Star Wars Book Review and some general ranting……..

48 Hours till the BBC America Doctor Who Marathon to Season 7 kick off with Asylum of The Daleks. Even though the kids are back in school they‘ll watch The Doctor rather than watching (Shiver) Minecraft videos on YouTube. I don’t get the whole Minecraft obsession, it’s and 8 bit engine with some bells and whistles on it. I prefer an engine with much to engage with personally. Then again I’m also someone who’s selling off pieces of himself (Toys and Books) to gain access to something I really wanted to get into.

Robotics yes I’m still working on the Omnibot project slowly but hopefully before I hit the dirt nap I’ll have at least built one the projects that keeps my attention focused remarkably on track. I have maybe 4 maybe 5 items I’m going to place up on eBay, and will hit ez-builder.com and ask some the guys there if they might want to take a crack of some the items I have for sale before I place them up for auction.

I’ve even placed up my 2nd edition Shadowrun RPG Core Rulebook, 6th printing but in very decent condition. I will probably place up my palladium robotech and rifts books up for sale as well. I mean I don’t use them anymore, no one out here where I live is interested in playing that rpg system anyway, and it will lighten the load of things have when I exit this world and wouldn’t leave much of a mess when I am done and buried.

I have to ask a strange question to myself and some of you out there. Why do people act stupid? What I mean by asking, is why do people feel a need to hurt others by trolling them, or even just talking badly about them when it’s been a at least a few years since you talked about or to any of them save for maybe Face book, or DA, or maybe MySpace or twitter? What good does it do them, save for making themselves feel somehow more superior, or empowered because who they’re talking about can’t talk back in their defense or even justification at other times pending the situation.

I just get sick of it, it makes me angry, not angry I mean “ANGRY” I want punch my fist thru steel type of anger. Of course that gets me nowhere at al save a trip to the ER and $ that can be better spent elsewhere as well as lost time from work. But it still doesn’t resolve the fact that there are those who don’t know me, save for interacting with me on the net for X amount of time at a website/msg board and they think they can talk badly about me and I’m not going to find out about. It’s not about lurking or creeping about a board you’re not welcome at, I have no interest in that.

People I know who have been or are at X boards and sites they mention it if I’m talked down upon or badly, and others think oh he’s lurking and such or OH NO he’ emailing me and I can’t bear to tell him to stop! Or here’s the one that gets me “I don’t know why he’s my Face book friend, but the other day on FB chat (who uses that?) He sent me the following message: “meow” D: D: D: “I know *why* heather, it’s because I was taking my family to Florida and asked you for some questions on places of interest while we were in Orlando, but to do so I had to friend request you, and the only reason I used “meow” was to grab your attention since it seems hard to get it otherwise.

But that’s been resolved since I removed the friend request. So if you ever come across this? You know that you don’t have to worry D: D: D: about me “bothering” you anymore. It’s not like you wanted to talk to get to know me anyway. Or at least that is the image you’re projecting. Why do any of you even talk about me anymore anyways? Why did I attempt to bother talking to any of you there any more for that matter? You ostracized me and alienated others by your behaviors and constant trolling or nagging or plain asshattery; I’m not point fingers at one particular either.

The sad part is I’m point at a whole community that has had maybe 2 “new” people join since the loss of the Original board and 3 different incarnations. I was asked by one of the communities I had some bad blood with to come back the ban had been lifted on my profile and so far it’s been ok no trolling some mutual feelings and some where we just agree to disagree but not in a vindictive or hateful way, I guess some communities can grow and move on whereas some others just sit and stagnate or fester in some cases.

Prime example would be your FB Group it’s been there and hasn’t been used in almost over a year or more, so WHY have it at all if you’re not even going to use it to begin with? And Facebook Chat let me say TONS of people use it, just because you don’t use it? Doesn’t mean others feel or think that way either RAWR! Waste waste waste. At least if I create something people do make use of it and KEEP making use of it for the most part, unlike other FB groups I’ve seen.

Rant over; back to whatever….Where was I? AH Book! I’ve been going back to my roots (book wise) this was done last year in Nov. 2011 Star Wars GN Darth Vader and The Lost Command Published by Dark Horse comics. This Graphic novel gives some in depth to what happened after the clone wars and what goes on between Ep.3 and Ep. 4. Seems While on an about 19 years before the battle of Yavin. An Expeditionary mission to the ghost nebula goes MIA and Palpatin orders Lord Vader to take some of the 501st and investigate what happened and to retrieve the survivors.

More to the fact that Moff Tarkin’s son was the one leading the expeditionary mission and Tarkin wants his son back. Lord Vader does as he is told of course and during the travel time and throughout the mission he keeps being visited with visions of “What might have been” if he had not turned to the dark side and if Padame had lived, however his vision was blurred because there was only 1 child in the visions not two. During his waking time through the mission the troops under his command fight way through two cities and two planets and crushing everyone that may get in the way of the mission save for the Lady Saro, who says will help them find Moff Tarkin’s son but in reality, she is in cahoots with the very person Lord Vader is looking for and once the truth is revealed, Lord Vader plans to kill the traitorous son and his would be queen/seer.

