This Week’s Posts and Wrestlemania Week!

Happy Friday Novas! I hope you all are doing fantastic and I think I have a bit of explaining to do! At the beginning of the week my upcoming posts detailed that I would have great Wrestlemania-centric posts, yet only 1 was submitted. I apologize, I have been running around trying to prepare for this weekend. Running around buying clothes, getting my hair done, blah blah blah. So I apologize as there were no Wrestlemania posts leading up to the event. My busy weekend starts today with my visit to WWE Axxess and my meet n greet with Seth Rollins. It continues tomorrow for another WWE Axxess, Sunday for Wrestlemania, Monday for Raw and Tuesday for Smackdown. I will have plenty of pictures and I just bought a new camera to make a collage video with. I may Facebook Live some things as well, but if I do I will let you know!

Thank you for being awesome and I hope you have fantastic weekends as well! I’m off for a week to maximize my enjoyment so it should be a blast. Talk to your soon (as I may be MIA for a few days lol) Have fun!

-Luna 😀

Seth Rollins Here I Come!!!!

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My Favorite Wrestlers of All Time!

Happy Monday Novas! I think I like the sound of that lol. Anyways, I have been ranting and raving about Wrestlemania being held in my hometown of Orlando, Florida, so to pay tribute to this event, my posts this week will heavily focus on the WWE! To kick the week off, today’s post will go over some of my Favorite Wrestlers of all time! Many of these may not come as a surprise (Yes, Seth Rollins is on the list lol) but maybe some of them will. Let’s get started with my number 1!

Stone Cold Steve Austin – My number 1 favorite wrestler is Stone Cold Steve Austin. The Texas Rattle Snake is one of the reasons that I started watching WWE (then WWF). I remember some classic battles between Stone Cold and Mankind, The Rock, DX and of course the Chairman Vince Mcmahon. The Attitude Era for many was the best Era because boundaries were pushed, lines were drawn and everyone held that “Down With The Corporation” attitude. Punk Rock was becoming more and more relevant and Stone Cold to me is the Poster Boy for rebellion.  stone.gif He wasn’t really a Heel, he definitely wasn’t a face, but he did what was best for him. If that meant inadvertently recusing Stephanie McMahon from the Undertaker or filling Vince’s car with cement, Stone Cold has solidified his position as a WWE Legend and deserves the crowning spot on my list!

Rey Mysterio Jr– Rey Mysterio was maybe my 1st introduction to the high flying Luchador style. As a kid my brother and I used to marvel at the screen when Rey Mysterio would hit high flying moves and his signature 619. From there I’ve regarded Lucahdor wrestling as the entertaining acrobatics of the wrestling.

Seth Rollins- Well, well, well… Seth Rollins is the man. I have recently pulled myself back into watching the WWE. I’ve stopped watching around 2002 or so. Maybe 2 years ago I started watching again due to prompting by me to start watching NXT and Raw again. My brother just knew that I would like Dean Ambrose (Which I did)  Entrance (Rollins)  but when Seth Rollins’ character came out (then holding the Money in the Bank case) there was a sparkle with the way he did his promos and the persona that he took on that was very believable.

The Rock – “Do You Smell What The Rock Is Cooking?” (Play my theme song lol). Probably the most recognized Super Star (Along with John Cena) to people who do not watch wrestling is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. I remember watching his special “Becoming The Rock” on the WWE Network and hearing how he wanted to be a Heel and make fans despised him. He continued that no matter what he did, the crowds loved him and always chanted his catch phrases. The Rock makes eating Pie inappropriate, he’s invented the “Roody Poo, Candy …”  and he knows how to “Just Bring It.”giphy

The Undertaker- The Undertaker used to be number 2 on my all time list but he has fallen down a bit in the rankings. I remember great moments like the Undertaker appearing out of the shadows or riding his Harley to the ring. Til this day I believe that the Undertaker’s character was one of if not the best characters in WWE. You know exactly where he stands and you know exactly what he is capable of! The Rock makes eating Pie inappropriate, he’s invented the “Roody Poo, Candy …”

Finn Balor – Finn Balor is extremely close to taking my current wrestler top spot. Going to the Royal Rumble last year I had a terribly hard decision of repping balor or my husband Seth Rollins. Rollins won of course, but the fact that I thought about it was agonizing lol. Anyways, I started noticing Balor when I was watching NXT. At that time he was Champ and watching his entrances, to the way he fought and of course his finisher that looks like it’s crushing in the chest of an opponent had me sold from the beginning.

