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Day 7 – Favorite game couple

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

I have to admit I’m not a big fan of romance in games, at least not when it involves me as a player. No, I didn’t romance anyone in the Mass Effect series, nor in any other game I have played recently. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not opposed to some fun, given the right situation, but for me there has to be a person on the other side. Romancing an NPC feels equivalent to romancing a blow up doll, so not my cup of tea.

That being said, I don’t mind romance happening in the world, in fact Edi and Joker from Mass Effect 3 were a happy pet project of mine. I shall not delve into the psychology of a person falling for a robot or a robot having girly doubts. It’s love, let them be happy.

But they aren’t my first choice. That honor goes to Zelda and Link.

Their fates are so intertwined that they are destined to reunite in every incarnation and defend the world from evil. Nothing says we belong together quite as much as a combined destiny for all of time.

Now that is romance, grand scale romance.

Online Gems

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Well I have certainly put this one off for long enough. Here goes, the selection is a bit extensive. Sorry, time got away from me.

Also Facebook has been overloaded with Political hype (at least my friends list) so the pickings have become slim to non. Thus I’ve branched out. Moving from Facebook into the wide open internetz.

The Daly Show #7 The Daly Superheroes. Voice over problems.  HILARIOUS! Nathan Fillian and Michael Rosenbaum guest appearances.
http://youtu.be/tzNMtGx_cZc

Mario Themed love song. My kinda love song. Music and Lyrics by Sam Hart. Super Cute.
http://youtu.be/VDBpQVhCMb8

‘David Duchovney why won’t you love me??’ An oldy but goody. The video brings back so many X-Files memories.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wijp4-3giNw&feature=youtu.be

Photoshop by Adobe – the Industry Standard. Spoof commercial with some astute commentary on our beauty standards.
http://vimeo.com/34813864

Archetype – Preview. Amazing effort for an production with no budget. Looks like all the web love this has been getting has made someone in Hollywood pay attention. Might be on the big screen soon!
http://youtu.be/KB53H3-qOWk

Portal ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ song. What an appropriate cross over.
http://youtu.be/JZIVmKOdrBk

Ferris Bueller Honda Commercial – Homage to the 80s movie. Superbowl commercial.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VhkDdayA4iA

‘Best Game Ever’ song. We have all played with that someone like that. Its a little shouty but the lyrics are spot on.
http://mikeymason.bandcamp.com/track/best-game-ever-uncensored-youtube-version

Space BattleShip Yamato Review (Movie)

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

The very first randomly* selected item off of the ‘to watch list’. Space Battleship Yamato turned out to be a fortunate first choice, as I hadn’t seen it yet, plus it was a rather recent purchase of mine, so I was doubly excited to watch it. =)

The movie was actually based on a very popular Japanese anime series that started its run in the early 70s. I am not familiar with this series, was a bit before my time, so I can’t speak to the movie remaining true to the original.

Though there were a few animated movies released in Japan associated with the series, this is the first Live Action version.

I didn’t actually know any of this before watching it. All I really knew was that it looked like a fun Space Sci Fi Action movie. That’s certainly how the trailer sold it.

But like most Japanese movies, it managed to thwart my expectations. There were lots of really decent space battles and good CG, but ultimately I think this movie is really more of a character study. It reminded me of one of those movies that Hollywood actors would do to try for an Oscar.

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Vaginal Fantasy Book Club!

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

All sorts of geeky book clubs are popping up of late. This one is envisioned by the fabulous Felicia Day.

She and three other very geeky ladies discuss a smutty book of the month on G+ Hangout. It’s incredibly hilarious! Well worth the watch for any Geeky Ladies out there.

Not sure how much it will speak to guys other then they get to watch four geeky ladies say penis a bunch. =P

My name is TFG and I love Asian Entertainment!

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

I’m on a serious K-drama bender right now. And before you ask, I am not Asian, not even a little bit. So how did I develop a love of the Asian persuasion? I blame Transformers.

It would probably be more accurate to say that Transformers had me primed for the anime bug to sink its teeth deep into my soul. Win for Saturday morning cartoons.

Fast forward to my teen years, I watch Akira for the very first time. Am completely clueless about plot or storyline, but generally floored by the whole experience. Of course I immediately watch it again (finally figure out what the hell is going on) and am totally hooked.

