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. 😉 ❤

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Comics With Collinswoah13

COMICS ARE LOVE!

Hello guys and welcome!

So today I thought I would talk a little bit about my newest (and definitely not needed) obsession. Comics.

I always stayed away from them for the most part because I knew it was going to be a slippery slope. And I did SO well until the Invader Zim comics came out.

Then I knew I was done for.

And then I discovered the Adventure Time comics.

And the Bob’s Burgers comics.

This is where I have stopped. For now. If you know me then you know that I will not stop for long and it is most definitely only a pause.

I am successfully staying away from the superhero comics just because of the fact that I know that if/when I get into them I will want all of them. From the beginning so I can full immerse myself in the world and know everything.  A little obsessive, I know BUT I am the kind of person that is all or nothing. Most of the time all.

But comics. Yes. I didn’t realize how inclusive and diverse the comic community is. There is pretty much a comic for everyone. And they’re not a huge investment money or time wise which makes me happy and my wallet happy too. I personally find the Bob’s Burgers one to be a great companion to the show. It’s more centered on the kids as they each get a “chapter” to tell a story that is so them. The Invader Zim comics are just amazing because it’s almost like the show is back! And I just absolutely love Adventure Time so I am always down for more Adventure Time in my life.

I highly recommend you guys check out some comics if you haven’t already and see what’s out there. Broaden your horizons. If you already are into comics TELL ME WHAT YOU READ!

Stay classy and sassy 😛

Board Games! Tabletop Games! Card Games! Oh my!

I just love tabletop games, don’t you?

As you can tell by the title I will be talking about games! All sorts of games! National tabletop day was this past Saturday so I thought today would be very fitting to tell you guys about my love of all tabletop games and talk a little bit about some of my favorite tabletop games and memories. As well as my National tabletop 2017 scores.

Lately I have been more interested in board games rather than tabletop RPGs or most card games. I think that’s just because I have had a lot more opportunity in the last months to a year to play board games over tabletop RPGs or card games. I personally love Dungeons and Dragons and Vampire the Masquerade but I just don’t have a group or the time to play right now which makes me quite sad. I also haven’t come across a card game that I just have to play all the time. I personally get burnt out on card games fairly quickly. My favorite games at the moment are Betrayal at House on the Hill, Mansions of Madness and Marvel Munchkin. I highly recommend these if you have not already played them. Betrayal and Mansions are more exploring, RPG-ish survival games. No two games will be the same, especially with Betrayal. There are so many different mechanics in both games that I personally don’t think that I will ever get bored with either game. Marvel Munchkin is most definitely my favorite Munchkin that I have played yet. It’s so great because to takes into consideration so many different possibilities in the real world that can affect the game. That and who doesn’t love Marvel?!

Now as for my favorite tabletop memory? That has to do with one of my first games of Dungeons and Dragons that I have ever played. I have only ever played 2nd edition for those of you who are curious. So I was playing with my friends and we all know that there is always that one friend in your group that when playing games just is not the best. And if you have no idea who that one friend is in your group, it’s probably you 😛 Well this particular friend made a very annoying character. His character had high intelligence but very low charisma. So low to the point that this character spoke in third person and pretty much just said his name over and over again. It got real annoying real quick. Our mission during this campaign was to obtain the secret war weapon or rival kingdom was using and bring back to our kingdom for the king to see. This secret weapon happened to be dragons. So great for us who don’t have any riding, flying or dragon skills at all! The super annoying character decided to just run full force and jump on one of the dragons while taking off. His rolls were somehow successful. Until he got about a couple hundred feet into the air on the dragon’s back. His roll wasn’t quite a critical fail but it was close. All the rest of our characters have left this annoying character to fend for himself while we try to actually figure out a plan and execute the mission, or as most of the teenage boys that we were playing with were doing, messing around. As the annoying character fell from high in the sky, he was alone and ignored. It wasn’t until he hit the ground, ironically outside the medical tent that one of the other characters just happened to have been a captured prisoner of war was working in, that anyone cared. That POW happened to just peek his head outside of the medical tent, see it was our annoying companion and just said “oh no, too bad!” and went about his business instead. Leaving our annoying character to die alone. Was this the nice thing to do? No. Was it the right thing to do for our sanity? Yes. It was. And I most definitely would do it again. I laughed so hard during this entire play because it was just too great not to and for that it is one of my favorite gaming experiences.

