Magical Diary Review

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Draco did it! Woop. That review of Magical Diary that Draco kept putting off because he hadn’t played it recently? Well it’s been recently’d. Recently as in like a few days ago.  Actually it’s been like a week or two now. Draco had to wait till that emptiness you get from finishing a good game or reading a good book went away. Judging by the tears welling up and Draco’s decision to go put music on rather than finish the paragraph it has not. Oh well it’s time to stop putting it off and finish what was meant for an October Sky right this minute!!!!!!! Well to be more accurate the minute that Draco finishes. Draco will of course be finished by the time you read that though so the situation is essentially this. For you the minute will be the past but for Draco it’ll be the future. That’s super interesting. Some would even call it “Magical”

First off it’s press release time!

You have been invited to attend a magical school. Here you can make new friends, learn dozens of spells, face exams in the school dungeons, run for class office, and try to find a date for the May Day Ball.
But be careful! You might end up in detention, be lured into a secret society, be forced to marry your professor, or even be expelled!

Every puzzle has multiple solutions, and the path you choose is up to you. Are you a good witch or a bad witch?

Is that the best press release Draco has read? Well technically it isn’t one. It’s just the description. Draco typed in “Magical Diary Press Release” and got this. It was written in 2011 so you know. Anyway, It’s a Stat Management Visual Novel with some old school Dungeon elements. There are many endings, 5 or 6 characters that are snuggle-up-to-able, and way more spells then you’ll ever need. Oh and it was made by Hanako Games!

Story Characters

To start you create your perfect witchsona. When Draco first played Draco went as Draco but there was a bug which reset all the customization if you tried to change the last name so Draco was stuck with the default. This time around with Mallory that bug has been fixed. Isn’t that impressive? After that you get to the visual novel section and learn that you are about to attend a magical school of magic.Upon arriving you meet colorful characters like

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…Professor Grabiner aka Grabby, who is Snape but less of a douche. That’s probably because unless you make choices that intentionally make you worthy of scolding he’ll not have a personal vendetta against you.

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… Ellen, a techno-Hermione with less badassness and more sadness! She’s also your roommate.

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…Virginia the sports witch. Another roommate. She might be the Ron of this game but you’d never notice because she isn’t your personal butt monkey. She does however share the love of sweets, the pureblooded-ness, and the large family.

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…Donald the guy who feels like he needs … He’s basically early Naruto. He’s also Virginia’s brother. Everyone’s mean to him and no one trusts him because he’s only cause trouble but in reality he’s super nice and helpful. He’s stuck in his sibling’s shadow as opposed to being a ninja with a demon in his belly so it’s not 100%. A good bro to brotally bro with. But speaking of demons…

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… Damien. He’s a demon. Sure there are probably some demons that aren’t the worst scum of the earth ever, but most of the time, especially this time, definitely the worst. Lucky for both Draco and Mallory the choices we made essentially make him never show up. If you like people who are the worst though well Damien is your don’t please he just sucks. Scumbag. Avoid at all costs. Draco suspects that he never gets inside of Donald’s belly but Draco isn’t a lore expert.

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… Big Steve. He’s a fairly rare character, Draco’s first playthrough Draco only heard tell of his status as Big Steve. This time around he was there. The legend is real. He’s not particularly large looking but he is very much Steve looking. In a line-up of 10 people you’d be able to point to him and say that one is Steve for sure.

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…Pastel. She’s a fairyly cool gal. The first time she was just kinda there but Mallory learn a “lot” more about her wink wink. Sadly Mallory rejected her. 😦 Also Draco just included the full sprite from the wiki since you’ve gotta see her with her full wingspan to truely appreciate that she has a wingspan.

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…William. Virginia’s older brother who everyone loves. He’s so cool he couldn’t be bothered to show up very much after the first exam. Essentially Percy but cool and friendly.

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…  Professor Potsdam. Dumbledore but a lady. Sunshine and rainbows.  Monomi from Danganronpa except with some sense of authority.

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Minnie was bae

and many more who either don’ t show up much and don’t have a romance route associated with them. For example Minnie the class president shows up more than Big Steve and Pastel combined but it’s mostly just helping you study and her dealing with her own story.

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Fluffy tail boy did not make much impact but atleast he eventually defeated Naraku. Sure Inuyasha didn’t have a tail but there is a resembellance.