Hardy Boys –  m7geoh The Hardy Boys to me were the most entertaining Tag Team that has hit the WWE. Of course they were apart of the iconic “Attitude Era,” bringing i that Punk Rock vibe of ripped jeans, colored hair and high flying moves. I still remember some of their matches with Jeff HArdy Flying off of Ladders to crash an opponent into a table. While there are great Tag Teams currently in the WWE, no one can hold a torch to the Hardy’s in my opinion.

These are some of my favorite wrestlers, what are some of yours? do you like more Super Stars in today’s wrestling or the classic legends of the sport? Let’s talk WWE!

-Luna 🙂

 

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Halo Wars 2 Review!

Hiya Gamers, Geeks and Friends! This will be my first Video Game Review and I’m super excited that it will focus on none other than the new RTS Halo Wars 2! Halo Wars 2 is the Real Time Strategy game from the original release of Halo Wars back on February 26th, 2009. I’ve been anticipating the release of HW2 and when it released February 21st, 2017, I had to jump on getting it (well the Halo Wars 2 Xbox One S bundle J ).  This review will focus on the campaign, different game modes and my personal preferences. For any tips and tricks for HW2 check here for my tips post!

Leaders: 

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The addition of Leaders to Halo Wars was a good call in my opinion. Leaders add an additional element to the game by allowing the player to use Leader Powers. Leader Powers are advantages in the game specific to that Leader that can be use to give you the upper hand in battle, in other words, it can change the dynamic completely! Also the Leader chosen at the start of the game will affect whether you are playing as the UNSC or the Banished! Some examples of clutch Leader Powers that I have used are the Turret Drops, Heals and Missile Bombardments to assist me in battle. Not all of the Leader Powers are offensive, some are great strategy wise such as Professor Anders Leader Power in which Research and construction is sped up.

The Campaign: Halo Wars 2 takes place after Halo 4 **Spoiler Alert, Spoiler Alert , Look Away now!”* well it’s not really a spoiler but you never know. Anyway the campaign takes place after the fall of the Covenant when a new threat rises. Atriox and his league of followers known as the “Banished” are tired of taking orders for the remaining members of the Covenant. One day when Atriox is cornered by the Covenant, he decides to take charge and lead his Banished army against anyone who tries oppose his will.

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The Gameplay in the Campaign was really good in my opinion. If you’re read some of my gaming posts before, you will already know that I rarely play Campaigns (unless it’s specifically a single player game) so the fact that I was intrigued and excited the whole way through Halo Wars 2 is an achievement all on its own. Through the Campaign (which I’ve played Co-op) you take the fundamentals of building a base and journey through the story. This version of my Play and Skip bullet points will detail features that I think makes the game awesome and things that can be annoying with Halo Wars 2.

Play Campaign:

  • Co-Op feature makes it a great game to play with friends online (Each player is delegated certain units and options to control)
  • The Story is actually pretty good!
  • You will learn new skills not taught in tutorials like the Spartan Slam or Lock-down Mode on the Kodiak Tanks
  • You can develop new strategies for playing multiplayer online or Skirmishes

Skip:

  • Loading Times in between Missions are pretty long (A.I. Talk A Lotttt!)
  • No place to save in the current mission (If you fail you start over)
  • Missions can last 20 minutes to an hour depending on how fast you can develop your base.
  • Sometimes the game would freeze in the middle of a battle
  • There’s a lot of information and controls to learn

Other Game Modes:

Skirmish– The Skirmish will be where you can practice using different Leaders against other opponents or the AI bots. You can upgrade your skills and learn new strategies for all game modes like Domination, Team Deathmatch or Strongholds!

Blitz- Blitz is the new game mode introduced into the Halo Wars series. You are able to draw cards and from the cards you are holding, you can attack and hold strongholds. I was playing domination in where you have to be the first to 200. This new game mode allows the players to speed up what could be a long game by allowing them access only to resources in their hands. When you are playing HW2, along the way you will receive Blitz Packs from completing missions and achievements in the game. These packs will allow you to customize a deck suitable to your play style. So far I have about 25 Packs that I need to open. Each game mode you play may have daily or weekly challenges to complete in order to ear rewards!

