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Betrothal Going Under

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I'd like to think of this dream as a continuation of the Golden Fortress even if it didn't leave off directly taking Chaor's hand and following him out of my own cell.

I think that's because I saw Chaor briefly towards the end of this dream and it's a short one.

I was standing in the center of a bedroom with two maids who were clearly creatures from the Underworld. I was surprised that Skithia was one of them since she was loyal to Lord Van Bloot, and Takinom was the other. I have both of them in my collection of Chaotic cards, and it apparently says those two are enemies.

Takinom was doing my hair while Skithia did my makeup. At one point Takinom started talking about how she knew I was nervous because I apparently did not ask to be betrothed to anyone since I never met him. It shows that nobody likes an arranged marriage..... unless you're that rare type of person who will give it a chance and perhaps come to like your partner over time like Cateyln and Ned d…

Growing Brains

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Well, I'm 25 now, can you believe it? That is the age when the brain is supposed to finish developing. It feels like a milestone and with that coming up, I decided to spend some time reflecting on my development and things I could improve myself.

There are personal goals I would like to reach, and I know that it will take time to achieve them. But, they are things I would like to start down the path towards now that the time has come and I am FINALLY graduating.

1. Stop using my mom's L'Occitane products on my skin. Buy my own bottles of those products.




I know, it sounds funny to start off with something like this! But, it ties into a habit of mine, and my ability to choose what I think is right for me when it comes to personal care. Throughout my life, my mom would always choose what I would use in my hair or on my skin, but now that I'm an adult, I want to make that choice myself.

Sometimes, when I see something my mom uses, I try it and then when I like it, she begin…

Far Far Range

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When my life is tough, I like to rely on some aromatherapy to calm myself down, but I've recently found another excellent stress reliever, and a cute one too!

Sometime last month, I logged onto Steam and it was time for another sale just before Easter and there was one game on sale called Slime Rancher that caught my eye. I think it was the cute faces of those slimes, so I watched a couple of videos and bought it.

I definitely don't regret it taking the chance.


Seriously, Slime Rancher is the most adorable game I've ever played since my days being addicted to the Kirby franchise. All those cute little slimes bouncing around and making cute noises is enough to lure you in with no turning back.

You play as Beatrix who has come to the Far Far Range to start a new life by making a living raising slimes. All you have to do is build your ranch, catch some slimes, feed them, and make money with the plorts they produce. It feels like I'm playing those simulation games all over…

Chains, Whips, and Blood

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Long time no see, ah now I have to write another Lordi ramble about what the band has been up to. I do try to do this every time because I love writing about anything Lordi.

Due to some unexpected changes this week, I didn't pay as much attention other than the pictures that were posted each day counting down. But, I knew a music video was coming, and this time it's another single: Naked in my Cellar.



In short regarding the song, it's decent, I don't like it as much as Your Tongue's Got the Cat, but it might grow on me overtime when the album comes out.

So, the music video. I think it's a slight improvement than the one from the previous era. We have this lovely girl dreaming and then she finds herself trapped in a cage in a cellar and each of the Lordi monsters are playing BDSM with her. I guess it goes and shows behind every sweet girl is dirty thoughts and dreams like this one..... unless she's not into that stuff and therefore it's a nightmare she&#…

Ancient Magister

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Two posts in one day! How often do I do that? I think the last time I did that was a few years ago when I was using the basic theme for this blog, but we're all in for a treat so yeah.

I have just completed the Legacy DLC, so now it's time to babble about it!



It can be played at any point in the game, so once I started it, it felt like the events of the main story were still happening. Having brought Anders and Aveline along for this one, those two kept bickering about how mages should be controlled!

So, in this DLC, a gang known as the Carta are hunting us because they want our blood to free...... wait for it..........

Corypheus! 

I'm sorry, I had to, because I'm just getting instant flashbacks from the first time I played Inquisition and the epicness of the first time I saw Corypheus in the game. He's being held in a tower in the middle of the Vimmark Mountains which is only accessible through the Deep Roads.

Corypheus was captured during the first Blight when the…

Heart of the Many

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Well, one DLC down already! There is only two of them after all that were left after completing the main storyline.

I decided to start with Mark of the Assassin. It was surprisingly quite short that I completed it in less than a couple of hours.

So, remember when I mentioned in the main game review about a companion named Tallis that I never met? Well, this is where we meet her!



I feel like this DLC's story is meant to take place after the events of Act II, even though you can start it at any point in the game. We meet Tallis in hightown and night and she wants us to help her steal a jewel known as the Heart of the Many from the hands of Duke Prosper from Orlais.

That's right, we're going to Orlais for this! One thing I've always liked about this part of Thedas is how elegant everything is; even a knight's armor. I still don't understand why they all wear masks, but I guess it still adds to what makes everything...... elegant. 

Anyway, Tallis, she's pretty …

Dragon Age II - The Tale of a Champion

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It's time for another review, this time of Dragon Age II, having completed the game recently, I have to say I was met with a mixture of satisfaction, but also confusion.

