- 21 hours ago
- 1 day ago
The Geekmoot 4.0 convention turns out to be pretty fun. I actually found it to be a lot less stressful than bigger conventions such as Otafest at least. Basically, I get to spend the day with Darcy, Ika, Rio, and Noir.
Darcy and Ika was showing me the Sentinel of The Multiverse cooperative card game, and I actually got a much better understanding of the game now thanks to them.
Of course, it took a bit of time for me to pick a character to start with. To help me decide, Darcy asked me who my favourite hero or heroine was. Naturally, I answered ” Rainbow Dash”! =D
As it turns out though, Darcy was hoping my answer would be a bit more manestream. Ah well, I guess I can’t expect every game to have Rainbow Dash in it… yet. >.>
Eventually, I ended up picking the Wraith. I daresay I like her very much. The way her deck works fit my style and preference in card game very closely. I especially like the way the cards in her deck provides me with a search engine, control, and a method of using more than one power per turn. This, in conjunction with how practical most of her cards are, certainly make her deck efficient and effective.
Throughout the day, I also get to show various games to Darcy, Ika, and Rio. Some of the highlight include the followings:
- Fighting is Magic
Admittedly, this game isn’t exactly easy to get into, but it’s still a load of fun to play. Despite the controllers requiring some getting-use-to, Darcy, Ika, and Rio seem to enjoy it. Though, I think I still need more practice with Rainbow Dash and the rest of the mane 6.
Though, it is too bad that Noir left somewhat early. I’ve been meaning to talk with him regarding a few matters, and I was curious as to how well he can play a fighting game such as Fighting is Magic.
- Bullet Hell Ponies
Apparently, Bullet hell is Darcy’s favourite type of game! =P He does have the skills required for this type of game, and he certainly isn’t afraid to start on a more challenging difficulty. Although he didn’t quite finish, It is still impressive that he managed to make it pretty far in the end. I imagine that, once he understands the ponies a bit better, he’ll have no trouble beating the game.
- Minuette vs Tardiness (http://www.dragon-mango.com/ponygame/)
It is too bad Ika didn’t have more time to play, she is great with platforming games. Seriously, just ask Minuette. She’ll tell you all about Ika’s excellent sense of timing and punctuality.
Come to think of it, I probably should have taken more pictures of Geekmoot… or use a better camera for that matter. I’m not sure I’m liking the quality of the pictures I took. For the curious, this is how the table look like:
It actually took me quite a while to decide what I want to buy, admittedly. Naturally, I got all of the Rainbow Dash merchandise I see. >.> In addition to that though, I got other prints, many stickers, and buttons. Oh, and Minuette.
Yes, I got a Minuette. Though, I guess she might also be known as Colgate.
Overall, Geekmoot was a really fun experience!
It is too bad about the lower than expected turn out this year. This is no thanks to at least 2 other Calgary events that was happening concurrently. Otherwise, I imagine Ika would have gotten a lot more sale.
That, and there was no fondue pot on sale. Not a single one. =(
Beside those 2 points however, I certainly wouldn’t mind doing something like this again. ^^
- 1 day ago
Deva Zan by Amano
worlds of Amano
The Sky by Amano
game art books in general (please ask to see which I have if unsure..)
Common Grounds by Troy Hickman
All new ghost rider
marvel zombies vs. army of darkness
cable and deadpool omnibus 2 and 3
thor: god of thunder
Card captor sakura omnibus 2, 3, 4
Powerpuff girls complete series
rise of the guardians
Doctor Who (starting at 9th doctor)
Steam Wishlist (IkasamaDriami)
Pokemon blue (gameboy colour)
pokemon yellow (gameboy colour)
Elder Scrolls Anthology (PC)
Elder Scrolls Online (PC)
Pokepark 2: Wonders Beyond (wii)
Rarity 3d print
Equestria girls dolls (Applejack, Sunset Shimmer, Luna or Celestia)
- 2 days ago
I dreamt that askdarcyblue got a fondue pot and refused to clean it.. and would just keep putting more cheese in it everyday. And I was getting frustrated because I wanted him to clean it, because.. ew gross. He was like “Well I won’t share any cheese with you then.” And I was like “I DON’T WANT ANY BECAUSE ITS GROSS IF YOU DON’T CLEAN IT.”
