Nowadays, as world developed in every field and things becomes more popular and bright and clear. In every field, people wants to buy brilliant things which has more or brilliant worth as according with the modern society. These things has become more technological and awesome with respect to the time. But on the other hand, these modern things has equal advantages as well as disadvantages. In this article, i will tell you about car recovery in Dubai. But before telling this, we will see the advantages.

By having a car, someone may have many more advantages. Like, solution in transport, the person might be avoiding from the problems of public transport, no tension about journey because sometimes public transport causes many issues and problems by which one can seriously harm or worried.

The disadvantages of that things (transport or vehicle) are also many more. It may provide the comfortable ride to their owner but think about, if it might be stopped on the way then what should you? Are yo9u know that? Due to the empty fuel on the road, it may causes the owner to serious anxiety then comfortable ride. Actually these are the mechanical things, and can stopped on the way due to any6 reason and in any way. The peoples of every country or place have faced that problems. And in every country the car towing services are available and types of workshops are present to bring out the clients from that problem (if any). The car recovery in Dubai, done by different companies or workshops.

24 hour service provided by some or almost all the companies except some workshops. On any time, you can call to these car towing company to recover your car by towing it into the workshop or may be on the road. There are different problems that car owner or passengers have faced. And that problems or issues are like carburetor problem, tire problem, fuel problem (fuel leakage or fuel ends from your car), if you are travelling a very long distance then sometimes car stopped due to the engine. Because in this condition the car engine becomes very hot and car becomes stop at the way. At all these above mentioned situations, the facility of car recovery provided to the car owner or any type of transport in Dubai. Some of the car recovery services in Dubai are as follows,

car recovery in dubai

A female driver about to fix a flat tire on her station wagon car.

  1. Millennium car recovery service:

Company provides the recovery services to the car owners in any difficulty occurs on the road. This company situated near the Gala Dari Driving School, Al Qusais, Dubai. Mobile number: +971501144301

  1. Azcar Technologies LLc:

The company also provides the car recovery services to the peoples, in road difficulty with App. This is situated at Dubai Silicon Oasis, Le Solarium #503, Dubai. Mobile number: +97143334467

These two popular companies provide the best facility about car recovery in Dubai. At any time and at any place, working 24 hours of the day. So, you do not need to worry in that condition if you are in Dubai.

Update Schedule – March 2011Let’s PlaysBlip – Episodes are uploaded as they’re ready – From Febuary – Videos that were on Youtube are now being remastered for Blip. Starting with Gabriel Knight II.Youtube – Current my target is 2 videos a day, With perhaps a 3rd when I play my sometimes updates series of Gray Matter. Which is dependant on when I have the time for it.MAR 1st – 11th : The Longest Journey Episodes 54 – 64(End of Series) and Bully Episodes 8-18.MAR 12th – 31st: Serpent Isle Episodes 64 – 84 and Bully Episodes 19 – 38ReviewsI realise I have been QUITE slack on this front, but I have had a very busy year, Though I think with being so ahead on my Let’s Plays I plan to have reviews in March for the following:Gemini Rue – A new game from Wadjet Eye GamesRecurring Tale: Tale of Terrorand with any luck – The Magic Riddle, An Australian Cartoon movie that combines Cinderella, Snow White and the Australian Outback. Oh Yoram Gross…Digital ArtI’ve been working on Several elements i.e. peices of Furniture and plan to put up some nicely rendered pictures of them during the Month.There should also be at least One completed Archiectural Visulization – If not. I’m disappointing myself, not you – Since it’s more for my Benefit that it’s going up.Tshirt Designs – Currently working on “FRIENDS FOREVER!” and some other things, but Friends Forever should definately be getting on my Cafepress account during March.Physical ArtSince this section is probably Largey empty since I haven’t had the time to go around taking nice pictures of previous craft I have done while building the new website – March will be a month of me Photographing and uploading entries into this category. Huzzah.And that’s my plans for MARCH!

