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KatyCraft: Earth Defense Force 2025 Shirts


You guys, Katy makes a lot of awesome stuff. She’s on Red Bubble, Storenvy, Etsy, and Gumroad with stickers, cross stitches, shirt designs, jewelry and more.

This week’s featured item is from Earth Defense Force 2025 which we’re currently obsessed with. She’s got two designs — the one seen above and another that’s more like a logo — each available on a variety of tops in even more colors. Katy says:

Commander: Give me a status report

Troops: The citizens are being attacked by giants insects!

Commander: Attack the giant insects and protect the citizens!

Troops: YES SIR!

– Earth Defense Force 2025

The Earth Defense Force, a unified multinational military sponsored by nearly every country, is founded after detecting an impending alien visit in case the aliens prove to be hostile. In the year 2017, that proved to be true and the EDF fought against the Ravagers, an alien race that attacked Earth with giant insect-like creatures, UFOs, robots, and gigantic, 120 foot tall lizard-like creatures. Eight years after defeating the last Ravager in Arizona, they attack again with new creatures, evolved from their underground nest. Among them is the Retiarius, a spider-like creature which makes gigantic spider-webs, and giant bees. In the year 2025, the EDF must protect the Earth again from the alien invaders. source

I love this game series!!!

I don’t really wanna play this…

Hey, it’s Katy…remember me?

I am very selective about what I will play.  I used to play everything, but sometimes I just can’t tolerate having to try the same level over 20 times or doing puzzles to open a door or dying because I didn’t hit A at the exact time to jump.  Shawn will ask me to try a game or play a game with him and I flat out say no.  He doesn’t ask as often anymore because he just knows now.  I feel bad, and I long for my inner gamer that could spend that kind of time without getting really really angry or feeling like I could be doing or playing something else.

All that above is NOT why I started a new Youtube series called “I don’t really wanna play this,” but it is part of it.

Toward the end of October the game Style Savvy Trendsetters came out on Nintendo 3DS.  I loved the first game that I had found super cheap on clearance and had to have the new one.  I had a friend from out of town hooked on the first game too and she was sad the sequel wouldn’t work on her regular DS.  I decided to record a few videos of what the game play was like for her,  I stuck it on Youtube and sent her a link.   Next thing I know I have people subscribing and commenting telling me to make more.  O_o

My friend didn’t end up getting to watch more than the first video, but 86 Style Savvy Trendsetters game play videos later I might actually get paid by YouTube some day. I gained 100+ subscribers, have some regular commenters that I also swapnote game pics with and all because I record a game I am playing anyways.

So now that I am hooked, I want to put everything on YouTube where I could possibly get revenue.  Playing the games I like is one thing, playing games I don’t want to sounds like it could be funny.  Shawn and I have recorded a few already, please check them out.

If you are curious, Style Savvy Trendsetters game play videos playlist

Living Life. Loving Games. Together. Forever.

Sorry for not recording a podcast today, we’re kind of busy getting married and all!! Weeeeeeeee! There’s no extensive ceremony or reception (yet!) but we will be busy most of the day. Click the image to check out our wedding site and, ya know, donate a lil’ somethin’ to our honeymoon or just leave a congratulatory comment! Thank you everyone for your love, friendship, and support here and in real life!!

This is why I love Katy

katyreviewWhy do I even bother with word counts? This review could be posted to Twitter in triplicate! Katy’s definitely got a way with teh werds.

Katy’s lately post

I know I don’t write often and then I show up with a “what I’ve been up to” type post.  This is that post.

I bought a new PC last Saturday and I can now play Sims 2 again!  It’s a refurbished HP Pavillion and it runs great except for the fact that one of the four internal fans (or multiple, I suppose) is noisy.  Sometimes it rattles, sometimes it whirrs, both louder than a normal pc fan would.  The newer noise it does is a high pitched squeeling noise that hurts my ears.  I called HP about it and the pc was silent the whole call.  It figures.   My car does the same thing when I take it in for weird noises/behavior.  So I will see if I can pinpoint the offending fan and call back, I guess.  We suspect the Video card fan from Shawn’s Google search results.  Others with the problem haven’t received help from HP.  After 90 days my microcenter coverage kicks in, so things may improve then in the satisfaction department.

The PC despite the noise plays Sims 2 very well.  I’m ok with it having Vista so far.  I haven’t come across things that won’t run yet.

XBOX 360

  • Fable 2, I’m still working on my second game, this time being evil.  I have a nice set of horns and towns people don’t care for me.  Much different from this game!  It’s not as much fun a second time around.  Before I was set on us buying the game, but I’m ok with just finishing this game and sending it back to gamefly.
  • Lips, yes we bought it.  I can’t believe how few songs are available.  COME ON!  Being able to plug in my Zune and sing is a big bonus, but I wish it could find lyrics.  I don’t realize how little of the lyrics I know until I am singing them there.


  • Retro Gaming Challenge on DS was really fun until I got to Rally King.  I love the idea of the game, but it’s caused me to swear and get angry a ton already.  Watching Shawn play it I can see it will just get worse, so I may be done with it.  It’s a great idea though.
  • Slingo Quest, I always liked Slingo, so it’s just nice having it to go.  I had played a trial of the same game on PC, so it’s nothing new to me.  Can I just say that Slingo may have the worst game art that is actually polished and trying to be cute.  I really hate it.

Playstation 3

  • Noby Noby Boy,  is so bizarre.  I was having trouble with the camera controls at first, but I have gotten the hang of it all now.  I managed to get really stretched and then I was sort of hooked.  I love the map with the windmill!  I get all wound up and it pulls me off the map.  heh
  • Flower, I didn’t get into it like Shawn and many others have.  I liked it, I completed it, but I wasn’t choked up by it.  This is really surprising since I get choked up by many things.  Shawn wonders if it was because I was too involved and not just watching like with a film.  Could be!


  • Sims 2, I’m back!  Just started really.
  • Pogo.com, of course.   They’re on twitter now.  I followed them and told them my pogo name and they gave me tokens.