Unboxing: Rebuilding My Marvel Cards

So over the last few months I’ve been trying to rebuild my old Marvel trading cards from the early 90’s. My original collection sadly has become lost. Either between moving or someone taking them.

A lot of them I bought with money I earned as a kid and some my father got me. I think that’s the part that is bugging the most. The sentimental value and memories that come with these cards are the most priceless to me. It was something me and my father did together. Finding new comics, new art inspiration, creating new memories.

My hope is that my original cards are buried deep within my garage. Either way, one day I’ll pass these along to my son. Today I did find some Marvel Masterpiece 1993 & 92 card series. Which was an amazing series and sadly didn’t get many of them as a kid, too expensive back then haha. But now! Now I can get and build on top of what I have.

School Has Started

Well if schools are going to be online for awhile. We are going to do this right! After a month and a few weeks of planning, talking with teachers. We got everything the kids need and a schedule that works. I’ll be there every step of the way and making sure they are on task. Already did this last year when things took a turn with Covid-19. Nice part this go around, the teachers are available from 8am to 3pm, Monday-Friday and a little bit more organized. I am lucky to have family around me willing to help if needed.
I know a lot of people are not happy with what is going on. Believe me, I’m not thrilled about it as well. But with the way things are going in 2020 and mostly likely into 2021. It’s our job as parents to make sure the kids have everything they need, now more than ever. To create an environment of normalcy, to encourage their passions and their imaginations. To make them feel safe and comfortable. Not to drag down or make them feel worried or stressed. For the first time this year I feel hopeful in something. Everything I do is for my kids and what they need in life. With this year, we have grow so close together and over come many obstacles along the way. I really think this is going to be a good school year. Yes it’s going to be a lot of work, patience and understanding. Plan and improvise. But that is life now, that is one thing 2020 has shown us as humans. We can adapt and improvise.
So here is to a good school year! SKOL!!

Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden was written in a way where you can say, well I don’t like this part, not gonna do it

This adventure was written in a way where you can say, well I don’t like this part, not gonna do it, and it really doesn’t hurt the adventure as a whole. This feels like they are almost three short distinct adventures that tie into a cohesive whole. — NewbieDM (@newbiedm) September 6, 2020 I think…

Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden was written in a way where you can say, well I don’t like this part, not gonna do it

Middle Earth Challenge: Gothmog

Middle Earth Challenge

Gothmog. Lord of the Balrogs, High Captain of Angband in the First Age of Middle Earth. At this Age his only equal would be Sauron under the Rule of Morgoth. Gothmog gave his allegiance Morgoth before the revolt of the Ñoldor, then later killing two of the High Kings of the Ñoldor.

After the Death of Fëanor, Gothmog would later reappear as a general of Angband in several more battles. Dagor Aglareb and Nirnaeth Arnoediad, Gothmog fought the High King of the Ñoldor, Fingon. Gothmog managed separate Fingon from the main host but was unable to kill him, till another Balrog appeared behind the Ñoldor “cast a throng of steel about him”. Gothmog was then able to slay Fingon and later captured Húrin, father of Túrin Turambar.

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Later in the First Age, Gothmog and the forces of Angband took the Hidden City of Gondilin. Gothmog and his forces held the northern gates, till later they went into battle with Ecthelion of the Foutain. From there Gothmog and Ecthelion dueled. It was there that Gothmog knocked the sword from Ecthelion’s hand and to the ground, while the Gothmog was about to swing his axe. Ecthelion was able to get up off the ground and ram him with his pointed helmet, both of them fell into the Fountain of the King. It was there that Gothmog met his end, the waters from the fountain quenched the flames that kept Gothmog alive. Sadly, Ecthelion also fell in this battle, drowning within’ the fountain as well and ending the Battle of Gondolin.

I know I’ve shared this video before about the Balrogs in a an older post. But I figure I’d share it again for this post.

Gothmog from the movies

Top 10 Horror Movies From 1980

I’m currently writing an article about my childhood in the 80’s, the massive part that video played during that period with regard to my obsession with cult/horror films and so I’ve decided to compile lists of my favourite horror movies from each year from that awesome decade. These will all lead up to a list […]

Top 10 Horror Movies From 1980