Megaplex 2015 and More!

Hey guys! It’s your friendly Eddie the Wolf here!

Around the end of July going into August, I had the chance to go to Megaplex, and I had an absolute blast! What made the experience awesome was being able to participate in the con’s Artist’s Alley. It was chance for me to see what it was all about so I could potentially do this for future cons. While I may not have taken that many, earning three commissions made it worth taking the chance!

So I have an idea on what to do for next time for FWA next year, and I look forward to that! :D

Anyway, working at Disney has been going all right. While it feels like I never left, it just doesn’t feel the same. The College Program group I came with felt so right. It was as if I found my group of people. Now that some of them have dispersed about the parks, I feel like I should do the same once I have been with the company for six months (again). I am currently eyeing on Test Track at Epcot since that would be the closest thing to how safety critical Toy Story Midway Mania is. And now that there’s been an announcement with expansions to Hollywood Studios, there will be opportunities abound. :)

And now for gaming! Well, I’ve taken a bit of a break from GTA: San Andreas. Or rather I haven’t touched it much lately, and I’ve switched my focus a bit towards Tales of Xillia. I’ve had my eye on it for some time now, and I’m having some fun with it. I kind of wanted to play another Tales game, and it felt refreshing to play one again. The last one I really played was Symphonia for Gamecube, and I’ve not touched Phantasia for GBA in quite awhile (I need to finish that…).

For now, this will do for an update! Right now, I have been watching some Netflix chopping away at the movies and shows I have been wanting to see while I work on drawing. :) So I hope you guys are having a great summer! I will catch you all another time!

This is Eddie the Wolf signing off!

The July 2015 Update


I will be brief about this. As much as I want to go into details with things. I have things I want to take care of today. I doubt I will get as much accomplished, but I feel this is necessary to share with what’s been going on with this wolf. lol

First off, I am no longer at Busch Gardens anymore. I’m thankful to be out of there working wise. Don’t get me wrong! It’s a very pretty park to go to, and I would place it higher than Animal Kingdom any day. That is until Pandora is fully built at Animal Kingdom, and only time will tell how I will feel about both parks. Despite how convenient Busch Gardens was, the working environment just wasn’t for me. Even after working there for a few months, I still felt like an outsider among favorites. That was until I told my superiors about wanting a two weeks notice. All of a sudden, they were a tad nicer to me! Ridiculous, huh? But still, I did get along with a few people that worked the culinary services at the park.

As of now, I am back at Walt Disney World as a part-time cast member. And guess what? I am actually back at the Toy Story Midway Mania attraction at Hollywood Studios! I originally applied for a full-time lifeguard position, but the person that interviewed me was looking for someone with experience. So the next option on the list was park operations, and it just so happened that the area where my attraction was located had an opening. And so things just fell into place. What’s next? I may inquire what I need to do to be a full-time cast member. Also, I will be in an apartment in the upcoming month! Yay for adult responsibilities…

Fellow gamers! Who watched E3? I know I did! =D I have to say it was a very impressive conference overall! Lots of promising titles coming out along with a select few shown at Sony’s conference that I never thought would see the light of day! That was such an awesome week. :) I look forward to seeing more of what’s in store for us when we hear more development on our most anticipated games.

A month or so ago, I did finish Vice City. Man, that was such an awesome game. ^^ It got many things right over GTA III such as mission variety and structure and a more balanced difficulty. Art direction, gameplay, soundtrack, and writing were all suberb across the board. I can’t remember what score I gave it on Twitter, but I will say this game deserved a 10/10 in my book. :) Definitely earns a spot as one of my greatest games of all-time. Right now, I’m playing San Andreas among other games like Kingdom Hearts 1.5, Okami HD, and a few others I can’t think of. I gotta focus on one game at a time so that I’m not lost after putting it off for so long. ^^; When will I learn, huh?

Anyway, GTA: San Andreas is surprisingly fun after putting a lot of time into it. When I played it on a friend’s Xbox, I didn’t care much for the game’s initial urban setting. However, I find that it’s much more than just fighting for CJ’s ‘hood. lol The game is massive compared to GTA III and Vice City combined. The biggest step with San Andreas is that there are no loading screens when going in between areas. For a 2004 PS2 game, that says a lot. :) So far, I’ve clocked in at least 30 hours of gameplay and playing the Las Venturas missions. Plenty of improvements over Vice City as well with more improved gameplay, a strong art direction with its early 90s flair, and a fantastic soundtrack with a wide variety of genres and songs. Now I can respect why it’s the best of the GTA PS2 trilogy.

Let’s see… Been drawing here and there. :) That game idea I have is still in my mind. I just need to set aside some time to actually draw more characters for it and flesh out what I want to accomplish with its setting and story. Other than that, Megaplex is just around the corner, and I’m really looking forward to it! =D

With that, I will stop here. I think this is a good enough update for now.

Hope you guys are doing well!

Until next time!
This is Eddie the Wolf signing off.

Busch Gardens, FWA 2015, and GTA III

Oh look! It’s a new update from yours truly! I should really get to doing more of these, huh? That’s what happens when I drop off of the face of the earth. I don’t have any excuse for that besides work and being generally tired. The latter is mostly my doing since I have developed a bad habit of staying up later than I really should. ^^; But oh well!

