Sunday, July 23, 2017

Back from the dead

Let's get the elephant out of the room first, I am so sorry I left this blog in the dust for almost a year. Truth be told the beginning of the year had very little interesting to talk about as I was only occupied with my job. I'm pretty sure that's common for anybody who has finished college (or community college in my case). There were several other issues I ran into that I would prefer not to bring up.

But let's get onto to the fun stuff!

The biggest one to bring up is that I'm going to Las Vegas tomorrow! First time ever too. I'm meeting my best friend and her family there at the airport. I'll also post pictures and video I'm taking on my Instagram and there will be some pictures posted later on too.

Second is FusionFall Retro! I might have brought up the Cartoon Network game before, but the long awaited project created by a group of fans meant to capture what the original game is like is set to be released August 1st! Watch the trailer here:

Third is South Park: Fractured But Whole! After being delayed for many months it's officially scheduled to be released October 17th. I'm behind on my Stick of Truth gameplay, but I promise to get that done before I play Fractured But Whole. And yes, I'm doing a gameplay on FusionFall Retro too! Here is a trailer for that game:

Finally, there have been a lot of new shows I've been into lately, but the two I'll talk about are Rick And Morty and Star vs. The Forces of Evil. Their third seasons are both coming out this year, the former is July 30th and the latter is in November. I'm behind a few episodes of Rick And Morty, but I'll catch up on that while in Vegas (kind of fitting if you think about it).

And yes, I have seen Battle For Mewni. If you like Star vs. go see it as soon as you can!

I haven't been this excited for so many things coming out in a long time. I'd go as far as to say it's been years since I've experienced this hype.

Sorry if this is brief, just wanted to touch base again, and get a feel for blogging. I gotta get packing for my flight tomorrow.

- Alanna

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving and Black Friday

To start things off, here is the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade on video if you've missed it (like me):

For Thanksgiving, my family ended up having much more to do than we expected a month prior to the day. My middle sister visited with her boyfriend for breakfast at our place, we headed over to my best friend's house for lunch, and then went over to my aunt and uncle's condo for dessert.

As for Black Friday, it wasn't anywhere near as Thanksgiving, but I still did some shopping.

Picked these up at my nearby thrift store. A few pairs of knee length socks, some tights, and covers for my boots.

I also got all the essentials for my own Christmas tree. I was planning on getting a 4 ft - 5 ft tree, but I got a 6 ft one that was at a great deal for $27. And here is the tree all decorated up.

Other news? You might have noticed I haven't made any projects related to Christmas. I personally am focusing on more personal projects and getting gifts ready before the big day. I'm thinking I'll work on holiday themed ideas at the beginning of 2017 so I'm prepared ahead of time.

One last thing to mention is that I plan to buy a microphone and headphone set so I can actually get to work on video blogs. I'm excited to get started on that when I can.

Welp, got to get back to art projects! Will write again soon.

- Alanna

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

This is how I Like to Spend my Nights

Burning the incense and lighting up the candles while relaxing at my desk. (I actually took this picture last Friday, but it's still relevant).


- Alanna

Saturday, November 12, 2016


I apologize for this post about the election for being a few days late. The results on election night came out when it was time for me to get to bed, the day after I was physically exhausted from being able to get little sleep, and the other two days I ended up two busy to sit down and write. But here I am now.

If you noticed from what I have written earlier, I was in complete shock over the results. I voted for Clinton and was completely sure that she was going to win. But nope, Trump won by electoral college. I'm legitimately terrified what's going to happen in these four years. I pictured wanting to move to Canada, and basically escape. Sadly I can't because I'm too poor to live off a decent income if I were to move.

The short answer to all of this is that I didn't want Trump to win. Can he end up doing better than a lot us think? Maybe, it's possible, but for now I'm going to remain skeptical.

The most that we can all do is look out for one another, stay up to date on current events and try to volunteer for each other. That's what I'm going to do. We made it through the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, other shady folks as our presidents, and at least one other economic recession. We can make it through this. Let's keep fighting for our rights!

- Alanna

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Mandatory Election Post

Won't post who I voted for tonight. I'll say who I voted for tomorrow. Also I'm looking at the current results through Yahoo in case you want a way to stay updated!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Half true and half false

Meant to post a picture for Halloween, or more specifically, one with the costume I wore. I really didn't like how my costume turned out, which is why I'm showing an image that merely fits the theme of the holiday.

Now I'm off to get ready for the holidays.

(Note to self, don't make promises on this blog).

- Alanna

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Been Absent Yet Again

Hey, just thought I'd check in to do a quick update to explain what's going on. First and foremost I went shopping at Michael's and Target today and got the supplies needed to create a stim bottle. Here's what it looks like:

(That's my cat Sora meowing in the background by the way.)

And if you want to make one too, here's some instructions on my Instagram with the same video.

As for why I haven't been as engaged in social media? Perhaps the main reason is that more recently I've been coming across multiple users that have made me very uncomfortable. By uncomfortable, I mean users that have a set of "rules" about who gets to interact with them, along with shippers who try to police what other's should ship, and pretty much anyone that has been acting aggressive over this upcoming election. I normally don't post stuff like this, but I want to at least try to find out why I've less active. Another unrelated reason might be because I'm now almost 23 and have been busy with a job and other outside activities. A lot of my online stuff is done more through lurking than chatting with people.

As for videos, roleplaying, and other fandom related stuff, I've been having creative blocks and no motivation for a very long time. A lot of this has to do with a lot of the increased drama I've witnessed in the numerous types of media I have an interest in. When it comes to fandom, chances are it'll only be between friends of mine and the occasional fan works I enjoy.

Still, I'm not off the web entirely. I mostly watch YouTube videos, browse Tumblr, TV Tropes, visit Facebook, and post on Instagram. I'm always up for chatting if anyone wants to drop a message too!

Speaking of Tumblr, I'm currently putting together two new blogs. The first one is going to focus on The Cartoon Network Powerhouse era or more specifically, Cartoon Network during the years 1997 - 2004. Why? Because that's when I enjoyed the channel the most and I have happy memories from when I watched it during that time period. Even looking at it now, I believe this is when the channel had the largest variety of cartoons. From Hanna-Barbera, to MGM, to the Toonami block, to the original Cartoon Cartoons, there's so much to share on a blog focused around these years of Cartoon Network! I'll display the link on this blog when it's up and running. There will also be gif sets of the bumpers I'm currently working on posted here.

The other blog I have planned will be focused around witchcraft, which I have just been getting into, but I haven't practiced it yet. It'll primarily be focused on gemstones, flowers, herbs, candles, and any spells with instructions I come across.

That's all for now. Next post will be about what I'm dressing up as for Halloween. Promise!

- Alanna