Took a Break

Reno’s are kicking my butt, so I’m trying to not overwork myself too hard. I was diddling around on this laptop and apparently it runs Minecraft! So that’s what I’ve been doing with my time mostly. That and reading tarot, and learning more French. I really struggle with not being busy, but that’s fine.

I was doing the counters when I made an awful mistake and tore up a huge part with my microwave. A fiery ball of rage took over and I ripped out all the work I did, and now I need a distraction. So I went to install Minecraft and to my surprise, it worked. So I was binging that while listening to French Podcasts trying to get better with understanding the speech itself. I can read it somewhat fine, and can even spell at an okay level, but hearing it. Oof… They talk so fast! Which I mean, I am one hundred percent guilty of, but I never really understood how difficult it is to understand people talking…

Total side note, I know I said I was going to stick to Thursday’s for posting, but I’m bored throughout the week and writing posts way ahead of time, so I’m going to reinstate Tuesday’s as well. My updates or posts will still be at 12:00pm Vancouver time.

Back on track, I’ve been reading tarot cards for a couple years now and I even do readings for donations through my Tumblr but am going to open that up to my Twitter too eventually. I swear I struggle not being busy; it’s as if I can’t stop sometimes. But I learn a lot by doing this. And I kick absolute butt in Minecraft Hardcore mode! Work today is beyond busy, to the point I can’t actually do any real work, so I’m going to spend today writing and doing surveys for cash. Girls gotta work.

I’ve got a plan for tomorrow to actually do a ton of renovations and finally get this done. I’m going to get some more paint, and I need something to remove wallpaper faster because my kitchen has tons of it??? And my counter, I have to try this again. Thursday will be my make or break for this, because my place is getting evaluated on Friday (hopefully) and I NEED it to be amazing. Wish me luck ❤

Thanks for listening to me try and make sense of my own thoughts today!
— Deryn

Oh My Goodness Bloodborne

I’m still playing this game, day by day chipping away at it, and my God isn’t it just amazing. I’m about four bosses in and am lost beyond belief but I’m loving every second. The fact I measure this game by bosses. Oh no..

Not from my game but this roughly where I am

This game is all I’ve had time for the past few days and it’s getting bad. I’m absolutely in love with it, although I think my boyfriend is getting worried. I might have to put it down and go back to Harvest Moon. At least then I wouldn’t die just for opening a door. JUST KIDDING I HATE MYSELF!

This dickhead is just rotten

This game is stupid hard, and I have come to be afraid of the “You Died” screen. But the challenge is well worth every second of struggle. It’s been too long and I’ve forgotten how certain things work. Like, the story. What the hell is going on? I love it. Once I get my computer working I’ll stream my gaming shenanigans.

This game is beautiful

I wish it was available on my switch so I could play on the train ride from the airport to the town I’m staying in while in the UK.

I was debating on investing in a game capture card and streaming that way. But we’ll see. Look forward to that maybe? Anyways…
Thanks for reading!
— Deryn

Gaming Update

So I had a wack ass dream the other night which gave me Bloodborne vibes. So I decided I wanted to play it again. I beat it a few months after it launched and I haven’t played it since. My god it’s hard. I love games like that but I suck at them. Since I’m attempting to play it again, I figure I should go for a different ending. So bare with me as I go over why I love this game! Because really, if you haven’t played it, you really should. Really. Like straight up. Legit. Totes dude. Yeeeeeeeeah. I’m sorry, I just put the game down for the night and it’s 2am. Guess who works tomorrow…

It’s So Pretty!
Like, damn. Those graphics are top notch. Even after a few years it’s still gorgeous! I just went and looked, it came out in 2015, so four years now! Even the insane amount of blood from killing enemies looks super well done. The dark caverns and immense light from particular creatures running around just looks stunning. That is a game that has aged well for sure!

Like, look at it!

It’s a Real Challenge!
I’m used to playing games like Sims and The Legend of Zelda, don’t get me wrong, Zelda can be tough but it’s all mind games. Bloodborne though, this game is so unforgiving. I find myself constantly getting angry by the fact I should have seen that coming.. Or that I never seem to hit the “heal” button fast enough. I’ve played the Dark Souls games before but something about this game just really stuck with me. I’ve definitely damaged a couple controllers through the playthroughs of this game.

Map Design
There’s this neat thing the game does where bits of the map all loop together. I’ve been playing games forever and you really notice when the map designer takes the time to add almost Easter eggs and short cuts all over is great.

It looks like a Movie!

It’s Been Four Years
Which means it’s a good price! And if you get lost, there are plenty of YouTube videos showing you where to go! Because I’m one of those people who gets lost easy and needs help. Good price though, honest. I grabbed my copy for like $10, since I’m broke, it’s great.

I Know I’m Rambling
But you really should at least watch a playthrough, or even if I start streaming, watch me play it and get frustrated! Actually that sounds great. It’s worth every dollar and every second. I promise. Anyways…

Thanks for reading!
— Deryn

I’m Playing Sims 4 Again

I am a HUGE fan of the Sims series and have played them all since about 2003. I remember well into my school years I’d skip classes to play the next expansion and saving up from bottle runs so I could afford them. When magic was first introduced, well now that was when I really got hooked. I spent hours of my day just making little people, getting them jobs and building their homes. They call it a “life simulator” but lets be real, it’s a “dream life simulator”. Even right now, I’m putting away money trying to save up to play the three most recent packs from the Sims 4. I haven’t played in so long, there’s a void in my heart and soul.

My boyfriends shiny new laptop plays video games really well. I’m surprised he hasn’t noticed I installed it. Regardless, I’m going to play a few hours tonight. Not often does a series stick with me as much as this one has. The diamond thing above a Sims head, which is called a plumbob by the way, is my next tattoo even. I just love The Sims so much.

When I first got into Tumblr, I discovered the custom content creators. That was an adventure. On three separate occasions I gave my computer viruses that my dad couldn’t fix. He got so mad every time, and tried to fight back with excuses like “but dad, I NEEDED that dress for my sim!” or sometimes I would lie “I didn’t do it this time!” I was such a bad kid now that I look back on it.

Speaking of looking back, there was a mod you could get for Sims 3 that let you go around killing other sims. (You can’t do that in the normal game.) And I was fresh into my horror movie craze. I would get all my sims together and make little stories for them, until the “murderer” showed up. I was a strange kid. Although I believe the modding community enabled me. (That’s a lie, I was odd.)

Something about these games has really stuck with me through my years and I wanted to share my love for it. If you want to play it, I would 100% recommend it. Or at least check it out on YouTube. Anyways…

Thanks for reading!

— Deryn