Throwback Tuesday: Diddy Kong Racing

Hiya Gamers and Friends! Happy Tuesday 🙂 Today will be our weekly Throwback Tuesday post where I will feature, well you know something old and we can stroll down memory lane. This week will be one of my favorite Nintendo 64 games; Diddy Kong Racing!

Diddy Kong Racing is an awesome single or multiplayer racing game in which you are able to select your character and vehicle depending on the map. This game was awesome as you had a story mode, racing mode and battle mode. The colors and sound effects in the game were so bright and vibrant that you couldn’t help but smile while you play. did My favorite characters to play with were Pipsy (the little mouse) and Conker the squirrel! Just like in Mario Kart the characters that you would select affected specific racing attributes such as speed, power and handling so you would choose you characters wisely. You were able to choose some of your favorite characters like Diddy  or Banjo!

The Vehicles- You were able to select an airplane, a hovercraft or a race car for the various levels in which you would be competing. Story mode was cool because your boss battles consisted of beating the boss character in a 1 on 1 race, never mind the fact that all of the bosses were huge in comparison. did2All in all, Diddy Kong racing was an awesome game to play and my pick for this week’s Throwback Tuesday! What games do you miss playing? Have you ever played Diddy Kong Racing? What other racing games come to mind? Let’s talk retro/ old school!

Remember slow and steady wins … well not this race!

-Luna

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Hidden Treasures 2: Nerve

Hiya readers and friends! This week’s installment of Hidden Treasures will touch on a movie that I rarely hear anything about; Nerve. Just a quick recap, the Hidden Treasures post will go over a movie, show or video game that I believe more people should be watching. Every Monday I will highlight this “Hidden Treasure” and open up the floor for discussion or recommendations. Let’s jump into the movie!

Nerve is the story of an over achiever named Vee . nerve-pic1 The story takes place during Vee’s senior year of high school when she is debating on going to college close to home or going out on a limb and going to an art school across the country. Vee is the normal protagonist character who does whatever she is told and never commits to anything outside of her comfort zone. One day her best friend tells her to live a little and sign up for a virtual truth or dare game called Nerve. Vee was originally going to sign up as a “Watcher” who pays to watch the “Players” perform outrageous dares. The incentive for the “Players” in performing the user suggested dares is simple, they receive money for each dare completed.

The movie takes a turn when Vee gets upset and switches her status to Player mode. This is where the action picks up as the timid Vee begins to peel out of her comfort zone and perform for the watchers.  nerve2-opt She is also paired up with a partner for most of her dares courtesy of the “watchers” whose name is Ian. Ian does his best to continue pushing Vee to perform the dares as his completion becomes dependent on her.The dares grow significantly harder and turns this high school drama into an all out thriller movie.

I think that Nerve is a pretty good movie to watch because it shifts from a cheesy High School movie to an entertaining series of events. Yes, most of the scenes will be predictable but its a new concept on a classic Truth or Dare game. I can say that the ending scenes did catch me by surprise. Stop by Redbox and check out Nerve, this week’s pick for an overlooked movie. The question is are you going to be a Watcher or Player?

I triple, dog dare you! 😉

-Luna

2017 Royal Rumble Results & Recap!

Good morning friends! If you’re a fan of WWE then you know that the 30th anniversary Royal Rumble was last night January 29th, 2017 in the Alamodome in Texas. If you didn’t catch it on the WWE Network or if you missed anything, here’s the recap of the event!

Pre Show- There was a special start time for the Royal Rumble preshow at 5pm Eastern. The Preshow hosted a panel of Renee, Booker T, Jerry (King) Lawler and special guest Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels. The panel went over their predictions and previews for the upcoming matches in the actual Rumble. There were also 3 matches that took place during the preshow.

