Summary: 25-01

Okay, so, since it was far easier to write everything down in bulletin form, I think we’ll try that again, okay? Can’t say that a lot happened, but hey, that’s due to all the work I had, which, in itself, is a good thing:

  • Elder Scrolls Online began new season of the treasure boxes, didn’t get anything good in them, but I don’t mind, they’re nice anyway.
  • Cleaned my closet nice and proper. Found a little hook to keep my shirts a bit straighter. I mean the ones I wear constantly, and so they don’t get their closet-time.
  • Finished four paintings. Two with panda’s, one with prince Laurent of Vere. Yep. That’s happening again.
  • Re-listened to first two books of Captive Prince, and gone through such long-term to-reads as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Hemlock Grove (yes, the book is better than the series).
  • Friend got me a physical copy of this old Dracula game. I have it on steam, but I collect all things Dracula, so this is great!
  • Finished up Mabon sale, it was pretty great, I hope everyone will like their presents. Also made one jewelry piece to a friend in general, because, apparently, sometimes some things just are right for one person, and no one else, so I had to.
  • Started Inktober! Because it’s just one little step between “One Day” and “Day One“.
  • Watched Rhett and Link’s “Buddy System” at last, and it was everything I could’ve wanted!
  • Finished season 6 of Game of Thrones, and season 2 of Strain. It’s “okay” and “meh“.

Work? Do you want to know even? Translated 4 contracts, 3 manuals, and started the project “when you can’t figure out what PC means from context: it could mean this“, because editing people’s works is the worst part of my job.

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ESO: New Box Season!

New season of boxes is on in Elder Scrolls online. There’s beautiful new mounts, lovely pets, some nice tattoos.

I bought four, and got three for free due to short little event that was happening. Didn’t get anything special, but traded a lot of things to gems, and bought a thingy. I can’t say I’m much impressed by these boxes, but they’re not too bad either. Go see for yourself!

[Movie] Okja

Directed: Bong Joon-ho
Release Date: 2017
Country: South Korea; United States
Language: Korean, English

Lucy Mirando is determined to turn the evil-looking face of the company around. She’s not like her controversial grandfather. And she’s not like her cruel sister. She’s an innovator. She’ll change the meat industry!

Ten years ago a super pig was developed. It eats less, excretes less, creates far smaller eco-footprint, and best of all – tastes great. Twenty six best super pigs were passed around to owners all over the world for a decade, after which the winner will be picked. Now, whether they did it to promote the pigs, or to find the best climate for the pigs to grow is a question no one will ask…

Mija and her grandfather raised Okja into a wonderful, mighty friendly beast, and, naturally, ten years later, they were victorious. Mija agreed with her grandfather, that they will ask to keep the pig, instead of taking the reward, but nobody wanted to hear that. Even her grandfather wasn’t much keen, when he could have the dowry for the girl to marry good instead. So they take the super pig away, into far less friendly hands than one could’ve thought. And Mija, taking all her tiny possessions in this world, runs away, to Seoul, to find her friend. Lucky for the girl, she’s not the only one who doesn’t want to see these wonderful animals (or any, for that matter), get slaughtered.

This movie will hit all of your feels, and it will hurt. But it’s a happy-ending (mostly) movie, so bear with it. Honestly, it was so beautiful, it felt like watching a very high-quality Ghibli live action movie, and I definitely recommend Okja to anyone who ever liked Ghibli stuff.

5 / 5

Summary: 18-24

Hazy week, can’t describe it any other way. It started with a very hurtful thing, and I’m not someone who can just let go, so of course I’m carrying it about with me. Other than that, this is what happened, in no particular order:

  • Elder Scrolls Online started 5 days long event where you log in, kill a monster, and secure yourself one free box from the new Autumn set that’ll replace the Summer set on 28th this month.
  • GTA5 Online made new adversary mode called Bombushka, and that’s likely the worst shit they have ever made. No time limit, so if you’re good pilot, with poor chopper pilots on the enemy team – you can sit in that game for two hours, making less money with double payout than you would after playing five games in same time that don’t pay double.
  • I’ve read Pride And Prejudice and Zombies three times. Yes. And I’m still not sure what’s what. So there’s zombies, and all the girls want to get married, and not one man is what he seems?
  • Had a great Wednesday chat with my friend, and that was a breaking point where I stopped feeling so bad.
  • One friend from USA made an extremely good point about my situation in life, and how anyone could be in my place, including her.
  • Watched Lady Gaga‘s documentary on Netflix. I like the woman. But I loved the point where she was laying there, crying in pain, turned to camera and said: I don’t know what I’d do, if I didn’t have money. Because by that point people were feeding her meds, giving her shots, massaging her, basically trying to make her better right there, right then, something money can afford. My mother’s in a lot of pain, and it’s getting worse, and other than getting her painkiller shots every other day – we can do nothing more, because we can’t afford it.
  • I started Mabon – Autumn Equinox sale on [Etsy], it’s -22% on purchase + a little jewelry surprise. It’s going pretty well so far. (code: PUMPKING)
  • Am eagerly awaiting mail on Monday.
  • Cleaned a lot of things. My supplies are a lot more organized now, even tho it’s still not perfect.
  • Finished Jackdaw. Missing Lucien. Missing Laurent too for some reason. Painted Laurent.
  • I’ve decided I’ll get the two magpies on my hip, on the side. For one, that’s the least painful piece of skin, for two, I think hips suit the origin of magpies, for three, I love hip and side tattoos a lot. Due to my self-made tattoo being in progress for many years now, because I’m shit at typography, it’s far more likely magpies will be my first tattoo. And it’s very fitting, because two’s for joy. I’ll be happy when this is over. I will be.

