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So how was FanimeCon 2015 for you?
45%
5 deviants said Didn't go.
36%
4 deviants said I had a great time!
9%
1 deviant said I had a pretty good time. Not perfect, but still a good time.
9%
1 deviant said Didn't like it at all.
0%
No deviants said Meh.
0%
No deviants said Didn't have as much fun this year as expected.
Well, this break for FanimeCon 2015 took longer than expected.  Then again, I wound up taking 2000 shots this year (culled down to just under 1200), so that was a lot of photo work to go through.  However, I had a great time and the con went fairly smoothly for me.  I commuted the con to keep expenses down (having had to move earlier in the year as well as travel cross-country for my brother's wedding made a sizable dent in my meager budget this year), so no late-night shenanigans for me, but I still had a lot of fun during the day.  Thanks to having watched both seasons of Gundam Build Fighters, my hobby for building gunpla was rekindled, and having one of the Gundam Build World Cup qualifying rounds held at FanimeCon this year helped stoke things (I didn't participate, of course, but it was great seeing a lot of top-notch gunpla work on display).  I wound up getting my first gunpla kit in years (a Star Winning Gundam) along with a nice little toolkit to help get me started back up again.

As for my Fanime photos this year, they can be found at the following links:

Day Zero: stormfalcon.smugmug.com/Cospla…
Day One: stormfalcon.smugmug.com/Cospla…
Day Two: stormfalcon.smugmug.com/Cospla…
Day Three: stormfalcon.smugmug.com/Cospla…
Day Four: stormfalcon.smugmug.com/Cospla…


Also, I want to take a moment to bid the late Sir Christopher Lee farewell.  He was a great actor who gave us decades of wonderful performances and lived a storied life.


Going forward: I'm going to try to ratchet down my time on this site a notch or two.  I've already left a number of groups to cut down on the number of works piled up in my inbox every day.  I mean no ill will to the groups I've left and I wish them well.  I just need to cut down on time here since I have less free time left over after work and a longer commute.  Likewise, I'll be re-examining how I approach the works that show up on my feed as well as my tendency to fave large numbers of said works.  Basically, I'll need to be much more selective on that front, even when a lot of it is great stuff.

Sorry to have to button down on things, but time seems to get more and more scarce and precious and I need to rebalance things without taking the drastic step of leaving the site altogether.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Final Fantasy XIV RR Soundtrack
  • Reading: Discworld series, Designers & Dragons
  • Watching: JoJo's Bizzare Adventure, Log Horizon, Sailor Moon
  • Playing: Final Fantasy XIV Realm Reborn
  • Eating: Dinner
  • Drinking: Diet Soda
Well, it's a little early, but I'm going to start in on a break from DA for a short while.  I was going to hold off until Day Zero of FanimeCon this Thursday, but the need for a voluntary break (and not just because of being out of town like I was in mid-April for my brother's wedding) made itself known recently.  Thus, I'll give the old Favorite button a rest and keep my time on here to a minimum (perhaps enough to respond to correspondence and the like) from now until I've finished editing my photos from this year's FanimeCon and posted them to my SmugMug account (stormfalcon.smugmug.com).  It'll give me time to evaluate my time-use here and whether I want to continue a semi-active presence on this site or not, especially since I've fallen way behind on posting works here.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Final Fantasy XIV RR Soundtrack
  • Reading: D&D 5th Editon Player's Handbook, Atomic Robo RPG
  • Watching: JoJo's Bizzare Adventure, Log Horizon, Sailor Moon
  • Playing: Final Fantasy XIV Realm Reborn
  • Eating: Breakfast
  • Drinking: Water
I'm sure many of you have heard by now by way of various venues, but we've lost Leonard Nimoy, best known as Mr. Spock.  Needless to say, he's had an effect on many people, myself included, through that role and afterwards.  While it wasn't a surprise considering his being in the hospital the past few days for chest pains, it's still very sad to say farewell to the man.  He lived long and prospered indeed, and perhaps now Spock can resume his conversations with Doctor McCoy.
  • Mood: Sadness
  • Listening to: Final Fantasy XIV RR Soundtrack
  • Reading: D&D 5th Editon Player's Handbook, Atomic Robo RPG
  • Watching: Parasyte, Gundam Build Fighters Try, Sailor Moon
  • Playing: Final Fantasy XIV Realm Reborn
  • Eating: Breakfast
  • Drinking: Water
Time to tell 2014 goodbye and not to let the door hit it on the ass on its way out.

