Let’s Talk: ACNH Group Stretching (Buttons Vs Motion)

Good Afternoon! Even though it’s still technically morning, but it’s also close to the afternoon! Hope you’re all having a good start to the week and that you enjoyed your weekend!! Happy Monday, you know I must say, if I’m being honest Mondays kind of leave me with mixed feelings….some days I actual enjoy it and don’t mind it much, but I also have days where I’m feeling like Garfield the cat thinking to myself “Mondays” I think most people feel that way though when it comes to Mondays usually, where it’s either a hit or miss at times!

I personally don’t consider Mondays to be all that bad, it just depends on how the day is going or how it feels, but I say we should show the day that starts our week a bit of love, I mean it kind of has a bit of a charm to it wouldn’t you say!? To each their own I guess, anyway…..you might be able to tell what this post is going to be like and what it’s about, today I want to talk about Animal Crossing, because if I’m being honest, it’s who I am inside and I love talking about it! I don’t know what it is about this game, but it just always brings so much joy into my life, I can go away from it for a while, but it’s always going to be the thing I come back to and you know what!?

I don’t mind it and I hope that it’s okay and if it’s not well then…..that is perfectly alright, I’m still going to share upon it anyway, because I can’t help myself, it’s what I love and I’m not ashamed to admit that!! Okay now that I’ve got that all out of my system…kind of….let’s discuss the group stretching that Nintendo brought back to us after sooo many years, for those that never played this game or aren’t familiar with the Animal Crossing series, back when the game first released and when I say game, I’m talking about the very first Animal Crossing off the GameCube (What a gem that console was…..that might just be my opinion though)

We were given a lot of cool features, one of them allowed you to get up early and join in on a nice workout session with some of the villagers in town, which was called morning aerobics, literally you had to get up early in order to catch this one, but if you happened to miss it, well then you’d just be watching the villagers work out, if you made it on time, I personally never tried this, I didn’t know at the time that they even had these cool things you can actually join in on, it was after I hadn’t played it in years that I learned about it, I always wanted to experience it though, but then again I didn’t really understand the concept of Animal Crossing back then either…..it wasn’t until New Leaf that I really fell in love with game and started to understand fully what it was actually about!!

So even though I didn’t quite get the game all those years ago even after trying them out and being frustrated and confused on what I was meant to do….it was always this thing I found myself becoming drawn to not really knowing why exactly I was so drawn to it…..but it always left me feeling happy and excited whenever I heard about it, eventually I got the game and the rest is history!!

Back to the group stretching part of this blog…as already stated, Nintendo gave us back something that a lot of people enjoyed from the older games, although it’s called something different, it’s still the same concept to the original! I’ve done the group stretching in New Horizons about 3-4 times now I’d say, the first 3 was just using the buttons which was quite hard, believe it or not, I say that because you have to time it properly otherwise it’s going to look a bit funny, the best way to explain it is….it’s kind of like a rhythm game, It’s the got the same mechanics as if you’re playing Bust a Groove, only you’re there for about 5-10mins max!!

Live From My Main Island….Group Stretching Button Option

If you even slip up once, just prepare to be lost, while everyone else is in sync and you’re there looking like an Octopus with no control of it’s arms…..okay that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but it’s pretty much like that as well lol! If you’re someone that likes everything in a fashionably order and you love to see everything synched up nicely…..just know you’re going to feel slightly triggered when it’s not like that, mind you I’m just talking about the buttons….I haven’t even gotten to the whole motion side of it yet…speaking of that…..I tried that for the very first time today, group stretching with the motion option using the controllers (you only need one controller by the way) that was….an experience…..but it was a fun experience, I enjoyed it….although I wasn’t quite on beat with everyone, but then again….I’m not really that coordinated with a lot of things, hence why I never played sports back when I was in school….

Fun fact:

Had I played a sport….it would’ve been Football (Soccer) or badminton (fun fact on me just learning that this is an actual sport and not just something that was played for fun) would I had played it as a sport if there was a team….maybe, but also no, I think I prefer to play it just for fun to be fair, but football (Soccer) I would have definitely considered trying out had I played a sport

Me Again…..Group Stretching With The Motion Option (better option in my opinion)

Back to Animal Crossing, regardless to my coordination for certain things, that doesn’t mean I won’t still try my best, now if you were to ask me….which do you prefer buttons or motion!? I would pick motions, for the simple fact that, it’s fun….yes the buttons are fine, but it’s called group stretching which means you need to move, yes I’m not always timed perfectly with everyone….but even when I’m not, I still have a good time doing it, plus I feel the motion option to be a better way to really feel like you’re really participating as well as really bonding with some of your villagers and the NPC’s that join it, most importantly, by choosing the motion option, you’re giving your body the exercise that it needs which means you’re caring for yourself, yes it’s a quick and light workout, but if it’s something you can have fun with, why wouldn’t you want to join in on the fun!?

You have to admit that, it’s pretty flipping cute seeing the villagers and everyone having a good time group stretching, by the way sometimes the villagers and NPC’s go off a beat as well so if you look a fool you won’t be a fool alone which is great!! That’s my thoughts on the Animal Crossing Group Stretching mini game whatever you want to call it!!

What are your thoughts, have you played the group stretching mini game!? If so do you prefer using the button option or the motion option!?

P.S.

