Daily Prompt: Quill (A Monarch’s Choice)

Happy Friday Novas! There’s a Daily Prompt challenge for Quill and I’ve decided to write a bit on it. Let me know what you think! Enjoy your weekend!

Malice is covering her hands as the ink drips from her executioner. She was signing away something that even a monarch had no right to, she was opening the flood gates for the beckoned call of the heretics calling for her crown; her head. She knew that her choices were scarce and without having received a response from the military general Claude, she had no other alternative. The privy counsel hung on her every word. Maybe she could stall that which would change her kingdom’s fate.

Princess Ariana consumed the blood that she was forced to spill. Her gulps were confessing her sins and removing the veil from the un-chaste heir. Those lips as dark as a rose withering away; stained with the innocent virtue of a messenger at the wrong place, wrong time. The falsehood poured out of her parted lips, singing the song of a siren leading her masters to the sea. Her brown eyes pierced through the counsel and for just a moment, she allowed herself to hope. Until the boom of the cannon rocked the walls on the outside of the Tower. Until her hired gun carved the name of the English Footman who will serve as a martyr for her cause. Until the once gentle name of Ariana Marie, declared war.

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WWE 30 Day Challenge: Day 7!

Happy Friday Novas! I hope you’re having a fantastic day and that your weekend will be even better! I’m in a very bubbly mood right now as I have nailed the presentation at work this morning and I feel as though a path has been lit for my ultimate goal! Promotion here I Come!!!!!! Anyways, the 30 blogging challenge allows you to  post each day about a specific topic and the question for that corresponding day! We are on day #7 of the WWE challenge and I can’t wait for the Great Balls of Fire PPV this Sunday (yes that’s the real name of the PPV) lol. I will post a preview and predictions post tomorrow as normal!

The Shield vs Everyone- The debacle started on  SmackDown when Triple H told the Shiled that they were getting out of hand and needed to learn respect. He told them, they would have a surprise match as the main event. The Shield waited in the ring while the 11 Superstars scheduled for the “Match” walked out from behind the Titantron. As hard as the Shield fought, they were too many sUperstars for the team and they fell. Fast forward to Monday Night Raw! The offical 11 on 3 Match was set for the main event, but the Shield looked to even the score. They attactked some members of that match throughout the night leaving only 5 Superstars to face the team of 3.  Needless to say the Shield came out victorious and it was a great match!

Finn Balor vs Nakamura- Finn Balor and Shinsuke Nakamura have fought a few times in NXT. There’s one match in particular that stood out was one of Balor’s last matches in NXT. This match had everythign you could want out of a wrestling match; tricks, hard hitting moves and great sync between the athletes. Don’t take my word for it, take a look at some of the highlights for the match.

I’m sure there’s plenty more matches that I live, especially from the Attitude Era, but it’s hard to choose just one or remember them all on the spot! What are some of your favorite matches? Do you remember any of these iconic matches? Let’s Talk WWE!

 

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WWE 30 Day Challenge: Day 6!

Happy Thursday Novas! Welcome to day 6 in the 30-day blogging challenge. The rules are simple, write a post daily for 30 days on the selected topics and corresponding days.

Today’s Topic: Favorite PayPerView

I’ve already read ShinyLightz’ post and he decided today his favorite pay-per-view event. I will name my favorite pay per view and favorite event. Starting with my favorite pay-per-view. I’ve written about this previously during WrestleMania week in April. So it’s no surprise that my favorite pay-per-view is Survivor Series. I’m definitely a fan of the traditional 5 on 5 matches and the event is different.

My favorite PPV event has to be Extreme Rules when the Shield battles Evolution! This match was crazy and I had to go back and watch it on the network (Because I wasn’t watching back then). Another great PPV event is definitely NXT Takeover Brooklyn. You were able to see Finn Balor defend his championship in his full demon get-up and the women’s Iron man match was Epic!

What’s your favorite PPV events? Let’s talk WWE!

Evolution of A Gamer

Hiya Novas! We’re about 5 days in to the WWE 30 day Blogging challenge and submitting all of the posts about video games and preferences from last month’s challenge, has gotten me thinking about my evolution as a gamer. I’m an open book so I would like to share with you my love of gaming, where it started and how I have noticed myself change. This is going to be a more lengthy post than normal, but it’s my way of sharing myself and my gaming background with you!

