[Okay so as it’s been obvious I am obsessed with Tomb Raider. My life, youtube and webpage center around Lara Croft. So it’s no doubt I would be excited about the new Lara Croft Barbie that has come out. From what I am understanding, she wasn’t suppose to be released until March, when the movie is released. How ever Toys’r’Us might have dropped the ball on the release date. Thank God they did though as some of us Tomb Raider fans were lucky enough to get her early. So the day I saw my favorite youtuber, Melonic Mac, posting a photo of hers on twitter, I went straight to the toys r us website and ordered it. I didn’t care that I was at work, I was super excited to get the email she was ready to pick up. However, the next day I had to call them as I was receiving no email or phone call. They informed me that she was in fact ready to pick up in store. Luckily I was on break at work so I rushed to cook my hot pocket and scarfed it down as I drove like a crazy person, in the rain mind you, possibly putting myself at risk. I arrived there in under ten minutes, the guy behind the counter even commented that I was ‘fast’. “Yup, I was on break at work and rush over here.” I said as I tried not to scream, while I was also on the phone with the boyfriend by the way. Course, the scream was let out once I stepped through the doors of the store and back into the parking lot. My boyfriend’s ears ringing from the scream, Oppsy! Sorry!

My first photo of the beautifully boxed Lara Barbie. Ignore the pink fuzzy steering wheel cover in the background.

I was freaking out! My boyfriend couldn’t understand why but I didn’t care. I had her finally in my hands and I wanted to open her up. But I had to drive back to work, she’ll have to endure a few more hours in her box. I finally was able to open her once I got home and even hold, play and pose her on her stand.

My Lara shrine is slowly growing little by little, I just need to add the new funko pop that’s coming soon. But I couldn’t be happier with her! She is beautiful! She hasn’t hardly left my side since coming out of her box. I know I am a dork but just look at her! I can’t wait for the movie, I’ll post more on that later. My Lara Barbie has even inspired me to start a Croft Adventures Instagram account. Look me up and follow!

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Thursday - February 22, 2018 @ 06:39 pm CST



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Friday - September 22, 2017 @ 06:55 pm CST



So in this episode I play Baptism of fire Hell’s nightmare. Created by yours truly.

Download
http://www.trle.net/levels/levels/2007/0407/BoF2Download.htm

Reviews
http://trle.net/sc/reviews.php?lid=1642

More Levels
http://trle.net/sc/authorfeatures.php?aid=601

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Saturday - August 5, 2017 @ 10:31 am CST



[So this was just made out of boredom. I did a pose in XNALara and found a bunch of stock photos online and created this. I’m not 100% sure how I feel about it, I tired my hardest to make the wolves and Lara look as though they belonged in this environment. Now quite sure if the wolves look photoshopped in or if they look like they belong. Tell me what y’all think.

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Thursday - August 3, 2017 @ 11:53 am CST



So I have recently been replaying some of the old Tomb Raider games, I thought I would start with the classics. I took some screen caps of the first game. I just finished level one. I’ll probably do one level at a time. I forgot how much I loved this game. It takes me back to when I first started playing it. The enemies were very easy to kill, as far as the first few levels. The bats, wolves and bears within the first level can be killed with minimal effort. There was a total of 3 secrets, 6 pickups and about 14 kills. I took a screen cap of my stats. It took me roughly 13 minutes to complete. This of course was only the first level. That’s only because I back tracked to take some screen shots. Even though the graphics were not as great as what we have now, for its time, they are great. I found really no glitches to exploit in the first level. As I love exploiting glitches in the classic games. I will say it is kind of slow paced and (I hate to say this) slightly boring at times. Maybe this is because I have over played the game? Maybe I have spoiled myself with the new reboots? I am not sure, though I felt this way after the first level I still continue to love this game. This was the second game I played in the franchise. This is the one of the games that got me hooked on Tomb Raider.  Hopefully the game will pick up a bit further into the game. Its been awhile since I’ve played.

Tomb Raider is an action-adventure video game developed by Core Design and published by Eidos Interactive. It was originally released in 1996 for Sega Saturn, PlayStation and MS-DOS. Tomb Raider was also released into the mobile gaming market for N-Gage devices in 2003. The game was released for the PlayStation Network in North America in August 2009, and in Europe in August 2010. Tomb Raider follows the exploits of Lara Croft, an English archaeologist in search of ancient treasures.

The game was critically and commercially successful, selling around 7.5 million copies worldwide and earning a 91 aggregate score according to Metacritic and is considered widely influential, serving as a template for many 3D action-adventure games that would follow. A remake of the game was released in 2007 in celebration of its 10th anniversary, and a reboot of its series under the same title was released in 2013.

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Thursday - August 3, 2017 @ 04:26 am CST



[So the other day I learned I could record game play.  Well I already knew I could but on my old phone it wouldn’t work, and I couldn’t figure out how to upload them. Well as a test I uploaded a couple videos here and there of some of my game play. I even uploaded the first two levels.

This is the best and longest run I’ve done so far.



Stay tuned!

