What I’ve Been Playing

Check out what I’ve been playing recently!

Today is Wednesday and you know what that means! Of course you do! You saw the title 😛

PC: HuniePop – I finally bought this for myself! I love it so much but I have come to one conclusion. I suck. Like a lot. So for those who don’t know what this game is it is a dating sim – kinda. You are trying to get in to these girls’ panties and to further things along with these girls you take them on dates. To play these dates you must complete the bejeweled-like puzzles and only get a finite number of moves. So the game is a dating sim-ish puzzle game. And I’m not so good at the puzzle aspect so I fail a lot of dates 😀 Good thing this isn’t real life!

PC: Golf It! – Yes, more of this. I personally really enjoy this golf game over Golf With Your Friends for the golf aspect. Mathew however doesn’t. I think it’s because I’m better than him at this one. 😉 Yes, I just called you out babe! We did try a new map that we downloaded that claimed it was “easy,” “simple,” and required “no trick shots.” I am here to tell you. That was a lie. It was stupid annoying and quite difficult. I will never play that map again.

PC: Golf With Your Friends – Can’t have one without the other. 😛 With this golf game, I prefer to play on dunk. It’s basically all I want to play. I mean how could you not prefer the golf version of basketball. Or is that the basketball version of golf? Who cares. 🙂 I find this setting to be way fun. And sometimes I’m even almost good at it! I just want more courses with this game already. Being patient is really hard.

PC: BattleBlock Theater – My wonderful man gifted me this game so we could play together. So thank you again, Mathew! I find it fun. You can play solo or multiplayer and it’s a platformer. It kind of reminds me of Mario in the sense that you have gems to collect in the level. It differs because the levels are not side scrolling and they’re non-linear, meaning you don’t have one direct path. Many times you have to back track. And those gems you’re finding and collecting? You must find a certain number of them in order to open up the portal to complete the level. My complaint with the game is that there is no real way of knowing how many gems are in the level or how many are needed to open the portal. You only find out after the level is completed. And the number of gems per level is always changing. It sucks but it could be worse.

Android: Futurama – I have still be playing this most of the time. I have slowed down a bit but not because of losing interest in the game. I was, however, lucky enough to snag George Takei when he was available. I find that I enjoy the ship missions and combat overall the most. It’s fun and cute and I definitely recommend checking it out!

Well that’s all I have really been playing lately. What have you been playing?

Stay classy and sassy ❤

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Difficulties Owning an Etsy Shop

Talking about some of the harder things in running an Etsy shop.

Hello guys and welcome back! I hope you all are doing well!

If you guys were unaware, I started my Etsy shop a little while back. It’s called NerdCentral13 and can be found here. I sell nerd related items for the most part.

But with starting and running an Etsy shop there are some not so glorious things that people don’t usually talk about much.

This is not to say I don’t love my Etsy shop. Because I do. It is my baby and I am very proud of it and all that I have done in such a short period of time. I am super excited to see what the future holds as my shop is still very young

  1. Success will NOT happen over night. It is very slow. People need time to find your shop and to make the decision whether or not to buy your product. Once you start getting the sales, more will trickle in. People want to know that you are trustworthy and your products are as advertised. This is something I knew going in, when starting my shop which is a case of patience is very much a virtue.
  2. You will have to spend money to make money. I don’t mean just on the cost of materials for your products but on advertising. Etsy and Google make it easy to help get your name out there but it isn’t free. You can set your daily limit but just remember, you need to have backup funding until your shop takes off. So don’t quit your job thinking this will pay all your bills. It may one day, just not at first!
  3. Social media will become key. You will need to “pimp” your shop and products out. This should be done on the regular with lots of hashtags to bring as much awareness to you and your shop as you can.
  4. Which brings me to the most important one. Time. You will never have enough. You will never estimate enough. You will have to miss out on some fun real world things to meet deadlines. Sometimes you will have to say no to opportunities because of time. But make sure to keep it fun and have a balance between your shop and life!
  5. Not everything will turn out right every time. This one has been a hard one for me. It’s very frustrating when something gets messed up or ruined. It’s okay to fail and have to start over. It happens to everyone and will happen to you.
  6. Love what you make. Every. Single. Time. Many shops make a number of different items but find that customers flock to one particular item over the others. In that case you will have to make a lot of that one thing.