Ninja Scrolls follows as well as a bunch of fabulous Chow Yun Fat movies. At this point selection is limited (I lived in a totally boondocks town, I’m shocked they even had Ninja Scrolls) so I make due with what I can find.

Forward a bit more, I finally make it to a city that has options. Am introduced to Escaflowne, Macross Plus, Gundum, Manga and much more.

Eventually I add in live action Japanese movies and various movies/shows based on manga I liked. This also introduces me to a bunch of K-dramas (Korean dramas) based on Japanese manga. And so the story unfolds.

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Ready Player One Review (Book)

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Ready Player One is the latest geeky book phenomenon by Ernest Cline and also the January book for the Geek Girl Book Club.

Set in a dystopian future; economic and environmental catastrophes have resulted in a huge worldwide resource shortage. Anyone who can afford it escapes his or her poverty stricken existence by plugging into the virtual OASIS, an immersive Massively Multiplayer Online Game.

Upon his death, the creator of OASIS, wills his entire fortune, billions of dollars and controlling shares in the OASIS Company, to the first person that can find the three virtual keys he has hidden inside the game. Massive treasure hunting fever sweeps the world.

Five years later, not a single key has been found. Until Wade, a young man who, like most of his peers, grew up plugged into the OASIS simulation. He discovers, through luck, tenacity and a bit of brains, the first of the three keys. Pandemonium ensues and we get to come along for the ride.

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The Warrior’s Way Review (Streaming)

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

This movie was an automatic add to my queue when I spotted it on the new release list. I am a total sucker for hot Asian guys in fantasy movies. Needless to say my queue is filthy with random Asian movies.

Blame Chow Yun Fat (love Hard Boiled) or maybe Ekin Chen (of the fabulous Storm Warriors). Whatever the case, the little otaku in me goes weak in the knees when served with sword wielding, martial arts masters of the Asian persuasion.

Like most of these random adds, this movie was a complete mystery. Watching these is always a crapshoot, as a pretty poster (or actor) will only take my interest in a movie so far. Sadly, not all that many live up to expectations, though finding out is always entertaining. =)

But the Warrior’s Way was stroke of luck. The poster did not lie, swords, ninjas, and action abounds!

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Reading

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

I finally updated my pages read yesterday and something tells me that I might not make the 50k pages I was aiming for. Granted I still have 26 days left, which is only 636 pages a day.

Yeah that’s not going to happen. Oh well. I still managed to read 94 books, giving me a fair chance at hitting 100 books this year. So yaay.

Moving right along, ElfQuest was one of my all time favorite graphic novels when I was younger. I just found out that every single edition is online!! http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics3.html

Not quite as good as the real thing, but since they are all out of print I thought it a pretty decent find. =)

Super awesome bonus, someone made a fan film. It’s all the female characters which is great, but thats only half the story. Ah well. Its quite impressive production quality. http://elfquestfantrailer.com/

Professor Layton and The Unwound Future Review (DS)

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Professor Layton and his sidekick Luke are back and ready to solve their third adventure filled with murder, mystery and mayhem.

In true sequel fashion, this third installment is identical too its predecessors. Oh the story is certainly different and the mini games changed, but the look, game play, and interactions are essentially the same.

In my case, this is not a bad thing. I had already dealt with my bout of disappointment when I played through the second installment, and accepted that the Layton series is not about to evolve. So more of the same is just I was expecting when I started in on #3.


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Thor Review (Movie)

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

I was fortunate enough to see the new Thor movie last Saturday. That’s right, five days early!! Husband job perk. =D
(Guess that technically makes this a preview, eh, whatever.)

Loved this movie. It managed to find that magic balance between action, computer graphics, humanity, romance, and humor. Yet its still Thor with all sorts of various Marvel nods. Even the lore was spot on (confirmed by my husband) according to the J. Michael Straczynski Thor storyline. (JMS is the guy behind Babylon 5!! <3 B5!)

