Sunday, December 5, 2010

Building character in death

Brother Silence-As if killing the Bard impresses us. *The Gamers II-Dorkness Rising*

Nicole-Can we just kill him till we get a character we like?
Evil D-No, because it's the same person playing the character. My current Saturday Night Serenity Group. ^-^

I once had my brain removed from my body, placed into a Frankenstein like demon creature and than was let loose on my former party members. The DM wouldn't let me have control of the killing machine despite it having my brain and so I spent the last thirty minutes of the Cthulhu game trying to stack my D20 on top of each other. This was by far one of my most favorite character deaths.

In the past seven years since I've started playing RPG I have seen a few of my characters pass. Some were grand in nature like the brain removal or some were just shitty-like my dad killing my character and my husband's when we went to Gen-con and it was the final end game of that campaign. *Personally I believe he was just jealous that we had gone to Gen-con and this was his way of getting back at us...killing our characters and ending the game we had sat in for over a year when we weren't there to see it*

Character Death can be used a learning tool for both the players and the GM. Players learn what they like or dislike about the class they picked, how NPC's response to a character's race based on the setting of the world *Humans in lands run by goblins can lead to very fun deaths* How the way you play this character will change party interactions and how to find different ways to fit in with the group you have played in before. Most important they learn how to not get killed again.

GM's sometimes have used Character Death as a means to bring unruly players under control. My husband was once running a game in a campaign and had spent weeks creating the climax of the game and the rest of the party wanted to take time and explore the great big castle in the middle of nowhere and this player was in a hurry to finish so he just started rushing through the castle, kicking down doors and leaving the rest of the party behind. Sadly he kicked one door open that lead to room with no floor and a straight drop down to nothing from several stories up. This player had caused problems before and was taking away from the overall enjoyment of the game for the other players and so to end the issue his character was killed.

However, sometimes the death means nothing so nothing is learned and the player goes back to playing the exact character just with a different name but the same shitty disposition that lead to his character being killed a fireball mixed with a lighting bolt. Or shot up by a pack of Reavers.

Playing a character is an extension of one's is a much cooler extension of one's self but it's still apart of you and when that little extension of yourself has rolled the last D10 you feel a little dishearten at the loss, but it's another chance to try of live another life,

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Entainment

I'm a terrible person.

An awful human being.

Last night while passing out candy...I gave children the lesser chocolate candy because I wanted the Reese Pumpkins to myself. I should be ashamed of myself and visited by the ghosts of Halloween's past to learn a lesson of giving to children.

*eats a chocolate, peanut butter filled pumpkin of goodness and light*

Oh screw them they got plenty of good candy these are mine!!!!!!!

While I devour peanut butter goodness I thought I would share a few new geek things that made Halloween this year more enjoyable.

Watch this

Going to Pieces-The Rise and Fall of the Slasher film.

Yes it's a's a documentary about horror movies. It starts with the classics like Psycho and goes all the way to Hostel. It explains how the big three why have today (Freddy, Jason and Michael) got started and all the other ones that followed. It also goes into the criticisms of causing violence and misogynist behavior despite the female being the last one standing. It has some great interviews from almost everyone in the horror business from Wes Carven, Greg Nicotero and even Mrs. Voorhees herself-Betsy Palmer

Dead Snow

A group of Norwegian medical students on Easter vacation head up to the mountains for the normal activities that lead to death in these in movies and meet death in the form of Nazi Zombies. They are the fast and smart zombie type which is not good for our heroes, but it's fun to see how awesome the death scenes are for both med student and zombie alike.

The movie is on Instant Netflix, rated MA and is subtitled however is it really hard to understand that blond girl A just got her head taken off by the zombie officer?

Read it

Hollywood Monster-A Walk Down Elm Street with the Man of Your Dreams-By Robert Englund.

In the first ten pages Robert Englund admits the only reason he got into acting was so he could pick up chicks. I don't think he foresaw that he would be the guy most girls (myself included) were scared to death of and would make our parents leave the light on and check under the bed for.