  1. 6 Woman Smackdown Tag Match. wwe_royal_rumble_2017_women_tag The teams were Natayla, Mickie James and Alexa Bliss versus Nikki Bella, Becky Lynch and Naomi. This match was booked due to the constant attacks on Becky Lynch from Mickie James and Alexa Bliss. Also, Nikka Bella has a brooding rivalry with Natalya at the moment. The match was pretty good as there were a few more acrobatics with Naomi in the mix. The match ended with Alexa Bliss (Smackdown Women’s Champion) being pinned by Naomi.
  2. The next preshow match was for the Raw Tag Team titles between Cesaro & Sheamus versus the club in Luke Gallows & Karl Andersen. wwe_royal_rumble_2017_tag_champs If you have tuned in to Monday Night Raw recently then you know that there was a discrepancy in the last championship match that left Gallows and Andersen the winners, however, they won by DQ so Sheamus and Cesaro retained the Championship. This is the rematch that featured 2 referees. The match was very chippy and a attempts to end the match early by slippery tactics were sniffed out by the refs. In the end the bullet club finally obtained the Raw Tag Team Championship Belts by pinning the champs. I will say that Sheamus Brogue Kicked one of the referee’s before the match was over, so we will see if the club actually keeps the titles on Raw tonight!
  3. The 3rd match was a little of a disappointment as it was Sasha Banks versus Nia Jax. Sasha tried her best but we all know how this match was going to turn out. With Sasha on an “injured” knee and Nia Jax being larger in size and strength, even on a good knee this was quite a hill to climb. Nia Jax trucked Sasha a few good times and even after the Banks statement was locked in, was able to force her way out of it. No surprises here, Nia Jax won via pin fall.

The Event! If you missed NXT Takeover on Saturday night then you didn’t know that Seth Rollins interrupted the show and called out Triple H. This act of defiance was replayed throughout the event and ended with an explanation of Stephanie Mcmahon stating she will handle Rollins tonight on Monday Night Raw. She also banned the Superstar from the Alamodome and the Royal Rumble event. But would he show up anyway? Let’s take a look at the events.

  • The 1st match up was the WWE Universal Championship match of Kevin Owens (Universal Champ) versus Roman Reigns. This match had a twist as GM Mick Foley attempted to stop Owens’ best friend Chris Jericho from interfering with the matches. To remedy this, Jericho was suspended in a Shark Cage for the duration of the match above the ring. It was a great title match, with Jericho of course interfering still by dropping a pair of brass knuckles to KO. Roman Reigns put up a good fight but in the end KO and Jericho left with the Universal Championship.
  • The 2nd match was the Raw Women’s Championship with title holder Charlotte Flair versus Bayley. Charlotte is currently undefeated in Pay Per View events, a record in itself, and Bayley currently holds 3 wins to nil over Charlotte in 1 on  competition. The battle was good and as expected, Charlotte retains her winning streak and the Women’s Title.
  • The 3rd match was the Cruiserwight Championship between champion Rich Swann and WWE Veteran Neville (Who believes that he is King of the Cruiserweights). This rivalry has been building up on both Raw and 205 Live as both participants interfered in each others matches, an altercation original started by Neville. 20170109_royalrumble_swannneville-274ced054bbca3800f44d49940bf87bf-vresize-335-220-high-77 Neville’s return to the squared circle came with a heel turn so he is ruthless in his pursuit of what should have been rightfully his at the inauguration of the Cruiserweight Division. As always, the Cruiserweights put on an  excellent show with high flying maneuvers, lighting quick strikes and a burst of entertainment. WWE Universe welcome your new Cruiserweight Champion and King of the Cruiserweights, Neville!
  • The final match before the Rumble match was between WWE World Champion AJ Styles and the actual face that runs the place John Cena. This match was chippy as well with AJ Styles wanting to prove that Cena is a Part- timer and irrelevant and Cena chasing Ric Flair’s 16x Championship record. There were multiple times where we could call the match yet the opponent kicked out. Cena was hit with several Styles’ Clash moves, Styles was hit with just about every Cena move. The final blow was an AA from Cena to Styles, into another AA from Cena culminating in something that I predicted, Cena is you 16x WWE World Champion.
  • The Rumble! The actual Royal Rumble match was the height of anticipation. The 1st entrant was Big Cass facing off against Chris Jericho. Jericho wins the award for me in staying in the Rumble the longest as often times he was on the sidelines lying down on the ground. Some early entrants were Dean Ambrose, Braun Strowman and a surprise debut at slot 10 by none other than the Perfect 10, Tye Dillinger. The rumble ensued with middle entrants on the Wyatt Family with Randy Orton, Apollo Crews and leaving the big 3 for the last few slots. Brock Lesner entered 1st clearing most of the ring until Goldberg came out and dominated the beast again.  The 29th slot was drawn by the Undertaker who eliminated most of the ring and entrant 30 was none other than…. Roman Reigns? Yup, no Balor, No Samoa Joe, and no Rollins? Once the dust settled it was down to Orton and Reigns. Congratulations Randy Orton on winning the 2017 Royal Rumble! wwww-e1485749466345

