One more day: A Christmas list of Things to do!

Can you believe it? ONE MORE DAY! Just one more day and it will be Christmas once again! We hope everyone is doing well this holiday season. But, you know, with one day left… That DOESN’T mean that you can take it easy now… Nope! There are still AT LEAST 10 more things to do and, as we feel it’s your right to know, we figured we’d let you in on what, exactly, is left to be done! So, here is our list of the Top 10 things that are left to be done BEFORE Santa comes down the chimney tonight!

Top 10 things you should do before tomorrow (as brought to you by aniRAGE!)

10.) Limber up!

Think you have stamina? Think you have speed? Well, you ain’t NOTHING! Not when compared to your 5 year old sister/brother. Our Scientists have determined that, in kids from 1 to 92, Yule-tide hormones increase at an alarming rate on Christmas; endowing the host of such “cheer” genes with supernatural (if not almost Godlike) abilities! So, if you want to be the one to get the “Good Spot” by the tree, then you’ll want to start by getting your body ready for the big day. And, if you haven’t already discovered it, you can always try out the “12 days of Christmas” Workout! The link to which is RIIIIGGGGHHHT here:

9.)Check for “Santa Hazards”.

Up on the housetop, reindeer fall! Stuck is good ol’ Santa Claus! What a bummer it would be if you had to bury 8 reindeer in the back yard or called the fire Dept. to pull a fat man out of the chimney… So, make sure that Chimney’s are clear, roof and walkways are de-iced (if necessary), and that all safty hazards to that Jolly elf and his crew are squared away.

8.)Activate your Anti-Grinch Defense System!

He’s a mean one… Mr. GRINCH! He really is a heel! And, unless you want him to sneak in and steal YOUR Christmas, I suggest setting up a little “Security”. Now, here at aniRAGE!, we’ve devised our own solution which is really quite keen! It’s slick and will do the trick for someone so mean. Start off with a tripwire. Attached to it empty cans. Then, dig yourself a Tiger pit with spikes, on which, he’ll land. Or if that seems to much work, we have yet another trick! Let him inside and when he’s not looking, offer him an RKO like Rick! … Ere, Zeke…

7.)Equip Festive Garb.

It’s the holidays! And, being that means that there is NO better time to make yourself look ABSOLUTELY ridiculous! So, what are you waiting for? All of your local Grocery Stores, “Best Buys”, book stores, gas stations, and peddling hobo’s are selling garments. Hats and caps and holiday underpants! All of which start at the low price of a dollar and up! Don’t have the money or a ride to get to places? No Problem! Just grab an empty box (Or large container), cut out holes for the arms and head, Wrap it (leaving the holes for arms and head unhindered), and put a bow on your head! YOU can be the greatest gift someone gets this year!

6.)Here you come, a-wassailing!

What’s more customary or heart-warming then a group of talentless indivduals going doorstep to doorstep, murdering many a classic and sacred holiday tune? I just can’t think of anything! AND, as a bonus, if you sing “We wish you a Merry Christmas” and get to the second and third verse, you can make demands for Figgy-Pudding… Or, maybe cash. (Note: “aniRAGE!” does NOT condone the misuse of holiday songs and/or Extortion in ANY form. “aniRAGE!” is NOT responsible for any verbal abuse, physical damage, arrests, or any other negative outcomes encountered by any parties whom might choose to do such terrible, terrible things!)

5.)Time for Coco!

After wailing like a cat (and possibly being hit by a boot for it), it’s time to kick back and enjoy something warm. Coco is very customary at this time of year, too! We recommend having yourself a nice hot glass. But, not to hot. Don’t want or need any third degree burns… Or Lawsuites… (Note: “aniRAGE!” is ALSO not resposnible for any burns/allergies inflicted by the consumption of overly warmed cocoa-based beverages. Drink at your own risk.)

4.) Hang out your stockings… And gather all of your gifts together!

Remember that “limbering up” thing we mentioned above? We’ll if you’re just to lazy (or need the extra Security), we would highly recommend goign ahead and hunting for everything that is yours under the tree… And, stacking it all in a nice, neat little pile. Note, this might be difficult to do due to hidden surprises and parents whom will bash you with a spatula if you stop at the tree to long… But, if you can succeed, it will double your ability to get to all that is rightfully yours and plow on through.

3.) Set out offerings to the great “Red One”.

Customarily, it’s cookies and milk for Mr. Kringle… But, in todays bold new world (and with close to 7,000,000,000 people on the planet to possibly visit) Santa MAY just need a pick-me-up. After all, he isn’t called “Jolly OLD saint Nicolas” for NOTHING! So, we recommend that a community gathering should be had through out each city of the world and at every 2,000,000,000th home: an Energy drink should be substituted. We would say “At every home” but, it’s only recommended to drink 3 a day TOPS! And, at this age in his life, Santa’s possibly a little “Caffiene Sensitive”… So, it might just be safer this way.

