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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My Problem with "It's a Wonderful Life"

It may come as a surprise to some of you who know me that last year when I watched "It's a Wonderful Life" for the first time, I enjoyed it.  This year I got to see a one man play of it, and enjoyed that far more.  Despite the movie's unabashed and blunt religious tones (And why shouldn't it be?  People have the right to make Christianity based films.  We should be able to make films about any kind of people with any religious beliefs and overtones we want to.) I believe that many of the film's core messages about how to treat people and what's important in life ring true for nearly everyone.

My problem also isn't with the idealized figure of George Bailey.  Sure, until things go south for him, he seems almost like a saint- but that exaggeration helps the story.  My problem is Mary.  Mary performs the single most selfish act I can think of.

Let me explain in detail.  Remember when George and Mary as young people stop infront of the house that one day became theirs?  At this point, we know they're already in love, but we also knwo George is about to go off into the world and make all his wild dreams come true- which is what he wishes for when he throws the stone to break a window of the house.  He tells Mary about his hat full of wishes and just after that, she herself makes a wish and breaks a window of the house.  Later, when the Stock Market crashes before they can leave for their honey moon and Mary buys the old house and tells George that them living in the house was her wish I light up with rage.

How is it that Mary gets away with wishing the exact opposite of what the man she supposedly loves wishes for himself?  She gets everything she wants at the cost of George's original hopes and desires for his life and not once is that presented as a shamefull thing.  Well it is shameful.  Is it really Mary's fault what happens to George? No, of course not, but she sure knows how to capitalize on his misfortune of never getting out of Bedford Falls to see the world like he wanted to. 

The definition of love and working relationships for me has always included wanting to help the other person achieve the things they desire out of life- or at least being able to wish well to someone you love whose dreams really don't have room for you.  Mary's love is that kind of, "I want him trapped in my idea of a happy home," kind of love.  And the fact that the film never treats Mary as any less moral than George gives that clear old-timey message about fuck wanting a life of wonder or travel, settling down and procreating is the only real goal in life- which is annoying and way outdated, despite it's failure to die completely.  But for me the greater annoyance is that in a movie about selfless actions leading to good things in the lives of others as well as yourself, the most selfish character (I am here using selfish as something very different from greed- greed being the flaw of the film's antagonist whilst I see Mary as the most selfish.) never sees any negative consequences of her selfishness.

Yet, as I mentioned at the begining of this post, I do indeed actually enjoy "It's a Wonderful Life," and I really respect it as a classic film, not just as far as Christmas films go, but as a film that is also well shot, well acted and clearly shows the tremedous amout of work put into it.  There are plent of things done right on the technical end that make the film well worth watching- even during the portions push some of my buttons.  Not to mention that even this Pagan feels the feel-goodyness of the ending, and really, that's what people seem to want out of Chistmas films.

Now, I'm off to see if I can re-find my copy of "Eight Crazy Nights" because it's the next of my holiday traditions to check off. (My apologies to any Jewish freinds who don't find that movie funny- I'm willing to let you tell me off for it if you want.)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It Was Found on The Internet: An Amalgamation of Geeky Craft Finds

Welcome dear readers to a reinvention of an old featrue on this blog.  "It Came From Ebay" is now a collection of things I found on the internet with a heavy geek craft lean.  We will travel together through the highs and the horros of the things people on the internet want to sell to you.

My vow is to provide links to all sources for this feature, but I do not promise that any of the items will still be there by the time I use them.  I also ask that if you do contact the makers of anything you find here, BE NICE.  It is acceptable to contact a seller asking about their willingness to reproduce something or create custom orders, but be polite about it.  These people work hard, and are sometimes very busy- and even if I've made jokes about their products, I still believe they deserve your respect.

Now, all explinations and disclaimers out of the way, let's start this one off slow.












Found here
- This TARDIS necklace features a British flag charm, you know, just incase you forgot why the Doctor talks with that sexy accent.















Found here-Not sure what it has to do with the TARDIS, but it’s cool as fuck.  Plus, look at that fucking awesome Pokeball rose!













Found here
-Haha, looks more like a floppy disk than a TARDIS, which may be intentional. I pretty much like it either way.















