Monday, December 31, 2012

December 31

December 31st, New Years Eve. Not able to watch the ball drop tonight, so I'm dropping it myself onto my bracelet.
Craftster rounded up a few neat crafts to make for the coming year, you can find them here. http://www.craftster.org/blog/crafts-for-the-new-year/

December 30

Day 30, sparkly hard candy.

Loving this garland idea from Martha Stewart's site. It makes me want to duplicate the candies in clay and make bracelets now.

December 29

A small toy drum.

I know Christmas is over, but I love this song that matches today.

December 28

A little toy soldier

I know this crafty link is for Nutcrackers, but sadly I couldn't find any nutcracker charms. This is definately on my list for next year. http://www.epbot.com/2012/11/nutcracker-redo.html

December 27

Can you tell I like glittery/sparkly things yet? Pretty cupcake today.

List of delicious holiday themed cupcakes can be found here http://www.cutefoodforkids.com/2011/11/41-cutest-and-most-creative-christmas.html

December 26

It's snowing where I am today, so we get another snowflake.

I'm kind of weird. I love snowflakes and the glittery look of freshly fallen snow, but I hate the cold. Every time I feel like I want to move someplace warm, I remember how pretty it is and don't want to move. Today's link is more crafty snowflakes, this time Doctor Who style. Fitting with me just being able to watch the Christmas Special today and it dealing with snowmen.

December 25

Looks like today is December 25th. Thank you charm for reminding me. ^_^

I had so many different ideas for today's charm. Ultimately it boiled down to a Christmas charm, or Doctor Who charm. So I played the safe route again with generic day charm. I am sharing this hilarious video BBC posted a few days ago. Enjoy!

December 24

Generic well wishing charm, no matter your religion. ^_^
I'm going to bend the rules a little today. I love the Warp Zone's videos. Love them. Most of them I'd never share here because the content is a little ...mature for some of the people who read my blog. But this went up a few days ago and fits with today's charm. Please don't watch if easily offened because it is a bit offensive.

December 23

More glittery snowflake goodness on day 23.

Need more Wintertime decorations at your dwelling? Babble has compiled a list of 30 Star Wars Snowflake patterns.

December 22

Penguin!

I can't choose just one craft/item for today, so check out all the penguin goodies on pinterest.

December 21

Starting to get cold out finally, so on day 21 we get a hat.

If you don't have a hat yet, this site has a cute crochet pattern for making your very own Gingerbread man crochet hat. http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2012/10/gingerbread-man-crochet-hat-pattern.html

December 20

Beaded Ornament on the 20th day.

December 19

Day 19 glitter! Sparkly green glitter candy today.



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December 18 The Hobbit

Since I am still in the middle of my December charm countdown, but saw an awesome movie today, you get the one ring.

I had read The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy ages ago, and decided to reread it before seeing the movie. There were some things I loved that they kept, others were interestingly added to pad out the movie and flesh out the Gandalf side story in all the books, few additions had me giggling like a schoolgirl, and a small amount of things I was unhappy with. So let's start at the beginning. (note, my notes aren't as thorough as they are in other movies, since I felt it a waste of time to write down what was happening when it happened the exact way or close enough as it did in the book)
Opening up with Bilbo spouting exposition and Frodo going to meet Gandalf where he does at the start of The Fellowship. Nice touch tying it together. Also nice was moving up the dwarven backstory, so it's told somewhat in the order it happened, rather than just being a flashback fed to Bilbo in the middle of the dinner scene. Which was amazing by the way, loved that they actually sang the song from the book. 

Brief interlude for a parody that comes amazingly close to the dinner scene.


