2015! Can I have a flying car yet?

December 31, 2014

 Hi Gang!
  I can't believe it's a new year! 2014 literally flew by for me! I am so ready for whatever this year wants to bring me. New experiences, new opportunities, and new friends, I am so excited to see what is coming my way. My resolution list is pretty short this year.

1. Lose another 30 lbs  w/ regular Excercise. I already bought stretchy bands and a weighted Hula Hoop. I'm ready to get fit in 2015!

2. Continue to pay off my bills and escape debt. Almost there, but I am still not free yet.

3. Start competing in video game tournaments. I wanna make a name for myself. Why not get paid for something you enjoy doing?

4. Take MORE PHOTOS! Of family, of Myself and Alex, of the cats and of people in general, start beefing up my portfolio.

5. Complete at least two video games, that aren't arcade fighters!!!

Not too much for this year, I'm thinking with a smaller list, it will be easier to get more of it done. As Always the conversation continues on twitter, What's on your resolution list for 2015?

Happy New Year!
~Gabriella!~

What's in my bag: Knitting Edition

December 29, 2014

Hi Gang!
  It's been a while since I've done this, especially since I really haven't put up finished products of anything in over a year. However, that is all about to change!! With Instagram being such a fiber of inspiration (See what I did there?) my knitting imagination has been in Overdrive. If you are following me on there, then you probably have seen these photos and such, but not a lot of people are following me there, so I thought I would post it here as well for everyone to see!
 My work bag (As I call it.) is essentially an oversized makeup bag.. It fits four balls of yarn comfortably, a pair of scissors and a smaller makeup pouch, that holds all of my needles. I picked up both bags from Hot Topic. I use both Crochet Needles and Knitting needles for various projects. I prefer to work with Circular needles, just so I don't have to worry about not enough space, or dropped stitches, they just work so well for me. Plus they are a lot easier to take with you, then straight needles.
 The balls of yarn shown, bought from Knitwits in Crescent Springs; 2 balls of lilac frost and pumpkin are going to be used for my mid-riff sweater project ( I think, I am still unsure about the color selections, maybe I'll use the new blue-ish yarns I got for Christmas. Decisions, Decisions.)  This will be a free form pattern, but I have a lot of free forms that seem to have worked really well, and I'm thinking about maybe selling patterns in my shop, but that is way way in the future. Would you guys be interested in purchasing my patterns? One pattern shop I like in particular would be the Hello Happy shop, Lisa's designs are always so freaking cute~ I practically died when I saw her Kawaii Bunny hood/ cowl pattern.
 One of the reasons I like this bag so much is it is so portable. It comes with it's own strap. So, just like my gaming case, I can just toss it in my purse and go OR, just take it as it without it taking up so much space. I used to carry a huge Hello Kitty Tote bag, and Yarn was getting caught on pens and books and other things, because it was an all in one bag, and it used to drive me crazy! This way is just so much cleaner and convenient.

Until Next Time,
~Gabriella!~

To all a Merry Christmas!

December 26, 2014

 Hi!
  Sorry, It's been a while gang. Christmas Eve, was Spent with Alex and his family, We had Ham, scalloped potatoes, and corn for dinner. We exchanged all our gifts, ( I got yarn, needles, and Pokemon: Omega Ruby! Can you say score?) Then we went on to play Scattegories and Trivial Pursuit: Party edition. Playing both board games was a lot of fun, but with his family being so competitive, Scattergories got dangerous..fast. Time passed by really fast too, one minute we'd just arrived around 5 ish and suddenly, people are wishing each other Merry Christmas because it 12:35!
 Actual Christmas Day, was spent with my family. We also had Ham for Christmas dinner, and I am pretty sure I ate way too Much! We exchanged gifts, (I am so in love with the notebook Bri got me!) I've been itching to write in it since I ripped open the packaging. The family also got a brand new game system, I can't wait to break into that bad boy the next time I'm over as well. Until then, I'll be playing Pokemon and Creating a new gamer tag for my ps3, since the last one got stolen. My father and I watched the Capcom Cup, the other day. I want to enter next years so freaking badly! The Prize money is 500,000 $ and just think of the prestige!
 I hope you guys had a great Christmas Holiday with your families and loved ones. I am so excited to usher in the new year, and I hope you will join me when I do.

Until Next Time,
~Gabriella!~

How time flies....

December 17, 2014

   I've been working full time Mon-Friday for the last month and it's really been cutting into my blogging interwebs time. The only time I really have time to myself or relaxation time is on the weekends when I am not working. I usually spend the time jotting ideas down in my notebook, spending time with my cats, and boyfriend having netflix marathons and maybe knitting a little here and there. Even Alex has picked up the craft, he's still a newbie, but he's getting the hang of it, he's already gone through an entire ball of Bernat Mega Bulky. He's so adorable when he knits too, his brow gets all furrowed and he's super focused.
   I hung out with my college gal pals the other day. Claire and Emily, We grabbed lunch at TGIF, then we stopped by a local yarn shop that Claire knew and I bought copious copious amounts of yarn, and a new pair of needles, and when I got home for the first time ever, I wound them up in little knitting-ready balls (they'll have their own post) and I am itching to freeform my own version of this midriff sweater. Then We stopped by a comic book shop, and I picked up Gotham Academy 1-3, which I like, I'm hoping that all the straws that they're grasping will come together in a cool story pretty soon, and I like the art. I also picked up Secret Six, but I was very unhappy with the art, it just doesn't look like it is finished, It looks like it's straight from his sketchbook with color added, it was just really hard for me to follow and it actually made my head hurt. I also picked up She-hulk 1-7, just because it was talked about so much. I actually started reading all the X-men I own, and realized that I wanna be M, when I grow up.
  Alex and I got a lot of house things down today. We got outside Christmas decorations, 4 alternating candy canes that I put up in the front yard. Then we got a white tree, I am SO excited to show it to you guys! It already comes with garland, and we're gonna add lights and a star, and then we're gonna wrap garland around the trellis in our front yard. We even got all the laundry done and hung up which freed up the tables we were using, and personally, I can't wait until we get the boxes we don't need moved to the cellar, so I can set up my desk with my laptop, and my sewing gear. The second room is supposed to be a studio/office that both Alex and I share. I have the right side and he's got the left, and I have all of these ideas floating around in my head for my side, I'm thinking full creative space, like mood board, magazine cut outs, the whole nine yards.

 Just thought I'd catch you guys up on the goings on...
Until Next Time,
~Gabriella!~

Gamer Famelle: Kitty of Undecided Answer

December 8, 2014

Gamer Famelle is back in action, and I am so excited! Today our interviewee is the writer of Undecided Answer. We talk Kitty's ideals about tattoos, LGBTQA awareness in Video Games, and much much more. You can find Kitty at Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and More, make sure you check her out after the interview!