Found here
-OH DEAR GOD I WILL NEVER SLEEP AGAIN!
            If you don’t recognize the first scary figure there, he is one of The Gentlemen- Buffy villains who come to town, steal all the voices, and cut the hearts out of seven people.  “Can’t even shout, can’t even cry, The Gentle Men are coming by.”















Found here
- Huh, so the TARDIS runs on an Android OS?
















Found here
-What is this, I don’t even?  It’s almost as scary as the silence hoodie.











-IT KEEPS GETTING WORSE!










-Hilariously gross.  Haha, K9 wants to pee on R2D2. Wait…robot dogs shouldn’t pee.










-Wait.  A custard dispenser with vibrating capabilities?!

And then I got this add on Facebook...
-I don’t think I want to live in this world anymore.



-I refuse to believe in a market for this.










-Blonde River Song anyone?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Labby Eats Hello Panda Candy



Trying out the vanilla flavor of Hello Panda Candy.

Click here to watch on Blip.tv.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Labby Plays Winx Club: Quest for the Codex Part Twenty Two



In this video we face fighting and an actual boss level!  And then go back to mini-games...

Monday, October 10, 2011

Labby Plays Winx Club: Quest for the Codex Part Twenty One



A series of failures to complete Bloom's mini game.  Silly mini game.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Explaining Smeyer's Creatures, or I’ve Thought Too Hard

     Stephanie Meyer was not actually the first person to present stone vampires, though she did create their most infamously unvampiric incarnation (stupid sparkles).  I come firmly from the camp that thinks Smeyer is a horrible writer whose work is so bad it isn’t even funny to read, just painful- which I would go into detail about, but then we’d be here for years.  What I pose to you though is a simple (ish) question: Since Smeyer’s creatures are clearly not vampires, what are they?

     I’d like to answer that question by calling the Cullens and all their ilk “Adonises.”

     The story of Adonis is varied in its details, but the parts of his story that are always there are that one, he was so beautiful that Aphrodite chose him as her favorite.  Two, that Adonis was killed by a wild boar and died in Aphrodite’s arms, and last, that Aphrodite gave him new and recurring life as an annually blooming plant.  The most common image that comes to mind when you talk about Adonis, however, are the many Adonis statues the Greeks left behind.

     By these guidelines, I believe we can class Smeyer’s “vampires” as Adonis creatures.  They must die and be reborn, though at only one point in their life lines- but we’ve always taken a few liberties with the namesake when dealing with and classifying mystical creatures.  I believe the stone-like state of their bodies has roots in a beginning as a living statue in the early genesis of the Adonis.  Then finally, the tie that binds it all together, how ridiculously beautiful most of Smeyer’s creatures are.

     Now, to explain why the Adonis creatures feed on blood is a simple fix.  Since the Adonis roots are in cursed statuary by my speculation I’ll continue in that line by supposing that when one becomes an Adonis you begin a process of turning to stone, and when an Adonis is starved enough, it reverts to a statue forever.  Therefore, blood is the final magical ingredient in the process that keeps an Adonis in its semi-fleshy, functioning and sentient form.

     I understand heartily if people believe that my theory is too underdeveloped to hold much water, too boring to take much interest in, or over thought because, “Really, who cares about trying to explain Smeyer?”  Honestly, it’s not that I passionately care about making sense of schlock novels.  This theory was suddenly developed in the span of a day.  I wanted to put the theory out there though, on the off chance of giving a few people who are really sick of having no better name for the abominations Smeyer has created a new way to refer to them that might not leave such a sour taste in their mouths.

*The nickname Smeyer is used in this essay as it is funny, and this essay is not, but seriously, I’m just being speculative here, not very serious.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Labby Plays Winx Club: Quest for the Codex Part Twenty



More of the same ol' wacky mini-games in Cloud Tower.  See Flora's game derp out more than ever, and then see me derp repeatedly on Techna's game.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Vlog: Too Many Dice



A little Vlog about a package I got.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Let's Read with LabbyDragon: Eyes Like Stars



Labby reviews a good book- that you should read- about a girl in an enchanted theater, and someone new makes an appearance.