I don't know why, but I didn't much care for the contract. Where did that come from? Bilbo told the dwarves no? How did he know where to meet them and that they would have just accepted him after his rude treatment? Why did he not invite Gandalf for tea to explain why all the dwarves were coming to the house? It all seems extremely rude, and it wouldn't have hurt to add one or two lines of dialogue, wouldn't have padded out the movie anymore than it had already been. Thought Bilbo definitively saying no did make for a hilarious scene where it;s revealed the dwarves were betting on him.
Where did the Radagast story come from? The bunny sled he rides is awesome, but I'm curious as to which 'side book' it's coming from, I don't remember it from the four books. Same goes for the Moria backstory, maybe I have to read LOTR again, but didn't the orcs move in long after the dwarves abandoned it after digging up the Balrog? (edit- thanks for the comment! Found out it's from The Silmarillion, the one book I haven't read yet. Working on acquiring said book.)
Skipping ahead a bit since a lot of the questions raised are the same as the ones before. Some things were just hilarious cliches like the scene in the goblin's 'front porch,' and Thorin's anger at Bilbo.
Here there be spoilers and rant at a missed opportunity, highlight if you want to read.
So in the last scene they set it up to show the mountain, with the Thrush knocking on the stone waking up Smaug. That part was okay, no problems there, awesome that they showed Smaug in the first movie. I think there was a missed line they should have had right before it, while the dwarves are staring at the mountain, where Gandalf could have said in passing, 'a friend lives close by, we should rest and regroup' or something like that. Sets up the next movie to be arriving at his house where they reintroduce the dwarves 2 by 2 and let the friend know what happened.

December 17

Lovely green ornament charm.
You can make your own ornaments with this neat and easy tutorial here, http://swelldesigner.blogspot.com/2012/11/diy-crayon-drip-holiday-ornaments.html

December 16

I think we need more lights.
Light crafts and more at this link, where you'll find 30 inspiring Christmas Crafts.

December 15

This charm was selected for it's resemblance to wrapping paper.
Two links today! First, this link gives some different ideas for making your own wrapping paper https://preview.kleenexmums.com.au/my-family/christmas/wrapping-paper/
This one shows you very easily how to wrap the gift then, if you're anything like me and make Tayron wrap everything since his wrapping job always turns out so nice. http://www.wikihow.com/Wrap-a-Present

December 14

Nice shiny green and red poinsettia charm.
You should check out the rest of The Crafty Crow's posts, especially the rest of her advent crafts. Definately some I'll be making in the future.

December 13

More Snowmen to hang about.
There are many different ways to go about this type of cookie, with different designs and flavors, but not posting a ton of links to the same concept. Sorry.

December 12

This charm was chosen for the fine artwork on it.
Create some artwork of your own with these coloring pages from http://www.makeandtakes.com

December 11

With all the fun holidays lumped into this time of year, time to-

December 10

Tis the season for snowman building, if only it would snow where I am.
Looks like we'll have to make our own snowmen here, http://savvima.com/2011/01/07/snowday-crafts/

December 9

Silly charm for today, wearing the North Pole on my wrist.
Where else can this go but to http://www.northpole.com/

December 8

And ice skate for today.
Growing up I liked the American Girl nooks, and Samantha's Winter Party was a favorite Christmas read. It followed Samantha and her friends as they met every afternoon to skate together on a frozen pond in the woods.

December 7

Today's charm is lights, shining and twinkling bright.
Fun thing today is a neat idea for cards you can make with the kids or just to send yourself.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

December 6

It's about time for my bracelet to start making noise, today's charm is a bell!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December 5

Day 5 is here! You might be thinking this charm is a little weird for a December countdown bracelet. I hate to pull this card, but my bracelet, my rules. 
This charm is of the sun emblem in Tangled, done in Shrinky Dink plastic.
Time for backstory and insights into my weird brain. There are a few movies I watch at certain times throughout the year, every year. You already saw my Halloween picks in a previous post, today I watch Tangled. 
Now, I had first thought the movie had sounded okay when it came out in theaters, but it wasn't until my friends had told me how awesome it was that I went and saw it myself. I didn't know exactly what the story was about, I only knew it was about Rapunzel, and that a tavern scene was amazing. So I went and saw it December 5th, 2010. On my birthday, I went and saw a movie about Rapunzel's dream for her birthday. And the film is amazing, don't get me wrong, and I do watch it at other times of the year, but today rolls around, and it magically finds itself in the dvd player to be watched.
So the fun linkage you get today, one of my favorite places to go, Disney Crafts at family.com, Tangled crafts: http://family.go.com/disney/pkg-disney-character-fun/pkg-everything-tangled/

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December 4th

Time to see what the fourth charm is!
Resin and metal poinsettia charm.

