After a long break from posting anything on dA be it artwork (Last time I posted art was October) or a journal (Which I haven't done since Summer!) due to school (I've been doing my homework, studying for tests and finals, and sometimes staying after school to work to the point where the only time I have for dA is on the weekends, and those are weekends when my parents didn't have anything planned); also I've been suffering from a lack of creativity and sheer boredom, mindlessly watching YouTube and/or editing Shipbucket drawings for my own amusement on PaintFX. Now that I'm on Holiday Break which started the 20th, I've decided to try and get back in the mood by seeing how my friends here are.
For those curious to know what I got for Christmas, here is a list that I've made of the highlights of gifts that I received.
Videos (DVDs and/or Blu-Rays)
"The Best of The Cinema Snob: Volume 1" on DVD (A DVD featuring 5 episodes from the Internet review web series "The Cinema Snob". The title character, played by series creator Brad Jones, is a snobby film critic who reviews low-budget, Z-grade horror and sci-fi films, along with exploitation films and pornos.)
"The Cinema Snob Movie" on DVD (A feature length film telling the story of how The Cinema Snob became the man he is today.)
"The Ghost and The Darkness" on DVD (A 1996 adventure film starring Michael Douglas and Val Kilmer; based on the true life story of the Tsavo Man-Eaters, a pair of ravenous lions that went on a killing spree during the construction of the Kenya-Uganda Railway in 1898. Douglas and Kilmer play a game hunter and civil engineer respectively, who must team up to hunt down the beasts.)
"Zulu" on Blu-Ray (A 1964 war epic depicting the Battle of Rorke's Drift on January 22nd to the 23rd, 1879 during the Anglo-Zulu War; unfortunately, what I thought was SUPPOSE to be a REIGON-FREE disc, turned out to be a REIGON 2 disc, despite what Amazon.com said about the product. Because I live in the US, I have to send it back and get a Region 1 Blu-Ray or DVD of "Zulu".)
"Transatlantic Airships: An Illustrated History" by John Christopher (A fully illustrated look into the all too short history of one of the most romantic ways to travel ever created, the passenger airship. Features facts, photos, and drawings that I haven't seen until now.)
"British Airships: 1905-30" by Ian Castle (A look into the 25 years that Great Britain ran their Royal Airship Service starting with the commissioning of rigid airships to patrol the English Isles along with some of the earliest blimps to look out for any nearby U-Boat activity by the Royal Navy just before the start of World War I to the ill-fated Imperial Airship Scheme of 1924 which ended with the tragic loss of the largest aircraft Britain ever built, the 777 ft. long R101 in October, 1930.)
"Zeppelins: German Airships 1900-40" by Charles Stephenson (A look into the history of the most famous of airships, the legendary German zeppelins. Starting out as simple airliners capable of connecting nearly every major city in Western Europe, they went to war during WWI as some of the most fearsome and terrifying bombers ever built before returning to civil duties in the post-war world, all leading up to the infamous Hindenburg disaster of 1937, which signaled the beginning of the end for the rigid airship before WWII killed them outright.)
Dalek "EXTERMINATE!" T-Shirt (A charcoal grey T-Shirt featuring a yellow Dalek from Doctor Who with their immortal battle cry emblazed across in all capital letters.)
Tenth Doctor's outfit T-Shirt (A T-Shirt designed to look like the Tenth Doctor's brown overcoat, dark blue vest, white dress shirt, and red tie.)
Eleventh Doctor's outfit Pajamas (A set of sleep wear designed to look like the Eleventh Doctor's outfit; comes with a top designed to look like his brown overcoat, white dress shirt, and red bowtie. Bottom is black with the Doctor Who "DW" logo on the left front.)
A 250 GB PS3 along with a copy of "The Last of Us" (An action/adventure survival horror game set in the aftermath of a zombie pandemic in the US.)
That about covers it, so "Merry Christmas!" and if you excuse me, I'm going to watch Doctor Who with my mom.