I’m Back and Upcoming Posts!

Happy Saturday Gamers and Friends and Welcome Back to GamersUnitedGG! Well, it has been a while since I have blogged or uploaded any video game posts. Life has just been busy, but I’m finally balanced enough to get back to blogging a few times a week ( by a few I mean probably 2 times a week for now). This is going to be a wrap up on what’s been keeping me so busy lately and an intro into the new format and upcoming posts I have planned.

 

Life: So I started dropping off blogging last year around November when NaNoWriMo hit because I was participating in the challenge. NaNoWriMo takes place every November and writers are encouraged to write a novel (50,000 words or more) in a month. A tall task, but I was more prepared this year than I was last year with a proper outline. The story was the continuation of the book I wrote last year (which I will publish this year).  The Destiny Series follows fictitious rulers in 16th Century Europe and the inaugural book A Diary of Destiny takes place between the sacred pages of a nobleman’s bastard grandson, appointed squire to the King of Tamlonia. Gabriel recounts the events taking place as the King’s Daughter, Princess Ariana has become of age to marry. I’ve had a great time writing this series and look to continue it with book 3.

 

Work: Work has been busy lately so I’m picking up overtime to save up for my trip in April. Along with my normal job assisting Travel Agents, I’ve started selling Scentsy on the side as well. Scentsy is wax melts, warmers and different product fragrances. This is my 3rd month and it’s a really fun way to make that extra money. I always have my Scentsy Kit with me with testers, catalogs and my beautiful Vega the Unicorn Scentsy Buddy that smells amazing. Never heard of Scentsy, ask me questions!    www.WhiffablesByLuna.com

Upcoming Posts:

  • I am participating in the Tracking Shells collaboration over on Normal Happenings so my post about my fondest Mario Kart memories will be released soon.
  • I’ve been reading the Harry Potter books (for the 1st time) and I have a post or 2 I want to write. The first will be: Which Hogwarts House Should They Really Be In?  I’m really excited about this post, should be completed next week
  • Even though I haven’t been blogging, I have been playing video games way more than last year. I have my first impressions of Lego Harry Potter, I still have a Red Dead Redemption 2 post and new content with the Nintendo Switch.
  • Bookclub: My co-workers and I have started a bookclub in January and I plan to write about the 3 books we have already read.
  • Question of the Month: Kim and Later Levels hosts the gaming questions of the month. I haven’t participated in a few months but I plan on catching up and answering each question since January (because they seem to be connected). I encourage you to also join in on the fun and meet new bloggers by visiting http://www.LaterLevels.com
  • Captain Marvel Movie Review
  • Game of Thrones Countdown

 

Some exciting posts coming up soon and I’m happy to have the time to balance blogging and life again. What have you been up to? Playing any new games? Watching any new shows? Let’s talk!

 

-Luna 🙂

 

Harry Potter Tag

Happy Saturday! Yesterday I was reading Links Loves by Megan at A Geeky Gal and she really loved the Harry Potter Tag that she read during the week. I was in love with the concept so I decided to participate!

RULES:

  • Write 30 character names on pieces of paper.
  • Put them in a jar/mug/cup.
  • Randomly choose two pieces of paper for every question. In each of the 15 questions, you have to decide which of the two characters fits the question and which one is not good enough.

 

