One of the many idle games that I have on my phone is a game known as Idle Frontier. The first thing that attracted me to the game was cute illustrations. It looks a bit like the types of books that I would have read when I was younger. Idle games are kind of my thing. I like being able to just to due a couple of things for a bit of time, come back a couple of hours later, and be further in the game. It’s the standard idle game with achievements that gives you extra bonuses. My one problem with this game is that there is this loot box system. You have a random chance of getting manager cards of which is needed to automate everything for when you are away. As you get farther in the game, you have to level up these managers, which is by random chance. I’m okay with putting in the work first hand, but later on, I just want to let the game work itself. Overall, the game is okay. I think that if you enjoy constantly putting in the work overtime, go ahead. I’m pretty neutral overall.
Let me preface this by saying that I love terrible movies. The lower the IMDB or Rotten Tomatoes score, the better. That is what led me to watch Velocipastor. I spent the entire movie laughing at the movie with my friends, while still practicing social distancing. I honestly can’t tell if this movie was purposely bad or accidentally bad. Either way, it was hilarious.
The movie starts with a young priest needing to get away from the church in small-town America for a bit after the death of his parents. After driving to China, he comes across a woman being chased by a ninja for a stone that she possesses. On her death bed, she gives the stone to our priest and he ends back up in America. Turns out, this stone allows him to turn into a dinosaur. One night, he saves a prostitute who later convinces him to use his powers to help save people. That is where the story begins.
I’m pretty sure from the small description that I gave you, you can figure out where some things are heading towards. The Christianity piece of the movie doesn’t add anything to the movie. Honestly, it makes things more ridiculous if you actually think about it. Also, there’s a Vietnam flashback… for reasons. If this sounds interesting to you, I would definitely recommend watching this. Even if you think this is stupid, I would still recommend you watch it because honestly seeing is believing when it comes to this movie.
Another month has come and gone in 2020. I’ve been going a bit stir crazy staying at home. Not that I was going out and about anyways, it was just that I would set up in different places in my house. Now that the rest of my family is also stuck at home, I’ve been staying in my room all day. I’m actually getting pretty tired of it. My bedroom walls are white with nothing on them. But enough about my pain, on to the holidays for the month of April.
April Fool’s Day; Atheist Day; International Fun at Work Day; International Tatting Day; National Walking Day (first Wednesday)
Children’s Book Day; National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day; Reconciliation Day
Don’t Go to Work Unless it’s Fun Day; Find a Rainbow Day; National Walk to Work Day (first Friday); Tweed Day; World Party Day
Hug a Newsman Day; Walk Around Things Day; School Librarian Day; Tell a Lie Day; World Rat Day
Palm Sunday (varies); Go for Broke Day; National Dandelion Day; Read a Road Map Day
California Poppy Day; National Tartan Day; New Beer’s Eve; Plan Your Epitaph Day; Sorry Charlie Day; Teflon Day
Caramel Popcorn Day; International Beaver Day; National Beer Day; No Housework Day; World Health Day
All is Ours Day; Draw a Picture of a Bird Day; Passover begins (date varies); Zoo Lover’s Day
Name Yourself Day; Winston Churchill Day
Golfer’s Day; Good Friday (date varies); National Siblings Day
Eight Track Tape Day; Barbershop Quartet Day; National Submarine Day
Big Wind Day; Easter Sunday; Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day; National Licorice Day; Russian Cosmonaut Day; Walk on Your Wild Side Day
Dyngus Day (Monday after Easter); International Plant Appreciation Day; National Peach Cobbler Day; Scrabble Day
Ex-Spouse Day; International Moment of Laughter Day; Look up at the Sky Day; National Dolphin Day; National Pecan Day; Reach as High as You Can Day
Rubber Eraser Day; That Sucks Day; Titanic Remembrance Day; World Art Day
Mushroom Day; National Bean Counter Day; National Eggs Benedict Day; National High Five Day (third Thursday); National Librarian Day; National Stress Awareness Day; Save the Elephant Day
Bat Appreciation Day; Blah, Blah, Blah Day; International Haiku Poetry; National Cheeseball Day; Pet Owners Independence Day
Husband Appreciation Day (third Saturday); International Juggler’s/Multi-tasking Day; Newspaper Columnists Day
National Garlic Day
Chinese Language Day; Look Alike Day; Patriot’s Day (third Monday); Volunteer Recognition Day
Administrative Professional’s Day (date varies); Earth Day; Girl Scout Leader Day; National Jelly Bean Day
Lover’s Day; National Zucchini Bread Day; Ramadan begins; Take a Chance Day; Take Your Daughter to Work (fourth Thursday); World Laboratory Day
Arbor Day (last Friday); Pig in a Blanket Day
East Meets West Day; National DNA Day; World Penguin Day
Hug an Australian Day; National Pretzel Day; Richter Scale Day
Babe Ruth Day; Morse Code Day; National Prime Rib Day; Tell a Story Day
International Astronomy Day; Great Poetry Reading Day; Kiss Your Mate Day
Greenery Day; National Shrimp Scampi Day; National Zipper Day
Hairstyle Appreciation Day; National Honesty Day; National Mahjong Day
Source: Holiday Insights (I only have one source this time because I didn’t have enough time leading up to this. So sorry. I’m trying to do better this month.)
It is now officially the third month of the new decade. I kind of feel that I have nothing to really show for it. I’m slowly but surely getting there with a couple of things. But enough about me. March is Irish American Heritage Month, National Women’s History Month, and National Crafts Month, at least in the US it is. Have fun celebrating the month.
