My Weekly Adventures #66

Welcome back to another two weeks! We’re getting closer to summer now and the weather is getting hot and humid!

Lots of stuff’s been going on as I look back at the past two weeks with multiple day trips and gardening updates and so much  more. One of the biggest weekends of the year for gaming and of course, Game Warp is just around the corner so I can imagine the next Weekly Adventures might be just a disaster of almost nothing (since Grand Prix weekend is also that same weekend).

Let’s take a look at what’s been up in the last 2 weeks!

Movies and Tea in Full Swing

Movies and Tea Podcast is in full swing this month. Elwood and I have been in quite a groove as we dive further in Paul W.S. Anderson films. After the Event Horizon show at the beginning of the month, we dove into Soldier, featuring Kurt Russell which also saw us joining into our first blogathon held by Return to the 80s and RealWeegieMidget Reviews as well!

Following that, we just released our mega episode taking a trip down the Resident Evil franchise as we take a look at the 6 films!

Take a listen and give us your thoughts over at our blog where we also have each of our takes on each of the films that we review in the podcast. Check us out and give us a follow here.

Hiking on Victoria Day

Mont Megantic National Park

View at the Observatory

You can see the full recap HERE.

Victoria Day in Canada is a lovely statutory holiday. My husband and I went for our first hike of the season. It was a lovely day and super awesome. We are having some great hiking plans of going out to hike at least twice a month. I truly hope that it’ll work out. Next on the to-do list is to get some new hiking shoes. Doing some research on what to get right now.

Cinema Recall Guest

You can find the episode right HERE.

If you didn’t know, we had a mega That Moment In podcast network gathering organized by The Vern, the host of Cinema Recall. We sat down in our different time zones at all hours of the day to record this mega episode sharing our movie firsts: the scariest, the saddest and the sexiest. The choices were fantastically diverse and it was a ton of fun to sit down to everyone! Its awesome! Hopefully we will be gathering for another meeting eventually.

Ottawa Day Trip

Shanghai 360

Last weekend was the Ottawa Marathon. I usually would go down with my friend but with my husband’s change in work schedule, we ended up just going down to visit and hang out with him. We did a little bit of a haul HERE. It was a lot of fun. We had some food at Shanghai 360, a fast food restaurant in Rideau Centre. I really love this place and eat here almost every time I go to Ottawa. It was a great trip nonetheless. We had fun walking around and shopping. We took care of some business since my engagement ring needed to be fixed and I had bought it down in Ottawa. Anyways, I’ll be heading back there eventually to pick it up and maybe then I’ll take my husband to check out the diner and explore Byward Market which we ran out of time this time.

Dentist Update

Last time I talked about my overdue dentist appointment. Well, I went for my second cavity filling session. The dentist decided for my own good to split the original session into two visits. Let me tell you that at this current moment and even when I was going home and that evening, I was ever so happy with that choice because the anesthesia took forever (like 4 hours) to go away and then my jaw feels like there is a bruise on it. Not sure why.

Cute Kitty Pic

When the heat hits us, my cat looks at me meows and then lies down. Not sure if its protest or just enjoying the cool floor.

That’s it for these two weeks!
I’ve had lots of things from hauls to garden updates and a ton of movie reviews, TV binge and just an assortment of stuff. 
What have you been up to?

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Game Warp Podcast: Spectrum Break Interview

The next Game Warp Podcast is here and we’re sitting down with a solo game developer and talking about his recently released game called Spectrum Break.

Spectrum Break is a colorful synth-infused physics platformer. Playing as a little surfer dude, you have to light up all the blocks however zero gravity also plays into this game so that whenever you touch a block, it shifts, making it harder to reach where you need to go. It was released earlier this year at the end of March.

For all the info, you can find it in the description of the Youtube video!

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Movies and Tea #3 – Event Horizon

Elwood and I head in to the 3rd movie of Paul W.S. Anderson’s career, Event Horizon.

