Monday, June 19, 2006


After my recent experiences at Melee I realize that I gotta get back out to fight practices. The reasons why I stopped going were because my armor really sucked and was painful to wear and the winter site was 2 hours away instead of the summer site which was 45min away. So I was pretty rusty this weekend although I did manage to get a 20% kill average over the fights. Singles are more difficult though so I gotta get back to work on that. To improve my armor I'm thinking that if I replace the leggs with lacross shin and knee pads and add metal cops to the knee parts with flanges to extend to the side of the knee. Also, I could sorta copy Trembrand's upper body armor style that would minimize weight. Unfortunatly I don't remember what protection his would give the hips and I know that the thighs wouldn't work the way I want. For the leggs the problem I have is with the whole set being held up by my belt and with all that steel pulling down it pains my hips so that eventually I can't walk. Not to mention that the knee parts are in entirely the wrong spot. Another thing that I could do would be to get a set like what Tark wears. it's a coat of plates that covers from thigh up. Since it's a coat it wouldn't have any weight on my hips at all. I'd really just need that coat, the shin/knee pieces, and new vambraces. That is the ideal so far but it costs money that I can't really afford right now. What would be the best would be the first option like Trembrand's armor but somehow figure out how to not have the leggs including the thigh attached to the thigh. So I'll still be going to fight practice without the new armor but perhaps I can work on it sooner.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

So Here's the thing...

I'm gonna actually use this bloody blog page now. I mean why not? Although nobody really reads it now, eventually someone might and when that happens it could be fun :p. My last post was in april. So a new post is long overdue. Especially since important stuff has happened since. My wife and I are pregnant now. And along those lines I now understand why people say "we" when they say "We are pregnant." So far it's taken alot of work on my part. Sure SHE is the one who is actually pregnant and is going through all the changes but I have to take care of her and make sure she is a comfortable as possible and that she has all that she needs. The first trimester involves alot of hormonal changes so there can be mood swings, which she is controlling very well by the way, and she is fatigued all the time and is perpetually queezy and can't be around things that smell. So I'm taking care of as much cleaning and cooking as possible. I don't mind a bit really because she's carrying the critter and I want everything to go as smoothly as it can. Also, my pet rat Rosemary died. She was pretty special so that was tough. She left her sister Honeydew with us though so that is gonna be one spoiled rat. I sent my laptop off for repairs and it's finally back and working finally, although it will probably heat up again and cause the same problem as before. But then when it's sent away I'll be able to get a new laptop from the store because of it's leamon policy. I forget if I've mentioned this before but I have a graphic arts diploma and I finally wana get into the field which means that I have to have a good portfolio so I'm working on that. Also I really have to update my website making skills cause all I know is html and that just wont cut it. I think that's it for now. I'll be posting more offten even if it's just some odd stuff I've found on the net.