I meant to post this a while back but I got busy with life and forgot. This was a posting made by a fellow Etsy member about the Purple Tentacle plush I made. It gave me a lot of hits as well as some love and hate from all around. A lot of the comments are amusing though and it brought a smile to my face to read them.
Much love goes out to Detlev409 on Etsy. Email me so I can hook you up with a gift. :)

You can read the post here. Enjoy!

…this actually is a hard question for me. (And yes I love Hamlet-cheesy but it works) For those of you that don’t know, I am a former WoW (World of Warcraft for those of you not in the know) player. I used to play with my local friends in a guild and on my own when I had to time. I loved playing WoW. I loved the camaraderie I had with the people I played with. I loved the quest trees and the instance dungeons. I loved the dual wielding warrior I created and how hot I made her. I loved how I could finally go out on an adventure in a fantasy land, die, and be able to come back and try again without losing experience points. I loved seeing the sun rise over the hills and mountains while going out and grinding herbs for my primary profession. Sadly, I stopped playing due to life getting in the way and guild drama leading to its eventual break up. I do miss it though, even though it started to take over my life – which is why I’m trying to decide if I want to give Rift a try.

It’s supposed to be a WoW clone with some of the annoyances from WoW either removed or fixed entirely. I’ve been watching some game play videos on YouTube to get a feel for the game. I’ve especially liked the first impressions review given by Yogscast. There are a lot of videos since they are pretty through, but they are also very honest-something I really like to see from a reviewer. I really enjoyed the videos, but I’m not sure if I want to take the plunge yet.

Here are some of the first few videos. They’re a little NSFW but they are well done.

Rift First Impressions Part 1
Rift First Impressions Part 2
Rift First Impressions Part 3
Rift First Impressions Part 4

 

pac man scarf

It’s finally completed! It took a while for me to work on but I finally completed it. I had the hardest time getting the pupils of the eyes to be a uniform size each time, so I went with doll eyes instead. I think it worked out rather well.

…and the only good part about that movie was the soundtrack. I’m serious. I don’t even think it’s worthy enough for HBO and would be surprised if it went straight to a TNT-like channel and skipped HBO entirely. I wouldn’t waste your money or your time in seeing this movie-it’s just not worth it. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to watch Easy A-the Netflix I got in the mail yesterday-and let Spill.com fill in the gaps for my review.

SuckerPunch Audio Review

It’s finally here! I’ve completed the new Shadows In The Nyte website! woot! You can go and view it here: http://www.shadowsinthenyte.com

Yeah, you know that week that I said I would post the Bit Gen 5 pictures? Yeah I didn’t get around to doing that. I still have them…somewhere on the massiveness of my 1TB hard drive. And you will be able to see them…on the new Facebook page! Yes, we will be on Facebook within the month. And you will be able to check up with us on Twitter and on the new web site! I know, I know, I’ve said I would have a new web site a few times now but it’s actually happening this time! I’m working on it for my senior project this semester and it is coming together nicely. :)

So to recap real fast: there will be a new website up soon and you will be able to find us on facebook and twitter. Any pictures I’ll have will be on facebook or linked to a flickr slideshow (so you guys not on facebook can see them as well).

Here’s to things actually moving along! And now, I’m back to work! My homework can’t do itself sadly.

Currently at Bit Gen Gamer Fest 5! Pics and details will arrive this week!

…but I’m still around. This is what often occurs when one is a full time student in college and has professors who like to give a lot of time consuming homework assignments as final projects. But I do only have less than 2 weeks left in the semester so that’s a saving grace.

But things have been going on. A new scarf has been created and will be debuted this week. A palette swap has been made for a current plush favorite. And I’m slowly catching up on restocking the store. Yes I know – especially for those of you who were at Magfest 9 and expected to see most of my stock reappear in the 2 week span I mentioned – I have been trying to restock the store since January. Well, like I said, I’m a full time college student with demanding professors this semester. Plus, the Yoshi scarf and Purple Tentacle plush have kept me busy lately.

But I will be making more posts in the near future.

Also, for those of you who have not seen it yet, go see Kick Ass. It’s one of the better movies I’ve seen in the last 9 months. I’m actually planning on seeing it again next weekend if not tomorrow. Those of you who personally know me know I very, very, very rarely go to see a movie in the theater more than once unless invited by another guest. So the fact that I will be spending $20 towards a movie, possibly in the same weekend, says something.

But seriously, go see Kick Ass. It’s worth it. Even Spill.com agrees with me. :)

3 projects. 4 tests. 2 homework problems. 1 web activity. The people who wanted to go with me suddenly unable to come to the show. All of this added up to me not being able to see the Protomen. Again. Maybe I’ll get lucky and they’re show up again at Bit Gen. That would be nice. In the meantime, here’s hoping they make another run to Richmond in the near future.

For those of you who don’t know, I am a Tim Burton fan. I’ve made an attempt to see almost all of his movies either in the theater or on DVD/VHS. He has always be able to amaze me with his story-telling and visuals in all of his productions. But I have to say I was a bit disappointed with Alice In Wonderland. I won’t spoil the story for anyone who has not seen the movie yet and still wants to while it is in the theaters, 3D or not, but I was just about as disappointed with this movie as I was with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

I saw in the movie on Sunday, non 3D, with a group of my close friends and my husband. We all went in expecting to be amazed and came up disappointed. I can’t seem to reiterate this enough. It was almost like the movie was trying to be how I found Avatar to be when I saw that in 3D about 2 months ago-very pretty with a crappy story.

Visually, the movie was great. Tim’s unique style is always shown in his background, his character designs, and even the minute details of the use of food and table objects, starting with the room where Alice has to grown tall to get the key from the table, then shrink to get through the door, to the Mad Tea Party with the Hatter, March Hare and Door Mouse.  The story is where the movie starts is downfall, with it being advertised as a continuation of the Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass story and coming off as an interpretation of Tim’s version of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. I won’t go into too much detail, but fans of the stories will notice the problems right from the start.

The ending is where I was the most displeased. I won’t say what characters did it, but there was pop and lock break dancing at the end of the movie. Pop and lock break dancing.  I could see a Wonderland customary dance, or a jig (but that could be pushing it a little…). But not pop and lock from a Missy Elliott video. I was actually waiting for Ching-a-Ling to start playing after a while. If it wasn’t the end of the movie, I would have gotten up and left.

So overall, the movie was pretty, but the story needed some work. I almost wish I had seen it in the Byrd Theater instead-I could have paid $2 instead of $7.50.

Here’s the Spill.com review of the movie. It pretty much says the same thing but with comedic effect. Enjoy!:

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