 Name your top five favorite games

Final Fantasy XIII
Skyrim
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Bayonetta
Castlevania: Lament of Innocence

 Is there any game-related memorabilia you cherish? If so, why?

Yes! My Oerba Yun Fang PlayArts figurine. I cherish her not just because my girlfriend got her for me for Christmas but also because she was ridiculously hard for me to obtain due to her price tag. When I opened my Christmas box and saw her in there I made the most inhuman noise and was like, "WHY DID YOU SPEND SO MUCH MONEY ON HERRRR?" "Because I knew had badly you wanted her and that I didn't want Vanille to be alone anymore."

 If you were going to get a gaming tattoo, what would you get, and what is it's significance to you?

I'd get Vanille's l'Cie brand because she's my favorite character and I see a lot of myself in her. I have a running joke that I will put in my will to complete the tattoo with the last stage of the brand when I die. 

 Do you enjoy games, even when there aren't any playable female characters?

Absolutely, Castlevania series has been one of them. [Although I think there's one or two where you kinda control a female character...]

  If you had to live in a game's environment, which would you choose?

Gran Pulse in Final Fantasy XIII. CAN WE SAY FRIGGIN GORGE, PEOPLE?

 Playstation or Xbox and Why?

At the time when Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 were the console war contenders, I went with Xbox because none of my friends had PS3s at the time. Now everybody has PS4s and I'm strictly a PC gamer.


How do you feel Video Games handle LGBTQ ? Do they do well? Not so well? What would you like to see different? Are there any games that do a great job, and you'd like to praise?

I still feel like there's a lot of room for improvement. The Sims was great for LGBT+ awareness when I was younger and still trying to feel things out. It basically laughed in the face of heteronormality. I'd like the series to further expand and touch on trans individuals. I thought the nod to a queer couple in Sims 4's promos was pretty awesome! I'd also like to give a nod to Fable III for allowing queer relationships and also for making it DIFFICULT....because in reality, it really is. Finally, Skyrim...not only did you allow queer relationships you even went as far as allowing interspecies relationships. My pretty Khaajit thief? She married Lydia...who unfortunately died a while back [because I was dumb and not keeping an eye on her..] and now just pesters the hell out of Brynjolf.


LGBT+ in games can go only uphill from here, of course. It's a slow but steady race.


Until We meet again!
~Gabriella!~

Geeky Confessions Link up with GamerWife

December 5, 2014

 So, as usual I am late to the game, but I was reading all of my favorite blogs talk about their geeky confessions, and I just had to add my own to the boat! So, without further a do, here are six of my Geekest Confessions.

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- Sailor Moon was my first fandom: Sailor Moon, was my very first anime and thanks to my father, I've been watching anime ever since. I will watch whatever catches my attention, but since I've gotten older I am really only interested in shows with good theme songs, that I can add to my collection.

- Before I hit the fifth grade, I had already read Harry Potter one through four. I stood in line for number 7, and cried so much while reading it, that the ink on half the book was smudged, so my father went and bought me another copy. It is the only novel I own two of.

- Matt Smith as the Doctor, Annoys me. Whovian's PLEASE don't kill me, I know that is not a popular opinion, but this is Geeky Confessions, it's kind of the whole reason for the post!! I just feel like as a character of "wise old age" he shouldn't really be that stupid? His boyish charm and naivete doesn't match with the wise old man, that he is supposed to be at the time, ( for me anyway.)

- I claim to be a gamer and I am, but my gaming backlog is humongous and always growing. Even though, I literally keep my 3DS case in my bag which is on my person every time I leave the house, and I still have only completed one game: Professor Layton and the Curious Village. I have owned every Pokemon Game, except the remakes (Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver) and even though I spent a lot of time playing them, I have never completed a Pokemon Game.

- The Story of Game of Thrones annoys me. I don't have the patience to read the books, because no one really writes like that anymore, and it's just not fun for your reading buddy to be a thesaurus. They just have way too much fun with topics that make me way too uncomfortable.

- I've never gotten what all the hype about Legend Of Zelda was. The games didn't seem that fun to me, even when they did remake them for the DS, and I tried once, it just wasn't fun for me. I have absolutely no patience for games that aren't fun for me, Why play them?

Welp, I'm expecting some hatemail after this, but that concludes my Geeky Confessions, and I welcome all Fandoms to get to know me and read my blog, even if I'm not a fan of your show. As always, the conversation continues on Twitter, feel free to join!

Til Next Time,
~Gabriella!~

Cinema #5: Big Hero Six (Spoilers!)

December 3, 2014

 I just got back from a great date night! Alex and I went to the mall where I got a new "work bag" (Another Post) and went to go see Big Hero Six. It came out on our one year anniversary and we'd made plans to go see it, and make a special event out of the day, but unfortunately, life got in the way. So I've pretty much been biting at the bit to see it and avoiding all internets until I saw it, I didn't
want anyone ruining anything about it for me. Now, if you haven't seen it, don't keep reading, because I'm going to talk about what I liked and What I didn't like, and that would mean Spoilers. You've been warned...

 - I just have to be honest, I am truly in love with Baymax. I literally want Baymax everything. T-shirts, Pillows, Hoodies and Plushies, I wanna be BayMaxed Out!

- I hate Tadashi's death. I hate how he died, I hate that he basically died for nothing, I hate that this story was just another in a long line that tells everyone that you should be nice, and selfless, and that it will pay off when it's all over, even though, it doesn't and that the evil guy and the "less" evil guy get exactly what they wanted, A.K.A. They win, further perpetuating the idea that the nice guy finishes last.

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- I came to the conclusion, that Aunt Cass is a future animated version of me. Sitting alone in her living room, watching a scary movie in the dark, eating popcorn and petting her cat, yep that has me written all over it.

-  For a Disney Movie, it was filled with danger and action. I was very surprised at the amount of violence and despair that was in this movie. I liked it, don't get me wrong, but the movie took a lot of turns that I wasn't expecting in a movie with Disney's name on it.

- I love that the environment for the movie is a futuristic mix between San Francisco and Tokyo, in my opinion two of the coolest cities around. I personally think that living in that mixing pot of cultures and people could be massive amounts of fun.

- I love that Hiro calls the college Nerd School, and then once he meets Tadashi's rag tag group of friends, all of a sudden he's desperate to get into the school. I also adore the designs of Honey Lemon, and Go Go. Showing girls that it's cool to like science and math, cool to get into "being a nerd" because unlike all the other examples "ahem, Barbie" they could really use a decent role model.

- Can I just say that Hiro's project for attendance into "Nerd School" was jaw droppingly amazing! Just think about all the possibilities that his nano bots represent; changes to transportation, healthcare, teaching, building, Construction, literally everything. There's no place that his nanobots couldn't help.