The Beginning: Growing up it was MYSELF, my brother KENNY and MY COUSINS PLAYING…

This was back when kids played outside but still had consoles in their room. My brother and I shared NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, N64 and a Gamecube growing up. Our house was considered the gaming party zone way before Lan Parties became a thing. Grandma would make snacks for the neighborhood and we would test our skills playing iconic games such as Street Fighter and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! power rangers   Since many earlier consoles allowed for only 2 players to game at a time, we would make rules so that the person who won or received the highest score would stay playing, while the loser switched out to the next gamer. Our roulette table or gaming was the highlight of the weekends and Summer!

Nintendo Heavy: The core consoles we bought (or wanted for that matter) were…

Nintendo based. I remember having the old school brick Gameboy and taking it everywhere! Even though I only played  Tetris, that handheld was the best thing ever. Do you remember being in the doctor’s office and trying to beat a level in pong? I do and it made waiting for my shot or teeth cleaning less scary. Mario was a huge part of my childhood and even now as an adult I can say that the Mario franchise star   (in my opinion) is the best and most influential one in the gaming industry. I now associate mushrooms with extra lives, stars as invincibility icons and flowers as a way to get fire!  You can see the characters in Mario evolve from basic types to having full fledged personalities and lives of their own.

Take for instance Peach and Daisy. At first Peach was only a character to rescue from Donkey Kong or King Koopa (Bowser). She quickly became a heroine with her own money, kingdom and look at life.  peach evo  Yes, we still associate Peach as the love interest of Mario, but at least now she isn’t as helpless. Both Peach and Daisy now have larger roles in the Mario franchise making them somewhat equal to Mario and Luigi.

A Hiatus: After Gamecube, VIDEO GAMES for me LEFT MY LIFE…

I still had consoles and my brother stayed with the gaming hobby, but I was more focus on this crazy thing called High school. Maybe I was going through a phase, but gaming was no longer a priority. I wanted to hang out with friends (away from games) go to the mall, catch a movie and attend any event (even if I wasn’t interested in it) at school. High School was a great time for me but something seemed to lack on my part. Something was missing.

At school my friends in the engineering club, were playing PC games like Unreal Tournament, Doom and Quake Online. After much persuasion, I joined them for a few matches and the addiction started to rear it’s early head.  I could start to taste the competitive rage, the satisfaction of killing players online, the urge to try and top the leader-boards; it was starting over again. I was obsessed with the zero gravity gameplay, being able to jump over my enemies and shoot them from above was gratifying. Unreal Tournament, now that I think about it, is probably why I gravitated towards the Halo games. It gave me the same feeling when playing online.

Slowly I started easing back into video games when my brother would have Lan Parties every Friday nights. Kenny had his High School buddies (3 years older than me) come over, order pizza and play on his Xbox all night. I started to miss my games, so one Friday night I did something no teenage brother would want his sister to do; I brought my own friends over to join in! After some whining to my grandmother (yes, I was that kind of sister back then lol) Kenny had no choice but to let me and my 3 best friends play! Not only were we hanging out with Seniors, but we were good! In the Dead or Alive 5 tournament, my tag partner Nicole and I beat all of the boys using Kasumi and Lei Fang! They were mortified, but they welcomed us back for more Lan Parties (mostly to retake the crown) and I was reunited with love again.

Xbox my Savior?: So we have reviewed that I CAME BACK TO GAMING through my brother’s original XBOX…

When the Xbox 360 was released, my brother immediately bought it. At this time, my brother started dwindling down on the number of hours that he was playing games. Since he had the new system, he gave me his original Xbox and a few games to start my collection (Fable was one of those games). I thought that it was fun to have a system to play in my spare time. This obsession grew and eventually, I was able to log more hours gaming then my brother. Slowly, I started playing different games and my brother introduced me to the lovely world of Xbox Live!

So now I’m playing Call of Duty and Gears of War on my brothers 360 online. When he was at work or out, I would ask to play and get online. In Gears of War I started playing with my boyfriend at the time and his friends, making a name for myself as a girl that can actually shoot (barbaric, I know). Then something amazing happened. I started playing alone without my brother’s friends or my boyfriends… I started making my own friends online. This started my crazy social life on Xbox Live. I’ve met so many amazing gamers over the years and many of them in real life as well. It was the best time ever playing games like Phantasy Star Universe (PSU), the newest COD Titles, Need For Speed, Fable, Halo and the list goes on. We had set times each night to play and I created my own account and ventured into the world of online gaming.

The Student Has Become The Master: I’m destined to SURPASS KENNY in VIDEO GAMES…

At this point I had convinced my grandma to buy me a 360 (well really I convinced Kenny to ask for the newest 360 at time, Xbox Elite). So I was able to get the hand me down (great white) 360 for myself. I WAS ECSTATIC!!!! I bought covers for the controller a skin for the Xbox, I bought a game rack to display my titles and a new microphone (Turtle Beaches). I was ready to be gaming all day and all night without having to ask for permission to play.  timmy  I had my normal posse that I rolled with and we always started the night with public Gears of War games that WE hosted! I remember having crazy set rules and switching weapons on the map. We had a rule called “Initiation” where friendly fire was on and each new person to join the game got killed by their team in spawn. If you let it go and continued playing, you were Epic; if not, well it was fun for us lol.

