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No games this time but my other hobbies

Since my internet is still not like I would like to be I decided to spend some time on my other hobby and in that process I found myself a new hobby.

So what have I been doing?
– I have made two beaded bracelets
– I have taught myself how to crochet
– I crocheted an amigurumi
– I started crocheting a Granny Square blanket (not sure if it is going to be a blanket though)
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Posted by on March 22, 2011 in amigurumi, beading, crocheting

 

Rift, my first week of playing

So, I’ve had the game for about a week now. YAY!

I’ve got to admit it’s even better than expected.

I had a bit of a false start on Friday morning when I was supposed to pick up the game and the internet just gave out on me at home. So I picked up the game about half an hour later than I planned to and immediately went to class. There I unpacked Pokemon Black, which I had also pre-ordered, and in the 60 minutes I have between my two blocks of classes I went home and installed and updated the game. To start playing when I got home again.
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Posted by on March 10, 2011 in games, Rift

 

What am I reading? 10 March 2011

What am I reading? 10 March 2011

10 Mar
I’m really bad, I have actually started to read more books and haven’t finished any of them…
But I’ll talk about the new ones and hope I’ll at least finish some before next time.
Bitten by Sean Michael
Life From Scratch by Melissa Ford

Bitten by Sean Michael
So I started on the second book. I’m about halfway through and have a hard time putting it down.
After the fire at the end of the last book they no longer have a home to return to and on top of that, Antons housekeeper is kidnapped by a rival pack.
This starts out nicely, immediately going back into all the drama and the hot sex scenes. The pacing is once again lightning fast and at the same time rich with detail.
I’m really enjoying the book and feel both anxious and exited about reading on. I want to know more but at the same time I feel like I don’t want the book to end.
Bitten can be found on Torquere.
Life From Scratch by Melissa Ford
A high class divorcee is trying to get her life back on track. She has taken the year off work to find herself and to learn who she really is. Growing up in a good family she was always taught that since they could afford to order food in or go out for dinner every night, why would she has to learn to cook?
Now in her 30s, divorced and in need for something to keep her occupied and find herself back she learns how to cook. Something that she feels will both annoy her parents as at the same time separate her further from her ex-husband.
She keeps a blog where she writes about what she has been up to and shares tips with others.
I found the idea of a book participially written as a blog quite interesting and I have found the writing style to be very easy going. I’m about a third through the book and although I don’t read a lot at one go I saviour every word.
Every chapter starts with a blog post and then goes onto the real chapter. This way easily distinguishable between the blog and her life but at the same time the blog tells about her life too. It is sometimes used to get through the “boring” parts of time passing and not a lot of stuff happening.
The book can be found on Amazon(UK) and Amazon(US).
Happy reading!
Kia
 
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Posted by on March 10, 2011 in reading, What am I reading?

 

Pokemon Black & White

So another blog, because the other awesome game coming out is Pokemon!
We are now on the 5th generation and even more features have been added, I will highlight some of the interesting things I have stumbled upon.


Your character
They seem to be older this time, in their teens instead of around 8 or 9 years old… This doesn’t really change anything for me, but I found it interesting anyway.

NEW Pokemon!
156 NEW Pokemon. Something we haven’t had since the first generation. None of these Pokemon are connected to the other generations and you will only encounter the older ones after you defeat the Elite Four or on the Dreamworld (more on that later).
I think they did a great job with this. They are all new Pokemon, some really cool ones some really cute ones. I also found there was a staggering amount of Ghost-type Pokemon. Which really rules!
Ofcourse, as always there are Pokemon which you can catch in one or the other, as usual.

New ways of encountering
Last time we could do double battles with some trainers, now we can actually encounter Pokemon in double battles, so always make sure you’ve got 2 good Pokemon in the first two slots. You encounter these double battles is higher grass and you will have to knock out one of them before you can catch the other, so watch out!
They other new way of encountering Pokemon are shaking areas these places will be different from other spots, grass will start to shake, earth will be dug up, all sorts of things. In these places you can find Pokemon you would normally not encounter in these spots.
Both options are quite interesting, I’m looking forward to see them.

New ways of battle
The first one we sort of already know, triple battles are like double battles but bigger, namely three instead of two. This method is mainly found in Pokemon White.
The other way is rotation battles, like triple battles you send out three Pokemon but they are put on a rotating disc and will only fight one on one. You can change what Pokemon you use at the beginning of the battle but the opponent can do this too.

seasons
Gold & Silver gave us day and night, Black & White gives us seasons. Some Pokemon can only be caught during a certain season and some even change form! The game will change too according to the season. Every season in game will be a month in real life.

Ingame multiplayer
You can now also connect with your friends and complete missions together. Walking together in one world will give a totally new experience!

There is more out there, but these are the interesting things I wanted to share now.
This game will come out in the EU on 4 March and US on March 6.

Cheers!

Kia

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2011 in games

 

Rift – continued

Today Rift came out in the US, about 7 hours ago the official launch was started.
The channel Syfy is broadcasting 15, 30 and 60 second comercials for it all day, among other things.
This seems to become a really big thing.

Alas, I’m in the EU so I’ll have to wait for another couple of days.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t make another blog about some things I heard about after the last one I wrote.

Artifacts and collections
You can collect artifacts and other items to exchange for loot. YAY!
This can be done in rifts but also when you wander around the area. I’m someone who loves to just explore the place, not even fight monsters but to find all the hidden gather spots and stuff like that. For me this has just become a lot more interesting.
I can’t find if you can turn in one collection multiple times but I would guess so.
The reward is a bag of stuff, it holds Lucky Coins(s) and/or other rewards. As far as I’ve heard the rewards can range from a couple of potions to blue and purple items.
Lucky coins can later be traded for mounts and vanity items.

Zone Wide Event
Sometimes the whole zone will be in trouble, rifts will spawn everywhere, spitting out monster after monster. They will take over towns and destroy everything.
The whole zone will have to work together to close all these rifts. Making this one of the biggest badass events you can find.
There will be monsters en bosses spawning all over the place. So cool!
This vid will show more:

Not a lot of stuff this time. Sorry, but I didn’t want to not mention both of these things I had found.

Kia

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2011 in games, Rift