Tonight Monday Night Raw should be interesting with the recap and more importantly (at least to me) the ramifications of Seth Rollins’ actions on NXT. All in all, even though I was very upset at the end of the rumble (because I wanted Balor or Joe and even fricking Rollins!) the event was as bad as it seems. A few differently placed entrants would’ve made all the difference. That wraps up this review and recap! Did you watch the Rumble? What were your favorite parts? Were you surprised by any of the outcomes or entrants? Let’s talk WWE!

As the dust settles, we pick up the pieces and head towards the Elimination Chamber (Smack Down Exclusive). Welcome to the Road to Wrestlemania!

-Luna

My Top 5 WWE Pay Per View Events!

Hiya friends and wrestling fanatics! This post is spontaneous as I did not intend to write it, but do to my love of WWE and the Royal Rumble Pay Per View event I’ve made an executive decision to make a discussion post (Thanks to Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek‘s inspiring post!). This discussion post will go over my top 5 WWE events and why I personally think they’re the best, then I will open up the discussion for community comments and opinions. Let’s get to it starting from my bottom, yet still favorite event!

5) Extreme Rules! – Extreme rules makes my top 5 because it’s an awesome pay per view that pretty much incorporates “Hardcore” rule sets (oh how I miss there being a Hardcore Title 😦 ).hqdefault Typically Superstars will challenge each other to crazy matches featuring chairs, pins count anywhere and crazier terms such as last year’s Asylum match featuring the Lunatic Dean Ambrose and Chris Jericho. Only Dean Ambrose could think of having a match with different asylum props and thumbtacks! 184_rules_05222016mm_1342-e74bb779b84bfb36e30b4b56891db72a Yes, we know the WWE is “Scripted” but those thumbtacks look like they’d hurt lol. Extreme rules can bring a different dynamic to watching a WWE match and I love the surprises that are included. You know what happens when I’m entertained, do you? Extreme Rules…. YOU JUST MADE THE LIST!

4) The Pay Per View event that I would personally rank 4th is going to surprise a lot of people, but I have my reasons. I would put Wrestlemania here. I know, I know, Wrestlemania is the marquee event and should be higher up but from the past few years, while I have enjoyed Wrestlemania, it just hasn’t (in my opinion) lived up to the hype. With that said, I’m not an idiot and Wrestlemani is awesome and still makes the list. I’m admitting straight away that I am bias so my favorite Wrestlemania moment may be a jab to the throat for some lol. 5pvqdx My favorite Wrestlemania moment was hearing the music of the Architect, Seth Rollins and seeing him run towards the ring with his Money In The Bank briefcase (Usain Bolt couldn’t catch him that day!). I was a fan of Rollins before it was the accepted thing to be and everything he did (with or without help) was entertaining. Wrestlemania has provided some of my favorite moments like watching Ronda Rousey intimidate Stephanie Mcmahon or Stone Cold dancing with the New Dayaustinxavier-0-0 . You know, before the Stunner lol.

3) My number 3 position will be given to the Royal Rumble. This event has been around for years and is an awesome way to see all of your favorite Superstars go at it in an  all out brawl. The Royal Rumble always features other matches (This year being 3 Championship matches) yet the main event, the Rumble itself is what we fans look forward to. Last year I was fortunate enough to attend the Royal Rumble in Orlando and it was fantastic! Being in the live atmosphere, counting down the seconds until to the next Superstar is revealed, ajhearing the eerie silence as we wait for the music to start playing and then erupting out of our seats once we knew who was entering was the best part of seeing the event live. We went crazy for AJ Styles last year! The great thing about the Rumble is that you may know who is entered into the match, but you can never predict in which order Superstars are going to emerge. The anticipation and over the top eliminations makes the Royal Rumble Sheer “Phenomenal!”

