Non EVE: Jabba the Snow

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Now, I know this isn’t EVE related at all but I’m pretty proud of a recent creation of mine (created with the help of my brother and sister). If you have been following my Twitter updates, you’ll know that the UK has been hit by around 7-8 inches of snow in the past 24 hours, which is pretty out of the ordinary. In fact, it’s the most amount of snow the UK has seen in 18 years, which explains why the #uksnow hashtag has overtaken the superbowl and the snow seems to be all anyone is talking about.

I seem to have veered slightly off course. Anyway, I present to you, Jabba the Hutt Snow!

He originally started out as a snowman base but just after starting the torso section of the snowman, we realised that it’d make a great Jabba the Hutt so we carried on. As he was created around 4 hours ago and we’ve had a steady lot of snow since then, he’s now a fluffy lump in the snow.

Has anyone else made anything out of snow that you were particularly proud of? Maybe something EVE related?
Make sure to link to pictures if you have any! I’d love to see some EVE style snow creations.

Corporation, Yes or No?


An extremely short post tonight, something to help me make a decision. As you might have noticed, I’ve stuck a poll up on the right sidebar for you to give me your opinion on my latest dilemma.

Basically, I’m not sure as to whether to start looking for a corporation and I’d like the feedback of you, my lovely readers. So, point those beautiful eyes to the right and use that mouse hand of yours.
Also, be sure to leave a comment here if you need to elaborate on the reason for your vote.

I’ve added the poll below as it is no longer in the sidebar.

Corporation, EVE Online, Gaming, General, Life, MMORPG, PC January 26th 2009

Dry patch coming up…


Unfortunately, I think there may be a blogging dry patch coming up. Well, technically I think it’s already started but I can see it going on for a bit longer. At the moment, I am being so inundated with college work, I’m not even sure I’ll get it done. And that’s without the usual EVE, followed by blogging.

As it stands, this is what I have left to do.

  • Research five printers and five sculptors (one page for each).
  • Research five contemporary artists and five modern artists (one page for each).
  • Analyse three magazine adverts, focusing on the composition and the USP (Unique Selling Point).
  • Finish the creating story (and draw storyboards) for the three remaining comic book story titles.

And that’s after only one week. I dread to think what’s coming up afterwards.
Those of you who follow me of Twitter will be sure to hear me complaining about the piles and piles of work. Feel free to tell me to shut up.

I’ll try my best carry on blogging and playing EVE but this post is just to let you know that I may not be posting regularly, just when I can.
That said, hopefully it will all be fine and the work will be finished quickly but we’ll see.

General, Life January 12th 2009

My Goals for 2009


For once, I actually want to do a 2008 retrospective post this time around. But unfortunately, as my blog has only been at its own domain since mid-december, I don’t really have enough blog or comment statistics to write a decent post about it. That said, I quickly realised that I hadn’t written a goals/predictions/resolutions post, well… ever. So I’d better get cracking.

  • Finish World War Z – Heather got it for me back in April and I still haven’t finished it. I got about half way through in the space of a couple days then put it down and started reading other books.
  • Finish Eve: The Empyrean Age – I read a couple pages of it while on holiday back in August and haven’t read any of it since.
  • Buy more comics – Heather kind of unintentionally turned me into a minor comic book geek and now I’m determined to build up a collection, although I’d sure it’ll turn out to be quite a small one. Speaking of comics, anyone have any recommendations? The only one I’ve bought so far is issue 1 of the second series (already read the first series) of The Umbrella Academy.
  • Quit smoking for good – While I haven’t had a cigarette for about two weeks and I feel fine, I’ve gone longer before and then started again just because I was bored.
    I’m a strange smoker. I never smoke when I’m alone at home and I never really feel the need to smoke. But if I’m waiting for something or someone for a while, I’ll sometimes have two or three in a row just out of boredom.
  • Pay more attention to Heather when online - Heather suggested this one.
  • Learn to play guitar – I’ve wanted to learn to play guitar for a while now and my brother doesn’t use his anymore so it’s the perfect opportunity. I’m one of those people that want to learn but don’t want to pay for lessons so I’ll have to try to teach myself.

And finally:

  • Blog more – I have three-ish blogs scattered around the internet, but I only post semi-regularly in this one. So, I plan to post more in this one, and start posting again in my others.

That’s all for now. There are more but I don’t want to overload myself with goals because that’ll only make it more likely that I won’t achieve them.

Anyone else have any goals that they want to achieve by the end of this year?

Books, Comics, Geek, General, Guitar, Life, Statistics January 5th 2009

Merry Christmas

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Just a short (very short) post from me to say…

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Graphics, Life December 24th 2008