Video Wrap Up! December 2018

Greetings, it’s me, and it’s time to look back on my videos from December 2018! November was a good start to my channel, but December was an even better month for growing and improving. I’m being totally serious when I say that I am really proud of myself, and I’m super happy with how I’ve progressed so far. Of course, it’s January 2019 now, so I’m even more excited for what this year will bring.

Thank you so much for any support so far! And I hope you had a Happy New Year.

Here are all the videos from December 2018 ūüôā My favourite being the one I uploaded on New Years Eve! So that one shall get the spotlight.

let’s try RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 and fail to make a good park

And here are the other videos that were uploaded to my channel during the month of December:

let’s try Jet Set Radio and fail to run away

let’s play Magicka and fail to have control (#2)

let’s play Psychonauts and fail to stay calm (#4)

let’s try Wuppo and fail to contain myself

let’s try Captain Spirit and fail to be awesome

let’s play Psychonauts and fail to navigate (#5)

let’s try SimCity 2000 and fail to not destroy

let’s try Jade Empire and fail to be nice

let’s play Psychonauts and fail to stay sane (#6)

let’s try Mad Games Tycoon and fail to make games

let’s play Psychonauts and fail to build an army (#7)

let’s try Sundered and fail to marry

I also made a Christmas special which was extremely fun!

I tried to make a 2018 Christmas Special

Again, thank you so so much. I am eternally grateful for any subscribers or views I get. I will certainly try my best for 2019! ūüôā

-Hannah

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Monthly Video Wrap Up! November 2018

So, this month was the first month of me posting YouTube videos, and I must say, it has definitely improved my life. I can spend time doing something I actually enjoy, and then, I can feel proud of myself.

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So, looking back on the month of November, these are the videos I uploaded:

rollercoaster tycoon: https://bit.ly/2PdWtfc

psychonauts playlist:

ziggurat:

aer memories of old:

bloodrayne:

magicka:

Bring on December! 

Merry Christmas everyone ūüôā

my youtube gaming channel

Hey guys! Thank you so much for your support since the beginning, although my blog was short lived, I will continue to post where I am and what I’m doing every now and then.

Currently, I am still working on my YouTube videos, and I must say I’m enjoying is a lot¬†and it’s really entertaining and fun and uhhh it’s so good to edit again!

So if you could check it out and support me I would appreciate it so much!

Click here for my channel

my youtube debut

so I haven’t posted on here for a while, and I don’t think I’ll be back for a while either, however, I have started posting on youtube for the first time in about 8-10 years!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8EzhBwbyMO0Utg0WXbX2Qw?view_as=subscriber

I’m having an absolute blast and I can’t wait to upload more. The videos are going to be highlights of games I play, and I’m trying to make them as entertaining as I can. I put a lot of love and effort into them, so any likes/comments/subscribers or even just sharing out the video would make me extremely happy and motivated ūüôā

anyway, thank you for stopping by ūüôā

 

Mickey Mouse: Memorabilia. Is it really that unsettling?

So,

it’s September. It’s the time when children go back to school and parents sigh as they have to drag themselves out of bed to make sure their children actually do go back to school. For me, someone who doesn’t go to school anymore, this isn’t the case. However, I do still drag myself out of bed at least before 9am every morning to keep me sane. Or sane enough anyway.

Speaking of sane, playing video games helps me not to get too bored with the amount of free time I have. There have been a handful of games I have been playing recently, one of them being¬†Epic Mickey 2,¬†the sequel to¬†Epic Mickey¬†(if you didn’t figure that out yourself already).

Epic Mickey 2 to me felt like a polished up version of Epic Mickey, but this is probably because I played the sequel on the PS3 rather than the Wii, which is the platform I played the first game on. I must admit the second game was quite a bit easier, and I had many flashbacks to the last levels of the first game where I died and fell off things more than I wanted to.