Monday, December 3, 2012

December 3rd

Time to add another charm to the bracelet!
Today we have a shrinky dink wreath. 
Sorry if it looks a little weird, I draw it freehand with no templates. I love the bow on the top though, with the ribbon going around to 'tie' the wreath to the bracelet.
Also on today's agenda is plugging an awesome site that I look forward to every friday, Tally's Teasury. If you still have decorating to do, she has a tutorial up for an easy to make wreath, and quick if you find yourself crunched for time this season.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

December Countdown Day 2

December 2nd is here, time for a new charm!

Today's charm is a Perler Bead Peppermint candy.

With today being peppermint, I thought it might be nice to link to some peppermint recipes, first one if for a delicious Peppermint Meringues
And next up is a recipe for Peppermint Bark, a holiday favorite around here.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December Countdown

One of the things I love doing is making/filling/giving advent calendars. The idea of getting a prize or picture each day just feels awesome, so for the month of December, yes, the entire month, we'll be making a countdown charm bracelet. The charms will be holiday related in some way, and I'll be adding a new one every day, as well as a cute/fun themed video, craft or recipe to get people in a festive mood.
Day 1
First up is a cute little polymer clay gingerbread house I acquired a few years ago.

To go with this gingerbread house, we have a unique website that gathers all kinds of gingerbread related items, from kits, house to buy, one of a kind gingerbread creations and fun activities and games. 


Friday, November 16, 2012

Desert Bus 2012

So it's that time of the year again, and I've been silent since I'm trying to get a lot of different things prepped for the holidays since I'm really not doing anything but working and watching Desert Bus for the next week. I will have a tutorial up in a day or two, and doing a few small crafty things while watching so I don't feel useless, so there.
Some of you are new and weren't here when my life revolved around this last year, so here's a quick recap.
The fine folks from LoadingReadyRun, who create awesome online sketch comedies, have been running a marathon of the game Desert Bus to raise money for the Child's Play Charity every November since 2007.
Desert Bus is a minigame from the unreleased 'Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors', you can read more about it here on the wiki page.
More about Child's Play can be found on their website http://www.childsplaycharity.org/
And of course if you want to join in on watching them sing songs, read books, auction off donated items and really, just do fun things, go here http://desertbus.org/
Also, if I really have to twist your arm to go check it out, here are some of my favorite clips from last year.
Our first clip is the opening they did, really put a lot of effort into it and getting everyone pumped for the awesome. ^_^


Nappa(Takahata101) plays who is a kitty.


Alex hosting his own call-in show, The Derpline. If you like it, there are three more on Youtube here, here, and here.

This last one I'm posting is just because it's special to Tayron and I. Kroze and Matt last year kept going on about MLP:FiM, and this song is what got us to actually watch the new series and get hooked.


Of course there are so many other videos I can post since the LRR crew did an amazing job as they do every year, but it does go on for roughly a week straight, 24/7, and I don't have enough space or time. Tune in and check it out, again here at http://desertbus.org/

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wreck-It Ralph

I just got back from seeing Wreck-It Ralph today, and I have to say I'm impressed with the movie. I'd seen some spoiler-free reviews in the past few days because I couldn't quite wait until today to watch them after watching the movie, so my expectations were lower going into it. Not low, just lower than what they were before seeing the reviews. And the movie just blew me away. Stripping away the video game-ness that some people say is pandering, the heart of the movie is an amazing story about motivations, friendship, and the truth behind what it is to be a real hero. I loved this movie just for that story, and it's ability to almost make me cry. And let me tell you, with how much I've seen and read in my lifetime, it's hard to get me to cry at works of fiction. Enough about me, back to the movie. We'll start from the beginning with a few interesting advertisements and the previews.

