Hi everyone! This is just a fun little post I'm making, here's a question: (No it's not a quiz) If you were to guess how many footsteps you have taken with Lara Croft in total, throughout all the games, how many do you think it would be? It's really hard to say for me, but I know for one thing that it is over 1 Million! Anyways, how many steps do you think you have taken with Lara? And if you have taken less than 1,000. Than do you even play Tomb Raider? Because it takes easily over 500 just to beat the first level of any of the "Tomb Raiders". Anyway just let me know what you think in the comment box below! Oh and also! Be sure to check out Chi's and Tiddly's new videos! We're still working on the series and soon the 5th video will be out!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Just what kind of cruel torture is this!?
Oh boy, time to make another post! Lara starts off just where she left off at, she casually ascends the ladder, flips the switch, jumps into the water, goes into some rooms, and runs past some bad guys. Then she reaches the ramp where the Silver Dragon is located. I have her jump into the little hole where it's at, and right when I make her pick it up, she decides not to. I guess the Silver Dragon is to lowly for Lara's kinds. That's just ridiculous. Once again I try to have her pick it up but once again she rejects it. I guess there's no point of fighting with Lara so I just have her continue on her way through the level. She ascends that unnaturally long ladder, and then manages to get the blue key card. She, once again, climbs the unnaturally long ladder and makes her way into a big square room, with a block in the middle. She manages to outrun a couple of puppies, and just barely, outrun a flamethrower-wielding goon. She dives into the water, flicks a switch and the-(Fast Forward a Few Minutes) Lara then proceeds to find herself into a giant pool. She swims to the bottom to where her feasting eyes locate a shivering gleaming beauty of Emerald Green. It is of course the Emerald Statue. But it's locked away in a cage. She starts to weep and weep (but it's hard to tell since she's underwater) while I control her away to finish up the level. Lara decides to speed things up a whole lot and does a sort of corner bug which bumps her up and skips us about 10 minutes of pain and running. She then runs into the last part of the level, takes out the bad guys, and talks to the monk.
Monday, January 23, 2012
What!? They're replacing me with Bela Lugosi? This is outrageous!
You can't beat the original, and Max Shreck will defiantly prove this. The film of the choice tonight is Nosfeartu. The film is about a man named Harker who travels to the castle of Count Orlock, but more commonly reffered to in this movie as Dracula. Harker is in seek of gold but instead he simply loses blood and pees his pants with fear. But to be honest, how couldn't you? Nosferatu is terrifying, just look at that photo. And this was back in 1922, they didn't have ANY special effects except for makeup. So if you think it looks creepy now just imagine it back then when they didn't have the stuff we have today. While the film may be incredible, we were oddly never meant to see it. The reason being so is that the maker of this film was trying to release it without the permission of Bram's Stoker or his wife. Instead he just tried to release it without any permission. While the film was quickly trying to be taken off of shelves it was already too late for many copies were made and a large quantity of people saw it. Eventually, the film became lost for a very long time until a original copy eventually surfaced, and thank Chi. Because it is one of the most important vampire films as one of the first. If you don't like old movies than all I can say is, I'm sorry. Because old movies can be very amazing jewels to watch. So, like I say with the other movies, if you so happen to find a copy of this at a movie rental store, than pick it up. Because it is definitely worth it. :)
Sunday, January 22, 2012
A New Miniseries!
Hello everyone! It looks like "The Great Chi" and I, Cute Lil Dragon, are teaming up a little and working on our own fun little mini series. We are posting videos about Lara at the start of "The Great Wall". I call it "Chi and Dragon's Great Wall Run". I hope you enjoy it. Here are the videos so far:
Run for the hills! Lara is seen here standing on one of the only "safe" tiles in the entire level!