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Tuesday - March 14, 2017 @ 12:25 am CST



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Sunday - April 10, 2016 @ 01:47 pm CST



[Okay so I am somewhat active in online communities. The biggest one being Tomb Raider, and I frequently visit one called tomb raider forums. I decided to post my previous blog about my review on the tomb raider franchise on there. I wanted to get some opinions from other tomb raider fans. Especially regarding the Legend reboot. Though they were not helpful much in my research on that. (I was trying to prove or disprove a theory And they didn’t cooperate with me) But they did make a lot of interesting points. If you want to read the full thread you can do that here: Reviewing the TR franchice

I would quote some stuff from the thread but its easier for y’all to understand if you just read through it yourselves. Plus I am being a bit lazy and don’t want to copy, paste and rewrite what I have already written down some where else. If y’all want to put in your thoughts, post there or you can always comment here or send me an email about it. I am trying to see if I can test a theory. I believe a lot of Core fans believe Legend was a reboot and Crystal fans think it was not. And fans of both are about 50/50. But I can’t seem to get a straight answer out of these members. So I will just have to see how it goes. Let me know what y’all think.

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Thursday - February 11, 2016 @ 07:08 am CST



Hello Peoples! To all of my lovely fans out there where ever you may be. Okay I am a bit excited I just added another piece to my Tomb Raider Collection. I’ve been wanting to get a Lara Croft backpack for the longest time. Well several months ago I spotted one at Target for around $30. Well at the time I was unemployed so I wasn’t able to get it. But I am now the proud owner of a Lara Croft backpack! Yes! My cos-play accessory collection is almost completed! Now just to obtain the outfits…

I’ll keep y’all updated on my collections … That is if any one gives a s*** haha

Take a look!
Click the image to be taken to my instragram for a larger view!

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Monday - March 9, 2015 @ 05:24 pm CST



Okay as I told in the previous blog post, I am a huge fan of the Tomb Raider franchise. Normally I don’t read any thing that isn’t posted by the author Nora Roberts. But I knew that I could not just stick with reading one author alone. I had to branch out and broaden my reading materiel a bit. So I’ve been reading a few different things, from J.R.R Tolkien to the creator of The Vampire Diaries.

I have even been trying to get into reading some of the Tomb Raider books. I wanted to read the one they did for Angel of Darkness. As this one was my most favorite in the entire franchise. Though Barnes and Noble did not have it at the time. So I had to settle with my second choice, “The Ten Thousand Immortals” written by Dan Abnett and Nik Vincent.

“Lara Croft wants only to put her horrifying ordeal on Yamatai island behind her. Her modest wish shatters as she’s plunged into a frantic race to save Sam. Desperate for a remedy, Lara searches for anything that could help her. A wisp of hope arising from a myth gives Lara purpose: the story of an ancient and mysterious artifact that could heal her friend, and possibly help explain the supernatural events she witnessed on Yamatai.

However, Lara is not alone in her pursuit of the treasure. A nefarious magnate, a shadow society, and lethal henchmen will stop at nothing to exploit the powerful relic for their own ends. The hunt drives Lara across the globe, through a twisted web of conspiracy, suspicious contacts, and life-or-death intrigue, as she seeks salvation for her friend and the truth behind the legendary talisman.”

It takes place after the 2013 reboot, obviously, and before where the comic books pick up. Now I was reading up on the new Tomb Raider, Rise of the Tomb Raider, as well as watching the trailers. And I have a feeling this game is going to some how start where the book left off, perhaps? Am I just misunderstanding this? This book is about finding a talisman that is capable of creating immortality, and I believe that is what Lara goes off in search for in the start of the new tomb raider. I could be wrong though.

But I love this book, I loved the story of the new Tomb Raider reboot. Now there has been a lot of fan wars about the new tomb raider. A lot of the die hard fans do not like that they keep creating a reboot.

The argument is that Legend was a reboot, yet others say it was not. However I do in fact believe Legend was a reboot. Why? Because they changed Lara’s story, they gave her a new background that completely canceled out the previous Tomb Raider games. Therefore it was in fact a reboot to me.

There are fans that say they don’t like the new sensitive Lara. This argument goes back to Tomb Raider Anniversary when Lara first kills Larson. Now in Crystal’s version of Tomb Raider, Lara had never killed a human before. Sure she killed animals in order to protect her self. She has never killed a human before. How would you feel if you had to kill some one for the first time? You would feel very sad and remorseful … Unless you’re just a cold hearted killer, but never mind that. So it was understandable that Lara reacted in such a way.

Would you rather have her have no emotion what so ever? Y’all flipped at the end of Tomb Raider 3 when Lara killed that innocent helicopter pilot for no reason at all. Calling her cold-hearted then. So what do y’all what? Hmm? A sensitive, HUMAN Lara or a cold hearted killer? You can’t have it both ways here.

I liked that they gave Lara emotions, not just in Anniversary but in the new reboot. It humanized Lara and made her seem more real, more relatable. Not that I would ever get stranded on a weird, supernatural island with a weird sun goddess. But hey, it shows what we all would have done given we were in the same situation … Very unlikely but still.

I love that they made Lara more real, not just in her looks but in her emotions as well. It makes us want to do what ever it takes to protect her even more. Like I always said, you’re not a true Tomb Raider fan till you’ve seen how many ways you can kill Lara. Yet in this game you almost have a sense of wanting to protect her from that … Or is that just me?

I love the storyline in both the game and the book. However, it did kind of drag on with the descriptions of: “Lara jumps across this roof then turns left.” Like I don’t need to know every detail of where she is going. I don’t know for some reason this bugged me. But I was so enticed in the story that I didn’t pay much attention to the little added details and extra descriptions. In the end … I love the new game and the follow up book. I don’t have many negative things to say about it.

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Monday - March 9, 2015 @ 04:45 pm CST

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