- I am unsure how I feel about that phrase; Woman Up. I think it was cool to use a phrase from the women to the guys, that put the women in a power position, but I did like the way they portrayed Honey Lemon and GoGo, and that with a little expansion those characters could be role models for little girls everywhere!

- Why Did Hiro have to lose everyone? What lesson was he taught? His parents, his older brother and then Baymax? How was that fair? Callahan only "lost" his daughter, killed another person, almost killed another one, and destroyed a school and part of a city and yet at the end of the day he will still get to see his daughter in jail. Where is the justice? Where is the evening of the score, where is Hiro's pay off for being a good guy.

 All in All, it was definitely a movie I enjoyed watching. It is definitely a movie to add to your collection. I've been scouring the net for a Baymax plushie pattern, it's even been added to my list of future projects, if you've been keeping up with instagram, you've already seen it.

Until Next Time,
~Gabriella!~

To All People Who...

November 21, 2014


  This is kind of just an open letter, to anyone who feels the need to inform women how to dress or behave. You know the ones, telling us that if we dress “slutty” that we'll attract pigs instead of “real men”, or the “women” who are really girls because they want us to cover up, so we can stop attracting their boys attention and that way they would focus on them, like they should have been doing in the first place. This has been happening a lot lately and it is all over the internet, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter all places that I frequent.
  The reason I feel like I should write a letter to these people are because they are hopelessly ignorant about the way they are making women feel. They think they are doing this for our benefit, as if we didn't perhaps know that them not telling us how to dress would somehow fix all the problems in our lives. The problem is, these people think they are being heroes! “oh, she doesn't know she was dressing like a slut, let me tell her so she'll stop.” No, let me tell you something. All women have brains. Every single one of us.
  I'm using my brain to inform you that calling a girl a slut, or telling her that she dresses like one isn't making you the hero, it's making you the messenger, and you know what I do with those? I kill them. They are unnecessary and are thus dealt with. A slut, is a slur created by men, to put women who have a healthy sex life, i.e. not following society's century old views of how women should behave. It is 2014, the years are long gone, when you should be concerned about how she dresses, or if you have enough goats to give as a dowry.
  A lot of people are attacking women who are comfortable with their sexuality and comfortable with their bodies on instagram. The real issue isn't that the women are showing off their bodies, the issue is that they feel like they can. Woman who are confident in themselves AND their bodies? Why they must be punished straight away! Meanwhile, men/boys can post pictures of their penis for everyone to see, even though 99.9% of the time, they are unwanted, and their profiles are perfectly fine and protected. That right there is a double standard, that has captured instagram at their core.
  There is a war on women and it's gaining power and it's gaining power fast. If we don't pay attention it's going to take hold, and we'll be pushed so far back that we'll never be able to recover! Our voting rights will be stripped from us, We won't be able to have a say in our health, our ability to chose; abortions, or conception will be unavailable, and we will be literally at the mercy of those, who see us as nothing more than birthing machines. I know I was born for more than that, weren't you?
  We need to tell these boys and girls alike, that they have absolutely no say in our lives! If you wake up and you want to wear a miniskirt you can, you know why? Because NO ONE OWNS you. YOU are in charge of YOUR OWN destiny. If you decide that you want to wear the patch or get the implant contraception you CAN, and should be ENTITLED to do so. You should be able to tell a Police Officer about your rape, and NOT BE LAUGHED at. Boys and Girls following this kind of thinking are not your friends and they are not looking out for you or your safety. These boys and girls should have been taught NOT TO RAPE, not victim blaming. Being a victim of rape, has absolutely NOTHING to do with what you were wearing. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with how much you drank. If that person was told NO and they kept going the ONLY person at FAULT IS THEM!
Stop telling Women Don't Get Raped, Start Telling Boys and Men NOT TO RAPE.
  Stop telling Women to cover themselves up because it makes your boyfriend's eyes wander (Get a more loyal boyfriend.) or it makes you feel uncomfortable, because GUESS WHAT! I damn sure wasn't put on this earth to make your insecure ass comfortable, I was put on this earth for a lot more then to earn your “respect”, and I was damn sure put here to do more then to listen to you over and over tell me that I'm not wearing enough clothes for you. Also, that tired as tale that ya'll keep spinning, Women with class cover up? I only have one thing to say to you. Class is a state of mind, not a clothing choice.

Sincerely,

Gabriella

Cinema #4: Dear White People (Spoilers)

November 10, 2014

 When the first trailer for Dear White People came out, I was so excited. Finally a movie that was going to bring to light what we go through every day, it was going to be funny , it wasn't going to pull any punches and for once we were going to get a movie, without tyler Perry, or some type of master/slave dynamic. I knew as soon as I found their facebook page, that this was a movie I was definitely going to go see, and even more importantly, write notes about what I wanted to say when I finally wrote about it! Over all the movie wasn't bad, I would like to go see it again by myself, to make sure I didn't miss anything, when I went to go see it the first time, it was an entire family affair.

- They pretty much touch on everything a person of color has to go through except Gay rights. The fact that a key character was gay and they didn't give him any safety or refuge, they didn't make him one of their own, and the reason that they were
fighting Garvin house was because of the party, not to avenge Lionel.

- The app that caused Sam to win written by Reggie. Why would Reggie need to cheat? If he was smart enough to create the app, why wouldn't he just shut it off? If he had the finesse to rile up the group for a protest, then why didn't he just run himself?

- Would it have been so bad for Sam to actually be dating the T.A.? Instead of them just being friends with benefits? Everyone has this opinion on how black a black person should be, and if you don't fit it then you aren't "black enough" but the real thing is you only have to be "black enough" for yourself, Because at the end of the day, you only have to answer to yourself. Life is too short to answer to anything else. As a woman of color dating a Caucasian man, it comes up all the time, in our conversations, in whispers we hear, while we are out in public, As long as the couple treats each other with respect, I honestly don't see what the issue is.

- If that Chick doesn't stop touching his hair? I do NOT understand the appeal of wanting to touch our hair! This is not a petting zoo, I can NOT stand people who do not understand how degrading wanting to pet us is. It reduces us to nothing more than animals for your amusement, and we've had centuries to many of that kind of treatment, it's time to move forward.

- When Lionel goes to Sam for help and she refuses. She's all about change, She's all about black respect, and bringing black back to Winchester until she actually has the chance to do it! It irked me to no end that she waited until the last possible minute to join the fray. It made her seem like a poseur.

- My Father's Favorite Phrase: Everyone wants to be black until the Cop's Come.

- Pastiche's editor, That actor never is not playing a dick. The first time I saw him he was "beaver" in Veronica Mars. Now he's just as big as a dick, except it is on the big screen. Will he ever not be type-casted as a cruel/psycho jerk?