That's not to say that 2014 was entirely bad.  It's certainly had its high points, particularly in the relationship department (i.e., I've been seeing someone since April) and that alone made 2014 a great year.  However, it's also been a year of adjustments for me as well as I've had to face the fact that I don't earn as much as I've had in the past (both in terms of pay rate and in terms of living expenses growing more expensive, eating what money I do get in my paycheck).  Also had a close call in terms of my living situation but got that worked out with the help of family and friends.

All in all, I'm ready to leave 2014 behind and I hope 2015 is a much better year.

Happy New Year, everyone!
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Final Fantasy XIV RR Soundtrack
  • Reading: D&D 5th Editon Player's Handbook, Atomic Robo RPG
  • Watching: Parasyte, Gundam Build Fighters Try, Sailor Moon
  • Playing: Final Fantasy XIV Realm Reborn
  • Eating: Breakfast
  • Drinking: Water
Well, this break for FanimeCon 2015 took longer than expected.  Then again, I wound up taking 2000 shots this year (culled down to just under 1200), so that was a lot of photo work to go through.  However, I had a great time and the con went fairly smoothly for me.  I commuted the con to keep expenses down (having had to move earlier in the year as well as travel cross-country for my brother's wedding made a sizable dent in my meager budget this year), so no late-night shenanigans for me, but I still had a lot of fun during the day.  Thanks to having watched both seasons of Gundam Build Fighters, my hobby for building gunpla was rekindled, and having one of the Gundam Build World Cup qualifying rounds held at FanimeCon this year helped stoke things (I didn't participate, of course, but it was great seeing a lot of top-notch gunpla work on display).  I wound up getting my first gunpla kit in years (a Star Winning Gundam) along with a nice little toolkit to help get me started back up again.

As for my Fanime photos this year, they can be found at the following links:

Day Zero: stormfalcon.smugmug.com/Cospla…
Day One: stormfalcon.smugmug.com/Cospla…
Day Two: stormfalcon.smugmug.com/Cospla…
Day Three: stormfalcon.smugmug.com/Cospla…
Day Four: stormfalcon.smugmug.com/Cospla…


Also, I want to take a moment to bid the late Sir Christopher Lee farewell.  He was a great actor who gave us decades of wonderful performances and lived a storied life.


Going forward: I'm going to try to ratchet down my time on this site a notch or two.  I've already left a number of groups to cut down on the number of works piled up in my inbox every day.  I mean no ill will to the groups I've left and I wish them well.  I just need to cut down on time here since I have less free time left over after work and a longer commute.  Likewise, I'll be re-examining how I approach the works that show up on my feed as well as my tendency to fave large numbers of said works.  Basically, I'll need to be much more selective on that front, even when a lot of it is great stuff.

Sorry to have to button down on things, but time seems to get more and more scarce and precious and I need to rebalance things without taking the drastic step of leaving the site altogether.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Final Fantasy XIV RR Soundtrack
  • Reading: Discworld series, Designers & Dragons
  • Watching: JoJo's Bizzare Adventure, Log Horizon, Sailor Moon
  • Playing: Final Fantasy XIV Realm Reborn
  • Eating: Dinner
  • Drinking: Diet Soda

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Peter L Ward
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So how was FanimeCon 2015 for you? 

45%
5 deviants said Didn't go.
36%
4 deviants said I had a great time!
9%
1 deviant said I had a pretty good time. Not perfect, but still a good time.
9%
1 deviant said Didn't like it at all.
0%
No deviants said Meh.
0%
No deviants said Didn't have as much fun this year as expected.

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rainbow010101 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
as always, thanks for the favorite!! :hug:
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Stormfalcon Featured By Owner 19 hours ago
You're welcome! :)
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MysteriousMaemi Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks a bunch :)
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Stormfalcon Featured By Owner 2 days ago
You're welcome! :)
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ThePartyvengers Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:heart:
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Stormfalcon Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I'll take that as a "Thank you", for which I'll say "You're welcome!" :)
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ChristiVivar Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for all of the :+fav:'s! :)
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Stormfalcon Featured By Owner 2 days ago
You're welcome! :)
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MysteriousMaemi Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks as always for your :+fav: s my dear watcher :)
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Stormfalcon Featured By Owner 4 days ago
You're welcome! :)
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