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Skylanders: Trap Team

Posted by Agnes Oblige , in Video Games Apr 23 2014 · 32 views

And this is the part of the show where Voltex is even happier that he never bought into this whole "use toys to play video games" business.
 
But he also realizes with sadness that if they do this with Pokemon or Nintendo characters in general, he will probably become broke.


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Mafia Epic: Ending and Info

Posted by Agnes Oblige , in BZP Library Apr 22 2014 · 43 views

First off, the epilogue.
 
Next, some info:
 
1. The cast of Book 2 has been finalized, aside from a few other additions I'll be making as needed along the way.
2. There are four things in the works for before Book 2 is released; one will wait until just before Book 2's release to be posted as it's basically a direct lead-in, but the other three should hopefully go up sometime soonish. More info on them later.
3. Not info, but if you'd like to hop in and add to the series, shoot me a PM!
4. Book 2 will not feature all of the same narrators as Book 1 did - but I will guarantee that at least one narrator from Book 1 narrates Book 2. ;) 
5. The full character list for Book 2 (along with the title) will be released soon.


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Insomnia Killed (Recap)

Posted by Agnes Oblige , in Recap Apr 19 2014 · 70 views

Recap 03: Insomnia Killed
 
We’re back again. It’s been three weeks already, gosh. This week was certainly an interesting one. My brain is blanking right now, but I’m sure you’re reading an entry lengthier than the norm right now regardless.
 
So... this week.
 
I have to work alongside one of my bosses for our Art Program, but there has been very little communication outside of the classes themselves, and on Monday I ended up having to figure out a way to make coloring with pastels last an hour with three different classes, filled with increasingly older and more skilled kids. It was a nightmare. This Monday we’re doing manga... I don’t even read manga. The sooner we get to the weeks where we focus on Shepard Fairey and Bill Watterson, the better.
 
I had my first (and probably last) real field trip for this year on Wednesday; we went to the Ontario Science Center and were easily the oldest group there. The presentation we saw was dreadfully boring, the imax video we watched I had already seen, and I was too familiar with the building itself to be suffering déjà vu, so I am currently stuck on a hunt for information to determine when exactly I was last there.
 
The trip itself was terrible. In addition to my complaints above, every single bit of service I received while on the trip was terrible. At Subway, the person behind the counter got mad at me for using a Subway gift card; at Tim Hortons, both the person behind the counter and the manager tried to tell me that they didn’t serve lattes, and in the science center (especially at the theater portion), the employees were all snooty. But to top it all off, when I was paying for my lunch in the science center’s way overpriced cafeteria, some dude that had at least two feet of height on me came over and threatened me for trying to “chat up his girlfriend”, who was apparently the super old lady (okay, maybe not that old but still) behind the counter. I guess purchasing food counts as asking for a date? If that was true, I could have a million different people going to prom with me.
 
I almost punched him, but I decided not to because I didn’t want to ruin my pizza. Also, he was three times my size, and I didn’t really want to find out if there would be any benefits to him beating me to oblivion after I physically instigated a fight.
 
On the bright side, while I suffered an entirely sleepless night on Tuesday, on Wednesday (once I was able to stop fuming, which was actually easy enough because I was exhausted at that point) I slept very well, and I have slept easily for the past two nights since. I have killed the insomnia! +1 points.
 
I’m about 90% certain that I’ll be receiving my mid-term marks on Tuesday (technically the reports go home Friday, but I’ll just ask the teachers because why not), so we’ll see how that goes. I know at last count I was tied with someone for the highest mark in English (ironically, the girl I asked to prom), and on the IB scale I had a Level 6. I’m hoping that I managed to bump my mark up to a Level 7, but in the most probable event that I did not, I’ll settle for taking the lead in marks. If I’ve fallen behind I’ll cry a little, since I’ve never actually been at the top of a class before.
 
Actually, I probably won’t cry. I’ll just sulk for a couple of hours.
 
