Hello all, just thought I'd post a little update to explain what's been happening lately.
Firstly, no more beading for me for a while, as I've just had back surgery. It all went well, and now I'm out of hospital and recovering. I'm spending most of my time laid down, which doesn't lend itself well to making bead art, so I've had to chill on that front. It will be hard, but I just have to focus my attention on other things.
Like games! Finally I have the chance to work through some of the games I own but have yet to play or finish. My games room has a fold out bed, so I'm able to simultaneously play games and heal - WIN WIN! Last night I had a lengthy session of Wind Waker (GameCube), followed by a romp on Final Fight 3 (MAME, via XBox). Just this morning I was getting into some Eternal Darkness (GameCube), a survival horror I'd not played since it was first released in 2002. Good times.
The postman also brought me a couple of parcels of joy this morning. Firstly, my Friday The 13th T-shirt from London 1888 finally showed up, after I ordered it on Friday the 13th of Feb.
Yep, it's Jason Voorhees in the same colour scheme as the Nintendo NES game - the inexplicable purple and blue! I love it! I still think it's a bit crazy this game even exists on the NES, essentially a children's console.
Anyway, I think the order got lost in the system, as they only dispatched it once I'd emailed them to check on it a few weeks after I placed the order. Coming from the USA, these things can take time, but it got here eventually. I recommend you check out their website - there's plenty of really cool stuff there!
I also fed my Amiibo habit. Having picked up a couple of new ones from Tesco last week, I decided to grab MegaMan from Amazon this week, as I needed to order something else, and he was right there in my wish list, just looking at me. So here is a taste of the geek shelves in my games room now:
I have been tempted to buy more Turtles figures (I've got a problem), as there are similar sets for the 1990 movie version Turtles, as well as the 1984 comic versions. For now, I'm resisting the urge!
And lastly, I finally picked up the Christmas present my brother got me.
It's a canvas print of various classic Marvel comic covers. He did well, I'm glad it wasn't DC! I did think it was strange that Luke Cage and Hawkeye both have more than one cover shown, while Daredevil isn't featured at all. Not a big deal to be honest, I just thought it was odd, as Daredevil is one of Marvel's biggest properties.
My name is Iain and my addiction is making pixel bead art. My main inspirations are comics, video games and movies.