It’s my normal routine to relax, clean up the house, and sort my work on Sunday, also a good time to post some blog updates.
So what have I been up to this week? I finished the Gundam Mk. II MG 1/100 scale kit.
Now I’m starting on the RX-93-2 Hi-Nu Gundam Ver.Ka kit (say that three times fast!).
Just opening the box is intimidating, and it looks like I have my work cut out for me. So I have some consistancy in my work completion time (and a big backlog as well), I plan on putting at least an hour each day to this project so it won’t take me 3 months to do something that takes only about an hour…as was the case of the Mk. II
In fact, I’m working on some schedule adjustments to put in more time in doing the stuff I love: Gaming, Hobbies, Anime…etc. At the moment I’m more or less haphazard in how I chose my free time each night. Working a full-time job (and not having the random chaotic schedule that the Navy gave me) has put some consistancy in my life…and it’s something I’m trying to get used to.
I’m a bit disappointed with the filler content. To get the “True Ending” you have to 100% the game, which means completing every Riddler trophy, take over every watchtower, checkpoint, etc. This isn’t Assassin’s Creed-level filler content. This is worse.
I’m also disappointed in the story-based DLC. I played about an 30 minutes of the Harley Quinn story to find myself already at 60% completion. It’s a self contained story. Perhaps I wished it was set in the actual game world and had some more to it…but it’s still nice to play as Harley and not just watch her in cutscenes.
I want to keep playing, yet at the same time I’ve been itching to play more Witcher 3. I lull in the story where I can focus more on side-quests and contracts. Just the random stuff to put me up a few more levels to make the main quest easier. I’m going to try to finish up Batman before that happens.
In other news, it’s been a good week for gay and lesbian Americans. I’m happy with this Supreme Court decision. Lately, people were getting out of hand with very blatant and obvious discrimination, pushing legislature to prevent same-sex marriage not due to any reason whatsoever except to maintain the status quo. On top of that, the recent developments with the Confederate flag has been another great stride in progress.
The reality is that people are afraid of being wrong, especially when it contradicts their religious beliefs and/or the common views of their family and community. Some go so far as to make up religious prophecy “This is the end of days” when they feel something isn’t going their way. That as if God’s wrath will now cause earthquakes and hurricanes. This is just ridiculous for a modern society…may as well make a rain dance and hope the drout ends.
Looking at all the trolling posts on Facebook, I see shit like “They take away prayer from our schools and now they do this…” or claiming that this is all a part of the grand liberal agenda. Nope…this is progress.
Does that mean I am a horrible Christian and going to rot in hell for eternity because I support same-sex marriage? According to some people, that’s the case. But if taking away a group’s happieness for the fear of possibility of some supernatural repercussion that will happen post-mortem. Then that’s a chance I’m willing to take.
It’s human to cling to your faith and ideals. It’s compassion to allow others to do the same.
Lastly before I close out today’s post. I ordered a few new things this week. I imported three Amiibos (cheaper than waiting for the inevidable scarcity when they launch here in the US). I also ordered my first figure in months. It’s a 1/8 scale Shimakaze from Good Smile Company. I had it on my wishlist last year, and even came close to picking it up when it was in stock at Kinokuniya Bookstore in Seattle. They launched another wave and I was able to pick it up for a good price. Now if I can find a good Amatsukaze figure to pair her with (or even her Figma which is now selling out)…