Happy Birthday to Me! LOL XD

I have to admit that I’m always somewhat disappointed that when I was young, reckless, and rebellious, I had NO IDEA that my birthday fell on Pot Day. 😛 Now that I don’t do that stuff anymore (although I probably would if I lived in a legal state), I feel like I just didn’t ever celebrate my birthday properly! Hahahaha!

Now I have video games and this past week or so has been a good week for those! On Friday, I picked up my Bravely Second: End Layer Collector’s Edition:

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And then on Monday, my Dark Souls III Collector’s Edition finally arrived in the mail from Amazon. (Side note: Why does it take almost 5 days for Amazon to SHIP something when you preorder it MONTHS in advance?)

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In other news, I finally glamoured my Crafting and Gathering classes. I spent hours looking at pictures to try and get ideas, but I just couldn’t come up with anything I liked. So I just did this:

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I also took another (hopefully better) picture of my Kongamato mount. Somehow I miss daylight hours in this game, so that’s why so many of my pictures are dark. I really need to pay better attention to the Eorzea clock!

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Not much else is going on today. I’m at work until 5. And then I have dinner reservations with my husband at 7. Then drinks afterward with one of my good friends. I took tomorrow off so that I can sleep in and enjoy tonight. 😀

No stream tonight, but I’ll be back tomorrow.

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3 Primal Ponies So Far

I’m having a rough day. Like the kind where I just want to crawl under my bed and sleep. So here’s a picture of the second little gift my awesome husband found for me:

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I absolutely adore the fact that he’s holding a gem. He’s about the size of my open hand and he’s got a chain on him that I could attach to my purse or something. So cute!

And as promised, a picture of me on my Shiva pony:

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And since I was taking pics of that, I decided to take a pic of Ifrit’s and Garuda’s ponies, as well:

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I spent all of last night in FFXIV trying to do Crystal Tower before reset. It didn’t quite happen, but at least I’m done with it until NEXT week Monday night. I also got a schedule for the new static that my husband and I joined. I’m really looking forward to this! I’m main tank! Pressure! XD My co-tank is a DRK and he’s super cool.

I don’t remember reading much interesting game news today because I’ve been really distracted by real life stuff. However, I DID come across this awesome video:

I also read a couple of interesting studies involving neuroscience. One was about imaging the brain while on LSD. The other was about how meditation changes the brain due to neuroplasticity.

Tonight on Twitch:

I’ll be getting a late start because I have to go to my side job for a couple of hours after work. The plan for tonight is to do Expert and Level 60 roulette in Final Fantasy XIV. And if I have time, I may switch to Kingdom Hearts. I could use some happy. 😀 Come by and say hi!

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Heavy Hatchling!

So my birthday is coming up (4/20. Yes, really…) and my husband always finds me the BEST stuff. He’s been hemming and hawing this year about not knowing what to get me, though, so he told me instead that he found a few little things with the intention of giving them to me over the next week and a half. I told him that I wanted to wait and open them all on my actual birthday, but when a box came in the mail that was CLEARLY stuffed with a plushie, I tried to resist, but I just couldn’t!

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Isn’t he CUTE?! He’s so soft and cuddly, too! ❤

In other news, I got my Shiva pony last night, but I forgot to take a screenshot. I’ll do that tonight. I now have 3 of the 6 primal ponies: Garuda’s, Ifrit’s, and Shiva’s. Slowly, but surely… We’ve also almost got a full set of airship gear crafted that’s designed to maximize our chances of getting the Zu mount from the Airship missions. We should be able to finish it tonight so I can start sending one of our four ships on that mission. We’re trying to save money for a mansion. Not that there are any for sale right now, but when a plot opens up, I want to be able to snatch it up!

Oh, I just realized my copy of Dark Souls III Collector’s Edition should be coming some time this week! And I’ll be picking up Bravely Second: End Layer on Friday. Excellent! I need more hours in the day. Or my husband needs to make more money so I can quit my day job and play games full time. Hahahaha! I woman can dream…

I’m trying to find a good WordPress theme because I don’t like the link color on the one I’ve been using. So I might change the look of this blog a few times over the course of the next few days until I find something I REALLY like.

