Sunday, October 14, 2012

Poison Ivy 2 Page 13


Temple Danger Montage!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Poison Ivy 2 Page 12


The fun only begins!

(Again, sorry for being dead. School is being evil. But at least my birthday is next week! :D)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Poison Ivy 2 Page 11


The Ivory heads for Hisijour.

*Sorry for inactivity. This school year is evil!*

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The hiatus returns...

It's that time of the year again...

School.
UGH!!!! DX

Poison Ivy 2, posting, and gaming will be on heavy delay.
I will return, eventually...

-Cass

Monday, August 20, 2012

Pirate101 - The Witch Warrior's Review

With the NDA finally lifted, I am free to speak of the Kingisle's latest masterpiece.
This posts will contain rants, opinions and spoilers.
You've been warned.

1. Story
You are an orphan pirate, imprisoned by Valencia's clockwork Armada. Fortunately, legendary pirate Boochbeard and his monkey companion comes to rescue you. You then join the Skull Island Resistance, led by Avery. Your main mission: While hunted by the Armada, you must find 7 pieces of a map that leads to a legendary city of gold appropriately named:

*loved that movie*

2. Character
The character customization is by far better than Wizard101. Pick your outfit, class, flag, ships, and crew colors. I'm fairly impressed. :) Here's my main character:
*If you know what reference the last name is, you're a computer gaming expert,*
If you wanna meet me in the Beta, lemme know!

3.Combat
The combat's actually simple once you get used to it. For those who don't know Sid Meier's Civilization, it's based around that. You move a unit to attack another unit. Fairly simple.

4. Glitches
I know glitches are the purpose why Beta's there, and KI is working hard to fix them, but...
THERE'S SO MANY OF THEM, IT'S ANNOYING!
I wanna find these glitch gremlins and stomp on them! DX
...
Ok I'm done. >_<"

Overall, it's an original masterpiece of a family-friendly MMO.
Kingisle has done it again. :)

-Cass

Finally...

The NDA on Pirate101 Beta has been lifted.
I am free to talk about the game without restriction.

Prepare yourselves for a long post...

*takes pictures and plans out posts*



*Yes I'm a pegasister. Earlier generations were a part of my childhood. :P*

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Haters Gonna Hate

On my last post, I received a blunt comment that tried to make me feel like garbage:

"It's not fair. You got into the game (Pirate101 Beta) just because of your stupid blog."

Nice try, miss, but you fail to belittle me. Here's some clarification for you.

I was invited to Pirate101 Beta because of my commitment to the Wizard101 community and aiding it to be a family-friendly society. I make art and comics that encourage others like me to be inspired to use their creativity. I report players who use harsh and inappropriate in Wizard101 and point out bugs to Kingsisle.

And you accuse me of being unfair, just because I have a "stupid" blog? Of all the reasons to blame me for unfairness, you pick that?
Think be for you act and do some research.
I have no toleration for redundant and obnoxious words against me and what I love to do.

Be smart!
-Cassandra

Where in the Spiral has Cassandra been?

Hi guys!
You've been wondering where I've been, haven't you.
Well, now that J. Todd Coleman recently gave permission for me to say this...

I'm in PIRATE101 BETA!! :D

As much as I'd love to, I can't spoil much of the game. Confidential stuff is confidential. :/
But I'm having fun, nonetheless. (Aside from glitches >.>)
From what I've played so far, it's one of the best online games I've played yet.
Kingsisle, you've done it again. :)

Now please don't be jealous of me. You guys can have a chance to join me in Pirate101 Beta. Members of the W101 community are holding contests that give away beta keys.

Go out there and get some!

*No, I'm not playing Beta 24/7. I have a life that includes tennis and school coming up.*

Ciao!
-Cassandra

Thursday, August 2, 2012

BRB. YARR!!!

So you're wondering about the lack of posts.
Well, I have tennis practice, Test preparation, and school coming up.

annnnnnnd still feeling excited about getting a certain email...

So yeah. Gotta go do important...stuff...now...

..........
HAPPY TIME! :D

Monday, July 30, 2012

Poison Ivy 2 Pages 9 and 10



Calamine has the uppper hand.
Or so she thinks...

Monday, July 23, 2012

Poison Ivy 2 Page 8

A blow to the heart destroys others'.

