Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Random Mine Craft Related Guff.

Made a very good friend his own "special place" in minecraft :]

Found oodles of pumpkins (enough to make an entire room of jackolanterns)

Found sheep in strange places.. like deep in a cave..
 & up a tree..

Gave myself a minecraft inspired manicure (which after lasting 2 weeks, has finally started to chip)

Not Pictured: An amazing, multi-level mushroom house in the middle of the ocean.

What minecraft adventures have you been getting up to? 

Doctor Who Episode Reviews 10 - 12

"The Girl Who Waited"

I didn't enjoy this episode as much as everyone else seemed to. It was filled with delightfully good and dramatic performances - but as far as Who episodes go, its not at the top of my list for favourites. Not really my kind of thing..

"The God Complex"
First off, OMG DAVID WALLIAMS!! (from Little Britain..)
I rather enjoyed this episode, was good to see the Doctor truly puzzled and also that he actually fudged up a little in the advice department. I cried when he made Amy lose faith in him, but surprisingly for myself, had dry eyes when he left them at their new house haha.


"Closing Time"

Yes to EVERYTHING about this episode!! I do love me some stand-alone, and this bad boy has gone right up to my top episodes. I have watched it twice now. From a baby called Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All to an almost-kiss in the elevator, this episode had me laughing the whole way through. The Craig & Doctor partnership really is a special one and I am glad it was revisited.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Minecraft 1.8 Update is 'officially' Out

So on Wednesday night I was at Dungeons & Dragons (kicking some ass may I add) when my friend Jamie sent me a text saying her boyfee had set up a server to play minecraft. I was wondering why she was sounding so excited. Anyways after an awesome game of D&D I headed home, went to sleep and the next day booted up my minecraft to see the update screen. I squealed - my son came running saw what I was playing and jumped up and down excitedly (he is only 4, but loves watching me play and "adventure for treasure").. yes the 1.8 update was officially out (which my friend new and presumed I did haha my bad).

I was planning on taking lots of screen shots whilst I played, but I was too wrapped up in it that I didn't bother - so I shall tell you about it *get ready to use your imaginations*..

First seed I tried was 'one point eight update' and I spawned in a forest next to a cow. I then collected some wood and chased said cow straight into a ravine - luckily there was water at the bottom, but unfortuently said water ran into lava. Cow survived.

Second seed I tried (and have decided to keep) was 'space monkeys' where I spawned in a swamp biome, with mountains behind me. I headed to the right collecting a shit load of mushrooms then south (lets say the way I faced when I spawned was north). I found heaps of clay (enough to make 2 stacks of 64 bricks) and plenty of sugar cane (3 stacks of 24). The mountains have a lot of caves in them with a lot of iron (115 bars total by the time I got the ore into a furnace) and plenty of coal. I also found a village which was infested with pigs (at least 30) who were very witty and after i tried to axe them they ran into the middle of the lakes near the village, causing endless frustration. I haven't turned it off of peaceful yet as I haven't found a nice location to 'settle' down and build my brick house. 
Found these two down a cave system, pretty deep in there lol - had to lighten the image (why the items look shit) because I have realised something awesome, MAX brightness = NO NEED FOR TORCHES :] yaaaaaaay


I also mucked around in 'creative' for about 5 minutes and came up with this (sorry about the fog this was before I realised hitting "F" doesn't change render distance anymore):

I will do some screen shots if I remember to when I play tonight. So far I am loving 1.8 and am very eager to make a mushroom cottage and lovely clay house.

Is everybody else enjoying 1.8 thus far? Got any screen shots/blog posts etc from your adventures you can link me to? If so please do in the comments below, I love checking out other peoples seeds and things.


Torchwood: Miracle Day, Review

I was going to type up a review of Miracle Day, when I found the perfect one on Nerdist that pretty much said the exact same thing I was going to anyway. In a nutshell I was enthralled the whole way through - really eager to find out what the god-foresaken 'blessing' shit was, see a bit of character development etc then when we finally got the end I found it was incredibly anti-climatic. Although I like how they have put down a couple of stepping stones for the next season (there better be one after the realisation that Rex was immortal!!!).