Of course, in a movie about video games, they had to have adverts featuring video game characters.
Sonic the Hedgehog in a Progressive ad here on Youtube.
There was a shorter cut version of this ad here, for the upcoming Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale game.

When this ad came on, I thought the previews had started since it seems like an interesting movie about 2 bloggers connecting with each other and forming a bond. Was not expecting what actually happened, and loved it!
The last advertisement-type thing as a short movie made through a Sprite contest, Sprite Films Presents: Prom Night. I can't actually find this online anywhere, when I do find it I'll post it right here.

On to the Previews!
First one up is 'Rise of the Guardians.'


Next up is 'Escape From Planet Earth.'


Here we have 'The Croods.'

Finally is 'Oz The Great and Powerful'

Since this is a Pixar film, there is a short in front of the movie, this one's called 'Paperman.' I just love these shorts, that they keep coming up with these amazing stories told with no words at all, and every one of them is different, unique and engaging. Paperman, while still being CGI, has an art style I'm finding hard to explain right now. It's like a combination of traditional animation and CGI, completely beautiful. A+
Before the movie starts, we get 8-bit Steamboat Willie, I thought that was a nice touch. Some of the side dialogue in the movie is hilarious, like here in the opening when the narration is going on, you can hear one of the kids from 1982 say "This animation's so real!" It's little touches like that side dialogue and cameos/references going on in the background that makes me want to watch this movie over and over just to catch everything. Like in the party for the game's 30th anniversary, we noticed Skrillex was the DJ, and if you blink during the scene where Ralph's escape pod is crashing through Game Central you can miss the rings flying out as he apparently squishes Sonic.
Going back to the story before I get too fangirly here, Ralph has been labelled and they've all been put into their boxes or roles to play on this video game stage. They've pushed him so far into his character archetype, they don't even care he's a person. One thing I did find kind of odd, was how accepting the people of Niceville were of him after everything he did to them, what with almost getting their game taken out. With Felix, at least there was a connection and shared feelings on being abandoned/thrown away by people you just wanted to be friends with, but nothing with the others in his game. I understand he's a hero now, in every sense of the word, and they should like him and not keep pushing people into labels other people have bestowed upon you, but it just seems they've flipped too hard from hating into loving him. Even with that minor grievance, I sill loved every bit of this movie, and everyone should see this film, whether you're into video games or not. If you're not a fan of gaming, you won't get all the references and cameos the movie has, but the story and visuals will still entertain you.


I leave you with a Perler Bead Ralph I mad while looking at one of the movie posters for this film.








If you're interested in more Wreck-It Ralph crafts, Spoonful.com has Disney's crafts and printables for it here, http://spoonful.com/disney-wreck-it-ralph

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Part Three

Third Halloween post is going to be my first tutorial post. Yay! Today I'm going to show you how to make two easy Halloween crafts: a Pumpkin Pin, and a Creative Casket treat box. Mostly text based for now, pics coming tomorrow since something came up with this storm. Also be sure to read all the instructions before getting your materials ready if you want to make these, since there are optional items you may or may not want to use.

Pumpkin Pins
Materials needed :
1 bag Jumbo Walnuts
Orange and black paints
Green felt
Safety pins or pin backs
Glue
Butter knife
Cutting board
optional - polymer clay in green or brown.
optional - cardstock

Once you have all the materials you need, we'll start off with the walnuts. This is perhaps the hardest part. Placing the walnut on the cutting board and taking the butter knife, you're going to stick it in the bottom of the walnut where the two sides meet. Then, wiggling it back and forth along the join and pushing downwards, the knife will start to open the walnut. Due to the texture on the walnut though, you'll only get it to seperate perfectly with both sides being usable about half the time. If you fail at it the first time, just try again, that's why we bought a whole bag, plus walnuts are delicious.