After a long hiatus, there's finally a new episode of Let's Read with LabbyDragon- this is episode three for those keeping track.  Unfortunately, I have no idea how long the next LRwLD will take, but there is an interim video coming, the very video foreshadowed at the end of this one, so make sure you watched passed the credits.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Buffy Binge Book Reviews

I can't believe I've neglected my blog for about a month now.  I'd feel guiltier about it, but I've been working very hard on commissions- and sometimes videos.  However, today I do have something for you.

I went on a Buffy novel binge this past month, so I thought I'd go ahead and jot down a few quick reviews for the inquiring Buffy fan who wants to know which books are worth while.

Keep Me In Mind
A Stake Your Destiny novel
by Nancy Holder

Man, this book would have been so much better as a linear novel than a choose your own adventure.  I of course attempted to get all the possible story lines in multiple readings, and made sure I had read every ending, mostly for fun, but also with this review in mind.
The first story I ended up with was very good, or it would have been had it been linear and third person instead of a totally disorienting first person adventure.  It's starts with a highly unnecessary letter from Giles, indicating that something is going to go amiss and your choices are going to determine what happens.  Then on the first place, you take your place as Buffy (as best I can place it, sometime in the second season just after Kendra's first appearance and pre Angle going evil) who's been looking for a demon that's been leaving nothing but the skin and bones of it's victims behind.
After a short series of choices, I wind up on "patrol" with Angle- which looks a bit more like smoochies of the big time, until I get all nauseous and The Master and Luke show up, but totally think it's 1937.  Weird, right? But I stake them anyway.
Then I have different versions of Spike attacking me repeatedly.  Spike even ends up staking me in my bedroom while I'm on the phone with Willow, who is talking to...me?  Turns out, the staked Buffy was a double, and so was the Spike, made by a demon and sorcerer team that are making doubles from people's memories.  I even end up staking an Angle double that I thought was the real one!
The story culminates with a huge confusing, yet amazing battle full of doubles of Buffy, her enemies, and her friends.
One of the other story lines involves a double of Marcie Ross, the invisible girl with a grudge against Cordelia.
There's also some evil going down in a shoe store if you get the right path.

Honestly, I loved the whole doubles being made all willy nilly plot.  It had so much potential, and did pay a lot of it off, but honestly, I would have liked it ten times better if it'd been a normal story.  I wouldn't have found myself questioning if I'd turned to the wrong page, and I would have gotten all of the details of the story without having to search down the choices I didn't make.
If you're bored and want something interesting and Buffy related to read for a little bit, I'd suggest this book just for the fun of it.  Of the two Stake Your Destiny books I've read so far, this was the better one (though The Colony had a more coherent story when put into the choose your own format) and really, I'm sure there are people out there who tend to enjoy the choose your own style books more than I do. I always get impatient with them, feeling like I'm not getting the whole story.

Rating: Read it if you have nothing better to do.

Blood and Fog
by Nancy Holder

Blood and Fog is a season six story, set sometime before Buffy stops having sex with Spike.  This book is particularly great for Spike fans, it's an expansion of his history at the same time that it spins a wonderful Buffy tale.  We all know Spike, Dru, Darla and Angelus were in England for part of the Victorian era, and so was Jack the Ripper- who it turns out, wasn't a human after all, and brought with him to London fog that made people insane.  Jack, or Thak as he was originally known, plans to bring back into our dimension the Fomhoire, a race of faery once banished by another race called the Tuatha (which all sounds like it might be based off of some real Irish folklore and myth, but I have not done the research at all) but of course neither the Slayer then, or our Slayer now could let that happen.  So Spike becomes Buffy's most important weapon in a battle against a legend of history.
Oh man, is this book good.  It has it's slow points, but simply the story of Spike and Elizabeth, the Slayer of London in 1888 is well worth getting through them.  It's the history that really sparkles, though the "current" story is a action packed as you want a Buffy story to be.

Rating: Read it.