Resulka » Readable Recurring Tales: The Fire RoseBy now some of you know of my adoration for fairy tales – Most of my movie reviews so far and planned for future have been Fairy tale movies or related to fairy tales (I.e. Mother Goose in Babes in Toyland) – And my love for these adaptaed tales cross over into books too! If you’re after a good adapted fairy tale there are several ports to call in the storm of writers out there… Robin McKinley, Gregory Mcguire, Juliet Marriler, Gail Carson Levine… Well, I could probably sit here and slowly list every single fairytale author on my shelves, but I figure that would be somewhat Boring… But probably the most prolific of the repeate offenders on my shelves is a lady called Mercedes Lackey.Not only does she get a whole shelf to herself for her Valdemare seires (Which is quite vast, Over the years I have every book in the series except for the most two recent ones – Which I would have gotten but I have a stack of books to get through first) but also for her Fairy tales. The First Mercedes Lackey book I actually read was The Black Swan, An interesting twist on Swan Lake writting from the point of view of the false swan, Odile. From there she eventually ended up writing 500 Kingdom Series (Which I’m sure I’ll be getting to reviewing eventually since I keep re-reading those ones – And I brought them with my to my Month long respite to my sister’s abode while she’s overseas) and the series which I am only now beginning to read, The Elemental Masters series.The Idea behind the Elemental Masters series is not only that the series has a continuing foundation on how the magic of the world works, and continues to spread in Lore and Knowledge without destroying the original Idea (Mercedes is very good at that, In all the series of her’s that I’ve read, she always builds on Lore, never re-writes it in a way to destroy the original idea) but that we’ve taken our normal fairytales, Uprooted them from their normal locations and time and thrust them down into the Victorian Era, across London and America. That’s right. We’re dealing with somewhat STEAMPUNK Fairy Tales.The First Book which I devoured last night (Yeah, I’m a Speed Reader and I have trouble putting things down) is called The Fire Rose and is based upon Beauty and the Beast. The Cover features a Fox Man staring into a Crystal ball with a Victorian lady inside. Very Chic. I hardly need to tell you the setup of a Beauty and the Beast Tale, but it would probably interest you to know that in this version Beauty aka Rosalind, aka Rose is a young student in Chicago, recently orphaned and penniless; Sad to be giving up her Doctorate and scholary persuits for either becoming a Governess, a Teacher or a scullary Maid. Unfortunately the Victorian Era is not the best place for a headstrong, smart girl in terms of Options. A Rich man from outside of San Fransisco offers her a position as a governess for his two children. Just to rail home the whole Steam Punk thing, the book makes a big fuss about Rose’s journey there via the train system. Well, I call it a big fuss, but it does indeed set the time period quite well.However once she gets there, the Mysterious Mr Cameron apologizes profusely about lying to her about the being children to teach and instead he requires her to read for him, from books with ancient and dead languages in them since an “accident has left him unable to handle a book and read from it.” Gee, I wonder what could be wrong with him? Surely looking at the cover wouldn’t be the hint.Of course, There’s no real need for me to go through and spoil the rest of the plot, because why would you feel compelled to read it based on my suggestion then – but before I tell my own opinions of it; I would like to at least explain the mythos of the magic.Basically everyone in this world has a magickal nature made up of the Four elements – However most people have an even balance of the Air, Earth, Fire and Water. Having the ability to become a magickian or even an elemental master requires you to have an unbalanced amount of any of these elements. As Rose describes it. It’s kinda like a blind man having really good hearing. By having less of the other elements you become really attuned to that element and it’s reflected in your magic. If you consider the name of the book; Obviously Cameron – The Fox man is a FireMaster.That being said there are other masters hanging around in this book, The antagonists in this book are from another Fire Master and Apprentice and there’s an Earth Master, though he is from the Eastern Contients and knows the magic by different means and powers but fundamentally still the same.And now, What I thought of the book! The Fire Rose is a very solid book, the descriptions are lovely without feeling over the top or constantly being shoved in your face like erm, Someone who insistently shoves something at your face. The characters are beleivable and most of them are quite moral and “of good society” – Victorian Era and all, and there’s enough wonder and amazement and a bit of “ick, ewwww!” to keep me enthralled in the book. The err “ick, ewww!” comes up every time we get the POV of a character called Paul du Mont who, erm, seems to enjoy thinking about how he helps “break” the new prostitutes in for the different brothals about San Fransisco.No matter how strong the book was going all the way through right up to the final conflict, It just sorta… fizzled. All the Conflict was resolved without too much of a battle for my liking; considering how violent and brutal the pre-battle warm up was. It just sorta ended up being all “Yeah, That happened, Let’s go home and be happy?”And now, I shall delve into the next book – THE SERPENT’S SHADOW, Which Wiki tells me will be a Snow White Tale. Hot Damn! We know how much I can get behind a Snow White Story… Well. Except for… Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman; That story deeply disturbed me for quite a while and there was about 5 years I couldn’t look at a Snow White without thinking about it. Hey, Enjoy looking that one up!