Hollywood Monster is the tale of how the monster Freddy Krueger came to be by the man who played him from the start and all the roles and people he had the joy of shaping along the way. (Johnny Deep might have been in a band and Luke Skywalker might have been someone else if not for Freddy).

Seriously this is a great read and if you don't laugh at some of the pranks played while Robert was in his Freddy costume you have no sense of humor and my pity.

How to Survive a Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills

Think of this as the ultimate survival guide or just a refresher in common sense. Like how to not get killed while at summer camp or how to stop evil dolls and killer cars. It even has pictures and bullet points for people who want to live till the end but find reading a distraction while babysitting.

Listen up

We're Alive-A "Zombie" Story of Survival

I found this podcast while messing around on I-tunes looking for Halloween goodness. We're Alive is a told in the fashion of an old school radio drama that your grandparents used to listen to, but it's a survival horror drama.

Our story starts in L.A. with a group of reserve soldiers being called into to control some riots. The three who make it to the base: Michael, Angel, and Saul see what is really happening (damn zombies) and work quickly to find survivors and a secure location. It sort of follows the same line as The Walking Dead, of what happens after the zombie outbreak and how to survive and what to survive for. But since you're hearing it and not seeing it the story does a good job of creating characters you really feel for and the environment they have around them.

It is currently one it's second season, but I was able to download all the first season and listen to it in about three days. Each episode is about 13 to 30 minutes long with an update either every week or every two weeks.

So even though the scares are over it doesn't mean you still can't hear them.

*mmmmm chocolate sad that you will soon be gone*

We're Alive website

Seriously...a really good book

I actually got this as a gift for the lady who did my hair for my wedding and she loves it.

Dead Snow...Nazi Zombies

Going to Pieces-Not the best trailer but it gives you an overview

Happy All Saint's Day

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Gamer chic wedding

So as stated in the last blog I am now a Mrs. I now fall into a new tax bracket, have a new last name and will now be the prime suspect should anything happen to the Mr, because I don't have a maid to pin it on.

We met seven years ago through my father's D&D group and since that's how we met we figured that's what the 'theme' of the wedding should be. (I really wanna know who thought weddings needed a theme? Wasn't it enough that you were spending a shit ton of money on booze to make people get up and do the Chicken Dance?) So with that in mind we set out to create the nerdiest wedding possible.

Step One-Screw flower centerpieces

Everyone does flowers and they cost you almost more than the bar tab. However instead of a hangover you just have lots of dead flowers the next day that you either pitch or give to an old folks home. *Classy*

What we ended up doing was finding small wooden treasure boxes. My husband and father in law stained and painted them and we filled them chocolate coins, little Hershey treasures and sugar candy that looked like gems. So if they wanted to snack after the dinner and cake they still had some chocolate at the table. Plus people could take the box home and have something sort of useful unlike dozens of dying red roses. We put the chest on top of some Gaming paper that is normally used for doing in game battles. If anyone had wanted to run a game at there table all they needed was the minis because we also provided the dice and the pencils.

Step Two-Oh you gave us matches so I can burn this hell hole down.

Being gamers we knew the standard favors weren't going to wow anyone. (Oh boy you got us a heart shaped cork screw that will break the second time I use it) So we decided to get 6 sided dice with our names and the date of our reception along with the pencils that could be used after the wedding for our gamer friends. Even our non-gamer friends liked our pencil favors and they thought the dice favors really cool.

Step Three-Entertainment is key.

Gamers don't dance...well maybe after the bar is almost finished you may get them to do YMCA but it really just looks like a someone having a seizure on the dance floor. So with that in mind we had a game table set up off to the side so if people wanted to play board games we had them handy.

We also got some serious nerd music played. We needed a song for the garter toss and original my husband wanted this song from Star Trek.

However the DJ called me two days before the wedding and told me he couldn't find it what else could replace this...

Yes...yes I played Star Wars music at my wedding, people had to catch the garter to Duel of Fates. Other than playing Weird Al's-White and Nerdy I don't what else I could have done. Well wait I could have bought those light sabers and had people actually duel for the garter. But than I would of had to cut back on the bar and that wasn't happening.

