SachiiSez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Good-Natured Realist

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from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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    • PAXAus 2017

      2 weeks ago

      SachiiSez Good-Natured Realist

      PAX is now the convention I have attended most in my life ^_^ (5 years running, previously held by Manifest)

      I can sum up the days with 3 hashtags (which coincidentally *all* have to do with boardgaming), and 3 honourable mentions.


      Friday : #Sarahwearsthepants
      My mates and I spent part of Friday checking out some of the boardgames on offer at the library. We picked two we had not seen before, and one of them was called The Voting Game. Black card has a question or statement, and you have a a hand of coloured number cards, each which correspond to a different person you are playing with. You put down the number of the person you think best fits the card, and for me this was 'Who wears the pants in a relationship?'. It was unanimous, and quite funny, more so in that my fiance was off playing another game while we did this. The joke of 'Sarah wears the pants' followed me with everything we did that day, lol!


      Honourable mention : Burnie Burns!
      Our goal was to go straight to the main theatre for Burnie's Storytime. It was really well done - great stories, great lessons, and may have teared up a bit when he talked of Monty. Thanks Burnie, Ashley and Ellie for coming all the way out here! I am bummed I did not make time to come and get an autograph or selfie, especially as I wanted to know if Ashley had seen the Stardew Valley pins floating around. I hope the Vlog turns out great!


      Saturday : #alwayschooseCatan

      Another day, another boardgame. For the record, I was not around when this started. It was a choice - whether to play good-old-faithful Settlers of Catan, or a steampunk-which-shall-not-be-named-themed game. My mates went with the steampunk-themed one, and opened the box to find a piece of paper which said 'And you thought Game of Thrones was complicated - Good luck  :('. If you have not played that boardgame before, please note it takes an average of 5 hours, once you have figured out how to play. My mates gave it a good shot, and 3 hours later admitted defeat after getting a whole bunch of rules mixed up and accidentally two players being killed off at once. So the lesson of Saturday became to always choose Catan ^_^


      Honourable mention : Pinny Arcade pins
      These pins were my Saturday. Think like the Disney-pins, but videogame and Penny Arcade themed. I bought a lot, traded a lot, and enjoyed doing the staff trading which I had not done in the way they had organised it this year. Great experience and even greater community. Cheers to future pin trades!


      Sunday : #nosalesuntil5pm

      One of the (usually) greatest things about PAXAus is that a lot of the boardgame vendors put on sales on the Sunday afternoon - saves them having to pack up and take back a lot of stock. We must have checked each hour from 12pm to 4pm - only 1 of the 25 or so vendors had a sale on, and that 1 sale started at 2pm. So all our lovely thoughts of buying boardgames just that little bit cheaper went up in smoke, as we all needed to leave by 5pm to get to other happenings. Previous years we had bought games at 20-40% off. Goes to show how popular the boardgame scene is these days if vendours decide not to lower their prices.


      Honourable mention : the Indie games

      I love the indie pavilion at PAX - I always find a game to look forward to. This year it was a game called Florence. OoOoOoohh myyyyyy gosh is it pretty! I have never been more relaxed while trying to piece together a couples relationship. Other Indie highlights include Grabbity, Ticket to Earth, Necrobarista, Rumu, Dead State Drive and the return of Death Squared (which I did not know had been released for the Switch).


      I have other stories of games I tested and fun that I had seeing friends. It always ends up being a very social weekend. I did not cosplay, as I left my cosplay about 48 hours too late (it is currently sitting in the garage waiting to be painted) but that's okay, as it is a highly reusable one.


      Hope other attendees at PAXAus had an equally awesome time!

      Laughter and Sunshine!

    • Life Update 2017

      1 month ago

      SachiiSez Good-Natured Realist

      In an attempt to stay positive (as I am home sick today mask), here's a summary as to stuff going on in my world and things I am excited for.

      What I have been doing:
      - Settlement for our house has gone though, and we get the keys from the tenants (who had extra time to move out) on the 27th. We put a deposit down for our new couch, and bought the floorboards we are going to install/
      - Fiance surprised me with 3-day passes to PAXAus this year. I won't be able to buy every badge that I want, but I will be able to get a few and trade some of the ones I don't want for those that I do want.