When you finally get the walnut split in half, you're going to pick out the walnut meat inside and rub off the papery bits inside the walnut to make it as clean as you can. We don't need any of that rolling around your pin later.

Before we get to the painting, you're going to trace the walnut onto the green felt and cut it out. Put it aside for now, you'll be using it later.

Now that your walnut is all cleaned out, time to break out your paints! Starting with the orange, cover the outside of the walnut. It may take several coats before you gets the color you want. Once the orange has completely dried, you use the black to make a jack-o-lantern face on your pumpkin, or you can skip the black for a more natural fall harvest pumpkin.

Time for the stem. I like to use polymer clay to make my stem, in green to match the felt backing we'll use in a later step. You could also use brown for the harvest time pumpkin, or using a bit of the felt, roll it and cut it into a pointy fringe. The fringe lets you glue it down to both the inside and outside of the shell securely.

At this point we're going back to the felt tracing from earlier, and gluing it to the back of the shell. I like to also sandwich cardstock between the shell and felt to make it a bit more sturdy. Finally you're going to glue the pinback to the felt, or wait for the glue to dry from the previous step and use the safety pin to pin it up.



Creative Casket
Materials :
Paper Mache or wooden casket. I got mine from A.C. Moore
Chalkboard paint
Paint of your choice for the inside color
Chalk

After prepping your area like before, you're going to start with the chalkboard paint. Be sure to follow the instructions on the paint you bought, mine at least 2 coats, first one way horizontally/vertically, then a second coat the other direction with an hour dry time between coats. Also it has a 24 hour curing time before you can use chalk on it.

Once the paint has dried, but not cured, you'll be painting the inside of the coffin with your secondary paint. I used orange to make it Halloween-y, but you can use any color you want. Once you're done painting the inside, it should look like this with orange paint.


When the chalkboard paint has finally cured, it's time for the fun part. Using the chalk, draw decorative patterns or messages on it, then fill it with treats and you can give it as a gift.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Part Two

The Halloween fun continues with a roundup of awesome craft ideas found around the web and humorous last minute costumes.

CollegeHumor gets the first spot today with their hilarious ideas for last minute costumes, 2012 edition. The list has some pretty awesome ideas, from Jesus Painting to Apple Maps.

Ideas for Haunted Birdhouses, Signs and Ghostly Pumpkins are found here: http://blog.athomearkansas.com/2012/10/spooktacular-last-minute-halloween-crafts/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=spooktacular-last-minute-halloween-crafts

Craftfoxes.com has a neat list of 5 last-minute Halloween crafts here. I know I'll be making candy corn jewelry tomorrow.

Another craft I'll be making tomorrow are these adorable scrapbook paper pumpkins.

Found here - http://www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/halloween-paper-pumpkins

A Selection of 31 Awesome Halloween Crafts are saved for you here - http://crunchyfrugalista.com/2012/09/31-awesome-halloween-crafts/

Last roundup is a list of 50 Halloween Crafts, Recipes, Printables and More! by SlapDashMom.com
I just love the Hanging Vellum Halloween Lanterns, and the Terrifying Tortilla Chips.
Hope you all enjoy making some of these crafts!

Halloween Part One

It's that time of the year again, one of my favorite holidays, Halloween! So many good things I've found to share with you all, going to split it into different posts, to make it easier.
Topic of this first post: Videos!

First up is Lindsey Stirling's latest video, Moon Trance.

Still running on the zombie theme is Your Favorite Martian with Zombie Love Song.

Changing it up a bit, we're heading over to the Squirrel Nut Zippers video, Hell.

Scaryweentime appears with The Slender Man Song by Brentalfloss.

Reposting since this is the best video I've seen for this song. Shia LaBeouf(Actual Cannibal).

Finally we get to one of the best songs I've heard in a while about our favorite Sparkly Vampires.

Monday, September 24, 2012

More fun times

Light post this week, look forward to possibly several posts this weekend as I'm going to Celtic Classic in Bethlehem, PA.

