Wednesday, 11 April 2012

time to catch up

It sure has been awhile since I have wrote in my blog, I do that from time to time.
so let's catch up.

1) Convention season has started, I have already went to one (Toronto ComiCon put on by Fanexpo) had a blast.
2) had a few problems with my armor, changed over to some snaps instead of all velcro and then busted a couple snaps I didnt put on properly, thankfully spare velcro and a roll of white duck tape was in my bag. all those have been fixed since.
3) I had an E11 blaster from a friend on a pay later handshake, I have given it back since it was more cost efficient to convert a hasbro E11 I already have. the kit was ordered from the UK and I already did the build. hopefully I will get around to doing a step by step blog with pictures.
4) I have a voice amp I found on ebay coming in the mail. Cannot wait to have it set up in my armor
5) I have placed with velcro a Walking Wounded Detachment patch on my left shoulder bell. WWD is for all 501st members who suffer with a disability, my bad left knee, my arthritis, my back problems and the problem I suffer with my left eye, (muscle spasms, clamping up, drifting)  qualify me for this detachment.
6) My transformer collection has grown, I have a couple things coming in the mail, G1 HotRod from the UK, should be here by monday, The better knockoff mini version of the G1 Constructicons. should be here from China next week too. Plus I picked up locally G1 Thrust and one of the last G1 Constructicons I needed for the real set (still need one more and then all the pieces to add on to make the gestalt Devestator) I also picked up the Transformers Prime Starscream, I really need to update my list soon and put it up here.
7) this weekend is AdAstra and Wizard World but I am only doing AdAstra, should be a good time. I love convention time.
ok so that is it for now. -TK3636 out

Monday, 7 November 2011

Punishment - where to draw the line.

A special thanks to Jg Hertzler (Actor who played Martok in startrek) for his post on Facebook that makes the basis of this rant. The youtube video that Jg posted was originally filmed seven years ago but was not posted until a few days ago. A 16 year old girl knew she had made her father angry over illegal downloading (not sure what but it could have been as simple as MP3s). She planted the camera to catch it so she would have proof but decided not to post it yet. The footage shows her father barging into her room holding a leather strap or belt and starts screaming at her and then starts beating her with the strap. He is yelling as he is doing, with crap like "if you so much as look at me wrong", the mother who was in the room took the strap away at one point and hit her own daughter hoping to stop it, I know this is weird. After watching this I was left with rage. the creep will not face charges due to the five-year statutes of limitations expired. This is bullshit, the marks on a child will fade but the marks on her mind will never fade. The Wife has since left him and says she was brainwashed.
(The Father) Adams, who presides over child abuse cases, is still being investigated by the state's judicial conduct commission and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, which on Thursday requested that he be removed from its cases until the investigation concludes.
In his written statement Thursday,  Adams, said he would "respond" to all investigations. As Aransas County's top judge, he has dealt with at least 349 family law cases in the past year alone, nearly 50 of which involved state caseworkers seeking to determine whether parents were fit to raise their children.

County officials confirmed that Adams will not hear cases related to Child Protective Services for at least the next two weeks.
Meanwhile, the top administrator in Aransas County cast doubt on whether Adams could credibly return to the bench at all.

"I would think it would be very difficult," said Aransas County Judge C.H. "Burt" Mills Jr. "Personally I don't see how he can recover from this."

If the judicial commission and police investigations don't lead to punishment or charges, Adams could be safe on the bench until he's up for re-election in three years.

Now with all that is said and done, I cry BULLSHIT!!! there should not be a statutes of limitations on child abuse, PERIOD!! This guy is a judge and he gives out punishment to child abuse offenders, what kind of justice could he give out, knowing he has done this, I say each and every case he has proceeded over must be reopended, at least any one of the ones where the abuser gets off or gets off lightly. As for this guy, he needs punishment himself. Killing is too good to him, eye for an eye has it's merits when appropriate.

NO ONE SHOULD EVER, EVER HARM THEIR CHILDREN (or other people's children)

Now I do believe in punishment to correct behavior in children. A swat to the behind or 'spankings' serve a purpose, they teach the child: If you do bad things, bad things will happen to you. you be bad when your a child, you get a spanking, or groundings. if you keep up with bad things you go to jail when your older. This guy clearly does not know when to stop, does not know where to draw the line and when spankings or strapping dont work anymore. 16 year old is a not a little child anymore,

The backlash from the youtube video maybe enough but I am not holding my breath, they need to wave the statutes of limitations for this kind of offense and allow the courts (outside of Texas) to try him for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon to minor that is in his care. Then he needs to be put away for the rest of his natural life in General Population of a prison, If he does not end up dead, he will be someone's new girlfriend (wont happen, he wont go there!!!)

