Krystal Baptiste

Lessons I learned from Izuku Midoriya

After watching a few episodes of Boku No Hero Academia (My Hero Academia), I started to fall in love in Izuku Midoriya (Deku); his positivity, his upbeat personality, and his determination to be the best hero despite the challenges in his path. Here are some life lessons that I learned from Izuku Midoriya.

  • No matter what challenges I have to face in life, good or bad, I must believe that I am a hero to someone, including family and friends.

  • Quirk or no quirk, I will remain happy and positive; even if I have to smile through the pain.

  • I do have the power to change and believe in my natural talents.

  • Think of your bullies as your friends; show your enemies an act of kindness.

  • Set a goal, work on a plan, and execute my plan towards my goal.

  • Inspire others around me to be successful It’s okay to be my naturally shy-self.

  • Find a mentor who will inspire me to be better than myself; formal or informal.

  • Smile and have fun :)

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What are some life lessons have you learned from your favorite anime? Thanks for reading. Be Beautiful & Geeky :)

Like Clockwork: Video Games Are Bad For Society

In light of the two recent violet shootings that happened in El Paso and Dayton, President Trump and many other politicians are shifting the blame to video games; which sparks the debate- are video games bad? are video games the root of all evil? should we demolish video games altogether?

The answer is no. Video games are not evil, brainwashing people into a life of violence, or causing people to develop physiological challenges. If that was the case, I would be outside trying to slay dragons or fighting evil spirits. Instead, I wake up at 6 in the morning every day to feed and spend time with my daughter, while getting ready for work; that is my life in a nutshell. I try to get in my gaming time when I can during my free time. Sometimes, I would live-stream my gaming sessions on YouTube. I enjoy playing video games. Video games help me relax after work.

There is no linked evidence between people with violent tendencies and video games. There are many other factors why people turn to violence; mental health challenges, lifestyle, negativity on social media, lack of resources, etc. But, video games are NOT the sole reason why people lash out at the rest of the world. People and politicians need to take a look at the individual behind the gun, and figure why did this person think it was okay to take the life of others?

I have played video games since I was 6 years old. My dad bought my first Nintendo console with Super Mario Bros and Duck Hunt. Every day I would play these games every day (mainly because it was the only two video games I ever owned). Then, I upgraded to the fist Sony PlayStation, now PlayStation 4. Video games have been and will always be in my life, and I am a healthy female with a child. I have no urge to punch a stripper in the face on the street, or eat magical mushrooms and see what happens. That is not me. That will never be me. It is not in my personality.

If you, someone you know, or notice someone with mental health challenges or just need someone to talk to, help them find the resources needed to help that individual feel better. Be the bridge to success. Reach out your hand of peace and help that individual find better solutions. It is possible to show an act of kindness.

Let’s stop blaming video games or other irrelevant issues to justify violence. Let’s all be better people, and show an act of kindness.

Progressive Brown

Inspired by playing with gold and brown; I created a Progressive Brown makeup look. I started with a deep matte brown, and ended with a beautiful foiled gold. Enjoy!

Step 1: pat with a deep matte brown in the inner eyelid

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Step 2: pat with a shimmer amber in the mid eyelid

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Step 3: pat with a foiled gold in the outer eyelid

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step 4: blend each section together until the harsh lines are faded

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Coming Back To Apex Legends

So….. Have you ever tried a new game for the first time, then walked away and forgot about it for a while?

well that happened to me, and my relationship with Apex Legends. The first time I heard about Apex Legends was on IGN Daily Fix during my commute to work. I was very excited and intrigued at the same time. Normally, I gravitate towards RPGs, Third-Person Shooters, Visual Novels, and games with a compelling storyline. I thought to myself; “If I am comfortable constantly playing Overwatch, then I will definitely will be comfortable with Apex Legends.”

The first day of the release of Apex Legends, it took some time to get the strategy of the game; aiming, gun shooting, special abilities, etc. I also learned that Apex Legends is a three on three community battle royale. But, sometimes teammates have that “every person for themselves” kind of mentality and just go solo; which is okay. Some people just like to play by their own rules, or just used to battle royale shooters like PUBG or Fortnite.

Confession: I am not the best Apex Legends player. I am that kind of player who wonders around collecting supplies and guns, and continues to run around aimlessly in hopes to get that one shot. Although I do try to stay with the group, as I stated before “every person for themselves.” Then my confidence in Apex Legends worsen, when I started watching other twitch and YouTube streamers who have this game down to a science. flawlessly getting in shots, and becoming champions. I started to wish I was good just like them.

With submitting to defeat after a week of playing Apex Legends, I decided to uninstall the game from my PS4, and just stick to my comfort zone games. Let the pros have their shine.

I uninstalled Apex Legends 5 months ago.

Today 7/3/2019, I reinstalled Apex Legends on my PS4, just to try and give it another chance. Plus, I want to try and unlock as many characters as I can, especially Wattson. To be completely honest, I actually like this game. Scrub away all my insecurities about comparing myself to the pros; I am actually having fun. Still no kills, but at least my teammates are better and I can work with them. I just need to remember to have fun and not buckle down so much under pressure. It will get better.

I also need to remember that it takes time and practice to find my groove in Apex Legends. Just like real life, it takes time and motivation to get better….. one step at a time :)

If you have any Apex Legends tips and strategies, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below. Thank you for reading. Be Beautiful & Geeky :)

My Top Picks of E3 2019 Exciting Games

My Top Picks of E3 2019 Exciting Games

This week I have managed to find some time after my day job to catch up on the excitement of E3 2019. Based on the trailers that I have seen, I am very excited for these upcoming games. Although I do have a backlog of games stored on my PS4, I am going to make it my 2019 mission to complete the old ones before moving on to the new games. No worries! I am still going to livestream and record my progress with you.

Cyberpunk 2077

Keanu Reeves is having the best moment right now; John Wick 3, Always Be My Maybe, and now…… The headliner of Cyberpunk 2077 coming on April 16, 2020.

Cyberpunk 2077 is an open world RPG where the player must fight and survive through the dark world of Night City. Junkies and thugs of Night City are addicted to a new illegal drug….. a new form of getting that quick high: The Braindance. The braindance is a form of chip that records someone else’s life; lifestyle, emotions, experiences, etc. You are LITERALLY walking in someone else’s shoes. The story moves based on your choices.