Song of the Blog: Home is a Fire - Death Cab For Cutie
Lately I've been into music more than video games, but you guys probably won't comment on that...
I've been playing a lot of World of Warcraft! I just got to Level 67 with my Night Elf Druid. Quests are quite tedious at the moment though...guess the higher level you get the hard it's supposed to be, but I'd prefer challenging big enemies as opposed to having to killing 60 of the same boring creature...thank God for dungeons!
I believe I'll write the next part of Chrome tomorrow or Tuesday, glad I found a direction, I couldn't think of what to write about!
How is everyone? I hope you're all well.
WHAT WAS WRONG WITH SPIRIT TRACKS!? I LOVED IT!!! IT WAS A WONDERFUL LITTLE JAUNT IN THE WORLD OF TOON LINK!! Sure, it wasn't the best, but I didn't find it that bad at all. D: I get it, the train was slow, is that all you found bad? Everything else you guys told me was stuff I didn't think was a big deal enough to care about.
I haven't played video games in (besides WoW) in so long. The last game I played was D&D: Daggerdale, because my step dad wanted me to play it. He never checks on ratings and it was just okay. We played local so a lot of the problems (that had to do with online play) weren't present, so it wasn't that bad. I haven't even had the Wii since I got grounded last, and haven't bothered to ask where it is, I don't have any games for it anyway besides games like SMG and Kirby's Epic Yard that don't really have replay value. Then again, I don't really play games with replay value besides WoW. Most because I'm not the biggest shooter fan, although I can hold my own in Halo and Gears. I don't have live anymore either which is another reason why I don't play much anymore...not that I did much when I did have live.
I really wanna play some games like SotC, TWEWY, and Tales of (Any of them) that some of my friends have really close attachments to and have recieved great reviews without being massively popular, but I don't own any.
I'm also not terrible keen on multiplayer, I'm pretty shy so when I do play, I leave the mic off anyway and don't talk to anyone on my team. I guess I enjoy defeating real people more than AI, but cooperation is hard for me. I can enjoy multiplayer when I don't have to actually talk. It's much either to talk with text and words, you can determine how to determine what other people say and can calculate your response to make sure you don't make anyone angry or calm people down when you already have. I even got nervouse when I played Halo with Michael one time (it was fun though and I think it went well, but that was one time and it was a loooong time ago.)
I went swimming two days ago! It was really fun, I went with my friends Megan and Jean, we mostly talked though.
Hope you all are having a good life right now! Bye!
Previously on CHROME!!!!:
After realizing that if they stayed in their small town of Woods Cross the team would be interrupted and probably unable to save their friend Ben, they left. Sirra, Marius, and Bruno tagged along in the storage unit of the van (by the way they left in a van ). As they drove, cyborg Ben attacked. Javi eventually defeated Ben somehow causing the cyborg to fold into itself and disappear. Sirra, Marius, and Bruno all agreed to complain about the apparent lousy driving.
A reminder: Ben AND SQUIRREL (Fur) have both had their bodies taken by REAP. This means if they die their bodies will be transferred to a facility that puts their spirit into a new cyborg body. Ben's body is currently in a cyborg, and when he "dies" he is actually transferred to his normal body. The organization then "rekills" Ben in order to send him to a new cyborg body. The same thing happens with Fur, so if she dies, she will be transferred to the facility to be put in a cyborg body. NOTE: It was never revealed what was done with Ben's body after he was assassinated, and it could therefore be anywhere, but it's safe to assume that the team did something with it. Perhaps they buried it? Perhaps Leon (since he knew about all this) had the body stored safely somewhere? This means that the organization does not have the ability to "rekill" him and he will be a normal human until he dies again. Thanks for reading this reminder.
Let me explain everyone's powers just to refresh everyone:
Courtney: Has many spells, determined by power words and certain mind sets that allow her to mess with space and time.
Squirrel: Gets increasingly invincible the more dire the situation is. If she is about to die, she will become invincible (if she knows she's about to die) and she also gains abilities the more dire the situation is.
Nikki: Knows checkpoints, objectives, the future (the near future at least), important people, motives, personalities- she is basically the all seeing eye.
Aidan: Has increased strength and a large sword, and many hidden abilities yet to be revealed.