*If you get which historical pirate Ivy is in this page, I give you a cookie.*

Thursday, July 19, 2012

P101 Beta Key Fan Song

Pure boredom made this.
A fan song of a fan song of a song.


~Chorus:
All I ever wanted was P101 Beta.
It's all I've ever wanted. The wait is killing me.
Kingsisle, we are waiting, but Coleman, why can't you see
That all I ever wanted was my beta key?
~

I'm so alone, playing my game.
Everything I do is just the same.
Farming, Training, It's all I do.
Using a routine until I'm blue.
I could play LoL, or Spiral Knights,
While passing through all of the days and nights.
I lose patience everyday!
Give me a beta key so I can play!

~Keyboard Solo~

~Chorus~

Hope you like!

-Cass

Monday, July 16, 2012

Poison Ivy 2 Pages 6 & 7



Ivy and Calamine have an epic fight, with Christina making an impact!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Greater/Lesser Paul Mix-up?

Sorry for my lack of posting, been busy with tennis and wisdom teeth recovery.

Just wanna take this time to address something that confuses me.

You might know the Avalon quest to recover 2 axes for Page Jimmy:
The Greater Paul and Lesser Paul:

If the goal is to retrieve the Greater AND Lesser Paul, then why after the second quest do I get a second Greater Paul.
Shouldn't there be a Lesser Paul wand?
Clarify this for me, KI!

-Cass

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Poison Ivy 2 Page 5


BATTLE MONTAGE! :D

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hidden Swears (Direct Message to Kingsisle Entertainment)

DISCLAIMER: The following post is a direct message to Kingsisle Entertainment. This post contains the use of word combinations and caps which may result in offensive language. Please note this is used to prove a point and NOT to offend anyone whatsoever. Reader discretion is highly advised.

Hello Kingsisle.

I am an archmage sorcerer in Wizard101 as well as a member of this MMO's community. I create artwork and tell stories inspired by your award-winning game. What I enjoy about your game is its strive to create a truly family-friendly online environment, free of predators and offensive people. Your chat system is a good example.

However, every law, including virtual ones, have their loopholes.  I've noticed some wizards who constantly work their way around the filtered menu and open chat to express vulgar language. What you are about to read next is my chat discoveries within Wizard101, and what I believe you should fix as soon as possible.

Problem 1: Word Combination
Which chat?: Menu and Open
Certain words in both menu and open chats that seem nothing alike can reveal crude expressions.
For example, foe & ok used together can show an obvious cruel slang. Shoe & it is another. Please look into this immediately.

Problem 2: CAPS
Which chat?: Menu and Open
Caps are used in many ways; to seem loud or highlight something. Unfortunately, it can be used for something else. Certain words, like for & duck, can have specific letters capitalized to speak unfairly. I recommend you add a limit to caps if it reveals a hidden swear word.

Problem 3: Repeating Letters
Which chat?: Open
Menu chat has restricted the use of repeating similar letters, but open chat has not. A person with open chat can type a curse word if they repeat a certain letter in it. A word should be censored regardless of how many letters it contains.

In summary, these three problems should be fixed as quickly as they can before they are highly overused and more customers will be banned. I am only trying to help Wizard101 preserve its family-friendly title by addressing this situation.
Please consider my discoveries as helpful information to assist you with chat issues.

Thank you for reading, Kingsisle.
-Cassandra GriffinDreamer

Poison Ivy 2 Page 4


With the Ivory crew on board the Curaga, things get real!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Poison Ivy 2 Page 3


The battle begins!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Happy Cassandra is Happy

I will not explain why I am happy.
But let's just say....

Today was a good day...
-Cass

Friday, June 22, 2012

Poison Ivy 2 Page 2


Pirates preparing to do what they do best!

*I'm SO good at drawing ships -_-*

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Poison Ivy 2 Page 1


Meet the Curaga crew!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Delays

Hi guys!
Thanks for supporting me and my family through the tough times of my grandfather's death.
Just posting a quick update about my comics.

I am currently traveling with my relatives for my grandfather's funeral and burial. Onryo and Poison Ivy 2 will be on delay since I only brought my Mac and it doesn't support my tablet. :/
I also left my Vista at home. So if Pirate101 Beta is released while I'm away from a Windows computer...
Crud... :/
Comics will be on the way soon!

-Cass

Monday, June 11, 2012

My Silent Home...