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Multiplayer: Multiplayer in any game for me is a great way to test your skills against other people around the world. Yes it’s fun playing against AI but let’s be honest, the bots will not think like another player and eventually you will learn the AI’s tactics. Playing online multiplayer is the best way to truly test your skills and how you would compare. There are so many multiplayer game modes here that to go into detail with all of them would be insane! Just know that the multiplayer element is awesome and there’s many game types to choose from including Domination, Firefight, Team Deathmatch and Blitz!

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Aesthetics & Controls:

I’ve loved the feeling of the maps in HW2. You are able to select large to medium maps for team battles or smaller maps for 1 on 1 encounters. Each map has it’s on distinction of colors in reference to where the location is on the campaign. I love that all of the colors and themes are still relevant to the Halo universe. The controls are easy to use, however, the difficulty comes in trying to remember which key does what ( If you’re used to playing RTS games then you will know about control management lol).

 

One critique that I will have is that sometimes I want to delegate specific units to attack a target and another set of units to defend. What would make the game better for me  is if there was a way to select multiple units of different subsets. For instance, I would want to select quickly 3 Marine Units and 2 Hellbringers…. while you are able to quickly select local grouped units and all on the individual marines, you cannot mix them quickly to issue orders (unless I’ve missed something lol). Basically I want to click, click , click and move the units of my choice without having to select all units or units in the local area.

Summary:

In conclusion I really love playing Halo Wars 2 and even though I have finished the Campaign, the game has great replay value with the difficulty setting, different Leaders that you are able to use, several different game modes to play and the addition of DLC that will keep me occupied for a while. It doesn’t hurt that my games average 15-20 minutes so I’m not sitting there twiddling my thumbs. Thank you for reading my first Video Game Review! What do you think of the game? Have you played Halo Wars 2 or the original Halo Wars? What’s your favorite Real Time Strategy game? Let’s Talk RTS!

-Luna 😀

 

 

 

This Week At GamersUnitedGG 3/26/17

Happy Sunday Novas! That’s right, from the poll released in the 100 Followers Thank You Post, the majority of you voted to be called Novas! A Nova is “a star showing a sudden large increase in brightness and then slowly returning to its original state over a few months” …. Interestingly enough Nova is also the name of one of my characters in the Fantasy Story that I was telling you about! So it’s official, I’m Luna and you’re all Novas :D.

Anyways, here’s the weekly update on the posts coming up this week. Because it is Wrestlemania Week (Which I will be attending yayyyy) Most of the posts will be dedicated to Wrestling and the WWE. For those of you who are not aware, Wrestlemania is the biggest Wrestling Spectacle of the year (Sooo the Superbowl of Sports Entertainment). This year the festivities will take place in my hometown of Orlando, Florida and I cannot wait! Any who, let’s see what we have planned this week!

Sunday 3/26/17 – Halo Wars 2 Review!

Monday 3/27/17 – Favorite Wrestlers of All Time

Tuesday 3/28/17 – Throwback Tuesday: Favorite Wrestling Moments and Matches!

Wednesday 3/29/17 – Creative Writing Part 2: the Curse (Wrestling Ode)

Thursday 3/30/17 – Wrestlemania Preview and Predictions

Friday 3/31/17  Lootcrate Unboxing (Theme is Future Tech!)

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Let’s Start the Week Off Right!

It’s going to be a fantastic week! What do you have planned this week? Are you looking forward to any of the upcoming posts? Let’s talk! Have a fantastic week!

-Luna 🙂

Versatile Blogger Award

Happy Saturday Gamers, Geeks and Friends! I was nominated for 3 community awards last week and I couldn’t have been happier. I could not have imagined the blog doing as well as it has (because who really wants to read me ramble) so I am grateful for every follower, friend and award nomination. Today I will do the Versatile Blogger Award and in the coming week I will do the other awards so thank you to everyone who is supporting the blog with your thoughts and participation! I would like to thank TheBrunetteBookwormBlog for my nomination. Her blog is amazing and it focuses on well, books! She has a great writing style and her topics and opinions on the books she features are informative, fun and most importantly NOT A SPOILER! Definitely give her blog a follow! Now, on to the Rules:

The Rules:

  • Display the award on your blog.
  • Thank the blogger that nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 10 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blog.

