The Professional Gamer - October 10, 2016

Hi Everyone! I don't have a lot to report on this week. With the change in recent change in weather, I ended up wanting to spend a large portion of my time with a bit of a comfort movie. In this case, The Lord of the Rings. For those who have been following me for awhile, you may be aware that I tend to read the books once a year. I'm currently reading The Two Towers and decided that watching the movies would be a good way to spend my evenings.

Also, I found a new anime series to watch for the fall season: Yuri!!! on Ice. The series is about Yuri Katsuki, a 23 year old figure skater. At the the beginning of the series he suffers a major defeat, coming in last at a Grand Prix competition. He moves back home to do some soul searching and decide whether to continue with his skating career. At the end of the episode he finds a new coach who wants to help him. The animation in the show is fluid and provides an great sense of grounding for the characters. The style for the opening is also really cool.

That's all I have for this week. See you next time and game on!

The Professional Gamer - January 2, 2015

Hello everyone, and welcome to my first post of 2015.  A new year brings new possibilities for geekiness and fun.  And of course, there are the inevitable Christmas presents to enjoy as well.  Also, in spite of the tight schedule on my project, I was able to take a few days off of work and enjoy myself a bit.  What did I do with my time?  Read on to find out.

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The Professional Gamer - December 13, 2014

I can definitely feel the approach of Christmas coming, mostly in the fact that I'm becoming so busy with everything beside being geeky.  In addition to the usual holiday business, I'm also finding myself working an extreme amount of overtime in order to get my current design project out on time. However, I'm going to take a few minutes to relate to you how I managed to be a geek during my limited hours of free time.  Read on for my (busy) geeky week.

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The Professional Gamer - December 5, 2014

Hello readers!  I'm still away from home in beautiful Savannah, Georgia.  But that doesn't mean that I'm not going to produce an article for you this week.  Instead, my usual article format will be somewhat subsumed by a postmortem report on my vacation. Read on to learn all about my Savannah vacation!

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The Professional Gamer - November 30, 2014

Hi everyone!  I'm a little late on my article this week due to travel, but I'm looking forward to a great vacation.  I'm writing to you all from Savanah, Georgia, home of our friend, Kit Seaton.  She does some amazing art, especially if you love silent film stars like Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and Charlie Chaplin.  In the meantime, I'm completely confused about what day it is, but planning to enjoy some time where I don't have to work.

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The Professional Gamer - July 5, 2014

Hello again everyone and welcome to another installment of The Professional Gamer.  Independence Day was yesterday, and so the regular column has been delayed by one day.   This week has allowed me a fair amount of time to pursue my geeky passions.  Read on to find out more.

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The Professional Gamer - June 20, 2014

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great time last weekend. I know I did. If you've been paying attention to the site, you know that I was at Denver Comic Con. Please have a look at some of my earlier posts discussing the convention for that coverage. In my weekly article here, I am going to concentrate on some of the other geeky things that I've done this week. Read on to learn more about my week.Read More

The Professional Gamer - June 6, 2014

Hello Readers! Today is my birthday and I am old. Old as balls. But I'm still doing geeky things on a regular basis. Read on to learn what I'm doing this week.

Reading: I finished reading through The Hobbit today and started reading The Lord of the Rings. I still get choked up a little during the death of Thorin. Finishing one of Tolkien's books always leaves me feeling very satisfied, as though I have just eaten a filling and well-balanced meal. Onward I go through the quest to destroy the Ring.

Watching: This week we have been watching more of the original Star Trek. So far we have only watched the pilot ("The Cage") and the first episode ("The Man Trap"). So far I am enjoying it in spite of the sometimes cheesy effects.

Playing: In the same vein as Star Trek: The Original Series, I've reinstalled Star Trek Online. At this point, it has been so long since I played last, that I decided to start a new character so that I can go through the tutorial mode again. Currently I'm still stuck in my starter ship, but I'm making good progress. At this point, I'm not sure why I quit playing several years ago. I'm sure I'll be reminded as I continue playing.

That's all I have to discuss this week. We are counting down the days until Denver Comic Con starts. Come see us at booth D43 in Artist Valley; we have lots of great stuff for sale. Have a great week and game on!