colombia · Nerd Life · Uncategorized

3 Nerdy things I miss while living in Colombia

3.)No Comic Book Stores

So this is the same thing that I found in Korea.Although it´s much easier to find American comics.

The only difference is when I do find the comics are so expensive, I often don´t buy them. Prices for any imports here are often inflated. At the same time when you find a sale on English books. You will often pay only a fraction of the original price. That´s also a big IF, some popular comic aren´t going on sale.

But I miss brick-and-mortar shops, they´re like a second home.

 

2.)Cheap/Used Video Games

Now, this isn´t specific to the U.S., Japan to me had the best market for used games, but here´s there is only one way to buy a game.

…NEW…

And I don´t know if I mentioned this but,  all electronics here are really expensive. The games here are the same region as the U.S., but I can´t afford to buy anything. The price for one recently released 3DS game is the equivalent of half my rent…

… so …

Here´s an example. The Switch is more than I make in a month, and double the minimum wage.

1.)Gundams and Mecha

Now one of my favorite things to do is buy Gundams and build them, this is called Gunpla. It´s one of my favorite hobbies. I picked it up while living in Korea. Now I´m not talking about the ones that you just buy and display, I´m talking about the ones you build. You have pieces, instructions, and it ones of my favorite way to spend my free time. It´s like building model cars but cooler. And they just don´t exist here. Now I do have one mech with me to build(that´s how much I love it), but I´m gonna wait till the right moment.

Gundam: These are giant robots manned by a person. Think about the movies such as Pacific Rim.Also think about the Megazord from MMPR.

Mech(a): Mechs are any kind of man operated robot, that doesn´t come from the gundam franchise. So examples are Neon Gensis Evangeleon, Power Rangers,Pacific Rim etc etc.

Thanks for listening,

BlerdLikeMe

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Game Synopsis · Gamers Unite · Uncategorized

Ghost Trick:Synopsis

 

You wake up and there´s only one thing you are aware of…

And that´s that you´re dead.

And you only have one night to solve your murder. Tomorrow morning you will disappear. But that´s ok, you have powers called Ghost Trick. You have the power to manipulate items and if someone dies you can go back four minutes in time to save them.

The only caveat is, you can´t save yourself.

Not to mention the fact that you have no idea who you are or whom to trust. Nothing is as simple as it appears, and as you help others and search for your murderer, you come to realize how deep this rabbit hole really is.

Will you solve your murder or disappear?

The choice is yours

 

Cosplay

New cosplay ideas

So you’ve probably noticed that I love cosplay.

….

Ok

….

Ok maybe you haven’t but that’s ok because I do love it.

In Colombia I’ve been just been rocking my X-men Jubilee cosplaybut I’ve been working other.One for Wednesday Addams and Anroid 18. I managed to find the perfect dress for my Wednesday cosplay and I’ve already located a skirt and jacket for Android 18.Normally for me my cosplays are not normally my favorite character of the series.I normally see a character and think yeah I could do that.Not always but often but these are characters I really love so its going to be amazing also I’ll be doing shoots for these as well.

   

 Here we have my muse Wednesday Addams.Who is off-center because her picture refuses to move.
        

And here we have Android 18 one of the strongest women in the DB universe.
I’m super excited for these cosplays.
~BlerdLikeMe

Gamers Unite

Gore Magala and the fact that I am a horrible gamer

Now  you are probaly wondering about why I haven’t blogging on video games like I  said I would. The answer is the Gore Magala.It is the key monster in Monster Hunter 4U  and though I am only halfway through. I bet this will always be one of the hardest monters in the game.And I know I will have to fight it again.In fact I just saw a cut scene with it alive even though I have already fougth it twice.

I have been fighting this monster for three month.Well honestly I would fight loose,and put my system down for weeks…pick it up…loose… and I would repeat that.

Now I am not the worst gamer ever, but after talking to another friend who games I reaized forgot one main thing I had forgot to consider in this game….

…armour…

Yeah I know that is quite shamefull, but I didn’t even consider it. I guess I’ve been playing to much LoZ and puzzle games. I haven’t played an RPG that requires a armour upgrade in a minute…No excuse for this really… After finding a good armour and upgrading guess who beat the monster the same day.

