Armidale NSW, Australia
Really engaging and amusing. Get the illustrated version if you can - even better. One of my favourite books. Good for expanding general knowledge.
Cons: If you're looking for a very detailed, dense or scientific history this, as the title would lead you to believe, isn't it.
Producing a good drawing is extremely satisfying. Relatively cheap. Outlet for expression.
Cons: It takes a lot of work to reach a 'good' level, especially if you don't have huge natural ability. Constantly comparing your own drawings to those of others. Getting inspired.
Lets me practice my writing, let out frustrations, voice opinions and document events in my life. If someone happens to read it and like it, that's just a bonus.
Cons: Everyone seems to have a blog these days, and most are not very interesting or well-written or well-updated. If you want a large audience, you need to invest more time.
I would love to start this. Something productive to do while watching TV or movie - I can rarely sit and just watch. And, I can make some sweet things for my baby.
Cons: I would have to learn almost from scratch on my own, and that's why I haven't started yet. High-probability of half-finished projects.
First two seasons were great. Has both episodic and open-ended story lines. Just a good, entertaining show. Also good that the creator knew all along where the story is going and how it will end.
Cons: Started getting repetitive and increasingly bizarre. Even character development started feeling same-old. Sometimes feels a bit hokey. The increasing number of 'joke' episodes.