Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Top 10 Ghost Type Pokemon & Halloween Master Post

       Let's get spoopy!  Hello everyone and welcome to Halloween time!  As many of you know, Halloween is either my favorite or second favorite Holiday!  Since the creation of my comic, Halloween has been a huge deal and here on the blog, it inspired me to do a lot of posts!  In fact, by the end of this week I want to post a master post of all the Halloween Me+Free comics!  I just read one of my Halloween posts from 2013 (Linked Below) and realized a lot has changed over the years.  Last year, my sister was married on Halloween day, but even that didn't stop me from writing about Oogie Boogie (link below) for this awesome holiday!  This year, I want some suggestions on what to do so check that out here!

        First of all, my anxiety is better but of course, not fixed.  I've watched hundreds of horror games FIRST TIME EVER very soon!!  I like to think I've come a long way from that girl who used to cry at the first sign of a ghost story, but of course I still hate looking in mirrors, driving in the dark, going into my own grandmother's house at night, and so forth.  Overall, my biggest fear is ghosts....
, know every theory on Five Nights and Freddy's and Until Dawn, and I'm getting ready to watch Alien and Jaws for the

Soooooooooo let's talk about my Top 10 Favorite Ghost Type Pokémon!  There are, sadly, not a lost of the illusive ghost type Pokémon, although there are definitely more than there were when I was a kid!  Just like how for Christmas in 2013 I did a list of my Top 10 Favorite Ice Types, let's get into my favorite spooky ghosts!   

Trainer made with http://joy-ling.deviantart.com/art/Pokemon-Trainer-Creator-401165483 and Background from http://canitbesaturdaynow.com/

10.  Trevenant -
      First off is one of the newest Pokémon, Trevenant.  Although I'm not a huge fan of X&Y, I love Trevenant's design and depressing backstory.  Phantumps are the ghosts of deceased children inside stumps, meaning Trevenants are the souls of children that have been trained through battle to evolve.  Furthermore, it's Pokedex entry says "It will trap people who harm the forest, so they can never leave."  Sooooo it's a murderer!  Awesome...  I like to think of Tevenant as the scarier version of a Sudowoodo and I love it!  Of course, I haven't used them much in the games.

9.  Giratina -
      Upon release, Pokémon Platinum was one of my favorite games of the time.  Upholding the tradition of a third legendary, Giratina was a very interesting and in my opinion, under utilized Pokémon.  Although he did get his own movie, I'd love to see more of the reverse world that Giratina lived in.  I also love Giratina's unique design--so much so that I have the pre-order exclusive Giratina figurine on display in my room!  Fearsome but intriguing, I absolutely love Giratina with all it's mystery!

8.  Duskull -
      Duskull is the cutest of its evolutionary line, and a classic ghost.  As a kid, I hated the Duskull line because of how creepy they are, but recently, I've developed a love for the little guy.  Although his Alpha Sapphire Pokedex entry states "Duskull wanders lost among the deep darkness of midnight. There is an oft-told admonishment given to misbehaving children that this Pokémon will spirit away bad children who earn scoldings from their mothers."  Duskull is definitely not the only horrifying Pokemon to whisk away bad kids.  Duskinoir is basically the grim reaper of the Pokemon universe!  However, I somehow still adore this sweet little guy.  In my current Alpha Sapphire game, I have a lovely lady named Noir that I evolved into a Duskclops!  This is her!

7.  Pumkaboo -
      I have heard a lot of hate for Pumpkaboo, but I think they are absolutely adorable!  One of my favorite Pokemon of gen 6, Pumpkaboo is a cute and perfectly Halloween themed Pokemon!  It's also really weird and interesting that it has different sizes, just like picking Pumpkins from a pumpkin patch!  It's also less spooky then many other ghost types, carrying "wandering spirits to the place where they belong so they can move on."  So it's a sweet little mediator!  How cute ;-;

6.  Misdreavus -
      At first glance, Misdreavus is just a pretty and cute Pokemon.  However, this little guy "frightens people with a creepy, sobbing cry. The Pokémon apparently uses its red spheres to absorb the fearful feelings of foes and turn them into nutrition."  What the hell.  I personally really like the feminine looking Pokemon like it and Gardeviour, but apparently I should have been staying away from these ghosty jerks!  Currently, I have the lovely Ms. Dreavus and how could a face this cute be evil?!?

5.  Spiritomb -  
      Spiritomb is a really cool looking pokemon I've always really liked!  I love the simple stone at the bottom and the shiny blue version is gorgeous!  This is another Pokemon I'd love to see more exploration into.  The Pokedex states "it was bound to a fissure in an odd keystone as punishment for misdeeds 500 years ago" but I want to know what those misdeeds are!  A simple but awesome design.  Here's my sweet Sabrina!

