Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Mass Effect 3: Take Earth Back Cinematic Trailer!!!

My apologies if you received multiple posts from me. Blogger was torturing me :o
I can't tell you how excited I am about the release of Mass Effect 3...
No really......HUGE excitement!!

Mass Effect 3 is an amazing action RPG developed by BioWare and published by EA. It is scheduled for a March 6, 2012 release, and will be available for PS3, 360 and PC. 

Have I mentioned multiplayer??? Yes indeed :D ME3 will have a multiplayer co-op mode called "Galaxy at War"...squeeeeeeee!!! To girly?? 

Oh well, back on topic...the multiplayer will offer a series of missions that will have an effect on the single player campaign. Completing these missions, will give you a better chance of attaining a...."perfect ending" (rays of sun beam down on you, breaking through the dark foreboding clouds) in the single player campaign.
The bad news...  You have to create your own character...can't use any from the spc, (single player campaign) Although I can't say I mind creating the perfect Krogan ;) You also have the option to go with asari, drell, salarians, and turians.

Mass Effect 3's music will be composed by Golden Globe-nominated composer Clint Mansell, Christopher Lennertz, Cris Velasco, BAFTA-nominated composer Sam Hulick and Sasha can't really go wrong with that combo.

Voices will include, Commander Shepard (male) Mark Meer, and (female) Jennifer Hale. Other members of the cast will be returning, including Yvonne Strahovski (Miranda), Tricia Helfer (EDI), Seth Green (Joker), Martin Sheen (The Illusive Man) and Keith David (Admiral David Anderson). And also some new members, such as  Jessica Chobot (Diana Allers) and Freddy Prinze Jr. (James Vega)

From what I've seen, it's going to be as incredibly life-like as its predecessors. For me at least, that's a really.....really good thing ;) ME2 has been one of my all time faves and I seriously doubt that this newest installment will disappoint :D 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It's Meme Time!

I was tagged by the lovely Pat over at Here, There, and Everywhere 2nd edition
 Haven't done a meme...or much of anything, in quite a while. (says the very guilty blogger) So here we go!

 Post the Rules : And the rules are!
1. Answer the eleven questions that were asked of you by the person who tagged you
2. Make up eleven new questions and tag eleven new people to do the meme!
3. Let them know you tagged them!

1. What are your most favorite books that you have read more than once. (name at least two)
I'll do two more recent, and two that I haven't read in a bit, but have been read to the extent of being worn out :)
Enders Game by Orson Scott Card
The Obsidian Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory 
1979 Golden Anniversary AKC The Complete Dog Book
A Horse Around The House" by Patricia Jacobson and Marcia Hayes
Oh, and I have to add Mad Maudlin by Mercedes Lackey, Rosemary Edghill, James P. Baen...much love to that one and Music to My Sorrow, also by the aforementioned <3
2. Who is your favorite male character from a book? 
Ahhh, just one? No can do. Must.....add......more! Kellen Tavadon, (The Obsidian Trilogy) Harry Dresden, (Dresden Files) Masterharper Robinton, (Pern!!) and I'm also lovin Kvothe , (The Name of the Wind)

3. Who is your favorite female character from a book? 
Unfortunately, there aren't as many but...Lessa, (Pern!!) and Karigan G'ladheon, (Green Rider series)

4. What is the last book that you read that is out of your comfort zone, and did you enjoy it? 
I'd have to say of Blood and Honey by Stina Leicht, I know, I know...not much of a stretch because it did have some fantasy elements to it, but it was mostly historical fiction and that's not really my thing. Especially since the actual events were pretty horrific :o Enjoy?....yes and no....But I did learn a lot from, and because of it :) and that I always enjoy.
5. If you could have gone on the movie sets of any movie and watched it being made, which movie would you choose, and why? 
The Lord of the Rings...Fellowship. Oh so many reasons...The shire, Rivendell, the actors, the horses!!!! What a dream <3

6. What food is your most guilty pleasure? 
Ok, guilty pleasure would have to infer high cal, high fat yes? So I would have to say, long-hots stuffed with Prosciutto and Gorgonzola. Add a big loaf of Italian bread and some extra virgin olive oil and I'm a very happy girl ;) And maybe definitely a nice Cabernet :D

7. If you could travel somewhere (money is no object) where would you go? 
Oooooo, this is a tough one because I am really....really...boring. Disney World, that's always my first pick, but I would soooo love to see the sequoias in California...seriously. I just can't imagine the enormity of them and how peaceful it would be there.

