October 31, 2020

Extra Life Charity Marathon and Raffle

It's that time again! Next weekend, November 7-8, the Tomb Raider Community Team will be playing our 9th annual Extra Life charity marathon to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. I am once again gaming in support of San Jorge Children & Women's Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico. If you'd like to make a donation, just click the banner at right or visit my Extra Life page. Contributions are tax deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids in Puerto Rico.

Even if you are unable to donate, I hope you'll check out the Team's Marathon Schedule, stop by our Twitch channels, and enter our raffle for a chance to win the lovely Rise of the Tomb Raider™ - Lara Croft exclusive edition statue shown below. Extra Life donations will be accepted through he end of the year, and the raffle runs through November 26 (Thanksgiving Day in the US).

Thank you so much for your support!

Lara Croft Rise of the Tomb Raider Deluxe Edition statue by Gaming Heads

July 24, 2020

Help Celebrate my Birthday with Another Tomb Raider Watch Party!

Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft
Please join me Sunday, August 2, at 10am EDT (3pm UK time) for a Lara Croft: Tomb Raider movie livetweet! My birthday is actually the 3rd, but a weekend viewing should be more convenient and fun.

In case you missed our last party, here's how it works: Everyone will start watching the movie on their own device at the same time. (See below.) Live chat will be via Twitter. Follow the hashtag #TombRaiderMovieParty and be sure to include this tag in your posts so we'll all be able to see what you type.

I will be online at least an hour before the party starts, so if you have questions/issues, you can message me (@stellalune), and of course, you're welcome to contact me before then.

Since the film is available in different formats with slightly different run times, here's how we'll sync our viewing:

  • Queue up the movie, play through the opening titles for Paramount Pictures and Mutual Film Company. Then as soon as the "Tomb Raider" title flashes on screen, press PAUSE.

  • At exactly 10am EDT (3pm UK time), we'll all press PLAY.

  • Intermission will be at approximately 11am (4pm UK time). There's a scene in which Lara is held at gunpoint at the top of a waterfall, then dives off the edge. (Sorry, minor spoiler!) PAUSE THE MOVIE just after this scene finishes and we cut to a wide-angle view of the Angkor Wat temple complex.

  • We'll then resume at exactly 11:10am (4:10pm UK time). This will give everyone a quick break. When we start again, we should all be in sync once more.

OBTAINING THE MOVIE:

If you don't already own the film, you can rent it on YouTube, Google Play, Amazon, iTunes, etc. If you're having trouble finding it, let me know.

TIME ZONES:

Start time is 10am Eastern Daylight Time (USA). If you're not sure what that is in your local time, try worldtimebuddy.com or your favorite time zone app. I know it's a little early for people on the West Coast of the US, but last time our Australian friends were left out, so I tried to compromise.

TWITTER TIPS:

Twitter hashtags are not case sensitive, so #TombRaiderMovieParty, #tombraidermovieparty, and #tombRAIDerMoviEparty are all the same. Again, be sure to include this tag in each post so everyone following the tag will see it.

Feel free to express your opinions, but please be courteous. It's OK to disagree, but personal attacks, rudeness, etc., are not cool. Don't make me cry at my own birthday party! If you don't want to see a particular person's posts, you can mute or block them. See Twitter help for details.

If you're using the Twitter website, rather than the app, you might want to try Tweetdeck. You can set up a column for the #TombRaiderMovieParty hashtag that will scroll automatically as people post. You'll see tweets in order and you won't have to refresh the page. If you need help with that, let me know in advance. I'm happy to assist but I may not have time right before the party.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Movie poster - Lara Croft: Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie

May 22, 2020

Cradle of Life Online Watch Party This Saturday!

The results of the Twitter polls are in. Our Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life party will be this Saturday, May 23!

Here's how it works: Everyone will start watching the movie on their own device at the same time. (See below.)

The live chat will be via Twitter. Follow the hashtag #CradleofLifeParty and be sure to include this tag in your posts so we'll all be able to see what you type.

I will be online at least an hour before the party starts, so if you have questions/issues, you can message me (@stellalune), and of course, you're welcome to contact me before then.

Since the film is available in different formats with slightly different run times, here's how we'll sync our viewing:

  • Queue up the movie, skip any opening logos, and pause at the point where the black screen just begins to fade into a view of the ocean. At exactly noon EDT (5pm UK time), we'll all press Play.

  • Intermission will be at approximately 1:09. There's a scene where Lara and another character base jump off a tall building. PAUSE THE MOVIE when Lara lands on the boat.

  • We'll then resume at exactly 1:20 pm (6:20 UK time). This will give everyone a quick break. When we start again, we should all be in sync once more.

OBTAINING THE MOVIE:

If you don't already own the film, you can rent it on YouTube, Google Play, Amazon, iTunes, BBC iPlayer, etc. It's also available to stream on Netflix and Hulu in some regions, though not all. If you're having trouble finding it, let me know.

TIME ZONES:

Start time is noon Eastern Daylight Time (USA). If you're not sure what that is in your local time, try worldtimebuddy.com, etc.

TWITTER TIPS:

Twitter hashtags are not case sensitive, so #CradleofLifeParty, #cradleoflifeparty, and #CRaDLEoFLIFEPartY are all the same. Again, be sure to include this tag in each post so everyone following the tag will see it.

Feel free to express your opinions, but please be courteous. It's OK to disagree, but personal attacks, rudeness, etc., are not cool. If you don't want to see a particular person's posts, you can mute or block them. See Twitter help for details.

If you're using the Twitter website, rather than the app, you might want to try Tweetdeck. You can set up a column for the #CradleofLifeParty hashtag that will scroll automatically as people post. You'll see tweets in order and you won't have to refresh the page. If you need help with that, let me know in advance. I'm happy to assist but I may not have time right before the party.

I look forward to seeing you there!