This game is a little different from the other two based on how the story is. It remains with the same RPG style as its predecessor only this time you are playing as a set character. As always, this review will be based on my first playthrough and I will have to split everything based on the three acts on the game, so shall we begin?


In this game, we are playing as Hawke, who can be either male or female and a class of our choice. I had not tried the rogue class yet, so I decided to make my female Hawke a rogue archer. The story is told by Varric as he is interrogated by Cassandra who is searching for the Champion of Kirkwall and their involvement in the mage-templar war. He tells it based on the choices we make in this game. When I found out this was going to be about that war, I was happy that the pieces were co…

Doom Upon All The World

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I had to postpone writing this dream until after my exam, so this is actually Monday night's dream! Still worth writing about and the only thing that has helped me remember it is the Elder One's theme and Diana fighting alongside of the Dragon Master in a purple stormy sky with strong winds at a military base.

That's just a short summary. Now that my one and only exam as done, I need some time to recharge my batteries before vacation and before I put my career plan into action.

You guessed it, this is another dream about Corypheus,


It started when I was at my family's cottage up North and the deck was much bigger than it normally was. The sun was about to set and we were all sitting outside watching it. I was hovering around in dragon wings just watching and waiting for any strike from enemies. This being if my dream superhero identity was real of course so no I am not delusional, this is just imaginary stuff I write for my own pleasure.

My mom told me to stop worrying…

Corrupt Knight-Commander

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Good evening,

I finally was able to get back into it after taking a week-long break to focus on other commitments. You know, I feel like part of me almost didn't want to complete Dragon Age II, because I didn't feel engaged with it as I did as with the other two games. It wasn't as difficult to complete, but what motivated me to keep playing, was to complete the trilogy, and fill in the gaps of the story that I wanted to learn which came before Inquisition.

Let me just say in short summary, we have a madwoman.


I've written little things about the Arishok as I progressed, but everything about Meredith and the rest of the game will be in my review which I will start writing ASAP before things get too tight from the last few weeks of the semester.

In summary, I can tell you for now that this game was a little difficult to follow with some moments that had me like "What? That makes no sense," and I wasn't fond of all the companions. I just went with the flow …

Hell Stole My Baby

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Well, they're back! New look and new music, I couldn't be more pumped. Any new music is enough to make almost drop everything to hear what it is.

I woke up bright an early to buy the new single released before catching the bus this morning and listened during my commute.

Over the past few days, Lordi was posting teaser photos of the single's cover, but after the bottom part, I already knew which song it was going to be:


Your Tongue's Got the Cat. The first thing I can think of is that idiom inspired by this. The cover for the single: great art as usual, kind of freaky too, I almost cannot tell what's got what here. No, even as a cat lover I do not take offense to this hahaha!
So, I'll talk about the song first. It is certainly catchy and is already something I want to belt out if I hear it live. The guitar riff and keyboards are awesome and Mr. Lordi's vocals are always on point. Now that I think about it, I may have misjudged, because all of us were worried…

Return of the Pack

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Powerwolf is back everyone!

2018 has been full of surprises the past few months with new albums released, as well as remasters for games I grew up with.

Aside from Sexorcism, another album that will be on my to-buy list this year is from the almighty Powerwolf:


The wolf pack has returned! Another band I deeply love is releasing a new album this year. I've been watching the band's updates on the recording process ever since they went back to the studio. The hype increased when they started releasing track titles each day.

Here's what we've got:

1. Fire & Forgive
2. Demons Are A Girl‘s Best Friend
3. Killers With The Cross
4. Incense And Iron
5. Where The Wild Wolves Have Gone
6. Stossgebet
7. Nightside Of Siberia
8. The Sacrament Of Sin
9. Venom Of Venus
10. Nighttime Rebel
11. Fist By Fist (Sacralize Or Strike)
12. Midnight Madonna (bonus track)
So far, I'm liking these titles, it seems like typical Powerwolf to me, and I don't have too many expectations wi…

Sexorcism Era Masks - Detailed Review

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As promised, I was going to wait until we received more pictures of Lordi's new look so I could talk about them in a little more detail.

Now, we've got them, and the close-ups look great, so here we go:

OX 



Hell on Hooves for sure! OX has definitely been outdone for this era. Some of us are comparing him to Krampus or the devil himself. I love his horns; they kind of have a resemblance to a Qunari and I think these are closer to perfect than ever. The dreadlocks are still there but look even better now that they've got skulls on them. Makes him look like he has pigtails almost!

Making him red this time was a bold move of Mr. Lordi when he was designing the costumes. Now OX truly looks like the Hellbull! The fur is also a staple part of his look, even though he's had it before, I like it more than previous eras. It would be a killer to see him live like this.

Amen



Our ancient assassin. I felt like not much about Amen had changed until I got a better look. The shape of the…

Little Dragon, Big Heart

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Can you believe it's happening guys? I can't believe it!