      - Finished my post-grad studies (for now). I now have a Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies. This will make any study under that level super expensive, but it is hopefully going to help me get into a career I want to be in, and not one that just pays the bills.
      - Been doing a lot of gaming. Currently obsessed with Overwatch (Halloween event), PUBG, Fallout Shelter (almost got everything/one), Cook Serve Delicious! and Disney Tsum Tsum (phone app). Caved a bought Dream Daddy the other day when it was on sale - apparently these simulation games are having a huge trendy rise at the moment.

      - Going to Hong Kong in November for a family wedding. 80% of the Chan family living here in Australia are going as well, so it is going to be a hell of a party.

      - 5 words: I went wedding dress shopping.


      What I am amused/excited to hear about:

      - Movie & TV trailers that have been released in the last month including The Runaways, Man in the High Castle Season 3, The New X-Men, Justice League, Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, Lazer Team 2.
      - Amused to hear there is a Settlers of Catan movie being thrown around for green-lighting. Like...  seriously... wt...

      - Happy to see nice snaps and cool panels running at RTX London. Sounded like it was a bit like the first RTX Sydney, but I am sure it will grow to be as awesome as all the RTX's are.
      - RWBY Volume 5: RWBY got me into Rooster Teeth. I now watch so much content that I totally have issued about trying to cram it in around movies, TV shows and anime. First episode was great, and the new CRWBY mini-show is a worthy nod to such a hard-working team. Gunning to get some more Yang cosplay's done now!  yang


      Hmm yes, that has lifted my spirits. Never underestimate the power of writing!
      Laughter and Sunshine!

    • R.I.P. Sponsor Chat

      1 month ago

      SachiiSez Good-Natured Realist

      'An error has occurred.'

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      So long, original Sponsor Chat - I made a few friends through you, whom I still chat with to this day. In the trend that is technology, something else came along and just took your place (aka. Discord).

      I know RT are in the midst of revamping a lot of things on this site, so cheers to bigger and better things for Sponsors and Fans ^_^

      Laughter and Sunshine!

    • Coincidental Extra Fun Weekend!

      2 months ago

      SachiiSez Good-Natured Realist

      It was an actual coincidence that I happened to be at the bar that Funhaus chose to have their meet-up at here in Melbourne.


      My friend had organised her birthday drinks there very late in the week, and I was keen not only to catch-up with her but check out this bar. Called 'GGEZ', they stream non-stop Esports on all screens, and had only opened recently in a very central location of Melbourne's CBD.

      So along my fiance and I went. It is actually quite a good venue. Plenty of screens so you don't feel you need to crane your neck to see anything; decent price and variety on the food and drink menu; also a variety of Esports being screened (Overwatch, CS:GO, Hearthstone, Street Fighter, Mortal Combat, World of Warcraft, League of Legends etc etc).


      The place was busy already with a Twitch meet-up, which in my head I linked with the fact that VidCon was on this weekend. My head had not however made the connection that I also knew Funhaus were in town for that specific con. It did eventually make the connection when my fiance spotted them walk in. As we are unable to get to RTX this year, I knew this was going to be my one chance this year to say hello to some of the web creators that I admire so much, and I managed to get a few words in with Elyse! She was super nice in answering my questions about 11 Little Roosters, and posed for a quick selfie. Absolutely made my night!


      My fiance and I spent the following day sitting on all sorts of sofas for our new place (a fun experience, I highly recommend it) and explaining who Funhaus are to the people who asked about our social media posts that night. 


      PSA: now I see that Photobucket have changed their distribution mechanisms... hmm, gonna have to go and update all the photos I uploaded into journals through them. Here's hoping this one works through Facebook....

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      PSA #2: Nope. Well then, just click this link to see the awesome Twitter post instead!

    • All quiet and then bam- Houseowner!

      2 months ago

      SachiiSez Good-Natured Realist

      Ayyyyeeeee...

      So my fiance and I finally reached one of our goals which was to own a home. Huzzah for the Great Aussie Dream!

      It is a nice 2 bedroom unit, one of the two on the block and has its own title. Though I am sure we will need a bigger place one day, this will be great to start off and has the ability to turn into 3 bedrooms or be extended. It is close to public transport, one a quiet street, near to a large shopping centre and not too far from everyone we know and love. We settle in September, and will hopefully move in sometime in October.


