Even that I am not traveling so often anymore, I am trying to get back to photography. So, posting my pictures on Reddit seems good motivation.
I have been twice to Copenhagen, once in 2015 the other in 2019. One of the must-visit sites in the city that I didn’t want to miss is the LEGO store. It was in my second visit that I decided to buy my first set of LEGO. Looking for something relevant, not too difficult, and not too easy I stumbled upon “40291, Creative Personalities 2018”, a building set commemorating Hans Christian Andersen. It seems that 40291 was a promotional set given for free on purchases in the LEGO on-line shop, but here it is available for purchase. I got the set, and I stored it away.
Two years later, I have decided to finally assemble it.
I open the manual decided to follow thru to the end. The first suggestion is to sort the pieces by color. This approach proves to be very helpful; I find the required pieces with ease.
I continue page by page following the instructions. Each page illustrates the new pieces to add and the result after bringing them together.
When I get to the middle of the manual, I stop for a moment. It seems that I need a construction that I have not yet done. Ops, I need to build the “page” twice, one for each side of the book. I could have had a first reading to avoid surprises, but I find that to discover the steps as I go on is very entertaining. I go back to the beginning. The second time, I build faster. There are fewer pieces to triage in each color group. And I already know how all of them will fit together.
After two hours of moving one page to the next, I am finished. I can understand why so many people like to assemble LEGO sets. I have a feeling of accomplishment and the result is mesmerizing.
It is always a pleasure to walk in Årstaskogen. And a apart from the lake and the forest, sometimes, I get something extra.
I have created a video with scenes from Cyberpunk 2077. It is recorded at 60 Frames Per Second on PC. My graphic card is a GeForce RTX 2080 Super.
A friend asked for a list of good comic books and graphic novels to read. I have compiled a list of my personal favorites, and I realized that almost all of them would be in most top lists of any usual comic reader.
- “Bone”, Jeff Smith
- “Space Usagi”, Stan Sakai
- “Blacksad”, Juan Díaz Canales
- “Maus”, Art Spiegelman
- “The Maxx”, Sam Kieth
- “I Kill Giants”, Joe Kelly
- “The Incal”, Alejandro Jodorowsky
For the super-heroes genre…
- “Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil”, Jeff Smith
- “Kingdom Come”, Mark Waid
- “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns”, Frank Miller and Klaus Janson
- “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”, Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill
- “All-Star Superman”, Grant Morrison
- “Marvel 1602”, Neil Gaiman
Some longer series…
- “Saga”, Brian K. Vaughan
- “Fables”, Bill Willingham
- “Y: The Last Man”, Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra
- “Preacher”, Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
For Japanese authors…
- “Akira”, Katsuhiro Otomo
- “Dragon Ball, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2”, Akira Toriyama
- “Dominion”, Masamune Shirow
- “Lone Wolf and Cub”, Kazuo Koike
- “Buddha”, Osamu Tezuka
- “Black Jack”, Osamu Tezuka
- “Death Note”, Tsugumi Ohba
- “One Piece”, Eiichiro Oda
Not yet read, but looking forward to read…
- “Locke & Key”, Joe Hill
- “Monstress”, Marjorie M. Liu
- “Smile”, Raina Telgemeier