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Favorite Type of Game: RPGs
Favorite Characters: Kefka, Locke, Edgar, Link, Vincent Valentine, Rinoa, Yuna, Reno, Iori, NiGHTS, Chrono, Frog
Favorite Color: Purple & Neon Green
Favorite Website: Destructoid and Tomopop <3<3

My Xbox Live name is:
Rio McCarthy

My PSN Name is:
RioMcCarthy

My Wii Friend Code is:
5981-9602-6753-3913












1. Ninja Gaiden 20/20
2. Dolphin Extravaganza 20/20! (*Winner!*)
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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!
-Rio

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!
-Rio

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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