I was going to to add the videos of each group stretching, but I’m unable to share the video as I don’t have the proper plan for it, so instead I hope you don’t mind the still photos of it! No need to fret though (not that you are) as I’m sharing it on my twitter so, if you want to see both examples with the actual video (button option VS motion option, you can find it here: Daydreamer Lex (that’s the twitter I use for these posts and the only social media I have at the current moment)

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Let’s Talk: Monster House (Thoughts)

Good Afternoon! I hope you guys are having a good start to your week, it’s another Manic Monday as The Bangles would say, if you know that song then you’re a cool person and you were either born in the era that it came out or you’re just someone that has good taste in music, I wasn’t born in the era that this song released, I just listen to a lot of old music and music in general, but it’s good a song if you haven’t heard it!

So let’s get to talking about some movies, shall we!? As you all probably know Halloween is this upcoming weekend like we’re literally at the end of the month, can someone say “what the heck!?” because I want to….in all fairness this month has felt like a whole chore to get through, I don’t know if that’s just how I feel it to be, but it’s been on hell of a month and the fact that it’s just coming to an end is saying so much…..then again it might’ve been a different experience for anyone reading this right now so It’s probably just me at this point that has felt that! Also I might’ve said this a few times before, but I have been trying to keep with a theme for this month which is having anything I write be Halloween based, not including personal thoughts I want of share of course, but in a sense of movies, music, you know things like that!

However not everything I choose to talk about will be definite Halloween, but certain things that remind me of it, if that makes sense!? Today’s movie choice that I would like to give my thoughts on is the 2006 movie that really should have been released during this time or at least around the fall season, I mean it literally screams I WAS INTENDED TO BE A HALLOWEEN MOVIE, BUT I’M TECHNICALLY NOT A HALLOWEEN MOVIE! Something along those lines, if you couldn’t already tell from the title, we’re going to be talking about Monster House…..now to be fair, I have not watched this movie in quite some time, last time I revisited this one was about…maybe 3 years ago!? After that I haven’t really seen the movie….but it’s one of the movies that whenever this season rolls around I think about it!

Don’t ask me why, but it comes to my mind…..how many people remember this movie, I’m curious to know because I don’t feel like a lot of people talk about this one enough, nor do they even consider it as a Halloween movie at that, I mean if you really look at it, this movie did came out in the Summer….not kidding, July 21st to be exact, why!? I wish I knew, I mean it would have made a good start of the fall season movie, even if it wasn’t necessarily for October, September would have been fine for this movie to come out, but no they said July is a good month for this Halloween movie to release!

I will never understand how there’s some movies that literally tell you it’s for a specific theme, but come out on very odd months!? I thought I’d set the record straight and put this one where it’s meant to be and that’s with all the other Halloween non Halloween movie section! Let’s get into Monster House though, because it at least deserves that much…..again I’ve not watched this movie for a few years now, but I do remember always enjoy it when I would watch it! The art style of it is a bit weird yes, but that’s the whole aesthetic of it, it’s supposed to me weird! The movie from what I can remember was pretty darn creepy, not going to lie! Seriously imagine being eaten by your own house….

Scratch that your creepy neighbors house at that! Like your just minding your own business taking a walk and next thing you know you’ve been swallowed by your neighbors house, that happens to be haunted by his late wife who wasn’t really treated nicely when she was living! The only person to really care about her was her husband and when she passed….her spirit took over the house and she’d go after anyone that tried going near it! Hence why Mr. Nebbercracker (I think that was his name anyway) always screamed at kids and anyone not to go near his lawn, everyone thought he was a mean old grumpy face of an old man, but really was just trying to keep everyone from getting eaten by his house of a wife!

Plus he never really had anyone going out there way to really get to know him, but then again he never let anyone in anyway, because he was afraid and due to everyone constantly torturing him and his home so there’s that! It took 3 kids to be curious to why Nebbercracker doesn’t let anyone near his house to become curious and explore it anyway after being told not to go near it…..but you know kids, they do it anyway! You know what they say curiosity killed that cat, I’m not really sure why people say that, I mean that doesn’t always happen!? Who came up with that anyway?

Anyway….I can’t really go into full detail of the movie, although I do feel like I can remember the movie a good amount, but Monster House was quite the spooky movie, but I feel it’s both underrated and a really good movie as well, if these 3 kids didn’t allow their curiosity to wander, they would’ve never learned about Nebbercracker’s backstory and helped him get out of his own home that he felt trapped in and released all that fear he was holding himself in, I feel like this movie had a very interesting story to it and that the message that they tried to have come across was good as well!

It’s just a shame that not many people talk about it anymore or at least as much because I feel it to be a hidden gem of a movie, had it been released during the fall or around the Halloween season, I think it would’ve gotten more recognition, but I’m sure there’s some people out there that remember it and either really like it, didn’t like it or maybe they just thought it was okay! Everyone’s got different views which is fine, I personally really enjoy this movie, even though I haven’t watched it in quite some time, but that being said it’s always one that crosses my mind during this season because I just don’t understand why it wouldn’t, I guess everyone’s different!

P.S. This was written yesterday, but I ended up finishing today!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

This Is Halloween A.K.A The Nightmare Before Christmas!

Well I’ve got the title down so that’s good! Good Morning everyone! Happy Monday, we have arrived to a whole new week….yeah the weekend sure went by quickly didn’t it!? Hope you all had a good weekend though…so what shall we discuss for the start of the week, gee I wonder!? Okay I’m sure you can all guess what we’ll be talking about here, that’s right today’s topic we’ll be on the pumpkin king himself Jack the Skeleton!! Now I’d like to think that a lot of people know of this movie and probably have it listed as one of their favorites even….I wouldn’t say it’s a favorite of mine per say, however I do really like this movie and whenever it is on, I watch it most time, it’s a really good movie!