- Do all mixed girls feel like they have to choose a side? I'm perfectly fine sitting on the fence. I have no issues with whether I'm black enough for anyone group of people. I am black enough for myself, and I feel like everyone should feel that way. You can't help your heritage, so you might as well embrace it, it's a part of you, and you should love it, just like you should love the rest of you.

- Will there ever be harmony in the black community? Even within our ranks there are quarreling about light-skin vs. Dark-skin vs. Redbones. Like We're all black, just deal with it. Sectioning us is the same thing as segregation and it is a total step in the wrong direction, It's totally defeating the purpose of what our fore father's wanted for us.

- Why didn't they expand on Lionel's relationship with the Editor? The way they left it kind of made the editor seem like he was using Lionel. I don't know if that was the case or not, but the way Lionel was being treated throughout the entire movie, kind of made me angry, and they should have expounded on it. Honestly, they really should have developed all the characters much more.

- Real Life Examples: I like that through the credits they showed real colleges, with black face and segregation tactics, but they didn't really solve the issue at Winchester. I also didn't appreciate the way the Dean was treated/acting, he might as well have just been Master's (The Principal) right hand puppet. I just expected more from this movie. It was funny, but I feel like it just didn't delve deep enough.


Peace Out!
~Gabriella!~

OOTD: A Dream Come true

November 5, 2014

 The other night I had the wonderful experience of going to see Suicide Girl's Blackheart Burlesque LIVE in Cincinnati~!!! Not only was it a fun time over all, but I also had the amazing pleasure of Meeting my favorite top of the top Suicide Girls, Radeo Suicide. If you don't know who she is you should really re-evaluate your life! I've always admired the Suicide girls for their complete confidence. Sometimes, I wish I had the confidence to flaunt it like they do, in a  photo shoot, live on stage, for a dvd. It's something I have always admired about them, and wih I could have just a pice of it to supplement my own life.
 Last night was my first Burlesque show, and it was amazing! My favorite performance was link! Although venue was kind of cramped, and there was barely any seating it was a good time, I thought I might get a better view by going into the crowd, it didn't work very well, once the show actually got started, but Alex (My tall knight in shining armor) found me a chair I could stand on, so I could see, and take even better photos! Some of them turned out really well, granted I took about 400, so I would be hella depressed if some of them didn't come out. I got a hoodie to rock during the winter, and a pair of panties that Radeo could sign, and some cool stickers!! I can't wait to put them on my laptop! I love going to events like these, rather than huge conventions, where people actually care about their fans. It makes me super happy, to be in love with anything.
 I can't wait for the next cool opportunity to pop up on me! Since I live in a new place, I'm totes' ready for trying something new. What I wore: White Bunny ears ( I bent them with a pair of pliers + Purchased on Amazon), a White Corset (Hot Topic) and Jeans (lee, which were a perfect fit and only took me 20 minutes to find! Purchased from Wal-mart)
If you guys know of anything cool happening in the Cincinnati/Nky area, Make sure to leave it down in the comments!! I want to try and get out more. As always more updates and such at the
Twitta + Insta! Make sure to stop by and say hi!!

Peace Out!
~Gabriella!~

Blogger's Corner 101: The Pro's of Blogging

November 3, 2014

Welcome to the Blogger's Corner; a new series about the awesomeness of blogs and how to get started.  I've been blogging since 2006. Vulcan Sugar and Spice has gone through quite a transformation in the last eight years, and so have I as a blogger. Blogging can be a great hobby and sometimes with enough work it can even become a profession. Here are three positive reasons that I love blogging, and hopefully after reading this, you will want to start blogging as well.


   Podium for your thoughts: One of the coolest things about blogging, is that it gives you a place to speak. Whether you are an outgoing person, or rather shy, the internet provides a forum for you, and your blog is your ticket in. Everyone has something to say. Either they write it in a diary, they put it on note cards and speak to the people, or they face a camera and hit record. Either way, Everyone has a voice, and the world has about 850 ways for you to express it. It allows you one way to show the world what you are made of, and why they should perhaps take a listen.

   A chance for your hobby to shine:  A well put together, and often-updated blog not only  allows for a steady following but can also double as a portfolio. It gives you the chance to show everyone exactly what makes you so magical. Blogs have been the foundation to many a successful indie Business. Since practically everyone is and everything is done online, having a positive online presence could lead you to many a great opportunity. Having a positive area for people to find will lead you to many a great opportunity.

   The ability to network: My favorite thing about blogging is the people that you meet. Not only are you able to meet people that you normally wouldn't know exist, but it gives you the ability to network and to meet people that share the same interests as you! For the longest time, I thought I was the only person into Professor Layton Video Games, but there are lovers of this game all over, some of my early gaming posts about Layton still get props from people all over the world. As much as I want to say that success is all about the hard work that you put into your: blog, business, youtube what have you, knowing the right people, does put a foot in the right direction. Networking through blogging allows you to open doors that possibly weren't there before. 

   To recap, To Blog is to create, and no matter how many of us say "oh I'm not that creative" What's more creative then the freedom to express yourself in a space that is all yours? Blogging allows you a safe forum for your thoughts, creates a pedestal for your favorite hobby, and gives you the ability to network, with people and countries, that you otherwise, would never come across before. 

Until Next Time Cadettes,
~Spokhette!~

Halloween Countdown: Costume Tips and Tricks with Nerdy Fox

October 29, 2014

I’m big into cosplay and love, love, love making costumes. I just wanted to share my process of how I go about making my costumes.

PLAN AHEAD!!!

I seriously start planning my costume in May or June. This way I can make a list of things that I’ll need for my costume and start searching for things early. It sounds crazy, but if you’re making your costume, it is going to take time and it’s better to be done early than freaking out at trying to finish it all last minute. Write down your ideas. Look at pictures of what you’re trying to recreate and take some notes on the details you like.

Make A List! 

… Of everything. Seriously, everything you need. Down to make-up, underwear, accessories… craft
supplies. Anything and everything you might need for the costume. This seems ridiculous and excessive, but at some point you’re going to go, “Did I need this? Where is that list….? “, I promise. Also, it helps with only making a few trips to store and not like twenty.

Thrift Shops

I get at least half if not more of my costume stuff at thrift stores. I am constantly looking for things that I can either use or alter to fit my costume. Find stuff that is the right shape you’re looking for. Color is the next thing you need to find. If you find something that’ll work but isn’t the right color, you can always dye it.

Amazon

Oh goodness, amazon is a lifesaver. I’ve gotten so many random things off of amazon for costumes –
pocket watches, monocles, top hats, wigs…  If I know I am going to have to buy something (like wigs) I check amazon first. So, you’ve made your list, you’ve gotten stuff from thrift stores, and now you’re on amazon. Get the things you know you’re not going to find at a craft store – wigs, accessories that you can’t make, etc.

