ESO: Summerfall Event and Hollowjack Crates

First things first. Come look here at the rewards you can get for merely owning Summerfall and exploring it: Summerfall Event

How do I help unlock the rewards?

To earn the free rewards for yourself and your fellow players, simply explore the isles of Summerset and Artaeum and earn the Summerset Pathfinder Achievement (you can find details on the Achievement in your Journal). When an account earns the Summerset Pathfinder Achievement, you (and everybody else) is one step closer to unlocking the next reward!”

So as I understand it, all it takes is to have the Pathfinder achievement, which you get from visiting places. Perfect time to go explore. I really do suggest you use Destinations add-on for that, as ESO itself always encourages people to use them, and create them.

And then second things second. Hollowjack crates are here! And they’ve got pretty marvelous stuff within. There’s costumes, pets, mounts, very unique ones that make you pop your head off and into a pumpkin, no joke, and even skins. There’s a black rooster for a pet, and there’s house decorations that I greatly love, but am not sure if I’ll get them. Definitely better than the last set of crates, even though I didn’t’ get anything good so far. All those gems from reward crate junk really did come handy!


Series | NETFLIX | Orange is the New Black

Title: Orange is the New Black
Numbers: 1-6 season (1st season review)
Start: 2013
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Rate: 4/5


  • Piper Chapman, a blonde white New York woman, as vanilla as they come, is sentenced to serve 15 months in Litchfield Penitentiary, this sort of a low-security federal prison, all due to transporting a suitcase full of drug money. To do so she was convinced by her then love – Alex Vause, an international drug smuggler, and one of the most epic badass women I have ever witnessed to be written.
  • Piper is as middle-class as they come. And prison is full of mean, crazy, and tough ladies who, very often, had not had her privileges in life. Some are, of course, good, kind hearted people. But others just wish to play tough, brutal games with miss low-profile peachy lady. More often than not Piper is scared of all of them equally. Any kindness they offer is taken with naivete, which puts and even bigger target on her back.
  • We soon get to know others too, their lives, gangs, groups, prison rules and hierarchy, and why some of these women are here. Each one has a great story. Some – tragic, others – hilarious. We get insight on why they do what they do to Piper too, and how sometimes it’s not even about her. And other times, it’s very much about her, and how her doe-eyed reactions come across.


  • Piper is your stereotypical suburb woman who found herself in a criminal world pretty much by accident. All she wants is friends, eadable food, and maybe a project where she could have a clipboard, and a couple of colored markers.
  • It’s interesting to see how things work, the reasons for screwing people over, for instance. Evil deed might not be served with malice. And, other times, evil deed might be done to protect the victim from a far worse faith.
  • Their coping mechanisms are pretty damn interesting too. Some start prison business, for that’s just who they are. Others – make booze. Some like to read and stay to themselves. Others constantly try to bargain something out of someone. And then there’s the radical ones too: gangs, religious groups, fanatics of this or that kind.
  • There are triggers: violence, death, suicide, abuse, sexual abuse. But it’s absolutely not all dark. And justice tends to come with plenty of satisfaction.

Summary | 27-02

Has a rough and tough week, with plenty of highlight splits that I should’ve employed to work on things, but I didn’t, so here I am instead. I can’t say it was a bad week, it was just very straining emotionally, and physically, and mentally. Here’s to the good things though:

  • I have possibly eaten my weight in chocolate. Had means to drink two monster cans a day (I know that’s probably not good for me, even if it wasn’t an ED, that much soda can’t be great). And only like once food has been an issue. I had mild food poisoning the previous week, remember? Yeah, so I’m a delicate little belly flower.
  • I’ve made some cute knitting markers. They seem to be very needed everywhere, I’m really thinking about making an etsy listing maybe.
  • Have received a perfectly timed, and very perfect surprise package, yes, you guessed it, from Germany. It seems that majority of my friends are there, or from there, or… There. And I want to come too!
  • The new paint brushes the package contained are so damn good, I am so in love with them that most of what I did yesterday involved absolutely random dipping into paint and letting water colors flow. They’re good at both transferring the water, and controlled brushing of it.
  • Started reading A Case of Possession and a buddy-read, and ah, I forgot how I love those guys.
  • Since my location, and the fact I’m still looking at a heap of debt and bills prevents me from going out, I got into a habit of playing GTA5 Online and FarCry 5 for the sheer want to walk around places, drive cars, dance, and jump of high places.
  • New month of ESO rewards started. They’ll have a pretty fine costume this month, and 100k gold.
  • I have finished the big gothic necklace, but didn’t come around to properly photographing it yet. Soon, hopefully.
  • Need to work on my panda project more, I am not happy with some of the sketches!
  • There’s something secret happening behind the scenes, and by the end of the month you might just find out what.


L o g | People Talking | other

I stood in the checkout behind a man who was buying all those little dried and salty snacks that are meant to be eaten with beer. Cashier picks up the last pack of dried little fishies, and goes:

“Is this also yours?” (to make sure it wasn’t already mine)

“If it stinks, it’s mine.”

In the meantime, I’m making a big and beautiful gothic necklace. There’s all kinds of troubles and beautiful things happening.


AT LAST! After almost, if not, a decade of waiting, I finally get to see a less than an hour long beautiful little demo, with sexy music, amazing fights, and oh such fine visuals, that make me dread: will I need a new pc?

