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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

     Last year I wrote as a League assignment but the League is a dream that is no more, and I have not found any blogging challenge to replace it yet. So here is my 2014 list

     I'm thankful I am back in the groove of blogging again; thankful for Tango and Wallace, my collections, my apartment, my job, my car. I'm thankful, oddly, for IKEA, and the furniture of theirs I like. I'm thankful for the online merchants I can use when the stores don't stock my new toys, like Bigbad, TFSource and HTS. They help me treat my plastic addiction

     I'm thankful for my decent relationship with my ex, her birds (Sid and Aldo). I'm thankful for great entertainment such as the Marvel Studios movies, the DC TV shows, and Agents of Shield(Because Coulson lives). I'm Thankful for authors like Louis L'Amour, Tony Hillerman, and Terry Pratchett, like Jim Butcher and Scott Sigler, for stories you can pick up and read over and over.

     I'm Thankful I am alive in this most interesting of times. I am Thankful for my family, my friends, and even a stranger who will share a moment or two of conversation or a dark unspoken fear. And I am Thankful, so very thankful for everyone who stops by and reads a post of mine because this is where I tell the universe:

I WAS HERE, I HAD A UNIQUE VOICE, AND I MATTERED

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Dr Wu and the Cybertronian Arms Race

     Ok first- this will not just be Dr Wu- there are several really good Arm Suppliers to the transformers toys- what this post is about is buying toys for your toys: buying collectibles to enhance your other collectibles.

    I Could (but won't) Meticulously track my purchasing history on these items. I know that the very first transformer add-on I bought was to reach out and get my generations Kup an IDW comics accurate head
this is the non-smoking head- I found that the transformation
Broke the Cy-gar on the other head, so it was fixed and put away


     I purchased a Cartoon Accurate gun for Transformers Prime Powerizer Optimus Prime, based upon the gun that came with FE Optimus
Prime characters generally have their weapons built into their
arms so this covers his hand


Rainstorm for Generations Springer


     And BLADES! Blades galore of many shapes and sizes

UFO blades for Optimus Prime ROTF or DOTM leader


     Cybertronian War Axe by Corbot V(modeled by Toyworlds "Orion")



the Sky-Breaker- Dr Wu's ode to the Star Saber of TF Prime
This wonderful piece comes in a variety of colors
from silver metallic to far more exotic
Primes first action with this weapon in the Anime was to
cleave a mountain in half


Heavy Gear- the Forge of Solus Prime and a big gun for TF Prime UltraMagnus
love the way the forge caught the light

Courageous- Guns and blades for TF Prime FE Arcee
usually with Arcee it is either blades or guns,
not both at the same time

SXS A-03 add-ons for Generations Blitzwing- Head, gun, missiles, and shoulder fixer-uppers


Cavalier- the Sword from Age of Extinction

and yep, I bought it for MP10 Optimus Prime and he looks great with it

Saturday, November 22, 2014

New Banner Announcement


new banner with more placticky bubble
Old Banner


New banner


Bruce Banner

Hulk hate Puny Banner

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Follow-Up to Winters Sounds-Furnace Room Lullaby

     As I posted here, we had some November furnace trouble, and I spent part of the morning working with my landlord to resolve it, both for my warmth and the warmth of the dwellers above (which sounds way cooler than "my upstairs neighbors")

This is "Furnace Room Lullaby" by Neko Case and her Boyfriends. this sounds almost exactly entirely unlike the sound of pipes banging and rattling due to air pressure where water should be.

     On the other hand...the scene in a war movie where the submarine has burst pipes and there is water pouring into the engine room...it looked a lot like that when the boiler let off pressure (it can hold up to 35 P.S.I.)

     So I managed to get steamed, sprayed, lay in water, hold a hose with water at 180 degrees (f) + in it as we watched to make sure the line was free of bubbles; the upshot for now? We have heat

    and what I learned was this:

 
Tiny Bubbles
In the Pipes
Make the Pipes Rattle
Make you Feel Gripes
 
Tiny Bubbles
Keep the Pipes from wa-a-arming
(sorry- all I came up with)
 
but here is Don Ho with the Original