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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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.