If you read the caption, than you can probably already assume that this level is tricky, and filled with baddies. And you'd be right. If you thought the opposite than you probably have never played this level. It starts off by Lara breaking out of, what I guess is, a sea jail for girls. Except she has no butlers for a cellmate :(. Anyway, Lara manages to break out, get her pistols back, and long story short she finally managed to cough up a bad guy. She seems pretty proud of it but she shouldn't be talking if you watch any of those All Kill runs. She grabs the dead rifleman's key, opens the door and then starts to make a left turn. But that was a mistake because it only stacks up more enemies that start to chase after her including a rifleman and a dog. Lara immediately turns around and goes up the other stack of steps. She finds herself surrounded as clubs men start to come from in front of her. "This is surely the end!" Lara thinks once again. She dashes up the ramp, and to her surprise, is unscathed. In fact, no enemy even poked her while she was at the top of the hill! It was a safe spot! What a relief! Lara then proceeds to play through the level normally, dodging enemies, opening doors, this and that. And then at the very end she does a huge long jump across an empty pool. A tricky one, but if done properly skips a chunk of the level. She then runs into, what looks like the 5th dimension, but it's actually just water connecting to an area of land. She swims out of the level and works her way into... The Diving Area.
Which Lara is your Favorite?
With the new poll closed it's time for another: Which Lara Croft is your favorite? For me it would have to be Lara from Tomb Raider 2. She's just so awesome. Be sure to vote on your opinions for this poll.
Credit for photo goes to Charlie91 of LaraHCroft.blog.cz
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Hi everyone! It is I! Cute Lil Dragon! And I wanted to make this announcement for my "Play through Series". I have reached the level "Wreck of Maria Doria" but it is simply not possible to complete the level without an unnecessary kill or using a medi pack. I devised a plan: it's called "Life Lines". How it works is this. There are 3 categories, and I can use each of them at least 3 times. Here are the 3 categories:
- Terminator ~ Freely Kill 5 Enemies
- Medic! ~ Freely Use 1 Medipack
- Tick Tock ~ Slash Off 10 Minutes From Your Final Score of the Level
In my playthrough of "Wreck of The Maria Doria" I can assure you that I will definitely use the 1st and 2nd Life Line. Why I invented the 3rd one I don't really know, I just wanted something to do with time. Tell me what you think of these life line ideas with a comment below. I'll see you later! Oh, and also: I came up with ANOTHER idea for a video, I don't know if it will be in the movie or if will be another video all on it's own. Because I really like the idea, I just am trying to think of what to do with it. Best of luck with doomsday!
P.S. How is Earth going? Has it ended yet?
Friday, January 20, 2012
Hello, everyone! As you know, I have started my playthrough series, I quite enjoy doing it and it gives me a little break from making my videos. But I just wanted to hear what your honest opinions on the series is. Also, when I complete this series would you want me to do another series: Such as an "All Kills" run or a Tomb Raider 3 Playthrough. Just be sure to leave your comments for any potential things you'd like to see, because odds are: I would do them. Also, with the cameras set up we have gotten little footage from a figure on the dragon planet, but I think we need to wait a little longer until we get some full footage of EXACTLY what the thing on the planet is. Thanks for enjoying my blog! :)
May I kill One enemy, Cute Lil Dragon? Just one!
Alright, there's really not much to say here: this may have actually been the easiest level for me to play through. It really didn't take me that long if you use some very precise jumping (and no it's not hacking so Ha!). Anyway, I roll down the ramp, flick some switches, dodge the clubsmen, jump over some very inconveniently placed falling tiles (haven't they ever heard of maintenance? Honestly, Bartoli is a little pig) and go outside onto the top of the stage. Here's where the first trick comes in, Lara does a roll and manages to dodge the spears and fall straight into the Opera House. She then runs in and does a careful jump which skips a good 20 minutes of the level. Nice going Lara. Well now that Lara goes into the final room she's ready to kill her first boss! Wait a minute Lara! She seems really mad... "What!?" she grumbles. I then explain to her that you don't actually have to kill the shotgun boss so we're just going to skip over them. She then goes into a fit of rage saying some of the worst "Dragon Swears" she knows. I eventually managed to convince her that we will kill some enemies on the next level. But little did I know that the next level is the hardest challenge yet to come, even more so than Bartoli's Hideout.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
