Friday, November 28, 2014

The Finale vs. Ganon!! (Lea Plays Battle Quest Part 6)

The finale of the Legend of Zelda Battle Quest!  Don't worry, there are more Nintendo Land videos to come!  If you liked this video, please give it a like and leave a comment if you want us to do the 6 bonus levels!

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Disney Villains: Governor Ratcliffe (Pocahontas)

       Ah, Thanksgiving, a time when people stuff endless amounts of poultry and fixings into their faces while imagining picturesque scenes of pilgrims with buckle hats passing the gravy to a Native American as depicted in elementary history books.  In reality, Thanksgiving is a celebration in thanks of the native Americans helping the useless colonials through the harsh winter.  The story of Pocahontas takes place 14 years prior to what is thought to be the first Thanksgiving feast and presents some of the hostile views of both sides upon the intrusion on American soil.  Today, I’d like to talk about the greedy jerk known as Governor John Ratcliffe, both in real life and in fiction.

John Ratcliffe, John Sicklemore, Governor Ratcliffe

Governor, Commander of the Discovery, councilor of Jamestown colony


In Pocahontas: 
            In Pocahontas, the Governor is portrayed as a rich, pompous, and vicious.  He is not willing to negotiate with the natives and prefers to be aggressive and orders the men to kill on site.  His main motive is gold and fame and to eventually surpass the king in wealth.  He orders John Smith to kill the natives, but as we all know, he falls in love with Pocahontas instead.  This results in a war between Powhatan and the Governor.  He aims to kill Powhatan but John Smith jumps into the way, takes the bullet, and the Governor is wrapped up and shipped back to England. 
             In the sequel, he has turned the king on John Smith and sets up Pocahontas and John Rolfe during a royal ball by setting up a bear-baiting.  Ratcliffe declares war on the native Americans and begins to send a fleet to fight them.  Of course, Pocahontas and Rolfe, alongside the somehow still alive John Smith bring down Ratcliffe after an attempt on Pocahontas’ life.  He is arrested and sentenced to….well life in prison we can assume.  Fun fact, “He is the second villain from the Disney Renaissance who has not die at the end of his debut film, the first being Jafar (though Ratcliffe did not die in the sequel either), and the third being Hades (though only because he is a god and is immortal).  He is also the second Disney Princess villain not to be killed, the first being Lady Tremaine and the third and, to date, last, being Hans. Jafar did not die in the first Aladdin, but did in the sequel.”

In History:
            Ratcliffe was actually the commander of the Discovery expedition and an elected official who used John Smith’s help to dispose of the previous corrupted Governor, Edward Wingfield, in September of 1607.  It’s even said that he was a “wise and insightful president, but he fell out of favour with many colonists after enlisting men to build a governor's house.”  Ratcliffe actually encouraged trade with the Native Americans, so much that he actually began to over trade and caused upset in the colonists.  He had John Smith in charge of the communications with them rather than the attacking them.  He also ordered that the surviving 40 colonists, mostly ill, construct a capitol in the woods, which you can see in the sequel.  This caused much more upset as he was also accused of stealing and hoarding rations.  Of course, he did invade land and most likely brought over one of many deadly diseases that killed millions.  So, let’s take a look at what the movie and real life guy did combined!  

Deaths Caused:
            Since John Smith was revealed to be alive in the sequel, no one directly dies due to Ratcliffe in the movies.  In fact, the only death shown is caused by Thomas, who may very well be an allusion to Thomas Gate, a Governor who came two years later.  In reality, there are no records of deaths caused by Ratcliffe, but colonization as a whole caused death of up to 95% of the indigenous population as well as numerous colonists due to sickness, starvation, etc.  If Ratcliffe did hoard food, he might have assisted in starvation, but there is nothing specific so we have to say 0 for now.

In the movie, he had John Smith set as an enemy of the state.  That’s about it so 1.

Harm to Protagonists and Co:
Nearly fatally wounding John Smith, the near murder of Pocahontas, and a near full out war against Powhatan and his people.  In the movie, a lot of harm.  In real life, he did not even see Pocahontas and John Rolfe marry and most likely never saw them in England, so I doubt he caused much harm.