First up today is an amazing comic, Muppet Thor. The title says it all, The Muppets crossed with the Thor movie.
http://occasionalcomics.com/muppet-thor/
When you're down with Muppet Thor, click the home button on the site to read the main comic.

Time now for something to eat. What better to prepare for the upcoming episode in the latest season of Doctor Who than Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Jello in a jar?
http://www.bakingdom.com/2012/08/doctor-who-wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey-jello-in-a-jar.html


Finishing up today are 2 videos, both awesome in their own right.
The original video by Eytan and the Embassy-Everything Changes goes through the changing looks of rock through time. It's great and you should check it out, but based on my personal preferences, this 'remake' wins my vote.


If you guys like seeing videos on Mondays, you should check out Radio Dead Air, hosted by one of TGWTG's producers. The show starts at 9pm, and from 9-11:30ish Nash takes requests and plays videos. 11:30 is Live WTFIWWY, and then the last few hours are mostly videos from other That guy producers you should check out. This last video is one I caught on the show. It's got great music and awesome visuals.
Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Torchlight 2

Lets get this out of the way now. The Diablo 3 comparisons are almost a given, being that these are the two major "kill things and take their shit" rpgs to come out this year. That being said, I'm going to try and ramble about the game without comparing the two too much.
I will say though, that I wish Azula's voice actor (Avatar the last airbender) was in this as opposed to Diablo 3...because this games wizard has a lightning skill tree. Any way...

So far I'm not too far into the game, but what of it I played, I thoroughly enjoy.

Right off the bat, you'll notice that graphically its a bit more cartoonish in its look, with lots of bright colors. Which is personally something I quite like about it, cause really, game designers need to realize that even if your story is dark, brooding, and serious...that the world contains color!
Hell it even adds a certain note of contrast, because it means a little less when you see this horrible bleak world caught in war and destroyed....as opposed to seeing a bright colorful one full of life, caught up in the chaos. Because the later just comes across as being a tad more hopeful, something you can actually save, as opposed to already a wasteland.
...But maybe I'm just looking into it too much. Moving on.

The areas between dungeons, optional or otherwise, tend to be huge and sprawling, and randomized every time. Completely random mind you...so instead of large areas connecting each dungeon/city/etc which tend to be the same except for a few changes here and there, you instead get fields which change drastically every time.
What was once a straight shot to the next area, next time around winds up being a long winding path through the fields of that region.

Now, these areas are persistent through a playthrough. So if your path to the next region was a straight shot one time, if you come back to that later in the playthrough, it'll be the same. However, the game does have the option to reroll the entire world, thus randomizing everything again.

I'm not going to go in depth with he classes, since I've only played the wizard so far, but lets say right now I love the hell out of their skill system. Why? Customization...lots of it.
Each class has 3 separate trees of skills to play with, each giving a lot of different options to choose from. As you level, you gain skill points from those levels, fame (think of it as a second level, you gain fame from doing quests and killing champion monsters) which also grants an extra skill point per level.
These skills also not only improve number wise as you level them, but every 5 levels in that skill unlocks better abilities for it.
So that fire bolt you start with at level 1? Later in the game, has its range vastly improved, lights things on fire for longer a duration, and bounces off walls.
Each class also has their own charge ability, which charges as you attack and use your skills, giving your character added bonuses. Like for a wizard, once active, none of your skills use mana for a few seconds. Which in a fire fight, is a godsend.

Speaking of customization, each level you also get stat points to play with. So, you want your wizard to have a high ass strength just...because? You can totally do that.
Or perhaps split evenly between vitality (life) and Focus (your magic stat) so you've got a little more survivability. Cause blowing stuff up is great...but you die, a lot.
These stats also of course effect what equipment you can use. Though most of the stat requirements can be ignored if you're high enough level, which is a feature I kinda like. So you can get the stats for it early and use it a few levels sooner, or just wait, in the case it has a stat requirement you don't want to meet.