Gameplay 

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In Magical Diary you schedule your week and watch it run. You can choose a class in Blue magic( altering stuff (Like teleportation and painting the ceiling. )), Red Magic( Fireballs and gentle breezes), Green Magic( Healing and smelling stuff really well( really well)), Black Magic( everything from Fullmetal Alchemist and also enchantment), and White Magic( ESP and Ghosties). Depending on your luck you will get 1, 2, or the magical 3 points in the corresponding magic stat.  You could also take Gym to raise your health! Study alone to raise your stress(smarts( mana( magicky power)))! You can sleep ALL DAY! And then on the weekend you can go to the mall or study with Minnie if she bothers to show up. Through these tasks and occasional choices you raise your stats and then get to test your skills in the DUNGEONS!!!!!!!!!

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Yes it does! Is that weird? Yes it is!

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Each Dungeon has puzzle(s) and you must solve them using your wits or better yet magical spells.

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The answer was to make a sink all along.

Apparently some people have done no magic runs but apparently the requires going near Damien and honestly it’s a game about a magic school so learn all the cool spells like “Empathy”, “Sleep”, and “Sticky Feet”.

Other Stuff

Magical Diary is fairly old but there still isn’t anything that offers the same experience and surpasses it. The appearance can be a bit jarring and the title screen is the cheesiest cheese this side of Cheese Town but if you can get past the fact that Draco just wrote the words “Cheese Town” you can get past that. The magic system is both fun and far more in-depth than it even needed to be. Putting the spells on cards gave it a sort of tcg aspect to it. It’s all predetermined though; it’s not like you can go to one class and suddenly you can make yourself invisible and call down meteors. Sometimes you get nothing. generally it’s every 5 points and you can get a maximum of 3 per class. The best part is that when multiple magic colors get to certain points and you’ll get a bonus cross magic spell of amazingness. One super cool sounding combo spell lets you do that thing from Fate/Zero that spawned all those Kentucky Fried Chicken memes while another lets you glue someone’s shoes to the ground.

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Aside from the magic the story is magical in itself. Some people say it’s just Harry Potter but unlike Harry Potter this author actually writes an American Magic School set in America rather than an English Magic School wearing the skin of an American one. They also cover important and modern issues without flopping out on them in the last 15 pages or so. Harry Potter is great though soz. Oh and there isn’t really an evil antagonistic snake man of evil to stand in your way towards world dominat- learning. It’s all fun learning and some friendship and/or romance unless you talk to Damien too much which you should never ever do. If you see a Damien remember to respond properly.

Anyway Draco was scrolling through the devs twitter after finding out the dev had a twitter and at one point their computer with all the work they had done on the next Magical Diary game on it broke down. Thankfully they were able to save the tiny unfinished scrap . That might mean that in like 5 or 10 years they may release the next one. Draco looks forward to it.

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Rogue One Sorta Review with Sorta Spoilers Sorta

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So this is sort of tacked on since it just happened but Draco wishes the best for Carrie Fisher who at the moment seems to have stabilized from a heart attack. Hopefully she stays well.

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Draco saw Rogue One the day before yesterday. Draco wrote this post yesterday. Spoilers and all but ya it was good. It was definitely better than the prequels but it certainly wasn’t the best one ever as some people have stated. It looked really good and there was plenty of action candy.  Maybe it would have been better as a Neflix original series. The environments were definitely the best they’ve ever done. There was one scene  near the beginning in a crowded city road and the crowds were absolutely gorgeous. It felt really really real. You could see a Stormtrooper helmet bobbing through the crowd and it just pulled the whole scene together. There was a few problems and by that Draco means essentially three problems that ultimately matter. The dialogue at times was a little meh. There was a super obnoxious cameo at one point where it just felt like they were screaming “HEY! IT”S STAR WARS!!!!!!!”. Most of the cameos were great but this one was just bad. you’ll know the one if you watch it. as for the third problem, Draco can’t remember anyone’s name. Jyn doesn’t count  because Draco remembers her name from before watching the movie. Everyone else was really great and recognizable. They were pretty great companions( some better or worse than others). With Force Awakens everyone knew the names of all the main characters, ESPECIALLY BB-8. The imperial droid guy was probably one of the best droids Star Wars has done in any of the canon stuff and Draco doesn’t know their name. That’s probably a Draco problem more than anything but still they definitely didn’t hit the brand recognition market well this time around.

