killerwot
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Killerwot

Filmmaker, Science Fiction Lover, Script Writer, Musician and Model Maker.

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Joined in 12, 2021
killerwot
· a day ago

I've got nearly everything worked out, to start this adventure of mine. The new fascination has been really good so far, and I've enjoyed nearly every aspect of it, except the postage and shipping part.Everything is sorted -Got a bunch of stuff to sell - Check Shipping From IrelandAn Post, Ireland's main postal service has a calculated shipping feature on their website, and I was going through it to get a rough idea of what shipping will cost anyone who wants to buy from me.I see crazy pricing on some listening, and fairly decent prices on the exact same kinds of items, so that confused me a bit, and I soon discovered that people can set their own postage cost.It also kind of depends on where the item is coming from, and going to, however, even listings from the same country can be a bit wild and varied, so I guess it mostly comes down to people charging what they want, perhaps to earn a few extra bucks.There are a few options, "Free Shipping", well I'm not doing that. Calculated Shipping which was the option I was most interested in, even though there are cons. I put the weight and dimensions into the listing, and from there eBay will inform each potential buyer how much the shipping will cost, based on where they are. Now this can have cons, but a few Euros lost isn't that big a deal to me, especially if the item already has a good markup.For some reason though, I put in the information, chose a few different options available to me for the listing, put it up, and... zip. No shipping price on the listing.I tried to change it, and was told to put in a price for shipping...??? Why? I thought they were going to calculate this. It's around 3 Euros to ship around I

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killerwot
· 1 days ago

Last week I wrote about Fugazi, and shared a few tunes, and at the end of that post I mentioned and shared a song of Operation Ivy, a band who I hadn't listened to in a good while.That got me to go back and listen to a few tunes from their album, "Energy" which is a brilliant album, and helped to inspire many different Ska Punk bands that came around after. Sound System - Operation IvyShort and sweet, this song is a bop and a half, and has a nice mixture of Ska, which you can't help put move to, and Punk, which is also hard not to move to.I've always liked this one, and I think it might have been the first one I heard of this band, which made me seek this album out and listen to what else this band had to offer.The Crowd - Operation Ivy"More, just another crowd! We need a gathering instead."I always liked this one too, and think the instrument that stands out to me in this one, is the sick baseline running through it, and doing its own thing while the drums, and guitar keep the song trucking along.Smiling - Operation IvyI love some good crowd vocals in a song, and this one has some great crowd vocals, and I love the drums doing that, boom boom boom thing during the chorus.This one is such a short song, but it's effective, and is a lot of fun. I'd love to potentially cover some Operation Ivy, because I think there are so many great tunes here, and even if the audience weren't particularly into their Ska or Punk, people could still enjoy it.It's also not crazy, so I think it would go down well in a regular old pub.

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killerwot
· 3 days ago

@ecency-star released a prompt post asking is we finish the phrase and elaborate on the words, Eceny Is...Here's A Link To The Post If You'd Like To Get Involved.SourceUnreliableHaha, this is kind of a joking, not joking statement. As I was writing this post and getting it ready, Ecency failed to upload the image, so I had to go to PeakD, copy the content from here to there, upload the image, then copy and paste it back to here.This happens a fair bit and usually when it happens I have to move over to use other frontends. I get that it is a small team, or whatever, but surely there is enough money to keep things moving, and pay for more people if needed. Open To New IdeasThe Ecency team are open to new ideas, suggestions, and feedback from the community. I have gone in a few times and given suggestions to make Ecency a better app, and I was heard. While the suggestions weren't implemented, I'm happy to have had a chance to mention a few things.Listening to the userbase is important, and hearing users out who may not have any technical knowledge is also important. Because this makes people feel valued in a way, and it lets them know that they can help to make things better, just by having a thought, rather than learning the ins and outs of actually making these suggestions or ideas, a reality.My Favourite FrontendI don't know why this is, but it just is. I do use PeakD, because PeakD has analytical data, which Ecency doesn't have, and it also has a few other features which Ecency hasn't implemented.Even though it lacks some things I like, I still find myself coming back to Ecency.I've had the mobile app installed since joining Hive 2.5 years ago, and I had the desktop app at one point, which got deleted a while later because it stopped working correctly.Rather than re-installing it, I just used it from the webpage, and apart from a few server issues, or faults here and there, everything has been fairly smooth.One SuggestionInstead of seeing "New

