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11:54 PM on 04.04.2009

Gamer Arts & Crafts: Dtoid Coasters and a certain Bear Hat!

Man it's been a heck of a long time since I've posted a good ol' Dtoid C-Blog! I've missed you guys! The creative wonder is back in action and not only do I bring news of a new hat, but there are also Destructoid coasters in the midst!

The new hat, which will be joined by others in due time, is the "Bear with unmentionable tendencies" hat (also known better as Pedo Bear. :P ) Perfect if you're going to a con, or.. possibly a grade school I suppose.

And last but not least is the brand new Destructoid coaster! :D Handsewn on plastic canvas, this coaster is totally ready to hold your favorite beverages.

Both are available now in my Etsy store. :3 Hope to see you there!

Best wishes,
-Rio   read

1:54 PM on 12.29.2008

Gamer Arts & Crafts: End of the year sale drawing to a close

Hey guys,
Just a quick update to let you know that the End of the Year 25% off sale on my Etsy store will be ending here in a couple of days. If there was anything left in stock that you were wanting to pick up, you can do it now and save yourself some money.

After the first of the year those items will be going back to their normal prices. There's also a chance that these items won't be renewed once their time runs out and will just be replaced by new items, so if you've had your eye on something specific, now's the time. :)

I hope to be back soon with many more new items to show you guys!

Best wishes,
-Rio   read

3:26 PM on 11.23.2008

Gamer Arts & Crafts: We're having a SALE! :D

Hello everybody! :D
I highly apologize for not blogging nearly enough here lately. I got caught up in a ton of art projects that I'm currently working on, and am hoping to have a ton of new pieces by the turn of the new year. BUT since you all have been so lovely to me during my short time of selling my arts and crafts, you're now being rewarded! :)

I am starting my end of year sale on everything in my Etsy store today! Everything has been marked down and is now 25% off! So if you were thinking of getting a gamer friend or family member a gift for this holiday season, now's the time to do it!

Thanks again everyone for being so supportive of me! I can't wait to show you what I've got up my sleeve next!

Head on over to the Etsy Store and get your 25% off now!   read

5:13 PM on 10.23.2008

Gamer Arts & Crafts: Charms Vol. 2

It's that time again! :D I've added the second set of charms to my Etsy store, so here they are to make their debut. This time around we've got:

-Mario Hat
-Luigi Hat
-Burgertime Hot Dog (which I have dubbed Happy Wiener)
-Power-Up Mushroom
-Yoshi Egg

They're each available individually, and you can pick them up here on my Etsy store.

Also, don't forget. If you haven't seen all of the SingSterling videos, they are available here on my previous blog.

Thanks again all! <3
-Rio   read

11:49 PM on 10.21.2008

SingSterling 08: The Videos Are Finally Here!

Ah... a sweet sigh of relief. After sitting here for three full days working on editing, reformatting and uploading all of my SingSterling videos I'm finally finished. There are nearly 60 videos, even though I didn't think to record the first bit of the event. It starts with the ending of 'Rio' and ends at the very end of the event with 'The Final Countdown'. Hopefully any of you who weren't there to see it get a kick out of these videos since they took so long to get up.

Enjoy! :D

Rio by Duran Duran
Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush
Golden Touch by Razorlight
It's Tricky by Run DMC
Material Girl by Madonna
Bring Me To Life by Evanescence
I Don't Feel Like Dancing by Scissor Sisters
Hit Me Baby One More Time by Britney Spears
S.O.S. by Rhianna
Black Velvet by Alannah Myles
Jenny From The Block by Jennifer Lopez
I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight by Cutting Crew
Dance Dance by Fall Out Boy
More Than A Feeling by Boston
I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) by Meatloaf
Ordinary World by Duran Duran
Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship
Walking In Memphis by Marc Cohn
Ace Of Spades by Motorhead
Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet
Crashed The Wedding by Busted
Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison
Get This Party Started by Pink
Heart Of Glass by Blondie
Eternal Flame by The Bangles
Waiting For A Star To Fall by Boy Meets Girl
Wherever You Will Go by The Calling
World Of Our Own by Westlife
One Love by Blue
Don't Stop Movin' by S Club
Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin
Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas
Take On Me by A-Ha
I Believe In A Thing Called Love by The Darkness
YMCA by The Village People
Suspicious Minds by Elvis
Just A Little by Liberty X
Thank You by Dido
Murder On The Dancefloor by Sophie Ellis Bextor
If You're Not The One by Daniel Bedingfield
Club Foot by Kasabian
Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley
Somebody Told Me by The Killers
Black Horse And The Cherry Tree by KT Tunstall
Come As You Are by Nirvana
Self Esteem by The Offspring
Don't Stop Me Now by Queen
Winds Of Change by The Scorpions
The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy
Teenage Kicks by The Undertones
Banquet by Bloc Party
Song 2 by Blur
An Honest Mistake by The Bravery
What You Waiting For? by Gwen Stefani
Everybody Hurts by REM
Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet
Love Shack by The B-52s
Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
Final Countdown by Europe   read