So after a few days of this, I went out and bought me a chocolate fountain and Darcy wanted some of my chocolate in exchange for cheese.. but I told him I didn’t want any of his cheese.. and I wouldn’t give him chocolate until he cleaned his fondue pot.
- 3 days ago
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
- Stay with us and keep calm.
The last thing we need when we’re panicking, is to have someone else panicking with us.
- Offer medicine if we usually take it during an attack.
You might have to ask whether or not we take medicine- heck, some might not; but please, ask. It really helps.
- Move us to a quiet place.
We need time to think, to breathe. Being surrounded by people isn’t going to help.
- Don’t make assumptions about what we need. Ask.
We’ll tell you what we need. Sometimes; you may have to ask- but never assume.
- Speak to us in short, simple sentences.
- Be predictable. Avoid surprises.
- Help slow our breathing by breathing us or by counting slowly to 10.
As odd as it sounds, it works.WHAT YOU SHOULDN’T DO:
1. Say, “You have nothing to be panicked about.”
We know. We know. We know. And because we know we have nothing to be panicked about, we panic even more. When I realize that my anxiety is unfounded, I panic even more because then I feel like I’m not in touch with reality. It’s unsettling. Scary.
Most of the time, a panic attack is irrational. Sometimes they stem from circumstances — a certain couch triggers a bad memory or being on an airplane makes you claustrophobic or a break up causes you to flip your lid — but mostly, the reasons I’m panicking are complex, hard to articulate or simply, unknown. I could tell myself all day that I have no reason to be having a panic attack and I would still be panicking. Sometimes, because I’m a perfectionist, I become even more overwhelmed when I think my behaviour is “unacceptable” (as I often believe it is when I’m panicking). I know it’s all in my mind, but my mind can be a pretty dark and scary place when it gets going.
Alternate suggestion: Say, “I understand you’re upset. It is okay. You have a right to be upset and I am here to help.”
2. Say, “Calm down.”
This reminds me of a MadTV sketch where Bob Newhart plays a therapist who tells his patients to simply “Stop it!” whenever they express anxiety or fear. As a sketch, it’s funny. In real life, it’s one of the worst things you can do to someone having a panic attack. When someone tells me to “stop panicking” or to “calm down,” I just think, “Oh, okay. I haven’t tried that one. Hold on, let me get out a pen and paper and jot that down, you jerk.”
Instead of taking action so that they do relax, simply telling a panicking person to “calm down” or “stop it” does nothing. No-thing.
Alternate suggestion: The best thing to do is to listen and support. In order to calm them down without the generalities, counting helps.
3. Say, “I’m just going to leave you alone for a minute.”
Being left alone while panicking makes my heart race even harder. The last thing I want is to be left by myself with my troubled brain. Many of my panic attacks spark from over-thinking and it’s helpful to have another person with me, not only for medical reasons (in case I pass out or need water) but also it’s helpful to have another person around to force me to think about something other than the noise in my head.
Alternate suggestion: It sometimes helps me if the person I’m with distracts me by telling me a story or sings to me. I need to get out of my own head and think about something other than my own panic.
4. Say, “You’re overreacting.”
Here’s the thing: I’m not. Panic attacks might be in my head, but I’m in actual physical pain. If you’d cut open your leg, no one would be telling you you’re overreacting. It’s a common trope in mental health to diminish the feelings or experience of someone suffering from anxiety or panic because there’s no visible physical ailment and because there’s no discernible reason for the person to be having such a strong fear reaction.
The worst thing you can tell someone who is panicking is that they are overreacting.
Alternate suggestion: Treat a panic attack like any other medical emergency. Listen to what the person is telling you. Get them water if they need it. It helps me if someone rubs my back a little. If you’re in over your head, don’t hesitate to call 911 (or whatever the emergency services number is where you are). But please, take the person seriously. Mental health deserves the same respect as physical health.
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- 3 days ago