Namesake Day (first Sunday); National Pig Day; Peace Corps Day; Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day; World Compliment Day; Zero Discrimination Day; Self-Injury Awareness Day; St. David’s Day
Old Stuff Day; Dr. Seuss Day; National Banana Cream Pie Day; Labour Day (Australia)
Caregiver Appreciation Day; I Want You to be Happy Day; If Pets Had Thumbs Day; National Anthem Day; Peach Blossom Day; Dolls’/Girls’ Festival (Japan)
Holy Experiment Day; Hug a GI Day; National Grammar Day
Multiple Personality Day; National Cheese Doodle Day
Dentist’s Day; Employee Appreciation Day (first Friday); National Frozen Food Day; National Salesperson Dat (first Friday); World Day of Prayer (first Friday); National Oreo Day; Ash Wednesday
National Crown Roast of Pork Day
Be Nasty Day; Daylight Savings begins; International Women’s Day
Panic Day; Teachers’ Day (Lebanon); Napping Day
International Find a Pay Phone Booth Day; Middle Name Pride Day; Purim (varies)
Johnny Appleseed Day; Worship of Tools Day; National Funeral Director and Mortician Day
Girl Scouts Day; Plant a Flower Day; Popcorn Lover’s Day (second Thursday); World Kidney Day
Blame Someone Else Day (first Friday the 13th of the year); Friday the 13th; Ear Muff Day; Jewel Day; National K9 Veterans Day
Learn about Butterflies Day; National Potato Chip Day; National Pi Day
Dumbstruck Day; Everything You Think is Wrong Day; Ides of March
Everything You Do is Right Day; Freedom of Information Day; Giant Panda Bear Day
Corned Beef and Cabbage Day; Submarine Day; Saint Patrick’s Day; Tea for Two Tuesday (third Tuesday)
Goddess of Fertility Day; Supreme Sacrifice Day; National Awkward Moments Day; National Biodiesel Day
Absolutely Incredible Kid Day (third Thursday); Poultry Day; Spring (Vernal) Equinox (varies)
International Earth Day; Extraterrestrial Abductions Day; Proposal Day; World Sparrow Day; National Native HIV/AID Awareness Day
Credit Card Reduction Day; Fragrance Day; International Sports Car Racing Day (third Saturday); National Quilting Day (third Saturday); World Down Syndrome Day
National Goof Off Day; World Water Day
Melba Toast Day; National Chip and Dip Day; National Puppy Day; Near Miss Day; World Meteorological Day
National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day; World Tuberculosis Day; International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
Feast of the Annunciation; World Agriculture Day (varies); Pecan Day; Waffle Day; International Day of Remembrance of Slavery Victims and the Transatlantic Trade; International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members
Make Up Your Own Holiday Day; National Spinance Day; National Day of Life, Peace and Justice (El Salvador); Purple Day
National “Joe” Day
Something on a Stick Day; Weed Appreciation Day; Earth Hour
National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day; Smoke and Mirrors Day
I am in Control Day; National Doctor’s Day; Take a Walk in the Park Day; Turkey Neck Soup Day
Bunsen Burner Day; National Clam on the Half Shell Day; National Crayon Day; World Backup Day; Equal Pay Day
Next up in rereading a couple of books, I’m reading the short novella that takes place after the fourth book (review linked here). It was an interesting read in two ways. First, I read a Christmas themed book in the middle of February. Second, was a completely useless side plot that introduced another love interest who wasn’t interesting at all, and I honestly found it extremely stupid. If it had stayed with the main plot, I would have been happy. Being that I have read the next book in the series, I totally get that that singular plot could not be made an entire book, but there was utter nonsense that I had to practically skip through. It was mind-numbingly stupid. All you really need to know is that Sam, our vampire mom protagonist, found another medallion, and the end.
Here is a social network map of the series so far. Beware of spoilers!!!
I think that a lot of people, including myself, are feeling kind of helpless in today’s world for a variety of reasons. There are just a lot of problems out there and sometimes it feels like you cannot do anything. As a student who is in-between schooling right now, I feel that I can’t really afford to spend money, even on things that I feel are really good causes. But what if I told you that you could support different charities and causes, by doing what you’re doing right now: surfing the internet. There is a chrome extension know as Tab for a Cause. What it does it give you ads every time you open a new tab. Using the points that those ads generate, you can gift those points to organizations that you want to support. One of the first things that I was worried about was how annoying the ads would be, as are most people. Honestly, after the first week, I stopped noticing the ads. They’re off to the side and you don’t really see them. Truly gives you time to think about that random thing that you want to search google for.
If you would like to join me in my quest to help the world, you can join using my link here. Also, share with your friends if you would like to spread the world. It’s 100% free.
Since it had been a while since I read the Vampire for Hire series, I decided to start from the very beginning and then get back to where I was. While doing that, I discovered short stories and other books that branch from this series. I will start with the first short story that takes place after the second book. This review will not have really spoilers, except for the insert of the updated social network map.
This short story, titled Vampire Nights explores the mindset of our vampire protagonist, Samantha Moon. Some of her struggles in being a parent, a woman, and a creature of the night come to the forefront as she talks with an old man that happens to knows many of the challenges in her life. It’s heartwarming and something that Sam needed after all the crap she was up against recently.
Also, the updated networking map doesn’t really change because of this story, but if you want to look at it, here it is.