Monday, March 28, 2011

Game Update

Day 22 - A game sequel which disappointed you.

Seriously. What. The. FUCK?! Okay, so you have pretty costumes. And you have pretty girls. Past that? YOU HAVE NOTHING! I couldn't get into it. At all. The game was just flat out boring.

Day 23 - Game you think had the best graphics or art style.

So I've only played this game a few times, but let me tell you, its damn pretty. Especially for an open source game. The scenery is fantastic and I just enjoyed it. There isn't really much more to it.

Day 24 - Favorite classic game.

Hours of my childhood were spent playing this game. Collecting fruit and running from ghosts is pretty damn fun when you're 8.

Day 25 - A game you plan on playing.

I love open world games. I love the 40's. I love murder mysteries. So why wouldn't I play this game? I really like the fact that the LA map is based on actual maps of the city from 1947. Also, they used 32 cameras to record actors facial expressions from every possible angle. I'm excited that the game is pretty much based off of post war films. Also the soundtrack sounds like its going to be amazing based off of trailers. So this game seems like it has everything going for it. I can't wait.

Top 8 Lolita Dream Prints

So when you've been into any fashion for a decent amount of time, you start to develop all kinds of lists. Favorite styles, dislikes, favorite brands, etc. Well I've finally narrowed my list of dream prints to a measly 10! So in no particular order, here we go!

Alice and the Pirates - Queen's Coach OP - Pink

I don't normally like really frilly high necked dresses but I have to make an exception here. The overdress style tugs on me as does the long bell sleeves. The print is very reminiscent of the Rococo era and the entire thing just exudes elegance.

Baby the Stars Shine Bright - Alice Portrait - Sax

The gold has a nice effect against the blue and the size difference among them is just chaotic enough to look well put together. The white frill on the torso is nice as long as the strand of pearls.

Angelic Pretty - Sugary Carnival - EVERY COLOR  @_@

How can you claim to be a sweet lolita and NOT want this print? Okay, seriously though the carnival ponies are adorable, the border around the top and bottom adds a nice touch to the dress and the lace has carnival ponies on it as well.

Angelic Pretty - Melty Chocolate - PinkxBlack

Okay, so there is a ton going on here. The buttons? Chocolate shaped. The lace has a chocolate pattern. And the pattern itself is absolutely delicious looking. And the stripes add a nice contrast to the entire thing.

Innocent World - Rose Basket Angel - Black

The unique neckline, the repeated birdcages, and the rose garlands that hold them up make this one of my dream prints.

Victorian Maiden - Rose Basket - "Framboise"

The cream and pink stripes are to die for on their own. Add in that bordeaux ribbon and the gold detailing and you have a clear winner in my eyes.

Alice and the Pirates - Vampire Requiem - Red

I love seeing brands that I usually consider sweet or classical branch out and do something more bitter. The gate, the castle, and the flying vampires are all incredibly wonderful.

Baby the Stars Shine Bright - Kitten and Room of Sweets - Black

How can you go wrong? You have bows. You have macaroons, cakes, cream, and KITTENS! Kittens sitting on big pink cushions. Kittens strutting past sweets with giant big bows. KITTENS!


Thursday, March 24, 2011


Day 21 - Game with the best story.

Now before you  go throwing your own objections around and ask me what could be more boring than a lawyer sim, let me explain. Its impossible to deny that this is incredibly well written and damn hilarious. Its also serious at times and even sometimes touching.

And once again. I've sprained my ankle. So I went to the hospital yesterday and finally got my doctor to refer me to the allergy clinic AND give me a blood test to see what I'm allergic to. The downside of this? I might have fainted after having my blood drawn. My ankle rolled and I re-injured the ankle I sprained about a month ago.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hurricane Girl

Day 18 - Favorite protagonist.

Link! He's got a lot going for him. He's cute, he's committed to his cause, and come on, how could I deny him this special place in my heart?

Day 19 - Picture of a game setting you wish you lived in.

With so many pretty games, it was hard to choose. Would I want to live in any of the Final Fantasy worlds? Or somewhere 2D like in Marioland? Or how about in the wild west of Red Dead Redemption? Finally, my inner nerd won out. I would want to live in the Star Wars (game) Universe.

Day 20 - Favorite genre.

This one was also a hard tie. I couldn't decide between Action/Adventure or MMORPG. After thinking about it in the shower, I realized that I would rather play MMO's for the rest of my life as opposed to A/A games. With an  MMO, there's so much to do, questing, battlegrounds, dungeons, you name it.

So in real life, not much has been going on. I've been reading a ton still and watching a ton of movies. I went through and watched all the Harry Potter movies again. Yesterday though, I got of my ass and went out with a friend. We went to the mall and while we were there, I was begrudgingly roped in to recording her in the Hurricane machine.
I'll admit, it was more interesting than I thought it would be, but I'm just a spoilsport so it all works out.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I suggest a new strategy, R2.