It's impossible, simply impossible. That was my initial thought after about only 2 minutes of playing. At first it starts off pretty simple: You ride out of the tunnel in the boat (Which I didn't end Venice on so I have no idea how Lara got in it) jump to the ledge, flick a switch, and then go through the door. After that last part one of the hardest challenges in my history of playing Tomb Raider occurred. I had to get past the main room without killing any enemies and without taking a scratch of damage. And with 1 Clubs Man and 2 Riflemen it was a huge challenge. I eventually managed to work my way past the statues and flick the switch (followed by a save game). But then I became stuck. When I came back into the main room I had to climb up a ledge followed by climbing a ladder with two riflemen shooting at me. It was so hard. I swear I had to reload about 100 times. No joke. I finally managed to do it and I jumped from porch to porch and made my way into the room with the two dogs. I bolted past them and found myself yet again getting shot at by a sniper. Luckily I dodged his bullet and got out onto another porch. And here's the fun part: I did the ol' "Rail Jumpthrough" trick to skip a huge portion of the level. Yeah, bite me, I did a trick. Frankly, if I didn't, doing this challenge would be literally impossible. I don't really care if you don't like what I did. But when I fell through the rails I literally fell into the Uzi room. I went and picked them up, I couldn't get any luckier. But then I remembered that I couldn't EVER use them (except for shooting windows perhaps) or I would be breaking the rules. Great, just great. Well, after that tragic incident I started to work my way back onto the roof and finish this nightmare once and for all. I leaped into the library and began to work my way out the final door. But I took a great deal of precaution with the two snipers up ahead. I got shot once but I managed to stumble out the door.
I finally made it to the final location: outside the giant house. I didn't have the detonator, but I didn't even actually need it. That's the funny thing, so many people think you do when you really don't. I started to escalate the house when Lara had this sudden urge to run inside the mansion. Once again silly Lara took over and dashed into the house. I was confused at first but then she ran over to the Green Emerald Dragon. I should have known. I don't know why Lara can't resist picking the Green Emerald Dragons up. Force of habit I suppose. So after Lara got the treasure she agreed to finish off the level. She completed escalating the building and turned around to wave the level goodbye. She then slid down the ramp into, debatably, the easiest and quickest level for me to complete which I will be posting later! Good Luck Lara!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Lara! This isn't "Assassin's Creed"! Now get off the roof and lose weight on the legs! We're doing another playthrough today and you're not going to give out in the first 5 minutes!
Lara starts to take a few shots from the gunmen but she soon finds herself into the trigger room that opens up the final door, finally! While taking time to dodge the last gunman she encounters she she takes a few too many shots. "It's all over!" the dragon thinks! Surely it must be! Her health bar has hit pure black. But, amazingly, Lara got out of there alive! She is one tough cookie! What just happened is a rare case in which Lara is extremely close to death but is still an inch away. It's pretty awesome when it happens, but I'm just happy to be out of there alive. Lara starts to swim her way back (while picking up the jade dragon) and then swims her way through the final door. Final Stats: 0 Kills, 0 Medipacks used. :D
Sorry I don't have stats as a picture. (I forgot to take it XD)
Hello, everyone! It is I! Cute Lil Dragon! Recently, I decided to try and give myself a bit of a challenge. So now I'm doing a "Minimum Kills, No Medipacks, Pistols Only" play through. So every now and then I will be posting part of my play through. I'm just going to cut straight to the first level now so sit back and Enjoy! :D
OH and also! I am going to be saving throughout my play through, I don't care if you like it or not. -_-
Yeah, you know the basics. Lara slides down into the level and we hear the classic roar of the helicopter going over head. Lara gazes up it, just as if Winston took something of hers and flew off with it. I start to run into the water, and then I decide to turn around and kill the tiger. I pull out my shotgun and blow it's brains out. I then began to clim- WAIT A SECOND!!! I killed the tiger with a shotgun! That already breaks two of the rules! I actually forgot that I was even playing those rules! I can't believe it! The first enemy in the game and I already killed it! This is ridiculous! I actually feel bad for the tiger. He didn't even seem to be making a move towards me. Maybe he thought I was playing "No Kills" and came over to give me a hug. Lara feels so mean. So, yeah. I'm just going to clear my record and start over. I reload the game, climb up the mountains, fall down the trap door, pull the lever, and then make it out to the walls. This is the part I don't like. With all those crows flying around you it makes it a pain to get inside. I manage to do so but then I have to open ANOTHER door. By that point my damage is really starting to stack up. But what do I get when I open up the 2nd door? A block I have to push! Naturally! And lest we forget the 3 crows chewing on Lara and the 10 spiders nibbling on her toesies?
