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My Wonderful World of HKO speech for class

November 3rd, 2010 by steffys:hellokitty.com

What popular characted recently celebrated her thirty sixth birthday on November 1st but will always be in the 3rd grade. If you guessed Hello Kitty you are correct. Hello Kitty, a white kitten with a red bow, was created in 1974 as a character by Sanrio to be featured on a coin purse. Hello Kitty has gained in popularity with all ages and is now one of the most widely recognized characters in the world. She is featured on a wide variety of products, from purses, jewelry, and lunchboxes, to cars tattoos and household appliances. She even has two themeparks built around her. She is so popular she is now the basis of an online MM0 which stands for Massively Multiplayer Online for the gamer that loves a little cuteness in their games. With the rising popularity in games this is no surprise. Today I will telling you about the different aspects oh HKO, that are making the games popularity rise. I will be explaining simple game play, the community, and HKO’s contributations to charity.

First the game play, In HKO your goal is to travel through the various maps based around major world cities and do various quests to wake up Hello Kittys friends with the main goal being to wake up Hello Kitty herself. While most MMOS require the deafeating of creatures or monsters to gain levels, HKO requires the gathering and crafting of various items. Using tools you collect resources by woodcutting, gathering, mining, and planting. You also collect some items from stunning creatures, often called mobs. Creatures in HKO sometimes drop what is called a pet card. A pet card is used by a player to have a pet follow you around and serves the purpose of being a cute companion and boosting your stats as the pet levels along side you. The items collected are then used to craft other items such as food which is used in healing, tools and weapons, clothes, both which boost stats, and furniture to decorate your house. In game events, and an item mall which requires points earned on sanriotown.com or real life cash offer clothes that are aesthetically pleasing rather than upping your stats.

Now I will discuss HKO’s in game community. Often its most raved about aspect, HKO’s community is often friendly, fun, and light in deameanor. Players which range from all ages but mostly consist of late teens threw adults are helpful and kind. They are almost always willing to offer game advice, and often form tight bonds with each other. HKOers have a wide variety of ways to communicate including: in game chat, guilds, private messaging, email, blogs, and forums. To wrap it up HKOs caring and fun natured players are one of its shining aspects.

Lastly, is HKO’s contributations to charity. HKO has charity events often where players collect and craft items to donate in game. In turn Sanrio Digital donates an amount of money equalling up to the players donations to a charity. In 2008 over 12 thousand dollars was donated to unicef and the Asian Youth Orchestra threw players donations of in game food. A couple months later threw the donation of in game items, 183 t-shirts and 84 bags were donated to an orphanage. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti players once again crafted food in game leading to 18 thousand dollars being donated to Doctors Without Borders. This past septemeber players cleaned up a chocolate spill in game to donate 6 thousand dollars each to Unicef and Oceana to help with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, and the floods in Pakistan. As we speak players are buying in game breast cancer research bundles, which contain an in game t-shirt and wand, to donate money to the  reasearch of breast cancer. Players are also donating presents in game towards Save the children which provides aid for those affected by the typhoon in the Phillipines, and for the Asian Youth Orchestra.

In conclusion while Hello Kitty Online provides a fun, diverse, cute way to game, it also provides a great community and a chance to make a difference. If the game play, or the cute characters, dont win you over, the warm giving hearts of the players just might do it.

HKO’s Spooky Makeover entry 2

October 13th, 2010 by steffys:hellokitty.com

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For my second entry my costume is The Hazardous Chocolate Maid.  On September 9th through October 5th Sanriotown and HKO had an event called Chocolate Harbor Rescue. In the end Sanrio Digital donated 11,945.87. It was split up between Oceana and UNICEF. My costume is the maid who had to come in and clean up any residue left after the massive event. Equipped with her choco mop and maid uniform The Hazardous Chocolate Maid is still searching for little pieces of chocolate hiding in the harbor. Distraught she has realized the kind citizens of HKO have done her job for her. She hopes the boss does not realize that she was eating bon bons while the hkoers did her dirty work. If you want to find The Hazardous Chocolate Maid chances are you won’t. She is hiding from the boss and eating more bonbons.