Event Horizon might not have grabbed its audiences when it was first released but it sure has gathered quite a cult following since then. Probably the movie that inspired us to dive into this director’s career as we look at how Event Horizon stands for ourselves and so much more.

Head over to Movies and Tea Podcast to check it out!

Movies and Tea

Having finally achived commercial sucess with the release of Mortal Kombat Paul W.S. Anderson turned down the chance of directing the ill-advised sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation along with offers to direct the first X-Men movie. Instead Anderson choose the option to make an R-rated horror instead.

Unquestionably a risky move on Anderson’s part and ultimatly a vision which would feel the wrath of the censors sheers when his initial cut recived the kiss of death NC-17 Rating from the MPAA.

The film itself equal parts blue collar sci-fi and homage to his favourite horror films as a rescue crew uncover the secrets of this intersteller marie celeste of the title. The film intitally bombed at the box office only to find a significant cult following since its release especially as critics and audience have returned to re-evaluate Anderson’s filmography.

Continuing our own season long re-evaluation of Anderson’s filmography on this…

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Movies and Tea #2 – Mortal Kombat (1995)

Movies and Tea Podcast’s second episode is here!
Elwood and I continue with Paul W. S. Anderson’s directorial efforts with 1995’s video game adaptation film, Mortal Kombat.

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Movies and Tea

On this episode Elwood and Kim’s season long re-evaluation of Paul W.S. Anderson’s filmography moves onto his Hollywood debut with the videogame adaptation of “Mortal Kombat” which not only was the sleep over movie of choice in the 90’s but has since gone on like the games its adapted from to gain an impressive cult following.

Here we look back at the film aswell as questioning why this was the breakout movie we expected for Robin Shou plus much more!!

Further Viewing

  • Arena (1989)
  • Bloodsport
  • Enter The Dragon
  • Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing
  • Future Cops

Music on this episode

Keith Mansfield – Funky Fanfare
The Immortals – Techno Syndrome (Mortal Kombat)
BrySi – Scorpion Rap

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Game Warp: Interview with Pandemonium Interactive

And we are back with our first interview of 2018!

This episode on Game Warp Podcast, we sit down with Alex from Pandemonium Interactive to talk about his upcoming game N.U.T.Z. which is currently in a Kickstarter campaign. N.U.T.Z. is a 2D non-linear action platformer inspired by Megaman and Metroid. Its set in space and you play as squirrels fighting space dinosaurs. Wondering how that idea came about? Watch the interview and you’ll know all about it as well as the future of N.U.T.Z. and what are in the plans. Hope you enjoy!

You can find the Kickstarter campaign for NUTZ here.

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Game Warp Podcast: The Cave – Review

And we are finally back on track.

Well, everything is kind of relative, right? The little detour because of our mostly technical (but other issues did occur) situation finally seems to have been caught up. We’re only about a week later than usual for the featured reviews and that is pure awesomeness in my mind at least.

With that said, 2013’s puzzle platformer The Cave, developed by Double Fine Productions was our March featured game. Its one that I dabbled in years ago in the demo and kept waiting for a discount and always forgot or just missed it. Whichever it was, I finally got to check it out.

In this podcast, we review it and discuss what works and what doesn’t.

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My Weekly Adventures #62 I’m 32!

Weekly Adventures

Welcome back to this edition of My Weekly Adventures!

This post comes a little later than usual. To be honest, I was just taking it easy since I took today off to relax and enjoy my birthday. I am getting older and this past week has been busy with new project launch and lots of catch up on stuff to be more on track and organized. Its been an uphill trek after being functional again a few weeks ago with the new PC. Luckily things are going very well now and I’m hoping it will go that way. Although, the last few days, the stats were absolutely meh but after so many years of doing this, I love just sharing what a little bit of everything so the stats don’t bother me anymore. Maybe its the enlightenment of getting a little older. 😉

This is going to be a really short one since there honestly isn’t much to recap. I was looking back and realized that the last two weeks didn’t have much going on. I debated about posting today but hey, why not! A little bit of something is better than nothing, right?