2) Number 2 of the list is going to be another shocker for readers and WWE fans as I am going to rank Summer Slam above Wrestlemania. Honestly, Summer Slam has been one of my favorite WWE Events the last 3 years.

In 2016 an incredible match between Finn Balor and Seth Rollins took place and before that Rollins versus Cena in my opinion was a better match then Lesner versus the Undertaker. Yes, I know that my favorite moments seem to feature Seth Rollins, but let’s be honest… He’s 100% one of my favorites, if not my favorite current Superstar. Summer slam has been the Wrestlemania for me so I had to rank it pretty high up on the list. So which Pay Per View could this crazy chick have possible selected for her favorite event? thinking-emoticon1) Are you surprised to see Survivor Series at the top of the heap? Well don’t be, I enjoy the traditional 5 on 5 Survivor Series matches and I have always enjoyed them. There’s not much for me to say about Survivor Series, I just enjoy the elimination style of wrestling. (Insert Seth Rollins Comment Here… You knew it was coming lol) I remember before Rollins went out with his injury, he and Reigns put together a team for the 5 on 5 match. It was amazing seeing Reigns come down to the ring, followed by the Usos, Ryback (I miss Ryback 😦 ) and Dean Ambrose. I have to admit, it was the one time I believe that I have rooted against Seth Rollins lol. rawvsmackdown This past Survivor Series with the brand split was amazing as well (but let’s be honest, on paper I think that RAW 100% win that match) lol. Even the RAW before Survivor Series when the Smackdown Live Superstars came through the crowd was awesome! I still die of laughter when Jericho was going down the list and spots James Ellsworth on the side lines “What the heck is that?” Of course I have also enjoyed watching the “Beast” Brock Lesner get “Victimized, Defeated and Conquered” by Goldberg!

Well that wraps up my top 5 WWE Pay Per Views list. What are your Favorites? Do you agree with my list? What are your favorite moments from some of these Pay Per Views? Let’s Talk WWE!

“And that’s why I’m the Champ!”

-Luna

WWE Royal Rumble Thoughts!

Let’s Get Ready to Rumbleeeeee!!!! Hiya Gamers, Geeks & Friends! Today’s blog will consist of my thoughts on what will happen at the Royal Rumble Pay Per View this Sunday January 29th, 2017 at the Alamo Dome in Texas. This will be the 2nd time since the brand split and separate Pay Per Views that both Smackdown and Raw Superstars will be in the same ring on the same night (Survivor Series). I am very excited about the event so let’s jump right into my predictions on what will happen.

Pause… I should probably go over what the Royal Rumble Event is for readers who may not be aware lol. The Royal Rumble is a WWE Pay Per View event that has Superstar’s “Draw Numbers” to see where they will enter in the lineup. Basically there are 30 slots, distributed between all of the entrants. You would ideally want to pull a number as close to 30 as possible so that you do not have to wrestle as many people and it increases your chances of winning the Rumble. kofi-0 Entrants are eliminated by being thrown over the top rope with BOTH feet touching the ground and new entrants arrive every few minutes. The last person standing in the ring will go on to headline Wrestlemania in the main event for a title opportunity. Got it?

Now, for my thoughts on the Rumble. finn One prediction that I will stick by is that Finn Balor will make his return!  I am hoping and praying that Balor returns at the Rumble. He we out back in August due to a shoulder injury after Summer Slam and was expected to be out 6 months for recovery. It’s been about 6 months and athletes tend to heal quicker than non athletes so my money is on Balor’s return!

Next thought will be in reference to Seth Rollins losing his spot in the Rumble to Sami Zayn on the past Monday Night Raw. There is absolutely NO WAY that Rollins will not be competing. My thought, is that he will be entered in the Rumble and will either win it or come very very close. Maybe 3rd to last eliminated. I know that this prediction is a long shot, but come on… do you think Seth Rollins wouldn’t be in the Rumble after missing it and Wrestlemania last year?

