Hobbies..Keep It Fun!

Published November 13, 2016 by Jenn Andrew

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on track with the hobbies you love, either due to family responsibilities, health or finances, but when you revisit them..it makes you feel better.

I’ve had some time away from mine and I have been trying to get back on track to start hobbies again.  If finances are the trouble, I am sure you can take a look around to see what you can fix up or finish up when it comes to your hobbies.

With the Christmas season approaching and lack of funds, it’s good to get creative in order to lessen your expenses.  For example, gift baskets are a great gift and for the hobbyist as it’s a good way of giving a bundle of fun.

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If you know someone who loves comics, get a gift box found at any dollar store and fill it up. Many comic book stores have a discount area so you can find Marvel, DC or Alternative comics at bargain prices.

 

 

Also, there are many sales on key chains, action figures, anime figures, D&D dice that you can give as a gift.  It’s not the price but the fun you can share with your friends.

Another good idea is adding to your friend’s or a family member’s continuous hobby.  If there is an item that is required or tools that are necessary, it would make a great gift to help further any hobby.

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For example, if you know someone who loves Warhammer, there are codex’s or Battletomes at a reasonable price.  There are also terrain and models you can purchase to add to their army.

Christmas is not just for kids, but for us adults who want to have just as much fun trying to keep up with the fun hobbies that make life a little easier.

Jenn Andrew
Blogger, Book Reviewer and Gamer

Warhammer Sunday

Published September 13, 2016 by Jenn Andrew

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Necrons, Chaos Daemons, Tau and Dark Angels were the armies in the Warhammer this Sunday with the campaign for 40K called Assassins.   The name of the game was to take out your enemy’s Commander while protecting your own.  They were also given an objective card they had to complete.  It was a good game with most players meeting their objective.

Necrons won over the Daemons in the first game and the Tau beat out the Dark Angels in the second.  The terrain was debris and craters with a splattering of trees to make it a little challenging to move troops around but why would you want it simple?  The great part about 40K is determining how to get your troops across the terrain to get to your enemies line to take them out or retrieve something valuable and leaving nothing standing in your wake.

 

Jenn Andrew
Blogger, Book Reviewer and Gamer

Pathfinder Chronicles

Published August 24, 2016 by Jenn Andrew

Phenix, Garth, Sam and Antonnio, had to go back in the boat towards the ice melting island again because they weren’t finished with their discovery. 

They came across a couple of huge ice creatures they had to combat but once they succeeded, they brought back lots of items for the clerics. 

Phenix absorbs herself in knowledge so finding books among the items was a complete joy. 

What kind of adventure are they going to find themselves in next? 

Jenn Andrew 

GRIMM FAIRY TALES – STEAMPUNK

Published August 23, 2016 by Jenn Andrew

I am beginning to appreciate Steampunk even more than when I discovered I enjoyed it last year.  Now that comic book artists are starting to draw more steampunk images, it’s getting pretty exciting.

Zenescope usually handles their Grimm Fairy Tales in a sensual manner with the Fairy Tales that were told to us as children, but they took a little twist and put some steampunk into two of their issues.

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Part 1 of the short series tells of Robyn Hood who seems to have gone rogue but you find out the true story as you read along.  The cover is awesome with a great costume that you can cosplay.  Zenescope doesn’t usually do this type of story so they are branching out.  A group of outlaws led by Robyn Hood pulls off a major heist and they are hunted down by the local Sherif.  Characters like Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland are among the clan.

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Part 2 has a lot more of the story.  With the Grimm character Snow White added to the second part.  The female outlaws are able to handle themselves as much as men can in a fight – whether it was hand to hand combat or with guns and bows.

The only thing that puts me off slightly with Zenescope is that they put too much sex into their characters so that the story sometimes gets lost among the scantily clad women.  Creators and artists don’t realize that females also enjoy reading comics and much more so than before.  I like a good creative appeal to a costume and the attractiveness of a strong, intelligent main female character but less emphasis on the female form and more kick -a… on the story and dialogue and I think that would do just as well. 

Jenn Andrew
Blogger, Book Reviewer and Gamer

XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS – COMICS

Published August 20, 2016 by Jenn Andrew

The series is based on Xena waking from a 25 year enchanted sleep by the Gods.  Once awoken, she finds the world with less Gods and turmoil.  With Gabrielle by her side, they b ecome a caring but fighting duo in a land that needs their help.

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I watched Xena in my youth and Lucy Lawless really pulled it off as Xena.  In the comics, Issue 1 has her in the encounter with the Harpies, Issue 2 continues with the fight against the Harpies and Gabrielle finds herself in the middle of the ruckus.  In Issue 3, they both redeem themselves in front of the Harpies and they start working together.  You wind out what all the miscommunication was all about.

I’m glad that there are other comics besides DC and Marvel and that readers are giving them a chance. Sometimes the best comics aren’t all about the traditional superheroes but also about people performing heroic deeds and the creators who like to write and draw about it.

Jenn Andrew
Blogger, Book Reviewer and Gamer

New Keychains Coming Soon From Funko

Published August 17, 2016 by Jenn Andrew

 

Funko’s keychain game is strong and getting stronger! Today, Funko released images of the following new keychains coming soon. You can preorder each right now by clicking the photos. With these additions, Funko has added a more diverse selection to their keychain business. Which one will you add to your collection? The post New Keychains…

I have a Funko pop keychain for two Doctor Who characters and one from the Nightmare Before Christmas.  I think they are great to carry around on your backpack or handbag.  I can’t wait until Funko comes out with more of these keychains.

via New Keychains Coming Soon From Funko — POPVINYLS.COM

Pathfinder Tuesdays

Published August 16, 2016 by Jenn Andrew

Tuesday nights bring on the pleasure of playing Pathfinder and when you’ve had a long day at work,  you really need to wind down with some adventuring. 

We’re all human but once imbued with protection spells,  we’re on our way to help some clerics try to close a hellmouth that opened up.  We found a weird ship that is spewing ice,  which is not normal so we’re checking it out. 

What I like about role playing is that sometimes our DM likes to use miniatures and Pathfinder has a variety of things you can buy. 

We found what appeared to be timber wolves in an area that shouldn’t have them and they automatically attacked us. With our fighter taking first initiative, he was successful in pulverizing one.  With my staff,  I was able to keep one at bay. Our third man,  Garth,  used his short bow and takes one in the chest. The fighting ensued until all the wolves we’re taken down. 

Role playing is great for building the imagination,  figuring out problems and releasing stress. What ever world you play in,  get caught up in the moment and the fun. 

Jenn Andrew

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