Pencil Knight now on the App Store – Download Free and Go-tilting!

Pencil Knight - a Smartly dressed Knight of an Accelerometer Game for iPad, IPhone, and iPod touch.

Click or Tap to download Pencil Knight on the App Store!

 

Go Tilting!

Go Balancing!!

Go Scoring!!!

Go Picnicking!!!!

Pencil Knight – A Tilt-and-Play Game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod – Glued together with Gremlin Love!

Love is a funny thing.

It helps people create beautiful stuff that can help people fall in love, make up after breaking up, bind them up with invisible but soft strings of shared smiles and laughter.

Pencil Knight does this too.

Pencil Knight - Six beautiful pencils to balance - A tilt and play accelerometer game for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

Click/Tap to download Pencil Knight on the App Store.

This game designed and developed by the Gremlins is soon being released on the App Store. This game is developed around something that all of us have tried doing at some point in our lives. It’s about Balancing a Pencil on your finger tip! Simple, right? Actually, it depends. You’ll need to practice, concentrate, focus, and be alert – but your victories will be announced to the whole world, your friends in particular, through the Game-Center. And if you’d like to play it just the way it’s always been played, with your friends on a picnic or in the college dorm – you can do that too 🙂

Pencil Knight can be downloaded Free and you can play with the Yellow Pencil forever and ever, on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch; and when you are done playing with the Yellow Pencil, you can unlock 5 new pencils for 5 mint-fresh balancing experiences.

Here’s why you’ll want to to play this game with everyone you know…
 

Simple, intuitive Game-play!

Just hold your device flat and then tilt it left and right to balance the pencils.
Swing the pencils more to accumulate bonus points.

Traits required and honed!

∙Quick Responses
∙Excellent Eye-hand coordination
∙Strong Concentration and Unwavering Focus

Features of the Game:

∙Uses accelerometer to simulate the feel of balancing a pencil on your finger.
∙All the six pencils have their own leaderboards to help you compete on level ground with others.
∙You can challenge your Friends by emailing them your balancing-times and highscores.
∙And…you can unlock 5 New Pencils. Each new pencil is superbly crafted and smartly engineered for a new exciting balancing experience.

 
Here are a couple of screenshots from Pencil Knight. I’m mixing the iPhone and the iPad screenshots to give you an idea of how the game looks on both the devices.
 

A couple of Pencil Knight Screenshots from the iPad

 
Pencil Knight Opening Screen.

Opening Screen on the iPad.

Pencil Knight - Brown Wood Pencil - Screenshot

Brown wood pencil – Screenshot on iPad

 

A Couple of Pencil Knight Screenshots from the iPhone

Pencil Knight - Plain Yellow Pencil - Screen Shot

Plain Yellow Pencil – Screenshot of iPhone

Pencil Knight - Red Pencil with Smiley Screenshot

Pencil Knight – Red Pencil with Smiley an iPhone Screenshot

More on this tomorrow 🙂

Unrequited Love may pave your way to Greatness – The Love-story of Pope Francis.

I quote from Shafali’s Caricatures and Cartoons

Pope Francis’s unrequited Love

Amalia Damonte who still lives in the same house where she grew up (at 555 Membranilla Street in the Flores district of Buenos Aires (the capital of Argentina,)) was proposed to by a young boy called Jorge Bergoglio. He was 12 and she was 13…and she is the reason why Jorge Bergoglio is Pope Francis now. Had she not turned down his proposal, he wouldn’t have embraced priesthood – for his letter told her in no uncertain terms – that if she didn’t agree to become his wife, he’d become a priest. He was quite serious about the matter as she’s got it in black and white…or whatever was the color of the ink that Jorge favored when he was young.

So…you see now. There’s a woman behind every successful man…even the Pope :)

Now, he is the leader of 1.2 Billion Catholics world-wide.

This love-story had an end different from what lovers hope for, yet it has a great end. Sometimes, your love isn’t returned for a reason. Either fate has other, higher-order plans for you, or the object-of-your-affection knows something that you don’t…something that you are better off not knowing. Every once in a while, your love may not be returned, because returning your love could do more harm than good to you – and so that love for you is forever kept under lock and key. When this happens to you, don’t take it as an affront to your dignity, don’t assume that your love was not returned because there was a fault with you – it could be that your love-interest realizes that he or she won’t measure up to you – or perhaps that you were meant for greater things 🙂

On the other hand,

it’s a good idea to do your best before you decide to call it quits. For instance, you must send all the love letters that you can and try to best to beat your greedy, unethical rival in the game of love. Girls, are you game?