Here are the sites were we got some of our wedding stuff
These guys had the candy gems and they are FTW
We got the pencils here.
A true gamer would know to get dice here.
Instead of a normal guest book we had our guest pass this a journal from table to table so they could also write messages.
I can't remember exactly where we got the boxes from but these guys seem to offer a similar design.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Mishaps always give you the best stories

It's Sunday night. My better half is downstairs playing Call of Duty-Modern Warfare 2, the cat is trying to find somewhere to sleep for the next 18 hours and I'm up here in my cozy sweater listening to Glee music.

Did I mention we've been married for over 48 hours now.

*Huge happy smile here complete with girly squeals*

On Friday September 24th 2010, myself, my better half, my parents, his parents and his older sister went to our local court house and decided to make seven years of gaming together a life long quest (and legal for tax purposes, health insurance and ownership of the house...retarded laws). At 4:30 p.m we promised to love, honor and cherish each other for better or worst, sickness and health, richer or poorer, till one of us runs out of hit points.

And I couldn't get his ring on. He had leftover Chinese for lunch and I couldn't get his ring on. We both laughed about it and I started giggling again when his mom dropped her camera batteries. I also came close to laughing during the vows because of comedian Nick Griffin. His bit about marriage came into my head when the clerk was asking me to take him in sickness and health and for richer or poorer.

"Whoa, whoa, whoa! How sick and poor is this lady gonna get? Is she gonna be charging stuff and barfing!" Nick Griffin-Einstein and Love. When we were heading out to dinner I told him about almost laughing during vows because of that and he finished the punchline for me and started laughing.

We had a very nice wedding over the course of two days, however it was filled with all sorts of mishaps. The perfect wedding is I believe what Frank McCourt said about happy childhoods not worth your while. See mishaps like unhappy childhoods give you the best stories to tell. Everyone will talk about what happened for years because it was memorable. However, you want it to be memorable for the right reasons. You want people to remember that the DJ messed up your first dance. (Like he did with us last night). What you don't want them to remember is you throwing a hissy fit on the dance floor recreating Eric Cartman's swear rant. (I didn't do that...I was worried that he was pulling out our Rick Roll too soon when the song skipped) And the songs skipped for the rest of the night even after the Rick Roll.

The past couple of months leading up to the wedding have been memorable for all sorts of reasons, some very good and some very bad. While planning this a person who I considered a dear friend and helped any time she needed it turned into a complete and total bitch and decided that ten years of friendship was not worth a damn thing and refused to come to my wedding. On the other hand I've forged new friendships with some of the coolest ladies I will ever have the pleasure of meeting. We've gained a new family...some of them we wish we could shoo out but I guess we have to keep them since we didn't get a gift receipt to take them back to Families R Us.

And throughout all the mishaps big and small, I got my husband and he is always the best part of all my stories!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Playing Sims does not prepare you for homeownership.

*Looks over at unpacked boxes and sighs*
*Looks at bare floors and carpet tacks and groans*
*Looks at wallpaper, over paint, over wallpaper, over textured wall, over more wallpaper and goes into murderous rage and starts trying to find the former owners of the house to kill them in a way that would make a CSI go 'What the hell?'

My fiancee and I became homeowners a few weeks ago and are still in the process of fixing the place up. I just finished screwing in face plates a few minutes ago and my better half is showing a cherry tree who's the boss. *I think he's winning due to the pile of branches and grunting*

At times though I wonder what we got myself into with this 30 year purchase. Yeah it shows that we're responsible adults with good credit. But it is also a soul sucking thing that months of Sims playing did not prepare me for.

