Random Blatherings of a Geeky / Gamer Girl

Mario Charaben - Play with Your Food!

Since the last Totoro bento, I had been thinking about making another charaben. Also, I wanted to show case my boyfriend’s time-lapse app for the Google Android (more info at http://www.sheado.net). This time, I wanted the character to have something to do with video games and settled on Mario - why not! Well, I discovered it was pretty hard - despite all my plannings and preparations, certain things didn’t turn out the way I expected.

But here it is, in all its finished glory:

Mario complete
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Second Life Beach Bonanza - How to Take a Photo

From the rules page: “Between the hours of 12:00am PST (midnight) on Monday, July 27th until 12:00am PST (midnight) on Monday, August 3rd, share an image file (photo) of your avatar on Second Life’s Facebook Fan page here: http://www.facebook.com/secondlife. The shared photo with the most “like” votes on the Second Life Facebook Fan page will be awarded the prize.”

For some reason this contest piqued my interest - it’s encouraging Second Life users to dress up and take beach-themed photos. I decided, ah hell, it sounds fun! If you have a Facebook account, please vote! No, that’s not my Facebook account (I don’t have one, doh!)

But do check out the other photos and vote for them if you think they’re cool. Or even better, take part in this contest and let me know!
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Left 4 Dead: Survival Mode Tips part 4

FINALLY! I’d gotten 3 more golds last month but took forever getting the last gold (Construction Site) because to me and my friends, it was the hardest map. That, and my friends don’t play as much as they used to.

I tried joining public games but have had pretty bad experiences with most of them. *shudder* Oh the humanity!

One of these days, when I have some time, I’ll go back and edit these 4 page tips so they’re grouped by campaigns instead of being random as they are now. =) This is a continuation from part 1, part 2, and part 3.
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Left 4 Dead: Survival Mode Tips part 3

Thanks to my friends, I’ve gotten four more golds last week! Survival mode definitely emphasizes team work. This is a continuation from part one, part two, and part 4.

Dead Air: The Terminal
Death Toll: The Boathouse
No Mercy: The Gas Station
Blood Harvest: The Warehouse

Dead Air: The Terminal

This map is pretty easy - you can see the zombies and special infected from far away. I was able to do this with two other friends and a CPU. Three of us had shotguns, and one person grabbed the M-16 (for the specials). First, we all grabbed pipe bombs or molotovs near the bathrooms. Then we stood on top of these newsstands and trash can.
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