Celebrity deaths don’t tend to phase me very much. It’s not that I don’t value celebs as people. Death, in general, isn’t something that bothers me very much, as strange as that sounds. I mourn those close to me when I know my time with them is over, but I don’t feel bad for the person who died. They’ve moved on to the next adventure, to a mystery the rest of us have yet to see. If you don’t believe in any type of afterlife, then they don’t have to worry about anything when their life is over.
When a celebrity (or other stranger) dies, I feel compassion for their family and loved ones who must feel the loss most keenly. I’ll acknowledge the person’s work, especially if I’m a fan. In the case of someone like Christopher Lee, I thought it was a shame we were losing an amazing actor and someone who always seemed like a genuinely great person – but it wasn’t a personal feeling.
I always knew it was going to be different with David Bowie, and the crazy thing is I’m still not sure why.
Ran some missions with my Illuminati alt tonight. Exploding happened. >_>
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Starting the year off right with a long-promised livestream of Funcom’s The Park. Apologies for the quiet start, tired Gryph worked today and didn’t think to boost her mic to make up for it.
I absolutely love this game, as I may have mentioned more than once. The expected bits of horror work, but even more than that, the later dive into non-supernatural horror hits me very hard on a personal level every time.
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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,600 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.
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(“Fairytale of New York,” always my favorite holiday song. Though I think The Tim Malloys cover it best.)
Holy crap, it’s New Year’s Eve, how did that happen?! I’ve been fighting a nasty headache all day – go fig – so we’ll see how coherent I am.
It’s been a crazy, wonderful, and tiring year for me. I started this blog New Year’s Day 2015, and soon afterwards I successfully auditioned for Beyond the Veil. I never expected so many people to follow my blog, nor to meet so many new friends and fellow bloggers. I didn’t fully realize I’d be meeting devs from The Secret World and so many amazing people in the TSW community through BTV. For someone who can be rather asocial when it comes to gaming, my gaming social circle exploded this year. 🙂
I managed the best year yet for Extra Life, not only in donations but in pure fun while running with Otterdown and other friends in TSW. Thanks to a computer upgrade, I was able host my own livestream – something I’ve been wanting to get back to for a long time, and not just for Extra Life. The stream is up on Youtube, hopefully soon to be one of many. Continue Reading
Super quick post so you can see how my first attempt at fulfilling my promise from Extra Life went. I’m not 100% happy with the color, and will be trying it again soon; but it is indeed purple!
*stops to catch breath*
The joy of working retail during the holidays is nearly over, but I have a precious day off before I jump back into the fray tomorrow.
I’ve got some topics I’ll be covering soon thanks to posts from my fellow bloggers that resonated with me, but I’ll be giving those their own time and space. Check out “One Girl Gamer to Rule Them All” at Cannot Be Tamed and “Gaming Fads of 2015: The Feminist Boogeyman” at The Lair of the Wolf Dragon for two that got my brains going in a serious way.
TSW Holiday Event and Issue 13
I’ve had Final Fantasy XIV on a bit of a pause for the last week or more. This wasn’t intentional, I just cannot resist the siren song of The Secret World during the holidays. (Ok, I’m always in TSW to some degree, but when events are happening I get sucked in all the more.) I’ll save the in-depth talk about why for another day, but I’ll at least give an update. Continue Reading
Just a quick post tonight, partly to show off my awesome Extra Life Top Donor shirt in The Secret World. The TSW team really outdid themselves supporting player-run Extra Life teams this year, and this tshirt is only one of the many ways they reached out to their community.
While I’m here, a quick reminder that I’ll be joining Otterdown for an in-game TSW Extra Life wrapup party this Saturday. I haven’t heard yet if we’ll be streaming or not, but I’ll be announcing on social media if I am.
I’d also like to give a shoutout to Beth Barnes aka DJPsywarrior of Radio Free Gaia fame. Her efforts to raise $10,000 for The Malala Fund from TSW players are paying off big time. We’re only $1,522 away from the goal as I type this, and we’re all hoping to make it by the end of the year. Check out the link if you’d like to help out!
Well, I haven’t actually been dead; but close enough. This blog hasn’t been the only thing to get neglected as I run from one job to the other, but it’s on the list of things I miss very much. With a cancelled appointment this afternoon, I have a few minutes to at least post a brief update. Continue Reading