This evening, June 11th, 2012, my grandfather (mother's side) passed away after a long fight with cancer he received from smoking. I had a busy day helping my mother install a hospital bed in her office for him to rest on. I argued, bickered, complained, and acted completely selfish. This might be my punishment. I don't know. At least he lived his last days with a part of his warm and kind family.

Don't worry about me and my family. We will hopefully move on and be happy again. I will dedicate Poison Ivy 2 to him when I finish it.

Thank you for supporting me,
Cassandra G.

Poison Ivy 2 Prologue


Here's the Prologue to Poison Ivy 2!
A powerful artifact hidden, a grand adventure waiting to begin!

*fact: Taiyu is one of my OCs*

Friday, June 8, 2012

Crews of the Ivory and Curaga

Another Teaser for Poison Ivy 2!
The crew of the ships Ivory (Ivy) and Curaga. (Calamine)

I actually looked up pirate rankings. Hope it's accurate.
Enjoy!

-Cass

Monday, June 4, 2012

Pirate101 Preview Review

If you haven't checked here, Kingsisle is making their new game called Pirate101!
I'm so excited for its beta!  :D
So here's what I think on the details of the upcoming game:

-Story: It's basically a Pirates of the Caribbean plot, only BETTER!! Pirates vs. Order. I especially like the Armada because they remind me of V for Vendetta. (Hopefully that's not a bad thing...) Can't wait for full details.

-Classes: The classes are like combat-based classes in other MMOs. Bucanner's a tank/close range, Musketeer's a range/trap, Privateer's a support,  Swashbuckler's assassin-like, and Witch Doctor's a mage. Not sure where I fit in... ._.

-Combat: The combat's a teeny bit confusing to me. Reminds me of Chess (which I never played), but I might get use to it.

-Ships: I'm gonna love the ship part! Customization better be awesome! :3

-Companions: Kinda like pets, only more useful. Hope there's a Grub Guardian-like training game for them soon. :)

-Community: It's gonna be big, especially with Thomas (One-Eye Jack) LionBlood as the Manager! Gratz man! :)

Can't wait Kingisle! Make it awesome! :D

-Cassandra GriffinDreamer

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Revival

I AM BACK FOR THE SUMMER!

I've missed you all! :')

I'm excited with Wizard101 and Pirate101 Beta (if I'm chosen).
As for my comics, I'll be wrapping Onryo up and start on Poison Ivy 2.
However I will ONLY post them on deviantArt and Twitter. (Links to the right)

Now I'm not 100% free.
I have my SAT, volunteer service, a summer job at my dad's place, and I'm going to Chicago in a few days. Plus whatever my family's planning...
But I shall be gaming more nonetheless!

More to come!

-Cassandra GriffinDreamer

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Special Thanks and Farewell for Now

This is the big post I was talking about.
I'm gonna thank all the people off the top of my head who helped me get where I am
(If I forget anyone, sorry. You're still awesome. :C)

Kingsisle Entertainment: You have crafted one of the best games I've ever played. I love every inch of it. Looking forward to what you have in store.

-Cameron Hexblade and Blaze Stormtamer: My first friends in Wizard101. Thank you both for showing me how the game works and thanks for being one of the best people I ever met. I had so much fun with you back then. Hope you're doing fine wherever you are.

-My family: I wouldn't be a member or have met so many wizards if not for them. Love you guys <3

-David Titanrider and Dustin Mooncatcher: Crazy bunch of kids. They brought my voice to the Spiral through Wandcast. You guys make me laugh so much. Yet you somewhat taught me to grow up a bit. Good luck with your plans for the future.

-Autumn DuskHunter: You inspired me. You're well spoken, wise, and heartfelt. Thank you for your support. You'll always be my Poison Ivy. ;3

-Christina IceDreamer: You taught me many tips, both on wizarding and on how I should behave. I always mind my icywiz!

-The Ravenwood Radio crew: Stephen, Fallon, Ditto, and Leesha. You guys are talented and fun to listen to. I'll always be your fan!

-Kevin Battleblood: You taught me tips on arena, and in return, I helped out with Petnome. But not only that, you're like my big brother in the Spiral. You gave me advice for other MMO communities when they shunned me. You have a heart as big as Petnome! :)

-Friends and family of the late Heather Emeraldflame: Though I barely knew her, Heather was a great person. She'll live in all of us, always.

