Here are a few of my favorite things: Nintendo, Penny Arcade, The Legend of Zelda, Mario, Pokemon, Harvest Moon, Fallout, Dungeons and Dragons, books, dice, Professor Layton, Shadow of the Colossus, Minecraft, and so much more. I'm going to talk a lot about video games, I sincerely hope you don't mind.

Newest paper sculpt project!

Sonic Screwdriver trio for my friend's birthday.

An interview with Adam Harum of Transolar Galactica.

They achieved their Kickstarter goal, and now the world gets more of their award winning sci-fi comedy!

Doctor Who themed lip balm!

Brought to you from Earthtastic! and A Bit of Geek.

Minecraft paper sculpt!

My submission to the Mojang community art contest. Watch the video!

A TARDIS desk lamp!

Instructions and babbling on how to make a TARDIS lamp from foam core!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What a pleasant surprise!

I woke up this morning and checked my e-mail. Do you know what I saw?

And I went, "Whaaaaat?" I thought to myself, "Surely that's one of those scam e-mails that Blizzard warns its subscribers about". So I explored the e-mail, reading it carefully and hovering over links, looking for strange words.

Nothing strange so far!

 I finally just opened a separate window and logged into my account. I figured that if it was real, I'd have information about it in my account!

Awww, yeaaaaaah. Totally legit e-mail! I can't even believe it! I signed up to receive a beta invite believing there was no way in hell I'd actually get one. Now I'm the envy of all*

(by "all" I mean my cousin and my friend)

I'm about to install it and get crackin'! I'm a little confused/concerned though: I made a trial account and then James invited me through the Invite A Friend thing so I had to make a new account. Expired trial account that I never play is WOW(1). Account that I play that has Burning Crusade is WOW(2). The Cataclysm beta is linked to my WOW(1) account that I never use. I'm.... um, worried that this will affect my ability to play. In which case, I will probably freaking cry.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hopefully this will get it out of my system.


Wednesday, July 14 2010 - 11:42 AM

I had a dream the other night that we decided to hold PAX in a huge field this year. It seemed like a good idea for some reason but when we got there it was raining and everyone was all wet. Then I looked down and I had no pants. These sorts of dreams tell me that PAX is coming up pretty quick.

You should know that it looks like we will sell out of our 3 day badges sometime between Thursday and Sunday of this week. If you want to grab a couple of these you should head over and do it now.
If you want to attend PAX but would rather work like a dog all three days then you should consider being an enforcer. You can follow this link for the application to join the volunteer army that keeps PAX running so smoothly.
It’s worth mentioning that PAX is not being held in a field this year. It will be at the Washington State convention center and that place has a very nice roof. Also I will be wearing pants.
-Gabe out

I copied and pasted that from the Penny Arcade news post from yesterday. It made me laugh, but it also gave me a fresh surge of, "AHH I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M GOING TO MISS PAX!!" feelings.
I know I'm in Ireland, I am having an amazing time and I don't regret being here at all! AND I am incredibly sad that I'll be missing PAX for the first time ever. I want to get these feelings OUT so I'll stop thinking about it and having people go, "WTF you're in Ireland". 
It's a different kind of fun, and also important in different ways.
I am a gamer and I am a photographer. I am two halves of one great love! If it's not one, then it has to be the other.
I've hardly played any games since I arrived, too busy taking pictures! I played some Picross 3D last night, and a few nights ago I was on WoW with James and Kelly. We had excellent good times. Everyday on the bus I pass a "Social Gaming" place near the city center in Galway. I'd like to go in there and see what's happening. I'd like to make some friends here and video games are a great common thread!
Tomorrow I'll be shopping, so I should make sure to pop in there.

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