Tuesday, November 29, 2016

From Kaos to Absolute Chaos

Two weeks ago, I got the adorable Kaos figurine. That was supposed to be the last of it. What can I say, I was weak. Skylanders Imaginators for the PlayStation 4 is now a part of my collection. As if that was not enough, I also obtained additional sensei Skylanders and.creation crystals for the game. Amazon's recent Black Friday event is partly to blame for this. Knowing how devastating collecting new Skylanders can be, I will take things a lot slower this time around. But yes, I was weak indeed. Master Eon help me.

These new figurines are so vivid and detailed. I love them!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Causing Kaos in the Game Room

I am doing my best to try to avoid getting into Skylanders: Imaginators that was released on multiple platforms recently. This is because of two things: A) I prefer the Vicarious Visions versions of the franchise versus instead of those made by Toys for Bob, and B) Committing to any Skylanders game may easily lead to financial ruins. Unfortunately for me, I stumbled into... the Kaos figurine. I couldn't belileve it. Kaos. Sure, you can trap the poor guy in Trap Team but this is the fully realized physical representation of Kaos. I couldn't stop myself. I just had to get him, I couldn't say no, and he's quite beautiful.

A Kaos figurine. Toys for Bob is evil.

I am very impressed that the new figurines come in their own special, very collectible boxes. Though I do keep the cardboard backing from previous Skylanders figurines, I don't keep their plastic encasing. This new way of presenting these Skylanders to us is both fascinating - the box truly look spectacular - and horrifying - it's going to be very difficult to find space to place all these boxes if this is going to be the new packaging standard for the series. My plan here is to only just have the Kaos figurine from Imaginators so that I can use him when the next Skylanders installment from Vicarious Visions come out. We will see if I am able to stay strong in that conviction.

Saturday, November 12, 2016


I no longer know
who comes in, who goes out,
who's inside, who's away,
this house was my home,
now it is just a shelter,
a run-down shack, my arms and legs
I have never fucked a woman
yet there are now babies,
I didn't fuck my husband over
so why would he do that to me?
In my small room of fantasies,
of cartridges, discs, their cases,
I wonder if it all comes down to this,
with happy memories packaged,
can I merely survive on bliss?
I don't recognize anymore
the placement of knickknacks and things,
there are now strange new odors
of other human beings.
What works, what doesn't,
doesn't seem to matter,
it only matters to me,
and I don't matter.
I have learned only someone I love
has the ability to hurt me,
now I question if it's suppose to
hurt this much.
For richer or poorer,
in sickness and in health,
I remember repeating those lines,
I have spent my life
going up and down sets of stairs,
running across these hallways
to get to where you are,
now I lie dormant,
stuck inside my head,
I fortify this room,
I decorate my tomb.

Loner Gamer Alex
November 12th, 2016