Aside from that, the biggest part of this week was working on Bionicle Mafia Uprising. While you all would either jump to “I don’t care about your silly story” or “Didn’t you just post one chapter, and that was it”, I will mention here that there are three different things in the pipeline for the series that are being worked on; this is alongside what I’m doing so far for Book 2, and a short story that I will release later this year that must be re-read and improved to perfection.
 
That’s it for this week. I’m hoping eventually something that’s actually emotionally significant will happen, because obviously those are the most interesting to read. All I’m doing right now is complaining about not fighting guys that would beat me up if I tried.
 
What a shame. But at least I have more points!
 
Point Total: 2


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The end begins.

Posted by Agnes Oblige , in BZP Library Apr 18 2014 · 68 views

You can read it right here.


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The Best of Quotes

Posted by Agnes Oblige , in BZPower Apr 17 2014 · 89 views

Here shall remain a compilation of the best game-related quotes that I discover from the Games & Trivia forum (since that is the game forum I spend the most time in). I shall, of course, bump this entry whenever I find a suitable number of new quotes.
 
Please note that if need be, I shall shamelessly steal these quotes from the signatures of those who discovered them first.
 
Let us begin!
 
From Bionifight Ultimate

 

CHRO IS LIKE A BEAUTIFUL PHOENIX
EXCEPT MORE PAINFUL

 

So now we get to fight in a burning magnetic cyberspace castle, above a tsunami filled with magnetic flying explosive sharks, where bricks and sharks are being magnetically flung around the room, two people are hugging/tickle-dancing, one person has had his chest explode, and the rules of time and space have completely forgotten that they are supposed to exist. This round is awesome.
 

 


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NHL Playoffs (Round 1)

Posted by Agnes Oblige , in Life Apr 17 2014 · 34 views

I guess I'll shoot these up here again. I was busy last night but each of the wins fits with my predictions anyway. I suppose I'll give series length too.
 
East
Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings >> Bruins in 6
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens >> Canadiens in 7
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Bluejackets >> Penguins in 4
New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers >> Flyers in 7
 
West
Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild >> Avalanche in 5
St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks >> Blackhawks in 6
Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars >> Ducks in 5
San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings >> Sharks in 7


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Radiant Historia

Posted by Agnes Oblige , in Video Games Apr 16 2014 · 46 views

This shall be my next great RPG adventure, in 9 steps:
 
Step 1: Find a copy of Radiant Historia
Step 2: Buy said copy of Radiant Historia
Step 3: Perform Step 7 immediately and decide that both are great, but Bravely Default is better
Step 4: Become broke because Radiant Historia ate all the money
Step 5: Play Radiant Historia
Step 6: Finish Radiant Historia or become bored with Radiant Historia (blasphemy!)
Step 7: Decide whether Radiant Historia or Bravely Default was better
Step 8: Buy Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Step 9: While playing Kirby: Triple Deluxe, begin search for next great RPG adventure to be transpired


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The RT Podcast

Posted by Agnes Oblige , in Film/Shows Apr 14 2014 · 51 views

I got sponsorship  again lasr week, and it turns out I can watch the live podcast on the wii u! So I am.
 
Not sure why twitch doesn't work, but this does....


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Any artists out there?

Posted by Agnes Oblige , in BZPower Apr 13 2014 · 108 views

If you happen to be an artist, I was wondering if any of you might be interested in doing a piece for me? If you're interested, just comment below and I'll shoot a PM with more details. It's not anything urgent, mostly just something I think would be cool to do.


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I Don't Even (Recap 02)

Posted by Agnes Oblige , in Recap Apr 12 2014 · 101 views

Recap 02: I Don’t Even
 
This week, this week... was pretty ordinary, but some interesting stuff did happen. Actually, I’m lying, it was a pretty abnormal week.
 
