The Vintage Tempest’s Open Letter to Santa Claus

23 Dec
Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

by Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Dear Santa,

There’s not much I need this year. You helped set the wheels in motion to help deliver a few items from the list I made last year. I received Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition some months ago, but the score is seeing Pulp Cthulhu and the out of print Fall of Cthulhu Omnibus arrive before the big day! My dreams have been fulfilled.

Though, with virtual reality (VR) still being the talk of 2016, I still like to see how this technology will grow in the coming year. It leads my list of items I’d love to see under my tree.

Oculus Rift

While the jury is still out in deciding if VR is the future of entertainment, out of all the three contenders (HTC Vive and PlayStation VR being the other two) I’m placing my bets on this device to get my Matrix-style illusion on. The amount of varied software that’s soon to be offered is the main selling point for me. Of course, a fully decked out gaming computer from Alienware to ensure I can play Star Wars: Battlefront VR expansion pack will be great too!


Cheshire Cat Disappearing Coffee Mug (from Amazon)ir?t=wiupgeatthmo 20&l=am2&o=1&a=B000QV0L98

Thankfully, not every item in my wish list is not expensive. My coffee mug featuring this cat from Alice in Wonderland has the ink literally being worn out from repeated washings from other family members in the home who does not know how to treat a designer cup well — if there’s a version which layers a thick clear finish over it, I’d love to own this cup again.

Every time I drink from the mug, I can not help but grin back at the cat. He always comes back when the cup gets cold.


Denon AVR-X3300W

I need an upgrade to my home theatre, plain and simple. Out of all the popular best-selling audio video receivers available, I’m eyeing Denon’s. With eight HDMI ports, 7.2 Surround Sound, Bluetooth synchronization and 4K built-in, I think I’m future proof.

Original Unedited Star Wars Trilogy in Blu-ray

Disney did mention that this edition is in the works, but they never gave a date as to when it will be released. I want to relive Star Wars: A New Hope as I originally seen it, and with Rogue One in theatres, this year should have been the definitive time to release it! After watching this film twice in theatres, I want to race home to see Episode IV in its proper glory.

Santa, could you please have a word with Mickey Mouse?


TARDIS Media / Bookshelf

If someone can build this media unit and install it in my home, complete with working lights and sound effects, for me and have it bigger in the inside than it looks in the outside, all my storage needs will be sated! My collection of books and videos have grown by leaps and bounds, and the only way to keep it organized is with this display that I hope will not get away from me!

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