Sunday, January 13, 2013

Holy Crap, I Finally Updated! Also Big News!

This post marks a new beginning of sorts in many ways. As a new year's resolution, I decided to not only be more involved with my fandom but also keep a journal. Since you can apparently do both with this internet thing, I made up my mind with an ironclad determination to write a public daily blog post detailing my doings! Then I didn't.

Then, in a strange reversal of how most resolutions usually turn out (starting out okay and then petering out near the end of the month), I started out the month pathetically making excuses and then slapped myself out of it. Here, I will give updates daily on what I'm doing, watching, studying and procrastinating, all for your benefit!

Of course this is fine and dandy, and I'm guessing most of you will believe it when you see it (don't blame you in the slightest), but a few of you were lured over here with the prospect of a big announcement. Since I'd rather not disappoint everybody this early in the project, here goes...

My wife, Jessica... Is expecting!

This of course is the most terrifying thing I've ever heard in my life. I mean, how is one meant to react when one learns another one is developing in one's significant other? Luckily, as I've learned from all the data I've gathered on the internet and through my family, I'm pretty much preparing for it in the only sensible way there is: by having no clue what to do and panicking about the future. No one is prepared for parenthood, they say, everyone just learns it as they go along. I'm surprised the human race has lasted this long.

Well, if I'm going to be introducing another person to this time period, I'd better make sure they are sufficiently prepped on all thing geek! I've always wanted to learn D&D, but unfortunately the scene is very, very niche in New Zealand. Maybe if I get one of those old beginner's board games like Hero Quest, We could have a stimulating and creative family activity AND I could learn the ropes! Brilliant! At least, it WOULD be brilliant if it didn't cost $250 plus ludicrous shipping on ebay! Sigh... Maybe we should just bite the bullet and move to America... That's a good reason, right? The family must come first!

At the moment I'm doing a Diploma of Digital Filmmaking at a local college, and as such I've been watching a lot of movies, more than I normally do and with more variety than I normally do. I'll try to give a quick capsule review of the movies whenever I can. Yesterday we saw All Quiet On The Western Front. That is one depressing movie, in the best possible way. It's painfully modern for a film made in the 30's, feeling more like a 70's anti-war film, and it's dang powerful. After this film and my experience in Spec Ops: The Line, I've decided that I will never play any 'realistic' military shooters ever again. That's how effective they are.

Well, there's my first post! My others may not be so long, but I have begun! Let's see if I can continue!

10 comments:

Unknown said...

Congratulations!

Christy Rachelle Ford said...

Congratulations to you and Jessica! That's wonderful!

Might I suggest you move your blog to Tumblr? A lot of TGWTG people and most of the fandom are there now.

OrangeOctopi said...

Wow, congrats to you and Jessica!
Also, I hope you keep up with your blournal (blog/journal), because I always enjoy your new content, whether it be a new Animenia or a simple Twitter update.

Hika Yagami said...

Congrats to both you and your wife! Parenthood can be a scary thing to think about but I'm sure both of you will do a fine job.

Cferra said...

Congrats, Suede and Mrs. Suede! =) This is fantastic news!

Viga Gadson said...

Congrats!

libraryguy said...

Congratulations!

William Barsaloux said...

Well my theory is that the Unown are actually an ancient and mysterious cult that worships an evil pokemon. When professor Hale found those tiles at the beginning of the movie he accidently released them. The Unown sensing he had a lonely daughter, who was unknowingly a powerful psychic. They kidnapped him so that Molly would be all alone and when they sensed her grief, they came to her. They casted their spell which was supposed to release their master. They then created Entei to help molly as the 2 were supposed to guard them and keep intruders out. When Ash and the gang brought molly back to their senses the Unown frantic that their plan would fail, tried to cast a spell to kill them which was those spikes, When the gang slipped through they raised a shield. After Entei sacrificed himself the tiles which was their prison faded which meant that they were free to leave their dimension at will.

What do you think?

Also when you eventually do the Pokemon Heroes review, you should mention that the ending is depressing as the Team Rocket agents will escape from prison and go after Latias again.

twisted said...

Congratulations to you both!

Julia said...

Congrats to you both! I hope your child becomes just as much a geek as you two are, because in today's economy and broken world, the geeks are the REAL driving forces and philosophers in this world!

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