Do I think Brock Lesner will get revenge on Goldberg? Nope. I think it will be a better fight this time around, but ultimately the icon will come out on top. As far as the Undertaker, I think it’s going to be a very interesting match. This is the first year that so many of the participants in the Royal Rumble have been announced so I believe the last 10 slots will be phenomenal. Also, I think that Samoa Joe will debut from NXT. Joe has been main roster ready for a while now and since he no longer holds the NXT title, the next step in his career is to go be pushed up to Smackdown or Raw.

john-cena-the-champ-is-hereThose are my main predictions and thoughts. I have considered that Austin Aries may debut as well, but that’s a little more far fetched. No matter what, an NXT member will be ascending to the main roster and making their debut. The only other prediction I would dare say is that John Cena will become the 16x champion , unless the match ends in a DQ… period!

That’s my thought on the Rumble. What are your predictions? Oh yeah, before I leave… Bayley will beat Charlotte but it may end in a DQ sooo… we shall see. Leave your comments below and I will have a recap on Monday!

 

Have a great day and Remember the Rumble!

-Luna

 

 

 

Funko Friday: Royal Rumble Edition!

Hiya Gamers & Friends! Welcome to Funko Friday where I will feature Funko Pops from my personal collection. Because the Royal Rumble will take place this coming Sunday, I’ve decided to feature pops from my WWE collection! The pops that will be featured will have prominent roles in the Royal Rumble (Spoilers from Raw Inbound)! My first pop will be the traditional Seth Rollins Pop (I say traditional because there is an exclusive SummerSlam Edition Pop with Seth in white). 41s7v4wksll

If you watched this past Monday Night Raw then you will know that do to a faux appearance of the Triple H (Meaning his theme music played but that’s about it) Seth lost the match to Sami Zayn. This wouldn’t be too much of an issue if Stephanie Mcmahon hadn’t made the match a winner gets entrance into the Royal Rumble Match. Yup, Seth lost his spot (Tune in tomorrow for my predictions and insights for the Royal Rumble).

The next Super Star I will feature is none other than John Cena. Despite what many may believe, I love John Cena and his character and I am hoping for him to become he 16x WWE World Champion this Sunday Versus AJ Styles. jc

John Cena is awesome and I can not wait to see his championship match. Well those are the 2 pops that I will feature today from my collection. Which WWE or Funko Pops do you collect? Next Friday I will feature 2 Pops from my Movie’s Collection! Have a fantastic Friday and …The Champ Is Here!!!!!

-Luna

Netflix Series of the Week: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Hiya Gamers & Friends. Ready for Installment 2 of the Netflix Series of the Week? This week I binge watched Netflix’s adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Aside from the elongated name, if you haven’t heard about this series, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN??? Created from the book series, tested in theaters featuring Jim Carrey as Count Olaf and now adopted by Netflix, we follow the lives of 3 “orphans;” the Baudelaire children. I have been waiting a few weeks for the series to be released and was ecstatic when January 13th (Friday the 13th , real creepy) arrived. As always, no spoilers I promise and let’s get right in to the action!

The Story- So… its a series of unfortunate events, plain and simple. We follow the Baudelaire children Violet, Klaus and Sunny through a very despairing time. After a tragic accident the children are placed in the care of banker Mr. Poe who is charged with delivering them safely to their next of kin. Simple right? To the children’s surprise they are left to a relative who’s only ambition (apart from his dreadful acting career) is to get his paws on the Baudelaire fortune by any means (and I do mean any) necessary.

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The Characters- Violet is the eldest Baudelaire child and a very skilled inventor. She is smart and able to create or fix anything around. Her signature move is to tie her hair up in a ponytail, a symbolic act of a brilliant idea on the horizon. The middle child is Klaus, a remarkable scholar who can solve any problem, given a book to reference that is. The youngest is an inaudible toddler Sunny, well who quite frankly uses her teeth to chew through the hardest of substances. Together the Baudelaire children have an answer for every situation. There’s Mr. Poe who is the dimwitted social worker in charge of placing the children with a capable relative and of course there’s the antagonist Neil Patrick Harris’ role, Count Olaf. Count Olaf is the distant relative of the children and  their custodial guardian. He’s also a non talented actor who’s fueled by greed, ambition and his dastardly acting troupe of minions. The Nurturer of the series is Justice Strauss, the neighbor of Count Olaf and Justice of the Peace. Justice Strauss provides the hope for the series.

