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I am a freelance writer that has a degree in game design. I do what I can to improve myself in not only writing, but in experiments with other forms of design and hope to one day bring something truly fresh for the industry to appreciate.:) I also sometimes write game reviews and run gaming streams.

Writing commissions are currently available. Need something written? Send a note!

Current Residence: Oklahoma, USA
Favorite genre of music: Rock, orchestral and video game music
Favorite style of art: Anthro, Writing, Fan Art, Fantasy Art and anything else that looks great
Operating System: Windows 8.1
Favorite game characters: Yoshi, Tails, Dust and Fidget
Personal Quote: No matter how bad things get, never give up and never surrender!

Back from Vegas!

Journal Entry: Fri May 15, 2015, 4:05 PM
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Freedom Planet soundtrack
  • Reading: Project notes
  • Watching: News
  • Playing: Happy Wars, Mario Kart 8
  • Drinking: Water
Back from Vegas

Return from the Desert

Hey everyone!  I hope the last week treated you well!  I just returned from Las Vegas a few hours ago.  Things have settled now, so I'd like to share my thoughts on the trip and anything that happened during it.  It'll just be a quick summary, but if anyone's interested in learning more, just poke me via note or skype.

-The first two hours in Vegas were awful.  They had a concert event going on when me and my family arrived and most of the Strip was barricaded or forced traffic into a single lane.  It was a nightmare to get to Circus Circus, but we eventually got in.  The next morning, everything had been cleared out.
-Circus Circus is a very nice, affordable hotel on the Strip.  There's plenty to do, including the Adventuredome, which is essentially an indoor theme park.  It clearly caters itself to families and the little time I did spend inside it was pleasant.
-We pretty much visited almost every casino on the Strip as well as Freemont Street (think of it as the original Vegas Strip).  Most of the casinos were fantastic, sans the majority on Freemont as they are more rundown or poorly ventilated.  In terms of aesthetics, my favorite casinos were The Mirage, Venetian, Bellagio and Caesar's Palace.
-I actually didn't do as much gambling as I thought I would.  I maybe spent...$60-$70 total on gambling?  Never really had too much time to do it.  I finally tried a table game (roulette).  Went into that with $10, came out with $40.  Not too shabby I'd say.  Most of the money I spent went to souvenirs or food.
-Speaking of food, I had to Vegas buffets; Circus Circus and a casino off the strip called Sam's Town.  Both were great, but Sam's Town was a better meal overall.  It also helped that it was much cheaper.  The lunch buffet was only about $8 a person.  I tried a few restaurants in Circus Circus, but results were kinda mixed to be honest.  Having an Auntie Anne's inside was awesome, however.
-We checked out a few things off the Strip, including a zombie apocalypse store, Wet n' Wild water park, the Pinball Hall of Fame, Hoover Dam and the before-mentioned Sam's Town.  Had fun at all of those places, but the highlights were the Pinball Hall of Fame and Hoover Dam.  The Pinball Hall of Fame had a great selection of machines, as well as regular arcade classics.  I probably could have spent all day in there.  The sights at Hoover Dam were fantastic.  It was unfortunate that we missed the tours inside.  They ended before we got there, which was about 3:30pm local time.  Sam's town also has a nice bowling alley that already adds to what is a pretty large complex to begin with.
-We explored every inch of the Strip, including some attractions.  Excalibur's Tournament of Kings was probably the highlight of the trip for me.  It's a fantastic and fun dinner show.  I'd easily recommend anyone to check it out.  Also worthwhile is Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay.  It's not a particularly large aquatic zoo, but to be able to see creatures like sharks and manta rays made for a great experience.  Just be warned that getting there (at least from the Luxor next door), took a good while.  Other places worth noting are the Hershey's store, M&Ms store and the World of Coca-Cola.  Also, expect to see many out there on the streets, be it the homeless, people passing out cards for the more...unsavory things you can do and people just dressed up in costume.  Naturally, the character of the area changes when the sun goes down.  To be able to walk along the Strip at night is a worthwhile time, including shows that play outside the Bellagio and The Mirage.
-On a negative note, don't bother with the monorail system.  The drop off points take you pretty far from your intended destinations.  The buses are better, and they are operational at all times.  Don't ride them in the evening if you can, unless you want to be crammed in with a bunch of drunks.  I also wasn't really a fan of Freemont Street, mostly just because things were even stranger there than on the Strip.  Not my kind of environment, but I suppose that was to be expected.
-As a whole though, I really enjoyed the trip!  It was quite an experience to say the least.  I'm not sure if I'll go back, but we'll see.  Regardless, I appreciated having the chance to check out the area.  I'd recommend visiting it if you can, but choose your timing wisely to avoid the headache I did when this trip started.

I took plenty of pictures too, but need the time to look through them.  If I find some that I like, I'll share them here!

I may be missing some things, but I am a touch tired.  I'll add them in if they come to mind.  For now, glad to be back after a fun trip!:D


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  Isabella from AC: Thanks for the Fav by Nafyo  
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Hi Chris! Thanks so much for the watch! Have a nice day!! Emoticon: Bow 
GameFreak38 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Professional Writer
You're welcome and you too! :D
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:iconbubblecuteplz: Thank you for the fav on my Sonic fanart Done :la: :la: :la:
:iconsallyacornplz::iconsaysplz:Much appreciated! :heart:
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You're welcome!
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Thanks for the fave! =D
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You're welcome!
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Happy Birthday dude!! Hope you kicked butt and took names today :D
GameFreak38 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks! :D
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Happy Birthday dude, keep on doing what you do best and enjoy this day too.
GameFreak38 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you!
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Thank you!
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