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killerwot
· 3 days ago

I never thought I'd be excited about buying a printer, but life has a way of changing people.Selling games online has become my latest hobby, and it's something I have wanted to do for a long time. I like gaming/ games in general, and would often pick stuff up if I came across them for a decent price. I'd say this idea formed around 7 or 8 years ago.Flash forward to a few weeks ago; I came across a good deal on some PS1 games, 8 for €40, which were in pristine condition, and had a collective value - if sold separately - of €285-ish Euros. Just so happens that there were a few rare ones in the bundle. Seeing the potential for earnings, I went wild and started buying.Visiting nearby towns to see what their charity shops had, picked up some more good deals, and when the pickings were slim after a week or so, I moved to purchasing bundles on the Facebook Marketplace, and I got some great bargains.Stock wise, I have picked up about 150 - 200 games, PS1, PS2, PS3 PS4, Xbox Original, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo DS, Wii, and PC games. Some factory sealed, some rare, most in really condition, and of course, a few unsellable duds, (cracked discs, no serial codes) but they're few and far between, and also, some value sits in game box's, manuals, and original covers. So, it's not a big deal.This is the latest item I've bought, which will help kick off my quest of global domination.I bought stands for photographing games, a white backdrop also for photographing them, I have LED lights for product shots, and I bought 100 padded envelopes for shipping. I also bought some white fabric to make my own lightbox, which I haven't done yet, but will soon.The one thing I was missing in all this was a printer for the postage details.Now, I could have gotten around this by simply writing the address on the parcel, but my handwriting isn't the best, and also, a printer will come in handy for general uses, such as printing scripts and manuscripts to take some physical notes and corrections.It said that it includes the printer only and I was going to pick some ink up too, but

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killerwot
· 5 days ago

Today Aimee's dad went to a carboot sale with a mate of his, and he said he'd give me a shout if there are any games at it, (he knows I've been picking up bundles here and there.)He rang and told me that they were going for €2.50 each, or three for €5 which is a decent price. He told me some of the list, and said he'd pick up 9 of them, which would work out as €15 - Not a bad price.I was excited to see some of these titles, and assumed some would go for a nice amount individually.I never played Resi 5, and only played a demo of Vegas 2, the others I used to own, and would like a chance to play them again before they sell.Disappointed though, I saw that Black Ops actually had the wrong game inside, Formula 1. Black Ops could sell for €10 - €12+, and sadly, Formula 1 sells for €3 or so, as disc only. The box for Black Ops, and the manual will fetch a price though, so it's okay.All of the games have their manuals, and the boxes are in great condition.Here's another few I picked up.I have Gears 1, and that doesn't do well, however, selling that alongside 2 as a bundle may catch a better price, rather than selling separately.I saw Gears 1, 2, 3, and Judgement as a bundle sold for €49 Euros recently, so it could be worth holding off to see if I can pick up the others in the series.Everyone of them have their manuals, which is nice to see.The discs are in really good shape too; no marks, or scratches. Some even seem to be un-played, leaving them in near mint condition. Sadly, World At War was missing.One of the Battlefield discs have some bad cracks - most likely from it not being put in the slip case, and instead being forced into the single disc spindle.

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killerwot
· 5 days ago

I was thinking about the Zun Kulla, who feature a lot in my stories. There have been short stories covering their battles, and some other ones that focus on smaller groups.Mainly, there are ones featuring Zun Kulla characters, and focus more on them as individuals. But, I thought it would be good to cover a bit of their society, which should help me form good background for characters, and the general mindset of them as individuals, based on where they come from. VoiceVoice is one of the most important things when it comes to writing fiction, and if you're writing a novel, which has multiple perspectives, you should strive to have each character have their own unique internal monologue, and speech pattern, but it's more than just making them sound different to one another.Focusing on their society, or where they come from, will form opinions that differ drastically, and allow each person to view things with totally different perspectives, and that's also important.That's why I would like to focus on societal differences between each of the races that appear in the stories, and universe I'm building. This images has cars in in, and while I like the design, I'd like them to be hover car type vehicles.Death MarchI haven't fully committed to the name Death March, but for the time being it'll do. A Death March can only be called by a clan Chieftain, and it is a last ditch effort to march against a rival clan, in a suicidal battle. Warriors who join up, know that they may be marching to their own death, but what's worse them their individual lives, is the prospect of losing their entire clan, alongside all of their written history. The undoing of their entire clan, is a fate worse than death to most, and it causes their warriors to fight with unmatched fervor.Prior to marching to battle, the entir

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