Posted in exploring, family fun, games


A few days ago, I read a NWN story on the game Kagami. NWN calls it a Japanese horror game, so while I was intrigued, no WAY was I going alone. No. WAY. I am probably one of the biggest ‘fraidy cats in the world. So I mentioned it to the family to see if they wanted to go, and of course they did since we love exploring new areas.

We had 2 thoughts about it going in. 1 – That it would be super scary. And 2 – it would be very anime in nature. Since that’s what we thought, some of us dressed up for the outing.

Out At Kagami

This reminds me of 2008 me so much. *laughs* Just updated 2008 me.

The anticipation of being scared made us scream a lot. The story was pretty decent, with cutaway scenes and being moved around with the HUD. But… it wasn’t really scary. It also wasn’t very anime either, but I still enjoyed my costume. It took us about 3 hours to complete the 2 parts of the game, and there were a lot of frustrated groans because we didn’t always understand the next step to take, but it was a nice thing to do with the family.

Also, my great-niece Sophie found her new dad. Now to get Bella to agree to marry him. *snickers*

Sophie's New Dad

He kept standing around me, so I had to take a picture. I’m not that super small. He was just really big.

All in all, I’d say if you don’t have much else to do with your SLife, head on out to Kagami to play. Be sure you keep your scripts low or you can’t get the HUD! It’s only open until August 31st, so less than a couple of weeks left to play.

Posted in Abby, Aldwyn, Brianna, family fun, games, the corn field 2

It’s All About The Corn!

If you’re interested in adopting, and adopting a more dedicated child, you have to ask yourself how much you’ll be able to do with them. Even in SL, kids get restless! My kids, bless their hearts, have been pretty understanding about my computer issues but I know there have been nights where they were totally bored just standing around with me, even if they said they weren’t.

Luckily, that’s not a problem now! Abby and I went shopping at a few stores earlier and she said that now I’m not acting like a tired out mom who doesn’t want to do anything. *laughs* Nope! I did have to relog once after doing her pics since I had been really working the computer, but honestly, I was only a little bit laggy. I think it was more out of habit than anything else.

Tonight, the Zanzibar clan headed out to The Corn Field! If you’re a long time reader of my blog, you’ll remember that in 2008 when I first heard about The Corn Field [which I said was new, but I was wrong], I so badly wanted to go! Then in 2009, they opened the place up so people could come take pics and stuff like that. Well, it’s back! But it’s totally different this time! It’s a GAME.

First you start out at a portal place [much like in the Linden Realms game] and walk on through. After you say yes that they can put attachments on you [say yes!], you’re outfitted with a HUD, a basket, and a good plank of whackin’ wood. Why whackin’ wood? Because there are MONSTERS!! It’s supposed to be the souls of griefers past! *laughs* And there’s some thing that Aldwyn called Mr. Potato Head that’s got a candle on top of its head. But you don’t have time to stare because your mission is… to collect corn!

Yes. See. Along with whackin’ monsters, you have to collect corn in your basket! The more corn you collect, the better it is because you turn them in for Cornbucks, and Cornbucks can be turned in for better armor and weapons, or just some prizes. You’d think it would be easy, but it’s not really! If you get hit by a monster a couple of times, you’re sent to a graveyard and you lose all your corn! Not your coins, but your corn! I was trying to run to the barn to turn in my corn after I maxed out at 20 pieces of corn and right before I got there, a monster beat me and I lost all my corn! Plus, being that you’re in a corn field, it’s awfully easy to get lost. But it was so much fun!! And I didn’t crash once!

The girls definitely had a great time and are eager to go back. I want to go back to get more corn!

Oh, and it’s kinda cool for pics out there, too. You know, if you’re into that kind of thing. I just wouldn’t advise standing around for long, though, unless you like being eaten by monsters.

It's all about the corn!

You can see more about The Corn Field here:

Posted in 365 blog project, games, The Oleanders

Day 131 – Nom nom nom!

I was preparing for another quiet evening in SL. I thought maybe I’d do some inventory cleaning…or some shopping to clutter up my inventory more. But Lolita mentioned that they were going to go play Pacman Munchman, so to heck with inventory cleaning!! I put some clothes on [I wasn’t NAKED. I was just in my trampy dress from yesterday and I knew this would be a family friendly event] and went on over.

Day 131 - Nom Nom Nom

It was really fun!! You wear a HUD and when it’s your turn, you just run run run through the game “eating” pellets and avoiding ghosts! I was surprised that I was actually good at this, but I always have been amazing at walking in SL. It’s one of my few skills! :-p

It’s been a pretty good weekend, even without my husband, but I sure can’t wait to see him again!! ♥

Posted in 365 blog project, Aldwyn, fun, games, The Oleanders, Ulaa

Day 128 – You and I’ll Be Safe and Sound

I always enjoy getting together with friends in SL when it’s not a just a party setting. I don’t really just “hang out” with others very often. Probably because I’m kind of a bad conversationalist. At least, I’m a bad conversationalist with people that I am not around much. If you asked Aldwyn, he’d probably tell you that I chatter on about absolutely nothing most of the time. :-p

But, tonight I did go and hang out for a while at the Oleanders’ place. We played Connect Four! It was super fun, even if I’m pretty spectacularly bad at it.