I'm going to create a new Sims game after this called-Sims: Foreclosure. Your Sim no longer gets a nice, clean, move in ready house...oh no...they get a house where they have to fix stuff that the former owners left behind due to a messy divorce. *At least that's what the neighbor told us*

Like dog stained carpet and the joys of having to rip out the carpet and padding because the former owners let their pets do whatever pets do in the house and all over the house. You also have to work with the fact they put in a crooked wall in your basement mud room, that they had some crazy cable/wiring thing going on all over the house, and that they put wallpaper over wallpaper in more than one room and well they just sucked in general. My fiancee and I agree-we've never met the former owners, but we both hate them and we're glad that their marriage ended in divorce and bankruptcy.

But once all the work is done you have something really awesome to show for it. Like once you get the wallpaper down, the carpet ripped up and the face plates back on it's yours...all yours and it is an awesome feeling. If I wanna re paint a room, I can I don't have to ask the landlord for permission. If I want new trees and flowers....guess what I can have them now. I now reenact that famous Eddie Murphy drunk dad from the barbecue in my kitchen.

"It's my house and if you don't like it you can get the fuck out!"

We still want to murder the former owners for the wallpaper nightmare but we're happy to have a house that will be the site for many game sessions for years to come.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

I think Law & Order did this once...

In the criminal justice system all accused are entitled to a trial by a jury of their peers. However in most cases, the accused and the jurors would never be friends or even causal acquaintances. In fact, the jurors all ready hate the accused because if it wasn't for them doing something stupid the jurors wouldn't be here they would be at home with friends or at work with the causal acquaintances. These are their stories.

*Dun dun*

So I'm trying to move into a new house and pack up the old one when I find a jury questionnaire in my mailbox and the first thought that goes through my head is that I need to find someone who owns a Star Trek Uniform so that I may wear it when and if I get called in for more questioning. I know it's my civic duty to be on a jury, but considering I just paid Uncle Sam $300 for income taxes I'm not feeling very civic right now.

I'm think I should bring this blog in has proof that I'm not the person they want on a jury. I'm not sure why I'm feeling so hateful about serving on a jury. Maybe it's because I'm moving and I don't have the time to sit a room and listen to why so and so thought robbing the store sounded like a good idea. Maybe I'm stressed about missing work, we have jury pay, but it won't help me catch up on what I need to do and it makes other fall behind. Maybe I'm worried I'll be the hold out- the juror who feels the accused is really not guilty and I've seen what happens to hold out jurors on CSI...

Maybe it was the lack of creativity with the questionnaire that really got to me.

Seriously....they ask you in English if you understand English. My fiancee is a buzzkill about certain things and lying on the questionnaire about my language skills was one of the things he was being a drag about. He also would not let me lie about my car insurance status or where I worked. I had wanted to answer that not only did I speak English I also speak: Japanese, Jive, and L33T. I don't have car insurance right now due to my job on the Death Star translating Jive I don't need to commute.

I feel the need to tell them they are not getting a good diverse jury pool with such lackluster questions. Here are a few questions I feel they need to ask before asking anyone to serve on a jury.

Do you look forward to the zombie doomsday scenario just so you can legally kill people you hate after they become one of the undead?

Do you watch countless hours of crime TV? If so, which shows and do you feel that these show have prepared you for getting away with murder?

Which ending caused you more feelings of rage-The ending of Harry Potter or the ending of Lost? Please explain why.

Do you feel that making prisoners read or watch anything Twilight related is cruel and unusual punishment?

Yes I feel that we could get a unique jury pool from these questions. If not at least the jurors would get some sort of laugh considering what they are about to go though.

Oh well....I'm sure if I get picked I could always turn the exp into CSI fanfiction...unless I'm killed for being the hold out juror.

This will be my last blog at my current home, after we move and get settled I plan to pick this up again.

Till than

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Will you please join my cult?

Will you please join my mob?

Will you adopt this fish?

Will you please join my polygamist cult?

Ok so that is not a Facebook game, but I'm sure it's not that far away. Do some modifying to Farmville and you could have Poly-Ville where you request that your friends join your cult and the more friends you have, the more kids you get until you obtain Mormon sainthood by becoming the next prophet. Really considering you have a game called FishVille that is basically you make your own fish tank, is Poly-Ville that much of stretch?

