Favorite Games!

Talking about Sleeping Dogs!

Hello my lovely friends both new and old!

Have you every played Sleeping Dogs?! It is seriously one of my favorite and most recommended games. So if you haven’t played it, finish reading this post and then go do it. Seriously. Do it. You won’t regret it.

The best way that I can describe Sleeping Dogs is Grand Theft Auto meets LA Noire, kind of. So the game is set in in Hong Kong and you are Wei Shen, a cop who has ties to the gang known as the Triad. You are to go undercover and rise through the ranks of the triad, gathering information while also doing some police work. All while staying under that radar.

This game is insanely fun. There are a lot of different aspects to the game which keep it fun and exciting. You can go sing karaoke, train your martial arts skills, find lock boxes to break in to, etc. One of the coolest things in my opinion is the fact that you can jump from vehicle to vehicle, even while driving. It makes running from the police quite fun. I think the combat in the game is quite challenging because you are put in situations where it is you against many people. You’d think guns, that makes that super simple. Yeah well guns are far and few between so you have to rely on your hand-to-hand combat skills. And sometimes melee weapons. But those are usually weak. By weak I mean a woman’s handbag. Yes. Seriously.

The story line of the game keeps you playing; wanting to find out what happens next and how the story progresses. You find yourself getting attached to these gang members and wanting the best for them and growing sad when things don’t go the best of ways. I happily play this game over and over again and personally never grow tired of it. I think it’s a no-brainer to play if you love the Grand Theft Auto games.

Stay classy and sassy ❤

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Creative Writing!

Personal writing is here for your pleasure! 😛

Hello my lovely and wonderful friends both new and old! I hope you all had a great and amazing weekend. I personally had a decent one. Many ups and downs but decent and that’s the important part.

Today is going to be another creative writing post just like the title says 😉 I love sharing these with you guys and I know you guys enjoy these. Today is something that I wrote on the fly today which happens to be another poem. I sure do seem to be on the poetry roll:

Regret.

The strongest of emotions we feel.

“What didn’t I do more?”

“I should have known”

“What if I had done this differently?”

Nothing would have changed that outcome.

Beating ourselves up doesn’t help anything.

Yet we still do it.

 

What happens is unfortunate,

Devastating,

Unfair,

Wrong.

But

It shapes us.

 

It makes us

Stronger,

Warriors,

More resilient,

More empathetic.

Our souls shine brighter.

 

Without regret we wouldn’t be human.

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This most definitely is very much a work in progress but I feel like it has good bones and a good structure. The message is there but it needs some fine tuning to get it there. Let me know what you think!

Stay classy and sassy like always, friends ❤

Life and Fitness Update

Raw and honest but short and sweet!

So I wanted to give you guys an update on me and let it be a little bit more raw and honest. Not that I’m not usually honest but I’m going to be a little bit more out there than usual.

First and foremost I have been diagnosed with clinical depression and generalized anxiety disorder in the past and most recently, post-traumatic stress disorder. Let me tell you, this combination can be really hard at times. And lately it has been extremely difficult. Every single day has been a struggle lately to get out of bed and to keep going on with my normal tasks like work, conversations with people, leaving the house, etc. Even blogging lately has been hard. Some of the reasons for the spike in symptoms I know and I have been trying to manage but a lot of them I don’t. I have been trying my best to do everything I know of to help keep things somewhat under control. I also am hoping that the more I keep doing these things and powering through normal every day life that this surge in symptoms will pass with time. All I know is right now, every day is hell. But I’m trying my hardest to keep hope up.

Fitness wise I have gotten back into the swing of things, I have been working my butt off to keep active and to be healthier (not food-wise nearly as much though).

I know it’s short but it’s sweet and gets to the point. Today has been a very hard day for me and I thought about not even posting at all but I didn’t want to let any of you guys down.

I hope you all have a wonderful and amazing weekend. Stay classy and sassy. ❤

What I’ve Been Playing Wednesday!

Look at what I’ve been playing!

Another Wednesday, another day to talk about the video games that I have been playing recently! What a wonderful day!

Let’s just jump right on in.

