Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Springtime Happenings (And perhaps a contest or two...)

Hello, my fellow wizards! It's been quite a while since I've made a post here on A Life of Fire. You haven't seen me around because a new semester of school is in full swing. All my homework and group rehearsals are keeping me from the computer. BUT NEVER FEAR! I am back with some exciting news!

~~ PARTY and CONTEST(S) ~~

So I just came up with this idea the other day, and I hope you will all give me some feedback. Since winter is slowly coming to a close, and spring is just around the corner, I think we're all due for a party to celebrate! The big holiday of spring is Easter. We all love fluffy bunnies and coloring eggs, so I thought I could hold a party with a spring/Easter theme.

When: Since Easter this year falls on Sunday, April 8th, I was thinking of having the party the Friday or Saturday beforehand. I know some people travel to visit their families, so if Saturday doesn't work for a lot of people, we'll have it Friday, April 6th... let's say, around 6:00 PM EST (5:00 PM CST, 4:00 PM MST, 3:00 PM PST)

Where: This party will be held at my Massive Fantasy Palace, complete with hedge mazes and PvP arena!

But wait, Cassie, you mentioned a contest?

Why yes, yes I did.

Winning the contest will involve an EASTER EGG HUNT! I will be hiding 10 baskets of eggs around my house, inside and out, and you will have to find them, screen shot them (with you in the screen shot as the focus), and send them to an email address that will be given at a later date. There will be something else involved, because the prize is worth more than just a few screen shots ;) I will reveal the prize at a later date.

Signing off for now...
See you in the Spiral!
<3 Cassie

Friday, December 16, 2011

Candy Cane Mount!

So today's Wizard101 present is a 40% off Candy Cane Mount! It rides like a broom and comes in three different colors: rec/white (original), green/white, or red/green. I'm partial to the red/green...

I think it goes well with my Christmas colors, don't you?
So that's today's surprise! In other news I'm home on break, and probably will not blog much about Wizard. It hasn't been giving me the thrill it used to. I still log in to garden and watch PvP matches, but other than that..... well, not much else.

UPDATE: Apparently most of us missed the other three colors of mounts. There's blue/white, pink/white (which I now own thanks to John Lifeglen), and yellow/white.

See you 'round the Spiral!
<3 Cassie

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Zafaria: Level 68... Rain of Fire

Hello, all!

It's been quite a while since I've blogged. School has become slightly overwhelming and I've hardly had any time to get in game for things other than gardening. I did get in the Spiral yesterday and today to quest Zafaria though! And this morning I received my Rain of Fire spell!

Anyway, Thanksgiving break is coming up (if that's what you want to call three days off...) so I may think of something to blog about other than little snippets of information like this.

Happy Zafaria-ing!
<3 Cassie

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Just giving my readers a head's up...

I will most likely be holding a Halloween party the Saturday before Halloween. That would be October 29th, and it would probably start around 7:00 or 8:00 Eastern time. I will update with more details as the date approaches. Keep a lookout here and on my twitter for more info!!

<3 Cassie

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My Storybook Castle

Hey, everyone! I finished another themed house yesterday and that is going to be the subject of this post.
Just a step through the blue portal and you will be whisked away to a land of magical beings.

After a few moments, you begin to feel yourself slowing down. Brown, red, and blue begin to materialize around you. Stone flooring rises up to your feet and you stagger as you finally touch down.

You are greeted by a little myth elf. "Hello and welcome to the Wizard101 Storybook House!" In awe, you stare at the crackling fire, the many books and trophies that reside around the room, and the strangely-placed fountain in the corner. "How--how did I get here?" you ask yourself. As though she read your mind, the little elf claps happily and jumps around the room. "You've arrived at the Storybook House! This is the library. After you exit this room, you will enter a land of magical creatures. Please do not harm the flora or fauna -- we're trying to preserve one of the last locations in the Spiral that has been overtaken by creatures and plants. Enjoy your stay!"