7 Facts about Me:

  1. I love Video Games (Who’d a Thunk It lol)
  2. Seth Rollins is my favorite current WWE Superstar (Stone Cold Steve Austin is my ALL TIME favorite) lol
  3. My Favorite Shows are currently Bobs Burgers, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars and Once Upon A Time (But I watch a lottt of TV).
  4. I am currently writing a Fantasy book that I’m super proud of! (It’s the reason I’ve started blogging so that I can hone my writing skills).
  5. My all time favorite character is Scooby Doo (Just picked up the Scooby Doo Apocalypse Comic yayy!!! Review to come soon!)
  6. I’m very friendly even in real life to the point that I KNOWWWWW people look at me crazy lol. What can I say, being born in a tourist spot like Orlando you learn to smile A LOT! 😀
  7. Wrestlemania Weekend for me starts in 6 days when I meet my husband Seth Rollins at WWE AXXESS!!!! :)))))
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Drum Roll Please!

My Nominees:

Here I would like to nominate some of my newer followers and blogs that I have had the chance to visit! Please make sure to take a look at any blog that seems interesting to you so that we can continue building up the community!

  • Beyond The Loading Screen– Excellent Video Game Content and reviews!
  • Falcon Reviews Blog– A Fantastic Video Game Review Blog!
  • QTX– His Quickly Tap X blog is a Video Gamers collage of reviews and opinions.
  • Hundtrassee– Rambles about Games!
  • Recreational Hobbyist– An awesome blog featuring books, board games and other hobbies!
  • TheAlbumWeb– A great, well rounded blog about video games, food and movies!
  • Anime_Girls_NYC– A great Anime Blog! I especially love the Battles on Versus Tuesdays!
  • NekoJonez– A fantastic video game and review blog!
  • TripleBlackTri– A Great Creative Writing blog focus on a central Fantasy Universe and Story!

Once again thank you for the nomination and congratulations to all of my fellow bloggers. This is a great way to add a post to your blog and have some fun sharing yourself to your readers, however, it is not necessary. Have a great day all!

-Luna 😀

 

100 Followers Thank You!

Hello Gamers, Geeks and Friends! I wanted to do a special shout out and post for having 100+ amazing followers! I have been blogging here since January and I am truly grateful for each and every follower that has decided “Hey, this blog isn’t have bad lol.” This post is dedicated to all of you! I actually want to name the blog followers something so let’s take a poll if you don’t mind.

Shout Outs:

I want to make some special shout-outs to other bloggers that are amazing and interact with us often. Make sure to take a look at their blogs!

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Thank you all, you have no idea how I’ve enjoyed our conversations! 10 Gold Stars for each of you! For anyone I have missed, I am sorry and throw salad at me lol.

For this post I would like to include a small quick poem that I wrote at work one night. I was on break sitting outside looking at the stars that shown especially brighter that night.

What Happened to the Stars that we looked upon that night,

They cuddled us and kept us safe, they taught us how to fight,

For all of our hopes and wishes, sent floating up to thee,

We made a wish once everyday and drifted off to sleep,

Before the dawn would break the dipper really saved,

A sip from its plentiful cup, our thirst forever craved,

I think I saw a meteor once, but no one would believe,

The cascading line across the sky, pixels it did leave,

I traveled with it on its path, at least as far as I could see,

The ball of fire left behind, a fragile broken me,

How I’ve longed to go with it across the milky way,

To taste the dew and feel the warmth of night switching to day,

Now when I stare above my eyes no longer gleam,

The twinkle that I’ve once felt isn’t what it seems.

thank you  Also I would like to welcome all of the blogs New Followers and Friends! Here at GamersUnitedGG we look to chat about Video Games, Netflix shows, Movies and anything Geek or Gaming that may come up! Originally I was going to just write about Games, Next I added Netflix and Funko Pops, Next I added the TKO Battles and Throwback posts, from amazing Book Blogs I’ve added book posts and of course my passion WWE! I’m very happy with the direction of the blog and again thank you! So I have decided to post  3 of favorite posts for any new followers to view if they wish!