For anyone who has a Facebook page I'm sure we have all gotten the above requests to join into whatever Zynga game is popular this week and you either ignore your Facebook page for weeks and when you come back you have around 100 'requests' to be someones neighbor/thug/monkey along with several 100 'gifts' to accept. Or you cave to Facebook peer pressure and join said game just to see what all the hype is about and hoping they go away. Than you sucked in....

I started with Cafe World because I like cooking, however I hate the mess and injuries I suffer while cooking. *I tend to cut or burn myself a lot* so this seemed like a fair balance between the two. I think I got to around level 15 before I got bored with it. I hated the fact the 'friends' I hired as wait staff sucked and it didn't seem to matter what I did I couldn't get my restaurant's rating to go up plus all the really good dishes take an insane amount of time to finish and the waiting around just sucked.

I was going to swear off the games until I got sucker into I'm sucking others into it. *I'm so sorry * I had hoped it was like another sim game I had called Harvest Moon where you ran a farm, tried to get married and have a family. Farmville simply focuses on the farming part and I'm ok with that, so far I'm at level 32, but I'm wishing that it had a little more to it.

However other people I have friended and play with simply can't get enough of it. One lady I work with is simply a few clicks away from Dr. Phil having another Farmville intervention. She even has the little timer that e-mails her when her crops are done and has had other family member harvest her crops if she can't get to them. Other people have around 90 some 'friends' and all they do is pass gifts to each other and help with the new co-op farming. One of my fiancee's friend is married to a woman who has four different farms going.

While the Zynga games don't take a lot of skill, my friend K dubbed them 'point and click' games there is some level of team play needed, you need friends to help you expand and to send you things you need to compete certain tasks. I'm not fond of those who set up multiple farms/cafes/mobs and just send stuff to the main farm/cafe/mob. That's like running your D&D character though a solo adventure you created to level up.

Yes the Zynga games are easy, one could play them drunk while blindfolded however sometimes after a shitty day at work I want something that doesn't require a lot of thought or planning on my part. I wanna click on the little market symbol, plant some blueberries and come back in four hours and have some blueberries to harvest. I wonder if that's why so many of the players of these games are women due to the ease of it.

Unless you are like the freaky Dr. Phil lady who went has far to unplug the router so her kids would think the internet was down and get off the computer so she could get back on a lot of women like gaming but might not have the time to play a so called 'real' game so Farmville/Fishville/Cafe World is easy to do in their spare time. Plus with it being so easy small children can play and they can all play together.

I do feel compelled to offer some suggestions to these games....I will sound like here

Farmville-Try Harvest Moon. It comes on several systems (Wii, PlayStation 2 and X-Box 360) and each version is different. Like Farmville but at a faster pace. Each day is only about 20 to 30 minutes long and not only must you handle your farm and livestock, having good relationships with other farmers/friends/family is key to winning. *kind of like real life*

Cafe World-Try Cooking Mama. Only for the Wii and DS you are required to cut/chop/mix/fry in order to make different dishes. The game requires the player to learn when to put ingredients in the pan at the right temperature and time and other handy cooking skills. When you master recipes you can try to create new dishes. Or you can just go to the kitchen and risk getting cut and burnt like I do. ^-^

Yo-ville-Try any of The Sims games. PC, Wii, PlayStation, and X-box all of versions of the never ending crack habit not to mention the never ending expansion packs.

FishVille or PetVille-Seriously what is wrong with you...go get a real pet. Something you can hug or stare at in it's fishbowl. If you can't afford a real pet the animal shelters need volunteers so does PetSmart.

Now please excuse me, I have flowers to harvest.

Reggie ^-^

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What the Hell-O just happened?

Tonight we shall be nerdy and talk about the spring premiere of Glee Tuesday night...that after waiting four months for did leave something to be desired.

It wasn't a bad episode, but it was not the best and after making me wait four months and all the hype around it I was waiting for fireworks, instead I got some sparklers.

Let's recap...and yes this will have spoilers.