The Senator approves of this deception to Moff Tarkin and allows Lord Vader to kill the traitor to the empire and the insurgents and report in as an accident that happened during the rescue mission and it was the insurgents that killed his son and not Lord Vader, fueling his hatred for rebellions and further increases his loyalty to the empire and his “master”. This was/is an excellent book and I have to say you must read this to grasp what I’ve written down after reading this three times now already to make sure I didn’t forget anything. DO not let this review spoil it for you, I urge you to read it yourself and decide if it’s a good read or not?
Alright well that’s it for this post talk to you later and remember, forgiveness only goes to a point before you’re just “Whatever” and walk away…………….

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Another Rant in regards to “That person” we do not really like to talk about.

Ok, looks like this will be yet another rant/complaint post. Yes, it is about the same person we usually discuss “phantomgrift”, yet again and with the same mostly the same subject. Why? Have no idea but bottom line is I may have to just go back on my word and remove him from the forums as well. Yes, I know you’ve all told me I should I just ban him and be done with it, and for the most part I have, no more emails, he can’t contact me on FB or MS or even WP  (Or at least I think) He doesn’t know my cell phone (Thank god for unlisted). Even people at CB have started to think he has some unhealthy obsession with me.

It’s like he has to go out of his way to troll someone he thinks he’s superior over so his self-inflated ego can be slated. I left a forum because of his and a few others stupidity, and when I came back, I was profusely removed with nothing more than a reach around and coupon for a whopper on the nightstand. But I left and yes there entries here to that as well. But this is about someone who threw a bitch fit because I added an entry in on their move to somewhere after the fact had happened and at the time we were barely on speaking terms. I made comment to him in regards to a situation at the time and he went off on some tangent and it wasn’t like the person we we’re speaking about liked me in the first place anyways, but I had some concern on the matter. He didn’t like it so he removed the FB entries, and this wasn’t the first time both he had done this and I was through with it. I was furious, stick a fork in me I’m done type of anger.

I disconnected all ties as of April 4 2011  I thought from there with regards to him and his.  He didn’t give up in fact he ran to the community we shared a mutual interest in and posted all types of shit and some of it was altered as well to make me look like some creepy stalker which was a new low added to the list. People told me to let it go just let it lie, well how can I let it lie if this retard refuses to get the take the hint to go away. Now his excuse is I posted something AWFUL and completely out of context on his wife’s post on Facebook on may 26th 2012 I had seen through a mutual contact. Well, I really don’t think that, it was that much of a big deal, and yes I will be rehashing this, which “I disagree with memorial day being an excuse for BBQ’ing and being lazy”, that’s what I said in reply to her post.

Later on in the day it still bugged me and I decided to post it on my own Facebook profile not mentioning her by name, profile or even any tags she has elsewhere, yet later on that day I got a few emails from Phantomgrift lambasting I was stalking them again ALL over again, not that I simply replied to a post his wife made, which personally I could have left alone, but I didn’t agree and voiced it, my bad. BUT it didn’t stop there he went out and googled my wife’s name and found information that should not have been even looked at nor brought up and personally? I’d have done everything in fiber to cripple him with what was shown. I will not discuss it, it’s nobody’s business and if we ever meet in reality he best walk the other way, because he’ll be wishing he never found the information he found regardless of possibly easy it was to find, it wasn’t his to find mention or know of and I can personally say I hate the fact he breathes the same air I do.

So, now I have him over at JP posting and more or less for trolling purposes, and he does this for kicks, he’s on duty detail and I know how boring it can be but I’m sorry googling people for the intent to try to find a subject to troll is not only sad but creepy. You’ll excuse me if I have serious personal issues with this person, but knowing the surface of the cause do you blame me? I know no one but Phantomgrift will reply back to this but I wanted to put it out here because I wanted people to know what type of person this guy is in my opinion. Trish Ledoux referred me to this article and I have to say its about 99.8 % correct to the letter.

UDK Reinstall, Tempus gets a new Padawan, Esc online.

All right, with the new rig in place and Win 7 reinstalled? Time ot get UDK Feb reinstalled. Got that taken care as well. Got on yahoo this morning and I saw a name I knew from UDK on my webchat for yahoo. It was one the guys that wanted to join the team a few monthes back.

Well after talking with him and findoing out what his skillset was at? I thought it best to set him with Paulo. Paulo needed some extra hands on texturing and helping with modeling the buildings since we have to do it all by hand now it seems. The two seem to be hitting it off ok as well too. I’m slightly worried with regards to the vehicles however. I haven’t heard from chris in over a week since I sent him the backups to help him start work again after his own machine took a nose dive as well. I am hopeful to see some work from him as well soon. Paul is working on the Pilot Model for the Firebee, Hornet, Wasp vehicle set. Turning out pretty well too.

Next is Esc on moddb, I decided to check on that and see how it was coming along? found out some asshat decided he was going to be funny and try to troll the mod, because there weren’t any screenshots on that page. SO I took the liberty to upload some. Then I reported the little troll’s image to the staff for removal. I’m waiting to hear back from one the moddb staff on taking over the project with Spanky’s and DJPaul’s permission of course. UNLESS of course they decide to take my idea to heart and launch a UDK edition of Esc? Which personaly I’d pay 15$ for it on steam.