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Oh ya and this isn’t really a problem but wasn’t the plot pretty standard movie plot and also had some Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s funny how Draco is using that in a slightly negative sense when that was the entire dream that the creators of Suicide Squad had. Like if Draco were talking about them and said they reminded Draco of Guardians they’d probably shed tears of joy. Anyway it also had the feel of really well written fan fiction. You know where the characters are there and they’re doing stuff but only things the canon characters do actually has any effect whatsoever. Actually that’s also good historical fiction. In a way this is historical fiction for a fictional world.  Was it good? Overall really good. It was fun. The last scene would have been worth the ticket price alone. but did it matter in the grand scheme of the plot? No. Though to be fair they had no room to maneuver. A cameo from this film in ep 8 would have just been pretty stupid. They wrapped things up and provided and experience that was a worthwhile way of spending however long it is. Also thing CG stuff was barely noticeable. Draco probably would have just assumed they reused footage or something if Draco hadn’t been told ahead of time.

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So realistic. 

The Eleventh Day of Dracocember and Mallory’s Birthday

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So December 11th is the day Draco picked to be Mallory’s birthday.  Just a fyi, Draco has done more than a week of Mallory related drawings. Her birthday being this month was most of Draco’s motivation. You can catch the action as it happens on Draco’s twitter which you can find at the bottom of the site. Last month Draco wrote the beginnings of a rough draft of a novel centered around Mallory. Mallory has been sleeping for Draco essentially. It has been a very Mallory time of year. Draco should really be working on day 12 right now and the rest of the month after that. Now it’s time to post all the Mallory’s Draco can find except for the one Draco accidentally did a few months ago which will be saved for Easter.

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A cute black and white Mallory!

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Crying chibi Mallory.

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Angry chibi Mallory.

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Look at This cute early version of Mallory. ❤

She didn’t even have her eye triangle makeup thingies at this point. Mr. Spikey hasn’t changed at all though.

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Mallory in a witch costume. Mr Spikey in a broom costume.

This was from Witchtober. Good times.

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A cool outfit probably for being stealthy.

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This was supposed to be Mallory in her underwear and technically she is in them. Technically every picture of her so far she’s been in them…

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Mallory checking herself out in a reflective surface.

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Mallory’s room with her sleeping in it. Mallory has great taste in posters. Those pillows are pretty nice too. The carpet is kinda ugly though.

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Mallory waking up from sleeping for a full day.

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Mallory, Katie, and Mr. Spikey crossplaying as Genos, Saitama, and Tornado from One Punch Man! Mr. Spikey’s costume had to be taped on.

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Mallory trying to do one of those late for school toast running scenes even though she graduated already and also was home schooled sort of. Also it was decided the toast is named Toast-Facé, Esq.

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Mallory was asked this question and she responded with “Trick question. Only the one on the right isn’t human.”

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Mallory doesn’t like spiders webbing up her hallways. Once again though if it’s relatively the size of a person Mallory probably won’t notice anything else. She might need glasses. If you look back at the early cute version she doesn’t have pupils so having bad eyesight would make sense.

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Tried it.

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And the birthday pic guest starring Thérèse awkwardly staring.

You have now seen all the Mallory’s from the past slightly more than a week. Draco must now draw more Mallory’s. Also Draco filled out on of those character sheets on Deviantart and a stats page also from … Deviantart too maybe? Draco’ll try to make a page with it and also do the rest of Draco’s characters eventually.

Anyway happy birthday Mallory! Have a wonderful Dracocember and a merry Mallorymas!

*flies away*

Character Choices and Draco Demands Many Cyndaquil!

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Draco has been working on his novel. It’s turning out fairly well. A part of Draco wants to take it into a game(a la visual novel or rpg( Kind of like those Lonely Wolf Treat games Draco always recommends to you.)) but for now it’s about getting the story out. Also That’s like twice the typing when Draco isn’t even half way to the middle. It’s not that Draco isn’t writing much, it’s that Draco like to let characters do essentially whatever they want. Draco rewatched the first episode of Inuyasha the other day and the sequence of events pretty much describe exactly what Draco means. So Kagome gets attacked by a demon, dragged through time, and finds a guy pinned to a tree with an arrow. She notices the guy has cute doggy ears and instead of doing what you’d expect and helping the guy even slightly or just assuming he’s dead and worrying that the space that was once her back yard was now a forest she decides “Hey! I want to touch those ears.”. It would have been a whole lot easier to have her go “Oh no! This Strange Dog Boy needs my help” and have her accidentally free the initially angry half-demon but nope. So Draco went on a herding cat trial. It takes longer when one character decides they have to go backwards because they want that one thing or instead of finishing an objective they get a new one but oh well. It’ll get there.  Especially once more characters join the group.