Now that said, you can still use pretty much whatever weapons you use, but they all feel so different from one another. From wands, which have a long range attack to them, to claw type weapons, which only hit one enemy but ignore a good chunk of armor.
Though each class does have their own passive skills, which reward you for using certain weapons more suited for that class. Wizards get bonuses to staves/wands, for instance.

Online features! .... I haven't used these yet, so I dunna. It is a welcome addition that it has LAN support though. Also that it has single player! Your single player character also carries over to your multiplayer games.
Now that aspect I'll admit I'm not sure I like, cause, hacking and such.
I actually would have much preferred if the game had its own separate single player character, and one saved upon their servers. Much akin to games like Dungeon Siege, or Sacred 1/2. Still have the single player experience people want, but also have a character saved upon their servers that while not perfect, is much harder to hack/modify.
Although, given that the game has mod support...I suppose I can see why they did this. I'm just on the fence about how this may effect public games.

On a final note, cause I'm running out of things to ramble about...
Pets!
Unlike the first, you get more choices for pets...From the ever imposing wolf, hawk, to the first games cat...panther, bulldog...papillon... Because, what better contrast to a raging barbarian, then having a small fuzzy dog?

Instead of running back to town yourself, and wasting precious time that could be spent murdering enemies for their equipment...you can just load your pet up with a thousand pounds of equipment, and send it back to town to sell it all. Hell, you can even task your pet with bringing back more potions and scrolls.

... I imagine the shopkeepers in the Torchlight universe are used to animals of all shapes and sizes running up to them, packs full of stuff to offload, and carrying a note of things their owner wants.

I'm sure I missed stuff, but that's the bulk of things.
All in all...I love this game to death. It's everything I wanted it to be and more.
For the ridiculously low price of $20, if you like this sorta game, you need to buy this. Now.

Why else should you get this? Because you can play as an engineer with a monocle, and have a goggles wearing ferret as a pet.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Merriment Time!

Time for another fun filled post!
First up today is an article about a new anime coming out next year that I'm now anxious to watch.
http://www.moetron.com/2012/09/05/ladybug-zagtoon-x-toei-anime-collaboration-pv/
Called 'Ladybug' it seems like a lot of fun with what seems like magical people with animal powers. Main character is a ladybug, love interest seems to be a cat, and an evil doer that seems to be a pigeon. Reminds me a bit of Princess Tutu.

If you've ever heard of Cake Wrecks, the woman who does it has another blog you should all go follow, Epbot. One of her latest posts directed me to another blog that seems awesome. Pinstrosity. It takes something from Pinterest that looks awesome, but failed in real life when they tried it, and also sometimes tips on how to fix it.

I love going through Craftster and seeing all the cool things people have made there. This was a fun game I found while trying to get ideas for Harry Potter gifts for friends.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411107.0


Here we have someone who's gone through every Gameboy game and ranked the top 100. It's been fun seeing where some of my favorites are, and finding new games to acquire.
http://satoshimatrix.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/top-100-gameboy-games-100-91/

Finishing off the short list is a video. Someone has scoured Youtube to find all the Minecraft videos and ranked the top ten music videos. This is the second video, of just the ones from this year, 2012.



Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wacky Wednesday

Time for another collection of cool things found online.
First up is a video from Kishidan, Kira Kira


From the catchy song, to the unique uniforms(each bandmate has a different color) this video is full of awesomeness, even before you get to the invisible guns.

Now for anyone who's ever heard of QWOP, this game is similar, but with a unicorn that has to get to/rescue a fair maiden on the other side of a hill. Warning, it is very addicting.

One of my favorite groups to watch online has a new video out in their series of super hero therapy sessions, and this one is pretty amazing.
Todd makes an awesome Loki.

Speaking of favorite groups, I like a lot of the videos over on http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/. This year's anniversary special is turning out to be quite the event, each new segment is better than the last. 
And I'm totally loving this song from it. Someone made a music video from the mp3. you can see it here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yduv9z6dy3E&feature=plcp


Next up is a video from an artist I got to meet a few years ago, MC Lars. Be sure to check out his site here http://mclars.com/site/.