Now to the even better stuff! What I picked up on National tabletop day 2017. I picked up a bunch of cheap card sleeves for my Munchkin games that are Munchkin themed, a Munchkin coloring book with bonus cards for the game, a Christmas themed Munchkin playing board with again, bonus cards for the game, AssassinCon the board game, Willy Makit card game and Before I Kill You, Mister Spy card game. The great thing, and most exciting thing, about the card games are they are two player! Which means Mathew and I can play all on our own. Since it’s more often than not just the two of us, I am always on the lookout for two player games that we can try out and play together.

What are you favorite tabletops? What did you do for National tabletop day? What are your favorite memories! Tell me! I want to hear all about them all!

Stay classy and sassy my friends ❤

April Favorites!

What I loved in April!

Hello my lovely friends! I know I have been slacking with my monthly favorites but they are back!!

Nerd Favorites:

Game Pickup: Probably my Mario Kart 8 Deluxe that I just got today actually. I think that this is seriously my best pickup in awhile. And most exciting. I went to my local Target near my work this morning and stood in line waiting for it to open just to pick up the game. AND get the puzzle cube that came with it. That’s what I was really after honestly. And it did NOT disappoint. I got that puzzle cube and I love the puzzle cube. I really think it’s one of the best pre-order offered items that I have seen in awhile. Most of the time I don’t care and I definitely don’t like paying full price for a game buuuuuut once in awhile things are worth it and you just gotta bite the bullet. So I did just that.

Comics: So I just decided to go down the very slippery slope of comic books. And lord help us all. I specifically have gotten into Bob’s Burgers, Invader Zim and Adventure Time. And oh my goodness, they’re all super cute and so great to read! I highly recommend them. I do have to say that I’m very proud of myself for not decided to collect, buy and read a superhero comic. That would be so much more worse than what I am currently doing. 😛 But I have found this new found hobby and interest to be a lot of fun and really rewarding. And the reading isn’t half bad either 😉

Nerd Moment: C2E2 and meeting Evanna Lynch. I think that is in the top 10 of all my nerdy moments in my life so far. Meeting her, being able to take a picture with her and attending her panel meant so much to me. The Harry Potter fandom has always had a very very special place in my heart. It is honestly practically impossible for me to put in to words what all it means to me and why it is so important to me so I honestly am not going to even try. It was nice to know that so many of the things that I have struggled with and still struggle with, she has gone through and understands. I know it’s silly but it really resonated with me. It just helped confirm my love for the fandom even more.

Media Favorites:

Music: “Stay” by Zedd ft. Alessia Cara: I have been obsessed with this song. Just ask Mathew. He has had to suffer through this song so many times that I think he’s far beyond over it. But me? I can’t get enough. I love the music, her voice, the vocal arrangement, just everything. My only problem is it is so catchy that it gets stuck in my hear almost constantly. Which is why I listen to it so much. To try to get it out of my head.

TV: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: I honestly LOVE reality TV. Yes, I have SOME shame in it but not that much! I don’t get much time to watch TV as I prefer to because I would rather play video games and watch YouTube videos in my limited free time. But with everything going on in the last month or so I wanted an escape that didn’t require much brain power. Hence the reality TV. And the Housewives shows have always been a favorite go to for me. Especially Beverly Hills. Thank you Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump. The drama makes me feel quite a lot better about my own life which was the goal. So win for me!

Book: This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp: I have always been drawn to books with darker premises and this is no exception. This book is very powerful as it takes place in the perspective of four different high school kids in the span of 55 minutes during a school shooting. Yeah. Its very intense and a very quick read but it is a fantastic one. I can’t recommend this book enough. It’s very sad and scary but it really puts things into perspective. It makes you think about what really matters and how the stupid and trivial things that we worry about so much every single day just don’t even really matter in the grand scheme of things. The author did a very good job and wrote it beautifully. I think she captured the emotions perfectly and didn’t leave the reader disappointed with anything, but most definitely not the ending. This has quickly become one of my favorite reads and earned a spot on my bookshelf.

Makeup:

Katy Perry Katy Kat Mascara: OMG! This mascara is magic. Seriously. I fell in love with it. The wand is a little peculiar but it goes on so well and makes my eyelashes pop so so so much! It doesn’t clump and smooths out my eyelashes perfectly making it look like my own lashes au natural.