Resulka » Blackwell Deception ReviewIf you haven’t paid attention for the other Blackwell games… Well, You better wise up. The Blackwell series from Wadjet Eye Games are expertly written, designed and best of all; made by an independent company. Not to say a commercial company wouldn’t be good at doing a game such as this, but as the large numbers of us adventure gamers are finding that commercial tends to mean 3D models and interfaces that will either have a great story but not work technically or have a crappy McCrappy story and be a decent interfacing game. 3D seemingly is not an effective tool in this genre – That or the people they hire to model and animate the games are hampered by the engine constraints and/or are the people who were not well… good enough to be hired at the bigger studios. And more often then not the 3D adventure games are actually 2D backgrounds with 2d sprites merely made from 3D elements. It all just ends up seeming more and more lazy for the commercial company. But! That’s getting off track, since the commercial companies are going this disastrous way (except for a couple – but I’ll sing the praises of Daedalic Entertainment another time) — Where do you turn? Turn your gaze upon the independents! There are very few established adventure game companies in the independents and most of those technically deal with other genres; Endless Fluff make Puzzle games and Freebird Games make RPGs — Albeit with a large focus on storytelling, but again – for another time! Which brings us to Wadjet Eye Games, a company largely running in the path somewhere between the style of Sierra and LucasArts games and more then just revelling in it… They’re succeeding at it.Roy Scheider? You be the judge.Blackwell Deception is the 4th game in the series about a lady called Rosangela Blackwell (Largely know just as Rosa) and her life’s work of helping ghosts cross over to the other side. From our world into the unknown. Really, they could go anywhere. It’s all left up to your own personal interpretation. Rosa’s accompanied by her Spirit guide Joey Mallone. Not much is known about Joey except he really doesn’t like talking about his past and he seems to be continally attached to the Dames of the Blackwell family. From Rosa’s grandmother who decided she had gone mad when she started seeing Joey, to Rosa’s Aunt Lauren who took on spirits like she was a P.I. A chain smoking PI. I love Lauren who was the protagonist for the second game in the series Blackwell Unbound. I just wish I knew more about her after her own game other then “She went mad and was treated by Roy Scheider.” Well I think he looks like Roy Scheider anyway. But other then those two things, We know nothing about Joey.Rosa started the games as a writer and was semi disinterested in helping Joey freeing the spirits but by the end of the first game, she was in gung hoe. You know how it is. It’s the general first game series set-up for the magical hero. You name any magical or supernatural gaming hero from a series. By the end of the first game no matter what their ambivalence or even down right unacceptance of the situation; by the end of their first game – they’re in for life.  It’s not like you see Gabriel Knight having some crisis of identity in either of his two other games about what the hell he’s doing or if he should be doing it. Well except when it comes to being a bisexual werewolf. He’s pretty sure he doesn’t want to be doing that. But I’m getting off track again. Let’s see. Rosa, Joey, Lauren, Ghosts. Main Bases covered. The Last time we saw Blackwell we had effectively ended a villian called The Countess and her orphaned Spirit Guide Madeline alluded to darker things that were to come! CREEEPY!Rosa just remembered she couldn’t fly. Joey looked on unsympathetically.However when we rejoin Rosa and Joey, we’re in a paradise of Ghost Hunting. ON A BOAT. It’s a great introduction level and makes an effective Demo for the game at large. The Control scheme is largely the same as Convergence however it seems just a tad more slick. The contextual item descriptions depending on whether you’re playing as Technobabbling Rosa or “Old timey” Joey is a very nice touch. Well okay; Joey’s not completely out of the loop but when it comes to some of the more recent gadgets like laptops… Joey just goes “Some sort of rectangluar box.” Another thing that I like is that Joey gets a bigger role in this. If you compare this to the other Blackwell games where he’s mostly JUST there to help Rosa or Lauren do one or two things they just can’t manage themselves; There’s quite a few numbers of instances where Rosa can’t get into a place or can’t achieve goals herself. It makes the game a much more wider and fulfilling experience. What also helps to achieve this is the fact that the game is much longer then the previous games. There are many more ghosts to help here AND the game is significantly more difficult but still in keeping with the logical and well thought out solutions laid out by Dave Gilbert. I may have only got stuck majorly at one point but after sleeping on it for a night, I managed to work it out and continue on with the game. As for those who will be playing the game; I will say one thing. Look at all your items carefully. Make sure what Rosa tells you about them sinks in. It makes the hardest logic leaps MUCH easier to handle.The Plot is quite meaty and is surprisingly not wrapping up all the threads left by Convergence but futhering to build interest in them. The truth about what exactly happened to Lauren that got her locked up in the loony bin unfortunately is largely untouched upon – There better be something about that in the next game or… even the game after that, Mr. Gilbert if you’re reading. And there’s not much more we learn about Joey either. A couple little facts that aren’t really tied up in any context; Some more things you’ll be able to gain from careful observation even though none of the characters talk about it. It just feels like Joey just wants to be mysterious. But by game 4 it just starts to feel like he’s teasing and holding out on us. Maybe I’m just too greedy for story lines. But even though there’s no resolution for the previous plotlines. I think it’s a wise move. Alot of Unbound’s open threads were tied up by Convergence and it lead some people to think that the series was stopping at 3 games. Even though that would have left a giant gaping hole in the resolution of Convergence.The artwork as usual is beautiful – But there’s something about the character Spites that continues to dig at me. This may be a completely trival thing but… Baby ain’t got back. In fact NOBODY’s got a voluptous behind. They’re flat and well. a little saggy looking. And considering how well detailed the backgrounds and the character portraits are it’s just a little disappointing. Another thing that worked really well in this with the character portraits is that I noticed when the characters were facing a different direction it was somewhat represented in the character portrait. I mean, it’s not like we saw the back of anyone’s head in a portrait, but if the sprite was facing left, Their portrait would more often be on the right with the face aiming left too. Little things like that just add to the game’s general ambience. At this point of the series commenting on voice acting is sorta late to the game, So I’ll just say that the voice acting as usual is very good, and even though the first Actress to play Rosa did play her part well, Rebecca Whittaker’s Rosa is a much better fit, and Abe Goldfarb continues to flutter the heartstrings with his charming voice. And all the new ghosts and characters are well placed and Thomas Regin’s music sets every scene and situation it’s used for.In short, If you like adventure games and you haven’t picked up Blackwell yet, I’d go head into that, But if you are up to playing Deception and just haven’t decided to go for the plunge yet. Well, What are you waiting for! Blackwell Deception is out NOW! It’s an extremely well done game that instantly when I finished the game I wanted the NEXT ONE RIGHT AWAY. I MUST HAVE IT NOW. But I know these things take time, So I will just have to distract myself with other things, Like Daedalic’s A NEW BEGINNING! <3<3<3<3<3Fun and Games to be had! FUN AND GAMES! (And murder)