Today in Game/Nerd News:

There’s a Titanfall 2 teaser trailer. I barely played the first one, but I DID buy the collector’s edition with the big statue.

There’s a new trailer for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” I love Eddie Redmayne. I still feel like the title of the movie is a bit odd, but that is very likely intentional. It mirrors this character’s awkwardness perfectly. I loved the Harry Potter books and movies, so I have no doubt that I will love this, as well. I am reminded that I really need to watch “The Danish Girl,” speaking of Eddie Redmayne…

There is a teaser site for a new Valkyrie Profile game. The game is called Valkyrie Anatomia – The Origin -. I am cautiously optimistic, but with my luck, it will be a cellphone game. Yuck. I really don’t like gaming on my phone…

Every time I read about scientific discoveries, I regret my decision to shy away from STEM when I got my two degrees. Today I read about people with certain genetic mutations and the possible discovery of extraterrestrial life. Even in my 40’s, I dream about going back to school and studying some kind of science because science and math are two of my favorite things. I sometimes wish I could go back in time and tell my 18-year-old self to stick it out. However, I also appreciate the fact that if I had made different choices back then, there are a LOT of things that would be different today. My son probably wouldn’t exist and I probably would have never met my current husband. Those are HUGE trade-offs. I am happy right now. So I’ll do the next best thing… Study math and science in my 50’s!

Tonight on Twitch:

I’m all capped on Tomestones of Lore and Red Scrips, so I’m probably just going to finish up the company craft and see if anyone wants to do anything in FFXIV before switching to the Final Fantasy XV Platinum Demo. I still haven’t played it and since it’s short, I should just get it done. Then I’ll switch to Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix. A friend of mine is supposed to be stopping by the house with some non-dairy dessert experiments, so I’ll have to take a short break when he shows up. Mmm… Dessert…

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I Beat Another Game!

I haven’t been feeling well the last couple of days, so I’ve spent my evenings curled up in bed with plushies and blankies while playing The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on my Playstation Vita. My playtime was about 56 hours and I’m definitely looking forward to playing Second Chapter. Probably my favorite thing about this game was the humor:

Aside from that, nothing else has been going on. I didn’t stream last night or the night before because I was feeling crappy. I should be streaming tonight, although I’m not sure what time. Motivating myself is hard sometimes, but I really miss it when I don’t do it. XD

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My Favorite Disney Movie?

Last night was a perfect example of why I love gaming as much as I do. As soon as I got home from work, I logged into Final Fantasy XIV because I knew the servers were going down for maintenance in two and a half hours. I still needed to work at capping my red gatherer’s scrips, after all. I putzed around a bit, sending my retainers on ventures and all that jazz, when someone typed into chat, “Anyone interested in a Midas learning party?” YES. I still haven’t cleared all four floors and I had only ever cleared the first three once. So the opportunity to play with a bunch of other people who were still learning sounded PERFECT. I was not disappointed. I joined as Paladin and my husband as Scholar. We got through the first three floors before the server went down. We communicated really well over voice, so I’m hoping to play with these folks again so I can learn/clear the fourth floor.

Once the server went down, I took a shower, ate dinner, and started streaming Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix. As I played, I explained that I loved Disney A LOT, so one of my viewers asked me what my favorite Disney of all time is. How can I pick just one? We chatted about different movies, their strengths and weaknesses, but even after all that, I still can’t decide! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Disney movie that I straight up didn’t like at all. Admittedly, I haven’t watched a lot of the direct-to-video iterations of popular series or a lot of the live action movies from before the 1970’s, but when it comes to full feature length films, both live action and animated, Disney has never disappointed me.