PlayStation 4: The day I finally grabbed MY FIRST PLAYSTATION…

was when PlayStation 4 was forced onto me by my friends. All of those 360 friends migrated over (due to Xbox One’s launch being sub-par at best) and beseech me to join the cult of a PlayStation player. My resilience wore down and I caved in, but my disgust for the vile system did not go unannounced. Each day I protested and spoke of my loyalty to the Xbox One still and everyday my friends laughed and said “But you’re on PS4 though.” I conceded, a small loss for the battle of the consoles and then… Xbox did better (well a litlle better).  (Wait am I supposed to be praising PS4 here? :p ). In reality I am happy and grateful that I finally went against my morals and bought a PlayStation. Now I have both systems and 0 limitations on the games that I can play.

Well Rounded Gamer: Presently I consider myself a WELL ROUNDED GAMER…

I’ve started delving into mobile and indie games, I’ve tackled the large consoles and I’ve even given PC gaming the time of day. Now I play board games, card games, RPG’s , Shooters, Strategy, Family Games, Sandbox games and anything that catches my eye. I can truly say that I am constantly evolving as  gamer and finding new things that intrigue me each day. I never watched YouTube or Streams, but now I watch COD tournaments and Minecraft videos all of the time (not to mention UpUp DownDown for Xavier Woods at WWE). I’ve given genres and titles chances that I wouldn’t have at the beginning stages of life. I was focused on shooters only! Other games were fun but could never hold my interest. I still prefer shooters and I never play their campaigns, but I am more of a well round gamer and I love every moment!

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How have you started gaming? Do you notice any changes in your gaming habits now as compared to earlier days? What are you favorite consoles and genre’s to play? Let’s talk gaming habits and gaming life!

-Luna 🙂

 

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30 Blog Challenge: WWE Day 5!

Happy Wednesday Novas! I hope everyone has had a great independence day (if applicable) and are now ready for the rest of the week! The 30 Day Blogging challenge challenges bloggers to write a post everyday on the predetermined topic. Each day you answer the question assigned and voila! You’re providing content consistently. If you’re joining in on this journey with me, make sure to comment below so that I can follow along with your answers! Let’s jump into today’s question.

Day 5- Favorite Theme Song

This is a toss up as there have been some great theme songs as well as entrances in the WWE. Hearing the guitar rift or the breaking of glass sends us fans into an uproar because we know who will be coming down the ramp next. Some notable, current entrances are Finn Balor’s song, Tye Dillenger and of course the “Glorious” Bobby Roode. I would have to save that my favorite theme song has to be between Attitude era Legends, Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock!

This was the beginning of wrestling for me and my interest. Hearing the great theme songs interrupt Superstars as they were talking made me smile with entusiasm. In case you’re not aware, I have linked the 2 theme songs below!

What’s your favorite theme song? Are you participating in any blogging challenges of any sort? Let’s Talk!

-Luna 🙂

 

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Another 30 Day Challenge!!!!!

Happy Tuesday and Independence Day Novas! Thank you for tuning in to today’s post! As you can see from the title, the month of July will be filled with daily answers to the new 30 day challenge. Thank you to ShinyLightz for blogging about it and peaking my interest. This blogging challenge will be about one of my favorite subjects; WWE! I wanted to post about this on Monday but I had already posted a few topics. Today I will answer the 1st 4 questions and then every day I will answer a new question! Let’s start with the list for the month.

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Day 1: Fav Current RAW Wrestler!

Well this is easy. Many of you will already know the answer to this question. My favorite RAW wrestler is none other than Seth “Freakin” Rollins! Rollins has been my favorite wrestler since I came back to watching WWE in 2015. I was on a hiatus for about 10 years lol and decided to come back to wrestling. Upon my return, Rollins was Mr. Money in the Bank and his wit quickly pulled me in. My brother Kenny, thought I would be in love with Dean Ambrose (maybe he thinks I’m crazy lol) and while I like Ambrose, Rollins was the star for me. I will say I had a bit of a bobble when Finn Balor was drafted to RAW… I was like who is my favorite now! While Finn comes in a very close 2nd, I’m still ride or Die for the The Architect, The Man, The Undisputed Future; The Kingslayer Seth Rollins!

