Friday, December 30, 2016

Final Fantasy Friday: I've Finally Started FFXV!


On the last Friday of the year, I finally get to say that I've started playing Final Fantasy XV!


If you could hear the music! Anyway, I'm probably only 10 minutes into the actual storyline, lol. Unlike the other FF games, you can do side quests right out the gate in this one, so I've been doing those to level up my characters.

The game opens with a highly perilous looking encounter in the future. Noctis, the main character, looks to be in his 50s, and Gladiolus, Ignis, and Prompto are still by his side protecting him. Then, it lurches to the present, where Noctis's dad King Regis is sending him off to get married. I need to know how we get to that highly perilous scene!

But I'm nowhere near there yet, lol.

If you've ever played a Need for Speed game, that's the vibe I'm getting from this installment. The first screen that comes up states FFXV is for new and old fans, and I didn't play the first Need for Speed Underground to have to play the 2nd. There's a storyline, but you can basically do whatever you want until you're ready to follow it. I like that freedom. I need to make sure I keep looking at the tutorial and training for the fighting techniques, though. I don't want to forget while I'm dilly-dallying.

Here is a clip of me sneaking past something...big.


I really hope I don't have to fight this thing in the future. Did you see its TAIL!?

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Tuesday Tales on a Thursday: Cyan Takes Over


So, this is confusing.

I wanted to move Tuesday Tales to Thursday, but I decided not to. One, I'm too lazy to try to redo the logo. Two, I like the alliteration, and even though I know it will change eventually whenever I start working full force on my next project outside of The Broken Chronicles (that's the name for my Fractured Princess series, by the way), I want to hold onto it for as long as possible.

But, I did want to stop in to see what else Cyan likes to do with his time when he's not chasing Ghuli around the forest, and he's willing to talk for once! So, welcome back, Cyan!

Thank you.

Well, I have said before that I love to read. I like history. The races on Teorre are very different from each other, so reading about them has also helped me adjust to the world around me. There is only one hulktroll to every twelve Sprites and ten Humans on the Isle Continent. Most have only moved here because they've wed a Sprite. I suppose the rest just like the Isle.

I also like photography. Sir Aleksandyr gave me an old camera for my tenth birthday, and when I have the time, I like to capture nature. Many outside of the Isle have never seen our willow trees, so perhaps one day I will display my photographs...I just need to build myself up to it.

...That's it.
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Ever the shy one, this Troll.

Next year, I should be back in full swing with my scheduled posts. Next Friday, I might even have a little feedback about that Final Fantasy XV game I've been raving about all month. Stay tuned!

Have a Happy Chanukah and a Merry Christmas!



Friday, December 16, 2016

Final Fantasy Friday: FFXV Finally Arrived!



Happy Friday!

While 2016 remains to be a garbage rollercoaster (anyone else shocked and heartbroken by Alan Thicke, because he was one of my TV dads!), I received notification on the 13th that my package arrived containing the Day One Edition of Final Fantasy XV!

I'm extremely excited and doing my best to not buy a PS4 right away, but there's a deal on Gamestop right now for an Uncharted 4 Bundle AND a $25 e-gift card, and that's SO tempting, so by the time this posts, I'll probably have bought it. I'm not even sure what Uncharted is and am not the biggest fan of first person shooters, but the premise looks cool.

Now, my cousin says that FFXV is better than FFX, which is my favorite game in the franchise, so I will certainly be the judge of that.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

IWSG: Suddenly Seeking Something Else

Brought to us by Alex. J Cavanaugh
Happy December!

The Insecure Writer's Support Group was designed by Alex J. Cavanuagh, the Great Ninja in the Sky...oh wait. haha. But it was designed by him for us writers to have a chance to express our insecurities and sometimes share our successes!

So, the general consensus was that 2016 was garbage. It certainly was for me. I thought having a full time job would make things a little better, but I don't like my job. Working in a hospital as an admin is way too interactive for me. I talk to way too many people too many times a day, which gives me a little anxiety and I spend a lot of time preparing myself to call or talk to people. My manager also doesn't want me to have a shred of downtime.

In hindsight, had I found another part-time job, my boss wouldn't have cared if I adjusted my hours, but I also needed health insurance I didn't need to pay out of pocket, and having benefits helps with sick days and vacations. I liked my old job because I DIDN'T have to talk to people as much, and I did a lot more with data entry and editing. So that said, I have a job interview tomorrow afternoon that is more geared to that type of administrative assistance, and I'm going to keep looking for jobs that tailor more to writing. Why I didn't do that right out of college, I wish I knew. My mind just didn't think of it. Wish me luck!

Now for this month's question: In terms of your writing career, where do you see yourself five years from now, and what’s your plan to get there?

God willing, I certainly hope I'm published with another book on the way. I had a lot of likes during October's DVPit and am still waiting to hear from some of the agents I queried. A couple from my wishlist haven't responded yet, but we're now in the holiday season, so I'm trying to not to count them out until maybe the end of January.