      Very exciting! I have had fun all week coming up with lists of things to do - renovations, bills to connect up, change of address notifications, house warming present ideas, groceries. It pleases the organisational nut I am to make lists.

      I put watching a lot of RT stuff on hold while I helped my fiance search and inspect many places before we found this one, so it has been nice to return to find Day 5 Season 2 to spoil myself with. Love this series! Kudos to cast and crew, you are doing a stellar job!


      That is one giant step in life down, onto the big day! Funnily enough, we purchased our place a year to the day from our wedding day. Fiance calls that coincidence. I call it fate. What do you think? ^_^

      Laughter and Sunshine!


    • Getting Older? Outta Practice? Or Just Moving On?

      4 months ago

      SachiiSez Good-Natured Realist

      I had a nice chat on Discord today with some fellow RT fans about something in my life.

      I stopped going to every pop-culture con my city ran about 3 years ago. I had decided that PAXAus, and if I could squeeze the money in RTXSydney, would be my only cons going forth.


      Yesterday I stopped the cold-turkey and went to OzComicCon. A very good friend was running a stall, and I wanted to support her by attending, and buying one of her products in person (which btw are super-perfect-AMAZING quality. Check her out here.)

      It was the strangest thing, that after 2 hours I was done. Normally at a con like this I would have lasted all day and into the night - with PAXAus and RTXSydney that is most certainly the case! But here... it was weird. The atmosphere was the same fun, geeking out positivity,  beautiful displays of indie and commercial merch, fun panels, great guests (Jason Momoa and Alyssa Hannigan were headlining) and I was appreciative of all the new things that had installed to assist their attendees (they had a family fun area, some food trucks, roving entertainers). 

      The discussion I had on Discord was whether I was getting older, or was I out of practice. It wasn't until later, over two glasses of red wine and some Civ6, that it dawned on my that it wasn't either of those things; I had just moved on.

      I think I was unconsciously bitter about it, hence the wine, which admittedly had been opened for the slow-cooked dinner that night, and not for this epiphany. This morning, I have accepted that it is bitter sweet overall - I had a blast going to all the con's between 2009 and 2013, would not have changed it and the lessons I have learned from it, and the wisdom I still impart from those experiences (see here). I still enjoy the ones that I do attend on an annual basis. My life is still just as amazing as back then, and I hope everyone who attends or does not attend cons is having an amazing time in their life too.


      Laughter and Sunshine!

    • Movie Terminology

      5 months ago

      SachiiSez Good-Natured Realist

      I am fascinated with movies, and consistently amazed when I hear new things I had not heard before about them, be they blockbusters or indie, shorts of feature length. I watched the first of a 3 part series call 'Stories of Australian Cinema' the other night, and from it I learnt a new term in relation to Aussie cinema (The term itself has been around for ages, I just hadn't heard of it until now. I'm so not with the times it seems!)


      Ozploitation - genre of films that came about with the new R-Rating introduced in the 1970's in Australia. They are low budget, comedy, action and horror films. One of the most well-known films that is catagorized in this genre is the original Mad Max. Funnily enough, Quentin Tarantino came up with the first happenstance of the term, noting the films as 'Aussiespolitation', but in true Aussie style it was shortened to Ozploitation


      Laughter and Sunshine!

    • What do I watch here?

      5 months ago

      SachiiSez Good-Natured Realist

      Been a bit slow event-wise in my life, so I am taking a moment to list the things I watch on here. I'll split them into 4 categories.


      Don't wanna miss a thing: The RT Podcast, RWBY, RWBY Chibi, Fan Service, Million Dollars But, Day 5, Crunchtime, Immersion, Burnie/Barbara Vlogs, The Know News

      Love it, but it can wait: RT Doc's, RT Life, Glitch Please (before that, The Patch), Off Topic

      Seen the latest, so let's fill time with: Dude Soup, Things to Do In

      Wish I had the time: everything else...


      I am attempting to keep up with the latest season of RvB too, as I have only seen seasons 1 & 2 (blasphemy, I know I know) - massive knowledge gap, but I still find it fun to watch. I am sure I'll eventually see it all it is just as you can see, I have to fit it in around a lot of viewing already; on top of regular stuff I watch on TV, streaming, anime, movies, Netflix backlog...


      #firstworldproblems #lol I guess if this is one of the only problems in my life I am doing okay at the moment.

