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Nerdy Life of Mine

Just mild-mannered blogger & podcaster! Fighting a never-ending battle for fandoms & sharing all my misadventures in life.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer (Official)

Is finally here! The last trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi….. Oh my God! So many questions, Fanboy scale is freaking out.

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Star Wars Count Down!

GeekFuel Unboxing & More

SO! We have September’s GeekFuel box and it did not let me down. Filled with random little goodies from ever fandom. I have to say I like their booklet a lot better than Loot Crates, I don’t know why. I think it’s just has more personal touch rather than trying to sell you again on a crate you just bought. Anywho! We have a super soft shell from Mario Brothers, it’s a tiny pillow thingy and works great on my couch.

Also in memory of Adam West they have a Classic Batman t-shirt which fit perfectly and the print was amazing. This month’s free game was Warden: Melody of the Undergrowth on STEAM. Warden:

Trapped in an ancient forest, a young prince searches for a lost god. Here he befriends the spirit of a young girl and a volatile child, and they quickly find their destinies intertwined. Third-person action-adventure inspired by genre classics of the N64-era.

Not a bad little game and the kids love it. I haven’t played it that much do to Destiny taken up much of my time. They also put a random Mega Construx this month. I got Ripley from Aliens and I had a lot of fun putting it together. Then they their monthly pin, which was Epic Enamels Cartoon Edition. I got Dexter from Dexter’s Laboratory.

 

 

 

Also later on that day while wait for my oldest to get out of Ballet. There is the Lego Shop down the street which is rather dangers for someone like me. But come to find out!! There was SO MUCH MORE than just Legos, it had Star Wars, Harry Potter, Steampunk. A lot of local artists and fellow nerds making things for them. Then I saw their wand section and had to get Snape’s wand. A small birthday gift to myself 🙂

LOOTCRATE!!! TIME!!! *Spoilers*

So after taken a few months away from any form of Loot (plus I got burned out on all the shipping issues I was having with a certain company). I went out and got this months LootCrate! This month was Robotic theme and it was amazing :). We have Aliens, Star Wars, Star Trek (I know!! I the same box!!), Blade Runner!! Now that is just the core crate, the DX has far more Loot inside.

Also with the Loot pin I got 3 free digital issues to Servo Magazine, as well as a free Ghost in the Shell comic. Star Trek was also a Loot Crate exclusive comic titled Mirror Broken: Origin of Data. Read and wrote a little something about it and as always the link is at the end of this post.. The Ghost in the Shell comic was interesting… I was worried at first because the cover looked like some 10 years old did it was a MS Paint. But to my surprise the art was great and story plot followed the TV show.

Queen take Bishop :(!! Love this little figure from Aliens, sadly it’s the beginning of the slow death of one of my favorite characters. Still a great collectible, a bitch to put together tho. Not everything was cut right. Blade Runner was a t-shirt with the Wallace company logo on it!! Beyond happy with this one, the only problem I had was the print was stuck together and messed up the logo a little bit. But not to bad, it kinda gave it a vintage look anyways. UPSIDE!! The Loot box makes me laugh. Every LootCrate box can be turn into something else and/or re gifted to someone else. This month was a mock cereal box hahaha, called “Cog Crispies, For Silicon-Based Constructs”. Now for Star Wars!! We have a build your own R2-D2 figure that is made out of wood. I’ll have to post some pictures of R2 once I’m done building it. So that is this months crate!! Hope you enjoyed the spoilers!!LINKS:

Star Trek TNG: Mirror Broken: Origin Of Data ( LootCrate Exclusive)
www.lootcrate.com

Well I’ll Be

It’s the little things that can make you smile. Or Geek out! Earlier I tweeted out But my Star Wars Book Challenge and it was also sponsored by this month’s Geek Fuel mystery box.. Didn’t think much of it, till they wrote back and like my tweet..

Star Wars Book Challenge 12: The Last Command (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy #3)

The embattled Republic reels from the attacks of Grand Admiral Thrawn, who has marshaled the remnants of the Imperial forces and driven the Rebels back with an abominable technology recovered from the Emperor’s secret fortress: clone soldiers. As Thrawn mounts his final siege, Han and Chewbacca struggle to form a coalition of smugglers for a last-ditch attack against the empire, while Leia holds the Alliance together and prepares for the birth of her Jedi twins. Overwhelmed by the ships and clones at Thrawn’s command, the Republic has one last hope–sending a small force, led by Luke Skywalker, into the very stronghold that houses Thrawn’s terrible cloning machines. There a final danger awaits, as the Dark Jedi C’baoth directs the battle against the Rebels and builds his strength to finish what he had already started: the destruction of Luke Skywalker.

