Saturday, 21 April 2018

More Star Wars

Yeah, Yeah, I know, almost all my blogs have something to do with Star Wars, at least lately. Well, that's not going to change anytime soon, at least not with this post.

In about two weeks it'll be May 4th, and you know what that means, it means it's time for the annual Star Wars day party. This time it's at a different location, the place it had been held at closed last year, so this year it's going to be at a bigger more accessible place called The Rec Room. It's near where we've been before for different events (CN Tower, Skydome, the convention centre etc), we'd never even seen it, and we walked right past it last year during Doors Open. We've got our ticket to go, and I can't wait because daddy is going to bring me up on stage during the costume contest this year.

Daddy ordered a new patch for his costume, and it got here last week, this one is really neat because it means daddy is also a pirate.
The top is what it looked like when it got here, the bottom is what it looks like now, way cooler I think.
Oh, and yesterday me and daddy went shopping, and we stopped in at my favorite Disney Store to say hi to my friends there. We also found a couple of new products from the new Solo movie, the rest is going to be released by the end of the month..... maybe.
The new backpack, it's neat but not something daddy wants

This water bottle is something daddy is likely to get
Last weekend we had a major storm come through on Saturday and Sunday, Sunday morning we woke up to this scene outside.
That's not all snow, some of it is ice pellets.
I should point out that the above picture was taken April 15th, 2018, we're not supposed to get that kind of weather in April, it completely messed up a large portion of our week. Thankfully the weather is warming up now, and most of that mess is melted away. Plus the large chunks of ice that were falling off the CN Tower have melted away (one large chunk smashed through the roof of the Skydome, causing the Blue Jays to play only the second doubleheader in the dome's history).

One last thing, daddy found a patch when he was looking at the Mando pirate patch, this one had a moral boosting motto on it, it went "God will judge my enemies, I'll arrange the meeting". Well, daddy converted it into something more in keeping with Mandalorian traditions. The new version goes "KAD WILL JUDGE MY ENEMIES, I'LL ARRANGE THE MEETING". Kad is the Mandalorian God of destruction, in doing research to find out about Mando beliefs daddy found that they are somewhat similar to the old Norse Gods (Odin, Thor, and Loki).
Here's what the patch would look like (it's just a rough layout for now), and it's kind of interesting for daddy to wear as the words are all in Mandalorian, so unless someone can actually read it, it's just another thing on his costume.

Oh, yeah, one more thing, on May 5th me and daddy are going to be attending a new comicon, this one is at a mall. Remember the mall we were dropped off at when we went to the Pet Expo? Yeah, that's where it's being held, and hopefully, we'll get to meet up with daddy's cousin Andrew (my granty Flo's grandson), and his partner Scotty.

Monday, 2 April 2018

Pets, Pets and more Pets Part 2

Well, me and daddy had loads of fun on Saturday at the Spring Pet Expo, although our day started and ended with a little bit of anxiety.
We live pretty close to the border of Toronto and Pickering, so in order to get to the Pet Expo, we had to travel almost the entire length of the city, and a little ways into Mississauga. This trip wouldn't have been so daunting if Wheel-trans could go all the way to the International Centre (where the expo was being held). Instead, we had to be dropped off at a mall near the border and once we got there found the information we had on bus routes was completely wrong, that would have been a major problem as it was still too far for us to walk. Luckily we have a backup source of transportation, UBER, so we were able to get a ride there and back to the mall (oh, and I have something interesting to tell you about that mall later).

Anyway, once we got there trying to find the area we wanted (small pets) proved to be slightly more difficult then we had thought (even finding our way back to the exit was a challenge). After wondering forever we eventually found the small pet area and found my prey new friend. As I told you in my last blog I really wanted to meet Otis, the Contential Giant bunny, well, I got to meet him. And we found out that Otis was already dabbling in the Darkside, so all it took was asking him to be my new apprentice. I can now introduce Otis, now called Darth Sito, as my new Sith apprentice.

Otis




Now Darth Sito

I was even able to turn another to the Darkside, his name is Dozer (he's a not so mini-pig) I've given him the name of Darth Rezod (other animals are already afraid of him, I witnessed a few dogs cowering behind their humans), and best of all Darth Rezod likes Crasins too.

There were a few people that wanted to pet me, and daddy had to tell them no because I was working. Well, daddy found a solution to that problem, he found a thing that is supposed to go over a leash that says DO NOT PET, the lettering is in black with a bright yellow background. Daddy had to alter it a bit so it would work for us, but it now has Velcro on it and goes on the front of my stroller, hopefully, people will see it and obey the sign. Sadly the other leash cover daddy bought, which said WORKING we lost on the way home, it wasn't nearly as important as the DO NOT PET one, but it still would have helped. Daddy asked the lady we bought the covers from if she could do a custom version that had SERVICE BUNNY on it, she said she could, but it would be something we'd have to order and have shipped to us, however, the cost was just too much for us to afford at the time.
My new sign, it's now got velcro on it so it stays on my stroller

If you look close there are some bunnies in the tunnels

A $25 voucher for our favorite pet store

Daddy got me and Chewie one of these rings.
 
 Okay, now I can tell you about the mall we stopped at. It's called Woodbine Centre, it was opened in 1985 and is the only other mall in Canada that has an indoor amusement park. The other mall is the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta.

