Posts Tagged 'games'



My Christmas Tree + geeky gamer ornaments

I just have to show off my Christmas Tree because Im so in love with the thing and although its still a work in progress (collecting and making ornaments takes a while) its coming along quite nicely.


Heres a whole shot of the fat lil bugger. Cesar wanted a knee high tree while I was rooting for waist high or more but when we got on the lot we saw this one and I ran up and hugged it…after that he couldnt say no even though its chest high. Just look how round and fat that tree is! Its perfect!

The first thing I got for the tree were the awesome pop colored balls from Borders…I just loved the color palate…especially the pink!


The star for the top also came from Borders…of course its hot pink….what else do you expect from me?

Most of the other ornaments were either made or ‘found’ ornaments. I love using things like keychains and small toys to make ornaments! My favorite of all would have to be my Animal Crossing house ornaments

When my friend Garnett went to Japan a few years back he brought me the keychains (you can order them from multiple sites online or on ebay). All my life I’ve loved Christmas ornaments that do something…either light up or open up or something. So what I love most about these houses is that they open up to pop out a little Animal Cross character.


Among my other game related ornaments is also a keychain of a Rocket Slime…I cant remember where I got this but its cute and makes a great ornament.

Another one of my favorite ornaments is a keychain (noticing a theme here) of the popular Japanese character RilakkumaI got at a Japanese convenience store in town.

Finally heres an ornament I made myself!

Its a felted penguin that I made using a kit my friend Jenn gave me for my birthday! I just skewered his head with a hook and stuck him on the tree along with a few other felted penguins I made.

This year has been fun because its the first time Im decorating one from scratch and with Cesar…which makes it even more special. In the past Ive used ornaments my mom gave me which were wonderful and very special, but I want to start collecting my own decorations with my own memories that express who I am. Ultimately Christmas Trees are personal and although its fun to buy certain ornaments (like balls and stars) in stores…its nice to find creative ways to make your own. Keychains are honestly one of the best ways to do this because they are basically just ornaments for your keys so just add a hook and they are perfect on a tree! Especially when it comes to video games there are a plethora of cute keychain/ornaments you can order online or find in stores. Last month I spent a while looking for good video game ornaments and only found a handful. It didnt even dawn on me then that the abundance of video game keychains and mini toys are the perfect ornaments! If youre not into video games you can use keychains you already have, maybe that cheesy one your grandma got you from Universal Studios or that silly glitter unicorn one that you just couldnt resist….they add that personal touch and hold memories, which is what an ornament should do. I think when I get home tonight Im going to look through some of our capsule toys from Japan to see what else I can throw on the tree ;)


Look how Christmasy our living room is! Since we already have a red and black color scheme to the room, the bright green tree just makes it super Christmas time.

If anyone else has pictures of trees post them up! I would love to see what other people are doing!

EDIT- Check out the latest addition to my tree! Pardon the shitty photo quality…I had to use my camera phone.

NINJA PLEASE!

Unconventionally awesome shower curtains

I dont know why I woke up this morning thinking about shower curtains….I dont even have one! (we have a glass shower door). But I decided to take to the internet and look up the weirdest most fabulously awesome shower curtains and this is what I came up with.

Serial Killer Shower Curtain

For those with a Hitchcokian fetish these are pretty damn awesome. Would go nicely with some red towels.

Zelda Triforce Curtain

Hand painted by a seller on ebay (only a few more days left on the auction!) its a simple and geeky way to spice up your bathroom. This seller has tons of other hand painted curtains including this awesome Batman silhouette curtain.

Periodic Table of Elements Curtain

I could never get this curtain simply because I would spend about an hour in the shower looking up all the ingredients in my shampoo.

Unikko Shower Curtains

Ok I really just like these because they make me think of LocoRoco.

Weather Cycle Shower Curtain

More educational shower curtains! Who knew? Ok so Im sure all of us know the weather cycle by now…but it still makes for an awesome childlike shower curtain.

Dinosaurs Curtain

Because dinosaurs are fucking awesome and screw you if you disagree! PS- Why is there a penguin in a dinosaur costume in the Triassic row??

SackBoy Cupcakes

Dammit Snack or Die! You need to stop making cute video game confections!

Yesterday they posted up the most adorable Sackboy Cupcakes.

As usual there are full instructions for making these adorable chocolate wonders. Personally I would want to try to figure out how to make a body for these too…because it would just be awesome to decorate the clothes for a bunch of little sack people.

Cooking Mama: The Unauthorized PETA Edition.

This morning my friend pointed me in the direction of what may be the most ridiculous thing ever…

Cooking Mama: Mama Kills Animals

Basically the game has you making a delicious turkey dinner…but instead of sweet innocent mama you have A BLOOD THIRSTY HELL DEMON WITH BLOOD DRIPPING FROM HER ARMS AS SHE BUTCHERS INNOCENT TURKEYS! rawwwwr!

Once again PETA is trying their tactic of gross out and shock in order to convert people to veganism…only it doesnt quite work when its a brightly colored flash game. (which by the way the game sucks…its really hastily and poorly designed).

Im all for not eating meat…I was a vegetarian for 6 years and havent eaten any red meat in over 9 years..but come on PETA just cut it out and quit giving all vegetarians and vegans a bad name. You are just a parody of yourself at this point (especially after that Ben and Jerry’s boobie milk stunt) so please just slink off quietly into the good night while you still have some shred of dignity left.

I guess the other reason why I find this game so stupid is not only the blatant copyright infringement (countdown to lawsuit in 3….2…..) but the fact that I firmly believe all turkeys should die. Not because I think turkey is particularly tasty or anything, but because turkeys are the dumbest most annoying birds on the planet and contribute absolutely nothing. Someone show me how turkeys are vital to the cycle of life…really what do they do? Aside from humans not many animals eat them and they arent like keeping any species in a population check. Honestly I think if all turkeys disappeared the world would be unchanged aside from Thanksgiving. I guess its also because I have a bias…my old college had wild turkeys roaming around the campus and they would always run out in front of our cars and we would have to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting them. Then they would just sit in the road and flap their wings tying to fly (which if you’ve never seen a turkey try to fly, its the most pathetic thing on earth) instead of getting out of the way. They nearly caused so many accidents and made me late for class all the time, I didnt eat poultry back then and I still wanted to strangle them! Sorry about the rant but I just REALLY hate turkeys.

So in conclusion, PETA STFU seriously and enjoy your Majesco lawsuit!


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