PS4: Kingdom Hearts Final Mix – So, last time I said I was watching Mathew play this more but this time I played it more. Mathew has blown through the game up until Atlantica. And Atlantica was my favorite world, I absolutely love The Little Mermaid so much so of course I’m going to play this world. Well because Mathew has been such a boss and blown through the game, we are slightly under leveled for big giant Ursula. And the constant dying while trying to beat her is both amazing and embarrassing. Of course the conclusion that we are under leveled only came after I died about five thousand times and Mathew about three. And of course I was beyond frustrated at that point so grinding to level up was the last thing I wanted to do so the controller went right back to my even-keeled man. And then shortly after we decided to be done for the time being but that’s besides the point 😛

PC: Broken Age –  I have a huge love, admiration, and respect for Double Fine. So naturally I must own and play all of their games right? It’s a no-brainer I picked up this game when it was on sale on Steam most recently. (It was like super cheap guys, great deal) As soon as I purchased the game and got it downloaded, I started playing it. I really enjoy the appearance of the game. Double Fine’s art and design is something that I think I love the most about their games. That and the enjoyable stories. This game specifically is wonderful because it’s two (so far) stories that you can swap back and forth between. This is great because with it being a point-and-click adventure, often times I find myself to get in those frustrating moments of not knowing what to do but not wanting to quit or look up the answer so I am then able to just swap to the other character and try to advance that story.

PC: Toontown Rewritten – Okay, so for those of you who do not know what Toontown is, your childhood was terrible. Just kidding. I grew up playing Toontown which was a MMORPG through Disney. It was very kid friendly. No cursing, no numbers to be used, you weren’t able to give personal information about yourself none of that, which was great for parents. Well the character in the game were toons; dogs, cats, horses, pigs, ducks and a couple others, I think. In tradition cartoon character style they had gloved hands and these were the good guys, the playable characters. You got to design your character some and pick a silly name and off you went. There were tasks to follow to help you along, your weapons were gags things like pies, squirting flowers, things to drop on foes, etc. You used your weapons on the bad guys which were called cogs, there were different types of bag guys, bossbots, lawbots, sellbots, and cashbots. They all made fun of boring adults in corporate America. You as your toon were basically fighting against the mundane corporate America with your happiness, laughter and gags. It was fun and silly and I absolutely adored this game as a child. Well in true Disney fashion they pulled the plug on the game and it all went away. Until I found project Toontown Rewritten. This project has brought the game that I loved to dearly back to life and I am able to play it whenever and for free. I go through period where I am all about the game and then won’t touch it because since its a MMORPG it’s very grindy and I personally can only take so much of that before I am bored and need to move on with something more stimulating to me. I currently have to defeat 900 cogs, 300 cogs in cashbot HQ, 100 5 story buildings, 150 4+ story buildings. So it’s quite a lot of the same thing over and over right now. 😉

What have you been playing? Anything I should be playing? What do you think of these games?

Stay classy and sassy ❤

Revisiting Anime & Manga!

What I have been watching and reading lately!

It has most definitely been awhile since I have last talked about anime. And today will be the first time I talk about manga!

So what have I been watching?

Case Closed: Still watching this cute gem. How can you not love this cute little boy? Yes, I know he’s not actually a little boy but he’s absolutely adorable! I really enjoy the mystery of what’s actually happened in the particular case of that particular episode and the looks on the adult’s faces when Conan figures it out and lays it out to them like it was stupid simple and right in front of them the entire time. The voice acting is quite good as well. It’s believable AND the Japanese voice actors don’t get annoying with their voices. Something I find personally to happen with at least one character!

Sonic X: This show is one of the reason why I got Hulu in the first place and I’m only now getting to it. And I’ve had Hulu for a couple of years now. I know, I’m bad. I remember as a kid purposely getting up early to watch it when it was on Saturday morning cartoons. I have always loved Sonic and found myself really enjoying the show. I still find the show to be enjoyable. But some of the characters are far more annoying to me now. Like Big the Cat. Though I do find him very endearing and lovable I still can’t stand him.

Now what have I been reading?