 

The Love-story of Dhola-Maru – An Indian Folk-tale of Forever Love :)

Here’s another love-story for those in love.
(If you are looking for The Game of Love – Play My Love My Valentine on your iPad.)

Dhola-Maru – A Rajasthani Folk Tale of Love

(Retold with love by me.)

It was quite early in the morning. The sun hadn’t risen yet, but all of Poogal was awake, and so was King Pingal. The Queen had gone into labor about 11 in the night and after more than 6 hours, there still wasn’t any news. The king loved his queen. According to the royal custom they had got married when she was four and he was eight. It was decided then, and he had been in love with the queen since – despite her not joining him in her forever home until she turned fifteen. Now, the king stood outside the queen’s chambers, waiting to hear whether he had fathered a prince who would inherit the kingdom after he was gone, or a princess who would bring joy and good fortune to Poogal.

“Maharaj, Congratulations! Our princess has arrived,” said the two women who had emerged from the queen’s chamber.

King Pingal had become the father of a lovely daughter. He and the queen already had her name ready. She would be called Maru.

—++++—

“Dhola, stop playing with that wooden chariot. You need to get out in a real chariot and see the kingdom!”
Damyanti, Dhola’s mother was one of the most beautiful women of her times. She and Dhola’s father King Nal too had their own love-story, but just now she wasn’t thinking about Nal. Instead, she was worrying about her son’s love for his toys. He was four, and he should’ve outgrown his affection for those silly toys by now. After all he was a prince, and the future king of Narwar!

The first step towards making him more responsible was – find a bride for him. He was old enough to be married.

—++++—

So Dhola and Maru got married. But then they won’t be together until Maru attained puberty, so after the marriage Maru continued to live in her father’s palace and Dhola returned to his. Unfortunately, Nal died soon after Dhola’s marriage. As Dhola was a kid when he had gotten married, he forgot all about Maru and when he grew up, he got married a second time to a beautiful and…cunning woman called Malwani.

All this time, King Pingal and Maru kept sending messages to Dhola, but Malwani who obviously didn’t want Maru to return into Dhola’s life, intercepted those messages, and Maru remained forgotten.

—++++—

That evening was different in the Kingdom of Poogal. The folk-dancers and singers who were nomads had arrived in the kingdom and they had magical voices. Their voices were so beautiful that even the King heard about them, and decided that there must be a show for the royalty.

Maru too had heard about these dancers and how they moved from one kingdom to another, performing for the kings, the queens, the princes, and the princesses. So she called their lead-dancer aside and asked her to convey her message of love to Dhola through a song-and-dance sequence.

—++++—

“Why must you send a message to him, princess?” asked Umar Sumara. He couldn’t fathom why the princess was unable to forget her husband. She had absolutely no recollection of the wedding and had never laid eyes on Dhola. Yet she appeared to be smitten by him, while he, Umar Sumar, who had been in love with her, and who did everything to keep her safe and happy, was constantly overlooked!

“Because he is my husband, and because our match was made in heaven,” replied the princess as she turned away from him.’

—++++—

Malvani, Dhola’s wife, too heard of the folk-dancers and singers when they arrived in Narwar. Malvani was fond of music and she thought of arranging a program for her husband. The program however, was designed to remind King Dhola of his first wife, Maru. As he sat there watching the dancers replay his own wedding, Dhola was reminded of the day, and of his wife who must’ve grown into a lovely princess now.

He talked to the dancers, and to Malvani’s chagrin, he asked them to tell Maru that he’d come for her.

—++++—

Dhola and his men were on their way to Poogal, when a disheveled messenger from Narwar reached them with a message. Queen Malvani was dead, and according to the customs, King Dhola must return to cremate the queen. Dhola however knew his queen well, and decided against returning.

While Dhola was approaching Poogal, Umar Sumara was planning too stop him from reaching there. Sumara’s heart was set upon marrying Princess Maru and he thought that if Dhola didn’t reach Poogal, she’ll forget him in time…leaving the coast clear for Sumar.

—++++—

The sentry came into the King’s tent and bowed before him.
“Maharaj, a man wants to meet you. He has news from Poogal.”
“Send him in!” ordered an excited King who wondered whether Maru had sent him a love-message. He had no idea that the man who had come to meet him was a rival in love.
“Maharaj, Maru is already married to another man.”
King Dhola gave him a sharp look and asked, “who is she married to?”
Sumar, who was himself in love with Princess Maru couldn’t lie any more. And Dhola realized that he was lying.

