2015! Can I have a flying car yet?

 Hi Gang!
  I can't believe it's a new year! 2014 literally flew by for me! I am so ready for whatever this year wants to bring me. New experiences, new opportunities, and new friends, I am so excited to see what is coming my way. My resolution list is pretty short this year.

1. Lose another 30 lbs  w/ regular Excercise. I already bought stretchy bands and a weighted Hula Hoop. I'm ready to get fit in 2015!

2. Continue to pay off my bills and escape debt. Almost there, but I am still not free yet.

3. Start competing in video game tournaments. I wanna make a name for myself. Why not get paid for something you enjoy doing?

4. Take MORE PHOTOS! Of family, of Myself and Alex, of the cats and of people in general, start beefing up my portfolio.

5. Complete at least two video games, that aren't arcade fighters!!!

Not too much for this year, I'm thinking with a smaller list, it will be easier to get more of it done. As Always the conversation continues on twitter, What's on your resolution list for 2015?

Happy New Year!
~Gabriella!~

What's in my bag: Knitting Edition

Hi Gang!

  It's been a while since I've done this, especially since I really haven't put up finished products of anything in over a year. However, that is all about to change!! With

Instagram

being such a fiber of inspiration (See what I did there?) my knitting imagination has been in Overdrive. If you are following me on

there

, then you probably have seen these photos and such, but not a lot of people are following me there, so I thought I would post it here as well for everyone to see!

 My work bag (As I call it.) is essentially an oversized makeup bag.. It fits four balls of yarn comfortably, a pair of scissors and a smaller makeup pouch, that holds all of my needles. I picked up both bags from Hot Topic. I use both Crochet Needles and Knitting needles for various projects. I prefer to work with Circular needles, just so I don't have to worry about not enough space, or dropped stitches, they just work so well for me. Plus they are a lot easier to take with you, then straight needles.

 The balls of yarn shown, bought from Knitwits in Crescent Springs; 2 balls of lilac frost and pumpkin are going to be used for my mid-riff sweater project ( I think, I am still unsure about the color selections, maybe I'll use the new blue-ish yarns I got for Christmas. Decisions, Decisions.)  This will be a free form pattern, but I have a lot of free forms that seem to have worked really well, and I'm thinking about maybe selling patterns in my shop, but that is way way in the future. Would you guys be interested in purchasing my patterns? One pattern shop I like in particular would be the

Hello Happy shop

, Lisa's designs are always so freaking cute~ I practically died when I saw her Kawaii Bunny hood/ cowl pattern.

 One of the reasons I like this bag so much is it is so portable. It comes with it's own strap. So, just like my gaming case, I can just toss it in my purse and go OR, just take it as it without it taking up so much space. I used to carry a huge Hello Kitty Tote bag, and Yarn was getting caught on pens and books and other things, because it was an all in one bag, and it used to drive me crazy! This way is just so much cleaner and convenient.

Until Next Time,

~Gabriella!~

To all a Merry Christmas!

 Hi!
  Sorry, It's been a while gang. Christmas Eve, was Spent with Alex and his family, We had Ham, scalloped potatoes, and corn for dinner. We exchanged all our gifts, ( I got yarn, needles, and Pokemon: Omega Ruby! Can you say score?) Then we went on to play Scattegories and Trivial Pursuit: Party edition. Playing both board games was a lot of fun, but with his family being so competitive, Scattergories got dangerous..fast. Time passed by really fast too, one minute we'd just arrived around 5 ish and suddenly, people are wishing each other Merry Christmas because it 12:35!
 Actual Christmas Day, was spent with my family. We also had Ham for Christmas dinner, and I am pretty sure I ate way too Much! We exchanged gifts, (I am so in love with the notebook Bri got me!) I've been itching to write in it since I ripped open the packaging. The family also got a brand new game system, I can't wait to break into that bad boy the next time I'm over as well. Until then, I'll be playing Pokemon and Creating a new gamer tag for my ps3, since the last one got stolen. My father and I watched the Capcom Cup, the other day. I want to enter next years so freaking badly! The Prize money is 500,000 $ and just think of the prestige!
 I hope you guys had a great Christmas Holiday with your families and loved ones. I am so excited to usher in the new year, and I hope you will join me when I do.

Until Next Time,
~Gabriella!~

How time flies....

   I've been working full time Mon-Friday for the last month and it's really been cutting into my blogging interwebs time. The only time I really have time to myself or relaxation time is on the weekends when I am not working. I usually spend the time jotting ideas down in my notebook, spending time with my cats, and boyfriend having netflix marathons and maybe knitting a little here and there. Even Alex has picked up the craft, he's still a newbie, but he's getting the hang of it, he's already gone through an entire ball of Bernat Mega Bulky. He's so adorable when he knits too, his brow gets all furrowed and he's super focused.
   I hung out with my college gal pals the other day. Claire and Emily, We grabbed lunch at TGIF, then we stopped by a local yarn shop that Claire knew and I bought copious copious amounts of yarn, and a new pair of needles, and when I got home for the first time ever, I wound them up in little knitting-ready balls (they'll have their own post) and I am itching to freeform my own version of this midriff sweater. Then We stopped by a comic book shop, and I picked up Gotham Academy 1-3, which I like, I'm hoping that all the straws that they're grasping will come together in a cool story pretty soon, and I like the art. I also picked up Secret Six, but I was very unhappy with the art, it just doesn't look like it is finished, It looks like it's straight from his sketchbook with color added, it was just really hard for me to follow and it actually made my head hurt. I also picked up She-hulk 1-7, just because it was talked about so much. I actually started reading all the X-men I own, and realized that I wanna be M, when I grow up.
  Alex and I got a lot of house things down today. We got outside Christmas decorations, 4 alternating candy canes that I put up in the front yard. Then we got a white tree, I am SO excited to show it to you guys! It already comes with garland, and we're gonna add lights and a star, and then we're gonna wrap garland around the trellis in our front yard. We even got all the laundry done and hung up which freed up the tables we were using, and personally, I can't wait until we get the boxes we don't need moved to the cellar, so I can set up my desk with my laptop, and my sewing gear. The second room is supposed to be a studio/office that both Alex and I share. I have the right side and he's got the left, and I have all of these ideas floating around in my head for my side, I'm thinking full creative space, like mood board, magazine cut outs, the whole nine yards.

