DAI Inquisitor’s Log: Story, Exploration, & Glitches

Dragon Age: Inquisition isn’t quite a month old yet, but I have been diligently plugging away hours into my first run with the game. There’s so much to do and not enough time in the day to get to it all. The rare and fortunate times I’ve had to myself on weekends to marathon the game hasn’t been close to putting a dent in the game. In spite of feeling a little overwhelmed by the amount of areas and side missions to explore and do, I’ve made some small successes in moving the story forward. Fair warning, there will be some spoilers ahead after the cut. Read at your own discretion.

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Big Hero 6: More Than Just Your Regular Kids Flick

A few weeks ago I watched Disney’s latest film Big Hero 6, which is based off of a lesser known Marvel Comic series. The film follows a boy named Hiro Hamada and his inflatable nurse robot named Baymax on their journey to become the most unlikely superheroes in the city of San Fransokyo. What I expected was a fun popcorn romp with your usual Disney fluff. What I didn’t expect was the touch of seriousness this movie would go in their dealings with death, loss, and the grieving process. If you haven’t seen the movie and don’t wish to be spoiled, go and watch the movie and then return to this article. The movie is worth watching.

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Video Game Challenge (Special Edition) Progress Report 1: Dragon Age – Inquisition

While many of you may be recovering from a long weekend of gorging yourselves on turkey and holiday shopping madness (at least here in America), I didn’t realize how quickly the month of November has suddenly ended. December 1st already? Where has the time gone? With December having snuck up on me unawares, it’s also time to give you my full progress report on my video game challenge.

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DAI Inquisitor’s Log: First Impressions & Prologues

The release of Dragon Age: Inquisition has come and gone and most of us has already dove in, head first, into the game. If you’ve been following my video game challenges on this blog, you’ll know I’ve given myself the ultimate challenge of completing as much of Inquisition for the rest of the year. Because the size and scale of this game is more massive than the previous installments of the Dragon Age series, I’ve decided to write a series of blog posts known as the DAI Inquisitor’s Log. I’ll chart my progress with the game and provide my overall thoughts on it as I progress. Let’s see how I did on my first week with the game.

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Discontinued: The Woes Of Losing Your Favorite Brand Of Lipstick

When it comes to makeup, I hardly know a thing about it. The use of eyeshadow, blush, mascara, and eyeliner are all foreign objects to me. Sure, the pretty colors dazzled me and I appreciate other women who are able to make their faces a certain way and make it look effortless. Me? I grew up with a mom who encouraged me and even my older sister that makeup is unnecessary for us. My mom always told us we both have naturally pretty faces, makeup is meant to enhance what you already have, a natural beauty is better than an overly made up one, and the only makeup we needed is lipstick to give us a dash of color.

The only makeup in my personal beauty arsenal has always been lipstick or lip gloss. I may not voluntarily buy other makeup products, but I’m certainly obsessed with getting particular lip colors that work well with my skin color. As anyone would know, once you find THE brand for you, most will faithfully stick to that brand and buy more of it when you run out of your favorite product. So what happens when your favorite brand of lipstick ends up being discontinued? The search for a new lip color that’s close to your favorite discontinued brand is on.

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Video Game Challenge (Special Edition): Dragon Age – Inquisition

We’re inching ever so closely to the end of 2014 and the video game challenges I’ve set up for myself at the start of this year has been an interesting project to take on. I can’t say the project has been 100% simple, and you’ll get a full end of the year report about my own thoughts during the entire time I stuck with the game challenges, but I can say it has been worth the effort I put into it. Because November is a special month for Dragon Age fans, I have been alluding in previous posts, for quite some time now, how the rest of the year for my video game challenges will look like. Get ready because the Inquisition has arrived and taken over simpleek!

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Another Year Older: simpleek Turns Three!

November 1, 2011 is the exact date when I officially started the blog you know as simpleek! The first post I published on that date isn’t anything special. Like any newbie blogger, I wanted to introduce myself and describe what I intended to write. I didn’t have any readers or any traffic for my blog at the time. Now that it’s 2014 and the month of November, I have approximately over 69,000 hits for my blog and 929 followers at the time of this post. I’ve come a long way! The blog has turned three years old and I couldn’t be happier.

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October Video Game Challenge Progress Report: Phoenix Wright – Trials & Tribulations (Redux Game Edition)

It’s Halloween week and somehow October has blown right past us. It has for me at least. A lot has been going on this month. Among the things that would be keeping me busy are my video game challenges. Why else would I do them in the first place? It’s time for another progress report to close out the month. This month’s challenge is a redux edition, except I’d say this challenge has been more trick than treat.

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Death Of The Sailor Scouts: My Impressions On The Last Two Episodes Of Season One Of The Uncut Sailor Moon Anime

The conclusion to the first season of the uncut Sailor Moon aired last Monday through streaming services Hulu and Neon Alley. Being able to see the last two episodes fully intact and how it should have aired in North America when Sailor Moon first burst onto the scene back in the ’90s was what I have been waiting for my whole life. I wasn’t disappointed either and I found myself deeply affected by the whole viewing experience. Fair warning, the following post will contain spoilers. If you’re interested in watching the series or haven’t seen the episodes, I suggest reading this afterwards.

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Sailor Moons, Elsas, And Jokers…Oh My: A Day At New York Comic Con

Every October is the one month New York City becomes geek mecca when Comic Con comes rolling into town. It’s the social event of the year for all geeks to unite and show their passion for their favorite TV show, comics, or video games. This is also the best place for people watching, as hard core cosplayers come out from all over to either show off their creations or just dress up for fun. And just like previous years, I have been fortunate enough to attend New York Comic Con this past weekend at the Jacob Javits Center once again.

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