Craft Store

This is the dangerous part of the process. You don’t want to end up going overboard with crafting. Walk around the store and find things that you’re going to want to use for the costume but don’t grab
everything you WANT to use. Does that make sense? Get the things you NEED not all the things you WANT.  Also, plan on getting fabric glue, hand needle and thread, and hot glue, trust me on this one.

D.I.Y.

Work on your costume. Work in sections. Do the big parts first (the body) and then work on the smaller details.

Tips for D.I.Y.:

- Hot gluing everything might sound like a good idea at the time, but your costume will fall apart if you don’t add some hand stitching in there.

- If you’re gluing something that is going to have to go around the curves of your body (boobies and
booties are a pain!!) try it on, pin it and work from there. I personally try on things as I go, just to make sure that it’s going to be hanging the way I want to and that as things stretch over my body, it’s not losing the appearance that I’m going for.

- Pinterest is going to be your best friend. I’ve learned so much from just searching “cosplay” on there.

-If you order a synthetic wig and you get it in a big tangled messed you can detangle it by soaking it in a mixture of 4 parts water 1 part fabric softener for about 30 minute. After it’s done, squeeze as much water as you can out of it and then pin it to a foam head/wig holder and comb it gently STARTING AT THE BOTTOM and working your way up.  If you want to curl it after it’s been detangled, use those foam curlers while it’s still wet and set in a warm place for it to dry. Never ever use heat on a synthetic wig!

Poison Ivy:

I made this costume out of clothing I found in my closet and ivy leaves I found at a craft store. I dyed the clothing underneath the leaves a dark green, and then glued/sewed on the leaves. The boots were spray painted to match the green. The tights were from target and the wig was ordered from amazon. This costume took me about 2 months to complete and it was one of my more “thrown together” costumes.

Hope these tips help you with your costumes!

P.S. I wish I had this guideline, when I first started making my own costumes, it would have made my life so much easier!! Make sure you guys check out Heather's Blog!


Until Next Time,
~Gabriella!~

Welcome to the Menagerie

October 27, 2014

 Welcome to the re-branding of my blog. The Noire Menagerie is a looking glass to any and all that interest me. An all-encompassing lifestyle blog! My hobbies have changed slightly since the days of Mistress Arachnid and Vulcan Sugar and Spice, and the Noire Menagerie will allow me to brand and showcase myself in a brand-new way! This overhaul has been a coming for a while, mainly because I was honestly just loosing interested in blogging. It wasn't fun to log in, it was tedious to create articles, I just felt like it wasn't the way it used to be. Which for me, always means I need a change.
 So here is to new adventures as I grow and expand my horizons as I hope you will join me for this journey. What you can look for with this re-branding:

- A more laid back approach to blogging
- Posts 2X a week
- Personal Style
- Knitting + Crochet projects and Patterns
- Baking and Recipes
- MORE VIDEO GAMES + Interviewing Girl Gamers
- Youtube to arise from the dead.
- Easier Navigation, Being able to find exactly what you need.
- Convieniant Instagram and Twitter tie-ins.
- Even More Interaction!!!

 I hope to Launch Noire Menagerie by the 5th of November!!

See ya soon,
~Gabriella~

P.S, For more information, please refer to Twitter and Instagram!

Mini Hiatus

October 13, 2014

Hello My lovelies,
 Vulcan Sugar and Spice has been grand, perfect even. But I am at a pivotal moment in my life, and it has caused some upheaval. VSS is going on a hiatus, and during this Hiatus it will endure rebranding, and an all new format. Do not fear!! Things will be different but very very much the same, and I am so looking forward to this new stepping stone in my life. I hope you all will join me on this adventure as well. In the meantime, just in case you miss me, I can be found here and Here.

Heart you all immensely,
~Spokhette!~

Halloween Countdown: Animal Costumes with North East Nerd

October 10, 2014

Halloween is as good a time as any to dress up as your favourite character, but you know what is 100% better than a good costume? A good costume on your pet dog or cat. I've scoured the internet to find some fantastic geeky costumes for dogs and cats. Basically, if you enjoy looking at cats or dogs on the internet, read on because it is going to get cute and funny all up in here.

Mario

Bantha

At-At

Catman and Joker

Harry Potter

Hello Kitty


Headless Horseman



I knew the internet was a portal in to the world of cute cat and dog photographs but who knew they'd look so adorable dressed up? Which is your favourite pet costume?

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P.S. Ain't she the cutest? I have a feeling that my two little kittie cats are going to be incredibly annoyed with me, come November the 1st!! Make sure you guys check out Fiona's Blog: The North East Nerd! 

Until Next time,
~Spokhette!~

Wanna Wear My Jacket?

October 3, 2014

For work, part of my uniform is jeans. The only issue is, as a curvy woman, finding jeans that will fit me at a price I can afford is usually virtually impossible. However, Last night I wen to Wal-mart of all places, and not only found two pairs of affordable jeans that fit, but it took me less than 15 minutes!!! I am twenty-three years old and I have never had that much ease finding bottoms in my entire lifetime. I can still remember those times during my teen years, where I would cry, because my mother would take my sister and I shopping, and she always had a cart of clothes, and I had a three shirts. But enough about that.
 Not only did I get two jeans, but Alex and I got matching Marvel letterman Jackets. When I was younger, I wanted the whole high school dream. Head Cheerleader, Debate Team, Wear some jock's Letterman jacket over my dress for prom. Have some guy who was interested in me hold my books and walk me to class. The whole nine yards of the high school experience, that is, until I actually hit high school, and realized that It didn't really live up to the hollywood hype. But that Varsity jacket thing has always been a fantasy of mine. Last night it was fulfilled.


Oh also, Welcome to OCTOBER!
Until Next Time,
Spohette


I wanna be a baker: Queen's Revenge Cupcakes

September 24, 2014

I've been on this huge baking spree lately. I've got four or five different types of cupcakes coming out on the blog in the near future. I've been deciding what I want to do with my life, and honestly I am still incredibly unsure, but as of the moment, I think baking might be my calling (for now). I've been doing research into starting my own bakery catering business. Business cards, creating my own packaging and branding. I'm having a lot of fun beginning this, and I think I would love to pursue it, I'd definitely make more money than I am now, slaving away working for someone else. Today, I'm showing off my Queen's Revenge Cupcakes. They are red velvet with a melted white chocolate center and Cream Cheese Icing. When I was done with the batter, it was super thick! Usually when I make cupcakes it creates about 24 or 25. These came out with barely 15 cupcakes! When they were fully baked, they looked like big Mushroom tops!! It made me feel like I baking something straight out of wonderland.

Until Next time,
~Spokhette!~

Happy Birthday Alex!