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Kingslayer in Gold, Finn in Black!

Day 2: Fav Current Smackdown Wrestler

This answer would have been Dean Ambrose before the Superstar Shake-up. Now I would have to say, who am I kidding, Hands down the king of Strong Style Shinsuke Nakamura! After Nakamura I would say Naomi (I never liked her until her re-brand with Feel The Glow). Nakamura has charisma, he has swagg, let’s face it he is the Japanese Michael Jackson! Nakamura is hands down my favorite Smackdown Wrestler. Notable mention will be Tye Dillenger, I mean he’s a perfect 10!

Day 3: Fav Current NXT Wrestler

ember  Here I could go left and say Bobby Roode but he’s not my favorite. With the Superstar Shake-up and the draft all of my favorites have climbed their way to the main roster. There’s really not many (really no-one) left for me to root for. But there are 3 women that blow my mind; Ember Moon, Asuka and Nikki Cross. These 3 women have been tearing up the scene and I love each one. Asuka is so dominant, her character is changing a bit and I’m not that much of a fan but she is outstanding. Ember Moon is amazing using more high flying moves than I’ve seen from a woman wrestler (other than Lita) and Nikki Cross…. I love her because she’s bat crazy!  Picking my favorite, I’m rolling with Ember Moon!

Day 4- Fav Current Cruiserwight

Ahhhh… This is a good one. There’s TJP, Rich Swann and Austin Aries. I also love up-comer Mustafa Ali. TJP was the person I wanted to win the inaugural Cruiserwight Classic tournament last year so I love him. His moves are fresh and I love the Dab. Rich is amazing with his somersaults and kick-flips, he’s very entertaining. The same can be said about Mustafa and Aries… well I love a cocky, confident wrestler! I’m going to give some love to the new buck, Mustafa welcome to my “Favorites” club!

These are the first 4 days of the 30 day challenge! What are some of your favorites! Feel free to join me in the challenge as well! Let’s talk WWE!

-Luna ❤

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Five Sentence Story Prompt

Happy Monday Novas! I’ve come across a writing challenge on Mila (Doodling Panda’s) blog and thought that I’d give it a go. This is a fun challenge and I encourage all to take part! You can enter the challenge and read the official rules by clicking here! Pretty much, the rules are to make a 5 sentence story from the word of the week. I am writing a short scene from a story that I thought up last night. Let’s get started.

This week’s word: Passion

Enchanting was her birthright, not ruling or war. Her grace floated throughout the corridors of the great hall that’s filled with the memories of it’s latest muse. The feast was a success, and the nobles satiated; they’ve drunk their fill of blood and lust, and to the rhythm of the wind, she released her corset and took off her shoes. Each movement deliberate and without haste, her body’s swayed along to the melodious tune.
Betrothed to the one suitor that can carry her fancy, the one suitor that will never leave or forsake her, to her only love; Dance.

William Shire, 13th November , 1463, Festival of the Kings.

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What do you guys think? I’d love feedback as this is an idea for another story that I am thinking about writing. Join along with us and link me to your 5 word story!

-Luna 🙂

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June Replay!

Happy Monday Novas! I hope you had a fantastic weekend! Today’s post will be a quick recap of the blog and personal achievements during the month of June! Let’s replay our best moments and lock in our trophies for the ever-changing game of life (video game puns all around) lol. Ready… START!pacman

Achievement #1 – We finally finished reading the fantasy novel, Dark Blood! Not only did we finish it, but we wrote up our 2nd book review! Thank you to everyone (especially my book bloggers) who put me on the track to reading (I’ half-way done with the next book I’ve started :D) Ach2

Achievement #2 – I started back working on my own story and it’s going really well! My co worker recommended this outlining book to me that has really taken my writing to a new level! I was able to put the scenes in order and I actually know what’s going to happen at the end (or somewhat) now. I will start working on completing the story next week after my big meeting at work! Ach2

Achievement #3 – We reached 200 amazing followers! Thank you to anyone who reads the blog and decides, hey, this chick isn’t that crazy, I think I’d like to stay around lol. It’s really incredible and I know I haven’t been blogging as much as I was before but man life… sheesh.. really got busy lol. No worries, I’m trying to find balance in my week to write, blog, read and play games… better get that organizer dusted off lol Ach2

Those are all of the achievements for June (as I wasn’t too active :() but they’re still great conquests to be proud of. So for my achievements I have unlocked the best Trophy ever…

WWE2k18 will feature as the cover my husband SETH ROLLINS!!!!! Best believe I am pre-ordering the collectors edition lol. seth

To finish off the post I will share some of my goals for the month of July!