I’m not saying don’t open a shop. I’m actually saying the opposite. Stop waiting around. Do it. Go for it. Don’t let anything stand in your way. But know, going in to it that these are the not so glamorous parts of it. Go in with eyes wide open.

So have your own Etsy shop? Drop your links in the comments!

Stay classy and sassy guys! ❤

Short and Sweet Words

Hey guys, like the title says today is going to be a short and sweet post.

I’m in a funk today. Which is totally an okay thing, because you know why? Tomorrow is a new and hopeful day. I don’t know why I’m in a funk, I don’t need a reason, I just am. But I am hopeful for tomorrow and excited for what it may bring.

Even when we have feelings of being down, positivity needs to stay at the back of our minds. I may not always be the best at it but I definitely try my best to hold on to it. And when I let it get just right outside of my grip? I have wonderful people surrounding me to help bring it back.

Basically the point of this is, we all just need to remember to have hope and patience. The rest will fall in to place.

Stay classy and sassy guys ❤

Anime Revisited!

See what I’ve been watching of the anime!

Hello guys and welcome back! I hope you all are doing well and had amazing, wonderful, and safe weekends!

Let’s talk about some anime!

I have been watching Deathnote while I work out to keep it fun. Deathnote is one of those anime’s I’ve watched part of before but never finished it and I never remembered why. I’m only a few episodes in and I’m loving it. It’s the dubbed version. For those who don’t know what Deathnote is about, a teenage boy has found a magical notebook where a person will die not long after their name has been written in the notebook. This teenage boy uses it to kill criminals but has caught the attention of law enforcement due to the events of all these people “coincidentally” dying of heart attacks. I am really enjoying the voice acting of the dubbed version. I’m also not always the best at figuring out mysteries, especially in shows (minus Murder, She Wrote, I’m the best at that) so trying to figure out what is going to happen next and who L really is, is fun and keeping me on my toes. Plus it keeps me looking forward to watching the next episode which means more working out which is really helping me 😛

From time-to-time I’ve also been watching Hamtaro. Oh i love those little rodent faces just so much. It’s super cutesy and feel good. Super light and not too deep into anime so you don’t feel too weeb-y and there’s like zero commitment to it which is even better for casual watching. It you have no idea about Hamtaro, it is all about hamsters, most pets of people, and the adventure they get in to while their humans aren’t around. Each hamster has a cute personality and it just makes the show cute and fun.

And just like all my other posts I am still watching Case Closed, subbed. The kids are super cute and I love the different mysteries. Though the kids are cute, I don’t understand how Conan is able to put up with the sometimes annoying antics of his kid friends. I mean even I get annoyed with the childish antics of my friends. 😛 Only sometimes. 😉

Positive vibes are being sent your way, guys. And as always, stay classy and sassy ❤

Creative Writing

Personal writing sharing time!

Hello and welcome back guys! Today is one of my favorite posts, it’s where I get to share some of my personal writing with you guys. The last many have ended up being poems but today I’m going to share part of a story I started to write. I’m not sure where it’s going or what, but it’s something that I would like to pursue further but would love some input on your thoughts, opinions, etc!:

There are doctors and nurses whirling around Lucy Gines as she sits in her hospital gown on a hospital gurney with her parents on either side of her in the emergency room. She shakes ever so slightly under her thin gown both from the chill in the hospital to keep germs from multiplying and from her fear of being in hospitals. Lucy didn’t want to come to the hospital, she would much rather be sitting in her room, being alone and pretending she doesn’t exist to the rest of the world. Her parents on the other hand thought differently and carted her off to the emergency room.

Lucy was deeply bothered by the fact that she wasn’t even waiting to be seen in one of the curtained off rooms, rather she was in a hallway, able to see everything coming in and out of the various areas in the emergency room floor. At one point a prison inmate dressed in his prison orange was wheeled by cuffed to the gurney with gun-toting correction officers on either side of the inmate. After Lucy saw a very bloodied woman quickly rushed past by EMT workers she turned to her mother and said, “can’t we go home? Obviously they’re pretty busy with other things. I doubt they’ll even have time to come see me.”

“Lucy, sweetie, it hasn’t be that long. I’m sure they’ll be with us soon,” said Lucy’s mother, Anna.

