Deep Space Nine is by far my favourite Star Trek, and I have been waiting a while to rewatch it as Megan as been wanting to watch it and she and Lindsay were still making their way though The Next Generation.
But the other week they finally finished and we have now started Deep Space Nine, getting on average four episodes watched a week.
We just finished Vortex, I know the first season was a little uneven, but it’s very enjoyable none the less as you can see the beginnings of what eventually grows into what is in my opinion the deepest and richest of all of the Trek series.
By staying in one place, the show was able to actually really fully develop not only the core cast, but a greater number of supporting characters who contributed to the depth of the setting. I mean the journey of characters like Rom was so fantastic, and very rewarding.
Of course it really starts to kick off in season 3, and will take some time to get there, but it’s just a case of waiting for that!
We did get Move Along Home, which was a very bad episode, but still lots of classics to come.
Graphics Card Aquired
With the impending lockdown I threw caution to the wind and bought a graphics card.
Specifically I got a EVGA GTX 1660 Ti XC Black Gaming. I managed to snag it for £217 which was pretty good considering it’s normally £269.99.
Ok to be fair it’s B-Stock, but I am not bothered with this card being pleasuring on the eye physically.
I was getting myself very tempted by an RTX 2060 but, looking at some bottleneck calculations I was gonna run into some issues with my current processor, hence scaling back on the card.
On Sunday my PC was doing a restart so I figured then was as good a time as any to install the PCI-e power cable to get it ready, so that was done, and now all I need to do is wait for the card to arrive on Wednesday and slot it in!
Next thing on the list is a shelf for the keyboard, followed by a keyboard and then some new monitors to take advantage of the graphics card.
What I Am Modelling
I started the week by building and priming my next 10 projects, including my next Underworlds warbands.
I then cracked on with the T’au Empire Strike Team, getting them finished on Tuesday night.
I started in the Zone Mortalis Walls, Columns and doors at long last, the doors were finished on Wednesday night and I think they look canny good.
I then cracked on with the walls and columns, none of which I have completed by today, but they are coming close.
So what coming up for me next
- Zone Mortalis Terrain
- Death Korps of Krieg Engineers x 10 and Hades Breaching Drill
- Secret Heresy Project Unit
- Nighthaunt Dreadscythe Harridans x 20
- Space Wolves Swiftclaws x 3
- Palanite Subjugators x 6, Enforcers x 5 & Ambots x 2
- Stormcast Eternals Lord-Aquilor, Lord-Exorcist & Gryph-Hounds x 6
- Blood Ravens Intercessors with Stalker Bolt Rifles x 10
- Death Korps of Krieg Grenediers x 12
- The Grymwatch & Rippa’s Snarlfangs
What I Am Reading
Sadly not a lot 🙁
What I Am Playing
We had a game of Just One on Sunday, played with Megan’s mum over FaceTime and we scored 11 points.
Video game wise I played The Witcher on Tuesday for four hours, as you can see below.
And on Friday I did two hours of BioShock.
I still want to catch up and play the two hours of BioShock I missed.
What I Am Backing
Not backing anything right now.
What I Am Cooking
I made my dads stir fry on Wednesday as I was feeling down and wanted comfort food.
It literally is just microwave rice (he used Bachelors Savoury Rice) a couple of eggs, bacon lardons and some sausage.
But to me this is a real comforting memory of my youth in Suffolk.
On Friday I made Southern Fried Chicken Wings served with Red Potato Wedges.
My wedges were nowhere near as good as when Megan or Lindsay makes them mind.
And on Sunday myself and Megan made Black Bean Tacos, which were very very nice.
What I Am Spending
The Razorwire Energy drinks arrived on Tuesday, and they are really nice.
We ordered 60 serving tubs of cherry and apple, a 30 serving tub of raspberry, a fusion shaker and a sample of tropical.
The flavours are great, not too in your face and they certainly don’t taste as harsh as the stuff that comes in cans.
I think I will be ordering another shaker for Megan to use as she wants to have drinks now and then, although she wants one from Sneak because she likes bunnies!
Last week I ordered a combination HDMI switch and extractor to improve my streams, particularly for the Switch.
I got it installed in place and for part 4 of my Witcher III stream on Tuesday and it did make a noticeable improvement.
I did have to order a short 3.5mm extension cable to make sure it was all tidy when using it and I didn’t have wires all over the place, but it works pretty well.
I attached it to the wall just below my monitor using some Velcro strips, and it has a remote control allowing me to switch between inputs very easily.
My new Xbox Controller arrived. This will served two functions, first it will allow me to improve the stream audio by allowing me to listen the it over a headset, and mute the monitor, and secondly it will connect to my PC and allow me to use it in PC games.
Although the HDMI extractor kinda made the first function redundant, but hey, I can now play some games on the PC a lot easier now.
I paid a visit to Battle Bunker on Saturday and grabbed a few things, basically paints and the new Terminator Chaplain, and I got the Recruit Edition of Warhammer 40,000 in an impulse purchase!
And obviously I ordered the GPU.
- Mood:- Knackered
- Caffeinated Beverages Consumed:- 6
- In My Ears:-
- Tabletop Game Last Played:- Just One
- Video Game Lat Played:- The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
- Book Last Read:- The Last Ritual- S A Sidor
- Movie/TV Show Last Viewed:- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
- Current State of Projects:- Zone Mortalis Walls and Columns 75% done