It’s also very creepy at time, I’ve been watching a lot of Halloween movies these days, I mean we are in the season of it so might as well check out a few Halloween based movies and The Nightmare Before Christmas is the kind of movie that everyone plays around this time, it’s also the kind of movie that people play around Christmas as well….if you didn’t already know there’s even a debate on whether this movie is to be considered a Halloween film or Christmas film which is if you really think about, it’s really more Halloween then Christmas, I’m on that side yes, but also not on that side….

What I mean is to me it’s more Halloween then Christmas because let’s face it it screams Halloween, even when you get to the Christmas parts of the film, it’s has that undertone of Halloween to it, but I can understand people seeing it as a Christmas film because most people prefer to watch it around Christmas then Halloween…that being said I think it shouldn’t be a debate with “Is it Christmas or Is it Halloween” just go with it as you feel! If you prefer watching it during the Winter around Christmas time then it’s a Christmas movie, if you like to watch it the moment the Halloween season starts then it’s Halloween, although Tim Burton himself said it’s a Halloween movie not Christmas, but who says you can’t change the rules and decide with it how you feel it to be!

Anyway, is a very great and creepy movie, like there’s this one scene where Jack when he happens to get pulled into The Christmas world and he’s singing about what everything is, you’ll see him going through someone’s window and the way he does it is very unsettling, like seriously, you won’t notice it when you first watch it, but after a few times….you start to notice and question a lot of things in that movie also did anyone see Sally jump out of the tower and just land on the ground the way she did!? She’s lucky she’s able to just sow herself back together with her being a ragdoll kind of character…..goodness gracious, every time I watch that part I’m like “Sally girl, what the heck!?”

And let’s not forget the Boogieman is this movie…..he always gives me the hibbie jibbies with just the stuff he’s made out of…..it doesn’t matter how many time I watch the movie…..I will never EVER get over his reveal of being made out of bugs….he’s LITERALLY just a sack of bugs….it’s sooo gross, I have to look away every time that part comes up, it’s just NO….no, please no! I think the best part about this movie is that it’s pretty much all Claymation based, it took them 3 years I believe to create this movie, because they had to get everything exactly the way they wanted! The amount of time and effort and the creative way they chose to make this movie, is incredible!!

I give very big props to those artists that work with Clay and turn it into something so unique, let alone decide they want to make a whole movie or show with it! I know animation and video games take so much time, but people who put so much heart into stop motion and having to do so many takes with it just to turn it into something that we’re able to watch, like the Nightmare Before Christmas…..that’s a lot of work! They’re not just doing one thing, they have to make sure the clay doesn’t fall apart and that it doesn’t dry too much either when doing specific scenes, that’s like a whole new experience that they’re giving us…now I’m not saying that we don’t get cool experiences with regular animations or anything, animation is also something that gives us something different to experience, but I just find it fascinating how people who work with Clay do things like this!

I would have thought this movie to be just drawn and animated, but no it’s made with Clay this entire movie, how awesome is that!? I mean I also feel they combined animation with it of course, but still, it’s amazing!! I mean that takes a lot of time and creativity to do something so out of this world that you probably wouldn’t even believe it! Back to the movie though, Nightmare Before Christmas, great movie, it’s got some nice songs…it’s sweet at times, Sally and Jack are great, the other characters too, but yeah….it’s just super creepy, will I watch it though!? Of course I enjoy that movie!

Happy Spooky Season!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Let’s Talk: The Phantom Of The Opera

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you’re all okay, I’ve been up for about an hour now, it’s about to be 8:30am, by the time I finish this post it might be a bit past that time, who knows…..anyway I don’t know how many of you are familiar with the movie/musical Phantom Of The Opera, yes I know there’s a Broadway show to it as well, but I have only ever known and watched the movie so the Broadway show won’t be mentioned much here!

If some of you know of this musical then you’ll know what I’m talking, if not that’s okay, but if you would like me to explain a bit, well then I’ll do my best…..Phantom of The Opera originally it’s based off a Broadway play, but it later turned into a movie/musical…..it’s quite an interesting one and I don’t know how well I’ll be able to describe it, but to put it into short words, You have this girl whose name is Christine who is obsessed with this voice I guess, I’m not going to lie to you I never quite understood the concept of this play turned musical movie, I just always liked watching the movie and hearing the songs I’d always watch it with my brother on occasions, we’d love watching it when we were younger!

We don’t watch it much these days, but I’d still consider it a favorite if not that, It was always a movie that I enjoyed watching….but anyway, back to the explanation of this movie…..Yeah so Christine, she’s obsessed with this Phantom guy, but mainly because of his voice and the Phantom guy is obsessed with Christine who is engaged to another man…..that’s pretty much the round up of the movie, I mean there’s more to it of course, but it’s the only way I can explain it really!

Now onto why I want to talk about the Phantom Of The Opera, so as we all know we are in the Spookiest of months right now, everyone’s favorite season except for mine Halloween, unless we’re talking about the Halloween event in my favorite game Animal Crossing then…..well I got mixed feelings on that one, but we’re not here to talk about Animal Crossing, not yet anyway, soon though!

We’re slowly, but surely nearing the Halloween event and I know most people are probably looking forward to getting all dressed up and going out to get candy and what not, I’m not really sure how most people will celebrate it this year, however they choose, I just hope everyone enjoys themselves and most importantly that they stay safe! I’m getting off track here aren’t I!? Right….caring on, reason to why I want to talk about this beautiful movie musical…..