Day 17 - Favorite antagonist.

What other reason do I need? He blows up planets! Also, really Soul Caliber? Since when are basic swords unable to be broken by lightsabers?!!

So I promised you a big long post right? Well here goes.

This last week has gone by fast. Isn't misery supposed to make time go slower? I suppose reading sappy vampire comfort books (NOT TWICRAP! I SWEAR!) and talking endlessly on the phone to my amazing boyfriend helps. Highlight of the day by the way was posting Star Wars quotes to each other on Facebook...  So I also went with my mom and her friend to go see a church production of Bye Bye Birdie tonight, which was surprisingly enjoyable. I've also been drowning out the miserable me with Season 5 of House and cleaning my room! I've completely organized my closet and drawers! (Except that one that is behind my guitars because I was too lazy to move it.)

As far as not being all depressed goes, I've been playing a bunch of guitar lately, I've learned a bunch of easy songs since I don't feel like a challenge. White Rabbit, Lovesong (The Cure), and Something is Squeezing my Skull. I've also written about 52394732086 new songs. (Really, its been like 5) That's more than I've written in the past few months. Its really surprising how much inspiration comes from hearing your boyfriend tell you he loves you AND being incredibly unhappy at the same time.

So that's all I have in me tonight. I'm going to drink some tea and then read and go to bed. I leave you with this wisdom.

"Let the wookiee win.”

Friday, March 18, 2011

Just a challenge update

I've been having some emotional/family issues lately which is why I haven't posted. I really do apologize. I'll make a big long post tomorrow about something interesting and relevant. I'm just very uninspired right now to do anything other than sit around and be miserable. If anything, this describes EVERYTHING.

Day 12 - A game everyone should play.

What can I say?  Mario is a pop culture phenomenon.

Day 13 - A game you’ve played more than five times.

There's a bunch, but DKC wins. I just enjoy rolling around and jumping around. Not to mention the mine carts.

Day 14 - Current (or most recent) gaming wallpaper.

Believe it or not I've NEVER had a game related wallpaper. I usually have musicians or really artsy shit. Like this.

Day 15 - Post a screenshot from the game you’re playing right now.

Face it. I play WoW.

Day 16 - Game with the best cut scenes.

Yes,  I'm guilty. They're just so PRETTY!

Sunday, March 13, 2011


But of course, first:

Day 11 - Gaming system of choice.

I'm going to just go ahead and say Xbox 360

Its simple, I can play my games, but I can also hook up my external and just play movies and shows. I think that between PS3 and the 360 I have no opinion either way, I just ended up going 360.

So onto real life..

Why am I overwhelmed? I saw the boy today. I cuddled with him for hours. We went to dinner with my mom. He left. So that sounds pretty okay right? What's overwhelming about that? After 1 year and 1 week, The Boy told me he loves me.

I told him that I love him after 11 months and 2 weeks.

I honestly think I need to leave it at that. I need to analyze this before I say anything else.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Boyfriends and StarWars

But of course.....

Day 10 - Best gameplay.

This one was a very hard choice for me, I briefly considered a handful of games, but eventually decided I had to settle on Valkyria Chronicles 2.

Now a few things to clear up.

A. The story SUCKS. Seriously, did they think to themselves "Lets have a game that plays awesome but has a derptastic story?" I'm so over school themed games, none can stand up to Persona for me.

B. I HATE strategy games. Absolutely. Only after prodding me for months did the boy get me to start playing Starcraft 2. This game however was pretty tolerable as far as strategy games go.

C. At least you can skip the cutscenes.

So why did I pick it for best gameplay? Its rather simple really: the leveling system is just basic point based experience, there is plenty of room for customization, it may have mistakes the original had but there aren't any significant new ones, and its a tactics game that even someone really retarded at tactic gaming (like me) could understand.

So as you all know, my boyfriend is in town this weekend. You know what that means right? Wait. Take a step back. Get your heads out of the gutters! That might happen.

It means that for the first time in a month, I get to go to a movie with him. Have dinner. Just lay on the couch and have him hold me close. I get to just be near him. So in the spirit of doing things with each other, one of our friends was competing in a Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu competition and we decided to go support him. It was weird sitting on highschool bleachers again.

Now, those of you that live in Washington need to go to this.

Pacific Science Center Starwars Exhibit

Honestly this looks pretty damn epic. Not only are there interactive things like building droids and levitating things. Also who wouldn't want to go for a ride on the Millennium Falcon?! Yeah, its just a simulator but still! One thing I'm really hoping to see is Leia's slave costume so I can take notes and pictures to assist the cosplay I'm going to make someday.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Tea and Rats

Firstly: Challenge day 8

Day 8 - Best soundtrack.


Lets try the most obvious choice. Bioshock 2.

The soundtrack of the original game was epic. This soundtrack took epic to a new level.

