Well I Guess it got Bad Again

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Thursday, November 19th, Dr. Bonnie Henry had announced at about 3pm that indoor social gathering are banned. Masks are now mandatory indoor everywhere. I guess it got bad again, and that kind of sucks. However, this will not be the end, not for me anyway. Being Thursday, I’ll have to see how it gets for Tuesday. That’s when I post next anyway.

Pardon the blurry picture. But Shadow keeps me sane and everyone needs more of him

So far today, being Friday, nothing bad has happened to us. “Us” being my boss and I, since we both worked Friday. Was very much “business as usual” but everyone wore their masks. A couple weeks ago, people were asking how I felt about wearing a mask. It’s definitely been weird with how fast my province went to shit. My lifestyle doesn’t change with everything happening though, since I only visit my boyfriend and go to work. Everyone else in my life lives with me, or I work with them so…

Saturday, my “sit by myself at work day” day. I’ll share updates as it goes I guess? Some fun plans for today, I’m going to start the new Legend of Zelda today hopefully. Age of Calamity is going to be so hype! During my work day though, the Destiny 2 new raid has gone live. Watching the boyfriend and his raid team go for worlds first! I have zero idea as to what’s going on, but I hope he gets it!
Not first in the world, but was still a fun stream to crash!

Sunday, as you can guess, I stayed in. Watching more of The Boys and The Mandalorian mostly. It’s not worth it to go out right now. Normally I’d be getting ready for coffee or something for Monday with some friends, but video calls are probably the way to go for now.
Monday so far has been rough. Woke up with a migraine. My amazing boyfriend is making me a fancy coffee and hot cocoa drink thingy. Let’s hope this headache leaves me alone with some Advil…
IT LEFT! Oh thank the gods, my head doesn’t hurt! Going home now that I can actually function, hopefully I’ll have energy to clean my room up.

Tuesday is a Tuesday is a Tuesday. Work is quiet, but my drivers are keeping me entertained with their “opinions” about wearing masks. Since it’s almost lunch time, I’m debating on what to order today… But other than that, not a whole lot has changed with my lifestyle and the almost lockdown we’re in. I say that, now that work is picking up it’s a mess. We follow different regulations than other businesses, until we’re told we have to wear masks, we don’t actually have to. That, as you can imagine, really pisses some people off, and now I’ve had about a dozen calls with complaints. Woo… Love my job.

Am I stealing my friends pictures again? Yep

Anyway, that’s it for today as I want to eat my food and forget people exist for awhile. Want a fun song to listen to? Thanks for stopping by, and be safe out there!
— Deryn

Sims and Some Demon Souls

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Today, when I’m writing this piece, Sims 4 Snowy Escape has gone live! Oh I am excited! I’ve put over a thousand hours into Sims 4 and that’s just, well honestly kind of sad but whatever. This pack is based on Korea I believe, let me double check that. Oh, Japan apparently. Man, I suck at this.

Since all the footage started releasing, I’ve come to realize I know nothing about how homes are built or how Sims look. My god the basics of this pack got super difficult for me… Google tabs are open of houses and people just so I can see something that looks right. My god I suck at this apparently…

With the new platform tool, there’s so many new things I want to try as well! I saw a YouTube Sims person..? Sims YouTuber? I saw a video on making a toddler dungeon, and another one on bunk beds. Family homes are going to be way more fun now! At least, European and American ones. So much more research has to go into any other style…

As for Demon Souls. I’ve got a copy, and I can stream it. My dad bought both new consoles day one, and I really, like, really want to play Demon Souls. Is it worth learning to stream that game? Yes it’s brand new and would probably be an great experience… Now I’ve talked myself into it. I’ll have to invite the boyfriend over to help me set everything up. He streams too if you want to check him out!

Souls games are great, and I’ve played them all now except Demon Souls. Adding that game to my list would be amazing! Once I start getting into that, I’ll update everyone! That is, if I can figure it out.

But yeah, that’s been my weekend. Way too much sims, as per the usual at this point, and “YOU DIED” screens. Sorry about being late today too. I forgot my kids needed food, so I had to run out and grab that. Thanks for stopping by today! Be safe out there, and we’ll talk soon!
— Deryn

Philip the Lawn Flamingo

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Remember Stardew Valley? I fucking love that game, even after all this time it’s still amazing! As I’ve said with Harvest Moon / Story of Seasons, there’s something crazy peaceful about just farming and following a pattern in video games. Unwinding after a long day and just making sure your potatoes are okay is a fun hobby! 

I’d love to have a farm like this!

My friend Will and I spent a few hours the other day just farming away and enjoying the peace involved in everything, except the fishing… I haven’t properly dipped my feet into multiplayer for this game, so him and I were just trying to enjoy the game while making fun of most of the NPC’s. Him and I are both casual gamers too, so there’s no competing or power gaming when we play. 

We started a fresh save for this, and went about slaying slimes, growing parsnips, (which I’ve actually eaten before!) and collecting all the eggs for the… Easter? festival. Will has a great attitude with games like this. I actually relax while playing games with him. Even though we started awhile back, we haven’t got far. I fell off the wagon a tad and have been preoccupied. But, I promised we’d play more, so soon enough!

The art is just adorable!

Goals for the next time we play must be set, I’m not a good gamer, but I am dedicated. Wicked levels of exploring and monster fighting are going to happen. I asked Will about what he wants to do, he asked, and I quote “does cute shit with my best friend count?” I’m excited to play again! While writing this, another friend spilled a pickle jar all over his crotch. I love my friends. 

