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Although I still stand by my criticism for The Sims 4, I got an invitation to try out the game’s Create-A-Sim mode and here’s my attempt at creating myself.
EDIT: I realize upon further examination that my Sim looks more like Dave Franco than it does me. The feature may be intuitive but it isn’t perfect.

Although I still stand by my criticism for The Sims 4, I got an invitation to try out the game’s Create-A-Sim mode and here’s my attempt at creating myself.

EDIT: I realize upon further examination that my Sim looks more like Dave Franco than it does me. The feature may be intuitive but it isn’t perfect.

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Cosplay Idea: Alan Wake

Being a relatively new cosplayer with limited resources, I have no idea when or if I will ever cosplay as someone other than Delsin, however, there’s one other character that I would love to cosplay if given the opportunity and it’s Alan Wake.

The game is extremely underrated and one of my favorite games of the previous generation. It spoke to me because of its well-written story which combined Stephen King and Poe with David Lynch, it’s a culmination of action and psychological horror that oozes atmosphere and the concept (fighting the darkness with the light) is something that also captivates me.

The character of Alan in particular I feel connected to because much like him, I’m an aspiring writer who also has to deal with writer’s block on numerous occasions and he’s in this situation because of the problem he has, ultimately, when the odds are placed against him and his wife (and muse) is kidnapped by the darkness, he has to fight back, it’s riveting from start to finish, with twists and turns that just keep your attention on the screen.

If given the resources and money, Alan Wake would definitely be my next cosplay.

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You guys wanna know why I hate Comcast? Because of stuff like this. Customer calls a representative to cancel his service, instead, the call goes on for ten minutes, the representative ignoring the customer’s plea to cancel his service and instead, ruthlessly berating the customer and constantly asking for his reason why he’s disconnecting. Simply put, he’s refusing to help the consumer and it’s hard to listen to.

This just adds fuel to the fire on why so many people hate Comcast and even though they have since apologized for the representative’s behavior, it’s certainly a large stain that’ll be hard to wash off.

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Quick Review: How To Train Your Dragon 2

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I just got back from seeing this movie and overall, I liked it a lot. Certainly more than the first movie. The CGI has been enhanced significantly and the characters and settings look better than ever. All the vocal performances were great, however, I did feel that the movie was moving at fast forward at times. For a movie that’s an hour and forty-five minutes, it felt much shorter. My belief is that because the first movie focused so much on developing the characters and immersing us into the story, the second movie assumes that we’ve already seen the first and thus, throws out the bullshit and concentrates on the moment(s) that present themselves throughout the movie.

Besides that, I thought this movie was awesome, however, I recommend you watch the first movie to get a sense of who the characters are and how the relationship between the Vikings and Dragons came to be, because this movie doesn’t tread too much into the events of the previous film.

P.S. Look for a nice homage to Godzilla towards the end of the film, you’ll know it when you see it.

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