 Just thought I'd catch you guys up on the goings on...
Until Next Time,
~Gabriella!~

Gamer Famelle: Kitty of Undecided Answer

Gamer Famelle is back in action, and I am so excited! Today our interviewee is the writer of Undecided Answer. We talk Kitty's ideals about tattoos, LGBTQA awareness in Video Games, and much much more. You can find Kitty at Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and More, make sure you check her out after the interview!


 Name your top five favorite games

Final Fantasy XIII
Skyrim
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Bayonetta
Castlevania: Lament of Innocence

 Is there any game-related memorabilia you cherish? If so, why?

Yes! My Oerba Yun Fang PlayArts figurine. I cherish her not just because my girlfriend got her for me for Christmas but also because she was ridiculously hard for me to obtain due to her price tag. When I opened my Christmas box and saw her in there I made the most inhuman noise and was like, "WHY DID YOU SPEND SO MUCH MONEY ON HERRRR?" "Because I knew had badly you wanted her and that I didn't want Vanille to be alone anymore."

 If you were going to get a gaming tattoo, what would you get, and what is it's significance to you?

I'd get Vanille's l'Cie brand because she's my favorite character and I see a lot of myself in her. I have a running joke that I will put in my will to complete the tattoo with the last stage of the brand when I die. 

 Do you enjoy games, even when there aren't any playable female characters?

Absolutely, Castlevania series has been one of them. [Although I think there's one or two where you kinda control a female character...]

  If you had to live in a game's environment, which would you choose?

Gran Pulse in Final Fantasy XIII. CAN WE SAY FRIGGIN GORGE, PEOPLE?

 Playstation or Xbox and Why?

At the time when Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 were the console war contenders, I went with Xbox because none of my friends had PS3s at the time. Now everybody has PS4s and I'm strictly a PC gamer.


How do you feel Video Games handle LGBTQ ? Do they do well? Not so well? What would you like to see different? Are there any games that do a great job, and you'd like to praise?

I still feel like there's a lot of room for improvement. The Sims was great for LGBT+ awareness when I was younger and still trying to feel things out. It basically laughed in the face of heteronormality. I'd like the series to further expand and touch on trans individuals. I thought the nod to a queer couple in Sims 4's promos was pretty awesome! I'd also like to give a nod to Fable III for allowing queer relationships and also for making it DIFFICULT....because in reality, it really is. Finally, Skyrim...not only did you allow queer relationships you even went as far as allowing interspecies relationships. My pretty Khaajit thief? She married Lydia...who unfortunately died a while back [because I was dumb and not keeping an eye on her..] and now just pesters the hell out of Brynjolf.


LGBT+ in games can go only uphill from here, of course. It's a slow but steady race.


Until We meet again!
~Gabriella!~

Geeky Confessions Link up with GamerWife

 So, as usual I am late to the game, but I was reading all of my favorite blogs talk about their geeky confessions, and I just had to add my own to the boat! So, without further a do, here are six of my Geekest Confessions.

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- Sailor Moon was my first fandom: Sailor Moon, was my very first anime and thanks to my father, I've been watching anime ever since. I will watch whatever catches my attention, but since I've gotten older I am really only interested in shows with good theme songs, that I can add to my collection.

- Before I hit the fifth grade, I had already read Harry Potter one through four. I stood in line for number 7, and cried so much while reading it, that the ink on half the book was smudged, so my father went and bought me another copy. It is the only novel I own two of.

- Matt Smith as the Doctor, Annoys me. Whovian's PLEASE don't kill me, I know that is not a popular opinion, but this is Geeky Confessions, it's kind of the whole reason for the post!! I just feel like as a character of "wise old age" he shouldn't really be that stupid? His boyish charm and naivete doesn't match with the wise old man, that he is supposed to be at the time, ( for me anyway.)

- I claim to be a gamer and I am, but my gaming backlog is humongous and always growing. Even though, I literally keep my 3DS case in my bag which is on my person every time I leave the house, and I still have only completed one game: Professor Layton and the Curious Village. I have owned every Pokemon Game, except the remakes (Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver) and even though I spent a lot of time playing them, I have never completed a Pokemon Game.

- The Story of Game of Thrones annoys me. I don't have the patience to read the books, because no one really writes like that anymore, and it's just not fun for your reading buddy to be a thesaurus. They just have way too much fun with topics that make me way too uncomfortable.

- I've never gotten what all the hype about Legend Of Zelda was. The games didn't seem that fun to me, even when they did remake them for the DS, and I tried once, it just wasn't fun for me. I have absolutely no patience for games that aren't fun for me, Why play them?

Welp, I'm expecting some hatemail after this, but that concludes my Geeky Confessions, and I welcome all Fandoms to get to know me and read my blog, even if I'm not a fan of your show. As always, the conversation continues on Twitter, feel free to join!

Til Next Time,
~Gabriella!~