We are at the peak of Halloween, it’s closely around the corner and so for this month, I’ve been slightly challenging myself to have a theme so I can write more and record more! Out of all the months that I get most inspiration, October has literally screamed at me and so I thought this could work, let’s see if we can make things interesting! I’ve been sharing recently anything that gives me Halloween vibes, it doesn’t have to be exactly Halloween, it just has to feel like it and Phantom Of The Opera gives me HUGE “yeah this can go well with the Halloween season”

I recently found out that it actually released during the Halloween season at least the novel did…..it fact it just had an anniversary this past Saturday the 9th of October, true facts! 35 years that we were given this gift and you want to know what else I learned!? Apparently it’s meant to be a Graphic Horror…..how did I not know that!? I’m not sure, but let’s just say I knew that from the beginning to save time…..35 years is a long time I mean it’s older than the Nightmare Before Christmas and that movie just turned 28 TODAY!! like right now today…..can you believe that!?

I like how meant to be focused on Phantom Of The Opera, but I keep mentioning other things…..sorry about that I just can’t help, but mention these things! Really I just wanted to talk about the soundtrack of this movie, it literally screams Halloween…..anytime I just hear the Phantom Of The Opera theme song, I always would say to myself how you could add that to a playlist with other similar songs that just give you that spooky sound or just reminds you of the season of Halloween! It’s a such a good soundtrack though Phantom Of The Opera, also the two leads to that movie did fantastic together, both have amazing voices and I kind just want to watch the movie now at this point, I’ll try and watch it soon!

If you ever listen to the Phantom Of The Opera soundtrack then you’ll also feel the familiarity that it brings to this season! There’s a lot of songs that will sound like they were made around the month of October just because they give you those horror type of sounds to them, but also it could just be that they fit well and probably should’ve been made during the month of October, but I guess that’s why playlists were invented so you add things to them that remind you of a certain holiday event, that bring back certain memories or just because you need a bunch of songs to help pick you during the day!

Regardless Phantom Of The Opera is quite the musical/movie and recently just found out about Novel and I can’t believe it’s 35 years old, like it’s still young, but goodness 35 years!? That’s mind blowing right there, by the way I have never read the novel if it weren’t obvious, I didn’t even know there was a novel for it, I always thought it was a musical play only turned movie, but then again most of these musical plays come from books sooo I don’t know why I’m so surprised….Happy 35th Anniversary POTO!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

The Last Challenger Approaches, Completing A Life Long Journey of an Era (Super Smash Bros Ultimate)

Happy Friday Everybody!! We’ve come to the end of the week and beginning of the weekend, who else has let out a breath of relief I know I have, I don’t know about you guys, but it seems like this month is going by both slow, yet also pretty quick….is that weird to say!? I mean we’re still in the beginning process of the month, however we are heading towards the middle of the month as well, we’re literally half way there practically lol!

This week has been…..something, now when I say that it just means you can’t quite put your finger on whatever it is your saying something to, there is that specific thing to it if that makes sense!? Overall it has been quite the week hasn’t it! I’m not going to lie I’ve been feeling a bit nervous this week, I don’t know if it’s because I know I’ll be getting my second vaccine Sunday or because of other things, probably a mixture of it all if I’m being honest, but as Isabelle would say in New Horizons “Give yourself a pat on the back you made it to the end of the week” something like that anyway!

Speaking of games, let’s talk a bit on what you’re probably here for shall we!? First up I just want to say that I already recorded my thoughts on these topics, I’m just adding anything that I managed to miss or just recently found out about so that’s what this post is…..so anything I said within my podcast episode I won’t be saying too much on here, I’ve scheduled the episode to be up a bit later today so once it’s officially up that is when I’ll share it!

Real quick I actually had something else in mind that I wanted to record for you guys, but Anchor is being a bit, troublesome today well my microphone is anyway, although it let me record this episode early this morning that I was actually going to share tomorrow and what I was going to record today was supposed to be up for today instead, but I guess this episode wanted to be up on a Friday instead of Saturday so change of plans…..the episode was going to be music based, I was going to challenge myself to speak about an artist that I listen to often, but is a bit out of comfort to share my thoughts on, but I shall leave it for another day and hopefully by then I’ll get to share this amazing artist with you guys!

Back to video games…..we all know by now I presume that Sora from Kingdom Hearts will be joining the Smash Ultimate roster and how excited everyone is about that really big news, we also know that he was the last challenger to be added to the game which means no more other challengers to unexpectedly show up and join the fight, it’s a bit bittersweet that we’ve come to the end of finishing up Smash, but we all knew that at some point it was going to happen!

Now I just recently found out that Sakurai the director of Super Smash will be taking a break now that the last character has been revealed within the game, I did a little research and I knew Super Smash Bros Ultimate came out a few years ago, but I just didn’t realize how long it actually has been…..2018 is when this game released and it took 3 years…..3 YEARS……to complete Super Smash Ultimate’s roster!! If that’s not both insane and mind blowing I don’t know what is!?

Sakurai has been at this game for so many years not including Ultimate, we’ve had so many Super Smash games come into our lives and to see the transformation of it to what it was and what it is now…..you wouldn’t even believe it, so YES Sakurai definitely deserves a long rested break, I mean he’s work tirelessly without much of a break just to finish this game! Now I understand everyone getting emotional and feeling the way they feel, because it’s been a very long journey in the Super Smash franchise and so it’s an important event in the Nintendo world….