  1. Throwback Tuesday: Nintendo 64
  2. Ultimate Thursday TKO: Nasty Ninjas (Scorpion Vs Master Shredder
  3. Creative Writing

Once again thank you to everyone following the GamersUnitedGG blog. We really appreciate it and it means the world that you’re interested in our quirky, gaming and geek posts! We’re very social if you haven’t noticed so feel free to recommend topics for our re-occurring series and give your opinions.

I would love to know what some of your favorite posts are and what you would like to see more of! Thank you for making this blogging experience amazing! Have a great weekend!

Luna 🙂

 

Netflix Series of the Week: Sense 8

Happy Friday Gamers, Geeks and Friends! Sorry for not posting a TKO Battle yesterday but I was a little strapped for time this week. Today’s Netflix Series of the Week will be the dramatic thriller Sense 8. I’ve had a coworker telling me for months that I would love this series and she was right! You may remember Emily from the “Is She Crazy” post and poll that was up on the blog a month or so ago (btw I will write the reveal post today if I get a chance). I’m excited about this post so let’s get to the show!

Plot: Sense 8 focuses on 8 strangers from different cities around the world that one day are able to sense what the others are feeling. It’s a bit more complex then that, actually they are able to feel, smell, taste, see and hear what each other are going through. Through methods described as “Visiting” and “Sharing” in the series, our strangers can visit and interact with each other or they can share their experiences, languages, training, etc. What type of series would this be if there were no conflict? Of course as with any Sci-Fy -esque (new word lol) film the main antagonist will be people working for a government agency known as BPO to track down and take the “Sensates.”

The Characters: I’ve always enjoyed a show or movie that adds in diversity, Sense 8 does not fail here. The different characters that you interact with will be split up into 8 different cities around the world. These cities are San Francisco, Mexico City, Seoul Korea, Mumbai India, Chicago, Nairobi Africa, Berlin and London. The characters that you are introduced to will have different backgrounds and occupations.  fight  We have The DJ, The Cop, The Actor, The Mogul, The Thief, The Driver, The Scientist and The Hacker (can you see how each individual’s skills are already defining how they can help each other?). Each character has a story, a problem in their life and a purpose it’s quite fascinating really. If one person has training in fighting, another stranger can access those skills for that time, if someone speaks a different language, when Sharing” any of the 8 strangers can speak that language.

The Aesthetics: For being a show about Senses the series did a great job of helping the viewer feel what is going on. For instance, a character was was DJ-ing. The music from the party carried over and sounded like someone was playing music loud for the other character. When you are in Nairobi the music is adventurous and upbeat while the background is dusty filled with deep browns and oranges. This setting is different from Seoul where the setting is sleek and precise. Each location

I’m losing my mind… No It’s just EXPANDING! people who have been born with the abilities to access each others thoughts, feelings and skills while being separated across the world.   chosen people. You can automatically see how they are visited by Angelica, the women who “Gave Birth” to their powers. Very explosive and first scene.

Play:

  • Great story and acting by the characters
  • Slowly unveils more information on what the Sense 8 can do allowing you to feel immersed in the plot
  • The colors, sounds and effects are believable and authentic to the location and scene

Skip:

  • Adult themes and situations (Nudity, Violence and Sex Scenes. Not recommended for children)
  • It takes a while for the story to unfold, if you like to know what’s going on and why quickly, you may not like the show

I’ve really enjoyed this series and Season 2 is available so I will continue watching. I’d rate the series 4 out of 5 Luna Stars! I’ve enjoyed it but there are a few things that bugged me about the execution of the Visiting and Sharing sessions. The characters can’t control when something happens but anytime they’re in trouble they can seem to connect to the exact person with the skills to help them. I feel like it would be a little more of a random selection than that, but hey it made for a great series. Check out the trailer below:

What do you think? Have you seen Sense 8 or a similar show? If you could connect with someone, what skill would you have to offer? Let’s Talk Sense 8 our Netflix Series of the Week!

Have a great Friday!

-Luna 😀

 

 

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Creative Writing

Hiya Gamers, Geeks and Friends! I’m super excited about this new segment that I will add on to the blog! Firstly, I want to shout out WovenEclipse and AcaciaAurora for inspiring me to start this creative writing venture. Both bloggers send pictures to each other and write a short story regarding the picture. When I first came across these posts I fell in love because it’s a great way to hone your craft. Check out their posts  that inspired me below:

For Want of a Distraction -WovenEclipse

In The Name of Love– Acacia Aurora

Let’s get started I will display the picture sent to me this week and write my story!

