[OOC] One Week to Go

The kids will be back one week from today. Their rooms are ready but I’m not sure if I am! I didn’t get everything done that I wanted, though I hope I’ll still be able to work on art when school starts again. It really depends on their schedules though.

I have been working on a few things though, today I made my eclipse viewing box. I haven’t seen glasses anywhere for sale here, so I made this using instructions online. I probably need to practice with it, I tried a bit earlier but it was pretty cloudy. (See my cat there in the background on the couch haha!)

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I ordered a little set of unpainted wooden nesting dolls and they arrived today. They are great and were very inexpensive! I am still not sure yet what I want to do, I was thinking perhaps different colors of dragons or maybe druid animal forms. If they turn out well I might get others to paint — they would be a great craft for kids to do, too.

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And I finished painting the Cassandra POP, but I want to give her a full day to dry before doing the sealant, and that’s when I’ll take her pictures. It was also pretty humid today, which isn’t good for spraying. Once it drops below 70% regularly, I need to prep my dragon doll for painting too.

[OOC] Road Trip!

I’m leaving tomorrow morning for a mini road trip to Vermont. I’m going to a doll meet, and also going to see two of my best internet pals and RP partners for the past uh… a lot of years. I’ll try to get some pictures!

[OOC] Moving Day!

The big move is almost here, I will be packing my computer up tonight and we leave on Friday. I wasn’t able to get my laptop to connect to the wireless, so I’m not sure if I will be able to post from the road or not. Fortunately, the internet is already hooked up at the new house though, so it shouldn’t be any later than Saturday.

Hopefully I can get everything unpacked and have some time to sew and write!

[OOC/Screenshots] DAI: Trespasser

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I finally finished playing through this last night, it took me a while because I haven’t had much time for game stuff at all lately with packing. Also there was an annoying maze part that I had to backtrack and use a guide to get through.

Things I liked:
– It was decently long, I still think the price is maybe a little steep, but it took me a while to finish.
– Some new equipment and abilities.
– Getting to catch up with all of my companions and see how they’re doing. It’s set two years after the end of Inquisition.
– Some interesting new lore, especially for elves. There were sometimes elf-specific conversation options so I appreciated that.
– Follow-up on my Inquisitor’s romance. (Even if it was weird and awkward.)

Things I didn’t like:
– That stupid mirror maze
– The combat portions were really monotonous; they all took place in the same area and were the same enemies for the entire time.
– I couldn’t use my horsie anymore!
– It also locks you out of the rest of the game, so you can’t go back and finish stuff. Makes sense, but some of the things I didn’t do impacted the story in a fairly big way.
– I wasn’t really invested in the story. I don’t like Solas, my Inquisitor didn’t romance him, he was nothing more to her than a weirdo who hung out in his basement a lot. As a player, I don’t like him and don’t really care what happens to him. I also don’t care what happens to the Inquisition, which is supposed to be the “big decision” for this storyline. I know that’s my own feeling though, it’s not really a criticism of the DLC.

I am hoping to finish my human noble’s playthrough as well, he’s around level 12 right now I think. I’m not sure though, I might stall out and get bored again.

[OOC] Summer Break

Kids were picked up last night, so summer break has officially begun! I have about a week to clean out the rooms before the movers come to take inventory, then we’re making the actual move the first week of July. It’s a lot of work for one person alone, I won’t have any time to do art until after we’re settled but I am trying to find time to write still. I can’t wait to be back up north where it’s cooler with fewer bugs!

It’s a relief to not feel obligated to have to log into WoW, I am still doing the stuff I want to when I have time, but the difference is that I don’t “have to” in order to keep up now. I got my Chromie rep to max last night, I haven’t managed to finish all 8 portals in time yet though.

[OOC/Screenshots] Class Mounts – Done!

I decided to give the Warrior quest another try, this time I upgraded some of his gear with Nethershard stuff, I also bought a flask and some buff food. While that helped, it was still definitely the toughest scenario and took quite a few deaths.

This is how my health bar looked after the last challenger…

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I really feel like I earned this one compared to the others! The Prot coloration is a lovely purple. They’re all pretty nice though.

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Then tonight, my friend very generously offered to CRZ my rogue to a quieter server. On Wyrmrest, Silvermoon is always packed and would have made his quest close to impossible. I am sure I wouldn’t have been able to get it done otherwise, so I’m very grateful! This quest is pretty awful for people who don’t like PVP, I wouldn’t have bothered either except it’s one of the few mounts I really liked.

They even served as a distraction in the busy Orgrimmar auction house so I could kill my target! Thanks Jairoes!

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With those done, I now have all 11 base mounts! Still working on the other colorations, they mostly require Concordance so it’s a way off. Some of them I’ll never get (cough cough Beast Mastery) but I’ll work toward the ones I can get. I also got Uldred his voidwalker-colored horse off the rare on the Broken Shores. I kept checking for it to be up over several days, it’s really nice so I’m glad I took the time to get it.

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[OOC/Screenshots] The Deaths of Chromie

Hold on because I’m going to do something weird here: Talk about something I really like something in Legion!

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This is a new scenario with the patch. You can start it by talking to Khadgar in Dalaran and then taking the portal to Wyrmrest Temple. It’s unlike other ones in that you’re intended to run it a bunch of different times, the end goal is to eliminate all the threats in a single run. But from what I saw, it’ll take a while to get to that point.

But that’s okay! Because from running it you also get:
– Rep with Chromie – At max you get the title “Timelord”
– Chance at mounts and pets from the Sands of Time drops
– Timewalking badges – I HATE doing TW dungeons, so the chance to get badges from another source is amazing. It also means I’ll be taking alts so they can get some.
– You get to hang out with Chromie and she says cute stuff and she flies in whelp form! Seriously, I love dragons and dragon lore and Bronze are my favorite. A dragon expansion would make me really happy.

Edit: I got up to the next reputation rank, so I was able to spec Chromie as either a tank or healer. I decided to let her tank, and dang that little gnome is strong! I’m finding the bosses go much easier now. I’m also excited because I got a pet! It’s a miniature bronze drake.

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The new raid also came out, but it looks like my guild is not going to be raiding currently. I think I’d like to run with the guild I did last summer, but I also don’t mind taking it easy for the summer. I’ll be busy with moving and it’s kind of nice to not be tied to a raid schedule for a little while. Fortunately WoW makes it pretty easy to catch up so I should be able to jump back in come September or so.