Although it looks very cozy in this room, you know there is more to witness outside the walls of the library. Smiling at the little blue birds in cages next to the comfy chairs, you turn around and are struck with a glorious site outside the door.

"Wow!" you exclaim, stepping off the stone flooring and onto the soft green grass. Clear blue water rushes through a fountain in front of a tiny house in the mountains. The sky is clear blue, give or take a few clouds, and the air is warm, despite being a few thousand feet up. In the distance, you spot platforms rising further into the sky, but they are a good ways past the closest mountains. Curious, you approach the small house.

There are pink and blue gardens in full bloom in front of the house. You knock on the door and say, "Hello? Is there anyone home?" A small giggle and faint music plays, but no one answers. You shrug and continue to descend the mountains.

More little houses! The cloud cover makes this area a little colder and much darker. Lamps on trees light up the front entryways of the other houses scattered through the landscape. You hear more giggling and what sounds to be faint string instruments playing. Wandering a bit further, you finally discover the source of the laughter and music.

It's an imp colony! You smile and laugh along with the imps as they float around playing their song. You notice the platforms rising up to the sky on the other end of the room. Curiously, you creep up the steps.

You find a pair of beetles living on the first level of the platforms. They approach you and stare up at your face with wondering eyes. Cautiously, you squat down and pat the little blue beetle on the head. It makes a sound reminiscent of a cat's purring and spins around happily. The purple beetle blends in with the beautiful, small field of purple flowers and you squeal as it sneaks up on you from behind. You give it a pat on the head as well and make your way up to the top platform. What you find throws you into terror.

A yellow wyvern! You don't dare leave the shade of the elm tree in fear of being discovered. For a moment, you feel the eyes of the wyvern on you, and you stand perfectly still. You're not exactly sure what this great beast is capable of.

Luckily, it turns its back on you and you slowly make your way back down the stairs and out the front door of the house.

The outside is as, if not more, miraculous than the inside. Patches of colorful flowers grow out of the lush, green grass. A fountain with crystal clear blue water stands proudly in the center of the path. You dip your hands in the pool and are amazed at how fresh and cold the water feels.

Over to the left, you spot a bridge. After crossing, you notice the lush meadow has disappeared and is replaced with a few dead trees. You hear more giggles, which are more like cackling this time, and you spot blurs of purple and pink whizzing around your head. Dark fairies have killed this area of the land. In order to keep them from destroying the rest of the greenery, the other creatures banished them to this area of the castle, and put an enchantment on the bridge so they can not cross. You brush the fairies away from your head and cross the bridge again.

To the left, you see a small path almost hidden by a large, green tree. It leads down to what looks like a beach.

You find cyclops and trolls living here! They seem to really love the hot sand, running back and forth, playing with one another. 

On the other side of the forest, fountains stick out of the side of a building, as though the building was constructed around them. A stone bench and stool are here to let you rest. You take a seat and stare out at the house and the rest of the forest. A little bird lands on the birdbath between the fountains and you hear some rustling in the trees ahead of you. You stand up and move down the hill to spy...

... a unicorn colony! Many different types of unicorns roam the meadows here. In the distance you spot the mother unicorn taking shelter under a tall tree. The small unicorns run up to you, happy to see someone else here in the meadow. You play with them for a while, watching them gallop through the colorful flowers, before heading behind the castle.

Here you find a small fairy and pixie colony. A small orange fairy flies over to you and floats next to your shoulder. You smile and it buzzes around your head. The other fairies seem to keep their distance. You think it would be best to leave them be, so you head back over to the front of the castle and up to the large building you spotted before.

It is blocked off by a rope barrier. Trees have grown up into the building, almost making a statement that it should not be in the middle of the forest. You smile, thinking how great it is to have a place like this in the middle of the chaos of today.

I hope you all enjoyed my little story! If you'd ever like to actually visit the house, let me know in game!
<3 Cassie

Saturday, September 3, 2011

test post

Posting from my phone! Let's see how this goes...
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