How the weather affects productivity

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So summer has pretty much started creeping up on us here in Manila, and the days have been getting really warm and humid. So when it started raining yesterday, and we were getting cool winds and nice temperatures… a change of plans occurred LOL.

Well, I’m making up for it now LOLOLOL TOTALLY WORTH IT. ❤

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So. Kill La Kill episode 21…

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I guess you guys may have noticed from my blog that yes, my fiance and I both love Kill La Kill, and we are just very, very emotionally invested in this series right now, so we were excited (and terrified) at the prospect of FINALLY, FINALLY, FINALLY seeing episode 21 (and yes, I know that we only have to wait a week, but that’s like, FOREVER, in internet time…).

Anyway, so we watched episode 21, and once again, we found that no matter how much we thought we were prepared for it… we just weren’t (yes, yes, Illidan, you told me so, yada yada…).

I mean the first five minutes had us just going “WTF” over and over, and it just escalated as the show went on. And there was this MOMENT…. [SPOILER SCREENSHOT!] THAT moment… where we just could NOT. This was immediately followed by [SPOILER SCREENSHOT!] a deluge of FEELS, and THEN we got totally TKO’ed when it was [SPOILER SCREENSHOT!] time for MANLY TEARSThat’s a one-two-three combo right there, and it got us straight on. It was like getting hit by a mack truck.

And it was awesome. ❤

We’re really looking forward to the final few episodes, so Studio Trigger, if you’re somehow reading this… we leave our hearts in your hands. ;w;

(Also… sorry for the lack of color in the comic. It’s been extra busy for me for the past couple of weeks, and today kinda did me in because I actually had to… gulp… leave our house. I am just DRAINED tonight, and I need to be up early later. X__x;; )

Let’s Play! Elder Scrolls Online (Beta)… Oh, and a birthday greeting. :D

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Late post today because it has been a long, busy (but fun and productive) day. It’s 3am here, BUT WHO NEEDS SLEEP? HAHAHAH herp. oTL

So yeah, I’ve been posting lately that I’ve been on the Elder Scrolls Online beta, but I haven’t exactly made a doodle about it, so here it is. It’s my fiance (Breton sorcerer) and me (Khajiit templar) discussing our faction choices. Because clearly, priorities. :3 And yes, the picture shows my approximation of decent class/race gear, hahaha. XDD

I’ll also take this opportunity to greet him a very happy birthday. ^__^

Love you. ❤

 

Pass the moonsugar! 60th Day Post

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Elder Scrolls Online beta weekend (and we get a free monkey pet, YAY). So yeah. I’ve been a bit… distracted, LOL.

BUT not distracted enough to notice a few things about this blog:

a.) This is the 60th post of the 365-day challenge. It’s been two months, and I’m just happy that I’ve been able to do something like this for 60 days straight. I’m feeling quite happy over it right now. I know that my progress may be slow, but so far, this whole project has been giving me yet one more thing to look forward to whenever I wake up each day, and there ARE some points where I think I’m improving, even a little bit. It’s a very nice feeling. ^_^

b.) HOORAY FOR 50,000 VIEWS! ^__^ LOL again, I know that blog views are normally counted by the millions, but this is a milestone for me, haha! In the two months that this blog has existed, checking my stats page is still always a pleasant surprise. I think back on the days when I would tell myself that I might need to coerce my fiance to check my blog regularly so that I can have at least 30 views a month. XDDD I still like to stick to this mindset, actually. ^_^

So yeah, with that out of the way, here’s a quick sketch of one of my favorite NPCs in ESO so far. Here’s Razum-Dar, the Antonio Banderas of Tamriel. =))))) Very cat. Khajiit 5lyf. Wow.

OKAY, PASS THE MOONSUGAR, WHOOOOOOO! *dives back into ESO and promptly gets arrested for moonsugar trafficking*

PS: In case anyone’s interested, here are a few screenshots that I took from the earlier closed beta weekend. I CAN FINALLY SHARE IT BECAUSE THE NDA IS GONE. YAY.

Shingeki no Hannibal

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“On that day mankind received a grim reminder…”

You know what else eats people?

Hannibal.

Hannibal eats people.

Also, season 2 is starting soon.

I WAITED TOO LONG FOR THIS. TOO LONG. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

/spazz

Good night.

Let’s (try to) Play! Sid Meier’s Civilization V

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LOL Late to the party, I know. :p

So I mentioned in a previous post about Banished, how I’m not very fond of city-building games, which is why I just never really got into the whole Sid Meier’s Civilization franchise. However, since I’ve been showing interest in things like Banished and Minecraft lately, my fiance who is a big Civ fan, has also been introducing me to one of his favorite games.

To be fair, I DO feel a bit more comfortable with it now, and for some reason, it’s become easier to wrap my head around the game. I guess I just didn’t have the patience to actually look at it back then (what can I say, I have a short attention span. If it’s not shiny enough, I tend to move on, LOL).

