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- Grove City, OH
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Happy New Year to everyone who reads this, unless it's just me because not much is new here.
I attended and enjoyed Armageddicon: Revelations. It was much smaller than last year, partially because Revoluticon nearly bankrupted Anime Punch, but it was still better than the bloated Ohayocon. I still can't believe I withdrew $200 to spend in the Dealers Room and didn't buy a single thing.
I might just be jaded, but Christmas wasn't very special. I appreciate the money and gift cards I received (I can't complain, since that's predominantly what I gave others), and I like the "Looking for a Japanese Girlfriend" T-shirt I got from my Japanese-American soon-to-be brother-in-law (damn, that's a lot of hyphens!), but there was one gift that didn't make it in time for the holidays; A Brilliant Earth poster from ThinkGeek. The picture on ThinkGeek's website made it appear to glow in the dark or with a black light, but it turns out to be just an ordinary poster.
The mailing tube arrived the week before Christmas, but apparently it was empty. My sister complained to ThinkGeek, who sent a second one - they doubled the amount of tape on the ends to ensure the poster stayed in the tube. This one arrived on January 3rd, and went up on my wall in the spot formerly occupied by a world map made obsolete by the formation of South Sudan. It came down the next day, in the middle of the night, because the Sticky Tack from my old map apparently couldn't hold it to the wall. I might try to hang it again before my sister comes to visit in July, but in the meantime, I have my brother's old World War I aircraft poster up, and it's hanging just fine as long as I don't try to adjust it.
My eHarmony account will revert to basic if I don't renew by January 14th, and I'm not quite sure if it's worth it. I remember commercials featuring Dr. Neil Clark Warren himself saying that if I couldn't find a match in 6 months, then I'd get another 6 months free; I've got to find a way to hold him to that.
Of course, the problem could be on my end. In the past half a year, I've gone from somewhat of a social recluse to a social recluse with a profile on a dating site. If I tried to open up and work on my people skills, perhaps I could make some progress. I suppose this is what happens when you're the youngest child and grow accustomed to hand-me-downs.
I still haven't gotten around to finishing Forza 3. I think I'm 7 or 9 races away from 100% completion, but I've been focused mainly on playing Borderlands 2 with my brother or Halo 4 online, making the most of the DewXP promotion. I haven't touched the campaign since dying 6 times on the same part of Mission 1 on Normal. I did manage to complete the first season of Spartan Ops by adopting a cautious approach and heavily utilizing the Promethian auto-sentry armor ability.
One more bit of disappointment: G4 cancelled Attack of the Show and X-Play, and announced they were closing their production studios so they could focus on airing syndicated re-runs and acquired programs. I've heard they're rebranding the network to be more like Spike TV.
On the bright side, G4 was the only reason we couldn't switch to DirecTV, so now we have the option to drop our mediocre cable company.
I saw The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in IMAX 3D and Django: Unchained in standard 35MM since my last post. I didn't see either on opening day, but I viewed them sometime in their first week or two. My Dad is very excited to see Zero Dark Thirty, the movie about catching Bin Laden, so I'll probably take him to see that around the 11th.
That's about all I care to write in this post. Now, my traditional sign-off requires me to type the words, "next time."
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