Brown eyeliner, specifically Colour Pop’s Mr. Bing crayon eyeliner: I have always been a black eyeliner girl. Exclusively black eyeliner. I never tried any other color because why? Black is classic. It’s classy. It works with everything. And then I got this beauty in my Ipsy glam bag. I decided to be more adventurous rather than complain and I am so glad that I did! The brown outlines my eyes really well and makes the green in my eyes pop. Which is always what I am striving for. Which now I am able to do that more!

Goddess Gold by INT Cosmetics eyeshadow: Another pleasant surprise from my Ipsy glam. It is very pigmented, very easy to apply, stays in place, and wears well. I use it as an all-over lid color and like I said it stays in place and lasts all day. Which is definitely something that I find is hard to achieve.

What are some of your favorite things from this past month? What are your thoughts on my favorites? Let me know!

Stay classy and sassy!

 

 

Whatcha Been Playing Wednesday

What I’ve been playing!

I had some pretty good chill time lately which means some wonderful gaming time was able to be squeezed in which is always great!

PC: Sims 3 – I had a problem with my new build PC where it didn’t want to play the Sims 4. Which was annoying but fine because I had the Sims 3 and all the add-ons for the Sims 3 to play instead. So I did. Turns out that I had some kinks to work out with the Sims 3 as well but I got them all figured out and it’s all good. I forgot how much I had missed the Sims 3 and just how much I like it more than the Sims 4. I started a household with the intention on trying to complete the 100 baby challenge. If you don’t know what that is, it is just like it sounds. You have a Sim and try to have that Sim to parent 100 babies within that Sim’s life cycle. I personally have never completed it due to technology issues in the past. My Sim, Delilah currently just completed her degree in fine arts from university, adopted a puppy and is eager awaiting her first child. She does have a job in the film career path and ironically her boss is the soon-to-be dad to her child. So much drama! It’s great. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

PC: Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat From Your Head to Your Feet – Yes. I did play this. Why you ask? The boyfriend and I were reminiscing about old computer games, especially the old point-and-click adventures and we both decided we wanted to relive some of those “glory” days. I had forgotten just how cutesy and adorable Humongous Entertainment games were. Such a shame that they don’t exist anymore.

PS4: Kingdom Hearts Final Mix – This one I haven’t played too much of myself. I’ve been watching Mathew play it more. The PS4 remaster of this is just so beautiful. I have fan girled so hard over this game. I can’t get over the amazing changes from the regular game vs. the final mix and then the remaster look on top of it all. It’s been a blast to relive all the great and frustrating moments of one of my favorite games with one of my most favorite people in the world.

Wii U: Paper Mario Color Splash – Like this is a surprise anymore. But I am so close to being done with this game! I finally surpassed Larry and man was that frustrating. I made it through more levels all the way to the last giant Paint Star (which is the green one for me!) to Lemmy. OH MY GOODNESS. This is proving to be difficult for me. So needless to say this is where I am stuck and where I have abandoned the game for now.

Not too many games have been played but quite a few hours have been logged on each of these. Many fun times and new memories have been made. That’s honestly one of the great things about gaming to me. The memories created while playing. And the story lines of course 😉

Stay classy and sassy ❤

All About C2E2!

My thoughts on my experience at C2E2

So this past weekend I had the amazing opportunity and pleasure to attend C2E2 in Chicago, IL. If you don’t know what C2E2 is, it is a comic and entertainment expo.

This was my first year to attend. It was also my first BIG con and my first con that I attended in a different state and had to travel for. I thought I came prepared. I didn’t.

Many things played into that fact and I will not go into them all as most of them do not have anything to do with the con itself. And let’s be real. That’s why we are here and reading this post am I right? 😛

My amazing guy, Mathew made the trek to Chicago with me and attended the con with me. Which made it better. If you guys didn’t know (which I’m sure you don’t) I struggle with anxiety on top of my depression struggles. I don’t deal well with large crowds, large gatherings, crowded areas, strangers, etc. So it’s a wonder that I enjoy going to cons so much. Some times are a lot better than others but a calm and friendly face that I can focus on really helps keep the anxiety in check and at bay. Which is what Mathew does all the time for me. And my anxiety was honestly a big issue for me at this con. It made me moody, distant and grumpy at times.