So I shall say a bit of what I said in the episode, but a bit better….Thank you Sakurai for everything that you have given us with this game, thank you for putting your heart into something and sharing it with everyone, I hope that you have the most deserved break and whenever you decide you want to return I just hope that you feel the most refreshed that you’ve felt in a while and if this Smash game is to be the last again thank you for giving us something to be able to enjoy for generations and generations, I don’t know what you are thinking about for your next journey, but whatever it is, I hope that it brings you much joy and happiness, but for now just take care of yourself, see you when you return!

Update:

My latest podcast episode is now up is you want to check it out, take care and have a good weekend!

P.S.

In case this is appearing as Episode 42 instead of Episode 43, I don’t know what’s happening, when I shared it earlier it said Episode 43…..hopefully it updates itself and changes back to the original episode I posted….I’m going to give it a day and wait to share both this post and podcast episode on my Twitter, until this glitch clears out! Here’s the link to the actual episode if you guys want to check it out: Let’s Talk: The Final Ultimate Character Joining The Roster & The Upcoming Animal Crossing Direct Ep. 43

Let's Talk: The Final Ultimate Character Joining The Roster & The Upcoming Animal Crossing Direct Ep. 43 Daydreamer's Podcast

Happy Friday, Hope you're all well! In today's episode we will discuss the final character added to the Super Smash Ultimate roster as well as doing a little prediction (sorta) giving some thoughts on the upcoming Animal Crossing Direct that's due to arrive next week on October 15th and sharing my excitement on what's to come with the latest update! 

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Let’s Talk: Monsters Inc and Monsters University

With the Halloween season spicing up everyone’s life right now, literally I mean have seen all the Pumpkin spice things that everyone is going crazy for…..I don’t really understand why everyone likes Pumpkin spiced food and drinks, I mean I do love me some Pumpkin donuts from Dunkin’ don’t get me wrong, but aren’t we going a little bit too far with it!?

I understand the Pumpkin candles, those always smell lovely, so those are okay, everything else that’s Pumpkin inspired though…..that’s different….but we’re not hear to talk about Pumpkins…..not yet anyway, that will be coming up soon! Today I thought we’d talk about everybody’s favorite and most adorable Disney movie at least to me it’s got adorable things in it…..in this post we are discussing both Monsters Inc and Monsters University combined!

Why exactly!? Well because without Monsters University we would never know how Sully and Mike Wazowski got into the Scare business and without Monsters Inc we wouldn’t know who Boo was…..those are the two main important things about both these movies…alright alright, I’ll give them both more credit then that…..we all know how great Monsters Inc is, it was the first to release between the two and it’s still being played every Halloween as well as during most days really if you can’t bother to wait for the Spooky season, although a lot of movies are like that if you really think about it….

Monsters Inc is just one of those movies that are just fun to watch, like when you see that it’s on and you’re able to watch it….7/10 you’d be the first to switch over to it, now I didn’t say 9/10 because I feel like it’s easy to pass by, I mean there have been times where I’ve seen it on a tv guide and just not gone to watch it, but I think it’s okay to say that seeing Monsters Inc even if you do skip it and choose to watch something else, you do stop and acknowledge it before you start watching that show or movie that leaves you wanting to make snacks for or just to enjoy!

Now as for Monsters University…..I’m not sure how many people would skip it or would switch to it right away, now that’s not me saying that it’s a bad movie, cause it’s not, Monsters University has it’s own charm to it, it’s not exactly a Monsters Inc 2, which I think a lot of people we’re upset about at first, I feel like a lot of people were really wanting a second Monsters Inc movie, but we’re a little disappointed when we were given Monsters University instead…..but I think people have gotten over that already!

Like I was saying though, it’s not Monsters University does have it’s own charm to it and it was nice to see what Sully and Mike Wazowski were like during their younger heading into adulthood years, it’s not what we were expecting, but it was pretty good, at least I thought so…..it was cool seeing the two best friends and some of their school friends from Monsters University visit the company that they would later be apart of in the Monsters Inc movie, like what I great way to foreshadow a classic movie that already exist!

Just in case that sounded like sarcasm, just know that it’s not I was just expressing in a very weird way that I like that they referenced Monsters Inc in Monsters University, yeah I probably didn’t need to explain that, but I felt it feeling like I was saying that sarcastically so I wanted to clarify it for myself and in case people read it and wonder if I was using sarcasm or really felt it like that…..moving on…..both Monsters Inc and Monsters University are great movies, they both are similar, but are also very different from each other, they’ve got their own thing going for them, which I like!

I love how you’re able to see Monsters Inc being told in many different ways as you’re getting to see both stories unfold and transition to being what they both are now, with Monsters University being the starting point of the journey even though it was released later and Monsters Inc being the butterfly that emerges out of it’s cocoon, it’s a weird and backwards way of telling a story, but I guess it worked out for the best, regardless I think both movies should be given better credit and more love if they haven’t been getting much of it these days!

P.S.

I might just record an episode talking a bit more about Monsters Inc and Monsters Uni sometime soon, I feel I have a bit more I want to get out, but writing it all here would be a very long read it’s pretty much be the same thing to this post, but with some added thoughts that I hoping I haven’t expressed yet so keep your eyes peeled for that….

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Let’s Talk: Clocker

Happy Thursday! Hope you all are well and safe, boy was yesterday quite the day, I don’t know how many people experienced last nights hurricane, we had a lot of flooding happening, water even came into our house, it wasn’t too bad, we caught it before it got worst, but it was a good amount of water, but more like puddles of water so nothing got damaged luckily, in other places though that’s a different story, but it was okay! For those who also experienced the really unexpected bad storm, I hope you all are doing well and that it wasn’t too bad for you guys!

