12 Days of Christmas: Day 6, A Gift for Santa!

Merry Christmas Eve and Happy Holidays Reindeers and Snowflakes! We are coming up on a week of Festive Holiday posts in the 12 Days of Christmas: Gamer’s Edition event hosted by Kim over at Later Levels! A quick update, Kim was lovely enough to give us a few days off from the collaboration post so that we can enjoy time with family and friends. With that said, this will be the last post until Wednesday, December 27th! Take this time to enjoy each other and if you need to catch up on our first 5 posts, the links will be posted below. Don’t forget about the other Reindeers taking part in the festive fun! I will include a few of their links in the remaining posts as well. Head on over to the Workshop at Later Levels for official rules if you would like to participate!

Today’s Topic is…..

You’re woken from your drunken haze by another frantic call from Santa, who’s worried he’s not going to make all his deliveries in time. Which video game item or vehicle would you recommend for him?

 

Awesome! We’re helping Santa deliver the presents. I meannnn I have already posted on a great character that can assist Santa and even do a better job than Santa on December’s Question of the Month. Check out the video game character that could step in and take Santa’s place if her were ever abducted or missing!

So I have been playing Final Fantasy XIV Online lately and the game is very fun. In most MMO and RPG games, there is a teleportation system of some sort. In FFXIV, you teleport by Aether Stones placed in every region of the game. aether

Pros:

  1. Santa can quickly evaporate and reappear in a designated area of the world within an instant!

Cons:

  • Aether Stones are not free. You have to pay gil (in game currency) to travel and depending on your location, you may be spending 500+ gil to teleport each time.
  • You can only teleport to Aether Stones that you have already attuned. Which means you would have had to visit the area that you are traveling to. This can be difficult as new residential areas are being developed/.
  • Has anyone really done the research on these Aether Stones? I would be afraid that too much teleporting would burn out my brain cells or something. That can’t be good for their bone density? Just Saying!

 

Sooo that was my cheeky answer but not my real response. While the use of Aether Stones would be easy, it can start racking up like taking a toll roll. Santa would have to start charging premiums for areas that are farther from the North Pole. I mean the man works on COOKIES! There’s no way that Santa can pay the travel cost and I’m sure that the whole “Ho, Ho, Ho I’m Santa Claus” thing can only get him free travel so many times. “Merry Christmas to you too St. Nick… that’ll be 234 gil please!”

My response has more holes in it than swiss cheese, but it’s funny so why not? I would recommend that Santa uses DeRagen ( a boss dragon from Phantasy Star Universe) DeRagan-2 or the Dragon from Skyrim to help make his deliveries! Think about it, a dragon is an excellent means of transportation AND they’re super long so they will have plenty of space to hold the presents. I figure the dragon’s scales can be rigged up like a pirate ship, with rope ties so that Santa can drop the presents in the Chimney. Also, I figure not many children these days are getting great gifts so Santa will have an UNLIMITED supply of COAL! He can throw branches for the dragons to burn and the resulting charcoal will fall in the place of the gifts. It’s full proof!

**No Dragons were harmed in the making of this post!**

Fly on over to our friends participating in today’s question by using the links below!

Athena at Ambigaming

TheShamefulNarcissist

Thero159 from A Reluctant Hero

Lightning Ellen

Chris from OverThinkerY

Neko Jonez

Kim from Later Levels

 

What item or vehicle would you recommend to Santa? Did you like my dragon answer? Are you ready to write me a blank check for Santa’s new the Dragon Sleighing Business (Get it, Get it lol)? Let’s have some Holiday Fun in the comments! Let’s Talk!

-Luna 🙂

12 Days of Christmas Day 3: Santa’s Video Game Helper!

Happy Holidays Players! We are celebrating 12 days of Christmas with our blogging buddies over at Later Levels! This month we will all post answers to the questions in a very gaming Christmas Collaboration on select days! The rules are simple, post your response to the questions designated for each day and share the Holiday fun with the blog-o-sphere! Make sure to check out posts from our friends participating as well! Want to join in on the fun and spread your holiday cheer? Check out the rules here!