The story of the Baudelaire children is told through the narrative of investigator Lemony Snickets. lsHe appears frequently throughout each episode to provide filler information regarding the scene at hand. After his brief narratives, the viewer watches the cascading events unfold. The narrative is a story that has already happened and we the viewers are given a glimpse of the series of unfortunate events. I really enjoyed the humorous elements of the series as well. As you can often see Lemony Snicket in the background of the scene, he will not be interacting with the Baudelaires. One observation that I found humorous was that he would often dress for the scene that he is narrating like wearing a swimsuit at the beach.

What to expect- From the opening credits you are urged to “Look Away” because this story will not be a typical happy childhood sort of tale. Each episode growing more disturbing and uncomfortable then the next. You can expect a considerable amount narration from Lemony Snickets and a decent amount of singing throughout the entire series. You can also expect to want to rescue the children from their compromising positions. You can expect to to feel uncomfortable.

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Play- The Play areas of my blogs will list the reasons why I would recommend adding the series to your watchlist!

  • Neil Patrick Harris’ performance (even though I would rate Jim Carrey’s execution of Count Olaf above him) is done rather well. You feel as if Count Olaf is a terrible actor who is playing different roles unconvincingly. If that didn’t make any sense, I mean he plays an actor attempting to play different roles (pretty much it’s believable lol).
  • I felt personally affected by the misfortunes of the Baudelaire children which must mean that atop of the execution of the actors, the story-line itself pulls at the heart strings. I felt sorrow, hope and a need to shake the people who couldn’t pick up on what was happening (mainly Mr.Poe!).
  • You have hour long episodes to enjoy. In the movie that came out a few years ago, I wanted to keep watching the story yet the time was limited. Although we touched on the same scenes in the Netflix Series, I didn’t feel rushed while watching.

Skip- The Skip areas will not necessarily be a reason not to watch. I will actually explain what I personally didn’t like about the show.

  • Mr Poe!!!! This reason to skip honestly is based on the brilliant acting and writing of the story. I couldn’t understand why Mr.Poe continued to be bamboozled through the series. I know it’s a part of the story but it’s still infuriating!!!! Ughhh (even writing this and thinking about certain scenes I just want to say YOU CAN’T BE SERIOUS lol).
  • Narrative. Personally I enjoy Lemony Snickets weaving in and out of the story, however, if you’re not a fan of a narrator commenting on the events in question (sometimes in the middle of the action) then you might not like this series.

Trailer for Lemony Snickets’ A Series of Unfortunate Events!

Pretty much I was very intrigued with Netflix version of the books. I’d say 8 out of 10 would recommend! Thank you for reading my rant. Comment below if there is a Netflix series that you want me to watch and feature! Next week we will be switching to the Netflix original series Frontier! I’m very excited because Khal Drogo (from Game of Thrones) will be the main character and mannn is he beautiful lol.

Until Next Time, Game On!

-Luna ^-^

Throwback Thursday:Case Closed Recipe for Murder!

Hiya Gamers & Friends!

I’m going to try to write a consistent piece every Thursday highlighting a throwback game, anime, show etc. This inaugural week will showcase one of my 1st (and favorite) anime series; Case Closed. I tend to gravitate towards mystery and thriller concepts, which places Case Closed naturally in my path (along with Scooby Doo!). The series follows the kid detective Jimmy Kudo’s life as a pint sized boy genius. Of course he wasn’t always this little, Jimmy is actually a high school-er that was poisoned with the effects having an unexpected reaction turning and shrinking Jimmy’s body. Now he helps solve mysteries with his best fried Rachel and her private investigator father Richard Moore. Jimmy goes by Conan, protecting his identity for fear of the nefarious characters who poisoned him harming the people he cares about.