I am sure plenty of you have been curious what I have been up to these days. If any of you follow my Twitter account, I tend to be more social on there than I normally would anywhere else. So if you guys are really that curious (even though it sounds creepy), just follow my Twitter. I talk about my life here and there, gaming stuff, art things, mini-rants, etc. Just know that I may or may not follow you back. It all depends if I know you or not.


How has Busch Gardens been for me? Well, it’s really come to the point where I’d much rather be working at Walt Disney World again. I miss it. I really do. It all comes down to where most of my friends are and who I’d much rather hang out with than being by myself in this house. Yes, the hours may be a hit or miss with Disney, but at least I would be in a far better working environment among co-workers I can get along with.

The reason I say that is because I feel like I’m reverting back to my older self in which I feel like I’m distant and anti-social. Working at Disney helped me overcome those challenges, and I felt great about myself. At Busch Gardens, not so much. Yes, I do talk to the employees, and there are a few I feel I can get along with just fine. However, I still feel like I’m an outsider among favorites.

On top of that, it’s a much tougher environment. That mostly has to do with the guests that come into the park. Now I don’t mind a park that is more for grown ups, but it’s the attitude that they bring. The park is located in a slightly tough neighborhood, and the guests can get irritated over the smallest of things. Say that I make a small mistake for not seeing someone’s All Day Dining wristband which guarantees them free refills on their souvenir cups, I may find myself getting cussed out by that guest.

And it’s not just that! I’ve had a lady talk down to me about the policy of team members having to check ID when it comes to serving alcohol. She said that most people don’t carry around that sort of stuff, and that I should be able to tell she looks older. Now there are those that being asked to see ID take it as a compliment, and they get a smile on their faces!

Eventually, I will have to look into another work location in the park so that I may have a better attitude towards working at Busch Gardens. But it may just be sticking it out until my seasonal time is up with them and start looking at places to stay near the Orlando area so I can work with Disney again. We shall see what happens in the next couple of months. Things may slowly improve over time, but you never know.


Around the beginning of this month, I had the pleasure of attending one of the few furry conventions I wanted to go to. This was my very first time going to Furry Weekend Atlanta, and I didn’t know what to expect. I had an idea that it was a large con, and it was going to be much bigger than the small fur cons I’ve attended. It was great seeing a lot of people I’ve only known online for the very first time, and I got to see a few familiar faces I haven’t seen in quite awhile.

And because it is a furry con, it’s not complete without a fursuit parade!

Plenty of awesome fursuits I saw! Makes me wish I had one for myself now. lol

If there is one thing I’ve enjoyed about going to fur cons, it’s the ability to actually find a bit of time to draw for yourself and do small trades with other artists. It was great because it helped me find a bit of my muse to want to get back into drawing more. I have done so a bit since then, but I plan to push myself to accomplish what ideas I want to put on paper.

As Monday came, it was time to say my goodbyes as I left for home. Well, things went a bit downhill from there. Outside of Byron, GA, I got pulled over for speeding. I admit I was going very fast, and I should have known better since Georgia is pretty nasty with their cops on the highways. Just recently I found out that I have to pay $210 for that ticket… I wasn’t too happy about that the other day, and I am going to end up paying for my stupidity and someone’s paycheck.

That evening, I arrive home, and things just got “better.” After taking a shower, I had a bit of energy in me that I jumped about, and then I feel a big pop in my left calf. After that, a sharp pain sprang when I tried to walk with my left foot. It was even a struggle walking with it the next day at work. It turns out that I was probably dehydrated after coming back from the convention. That made sense since I pretty much ate out while I was at the hotel and didn’t drink as much water as I should have. My leg is better now, and I can walk properly. I will just have to be more careful next time I decide to let off some energy. =P


Someone is going a bit old school, huh? Well, not that old school but still. I month or so ago I picked up the Grand Theft Auto trilogy set for the PS2 at a Walmart for $20. You can still find this along with the Diablo II Battle Chest for the same price at any Walmart today. What was the reason for it? Well, the set had Vice City included, and that was the only reason why I wanted to pick it up. GTA III I didn’t get very far the first time I played it, and I didn’t care much for the game then. The same can be said when I tried San Andreas on a friend’s Xbox. Its urban setting just wasn’t my thing, and I couldn’t get into it like he did.

Few years later, I would get GTA IV, and I would play a good portion of it. I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would! However, that’s become one of those games that I would put off indefinitely… And now I have the GTA trilogy for the PS2 leading me to play through all of GTA III.

For the most part, I enjoyed the game. I can see what the appeal was back then, and why it was groundbreaking for its time! Unfortunately, the game shows its age. Outside of the graphics being horrendously outdated, the gameplay felt a bit rusty. I could see where Rockstar was going with it when they made the jump to the 3D universe. That is something I would never overlook, and I can appreciate what they managed to accomplish.

As I mentioned, the game does show its age. Although the missions are varied in their goals, it seemed that the difficulty was a bit unbalanced at times making missions harder to accomplish than they should. The targeting system is laughable when trying to shoot an enemy and could have used some more polish. Fortunately, I didn’t have to do much of that, and that saved for any frustration I may have had with the game.