      Laughter and Sunshine!

    • It's National Bus Driver Appreciation Day!

      6 months ago

      SachiiSez Good-Natured Realist

      Or so the radio tells me anyway. A bus drive called in and said he had received a couple of gifts which was nice to hear  blaine

      It is always May the 4th - Star Wars Day! ^_^

      My friend was playing an amusing game of 'Replace the a word in a Star Wars quote with 'pants'' earlier today, and there were a few rippers in there. I think I will talk about Star Wars and my life.


      My parents were pretty good and let my brother and I watch it while we were quite young. Anything they thought we might be scared about or not understand they would watch with us, and would simply stop the film if we couldn't take it. I think I would have been 7 or 8 years old when I saw the original trilogy. We had it on VHS, and it was aaaaaa-mazing to my brother and I. We received lightsaber toys that year for Christmas, and got to see Episode I-III in Gold Class (what was a luxury cinema at the time) as a family. It has been a tradition of sort since that any new Star Wars film available in cinema that we see as a family or with family members.

      And now to my favorite story which is about the power of Star Wars. I was 11 years old, and earlier that year Episode I had come out on VHS. I took it to one of my final days of primary school - we were about the graduate and so the teachers pretty much ran fun days for us to celebrate that we were about to move into high school.
      This day happened to be raining, and we were allowed to do what we felt like for the afternoon. I asked if I could watch the film on our shared TV with the other class, and reluctantly my teacher said yes. So I popped it in and away the credits rolled. I had a few people join me when they saw what it was, and then I became engrossed because hey, I was a kid and did not understand at the time I was watching what is considered the worst of the series.

      An hour later I wondered why it had gone so quite in the classroom. I turned around to find the entirety of my class, and the other class, watching the film.


      And that, is the power, of a Star Wars film.


      Laughter and Sunshine - and may the 4th be with you!

    • I am in pain...

      6 months ago

      SachiiSez Good-Natured Realist

      But it was for a worthy cause!

      Yesterday I walked 35km in under 8 hours for a charity in my local area. It was a work initiative, and the goal overall was to raise about $10k for 3 different charities, and then as a group complete as much of the walk as possible. Our group raised $1400 which was great, double our groups goal in fact, and then 5 of 7 of our group walked the whole 35km ^_^.


      I think I am of a reasonable fitness, but this hurt more than I expected. Despite the training and stretching, I spent last night with a huge amount of pain in my calves. This morning most of that pain had subsided, but now my hips make me groan when I go to stand up, which in turn makes me feel like a little old lady. But I just tell myself what I told myself yesterday as I walked - You got this.  I now have a partial understanding of what Kerry and Chris went through with their 'A Simple Walk to Mordor'. Sore muscles, blisters, shuffling of ones feet instead of walking - it is real - and I only did 35km. I know they did waaaaaaay more.

      All in all, pretty proud of myself. Most of our team stuck together as a group for the walk, so we took it easy and didn't try and go for the 'fastest walker' or 'fastest team' awards. We made some fun by recording ourselves singing songs on the walk as well.


      I had a surprise reward at the end of the day - coming home to see my RT order had arrived! So I look pretty tired of the pain in the photo, but I finally got my hands on this awesome T-Shirt which I have wanted since it's release. Thanks to @ailsarocks as I used the voucher I won during MerchMarch to fund it!

      Laughter and Sunshine!

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  • Comments (7)

    • Br0kenSt0ry FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Greed

      1 year ago

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      also this is now my wall...it's where i'm posting too

    • Br0kenSt0ry FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Greed

      1 year ago

      hi

      • SachiiSez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Good-Natured Realist

        1 year ago

        Hullo, thx for being chatty on the sponsor chat, and for accepting the friend request ^_^

      • Br0kenSt0ry FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Greed

        1 year ago

        thanks for sending it :) I'm no where close to being new, but I'm not chatty in any forums on here; thank goodness for the chat xD

    • Tom0

      2 years ago

      Thank you for the friendy! Welcome & Hope you enjoy yourself on the site! :)

      • Tom0

        2 years ago

        No problem! If you wanna chat or have any questions feel free to message me anytime :)

      • SachiiSez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Good-Natured Realist

        2 years ago

        Thanks for being friendly in the Intro forum - inspired me to do the same ^_^

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