Monday, November 25, 2013

Castle Tours Highlights-Day One

I've been seriously addicted to castle tours ever since it was released. I've updated and redecorated most of my houses and have some hooked up with teleporters. I'm amazed at what the leader board people do, all the stunning glitching and decoration makes me inspired and slightly jealous. I'm always especially excited when a random castle on the tour is astounding. Sometimes I am going to try to showcase a really great house that I randomly stumbled upon on the tours. Today, an interesting storm house caught my eye.

The exterior featured a nice little garden dotted with statues and many trees.

The front room inside was heavily decorated with a peculiar arrangement of objects from many different worlds. Usually I don't do this because most of my houses are themed to a particular thing and having too much variety looks strange, but this person made it work somehow. They perfectly combined Mooshu and Wizard City styles creating a living room feel with the large table and red sofas. The potted palms also go well with this.

Downstairs had an underwater theme which was perfect. I liked the crab tables with tropical drinks for every seat. And of course any underwater room wouldn't be complete without crab lamps! I love those things.

The shark room was another nice living room area. It had a mannequin playing the piano. Any homeowner who takes the time to craft mannequins should get points for that. The sofa arrangement was good but I think a blue color scheme would have worked better, maybe switch out the snapdragons for bluebonnets, the red sofas for worn blues, and the pink rug for a blue one.
 I like the symmetry of this room with the lamps and paintings on both sides, the Grizzleheim-Avalon combination looks good.
In my storm house, I found this room particularly hard to decorate because of the shape and all the other stuff going on, but this person managed it well with an underwater workshop theme.

Good feasts and kitchens are a nice addition in any house, and this person did a great job stocking them with lots of food! The log cabin wallpaper fits well too.
The last room is a Mooshu themed bedroom that I thought was nice. It has everything a good bedroom needs, a bed, a dresser, and a floating clock!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

It Be Shark Week!

Happy Shark Week everybody! If you've never heard the Shark Week song by Marian Call and Patrick Race, this is the perfect day to hear it!

Wizard101 and Pirate101 are celebrating too, and are even giving away free shark mount rentals. On either website just use the code 'teeth' and you'll get a swift shark in Wizard101 and a hammerhead shark in Pirate101. Tomorrow's the last day, so if you haven't gotten you're sharks yet, get them now!

Now for shark doodles :D.


Friday, July 12, 2013

Birdhouse in Your Soul Video

I finally finished the video I've been working on practically all summer! It's another Wizard101-Pirate101 crossover :D. And here it is:

I'm going to The Happiest Place on Earth (Disneyland, not Wizard101) in a few days, so I won't be able to post next week.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Oracle Part Two- That Blue Thing

If you've been to the Oracle a few times, it may have given you this fortune:
This post is about the story behind that line.

Fans of the band They Might be Giants probably would have gotten this right away, because it's part of a rather memorable series of songs called Fingertips. I made a video where you can listen to the Oracle say the line, then the song plays.
You can find the whole song here.

I happen to know that the person who suggested that saying for the Oracle is Arthur Wethersfield, and that Wizard101 isn't the first game that he worked on that he got the line into.
(Sorry about the quality, it's hard to take pictures of Game Boy screens.)
Ultima Runes of Virtue II was released for the Game Boy in 1994. In the game there is a town that has a secret room under a well. Just inside, there is a sign that reads "Welcome to Origin." In it you can talk to people who worked on the game, and each will say a short line. The character Gnu Gnu says this:

Gnu Gnu is Arthur Wethersfield's alter ego I guess. I think it's funny because the game was made for Game Boys that could only display four shades of green.

And that is what that blue thing is doing here.

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Oracle Part One- Talking Back

For a few weeks now I've been going to the Oracle in the Acropolis house almost every day, and have accumulated a relatively long list of sayings:

Even though the Oracle is supposed to be all-knowing in its advice giving, my characters sometimes feel the need to talk back. And below is how that turns out. Click them to see better.

You're probably in comic overload now, so I'll end here. Be prepared for a part two next week!

Friday, June 21, 2013

More Drawings

Remember this post and this post where I exhibited a bunch of Powerpuff Girl style characters? Well, prepare for part three of that:
Halestorm Balestrom
Moolinda Wu
Arthur Wethersfield
Have you seen the new Kingsisle blog? If you haven't, you should. They have two posts already and I really enjoyed reading them, and I bet any Kingsisle fan would too.

Unrelated to Wizard and Pirate, I finished making a music video that features the Powerpuff Girls and a song by The Doubleclicks called 'The Worst Superpower Ever.' If you're interested, here's a link.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Instruments in the Test Realm

In the test realm there are eight musical instruments you can play in your house: a toy piano, a  bass guitar, a drum kit, a lead guitar, a trumpet, a piano, a percussive drum kit, and a sound generator. My favorite is the bass guitar because it has a bass fish on it.

I know how to play a few songs on the piano, so I made a little video of me playing Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid.

Here are the hotkeys if you're interested in trying it:
R-Y-U-I  I-U-U
Y-U-I  R-Y-I  R-Y-U
T-Y-U-I  Y-U-I-I Y-U-I-P-9-9-I-P-9
9-I-Y-E-9-I-Y-E E-Y-T-Y
T-Y-U-I  Y-U-I-I Y-U-I-P-9-9-I-P-9
9-I-Y-E-9-I-Y-E E-Y-T-Y
On Wizard101 Central, there's a music library that has many more songs by hotkey.

Did you know there are two secret sounds on the sound generator? Press E for El Toro's trumpet (the one that plays whenever someone mentions El Toro in Pirate101) and S for the seraph's casting song. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Mannequin Salon

I haven't messed with most of the new test realm stuff, but I have bought a lot of hair styles. Which inspired me to make an ad, since the wigs fit really well on mannequins.
(Click to enlarge)
I might make another to add on to this later, but that'll be all for now. 

(Except for these pictures of all my mannequins)

Monday, April 1, 2013

Slowpoke Sloth Comic

Wizard and Pirate released the Slowpoke Sloth mount today, so I made a little comic about it. 
(Click to make bigger)
Don't you just love April Fools day?

Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Darlings of Lumberland

They Might be Giants, my favorite band, recently came out with a new album. There's a song about zombies on it so I had to make a music video to that!