Now let’s talk about what this post is about…..you’re probably looking at the title going “huh!?” Clocker for those unsure, is a video game that I downloaded not that long ago, I’ve only played it once, it’s pretty much a puzzle game with a pretty neat story, you can also consider it an adventure game as well! Clocker from what I gathered playing it is about a father trying to get back to his daughter, I’ll try not to spoil the game too much in case some of you find it interesting and want to play it for yourselves, but pretty much you are given this old looking Clock by some random old guy and as you advance in the game, you find that time has stopped and you’re there trying to figure out how to restart it so that you can get back to your daughter!

There’s more to it obviously, but you have to play it to understand the concept of it! Like I said it’s a really neat game, it’s different to what I would normally play, but it’s really nice, in the game the clock that you get from the old guy, you soon discover that it let’s you control certain events so whatever is frozen you can help advance it and rewind to get through each section so you can collect the things that are needed, did I mention that the father character in the game fixes clocks for a living!? So being that you disable and reassemble clocks and watches and that, you have to get all the missing pieces that came off from the stopwatch, yeah! Like I said it’s pretty cool, I didn’t get that far into the game, I’m kind of stuck on a level, I would get so close to solving it, but will still end up missing something so I got to go back and figure it out!

I wasn’t expecting to enjoy the game has much as I did, when I first played it it wasn’t hard to understand, you start off taking apart a watch and going through the story mode of the game with certain dialogs, which was kind of fun, I liked taking apart things, I haven’t played it in a couple of weeks though, but I will eventually get back into it soon, it was really fascinating! I have a feeling I know what the message of the game is, but before I share it, I want to play it more to see if it is what I think it is, which it might end up being cause it seems to be going in that direction, but I want to enjoy the game and discover what other things it has going for it, just play it, understand it better, once I finish the game I will do a part two on it and update you on it’s story and let you know if I got the message to it correct! Hopefully I didn’t spoil anything on the game for you guys if I did….I’m sorry, but if I didn’t then cool!

I would recommend anyone who wants to try out a new game to give this one a try, the graphics and gameplay may be a little different to what you might like in a game, depending what kind of games you like and all, but I still would say to give it a try, it might surprise you and who knows it might be your new favorite game, but if it’s something that you think you personally wouldn’t go for then that’s okay too, I didn’t think I was going to go for it before I actually played it, but I also still had it in my wish list to try, because it was something that looked interesting, but everyone’s different!

If this game is something that catches your attention then go get it, it’s actually not that bad in price! I got it during a sale, but I think it’s about 6 dollars-10 the max…..correction it’s actually 4 dollars ($3.99 USD 3.59 GPB) I went and checked, but yeah you can find this game on the Nintendo eshop, if this game is something you’d consider then I definitely recommend it! Part 2 of this post will be up eventually and that post will be my full thoughts on the game once I’ve finished it of course!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Let’s Talk: Spiritfarer

Good Afternoon, hope you all had a very good weekend and that you all were keeping safe as well with this Tropical Storm turned hurricane, turned back into a Tropical Storm again which I just looked into a few minutes ago by the way!, We were meant to get a lot of wind with the storm named Henri, but it ended up weakening and just giving us a lot of rain instead this past weekend and were informed a good amount of times of very bad flooding, so if anyone received a lot of flooding during the weekend with Henri, hopefully it wasn’t too bad and if it was I hope that you’re all okay!

I’m hoping you all are having a good Monday though, although we’re getting a lot of on and off rain over here, Monday has been going pretty alright, not too bad! I thought for today’s post we can talk about a video game that I have a few big soft spot for, I don’t always play it and I haven’t played it in a good while, but I still enjoy it and still consider it to be one of my favorite games to play when I do pick it up! Now the video game I’m talking about if you haven’t already picked it up by the title, which I’m sure you have is Spiritfarer…….I remember when I first saw the trailer of this game and I thought it was a pretty cool concept, if you aren’t familiar with what kind of game this is, I’ll try and explain it real quick in the best way I can!

So Spiritfarer is a very unique and beautiful kind of game, It’s one of the games that is a little deep and can really pull at your heartstrings as well….you play as this character called Stella and without trying to spoil it too much, at least I’m going to try not to anyway, but you play as Stella where she becomes the new Spiritfarer and her job is to recruit any Spirits she happens to come across that still has some kind of unfinished business of some sort and invite them to her boat to befriend, help with any request that they are asking for and eventually get them to cross over through the Everdoor (a.k.a. the after life) It’s weird because I didn’t think I’d have a hard time explaining this game, it makes sense when you actually play it and it really is a great game!

I played it to one try it out because I liked the gameplay look of it, but also because in the time I went to play it, I was dealing with a loss and I don’t know this game seemed like the kind of thing to help me understand things better in that aspect and taught me that even though it’s a hard thing to do, we can’t really stop the process of life from happening, but that no matter what, we’re always going to have those love ones there with us even if they aren’t around physically to be there, which I find to be beautiful, now even if you aren’t the most spiritual of person, it’s still a great game to try, you don’t have to believe in that kind of thing to play this game, it can just be a game with a story like all the other games!

For me though, I found that it came around when I needed it most and I’m glad that it caught my eye and that I ended up enjoying it, it really helped me in a lot of ways just like the last game I spoke about called Gris, both those games were like a healing process for me….it took a good while before I started to feel better and the fact that I had these games to help me explore my emotions and deal with them the only way I felt I knew how was great!