2.) Holiday Movie Hoe-Down!

Know what’s good with that CoCo we mentioned earlier? MOVIES! But, not just ANY movies. It’s Christmas FOR PETE’S SAKE! Flip on the tube (or hit Red-Box) and get yourself some Holiday films! Or, pull something out of the collection! (Editor’s note: I personally recommend “Nitemare before Christmas”, “Rudolph: the Red-nose Reindeer”, and “Frosty, the Snowman”.)

1.) Stop to smell the Ginger Bread…

Now, I know that there will be QUITE a few of you whom don’t like gingerbread… It’s a play off of an OLD expression. But, seriously, take a moment to breath and think back fondly on all the things you’ve done till now, on all of the great friends and family you have, and the many-MANY gifts and opprotunities that have been made available and given unto you this year. Ponder the meaning of the season! Call up above stated “Family” and “Friends”. Go visit, if you can! And, in visiting, I would like to say that we all hope that you’ll keep coming back to visit us here at! And, from all of us, to all of you, we sincerely hope and wish you a very merry Christmas…

For always and forever,

Kirby’s Corner – Games to get addicted to! – Minecraft

As I stroll through the internet, you get bored, and decide to stroll through the interwebs for something entertaining and to be very honest, addicting.  Something to take your mind off of the daily stresses of life, and suck you into another world altogether.  Well these are some of the many examples of  “Games to get addicted to!”

Our first game actually was introduced to me thanks to Camera Guy (and yes, he tries to follow me with the camera all the time…).   It’s an independent project from Mojang Specifications, and is not so much a game with a goal as it’s really supposed to be one of exploration and survival.  Minecraft is relatively simple choice for a game.  From the name itself, you can deduce that it’s about mining and crafting things.  Sure enough, that’s the game in a nutshell.  But what it offers is to be beheld in it’s true glory.  Minecraft is ADDICTING!  So addicting, in fact, that it’s actually taken away from my World of Warcraft time for the last month and a half!

What’s so addicting about it, you might ask?  Well for starters, you mine stone and minerals from the world that’s generated when you first start the game.  You take materials that you mine, chop, dig, or hunt for using only your wits, your searching skills, and a LOT of the time, just plain luck!  And you also have to deal with the natural rotation of your world (in other words, night and day!).

But it’s not truly fun and exciting if there’s no danger, right?  That’s why the game features dangers that can lurk around every hill or cavern you find!  From lava and water dangers, to dangerous creatures such as spiders and zombies!  Yes that’s right, zombies.  Oh, and exploding cactus thingies, too…   But c’mon, what if you don’t want to deal with spiders and zombies?  Maybe you just want to casually mine without all the dangers?  Well that’s fine, since the game’s difficulty can be changed from peaceful (no creatures) to hard, so you can choose what kind of game you want on a whim!

But what about the crafting part of Minecraft?  It’s quite robust, actually, and the game allow you to create all sorts of objects, like mine carts, ladders, body armor, even a shiny gold watch!  The possibiliites are quite vast, and what you can do with them is totally dependent on what your imagination can do with it!  You can even start forest fires… (Note: aniRAGE accepts NO responsibility for your pyromaniacal tendencies.)

So what do the graphics look like, you may ask?  Well the game’s graphics have an awesome 8-bit feel to them, as all the items are arranged in blocks, and it makes for simplistic, yet satisfyingly fun gameplay so there’s no issue of perfect placement to worry about.  Just set it and the game helps you out in the process.  The game is also very friendly with mods, as the game allows texture  and graphics addons, allowing for more detailed textures, including HD textures as well.  Even the game is still in the alpha testing phase, the game is fully operational.  You can even edit the look of your character as well!

So you’ve read this thinking “hmm, where do I get this?  How can I get my awesome hands on this game?  Well simply goto the Minecraft website and play it online or from your desktop (it runs on Java Platform, so no install needed.).  Now there’s a free “creative” version to try out some of the features, but it doesn’t come close to the full version which you would have to pay for (and it’s only 9 Euros too), but it does give you access to all future versions of the game for no extra charge.  So all in all, the value if you pay for it during the alpha is HUGE!

And as for those addons and other information?  Well there’s a wide variety of community website dedicated to the game, the best of which is the Minepedia, which has recipes, textures and more!

So go!  Get the game, join me, Camera Guy, and now our most recent victim of the addiction, Sibby!

Until next time!