Connect Four at the Oleanders

After the game was over, and after I told Lolita and Takeo that I was just going to wander over to their house and look in their fridge from now on, I headed on home. And much to my surprise, everyone came home when I did!

Everyone Came Home

The living room still isn’t completely done, so don’t look at it too hard.

Ulaa had to leave us to go do other stuff, so Aldwyn and I headed to Maitreya because there’s new stuff there. I hadn’t planned on buying the new dress, but the darn demo got me and we decided I needed it. And boots. Because, you know… new. :-p I probably won’t blog the look just because everyone and their mom will do it, but it is super cute.

Of course, the best part of the day is ending it safe and sound in his arms. 🙂

Day 128 - You and I'll Be Safe and Sound

Posted in 365 blog project, family fun, games, places to go

Day 68 – Insert Coin Arcade

Many many years ago, someone introduced me to the Insert Coin Arcade over at Flotsam Beach. If you’ve ever done the 7 Seas Fishing, I’m sure you’ve been over to Flotsam, but you might not have made your way into the arcade. It’s incredibly cute, although old at this point, and done in kind of an 80s style. And yes, there are games you can play, such as Whack A Mole!

Whack It!

But the FUN thing about the arcade is that you can get a band of tickets to wear around your arm. And as you play games [Whack A Mole and Skee Ball are my favorites!], you can earn tickets, much like we used to do back in the day. Do kids still play games for tickets these days? Are there even arcades?? I don’t have kids, so I don’t know things.

Now if you’re good, you can save up 100 tickets and get yourself a free game machine to take home. But I’m impatient and I always want to spend my tickets on cheap junk right away.

What to get?

Maybe one day I’ll save up more than 10 tickets at a time. It would be fun to win a whole game machine. That would have been my DREAM as a kid!! Of course, I could just buy one [Whack A Mole is only $250L] but what’s the fun in that? The games are $1L for each play, and I think I spent about $12L out there today. But it was a really fun way to spend half an hour. I bet it would be a great place for those of you who have family in SL to go and take the kids, or if you want to do a high school date night with your honey. I know I’ll be going back at some point. 🙂

Day 68 - Insert Coin Arcade

Posted in Aldwyn, games, gifts, holidays, skyrim

I was a fashionista, then I took an arrow in the knee

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Aldwyn was an awesome hubby and got me Skyrim for my gift because he knew I’d been wanting to try it out! Well, that and he couldn’t be around last night or today really, and he wanted to shut me up. I’m pretty sure it’s a little of both.

Now let me preface this by saying that I am NOT a gamer. Seriously am not. Dragon Age is my real game of choice and that’s mostly because I’ve played through so many times, I can enjoy it because I know what to do. I like playing by myself, using cheat codes, and always winning in the end. Plus the story is fantastic and I love Alistair. I did Rift for a time, but I sucked hard at it because I couldn’t cheat and because I don’t really dig playing with other people all the time. I did like the game, but it’s dreadfully hard to solo as you progress and games, for me, are really more of a solo thing because I play games to escape.

So here is my little character. She’s a Nord, because that seemed to be the best looking out of all the females to me.

Skyrim - Not bad, not bad at all

I mean, really. Like I was going to be a reptile or a cat or whatever? Even the elves aren’t cute! I will always want a PRETTY character. But I think the Nords are warriors anyway, which is good for me because I don’t get into magic and junk like that. I just want to kill stuff and look pretty doing it.

The controls have been the hardest thing in the world for me to get used to. In Dragon Age, when I use the WASD keys, A & D turn me and the camera around. It’s a lot like SL in some ways. But in Skyrim, I’m having to use the mouse a LOT to look around and it’s highly annoying. I’m getting used to it, but it hasn’t been easy.

Also not easy? The fact that if I steal something, people come after me!! I’m just trying to stock up on supplies, folks!

Skyrim - Companions

Hmm…should I take this coin purse or leave it?

But the funniest thing to me was when I stole a horse. I would have BOUGHT it but it was 1000 gold and I didn’t have that. So what choice did I have but to steal?

Skyrim - I stole a horse

I got on that horse and ran for my LIFE. But since you can’t fight and be on the horse at the same time, when I got off the horse to kill something, the damn thing wandered off. No loyalty!!!

At least my character is pretty.

Skyrim - I think she's pretty

And MEAN. I can slash people down like nothing else!

Skyrim - She's mean

I killed some bandits and they had a horse, so I got to steal the horse! Riding high now, y’all!

Skyrim - Horse again!

Well, until we jumped and I miscalculated how high the wall was.

Skyrim - It's hard to keep a horse

Sure is hard to keep a horse in this game.