adventures in geekdom

The blog of a twentysomething who is finally unleashing her inner geek after stifling it for the majority of her adolescence.

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Potter fever strikes again. Dammit.

* I finished the story element of LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean. I know, FINALLY. I got it for Christmas last year. :X I was gonna work on 100% completion before starting LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, but considering LEGO: Pirates was by far the most frustrating LEGO game I’ve ever played, I might set that goal aside for another time.

* Speaking of Harry Potter, I’ve given in and have decided to reread the series again. Which is probably a bad idea considering how my summer school agenda looks for the next few weeks. Oops? Still, I haven’t reread the series in at least a year and a half (probably closer to two years, to be honest) and I’m taking notes this time around. I’ll post my questions and notes after I’ve finished each book so I can go through and answer them if possible!

* The Boyfriend and I will be at the Harry and the Potters/Potter Puppet Pals tour stop in Denver on August 4; will I see you there? I hope so! :D

And just because:

Okay, the battle droids are cute. Useless, but cute.

I’m not even gonna try and explain the most recent gap between posts. But let me tell you, this semester has been FUN. I mean, just look at my happy face: :|

In the meantime, I’ve been keeping up with my bucket list a bit. I’ve begun watching The Clone Wars animated series and I’m nearly done with season one. So far it’s pretty good, and I’ve heard it gets much, much better as the series goes on. I’ve been trying to keep that in mind, since this first season is definitely pandering to fans of the prequel movies (because those fans exist?).

Of course, Obi-Wan is awesome and flawless and the best character on the show. *girlish sigh* I wish I liked Ahsoka Tano more, but so far I’ve nicknamed her Catchphrase Girl™ because everything she says is cheesy and out-of-place. Hopefully they develop her character better later on, though this is Star Wars we’re talking about. Princess Leia is the only redeeming female character in that entire universe that I’ve seen so far.

(But, okay. I’ve kind of adopted the phrase “Artooey” and often squeal as I say it. BUT HE IS JUST SO SMALL AND CUTE AND SQUEE. OMG.)

I’ve also decided that over the summer, I’ll start playing Skyrim. IT LOOKS SO SHINY. And I’ve heard some rumblings that it’s an awesome game. Y’know, here ‘n there. ;) But since I’m on spring break this week, I’m gonna try and catch up with Lego: Pirates of the Caribbean. I’ve nearly completed all of the story levels, then I can go back and snag all of the bonus stuff.

My Magic: The Gathering deck is finally complete, and a post about that will surface someday. In the distant future. In a galaxy far, far away…

What? I really like LEGO stuff.

And not that stupid girly line they have coming out, because I have…erm, feelings…about said product line. Rage-y, feminist-backed feelings because honestly, why would girls ever want to play with yucky boy toys, EVERYTHING MUST BE SEGREGATED FOR OUR POOR CHILDREN RAAAAWWWWRRRRR.

Ahem. Yes.

So The Boyfriend brought over LEGO’s new board game Heroica for us to play, and I LOVED IT. Yeah, it takes a little bit of time to rearrange the board when preparing for a new mission, but honestly I don’t see it being any different than setting up the original and best version of The Game of Life. Not to mention that since it’s LEGO, everything snaps into place quickly and nicely.

The rules were explained very clearly, and all of the settings are super-cute! The amount of detail put into each board set is amazing. (I love the chicken leg in one of the sets; The Boyfriend and his family made it a rule that if you roll a shield, you can stand there and eat the chicken leg to gain back 2 life. xD) The characters (a druid, knight, ranger, wizard, rogue, and barbarian) each have a specific power than can be enhanced through buying weapons with gold pieces found during the game. And not to brag or anything, but I totally whipped The Boyfriend’s ass won two of the three rounds The Boyfriend and I played together with my awesome druid/wand/helmet combo. ;)

I have to say, now having tried both Heroica and a legit roleplaying game like Pathfinder, I much prefer this style of play. I guess I’m more of a visual learner, since it was easier for me to enjoy the gameplay with an actual model in front of me. Of course, there are dungeon sets you can buy online to make traditional roleplaying games feel a little more real, but let’s face it. LEGOs are just cuter!

So on that note, I highly recommend Heroica for non-geeky friends, or surface geeks who aren’t totally into the roleplaying aspect of geekdom (like me). It was challenging yet fun and easy to understand, and now I have one more distraction from my current overload of schoolwork. :P

Have you played Heroica yet? If so, what did you think? Have you gotten any non-roleplayers into it?

Images from LEGO.com

Oh…yeah. This thing exists. :X

I know, I know, it’s been a while. *ducks flying objects*

Hey, to be fair, finals and the holidays were particularly brutal this year. So while the three people who consistently follow my blog are mad that I haven’t updated in ages, I HAVE NO REGRETS. Muahaha.

Not much holiday nerdiness to report. I did receive LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, so I’ve been dorking around on that all winter break and I’m nearly done with the story playthroughs. I’m holding out on LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 because of price and simply wanting a different LEGO video game experience for a while. After that, I may move on to LEGO Star Wars. I LIKE LEGO GAMES, OKAY?

Also, The Boyfriend and I have added The Big Bang Theory to our tv must-watch list. His parents had been bugging us to watch it for ages, and after getting through half of season one I promptly went out and bought seasons 1-4 on DVD. Needless to say, “Bazinga!” and “Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock” has made its way into our collective conscious.

I was going to say “If you haven’t seen it yet, you totally should!” except it seems he and I are a little late to that party. :X

I’ve finally picked up my Magic: The Gathering deck again for the first time in ages, and boy am I rusty. Still, some of The Boyfriend and I’s friends are building and improving decks of their own so we’re all hoping to start a weekly MTG meetup in the near future. I’m trying to focus my Red/Blue deck more towards short bursts of fiery damage using low-cost Red monsters and lots of Blue scry cards, which means more Fiery Hellhounds! *pets her sweet demon poochies from the underworld*

I’ve updated my affiliates list and removed blogs that no longer updated, and have added a new about the geek page so you can learn a little bit more about moi! As always, I’ll do my best to post as often as I can and I have a few blog topics lined up (a card-by-card analysis of my MTG deck to start), so check back for that.

I hope you all had a lovely holiday season and New Years, and here’s to blogging and geekdom in 2012!

lego: csi

Okay, who else would totally watch this IRL? *raises hand*

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