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Additionally: I would like to say that this looks like a scene for the video game 7 Days to Die (great game btw) lol. Now on to my story.

Kyrie Dayton wasn’t afraid of the Dean who relishes expelling students at any turn, he wasn’t afraid of the biology assignment to dissect a snake and harvest it’s grotesque organs, he didn’t feel nauseous at this years Scream Fest on campus that supplied endless student bodies to the infirmary on campus, after the all too realistic dinner and a movie featuring spaghetti guts, sausage intestines and don’t forget the poop pudding with tootsie roll lumps (mmm he could go for another helping of that pudding served out of a diaper). No Kyrie would not be phased by any of that, he wouldn’t let himself fall victim to the common musings of a mortal human. He dared to be different, enjoyed embracing the weird and consented to every cleverly, concocted scheme to terrify, make sick or watch the fears manifest. With his ability to not fall prey to silly stories, fables, rumors and tales, why couldn’t he move? Why was his heart seeming to beat in slow motion and the sweat rolling down his brow he couldn’t wipe? More importantly, why did he have this overwhelming sense of nostalgia as if he had seen this house before? Why was Bancroft Manor burning in his mind!

The aroma of rotting wood, burnt rubber and spray paint gave Kyrie the worst headache. If being here on a dare wasn’t enough, now he’d have to endure the stench of death for 3 hours. Last week Kyrie and his best friend Harmony were walking on a back alley through the streets of Kentucky. The young adults were up to their usual antics gabbing about the football team’s humiliating loss and ranting about the students who asked the most annoying questions in class. Kyrie and Harmony were both seniors going to college at LSU. During their excursion, they stumbled upon a woman seeming to be homeless outside of Brisco’s Deli on Fleece st. Kyrie bought the woman an Italian sub with chips and a frosty slushy as it had been abnormally hot this Winter afternoon. Grateful for the meal or pulling at his leg, the elder woman told Kyrie of a dare that has never been fulfilled. She told of an old manor where no one dare’s enter and how no one could spend 3 hours in the house before running scared. Kyrie was a thrill seeker and Harmony had dared him to try and stay in the house for 3 hours. Fast forward to today he can’t move!

Kyrie can feel his joints relaxing and his breathing finally stabilizes. He approaches the decrepit steps and takes a deep breath. “I have never been one to run away from a challenge.” Kyrie thinks. Just then a burst of confidence is instilled in our friend and his face flashed a smirk. With determination in his eyes, a smile on his face and his Go Pro on his hip, Kyrie seeks to win the dare and enter the Manor. He starts up his Go Pro, records his snarky intro and pushes the door to Bancroft Manor open. Kyrie spins the Go Pro camera around to start filming and journeys inside.

What did you think of the short story? What ideas come to mind when you see this picture? Once again thank you for the idea from WovenEclipse and Acacia Aurora! Would you like to join in this Creative Writing exercise with me, if so comment below and we can!

-Luna 🙂

 

Throwback Tuesday: Old School Cartoons

Happy Tuesday All! Thank you for reading today’s Throwback post! This week I am highlighting some old school cartoons from my childhood. I grew up in the 90’s with awesome cartoons (you know back when cartoons were better in my opinion) that provided fun, morals and a way to escape our hard lives of school and …. well pretty much just school right? This post is to pay tribute to some of my favorite and forgotten Cartoons!

Notable Mentions that will not be covered in depth because let’s be honest, we probably already think of these shows anyway! I have included a poll where you can vote for the cartoons that automatically popped into your head when you read the title of this post!

Now on to the 6 Cartoons that I have decided to feature on this journey to the past! Let’s start with one of my personal favorites. Keep in mind that this list is generalized and doesn’t have a ranking over the Notable Mentions or Cartoons not featured!