  1. YOU ONLY HAVE ONE MORE SPOT ON YOUR SPELLING BEE TEAM. WHO DO YOU PICK TO COMPLETE YOUR TEAM?  The 2 names I drew from the pot were #23 Professor Moody and #3 Hermoine. This is a no brainer… I’m choosing Hermoine every time for the Spelling Bee. If I had to choose the character myself without leaving it to chance, I’m choosing Hermoine. Who else would you choose?
  2. BOTH CHARACTERS WANT TO KILL YOU. WHICH ONE WOULD YOU KILL FIRST SO YOU HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF SURVIVING? In This match I was hoping to pull the name of a villain so I didn’t have to fight any main characters. No such luck, should have had Professor Slughorn whip up a lucky potion. I selected #2 Ron and #22 Hagrid. Hands down I’m killing Hagrid first. I feel like I can take Ron right now as a muggle lol
    ron
  3. YOU’RE ON THE BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE AND YOU’RE DOWN TO THESE TWO CHARACTERS. WHICH ONE ARE YOU GOING TO GIVE YOUR ROSE TO? For this question I gave my Day 1 A1 co-worker Liz (Also my Harry Potter guru lol) the pot so that she could select my 2 contestants. She chose #11 McGonagall and #5 Cedric. I love me some Robert Pattinson so I’m going to choose Cedric for the win!
    cedric
  4. YOU’VE BEEN CHOSEN FOR THE HUNGER GAMES. WHO WOULD MOST LIKELY VOLUNTEER IN YOUR PLACE? Liz again picked for me and she chose 2 horrible prospects; #19 Dudley and #29 Horrace Slughorn. Initially I was going to say Slughorn but then I remembered… I could probably trick Dudley into going in my place lol. I promise I did not test for Slytherin lol.

    dudley
    Have Fun tribute lol

     

  5. YOU’RE STRANDED ON AN ISLAND WITH AN ACTIVE VOLCANO. WHICH CHARACTER WOULD YOU THROW INTO A VOLCANO AS A SACRIFICE? Liz chose #24 Gilderoy Lockhart and #4 Luna. I’m definitely not throwing Luna in the Volcano as a sacrifice so bye bye Lockhart. Luna can help me scarifice him to the Volcano lol.
    Luna
  6. YOU’RE THE NEXT DC/MARVEL SUPERHERO (WITH YOUR OWN T.V. SHOW, OF COURSE). WHO IS YOUR SIDEKICK? Liz chose #15 Voldemort and #14 Bellatrix. Hands down I’m choosing Bellatrix! Bellatrix would be an awesome sidekick, she’s loyal, she’s entertaining and she’s crazy powerful. I can’t trust Voldemort.
    Bellatrix
  7. YOU’RE A MANAGER OF AN AVOCADO-ADMIRING COMPANY. WHO WOULD YOU FIRE FOR LACK OF COMMUNICATION SKILLS? Liz decided to have the rest of the team participate. Sam selected #12 Dumbledore and #6 Seamus. Bye Bye Seamus lol
    dumbledore
  8. YOU’VE JUST FINISHED A BOOK IN WHICH YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER DIES. WHICH CHARACTER IS MOST LIKELY TO COMFORT YOU? Mrs Veronica picked again and selected #18 Aunt Petunia and #10 Nearly Headless Nick. Petunia is not comforting anyone other than her husband and son so I’m going with Nearly Headless Nick.
    Nearly_Headless_Nick
  9. UGH, IT’S HIGH SCHOOL. WHO WOULD MOST LIKELY BE PART OF THE POPULAR CLIQUE? My lead Sasha picked #1 Harry and #17 Dobby. As much as it pains me to pick Harry, it has to be him. Harry’s reputation will have everyone flocking to his side, whether friend or foe. Don’t believe me… remember when Draco tried to recruit Harry in Sorcerer’s Stone? Poor Dobby, he’d be my friend though!
    draco
  10. THE DAY HAS ARRIVED – YOU’RE FINALLY A YEAR OLDER! WHO WOULD HAVE THE NERVE TO FORGET YOUR BIRTHDAY? Megan from work chose #16 Hedwig and #7 Draco Malfoy. Hands down Draco is forgetting my birthday. Hedwig would never and she’s probably delivering all of the birthday cards to me that morning lol. I’ll save her a slice of cake.
    hedwig
  11. YOU’VE JUST FOUND AN UPCOMING BOOKTUBE STAR! WHO WOULD IT MOST LIKELY BE? Liz grabbed the pot back and chose #25 Ginny Weasley and #8 Crab. This one was tough because I could see Ginny having a channel where she’s spying on her brothers and showing how to survive in a family of older brothers. On the other hand I can see Crab doing extreme sports or something like the Ridiculous show. After consulting with my co-workers we decided that Ginny would be the bigger Star!
    Ginny_Weasley_hbp_promo
  12. SLEEPOVER TIME! UNFORTUNATELY, YOU CAN ONLY INVITE ONE PERSON. WHO WOULD YOU INVITE? Liz chose Lucius Malfoy #20 and #26 Fred Weasley. Lucius is hot. He’s coming to my sleepover. Sorry Fred.
    LuciusMalfoy_WB_F2_LuciusMalfoyMidshot_V1_Promo_080615_Port
  13. BAM, YOU’RE PREGNANT. WHO IS THE FATHER/MOTHER? Next #13 Sirius Black and #9 Goyle. I mean Sirius Black hands down. Sirius would probably have been a top contender if the choices were not random so when I seen his name first, the 2nd character didn’t even matter lol.
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  14. YOU’VE JUST WRITTEN A SUPER IMPORTANT TEXT. WHO WOULD SEE IT, BUT NOT REPLY? This time #27 George Weasley and #30 Kingsley Shacklebolt was selected. George would definitely reply but Kingsley would be too concerned with the Ministry of Magic to reply to my texts. that and you know, fighting against Death Eaters lol.
    kingsley
  15. YOU’VE JUST WOKEN UP AND IT’S TIME FOR BREAKFAST. YOUR MUM’S BEEN REPLACED BY… WHO?! The last remaining pair were #28 Dolores Umbridge and #21 Severus Snape. Would anyone pick Umbridge? She is horrible!!!! Thank God for Severus. He would keep me sane, teach me magic and I would be powerful!
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Dear Mummy…. YIKES!