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^She’s our only hope.

Anyway now that December is almost over Draco needs to find a December challenge.  Well technically Draco could just do whatever. Finishing( AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA) November’s could be a thing but a drawing one would be preferable. Draco can hardly listen to any of the music he has while writing because either lyrics, catchiness, or violently different mood. It’s hard to write some characters when the music playing is their antithesis. While drawing though it doesn’t really matter as much. The catchiness thing still applies but few songs are that catchy. Draco did  find one or two good ones but one was marked as an October only challenge and the other was a thematic type of thing where you can write, draw, or do whatever the hell you want. Draco will probably just rebel against the October label and maybe apply the rest after. Other things Draco has to do include that Magical Diary( Which include replaying it because who can be bothered to remember stuff, right?) review, editing and recording stuffs, and catching a Cyndaquil.

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Draco’s first Pokemon, Draco’s favorite Pokemon.

Draco bought Pokemon Moon strictly because in the promotional stuff they said you can get a Cyndaquil. Draco thought it would be like Pokemon X & Y where they were so drunk on Mega-Evolution that they threw the original starters in your faces. “We didn’t come out with iconic enough starters this time around so if we want Mega-Evolution to succeed we better roll out the Charizard.”  was probably what they were thinking. X & Y definitely weren’t the best Pokemon games. Mostly the professor was creepy. Anyway it’s amazing how they added dialog choices, pokedex entries that suggest an actual ecosystem, and an entire year( an 11-year-old instead of the usual 10)!  Also they did that whole island atmosphere so well that Draco has spent more money on drinks than pokeballs. Clothing is pretty cool too btw. Draco bought sunglasses that according to Draco’s poor conversion rate memory would cost about $550-610 USD. That’s a stupid purchase and it’s pretty cool they got Draco to pull the trigger.

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In all the other games Draco ended up rich but here that seems unlikely and Draco is only about half way through. That’s the problem though. Draco now knows that you can only get Cyndaquil by scanning a group of 10 QR codes every 20 hours or so on the first island assuming you don’t get a different Pokemon. They offer all of the gen 2 starters and some other ones( supposedly it’s a group of twelve) but Draco’s been aiming for Cyndaquil since preording. Draco’s team composition is Cyndaquil based.  If Draco had learned how to get Cyndaquil before getting to the second island Draco wouldn’t have gone to the second island. It probably would have ruined the entire experience. At this point Draco refuses to go to the third and it’s been several days. Draco really likes where the story is going but if Draco waits till the end to get a Cyndaquil it will just be a disappointment. Probably! Draco assumes it will be because everything after Crystal has been but maybe this will be different. Draco remains safely skeptical so Draco shall keep trying but the random nature is slightly disappointing. Draco did order a plush Cyndaquil off Amazon though so don’t worry no one needs to die yet. It is based on Hawaii though and Hawaii has volcanoes. kicking someone into one to jump-start the Cyndaquil process would be a nice option. Admittedly Draco would feel to guilty to do anything at that point but haha murder humor. Oh that reminds Draco of another thing! So now wild Pokemon can call for help. Sometimes the help doesn’t come. This makes Draco pretty sad most of the time; the poor Pokemon need help, they call to their friends, and the friend is like nope. Draco usually lets them go. Draco would appreciate if one of them had a Cyndaquil friend and maybe for taking it easy on them they could say “hey go be caught by that guy” or if RNGesus could help Draco out here and drop a box of them in Draco’s lap.

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Draco Shows Off Stuff Again and Box Box

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Draco has a few ideas but Draco still has one of those “look at all this cool stuff” posts on the burner so that needs to be removed from the burner and served. Draco doesn’t remember enough of those running a restaurant reality shows to continue this metaphor. Stuff! Specifically birthday stuff.

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Everyone place your bets on what is in the box. You will probably never guess correctly but it’s important to keep the hope that lives in your heart alive! Guess with your full conviction!