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If you haven’t paid attention for the other Blackwell games… Well, You better wise up. The Blackwell series from Wadjet Eye Games are expertly written, designed and best of all; made by an independent company. Not to say a commercial company wouldn’t be good at doing a game such as this, but as the large numbers of us adventure gamers are finding that commercial tends to mean 3D models and interfaces that will either have a great story but not work technically or have a crappy McCrappy story and be a decent interfacing game. 3D seemingly is not an effective tool in this genre – That or the people they hire to model and animate the games are hampered by the engine constraints and/or are the people who were not well… good enough to be hired at the bigger studios. And more often then not the 3D adventure games are actually 2D backgrounds with 2d sprites merely made from 3D elements. It all just ends up seeming more and more lazy for the commercial company. But! That’s getting off track, since the commercial companies are going this disastrous way (except for a couple – but I’ll sing the praises of Daedalic Entertainment another time) — Where do you turn? Turn your gaze upon the independents! There are very few established adventure game companies in the independents and most of those technically deal with other genres; Endless Fluff make Puzzle games and Freebird Games make RPGs — Albeit with a large focus on storytelling, but again – for another time! Which brings us to Wadjet Eye Games, a company largely running in the path somewhere between the style of Sierra and LucasArts games and more then just revelling in it… They’re succeeding at it.

Roy Scheider? You be the judge.

Roy Scheider? You be the judge.