Anyways here is the longer, more in-depth and in my opinion highly accurate review by Kyle Anderson over on Nerdist..[warning: the following clicky clicky thing contains spoilers]

xx me

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Yogscast 1.8 Part 6 :)

Strongholds & Giant Mushrooms (Prerelease 1.8 Part 6)

So I have actually had a nice long proper look at all the videos now and here are some of my thoughts..

Things I am Excited About:
Giant mushrooms (hello mushroom house!), watermelons, strongholds, biomes, NPC villages & piggies wit snouties, the health/food/experience bars, the noms

Things I am a bit MEH About:
SILVERFISH (those bastards are going to make mining more scary), endermen, mineshafts

So what are you looking forward to in the 1.8 update? Or what have you enjoyed so far in the pre-release? :)

Love & Minecarts
E xx


I know I did something similar a couple of days ago - but this is a much better format stolen from my friend Melissa's blog Robots on the Ceiling.. :) so expect this either weekly or when things change.

Listening... Boy & Bear's new (first) album "Moonfire". It is deliciously folky, sort of similar to Mumford & Sons, except I didnt really like Mumfy but I love love love Boy & Bear. Going to (hopefully) but a ticket to see them later on today if there are any left - it's in October and they are a relatively new band, so fingers crossed.

Reading... Absolutely nothing - it is quite sad really, I am hoping to get a copy of Geek Love from somewhere as it sounds very much like a book I would thoroughly enjoy.

Watching... Doctor Who, Torchwood & True Blood. Also Hercules & Xena when I get a chance in the arvo (it's on free-to-air, love me a bit of Kevin Sorbo & Lucy Lawless)

Buying... Hopefully Geek Love and I need to get the next installments of Night of the Living Dead & The Walking Dead comics. I really want to buy a few movies as well, ones that I really enjoy so that I have them to watch whenever I feel like.

Wanting... A. New. Bloody. Car. (well not a bloody car - but you know what I mean..)

Trying... to get healthy so that I am not sick all the time. Eating better and exercising more (at the moment the exercise isn't much but it's better than nothing which is what it was)

Loving... Being back in the land of the bloggers - feels good to have a release for my usually subdued creative side. Also Bastion is pretty amazing and my delicious mountain side house on minecraft I am currently working on (it is taking me forever). Also loving tattoo-planning there are about 4 now that I definently want, it is just a matter of saving the money up (looks at near-empty 'tattoo-fund' jar).

Planning... An oral presentation about Domestic Violence in the Indigenous Populations of Australia (for university) and not much else.

Writing/Drawing... My blog? I have started drawing things with moustaches - but they are nowhere near being fit for human eye consumption, so don't expect to see them any time soon. I was going to embark on writing some fan-fic but thought better of it...

Friday, 9 September 2011

Yogscast 1.8 Pre-Release Review(s)

Especially their minecraft reviews/adventure map videos. So I was ridiculously happy to watch their video's of the pre-release of minecraft update 1.8 - they have even shared a link to download a copy yourself to try (I, personally, am going to wait for the official release of it). Here are links to all of the videos (you can watch the first one here) and a link to their channel etc:

Part 1:

Part 2: Endermen & Abandoned Mine Shafts

Part 3: NPC Villages, Wells & Tables

Part 4: Steak, Roast Chicken & More Items

Part 5: Silverfish & Watermelons

Main one featuring minecraft mod spotlights, play throughs of new/old games

Usually reviews on up and coming games, a couple of "hannah plays" etc

Website featuring updates on the yogbox, also forums filled with minecraft adventure maps, mods, texture packs and more for your enjoyment :) if you look around you can find their itunes channel for the 'yogpod' which they haven't updated in months but the old ones are pretty funny.

Now you have seen all of that.. do you want a copy of the 1.8 pre-release???
The following is taken from the yogcasts official facebook page:

"Lewis here. It's 2am and every single yogiverse member is still awake. I've got two more videos to edit and upload before I can go to bed :D Hope you're enjoying the 1.8 coverage. If you want in on the action replace your minecraft.jar with one from here (you need a clean install of minecraft though and be sure to backup saves)"

>>>>> http://assets.minecraft.net/1_8-pre/minecraft.jar <<<<<

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Minecraft 1.8 Update Thang

[from: here]

We can look forward to a few things with this new update..

the image

Piggy's with snouts

& more..