4.  Litwick -  
      A lot of people hate the Pokemon based on objects and I have to be honest, Pokemon like Vanilluxe grind my Klinglangs, but little Litwick is just too cute.  Litwick has to be one of the most adorabley simple Pokemon out there and I absolutely adore it.  Keeping with the creepyness of all these ghosts, Litwick "absorbs the life energy of people and Pokémon, which becomes the fuel that it burns."  Why do the cutest Pokemon have to be so scary!?

3.  Banette/Mega Banette -
      It was hard to chose between Shuppet and it's evolution, Banette, but I eventually picked Banette for it's style alone.  First of all, Shuppet is just absolutely adorable, but Banette is terrifying.  As a kid, I never caught one because I hated how scary they are and the fact that they're basically voodoo dolls.  However, now I have the adorable powerhouse, Shwoop.  Also, I'm not a big fan of mega evolutions, but Mega Banette may be my absolute favorite!  I think it's a perfect extension of how cool and spooky banette already is!  They say Banettes are toys tossed aside by their owners, so I hope I have been able to provide a happy home to mine so it won't seek vengeance on me!  The Pokedex also say "A cursed energy permeated the stuffing of a discarded and forgotten plush doll, giving it new life as Banette. The Pokémon's energy would escape if it were to ever open its mouth."  Wait......wait in Pokemon Amie....OH MY GOD!!!

2.  Haunter  -
      Chances are when you think Ghost Type, you think of one of the Gastly line Pokemon.  Not only were they the first, but they have that simple, iconic ghost design.  Personally, I think Haunter is the scariest and coolest design of the set.  Haunter looks like a ghost and is just the right level of creepy.  I mean, look at the original sprite!  I kind of wish they kept the original horrifying version of Haunter!  Of course, Haunter is scary as all hell because "if licked, its victim starts shaking constantly until death eventually comes."  Lovely. 


Honorable Mention:  Marowak -
      Ok ok, Technically, Marowak is not a ghost type, but arguably the most iconic ghost in the Pokémon games other than the recent human ghosts like those in the Old Chateau, Phoebe's room, the Marvelous Bridge, and Lumiose city, is the ghost of the mother Marowak.  Back in Pokémon Red and Blue at the haunting Lavender Town Pokémon Tower, young innocent kids encountered not only annoying music, but a mysterious ghost blocking our path to the top.  That ghost was the soul of a Marowak murdered by Team Rocket and operated like a sort of mini boss.  In the Pokémon Origins anime, this ghost gets a heart retching goodbye with it's little baby Cubone before passing on.  How could I leave this iconic ghost off this list?! 


1.  Sabeleye - 
      Sabeleye is creepy.  Sabeleye is cute.  Sabeleye is one of my favorite Pokemon in general!   In my first Gen 3 playthrough, I met a gorgeous Sabeleye and it stayed on my team almost all the way through the game.  Although this go around, my sweet new Sible isn't accompanying me everywhere, she is still one of my favorites.  For some reason, Sabeleye's design just struck me as special and unique, perhaps because of their stunning gemstone eyes and that sort of curious look.  It also sort of reminds me of Stitch from Lilo and Stitch, an underrated Disney movie.
      I'm not into statistics or competitive play, but I would swear up and down that Sabeleye is a beast on the battle field, or maybe that's just mine.  I also don't hate the Mega Evolution of Sabeleye, as it keeps what makes Sabeleye cool.  I think it would have been a little cooler if the gemstone it had and its eyes were green instead to nod at Emerald, but Ruby is probably more menacing.  I sort of wish Sabeleye had a real evolution, but I have no idea what they could do aesthetically to the little guy, and even the fan art doesn't seem like the right step for this little guy.  Overall, Sableyes always have a very special, spooky place in my heart!  That or it stole my spirit like it's said to do....Meh!

Still not in the Halloween spirit?  Try some of my other Halloweeny or spooky posts!  More soon to come!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

UPDATED! Super Smash Bros. Tournament!

    Hey guys, today I'm competing in a local SSB4 tournament!  I'm going to either be streaming or hosting the people streaming the match on my twitch page http://www.twitch.tv/leanasta_w starting at 6 MST ish!

UPDATE 10/25/15 5:30:  Hey guys!  I absolutely lost the contest XD  but, I still made this little thumbnail!  Hope you guys like it ^^

Friday, October 23, 2015

Me+Free+Charity = Extra Life!

       Hey everyone!!  Some of you may have heard of the "Extra Life" event where gamers play games to raise money for charity!  In honor of this, my eSports team and one of the fraternities on campus are getting together to try and raise as much as we can for the UNM Children's Hospital!  I'm not 100% sure what the plans for the group are, but either way I'd like to try to do as close to a 24 Hour Livestream to raise money as I can!

