My Love for Amok Time (February 27, 2019)

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Armed with a Vulcan Lirpa, a pon farr consumed Spock is forced to battle Kirk to the death.

My first experience with anything closely related to the popular Star Trek episode “Amok Time” was Jim Carrey’s Medieval Times fight sequence in the 1996 movie The Cable Guy.  Back then, I found the scene highly entertaining–especially with Jim’s apt rendition of the Star Trek episode’s climatic background music–but the core of the bit/homage escaped me.

Then I finally got a chance to watch Amok Time and at that very moment–everything made perfect sense.  In this episode, we got to see the dynamics between Kirk, Spock, and McCoy, the home planet of Spock, a literal dance of death known as kal-if-fee, and of course, the intricacies of the Vulcan mating ritual known as pon farr–the plot device that led the crew of the USS Enterprise into Vulcan airspace.

Now all of this Amok Time talk brings back memories of this scene:

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Priorities: A lesson in Self-Control (February 24, 2019)

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From L to R: Vault Boy Endurance Perk, Charisma Perk, Agility Perk, Perception Perk,  Luck Perk, and my new favorite, the Intelligence Perk.

After our Sunday commitments in the San Juan area today, I got a chance to go around Shoppesville Plus in Greenhills.  What was once a weekly routine is now somewhat of a rare treat as I hardly get to go as often–in part to the worsening traffic conditions.

Fallout Mystery Minis (Series 2)

Based on my previous posts, you guys must know by now how big of a fan I am of the Bethesda’s Fallout franchise.  So when I saw the complete Series 2 Vault Boy Attributes Mystery Minis, I just wanted to take them all home.

That was before I found out that they were all priced at P450 pesos each (Almost 10 USD).

Now, eBay prices for the same lot clock in at about half the amount but that doesn’t factor in shipping charges. Continue reading “Priorities: A lesson in Self-Control (February 24, 2019)”