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Guild shoot done! And today…I am absolutely useless.  I didn’t feel that stressed all week, but I realize now that coordinating, moving furniture, getting equipment, praying I didn’t forget a prop, rewriting the script…it requires a few days of rest at least to recover.   Lesson learned from this Guild shoot: Babies will not do what you want them to.  You’ll probably see what I mean after we upload, haha.

So to de-compensate…I played Depths of Peril for 4 hours today.  My newest addiction.   I found it from Game Tunnel’s best indie games of 2007.  I’m so gung-ho into indie coffee shops, and clothing shops etc. but I usually only play corporate behemoth games.  So, I gave a lot of the games on their “best of” list a shot, and found some really fun ones, especially the puzzle and adventure ones, my fave categories.  But Depths of Peril…mmm, it’s my new achilles tendon.

Graphics are cheesy, let’s just get it out there, so if you’re looking for that, don’t go indie.  But the gameplay is addictively Diablo-esque with the added element of factions playing against you.  It’s like having other real players adventuring alongside you (but it’s single player).  They compete for reputation by doing quests quicker than you, trading valuable objects for your favor, etc.  It’s really fun gameplay, and has that random loot drop addiction we all know and love.  A multi-player version of this would be sooo fun, I hope they’re working on it!  For now, it satisfies every one of my gaming urges in a nice, “feel-good about myself because I’m supporting independent people” way.

In other news, Flog regular Edgar reminded me today that I was slacking on my 101 things list.  And I totally am!  I don’t want to admit how far behind I am on leg shaving 😉  I realize that the habit forming items, like X 1x a week, are going to be hard to maintain and/or measure.  I might be altering those items to more concrete goals, and then transferring those recurring items to my daily checklist if I really want to make myself do them.  The “Remember the Milk” checklist is really doing me well, I’ve taken my vitamin and exercised almost every day since the 1rst!

I haven’t been totally slacking though.  I can cross one item off the list: #35, finish backyard!  We’ve had a dirt crapfest behind our house for 3 years.  Weed city.  Anyone who’s had landscaping done knows how expensive it is to install sprinklers, paving stones, etc.  I am not a ditchdigger, and I have a wilted thumb, so doing ourselves, bad idea.  I would go back there with a hoe and almost chop my foot off getting up weeds, and that was about it.  So, for my boyfriend’s birthday, I saved all last year, made the calls and last week the gardener started!  Yay!  I did a streamlined version of the grand plan we had envisioned, but at least it won’t be embarrassing to look back there anymore.  Yes, I might be dumb to spend money during the strike, but I figure being proactive is better than moping around.  And I rationalized, because a good friend of mine claims that the Feng Sui of that yard was adversely affecting my career.   Something about the back yard being the womb of Chi?  Ugh, I have no idea.   I will enjoy not feeling like trailer trash when I let the dog out in the morning 🙂

Oh, and you can see me in the Cheetos commercial I did! I think it’s actually airing on TV, this is some underground thing they’re releasing on youtube.  It’s weird they used my actual name.   There was a lot of dirty improv we did on the set, I hope they post more of it later.  For now, it’s just surreal and totally cool looking.

  • Dustin

    I KNEW IT!!! I saw a Glimpse of a Cheetos Commercial while on the phone and I said ‘hey that looked like Felicia.’ That’s SO awesome!

  • Eric

    Awesome! after wondering where “that girl” was from for hour after seeing the commercial on comedy central i was gleeful to finnaly remember you from the guild….and BAM! a fan is born. Awesome work going from you-tube to TV!

  • BTM

    Just saw the commercial. I told my wife “I think I read her blog” and then I checked and it was you. Cool. It was during Southpark on Comedy Central about 9:52pm LA time. I hate Cheetos but watching you eat them in the closing seconds kind of changed my image of them.

  • haha; grats on the commercial!

  • cirby

    Just on Adult Swim a while ago.

    So now, instead of “that girl who was a Potential on Buffy,” or “that WoW Guild girl,” you get to be “that insane girl on the Cheetos commercial who hears cartoon characters telling her to get revenge on rude people.”

  • Kobun

    That was an Awesome commercial. Mean, yet funny.

  • Formaldehyde

    Love the commercial :-), is that Kari Byron you’re getting revenge on there?

    Glad to hear we can expect another guild episode very soon

  • Hi. Did they darken your hair for that shoot, or is it just the lighting? As a fellow redhead it makes me kinda sad to see your hair so dark, even though it looks awesome. That commercial cracked me up, by the way. Nice job.

  • stm

    The commercial is hilarious…very nice.
    Still haven’t seen it on TV, but I haven’t had the chance to watch too much Adult Swim/Comedy Central either.

    I’m also having issues trying to measure certain list items as well. For the weekly/monthly items I have thought about using an Excel sheet and attempting 80% compliance. But that might be too “math-ish”/”techy”, even fore me.

    I am curious…how many Cheetos did you have to eat? And did it ever go from, “Sweet…a job eating Cheetos,” to “If I see one more Cheeto, I’m setting fire to the place”?
    (I’m assuming they did a lot of different takes on it…)

  • Caught the tail end of the Cheetos commercial. I was sitting there looking at you staring out of the TV as I paused in channel flipping. Then after a second my brain clicked and “oh, that’s the girl whose blog I just started reading.” Thanks for the moment of surreal.