Plus the little spirits are adorable, okay one spoil alert, they go from hooded cloaked figures to Spirit animals that help teach you many different things and sometimes you grow a connection with them, even though you know you probably shouldn’t because after they finish their last mission, you’ll have to say farewell to them and that might get you emotional especially when it happens to be one of your favorites, but at least you’d get to hug them before they go (I love doing that) that aside though, the game is beautiful and just an overall well designed game!

I’d definitely recommend at least giving it a try and seeing how you like it for yourself, it’s proper worth it and you can learn a lot from the game and if that’s not your thing, then at least you’ll get to explore and experience something totally different with it, but if it’s not your kind of game overall….that’s completely alright and perfectly fine, not every video game is going to be enjoyed, I just wanted to share on it, it’s one of my favorites and in case someone is looking for a new game to try Spiritfarer is something I’d put out there to get discovered, definitely worth it, you can’t go wrong with it!!

P.S.

The soundtrack to this game is wonderful, Just thought I’d add that in!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Let’s Talk: Favorite Summer Movies….

Goood Morning Everyone, hope your days been going well so far! We’re coming close to the end of Summer as well as this month, although this month has made me all confused, the fact that it’s just now gotten to the middle of the month feels very weird, I’m writing this post on the 12th of August, you might be wondering why I’m saying that, it’s because this post won’t be posted today, also I don’t know if it’s just me, but this week has felt like it’s taking a bit to get over and we’re only half way there…..but it’s okay we’re going to keep going the best way we can, that’s all you can do!

Seeing that we’re in the summer still, I thought we’d talk about some movies and by movies I mean some favorite of minds, I was trying to do some thinking yesterday and came up with this idea, it’s probably not the first time someone has done it though, but I had this idea (now that I’m thinking about it, it probably was the day before yesterday that I thought about this) I wanted to talk about “Summer movies” but what I consider to be summer movies, if they aren’t considered to be summer movies already! I have 3 movies that I’m going to be sharing upon, one is already a summer movie while the other two I’m going to put them in that category in cases they aren’t, but should be!

First Up: High School Musical 2

Yes I’m talking about a Disney Original Movie here a.k.a DCOM, when I think of Summer movies this is pretty much the one movie that always comes to mind for me, even though I haven’t watched this one in quite some time, it never leaves my mind! High School Musical was one of my favorites growing up and High School Musical 2 is a very well known and loved movie, most people will probably choose this one over the first movie, but some people like the sequels better then the originals, doesn’t mean the originals don’t have love either, it’s just like that at times!

With High School Musical 2, once summer hits, this is the first movie everyone goes to cement the moment of Summer vacation and let’s not forget the famous song that starts it all “What Time Is It!? (Summertime) like that is every kids theme when summer arrives so of course it has to me on my list, plus it’s a good movie and the reason why it’s in my top favorite summer movie list, it’s the kind of thing that gets you pumped, excited and just ready to enjoy Summer….even though Summer isn’t one of my personal favorite seasons….whenever I see this movie, I won’t lie, it can get you in the mood of wanting to have a good Summer!

Up Next: Lilo & Stitch

Okay hear me out on this, Lilo and Stitch is probably one of the most UNDERRATED movies EVER!! It’s crazy though because people remember the movie, they just don’t talk about it enough and that’s my problem, like how can you not love this movie, I just don’t understand!! I’m always thinking about Lilo & Stitch, it’s always in the back of my mind, always and I just don’t get why people don’t see it as a Summer movie, I mean it’s literally set in Hawaii!!? Tell me who doesn’t get hyped over the opening of the movie when they see Lilo in the ocean swimming as the title of the movie pops up and you hear that wonderful song that is Hawaiian Rollercoaster coming in as the scene plays while you watch Lilo rushing to get to her Hula class because she was late trying to feed Pudge the fish his usual PB&J because she didn’t want to give him tuna which is all they had in house like come on…..you got to love it!

And I do, I flipping love this movie, I don’t watch it often, but it’s always on my watchlist, it’s such a beautiful storytelling movie, like if I could explain it I would, but this movie is sooo wonderful, this little girl takes in an alien, that’s actually an experiment gone rogue, because Jumba messed up that she thinks is a dog and she’s raised by her older Sister Nani because their parents passed in a terrible accident…..it’s a heartfelt kind of movie, but it’s so worth watching if you’ve never watched it before, my wording of what the movie is about isn’t probably very good….but the movie is and I would love it, if people both watched and talked about it more, because it deserves our love and attention, hence why it’s in my Summer movie list, I mean why not consider it a summer movie, it’s got all the feels of summer and again it’s based in Hawaii which it’s always summer over there, I mean it is an island after all, just watch Lilo and Stitch, you’ll love it!!

Last, but certainly not least: The Parent Trap (with Linsey Lohan)

Okay so this might already be considered a summer movie, I’m not really sure, all I know is that I enjoy this movie a lot! Now I am aware that there is an older version of the Parent Trap, never watched it though, probably should because I’ve never seen it and I’m sure it’s very good! Anytime The Parent Trap comes on…..I’m always watching it, whatever I’m able to watch of it anyway, I don’t always watch the whole thing, however I have watched the whole movie before though! I must say The Parent Trap has become a little bit of a favorite of mine these days, I don’t know the actual release date of this movie, but from the time it premiered to seeing it now….I’d say it’s aged like a fine wine and I don’t even drink, I just like that saying lol!

