The Chronicles of Kate_Sith and Novadoam: The Giant Teapot and Pyromaniacs

Journal Entry #4 (10/12/2125)

Turns out it really does make tea.  But not like, big cups or anything.  Just regular ones.

Wow!  Today we went to visit the World’s Largest Teapot.  I read about it in a magazine once, it was an old one, from well before the Vault was in operation.  A tourist-y one, you know the sort.  About giant balls of yarn, the world’s biggest Swiss cheese and the world’s tallest stripper pole.  That sort of thing.  Well, maybe not the last one.  If there was one, I’d have found it 😉

Anyway.  We saw the picture on our map and just had to go.  I was a bit disappointed because I kind of was hoping to get a nice hot cuppa.  I did come out with a novelty teapot though.  That actually didn’t even remotely resemble the giant one.  Again, another disappointment.  We were set upon by dogs and radroaches too.  “Protecting the giant teapot”.  As if it was much use anymore.  We did get it working actually and we got a few cups to take away.  Mine went cold though.  And Nova spilled one of his.

Venturing westward, a bar caught my eye (of course).  It was called ‘The Rusty Pick’ and apparently used to be a cool place for miners to go hang out.  Sadly, the only miners that were hanging out there anymore were Nova (get it, “minor”, cos he’s a youngun, ha ha, I kill me) and these weird oversized mole things with tentacles coming out of their faces.  Creepy as fuck.  Seriously.  I felt like we were being chased by a fat, old, hairy, Predator (you know, from those ollllllld movies with Arnold Schwarzenegger in).  It even had a gauntlet, just like Predator.  But it wasn’t as quick.  And I fired a load into its fucking creepy-ass head. 

Actually, we found a secret entrance in the bar that led down to what I can only describe as the would-be Gates of Hell.  We played ‘The Floor is Lava’.  Because it really was.  We didn’t find much except a bunch of dead firefighters and a butt-load of Scorched (also creepy-ass mofos).  I thought Novadoam would have really enjoyed being down there because if there’s one thing I’ve learned about him, it’s that he’s an utter pyromaniac.  He refuses to leave a single car standing and insists on blowing every single one to smithereens.  Whether or not I am standing close by.  The amount of Stimpaks I’ve gone through is unreal.  But it keeps him happy.  And I’ve a responsibility to the guy, ever since his parents dumped him on my doorstep.  Or rather the Vault’s doorstep.  God only knows where he’s from or what his backstory is.  I don’t ask.  I just know that blowing things up makes him happy and that’s enough for me.

Look at my little pyro go.  Bless him.
One of the things we saw whilst down in the secret mine.  Unpleasant, to say the least.

Streamer Spotlight – godsendss and 50cal_gal

Started streaming – March 2018 and July 2018
gods Plays – Hunt, Darwin Project, Overwatch
50 Plays – WoW, Fortnight, DBD, Hunt
gods’ Style – Dry, rage gamer, likes duos
50 Style – Funny, down to earth, gets scared easily
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This week’s streamer spotlight falls on not one, but two of my best friends, godsendss and 50cal_gal. G is a self described “scaffolder by day, streamer by night” and began streaming at the same time as myself, around March this year. Gods primarily plays Hunt: Showdown and particularly likes his duos with epic streamer PartisanTurbine64. Gods is very dry, you might also say King of the Trolls, so you may find that his chat also enjoy trolling him by hanging out in PT64’s chat and bribing him with bits to kill Gods, his duo partner. Gods also played a lot of Darwin Project and Overwatch before Hunt took over his life. Watching him play Hunt in duos with PT64 is definitely not to be missed as the craic and dry humour is immense and always gets a laugh of everyone who stops by. He also occasionally lets his kids play Fortnite with our boi Noodle3000 so those streams are also good fun to watch.
Mrs godsendss, a.k.a 50cal_gal started streaming initially due to one of gods’ pranks-gone-wrong. Gods thought it would be really funny to let his wife play some Fortnite on one of his streams. At that point, 50 had never played a game in her life, let alone streamed so everything was totally new to her. Gods thought he might show her up and get a laugh out of everyone but it turned out that 50’s personality and general conversation got him more views than his own personal streams, gave 50 a new love for gaming and streaming and lost him his PC when she demanded he share it with her when she decided to start streaming too.
50cal_gal is a really down to Earth streamer who likes to play World of Warcraft, Dead by Daylight and recently, Hunt: Showdown. 50 gets scared pretty easily and has a tendency to scream (like a girl, but we’ll allow that since she is one) when playing DBD but this only makes for a really entertaining stream. You also wouldn’t wanna mess with 50 as she’s hardcore and practises MMA. We all know who wears the trousers in this relationship 😉
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These guys are absolutely brilliant, always a joy to hang out with and definitely worth a follow.