  • To finish reading The Kingmaker’s Daughter and write a review

  • To finish reading Outlining Your Novel and begin writing the story again!

  • To not get obsessed with Game of Thrones (ughhh that’s going to be tough)

  • To nail this presentation at work!

  • To buy 2 new video games

  • To review 1 game on the blog

  • To post at least 3 times a week

What goals have you reached in June? What are you working towards in the month of July? Let’s talk updates!

-Luna 🙂

 

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Series of The Week: The White Princess

Happy Friday Novas! I hope you are all having a great week! This week’s “Series of the Week” will come from the 8 episode Starz series The White Princess. This series takes places after The White Queen and you can read that review by cliking here! Every other Friday I will provide a review or a current series I am watching, whether it be on Netflix, Hulu or the ancient live television! I will give a brief overview of the show (spoiler free) and my top reasons why you should watch (Play) or why you would want to Skip the show. Let’s get to it.

The White Princess is the on screen adapation of the novel by Phllipa Gregory of the same name. I’m very intrigues with period pieces and The White Princess is a book that I have in my collection. I have yet to read this book (currently reading the Kingmaker’s Daughter that happens during the same time) so I can’t say how much is deviates, but let’s go based on what we know. The series begins where The White Queen ends with the battle of Henry VII and Richard III. Henry and the Lancasters win so Henry stays true to his promise of marrying the York Princess of Elizabeth (Lizzie) to unite the feuiding houses.

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Lizzie is the daughter of former King Edward IV and niece of the slayed King Richard III. She despises the Tudor King and vows to take vengence on him for her family, yet she marries him out of duty. The series follows the historical timeline of their struggles as husband and wife, King and Queen and Lizzie’s varying feelings towards the new King. The series is filled with everything you would expect from a period piece; Drama, Romance, Scandal and Treason! When you step into the royal court, you have to decipher who amongst you is trustworthy and who is not plotting to get something. Who will rise by the couple? Who will try to tear them apart? and will their love blossom as the Tudor Rose is installed? These are the questions answered and the different degrees of conflict arising in The White Princess.

Play:

  • To see England before Elizabeth I and Henry VIII (Henry is the second son of Lizzie and Henry VII)
  • Drama and Historical Fiction told at it’s finest level
  • Excellent acting and portrayals

Skip:

  • Not a fan of historical dramas
  • I’m realllll biased… Watch It! Lol

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Thank you for reading this week’s Series post! Have you watched any period pieces or specifically The White Princess/Queen? What’s you favorite time period to read about or watch? Let’s Talk TV!

-Luna 🙂

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Dark Blood Book Review!

Hiya Novas! Today I will review my 2nd book on the blog called Dark Blood by Christine Feehan. The first review was a Thriller called “Concealed in Death.” You can read my first book review by clicking here. I actually started reading this book because I wanted to get a sense on the Fantasy style of writing. This book gave me great insight and tips to carry on over. On to the Dark Blood review!

Title: Dark Blood

Published: September 2, 2014

Author: Christine Feehan

Genre: Fantasy

Series: Dark Series #26

Dark Blood is a Fantasy book that follows the journey of an elite hunter known as Zev. This is my first proper fantasy novel so I wasn’t quite sure on what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome. In a world filled with different species hiding amongst humans, you can never know who to trust. Zev is an elite hunter and alpha Lycan who’s main job is to protect the Lycan council and follow their ever wish. Zev is one of the best, he’s extremely fast, intelligent and one of the top hunters in the land. When he is injured in battle, Zev learns something about his lineage that will change his world forever; he’s Dark Blood. But what does that mean? How can Zev use this information to help stop a brewing war between the Lycans and Carpathians? That’s what he and his group of close knit friends intend to find out!

The setting takes place in the  forests and caves of a distant land. I know that they cross through Russia and real life locations. I really liked the pace and the tone on the novel. You are reading mostly from Zev and his lifemate Branislava’s point of view. db1

I really love the characters and the author did a fantastic job positioning Zev in the story. He is my favorite character and I’m not usually one to gush over a main character. Zev is the true definition of “Alpha” in every sense of the word. The action was fantastic and appeared in mage battles, physical battles and primal fighting between rogue packs. The antagonist is n revealed until about half way through, but it’s worth the wiat. The build-up and anticipation between what’s going to happen next had me eager to turn the page. There are many suggestive and descriptive adult scenes so it is not recommended for kids under 17.  I’m definitely going to read some more books in the “Dark Series.”

Thank you for reading my quick thoughts on finishing Dark Blood! What are you curently reading? Have you read any books in the Dark Series? Let’s talk books!

-Luna 🙂