This was really fun to participate in and just for some added content below are my responses if I didn’t have to randomly Select characters:

 

  1. Hermoine
  2. Voldemort Vs Umbridge… I would choose to Kill Voldemort first
  3. My final 2 are Lucius Malfoy and Sirius Black. I’m choosing Sirius
  4. I can see Harry Potter volunteering in my place
  5. Gilderoy Lockhart
  6. Bellatrix
  7. Dudley
  8. Molly Weasley
  9. Draco Malfoy
  10. Neville Longbottom (If he doesn’t have his Remembral lol)
  11. Ginny Weasley
  12. Luna Lovegood
  13. Lucius Malfoy
  14. Kingsley Shacklebolt
  15. Professor McGonagall

 

Those are my answers to the Harry Potter Tag! Thank you to Megan from A Geeky Girl’s Blog from highlighting this challenge and thank you to A Perfectly Tolerable Blog! Are you going to take the challenge? Who would you choose? Let’s Talk Harry Potter!

-Luna 🙂

 

Ultimate Thursday TKO: Wicked Witches!

Happy Thursday All! It’s that time again for the match of the week on Ultimate Thursday TKO where I will pit 2 characters from unrelated games, movies, realms etc. against each other in a fan fiction battle to see who would take the crown as the champion of Ultimate TKO! This week I’m going to switch it up and pit 2 of the wickedest, most powerful witches in pop culture: Zelena the wicked witch of the west from Once Upon A Time and Bellatrix Voldemort’s right hand woman from Harry Potter!

Instead of listing their abilities (because they’re no video game characters) I will instead provide brief description of their history and magic. With that comparison out the way, we can sit back and enjoy the match. We will start with someone that everyone should know, the Wicked With of the West, Zelena.

So remember that good ole tale of the Wizard of Oz with Dorothy and her friends battling the Wicked witch of the West? Well Zelena is that witch, only she is the adaptation of the character portrayed in the Once Upon A Time television show. Zelena’s powers in the show were one of the most powerful in the land.

  • Conjuration
  • Healing Spells
  • Heart-ripping
  • Magical Immobilization
  • Pyrokinesis
  • Shapeshifting
  • Telekinesis
  • Teleportation

Now let’s take a look at the infamous Bellatrix’s abilities.

