Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year From Cena12121!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! It's been a crazy adventure in 2010 with its many ups and downs.

My Club Penguin 2010 highlights were having the biggest party in history of Club Penguin, and being contacted by Billybob — WHAT A HONOR!

I met a whole bunch of new friends that spent this year with me. Thank-you everyone who let me be part of your year, but 2010 has ended, and 2011 has arrived.

It's going to open many new doors for all of us. I wish 2011 brings success, achievement, peace, and health to everyone!

Thank-you guys!


happy new year's eve!

SWITCHEROOm free 2011 calendar

I had to share this great calendar with you. Head over to Switcheroom
for a FREE 2011 calendar. I love the patterns and colours! While you're
there, check out Elle's fabulous posts.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to follow me on the right
side of this page. If you're a regular reader or even just someone stopping
by for the first time that likes what they see! Thanks for your support :)
I'm excited to offer even more home styling tips, DIY projects and beautiful
photos in 2011.

Happy New Year.

Liquid Fire

Photography/ Art Direction: Benjo Billones
Model: Kamille Reyes

I dunno what's up with blogspot these photos seem to be so low res it hurts. lol. I was browsing and deleting old files in my laptop when I stumbled upon this set of photos. These were taken months ago when both Kamille and I were trying to be productive since we have lots of free time way back then (meaning, no job yet lol). Now, we are both so busy with work and I can hardly shoot. Oh how I miss shooting.

The Big O (neither the giant robot anime, nor the tire store, nor the other thing)... Also: Tron, and Happy New Year!

First off--if you're here because of my Tron Calamari post from two weeks ago, welcome! I got a few re-tweets regarding that post, not the least of which were from renowned Twitter maven Bonnie Burton, and the official Star Wars Twitter account! So a big thanks to Bonnie, the folks at @StarWars, everyone else who re-tweeted me, and everyone who dropped in to look at my blog (both new and long-time readers). And of course, another big thanks to my crony Dave, who came up with the title Tron Calamari.

Secondly--I was in a bit of a rush last week, so I didn't get a chance to mention what I thought about Tron: Legacy--so how about a five second review?

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Tron: Legacy (In theaters in 3D and IMAX 3D)

The dialogue was mostly very standard for a special effects blockbuster, with occasional moments of brilliance (often via Jeff Bridges' unexpected moments of channeling the Dude/himself). The 3D was uneven and generally not a big deal--though I've heard a lot of people say otherwise--your mileage may vary, as projectionists at individual theaters may not have their gear properly calibrated. The pacing and performances were strong, and the special effects and art direction were pitch perfect. But most importantly, this movie knows what it is, where it came from, and isn't ashamed of it.

Verdict: Awesome. I had fairly high expectations, and was pleasantly surprised to have those expectations satisfied. A big bucket of black glass, neon piping, and FUN!

For More Computer World Adventure: Track down the original Tron, or watch some Reboot (coming to DVD soon, by the way!).

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And now back to our abnormally scheduled nerdiness:

So, the tradition around here is that I draw up a Skeletor or He-Man (or some version thereof), and post it to commemorate the New Year. Well, I wasn't sure which version to go with, and as I sat here looking at the menagerie of action figures on my desk, it occurred to me that the Masters of the Universe Classics version of Orko (character info/figure) would probably be the only figure I would keep if I had to sell off my He-Man collection. This in turn made me realize that Orko is one of my two favorite He-Man characters (the other being the Sorceress). True, Orko was most often relegated to the role of goofy sidekick, but I always thought he looked cool, had a cool species backstory (he's a member of the inherently magical Trollan race from another dimension), and as a character, he always had the potential for more. Anywaysss... here he is:

click above for larger view

I threw in some costume elements from the 200x version of Orko, but mostly kept his classic proportions. The big "O" on his chest, while iconic, was always a bit too goofy for me--so I styled it as a circular magical ward. Yes, I know, I'm splitting very nerdy hairs in regards to what's goofy and what isn't. Perhaps most significantly, I changed up his eyes, to give him more of an otherworldly quality. I don't think Orko should ever be played as "dark" or creepy, but giving a character an alien look can add a little edge to him, without changing his personality.

I think this is a huge improvement over my earlier depiction of Orko's lady friend, Dree Elle.

Happy Nerd Year, everyone! (Note: that was intentional, not a typo. You nerds.)