Spark and Burn
by Diana G. Gallagher

This book's major setting is the early seventh season, when Spike is crazy in the school basement.  In fact, it's mostly exactly what we see when Buffy finds him, and when we see The First talking to him in the last scene of the first episode, but with insight into his thoughts.  It's also liberally peppered with flash back sequences, though most of them are of scenes shown in the series, dialogue and all- and Spike's inner thoughts are not always worth the tedious reading of familiar scenes.  The only thing this book adds to Spike's past, is the story of the time Spike was on the run from Nazi demon hunters from an organization much like The Initiative- though it must be said that the tale is VERY interesting, and worth being read, though it might not be worth reading the whole book just for it's sake.  I made it through the whole book, but I had a strange feeling of not being quite satisfied as a reader, despite the moments of food for thought I gleaned from it.
In all honesty, anyone looking for something fun should read one of the other books in this post.  However, if you think you'd enjoy a some what tedious look at the inner thoughts of a newly ensouled vampire, or are such a huge fan of Spike that you can't pass up a book about him (especially one that attempts, somewhere in the relative mess of it, to address why Spike never killed Buffy when he was still evil) you might at least pick it up at the library and flip through  it.

Rating: Worth flipping to the bits about Germany and running from the Nazi's, but otherwise a book made mostly for purists and Spike fanatics.

The Book of Fours
by Nancy Holder

This book was the best of the bunch that I picked up, by far. 
The set up starts with a creature called The Gatherer- it is something with a blobby, immobile form that consumes all it can.  Back during the crusades The Gatherer got a taste of Slayer, and now it craves Slayers because they give it more power.
Fast-forward to Sunnydale, sometime before Faith's decent into evil in season three.  The Gatherer's minions- mummies with axes- the Wanderers, have come hunting for Buffy and Faith, and brought with them fires, floods, hurricanes, and of course, earthquakes (is there any kind of evil that doesn't come with earthquakes in Sunnydale?).  There are four of these Wanderers, each representing an arcane element: earth, fire, water, and air.  Their axes can only properly prepare a slayer who is of their element to be consumed by The Gatherer.
So accordingly, they need four Slayers to take out The Gatherer.  Buffy is air, Faith is fire, inhabiting Cordelia's body is Kendra- Slayer of the earth- but the last Slayer, borrowing Willow's body is a new face for Buffy fans; India Cohen, Slayer of water, and Buffy's direct predecessor.

The book masterfully tells the stories of The Gatherer, India and her Watcher, and the current crisis in Sunnydale together in bits in pieces, culminating in a last battle full of the sweet pay off the intricate plot deserves.
I really commend the author for answering the questions the show never had the time to ask about the girl who's place in the Slayer line is right before Buffy.  For everyone interested in the tales of the other Slayers, this is one of the books you need to read.  It's also perfect for anyone who loves when Buffy fights the really big bads- The Gatherer is on level with all the big end of the season arc battle from the show.
The only little pet peeves I have about the book are that aside from the true prologue, all the sections in the novel also have prologues, and the first and last sections have the same title- which theoretically serves a purpose, but it still bugs me personally (a.k.a. I'm being a nit-picker).  The book also has a subtitle, only seen on the title page, "A Historie of the Four Slayers This Being Their First Adventure as told by The Watcher of the Fifth Slayer to Nancy Holder". The only actual mention of this premise is the very last page, that mentions a further story of Buffy, Faith and Kendra searching for India's soul (a story which I don't think Nancy Holder has written, but I wish she would).  I assume this "Fifth Watcher" is supposed to be the watcher of the Slayer called after Faith's demise, but honestly, the whole thing just throws a lot of confusion onto the tail end of a book that didn't need to pretend to be some kind of official document.

Rating: Read it!


And speaking of Buffy literature, I have a huge pet peeve, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.  Why does every single story set after season one, but before the season seven finale talk about how Buffy's death will, "call the next Slayer"?  It won't.  Buffy's first death is the only one that mattered to the continuation of the Slayer line.  Buffy died for a few minutes, and Kendra was called.  Kendra died, and we got Faith.  Buffy died again, and nothing happened.  Nor should it have.  Buffy's place in the line is set, and as far as the power that calls the next Slayer is concerned, she is as good as permanently dead.  The Watchers Council has been so good at finding Slayers, that I find it hard to believe that if Buffy's death in season five had called yet another Slayer, they wouldn't have found her in the two years before Buffy and Willow's game changer, hence why I firmly believe my theory is true.

It just gets to me, because the Slayer forces as they were, were clearly ill-equipped to deal with Buffy's revival so I can't imagine why some people think it would react to her secondary, or even eventual third death.  They mythos just doesn't gel with that idea.