Blackwell Deception is the 4th game in the series about a lady called Rosangela Blackwell (Largely know just as Rosa) and her life’s work of helping ghosts cross over to the other side. From our world into the unknown. Really, they could go anywhere. It’s all left up to your own personal interpretation. Rosa’s accompanied by her Spirit guide Joey Mallone. Not much is known about Joey except he really doesn’t like talking about his past and he seems to be continally attached to the Dames of the Blackwell family. From Rosa’s grandmother who decided she had gone mad when she started seeing Joey, to Rosa’s Aunt Lauren who took on spirits like she was a P.I. A chain smoking PI. I love Lauren who was the protagonist for the second game in the series Blackwell Unbound. I just wish I knew more about her after her own game other then “She went mad and was treated by Roy Scheider.” Well I think he looks like Roy Scheider anyway. But other then those two things, We know nothing about Joey.

Rosa started the games as a writer and was semi disinterested in helping Joey freeing the spirits but by the end of the first game, she was in gung hoe. You know how it is. It’s the general first game series set-up for the magical hero. You name any magical or supernatural gaming hero from a series. By the end of the first game no matter what their ambivalence or even down right unacceptance of the situation; by the end of their first game – they’re in for life.  It’s not like you see Gabriel Knight having some crisis of identity in either of his two other games about what the hell he’s doing or if he should be doing it. Well except when it comes to being a bisexual werewolf. He’s pretty sure he doesn’t want to be doing that. But I’m getting off track again. Let’s see. Rosa, Joey, Lauren, Ghosts. Main Bases covered. The Last time we saw Blackwell we had effectively ended a villian called The Countess and her orphaned Spirit Guide Madeline alluded to darker things that were to come! CREEEPY!

Rosa just remembered she couldn't fly. Joey looked on unsympathetically.

Rosa just remembered she couldn’t fly. Joey looked on unsympathetically.

However when we rejoin Rosa and Joey, we’re in a paradise of Ghost Hunting. ON A BOAT. It’s a great introduction level and makes an effective Demo for the game at large. The Control scheme is largely the same as Convergence however it seems just a tad more slick. The contextual item descriptions depending on whether you’re playing as Technobabbling Rosa or “Old timey” Joey is a very nice touch. Well okay; Joey’s not completely out of the loop but when it comes to some of the more recent gadgets like laptops… Joey just goes “Some sort of rectangluar box.” Another thing that I like is that Joey gets a bigger role in this. If you compare this to the other Blackwell games where he’s mostly JUST there to help Rosa or Lauren do one or two things they just can’t manage themselves; There’s quite a few numbers of instances where Rosa can’t get into a place or can’t achieve goals herself. It makes the game a much more wider and fulfilling experience. What also helps to achieve this is the fact that the game is much longer then the previous games. There are many more ghosts to help here AND the game is significantly more difficult but still in keeping with the logical and well thought out solutions laid out by Dave Gilbert. I may have only got stuck majorly at one point but after sleeping on it for a night, I managed to work it out and continue on with the game. As for those who will be playing the game; I will say one thing. Look at all your items carefully. Make sure what Rosa tells you about them sinks in. It makes the hardest logic leaps MUCH easier to handle.

The Plot is quite meaty and is surprisingly not wrapping up all the threads left by Convergence but futhering to build interest in them. The truth about what exactly happened to Lauren that got her locked up in the loony bin unfortunately is largely untouched upon – There better be something about that in the next game or… even the game after that, Mr. Gilbert if you’re reading. And there’s not much more we learn about Joey either. A couple little facts that aren’t really tied up in any context; Some more things you’ll be able to gain from careful observation even though none of the characters talk about it. It just feels like Joey just wants to be mysterious. But by game 4 it just starts to feel like he’s teasing and holding out on us. Maybe I’m just too greedy for story lines. But even though there’s no resolution for the previous plotlines. I think it’s a wise move. Alot of Unbound’s open threads were tied up by Convergence and it lead some people to think that the series was stopping at 3 games. Even though that would have left a giant gaping hole in the resolution of Convergence.

RosaandJoey

The artwork as usual is beautiful – But there’s something about the character Spites that continues to dig at me. This may be a completely trival thing but… Baby ain’t got back. In fact NOBODY’s got a voluptous behind. They’re flat and well. a little saggy looking. And considering how well detailed the backgrounds and the character portraits are it’s just a little disappointing. Another thing that worked really well in this with the character portraits is that I noticed when the characters were facing a different direction it was somewhat represented in the character portrait. I mean, it’s not like we saw the back of anyone’s head in a portrait, but if the sprite was facing left, Their portrait would more often be on the right with the face aiming left too. Little things like that just add to the game’s general ambience. At this point of the series commenting on voice acting is sorta late to the game, So I’ll just say that the voice acting as usual is very good, and even though the first Actress to play Rosa did play her part well, Rebecca Whittaker’s Rosa is a much better fit, and Abe Goldfarb continues to flutter the heartstrings with his charming voice. And all the new ghosts and characters are well placed and Thomas Regin’s music sets every scene and situation it’s used for.