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It was another box. A box inside a box. Let’s skip the obvious reference to the popular 2010 sci-fi movie, Tron: Legacy.

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So now what was in the box’s box?

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It’s Myrtenaster from RWBY! Essentially a revolver rapier.  It’s heavier than you’d expect. The fins are probably sharper than the tip. It still stabbed the box pretty well. If Draco must ever fight cardboard warriors, Myrtenaster will be perfectly fine. Draco looks forward to finding a way to display it somehow.

Just one question.

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WHAT IS THIS BUTTON FOR?

It seems to serve literally no purpose whatsoever. Draco has pressed this button many times. Maybe every time Draco presses it a random person dies. Maybe an angel gets its brand new 2016 wings by Chevrolet. Maybe it forces you to hit like and subscribe hashtag winky face. Who knows?

We also have this beautiful RWBY MUG!

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It’s great, Draco really appreciates it, but There is a problem. To understand the problem you’d either have to watch the Rooster Teeth podcast or watch this much shorter animated short.

Now guess what Draco saw on the bottom of the mug? A sticker! Admittedly it’s just a little “China” sticker to say hey this is made in China but still. That’s like Oreo saying you’re not allowed to have milk with their cookies. Communication is key. If you’re going to say no to mug stickers make sure your company doesn’t put stickers on mugs.

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Other than that Draco just got a few of them ol’ Funko Pops and a cellular telephone which Draco hasn’t really used much because it’s scary.

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Anyway, here’s a question for you. With the advent of unboxing videos and reaction videos, do you ever feel like when you open or react to something without filming it that you rob yourself of content? It sours the experience a bit.

 

Witchapalooza: Witch Post Extravaganza!

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So apparently “Witchapalooza” may be a thing already for some restaurants. Witches Night can’t be used either because that’s April 30th apparently. Draco decided to use a colon and the word extravaganza instead.  Originally this was going to be a week-long extravaganza of witches but several things got in the way.

  1. Draco had a day trip the other day. Draco got some good pictures and discovered that McDonald’s Eggs are halfway decent in the sense that half the egg was decent while the other half was disgusting. Draco threw most of that half out.
  2. Draco struggled to come up with seven ideas. Draco will go over the remaining ideas but one of the better ones was quickly murdered. The idea was to talk about the origin of the typical witch design we see today. The very day Draco came up with the idea Draco went on YouTube, checked his subbox, and found this.

Like it doesn’t go over every little detail but it’s essentially the entire idea.

3. Halloween was on a Monday. That means the week of would have started on a Tuesday. That’s weird.

4. Draco was busy doodling nonsense.

So anyway let’s settle this here and now. First off Draco shall post the 31 witches Draco did for Inktober and Witchtober. Draco never missed a day by the way. if you follow Draco on Twitter you’ve already seen these but some people haven’t so boo.

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Draco wouldn’t just make a post to repost all of Draco’s posts though probably! You probably missed the witches that fell between the floorboards.

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Darkness Witch!

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Witch Draco from Magical Diary!

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Singing Witch!

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Owl Witch!

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Nature Witch!

 

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Mage Witch( Yes that sounds redundant)

 

 

 

And now for all the witches that weren’t in ink.

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A Blood Witch 

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A Summoning Witch

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Mami Tomoe from memory in under 30 minutes.

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Katrina the Mob Boss Witch (Also 30 minutes)

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A Book Witch.

So that’s about it on witches Drawn by Draco. While doing Book Witch’s little magical circle Draco looking for magic related stuff. Mostly Draco was trying to find a summary of sigils (Where you deconstruct the letters of a sentence and shove the little lines together essentially) so Draco could do some of that and make the circle really magic looking but it ended up being way too much. On the bright side Draco did find this cool witch on YouTube called Taty the Mighty . Not only is she a witch, she has great taste in anime, that url says tatyology à la tautology which is hilarious, she’s a big fan of boobs, Draco meant to type “books” but it isn’t a lie so Draco isn’t hitting backspace, and she has DID so that’s like 30 times the fun. #Variety #TheyreAllGreatFYI #ChickenForGarnet #WhenYouStartAListButYouOnlyHaveOneListPoint #FreudianTypo #Hashtag

As for other topics to cover, Little Witch Academia already got its review and Magical Diary will get a review some other day. We only have three more hours till the Witching Hour so it’s probably best to hit publish sooner rather than later.