Darkwing Duck:  darkwing   Darkwing Duck was the story following everyday man Drake Mallard, his niece Gosalyn and side kick Launch Pad. Drake Mallard has a secret, he is the crime fighter DarkWing Duck along with his side kick (who is also Launch Pad from Ducktales) who goes out to stop the villains in St. Canard. This series used to come on after school when I was a girl and featured characters from Ducktales like Gizmo Duck! Apparently Darkwing Duck was the first Disney action cartoon soooo congrats Darkwing Duck, “Let’s Get Dangerous!”  dw

Rocket Power:  rocket power Rocket Power was the  cartoon that followed Reggie Rocket, her brother Otto and their friends Twister and Sam through their active lifestyle of sports and competitions in Ocean Shores California. Rocket power really made me want to surf and play sports growing up ( I blame this show for playing Tennis and Softball in the same season lol). Their Father Raymundo owned a little tiki shack restaurant with his best friend down by the beach. The kids would hang out there, grab food and then catch waves at the beach located in front of the shack. My favorite episode was when Reggie (the girl) was being overlooked for a surfing competition because she is a girl. She surfed with a mask on and **SPOILER ALERT** when she WON even her brother Otto had to give her madddd props! It was one of my first introductions to a tomboy (like me 🙂 ) being respected in a cartoon!

Arthur:  Arthur  “And I say Hey! What a wonderful kind of day, where we can learn to work and play and get along with each other…”Arthur was a show on PBS that followed the aardvark Arthur and his family. I oved watching shows on PBS as a kid. Arthur came across many different scenarios in 3rd grade that he had to get through with his friends or family. I read the Arthur books as a kid so when the show was airing I was front and center in front of the TV. My favorite characters are DW (Arthur’s little sister) and Francine (The Tomboy… go figure lol). Til this day if I need a relaxing show to watch, Arthur is what I have on my Netflix queue lol.

Courage the Cowardly Dog:  courage Courage the Cowardly dog was awesome as it shows the weird things that happened in Courage’s small town. Courgae lived with Muriel a sweet elder woman and her husband Eustis who really didn’t like Courage and tried to get rid of him at every pass. This show was the more paranormal side of the cartoon shows (like Invader Zim!) but it was funny and awesome! I wish I had a dog like Courage around!

Pirates of Dark Water:   pirates   Pirates of Dark Water followed the Prince Ren and his companions as they combat the oil like substance know as Dark Water. Dark Water swallows up ships and people, the only way to stop it is to purify the water. Ren and friends search for the Treasures of Rule to assist in purifying the water and saving their Planet of Mer. The Monkey Bird thing Nibbler was my favorite, well him and Tula the Sorceress. Of course every action/adventure cartoon needs a villain and that villan was Bloth! He was evil and looking to rule by stealing the Treasures for his own nefarious acts. Many people may not remember this show but I remember it quite vividly, down to the fruits that Niddler ate!

Aah Real Monsters:   suit_by_garvals  Aaaah Real Monsters was a great show about little monsters (Ickis, Oblina and Krumm) in training to become full fledged monsters! The trio goes through classes and at night, take their antics out for a test run. The Headmaster Gromble, wants to make sure that all monsters are properly certified in the art of frightening humans. Each episode an assignment is given and the 3 students try and complete their assignments. Each monster has their own special abilities and struggles. It’s another great take on problems that anyone can face… Even Monsters!

Captain Planet:   captain-planet   Before School each morning Captain Planet would play. Captain Planet was the show that taught us to recycle and not pollute with the help of the Planet Teers. The Planet teers were teens from different walks of life who were gifted with rings of all of the Earth’s elements: Earth, Fire, Wind Water and Heart! These gifts were bestowed by Gaia who was essentially Mother Earth lol. When the Planet -Teers combined their powers, Captain Planet was summoned!  … I still remember the theme song (We’re the Planet-teers, you can be one too, cause saving our planet is the thing to do! Looting and Polluting is not the way, hear what Captain Planet has to sayThe Power is Yours!) no judgement please :D.

These are some of the cartoons that I felt should have the spotlight shown on them, however, there are soooo many that we can mention like: Ducktales, TaleSpin,  Why Why Family, Looney Tunes, Tiny Toons, Bonkers, Gargoyles,  Animaniacs, Tom and Jerry Kids,  X-Men, Freakazoid, Sonic, Rocko’s Mordern Life,  Beetlejuice, Cow and Chicken, Angry Beavers, Johnny Bravo and Bobby’s World!

Btw most of these shows can still be found on channels like boomerang and some are even on Netflix! So which one’s did I miss? I know there are so many cartoons from our childhood that I may have missed so share your thoughts! Let’s talk Cartoon! Have a great day and thanks for reading!