            It may actually be true that the movie representation is a much more malicious and greedy incarnation of an already corrupt official as seen through the skewed lenses of history.  My verdict will be based upon each version.  So, for the crimes of horrible racism, greed, near murder and genocide, I give Governor Ratcliffe from the movie a
However, the real life Ratcliffe would receive a lower score around 4/10.  You can judge for yourself based on the numbers here.  
            This is where it gets gruesome.  In the movie, Ratcliffe is simply arrested and imprisoned.  However in real life….well… “In December 1609, Ratcliffe and 14 fellow colonists were invited to a gathering with the a tribe of Powhatan Indians. The Powhatans promised the starving colonists would be given corn, but it was a trap. The colonists were ambushed. Ratcliffe suffered a particular gruesome fate: Ratcliffe was tied to a stake in front of a fire. Women removed the skin from his face with mussel shells and tossed the pieces into the flame as he watched. Finally, he was burned at the stake.”  So…here’s the clip from the movie instead!!!!!

In Conclusion:
            I still love the Pocahontas movies.  I love the music and although many people think it is racist, I think the point was to show how racism on both sides caused damage and warns against it rather than promotes it.  I personally will always love the movie, but if you would like to know more about what was wrong in the movie, check out this link here to have your childhood ruined.   


    I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!  I'd love to know your thoughts on the subject so please leave a comment.

   Also, I'd like to say I'm Thankful for you all.  You all have been great, coming and reading this little blog of mine.  You all have given me something to think about, spend time on, and focus on.  You've helped me to feel needed in a world that seems pointless sometimes.  I feel like if I don't write, I'm letting people down.  Perhaps it is just me having an ego and thinking I'm more important than I am, but I hope I make a few people happy at the very least.  I wish that I could know how many of you are really reading all this by following my blog or Google+.  I hope you guys all have a fantastic day and happy holidays!    

Monday, November 24, 2014

Issues and Lea Plays Battle Quest Part 5

   Hey everyone!  I had a hude problem with my stupid laptop so I had 2 reset the entire thing.  I lost a few videos and I have to re-download all of my stuff, so there might be a few delays for videos, plus I'm going to be out of town for Thanksgiving.  I am also behind on writing that Disney Villain post since I couldn't use my laptop, but I should be able to slowly inch back into operation.  However, here is last weeks Zelda video that I couldn't post here because of the internet.  Plus, in a moment This Post will be updated with the video I referenced.  


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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Christmas Catastrophe

   My family has a fake tree we've set up for years.  It's old, you have to attack each branch by hand, and it's prickly.  Since we moved to our new house almost 10 years ago, my mom's wanted a taller, thinner tree with less hassle and so have we.  Well, this year a "Christmas Miracle" occurred.  We just popped opened one of the multiple boxes containing parts of the tree to reveal a full nest of mice.  We let the little guys go and intend to empty out the other boxes, but uh, I think this is the mice's way of saying "brah, you need a new tree."  And so, the quest for a new tree begins!!!!!

Friday, November 21, 2014

UPDATED: Super Smash Bros Wii U

  I just ran over to Gamestop to pick up smash bros!!  I just made a quick 5 minute video about some stuff I picked up, but I'm uploading the Lea Plays at the moment so it should be up sometime tonight!  I hope you guys are enjoying the ORAS/Smash Bros Hype Train cause I'm in first class!

Updated 11/25/14

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Decisions and Villains

     Hi.  Hallo.  Sup?  How ya doin?  Just wanted to pop in and say I have a cool idea.  I'm going to do a Disney Villain's segment once a month based either on a holiday in said month, if something in the movie happens in said month, or if I feel like it!  For example, for October I did the Nightmare before Christmas which is a very Halloweeny movie!  I already have one planned for Thanksgiving and will start writing it this week, but I'm wondering what movie to do for December!  The only movies that comes to mind are the Once and Twice Upon a Christmas and Mickey's Christmas Carol.  (Yes, I know there is another Disney Christmas Carol starring Jim Carrey as everybody, but I love the Mickey version most so if I do one, it'll be that version)  I think I'd like to do Christmas Carol because it will work well with the segment, but what do you guys think?  Would you consider Scrooge McDuck a villain of the Disney franchise or at least of that movie, enough that I could cover it in a segment?  Please answer on the poll to the right or leave a comment of another option!  I'd also like ideas for January if you have any!  Also, in case you haven't looked recently, the Disney Villains segments are now under the Reviews, Thoughts On, etc. tab of the navigation bar!
      I hope everyone is not freezing to death out there!  I do also have another picture post coming up, I have written all the content and just need some more pics.  There will be another Lea Plays up tomorrow and my Loot Crate should be coming soon, and I hope to do a huge swell of posting my art once the semester is over.  Finals week is approaching fast and I won't be home over the Thanksgiving break, but no worries!  I'm going to set the Disney Villains post to appear on Thanksgiving Day whether I'm at a computer or not!  Hope you guys are excited for all this!  Much love!  <3

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Puppet Jerkface Returns! (Lea Plays-Battle Quest Part 4)

  First of all, this vide has been up since Thursday, I just wanted to see how many people watched it who do not follow my blog.  If you guys want to see these videos as they come out, please subscribe to my channel so you can get alerted when I upload a video!  I will still post them on here, but a few days later.