Happy Halloween Everyone!shinychariot

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Third Anniversaries and Stuff

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It’s Dracoblag’s third anniversary today! That means that Draco started Dracoblag THREE years ago. That’s equal to one year of time painted red. The third anniversary is the crystal/ glass anniversary. Does that mean anything here? Not really. There are lots of crystal things in final fantasy if you’re into that sort of thing.

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Pylons in Starcraft are essentially giant crystals.

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Rin Tohsaka from Fate/ Stay Night used some crystal magic.

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You can buy this here.

Draco when he was younger was into an anime called Glass Fleet.It got Draco into the concepts of Space Operas and french nobility sounding names. It was also probably the first show Draco watched where the villain was really cool but also totally irredeemable( an absolutely abhorrent inhuman being) while the mains were relatively unimpressive aside from their outfits( all of them were really cool). It was essentially a soap opera so it wasn’t reviewed all that positively in the annals of history but oh well.

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Epaulettes just look good  

If Draco remembers correctly when Draco took that quiz in Infamous Second Son Paper Trail (not really)viral marketing quiz it said Draco would have glass manipulation powers. Too bad that power was scrapped in-game. 😦

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When Draco was little Draco loved the sound of glass breaking.

Glass armor in Skyrim and other elder scrolls games( which Draco didn’t play that much of) were generally the best looking.

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Why is there gold? Because cool. Because cool.

That’s probably about it. Happy Anniversary Dracoblag!

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We did it!

 

 

 

Draco reviews Little Witch Academia and the Name Shiny Chariot

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Draco watched Little Witch Academia the other day. It’s on Netflix. It was originally just a short but then they made another short and now it’s going to get a full series.  It was made by Studio Trigger aka the Kill la Kill and Space Patrol Luluco people. That essentially means it’ll be pretty good. The art style is essentially the same as all their other works but this one is of the adorable variety. One of the character is almost entirely redeemed by how cute their little familiar( cute little magical companion( usually an animal but in this case  it’s like a candle)) is.

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You were pretty much just a sidekick till you pulled that little sweetheart out.

The plot for the first short is essentially the first Harry Potter sans the overarching evil, the terrible home life, and the “Ur a wizard ‘Arry”. There is a main character, a side kick, an actual competent friend, a rival, and the rivals two sidekicks who are clearly outclassed by their master but hoot and holler anyway.To be fair that is a pretty standard setup and obviously shouldn’t be taken as a negative.

The short starts with the main character Akko being inspired by a performer named “Shiny Chariot”. She goes to Magical school to be like her hero but as anyone who read the words “Shiny Chariot” in the last sentence can expect  this draws ire and ridicule. Somehow she makes friends with straight-laced side kick Lotte (pictured above with the cute fire thingy) and the clearly better than everyone else but probably too intimidating to hang out with more competent people but oh well we don’t usually pick our friends by their level of competency Sucy Manbavaran( best character 10 out of 10). The trio then go on to do stuff you’d do at a magical school.

Sucy ended up being one of Draco’s Inktober/Witchtober Witches.

That’s about all you can say about the plot without spoiling at least the first part since it’s only an hour and a half at the moment( the first part being the half hour). What can be said is that it is a very solid well done story with only the necessary. They build a story and make you care about the characters better than some series with full seasons and bigger budgets. Draco looks forward to the series and highly recommends you catch up before the premiere. Coming January 2017 to a Netflix near you.

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As for criticisms Draco only has one point and after looking into it a little bit more it may not even be a point. So all of the people who talk about Shiny Chariot on the show refer to her as Shiny Chariot. Apparently she was so disliked by the witch community for being flashy that she had to go into hiding and change her name. Her name. This make Draco wonder was Shiny Chariot not just a stage name? Was her name ACTUALLY Shiny Chariot? All of the evidence and the way people talk makes Draco think that her actual name was Shiny Chariot. Now apparently her wand( it’s actually a rod but calling it a wand to begin with is easier) is called the Shiny Rod. This may mean that she was only called Shiny because of her use of the Shiny Rod OR the rod was named for her? There isn’t really clarification so potentially some witch family decided “Eh, you know what we should name our baby? SHINY!”. Even if that wasn’t the case there isn’t anything saying that her official last name isn’t Chariot. That’s more forgivable than naming your kid Shiny but still… It’s weird. This doesn’t detract from the experience though. It if anything makes Draco want to know more about the world. What in their culture would lead them to develop such odd names? It was kinda nice in RWBY when they explained why everyone had colorful names. Something like that for Little Witch Academia would be nice.

