Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas . . . and . . . stuff . . . .

I had a great day; family, food, and of course: a great haul! I hope your Christmas was equally as fantastic! So tired now . . . time for bed . . . goodnight!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Saving the Kingdom

Small moment of excitement here, guys: I FINISHED MY GAME.

Haha I was stuck (or rather, convinced myself I was stuck) at the second-to-last boss battle in Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, buuuuut after watching a really great, quick Youtube tutorial on how to do it, I couldn't stop thinking about trying it again. So I DID, and I beat both bosses (hey, alliteration), and now I'm HAPPYYY!

Fawful, the second-last boss
It's always such a great feeling to accomplish something, and for me, it's an especially great feeling to COMPLETELY finish a video game!
You see, though I game quite a bit, I don't usually finish the games, or if I do, I'm able to GET UP TO the final boss, but not defeat him. Around here we still consider that completed. In my dad's words; "I got here, I did everything I needed to do, and I had fun doing it. I tried, and I lost. Oh well. The kingdom is doomed."
The Dark Star, the Final Boss
And sometimes, putting the game away and calling it finished is for the best. But it's just a really nice feeling to beat that sucker. XD

I made a list (I freaking love lists like you don't even know) of all the games I'd ever finished, and specified whether or not I'd defeated the final boss (don't look at me like I'm a freak, I just like to be able to see an idea or problem as a whole and on paper/computer, rather than chasing the fragments around my mind) and it turns out that of all the game's I've finished, I've defeated the final boss on most of them!

It just makes me all warm and fuzzy inside, slaying bad guys. XD Also, Final Bosses are usually tough as nails and hair-pullingly frustrating, so it's really satisfying to see him (or her) explode in a ball of light, or collapse to the ground, or whatever defeated bad guys do in the game you're playing. And HEAVEN FORBID they have another form.

Then it's just rage-quit time.

P.S. Yes, I know it's obnoxious to put a "p.s." in your own blog post. Shush. *stuffs you under the couch* I just wanted to post the tutorial vid I watched. Not that you guys need it, or are necessarily interested. I just wanted to show you what the battles looked like for this game, just for fun. :D


Thursday, 4 December 2014

One Lovely Blog and Blogger Recognition Awards

The lovely Heather nominated me for not one, but TWO awards recently! That was so nice of her, wasn't it? I thought so. :)

As the awards are rather short, I thought I'd do what other nominees for these awards have done, and just lump them together in one lovely recognition post. ^.^ lol see what I did there? No? Oh well. On to the awards!

The Rules:
 Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
 List the rules and display the award.
 Add 7 facts about yourself.
 Nominate 15 other bloggers.
 Follow on blogger the person who nominated you

Let's see, seven facts about me . . . .

  1. My favorite color is red
  2. 1/4 of my blood is Scottish, so I love mostly everything Scottish
  3. I love tea, but really only one brand of it
  4. I watch probably too much tv/play too many video games to be healthy
  5. I love organizing and organization with a deep and abiding passion
  6. I took tap dancing classes for two years, and am now taking Irish dancing classes
  7. My family consists of me, my dad, my mom, my younger bro, and one cat

The Rules:
 Thank the person who nominated you.
 Leave a link to their page.
 Give a brief story about how you started blogging, and share some tips.
 Nominate 15 other bloggers
 Notify your nominees by email or comment

How I started blogging, hmm? Well. Correct me if I'm wrong, Sunny, but my first blogging experience was my third of Super Hyper Human Beings, was it not? I think so.

Let me explain.

SuperHyperHumanBeings was a blog that Sunny, our friend Lizzy, and I started way back in February of 2010. As the name may imply, it was a blog of UTTER RANDOMNESS. We blogged about everything and abso-freaking-lutely NOTHING. Somehow we still got 27 followers (three of them were us). We also blogged under pseudonyms. I was Dakota Densmore. None of us have been on that blog in over a year now, but if you wanna go back and laugh at us, you can. 

Anyway, it was a super-duper fun blog, and low-stress/responsibility. since there were three of us blogging whenever we felt like it. Looking back, we probably did everything you shouldn't do on a blog, but meh. It was awesome. XD

Things grew from there for me. I think I've had three other blogs before this one? None of them lasted very long, but I have high hopes for this one. ;)

As for tips? LOL. Just have fun. Read a lot of other blogs. Find a niche for your posts, and sprinkle your life among the pixels. You do you. XD

And that's it for the awards! Now, for nominations . . . 15 nominees?!? ARE YOU KLEENEX CURLY? *coughhack* sorry, that's a quote from an oldoldold MadLib. The real sentence was "are you people crazy???" and whenever I feel that sentiment, the MadLib sentence comes to mind. Anyway, no. I don't think I have 15 nominees. And anyway, I feel like I just nominated a bunch of people recently. I don't like nominating the same people again and again. Not because I don't like them! It just feels intrusive and annoying. 
SO! Here's what I'll do: All of my followers! Yes! You! All of you! You're all nominated!! And anyone else who may be reading my blog and feeling like doing this. You're nominated too!! Is this a massive cheat? Yes. Do I care? *snort* heh. 

Now, don't be skittish and think (like I would), "Oh, they don't mean me. I don't even know them. No way are they nominating ME for this award. They didn't say my name. I can't just assume that I can take this award, that's selfish and creepery. They might think I'm some sort of attention-seeking stalker, or something." 

STOP THAT. I nominated EVERYONE!! Put it on your blog! Pass it on! Draw traffic! And I don't mean go out into the road with a sketchpad. Bring people to your blog! Tell the world about yourself! Be amazing! Take the award. This award is rated 'E,' for 'Everyone.'