Getting Ready For Running Season…Very Slowly

The snow is melting away in our yard and I can see the tulips starting to come out and the strawberries are sprouting some new leaves as well as some other plants here and there. Which means that as the weather gets a little more stable and mild, I’m getting back to running season. I haven’t ran in a year. In fact, working out has been so sparse in the past year and a half that I really need to get back on track to just basic exercises. With that said, I started scheduling in little improvise workout programs for myself at home, just like 30  minutes of Zumba routines from Youtube 2 times a week. Its going okay…can’t say that I’ve been incredibly disciplined but working out is definitely always in the back of my mind and I make a solid effort to get even 20 minutes in when I have the time.

I’m hoping to start actually running somewhere like mid to late April depending on how much overtime I have at work and how that affects my own calendar.

The Husband’s Birthday Weekend

My husband, better known now as a contributing factor of Game Warp as Stunt Gamer had his birthday last weekend. Yes, our birthdays are a week apart. You haven’t heard the weirdest part yet when it comes to coincidences and our families other birthdays. Either way, for his birthday weekend, he got to relax like crazy and over the Saturday and Sunday, I made it a full day of meals pretty much, there was a brunch, a dinner and a birthday dessert. I posted last week about the dinner HERE. And well, above are the cupcakes (because the cake version of this would be crazy) that I made for him. It was a Chocolate Cupcake with Nutella Filling topped with cupcake icing and a Ferrerro Rocher.

I’ll share the next two recipes very soon. We also went to go see Tomb Raider for his birthday and while the theatre experience has me really angry, the movie itself was pretty fun. I’ll have that review going up very soon as well. Lots of upcoming stuff, right?

New Project: Movies & Tea Podcast

If you missed it this week, my awesome Game Warp co-host Elwood and I started up a new podcast and the debut episod went live this week. We apparently hate free time. Thats our running joke. Between us, we have too many projects and who are we kidding…we love it! Movies & Tea sparks from the idea of each season looking at a different director and their movies. Of course, some will have more than enough movies but we will pick a selection or batch together a few so that the season will be about 6 to 8 episodes long. Right now, we are looking at releasing on a biweekly or once every three weeks or something. We are pretty flexible with the schedule. This is a fun and casual project since we love talking about films off air during production meetings and stuff.

The kick-off director is Paul W.S. Anderson and this episode looks at his directorial debut full length feature, Shopping.

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Turning 32!

Spending my #birthday at the #DreamworksAnimation #exhibit at @canmushistory #HistoryMuseum

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How about that? Time sure does fly and I’m 32! Honestly, I don’t really feel that different. If anything, with all the projects going on, its making me feel very energetic and youthful like never before. I kind of have to be since it is the gaming scene and embracing new stuff and new game ideas and same goes for the movie industry and whatnot. I feel like the past year, I’ve grown a lot as a blogger and podcaster among many other stuff that I love to do. With that said, I usually don’t like to make a big deal of my birthday so its just been a relaxing day with my husband. We headed for a little day trip out to check out the Dreamworks Animation Exhibit in the Canadian Museum of History before it ends next weekend. Its a ton of fun since other than that exhibit, there’s some permanent ones there about the full Canadian history and its like 4 floors of stuff to look at and its paired with the Children’s Museum as well as includes a Dreamworks film which we missed since we got there too late and it was a decision between seeing exhibits or seeing the movie and just one exhibit. Plus, the movie was Shrek 4 and I stopped watching Shrek after the 2nd one so it wasn’t particularly intriguing. With that said, the exhibit was very unique and I loved seeing the art work and all the sketches and music and more. Super cool stuff.

No worries! I’ll do a coverage/recap post some time next week. More upcoming…

Cute Kitty Pic

That’s it for this Weekly Adventures!
Hopefully, I’ll be reporting back with some more exercise progress next time (if work hasn’t drained me).
You already know whats upcoming for the next week or two with all that I talked about up there. 
What have you been up to?