After skimming through this list of every Disney movie ever, I can’t even narrow it down to five! HELP! LOL I am also reminded that there are several movies that I STILL haven’t watched and really need to. (Big Hero 6, I’m looking at you!) All this talk about Disney movies makes me want to watch one. But which one? I remember seeing a post on one of the Disney websites about excuses to watch Disney movies. Basically, EVERYTHING is a reason to watch Disney movies. I completely agree. That’s it. I’ve decided. I’m going to watch a Disney movie sometime this week.

Still trying to decide if I can pick just one favorite Disney movie and I’m failing miserably, but here are a bunch that come to mind: Beauty and the Beast, Fantasia, Mulan, Hercules, Snow White, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Escape to Witch Mountain, Return to Witch Mountain, Mary Poppins, The Black Cauldron, The Sword in the Stone, Ratatouille, Tron…

ALL OF THEM. OMG.

Anyway…

Today in Game News:

Wasteland Workshop, the next DLC for Fallout 4 is arriving on April 12th. Looks like Pokemon. 😀

The next Playstation 4 update is happening tomorrow and it includes features like appearing offline, friend notifications, and remote play. Cooooool…

Not much else going on. Lots of people are talking about the Vive today. If you’re interested in reading reviews on that, just Google it. When I can afford it, I’ll be picking up all the VR stuff. For now, I’m just focusing on the stuff that I already have. Sort of. LOL

My birthday is this month, so that means I’ll be spoiling myself, as always. Dark Souls III and Bravely Second: End Layer are my current gifts to myself.

Tonight on Twitch:

Last night was reset for Final Fantasy XIV, so I’ll be starting on my weekly tomestone grind while working on gathering red scrips. (Crafting and Gathering stuff resets on Wednesday nights, while Adventuring stuff resets on Monday nights.) Once I do some daily FFXIV stuff, I’ll be switching to Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix and working on that. Pretty sure it will make me obsess more about Disney movies. ❤ Come by and say hi!

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Kongamato

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I finally reached the Sworn reputation rank with the Vath in Final Fantasy XIV. I call them the Cockroach People because they remind me of the giant roaches we have in Hawaii. (They also make insect-like clicking noises when they talk.) The mount pictured above is a flying mount called the Kongamato. I think it’s trippy looking. Sorry for the bad screenshot. I swear it’s night time in game more than day time. (Probably not, but it FEELS like it…) I’ll try to take a better pic later. It really is a cool looking mount!

I also got my red scrip main hand tool for my Goldsmith. This is probably the equivalent to an epic weapon for adventuring. So I now have that tool for 3 of the 8 crafting classes: Armorer, Blacksmith, and Goldsmith. These are the 3 crafting classes that I’ve specialized in, so I figured it was a good idea to focus on THEIR gear before working on the others. I AM an omnicrafter, though, so I’ll have to gear them all up eventually. It takes 3 real life weeks to save up enough scrips for the tool. It takes an additional 3 weeks to save up for the off-hand, which I’ll be working on next. SO. MUCH. WORK. (So worth it, though!) So basically, we’re talking a FULL REAL LIFE YEAR to get the best main hand and off hand for all the crafting classes. And I haven’t even mentioned anything about the other gear. That stuff is all crafted, but it’s REALLY hard to make. That’s why I need the red scrip tools! And let’s not get me started on all the materia melding that’s needed to add stats so that I’m using BiS (Best in Slot) and have enough CP, etc… XD

Today’s News:

Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness has a release date of June 28th. Naturally, I pre-ordered the collector’s edition.

There is a Nioh Alpha Demo from 4/26 to 5/5. I’m a fan of the Ninja Gaiden games, so this looks pretty awesome. 🙂

Tonight on Twitch:

FFXIV has server maintenance tonight from 8 PM Hawaii time. Thankfully, I’ve already capped my tomestones, so I can leisurely work on gathering red scrips or beastman dailies for relic items. I made a friend yesterday who offered to get us Coil clears tonight, so maybe that will be a thing. Once the server goes down, I’ll be playing Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix. I didn’t get to play that at all this weekend because I’m almost done with The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky. I’m so close to crossing another game off my backlog list! Anyway, come by and say hi!

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