Geek Ink Updates: Introducing a new guest writer (and a quick update)

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To all my regular readers, apologies for the lack of updates this week. It’s been pretty busy (as you’ll soon discover) but before we get into that there’s some other news I briefly want to discuss.

A long time friend of mine who goes by the pen/nickname BanzaiBob shall soon be contributing the odd post here and there to Geek Ink. I first met Banzai at the Internet cafe I used to work at over ten years ago, and we’ve been friends ever since. We were chatting the other day and he asked if I was interested in adding figure reviews to Geek Ink. I told him if he was happy to write them, then I would gladly post them up. His first review just needs a few photos to finish it off, so hopefully I’ll have it up early next week.

So, what’s been keeping me busy? Firstly, I had a friend staying with me while he looked for a place to stay. He had moved back to Cape Town for work and obviously needed a base of operations while he looked for a place to live. Having another person “in my space” meant it was hard for me to settle into a routine and start getting productive, but he’s one of my best mates so I was more than happy to let him crash here for a couple of weeks.

Secondly? Apart from work, I’ve also been trying to create some longer pieces for the blog (my Khumba: How It Should Have Been Written piece has a few issues so I’m still busy working on it), hitting the gym hard (I’m trying to get over my current plateau), and playing a lot of League of Legends.

I know, I know. Playing games isn’t an excuse I’d normally use (as much as I love League of Legends I usually put it aside until I’m done with the more important stuff), but I am subbing for a local South African team called Divided Motion. They were looking for a decent top lane player so I volunteered to play for them in the upcoming Do Gaming League League of Legends tournament. The Do Gaming League is probably the biggest organised online gaming event in South Africa, and I am looking forward to playing as part of a team. However, being 30 years old means that I’m technically “over the hill” in terms of competitive gaming, so I need to keep my skills sharp for the tournament. I don’t expect us to win simply because our team struggles to co-ordinate team practice times due to everyone having busy schedules, but that’s not going to stop me from trying my best.

So that’s what my life has been like over the last two weeks. I’m going to focus on getting out a few shorter posts and building up a backlog again, but for now my posts may be slightly delayed. But don’t worry, we shall return to our regular programming shortly, so until then, stay tuned.


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