Also posted on the fan-art forums. My post is here, the entire thread (including some of my previous sketches) is here.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Club Penguin Party Favors Pin Cheat!

There's a new pin in Club Penguin! It's the Party Favors pin.

To find the Party Favors pin:

Step 1. Open your map and go to the Ski Hill (Mountain).
Step 2. Find and click on the Party Favors pin.


New Club Penguin Field-Ops Cheats - Mission 29!

Here are the cheats for the new Field-Ops mission #29 for the week of December 27, 2010:

Step 1. Go the Command Room and accept the Field-Op.

Step 2. Go to the Forest and enter the Hidden Lake...

...then walk to the broken Aqua Grabber.

Step 3. Puzzle found! Match the red dots with one another. If they do match, the dots will turn green.

You've finished the Field-Op mission! Here's your medal!

With these medals, you can buy Elite Gear! Each item is worth a certain amount of medals.

Visit us next week for the new Field-Ops cheats!


Club Penguin New Years Fireworks 2010-2011!

Fireworks are exploding on Club Penguin in celebration for New Years!

You can see the from the Ski Hill...

...and from the Ice Berg!

The fireworks go on until January 3rd — ENJOY!


New Club Penguin Postcards For December 2010!

Club Penguin has added these new postcards in our mail to send to our friends!

I love the new hockey postcard, but I think we needed a new Happy New Years postcard this time, right?


Holiday Igloo Contest 2010 Winners!

All of the Club Penguin Holiday Igloo Contest 2010 winners have now been revealed!

These are the 20 grand prize winners:

Sethrock 587
Monkey Man19
Mr Pepsi Max
Super Dude O
Rock Boy 888
Ice Star103
8 Meg 2000
Cutey Poo

They got 50,000 coins, and their igloos in the newspaper!

And these are the 20 runner-up winners:

They got 25,000 coins, and their names in the newspaper! Congrats to all the winners!

Since the contest is now over... this was my igloo that I submitted! (Click it to enlarge)

Hehe do you like it? Tell me!



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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

bring on the bubbly!

I usually enjoy low key New Years Eve celebrations. Give me
good friends, a glass of bubbly and some sparkly decorations
and I'm all set! There's no better way to welcome the New Year!

Are you hosting a New Years gathering? If so, check out the
party theme decor ideas by Hostess With The Mostess.

Oh and I almost forgot...a fabulous outfit!

Outfits from

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Club Penguin "Ruby and the Ruby" Play Cheats!

The Club Penguin "Ruby and the Ruby" play has returned to the Stage!

There's also a hidden Ruby pin right now at this play!

Click here to read how to find it!

Click here for the Ruby and the Ruby Costume Trunk catalog cheats!


Club Penguin Ruby Brooch Pin Cheat!

Here's how to find the new Club Penguin Ruby Brooch pin! (Note: This pin is only available while the play "Ruby and the Ruby" is showing at the stage).

Step 1. Open your map and go to the Plaza.

Step 2. Enter the Stage.

Step 3. Click on the file cabinet.

Step 4. Click on the trash can.

Step 5. Click on the book.

Step 6. Click on the vase.

Step 7. Click on the painting.

Step 8. After the painting drops, click on the safe.

Step 9. Click on the Ruby Brooch pin!

You've now found the Ruby Brooch pin!

Click here for more Ruby and the Ruby play cheats!


Club Penguin Costume Trunk December 2010 Cheats!

Here's the Ruby and the Ruby 2010 play Costume Trunk catalog cheats!

To find the Dark Detective's Coat:

Step 1. Go to page 5.
Step 2. Click on the door knob.

To find the Noir Background:

Step 1. Go to the back cover of the catalog.
Step 2. Click and drag the box down.

Step 3. Click on the Noir Background.

Click here
, for more Ruby and the Ruby play cheats!

For more Club Penguin catalog cheats, click here!


styling your coffee table

What do you have on your coffee table? Here are some great styling
ideas that you can replicate in your own home. Try using things you
already own like hardcover books (if you don't have any coffee table
books, try using your favourite cookbooks), vases or bowls from
your kitchen and unique plates or trays.

If you like this look, try dividing you square table into 4 sections.
Stack books or fill each section with items of different heights and sizes.

Use a runner to add layers.

I love how the books are stacked inside this clear chest.
You can also try stacking books under a glass table.

A tray is great for keeping things organized.
Don't be afraid to layer items.

 The above photos are from Lonny Magazine.