So I push the block out of the way like a slug and then dart down the slope. I made it down with only about 1 pixel of red left on the bar. No joke. While the crows can't get me in the pool room, they sure can taunt me. 1 flew down and started to flap his wings together. Probably calling me a chicken. But I don't care. Because Lara was safe. I manage to escort my way out of the pool, I dash past the boulders, jump over some traps, and then it hits my eyes. Just like a beautiful twinkle in the world. The Jade Dragon. Actually, I don't want it... Those were Lara's words. I could honestly care less about that thing, because it will serve no use to me, even with the grenade launcher. I start to steer Lara past it with my controls but then Lara got mad at me and killed herself. She did this about 5 times until I finally realized that Lara wanted the Jade Dragon. So I let her grab it and she merrily went on. I finally managed to get to the zip line at the end. I knew that tigers were on the other end just waiting to give Lara a make over. And I had about 2 visible pixels of red left on the bar. Lara was screwed. I feel bad for this poor chick, but I did what I had to do. I steered Lara across the zip line and then she ran like crazy. Jumping around with her hands in the air like a loony. She actually managed to out run them and she reached the door. What a lucky gal. Well, that's about all there is to this segment. But I'll be sure to post more later! Tell me what you think of this series! (:
Monday, January 16, 2012
Words can not do this film justice...
This film is incredible. Truly incredible. It brings a breath of fresh air into the atmosphere of all movies today. It's unique style & charm make it an enjoyable movie to watch. While it does heavily rely on special effects, there is no problem with that in this film, because it has a heavy "Video Game" influence. Well, now that I've made this film look like the greatest thing since sliced bread let me say a few negatives. For a start: Michael Cera. He does a great job of portraying the main character Scott. Probably better than most actors could. But he doesn't always seem to put a lot of emotion into the character. Perhaps it was meant that way. But he just comes across bland at times. To be honest there's really not much else at fault. The movie follows the book series really close. It's actually kind of scary how close it follows the book. If you ever read the first Scott Pilgrim book it feels almost like a story board to the movie. No joke. But that's OK: because the books are also amazing.
But back to the movie: the basic plot is that Scott Pilgrim (who lives in Toronto, Canada) is dating a girl named Knives Chau. But then Scott falls in love with another girl named Romona Flowers. And before Scott can win Romona, he has to fight her seven evil exes. From there it just becomes a mess. I'm not going to say too much more except that if you find this movie in a video store (which I know you will sooner or later so don't try and deny it) try and rent it. Because it's worth it. Trust the dragon.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
"I once saw a man named Winston and he was very nice man yes he was.
I only met him once but he was so very nice yes he was oh this I know for the Chi tells me so."
What you have just read is one of the oddest messages ever. I found it on Winston's table in his fridge. I could not tell you for the life of me what it means: but I do know it's very suspicious. I am looking furthur into the context of the message to try and figure out what it means. I have already asked Chi about it and he says the following "I do recall telling someone that Winston was cool. But did I think it was lining up for this? No.". While Chi doesn't seem to know what the deal is with the message, Charlie 91 may. The following is a conversation between Cute Lil Dragon and Charlie91.
Charlie91: The message in the typewriter! Perhaps Winston didn't write it!
Cute Lil Dragon: But he seemed to try and defend it, as if it was his.
Charlie91: Perhaps it was a coverup!
Cute Lil Dragon: Do you really think so? Who would Winston need to cover up? How could he have communication with anyone else? There's only 5 people on this planet you know.
Charlie91: Or so we think.
Cute Lil Dragon: Are you trying to say that someone else may be on this planet and be communicating with Winston?
Charlie91: It would explain how he got the typewriter!
Cute Lil Dragon: You're right! He never brought it onto the rocket and he could have never made one!
-Recorded January 15th, 2011.
After talking with Chi about Charlie's conversation with me, he says that we may be onto something. I'll have to post more when I find out more. Until then, hope for the best.