8. If you could change one thing in our world, what would it be? 
Wow, this is an incredibly difficult question. There are many things I would change point blank. I would definitely change the fact that not all people in this world have equal rights and freedoms. All people are entitled to an education, All people should be able to marry the person they love, All people should be able to own property, choose their religion, their clothing, their job, their lifestyle, and all people should be able to retire comfortably...not on poverty level.

9. What is something that you’d like to accomplish this year? 
I have two more businesses that I need to get up and running this year. If I can accomplish that, and my home projects...I will be ecstatic!

10. What are 3 things that are very important to you? 
My family, my pets and my friends...if I have all of them, nothing else matters.

11. If you could go back in time, where and when would you be?
I would never be able to live in another time, but to visit, hmmmmm...alright here's the geek in me coming out...i'm of a mind that if I were to go back to any point in time it would alter things...I know, I know, i'm over thinking it, but it's what I Gotta tell ya though, I wouldn't mind seeing Gene Kelly or Fred Astaire dance in the flesh :D

I do not know 11 people who have not been tagged already, but I'll try a few. Mind you if you've already been tagged just ignore mine ;)

Tracy over at Pen and Paper
Ok, that's all I know that haven't already been tagged. However this is open to all, so feel free to participate whether you've bee tagged or not! I've kept my questions light...just fun :D

Here are your 11 questions.
1. If you could describe your life in a color, what would it be and why?
2. Do you have any pets? If so, what are they, their name/s and why do they fit your personality?
3. Where did you fit in in high school...jock, band geek, popular crowd...etc?
4.How do you react in an emergency...fight or flight, go get help, the calm one???
5. If they were making a movie of your life, who would you chose to play you... why?
6. Why is your best friend your best friend, what makes them so special?
7. If money was no object, and you were going to buy yourself soothing completely frivolous, what would it be, and why?
7. Three words that describe your personality?
8. Who was your favorite teacher and how did they influence you?
9. What do you consider true strength?
10. What is your favorite game? (video, board, card...any kind)
11.What season do you love the most, why?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Afro Samurai

Studio Gonzo  2007
 Funimation Entertainment
Music score : RZA from the rap group Wu-Tang Clan
CreatorTakashi Okazaki
Voice:  Afro and  Ninja NinjaSamuel L. Jackson
Justice,Ron Perlman

Based on the manga written and illustrated by Takashi OkazakiAfro Samurai was originally published in the self-funded Nou Nou Hau dōjinshi magazine. 

Afro's story: The tale centers around a set of numbered headbands. The person to hold the number one band is said to be the most skilled fighter and also to possess God like powers. As the story begins, Afro's father is that man. 

The only fighter who can challenge him, is the wielder of the number two head band, however the unfortunate number two can be confronted by any other fighter eager to prove his worth.

Initially we see a very young Afro walking with his father while holding his hand...enter the number two, a gun slinging, sword wielding samurai by the name of Justice. It suffices to say that Justice becomes number one, and that, that single instance puts Afro on a path of vengeance from which he can not escape, no matter the cost.

Accompanied by his ever so entertaining sidekick Ninja Ninja, he battles through both foe....and friend for the ultimate prize, finding and defeating the number one and avenging his father...

The way I see it: This is one of the most visually striking, artistically rendered anime series I have ever viewed, and believe me....I have seen A LOT of anime ;) The use of light and shadow and the effective minimal use of color is simply captivating. It literally takes on a life of it's own...have I gushed enough??

The young characters of Afro's memories are beautiful, innocent, light and pure... yet as the story returns to his present life they become ugly, tainted and dark. To the point of being disturbing, a reflection of what life has made of them.

The bad, the bad, and the ugly:I think they overdid it a bit on the T&A, although, in all honesty, I think it added to the whole degenerate, grungy vibe ;o 
Also, be warned, if you're offended by sex scenes this is not the anime for

Love it or Leave it: Love it! This series fits an entire storyline from beginning to end into five episodes and does it effortlessly, completely and satisfyingly. Even if you just watch it for it's artistic merit alone, I would highly recommend it :D

                                                         Ninja Ninja