The event is all day November 7th, but you can start donating now!! 
"Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids." 
You guys can find out more and start donating here:

I will either be streaming or hosting the group's stream on my twitch.tv page

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Me+Free Halloween

   Hey guys, obviously Halloween is well on its way!  I always try to make Halloween special for Me+Free.  This year, I've really been lacking on the comic and so I want to do a nice special!  In the real world, this year I'm dressing as a college Hufflepuff with all my clothes so I was contemplating doing that as well in the comic with Z as the Gryffindor he is, with Pippin and Pablo as their Patronus...es....Patroni?  Pa...anyway!

If you guys have any cool ideas for what they should dress as, give me some ideas in the comments!  I also like to have everyone in the house themed the same, so if you have a big ensemble idea, that works too! 

For example, here's the 2012 special.  In 2013, I did a video game special with Lea and Z as Link and Zelda (respectively ^^), and 2014 I did a Wicked themed one with Lea and Z as Elphaba and Fiyero!  If I get a lot of suggestions, I might do a drawing Livestream!!!!!!!!  To see some other themes I've already done (including Nightmare before Christmas), check here! 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A Beginner’s Guide to XSplit Broadcaster and Streaming on Twitch.tv (Windows 10)

   Hey guys!  You've probably noticed my absence, and in large part, it's due to this project.  I'm sure the circumstances around this past few weeks will end up in a Rant Time when I've cooled down about it enough, but for now, here's my guide to streaming!  I hope to livestream this weekend if I can contact Toshiba about my headset not working.  If any of you know why my Plantronics microphone isn't working, please shoot me an email!  <3

Friday, October 9, 2015

Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer Mini-Review

   Hey guys, school has been crazy busy!  Plus, when I'm not doing school/working, I'm on the eSports team and playing Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer!  I've been pretty darn booked, but I still remember you guys!! I can't stream today because of my mic, but I'll see what I can do.  In the meantime... 

Mini Review!!!!!

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (3DS)

You are a new employee at Nook's Homes (a totally missed opportunity to call it Nook's Nooks or Nook's Crannies) and your job is to design the homes and facilities in your area!

All these pictures are mine ^^
Movement is done with the circle pad, the camera uses the d-pad, the shoulder buttons take pictures, and everything else is on the gamepad!  You can pick, rotate, and place furniture with the stylus!  Also, by using Play Coins (gained by walking around) you can learn to change the color of furniture, change the house's layout (including adding extra rooms), and more!  It's a nice way to spend those Play Coins I get walking on campus.  The majority of the game consists of making themed houses for different residents, but you can also work on the school, hospital, and other buildings in town! 
         The big gimmick is using "Amiibo cards" to design the houses of particular characters.  At the moment there are 100 cards, each sold in packs of 6 for $6 with one free inside your game when you buy it.  Unless you have a New 3DS, you'll need a card reader, which normally goes for $20, but can be bought in a bundle with the game for $50 total which is half price and not bad!  I was super hoping for and got Redd!!  Yaaaaay!!! 

        Also, you can upload your creations online for others to see!  Below, I'll have some of my QR codes for you guys to visit!! 
        However, this all means it's very different than the other Animal Crossing games and I was a little sad that I don't even get my own home to decorate!  If you like the "do what you want, fish, make and spend bells" aspect of the other games, this might not be for you.  However, I've found this game very therapeutic and a very nice game to play in short bursts between classes or before bed.  It also feels a lot more like the Sims in that you have a lot of items to use, but you have no budget and no people to control that will inevitably die trying to make dinner.

The music is great and classic Animal Crossing.  It has a very peppy and happy mood the whole time and is worth playing with it on!  The sound effects are a nice satisfying "plop" and everytime you type, there's that cute little voice narrating the letters.  Each character has a distinct voice and mannerism and they're just wonderful <3

It's Animal Crossing.  It looks like Animal Crossing.  This time around, you do get to pick your hair, skin color, and eyes.  You can only change your pants and accessories, not your shirt because you are always in uniform.  A lot of the furniture goes well together and you can make very cool, stylized rooms.  However, some of the furniture and stuff is a little too out there for my taste, but I try to make the rooms fit what the customer wants, not my personal preferences. 

The game is a very nice, slow paced experience.  I am a bit sad that you can't walk around randomly outside the town even though it makes sense from a technical stand point, and I wish there was a grading system.  I understand they didn't want the game to be hard or stressful, but it would be nice to get rankings or grades.  Other than that, it's a nice, simple game I like to play to relax.  I recommend it to anyone who likes designing and being crazy creative!  Have fun with it!  <3

Here are some of my homes!  If you have the game, use the QR codes!!  

Some other Home codes:  (Some might be repeats sorry)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

You Know You're A College Student When...

You order a half price pizza and cheese sticks on your laptop named Zelda to be delivered between your class and your lab while in CS class wearing a Hufflepuff sweater over a dress, drinking a vending machine coke and eating a vending machine snickers bar for breakfast/lunch.