Last video is one of my personal favorites. I'll let it speak for itself.
Hatsune Miku "PoPiPo" from the game Project Diva Dreamy Theater


Saturday, September 8, 2012

News and Updates


If you haven't heard of Star Wars Uncut yet, go to this website http://www.starwarsuncut.com/ and watch the on they did for A New Hope. Awesome right? Amazing that so many people got together to recreate the movie, with so many different styles and their own flair. Better news is that they just started getting people to make clips for The Empire Strikes Back. I managed to snag one of my favorite scenes from the movie, and have dropped all of my other projects for now.
To clarify something, I've only stopped all of my crafty/arty projects while I'm working on the Empire Uncut project. It has a very strict timeline and I don't want to get distracted and sidetracked with all the other projects I usually have going on. I'm still keeping current with my shows and online things.
Working through some minor issues tomorrow with the logistics of something, and having  the 5 bounty hunters, Vader and 2 officers done by Wednesday. One of the bounty Hunters(since there's 6 on the Executor) isn't in my scene, so I'll probably make him later after everything is done, just so I can have a complete set.
Restarting Sunday I'll be posting the entertaining links to videos and articles, and saving the cool items you can buy another day.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Anime Opinion

Popping in with some fun stuff. Thanks to an internet reviewer JesuOtaku, I've recently become aware of a cool new anime to watch called Jinrui wa Suitaishimashita, Humanity Has Declined. Before I get in to what it's about, here's the intro, song by nano.RIPE.
I like the interesting take it has on apocalyptic events, instead of living in mechanical wastelands, humanity has gotten smaller and lives in small rural areas. Alongside humans are the fairies, and that's where the main character comes in. Her grandfather was the mediator going between the fairies and humans to keep peace, but now it's her job. One of the things I liked about this anime is the lack of names. The main character is nameless, going by titles only, as does her grandfather and her assistant. Very few people have names that aren't titles of what they do. The show can get dark at times with it's humor, but it's understandable considering humanity is dying out, and a few of the characters have a grim outlook on life.
The episodes can be a bit confusing at times with figuring out where they fit. The first few episodes seem to go by in a linear order, but then the next episodes are like flashbacks to things that happened before the start of the series. But it doesn't tell you in the beginning that it's from X years ago, you have to figure it out on your own through subtle story cues. It can get confusing, especially when the main character is tricked into time traveling by the fairies. I'm hooked on it already and can't wait until each episode airs. Here's a clip from episode 1.


I'm always looking for new things to watch, leave a suggestion in the comments below. I've moved on to Durarara, heard some good things about it, I'll update you next time!



Monday, August 20, 2012

Merriment Monday

Introducing a new segment today. I'm on the internet a lot these days, and I'm always finding some hilarious thing or another. So once a week I'll be posting some of my favorites to cheer you all up for the coming week.
The first one is something I found reading GeeksareSexy.net. It's from the Portraits in Dramatic Time series, this one is Alan Rickman making a cup of tea, slowed down, and to a track from inception.

Next up is a link from the Set Phasers to LOL section of the I can has Cheezburger site. Someone compiled all of this gentleman's tweets about reading the Robocop remake script into one picture. You can go see it here - Robocop Remake Will Likely Be Terrible.

This one a few people have shared on Twitter, and so I share it here with you all, Bat Cat. Clicking on the link below will take you to a cute little animation.
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/255/e/b/bat_cat_by_neoslashott-d49iof2.swf

This next fun item is more of a cute funny thing I'm probably going to buy from Kawaiification Creation, it's one of her charms of a Crying Tofu.


And we'll end this Monday with 2 fun videos. The first is a clip made from something discussed on JesuOtaku's Saturday stream one time, A Wild Miaka Appears.
I'm going to hear those sounds in my head whenever I watch that series now. ^_^

Lastly is something Oancitizen posted on Twitter, Rachel Bloom singing the Seasons of Love in Klingon.

Hope you all enjoyed and that your week is just a little brighter.