Today’s question is…

You receive a call from Santa, as the elves desperately need a hand in the workshop getting all the toys ready. Which video game character would you recruit to help out?

After mulling it over in my hand I have decided to select ClapTrap from borderlands! Claptrap is a robot that assists your character in your missions. Claptrap is funny and handy as he has just about everything one would need in a workshop. Looking for a tool? Claptrap’s got it! Need schematics to assemble a toy? Claptrap’s got it!

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Borderlands Wiki

Claptrap is a CL4P-TP general purpose robot manufactured by Hyperion. It has been programmed with an over enthusiastic personality, and brags frequently, yet also expresses severe loneliness and cowardice.

Thinking about it further,  I have also decided to select Miles “Tails” Prower from the Sonic the Hedgehog Series! Oh did you forget  that Tails is a whiz at building? Sure he focuses more on electronics but what kids do you know who are NOT asking for electronics for the holidays? Tails is very smart and will be able to assist the elves in putting together and fixing all sorts of modern items. He can work in tandem with Claptrap by building the electronics (tablets, gaming consoles, Nintendo DS) from the schematics that Claptrap has provided. I know that with either of these video game helpers, Santa and the elves will be able to make their deliveries with all of the toys on the list! Moreover, having both Tails and Claptrap is a recipe for success and the elves will be able to have a well deserved cup of hot cocoa before Santa leaves!

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Hop aboard the gaming Polar Express Train and read the responses from the other gamers participating in the challenge!  The frosty snowmen and snowgals blogging with us today are:

NekoJonez

Lightning Ellen

Nathan

Shoot The Rookie

Athena from AmbiGaming

Those are my 2 picks for a great video game character helper for Santa’s Workshop! Who would you choose? Let’s talk characters!

-Luna 🙂

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Luna’s Rankings: Favorite Holiday Characters!

Happy Tuesday Novas! Thank you for reading today’s rankings post! Before last month, I would post my Top Rankings for a specified topic and give my reasons why. Now that November is over, I can get back to the Rankings Posts and this week we are keeping with the Holiday Spirit!

I will be Ranking my: Favorite Holiday Characters! Let’s see my top characters from least favorite to favorite!

  • Santa Claus – I’m not really a Santa Claus kind of girl. When I think back, I never believed in Santa because my grandmother let us know up front who purchased the presents lol. I also think that I was too smart for my age and I would’ve questioned everything, like if Santa goes down chimneys and we don’t have one (I mean I live in Florida), is he just breaking in our house at night? Rather than having to make up a story as to how Santa broke in and risk scaring me for life, my grandmother just never mentioned Santa until we went to take pictures with him at the mall.
  • Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer The story of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer is an inspiring one about being who you are and cherishing attributes that are different. Rudolph went through adversity with having a bright red nose but he never gave up on his dreams of being a part of Santa’s sleigh. He ended up finding his purpose in the world and making friends!
  • The Grinch   grinch I have ALWAYS loved the Grinch. I’m a sucker for the stories of characters finding themselves and coming around in the end and my affinity for villains makes the choice of the Grinch no huge surprised. I watch The Grinch Who Stole Christmas multiple times during the Holiday season and I really love Max, the dog! The Grinch has captured my heart when I was a girl and it grows 2 sizes every year!
  • Gingerbread Man- The Gingerbread bread man is a classic character and treat to have during the Holidays. Specifically, I am talking about Gingy from Shrek. Gingy is an essential part of Christmas for me.When I was younger, each year we would build Gingerbread Houses and have Hot Chocolate in class and at home. The comfortable feeling of the Holidays is inspired by Gingerbread men for me.
  • Frosty The Snowman  snow  The number 1 holiday character for me has always been Frosty the Snowman. Maybe it’s because I have never seen or touched snow in my life, so I end up wanting to build a snowman every year! Frosty was the friend I always wanted growing up and I still get teary eyed when he melts at the end of the movie. Frosty is the pinnacle of friendship and togetherness for the Holidays!

 

Those are my rankings of my favorite Holiday Characters from least favorite to favorite! Who did I miss? What are your favorite holiday characters and why? Let’s Talk Holidays!

-Luna 🙂