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Brush and Quill / Handmade Journals
« on: July 24, 2019, 03:46:48 AM »
Since I've been missing my old job making books for a living, I took up the hobby of making journals by hand this summer. It's a pretty fun hobby and I'm getting better and better at it. I'll probably start selling them in September as I just finished the first with which I'm completely satisfied. Here's some images (just going to link to my Insta):

Game Journals / Jimmy Plays No Man's Sky
« on: July 01, 2017, 05:37:50 AM »
So despite the reviews, I'm really enjoying No Man's Sky. I'm going to keep posting videos and pictures as I play and talk about my journey to the galactic center here so as not to overload the regular journal since I'm playing quite a bit.

I do think the reviews are definitely valid though. It's largely empty despite being such a massive game and the planets that you visit can be hit or miss in terms of beauty, flora and fauna, and resources. You'll also spend a lot of time planet side collecting mundane resources like plutonium and such. Still the exploration factor is quite enjoyable. You can get an idea of the major elements on a planet before hitting atmo, but you really can't tell what the planet will be like. One planet I found was like a beach and ocean planet with lots of water and the land all just looked like a giant beach. I found another desert type planet that was stunning and had giant flying worms to admire. And still another planet was thriving with what appeared to be fungal-based life forms; I called it planet Mario. Finally others are barren and seemingly bereft of life.

Yet even these planets can have surprises such as a planet I found yesterday. It was mostly devoid of life, but there were large pods that contained huge pearls. Each was worth close to 20,000 units and you could stack five in an open ship inventory slot. But they were being guarded by robotic sentinels, so I spent an hour doing this:

Yeah, those robotic sentinels swarm quickly when you steal a pearl.

After I grew tired of that I moved onto the next system. This system had an available base. I was tempted to go for it since the system had five planets and one moon, but two planets had hostile sentinels. Luck would have it that these two planets were the only ones that had gold, and the available base was on a pretty dull and cold snow planet, so I decided to pass.

The system I'm currently exploring also has an available base, so I'm checking out the other planets before I proceed with it, but so far the system looks promising.

General Discussions / Do You Ever Look Through Your Old Posts?
« on: October 01, 2014, 02:21:48 AM »
Since I'm trying to get more active on the boards again after falling out of the habit of posting when I started grad school, I found myself the other day going back to view some of my really old posts from way back in 2006 and 2007.

Maybe it was just me being nostalgic, but I have to admit it was a surprising, if game-centric, record of my life since that time. I only just recently passed 1000 posts on this iteration of the boards due to my inactivity, so I can only imagine what those members that have thousands of posts under their belts feel like. But I'm still overwhelmed at how many posts I've made in so many different topics.

It is also just a fascinating look back at who I was eight years ago. I've always been pretty laid back, but the me of now can't believe the attitude I had back then. Not that there was anything wrong with that; it's just surprising to me all things considered.

I know that there are a lot of old regulars on the boards, and plenty of new regulars who started frequenting the boards around the time that I started being less active. Do you ever look back at your old posts? And what do you think of those old posts when/if you go back through them?

Brush and Quill / Book Thread Continued
« on: February 28, 2006, 11:52:36 PM »
You know the drill peoples.

I've just started reading American Gods because I read Sandman: Season of Mists in my graphic novels class and was interested in what else Neil Gaiman had done. I was told to start with American Gods. So far it is pretty entertaining.

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