1:21 AM on 10.19.2008

SingSterling was the best 12 hours ever!


I bring you video of my favorite song that was karaoke'd during the SingSterling marathon! I was there the whole 12 hours in support and I want to personally thank Jim Sterling for going through it. I've done long marathons of singing, but nowhere near that. Thank you for not dying on camera, because I fear I would have had I tried that.

You guys did a wonderful service even if we didn't get to $5,000! I can't wait to see what the next charity event might be. ^-^


-Rio   read

3:07 PM on 10.15.2008

Gamer Arts & Crafts: Charms

I have returned to bring you the joy of more crafty-ness! :P This time I've been working on making some charms. Each of these are hand sculpted, hand painted and sealed. They come with a phone strap, but you can use them for whatever type of charm fits your fancy.

This round has:

- Pikachu from Pokemon
- Zora Mask from Zelda: Majora's Mask
- Deku Mask from Zelda: Majora's Mask
- Goron Mask from Zelda: Majora's Mask
- Rabite from the Mana series
- Kirby
- Slime from the Dragon Quest series
- Bullet Bill from Mario
- Red Shell from Mario
- Bomb-omb from Mario

Hopefully you all dig these as much as you have the rest of my crafts. I <3 you all!

These are all available on my Etsy Store.

Thanks guys!


10:36 PM on 10.13.2008

Gamer Arts & Crafts: After the Craft Show and More

Woo.. so I was working on craft overtime for a good while after PAX and unfortunately haven't been around as much. Also, my computer decided to take a dump and makes horrifyingly loud noises and likes to shut itself off now. I have fans on the way though, so hopefully I'll be back to internet land full-time soon. Though, without the computer to distract me I've finally 100% completed LEGO Batman today. :D YAY!

So, since I haven't had as much time on the computer I've still been crafting up a storm. I have added a few things that I had left from the craft show including hats and some keychains. I am also working on some charms as well as new ornaments so there's a lot to come here in the near future.

This time I've added things not only relating to video games, but some TV shows and movies as well for the keychains. There's a lot of them so go ahead and check them out on my Etsy Store.

The hats I've added are:
- Domo-Kun Hats
- Black Kitty Hats
- Pumpkin Hats
- Batman Hats
- Ninja Hats

Some of those are just in time for Halloween, too! Thanks as always for being so supportive and I hope to have a bunch of surprises next update!

You can check out both the hats and keychains on my Etsy Store.

Thanks guys! <3
-Rio   read

9:40 PM on 09.05.2008

Gamer Arts & Crafts: Preparing for the Holidays Part 2

Wow so you guys are abso-freaking-lutely amazing. I became inspired rather quickly and
have already finished the second set of ornaments! :)

This time around we have:

1. Birdo from Mario Bros. 2
2. Iceman from Mega Man
3. Kirby
4. Magicite from Final Fantasy VI
5. Super Mario Bros. 3 Tanuki Suit Mario
6. Mega Man
7. Napalm Man from Mega Man
8. Pac-Man
9. Rush from Mega Man
10. Skull Man from Mega Man

All of these are available from my Etsy Store and are sold individually.

Thanks again everyone! I LOVE YOU ALL!!! <3

-Rio   read

12:13 AM on 09.04.2008

Gamer Arts & Crafts: Preparing for the Holidays

Even though the holidays are still a bit off I figured I'd get a jump start and get things a rollin'. This is the first set of hand painted ornaments that are up for sale on my Etsy store.

The list of characters in this set are:

1. Blue Dragon from Blue Dragon
2. Bob the Cat from Animal Crossing
3. Santa Hat Chocobo from Final Fantasy
4. Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII
5. Cutman from Mega Man
6. Iori Yagami from King of Fighters
7. Jack Frost from Nocturne
8. Loco Roco
9. PaRappa the Rapper
10. Q*Bert
11. Slime from Dragon Quest

If you don't see your favorite character on this round be prepared there are many more to come!