What Star Wars novel should I start with?

The Thrawn Trilogy!!

Just finished it for the second time and wow. Still great and complete trilogy, filled with action and amazing storytelling. Zahn bravely pushes the saga in interesting new directions that sets the bar for all the novels that have followed. I think what I like about the each novel in this trilogy is that they have their own arc. Yet Zahn links this them all together in the end of it all. So read this set if you can!!

Star Wars Book Challenge 8: Heir to the Empire (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy #1)

Star Wars: Dark Force Rising (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy #2)

The Last Jedi

656 Days until Episode IX

293 Days until the Han Solo Movie

ONE HUNDRED THIRTY TWO DAYS UNTIL THE LAST JEDI

Star Wars Book Challenge 11: The Courtship of Princess Leia (Star Wars Universe)

Oh The Courtship of Princess Leia…… I remember reading this novel when it first come out. Before the time of the Disney, before the dark times that were the other three movies… Well I should say that. Overtime I’ve come to like the for what they are and it’s also fun to watch my kids watch them. Anywho!! Novel yes! Sorry…  Courtship of Princess Leia.. I think this is the first novel of Star Wars where it left me with a bad taste in my mouth.. So many unfinished story lines, plot holes, etc. I also found out that the author Dave Wolverton was to pen a trilogy. Starting with Courtship, which would explain some of the unfinished plots. But the whole thing was canceled like Fox slapping around Firefly…..Oooo To soon?.. The reasons being, I still don’t know and can’t seem to find anything about it. It’s funny reading through all the hate for this book tho hahaha. Comparing it to really bad fan fiction, yeah fan fiction.. Over all i would stay away from this one.

Seeking rich, powerful allies to bring into the Rebel Alliance and a new home planet for the refugees of her native Alderaan, Princess Leia considers a proposal that could tip the balance of power against the evil Empire. The Hapes Consortium of 63 worlds is ruled by the Queen Mother, who wants Leia to marry her son, the dashing and wealthy Prince Isolder. Han Solo has always dreamed of marrying Leia himself, and now he makes a desperate last gamble to win her back. Soon he, Isolder, Luke Skywalker and Artoo will be at the center of an adventure leading to an awesome treasure, a group of Force-trained “witches,” and a showdown with an invincible foe.

Star Wars Book Challenge 10: Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel (Star Wars Disney Canon Novel)

So we have Star Wars: Catalyst (A Rogue One Novel) By James Luceno and this story line does fall into the Disney’s Canon of novels. Now this book is not essential to read before seeing Rogue One the movie. It just gives you more ensign on the history of the characters that coe up in the movie.

War is tearing the galaxy apart. For years the Republic and the Separatists have battled across the stars, each building more and more deadly technology in an attempt to win the war. As a member of Chancellor Palpatine’s top secret Death Star project, Orson Krennic is determined to develop a superweapon before their enemies can. And an old friend of Krennic’s, the brilliant scientist Galen Erso, could be the key.

Galen’s energy-focused research has captured the attention of both Krennic and his foes, making the scientist a crucial pawn in the galactic conflict. But after Krennic rescues Galen, his wife, Lyra, and their young daughter, Jyn, from Separatist kidnappers, the Erso family is deeply in Krennic’s debt. Krennic then offers Galen an extraordinary opportunity: to continue his scientific studies with every resource put utterly at his disposal. While Galen and Lyra believe that his energy research will be used purely in altruistic ways, Krennic has other plans that will finally make the Death Star a reality. Trapped in their benefactor’s tightening grasp, the Ersos must untangle Krennic’s web of deception to save themselves and the galaxy itself.

The story line is set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. More focused on the plans for the first Death Star as well as introduced the Erso family and the main antagonist, Orson Krennic. It’s a good prequel to Rogue One. Less action-packed and more deliberate than the other Star Wars canons.
Overall, I loved the novel and it does a good job of filling the holes that were left in the film. A must read for any Star Wars fanboy out there!!

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