Official Document of Cute Lil Dragon
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Hello everyone! It is I! Cute Lil Dragon. And this is a very important message: In the past 1 hour or so I have been getting a very unusual amount of "Blog Views". It is 1 half of the views that I got from December 25th-January 13th. It does not seem normal. I would just like to take the time to say this, please refrain from refreshing constantly. If you check on my blog every 30 minutes, heck, even 15 minutes I really wouldn't care. But the fact that I'm getting about 2-3 views every 30 seconds-1 minute is just weird. I know it's not necessarily a "bad" thing but it kind of throws off my charts. And be rest assured, it's not my views. All I'm saying is just don't try to intentionally throw off the view counts. Even if you are trying to help, I would rather have less views that are more meaningful than tons of views that are meaningless.
The chart seen at the top right is a regular chart viewing in the past week. Notice at the far right how it just rockets up. That rocketing is the past hour.
Who the viewers are I can not say. I know for one that it is not a "Tomb Raider Forums" post that has made it so popular, for there are few referrals about my blog on the site. To the left is a table of the most popular "referrals". Most of them are very unusual sites. If you have any more information on the "Unusual Views" please message me on Tomb Raider Forums or post a comment to this post.
Links to most unusual "Referring URLs".
Please note! I do not know anything about these sites. I have not taken damage from them but click at your own risk.
Links to most unusual "Referring URLs".
Please note! I do not know anything about these sites. I have not taken damage from them but click at your own risk.
2nd Poll Closed
The new results have come in for the 2nd annual poll! The winning results for the question "How Big of a Tomb Raider Fan Are You?" Is "I'm A Big Fan!".
Be sure to check out the 3rd poll, "Which project would you rather want finished first?"
I would be interested to see the results! :)
Oh, also. When I said "Comin' Soon" I don't exactly know when it's coming! :D
And for all you people (Probably 0) who are curious about Winston's where abouts and what he is up to. He has been eating the last of that giant egg thing. In fact I think he ate it all. Chi snapped a photo of it but I find it really disturbing and I don't think I'm going to publish it just yet. So enjoy the trailer and comment if you have any special requests for the movie! :)
Note: I've decided to edit the original audio of the trailer. (:
Friday, January 13, 2012
Cute Lil Dragon: Winston, I examined the document on your typewriter and I was very disgusted about the content. Would you like to tell me why you typed this offensive document?
Winston: What do you mean "Offensive"!? This document was a nice little piece. After all, it's not saying that I should kill you, it's saying the opposite. And by doing the opposite, I am saving you! So you should be more grateful.
Cute Lil Dragon: So then why didn't you want anyone coming into your fridge until you were finished typing your document.
Winston: Would you like a spot of tea, Cute Lil Dragon?
Cute Lil Dragon: Uh.... No thank you. Now back to the conversation Winston, why did you want no one to enter your fri-
Winston: I LOVE TEA! YES I DO! TEA-OH-REE OH REE-A-ROO!!!
(Winston Continued Singing the "Tea Song" for the rest of the 47 hours, 54 minutes, and 23 seconds)
Although the document does seem suspicious. Winston continues to claim even to this moment that he did it out of pure good heart and did not mean any harm by it. He says simply that our "twisted minds" distorted what he said. Distorted or not it's still suspicious and Winston is being held prisoner in Chi's cave until he further talks.
By the way! How is your planet "Earth" still doing? Has it hit the 21st yet? It's hard to tell what time it is over there because Dragon Planet rotates a lot faster. I wish you best of luck with doomsday!
~Cute Lil Dragon
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
A new video coming out soon! I have titled it "Mansion Improvement" and I expect it to be released sometime near the end of this week. Winston will definitely be pleased with his role (Except for the fact that he gets shoved in the fridge again). Also, with my movie, I have shortly gone on a break from it. I'm not saying I'm not going to make it! The Dragon was simply getting frustrated because the film wouldn't save properly. I'll probably release a clip sometime later for you guys. Thanks for hanging in there. :)
Monday, January 9, 2012
The films directing style is also very fresh and is nice to watch. It's like a piece of art: carefully painted and every tiny spot being made carefully and precise. A very unique scene is towards the very finish of the movie when the camera focuses on the a television broadcasting the inauguration of Richard Nixon while at the same type Woodward and Bernstein are in the background typing the final material for their story. It's my favorite scene in the movie. I do wish to come out and say that the film does not really have any "action" in it like fighting. But it does have suspense at times, the film proceeds to get darker as the film progresses. It even seems at times that it will cost the two their lives.