The reason this post is named what it is, is because at the egg hunt thing in game, we bought a lawn flamingo. We needed that flamingo. I really don’t know why either, but we won it. I love him, and named him Philip. That’s been my adventures into Stardew Valley.

Isn’t he cute?

And that’s all I’ve got for today, but that’s for stopping by! You’re awesome! And be safe out there!
— Deryn

My Week Off

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Monday was quiet, the roommate and I didn’t do a whole lot. She was having an off day, so I let her play Halo with some of my friends overseas. I, on the other hand, took Midna to the beach with her best friend Taz. It was a good relaxing day for sure. The dog beach we went to had a ton of people Taz’ dad knew so I was all quiet and awkward. Prime first impressions, am I right? I know, I’m shy at the oddest of times, but it’s fine.

Midna is such good girl

Tuesday was just another Tuesday. I worked, caught some League of Legends streams, got super invested in the new game Fall Guys, and laughed with my cab drivers. I had a driver almost get screwed out of $277, but somehow the universe loves him enough and it worked out. It was a huge deal, cops were involved, I couldn’t help but think “for that kind of money, why not just ask for it in advance,” but whatever. That kind of good luck or karma? is wonderful and we all could use some more of that.

My lovely roommate has got me into The Good Place on Netflix. That show is hilarious! I think we’re a couple episodes into the second season, but I highly recommend it. I’ve had a great time the whole time. About once a week, her and I watch a few episodes together until I get just too tired. The characters are well written and the setting is just perfect. We always stay up WAY past my bedtime, so about eleven or twelve at night, and I’m usually way too invested 

Found some deer

Wednesday, the roommate started doing some noon till eight shifts, so having the morning is exciting!
Once back from taking her to work, I’m having sushi with an old friend from high school. I’m excited to tell her that I have no idea who she is… I’ll probably devote a post to that. At least, if much happens.

Not a whole lot happened. Her and I chatted, ate some sushi and went on a nice walk down by the lake. Nice chick, and I’m glad I reconnected with her! Man I sure have booked today up. I still have to go out to play some Magic. Maybe I’ll grab some dinner too while I’m out.

We got to play in Twice the Dice, which I believe I’ve mentioned before. They took over for the viking bar in town and now sell board games and a really good London Fog. I went out with the ex to play as we still hang out, and I really need to step up my Magic game because I’m so tired of losing! 

When I got home, the lovely roommate surprised me with some dollar store plates and permanent markers. Our goal, write all the bad things we think or hear about ourselves on these plates, and then smash them. Mine was an absolute mess, words scribbled all over and tons of overlap, hers was much more neat and quite easy to read. After we finished, we went outside and just threw them to the ground. Who needs therapy! That’s a joke… I need therapy...

Aftermath of plate smashing

Thursday is cleanup day. Took the roommate to work, did the litter boxes, swept my whole house and then was finally able to relax. 
Same with Friday. Friday was quiet. I played an unholy amount of Stardew Valley. Ended the night with Fall Guys and Sims. 

Beautiful views of West Kelowna

Saturday, O’Keefe Ranch. Dad wanted to go to the candy store, and I made friends with goats! In primary school, we apparently went there on a field trip, but I definitely have no idea. They’re like, an actual ranch still though, so goats, a nice donkey, and the sheep were great. I didn’t pay enough attention to the history of the place, that’s my bad. There were goats!

Goat!
And the donkey!

Sunday was a rough day. I slept most of it. Don’t know what hit me but my overall mood was rather low. When I finally got out of bed, I played some Fall Guys with some friends. So I guess it wasn’t all bad! Oh, that and my dad and I are going to get through the last few seasons of Game of Thrones. Apparently he never finished it so… Woo! We’re going to finish season six and then I’m going to convince him to binge it with me. But, that’s for another day.

Nice fountain at O’Keefe Ranch

So, as you can tell, I’m the most interesting person ever. All in all, it’s been a good bit of time to devote to other things. Thanks for coming by, and for sticking around. Stay safe out there!
— Deryn

So I Bought Halo

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I’ve played it before. The roommate though… “Q” on the keyboard is the default key for melee, and “shift” is to run in the fee that supported that. Trying to explain all of this to her was hilarious. I got “that’s too many buttons, I’m walking everywhere” as her response. I did’t even get to telling her about the grenades. 

She ended up getting through the campaign of the third game with a couple friends of ours from overseas. I’m proud of her, she finished a whole game! I mean, yeah it was a co-op game, and probably on an easier difficulty, but, I’m so proud of her for having fun while shooting aliens!

In game screenshots!

Played through the first games campaign with a friend of mine. Got like halfway through and the game straight up crashed. That’s cool… Had a ton of fun! Missed the Halo games. I’m a shit shot and didn’t pay any attention to the story, but it was great. If you press “TAB” in the first game you can switch between the graphics settings of the original and the updated version. The original, holy crap man, that game is dated now for sure. 

After the game crashed, we hopped onto multi-player. I got a sniper rifle and we tried to kill the enemy team more. By the end of it, I got maybe twenty kills total. And that was like, three, maybe four rounds. So yeah, I’m only kind of garbage at the game, but I had tons of fun!

Playing multi-player with my friends overseas is difficult. They’re a lot better at it than I am. Just running around killing each other has some quality moments though. For example, my one friend is a “bouncy motherfucker”.

Games like Halo bring a huge amount of nostalgia, all while creating new memories that hopefully I get to keep forever.

On a side note, welcome back! As of today I am back to regular posting schedule! Thanks for coming around, and I hope you have an amazing day! Thanks for reading!
— Deryn