September 19, 2014

We just got done celebrating Alex's 26th birthday!! Sans, one brother, the whole family and I went out to dinner at the local Outback, Delicious!! I took advantage of the endless shrimp deal, I got the outback special with broccoli, mashed potatoes and at least three refills of the grilled shrimp scampi! We were all so full by the time everyone was done with dinner, at least two of us had boxes of left overs. For his birthday, I got him a 3DSXL in blue, and a copy of Pokemon Y, because I had Pokemon X and as the adorable nerds we are, We just HAD to be able to trade Pokemon, that we weren't able to find in our own versions. After grabbing his birthday present, he went on to purchase Super Mario Brother's 2 and I finally purchased Epic Mickey!~ I chuckled all the way home, I asked him how it felt to be a gamer, but he just hmphed and didn't answer me. Me thinks I hit a nerve. Now we're a gaming couple. Ain't we cute?

Until Next Time,
~Spokhette!~

P.S. The convo continues on Twitter, What are some of your favorite Games?

I wanna be a baker: Blue Moon Cupcakes

September 10, 2014

I have always loved baking. I haven't bought a "bakery cake" since I turned ten, I've been making them since then. My grandmothers taught me how to bake, and then my imagination kind of took off after that. I was constantly dreaming up amazing gourmet desserts that I would later sell in my bakery. Thirteen years later, that daydream, is still floating around in my head, so much that I had to do something about it, or I was going to explode. So what did I Do? I made Blue Moon Cupcakes, and a series as I brush up on my baking skills. I'm a little Rusty *Shhh, don't tell my grandmothers they'd kill me.* I'm not going to include the recipe, because it hasn't been perfected yet, and I might wanna use it in my shop later, but I'll show you the delicious outcome and some goofy photos Alex took of me, instead of working on his own food blog.
 If you are unaware, Blue Moon, is a Belgian Wheat Ale, and it is a beer. I do not drink, except for the most rarest occasions. I.E. I literally have no where to go and don't have to worry about getting tipsy and Alex is drinking as well. Once in like 27 blue moons (see what I did there?) My Blue Moon Cupcakes, are Orange Based cupcakes, with a generous helping of Blue Moon beer in the batter and the icing. They are cored with Orange Supremes and Orange Zest, and they are delicious if I do say so myself. There are about 10 left, so I'm taking them into work with me later, so get a general consensus on whether I should make them again. I gave them to my parents, but all they could tell me was that they were too sweet.

As always the conversation continues on Twitter, what have you been baking lately?

Until Next time,
Spokhette!

Hot Topic is about to be my neighbor

September 9, 2014

I have been a fan of Hot Topic since my unfortunate goth days back in middle school. Every so often, I stop in just to see what's there, and if there's anything cute to pick up. As you know I absolutely adore My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service, my favorite Studio Ghibli films of all time. @HotTopic has a collection out right now of T-shirts, badges and other goodies, got get them before they're gone! The ones featured below are currently on my wishlist, I can't wait to snag these! Right now, there's 20% off entire store except Clearance.


Ugh, Why is payday always so far away?

Til Next time,
Spokhette!

The Creation of a Monster...

September 3, 2014

So I like to read...a lot, and before I moved in with my boyfriend I literally lived up the street from a library. A library I've been going to at least once a week, since I was little girl. I still have really old librarians ask my parents about me, when they visit the library. Since moving in with my boyfriend, I have yet to find one in the new area, I can only come to the conclusion, that people in this area don't like the written word. So, in a way to make Alex less guilty about stealing me away to this "amish" country, the other night he showed me that I could download e books, onto my ipad mini, and I could take them wherever, I was so excited that I had something new to read on our mini-vacation camping trip for labor day.
 Unfortunately, the place we picked out, turned out to be a huge bust, it was at the very end of the trail, the bugs outthere were bigger than my size 2 gauged ears, and honestly it was terrifying. It definitely would have been the first time in my life that I had gone "primitive" camping. No electricity, no running water, ya know, real camping. I was so excited to experience something new, and spend time that I normally don't get with my boyfriend canoodling in the woods, well at the time of planning that was a total plus.
  Amazon has a HUGE selection of free ebooks available in all types of categories, everything from the Classics to Erotica! So I got a little book happy and downloaded about 40 new novels. I just got done reading Macaron Murder by Harper Lin. As far as murder mysteries go it was pretty tame. Lady gets whacked over the head in her apartment and hi-jinks and amatuer sleuth solving follows. It even came with macaron recipes, as an avid baker, I honestly can't wait to begin making them!! One thing I can't stand in a mystery I'm reading is being Nancy Drew-ed.
  If you aren't aware, Nancy Drew is an amatuer female detective, who had her own book series. Each novel held a different mystery, a different adventure for 10 to 16 year old girls that were tired of little house on the Prarie. Every novel that "Carolyn Keene" penned was 24 to 28 chapters, with a fatal flaw occuring in every one. Right when Nancy Drew was closing in on her man, just when she was about to solve the crime, she get's kidnapped. Every.Single.Time. I can't stand a detective, amatuer or professional without a sense of their surroundings. When they don't have them, the only one that suffers is the reader, we suffer what is called being Nancy Drew-ed, and if you've ever had the experience, you'd know the horrible horrible feeling it brings to the pit of your stomach. Thankfully, it hasn't happened enough to ruin reading for me. I don't know what in the world would have to happen to make me put away reading. I just couldn't imagine life without it!!! Now I've started the Kingdom series, by Marie Hall, and started watching Once upon a time, and honestly it's just filling my head with old fairy tales and re-tellings of some of my favorite characters of all time. Netflix is literally my arch enemy, eating up all of my free time, allowing me to knit as the only multi-tasking I can truly accomplish.
Until next time,
Stay Nerdy;
~Spokhette!~

I'm a real girl?