In conclusion, I think way too much about the technical details of a show about a blond who fights vampires.

Phew, this was a long blog.  I hope you stuck with it, or at the very least looked at my little "rating" summary of each book, haha.

Friday, July 29, 2011

News of the Bad Type

My home computer is broken.  Completely busted, doesn't even turn on.  which means even more limited internet access than usual at home.

I'm still working on things.  I filmed something just 2 nights ago, and a mysterious hat has appeared in my possession.  I'm also still working on commissions- it's been going pretty darn well.  I'll just have to come to the library now to get the pictures on the internet- and to even e-mail my buyers.

Not that it wasn't already pretty quiet on this blog, but it'll be quiet for even longer it seems.

In the mean time, I've been reading the Vampirates book series- I'm quite enamored with them, they're very fun- and a ton of Buffy novels- which range in quality, but are generally all enjoyable.  I'd say more about them, but I'm at low battery.  I'll have to head back home where my only net is the patchyness that is my new Droid Incredible 2.  My first smart phone, wheeee!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Strawberry Braid Necklace

Just an update, I managed to get something onto Etsy today.  It's an adorable strawberry themed necklace!


http://www.etsy.com/listing/75640843/strawbery-braid-necklace



Please pass the link on to someone you know who might like it.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Back at Home

So as you may or may not know, I had to move out of the dorms and back home this past weekend.  What a pain that was!  But now I'm back on track with everything.  I'm still working hard on commissions, and I may even begin to get some of my video projects off the ground- it really depends on if I can get a job and how many hours I'd be working at it.

I have a box of jewelry I've made that I'm going to start taking pictures of and try to sell on my Etsy.  So be on the look out for that- it's all really cute!

I'll keep updating through the summer with what I can.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Working Hard!

Hey all!  I've been working hard on my commissions- like this pillowcase:
Pinkie Pie Pillow

In the mean time, I've uploaded an embarrassing- yet hopefully funny- old project in hopes that it's a decent reward for anyone who's missing my LP's.

Prepare for the most unintentionally funny thing I have ever written, or at least my Intro to Production Design professor thought so. 


Red and Punk is a re-imagining of the Little Red Ridinghood story set as glam rock falls, and punk rock rises, also loosely inspired by the life story of Joan Jett. 


This voiced storyboard was presented as a pitch for a "Behind the Music"/"Lifetime" style film along with prop and costume designs and a model set as a final project in November of 2010.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Giving Thanks

I just want to thank TwelfthDoc for sending my information to Equestria Daily, and HUGE thanks to Equestria Daily for featuring my work and promoting my commissions!  I am so grateful that people like my work and for the boost in commissions.  They're still open, too!  I'm going to be working hard and hopefully I can make my goal of raising enough money to get to the London Film and Comic Con.

I'll be posting pictures of the things I'm making as they are complete and ready to ship out so that you all can see what I've been up to, and maybe get inspired for something you want to have made.

As a side note, I do intend to pick back up with Labby Plays in the future, but it will be after the London trip, since until then, I will be hard at work on commissions and crafts.

Again, thank you everypony and keep spreading the word!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Please Help Me Get to London Film and Comic Con and a Future Project



Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/labbydragon

Contact E-mail: Kozmkitty@aol.com

Further examples of my work: http://labbydragonsrealm.blogspot.com/2011/04/twilight-sparkle-cross-stitch-and.html

Again, please spread the news about me!  I'd appreciate it so much.  This London trip is so important to me.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Labby Plays Winx Club: Quest for the Codex Part Seventeen



After saving the last of the pixies, we head back to Alfeea and get trapped in a magical reality chamber.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Labby Plays Winx Club: Quest for the Codex Part Sixteen



More pixie rescuing!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Labby Plays Winx Club: Quest for the Codex Part Fifteen



After a few more tries we finally beat Bloom's game and move on to rescue the other Pixies from the grasp of the homesickness spell.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Labby Plays Winx Club: Quest for the Codex Part Fourteen



Darkar carries out his insidious plot to get the Pixies to lead him to their village, meaning we get to do some more fighting levels but also mini games! Actually, mini-game.  There's a lot of epic fail while playing Bloom's mini-game.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Labby Plays Winx Club: Quest for the Codex Part Theirteen