So anyways, today was overall a good day. The boy is officially in town and I get to see him tomorrow for the first time in about a month. Also, I had adventures in Lakewood with Brittany. We picked up her rats and headed back to her apartment to get them settled and drink tea for a good 2 hours. We ended the adventure with afternoon breakfast at Shari's.

If you don't hear from me in the next couple days, don't worry, I'm just entangled in my boyfriend's arms. Do not worry. Do not send a search party. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Kittens, Video Game Challenge.

So again I missed yesterday's challenge post because of some exciting news.

Day 6 - Most annoying character.


Do I need to say more?

Day 7 - Favorite game couple.

I'm kinda cheating on this one but...

Harley Quinn and The Joker - Batman: Arkham Asylum

Again, do I really need to say any more?

So the reason I missed yesterday's challenge is due to this. Or should I say, these.

My beautiful Sheba had two kittens about 3pm yesterday. This is the second time in 6 months that she has had kittens. The first litter was also two, but one didn't survive. Those of you who follow my twitter should be familiar with Pandora. She's their older sister. So anyways, needless to say we can't keep them so one is going to my aunt and the other is going to the wonderful boyfriend. (Who is coming down to visit this weekend!)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Day 5

Day 5 - Game character you feel you are most like (or wish you were).


I love her. She's hyper, she talks a lot, she's scared of lightning... Wait, sound like anyone to you?

So basically that is my reason. Also even though its super over done, she's one of my dream cosplay's.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Of Challenges.

Firstly, my Video Game Challenge of the day.

Day 4 - Your guilty pleasure game.

Yes, I still have my GameBoy Color. Yes I still play it. Yes, my guilty pleasure game is on this system.

Pokemon Red.

Not blue, not yellow. Red. Its just better, don't ask me why.

I think its because it was the first Pokemon game I actually finished and the first one that I caught all of them.

So yeah, when I'm bored I pull out the goo old GameBoy and have at it with the guilty pleasure.

Now, on another completely unrelated subject I'm going to write this to-do list here so I actually have a reason to do it.

1. Organize closet by color and clothing type.
2. Write out blog posts in advance so I don't have to resort to crappy lists.
3. Sort out clothes to sell
4. Organize drawers

Now I know that its a relatively short list, but its necessary for me to write it all out somewhere public so that I actually get off my lazy ass and do it.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Challenge Day 2 & 3

So I missed my challenge yesterday because my mom re-gifted me a spa day, so I'm doing yesterday's and today's at the same time.

Day 2 - Your favorite character.

I always have a hard time picking favorite characters and I don't think I actually have one. My best guess would be Lulu from Final Fantasy X. I just love girls that kick ass.

Day 3 - A game that is underrated.

Persona 3 FES

I really enjoyed the characters and the battle style of this game. What really gave it that final kick for me was that its half rpg and half dating sim.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Challenge Time!

Its official. I'm embarking on the 30 Day Video Game Challenge.

Day 1 - Very first video game.
Day 2 - Your favorite character.
Day 3 - A game that is underrated.
Day 4 - Your guilty pleasure game.
Day 5 - Game character you feel you are most like (or wish you were).
Day 6 - Most annoying character.
Day 7 - Favorite game couple.
Day 8 - Best soundtrack.
Day 9 - Saddest game scene.
Day 10 - Best gameplay.
Day 11 - Gaming system of choice.
Day 12 - A game everyone should play.
Day 13 - A game you’ve played more than five times.
Day 14 - Current (or most recent) gaming wallpaper.
Day 15 - Post a screenshot from the game you’re playing right now.
Day 16 - Game with the best cut scenes.
Day 17 - Favorite antagonist.
Day 18 - Favorite protagonist.
Day 19 - Picture of a game setting you wish you lived in.
Day 20 - Favorite genre.
Day 21 - Game with the best story.
Day 22 - A game sequel which disappointed you.
Day 23 - Game you think had the best graphics or art style.
Day 24 - Favorite classic game.
Day 25 - A game you plan on playing.
Day 26 - Best voice acting.
Day 27 - Most epic scene ever.
Day 28 - Favorite game developer.
Day 29 - A game you thought you wouldn’t like, but ended up loving.
Day 30 - Your favorite game of all time.

So today is Day 1 the first game I ever finished. I'm going to admit it, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for GameBoy Color.

I used to play this game ALL THE TIME. I loved the fight style:

I loved the crappy cobblestone that was EVERYWHERE:

I loved going to classes. Potions and Charms were my favorites. But what I think I loved most about it was tiny little Pixel Potter.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Rat Game

How would you feel if you got to make out on stage with a Burlesque Dancer? Well I got to experience it first hand last Friday night.

When Emilie Autumn plays a concert, there's always a special portion in which Burlesque dancer extraordinaire Veronica Varlow chooses one lucky lady from the audience to play the rat game. I was lucky enough to get picked. My knees were weak the whole time and it was one of the best kisses of my life.