But you know what made me really mad is not really me sucking… It is the fact that every monster after that is ten times easier than the Gore Magala. I am easiely slicing through these monsters… 

…I am going back to kill it again to see how much easier it is with my new weapon upgrades…

Sorry I have been gone but I’m back

~BlerdLikeMe

A Comic Book Lifestyle · Blerd Life · Blerd Trek · Comic Books · Conventions

I´m going to COMIC CON COLOMBIA!!!!

So I´ve never been able to go to San Diego Comic Con(SDCC) or New YorkComic Con(NYCC).Mainly because I don´t have the money for travel they aren´t ridicously expensive,but I just don´t have the money to get there and stay during my trip.So I normally stick to local cons such as Dragon Con and Anime Weekend Atlanta. That is when I´m home in the U.S., but that´s not where I am now.

I am in Colombia and while here I want to go as many conventions as possible before I go home. I´ve already went to a small MegaCon event in Armenia, but this seems con seems  to be largest convention in the country.

It is Comic Con Colombia .

So I´m super excited. Last year Bruce Willis was there,this year the actress,Millie Bobby Brown, that plays 11 from Strager Things will be here, as well as Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones,and the author El Diario de Dross.

So I expect a little bit of everything, I´m really hoping for Power Ranger and Wonder Woman stuff, because of the recent movies.Though honestly I have no idea what to expect.

But what´s awesome is it sponsored by the Marvel,Disney,WB,Sony,Paramount,SyFy channel among so many others big companies.

I´m more than a little excited,but I´ll keep you posted.

~BlerdLikeMe

Blerd Life · colombia · Conventions · Uncategorized

MegaCon Armenia,Colombia – a review

My first convention in Colombia.

Let’s start off by saying this, I am treating this convention as a solo entity. I recently realized that almost every convention I’ve been to happens to be one of the biggest in that country, or it’s somewhere in the top 10 there.

So first off let’s talk about who this convention for … …. TEENAGERS.

Now that’s a not a bad thing,I’m just not one anymore.

But you know what I did notice, those kids looked exactly how me and my friends did in high school. Punk, buttons, anime T-shirts,buying posters,plushies and pocky, those kids were us.
Now if I were to be honest, I only stayed for like 10 minutes.

I got bored.

Why…

Well I’m a vendor/artist/panel kind of women. I can spend hours going through artist alleies deciding what jewelry,comics and random things to buy.There just wasn’t an artist alley, But there were  a couple of vendors and video game competitions.

So as far as this con goes, it’s a good place for teenagers here to meet others with similar interest. It was small, but for the audience it was perfect  .

So out of seven Dragon balls it  gets a two.

Why?

Well, the convention would have gotten a four D.B. ,if it hadn’t been for one guy at the door,not letting me leave when I wanted to.

I understand only so many can come in at once but ,you know what makes that easier, people leaving.

It was small but enjoyable.

~blerdlikeme

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The no Switch Life

The Switch is officially out, and guess who doesn´t have it?

That would be me.

Now you probably wondering why. Well first off, I´m poor. Secondly I´m poor and currently living in Colombia. All my savings went toward gettting myself here, and the little bit I have in stocks, are going to stay there. Everyone that I know that loves Nintendo has it, and well now I´m inspired. What I´m going to do is, play through my Nintedo Library.

I made sure that before I left the country, that I would have some of the best games ever released on the Nintendo DS. I knew I wouldnt have a way to buy games(region lock) while I was here, so I made sure I had enough to last me for ,well …. ….

IDK honestly it depends on how I play.

I´ve honestly been way to busy to play since I´ve been here… …Ok well let´s say Netflix has taken over my free time. I  am now going to dedicate minimum one hour a week to my Nintendo library in the hopes that I will beat every game that I have.

The game I going to start off with is probably my least favorite of my favorite series:

Majora´s Mask

Ok, don´t hate me but I didn´t play it as a kid so I´m coming at it without my Nostalgia Glasses, and this whole ¨rewind every three days¨ thing is irritating. But I bought it at full price…so I´m going to finish it.

Video Games are life,

BlerdLikeMe

Blerd Life · Nerd Life · Nintendoland · Uncategorized

My Nintendo DS Collection

As it is it seems like the 3ds will soon be gone with the coming of the Switch, but that won’t stop me.I’ll keep collecting games as long as there are fun ones to play.