Flora clearly impresses her new boyfriend and the opening ceremony at Red Fountian gets crashed by a boss battle.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Labby Plays Winx Club: Quest for the Codex Part Twelve



The pixies and fairies finally finish pairing off, a new professor enters our midst, and most important of all, the girls get to go see their boyfriends at Red Fountian.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Labby Plays Winx Club: Quest for the Codex Part Eleven



The continuation of meeting the pixies and the fairies showing off.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Labby Plays Winx Club:Quest for the Codex Part Ten



We rescue the pixies and they start pairing off with the fairies.  Also, our first boss battle.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Labby Plays Winx Club: Quest for the Codex Part Nine



Travelling through Shadowhunt, and we get a few new enemies to fight.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Labby Plays Winx Club: Quest for the Codex Part Eight



Finally beating Techna's mini-game, facing Musa's game, and Prince Sky decides to show his jerk face up,

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Labby Plays Winx Club: Quest for the Codex Part Seven



Continuing to prove our powers by playing mini games.

Let's Read with LabbyDragon: Glee: The Beginning


Only up a month and a day late, it's Let's Read with LabbyDragon, Glee: The beginning, with appearances by the Twelfth Doctor.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Labby Plays Winx Club: Quest for the Codex Part Six



In continuing our story, we end up having to play the same old mini-games yet again.  And I also spot a minor inconsistency between the show and the game!  Shock and horror!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Con Badges!

In my previous post concerning cross stitch commissions, I posted a pattern for a then unfinished con badge.  Here it is:


It's DMC floss used on plastic canvas.  The badge has to be cut with a little of the plastic canvas still on the edges, as that keeps the thread in place, but the canvas is cut to the shape of the stitching.  I placed the jump rings in a way that helps the badge lay properly when worn.


This is me testing out the badge for TwelfthDoc.

I also made myself a badge.


It features the sprite of Nayru- the oracle from The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (for the GBC).  Due to the sprite's smaller size, I limited the name portion of the badge to just the first part of my internet handle for a nice, well proportioned look.

These are a lovely, nerdy way of identifying yourself at a con.  I chose to use internet names as a means of helping to be recognized out there when I do eventually get to a convention.

As a reminder, commissions for these are dirt cheap at $5 a pop.  Contact me at Kozmkitty@aol.com if you're interested.

Labby Plays Winx Club: Quest for the Codex Part Five




More boyfriend talk that leads to mini-games, and even another combat level.

Quiz time!  Do you remember the BF/GF pairs?

Additionally, feel free to challenge my scores on the mini-games.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Labby Plays Winx Club: Quest for the Codex Part Four



After last episode's foray into the main plot of the game, we've been returned Alfeea, where the girls talk about their boyfriends and we are forced to replay mini-games we just played only moments ago.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Labby Plays Winx Club: Quest for the Codex Part Three



We get to meet the soon to be newest addition to the Winx Club, and fight some more monsters.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Labby Plays Winx Club: Quest for the Codex Part Two



We play some more mini games with varying degrees of difficulty and fun.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Labby Plays Winx Club: Quest for the Codex Part One



Due to total failure of Winx Club for the GBA to work, the game we are beginning today is Winx Club: Quest for the Codex on the DS.  So come on ya'll (yes, ya'll), let's go to fairy school AND save the worlds! (I'm pretty sure the worlds are all just different planets in the same dimension, but I don't remember how that all worked very well.)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Labby Plays My Little Pony: Runaway Rainbow Bonus Video




In this video we explore the mini game galleries, and play the mini game we missed: Pinkie Pie Pinball.

Challenge: Be sure to pay attention, because I've challenged you all to a score battle in Pinkie Pie Pinball!

Don't forget, we'll be starting up Winx Club for the GBA tomorrow!  Don't know what Winx Club even is?  Don't worry, I'll try to make it make sense.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Labby Plays My Little Pony: Runaway Rainbow Part Six




Today we finish off the story line portion of the game.  Will we be able to make it back to Unicornia in time to make the rainbow?