However, there IS one thing about it that causes a part of my brain to itch…

The roads.

I know, I know, it’s a cosmetic thing, but honestly, whenever players assign a road to be built from point A to point B, I’m sort of expecting a more or less straight path that connects the two points. After all, (using IRL logic. I haven’t really gotten into the game enough to know its nuances) you build roads for direct access. So whenever the roads are completed, and I look at the map, and the road created by the workers is all timey-wimey-wibbly-wobbly, it just makes me want to get a marker and draw how the road should go, directly onto the screen.

So yeah. This is me trying to rationalize WHY the workers do this. Yes. There has to be a reason…

BRAIN. SO. ITCHY.  I really hope I’m not the only one who feels this way. T__T

Let’s Play! Banished (by Shining Rock Software)

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So my fiance introduced me to the game Banished, a creation courtesy of the guys guy over at Shining Rock Software. First of all, I should mention that I’m an FPS and/or RPG type of gal. Gimme my Counterstrike or Half-Life, my Bioshock, or my Final Fantasy XII anytime. However (though perhaps with the exception of Starcraft, and probably only because I got a very early start), give me something that requires macro and micromanagement, like Sim City, or Civilization, and I wouldn’t last fifteen minutes. I’d just stop, either because my virtual city/sims/household is on fire, or I just simply get too frustrated or bored, and I walk away.

This is why when he told me about this game, my enthusiasm wasn’t exactly THERE. So lo and behold, when he plugged in his laptop to the TV and started playing, something within me just stirred (and I’m pretty sure it wasn’t hunger, since we just had dinner). There was something about watching a bunch of poor, homeless settlers out in the wilderness that got to me. At the same time, my training in town planning and logistics kicked into high gear, and before I knew it, I was trying to figure out proper placements and build orders, and once again, barking out instructions at the person actually sitting in front of the screen. Before I knew it, I was Googling up strategy guides and FAQs on my phone, because these people NEEDED someone to help them. Before I knew it, I decided that I needed the game for myself, from now on.

… and that was how I got nothing done today. 8D

Ba-dum-tsss.

Let’s Play! The Wolf Among Us

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I guess I should mention that prior to our recent Minecraft binge, another friend of ours insisted that my fiance and I finally sit down and play The Wolf Among Us, a title from Telltale Games. To be honest, I knew NOTHING of this game other than it features characters from the Vertigo graphic novel series, Fables, of which I am a big fan of. I never read any reports about it, never watched videos, trailers, ZILCH. NADA.

So yeah. We sat down and basically did a three-headed playthrough, with one person at the controls, and two others shouting contradicting responses/instructions (which led to many confused, panic, hilarious moments).

By the time we finished the game… well… I think the mini-comic tells it all. XDDDD

All in all, The Wolf Among Us is a GORGEOUS game. So far, the storytelling is also strong, and I believe that it does a good job of reinforcing the characters from the graphic novels and adding to their flavor, which is tricky and very few other tie-in titles manage to accomplish.

In any case, I’m happy to report that the laptop is safe and unharmed, and ONWARDS TO CHAPTER TWO! 😀

PS: I should clarify that the reaction in the last panel is a POSITIVE thing because I was so, so invested in the story that when THAT happened, it was just such a punch to the gut. Amazing work right there. 😀

How to introduce someone to Minecraft

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As I’ve mentioned a couple of days ago, my fiance and I have been spending our time playing Minecraft, with him at the controls, and me as the backseat driver. I’ve also mentioned previously that I wasn’t really into this game because I like having my games’ visuals gorgeous.

Well… we haven’t stopped playing, LOL.

Block by block, we have continued to make various improvements to our mountain-top fortress, and we even dragged a belligerent horse from 4000 blocks away (large biomes are INSANE). We have coordinates to various landmarks written down on the IRL calendar hanging by our IRL doorway. We obsessively preserve our progress by making spare copies of our save game in case of sudden LAVA. It has been awesome, and we’ve been having a really good time.

I think we’ll be playing this particular game for quite a while.

Today, mountain-top fortresses with lava-powered heating systems. Tomorrow, sky bridges. Yeah.

Random Doodle: Don’t you just hate it when this happens…?

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And at 4am, I’m finally typing this all down for posting. LOL.

Oh man… On one hand it was a very enjoyable day (for a Monday), and I had this whole drawing that I planned out and wanted to do, and I was all, “IT’S GONNA BE AWESOME” and all that… Then some things I needed to do ended up taking longer than I thought it would, and I have to tell you right now, that staring at a blank page in my sketch book at 2:30am on a weekday reminded me way too much of my college days. Way too much. oTL Me and my wonderful time management skills. Sigh.

For about 10 minutes, I contemplated just skipping this day and not posting at all. And that kinda scared me, so I figured I had to really try.

So anyway, for today, here’s a visualization of what I’m pretty sure is gonna happen to me the moment I get comfortable in bed. LOL.