September 1, 2014

I've been on a real "girl" kick lately. All I've been doing lately is curling up with my boyfriend watching Pokemon Movies, Knitting, and compiling makeup. It's really weird, I've been playing Pokemon a lot, but I haven't touched BioShock, and I don't miss it. I'm not sure if I am actually tired of the game, or just like most things, I need to take a break?  I have even started knitting again! Finally working on my sister's Watermelon pillow, which she asked for as soon as I learned how, about 7 or 8 years ago. I will admit that I am not one to create on a timeline. I've definitely been working really hard on fixing that by trying to update VSS at least three times a week. I was doing pretty well for a while, but then the well just kinda ran dry. So I've been spending most of my free time, reading, trying to actually finish all the products I've started, and then I'll start posting them. My head is always practically bursting with new ideas, my issue is organizing my ideas and bringing them into fruition. So, while I work on that enjoy a nice little write up on the goodies I got from Sephora! I've been frequenting Sephora pretty often lately, I've picked up a few things, but I seem to be spending my money better, or I have a more keen sale sense, because I've been there two times recently, and have spent less than all of the other times I've been there combined. I got three things, and only spent like $30! If you've ever shopped at Sephora you already know that's pretty amazing.I picked up Fairy Tale (Sephora Lipstick), Bewitch me ( Sephora Creme Liner) and Coven (Kat Von D. lipstick) If you remember, Coven was the super light lavender lipstick that I was practically drooling over last makeup post. If you hadn't noticed I have resurrected the youtube, It will honestly probably just be a re-incarnation of the catch-all I had before. As if you guys couldn't get enough of my ramblings already! After Sephora we stopped into Coldstone, it was my first time, I was always a huge Graeters fan. I decided to get a smoothie since we were walking around instead of my usual cup of three scoops. I was so excited they had watermelon Sorbet, who does that? Watermelon Sorbet I say!!! and then I mixed it with blueberry, it was so freaking refreshing and delicious! I was literally jumping around with excitement, and it was so good, I had to get it in a love it, size! I have even started knitting again! Finally working on my sister's Watermelon pillow, which she asked for as soon as I learned how, about 7 or 8 years ago. I will admit that I am not one to create on a timeline. I've definitely been working really hard on fixing that by trying to update VSS at least three times a week. I was doing pretty well for a while, but then the well just kinda ran dry. So I've been spending most of my free time, reading, trying to actually finish all the products I've started, and then I'll start posting them.

Stay Nerdy,
~Spokhette!~

With all this time....

August 29, 2014

 As a proud nerdette, comic books has weasled itself into my fandom.  I've been reading comics on and off since I was a little girl. At the time, Manga and Novels just seemed to hold more of my attention. Don't get me wrong, I totally grew up watching any DC/Marvel animated movie I could get my hands on. I didn't jump into the comics craze until last year with my ex. We spent every Wednesday scouring the local comic shop, and I enjoyed every minute of it, I honestly thank whoever's on top everyday, that when we broke up that she didn't ruin my love of comics. Since Alex and I are going on a camping trip this labor day weekend, and like a real camping trip, away from all types of civilization, he keeps telling me to watch out for bears. So since, we're going to be very far from electricity, I decided to revisit my comic collection (I'm 6 months behind buying + at least a year actually reading them) and pull out the ones that I need to catch up on so I can read them while I'm away. Enjoy a small dive into my Comic habit. Hopefully, by the end of this trip I will be able to start back to collecting and just start automatically reading them! Who cares if I was literally a year late in picking up my favorite titles? I read faster than the average bear ya know.

Stay Nerdy,
~Spokhette!~

Honest to Blog: Police Shootings

August 18, 2014

 This title is special. Honest to Blog only occurs when something else occurs at the same time that makes me absolutely furious. This blog will cover two main topics. Blatant Racism + its deathly outcomes (Baseless Police shootings). These events make me ashamed to be an american. No, today america DOES NOT deserve to be capitalized. Disclaimer: I don't hate white people. I honestly don't. I enjoy them just like any culture should be able to enjoy another. They learn, they observe, and as long as you aren't being disrespectful, you participate. I have never been a fan of gun ownership. I've never been a fan of guns in general. I've always thought they were quite cowardly, Being able to take someone out from a distance, and if they didn't want you to know, you never would. Whatever happened to the days of handling violent differences with a sword battle? I wasn't alive, but I feel like I would have preferred this type of dueling. I'm not saying that guns should be taken away. I'm simply saying that they are weapons. If you need a class to conceal and carry, then you need a psych evaluation. I wonder how many people/police officers have had one of those before claiming their badge or new gun? I'm a firm believer in "it's the user" because it really is. Guns are just weapons. They need a human counterpart to pull the trigger. Guns don't kill people, people kill people. My issue is, if people are randomly running around killing other people, for nothing at all. Turning away, wearing a hood, not following ludicrous demands, then why are we STILL GIVING THEM GUNS?
 The stuff going on in Ferguson is literally causing me to see red, and it irks me that we are only now being given the "police officers" name that shot him, and another thing, he shot a man, in cold blood, point blank range multiple times and then LEFT his body in the street for several hours! Why is he on paid administrative leave?!?! The ancient Greeks + Romans used to do that; leave bodies in the street or drag them around the town square when they wanted to embarrass and bring shame upon the family of whom the remains belonged too. Is that what Officer Wilson was going for? One of the really big things people are "going" for now, is that we (black community) deserve this as punishment for black on Black crime...Even if that was the case, how DOES THIS APPLY? This is not black on Black crime, this is a white police officer shooting a black man at point blank range for no reason at all. Just because as a community, as a people were "aren't together as one" does not give white police officers the right to around shooting dead unarmed innocent civilians. It does not make it O.K. to eradicate us. They have no issue with white on white crime, I see no police officers shooting white civilians down and leaving them in the street for hours, We are not the only group of people that do bad things. However, we ARE the only group of people being shot dead in the street like animals, or being left for dead on the side of the road, and that my friends is BLATANT RACISM.
 Even if that police officer felt that he was in the right and that he didn't do anything wrong, Why is there so much cover up and turmoil in Ferguson? Why are reporters and Alderman's being arrested for nothing (unlawful assembly my ass!) Why is tear gas being used on innocent civilians, and just being strewn carelessly down streets and alleys? If he felt he hadn't done wrong, and that he was in the clear, why was he in hiding? Why was the Ferguson Police Department, keeping him a secret, away on PAID administrative leave?? People who say Racism is dead, really need to wake up and smell the fucking coffee. It's not dead, it never left, it just crept into our books, our television, our news. It just got smarter, sneakier, shadier, hiding in our job applications, our housing applications, our school textbooks. CNN, Which used to host actual news, has just become a better paid Fox. Had the audacity to hold a debate over which word was worse: The N-word or "Cracker"? HOW ABOUT THE ONE YOU CAN"T FUCKING POST ON THE AIR?!?!?!?!?! Why is that even news, why did someone spend time putting it on the air? Because again it just shows that news, is just a racist podium.
 I'm unsure what to do about this situation. I'm so excited that I've found my soulmate, and it makes me feel even better that he's not a racist hick. You should see the way people look at us when we're out. Like I'm a dog that he's walking, it makes me so sick. It really destroys my faith in humanity, it's definitely why I've been a homebody lately, I just meet so many people who feel like they can just talk to me and others any kind of way and they can't! I was taught to treat evil with kindness, if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. People don't really work like that anymore. Honestly, I'm not too sure how to handle it. So I write about it, and I bring awareness, and I move on, because that's all a person can really do. If enough of us do it, we can bring about change.

*HEAVY SIGH*
Now that that's off my chest,
I will get back to regular programming.
Stay Nerdy + Positive,
~Spokhette!!~


Youtube is ALIVE! IT's ALIVE!!!