Overall, "All the President's Men" is a classic film and I highly recommend that you pick it up the next time you see it in a video store. It will be worth it, believe the dragon. It is one of my favorite films: I give it 10 out of 10 stars.
Hey everybody! Chi, Winston, and Charlie91 all gave me a birthday gift! (I guess they forgot Cute Lil Dragon's Birthday is still in 2 days) but I was happy to see that it was a T.V! :D
Cute Lil Dragon is new to the whole "TV" thing so I decided to have a little fun with it. Every Monday I will be making a post called "Monday Movie Night" and I will review a movie. This process will happen every week unless I am very busy. The first "Movie Night Review" will be getting posted sometime later tonight. So I hope you guys like the idea, and enjoy the review! :D
Sunday, January 8, 2012
We have finally managed to finish construction on our new home! We actually pulled it together fairly quickly so let me tell you the main parts:
The Great Chi's Cave
Cute Lil Dragon's Cave
Winston's Fridge (Home)
Winston's Teapot (Charlie 91's Home)
The Satellite: For a good Wifi
The Well: For Water
The Observatory: For discovering new things
The Sheep Pen: For Wool and Food
And the Bunker: For Protection From Killer Sheep When Loose
Good Luck With Doomsday Everyone!
Saturday, January 7, 2012
The Results from the first poll have come in and the people have spoken. With the question being "What is your favorite Tomb Raider Game" Tomb Raider 2 and Tomb Raider 3 have both come in with 3 points setting this poll at a draw. Be sure to check out the 2nd pole: How Big of A Tomb Raider Fan are you? Oh and also, with we having the on the planet, we are very deeply saddened to say that the Giant Egg Mutant thing had it's head eaten off by the vicious packs of sheep exactly 6:52 PM. The egg thing was rushed into extensive care, but the chance of the egg thing living is very low. We can only hope for the best.
While amongst the rocket with Charlie, Winston, that weird Egg Thing, The Great Chi, and The Sheep, our butler, Winston, began to complain that he was tired of eating organic egg monster guts for breakfast and that he needed something "more pleasurable" to eat. Without hesitation, the old man, in a regal pose, approached the control panel of the rocket and put in some dentures that were, most abnormally, placed on a desk-side right next to him. In a flash he sunk his teeth into the control panels and began to chew like crazy. Chi and I rushed after him to make him stop, otherwise Winston would blow a fuse in the circuit and the rocket would come hurling down into a spiraling level of pain. But that's exactly what Winston did. The bite blew the fuse. It seemed like the end as we hurled down, but we, miraculously, hit a planet and didn't get one scratch on us or any passengers. To every ones surprise, we had landed on my home planet! It didn't appear as much: but I know greatness will come. We will proceed to work on our village later, but for now: good day.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
~Cute Lil Dragon, The Great Chi, & Charlie91
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Cute Lil Dragon & The Great Chi
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
While our voyage to Dragon Planet has been a success so far, trouble accorred yesterday when Winston, our butler, took a huge whooping bite out of the side of the Rocket. We immediately began to spiral downwards but luckily, Chi managed to quickly pull out fexmerger and replace our regular rocket with a more powerful one. Thanks Chi! Even though we are not at the Dragon Planet yet, we are getting closer. I expect we will be there sometime near the end of this month. Once we reach the planet Chi and I will build a village and invite tourists! I'm simply amazed that we actually have connection out here! And then "NASA" spends millions upon millions of dollars just to send out a tiny little machine to take a snap shot of Venus or something. Well, we will be sure to keep you guys posted on any more events if anything else happens. "Winston! Don't you dare put that in the tea!" Sorry about that. I didn't want Winston to contaminate the tea. Well, "Best of Luck with Doomsday!"
~Cute Lil Dragon & The Great Chi