My mother is insisting that my brother and I see a councillor (is that the right councillor, or should it be counsellor? I don’t even know) because my brother and I got into a physical skirmish on Tuesday night. He’s a bit bigger than me and I won’t go into details, but I say “skirmish” and not “fight” because victory was had by one of us in about thirty seconds. Separate councillors (counsellors?), I think. I keep telling her no, partly because I don’t ever want  to step into one of those places again and partly because I’ve just got too much on my plate IRL to even consider trying to make room for a councillor (I should just google it....).
 
I feel like I should probably be feeling a lot worse than I do at the incident, since my brother seems to be suffering more than me (although we’re also both very different in personality, so it could just be coping differences?). I know that I’m a master of internalizing my emotions, but even still, I should feel more beat up about this? Or maybe everyone else is just blowing the incident out of proportion (although seriously why would I be the only one treating it normally)? I do feel like I should feel worse, but... meh. I’m fairly certain that I’m pretty messed up, but at least that would mean that I’m interesting to learn about, which means more readers?
 
Moving on!
 
I work at a nearby YMCA center as one of the youth program instructors, and the head of our aquatic division was recently announced to be taking control of the youth division as well (that’s a lot of work and I admire the ability to shoulder it). Things are already improving; she’s set up an extremely effective communication binder for us to use when we need shift coverage, and I have already taken advantage of it to claim more hours for myself. Our aquatics division is apparently the best in the region (or province? It was one of them), and since she’s organizing the youth division the same way, I have high hopes. It certainly feels more organized than with our last two heads.
 
One thing I’ve noticed in my classes for this session is that I have a lot of autistic kids in my classes (if my terminology offends you here, I apologize – I’ve looked all over online and people seem to literally be divided in two regarding “autistic person” and “person with autism”), and I’m actually kind of excited because I will freely admit that I’m terrible with this stuff (especially when parents and authority figures are around because then I’m constantly wondering if I’m doing something wrong?). I usually treat them like I would anyone else unless their parents specifically request something different, but this session will be huge for making it just another part of my day.
 
It’s also got me thinking about my job this summer, because they have “one on one” campers (campers with some sort of special needs, basically), and I’m pretty terrible at individual interactions at the best of times, and having to spend almost twenty-four hours a day with the same person for a week is like something out of  a nightmare for me (ESPECIALLY if they talk a lot because I’m sorry I just can’t keep up a constant conversation).
 
And then from camp we go back to my prom and graduation. You see, the camp is about four hours away from where I live. Graduation and prom land directly in the middle of my training week. Which means I need to find a ride up to the camp to start the week, find another ride back home for both events, then a third ride back up to camp. It’s going to be a nightmare to organize. Honestly, if the graduation and prom could just be one week earlier, all of my problems would be solved... le sigh.
 
We’re starting to hit the hardcore study mode for the IB exams, which I believe are starting in the first week of May? We’ve been reviewing material since March for Biology, and now we’ve hit the end of the road for our IB Math as well. Just one more test and then we’ll be onto the practice exams. In English we’re to finish reading our final play and then reviewing begins, so I’ll probably be done learning new things by the end of next week. The exams are staggered throughout the first three weeks of May, and after that I’m technically done high school (although I still need to attend and participate in the bogus activities our teachers are forced to come up with, since the board dislikes us finishing a month early... stupid board). Woohoo.
 
And going back full circle to the YMCA, where I have to help two of our newest staff members with the planning and running of a class on Saturday mornings for the first three weeks to make sure they know what they’re doing. I’m not sure why I need to do that for three weeks, but today I barely arrived in time because I was so exhausted (yay continuing insomnia and growing caffeine (addiction/dependence/they’re the same thing so be quiet).
 
I don’t believe I did anything of terrible awesomeness this week, so unfortunately I’m gonna have to leave my point total where it is. Maybe I’ll do this again next week or maybe you’ll all wait for two weeks or maybe never again, because really how interesting can my life be?
 
Points: 1