The episode titled Hell-O picks up after the kids win Sectionals and somehow even after beating a deaf school and a all girls correctional school at a singing contest the kids still can't get any cool points and they find themselves still at the bottom of the social ladder in a puddle of slushie. Even Will is having trouble getting points in with Principal Figgins and is fighting for the club to stay despite another round of budget cuts and the Cheerleading Cheerios needing the main stage to practice in the winter.

Will is confused about why the Cheerios need the main stage when they don't even have a coach and than in walks in Sue Sylvester, very tan from her time in Boca and reinstated after drugging Figgins and taking some very naughty pics of them in bed. Despite Will's offer to bury the hatchet, Sue says that she will only bury the hatchet in his groin and looks forward to ruining his little club and getting him fired. *Oh Sue I missed you!*

Will later gets our merry band of singing misfits together and wants them to come up with a new signature piece for the club, the club's own way of saying 'Hello' and the song must include the word 'Hello'.

This leads into our A plotline of the episode: Finn and Rachel. Finn is trying to get himself out an emo rut, he's not coping with his break-up from Quinn or that Puck is now dating her and the fact that the whole school now knows that Puck knocked Quinn up behind his back or that he is now 'dating' Rachel who is a far cry from the cheerleader girlfriend and status he's used to.

When Will and Finn meet up to work on his 'Hello' piece both guys bond over the shared stress of baby drama...well in Will's case there wasn't a baby just his soon to be ex wife pretending there was. Will encourages Finn to break away from all that and find a new man; his inner rock star and live it up. Finn settles on The Doors: Hello, I love you.

For me...this is where it started to lose me

It was a good song, Cory Monteith gave a good performance but it was the dance number that ruined it for me. He was singing in the halls being a little emo and the Cheerios were dancing around him and everyone is looking at him like he's a bad ass and I looked and I swore that I had seen the singing emo guy with girls dancing all around him before and than it hit me.

Spiderman 3! When emo Peter Parker is dancing down the street, giving high fives and than at the club with Gwen Stacy making Mary Jane all jealous. Just change Peter with Finn and Gwen Stacy with cheerleaders and glee girls and Mary Jane with Rachel and it's the same freaking thing.

So back on Glee we find out that our two favorite Cheerios Brittany and Santana have been ordered by Sue to start hitting on Finn which will drive Rachel crazy and break up the Glee Club in exchange for doing this Sue will make one of them head cheerleader. I was surprised that both girls agreed to it after Sectionals where both admitted they liked Glee Club and it made them happy, but the allure of head cheerleader is enough to throw happiness and friendships out the window.

So after being asked out by two cheerleaders Finn gives Rachel the lamest break up speech ever.

Finn-I wanna find my inner rockstar.
Rachel-No you wanna be a whiny popular bitch again and I'm not doing it for you cause I like you how you are and you don't like me for me so GFY! *storms off crying*

So Rachel is being pissy and Finn is being emo with cheerleaders and Will wants to know if anyone else has done the 'Hello' homework. Rachel of course has done her homework and wants to show off her 'Hello'. Her 'hello' was more of a 'GFY' that would have made Alanis Morissette proud and she belted out Gives You Hell from The All-American Rejects which was clearly pissing Finn off has he did not join in with the awesome dancing and Will is not pleased that Rachel is not only mocking his assignment she is clearly picking on his new BFF. So he once again goes into the 'Vocal Adrenaline is better than us and we need to get it together or we won't have a club anymore!' speech. *I swear he just needs to record that damn speech he says it every other week*

Rachel determine to forget Finn and focus on winning goes to find new sheet music and we get introduced to the future Edward of Glee, Jesse St James from Vocal Adrenaline.

Jesse-*Goes on about how awesome he is and how she is not but she could be*

Clearly Rachel has been reading Twilight where if the boy insults you and treats you like crap it means he is fighting really deep strong feelings of love for you and you must throw everything to the wind to be with him. So after a really random song from Lionel Richie the two make plans to go out.

