Saturday, October 31, 2009

Professor Snaglefoompus' Halloween

One day, Professor Snaglefoompus decided to celebrate Halloween by showing up to his class in a costume. He didn't have any good costumes besides the suit he wore when he was a detective, so he went to the local costume shop.

"Hello, sir," the woman at the counter said. "Can I help you?"

"Yes, I'm looking for a good Halloween costume," Professor Snaglefoompus said. "What kind of costumes do you have?"

"Costumes?" the woman asked. "This isn't a costume shop, sir. It's a bridal shop."

"I see," Professor Snaglefoompus said, looking at the various wedding dresses. "It does looks like the only costume you have left is a bride's outfit. Very well--I'll take one in a medium."

So it was that when Professor Snaglefoompus went to class that day, he was wearing a wedding gown. The class stared at him for a while until Rob, the professor's assistant, spoke up.

"Professor Snaglefoompus, what are you doing?" Rob asked. "You can't show up to your classes in a wedding dress! You could get in serious trouble!"

"Do you like the dress? It's my Halloween costume," Professor Snaglefoompus said.

"But Halloween is next week," Rob said.

"I'm pretty sure it's today," Professor Snaglefoompus said. "You must have forgotten to set your watch to Daylight Savings Time."

"But that's next week, too! Oh...look, just take off the dress, Professor."

"Why?"

"Because it's not Halloween, and you look ridiculous."

"Why, Rob," Professor Snaglefoompus said. "You're being quite rude. Are you jealous because I have a better costume than you do?"

"I don't have a costume," Rob said.

"No wonder you're worried about losing the costume contest! Come on, let's go make you a costume."

"I can't go to get a costume! I have to teach class."

"No, you don't," Professor Snaglefoompus said. "Halloween is a holiday, and we don't have school on holidays! Let's start making that costume."

Professor Snaglefoompus ran off to find a good costume for Rob, except he tripped on his dress and hurt his leg. He had to lie down at the back of the classroom until his leg felt better.

Likewise, Rob also had to lie down because he had a bad headache after talking to the professor. So everyone in class that day got a Halloween Holiday a week early. It was very nice, even if none of them got any candy.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Clip Shows

Apparently, a few people have made clip shows of some of my videos...





I wouldn't say those are my funniest moments, but if people like them, people like them.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

White Wolf of Icicle Creek Review

Remember when I talked about the video review I did for Nancy Drew: White Wolf of Icicle Creek for the Wii? Sega didn't like the review very much because the scores with the review were too low for their tastes.

Here's the review, for all those who didn't see it earlier:



Well, here's the odd part. Sega didn't like the review...but my friend Paul just told me that Her Interactive liked it so much that they quote it on their website. How cool is that? I should write a review for another one of the Nancy Drew games someday.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Watching Waverly

Her Interactive did a Twitter Soap Opera, starring various characters from Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy. I didn't follow it, because I don't like Twitter. As many other people have said, it's boring to limit people to writing short sentences. I have written hundreds of pages of material in the past, and I fully intend to write hundreds of pages in the future, and if Twitter thinks it can stop me, it's a bigger twit than I first thought.

Anyway, the good folks at Her Interactive managed to compile the Twitter updates and color-code them in an easy-to-read document:

http://www.herinteractive.com/games/wac/Watching_Waverly.pdf

So now everyone can read it and have fun! There are some funny bits to the soap opera, and it's interesting to get a little insight into Megan Vargas and Danielle Hayes, who are the two Waverly girls who don't appear in the game because they were attacked by the Black Cat.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy; Deaths Video

Here's the deaths video for Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy. Thanks to everyone who helped me.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Warnings of Waverly Academy Trailer

You know, I rewatched the trailer for Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy.



Most of the material in the trailer is from the game...but I never saw the special collections cabinet get broken, like it does in 0:37 of the video. Is that an animation they made specifically for the trailer?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Warnings at Waverly Academy Deaths

People want me to do a deaths video for Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy. I'd be happy to oblige, but I don't understand the death scenes in the game.

I understand two of them, the death you get from messing up the tree puzzle and the death you get from messing up the final puzzle, but the game lists two more deaths for me:

2nd Chance Expelled
2nd Chance Sneak
2nd Chance Clock

I'm guessing 2nd Chance Expelled means you'll get expelled if you get too many demerits. But how does setting Nancy's alarm clock result in a second chance? Same with sneaking around at night--whenever Paige caught me, I got demerits. I didn't get a game over sequence.

So if any of you people out there know how these second chances result in death scenes (or if you know of any second chances I may have missed), let me know!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy

I have now finished my video walkthrough for Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy.


Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy (Part 1): Welcome to Waverly




Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy (Part 2): Rachel and Mel



Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy (Part 3): Air Hockey




Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy (Part 4): DNA Project



Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy (Part 5): Snack Shop, Orthographic Views



Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy (Part 6): Rita Hallowell's Journal, Talking to Ned


Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy (Part 7): Playing Scram Against Leela



Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy (Part 8): Rachel's Projects, Tons of Texts



Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy (Part 9): Is Mel a Plagiarist?




Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy (Part 10): Piano Puzzle



Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy (Part 11): Climbing Trees, Day Two



Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy (Part 12): Victorian Dining Puzzle



Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy (Part 13): The Blackwood Society



Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy (Part 14): United States Map


Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy (Part 15): Rachel's Secret, Starburst Puzzle, Easter Egg



Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy (Part 16): Pictures, Corine's Essay




Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy (Part 17): Furnace Puzzle



Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy (Part 18): Black Cat Caught, The End

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister

Just now, I remembered I forgot to make a blog post about this. It's the next game in the Nancy Drew series!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Not Another Impromptu Musical!

Okay, my new favorite fanfic is Not Another Impromptu Musical!. The whole story is basically someone making fun of "Now or Never", the opening song to High School Musical 3.

My favorite part of that song is the bridge, mainly because it's so ridiculous. Here are the lyrics that don't rhyme:

Troy: Right now I can hardly breathe.
Gabriella: You can do it, just know that I believe.
Troy: Than that's all I really need.

It's supposed to be very inspiring that Gabriella's belief in Troy's abilities pushes him to new heights...until you remember that they're talking about basic respiratory functions.

So, yeah, Not Another Impromptu Musical! is basically a few pages of someone pointing out ridiculous things like that. I thought it was funny.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Question

Would you guys prefer to have me release some of the videos now, or do you want me to wait until I finish with all of them?

I might even try something like releasing two videos a day, with the hopes that by the time I get up to the end of the video walkthrough, I'll have finished by then.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy Preview

All right, here are the videos of me playing the demo version of Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Acaedmy!







When midterms are over today, I'll hopefully have the free time to actually play the real version of the game.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pug's Adventures

So here are the "Pug's Adventures" strips I made from November 25-29, 2007. The first three strips were a lot funnier in my head than they were in their final forms. Oh well. That happens sometimes.










Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sunday Blog Post

All right, I finished recording the videos of me playing through the demo version of Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy. Hopefully, they'll be up on the Internet by...Tuesday? Wednesday? I dunno.

The sound and video are off at certain places--for example, when I play air hockey, the video skips around a lot, and sometimes you only hear me speaking from one speaker. Let's hope I can resolve these issues by the time I get around to making my video walkthrough for the game itself.

With the help of people's suggestions, I managed to write up a "Games to Play" list. There are about 40 games on it. I'm glad that somebody suggested I posting my Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney walkthrough, because I was going to do that anyway, so there's no extra work for me!

I probably should have mentioned this in my latest video, but there's a list of games I've written text guides for, so making video walkthroughs for those games should be pretty easy for me. A few of the newer requests are games on that list, like Zelda: Twilight Princess and Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?. So, theoretically, there's a high probability of those games being played first. I'll make an official decision after I finish with my current two projects: Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.

And now, I have to go back to studying the History of Philosophy. The easiest midterm is tomorrow--it's a twenty minute oral exam, we already have the questions we're being asked, and we can bring notes--so I'm not too worried about it.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Vlog #5

Vlog #5...is up!



Thanks to all you people who have commented on my blog, I have learned two things:

1) You are smarter than I am, and have already beaten Warnings at Waverly Academy.
2) The demo for Warnings at Waverly Academy. The demo is only about 20 minutes, right? What say I try to do the demo now, and then do the actual game later?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thursday Blog Post

You know, when I said I'd make Vlog #5, I forgot that the Internet here is not fast enough to upload videos. So even though Vlog 5 is done, you won't be able to see it for a little while. I did, however, sort all my vlogs into a playlist, which I have had on my to-do list for a while now.

I've managed to play Warnings at Waverly Academy for a little while now. It's interesting--I've seen five characters so far, which seems like a lot after Ransom of the Seven Ships with its three characters. So far, I've mostly been talking to the characters, instead of doing a lot of puzzle solving.

...Although the puzzles I've solved so far have been pretty hard. "Hard" as in I had a difficult time figuring out what it is I'm supposed to do to solve the puzzle. Once I figured out what I was supposed to do, the puzzles were easier.

Nancy has a working cell phone in this game, after being deprived of a cell in the last four games. And this time her cell has text messaging, which is a pretty neat feature.

I think I'll play the game some more.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I Got It!

My copy of Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy came in today. YES!

I think I annoyed my mom, because I called her four times today, asking if the game had come yet.

I hope to play this game (and post a video) tomorrow. And even though I've been writing shot paragraphs, I feel that I've been writing far too much, and wasting valuable Sassy Detective time. Ciao!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Michael Gets a Thumbs-Up from Her Interactive

So maybe Sega doesn't like me too much (see blog post below), but I think someone at Her Interactive likes me. I just got an email today saying they just shipped my copy of Warnings at Waverly Academy.

Pre-orders aren't supposed to ship until next Monday, according to their newsletter. So that means I'll get the game a few days early. Cool!

I'll still probably be too busy with school work to play games, but I'm still happy about it.