Sword Art Online: So the other night I stumbled upon the novels of Sword Art and was shocked. I had no idea these even existed so of course I picked up the first one. I’m only a little bit of the way in and I have to say, I really enjoy it. It’s different, of course, but still true to what I’ve watched in the anime which makes me very happy. I find that if things are too similar I find myself disappointed because I love the differences between book and screen. It keeps it fresh, gives different perspectives and gives it a more whole-istic (:P) view afterwards in my opinion. I will let you know more once I get further in!

Death Note:  I recently have been picking up the Death Note black editions because I’ve always wanted to own the manga and found these to be the best looking of them for my shelf. It’s all about aesthetics. At least that’s a big part for me. 😀 I have watched part of the anime; I never finished it because of reason, not good ones but reasons, and I really enjoyed the anime so it made me really want to read the manga. And own it, obviously. I don’t know what it is but I always enjoy the manga better than the anime. I don’t know if it’s because it has more free range or what but I do. And this is no exception. So much better.

What have you been reading and watching? What should I get into next? Let me know!

Stay classy and sassy, loves!

Recent Pickup Haul!

Recent video game pickups! Need I say more?

GUYS! It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these.

So I have slowed down a bit just because I haven’t had much time lately to go hunting. I know. It’s just so sad.

This is what I have acquired since my last pickup haul:

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The most exciting thing about this? I am TWO GameCube games away from my 2017 goal of 200 games and hitting 30% complete with the entire collection. TWO GAMES AWAY! And it’s only MAY! Oh my gosh. I honestly didn’t think I would be at this point so soon.

So now I need to re-evaluate my collecting goals for this year.

And those goals are to hopefully (besides non-North American games) shut out some letters of the alphabet. I’m going to try to close out numbers, A, X, and Y. It’s not too many games so I know I’ll be able to do it. Which will be nice so I won’t have to move games around too much at the beginning of my collection anymore. 😛

Now, on to my pickups. My wonderful and amazing cousin was so gracious to give me the games I didn’t have from what he had of GameCube games (with the stipulation that he can OF COURSE borrow games). Thank you so much best and favorite cousin ever!

Mathew and I also stopped at a game store on our way back from Chicago which resulted in the bulk of my pickup. I was happy to get my sports games closer to complete (that way I don’t have to look at them anymore ;)). I also made the decision to start working on getting my 3DS collection back to where it was before I was robbed. Which is a huge step for me so I am very proud about that. Plus this store had some amazing deals. The prices were good on most games, especially Kingdom Hearts and Pokemon for the 3DS. And on top of that they were doing a buy 3 get 1 free on all used games. Win for me. I was sold. Plus I also try to pick up PSP games that look interesting whenever I find them because they’re honestly quite hard to find and purchase.

Have you guys picked anything up lately? What was it?! What are your collecting goals?

Until Monday, stay classy and sassy ❤

Also have a safe weekend loves!

Favorite Games!

Luigi’s Mansion is today’s topic!

Oh Nintendo did so many things right when they released Luigi’s Mansion! Finally Nintendo gave the sidekick their own game and by stepping out of their “perfected” equation bubble.

I loved the spooky feeling that this game gave off without actually being spooky or scary. It made you feel more brave about things because Luigi was so scared. You as the player are in control of Luigi so it’s almost like you are coaxing him along to progress in the game, helping to give him confidence to do what needs to be done which takes the spooky aspects away. Not that the game really was or is that spooky or scary. 😉

I think one of the reasons why I really loved the game was because of its deviance from the traditional Nintendo and Mario games. It was refreshing. But it also helped that the game itself was fun. it was challenging in just the right ways and the story line was good and there. Which doesn’t happen too often for me.

And how great is it that Luigi had to save Mario?! Finally Mario is the one who screwed up and got caught. It’s something that I always wondered about, what happens when Mario gets caught and who saves Mario? But now my questions have been answered. Somewhat. Luigi is the one who gets called up and has to save Mario from the mess he finds himself in. Moral of the story is: Luigi is the real hero. Always. Luigi is the best brother.

Have you played Luigi’s Mansion? What are your thoughts on it? If you haven’t, what are you doing?! Go play it! 😛

Stay classy and sassy. 😉 ❤