Week Two Wrap-Up!

Week Two Wrap-Up!

I can’t believe it’s been two weeks of Blaugust already! There are days when I genuinely feel like this month is flying by and there are others where the day feels like it’s dragging on. And even with that, before I know it, the week’s over. This happens so often that I honestly wonder where exactly time goes, but, then again, time tends to be weird, so I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised. (Fun fact! Per this article from…

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Musings on Blackwood

Musings on Blackwood

Y’all, I tried. I tried so hard to keep the posts I came up with for Blaugust this week to say on theme. However, when I finished the main story quest of The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood, the most recent expansion for ESO, any plan I theoretically had about staying on topic went right out the window, especially when I realized what the plot was leaving us with. When we reach this point in a new expansion’s life, I often…

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My History as a Healer in MMOs

My History as a Healer in MMOs

Most people who have watched me stream long enough or who may know me from MMORPGs such as Final Fantasy XIV will know that I am a healer. I am, perhaps, one of the saltier healers in existence, especially when people always move out of range right as my cast bar is about to finish so I can actually heal them or they move out of line of sight (very important for healers), but I am a healer nonetheless. That…

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How I Learned to Love Cozy Games

How I Learned to Love Cozy Games

If you had asked me before December of 2019 if I would ever find any joy in games like Stardew Valley or Animal Crossing, I probably would have told you, “No.” And I likely would have said it in a tone that would have implied you were ridiculous for asking. Prior to the release of games like these, I was playing World of Warcraft, and there were a few dailies in Mists of Pandaria that involved tending to a farm….

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The Games That Shaped Me

The Games That Shaped Me

For those of us who play video games, we all have genres or kinds of games that we like. Console, PC, handheld… doesn’t matter. These are the games that have never left us for one reason or the other. The games that have become our favorites over time. Games that we just keep coming back to because we love them or there’s a nostalgia factor that accompanies them. However, a question keeps getting passed around various gaming spaces over the…

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5 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Me

5 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Me

It’s still Getting to Know You Week for Blaugust, and since this is the first time I’ve blogged in a good long while, I thought it might be a fun idea to introduce (or reintroduce, I suppose) myself by listing off five things at random that you may or may not have known about your intrepid blogger and streamer. After all, it might be kind of nice to get to know the person behind the screen, right? So without further…

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What Kind of Gamer Am I?

What Kind of Gamer Am I?

We’re officially into Week Two of Blaugust 2021: Getting To Know You Week! This week is the week where all of us participating share a little bit about who we are and what some of our interests are. So to my mind, it made the most sense to start off by talking about the kind of gamer I am utilizing something known as the Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology. What’s the Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology? In 1996, a British…

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How Week One of Blaugust Went For Me

How Week One of Blaugust Went For Me

Today marks the last day of Week One of Blaugust. This week was meant to be easing into it for us newer folks while veterans shared some tips and tricks, and this week… Well, this first week turned out to be a bit more difficult than I expected it to be. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Everyone’s new to something at some point, and I’m not holding any of the things that I found personally challenging against me. I…

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Struggling with Guild Wars 2

Struggling with Guild Wars 2

I will be honest with all of you. I have been struggling to write today’s Blaugust post. Everything from attempting to figure out what to blog about today to figuring out post titles has been less than easy for me to do. However, in considering the struggle of the day, I realized maybe I should use that struggle. Thus, I started thinking about what else I might struggle with, be it a game or some personal quirk. And I’m almost…

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Finding LARP and Stories You Love on TikTok

Finding LARP and Stories You Love on TikTok

After my post yesterday in which I talked about using TikTok to LARP during the height of the 2020 pandemic, I had a couple of people tell me that while they used the app, they were having a difficult time finding content like what I was describing in that post (aka story tags or actual LARP). And honestly, when I heard this, I realized they were right. Finding that sort of content isn’t easy, especially if you’re new to the…

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