Driving around the city isn’t so bad. It’s probably the game’s biggest highlight. However, it would have been nice if there was a map in the pause menu. Plus, it would have been most helpful if certain landmarks like a Pay N’ Spray were shown on the map provided in the bottom left corner which caused me to memorize where certain places were on all three islands. I can see it adding to the aesthetic of being a part of Liberty City and knowing the layout of the area without the use of a map. Still, the use of a map in the pause menu would have made things much, much better.

Speaking of driving around, the game’s radio stations do add a sense of depth when you enter a car. That is something I really admire since if gives that feeling of being in Liberty City. However, the appeal doesn’t last long as you find yourself listening to the same songs and dialogues repeatedly. There came a point that even Chatterbox (the station I frequented) became very dull. It also didn’t help that I couldn’t recognize any of the music, and all Flashback FM ended up being was songs from the Scarface soundtrack. And I can’t tell you how many times I was informed about pets being shipped overnight, Pogo the Monkey game, and Fernando’s services on saving your marriage.

Overall, GTA III provided plenty of fun for what it was. As mentioned before, i can see how this game explored new areas that games back then didn’t and even sparked a lot of controversy with its content. If this were to have been released now, it might not have had that shock value as it did back in 2001. And so I give this game a solid 8 out of 10. Even though it shows its age, Grand Theft Auto III still provides a lot of fun and is a good example of what defined a new type of genre in gaming.

Before completing the game, I went ahead and gave both Vice City and San Andreas a go. Oh man… Both games feature significant improvements in gameplay and art direction. Right now, I’m loving Vice City a lot, and I am aching to go back to playing it after I finish this up. lol

What else is there for me to do now? Well, I do have a much overdue commission I need to take care of along with a few other things. After that, I hope to work on my game idea some more. :)

With that, I will go ahead and wrap this up. I do thank you all for taking the time to read this! I know this was quite lengthy, but it’s not to share what has been going on. That way others know that I’m still here. lol

I hope everyone is doing well so far! Catch you all soon!

This is Eddie the Wolf signing off.

Spotify Users! Pacific Moon Records Playlist

Hey folks!

This goes out to those that are big on using Spotify. A few months ago, I created a playlist and shared it on my Facebook and on my Twitter feed. It contains music that is included in some of the albums sold at Epcot’s Japan gift shop, and they are under the label Pacific Moon Records.

So I recently updated it, and I thought it wouldn’t hurt to share it with you guys. :)

Pacific Moon Records Playlist on Spotify

Hope you all enjoy! :D It was actually fun making this playlist. I’ll have to think on doing a couple more. We shall see what happens.

Other than that, I’ll have my orientation with Busch Gardens this weekend. Hoping for the best!

Have a great weekend, everyone! :D

SonicHomeboy’s Vlog: First Video of 2015 + Update

It’s been a long time coming! So here it is! A video blog from yours truly! lol

Gosh, I should seriously do more of these. That way I’m not stuttering and pausing like crazy. I apologize for the length, but there’s a lot to summarize during my time at Disney World. =P

Also, I found out that I can only stick to one seasonal job since the two I described were under the same company. So I’ll be sticking with Busch Gardens since it’s much closer to where I’m currently living now.

Anyway, thanks for looking! Hope you guys are doing well. :) What’s been going on lately with you all?

Until next time, Eddie the Wolf signing off. ^^

Christmas Wishlist 2014

Hey all!

It’s that time of year again! =D Hope you guys have been working at being good this year! lol

Still, this is the time of year when we can all get together and have a wonderful time. Yes, there seems to be a lot of negativity that is outweighing the positive lately, but I think we should all try to take a step back and be thankful with what we have. Even though this year has had many bumps along the way with the passing of my grandfathers, I feel that this year was a bit better than last year particularly being a part of the Disney College Program. :)

As this year comes to a close, I kind of have an idea on what I want to try to accomplish for the new year. That will all be shared in another blog.

With Christmas coming around the corner, I have come up with yet another wishlist. lol Now I don’t expect anyone to get me anything/everything. It’s a wishlist for a reason. This is just to show what my general tastes but mostly all in good fun. :) So here it is!

-Qatsi trilogy, Criterion collection (Blu-ray)

-PS4 bundle with GTA V and The Last of Us

-gift cards to Nintendo eShop, PSN, Steam, and/or Amazon

-Ratchet & Clank Collection (PS3)

-Ni No Kuni (PS3)

-The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Extended Edition (Blu-ray)

-Gone Girl soundtrack (CD)

-iPod around 120GB

-Gargoyles Season 2, Vol. 2

-Borderlands 2 soundtrack

-Pokemon Omega Ruby (3DS)

-Coldplay’s Ghosts (CD)

-Blacksad graphic novel (ask me about it just in case)

-Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward (3DS)

And there you have it. :) If you guys do wish to give me something, gift cards are always fine. I may not have something to give in return, but we shall see what happens. *nods*

With that, I can’t think of anything else to share at this time.

Have a safe and Merry Christmas, guys!