Again, I don’t know if people see this movie as a Summer movie, but it should be I mean their at a summer camp at the start of the movie, maybe not at first, but they’re at a camp so if this movie is not considered a Summer kind of movie, then I’m personally going to put it in the Summer movie category, because it needs to be there! I love this movie though, I just love the vibe that it gives off, plus it’s got a love story and I’m quite the hopeless romantic so you know I’m sitting there enjoying every moment when Annie and Halie (however it’s spelled) switch places and full their parents all while trying to come up with a scheme to get them back together again so they can be a family again,

Even the butlers of Annie and Halie’s household’s find love with each other, how sweet is that!? I just love those moments and the fact that they find a way to reunite, mainly because of their daughters, but still, I think it’s adorable, plus The Parent Trap is just one of the best movies if I haven’t said that already, but yeah definitely a summer movie The Parent Trap!

What movies do you guys consider to be Summer movies if not already in that category!?

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Let’s Talk: The Sunflower Episode (Craig Of The Creek)

Good Morning everyone, hope your Wednesday is going splendid! My Wednesday morning had a bit of a trip over, but it’s good now, I made some coffee and I’m feeling good not stressed out, not that I was super stressed out or anything, I was testing out my headphone mic to be able to record a new podcast episode later today and it was kind of getting to me a bit, but it’s working now and hopefully it continues like that, I’m starting to think I should invest in an actual, but affordable microphone, I almost got one, but then I didn’t…..ANYWAY moving on, today I wanted to discuss upon one of my favorite cartoon shows, you might’ve heard me talking about it before, but I really do love this show and so I wanted to talk about one of the recent episodes that I watched a few days ago,

I haven’t been watching it as much these days, so I was trying to catch up on the episodes that I had missed that were new and this little cute thing of an episode is now one of my favorites, like you have to watch it okay! Now you might’ve taken a gander of what episode we’ll be touching on, but for a reminder we’ll be taking a look at The Sunflower episode from Craig Of The Creek, some of you might remember and some of you might not remember, but I’ve spoken about Craig Of The Creek a few times here, now if you never watched this show or maybe heard of it, I would definitely recommend checking it out!

Before we get into the episode, I just want to say that when it comes to movies and shows, I’ve stated many times how, I’m not the best reviewer of them, like I don’t watch a show or movie to critique it and what I mean by that is I don’t normally analyze it to it’s plot and story or anything like that, because…..that’s not what I look for, also it’s not really my specialty, I just watch shows and movies for enjoyment and if I have thoughts about it after watching them, that I have in mind or I feel something maybe didn’t connect with me then I will sometimes share my thoughts based on that, but how normal show and movie critics look at these things…..I don’t do that at least I don’t ever feel I do it in the way they do, if that makes sense!? If I enjoy something I talk about it and if I don’t I on occasion talk about it!

Craig Of The Creek though, is one of my favorite shows and so when I speak about it, it’s always in good light, I never have anything bad to say about it, because I genuinely always enjoy each episode I watch and The Sunflower episode was an episode I wasn’t expecting to get…..to be fair I didn’t know what to expect from this episode, I saw the title and it automatically caught my attention and I became very curious to what that episode could possible be about, buuut I had to watch the other ones first because I like to watch things in order, I prefer anyway is what I’m saying!

When I did eventually get to this episode…..I for one, was super excited because I really missed watching this show, originally I searched for it on Youtube Tv because I wanted to watch the 5 day event episode titled Capture The Flag where Craig and all the other kids at the Creek we’re going to try and stop a ruler from the other side of the creek from taking over there side…..I have yet to watch that one, but I feel when I do it’s going to be quite the episode!!

Back to the Sunflower episode…..I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was excited to find out what story it was going to tell and let me tell you……it was an emotional one alright, like I was not prepared to get all up in my feeling with it, but I did, well I was super close, but I felt it, I felt it very deeply, I’m just realizing that if I go into the episode fully, it’s going to be a very long post, so I think I figured out what my podcast episode will be about later……me explain and giving thoughts to this episode and what my reaction was when I watched it and I’m going to give you all a disclaimer, be prepared for some energetic energy with this one, now it might not actually be like that, but just in case it is, just know you were warned…..but this was a very adorable episode and I can’t wait to talk about it in my podcast episode, seriously, I’m super excited about it lol!

Now this post will be up in a moment, however it might be scheduled to go up at a bit of a later time today in the time your reading this, so that way I can record the episode and share it on here for you guys to listen to, if by any chance, this post is seen before I get the chance to share the episode with it, just know that it will be updated with the episode added in once it’s recorded and uploaded, so stay tuned for that!! I hope you guys don’t mind the way this post is, if you’re reading it without the episode to listen to for the moment and I hope you enjoy the episode once it’s done, see you all in a couple of hours, more or less!!

Update

Here is the episode I promised I’d update you guys on earlier, hope you enjoy it!

If by any chance the episode is appearing as Let’s Talk: June (thoughts) Ep. 26 instead of Let’s Talk: Craig Of The Creek (The Sunflower Episode) Ep. 27 just know that’s not what I’m trying to have, I’m not really sure what’s going on right now with this, maybe there’s a glitch happening that I don’t know of and it will get fixed later, but for right now, you can find the correct episode here: Just in case

Let’s Talk: Craig Of The Creek (The Sunflower Episode) Ep. 27 or you can listen to it on Spotify

Let's Talk: Craig Of The Creek (The Sunflower Episode) Ep. 27 Daydreamer's Podcast

Hiya everyone, in today's episode, we dive into one of my favorite Cartoon shows that is Craig Of The Creek and discuss a very well done and emotional episode that is beautifully called The Sunflower, I loved watching this episode and just wanted to share some thoughts on it, check it out, it's great, you'll love it!!  

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa