Archive for November 2011

It’s been a pretty harrowing few days. You can read my original account of what started the craziness in full detail in my previous post, but I’ll recap it here for those just joining us. Someone stole my Xbox Live account on Saturday and charged up a bunch of Microsoft Points on my credit card, which they then used to buy downloadable content for their FIFA 12 soccer game. When I reported the theft to Microsoft, I was told that it would take them 25-30 days to investigate the matter, meaning that I’d be without access to my Xbox and without my stolen $125 during that time. This is the busiest video game release season of the year, so being out of gaming for most of November and December was most definitely not a cool prospect.

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Friday was Celeste’s birthday, and we had a great weekend with my parents, who took us out to dinner that night and with Celeste’s parents, who took us out to dinner last night and stayed at our house until today. After all the celebrating was done and everyone had gone home, I decided to hop on the Xbox for a little while. I fired it up and tried to log into my account, only to have it tell me that my account was invalid and needed to be recovered to my console. This has happened once before, due to what I had assumed was a technical glitch. I selected to recover the account and entered my username and password… and they came back as invalid. Confused, I went to the computer and tried to log into Xbox.com. Same thing… invalid password for my account.

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It’s been a while since I had some spare time for taking photos of my collectibles, but I got the chance to snap some shots tonight while my computer was de-virusifying. I’ve gotten some new stuff over the past few weeks, including Hot Toys’ Resident Evil Alice figure, Sideshow’s Anakin vs Tuskens diorama, and Quantum Mechanix’s Kaylee statue. I have all of those in the queue for photos, but this Nekron bust was the next thing I got after the Supergirl from my previous collectibles post, so I’m featuring him first. He’s a pretty creepy dude, and I wish I’d managed to get this pics up in time for Halloween. I really like DC Direct’s mini bust series, and I’ve been collecting it since the very first pieces. I have to confess that I haven’t read the Blackest Night comics, though, so I don’t know much about this guy. I do know that he has a massive sickle that required some minor assembly, though, and he appears to be suffering from a gaping chest wound. Higher resolution versions of these pics are posted over in my Flickr.

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