For those of you who know me well, Spyro is one of my favourite dragons since childhood. There were rumors floating around as well as some fan-made videos and art, and I prefer to keep quiet about it here until I know it's official.

Now it is, the original Spyro trilogy is being remastered and is set to release on September 21st this year for PS4 and Xbox One. My inner child is screaming with excitement!

As you can see from above, that is Spyro's new look for this trilogy remake. He looks really good and is a lot more purple than before! There are a few minor changes to him but I'm not one of those nitpicky gamers who lets insignificant details with graphics turn me off.

Activision understands how precious this trilogy is to many fans, so it appears they are making changes but still staying true to the original. Although this news was announced on Friday, I didn't notice until this morning. From what I…

The Road to Sexorcism Era

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Okay, I lied, I was going to sign off for the Easter weekend, but I surprisingly have Easter Monday off so what better time could it be to give my thoughts on Lordi's new album Sexorcism now that more details are available? Other fans, including my good friend overseas, have already posted their thoughts, so I guess it's my turn now.

So, let's start with the track list:

1. Sexorcism
2. Your Tongue's Got the Cat
3. Romeo Ate Juliet
4. Naked in my Cellar
5. The Beast is Yet to Cum
6. Polterchrist
7. SCG9: The Documented Phenomenon
8. Slashion Model Girls
9. Rimskin Assassin
10. Hell Has Room
11. Hot and Satanned
12. Sodomesticated Animal
13. Haunting Season

When the title of the album was first revealed, I had a bad feeling that this wasn't going to be a good old horror album that I know from Lordi. I was concerned that the band was going down a pornographic road that my inner-feminist didn't want to be a part of. I know for a fact that the band members are not m…

I Got Sinister Torn Ignorance of Witches - Music of March 2018

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March has come and gone and Easter is early this year! The first two weeks of my hospital placement are short and the first week flew by so quickly.

The four weeks of being back on campus definitely dragged and when we booked our vacation down South to the Caribbean for my birthday, I had something to look forward to.

I'm just going to jump straight into it.

5. Bebe Rexha - I Got You



Fun fact: the first time I heard this song was when my mom and I were eating dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Toronto. (I still can't believe they are closing that place down! Food, service, and atmosphere is great there). Then I heard it on the radio and was reminded how much I liked it. There are just some pop songs that do that to you. The pre-chorus is repetitive, but the rest of the song is great. I can think of it as two people who had had difficult times in life and are there for one another as friends or lovers. I, of course am there for my friends who have had tough times, and my S…

Bed Before 12

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It's another eventful Sunday, ah not my favourite time of the week.

It's mainly because of the insomnia that kicks in when there's a workweek ahead. Tomorrow I start my hospital placement and it's pretty exciting. I did get a chance to see the pharmacy in advance before I am set to begin and hopefully this experience will be just as great.

Other than that, I have a new found love for lip gloss thanks to Urban Decay, I want to get shades from each finish. Got metallic and cream, now for sheer and holographic, ah choices choices.....

Oh, and I pre-ordered Sexorcism in a heartbeat, just the digipak, I don't need any extra shit. The music is all I need. People brag their butts off about getting box set but the method supporting a band is different per person. Just because one spends more money on them and has more stuff than the other, does not define how strong one's support is. Don't you agree?

I've been thinking about trying Alien: Isolation again, seein…

Fly Now

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Yep, naming this one after a GWAR song.

Something slipped my mind recently, and it happened after I watched Get Smart a few nights ago.

First of all, remember the scene where Max and Agent 99 have to skydive to their location and deal with that big thug along the way? That has always been my favourite scene.

I always have these dreams of flying: sometimes there are obstacles in my way like telephone wires that I want to overcome, I might be flying to escape something/someone, I'm singing the same song [Carolus Rex] every time I fly, or all of the above. Then, there's the matter of the higher I fly, the freer I feel.



Thing is, skydiving, hang gliding, and parasailing are probably the closest humanity can get to being able to fly. I want some action in my life and I lack the money to make most of those things happen. Can you honestly see me doing any of those things? I can see myself doing the first two, but maybe I'll skip parasailing; if I'm going to be towed by a boat…

The Supermonstars' New Groove

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After several weeks of silence, we finally got a hint that something wicked this way was coming.

During the quiet periods, I like to keep my followers engaged on my Lordi fanpage for fans in my continent.

After recording was done, there was a long period of silence and I was anxious to know what was happening. In the past, the band members have sometimes posted teaser images on social media foreshadowing what was to come. This time, there was nothing until Mana made an announcement. I was sitting in class and the instructor just dismissed us for a 5-minute break. I checked online to discover this:


A new era is here! Every time Lordi update their look, I have a little heart attack. It won't be easy moving forward since the last era was the first I saw live, but the future is full of uncharted waters.

There haven't been many photos released yet, but I can sum it up for you: I was surprised as hell given how unique each of their outfits were this time.

OX, oh man he is practicall…