August 15, 2014

 For Fridays post,
  I decided to include a link to a now functioning YOUTUBE CHANNEL!!!! It's been exactly one year since my last upload, and I just have to say it feels really good to be back! I'm trying to do one video a week, which will probably be uploaded on Fridays. Right now, there is a new intro vid, because the other one was a year old, and the video of me getting my first tattoo!

Vulcan Sugar and Spice's Youtube channel

See ya Monday Gang,
~Spokhette!~

August's Wishlist

August 13, 2014

I'm moving back into the direction of personal style posts, and I'm so excited, but until I actually have daylight to take photos of myself in actual clothes, I've been prowling the interwebs reading various fashion blogs, that I hadn't even heard of before! Which in turn drew me to a whole bunch of online shops with super cute stuff that I hadn't found yet, which created this wishlist. To make a long story short (*too late*) I've put together a couple of outfit pieces that my wardrobe is missing terribly. All items are from Storenvy, Rose Wholesale and Dresslilly, all website I drool over constantly. I'm becoming really partial to satchels, so the two on the side *both from storenvy* Are at the top of my to buy list. 

New Fashion blogs I've been reading:
-In the frow
-Architect's Wardrobe (originally word Addict)

Until Next Time!
~Spokhette!~

Makeup haul: You still do that?

August 11, 2014

Hey lovelies,
 So it turns out I'm a real girl after all! I went out with my doll Layla, the other day, and after delicious breakfast at Ihop, we headed to the nearest mall and walked around for bit. We stopped into Sephora, and magic was made. My birthday passed recently, I've been so busy that I didn't really do too much about it and I haven't even gotten a chance to blog about it, life just keeps moving on without me. Since I've been a member of Sephora rewards since Freshman year in college, every year for my birthday they give me a small gift. Lay and I walked around that store for a good half an hour at least! It had been so long since I'd even looked at makeup, that I went a little swatch crazy. I wish I had taken a picture of my hand before I washed it, I looked like a kid that had gotten into her mothers makeup drawer.
  I don't know if it is the oncoming weather change, but this particular time, I was so partial to purples!! Seriously, I wanted to pick up two purple lipsticks, a purple mascara, it was starting to get ridiculous. Unfortunately they were out of Coven, from Kat Von D. I was so partial to this color, that when they told me they were out, for five seconds, I contemplated buying the tester. But then I thought, ew, that's gross. But the color was so pretty, I seriously contemplated the thought... That's scary. So Instead, I picked up a darker purple lipstick from Sephora's Line, and Barcelona from Buxom. I'm a huge fan of Buxom's products. Like they are always the greatest quality for the best price, and for the longest time, I was a snob, and didn't wear anyone's mascara but Buxoms, it was that freaking amazing. I'm also just a sucker for really great packaging, if the box it comes in is eye pleasing, I might pick it up, even if another product is better, or it's not something I need, you can see how this gets me in trouble later.
 I'll be posted a youtube video later showing you swatches and all that great jazz. Yeah, I said Youtube, I've brushes off the cobwebs, gotten my hair done, and now that I've FINALLY got a replacement camera, it's on like Donkey Kong. You're going to be hearing from me so often, you'll actually start to ignore me because you need a break. (Don't ignore me, I love your attention lovelies!)

Until next Time!
~Spokhette!~


The Handheld Mistress #26: Bioshock 2

August 8, 2014

 So, I've finally gotten a chance to set up the PS3, and I've been playing Bioshock 2 pretty frequently. You all know how I feel about first person shooters, but Bioshock, is like everything I like wrapped into one. It doesn't even give me a headache. I do wish that the hacking mechanism was a little more difficult, a little more like solving a puzzle. Other than that it's perfect! I've even started to learn how to move around smoothly without running into things, and my aim is getting better!
 What is up with those little girls? They are so adorable , and so terrible scary at the same time. Why do they carry around a huge syringe draining corpses of their Adam? When I was that age, I couldn't even look at a dead body, and here she is dragging me all over "utopia" sucking corpses dry. What was I doing with my life back then? I could have been a video game character. I feel like I am too "soft" to be playing video games like this. They gave me the option to harvest or save the girl. I actually attempted to harvest the girl once, and she screamed and cried, and I had to look away, and then I went on a little further and the game froze!      That was enough to let me know never to do that again!
  I've really been enjoying this game, I play it every time I've got a free segment! It really surprises me how much I am actually enjoying a first person shooter?! It was always just in that list of genre's I wouldn't have been interested in or games that I just instantly skipped over. The past year really has opened me up to things, I wouldn't have necessarily tried before. It's showed me that I should be more open to the video games that are out now, but I'm sorry, Sport's games, that I don't get to interact with  I.E. (Jumping around like an idiot swinging my controller in the air like it's a tennis racket.) Then I won't be interested.  It's been challenging trying to learn how to play, but the most difficult thing that I've come across so far is the battle between Delta (me) and Big Sister (The knocked out character to the side.) She was jumping around all over the place, like freaking spider-man. It was really irking me, so I set her ass ablaze and then she was a lot easier to take down, thankfully, even though I saved the girl, she still gave me enough Adam, to be able to buy the ability to use incinerate (The ability to set bitches ablaze.) Another thing I really like about the game is the aesthetics and the background music, it sounds amazing, Like I'm literally rolling around an underwater Chicago, in a flapper's dress enjoying the roaring 20's.

Stay Nerdy!
Until Next Time,
~Spokhette!~


Handheld Mistress #25: New Games on the Horizon

August 6, 2014

I'm back bitches! Buying Video Games, Playing them and Blogging about them! I stopped by Gamestop while traipsing around the mall with my gal Lay, and they were having this HUGE, when I say huge, I really do mean HUGE Summer SALE! I couldn't help myself, honestly I couldn't the prices were so amazing! I only picked up four, so you guys know that my self control was seriously tested that day. I picked up Dragon Age, Bioshock 2, Brink and Arkham Asylum *GOTY* (Because I'm so tired of my sister asking if I finished it yet, so I just went and bought my own copy.)
 I was a little disenheartened that I still couldn't find a copy of Bioshock, the original. I've been looking for it for ages, on the cheap, so I could see if I would like it. I'm trying to expand my range of video games. We all know that first person shooters definitely don't fall in my gaming category. However, I spent all morning playing Bioshock 2 and I'm addicted, like I am seriously enjoying this game. Not enough to go get tatted or anything, but the game is pretty up there. I tried Brink and Dragon Age, but they were hella slow moving, I'll give em a couple more days of play before I make my final decision, but they might be going back. Vulcan Sugar and Spice will be getting a complete makeover soon, and with that comes changes to HHM. All you guys need to know is that this means that HHM is going to be bigger and better than ever! I've been playing some more games for my 3DSXL, I'll write about them later.

Stay Nerdy,
!Spokhette!

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