Part fouuurr where some cool stuff happens!

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thoughts On: Cats and Dogs

  Today, I heard someone remark that they hate cats.  I've also had many other people tell me this and many people say they hate dogs instead.  I find it very odd that people can hate an entire species of creature.  Now, I will say, I do hate me some mosquitos and centipedes and other insects, but even some like butterflies and moths, dragonflies, ladybugs, even the occasional millipede, can be pretty cool looking as well as hundreds others.  But these animals are common house hold pets and it seems odd to me that people HATE one or the other or both.  So, allow me to explain why I in particular are fond of both, but love cats.

   A dog is a pack animal.  It needs a leader, attention, love, etc.  A pet dog depends on you for basically everything from letting it outside to relieve itself to feeding and watering it, to its basic exercise.  A dog NEEDS a human.  Some people love this idea that something needs them and is happy to see them every time they come home.  They love to be showered in the never ending, never questioning love of a dog.  I understand the idea of having something need you, but just as I don't like people who want a lot of attention, I don't like dogs very much.  I find it annoying when dogs bark and howl for you to come in the door or do something vague.  They aren't very good at describing what they want.  That's not to say I don't love dogs.  I've had dogs all my life and will continue to do so, because I do like having a companion.  However, then there are cats.

   The problem with cats is, unlike a dog which is really a pet, cats are like a horrible roommate.  They don't pay rent, depend on you for food and such, expect you to clean up after them, and don't really give two sh**s about your life.  This room mate makes a mess--they knock stuff over and don't care.  They sleep most of the day and don't do anything, but when they finally are up, they can be hilarious.  They are easy to vent to and will make faces like they care when you know they really don't.  They want to know everything you'redoing though, so be prepared to stop them from going into rooms they don't belong.   If you leave your bed for two seconds, they have stolen your spot and somehow manage to take up the entire bed.  When you walk in the door, the most you get is a little blink or a wave and then they are back to bed or doing whatever it is they do.  However, on rare occasions, they will know you're feeling down and snuggle up close and give you all the love and support you need.  They really do love you, even if you constantly fight.  They will hiss and fuss and slash at you, but will eventually apologize.  Except when you go on a trip without them.  Then they hate you forever.  Also, in some cases, they can be real creeps and follow you to the bathroom....

   My cats represent perfect examples of different types of roommates.  Pippin is the one described
They don't even let you take a good picture
above.  Probably bipolar or has ADHD, she loves to ruin stuff, fly around the room, and fight with me.  I know when I mess with her, I'll get scratched, but I do it anyway because she is playing and will give me kisses afterwards as an apology.  She hates everyone else, but is "helping" me type as I write this.  Pip is only affectionate to me and will sit on the edge of my shower every morning and take baths with me in the afternoon.  I can never be in a room without her stopping by, whether to attack me or to lay with me.  She almost always sleeps on my legs under the covers, and if she's not, she's off terrorizing the house.  Merry is the loving, talkative room mate.  He leaves his clothes (fur) everywhere, but means well, and wants lots of attention, but not enough to suffocate you.  He's very sweet, but actually doesn't like to be smothered, aside from being fed, which is all he ever wants.  Bilbo is the one with too much energy.  He wants to be loved, but very much in a 1 hour-ish window, and then after that he is 100% play!  He bites to hard and plays too rough because he is still a kitten, but when you get him in the love mode, he's sweet.  And Biffy is a dog.

   Now, all this doesn't mean that there aren't exceptions.  Our dog Pliget was the best dog I've ever had the pleasure of living with or being around and I loved her just as much as I love Pippin who is my baby.  It all depends on the type of person you are about what pet you will like, but please, for the millions of you who have never had one of these pets, please give either a try.  I personally prefer cats, but I will always have both.  All my life, I have had dogs and cats that love each other--in fact, Biffy helped raise Bilbo when we got him a year ago, doing most of the motherly duties we didn't want to do.  Don't base a full species on your experiences with one dog or one cat or one breed.  Dogs especially are a result of their training; any dog can be taught well, some just need more training than others, and any dog can be bad.  Cats are harder to train because they don't want to be, but it's not impossible.  For those who think dogs are smarter than cats or vice versa, check out this video below.  I highly suggest checking out these videos if you'd like to know more about the science of pets!  Have a nice night and remember to appreciate your fuzzy friends (of all types!)    

