Another Update Post – Slight Hiatus Bedridden during Exams

So I have unfortunately dropped off the face of the blogsphere for a bit. With some unfortunate luck I have went from writing papers to writing even more papers. That wouldn’t be a problem if I wasn’t also recovering from minor surgery. Yes I am fine, it honestly isn’t anything but it will make things impossible for me while working on my assignments and resting. Medication can certainly put a damper on things.

So what does this mean for the blog moving forward? Well I will be back at some point in the near future. I have planned out two new antagonists to dissect both involving minus and despair (hint hint wink wink). I will also be finishing my Mario Party Celebration as well. These unfortunately though have no set date to when I will in fact be able to put them up as I may need to go back to surgery if something is wrong (I seriously hope there isn’t that would be a downer XD).

I want everyone who reads my posts to know that I am thankful for every time you even look at them. Even if you don’t like or comment I still appreciate you at least looking at what I wrote. To those who like and comment however I cannot thank you enough for your support over my resurgence of this blog after randomly making it on a whim and turning it into something. I have enjoyed commenting, I try to do it as much as I can (but I get ahead of myself. I am my own worst enemy). I look forward to reading and commenting on your stuff in the future. Just thank you for all that you have done for the community, for other bloggers, for just being great people and for brightening up my day when reading and thinking about your posts. To which I will return to doing or may still be able to do a tiny bit while resting!

If I don’t post by Christmas, I’ll wish you a merry Christmas right now and may all your wishes comes true. Remember to dream big, to enjoy life and have fun with everything you do. Always remain happy and smiling and I’ll be back before you know it to be that random guy who talks about stuff! Smiles for all!

Oh and don’t forget!

HAVE YOURSELF A FANTASTIC DAY!

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Mario Party Celebration – Top 10 2 vs 2 Mini-Games

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There are few times when teamwork is necessary in Mario Party. I mean this isn’t a game where teamwork thrives purely because of the competitive nature inherent in its standard mode of play. So asking two rivals to make a momentary truce is ludicrous but necessary.  That being said, these 2 vs 2 mini-games bring in that very element that escapes Mario Party often in its standardized game mode and that is co-op. Often if you are teamed with an opponent who is winning you can find one teammate try to “sandbag” the other thus throwing the game. When sportsmanship is in play these games come alive however creating fun moments of teamwork. By throwing away the desire to see the other lose, you can find new life in these games and some of the best are found in this very type of mini-game.

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Mario Party Celebration – Top 10 Duel Mini-Games

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The fires of competition abound! Everyone who has played a Mario Party knows about the duels that take place in the final five turns. The dangers of losing everything to the underdog in one quick swoop whether it be a boatload of coins or a star. These mini-games spark a competition within you and should test your limits with everything potentially on the line deciding the victor of a game of Mario Party. Duel mini-games are often the defining moments of a single game of Mario Party and they need to be concise, simple and intense games to pull off a feeling of accomplishment that could come from a game defining move. Now without further ado let’s dive into my top 10 duel mini-games in Mario Party!

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Unique Blogger Award Nomination – This Time it’s Prompt!

I have completed this within a month! At the very least it was around a month in my mind. Here I shall answer questions from the gracious people who gave me awards to answer from. It may always take me a while to release these when I receive them but mark my words that I will always try my best to answer those that are brought to my attention! So amidst the Mario Party marathon of top 10s here is a little nugget of personality thanks to these two great people. I cannot thank them enough for the nomination.

 

Unique Blogger Award Rules!

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them 3 questions.

 

Irina from I Drink and Watch Anime (drunkenanimeblog) 

1. What post was your favorite to write and why?

Well there is one I am writing right now that I am deeply enjoying looking at deeper into an antagonist that I enjoy. It will be released on a later date but of the posts I have already made so far I would have to say the Tucker and Dale vs Evil post I made since it was tweeted about on Twitter by the official page of the film and also on its facebook. That certainly got me a bit teary eyed to see.

 

2. Is there a subject you would like to write about but haven’t quite figured out how to do it yet?

Oh definitely a lot of subjects like that, but I would have to say it was the big finale surprise for the end of my 12 Days of Halloween event. It is because I know I will get a lot of flack for it potentially with how I describe the series I will be talking about. Mostly because I don’t really like either of them and hoped more to have a bit of fun at their expense. One is a beloved series by many and to compare it to the other is a risk especially when it is to poke fun at the former. Who knows if I will actually go through with it and maybe tone it down a bit, but that is the one I am still struggling on how I want to do it. To not come off as hateful but merely to have a bit of fun for those who have experienced both or one.

 

3. What was the last random thing that made you happy?

Seeing my friends after a long break away from them. Enjoying good company, good wine, and just enjoying life for a solid evening of drunken marble race watching.

 

Scott from Mechanical Anime Reviews

1) What is a genre of anime (or a series if you want) that you haven’t gotten into yet, but you really want to try?

There is no genre of anime I haven’t tried so far. Though of course there are genres I want to experience more thoroughly much like romance (which is not my forte, have you seen me trying to woo someone…it ain’t pretty). Being a hopeless romantic I love romance movies done right, I still adore The Proposal starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. Romance in anime however has bitten me a bit in how I couldn’t attach myself to the struggle or often got frustrated at what was going on. I should attempt more and see the full range anime has to offer.

 

2) What’s a hobby that you do, but not many of your blog followers know about?