Everyone I know that plays minecraft is pretty excited for the update, I feel it is going to be slightly similar to a lot of the features I already play with in the yogbox - but I mean the different biomes is one of the biggest things I am looking forward to, and the possibilities of different "quests". Endermen can go get fucked as I had enough of that shit with Doctor Who without reliving Blink! every minecraft night..

What are your thoughts on the new update(s)? Read any informative/interesting articles on the subject? If you have then link me in the comments :)

rainbows & pork chops

This Week (ending 8/09/11)

This week I....

Doctor Who (new series & End of Time)
Torchwood (new - going to review this season after the finale)

True Blood (new - the following made me think of ET)

Howl's Moving Castle (studio Ghibli film)
Whisper of The Heart (studio Ghibli film)

Portal (first time, I think I am about half way through)
Bastion (LOVING IT!! Will review once done)

Minecraft (I play minecraft with the Yogbox mod, which I highly reccomend if you are getting a bit tired with 'nilla craft)

Absolutely nowhere exciting, unless you count school run, uni or food shopping.

My cat jumper way too much...

Lots of love and other good thangs..Me :D

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Doctor Who Episode Review

You get a double whammy this week, simply because last week this blog did not exist!
[Warning: The following post WILL contain spoilers.]

season 6 episode 8: Let's Kill Hitler

"You should always waste time when you don't have any. Time is not the boss of you. Rule #408"

After a 12 week hiatus Who was back with avengence. The episode was chock-a-block filled with fillers and back story on River Song and had almost nothing to do with Hiltler. I rather enjoyed it - although not as much as other episodes in the series thus far. Seeing Matt Smith in a sexy as all hell tuxedo was well worth some of the laggy parts this episode brought to the table.
6/10 tardis's

season 6 episode 9: Night Terrors

"That's what it's called Pantophobia. Not a fear of pants, though, if that's what you're thinking. It's a fear of everything, including pants, I suppose. In that case.. sorry, go on."
"Through crimson stars and silent stars and tumbling nebulas like oceans set on fire. Through empires of glass and civilizations of pure thought and a whole, terrible, wonderful universe of impossibilities. You see these eyes? They're old eyes, and one thing I can tell you, Alex: monsters are real."

Loved loved loved loved LOVED it! Standalone Who episodes really float my boat, especially those that have a slight horror feel to them. I don't want to give anything super away about this one though, it's nothing special but a nice break from the "lets find Melody" plot.
7.5/10 Tardis's

Saturday, 3 September 2011

WIW (what i wore): 4-9-2011

WIW 4/9/11

WIW 4/9/11 by cupcake185 featuring floral dresses

Outfit I wore in polyvore form as the camera was not my friend this morning.

The T-Rex symbolises the thing I do with my arms without thinking.. hang them up at my sides like stubby little t-rex arms it is horribly embarassing and I wish I didn't do it!  ah well.. listening to Boy & Bear whilst I do some much needed homework and potter about the house!

The First Post.

Welcome to my new blog.
Here's a list of things that may or may not be commonly sighted here:

  • Outfit Posts
  • Recipes
  • Discussion/reviews on sci-fi movies
  • Doctor Who, Torchwood, True Blood and other favourite tv show mentions
  • Pictures of Cats and/or Cupcakes
  • Pictures of cross stitch
  • Pictures of two adorable little kids 
  • Youtube bombardments incl. "songs of the moment"
  • Dungeons & Dragons recaps. (yes I play)

Quick spiel to introduce myself: 
My name is Emma, I am a 22 year old nursing student from Western Australian who is also a mother of two little poppets and a wifey to a strapping young lad named Azza. I am also a massive nerd/geek type.

Be back later with some stuff to entertain youuu
PS: my old blog is http://cupcakewithnewsprinkles.blogspot.com :)