Side note, I've also had 2 hermit crabs named Hermy and Speedy--Hermy being a god amongst mortals living over a year..or was it two?  I had two mice when I was young--Siegfried and Siegfried Jr. as well as two lizards we caught in our house name Lancelot and Guinevere.  Lancelot died, and his fair lady was released back into her natural habitat.  I've had a total of 4 dogs (Lady, Minnyet, and Pliget, and Biffy) and 6 cats (Simba, Gremlin or Gremmy, and Pearl) plus the 3 I have currently that I remember, not including the one or two from when I was too young to know.  This is also not including my families pets such as my Grandmothers and sister's pets.
       I also like snakes and other reptiles unlike a lot of people and you can even see me chillin with some snakies in this video.  My other grandparents also owned a ridiculous number of birds ranging from an African Grey, Umbrella Cockatoos, and a green Macaw, to little lovebirds.  In the comments below, post what kind of pets you had/have!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


  Hello world!  This week is a bit crazy with homework and 2 tests tomorrow so nothing too big except another Lea lays video tomorrow!  Look at me getting a regular schedule ^^.  Just wanted to say I am still around and this weekend I'll be working on more posts!  Love you aaaaall!

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Corn Maze!!!

My friends and I go to the local corn maze for an adventure!!!  Starring, Damon, Michelle, Shelley, Jaimi, Joellen, and Chris!

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Sunday, November 9, 2014


So...the stream is all one came :(  You can still watch it here

Starting around Noon!!

   Morning everyone!!!  I'm up and starting my set up so I just wanted to make sure everyone is amped up for the stream!  For those of you who don't know, the sight I use, Twitch.Tv, is a free streaming sight where I can stream and then those videos are saved in my archives if you missed them!  I forgot to have it save the last stream sadly, but this one will be available to watch anytime.  However, people who have an account (free to make and use) can comment!  If you comment, I can answer questions, have a conversation, etc!  So please come give it a little look.  If you like it, please make an account and say Hi!  See you guys soon!!!!

Saturday, November 8, 2014


  Hello everyone!  Tomorrow around noon MST, I'll be doing a livestream on in honor of Z's birthday!  I will be working on the Halloween special I am too lazy 2 do, and other drawings!  If you come join me, you can ask questions about the comic, my life, etc. and at some point, Jaimi will be joining me!  I don't know how long I'll stream, probably not past 3:30 or 4:00.  I hope you can come!!!

Friday, November 7, 2014

I have weird dreams...

   So, I've mentioned before that a dream about Slenderman saving me made me unafraid of ol' Slendykins.  Well, I've been watching a lot of Let's Players play Alien: Isolation, and the other night I had a dream about....I guess...being best buddies with a Xenomorph and it saving my life by taking a bullet....from....another Xenomorph...............I am not scared of Xenomorphs........ way to get over irrational anxiety according to my brain: dream about it saving you!  Plus, these guys are just pretty cool lookin anyway.  Maybe they just want hugs!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Pistachios!! (Lea Plays-Battle Quest Part 3)

So...loud parents are loud!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Edittiiinnggg, Livestream, and FAQ!

    Hello guys!  Just wanted to pop in to say I'v successfully finished editing all the Legend of Zelda Battle Quest Let's Plays!  Meaning, I will upload one tomorrow!  I'm thinking every Thursday yes?  I also have a few of the single player games to edit, and then more filming to do.  I also have 5 or 6 Pokemon card pack openings and a vlog to upload!  I'm in the process of writting a very long post as well!  I'd also love some comments on what you guys would like me to write about!  I think I'd like to have a segment where, on days between big posts or I have no motivation to write big posts, I just answer some questions, kinda like an FAQ, but more like a...OAQ-once asked question!  So please, either email me here, or leave a comment below, and I'll do some little posts where I answer them!

  Also!  11/9/14 marks Z's 2nd birthday!  In the comic, he is...9?  I think?  I can't remember XD.  In honor of this, I think I'll do a livestream this weekend on my channel, drawing my Halloween Special which is still not done....and his birthday special!  If some people show up, I might even do drawing requests!  I'll draw any character, person, etc. in my art style for you if you ask nicely ^^.  More details soon!!!  <3

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Lea Plays: Nintendo Land Zelda Battle Quest-Part 2

Time for another step into Hyrule you guys!  On we go

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