Nicole: Determines weakpoints, jumps extremely high, moves extremely fast (To the point that it seems like she is teleporting behind enemies), and can become invisible. The ultimate in sneaking, subterfuge, and stabbing.
Javi: Unknown, but he folded Ben into himself so...something cool I bet.
Leon: Part cybernetic, can shoot lasers, and jump really high, metal fist provides strong punches, access to many weapons, vehicles, and people.
Everyone else: No powers have been presented
Suddenly the passenger door opened, and everyone quickly looked at the door, some of them got into fighting positions in order to kill this new unknown. It was soon revealed to be that crotchety old man they thought they had left in Woods Cross, they also saw the blonde woman, and the weird kid who had the ability to cause awkward silence on demand.
"What the hell!? I thought we had gotten rid of you three!" Squirrel shouted. She rolled her eyes.
"Who was driving just now!?" Marius shouted.
"Umm, me?" Leon said, confused by the question.
"You should have your license revoked young man! That was the absolute worst driving I have ever experienced in the back of any vehicle ever!" Marius screamed, his eyes inflamed with rage.
"Yeah! You almost made me break my glasses! I need them to see!" Sirra yelled.
Marius suddenly calmed down for a second in order to contradict this statement, "No you don't, you just use those to look smart and "detectivey" as you'd put it."
"I paid good money for these!" Sirra said indignantly.
"Either way, you should not be allowed to drive this van. In fact, I will be driving as of now." Marius said, quite smug.
"Like hell you are." Squirrel stated.
Small arguments and bouts went on for a while but eventually everyone allowed Marius, Sirra, and Bruno to stay in the team. Courtney had also healed any injured, and Leon had gotten a new vehicle ordered and sent.
"That was pretty amazing Javi." Courtney said, she had been one of the few to see when he'd defeated Ben.
"I don't even know what I did honestly." Javi said.
"I do." Nikki said, "You can move things. It sounds pretty lame, but you moved all of Ben's atoms into one point until he simply vanished. It would have also killed him since you would have crushed the CPU or Brain, or any other vital things in the cyborg."
"And how do you know all that?"
"Well, I do know everything about our mission. In fact, you're supposed to be here. I think since I know everything, they didn't bother with a fancy introduction like they did for all the other new comers."
Nikki directed Leon to where they had to go. Specifically the base of operations for REAP. They were going to get this done and over with once and for all.
"Basically, all of the cyborgs are here. We'll have to defeat them all if we want to get to the main man. There is only one way in, so we can't simply fly to where he is. You see that building over there?"
Everyone replied that yes they did.
"It's fake. The real facility is underground."
A heavily guarded tunnel was in the side of a nearby hill. No one had seen it because this hill was obscured by other hills. All of the guards had heavy weapons on their person.
"I think the people who are ready to fight those guards are Squirrel, Leon, Aidan, Nicole, and Courtney. Javi does not understand his powers yet, and the rest of us do not have powers. Good luck."
And with that, the all knowing Nikki opened the door and allowed those five to pile out.
Leon did the first damage, and shot one of the guards with a laser, who slumped over, probably dead. The rest of the guards, around twenty of them, went to investigate. Leon began picking them off until they finally retaliated. Many of them began shooting heavy machine guns at the hill the team was behind.
Courtney shouted, "Stop!" Normally this spell stopped objects that were moving, but this time Courtney changed her mind set in order to stop time. She no longer needed her spell book anymore because she understood she merely needed to take on a certain mind set and shout a power word. Using this precious time, or lack thereof, she walked over to guards and took away all of their weapons. After accomplishing this, she felt she was low on energy and let time continue it's course. Immediately after this Aidan began slicing guards left and right, and Squirrel began punching the guards. She wasn't in enough danger for abilities to show themselves, but every time a guard tried to hurt Squirrel she was able to perform strange moves, such as flaming kicks, random blades stabbing guards from nowhere, and random objects flying into guards. Her powers seemed quite random, but quite powerful.
Nicole also got in on the action, running at speeds so fast she seemed to be teleporting as she stabbed guards in hearts and temples, making short work of over half of them.
It was a team effort and eventually all of the guards were down. Nikki, Sirra, Marius, and Javi walked over, ready to move on.
"There are security cameras ahead. Nicole, you are fast enough that they cannot capture you on tape, run up ahead and destroy them."
Nicole followed the orders of their omniscient commander and they continued on.
A chrome door loomed ahead, and as they approached Nikki warned them, "The first cyborg is just beyond this door."
I hope that I provided enough info that past readers are not confused! Glad to be writing this again!
I'm going to pretend like I'm an organized person who has features in every blog!
Song of the Blog: The Mall and Misery - Broken Bells
Rant of the Blog:
Why is okay to hate Gays or Muslims when it's extremely wrong to be racist or sexist? Isn't it the same thing? After all, hating a group of people without any reason (and God told me so is not a good reason) is wrong in no matter how you present it. If we are all God's children, would he want you to hate his own children? No. Stop being pompous and conceited and accept others for who they are. You don't have to like their beliefs or choices, but hating the people whose lives are defined by these things because of society is not okay, at all. I don't think most of you are these kind of people, but these are the people that really get under my skin, writhe around, sound like prententious jerks who just want to sound better than others. I have a cousin who is Muslim, and the attack she was under on a day to day basis because of her hijab (skarf that Muslim women are supposed to wear because of their beliefs) got bad enough that she had to be homeschooled and if she went into public she was constantly under attack by the unaccepting Utahns who believed she must have been a terrorist. She eventually was under so much stress that she had to take the hijab off. She's still Muslim, but under the circumstances it's much too dangerous for her to present it so willingly to the public. "You ****ing terrorist, where's your **** bomb?" a remark from a walmart customer quickly followed up with a middle finger. My cousin was 12 at the time. 12. I live in Utah, one of the least accepting states (it's conservative + church views prevent such blasphemy) so I've seen the hate that goes toward ideas, faiths, and choices that other people have. I have to bite my tongue day to day to prevent myself from going on the attack, and shouting this very rant (+ more swears mind you) from flying into the face of others.
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That looks so good.
Video of the Blog: Gummy Bear Stop Motion
Conclusion...of the Blog :
I'm never doing this "feature" thing again.
I just thought I'd make a blog based on what I'm think about.
I think every band that I really like has "the" song. That one song that no matter how many times I've listened to it always has a place in my heart, even if I've played it too much.
For instance, although the first time I heard of Arcade Fire the song I heard was Wake Up, "the" song that really got me to listen to all their music was definitely Neighborhood #2 (Laika), and it continues to be one of my favorite songs.
The Black Keys have Everlasting Light.
Coldplay has Don't Panic.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have Y Control.
The Killers have Read My Mind.
and MGMT has Flash Delrium.
(You should listen to one of those at random. )
When I heard these songs, I knew these bands would always hold a special place in my heart, even if I find other songs better for a short time, these songs don't move from their lofty positions. Every time I hear them I feel that first time I grew a connection with that band. Same for everyone else, or just me? (I know Aidan only listens to Video Game Music so I don't know if this applies to him. )
I've been more of a music junky lately than a video gamer, but I did download WoW the other day. I used to play it, but I ran out of memory so I stopped, but now I have an extra 250 GB I just got, so no reason to not play now. I have a Night Elf Druid, and I have to say being able to change forms is fun. The cat form is funnest.
What am I listening to now? Ten Cent Pistol - The Black Keys
I've been working on smudging lately in my designs. Basically you put down a brush and jiggle and jostle it around until it looks good. How do you think I'm doing?
I think I've been doing quite well!
Yes, I know; the story. It's just...I don't feel very "writey" lately. Eventually my people, eventually!
I made a music video for my favorite song by Arcade Fire!
It's called Empty Room.
I'm such a terrible blogger. I have this story that I just can't think of a way to move on with, it's kind of in a weird position. Do they fight the bad guy? Is the car totalled? Is this all part of something bigger? I can't decide!!!
My life? Oh, you don't want to know about that...but if you insist...
I'm pretty content right now. OH! I WENT TO SEE ARCADE FIRE IN CONCERT AND THEY'RE MY FAVORITE BAND AND IT WAS THE MOST MAGICAL AND INSPIRING NIGHT AND I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT AND IT WAS INCREDIBLE AND EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
The opening band, Local Natives, wasn't all that special and were really the dull spot of a phenomenal night. I swear I screamed every lyrics! Regine was the most adorable little thing, dancing around on the stage, and playing the accordian at times. :3 She really plays every instrument conceivable really: the glockenspiel, the drums, the hurdy gurdy. Pretty awesome. :3 Of course Win, lead singer, was awesome too. He forgot the lyrics to one of the songs in the middle, but it was honestly just funny when he did. I was so thirsty after the concert from all the jiggling and jostling and lyric screaming that I drank two waters and a Dr. Pepper afterwards. It was seriously the best night of my life. (Sounds pretty shallow huh? )
That's all I really have to talk about. I'd love some comments on the video. Thanks!