What’s cool about this series is that Conan uses gadgets from his old inventor friend Dr. Agasa, to overcome his current stature. One of the nifty gadgets in Conan’s repertoire is conan_bowtiethe notable watch that shoots small sleep darts to put anyone to sleep. He uses the watch coupled with his bow-tie voice changer to solve the mystery and bring the culprits to justice, without drawing attention to himself.

The specific episode I am featuring is called Recipe For Murder Parts 1 & 2. The episodes in question are located in Season 5, Disc 2 episodes 116 & 117 (it’s a two parter so you know it’s fantastic!). In Recipe for Murder, Conan & Richard escort Rachel to an evening French Cuisine Cooking Class with the hopes of scoring free food. There are other students present at this class that is hosted by a renown Chef. In the middle of the lesson, someone is attacked with all of the suspects are in the same room. It’s up to Conan to uncover what really happened and more importantly, why? Everyone has a motive and more importantly an alibi, so how could they have pulled it off?

I’ve selected this episode because it challenged me to figure out who the guilty person was, since everyone in attendance had a decent motive for the act. I’d definitely recommend watching Case Closed and especially this episode, although you may want to start from Season 1. Take a look at the general Case Closed trailer (I couldn’t find the one for this particular episode :().

Case Closed Trailer

I hope you have enjoyed my Throwback Thursday post! Feel free to comment below on your Throwback Thursday item!

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-Luna 🙂

Ultimate Thursday TKO!

Hiya Gamers, Geeks and Friends! Firstly, thank you for checking out the blog! Today I will be starting Ultimate Thursday TKO (duh) which will be a weekly segment that pits a League of Legends character against a Smite character for the ultimate MOBA showdown! I will present the arguments and have you the reader decide who would win that battle.Today’s showdown will be Bastet (Smite) versus Nidalee (LOL) so let’s Pounce into the action!

Lore- Bastet is the Egyptian Goddess of the Cats and daughter of the Sun god Ra. Nidalee is the Bestial Hunter raised by cougars in the Kumunga Jungle. From the lore alone we can start pointing out a few similarities between these 2 fierce feminine felines (say that 3 times fast!). Both have inherited primal traits from the cat and cougar. Bastet has a more domestic side, however her claws can come out when approached with danger while Nidalee has that raw, carnal persona from having to survive the deadly jungle.

Abilities- Let’s start  with Nidalee’s abilities. She has Prowl, Javelin Toss/Take down, Bushwhack/Pounce, Primal Surge/Swipe and Aspect of the Cougar. Aspect of the Cougar is an ability that allows Nidalee to transform into a Cougar which is why she has double abilities. The 1st part of her abilities are in human form and the other will be in primal cougar form. Here’s a quick overview of each skill:

  • Javelin Toss– Nidalee tosses her Javelin dealing magic damage. Takedown– The next attack deals additional damage
  • Bushwhack allows our champion to trap, damage and reveal it’s target. Pounce allows Nidalee to lunge in the targets direction dealing damage to nearby enemies
  • Primal Surge heals target allies and buffs attack speed. Swipe will allow the cougar to claw at her enemies in a target direction.

Now let’s take a look at Bastet’s abilities. Open Would, Pounce, Razor Whip, Declaw and Cat Call.

  • Open Wound is the passive that does additional DOT (damage over time) damage for 3 seconds after a target is hit.
  • Pounce allows the goddess to leap to a target location dealing damage and return back to the initial location within 4 seconds.
  • Razor Whip is a swipe move that causes bleed damage for 4 seconds.
  • Declaw allows Bastet to throw her dagger both slowing and damaging the target.
  • Cat Call is the ultimate that summons 3 large cats to attack and slow enemies.

Roles- Both characters are assassin’s due to their speed and critical hit potential so their roles are simple, Jungle. The assassins jump in and out of the Jungle dealing
high critical attack damage on a single target.