—++++—

So Dhola reached Poogal and brought his bride back to Narwar, where they happily lived ever after.

—++++—

Questions?
Leave them here and I’ll try to answer 🙂

True Love Story 1 – Patrick creates NYGirlofMyDreams and Finds Camille :)

NYGirlofMyDreams

(A True Love-Story)

You may have heard or read about Patrick’s love-story, but I hadn’t.  I chanced upon this link  on the Reader’s Digest site, and I was smitten. This story is about a young man who thought of a novel way of finding the girl of his dreams. 

Here’s this short and sweet love-story, in my words – presenting the images that formed in my mind as I went through the above link.

Patrick threw away the blanket, leaped out of the bed. He had an idea.

He rushed to his table and pulled out his sketchbook from under the huge untidy pile of papers and books. Some of the books caught the momentum and flew off the desk, as did a few papers, and his box of color-pencils. He’d pick them up later. Right now, he had to do something that was a lot more important. Sketch her. He pulled his chair, caught a pencil that was about to roll off the table, and opened the sketchbook…and then it hit him. His scanner wasn’t working. So what? He was a web-designer and he had Photoshop – the God of all image-editing applications!

So, he began drawing. It was a basic drawing, but it had all the information. The yellow flower in her partly braided hair, the light-blue shorts over the dark-blue slacks, and the notebook too. The notebook that she was scribbling something in. What was she scribbling? This wasn’t the time to ask questions – perhaps there would be a time…perhaps he’d find her.

He had lost his heart to her when he had seen her at the Union Square subway station in New York City. He and she had gotten on the same train – but then she disappeared in the crowd that got into the train at the Bowling Green station. He couldn’t follow her. That would be stalking and Patrick wouldn’t do something as crass as that. He didn’t know then that her name was Camille and that she was an Australian. But he had carried home a picture of this pretty girl with a flower in her hair, and it was this picture that will help him find her.

Up came a new website called nygirlofmydreams.com, and along came a spate of information and a flood of women infatuated with this romantic man. Luckily for him and perhaps for her too, Camille’s friend came to know about this website, and he got in touch with Patrick.

So Patrick found Camille. There first meeting happened on Good Morning America…(weird?)… and this is how they look together.

This is how we tell ourselves that true loves shows us the way…or why would Patrick think of putting up a website, why would the website go viral, and why would it be seen by Camille’s friends?

Do you think not?

I think you don’t 🙂

Important Note. This story is based on real-events (refer to the links). However, the story is the author’s visualization and narration. If you like this story, pass it around to people in love. Let them know that when love waves its magic wand, you’ll discover ways to find the prince or the princess of your dreams.

The Greatest Love-stories told with added sugar and spice…coming soon to this blog :)

Folks,

February is about to welcome March to this blog. March brings spring along. In my humble opinion, March and April are the months when love really and truly blooms. Actually, there’s no season or time for love, it’s just that when nature herself is at her prettiest best, you feel more like celebrating love.

In these months, I’ll bring you the best love-stories of the world. I won’t copy-and-paste them from anywhere, because I hate cheating whether in love or in writing. So I’ll write them for you – and if there’s time, I’ll even sketch those two loving souls for you.

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That’s all for now 🙂

I’ll be back with the first story in a couple of days.

Now go, give a kiss to your love. Remember, love thrives when expressed 🙂

– Nifty.

Yes,

Love Thrives when Expressed.

Love is all you need – a song by John Lennon

John Lennon of the Beatles sung this timeless song on June 25, 1967 – more than half a century ago. The message is clear. Love is omnipotent. It has the potential to make a difference to you life. While the lyrics appear to be somewhat twisty to me (and perhaps the mystery of its actual meaning gives the song its aura,) I believe its about love changing everything. “There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done” (for me it translates to “you can’t achieve the impossible”,) and then “but you can learn how to play the game. It’s easy…all you need is love.” (my interpretation is “but perhaps you can learn to achieve the impossible…if only you had love.”

Here are those meaningful lyrics. Let me know what they mean to you 🙂

Love, love, love
Love, love, love
Love, love, love

There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
It’s easy

Nothing you can make that can’t be made
No one you can save that can’t be saved
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time
It’s easy

All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

Love, love, love
Love, love, love
Love, love, love

All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

Nothing you can know that isn’t known
Nothing you can see that isn’t shown
Nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be
It’s easy

All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

I am not adding the rest of it here. You can find the complete lyrics of “All you Need is Love” here.

May I also request you to visit our iTunes page and try our My Love My Valentine – a game of Romance and Rivalry?