In short, If you like adventure games and you haven’t picked up Blackwell yet, I’d go head into that, But if you are up to playing Deception and just haven’t decided to go for the plunge yet. Well, What are you waiting for! Blackwell Deception is out NOW! It’s an extremely well done game that instantly when I finished the game I wanted the NEXT ONE RIGHT AWAY. I MUST HAVE IT NOW. But I know these things take time, So I will just have to distract myself with other things, Like Daedalic’s A NEW BEGINNING! <3<3<3<3<3

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Fun and Games to be had! FUN AND GAMES! (And murder)

So, I made a little something something,
It’s not Lorna Bains, That’s still coming. I’ve got a boatload to draw for that in fact. Only thing holding it up actually. But I wanted to see if I could do this coding in AGS thing. So I made a short little game called The Glass Spinters. It won’t take you long, but hopefully you’ll enjoy the venture of Dorcas the Donkey Girl at the grand ball!

You can pick it up here.

Let me know what you think!

By now some of you know of my adoration for fairy tales – Most of my movie reviews so far and planned for future have been Fairy tale movies or related to fairy tales (I.e. Mother Goose in Babes in Toyland) – And my love for these adaptaed tales cross over into books too! If you’re after a good adapted fairy tale there are several ports to call in the storm of writers out there… Robin McKinley, Gregory Mcguire, Juliet Marriler, Gail Carson Levine… Well, I could probably sit here and slowly list every single fairytale author on my shelves, but I figure that would be somewhat Boring… But probably the most prolific of the repeate offenders on my shelves is a lady called Mercedes Lackey.

Not only does she get a whole shelf to herself for her Valdemare seires (Which is quite vast, Over the years I have every book in the series except for the most two recent ones – Which I would have gotten but I have a stack of books to get through first) but also for her Fairy tales. The First Mercedes Lackey book I actually read was The Black Swan, An interesting twist on Swan Lake writting from the point of view of the false swan, Odile. From there she eventually ended up writing 500 Kingdom Series (Which I’m sure I’ll be getting to reviewing eventually since I keep re-reading those ones – And I brought them with my to my Month long respite to my sister’s abode while she’s overseas) and the series which I am only now beginning to read, The Elemental Masters series.

The Idea behind the Elemental Masters series is not only that the series has a continuing foundation on how the magic of the world works, and continues to spread in Lore and Knowledge without destroying the original Idea (Mercedes is very good at that, In all the series of her’s that I’ve read, she always builds on Lore, never re-writes it in a way to destroy the original idea) but that we’ve taken our normal fairytales, Uprooted them from their normal locations and time and thrust them down into the Victorian Era, across London and America. That’s right. We’re dealing with somewhat STEAMPUNK Fairy Tales.

The First Book which I devoured last night (Yeah, I’m a Speed Reader and I have trouble putting things down) is called The Fire Rose and is based upon Beauty and the Beast. The Cover features a Fox Man staring into a Crystal ball with a Victorian lady inside. Very Chic. I hardly need to tell you the setup of a Beauty and the Beast Tale, but it would probably interest you to know that in this version Beauty aka Rosalind, aka Rose is a young student in Chicago, recently orphaned and penniless; Sad to be giving up her Doctorate and scholary persuits for either becoming a Governess, a Teacher or a scullary Maid. Unfortunately the Victorian Era is not the best place for a headstrong, smart girl in terms of Options. A Rich man from outside of San Fransisco offers her a position as a governess for his two children. Just to rail home the whole Steam Punk thing, the book makes a big fuss about Rose’s journey there via the train system. Well, I call it a big fuss, but it does indeed set the time period quite well.

However once she gets there, the Mysterious Mr Cameron apologizes profusely about lying to her about the being children to teach and instead he requires her to read for him, from books with ancient and dead languages in them since an “accident has left him unable to handle a book and read from it.” Gee, I wonder what could be wrong with him? Surely looking at the cover wouldn’t be the hint.