But anyway, the games are pretty darn good. They both have fairly decent and positive reviews and even though tedious at points, the gameplay was fun to me personally. The style of the games is what’s number one though. Broken dolls, robotic Disney characters, and levels with lava? I really can’t get enough of that creepy Disney atmosphere, and the concept art is even better (credit to Shawn Melchor¬†for picture number one and Kevin T. Chin¬†for picture number two. It’s such amazing work! I could browse through this stuff all day-.
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Something tells me that Pinocchio still isn’t feeling like a real boy…
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I think the shrinking potion would’ve been more useful to you there, Alice…

Talking about creepy though, there are certainly a handful of Mickey Mouse trinkets, toys and the like spread across the Universe, and eBay. I for one would love to have a shelf dedicated to Mickey Mouse, for some reason I just love that cartoony rodent.
Mickey Mouse¬†definitely has a rather disturbing history in terms of the merchandise that was released, and if you have seen some of the Haloween costumes from circa 1930, you’ll also probably have a good idea about what I’m talking about.
But let’s have a browse over some of the items that used to be in circulation, which will probably give you nightmares more than anything.

Honestly, what even is this? Sure, it’s from the 1930s, but it looks like something that’s come straight home from a drunk boxing match, and it really is rather unsettling.
The problem is that there are¬†so¬†many of them. You can search ‘mickey mouse 1930 doll’ on eBay and get pages and pages of fairly expensive results.

I mean, I don’t know why you’d want to, but if you¬†did¬†want to make some of these yourself, then here is a retro vintage sewing pattern you can buy (don’t say this blog never helped you).
If you’re not really wanting to make them, then you can always go and visit The Walt Disney Family Museum which has its own collection of the 1920s and 30s Mickey Mouse memorabilia. This time was when character merchandising became a novelty, and Mickey Mouse, in particular, became a craze.

If you want to see more about the weird and wonderful merchandising of this particular era, then give it an internet search! There are definitely plenty of disturbing Google results waiting for you, and with Halloween next month, you might as well prepare.

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Mickey Mouse¬†himself has starred in a number of films, video games and probably many many other things that we surprisingly wouldn’t know about it we didn’t research. Of course, Mickey Mouse’s Debut was¬†Steamboat Willie, and to me, this is one of my favourite versions of¬†Mickey Mouse. Even though¬†I still love him now, the vintage look is actually kind of dark and perhaps not so much for kids as you would have initially thought. Then, in 1984, Mickey Mouse made his first video game debut on Game & Watch systems. I don’t have much of an interest in Game & Watch games as of now, but I can’t wait to try and collect a bunch of Mickey Mouse-y items to show off to, well, myself.

To finish off with, here is a picture of the great Walt Disney surrounded by an original set of plush dolls at Disneyland opening day in 1955. Wow, such history! And Disney history at that.

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So, all in all,if you’re interested in a more modern Mickey Mouse game, with a great style and pretty fun gameplay¬†and¬†lots of co-op action if you really want, then I recommend¬†Epic Mickey 2.¬†Of course, I’ll be playing, watching, collecting and exploring other Mickey Mouse titles in the near future, and if you have any recommendations, then please comment them down below!

Thank you for reading! РHannah. 

UPDATE: I’ve Returned

So, here I am, once again, with a blank canvas in front of me. Of course, there isn’t that much pouring out of my rusty dusty brain at the moment, as much as I wish I was drowning in ideas, I’m still in quite a slump, and the cogs are trying to turn. But, with that being said, at least some of my motivation is back.
Around the beginning of June I lost a lot of interest in playing games, and I mean a lot,¬†and for the next two months, well, I’m really not sure what I did, since I didn’t even update my blog either during that whole period. I think I was in another world somewhere. But since my husband moved in with me a few weeks ago (after his visa was accepted- booyah!), I’m feeling a bit more, lets say, addicted to gaming again.


With that being said, I’m sitting here next to him repeatedly asking him to help me with ideas for a post. “What should I write about?” “Should I do this- should I do that?” Bleh, I don’t know. It’s pretty hard to come straight back into something after being in a big flop, but I think I want to take a more organised approach (ha, I’ll be lucky).

I’m still trying to decide how I want this website to be, so I’m jotting down some ideas because I really¬†really¬†want it to be cool, you know. If there is at least¬†one¬†cool thing in my life, I want it to be this. So there we have it. This week, my goal is to make this website a cool, fun place to be (please have mercy).