But overall I really loved the con. It wasn’t what I was expecting at all.

I was a bit disappointed with artist’s alley and the show floor because I expected so many more moments of “Shut up and take my money” and I didn’t get that many of them. Which was just disappointing to me. When attending a con this large I expected to struggle hard with deciding on the items I actually was going to purchase because I would want everything. That sadly didn’t happen as much. Don’t get me wrong, I most definitely bought a lot of things just not as many as I thought that I would. And it quickly became clear, with the sheer size of the show floor that it was one of the main attractions to the con. That and the guests.

The guest list was amazing. So much talent had been invited and attended C2E2 this year and I am beyond blessed and thankful that I was able to go and see so many of these people. These people were just absolutely inspiring to see and had such amazing stories, words of wisdom and views on things. And many of them were just straight up funny.

We had the pleasure of attending the Twisted Toons panel which six voice actors read Back the Future in different voices which had me roaring with laughter the entire time. Wil Wheaton and Zachary Levi were far funnier than I thought they would be and were fantastic entertainers. AJ Mendez Brooks and Evanna Lynch both had their funny moments but I found them to be more inspiring and they just left me in awe.

Also can we just talk about how I MET EVANNA LYNCH?! OH MY GOD. I about cried. Many times. Just ask Mathew. It was kind of ridiculous. I couldn’t handle myself about it.

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Every convention has their ups and downs and overall I think this one had a lot of ups but it just took too much to get there. And downtown Chicago is NOT a fun place to be! And for that I enjoyed C2E2 and will cherish my memories there always but I don’t plan on returning. But never say never. We don’t know what the future my hold.

Stay classy and sassy guys 😀

Real Life and Fitness Talking

Update!

Hello my lovely loves!

Sorry about Wednesday, some talks had to happen concerning some personal things and it just honestly wiped me out emotionally, mentally and physically and put me down for the count.

Today is exciting because I am coming to you guys from Chicago! I am sure you’re saying, hey why you there? Well I’m here because I am attending C2E2. The biggest convention I have ever attending and I can’t be more excited. This is actually the first convention that I had to find somewhere to stay at funny enough. I honestly feel like a kid on Christmas. I couldn’t sleep really at all last night. Partially because the bed at the Air BnB sucks but also because I am just TOO EXCITED!

Just to talk briefly about updating you guys on life and fitness and stuff, pretty much all I have been doing is working. Which sucks. But it’s how I am able to afford to do the things that I do so it can’t be all bad 🙂

With my bits of free time I have been finding myself devouring books and making crafts as well as drawing. What am I going to do with these crafts I’ve been making you ask? I am actually planning on opening up an Etsy shop hopefully sooner rather than later. So please be on the look out for me pimping that out once it goes live. I would love for you guys to take a look at it.

With everything that has been going on family wise, it’s been super hard to say the least. It has tested all of our strengths as a family and as people and I am very proud overall with how my parents and I have all dealt with this time. And Mathew, though he’s not family he has been absolutely amazing and a blessing during all of this. It has definitely been a change and a learning experience but I think we are all coming out on the other side better and stronger.

I think it is honestly interesting how we can change and evolve so much as individual people but when certain things happen it takes us right back to what we used to do and what we have always found comfort in. For me that is books and music. I have always felt a deep connection to both books and music. They have always been comforting to me and been a safe place to “run off to” or express myself with. And right now has been no exception to that. I think I’ll put together a playlist to show you guys some of the music I’ve been listening to and what helps me get through the darker times. Also I most definitely will be talking about the books I have been reading because they have all be AMAZING!

Something that has honestly been just great for me lately, especially with all the has gone on and all that continues to go on is the weather. Spring is finally here and I can’t be happier about it! I have taken advantage on more that one occasion to walk on my lunch break to grab lunch or to take a walk after work and I have love it. I am surrounded by such beautiful places and taking the time to get out and enjoy them while also getting some fitness in is just great. So I am finally back on the fitness track.

Well not with my diet anyways.

I have been trying, somewhat, to eat better and watch how much I eat. But this weekend I’m in Chicago and on vacation. So screw that. I will be eating a lot of good ole Chicago style food.

I honestly can’t wait to tell you guys all about this weekend. I want to hear about your weekend plans too! So tell me!

Stay classy and sassy ❤