  • edgar

    I enjoyed the commercial… such a departure from other ones. Also, I love cheetos.

    You need to play a villain somewhere…

    FYI, remember to call your family!!! 101:73 – 75 (but not your brother)

  • That commercial was pretty funny, good job Felicia 🙂

  • Soma

    ugh.. cant seem to get XP to recognize my SAS HBA..

    AND my second fujitsu 15k arrived from UPS today..

    dammital..

    so frustrating.. on top of the fact i just ended a three
    hour homework session doing linear algebra and matrices..

    i curse you eigenvectors! i curse you to hell!

    why me!??!?

    oh, and nice work..

    i do lub me some cheetos.. [thanks to subway]

    oh and you look nice etc etc..

  • Add me to the list of “Was that who I thought it was?” folks after seeing a small chunk of the commerical. Congrats!

    Also congrats on the backyard. I know I feel better whenever I clean up one of the rooms full of junk in the house. It’s too bad you can’t just pay someone to clean it up, with them knowing exactly what you want to keep and what you can get rid of out of the “pile of stuff Mom made you take home that you don’t know what it is”. 🙂

    Soma: That was my fall semester, and now I hope I never have to do any of it ever again. We had to write so much doing everything by hand on tests that I’d cramp up. (Grumble grumble make us buy $100+ deriving, integrating, matrix-solving, graphing calculator then tell us we can’t use it for anything. Don’t get me wrong, I understand why, it’s just annoying.)

  • Virginia

    *Shakes fist* I really hate cheetos, but for you, I’ll buy a bag. See, your celebrity image is huge!

  • Soma

    what sucks worse?.. having to do it all by hand with a nice
    TI sitting there with the ability to work it all out nice and easy..

    or the fact that your credits dont transfer and you have
    to sit through two more classes JUST LIKE THAT..

    http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/5968/bonebreakerqx6.jpg

    http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/4411/backbreakerjk3.jpg

    firstly.. i understand completely, the allure and addiction of
    this game.. the loot drops alone.. my goodness..

    i *should have been doing my reading assignment..

    instead i went out killing and looting.. and basically fighting
    for my covenant to reign SUPREME..

    its a campy version of D2 [maybe D1]

    but like the girls says.. it needs a small MMO option to make
    it viral..

    speaking of.. anyone here ever play rune-something? i forget
    but it had a kill or be killed aspect to its MMO.. or group play..
    very campy like DoP…

    cept i didnt play the demo of that for two hours.. hoping for
    better loot..

    *sigh..

    im the easier loot whore whos EVA lived.. [and died]

  • Ha! Just saw the commercial on comedy central, and had to check to see if it was who I thought it was. congrats on it! It’s hilarious.

  • matt

    hahah…good stuff, Felicia!

  • It is kinda odd that they used your name. I wonder if they’re trying to tap into your following.

  • Cassie Dawn

    Heh yeah I saw it on tv yesterday night I think. I was like “Hey that’s Felicia!” I think it was altered a bit for tv though because I didn’t see what the other lady was fussing about until I watched the youtube version. Good work, it was cool! 🙂

  • I hope some network exec sees the Guild on YouTube. What you’ve got there so far is funnier than most things on TV, and the number of views should be a good indicator to a network of potential ratings/ advertising dollars. For added surreality they could play that Cheetos commercial during the breaks (good job on that too btw).

  • On second thought… to hell with the networks. I am reminded of something Mel Brooks said in Spaceballs:

    ——-

    Yogurt: Merchandising, merchandising, where the real money from the movie is made. Spaceballs-the T-shirt, Spaceballs-the Coloring Book, Spaceballs-the Lunch box, Spaceballs-the Breakfast Cereal, Spaceballs-the Flame Thrower.
    [turns it on]
    Dink, Dink, Dink, Dink, Dink, Dink: Ooooh!
    Yogurt: [reacts to dinks] The kids love this one.
    [a dink hands him a doll that looks likes Yogurt]
    Yogurt: And last but not least, Spaceballs the doll, me.
    [pulls string]
    Doll: May the schwartz be with you!
    Yogurt: [kisses the doll] Adorable.

    ————–

    Get yourself a Cafe Press account, and maybe sell space for little ten or fifteen second commercials embedded within The Guild. Before you know it, The Guild will be self-financing.

  • edgar

    Felicia, you should add to your contracts the clause that your characters must be named Felicia, Angie, Cyd, or “Love Monkey”…

  • Nodgarb

    Nothing to see here…
    … just another comment to say that your commercial kicked ass 🙂

  • The OTHER Paul

    Just saw it today on ESPN while out at lunch. I couldn’t hear what was going on (sound was off), but my friend and I looked up at the TV above us and recognized you. There were subtitles and it actually said “Felicia”. Then you put cheetos in what looked like a dryer and we were very confused, but still amused.

  • Dairyarcher

    You looked HOT in that Cheetos commercial. GG.

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