Extra Life & some new rules

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Another year, another Extra Life!

Extra Life is a great foundation that has been working to help kids be kids even if they are sick or in the hospital. “Since 2008 they have raised more than $30 million for sick and injured kids” – and that’s straight from their site.

So, what’s the situation? A 24 hour video gaming marathon to help raise support. Tried my hand at it last year after a few years of watching others, and now it’s time for round 2. Being a kid you get to have this unique freedom and imagination of the world around you, and it doesn’t last long as you grow up – but kids shouldn’t have to grow up sooner because of things beyond their control. Point: it’s a great cause and it’s well worth losing sleep over (which is why Extra Life was also the subject of my P4A video last year).

I play for my local CMN Hospital, BC Children’s! Last year we cruised through a few games on my stream: Five Nights at Freddys, Overwatch, Little Inferno, Post Master, Epic Stickman, World of Goo, and Organ Trail.

This year we’re aiming for a 24 hour steam of Stardew Valley, which I started streaming early this year to get used to the controls and game play. New to this year are a few things:

  • I am going to be hosting on Twitch with a side-along cast on Youtube (last year I was on Youtube only)
  • I am introducing some donation perks! That’s right! #YouMaketheRules 

Starting today – the next five people who make donations of $10 or more will have the ability to create one “suitable for all viewers” rule for one hour of the stream. You pick the rule, and you can pick the hour it’s going to take place (first come first pick).

Want to donate, but unsure of the sort of wacky rule you could impose?

  • Can’t say the word “the”
  • Can only drink Sprite
  • Has to use a Kazoo
  • Balance books on my head
  • Maintain chopsticks as walrus tusks
  • Play game of your choosing (I’ve got a few in my library :D)

The possibilities are endless – so what will you choose?

You can donate directly to my Extra Life campaign here!

Can’t donate now and you’re worried that you won’t get a chance to boss me around for an hour? There may be other donation perks around the corner. ^.^

 

Chat soon!

-A

#Last26of26

Alright. I post here and then I don’t post here. It comes and goes, and its in bursts, but I’m back again with another project.

#Last26of26

There are 26 days left in my 26th year on this planet so I thought let’s do this! We’ve been through every day May Amy, what’s next. And the answer is more challenges for myself and pushing the limits of my creativity.

What can you expect? I wish I had a cut throat detailed answer for you, but all I can say is keep an eye on my social media channels. The next 26 days will entail posts across my main platforms:

-A

 

2015 Project for Awesome – Ablegamers Foundation

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Hello, World!

It’s the 2015 Project for Awesome and this year, as always, I’ve chosen another new group to bring into focus. One of the things I love most about the Project for Awesome is that it brings a ton of new organizations and movements to light and helps decrease world suck across a variety of countries, areas, and charities.
This year it is all about the Ablegamers Foundation, and I’ve stolen this tidbit from their site because I think it describes them best:
“Video games allow individuals with disabilities to experience situations that may be difficult or limited in the real world, provide social networking opportunities to maintain mental and emotional health, and participate in one of the world’s largest pastimes.”

Be sure to vote for this great cause here: http://www.projectforawesome.com/watch?v=FC6Q1vHiEHo

If you want to know more, definitely check them out:
Check out their page: http://www.ablegamers.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ablegamers
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ablegamers
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AbleGamers

Shop for a cause: http://www.ablegamers.com/shop/
Donate directly: https://ablegamers.wedid.it/
Volunteer time: http://www.ablegamers.com/volunteer

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On another note, if you are unsure of what the Project for Awesome is…
http://www.projectforawesome.com/about

Or if you want to see the evolution of my Project for Awesome videos and support these projects as well:
P4A 2013 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bQSWLe12UY
P4A 2012 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYqwgHowxFs
P4A 2011 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXpsUG0zjeM
P4A 2010 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4gWSEedHt0
P4A 2009 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgWd9XdylV0
P4A 2008 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t71CAxD7b78
P4A 2007 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3esizLc5Wto

Don’t forget to be awesome!
-A

Ghost of… me

Well… it has certainly been longer than I would like to admit… but I am here.

 

It’s hard to put how I am feeling into words, but the closest I can come to explaining is using a quote from Bilbo:

“I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.”

I don’t know why that pasted so large, but I am going to roll with it. It can stay.

Lately – for no real reason – I’ve felt minuscule, useless, and just overall not good enough. The weird part is that I know it’s all in my head; there are two parts of me that are fighting to control how I am feeling. I think that is a good thing – that I can recognize that there is something wrong and I am nuts.

Overall and all things considered, I am quite good at what I set out to do… and I know this… but it still doesn’t feel good enough. Is that weird?

In any case, I did what I normally do when I want to regain control and I dyed my hair… well tried. I went for a purple underneath and then went and grabbed more and dyed it all purple… but the bottom just looked like a dark brown and the rest just stayed the same. So needless to say that only added to my negativity, so I went back to the store and purchased semi-permanent dark blue hair dye and that is what I have now. It’s a little spotty in some places but I am convincing myself that it looks like low/high lights.

Oddly enough I don’t feel stressed or overworked, in fact I keep taking on more tasks so that I can focus on something else. I’m not entirely sure why I am writing this all out – I guess to tell others that they aren’t alone.

I’ve just stared at this screen with this post for ten minutes while lying on the floor… yup…

 

On a side note – slightly more upbeat – my roommate and I are going to start a channel on Youtube called “The AAAmigos.” There are three of us and all of our names start with A so it was punny.

Mr. A doesn’t really want to be on camera, but his cup version will definitely make an appearance! If you are interested in checking that out and seeing how unfunny we are you can check out our links:

  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theaaamigos
  • Twitter: @theaaamigos
  • Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/uci4xjqjbn8qh7-hxicv_uuq

Like I said… adding more project gives me something to focus on and build energy for, so why not give Youtube another go. This time it will be for us 🙂

-A

12 Days of Scrt Christmas

Since my first Christmas on Youtube I have been doing a bit of a project of sorts called the 12 Days of ScrtChristmas. Vlogging everyday was never something that I could find the time for because… well… life, but once a year I challenge myself to post a video for twelve days in a row. This year will mark my seventh year of doing this.

It is a strange thought for me that I could spend seven years doing anything, though I am definitely not the person who just graduated high school it still feels like it was yesterday… and yet seven years. It adds a little bit of perspective because, you know, being married and drowning in student loan debt isn’t enough perspective. It is strange how some things in life can affect us and the feeling we have towards the current, and yet it is puzzling. Why do I feel like high school was yesterday when it wasn’t. Scary thought of the day is that a ten-year reunion is around the corner for me, but I don’t feel like it should be. Does this mean I am young at heart or does it make me immature, various people would argue either side.

There is that age-old adage – or whatever that term is – that you are only as old as you feel. Maybe I just think of it as an adage because I have had it barked at me so many times. I don’t feel old, therefore I am not. Last Monday I was at a work event and someone overheard me talking about my husband, which caused them to quickly interject and apologize before asking me how old I was. I suppose I just give off this vibe and maybe my looks as well, but here is where the puzzling bit comes in. I feel like high school was yesterday, but I also feel as though at my age my being married is normal. So I don’t see my age and then I do at the same time.

I decided I would just face the last seven years head on so I put them all in my first video of this years 12 days of ScrtChristmas. What can I say? I am just a hopeless wanderer – and yes I am hash tagging it #12DoSC

The second video has already been posted and the third one is scheduled for tomorrow at noon, but you can always link to those through the Youtube – where ScrtSolstice originated for me. For now, here’s the beginning to year seven:

– A