Showing posts from 2017

The Dawn Has Come

Shadows fall, and hope has fled. Steel your heart, the dawn will come...

Ah the melody gets me, in fact all the melodies get to me! Why am I writing this, oh yeah....that's right:

After spending more than ninety hours absorbed in a new-to-me world: I fell in love with a strong big-horned Qunari, collected shards, fought dragons, darkspawn, demons, and everything in between.....I am happy to announce that I have defeated Corypheus this evening. Yes, I've finally beat Dragon Age: Inquisition. 

I couldn't be more than satisfied but it's not over yet! I still have to investigate the Deep Roads, Frostback Basin, and attend the Exalted Council.
But before I do that, it's time to start my article about the game in general and there's so much I want to say in regards to the story, gameplay, characters, moments, and Corypheus himself. But for now, I will leave you with the fact that this game's great. I love it and it's going to be fun to write about it!
I tried…

Kadan - My Heart

Ah, so this clearly gives everything away... I'm not even finished Dragon Age: Inquisition yet, but I've been playing it nonstop and loving every moment! I just cannot keep everything hush-hush on who I romance or anything else major before I finish the game... or at least finish the main storyline!

What can I say? It spills out of me like confetti bursting and my friends figure it out real fast. I'm good at keeping secrets, but clearly not in this situation.

So, with that being said, I have once again treated myself with a special early Christmas present this year, and what better gift could it be other than one to show my devotion to the Iron Bull?

I wrote on my page of fictional crushes that I began to like him after watching a bunch of clips from the game that someone was posting on Instagram. It was the drinking scene you have with him after killing a high dragon for the first time that sparked my interest in him. Like I said, he's so strong, handsome, charming in…

Queen of the Love Cirice and Criminal Roulette - Music of November 2017

Well, it looks like it's time for another monthly music post.

I didn't really listen to a lot of music this month because half of the month consisted of me withdrawing from activities I enjoyed due to the high level of anxiety I was facing. It wasn't until the middle of November where good news arrived and I began to play my music again.

However, there were some times, where things things felt like there was no hope and music did help me escape a little. November is quite pop-ish this time, but that's okay because variety is good.

5. Xandria - Queen of Hearts Reborn

Starting with something to broaden my horizons. One night on the weekend before I was set to go back to class, I felt like putting on some Xandria, one of Brayden's favourite bands that he traveled to Montreal to see and met twice. Sometimes, there is no set up when we want to check out a band. When people talk about the bands they like, I make a mental note to listen to some songs by them. But, often I …

Darkspawn Vortex

Can you believe it's been so long since I wrote about a dream?

There have been several nights where I had a few strange and vivid dreams that would have been worthy writing about, however, I didn't feel the motivation to share them. Then, there were also a few that were too personal to share!

So, why not start sharing these stories again with something that delivers memories, as well as new horizons?

I felt like this dream was fast-paced so this'll be a quick one for you.

It began with a dark void, and a thousand red eyes staring at me, and they began to merge and swirl around creating a dark vortex. I started to run as fast as I could to a small light waiting for me on the other side of the darkness. A voice called out to me in rage, but I must have been running too fast for me to catch what they were saying.

Then, I was standing in a desert place with rocky arches, purple lava, and castle towers. Sound familiar PS gamers? I was in the Peace Keepers home world from the fi…

Out of the Cave

It has been a long time indeed.

Well, I have good news to share, I am finally going to be heading back to class this week. It's so relieving that the strike is over, but at the same time, it should have NEVER been allowed to continue for five weeks! FIVE.

The college's 50th anniversary and this strike makes history being the longest. This is no doubt going to be remembered by myself and half a million students for a while.

Lucky for me, my workload is so light and I don't have many financial demands, so I should be able to get back on track and get on with my life without a problem. However, I still think I deserve a refund equal to the amount of days I lost.

Since this strike has gone on, I haven't been writing on here because when I felt like my life was left in limbo, I didn't have any motivation to write anything, other than how upset I was and the thoughts I was having, which is too personal to share here. I'm so driven to succeed that I hate it when anyth…

Why The Blogging Community Sucks

I love to blog. Having my own blog feels like my sanctuary on the Internet; the only place where I can be the most honest. Every once in a while I often write about the challenges I face such as using a platform that isn't as fancy, blogging about a great number of topics, dealing with other bloggers, and more.

However, what I do not particularly like is the community, and here are 5 reasons why:

1. Spammers, spammers everywhere

It doesn't matter how hard you try, you will get spammed in the blogging community. We all hate spammers, and we wouldn't dream of becoming one. Some writers I've seen them spam links to their blogs on other people's blogs because they are so desperate for traffic.

It gets annoying. There are some groups I am a member of where I have to disable comments because there's a certain chance if I get one comment, it's someone who just wants to spam to get me to check out their blog. If they cannot do that, they go directly to the article&#…

Vampire Lords and Hunters

I'm finally sitting down to writing about this DLC. I delayed it for a long time but promised I would after writing about Skyrim's main storyline. How could I forget the time when Dawnguard was first announced, some of my friends were counting the days and the HOURS until its release!

I feel like this DLC is a bit more lore-like despite this game in general not being very deep in the lore. We usually have to come up with our own things to fill in the gaps and many gamers may accomplish this with mods.

So, I'm going to talk here about what I think about Dawnguard.

The one thing I noticed first, was I overheard the guards talking about a faction of the same name, and vampires were starting to attack the villages. That became a pain in the neck because sometimes, they would end up killing someone I relied on.