Halloween streams and streamer spotlights

I was thinking of ideas for blog posts and I thought that there is one thing I have an abundance of and that is streamer friends and I really love to support them and great streamers in general so I thought it would be cool to do streamer spotlight posts, highlighting people I’ve come across that are really awesome and deserve tons of recognition.  I will be starting my spotlight posts with a streamer who I have been friends with now from the start and am so proud of because he really does give it his everything and puts in so much time and effort – noodle3000.  I’m hoping to post one of those every week, so will be aiming to post noodle’s spotlight by the end of the week, so watch this space.

It’s been such a busy week for me.  I finally got some finance so have bought a new car.  Well, you know, not new new but newer than the one I had and it’s safe and sturdy.  I spent most of Tuesday sorting that out, spent some time with one of my friends last night, have streamed tonight, pick my car up on Saturday, help my dad set up his new Amazon Echo (funny story for another time) and then on Sunday pop over to see my mum.  So basically I have tomorrow night free and I decided to do a Halloween stream.

We had a Halloween party last year that we pretty much went all out on it and it was fancy dress.  I got a last minute skeleton dress and Dave painted my face, so I’ll ask him to do that again for me tomorrow and I’m gonna get a group of people together and play some Dead by Daylight.  I’m always cannon fodder/bait/decoy so we’ll see how it pans out.

It’s safe to say I’m pretty shit at it.

Game Review: A Hat In Time (spoilers)

So, last month, I bought the Humble Bundle August bundle and it came with Conan: Exiles (which you can find Kate’s review of here), The Escapists 2 (which I have yet to play) and A Hat in Time.

A Hat in Time is on the surface an adorable, kid friendly game starring a cute little Hat girl that has a squeaky little voice and runs around with a top hate beating up Mafia Men and Spoopy Fire Foxes that want to die.

Our archnemesis is the Mustache Girl. Yes, you read that right. Mustache. Girl. She wants to strangle Mafia men and squish them into mush and bottle them up to kill them.

Wait….is this sounding less cute to you? Less…childish?

Yup. This game is fantastic. It has the look and feel of a cute, innocent game, with sarcasm (like the lever who’s only purpose is to control the brightness of the glowing panel) to morbid humor of how the Mustache Girl wants to destroy the world.

You go to Mafia town where you get to fight Mafia men that play pat-a-cake-punch-your-face and try to blow you up. And then you move to Dead Bird Studios, where you conduct a death-defying parade (literally. Don’t fall off the highwire or you will die) and then fight the boss who is more than willing to stab you with a kitchen knife and then try to blow you up.

Oh, and then there’s Subcon Village where you sign your soul over to some Spoopy black ghost thing and you can MAYBE get it back if you run some errands for him that involves helping a group of glowing foxes to commit mass suicide to fulfill their life purpose.

The game play is very simple and overall, the levels are very chill until they surprise you with CHAOS and you find yourself panicking and stressing out over everything and mashing the keyboard like crazy in the hopes that you won’t die.

But for real, this game is fantastic. I have yet to finish it, and I think there is a lot left to it, but these are my initial thoughts and I would highly recommend this game to anyone and everyone that enjoys fun, entertaining platformers.