Elsewhere Finn is on the most awkward/awesome date with Santana and Brittney. It was awkward cause they ignored him and bashed on Rachel, but according to my fiancee who walked in when Santana and Brittney offered to make out in exchange for Finn buying dinner it was an awesome date. But Finn ditched them and simply proved that he is the dumbest teenage male to ever walk the planet.

The only saving grace to this scene was the interaction between Brittney and Santana. I have fallen in love with Heather Morris who plays Brittney. Any girl who can say lines like, 'Did you know dolphins are just gay sharks?' and you still wanna hang out without even though you have no clue how she gets out of bed in the morning is for the win in my book. Seriously my favorite scenes the entire episode were between Sue/Santana and Brittney and possibly the only reason I kept watching.

So Finn realizes that he was a tool on level with Spiderman 3 and goes to win Rachel back.

Finn-I'm a tool.
Rachel-I know.
Finn-Can date?
Rachel-Like no! You are the Jacob to my Bella and I have found my Edward so step off. *storms off again* * Finn tattles to his new BFF Will*

The Glee kids are not happy about this new dating of the enemy and tell Rachel to pick them or the Volvo driving glee boy. If she doesn't pick them they will all quit so no club. Now I can understand them being all pissy about dating the enemy to threaten her with ending the club seemed a bit on the overkill side. The reasoning that they didn't want another repeat of the stolen set list mishap that almost cost them Sectionals really didn't make sense.

Rachel would rather drink gasoline than lose and considering they let Santana and Britteny stay even though they are the ones who gave the set list to Sue and admitted spying for Sue (and still are) it seemed harsh and unfair to throw Rachel to the wolves. So Rachel meets with Jesse and asks him if he wants this to be a real relationship or is it just to mess with her. Of course being a smart teenage boy he says yes it's a real relationship and promises to keep it between them...and of course you know he's playing her cause you see his glee coach off to the side watching them make out.

I don't see this ending well, however I don't think he's in it for info. I think he is there to try to get Rachel to leave and join Vocal Adrenaline since she has the talent. Plus it would be tempting for her to go to a school where glee is popular, she doesn't get a slushie in the face everyday, she can date this 'thing' openly and leave Finn behind.

Finn is still trying to win Rachel back and it's still not working, she turns him down said it's best for the team if they don't date. This time Finn calls her on her BS and he promises to not give up on her this time.

We end our A plotline with the kids singing a Beatles classic-Hello, Goodbye and you can tell during the musical number that Rachel was not there, didn't wanna be near Finn and just not happy there has she walked off the stage at the end. I really think she could defect to Vocal Adrenaline for awesome plot twist.

Our B plotline wasn't that great between Will and Emma. Now I have cheered for this couple, not since Jim and Pam have I cheered for people to cheat on their partners and hook up. When we ended the season with them kissing I had a fan girl moment and couldn't wait to see them find each other as a couple.

I was let down in so many ways.

To sum it up-Yes they are dating, but Emma has physical issues with the relationship due to her OCD and we find out she is still a virgin. Not surprising considering it's her, wasn't surprised that Will agreed to take it slow being that he is the nice guy.

What surprised the hell out of me was after Finn tattled on Rachel he went to meet with the coach of Vocal Adrenaline played by Idina Menzel and what happened during the meeting.

Will-Tell your talent sucking leech to stay away from my girl.
Menzel-Oh sure whatever, hey you wanna go make out?
Will-Hell yeah.

So they go back to his apartment and start making out and than Will wusses out and spills to a total stranger all his problems who tells him when he fixes the crazy in his life to give her a call. This whole bit made no sense at all, how does Will go from stand up guy who waited until leaving his wife to date Emma to horn dog in 30 seconds cause Emma won't go all the way?

Menzel was worth watching though as a crazed glee coach telling her students she wanted smiles that hurt and enough onstage optimism that could cure cancer. I think she is the Sue of Glee and I hope to see more of Menzel this season. She was the second reason I kept watching after Sue/Santana and Britteny.