American Collection:

Brain Age^2

Bravely Second

Code Name Steam

Chrono Trigger

Digimon DigimonWorld DS

Dragon Quest:Sentinels of the Starry Skies IX

Drawn to Life

Elite Beat Agents

Etrian Odyssey IV:Legend of the Titans

Final Fantasy: Echoes of Time

Fire Emlbelme Awakening

Fire Emblem Fates:Birthright

Ghost Trick

Golden Sun:Dark Dawn

Legend of Zelda:Link’s Awakening

Legend of Zelda:A Link Between Worlds

Legend of Zelda:Majora’s Mask

Mario and Luigi:Parners in Time

Monster Hunter 4:Ultimate

Persona Q:Shadows of Labryinth

Picross 3D

Pokemon Heart Gold

Pokemon Moon

Pokemon X

Prince of Persia

Professor Layton:Diabolic Box

Rhythm Heaven

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2

Super Princess Peach

The World Ends With You

Japanese Collection:

Ash:Archaic Sealed Heat

Dragon Quest:Moster Joker

Final Fantasy: Chocobo Tale

NinoKuni

One Piece: Gear Spirit

Pokemon Heart Gold

Pokemon Soul Silver

Quiz Magic Academy

Time Hollow

 

Korean Collection

Ragnarok

I’ll eventually have a chance to review them all, but I’m not there yet.

~BlerdLikeMe

TV Shows

3% Episode 1:1st thoughts and impressions

The first thing that struck me was the diversity of the show.There are  very few shows that I see that really reflect the world that we live in.So turns out I started watching it in English, but something felt off ,and then when I saw the lips not lining up with the words,I knew it was about that time.I immediately put on subtitles and changed the audio to Portuguese. Turns out this is a Brazilian drama.

This story begins in a post apocalyptic world(as all good stories should).We see young teenagers making a mass exodus to do this thing called the Process.The process is the only way to leave the slums,and go to mythical place called Offshore.A place in which they can live well and get out of poverty.The catch is of all the people who take the test only 3% will pass.There is an organization know as The Cause that is working to undermine the process and the whole way of life for people in Offshore.

So the world in which theses teenagers lives, they live in a slum and everyone’s hope rides on being passing The Process and getting to Offshore.The thing is no one who makes it Offshore ever comes back .So how do you really know it’s a place worth going to. I feel like for most , it’s a “anything has to better than this” kind of thing.The director of Process is sketchy, he almost drowns himself daily to remind himself that this is a life or death process (this is a paraphrase of his exact words).Not to mention almost drowning other to make them understand this as well.Also he has someone whose watching him during this Process for some reason.So I’m not sure how well he actually trusted.The organization he works for doesn’t seem to trust him fully either so they’ve sent a person to watch over this year’s Process.So far there have only been two parts of the Process an interview.Which was well I see determined by your willingness to succeed,truthfulness(sort of),and your belief in yourself.Many failing because they are not genuine or do not have confidence are quickly cut.We are introduced to many kids some make it and some don’t.The second trial is a spatial reasoning.Some kids cheat, some help other,this gives us a general idea of the attitude of most of the kids toward each other.Oh did I mention that one of The Cause operatives has been captured and he may or may not the identity of a mole who is going through the Process.

 

So this has really intrigued me.I only really like half of our main characters, but even those i don’t like I find intriguing.There are a couple of characters whose motive seem to be more than getting to the Offshore.Also we are given the fact that an unknown number of people don’t come back from The Process.Most are assumed to have passed, but considering the fact that only 3% pass, how many actually die and don’t come back.Leaving all their family and friends dreaming and hoping that they made it. This actually reminds me a lot of the Hunter x Hunter exams.It seems simple at first, but there is a high chance of failure and good chance of death. I like the world and I like the technology they have.There seem to be some kind of tech that is put directly through your ear.It’s also gives the introduction speech given by  the director of The Process.The weird thing is as you(they) listen the speech has your name in it.As if he’s talking to you.Another thing I noticed during the interview process they want to make sure that you assimilate if you pass.They make sure that you think The Cause are just a bunch of meddlers.The want a certain mindset of people…

This was just episode one,and we’ve already have death, mistrust, and a mole…They are starting strong.

~BlerdLikeMe