Coming tomorrow is the bonus video showing off post game features.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Labby Plays My Little Pony: Runaway Rainbow Part Five



Beginning the journey home to Unicornia with the aid of Spike the dragon.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Labby Plays My Little Pony: Runaway Rainbow Part Four



Today we get to play as Minty, and Rarity decides she wants to go home.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Oh, Ebay, the Hours We Can Waste


What the hell is this thing?  And why does the lister list it as a "Pokemon Digimon" product? (In an interesting side note, Google Chrome's spell check recognized Pokemon as a proper word, but not Digimon.)
Apparently it's some kind of coin bank that used to function like a slot machine, but this particular item is broken.  I want to find a working one of these things just for the novelty of it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Pokemon-Digimon-Toy-Slot-Machine-Coin-Bank-NOT-WORKING-/170625792525?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27ba16fa0d#ht_2876wt_905


Ok, is it just me or does this COIN case look like it's actually a Pokemon condom case?  Look it just does, okay!  Don't judge...



Holly hell! A Pokemon product that actually is HOLOGRAPHIC.  Like the real definition of holographic and everything.



Are these even really Pokemon products?  That's what the seller claims they are.  They look more likely to be part of some Hamtaro game.



So freaking adorable! Someone buy this for me now!
Out of place entry is out of place.




Oh you know you want them.  You have no idea what to do with them, but you want them.



They do a thing in a thing and I just don't understand it....
Seriously, someone go figure out what the heck these even are? What do they do?




Another handmade question mark.  Derpy looking Charmander is kind of cute, but the listing is so unsure of the spelling of Pokemon that it literally lists this as a "Pokemon pokeman" coin purse.



He...has a digivice embedded in his stomach?  This is an official product guys!
Actually, I once had something similar; it was a generic blue and white dog with a clock embedded in it's tummy and the alarm sound was it saying, "Ruff, ruff.  It sure is tough to sleep enough."  You know, that might be just another piece in the puzzle of what is wrong with me.



This one kind of looks like it's trapped in a net and trying to get out.  I mean, just look at it, it does not look happy to be in that bag.



Do you remember the time the Digimon franchise thought it was cool to have metal cards?  You couldn't use them in game play or anything, but they made nice collectors items....though they were made out of pretty crappy metal and the paint would scratch pretty easy. 
Oh man, I forgot the punch line. *Gets shot*


Well, in my pin tradition....

...Yes.  This.  Because McDonald's would totally find a way to be in the digital world.  You know it to be true, no matter how much it frightens you.



Capsule Monster?  But that's a different series!



If this doesn't creep you out, there's no hope for you.












Labby Plays My Little Pony: Runaway Rainbow Part Three



Three words descibe this episode: More fetch quests!  Oh, and a couple of mini-games which involve getting the things we've been tasked with fetching.


Also, I would like to assure you that the next episode of Let's Read with LabbyDragon is in fact filmed and will be edited asap. I'm sorry that it wasn't out last month, I'm still learning to balance out everything I'm doing.

I'd also encourage you to send me book suggestions for future episodes.  I'm sure there's some books you all know about that I might not ever know if you don't send me their titles!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Labby Plays My Little Pony: Runaway Rainbow Part Two



In part two of The Runaway Rainbow, we get sent on more fetch quests!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Labby Plays My Little Pony: Runaway Rainbow Part One



Today we start on a new adventure with Rarity the unicorn (G3) as she prepares for the Rainbow Princess Celebration.  She's supposed to learn how to make rainbows, but for now she's just getting sent on fetch quests.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Labby Plays My Little Pony: Pinkie Pie's Party Parts Five and Six



Part five, the penultimate video- puzzles, credits and unwrapping.



Part six of Pinkie Pie's party.  We finish up opening and playing with our gifts.

Sad that it's over? Don't worry, starting tomorrow we start on My Little Pony: Crystal Princess: The Runaway  Rainbow.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Labby Plays My Little Pony: Pinkie Pie's Party Part Four



The excitement finally boils over in episode four when we suddenly make it to the party.  The fun's not over here though, there are two videos left where we get to unwrap presents.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Labby Plays My Little Pony: Pinkie Pie's Party Part Three



The exciting third episode in which we play games and pass the half way point in our present finding.  Don't worry about the approaching end though, after we find all the presents, we have at least one bonus video of playing with them all at Party Cake Place, and we're not done with the My Little Pony franchise yet.