Meanwhile Will's soon to be ex wife Terri is playing head games with Emma and basically tells Emma that Will is using her as a crutch and he'll soon come back to her. So after months of dancing around each other, a wedding called off and a marriage ended Will and Emma agree to step back and just be friends for now.

I waited four months for this...and it wasn't even good. Even the musical numbers that I normally love weren't even that great. The Highway to Hell cover made wanna cry for AC/DC. Jonathan Groff's voice is far too pretty for AC/DC. This kid needs to take up a whiskey/cigar habit before trying to do AC/DC again. I did like the Hello Goodbye cover despite Beatles's fans flipping out it was going to be ruined and the Gives You Hell cover wasn't that bad. I seriously hope they give Other-Asian kid some story time this season just to explain where the hell he learned to dance like that.

Overall it was a misstep to open the season with this episode. If anything had ended the season with Hell-O I would have been happier and wanted to come back after four months to see what was going on. The Madonna episode should have been the season opener after watching Jane Lynch cover Vogue. I think I would have been happier. Than again after waiting so long and having so hype maybe my hopes were a little too high.

I'm hoping that the rest of this season doesn't give me hell.

Monday, April 12, 2010

One does not become a gamer nerd over night

It takes years of being sucked into Mountain Dew filled nights and several heated Batman debates and before you realize it you own a D&D 3.5 manual and are fighting with loved ones over control of the PS3.

My father was gamer way back in the day (by the way back in the day was 1989) He would host games every Saturday night with his high school friends. He was very focused on these Saturday night events, spending hours reading from the AD&D (Advanced Dungeons and Dragons for the newbies) and kicking me and my brother out of the living room so five grown men could pretend they could cast Fireball and summon the inner He-man. My father focus on these Saturday night events trumped all, including remembering my brother and I needing to have dinner until crying. (damn children and the need to eat!)

This resulted in my father's friends calling him a dick and me having a story to blackmail my father with till he passes.

He stopped gaming till I was about 10 or 11 and than LARP-ing was born. (Live action role playing for the newbies) Oh the LARP-ing. Nothing says father-daughter bonding like watching dad put on make-up, fake teeth and trench coat to pretend he's a 500 year old vampire.
My birth mother however swore she wasn't having a gamer for a daughter which gave to a cheer leading phase I won't go into. My father took pity on me however and started leading me the Dork Side. (Yes I meant to say that)

I started reading Dragons of the Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, also known has the D&D gateway drug. I fell in love with the DragonLance series and they started me down a path of gamer nerd I couldn't turn away from.

I didn't play my first D&D game until I was 17, however I was still a nerd falling in love with Japanese Anime, video games and a site called Gaming simply pushed me over the edge of nerd landing me in the gamer nerd category which I now proudly claim.

Since than I do own a D&D 3.5 manual, several dice sets, and a manga collection of Sailor Moon. I have had talks at two o'clock in morning about what a whiny girl Wolverine was in the third X-men movie fueled by Mountain Dew and Pixies Sticks.

And I love every minute I get to be the Girly Nerdy Gamer

Just because I have pink dice doesn't mean I won't kick ass.

Hello and welcome to what I hope will be the start of something new and slightly dorky.

This blog is for all the Girly Nerdy Gamers out there who feel like they are the only ones who love a good sale at Victoria's Secret yet enjoy throwing down a good D20 with the rest of the guys on a Friday night.

Sometimes it can be a bit lonely being the ' gamer chick' trying to explain your hobbies to either sex. Guys don't understand your need for brownies, shoes or why you jumped up and down screaming like a fan girl when Jim and Pam got together on The Office.

Girls don't understand your need to sit in basement pretending you're a half elf rouge pirate trying the stop the Black Fleet from taking all your loot, yearly trips to Gen-con or why you have X-men comics next to a stack of bridal magazines.

Since this is so new I can't be sure how often I'll update or what topics will come up. I may blog about what happened on Glee, trying to survive convention season with wallets and friendships still intact or what happens when you tell your co-workers you took a pole dancing class at said convention. ^-^()

I just hope to get some laughs if nothing else.

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