Please Read

Calling on all you internet angels out there…a really sweet lady and a friend of mine received the Christmas gift of a lifetime; a kidney transplant. She has been in kidney failure since 2010 and the procedure was the only thing (along with constant dialysis treatments) that could save her life.

A costly miracle though, for a family on a very limited budget. If anyone wants to help make her burden a bit lighter, it would mean a great deal to her and her family. Please consider giving what you can.

The donation website that her sister made for her:  www.giveforward.com/fundraiser…

 

I found this on my friend’s deviantART page. If you yourself can’t donate, share this post– get it noticed! Someone you know might be able to help!

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It Will Be Here Soon—I Promise!!!

That’s right, I’m uploading the Inspirational Music Video of the Week tonight/this morning. I actually should get some sleep, since I have to work in the morning… but you know what, I feel like someone needs it right now. (Has someone in mind)

I won’t spoil what it is until I have it on Youtube (which will take roughly 20 mins if I’m lucky), but I will say it is nostalgic of my childhood, and has always had an impact on me—especially the beautiful video which tells a heartwrenching story that you will wish you could read more of. However, the reason it leaves off the way it does, in my opinion, is because **************SPOILERS. Never mind***********************

So anyway. I’m going to eat noodles and wait for it to load. Aaaaaaaaaaaand I won’t be lucky (will probably an hour. Oops. No sleep tonight).

For Those Who Like To Read

I just got all of the pieces of Academy published to my deviantArt account. This is what you might have missed when I had My Only Unreality on tumblr. However, I’m actually happier with it being on deviantArt. And also, keep an eye out for more drawings. I’ve been feeling inspired lately.

A Fresh Idea

Hello, again everyone! I hope this post finds you all in good health– and that you are ready for me to spout nonsense. Just kidding. Maybe next time.

What I am wanting to share with you on this fine night is an idea that I’ve toyed with since I started this blog–perhaps even before. I want to post playthroughs of old video games (like ps2 games, since that’s the only console I have…) and now is the best opportunity to, since I will have to start fresh. All 4 of my memory cards were wiped absolutely clean. I almost cried. A lot of that data had been on there since I was in 3rd grade… which is (hold on I’m counting…) 10 years, if I’m not mistaken. All of those stored memories, crushed! But, oh well. It can all be replayed and recorded– and then posted on youtube.

So you may ask, how will my videos be any different from other playthrough videos? My answer is I WON’T BE TALKING DURING IT!!! Nothing annoys me more, honestly, than watching someone play through a game that I’m watching on youtube because I no longer own it and thus cannot play myself that the person who is playing yammering on and on. Okay, it’s not that bad, but wouldn’t it be a breath of fresh air to enjoy the soundtrack?!

My inspiration was a guy on youtube called Cardrivesu, I think (may edit in future if I’m wrong). He did playthroughs of Abe’s Oddysee and Abe’s Exodus, one of which I never finished, and the other I’d never played but had wanted to. He doesn’t speak during it, he plays through the game, and lets the character and the game speak for him. That is what I would like to do.

As for what games I will do, I will post a list, and any votes on what should come first would be nice. If anyone cares, that is. Otherwise, I’ll just play whatever I get a craving for.

Now, the big topic: What is holding me back!

As you guys might already know, I was out of a job for well over a month and have accrued about 2000 dollars of debt to pay off. Now, the things I need can be purchased over the Internet, apparently, and are dirt cheap, but… Even 5 bucks is too much to spare. So, I might have to wait until next year, when my debt is paid in full. That pains me, really, but I don’t think I have a choice, do I? After all, I will be getting a second job between Christmas and New Year’s (hopefully!) and thus won’t have any time to game.

But in any case, that is what I intend to do in the future, perhaps when I run out of videos to sub and translate, and stuff like that. And you guys knew I game– I used to post things all the time about it (mostly about ffx and ffx-2). So I will be working on that, as well. And who knows… my birthday is this month, and Christmas is around the corner too… perhaps someone I know will help me out? (Ehh… I won’t hold my breath. lol)

As for games I need but don’t have, there are 3 that I need. One is a game I’ve never played, but have the other installments, and feel a bit weird having not played the first yet (Jack and Daxter). And the other two are for the original playstation. I pride myself in having all of the (good) Spyro games. Don’t you dare try to make me play Skylanders– I want no part in it. The games that I need are the original Spyro the Dragon, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon (the third game). Both of these games I had played as a child. They were borrowed, and I had to give them back way before I could finish them. So I have this burning desire to play them through and enjoy them thoroughly. Is that so wrong?!

Around here, it is tough to find these games. I don’t live somewhere where the games just appear, and as I’ve stated, I can’t just buy them over the Internet (need money for that. If I found something here, I could possibly trade for them…) so I’m stuck Spyro-less. I have all of the others. I have the second game (Ripto’s Rage/Gateway to Glimmer), the fourth game (Enter the Dragonfly, even though my copy is slightly glitchy), the fifth (A Hero’s Tail), and the latest installments, The Legend of Spyro (I have all three). As you may be able to tell, I like Spyro a lot… and so it is kind of a bummer that I don’t have my favorite two games in the series.

As for other games I intend to (re)play… In the next post, I will list them. I think that’s enough for now.

Inspiring Song of the Week– Sorry! (WORLDUNITE by Neko)

I tried to post this twice. I thought it worked, but I was wrong.
This is another song by Neko, who brought us Remember and my favorite version of Ponponpon. I recently discovered that this is all just the one guy. The instruments, the screaming and singing, it is shockingly all done by the one guy. That is impressive! Take notes, pop artists! Talent, good lyrics, quality sound, and ACTUAL FEELING when you sing. That is what modern pop seems to be lacking. Or maybe it’s just me.
Anyway, about the song itself, the title says it all. WORLDUNITE by Neko. Be sure to look for more of their songs. I definitely will be.
I didn’t sub this video. I take no credit for anything other than posting it for you peoples to listen to and enjoy. And I’m rambling.

Academy

When I started up that old story, to make the R.P. website, I had no idea how it would stimulate my mind again. When I began the story in high school, it was a bit bland and predictable, but now, I can see how far I’ve come as a writer. I work more subtlety into my writing than just blatantly screaming out “I THINK HE LIKES HER, WHAT DO YOU THINK??” and, with no small amount of amusement, I am working on a story that, although it has kept the same characters and the same setting, it is a COMPLETELY different story. And it is a blast!

If ANYONE would like to join me, visit the link to My Only Unreality. After that, look for a button at the top that says “Reblog” and be sure to put in the tags “#Academy” as well as the name of the character you are writing about. Now, that being said, there are some key points that I am going into in my part of the story, “#SparksAcademy”, such as the setup of Academy, some of the hard-hitters, as well as– in a few posts– what time is it in the real world? This will be the most fun and experimental part of the story. When the characters leave Academy, they are in our world– but what setting? I was thinking of Victorian times. As for where, geographically, it could be anywhere. That is the personal idea of the individual writer.

I am allowing so much freedom on this– the one thing I am restricting is 18+ content. You guys know what I mean. I can handle a bit of cursing (as long as it doesn’t go overboard), and I can handle new characters (because that encourages creativity), but I won’t stand for graphic descriptions of sex. I want people of all ages to be able to enjoy the site, and those seeking that kind of thing should look elsewhere, I’m sorry.

Also, to anyone who hasn’t checked it out, I encourage you to. I actually think that it is better than Beyond My Eyes– but perhaps it’s because I feel like I’m visiting an old friend. Anyway, please, have fun, and I hope you enjoy!!!

To write is to feel; to feel is to write. Nina Crowlace