Hasn't been updated in a lifetime. D:
I'll do it in about...2 days. Spring Break starts then.
I don't accept if I don't know you, so...include something to recognize you by.
And here we go!
AND two collabs: :3
And I finished both of them, so someone sent me the start and I finished it. The second one had a little bit of fixing by the start person though. :3
Now for an opinion survey!
Have I improved?
If so how much?
What the hell is the title of this?
It's Chrome. That's what I have decided to name the story, which since this point has just been called "Story." *shoots a party popper*
What happened last time?
Koopa, Sirra, Marius, and Bruno joined the main team. The team is leaving so they don't have to deal with the cops and the news, because they still have a mission and don't want to be interrupted. They have decided to heed Nikki's words and go to the heart of the problem, and confront the people making all the cyborgs directly.
A silver boy was flying. His hair was whipping around, the clouds flying past. He seemed to be made of metal. The sun shown down on him and reflected everywhere. His eyes were normal blue eyes, but everything else about him was very robotic. He still had on metal pants and a metal t-shirt though, which was odd. Suddenly, he seemed to have spotted something. A long metal vehicle, that was really short for it's length was approaching in the distance, and the metal boy seemed to realize something, and he shot like a bullet toward the vehicle.
Nikki whipped open her eyes.
"I just saw some robot thing flying in the sky! It spotted us! It's coming!" She shouted. Suddenly the robot smashed through the window, punching Leon in the face on the way through. Leon immediately went unconscious. Squirrel quickly pulled the emergency brake, and everyones' head slammed into the seat in front of them, except Squirrel whose body was pummeled by an air bag, and Leon's unconscious body was shot backward by his air bag at a devastating speed. The robot looked at Nicole, and shot a laser from a hole in his hand.
Nicole's reflexes didn't let the the beam find its target though. She drew one of her daggers, and blocked the laser with the metal flat. The laser ricocheted and hit the ceiling, which was also made of metal. The laser seemed to continually find metal objects, the keyhole on the glove compartment, the keys in the ignition, the cyborg itself, until finally Courtney just shouted, "Stop!" and the laser froze. A small blue ball, stuck in midair. Nicole got up, and finally was the first to notice that this cyborg was Ben. Ben, that little kid that could never seem to speak when he was around her. She hesitated, and unfortunately the cyborg slammed Nicole in the chin with his metal fist. She flew into the ceiling, then landed on one of the less than soft seats. Squirrel got up in a rage, along with Aidan. Squirrel grabbed Aidan and threw him at Ben at a ridiculous speed, Aidan had a sword out, and using his momentum, stabbed it in the chest of the cyborg, flipping over the metal body and accidentally hitting his head on the roof of the car. The cyborg just grabbed the sword out of its chest and threw it to the ground.
Courtney was tending to Nicole, and when she was done with her she'd have to go help Leon. She realized her magic was needed, but her friends were more important right now, Aidan and Squirrel could take care of it. Nikki was just screaming, she didn't have any fighting ability, she could just see into the future and look at checkpoints in their mission. Apparently she could only see into the near future, which really wasn't helpful, hopefully her powers would grow and they could see something they could prepare for. Suddenly, Javi, who had been sitting in the back of the RV trying to stay out of the way, stood up. His eyes had glazed over and one was pure blue, the other pure red. He stuck out his hand, and suddenly a beam shot out of it, piercing the metal body, causing it to float, then just as suddenly the cyborg folded itself until it had vanished.
"Are they having a party in there?" Sirra wondered. The sickening stop from the emergency brake had thrown and jostled them all around the back of the RV in the storage compartment. The event had really hurt and they were all in a bad mood now.
"I don't know, but now that we're stopped we might as well go up and yell at someone for stopping like that." Marius said, disgruntled.
"Yeah let's go." Bruno said. He grabbed one of the handles on the doors that led to the main part of the RV, and pulled. The doors screeched open, and they walked through.
"Who's the idiot who sucks at driving!?" Marius yelled.