  • Dark arts Mastery
  • Non Verbal Magic
  • Expert Duelist
  • Occlumency/ Legilimency
  • Unbreakable Vow Bonder

Battle: After Zelena returns to the zelena_312 land of Oz with the magic mirror that she has always desired, she begins to ask it questions. Just like the Evil Queen she wants to know who her competition is, yet she’s not asking about beauty or being fair. No Zelena has no interests in those type of answers, Zelena is convinced that she is the strongest and most talented with to have ever lived. “Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who is the most powerful witch of them all>” Zelena says. The mirror trembles and slowly starts to display an image, Zelena yells at the top of her lungs clasping the mirror with all of her might. The acute, piercing screech is enough to crack the glass of the mirror. “We will see about that?” she says as she prepares to Teleport. Zelena waves her wand above her head, while clinching her teeth in anger she says the incantation “Intera Telep Su Owkson London.” In a puff of green smoke she disappears.

Bellatrix bella wakes up unaware of her surroundings. She twists her wrist and gasps at the sight of her fully formed body. She can sense that someone else is with her so she let’s out a maniacal laugh “I guess I should say thank you, but you have no idea what you have just resurrected” she says. Zelena walks in front of her opponent, “No need to worry, you’ll be gone again soon enough!” she smirks. Zelena stares in envy of Bellatrix “pfft I can hardly believe that you are the are powerful witch, you look kind of mad.” Zelena says. Bellatrix rises with wand in hand, never breaking the gaze of her opponent. Zelena is waiting for a reply, yet there’s not one on the way. Bellatrix’s right arm shakes and Zelena looks into her eyes feeling something that she never has before… Fear.  The feral appearance of Bellatrix as she cracks her neck resembling a wild beast has the hairs on Zelena’s head standing on in. “And you smell like a muggle, this will indeed be fun.” Bellatrix says. Before Zelena knows it burst of magical energy is thrusting her towards a tree.

Zelena concentrates and pivots forward shooting fire towards her ghastly opponent. She follows the fire up with a spell to immobilize Bellatrix’s magical ability. REBECCA MADER With her competition restrained she gets closer “that was too easy” she laughs. Bellatrix laughs with her but quickly that laugh turns into another intense stare. Creeped out Zelena knows its time to end this, she lights a fire under Bellatrix and walks away. When she turns to have one last glance, she falls to the floor. Bellatrix had escaped! The last thing Zelena sees is the crashing of a wave unto the ground where she fell. It’s all too cliche’ yet the only words she could mutter were “I’m melting, I’m melting.” Bellatrix, soaring above her bella1 directs her wand towards the defeated witch and ignites a spell to combust Zelena. “The least I could do for the woman who resurrected me would be to put her out of her misery. Now where’s that Potter! We have unfinished business.”

What did you think of the battle? Did you agree with the outcome? Who would you like to see featured in this segment? Let’s Talk TKO!

-Luna

 

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Funko Pop Friday: Movies

Good afternoon Gamers, Geeks and Friends! I know that I am a day late but here are the pops that I have promised for yesterday’s post! This week I have selected 2 pops from my “Movies” collection, Katniss Everdeen (Girl on Fire) xs3npye6 version from the Hunger Games and The Hogwarts Express Train (With Harry) from Harry Potter.

The Girl on Fire Pop is pretty awesome as it details the fire around Katniss feet and the beautiful red scorching dress that she wore when being presented to the Capitol. I really love this pop and the Hunger Games!

Next is the Hogwarts Express Train pop ride with Harry on top. This is a sheer beauty as it details the a2bsqqgk Hogwarts Express Train engine with Harry as the conductor. My favorite Harry Potter book and movie is the Chamber of Secrets so I always visualize Harry taking the train for his 2nd year at Hogwarts!

That’s all for my pops today. Next week I will feature 2 Video Game pops! What type of pops or collectibles do you have? Leave a comment below and let’s talk pops and collectibles!

Thanks for tuning in!

-Luna 🙂