As Lucy let out a sigh of exasperation a professionally dressed woman with a notepad approached Lucy and her parents, “Lucy? Hi, I’m Dr. Fulson. Do you mind if I talk with you for a couple minutes?”

Lucy looks at both of her parents with confusion but searching for confirmation in their faces. “Go ahead sweet girl, we’ll be right here waiting for you when you come back,” said Lucy’s father, Joe.

“Okay, I guess we can talk,” said Lucy, confusion apparent in her voice.

Dr. Fulson smiled and offered her hand out to help Lucy up off the gurney. “Let’s go find somewhere a little more quiet and private. This hallway isn’t the best for chatting.”

Lucy shrugs off the offer of the helpful hand and hops off the gurney waiting to follow the doctor. Lucy can feel her frustration increasing because no one in explaining anything to her; why she is there, what Dr. Fulson is a doctor of, why she is still hanging out in a hallway, why she is supposed to go with Dr. Fulson and many more questions. Dr. Fulson leads the way, careful to walk at a slow enough pace that Lucy is able to keep up while navigating through all the equipment and through hustle of the emergency room traffic.

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So that’s all I have so far. I hope you guys enjoyed it and please feel free to let me know where you think the story should go next. Keep in mind this is a super rough draft as well. 🙂

Have a great weekend guys and as always, stay classy and sassy ❤

 

What I’ve Been Playing

My thoughts on what I’ve been playing

Hey guys! Welcome back to yet another What I’ve Been Playing Wednesday!

PC: Typing of the Dead: Overkill – This is exactly how it sounds. A typing game where you are up against zombies. Amazing right? It really and truly is. It helps keep your typing skills  sharp and also helps improve them. The story is rather interesting and extremely campy. If you enjoy B-movie horror then you’ll love this. One of the best things about this game? It has an online multiplayer mode so you can play with a friend and judge them based on their typing skills.

Android: Futurama – I know. A free-to-play mobile game. Well, I haven’t had much “sit down and play a game” time so this has been the next best thing for me. And honestly this game is one of the better phone games I’ve played. There’s of course all the traditional aspects of a free-to-play game but there’s a combat aspect in this game which is turned based and timing based. And it’s Futurama. The dialogue is on point and quite comical. It’s great to pass the time and enjoy Futurama in a different format.

Android: Castaway Paradise – For those who enjoy Animal Crossing, I really recommend this phone game! It’s very similar to Animal Crossing so far. There are cute animals with gimmicks and fun personalities, things to grow, things to clean up, errands to run, and you’re the only human around. Now I’m not too far in to the game but so far it’s a lot like Animal Crossing and has me invested. We’ll see what happens from here 😉

And that’s it. I know not much but there’s a good reason for that. My Etsy shop. I have been working on adding new items and have been lucky enough to have had a couple order which have kept me pretty busy. Check it out and if you see something buy it!

Stay classy and sassy! ❤

How to Breathe New Life in to Old Games

Tips on how to make old games fun and feel like new again.

Hello and welcome back guys! I hope that you all had a wonderful and safe weekend!

We all have and/or had those times where you can’t afford a new video games but are thoroughly bored with everything that you own. Well, good thing I have some tips and ideas to make those old games fun and entertaining again!

  1. Some of the easiest ways to change a game up is to limit how you attack; only use melee weapons, only use magic, never use magic, never melee, etc. It really makes the brain think more and old enemies are now much more of a challenge.
  2. Try speed running the game. See just how quickly you can make it through to the end.
  3. Or see how far you can get without dying and/or not using healing items. It’s even more fun when you get your friends involved to see who can make it the farthest.
  4. And of course there’s always the 100% runs. The perfectionist in my loves this one. Collect everything. With and/or without the strategy guides or walkthroughs, this one is most definitely a challenge.
  5. There’s always achievement hunting too. I, personally, like to focus on the pretty achievements games like to hang over your head. Achievement hunting can vastly change a playthrough and cause different choices and actions to be made.
  6. Last but not least, browse forums for the game. You’d be surprised at the game specific challenges fans can come up with. Some can even become your new and preferred play style of a game. I know that it has happened to me a time or two.

Stay classy and sassy guys ❤