Sunday, 2 October 2011

I'm not Dead!

Despite appearances this blog is not yet dead... technically. There are actually a number of reasons why I don't post much, and they are as follows:
1. Not much that is actually interesting enough to write about happens to me, which leads to
2. Even when something moderately interesting does happen to me, I really don't think there are that many people that care all that much, and even fewer read my blog, and
3. It just seems like a lot of effort.
Ok, I'll admit the last one is a a bit of a lame excuse for never posting, but hey, it is my blog.

One this that did happen, which I thought was of sufficient interest to inform the world of its happening was the release of Innistrad, the new Magic: The Gathering set. For all those who don't know of Magic, it is a trading card game (I know what you are thinking, and it is more awesome than that). Innistrad is the new set of cards that was released this weekend. Thus far it has been met with less-than-universal approval, as they introduced a new card mechanic that has people divided, I like it and so won't go into detail (as it would probably bore you non-Magic people, and already be know to the others). I think I'll probably collect the entire set of cards, which probably wont be too hard, except for maybe a few of the rares which are actually worth money.

I also won a WoW event. It turns out that the increasingly popular (though not with me) video game World of Warcraft has a card game which is not unlike Magic. I'd never played it before but they needed one more person to make up numbers and I happened to be there. I didn't really know what I was doing, so I just picked cards that seemed good, but didn't take cards that were (apparently) insanely good, or merely very useful with irritating regularity. In the end they may have been good choices, as I won (picking up a $30 card for a game which I had no intention of ever playing again in the process). So that was cool.

But yeah, a very card themed post, not actually intentional but there you go, apparently that is all that has been happening to me (Also doing a bit of study - on my holidays too )': gross.)

Skywalker out!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Justice! Freedom! Reasonably Priced Love! And A Hard-boiled Egg!**

Heya world, haven't chatted to you for a while. How's it going?

Firstly I would like to give a shout-out to D.B. Echo, who is actually my only follower. =) He has a great blog, so go check it out.

Secondly: My laptop Hates me.*

Thirdly: I need a new phone. This may seem to have an easy solution (i.e. go buy one); but in fact, I have already tried that. The phone I want, the SE Xperia x10i (this one \|/),

comes on a plan. And as I dont have a job, they are reluctant to give it to me, despite the fact that I have enough money to pay for the entire plan up-front... ARRGH!

Fourthly: Me and MissE have a new blog up: The Victory Book-Sharing Challenge. We got tired of the other person not reading books forced upon given to them, and decided to do something about it. So we set up the Challenge, and made some rules. Now, on alternate months one of us issues a challenge to the other: to read a certain book. At the end of the month we write a short review of how much we hate the other person for setting us that book ahem, the book. We will also occasionally (i.e. whenever we feel like it) write a bit about what we have been reading recently - outside of the challenge that is. So yeah, go have a look, maybe you will decide to read something different.

Anyway, thats all from me atm, cya round.
Skywalker out!

* Yeah, I might put the full story up later, but basically I tried installing Ubuntu, and now it says I have potentially fatal disk errors that could destroy everything... and Ubuntu won't even boot. FML

** Yeah, that title really has nothing to do with the post, but I was just reading T Pratchett's Night Watch, great book, btw.

Sunday, 3 April 2011


Hmm, work... yes, I am familiar with the concept. What of it?
Oh, you lecturer people actually want me to do some?
How would one go about that then?

It is becoming apparent that I do actually need to do work so survive at uni. This is more than slightly irritating, mainly because I have never had to do so before. I'm sure many people are very good at it, and do it every day, with no effort at all, but I'm not. But it is not just doing work that they expect, they also want me to be awake for ridiculously early lectures every day (Ignoring that fact that I have had to be at school earlier than that for the past 10 years of my life).
I suppose some of this is my fault, I may have been able to juggle my lecture/tutorial/workshop times so that I dont have anything until 10 or 11 each day, but that would have involved the dreaded *whispers* work.

In other news, wheelchair is still going awesome, and I am planning to tempt MissE there, possibly with candy. She has managed to get me into Ultimate, so I will convert her to the ways of the wheel..

Well I suppose I should be going and finishing my Maths assignment...
Nah, Dragon Age 2 sounds much better. ;)

- Skywalker out!

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Going down..

Heya all (which I will admit, is probably about, oh... 2 people)

I am now all growed up and living away from home in a shiny (well not-so-shiny now) student apartment block in ADELAIDE (!). This is awesome. My uni is about 10 mins walk away, so I can get to my classes fairly easily. Although looking at my timetable, I don't really want to get to all my classes. I suppose the ridiculous timetable is my fault though, if I hadn't chosen to do a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) it wouldn't be so bad.
Of course, I did get free food during O-Week at the Elec Eng Preliminary thing, so I suppose it isn't all bad.

I have also found a place to play Wheelchair bball down here, and played my first game last Tues. I got blisters and we won; I'm hoping those two are related so that there is a good reason for my hands being wrecked. I also played ultimate, which, I found out, exercises many of the same muscle groups, with the added bonus of using all the muscles in your legs. I am now wishing I had done more exercise during the holidays.

Anyway, I am now getting a bit hungry, so I might go across to AUSSIE PIZZA HOUSE, which is literally right next door, and get some dinner.

Skywalker out!

PS. Oh, btw MissE, you are getting really bad at this posting thing.