Oh, and one last thing before I end this blog, last Thursday me and daddy got a new Blu-Ray movie, yep, we got The Last Jedi.
We watched it as soon as we got home last week.


Friday, 30 March 2018

Pets pets and more pets

On Saturday me and daddy are heading to a thing called the Spring Pet Expo, it sounds like it's gonna be so awesome. I am going to meet the largest bunny in Canada, Otis, he's a continental giant. To give you some idea of his size, daddy says it would take about 50 of me to make up one of him! Our favorite pet store is going to be there too, Ren's Pets Depot (we'll be getting a $25 gift card from them).
Another awesome thing, yesterday when me and daddy went shopping we got a newly released movie.


Sunday, 14 January 2018

My Granty Flo is in hospital

Last week my granty (great grand aunt) had to be rushed to the hospital, now at the time we weren't sure what had happened, just that she sounded like she was coming down with something when daddy talked to her the day before.
We later found out that she had had a mild heart attack brought on by the stress of having a flood in her apartment (we know all too well what that is like). Yesterday daddy got to talk to her for a short time on the phone, she has a viral infection and they are treating her for that, we think she might be released sometime later this week. So next week we will go visit her when she is at home and a little better, plus daddy has to go get some more blank cards to make her a get well soon card, daddy was going to start one last night but he discovered he didn't have any blank ones left. The good news is that we have two mother's day cards already for May.

Now, on to some slight more fun things, I showed off the three (technically 6) collectors cards we got when we went to see Last Jedi last month, I also said that we had sent away for the rest of the collection. Well, those cards came in the mail last week, we have doubles of three of them now.
The first three pictures are of the ones we got on December 14th.
First card in the set



These next cards are from the rest of the set, these are the ones that came in the mail last week.


I love the Porgs

The helmet is a First Order gunner's


Two of my favorite droids from the new trilogy, black and silver is BB-9E and the other one is BB-8
 Now, you might remember daddy had bought one of the Judicial axes that the Executioner troopers use, and he repainted it, well he's made it even better.
This is what it looked like right out of the store.

Really boring looking right
 Now check out how awesome it looks now!!!!
Daddy painted it black and silver like the rest of his weapons

Then he added some EL wire (that blue rope stuff)


This is what it looks like in the movie, pretty close to the real thing don't you think?
Now, this bit of information hasn't been confirmed, so I don't know if it's true or not. But, Princes William and Harry were the two executioner troopers in the movie. Of course, there are lots of cameos in the movie, the director of Rogue One was in the big battle scene on the planet.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

The Last Jedi is AWESOME!!!!!!!



After 2 years of waiting for the new Star Wars movie to come out it finally has, me and daddy went to see it on opening night December 14th.

I won't be posting any spoilers about the new movie, so don't worry if you guys haven't seen it yet.

I do however have a "leaked" image that Peter "Chewbacca" Mayhew posted just before the movie premiered last week.
This is an image of a Star Wars leek.
Yeah, yeah, I know, horrible joke, but remember it wasn't me it was Mr Mayhew that posted it.

Okay, my old TIE fighter shell was getting really old, Sunki had it before me, and it was a landing craft before it became a TIE fighter. So it was about time that daddy built a newer better one for me.
This is what the shell looked like before



This is what it looked like earlier this year, as you can see it was really starting to fall apart.


Daddy started out by looking at some of the TIE fighters that were already in use.
We didn't see any we liked in this picture
So daddy kept searching, and he eventually found this one.
This is the one we both liked
So the next step was to convert this picture into something that would fit my stroller.
This is daddy's first rough draft
After the rough draft we needed something to build from, luckily daddy took a couple of drafting courses when he was in high school, so drawing the plans was easy.
This is the drafted plan with all the measurements to build it.
The next step for the build was to get the materials to build it with, well we built it out of stuff called foamcore (paper with styrofoam sandwiched between).
This is the basic shape for the lower wing
The one thing that we decided early on was that it would need to fit within the wheelbase of my stroller.

The lower wing with the white boarder to make it stand out.
This was just a dry fit to make sure everything fit, that's the reason for the green tape.

Almost finished, it's put together, the next step is to put the lights on

Me and daddy were heading to a cosplay party, so we didn't have time to install everything.
Now it was on to installing the lights, so that my new TIE fighter has engines and weapons.
A collage showing the finished TIE Fighter with the lights installed.
Me and my TIE Fighter have been a big hit since daddy put it on my stroller.

Now, for some of the awesome stuff that we've gotten from the new movie.
These are the collectible 3D glasses from the movie

 Daddy wanted me to model the 3D glasses, but that wasn't gonna happen. First of all, there wasn't a 3D movie to watch. Second, these glasses don't work for me.

I had my stunt bunny model them for me
 I'll admit that they do make him look kinda cool.
Closeup of the glasses, these are the Executionertrooper version.

The collectors cup, with my new favorite droid BB-9E as the topper
 These next pictures are the collectible cards that they gave out before the movie, these three are double sided and are part of a set of 8 cards.
First card in the set


 We should be getting the rest of this set in 4 - 8 weeks (or sooner depending on the speed of the postal system).
Daddy made my lightsaber even better, now it actually looks like Kylo Ren's.

Daddy in his costume at the cosplay party
And now for a few fun Star Wars pictures
I also got my picture taken with a Santa Claus