A hobby I have that people don’t know yet. I think my biggest thing would be collecting a lot of different items in the entertainment medium and reorganizing them constantly. I am never satisfied for long of how I organize everything I collect and often restructure it every week or so. I surprisingly just enjoy doing it as a little hobby, a weekly routine that spawned from my hobby of collecting films, anime, etc. I mean I enjoy the search in bargain bins and closing sales, but there is something about the reorganization of my collection that puts a smile to my face.

 

3) What’s your favorite style of music?

My problem is I am a variety listener, often never really settling on a specific style. I fall victim to never really attaching myself to the style but rather the need to listen to something while doing something else. A wandering mind can prove most fatal and distracting myself with whichever music is available is a way for me to not get in my own head (much like exams). If I had to choose a style of music I enjoy I would say an orchestrated soundtrack from a video game. There is just something soothing about retreading nostalgia through music that I find amazing and nothing does that better than a good soundtrack.

 

Nominations

If you have received a nomination for this award before I am sorry for the renomination if you have expressed desire to not do another either at all or consecutively after the previous. I am not one to talk about responding to these nominations promptly either, so do with the nominations what you will. I hope you enjoy the questions if you do decide to answer though!

1. Karandi from 100WordAnime

2. Merlin from Merlin’s Musings

3. Chris from Peach’s Almanac

4. Jon Spencer Reviews

5. Remy from The Lily Garden

6. raistlin0903

7. Prattle from Seasonal Prattle

8. Two Happy Cats

9. The Otaku Judge

10. Ka-Chan from Ka-Chan Anime Reviews

11. Magnitude Reviews

12. Weekend Otaku

13. Inkling Infornography

Why not one more?

14. alfredopasta from Slice of Alfredo

 

If I forgot to put you in I deeply apologize. These upcoming questions can be answered by anyone if they feel so inclined. Just have fun with it! 🙂

 

Questions

1. What is your favourite antagonist in the entertainment medium and why? (Literature, Film, anime, television, etc)

2. You are making a film or television series and you have to come up with something to adapt, from what medium would you pick from and why would you choose that specific work to adapt?

3. Following the previous question, which visual medium would you adapt your work through and why? Animation or live action?


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Let your imaginations run wild everyone! I look forward to seeing how people answer (of course only if you want to, don’t want to force anyone to do anything). As for me it seems like my role here is done. So I will bid you all farewell for a time in the hopes of seeing you again shortly. As always, don’t forget to have yourself a wonderful day!

Mario Party Celebration – Top 10 4 Player Mini-Games

Hello again after a break needed to work on my essays and prepare for my exams, which I still have a lot more in the coming weeks unfortunately. With that being said, I thought it was about time to gush about a game series that has always near and dear to my heart and the one the defined my childhood as “That one jerk who always wins”. I am of course (much like the title of the post suggests) talking about the icon of party games, Mario Party.

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Coming back after the daunting workload and hearing about the new Mario Party: The Top 100, I thought it was time to return the roots of my love for a medium. To discuss a series that is near and dear to my heart and childhood whimsy I have towards gaming to this day (even if nowadays the series is fizzling out). Nintendo has made its mark on the map for creating family friendly experiences in video games, and Mario Party is probably the one reason why that’s so. A game designed to be played in a group, Mario Party is a part of that quintessential line-up of mini-game video games that overtake any party atmosphere I am hosting much like Mariokart and Pokemon Stadium 2. These games are designed to bring joy (and torment) to those who decide to pick it up and the sense of achievement when you are crowned the superstar against tough opponents is satisfying to say the least. So I thought to myself, why not describe my top 10 games from the five core mini-game categories Mario Party is known for and touch upon my two favourite games in the series for a fun little marathon meant for nostalgia in a time where nostalgia is needed. So sit back and enjoy the first part of my Mario Party Celebration with my Top 10 4 Player Mini-games.

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12 Days of Halloween…The REVENGE! – Evil Dead (1981)

The final day of the 12 Days of Halloween…about eight days after Halloween has ended. Well dates and deadlines for events have never stopped me from finishing something before! The final day of the last one saw me start my journey to eventually finish looking at all the Scream material, and I guess it is time to look at quite possibly another famous horror film franchise with a spin-off television show (weird how that worked out). Evil Dead is considered by many one of the origins of modern indie horror. Making a name for its creative gross out horror, it managed to become one of if not the biggest cult classic horror films of all time with a career defining performance by the ever charismatic Bruce Campbell. The boomstick, the chainsaw, the “Groovy” all started in this franchise. Horror has many iconic villains and some iconic heroes, but Evil Dead managed to make a name out of torturing Ashley (Bruce Campbell) back in 1981. Yet after all this time did the film age like a fine wine or is it dated upon watching it nowadays?

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12 Days of Halloween…The REVENGE! – Scream 3

A good final installment of a trilogy is important and often an elusive goal for many. We have seen time and time again where trilogies fall apart by the third film and there are few films that actually succeed. This infamous cycle has plagued almost everything in the entertainment medium, and the pressure to succeed is heavy. Scream 3 feels that very pressure, falling back on material that doesn’t feel as fresh as the previous ones relying more on Hollywood criticism than horror tropes. Stripping itself of its original identity, Scream 3 attempts to tie up the trilogy with grand meta spectacle. They are pitching to the fences, yet does that strategy offer up a satisfying conclusion to one of the modern horror classics?

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