Also, this:

Made by Doctor_OS of Twitter. (Go ahead and follow if you aren't already.)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Twilight Sparkle Cross Stitch and Commissions (Updated 1/27/12)

I finally finished the Twilight Sparkle cross stitch!

So cute!!!!!!

Do you know what that means? I am now open for you to commission your very own geek themed cross stitch project!  Spread the link to this post if you enjoy my work, your friends might, too.

Commission information:

I can do anything so long as you provide me with a picture.  E-mail me at Kozmkitty@aol.com and I will respond to your request as quickly as I can.  All commission specifications and prices will be finalized before I ask for payment (by way of PayPal).

Conbadge/pin/keychain- $5

2x3= $10

4x6= $20

5x5= $20

5X7= $25

Additional sizes and shapes are negotiable, just contact me with your desired dimensions and/or shape and I will come up with a price for you (different shapes should fall in the same price category as the size they are most similar to).  Though I am disinclined to go over the 5X7 size as anything much larger will take a considerable amount of time while I am still in college and juggling homework with any commissions I get.

Your non-accessory pieces (meaning things that aren't con badges and key chains) can be either framed or matted, or shipped flat for you to decide what to do with it.

I will accept commissions based upon the number of projects I can complete efficiently (first come, first serve), and then put up notification that commissions are closed until the current batch is done and commissions open again.  I want everyone to get a quality product so I will not take on more than I can handle.

And here's a small gallery of my work:

A previously sold piece.

A Doctor Who wall hanging.

Another wall hanging made for a friend.



This is the con badge I made for Twelfthdoc (you can follow him on Twitter!).



This is the con badge I designed for myself featuring Nayru from The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages for the GBC.


A Derpy badge.


A keychain of Rainbow Dash's Cutie Mark.



And a couple more pony keychains.

Now for some Pokemon themed stuff.






Friday, April 1, 2011

Labby Plays My Little Pony: Pinkie Pie's Party Part Two



Join me for part two of Pinkie Pie's Party.  In this part, we play a ton more minigames because everyone in Ponyville needs our help on our birthday.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ebay Again

It's not an official post day, so just consider this a bonus and come back for your regularly scheduled update tomorrow.  I decided not to do anything "productive" and as I usually do, started surfing the net with no real goal, so here are some more Ebay horrors.


Can someone explain to me what possesses a person to crochet a purse with scarf yarn?  I mean, I had this fuzzy binder once when I was a kid, but even that wasn't shag like this (and it had sparklies).


Um, what?  As if a pink tattoo machine doesn't make you want to laugh enough, it's got the animal print on it, too.  Oh, and if you scroll down, it also comes in blue leopard print all over...and flame colors.  Maybe it's because I'm not really into tattoos, but these scare me.


Oh look, ugly shoes! Also, these are apparently men's shoes.  I would have guess women's.

I couldn't grab the picture for this one, but it is "Body splash/Hair perfume."  Hair perfume?  It's not even hair spray, it's hair perfume, as though your shampoo isn't enough, or  this person works under the assumption that a lot of people use unscented shampoo.


I made these with my grandma when I was a kid! Nostalgia!  They're made with a washcloth, googly eyes, a pom pom for the nose and tail, rubber bands, and a ribbon to hide the rubber band.  A very simpl, but adorable and a bit hilarious, craft.  Just read what this seller puts on the tags, "If a boo boo has you feeling crummy, stick an ice cube in my tummy.  Hold it to your boo boo tight, soon everything will be alright!" It's a pretty traditional saying to go with these things, but cracks me up every time.



No. Just. No.


Sorry if anyone's a ball jointed doll fan, but this creeps me out.


And this doll, too.  It's like she want's to be Lady Gaga or something, but can't quite get the look together.  Oh, and then there's the soulless purple eyes. Why?


A whole page of iris stickers.  Are you freaked out enough yet?

I love ponies, so I'm not really one to talk but....

Because geekery exists at all moments of life. (Fairy wings are going to be mandatory at my own wedding.)

And lastly...


So cute, and yet it's like she wants to eat me. (If you want her, she's got no bids right now.)