Luke Goldhorn (now known as P_Venuti): You are one heckhound of an amazing guy. I have fun with you whether in Wizard101 or on Steam. Thanks for being such an awesome person. Keep up the gaming! :)

Atsushi Okubo, Lynn Okamoto, Yuu Watase, and the late Satoshi Kon: My manga/anime inspriations. You have made my favorite comics to read, inspiring my own stories and characters. Thank you.

Thomas "Friendly" Lionblood: Where do I begin? Without you, I wouldn't even be typing this, or keep on playing Wizard101. You accept me for who I am and what I do. You live up to your nickname. Heck, you even wrote a song about me and my blog. You and your family are awesome people. Do what makes you happy. Thank you so very much for everything, blog buddy. :)

To those about to give up on what they love: Don't stop what's precious to you. Don't stop beliving in it or YOURSELF.


I love each and everyone of you. Thank you for everything.
Farewell for now!

-Cassandra "Witch Warrior" GriffinDreamer

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Long Hiatus

Hey guys. Got some bad news.
For now, NOT FOREVER, I am hanging my hat from Wizard101 and the blog.
Wizard101 has lost its magic to me, though I still look forward to what KI releases.
I never have the time to play Wizard101, nor do I have the tools or time to finish my comic.
I will still finish Onryo, but it might take uberly longer than it should.
Please understand. I am a student. I have a life, and it shouldn't be on a computer 24/7.
The next post I make will be full of people I wish to thank.
Stay tuned.

-Cass

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Happy (late) Wizardversary, Ditto!

I'm late but
Yay for Ditto's 2nd Wizardversary.
I didn't go to the party due to things, but here's the doodle I promised!
It includes Ditto, Digby Hexcrafter, Miss Narrator, and the rest of the cast!
Gratz to my favorite Fabricated American!
-Cass

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Onryo Page 10


Cass is still troubled...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Onryo Page 9


Liza plans to investigate the cavern for onryos while dealing with Tom and Autumn's fight.
But Cass is deeply concerned...

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE PATIENCE!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Gomenasai....

I've been majorly lacking on my comics and gaming.
My new semester is kinda hard and I'm uber busy!

Please forgive me!
I'll promise to get stuff out!
-Cass

Friday, January 20, 2012

My Many Suggestions for Wizard101

Hello all!
Before I start my list, I have good news!
I finally found a program that safely runs Wizard101 on my Mac for free!
It has some lag issues every now and then, but otherwise it runs great!
Anyways, here on my suggestions:

-Put the flower back on the hat I wear. I loved that flower! T_T
-Valentina HeartSong's outfit for girls. (got the idea from Uberwife :P)
-A "sit" emote so we can sit on the ground instead of standing 24/7.
-Interaction with chair house items. Kinda tired of standing in front of them.
-Custom dance moves! :D
-A side seat/saddle/pouch for our pets when we ride mounts.
-A hair salon. I want a new hair style.
-High-five emote! :)

What are your suggestions?

-Cass

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Stop SOPA and PIPA

ATTENTION INTERNET!
The Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act are almost becoming law.
WHy is this a big deal?

1. It puts censorship on the ENTIRE US INTERNET, giving THE entertainment businesses control.
2. The bills are POORLY written.
3. Sites like deviantART, Blogger, Youtube, Tumber, Twitter, and others will be taken down by the government and entertainment tycoons.

What the government doesn't understand is that the Internet aids the economy more than the entertainment business does alone.
STOP THESE GOVERNMENT AND ENTERTAINMENT TYRANTS NOW!
SIGN THIS PETITION!
https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Where in the world is Cassandra??? (Plus a cry for help from Corel Painter users!)

Hi guys! It's been a while.
What's up with my absence?
My semester finals are coming up, so I'm studying at the moment.
I'm playing more games on my Mac rather than my Vista.
Why?
CUZ THE GRAPHICS ARE FANTASTICAL!
Despite the fact that Wizard101 for Mac costs $30.... T^T
I'm managing though!
Also, there is a slight problem with my comics.
For those who don't know, I use Corel Painter Essentials 4.
On my Vista, I use different brushes to make my comics.
On my Mac, however, I'm only given one brush.
-_-"
I'm trying to find out what the problem is.
Anyone else using the program please tell me how I get more brushes on the Mac!
Thanks! More stuff soon!

-Cass