The Professional Gamer - February 25, 2019

Ah, hello there readers. I’ve had a low key week here, not doing a whole of geeky stuff. For one thing, I spent Thursday and Friday away from home, and wasn’t in the mood for anime on Monday when Mob Psycho 100 was released. All I really did was watch the last season of Legend of Korra and started reading through the Hoard of the Dragon Queen module for a D&D game that I’m planning. As I writing this article on Friday night, I’m looking forward to two D&D games this weekend. One, a homebrew campaign that is more on the silly and fun end of the spectrum. The second game is running the Curse of Stradh module. In both cases, I feel like I’ve finally learned who my characters are, and I have a much deeper attachment to them compared to earlier characters in other games.

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The Professional Gamer - February 18, 2019

Hello faithful readers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Professional Gamer. Last week, I spent a lot of time talking about Mod Psycho 100 and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. I haven’t watched Slime yet this week. And as I discussed last week, I may not end up watching it at all. What did I do? Keep reading to find out. Just a reminder, spoilers for current season anime below. If you aren’t caught up, you may want to do that before you continue reading.

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The Professional Gamer - February 9, 2019

Well, this has been a fun end to a week. I had a quick day trip out to Albuquerque (via plane) to have a look at a project site. I'll be posting this on Saturday afternoon, but as of late on Friday, I'm on a train heading from the Denver Airport back to my house. In other news, I caught back up on the seasonal anime. Well, for the most part. I have one more episode of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime to watch. Come to think of it, I guess I'm not actually watching a whole lot of anime this season. I'd change that, but it might mean watching some of the shows that, at least on first appearance, seem a little trashy. This intro has gone on long enough, let's get to the meat. Spoilers abound for Mob Psycho 100 and Slime; you have been warned.

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The Professional Gamer - February 2, 2019

Hello and welcome to another post with me, Jim. This week has been pretty good for me. I mean, I was trying to fight off a sinus infection and ended up going to the doctor to get some help with it. I mean, I’ve still run about 12 miles this week, so its not like I was doing that bad. But, I just want to nip any problem like that in the bud before it becomes more serious. Especially since I’m running a half-marathon this weekend. And attending an all day meeting. So, I’m pretty much not going to do anything geeky and worth talking about over the weekend. Anyways, what geeky things have I been doing? Read on to find out.

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The Professional Gamer - January 25, 2019

Righty-o everyone! Glad to see you back for another post. This week has been a fair amount of doing chores around the house. I had Monday off, and spent most of it working with Crystal to clean up part of our kitchen: tidying and organizing so that it is easier for us to find the things that we need. Other than that, I watched some more of my wife playing through Dragon Quest XI, and then I played a bit of Elite: Dangerous on a few days. Other than that, all I’ve really done is watch more of Avatar. Let’s talk about it.

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The Professional Gamer - January 18, 2019

Hello, readers! And welcome to another week with the Professional Gamer. A technical error with NPR podcasts this week led me to finally switch from download podcast to my computer via iTunes and transferring to an iPod classic, to listening to things directly on my phone. Surprisingly, this setback led to me catching up on my podcast to such a degree that I typically only have my daily podcasts plus one or two additional episodes to listen to every day. And, this has honestly been pretty nice. I don’t feel panicked about trying to listen to podcast every waking moment, and I can actually switch between podcasts and music at work depending on why type of task that I’m working on. Enough about that, let’s discuss some geeky stuff.

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The Professional Gamer - January 12, 2019

Hello readers, and welcome back again! This week, I’ve been doing the usual: back at work and doing some geeky things on the side. In terms of significant events this week, I finally caught up on my podcast queue, leaving me some additional time to read during my commute. I’m excited to enjoy some good books again. So, let’s look at what else I found time for this week.

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The Professional Gamer - January 4, 2019

Hello readers and Happy New Year! Did you make any resolutions? Or just decide to continue going about the life they way that you have been? I want to up my game in terms of learning Spanish, spend a little more time writing each week, keep up on my running schedule, and make some sort of social media post every day. I know these aren’t the most ambitious goals, or maybe anything really life changing. But if I’ve learned anything, its that the small changes are much easier to make permanent. And that’s probably the best advice that I can give you for the new year. But, you haven’t come here to talk about New Year’s resolutions. Let’s talk about some geek stuff.

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The Professional Gamer - December 29, 2018

Hello everyone, and Happy Holidays! I’m on vacation and enjoying the lull that comes between Christmas and New Year’s Day. And since I’m on vacation, I’ve had a lot more time to enjoy myself, especially catching up on video games that I didn’t get a chance to play earlier as well as trying out some of the new games that my family decided to give to me this year. Meanwhile, I’ve also been able to keep up with my seasonal anime, and clean most of the house. Unfortunately, Crystal has been feeling a bit under the weather this week, so not everything is perfect. Still, it’s been a darn good week of vacation, and I want to share some of the details with you.

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The Professional Gamer - December 22, 2018

Hello, dear readers! We are now only a few days until Christmas, when lots of kids and geeks will suddenly have a lot of new toys. I of course am no different, at least in my expectations. New toys are something that future me will have. Present me, the one writing this post, has to make due with (mostly) old toys. So, what did I end up spending my time on this week? Anime, cartoons, and video games, but I’ll keep the details below the fold.

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