Of course, There’s no real need for me to go through and spoil the rest of the plot, because why would you feel compelled to read it based on my suggestion then – but before I tell my own opinions of it; I would like to at least explain the mythos of the magic.

Basically everyone in this world has a magickal nature made up of the Four elements – However most people have an even balance of the Air, Earth, Fire and Water. Having the ability to become a magickian or even an elemental master requires you to have an unbalanced amount of any of these elements. As Rose describes it. It’s kinda like a blind man having really good hearing. By having less of the other elements you become really attuned to that element and it’s reflected in your magic. If you consider the name of the book; Obviously Cameron – The Fox man is a FireMaster.

That being said there are other masters hanging around in this book, The antagonists in this book are from another Fire Master and Apprentice and there’s an Earth Master, though he is from the Eastern Contients and knows the magic by different means and powers but fundamentally still the same.

And now, What I thought of the book! The Fire Rose is a very solid book, the descriptions are lovely without feeling over the top or constantly being shoved in your face like erm, Someone who insistently shoves something at your face. The characters are beleivable and most of them are quite moral and “of good society” – Victorian Era and all, and there’s enough wonder and amazement and a bit of “ick, ewwww!” to keep me enthralled in the book. The err “ick, ewww!” comes up every time we get the POV of a character called Paul du Mont who, erm, seems to enjoy thinking about how he helps “break” the new prostitutes in for the different brothals about San Fransisco.

No matter how strong the book was going all the way through right up to the final conflict, It just sorta… fizzled. All the Conflict was resolved without too much of a battle for my liking; considering how violent and brutal the pre-battle warm up was. It just sorta ended up being all “Yeah, That happened, Let’s go home and be happy?”

And now, I shall delve into the next book – THE SERPENT’S SHADOW, Which Wiki tells me will be a Snow White Tale. Hot Damn! We know how much I can get behind a Snow White Story… Well. Except for… Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman; That story deeply disturbed me for quite a while and there was about 5 years I couldn’t look at a Snow White without thinking about it. Hey, Enjoy looking that one up!

MY PLANS FOR 2013

First of all –

MY PLANS FOR 2013

I have every intention of this year being the year that at least ONE Lorna Bains game comes out, I’ve been talking about this for months and MONTHS and I have the prologue game fully scripted just waiting for action to be made and the first THREE FULL games plot written out with Dialogue for the first two written (Though it may change of course by the time it gets made but still – Gotta start somewhere). I recently talked a friend (The_Dhel) who’s made games in the past who likes the idea of Lorna Bains for help since I have… trouble sorta just… starting the thing. XD

Meanwhile in Videos…

I’m about to put the final part of Dying For Daylight up — For now, You see even though the game calls itself “Dying for Daylight” not “Dying for Daylight Part 1″ It’s actually a two part series and as of yet, Part two hasn’t been made. I like to blame Jane Jensen for leaving Oberon and starting Pinkerton Road for that. She really was the best at making Hidden Object games.

As for the other Lps – I need to record more before I can put anything up and currently my voice is shot from getting a flu that became bronchitis. It’s getting back, But considering I want the LPs to stand their test of times not just be like “Oh, This is bad, My voice is croaky as crap” I’m going to wait until my voice fully recovers. It should only be another week and I’ll use that time to edit some Let’s Ruins and Reviews I have sitting around. But I’ll get onto that in a moment; First I want to talk about my intensions for Let’s Playing in general.

As most of my followers know, I had an EXTREMELY busy work year last year and it left me with very little pleasure time. I spent most weeks working 60 hour weeks and generally because of all that work I got sick alot with colds and being generally overworked and tired. At the moment I have an extremely exciting pay with just 40 hours of work a week, Meaning that I will have time to put out SOME video content, It means I have to be… more selective in what projects I want to work on any given night. Now this is only confirmed until the end of March. But they like my work and other then being sick for the past week, I work extremely hard so I don’t see them getting rid of me. If they DO get rid of me, Well, Then all my LPs will be back in swing while I search for a new job (Unlikely, But considering I’ve had barely any free time for the past two years, I… kinda wouldn’t mind it… for a month. XD)

What this means is that I’ll probably put videos from one series a week. So like. I had time to record, edit and render videos for Deception – I would upload those for one week. It would be unlikely that I would put a video every day maybe like a shot of 3 in succession and I wouldn’t be see on Youtube for the following week. I do plan to finish all CURRENT LPs. With the possible exception of… Bully. Mostly it’s just that I haven’t switched Bully on in a long time and I have had to start my PC from scratch during that time — I THINK the save games are safe, but well. I honestly can’t remember. We’ll find out when I get around to doing that.

