World of Warcraft: It All Makes Sense Now

Riglee talks to Doomsayer

“It All Makes Sense Now” is a Feat of Strength Achievement that players could earn during the pre-launch events for the World of Warcraft: Legion expansion.  Players had to gather specific pamphlets from the Doomsayers that were scattered through either Stormwind or Orgrimmar.

The individual pamphlets were distributed randomly, and there was a fifteen minute cooldown between when a player could get one pamphlet and when the Doomsayers would give him or her another one.  The best way to earn this Achievement was to just keep trying.

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Best Tweets from #DisarmHateRally

Rally to Disarm Hate Washington DC

On August 13, 2016, a group called Disarm Hate held a rally in Washington D.C. in West Potomac Park. The purpose of the rally was described on the Disarm Hate website as follows:

So that the Orlando49 did not die in vain, the LGBTQ community – and our allies- will rally in Washington to demand equal rights and realistic gun reform laws.

People who tweeted about the rally used #DisarmHateRally. In this blog, I have a collection of the best tweets from the rally.

On Ju...

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Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Camille Preaker works for a daily paper in Chicago that can be described as “second-rate”.  Her editor, Frank Curry (who is also a friend in a parental kind of way) sends Camille on her very first assignment.

A murder happened in Wind Gap, Camille’s hometown.  This wasn’t news, as the murder happened long enough ago to have already passed through the news cycle.  A pre-teen girl was found dead in a creek with a rope around her neck and all of her teeth missing.  Now, another pre-teen girl has disappeared.

Editor Frank Curry sends Camille back to Wind Gap, where she is expected to stay with her mother, as she investigates what happened.  Just the thought of returning home puts Camille’s mind back into unhealthy places.  She is freshly out of a stay in a psychological hospital, and it is clear from the start that returning to Wind Gap is going to do bad things to Camille’s mental health.

Sharp Objects is the perfect name fo...

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Neko Atsume: Joe DiMeowgio

Joe DiMeowgio

Joe DiMeowgio is one of the “Rare Cats” in Neko Atsume.  The way to attract one of these special cats is to place the item they prefer into your yard/home.  Joe DiMeowgio will only use the item called “Baseball”.   It is one of many types of balls that the Neko Atsume cats will play with.

It took a long time between when I started leaving the Baseball in the yard and when Joe DiMeowgio first appeared.  Or, at least, it felt that way to me.  It seems like he visits more frequently now when I set the Baseball out.

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Photos of the Fremont

Inside Fremont Theater SLO Jen Thorpe

The Fremont Theater in San Luis Obispo, California, has been around for more than 70 years.  According to Cinema Treasures, the Fremont Theater was designed by Simeon Charles Lee (also known as S. Charles Lee).  It was built in 1940.

The Los Angeles Times posted an obituary for S. Charles Lee when he died in 1990.  In it, he is described as “the most prolific and prominent architect of movie theaters of the Art Deco period”.  He designed more than 4,000 theaters around the world.

I posted some artsy photos I took of the Fremont Theater on my Instagram and decided to share them here.


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Flight Rising: Nature Egg Achievement

Nature Egg Achievement

There are several Breeding Achievements in Flight Rising.  Some of them involve hatching dragons that have a specific gene.  The rest require players to obtain a certain type of Unhatched Egg.

Personally, I find it fun to see what kind of dragon comes out of the egg.  One thing is for certain – that dragon will have no parents.  This means the dragon can breed with any dragon in your Lair.

All of the artwork in this post is copyright of Flight Rising.

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Twitter Haiku: Whistles, Pops, and Booms

Fireworks by Nic Piegsa on Flickr

At the end of every month, I gather up all of the haiku that I posted on Twitter and put it into a blog. Sometimes, the haiku end up telling a story. Such is the case this time.

All of the haiku in this blog were written in July, a month where I typically freak out about fireworks. I’m a fan of fireworks displays that are done by professionals. I’m strongly against fireworks done by random people in a mobile home park where all the homes are very close together while a drought is going on.

The thing i...

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Pokémon GO: Gotta Catch ‘Em All

Sandshrew

The main goal of Pokémon GO is to “catch ’em all”. Players attempt to fill their Pokédex by catching at least one of each type of Pokémon.

There are three ways to obtain Pokémon.  The easiest way is to walk around outside and throw Pokéballs at whatever Pokémon appear.  Another way is to incubate an egg.  When you walk the required amount of kilometers, the egg will hatch a Pokémon.  The third way is to use candy to evolve one type of Pokémon into its other forms.

This blog contains screenshots of all the different types of Pokémon I’ve caught. (It will be updated as needed).

My very first Pokémon w...

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Neko Atsume: Ramses the Great

Ramses the Great

Ramses the Great is one of the “Rare Cats” in Neko Atsume.  The way to attract these special cats is to place the items that they prefer into your yard/house.  Ramses the Great will only use the item called “Tent (Pyramid)”.

Some of the other Neko Atsume cats will use the Pyramid, too. They either take a nap inside it, or just sit there looking comfortable.

There are four differen...

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Pokémon GO: Safety Tips

Pidgey is displeased

Pokémon GO has become incredibly popular in a short span of time. The game has attracted players of all ages and in many countries. I’ve been enjoying the stories people post online about how Pokémon GO has been influenced people to go outside, get some exercise, and talk to other players.

The thing to keep in mind, of course, is that playing a virtual reality game requires you to frequently look at your phone. This is causing some people to forget that they need to be aware of their surroundings in order to stay safe (and uninjured). As a result, there has been a bunch of Pokémon GO safety tips posted on Twitter by a variety of organizations.


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