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More sparkly than shiny, really.

Sick and Complaining

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Draco is sick. Draco would just like to lay down right now. Draco made an amusing jest that Draco would just write the words “Draco is sick” forty-seven times and  have that be the week’s post. Writing a post shouldn’t have even been a problem because Draco already wrote a post reviewing Rimworld(spoilers: it’s great) but Draco doesn’t have the screenies set yet.

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Also Draco has a bad taste in his mouth. If Draco had to describe Draco would say it is the passage of time stealing one’s loved ones while one looks on through the space but as a taste. So like slightly too old. Very annoying.

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Oh and the My Mix feature of YouTube keeps putting not songs on. Draco wants background noise, not an explanation on the law of attraction. Upon further reflection that seems kinda ironic but Draco is still not happy about it!

What Draco is happy about is Draco found that brand of modeling clay that Draco likes. They redesign the box too often. Draco hasn’t opened it yet though because germs or whatever. Also Draco found the Iron Giant and that new Final Fantasy movie for cheap but Draco hasn’t had time.

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Luke Cage was really good though.Clap clap clap. Draco also caught up on another show but that fits with a post Draco plans for the end of the month so we can talk about that then.

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It’s annoying having very little to extensively talk about and then having those things be topics you want to cover later or that you aren’t set up to finish yet. That kinda makes Draco wonder how authors and game developers survive the creation process without just being super transparent.

Oh on that note Draco is doing some great characterization lately. Maybe Draco will do that whole NANOWRIMO thing. It’s a shame Draco doesn’t have a Word install on this comp. Word Online is essentially just Google Docs but slightly worse. If they’re going to release Word free for mobile then they should do it for not mobile too. >.< .

Another thing! If you can input text there should be an automatic spellcheck! Did you know that Photoshop has a spellcheck but you have to go find it in a menu if you want to use it. Is there a way to make it automatic? Probably not! If there is please tell Draco.

You’re probably wondering how much longer Draco can continue this sea of complaints, right?   Well that’s the plan Draco formed halfway through writing this. One hour of complain writing!

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Why is YouTube so incredibly stupid? They abuse the people who actually allow their company to run aka content creators, they worship advertisements even though their YouTube Red idea was built off the principle idea that their user-base hates advertisements so much they’d pay to have them stop, and they continue to step at Draco with advertisements and suggestions involving this YouTube Red even though a blind man who is also dead and in space could see that the platform along with essentially every other idea they’ve come up with in the past few years are all total failures.

Draco just started watching Daredevil. It’s cool but it’s kinda weird how the bad guys are using blinded slave labor. Maybe that was in the comics but it just seems out-of-place that the one superhero who is blind would just happen to be fighting the only villains who keep their victims compliant with blindness. Like imagine a one-armed superhero discovering a villain was using only people with one arm. It’s weird.

Why does Windows think desktop users want a lock screen and why does the lock-screen keep asking Draco to ask random questions? Why would Draco want to know how far away the Grand Canyon is? How about instead of making Draco pull up this sorry excuse for a screen saver you just let Draco use the computer and look it up for you? AND WHY DID YOU REMOVE GROUP POLICY EDITOR on some editions of windows 10? DRACO NEEDS THAT TO FIX YOUR GARBAGE DECISIONS more effectively and with greater control WINDOWS PEOPLE!

Why did a sad song have to come on just as Draco was getting fired up? That’s sad.

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Why is the sad song still on? Draco finished talking about it? *cries*

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IT’S STILL ON! *cries*

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How has the human race not created the perfect box yet? We have the tools but not the drive apparently. Think about it though. In every sci-fi future setting you can tell it’s the future because every single box has the same basic design. If we want to live in a future that’s the future we need to perfect our boxes.

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Why are there no really good procedurally generated murder mystery games yet? Why are there no really good murder mystery games where the killer changes between playthroughs? Why aren’t there more good regular mystery games? Most importantly why does Draco crave the opportunity to solve crimes on occasion? Draco blames psych for being a great show.

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Psych was removed from Netflix.

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Draco Dreams and Game of Shelves

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Draco had a dream the other night.