So, Since Dying for Daylight will be done later today, I’ll be finishing Deception next and then The Scroll’s other path (The Occultist I beleive) and then Daughter of the Serpent, Just to really finish that. I really like that game. I’m considering making a retrospective review about the three versions. So that may come up in future. After that I already know what game I’m going to LP next – Lucius, I recently got it on sale on steam and MAN, did I ever enjoy that game. It’s been a while since I did an Action/Adventure game so I figured I’d give it a couple of weeks so the game isn’t so fresh in my memory and LP it for you guys! After that, I’m not sure. Whichever game takes my fancy, I’ve got A Lot I still want to do, it’s just a manner of finding time and the order all depends on what I feel like at the time.

Speaking of Retrospective reviews, I’ll be having a new review of a raunchy game out really soon (Depending on that good old work and my mood over the next week) — Blue Heat, People who frequented my stream after I got Riana Rouge might remember this. So yes, New review coming soon. Since the game is very long and detailed I’ve chopped it up into two halves. Probably by the time the second half comes out, Everyone will have forgotten about it. XD I’ve also got a couple more Raunchy games, But I’m going to also do a collective review on the Living Books as a… “game play type” And that may be cut up into a couple of different reviews per… “type” – ie. The types I have noticed in the playing of these games. If that goes well in terms of editing. I may do more Children’s Games/Adventure game type Retrospectives. I’m very interested in Narrative vs Puzzle, and how “organic” a puzzle can be made to the storyline.

Lastly, I’ve been talking about doing old school Musical reviews for a long time, and I have A LOT of them written, and of course I’ve also got those Fairy Tale ones as well. I have an idea about how I would like them done, but it would require some other people’s help, like, people to be IN them, and I don’t know many people in Melbourne and I’ve yet to talk to my cousins about getting involved yet. I REALLY want to get these done so they will be showing up eventually, in the original form or in my great idea. So they’ll be coming up. Hopefully soon! Like the first one… maybe within the month. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. As you can see I have A LOT I want to get done and we’re not even at the Bottom of my list of things I want to address — Actually. We’re at that time now…

Let’s RUINS. I will have Gabriel Knight I Part 7 completely done by the end of this week. I’m literally doing editing the last minute now. WHY has it taken so long? CREDITS. While we were recording we had the fabulous idea of replacing the original actor credits with our own names. It has taken me TIME. As for Ecoquest I, I should also have at least the first part up by the end of this week. I had put all the footage on my laptop to edit, but it seems that Vegas keeps corrupting the footage during editing on that laptop. I can’t figure it out. Either way. I do of course have this PC, I just haven’t been near it much for the past… oh two-three months and when I was – well I was usually streaming. XD Police Quest III will also return, Hopefully soon. I’ve done all the “prep” work for about an hour long episode (Basically I’ve made save points at every point AFTER Sonny’s had to get in a car. So we can completely get rid of that driving bullshit!) But the recording all depends on when my “chucklehoneys” are available (And probably by refering to them as Chucklehoneys, They won’t want to ever record with me again, But The phrase just popped into my head and I needed to use it!) – And as we’ve seen in the past that’s been rather tricky. But I will contact them all this week and clear it with them for the coming stream this Friday night(Saturday morning if you’re an Aussie) So hopefully we can GET THAT IN THE FREAKING BAG!

For non video related things. My other intentions for stuff in general… I’m going to get some new Equipment – I need a new Web camera as mine is completely dead now. I want to get better hardware for my PC as I bought the stuff currently inside it in a bind after my last motherboard died and shorted out most of the boards on it – And well, the replacement stuff is REALLY sub par. The motherboard itself is HALF the side of my case and there are so few PCI slots I couldn’t put a proper capture card back into it. I’m running on old Dazzle, but so far so good. So yeah. Those are my… desires. OH! And if I get confirmed for longer work after March? I’m planning on moving out of my tiny box apartment which should help with the flow of work. Since everything’s so… close together I tend to end up watching stuff from my bed then sitting in the cramped space infront of my PC.

Right, That’s everything (For now) I hope you are all well and haven’t all bailed on me in my work-crazed absence! Time to go eat a Bagle. No, Really. That’s what’s for Dinner. XD