Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Great Webcomic Catch-Up: Legostar Strategy Redo

I have three updates to my current webcomic catch-up, Legostar Galactica. 
Firstly, I forgot one Wednesday (I think the 2nd Wednesday) this month that that was my major catch-up day.  So, that's got me off by one year. 
Secondly, I realized that an entire year of catching up on a webcomic that posts daily is a lot of reading.  Well, I knew that it would be a lot, but it's extremely time-consuming.  I'm instead doing 3 months at a time, but doing multiple days per week.  While 4 days would keep me on course, 3 days seems to be where I'm usually falling. 
Thirdly, as I'm caught up to early 2015, it appears that the artist has stopped the separate arc that was running on Saturdays, which should at least make each quarter less time-consuming.  I'm still doing quarters, though, for the sake of keeping track. 
I hope to get fully caught up by the end of next week, so that I can just add this one to my dailies and hit the next comic for large-scale catch-up. 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Video Game Update: Heroes of the Storm

In the evening, I tend to have a bit of fun by playing a video game or two.  My main jam lately has been Heroes of the Storm.  I think that it's the sheer variety of playable characters that keep me coming back.  Of course, whatever the new hotness is, it's in the free to play rotation in a few weeks, so I can always try it out and see what I like.  In terms of the most recent heroes, Ana and Junkrat were OK, Alexstrasza was quite fun, and Hanzo was pretty fun.  I might actually spend part of my horde of in-game gold on Alexstrasza, actually.  I am, however, itching to see Blaze come into rotation so that I can give him a real try.  (I've always found the try-a-hero single-lane artificial match inadequate, so I don't bother with it.) 
Speaking of Heroes of the Storm, I'll probably be pushing these next two weekends to grind out Team League matches, just to get the guaranteed rewards. 

The Great Webcomic Catch-Up: Legostar Strategy

So, I devised a new strategy today, for helping to catch up with webcomics.  I'll bring back the idea of making Wednesday into Webcomic Wednesday, where I put forth greater effort into getting caught up.  To that end, starting tonight, each Wednesday, I'll catch up on 1 year of Legostar Galactica.  That means catching up on 2013 tonight, which should get me through the end of 2017 by the end of February. 
I'm not guaranteeing that this is how I'll do it for every comic.  Since Legostar is a daily, I might be able to do more at a time with webcomics that updated less frequently.  On the other hand, if this is too difficult, then I might have to scale it back for the next webcomic. 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Webcomic Catch-Up Update January 2018

I've been staying caught up on all of the webcomics that I mentioned last month.  Unfortunately, I haven't done much catching up on Legostar Galactica, so I'm not making additional progress, but at least I'm staying caught up.  I'll push to catch up on Legostar in February. 

Sunday, December 31, 2017

New Year's Resolutions 2018

  • Write 3 blog posts each month:  2017 required me to hit the big reset button on this one.  
  • Add at least 1 webcomic to the caught-up webcomics list each month:  This should help make sure that I burn through archives at a reasonable rate.  January is going to be Legostar Galactica month, it seems.  ;)
  • Finish 4 books this year:  I keep forgetting that this is a resolution.  It's just something that I want to do.  4 seems low, but I'm having trouble keeping myself organized, and I'm hoping to fix that this year, and then go back to reading a lot. 

Life Update December 2017

This isn't going to be much of a post, but I figured that I should post a general update, since I basically didn't blog at all from May to November.
Basically, some major personal stuff happened back in May, and I forgot all about the blog.  By the time that I remembered it, though, I was also doing some major re-arranging in my life, and it was a low priority.  I've also been trying to restore the little things in my life.  (That's also why I've been working on my webcomic catch-up.) 
I did make a point to tweet occasionally, hopefully to avoid scaring anyone too badly once I realized that I'd been neglecting my web presence.  
I'll have one more post tonight, that being one for my 2018 resolutions. 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Webcomic Catch-Up Update December 2017

OK, I've had to re-work my webcomic catch up.  I don't remember whether I mentioned it here or not, but I realized that this is the only way to make this practical.  Basically, every day, I'll read my caught-up comics, no matter what.  I know that I'll only occasionally be able to work my way through an archive, but I don't want to fall behind on whatever I've already done.  This should also be nice for me, since I miss the old days, when I read my webcomics daily. 

I'm caught up on the following webcomics: 
  • Unspeakable Vault of Doom
  • xkcd
  • Little Vampires
  • Maq #041
I've also moved Picatrix from active to hiatused, since it seems to have disappeared.  I've done the same for Real Life Comics, since it hasn't updated in over 2 years. 
The next one in queue is Legostar Galactica, which is going to be rough, since it updated almost daily when I was reading it.