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The Draco in this dream was slightly different in that he had opened up a stall in front of his home similar to that of a lemonade stand and it was selling “be less awful coupons” and “the future” whatever that means. We open on Draco lamenting the lack of jars available to hold all the money from selling the futures and coupons. A mysterious man who is presumably one of this Draco’s business partners suggested that instead of storing money in jars we expand our demographic and purchase all the local rest stops. By forming a monopoly we could start price gouging and make bank. Banks are good places to store money sort of and even if that is just an expression we could probably use it as temporary storage till we go shopping. Draco seems hesitant but that doesn’t matter because Draco’s bodyguards have arrived and they say that Draco must leave for Town City immediately.

A bunch of those scene transitions from The Hills where they just show people driving to pad the time play.

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We arrive at the warehouse where Draco keeps his shelf. Draco and bodyguards enter through double doors dressed to the nines and all sunglassed up. It seems our dramatic entrance is for naught till we look over to the shelf and see essentially this guy.

“Hello, Draco. I’m a rich man and I’ve decided that I want to sit on this shelf all day. You see up until a few days ago this was the only shelf in the entire city I didn’t own. Now with the new law they passed I can sit here as much as I want.”

“What!?” The bodyguards barely hold Draco back as he lunges towards rich man. To be honest though he was only and this was some abandoned warehouse in the middle of nowhere so really they should have just offed the sod.

“Didn’t you hear? Any shelf that doesn’t have brownies on it is now considered public property. I certainly don’t see any brownies here so it would seem I’m free to do as I please.”

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“WE will see about that” Draco pulls up his sleeve to reveal a golden bracelet. It glows and peoples hair gets swept back because magical forces or whatever.”Therese the Demon Baker( She’s from the same story as Mallory and she’s been getting a lot of character development so she totes owes Draco a favor), you are hereby summoned to this realm!”. Blinding light or whatever clouds yadda yadda Therese appears.

“Heeeeeeeeello!♪ How may I help you?” Therese grins with the type of smile you use to sell pastries at exorbitant prices.

” Ah yes. We will be needing enough brownies to cover every shelf in this city.” Evil plan energy fills Draco’s pores in anticipation for the upcoming victory against the evil rich man.

“Um ok!♪ If this is a bulk order you will need to fill out some paperwork I have some of the forms on me” Therese rummages through a tote bag flinging up a storm of paper. It is unclear why Rich Man didn’t hear them talking or notice the rustling but oh well. Baking montage time. Filling out forms! Carrying ingredients! Oh no; someone covered themselves in flour! Eggs being cracked! Stirring! A watched brownie never boils! That’s important because you aren’t supposed to boil brownies. Everything being delivered! Team High five midair freeze-frame!

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“WHAT!? How did you cover the shelves in brownies!?” Rich Man stumbled backward in shock. He attempted to balance himself on a shelf but was repelled by the power of brownies.

“It looks like you underestimated Draco’s ability to pay people to bake for him. Rookie mistake.” This Draco was smug about this for some reason.

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“WELL WELL WELL WELL WELL YOU STILL HAVE DEFEATED MY ARMY OF SUPER TINY PEOPLE!” Apparently that’s a thing Rich Man has and cares about? Who would have guessed. Also he’s doing that weird tantrum thing that rich people do on TV.

“Like borrowers?” That’s what Current Draco was going to say too. Great minds.

“Yes like borrowers… Raise an army from your villages and meet me on this field again by the end of the month!” Rich Man probably didn’t understand this was a dream and we were just going to time skip.

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Draco returned one month later with a sizable band of viking looking miniature people. Rich Man was perches on a shelf-less rafter while his legion of very roman looking borrowers. The two forces clashed near the center of the room but Draco’s forces were pushed back quickly as the legionaries made short work of the under-equipped Draconian forces. Draco was doing pretty poorly, trying to fight with tiny weapons. Draco watched the tiny nameless people dying and it was all pretty traumatic.At some point though Draco remembered something.

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Draco is appalled at how long it took this Draco to remember that Draco could crush everyone. From then on it was all about saving everyone who came to help and then handling things the unfair giant way. It really didn’t take long… The council of tiny people decided that Rich Man would be burned at the stake for his crimes and everyone celebrated with brownies. The original problem of having nowhere to put all the money was solved by Therese taking all of it.

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And that was Draco’s dream.