Promo: Peter Monn

I found Peter via friend bookie. She recommended me his book channel on YouTube (BookTube), called “Peter Likes Books“, and I don’t even remember what was the first video I watched, but I was hooked ever since.

For one, the man has kind charm, kind being the keyword here. That, I believe, the kindness, is the most important trait a human being can have. And Peter is always smiling, laughing, doing funny things, and is not afraid to laugh at his own expense. That would be the second most important trait a human being should have: not taking yourself too seriously. The third one is obvious: Peter likes to read books.

He doesn’t read much, but enjoys every book, and talks a lot about them. He does tags, and is not afraid to say outright – books are expensive, I don’t understand how people do hauls so often, some books are not even worth the money. And I agree with him completely. So, all in all, his book channel is great, but that’s not all, if all in all.

I soon started following him on all of his other channels, for his personality just won me over, and must say, his vlogs are great. That’s the place where you’ll get to know Peter, for he is as open, as a book. He’s not afraid to talk about things, and on his ride home, to work, or wherever, he shares his day: what they’ve done with his husband, what they did with his friends, how his dogs are doing, what he’s reading, how’s work, and so on. He’s a complex person who won many a battle against inner demons, and it’s hard to not love him. But hey, go see for yourself:

Peter Likes Books ][ Peter Vlogs
My So Called Healthy Life ][ Peter Monn – Drama Channel

[Game] Child of Light

Developers: Ubisoft Montreal
Publishers: Ubisoft
Engine: UbiArt FRAMEWORK
Platforms: PC; PS3; PS4; PS Vita; Wii U; Xbox 360; Xbox One
Genre: Platformer, RP
Modes: Singleplayer
Date: 2014

It’s a wonderful game I received as a gift from a dear friend. I don’t know if she knew that I wanted it, but I did want it for ages, and I can’t tell you what a hard time I have when it comes to buying things for myself.

Anyway, the game! It all starts with a little intro story. Duke of Austria kad a daughter, his wife died, but he remarried. The woman, as fairy tales go, turned out to be an evil Queen of Night. She stole the Moon, Stars, and Sun, and somehow put Aurora, Duke’s daughter, into sleep-like coma, in which she eventually, allegedly died. Heartache was too much for the Duke to bear, and he became bedridden, weakening every day.

Aurora, in the meantime, wakes up in a magical land called Lemuria, where she takes up arms to save their land from monsters, and the evil Queen of Night. Doing so she’s to get back the Moon, Stars, and Sun, and return home. But there’s still many quests to do, puzzles to solve, and friends to make.

It’s a child-friendly game. I spent hours there making best gems for my wonderful party-friends there alone, so believe me when I say, the game is great to have. The artwork, the music, the beautiful story, everything will stay with you.

5 / 5

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DeviantArt ][ Patreon

Summary: 11-17

Not too much this week, not too much. But wasn’t a lazy week either. I mostly painted paintings, and repainted things, in between my actual work.

First of all, I painted Vernossiel from TW3: Wild Hunt, a female scoia’tael commander you can find somewhere in Velen (she’s part of a witcher contract quest), and I’m pretty damn happy about it. It didn’t get much feedback, but hey, life’s not all about feedback. Besides, that’s mostly due to friends going through their own rough times.

Got my silver colored Molotow paint marker at last, and went to town with it, so to speak. I repainted an orange skull goblet silver, because orange is not my thing, to be honest. I painted all the scraped up, shabby things that I had laying about too, like drawer handles, bottle caps, old cabochons. And painted some experimental pieces too, for testing purposes, because, say, fimo, has oils in it, and these paints are alcohol based, so I’ll see whether fimo can take the painting in any of the forms (raw pre-bake, post bake).

I’ve listened to the book “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself“, and, honestly, some things make too much sense there. I might try to implement these things into my meditations, even if I don’t believe some of the things said there. Maybe I just need to change that part of me that doesn’t believe, and everything will be okay, who knows? We’ll see.

Then I tidied up some of my [Etsy] listings, not all of them so far, but quite a few. Yes, there’s new items among them therefor.

And, well, that’s about that. Other than the fact that we’r’e risking getting electricity cut off, mum’s in a shitton of pain, and it’s intensifying, and that we’re bumping heads in Netflix during the only time I can watch it – I welcome autumn. Got tea, got warm socks.

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