Anything and everything can yet be changed, they claim, but now that witcher is out of the way, I do believe they won’t do radical changes to what we saw, merely because it’d take too much time and effort all over again. This should roughly remain. What could happen is things get cut out. Be it due to optimizing or something else.

Summary | 20-26

I have worked so damn much, and made such great timing with some things that I can’t help but be proud and impressed with myself. Yes, indeed, sometimes I too am awesome.

  • I am living in Halloween/Samhain moods already. Summer is not even over yet. But I just want to paint all the pumpkins, and all scarecrows, and all the black cats.
  • This also means there’ll be more gothic jewelry, with a condition, that I don’t run out of materials. Right now I am working on something big.
  • I had the weirdest dream. I dreamed that I lived in a world where vampires, zombies, and humans lived together. Zombies were just very rapidly dying humans who ate other humans to live longer, and vampire blood was the ultimate cure. But vampires didn’t care to share. I worked for vampires, being human, and went to this warehouse where they kept the low-life food supplies-humans. Humans, on sight of zombies, even if they weren’t really aggressive, would go into primal fear mode. This zombie old lady came up to me, and asked me if I could sneak out a vial of vampire blood for her. I told her I cannot do that, but what I can do is get them in and out without causing ruckus. I walked in first, and told everyone to calm down, and just kept repeating it while she walked in with her little zombie crew, and fairly robbed the vamps. I just repeated it over and over: calm down, calm down, calm down. And everyone did.
  • I have made a pair of commission earrings for a lovely Scoia’tael friend of mine, and sent them out already (and they’re received already too, loved well!)


  • I want you to come read this blog: Pen&Pin, because it is my very favorite.
  • If you own something of mine, please feel free to tag me, so I can see, like, and share if possible. I really do enjoy people taking joy in what I made.


I wish you a very good day
xx Blackwood

G a m e | Vampyr

London, 1918. You are newly-turned Vampyr Dr. Jonathan Reid. As a doctor, you must find a cure to save the city’s flu-ravaged citizens. As a Vampyr, you are cursed to feed on those you vowed to heal.

It’s a strange game, hyped through and through, and not really fully living up to it. Now, don’t get me wrong, it is a good game. But after about four hours, after you unlock maybe 3rd or 4th piece of the map, running around, because having a carriage or turning into a bat would be unrealistic in a game where you literally are a vampire, you’ll notice how fking repetitive it gets.

For one, loading screens will be the death of me. For two, I just carry around overload of medicine, in case someone gets a headache. For three, everyone has a quest, and everyone has a secret, you just gotta wait in the right place for their heartbeat to go up, and then follow them.

So, while the developers rejoiced with the “every NPC is unique, we didn’t repeat faces” – they didn’t realize they repeated the action sequence so much, that I’m stuck at final act due to unwillingness to run around to get this, bring that, in the same doom and gloom dark game where nothing ever changes at all.

Speaking of changes, you get to unlock safe houses, and I am yet to figure out why, other than the upgrades. The daylight never comes, you do not ever NEED to go to sleep if you’re willing to do the Witcher 3 strategy of beating the shit out of a thing over, and over, and over, while avoiding allowing them to touch you. As long as you manage, you can really deal with it. I’ve drank one person so far, just to see, and, really, you can live without it just as easily.

I don’t know, guys. I’ve not finished the game yet, so I can’t say I don’t like it just yet. But I can say that I don’t like it so far. Repetitive lack of logic is what I’d call it.

What do you think of it? Let me know, really

future or lack thereof

It’s a simple thing, really. I work three jobs, and depending on how big is the translation load, I can either pay the bills in full (medical bills, utility bills, monthly debt payments), or I am short anywhere up to 200 eu. Now that mum got her disability, and it turned out to be such a mockery at her, and at the poverty we are in, I understood a gruesome truth: This, for me, is not going to be a year to pay off their (parents) debts, so they can get on their feet and I can leave. No. I have them for the rest of my life. Because what they get is not enough to pay the bills.

With no one there to help me (I have an older sibling, but all family turns away from those who are in need, as is such a common feat in life), and with no one there who cares about me, I call quits. And before you go on a rant of how selfish it is to doom my parents into a fate worse than poverty with winter (winters here tend to stay below freezing), let me tell you, that even with me around that’ll be the case. For we simply can’t afford to get through winter.

So my plan is to get my paychecks and exhaust them on all things they need. And then once the day comes when there is no more: I… Let’s say, expire. If I’m not here, maybe my sibling will be kind enough to move in with parents, since she uses mum as free nanny anyway, and they’ll have somewhat of a life.

If anyone reads this, which I doubt for very obvious reasons, be sure I don’t care to hear how “it might get better”. I am at the point where I don’t care if it gets better. I exhausted all my options. I did all I could and then some.

I’ll fake a smile for as long as I can, that much I promise

Log | Not the best day

Today is just one of those days where I can’t seem to step over the dark puddle, and thus have to go into it, and through it. There’s always a chance it’ll be too deep and too wide to swim across. Just like there’s always a chance I’ll make it.

The fact that I am very tired doesn’t help either. Hope ya’ll doing better.

Looking forwards to Shane Dawson videos tonight, that might help. In the meantime…