It should be noted that this is still a Super Hero movie. Suspension of disbelief is a bonus, as is a tolerance for some cheesy moments. But Kenneth Branagh did such a fabulous job directing, the actors were spot on and well picked, the script was actually supportive of the story and the characters, that much of the Super Hero foibles of the past are handled with such grace as to render them inconsequential.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Review (DVD)

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a romantic comedy with superhero and computer game tendencies. Scott meets the girl of his dreams and must face down her evil ex-boyfriends to date her.

At first glance this movie seems like just another quirky Michael Cera movie, but blindly lumping it into that odd collection would be a huge injustice. The awesomeness of this movie really sneaks up on you. Not until the end is the full extent of this movie’s brilliance recognizable.

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December Reading List!

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Quite looking forward to this one, as I have quite a few books in from the library that need to be read before the year is out.

Last month went far better than I expected it too, so I am holding out some hope for managing quite a few books, despite the holidays.

TBR Clean-up Challenge.
Pick 10 books from your current physical TBR pile (preferably books that have been there for quite some time). Also pick 5 more books as ‘alternate’ reads just in case.

Unlike previous challenges, once you put up this list, you CANNOT CHANGE it. However, you can drop down to an alternate book, if you really cannot finish a book that you have selected in your original list.

Hand of Isis (Numinous World, #2)King's Sacrifice (Star of the Guardians, Vol 3)Fire  Tales of Elemental SpiritsThe Awakening and The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries, #1-2)Angel-Seeker (Samaria, #5)Bonds of Justice (Psy-Changeling, #8)Play of Passion (Psy-Changeling, #9)Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8)Crown of Crystal Flame (Tairen Soul, #5)The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld,  #3)
Seduce Me at Sunrise (The Hathaways, #2)Covet (The Fallen Angels, #1)Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)Claimed By Shadow (Cassandra Palmer, #2)Masques (Sianim, #1) (Aralorn, #1)

November Reading List

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

November is here, and somehow I dont feel ready. It might have to do with my inability to complete ten books a month for a while now. October was no different and with the holidays just ramping up and I dont see it getting any better this year.

On the bright side I officially hit 100 books in October. In fact I’m at 107 books read for the year. That’s roughly 30’000 pages of reading. Not too shabby. =D

Anyway. on to Novembers Challenge:

You take the letters in the word P-A-R-A-N-O-R-M-A-L, for each letter you find a book which either has an author whose first or last name starts with this letter or a book which title starts with the given letter. If a book starts with the articles: a, an, the, you have the option of ignoring them or not.

The Pillars of the World (Tir Alainn, #1)Angel-Seeker (Samaria, #5)Rosemary and Rue (October Daye, #1)NightseerResenting the Hero (Hero Series, #1)Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5)Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7)Archangel's KissAngels' Blood (Guild Hunter, #1)Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Jaz Parks, #1)

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September Reading Challenge

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

September’s reading challenge is a bit hefty in the description so I am listing the books first.

Selecting the books for this challenge was quite entertaining as the idea was the utilize all the Goodreads features. But then the selecting process has always been half the fun.
Eternal HunterMasquesTouch the DarkOutlanderLover EnshrinedWitch WorldBranded by FireOn the EdgeFirst Lord's FuryYou Slay Me
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August Reading List…

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

So busy playing StarCraft 2, not sure I will get around to finishing all ten this month. (Did manage to read all ten for July, whoot!)

Anyway here is my list and their assignments. =)

For our August challenge, Characters Alphabet Parade Challenge.
I have divided the alphabet into 10 groups and your goal is to match characters from your chosen books whose first or last names start with one of the given letters.

1. A/B – Anya – The Darkest Kiss
2. C/D/E – Ehren – First Lord’s Fury
3. F/G – Fred – Wicked Weaves
4. H/I/J – Harry Dresden – Storm Front
5. K/L – Anna Latham – Cry Wolf
6. M/N/O – Kitty Norville – Kitty Raises Hell
7. P/Q – Paragon – Dragon Haven
8. R/S/T – Eric Sinclair – Undead and Unreturnable
9. U/V/W – Kate Winslow – The Hollow Kingdom
10. X/Y/Z – Zeb – Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs

Kitty Raises HellThe Darkest KissWicked WeavesDragon HavenNice Girls Don't Have FangsThe Hollow KingdomUndead and UnreturnableFirst Lord's FuryStorm FrontCry WolfToken Female Gamer’s favorite books »