I’m not writing much for this post, just because like I said, I really want to get organised and make sure I know what on earth I’m talking about (which is never, usually). So please, bear with me, and more video gaming stuff will be coming soon. Very soon.


If you have¬†any¬†suggestions, please let me know. I’d be happy to write requests (as long as it’s not some sort of steamy fanfiction you want or something, I think I’ll need more practice before I delve into that sort of world -cough cough-)

So yeah!
Thank you for reading and Happy Gaming!

-LDG

 

When You Suddenly Don’t Feel Like Playing Games (or doing anything)

JUNE ISSUE: POST #3

I’ve hit a brick wall. Not literally, because that would hurt way too much and I don’t have enough money to buy new glasses¬†again. But it’s gotten to the point where I look at a controller and I wonder¬†how do I use this?¬†What is this contraption that I hold before me? I start up a game on the PS2 and I’m fumbling around with a Wii remote bellowing¬†why on earth won’t the dude on the screen run? I’m pressing ‘Y’ goddammit!¬†I’ve literally become a temporary angry Granny at 22 years old.

I say temporary because this has happened before. I’ll suddenly lose¬†all interest in what I’m doing, lose all basic skill and put my undivided attention into something else (although that new hobby hasn’t been knitting winter sweaters¬†just¬†yet). Although, thinking about it, I’m lucky that this doesn’t happen with people because I think both my Dad and my husband would be very upset with me at this point.

But with that being said,¬† I know that¬†some¬†people on this earth must feel the same as I do, right? Suddenly you wake up and you don’t feel like doing¬†that one thing¬†that you thought was your passion for the last month or something that actually made life¬†enjoyable, and then you’re like,¬†crap,¬†well that’s the¬†end.¬†I’m ready for the sun to explode and obliterate all existence.

But really it’s not the end. I know you must think I’m crazy, but if you’re anything like me, you just need a break (and a kit-kat).

I understand that some people never technically need a break though. They could play games (or do anything- …, no,¬†not that) forever if they didn’t need to sleep or eat or, well,¬†live, but we’re not infinite (unfortunately) and we’re not a cyborg. We’re like a Sim. That bladder meter is going to go into the red at some point, and if you don’t attend to that need, then someone’s gonna need to fetch a mop, and possibly a paper bag to hide your shame.
I understand also that there have been some stories of people actually¬†dying¬†because they get addicted and forget to tend to their basic human needs, which is a scary thought, and which is why the fact that I don’t really get ‘addicted’ to things doesn’t bother me as much as I thought. (I also would never put a hobby before food. Food is too important.)

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What I’m basically saying is, losing interest in something for a while is¬†okay, and losing motivation is natural, and this is what I’m trying to tell myself (even though it is gaming, which should be a crime). I received some really lovely replies and messages from people, saying that it’s okay if I need to take a break from gaming or writing, and while I feel kind of defeated, they’re right. It’s hard to discipline yourself and do something day in and day out, without it getting at least 1% tedious. We’re humans, not a bloody machine. As much as we’d all probably like to sit mindlessly at a computer with a mechanical brain doing all the work for us, it wouldn’t make life very interesting.

I ramble a lot, I know, but whilst gaming and writing isn’t my biggest passion right now, I have been attending to some other hobbies that I’ve neglected, such as language learning and art (and eating spaghetti). I find it hard to stick to everything at once, but my interests are always deep inside me somewhere (which makes me slightly uncomfortable. I’m glad they don’t talk to me.) and they’re ready to jump out again at some point, I know it. They just need time to reflect.

Sure, it’s a completely different story when you’re talking about work versus hobbies, because sometimes we just can’t control what we have to do for work. But as for hobbies, we can do them as little or as much as we want. So we have to be kind to them, otherwise, we may burn out and lose them forever.

So please, don’t be like me and feel guilty for taking a break from an interest or hobby. You shouldn’t force yourself to do something, because it might take the fun out of it and then where would you be? You’d be a grumpy Granny, and nobody wants that.

Thank you for reading and Happy Gaming (or Happy whatever-you-do-for-fun!)

LDG