Teach your children well!!
Do not beat them into submission!!!
Tell them you love them!!!
Walk away when your angry!!
Find non violent ways to teach them, even if it extreme like Scared Straight if it is needed!!
Stop the circle of abuse!!!
Report abuse right away!!
Follow through on it!!
Share this so it will not happen again!!

Peace out -TK3636

Monday, 24 October 2011

Zombies!!! The Zombiewalk, and how to be a zombie!

The 9th Annual Zombiewalk just took place on Saturday. I was there of course and decided to write it up here.

1) I scared a lot of people along the walk route, a lot of screaming girls were left in my wake. there is a joke there somewhere! lol

2) The Wedding of Thea and Adam before the start of the walk was fantastic, one of a kind wedding that no one else could ever top!

3) I was very sore after it was all done, my feet hate me!!

4) I was very glad that my white contacts lasted one more time. they really make the costume!

5) One girl had full red contacts that made her eyes look filled with blood, I would love to get them in the future.

I have heard people say that they dont have the talent or the stuff to do a zombiewalk, oh please!! if everyone who didnt have the talent or the stuff didnt do the Zombiewalk, there might be 10 people max at it. A lot of people just splattered some blood on them and then didnt bother to act zombie-like. But you know that is ok, if everyone put the kind of effort I do into the Zombiewalk, I wouldn't stand out as a creepiest Zombie there. Not only do I dress like one, do the make up very good, put in white contacts, I also act like one, I know how to scare em, I constantly scan people to pick out targets to scare and how to scare them. Not everyone can be scared in the same way, the girl with her face in a camera can be walked up to and scared, but the ones paying attention have to be stalked in order to get a good scare out of them. One guy saw me walking up to him and his girl and he moved just as I came up, I took his place and grunted, She screamed so loud I thought she was gonna die. My Zombie clothes have shifted a bit as time goes by, I took an old pair of jeans with a rip in the knees, a dress shirt (I will never wear that came in a two pack, I wanted the other one only) a pair of runners that were going to be thrown out and started smearing on fake blood, I then poured cold tea on them, and ran them through the potted plant's soil. along the way I have added real blood from beef, chicken and pork, and some of my own. I also took a lighter to them in places. I added a T-Shirt under the dress shirt, a long sleeve red shirt under that, a pairs of long johns covered in blood where the rip in the knee shows through and a tie for the wedding, all bloodied, dirtied, ripped, burned and abused. after each use, I put them back in the bag and put them in the closet, No washing these, soon they may get up and walk away by themselves lol. If you want to do a zombiewalk, first advice is to bring out your imagination, second is to use google for advise and help, and pictures of course. Third is to be prepared, bring whatever you need to fix up your makeup, water is good. Forth is to take advantage of your chances to go to the bathroom when you need it, dont be in the very back of the walk, when your done in the bathroom, you may find yourself without other zombies and last but not least have fun out there. its your walk!!!

Friday, 7 October 2011

War for Cybertron 2

War for Cybertron 2 has now been titled: Fall of Cybertron

release date: not confirmed yet / Summer

cover is here:

shows Grimlock as a Cybertronian T-Rex

another look is here:

shows Bumblebee damaged.

this means it officially dumps the G1 Sunbow cartoon series due to Grimlock was made on earth in that series.

I am looking forward to the toys this will generate the most. Grimlock will be for sure. any guess???

on the road again.

Well thanksgiving is here and time for turkey and a bus trip.

today I am in the middle of a double shift (16 hours) 8 down, 8 to go! then I go directly to the bus station and take a 10 hour 45 minute bus trip to Sault Ste Marie Ontario from Toronto. I will get to see my family and friends and hopefully eat a lot of turkey and bring back lots of food :) most likely wont be online much, no internet unless I find a sweetspot. so until next time this the rambling trooper saying keep your blaster on stun and don't shoot the bulkheads -TK3636 out.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Like I really need this....

Well... here I go wondering into blog territory for the first time since the old days when I used LiveJournal. I cannot promise to blog often but I will try.

first a little intro about me!

1) I am an all around Sci-Fi guy. This means I like all sci-fi but with a heavy love for Star Wars and Transformers.
2) I have a wondering here and there collection of Transformers toys and comicbooks.
3) I collect Starwars stuff but not as much as you would think.
4) I am a Stormtrooper in the 501st. Yes I dress up in white plastic, I help raise money for Make-A-Wish!! what do you do on your weekends!!
5) I am an avid Wrestling Fan. My Brother's fault for making watch when I was young.
6) I have loved and watched Doctor Who since the 3rd Doctor, I am not that old, I have a Tardis, just kidding I am that old.
7) If I had a choice of changing careers, I would pick: Pirate!
8) I RPG whenever I can, not as much as I used to. RPG stand for Role Play Gaming not whatever dirty thing you have in your mind.

so now that is over, in the words of Captain Hector Barbosa: "What are ya looking at, get back to work"

talk to you soon