spam msgs. Lord for a small time blogger like me im surprised to see that much trash being constantly posted here by bots and spammers and viagra merchants. X_XCleared up my menu aswell.1) I removed the cute asian girls slideshow. It was cool but the idea doesnt seem that entertaining anymore.2) Cleared my contact list from blogs of people i no longer visit or have no interest in following.3) Re-did my Favorites. After all in 10 months my most visited web sites did change...but not much xD And the ones i still visit but not much i transferred to the "Other Sites" category.4) Updated the book im reading. I finished couple of books in those months and right now im not really reading anything per say. . . . but "Fall of Damnos" is one of the 3 books i have lined up and since i updated it on the site i guess ill start with it.5) Changed my profile Avatar. Lil tribute to One Piece. Which 10 months since last time i wrote here is still my favorite manga. (my collection has grown alot too).I saw the Walking with Dinosaurs show yesterday. It was amazing. Got some awesome Videos and couple of low quality picture. It really is too dark during these events to make a good shot X_X At least not with an average pocket camera. But i dont feel like investing into a proper one anytime soon.I knew the Dinosaurs were animatronix but JESUS . . . . they looked SOOOO DAMN REAL! There was no surprise there at all when all the kids were freaking out and getting scared and excited. The show was an amazing experience and if it ever comes your way make it your job to get your family there and see it. Its well worth the money!Been training hard in the gym these past months. Got from 69kg to 81 in about 5 months and altho im far from being a beefy hunk im pretty fit and in a very good shape. The only drawback here is i had to replace a good deal of my wardrobe to account for my bigger frame. Especially pants. God my lefgs grew so fast X_X I`ve been rapidly increasing the weights during my leg workouts. 2 of the top exercises i do are currently with 110 and 200 kgs!!! And i started with 20/60! Talk about improvement. The Chest and Shoulders beefed up too but my arms are kinda slow to progress. But my coach has switched my training in order to work them biceps and triceps more.On 3rd of may i started training Brazilian Jiu Jutsu under Prof. Paulo Guimaraes in his city dojo. The experience has been mind blowing. The trainign is hard and since i take double classes everday i get to work and h[...]



StarCraft 2: The Campaign

2010-07-30T20:13:58.666-07:00

DID YOU KNOW? Turns out you cant get achievements if you are not logged in Battle.net!Hey guys 4 days later and and awful lot of playing of Star Craft 2: Wings of Liberty i can finally write my review. Not that there was any doubt that this game will be AWESOME! But still from the first hour of playign i already wanted to talk about it.So....i got back home on 27 july i open sadly my normal edition of the game and i start installing right away. While installing im enjoying the wonderfull re-cap of the original game and whats been going on that led to the story in SC2. the game is done installing i download the patches and quickly get started.Now first what i wanna point out is that the game and the battle.net systems are integrated together! There is a offline mode which if you fail t o log in to the internet will be available but i havent tried it. The menu is absolutely gorgeous shit the whole design of the game and battle.net are amazing and just hype you upp straight away.I ignored the online battles and jumped straight into the action.Lucky for me i had alot of exp with the old SC and some other RTS games so i managed to pull everything pretty quick. Even tho there new units and stuff the game feels surprisingly the same. Mayeb i just spent too much time on it as a kid i dont know. But the same doesnt mean bad. The game rockz! on many levels.The evolution of technology has allowed blizzard to do amazing things with the maps. And during the capaign there is a great sense of story progress and detail. Buildings and lying cars around. Ppl cowering in fear. Space stations...volcanic planets, jungles you get it all...and its EPIC!Between missions you get to interact with some of the cast and get yourself involved with the story more deeply. I really feel sad for anybody who skipped talking and clicking around cuz you are just missing out on the whole thing...You can upgrade your units and buildings and get some passive buffs for your army through research of Zerg and Protoss technology. Now those stuff are exclusive to the campaign but they are pretty cool and add a good sense of progress and even a small RPG element.Altho for me the best choices were kinda obvious i suppose there are good sides of the upgrades i didnt pick.On Hyperion your command center battlecruiser you also get an "archive" which gives you the ability to view all your mission progress and the option to replay or even try higher difficulty to get some achievements done. sadly i got disconnected couple of times during playing and didnt get achievements for alot of missions. Took me awhile to figure out that i need to be in Battle.net to get them. Which doesnt make sense to me....how come the game cant save the stuff you pulled off and then load them to battle.net? There is only 1 explanation....in online mode you probably cant use cheats ( i havent heard of any cheats beeing discovered yet) while in offline you probably can...if its not that then i hope blizz had a good reason to cripple ppl witheout internet connection (tho i suspect there wont be that many).The cinematics....well.....nobody ever needs to say anyhing about the quality blizzard always delivers with its cinematics. Superb as always!The story....now.....its pretty much a follout of what happened in SC 1 and the brood wars. we get some moving forward but not much. The great enemy......a hybrid race that created the zerg and protoss and wants to kill everybody in the universe....to think about it if[...]



StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty!

2010-07-26T19:24:25.848-07:00

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Its 27 July, 2010! AND...HELL ITS ABOUT TIME!





StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty the first part of the new trilogy by blizzard that will expand the story of the original game is here! And HELL....ITS ABOUT TIME!
I got just the normal edition but i am hoping ill get my hands on the collectors edition from EU. there are bound to be some copies lying around in my country`s game shops that ppl couldnt afford to buy ^_^ Thats how i got the Wrath of the lich king collectors edition ^_^

Im installing the game right now and i just cant wait to start. I also got this brand new limited edition mousepad of Kerrigan vs Zeratul! Its SUPER AWESOME! Ill go buy the Raynor one later cuz there is no way ill go out of my house today :D
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With the standard edition you also get a stack of small wanted posters of Jim raynor.....its like Blizz is asking us all to do some propaganda and spread the word :D Ill drop some around mailboxes just for fun :D I mean....there like 50+ of em...maybe 100 but ill leave some for me aswell ^^
Watching my new mousepad makes me feel rly sad...i should have been more serious about getting the collectors edition...i mean i certainly had the money...but i was like meh...i have time :(
The music during the installation is also awesome...and there is a Soundtrack CD with the collectors pack :( gosh i rly screwed myself up -_-`



Moar and moar manga :D

2011-07-05T18:07:47.036-07:00

Keeewl :DThx to the super duper awesome folks at Viz Media i finally did it! I got all the current volumes of One Piece :P 54!!!!! i even have 54 in japanese from last year :DIt really feels great. Now im going to stop reading the chapetrs each week and ill just wait for the volumes to come out in english. It looks so awesome on the book shelve :PAnd now im going to concentrate on collecting other stuff. I got everything from Bleach too. I suppose i should get the last 9 vols of D. Gray-Man now. And maybe get shaman King. but even tho i love those mangas...ive seen the anime episodes or red the chapters online...so it feels a bit like a waste of money to get so much manga. especially if i know everything that will happen :( thats why im not rushing with buying the 49 volumes of naruto. Besides im kinda angry witn naruto cuz the quality dropped alot :(I got some more Deadpool comics. Deadpool is shaping up to become my favorite marvel character :D he is just hillarious :D Also i reviewed the Boba Fett omnibus but i actually have 2 more Star Wars omnibuses from Dark Horse and they are all awesome :) but...well...im just a sucker for star wars ^_^ i mean i grew up with that shit.I started this sci-fi manga called GANTZ! I remember looong ago a friend of mine mentioned it to me but i never rly researched it. but now since i got access to alot of manga i thought maybe ill give it a shot. Just finished vaolume 2. Its rly interesting and the art altho a bit crude is still very nice. And 400+ pages and im still not sure whats going on....maybe thats part of the authors plan...keep it slow paced in the beggining and then exlpode with insane shit :D Well see...i heard the new chapters come out pretty slow so no hurry anyway :Pgot to get more berserk tho. but the damn bookstore just wont re-supply with volume 17... :(((( and i dont wanna get 18,19+ witheout reading 17 -_-`Oh i also got kakashi,Itachi and Pain PVC figures to decorate my manga shelve :P Kakashi looks especially awesome! CLICK ON PICTURE TO ZOOM![...]