HKO Spooky Makeover

October 13th, 2010 by steffys:hellokitty.com

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We all know hkoers love to talk about food which is why costume entry for HKO Spooky Makeover is JuggaloSteffy the peanut butter and jelly sandwhich. I used the boots as the bottom peice of bread, the pants are the peanut butter, the shirt and hair are the mix of strawberry and grape jelly, and the hat is the top peice of bread. All of the citizens of HKO are clamoring for a taste of peanut butter and jelly. Well sad news boys and girls. I am running. Run Run as fast as you can you cant catch me im PB and J! Yummy Yummy. ITS PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME!

What smells make you feel like you are at home? or bring you peace?

September 22nd, 2010 by steffys:hellokitty.com

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So on to the sense of scent. The smell that makes me head turn?

I love the smell of fresh cut grass reminds me of lazy summers riding on my grandpas tractor with him, the smell of fresh baked cookies takes me back to my grandmas kitchen and scraping the bowl, irish spring just love the clean smell, fuel or gas reminds me of being a kid watching my uncles work on race cars, sharpies just cause i love that smell, the smell of my daughters head after a day of play, smells like summer, and childhood, mostly I love the smell of spring when everything is awakening or being born.

So the challenge today kiddies… what smell brings you that sense of peace or home?

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What sounds can you hear that bring you peace?

September 18th, 2010 by steffys:hellokitty.com

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The magical sense of  sound. What are those sounds that bring you peace? Bring you to tears? Make you smile?

For me its the sound of childrens laughter, the rain hitting the roof or the grass, the wind blowing threw the grass, canon in d minor makes me cry with its beauty. So many things we hear everyday that we take advantage of our sense of hearing. I love taking time out of my day and closing my eyes and listening to the world living and breathing around me. Life moving threw its wonderfully noisy day.

Take some time out of your day and stop and just listen. Quoting August Rush ” The music is all around US, all you have to do is listen.”

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What can you see that takes your breath away?

August 17th, 2010 by steffys:hellokitty.com

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In everyday life there are so many little things full of beauty that some people never stop to think about. For me it is sunlight shining through the trees and the rays hitting the grass, sunlight threw a raindrop, a rainbow after the rain, a childs smile, lightening, fireflies, the first snow, leaves falling, a willow tree blowing in the breeze, a forest on a spring day, fog… I could go on for hours about the beauty in everyday life. Maybe this blog will make you take time to stop and appreciate the gift of sight and the beauty in our world.

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Question of the day/week!

August 17th, 2010 by steffys:hellokitty.com

Starting tonight my blog will be dedicated to specific questions. Every day, couple of days, or once a week I will post a blog asking a question. I will answer the questions and am hoping others will answer the questions as well and get great discussions going on.

About the photos

May 2nd, 2010 by steffys:hellokitty.com

The photos below are of my angel Skylar. She is an amazing little girl who I would be lost without. I know its a little early for this. But… Happy Mothers Day to me!

Skys Photoshoot

May 2nd, 2010 by steffys:hellokitty.com

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flounders hedgehogs and oreos!!!

April 1st, 2010 by steffys:hellokitty.com

Once upon a time, their was a beautiful oreo. It was the most beautiful oreo in all the land. But the orea was so sad. She was lonely and had no one to talk to. She decided to go on a quest for love. She walked all the way to the ocean and she looked down into the water off the pier of Sanrio Harbor. In the water was the most glorious flounder she had ever seen. He was wearing a tux and had a handle bar moustache. So debounair. But when the oreo went to kiss the flounder his moustache fell off. In shock the oreo ran away screaming of hairy waters. She came to a place called East Florapolis Valley and there she saw a wonderous site. He was a bad boy. With spiky hair and cute little black nose that hedge hog knocked her socks off. But when he spoke out came Perez Hiltons voice. She ran screaming. Again. She ran all the way home. The food merchant stopped her and asked her what was wrong. She just sat down and sobbed. Out of his pocket appeared… A GIANT GLASS OF MILK. The Oreo looked up in wonder and like one of those cheesy baywatchy  movies the milk and the oreo ran at each other. But the poor oreo got soggy. And Dragonfly ate her. THE END

The moral of the story is… Never leave your badboy hedgehog in the woods… he may be the demise of an oreo.

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