Later Taters <3 I miss you all!
-Rio   read

4:24 PM on 09.02.2008

PAX 08: Part 2 - Because my memory failed me

Ok, so I'm not for sure how I forgot about this in my other post because it took my entire plane trip home to do, but I quickly doodled everyone who was in the giant Dtoid group picture! If you don't seem very distinguishable I apologize just remember it was done as quickly as possible and on a plane. XD But I thought you all might get a kick out of it, so here it is. It was drawn with reference to a picture I had taken on my camera.

Here's a bigger version.

If you can't find yourself in my drawing just take a look at the original and you should be about in the same location above. :)

Much love you guys! I can't wait for everyone's pictures to trickle in. The ones up so far are amazing!

-Rio <3   read

1:29 AM on 09.02.2008

PAX 08: The Greatest Weekend of My Life

WARNING: This blog is definitely graphic heavy. :D

Alright, so like a lot of you I just had the best weekend of my entire life. It was the first time I'd gotten to meet so many of you fellow Dtoiders that I've been wanting to meet for so long now. Everyone was so amazing and I can't get over how much I love you guys and didn't want it to end. Though thankfully it's the internet so we'll see each other around. :P

First I'll get the obligatory swag posting over with:

My Haul:

Pink Godzilla Goodies

El Rio Madre's Haul (a.k.a. My mom :P )

She's a rockin' Pac-Man fan, what can I say?

I have tons more pictures in the gallery here as well, so feel free to take a look.

Thankfully I got to get quite a few pictures with people, but unfortunately forgot to nab some with a couple of you.. *cough* Chad *cough* Dyson *cough* so I think I might have to magically come find you again sometime. And Dyson, I'm totally renting you out so you can give me another amazing hug to realign my spine.

I got the chance to give out quite a few presents at the event as well and I'm so glad everyone liked them. I wish I could have done one for everyone but I'm only one person you know. ;P

Everyone seemed to really enjoy their hats and I totally got a kick out of seeing you guys running around in them. It was so amazing!

Spot what's awesome about this picture! :D

My favorite cosplay of the show @.@ (Other than Fruit Fucker of course :D )

Man all of you were just so freaking fantastic and some I got to spend more time with than others and I apologize if I didn't get to talk to you too much but with so many people I easily get sidetracked.

To my main crew: Ceark, Suff0cat, Taumpy, Frobose (who better have a Dtoid name by now!) you guys are the best. I loved every minute of hanging out with you guys and wouldn't give it up for the world. I so seriously wanted to sneak into someone's suitcase and go back with them so the fun didn't have to end. I mean seriously, Mega Man 2 until 6:30 am. Fucking amazing!!!

I was so glad we got to chill at the concerts and hang out. It was a blast!

Me, Ceark and Taumpytears with The One Ups

Me and Ceark with Jonathan Coulton

Now for the pictures I got with the rest of you amazing people! :D

Samit and I

.tiff and I (I <3 YOU GIIIIIIIIIRL!)

SuperFlossy and I <3<3<3

The Almighty Shark Himself! Who I apologize for crying on :P You're too good to me.

Ceark and I are ready to RAWK!

Husky and I!!!!!! <3<3<3<3

Dale, Nick, Ceark and I. Now that's a good lookin' group right there!

Pictures with our almighty Robot-in-Chief.

My favorite picture evar!

After our tear-fest <3

Random Pictures

Matching hairstyles with Wardrox and Yoshi!

Tactix models the Cutman hat <3

Uh-oh.. Suff0cat's caught in the act!

And now you shall die...

Doodling on Suff0cat's laptop

Suff0cat, Ceark and Tazar

The picture that started my tear-fest

Azn group photo!

and the most epic picture of all?

All of us! :D

So thanks again to everyone who helped me have the best weekend of my life. I love you guys so much it's ridiculous and it's amazing to have a place to be myself.

Niero: words cannot express how thankful I am for everything you've done for us and it was the best pleasure of my life to finally get to meet you. Thanks to you I finally have friends that I can do everything from just sitting and chatting or run around a massive convention with or even play video games with. It's the one thing I'd never really had in my life until Destructoid and I'll never be able to thank you enough.

<3's everyone! See you next year!

P.S. I ALMOST FORGOT! Me, Suff0cat and Taumpytears went in together for a gift for Chad's birthday (even though it's early) and I got some video of him opening. Best day ever!

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