-Luna 🙂

 

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Gamer’s Hard Drive! (Gaming Log Post)

Happy Monday Gamers, Geeks and Friends! Today in lieu of the Hidden Treasures post I will be starting a segment that pretty much analyzes the video games that I have been playing in the past week and my current progress. I’m happy that I have been able to start playing my games regularly. This is a way to keep track of my progress and set new gaming goals each week. Welp, let’s get to it!

Halo Wars 2 :

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The Boss Teleported in as we were destroying the base lol

My progress with Halo Wars 2 went really well last week as I have finally finished the Co-Op campaign with my friend (because of our varying schedules this was a challenge). So far we have completed the campaign and played a few skirmishes. I have yet to play online or play the new game mode “Blitz” but I will be focusing on those 2 modes in the coming weeks!

  • Campaign completed
  • Achievements unlocked

Thief: I know Thief isn’t everyone’s (or anyone for that matter) favorite game, but I quite enjoy it. I purchased the game with Halo Wars 2 and have finally opened it and popped it into my disk tray. Previously on 360 I’ve played maybe half way through the game (before getting scared off from a creature looking like Gollum!!!! I thought this was a stealth game not Lord of the Rings!!!).  Because I chickened out, I never completed the game. Now I will attempt to redeem myself and complete the game

  • Completed the first 2 missions

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare:

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I’m Lunar Godd3ss 21-11. We may have won if I joined at the start of the game lol

I know I have talked soooo much stuff in the club about Infinite Warfare being the 1st Call of  Duty game that I did not pick up at the midnight launch. I had no interest in this Call of Duty game at all, but from a mix up at RedBox I was gifted 2 free game rentals. Guess which game was available? My curiosity was peaked and I grabbed Infinite Warfare. I’m not sure if it is because I haven’t played a FPS (because Gears of War 4 doesn’t count) in a while that my biases were subsided, but I actually enjoyed the game. I was playing, boosting, shooting people online (going like 21-11 on my first few games) and I missed the COD franchise. Will I buy the game, meh, maybe not, but it was more fun than I anticipated.

  • Advanced to level 7 rank in multiplayer

WWE Topps Slam Trading Card Game:  com.topps.slam   Recently as in the last month I have upgraded my SD card in my phone so I have been on a mobile game download FRENZY!!!! If you recall my WWE Slam Crate Unboxing post (click here to read it) you remember that I have received 3 WWE Topps Cards. It also gave me free packs to open in the app so of course, i downloaded it. I didn’t realize how fun it would be to play a card game and collect sets. In this game after a week I have collected over 1000 cards. Feel free to add me if you play: Luna26x.

  • Successfully traded for Special Edition Seth Rollins Cards (Yes Drew, you know I had to lol). seth
  • Collected all of the St. Patrick’s Day Special Edition Cards (Becky Lynch, Sheamus and Finn Balor)
  • Completed the White Base Set and collected my reward (185 cards sheesh)

Cooking Fever Mobile Game:     cooking  Again, I have sooo much space on my phone now. Cooking Fever is a game where you have to serve customers in a timely manner to collect enough stars to proceed to the next round. Each round gets harder. You start with burgers, then move to burgers and hot dogs, then add toppings.. It gets pretty crazy. There are multiple levels and shops as well.

  • Completed all levels of the Burger Shop with 3 stars
  • Unlocked the Bakery and currently working on completing all levels

Free Cell:    free cell  This is just a way to quickly pass time. No real update or stats are kept in this game. It’s like revers solitaire. All of the cards are displayed and you move cards to try and put the cards in order from Ace to King. You have 2 “Free” sections to work with, one you can place ANY card there to move it out of the way. The second area ONLY accepts the cards in order (Ace through King in that specific suit).

4 Pics 1 Word-  4 pics  I just like puzzles so I’ve downloaded this game that shows 4 different pictures and you have to guess the common word. It’s fun and pretty easy right now.

  • Completed all 25 levels in 5 different groups

That’s all for the games that I have been playing last week! Which games are you currently playing? Have you played any of the games I’ve listed and if so, where’s your progress at? Do you keep a gaming journal? Let’s talk our Gamer Hard Drives! Have a fantastic day and thank you for reading!

Luna 🙂

 

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