In my most recent play through, two vampires attacked Whiterun and ended up killing Belethor. The pile of ash containing his remains, has been left at the foot of my Bre…

Living the Teenage Dream

I don't usually write about the concerts I go to that aren't metal, but I think it's time I stop restricting myself to that. So, why not start that off with Katy Perry's show from last night?

I've loved her since I was a teenager, and last night felt like I was living that teenage dream. I never really expressed the desire to see her live when I was at that age; probably because I believed that it was nearly impossible to get tickets to big artist shows, and it was expensive.

Well, I'm wrong about that. I recall the tickets went on sale sometime in the spring. As soon as I heard about it, the first person I told was my mom who surprisingly expressed immediate interest in going. At the same time I felt my inner teenage self emerging, and that's when I realized I still loved Katy and wanted to see her. My mom told me to get really good seats. So, we bought floor ones that were still available. I was shocked that they still were, considering how fast they can …

The Dawn Attack of the Crucified Monster Anthem - Music of October 2017

Another month has gone by, and to be honest, this one was difficult to get through. I was hoping it would be a month full of getting serious about my work, tackling projects (personal and professional), and just preparing to make any sacrifices so would ensure this would go as stress-free as possible.

That was not the case, I started to feel like a dark cloud was hanging over me and lost motivation to write. My only sources of happiness were my music, and playing video games. As I slowly regain that motivation, I have songs reflecting on how personal moments that have impacted me thus far.

5. Trevor Morris - The Dawn Will Come

This month, it starts off with some video game OSTs. Earlier, I decided to expand my horizons and began to explore the Dragon Age universe, starting with Inquisition. It's a fantasy game full of deep lore and epic moments. There is still much that I do not understand, and I feel like whenever I play, I don't fully read everything, such as codex entries, i…

The First Dragonborn to Rise Again

I'm going to write about this DLC first since it's my favourite. I spent so many hours on this DLC the two times I have gone through it and sometimes I would never return to Skyrim until I felt like everything on Solstheim was done.

There was another before us, known as Miraak, and the thing I've come to learn about Skyrim since I started playing Dragon Age: Inquisition, is that this game was never meant to be lore-deep. We find ourselves at a position where we add to the lore ourselves if that's what we care about. Simple: Miraak is brainwashing the people of Solstheim while trapped in Apocrypha, hoping to have his temple built, and gather enough power, influence, and dragon souls to return to Solstheim. We have to stop him, yay.
It makes you wonder how on Earth Miraak came to be one of my fictional crushes eh? 
The greatest thing about this DLC is that it gives us a whole new area to explore; more quests and places to just fudge around whatever you want to do. Rememb…

New Horizons

I haven't blogged in almost two weeks! My, how time goes by, but when it's midterm season I tend to usually go silent until it's over.

However, with a strike happening all over the province, not only is it fueling half a million people's anxiety as well as mine, but it's also impacting our future. I understand why this is happening, but it's not a good time for students to have everything put on hold, especially if your program is heavily dependent on in-class labs with hands-on learning. I just really hope it doesn't last for too long because I'm due to graduate in less than 6 months; I don't want another setback from that. You study and study and when it gets postponed that can either be relieving or annoying. I'm not trying to rush my professional life, I'm just a hard worker who wants to succeed without too many speed-bumps.
In the mean time, with almost nothing to do at this point, I'm broadening my horizons, and trying to break my …

I Wanna Be Like Wonder Woman

I never followed the DC universe, until now. There was only one movie worthy of making me want to crawl out from my little rock and glue my eyes to what was happening.

And that movie, was Wonder Woman. 

There have been many movies out there where women are strong and independent before this one came out. But I feel like Wonder Woman brings back the media's attention about the importance of having more roles for women in the film industry like this. Seriously, this is what I call an influential movie; I would rather see little girls and teens of today's generation be inspired by Diana instead of....well.....Ana Steele or Bella Swan. So here, I'm going to be sharing my thoughts about the movie.

I've always loved superhero movies, but whenever we had a women kicking ass in them, those were always minor roles, until now. Diana lives in a secluded island of female warriors created by Zeus to protect the world from the threat of the God of War, Ares. Until the events of Worl…

Project Dreamshadow

I've kept everyone in the dark about this (unless you follow me on Instagram). Makeup is all about expressing yourself, and once I got more into that scene, I never realized there were so many unique brands out there. Some of them were meant for different types of women: Some could be for the very elegant like Lancome, some that are internationally inclusive like Fenty Beauty, some for those who like cuteness like Too Faced, and then there's some for those who cherish their individuality like Urban Decay.

I then discovered an indie brand called Sugarpill when watching some tutorial videos. MUA's in those vids were using their own custom palettes made from them. A custom eyeshadow palette is like a dream, and the bonus was that Sugarpill had the type of cuteness to it that I liked: hearts, pink, and even medical themed! We're talking lipsticks that look like capsules and a heart-shaped logo with a cross in the center. How adorable is that if you're looking to become…

Game of Thrones Season 7 - The Best and Worst

The follow article contains spoilers, please read at your own discretion!

Well, I made it through another Game of Thrones season, and I felt like it was too short you know? But since we're nearing the epic conclusion and there aren't many characters left alive, then it's no wonder.

I remember season 6 had so many great moments, I was unable to pick anything that was considered bad. But not this year: there has been a mix of times where I was either yay or nay while sitting on the couch with a snack and my family.

So, it wasn't easy to choose, as usual, but I love to do this, so I try to pick. The best and worst moments of every GOT season are different for everyone, it all depends on who you got the back of, so this is what mine are.

Shall we begin? Let's start with the best moments, and lucky for me, the good outweighs the bad:

1. Arya exterminates the remains of House Frey

Right from the beginning of the season, we know that shit is going to go down. Many of us we…