The Battle- Nidalee starts things off with a Javelin Throw that Bastet dodges by Pouncing in the air towards Nidalee. Nidalee counters with Bushwhack trapping Bastet. With the target trapped, Nidalee uses Aspect of the Cougar to transform and Pounce dealing damage.nidalee-run Bastet use Declaw after being hit slowing the cougar. With Nidalee slowed and taking DOT damage due to Open Wound Bastet uses Razor Whip which is met by Nidalee’s Takedown and Swipe. With both assassins wounded Nidalee Pounces towards Bastet again. Bastet also Pounces jumping over Nidalee and releasing her ultimate Cat Call to corral the cougar. About 3 seconds afterwards Bastet pounces back to her original position where Nidalee is swiping at the 3 large cats and finishes her opponent with Razor Whip.

Bastet towers over her opponent with only 1 large cat remaining as the victor with a bittersweet feeling of remorse. Bastet is the sworn ruler and protector of cats and even as Nidalee lies on the Jungle floor, she feels responsibility and sympathy for the cougar. Nidalee opens her eyes to find Bastet stroking her pelt and lets out a cry of respect. Nidalee returns to her feet on all fours, bows her head towards Bastet and walks back into the Kumunga Jungle from which she emerged. The great warrior has nothing to be ashamed of, a well fought battle leaves her with insight and a new friend.

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That’s my opinion of the outcome of Ultimate Thursday TKO, what are your thoughts? Do you agree with the winner? How would you change the battle? Leave a comment and let me know! Also, which Champions would you like to see featured in an Ultimate Thursday TKO battle?

Thank you for watching as the action unfolds, tune in next time for another Dragon Ball… Wait… hahaha… for another Ultimate Thursday TKO (had to do it lol)!

-Luna 🙂

Blogger Recognition Award

 

Thank you Matt-in-the–Hat for nominating me for the Blogger’s Recognition award. Seeing as the blog is about a week old and you have a massive following, I truly appreciate it. I have read your recognition post and after reading your Sailor Moon blog I can say that you are a great person and blog is amazing! Since I am fairly new to blogging this should be an interesting reflection!

Here are the award rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

Well I have thanked awesome blogger Matt-in-the Hat so I can check it off of the list (Matt you’re awesome!). Next is to write a post to show the award (Bwahaha check!). Ah, here we are how did I start blogging…

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I began blogging because I wanted to have a place that I can submit blogs, gaming news, rants, blah blah blah and have them easily transferred to my website. Rewind—Hiya, my name is Luna and I am the owner of GamersUnitedGG.com! I guess to finish out the short bio on my  blogging life, I should start from the recent beginning.  GamersUnitedGG is a community of gamers who want to network, read interesting articles and display their videos and content. I am relaunching the website February 1st and I’m very excited about it. Now we can continue the story of my blogging origin. Long story short, WordPress is an awesome way to blog and upload gaming news, reviews, anime, comics and everything else geeky into the website. The integration will be simple and more efficient then how I was copying and pasting articles before.

I started searching for people who enjoyed the same quirky interests as me. When I started the website (the 1st time) I originally wanted to find a forum to talk and meet new gamers. Because I like to talk (wayyy too much at times) it escalated into a lot of geeky conversations. So I created a place to feature this stuff and also recognize awesome individuals. I want to give a voice to everyone (no matter the following) as long as they’re creative and genuine. That’s my blogging beginning in a nutshell I suppose.

Advice!

  • My first piece of advice is to be active with the community. It’s crazy how  you can take a genuine interest in someone or their content to find out interesting facts and can end up making a friend in the process. I believe in reading the entire post before commenting, not just skimming through and posting a generic comment. Being active is one of the great parts of being a blogger so far!
  • Write what you know and love! No matter what the topic is, if you know about it and love it, put it out there for the universe to see. What is that crazy saying? Something like “You fail 100% of the tasks that you do not try.” Or something along those lines. You don’t want to regret writing about a topic that you enjoy, so do it!

My nominations!

Because I am new, I do not have 15 nominations but from the blogs that I have read the nominees are:

Well thank you for reading my new adventure and tale! I have nominated some awesome individuals in the community so far, so you know check them out! I hope that my post was interesting and I look forward to continuing this journey (and launching the website AHHHH 8 days to go!). Now it’s your turn to spread the love…

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Have a fantastic week Gamers and Friends! Love, Friendship and Pass the Chips!

-Luna