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So I hired a third retainer…

Welcome to my very first TRASH POST! This will not be about anything that’s really important to me, no useful info, and no talk about my crafting stuff. Or well, FFXIV crafting maybe…

Anyway, my mom dropped the news, that she’ll be moving from my stepdad, because she needs to find herself. If that ain’t the worst excuse ever for a stupid decision, then I don’t know what is! Alas, that’s not the reason of me making this post though, as the title suggests, because I just don’t have any words for it.

It did make me angry though, and when I’m angry, I make stupid decisions too. I’ve been playing with the thought of an extra retainer in FFXIV for a while now, because although I try my best to clean up the two I already have, it’s still not enough. I need marketplace space, and some bags to store all my materials and crafted stuff that I don’t need anymore and just want to sell. So today I thought “Fuck it!”, went to Mog Station and read up on what it would require for me to get an extra retainer, if only for the rest of this month’s subscription period. I just need that extra space until I’m done crafting, but I can only keep crafting with that extra space.

There are 23 days left of this month’s subscription, so hiring a retainer would cost me 1,07€, and then 1,40€ for the next 30 days after that, if I decide to keep him around. I thought it was alright, and signed up for one extra retainer. Back in the game, I had to customize him, and yes, I made it a ‘him’. The other two I have are girls, so I wanted a male this time. And I wanted him to be sexy! I ended up making him look like a vampire kitty, which I thought was fun, and it was approved by the Sid Story circle chat on Line *lol*

In need of a personality, I made him carefree. What gave me a headache was having to name him though. Back in 2013 when I made my other two retainers, I could name them whatever I wanted, as no names were taken yet. Now, in 2017, it’s a little more difficult. Thinking about a vampire name, all I could come up with was Lestat, but it was, of course, taken. Bummer! Then I looked up vampire names on Google, but they all sounded like shit, or very generic…

“Oh, whatever, let’s try some weird shit!” was my thought after giving up on Google, and so I did…

“Uh…”

My first reaction was a dropped jaw that went all the way down to the floor. Then I couldn’t help but laugh my ass off, and it took quite a while for me to get my act together again, and realize what I had done. It’s not like I expected the name to be available, I just typed it in because it usually helps find other names when I type in whatever shit that comes to mind. But, uhm, my vampire kitty is now named Deadpool, and he’s selling acid and other random stuff on Phoenix, so… If you see him, just buy whatever he’s selling, else he’ll come find Francis YOU!

I already love him though, and I don’t think I’ll be able to unsub him after these 23 days, or however long it might take me to reduce my pile of trash. We’ll see how it goes though… Now I can at least craft until I drop dead from the chair, which was exactly what I wanted!

Lazy roads to nowhere

Or, well, not to nowhere, but it sometimes feels like it, haha. Anyway, my grandmother’s funeral is over, her will is known to her children, and they are all three working together on it. I’m glad they managed to figure out what to do without the help of a lawyer, like I’m used to when someone dies in this family. I don’t know much about the will, and quite frankly, I don’t care much, as I’m just a grandchild, but according to my mom, it was very specific, which was to be expected of my very well organized grandmother.

Few days after her death though, I got a letter from DR1, the biggest TV station in Denmark, and I had no clue what they wanted from me. Opening the letter and reading the first few lines made it very clear though; my father was trying to contact me through a show called “Aldrig for sent” (Never too late), and it made my piss boil. I don’t want to explain in every detail why I don’t want to have anything to do with that idiot, but my mom has tried to make it very clear to him over the past 11 years, that he’s to stay away from us. The problem is though, that he’s a dense motherfucker, who doesn’t give a shit about what other people think or feel. So yeah, this was just another one of his awkward attempts at wanting to include me in his pitiful life, with his stupid ass wife and mother, who fit him so well. When someone says that you cannot choose your family, I always say “Yes you can!”, and I’m choosing not to acknowledge this fucker even exists. If only he’d have enough brain cells to actually accept that, and stop wasting time on pursuing me. Anyway, I called the TV station and told them the truth about him, and that they should not help a maniac on the loose. Sounded like it was not the first time someone tried to contact people who wanted nothing to do with them through that show, so the woman on the other end was very understanding, and would call my father to let him know he is not wanted. I wonder what he comes up with next…

Sooo, I also called the shop from where we got this problem child of a PC, because I keep having issues with FFXIV, as some stuff isn’t loading properly, and the graphics are actually worse than on the 11 year old PC we parted with for this piece of trash. Turns out we didn’t get what we ordered last year, and it finally shows now that I’m using the PC for what I wanted to. My boyfriend told them to build a PC that could handle FFXIV specifically, so that I wouldn’t have to choose between graphics or performance. They promised him (and still do) that this is a gamer PC, and it can handle FFXIV without any issues. Well, that’s a downright lie. Now they want us to drop off the PC at their shop (again, again, again, again, again) for them to check what is wrong with it, but we know how it ends. One week without a PC, and then we get it back with them saying, that it’s working as intended, and the problem must be in our end. I was even yelled at when I called them last month, before I could even explain what my issue was. My boyfriend then asked a colleague at work for advice, and he gave us the address of a website, where you can check if your PC is able to run a specific game, and if not, what needs to be changed in order for it to work. I ran the check at home, and of course it ended up telling me, that this PC can’t even handle FFXIV on minimum settings. The graphics card is simply shit, and not made for gaming. At that point, I had gotten a mail from the shop, that they were having a sale this weekend, and that I could get new parts at their event. Yeah, sell me parts because you didn’t deliver? No thanks! Needless to say, that we’re done with their bullshit, and that we’ll buy parts elsewhere. I’ll get a new graphics card, and then put 32MB RAM (or, well, we’ll see *lol*) into this piece of trash, and then get rid of the problem child nickname it’s had for over a year now. I’ll make that PC shine brighter than the sun! And then get a new monitor too, because I need it…

While being on the topic, the PC can miraculously still play FFXIV, even with the issues I have, and I managed to reach my goal of all lvl 60! I’ve still not stepped into Stormblood territory, and probably won’t until I’ve got new parts for the PC, but I’m still having lots of fun. I leveled Red Mage as the last class, and it felt so weird when I reached lvl 60 on it. Nowhere to go from now, but… Crafting! The screenshot is already a bit old, as my Astrologian is lvl 65 now, and all crafting skills somewhere between 50 and 53. My next goal is to empty my bags and retainers as much as possible, so I’ll be able to loot new stuff in Stormblood, without having storage issues. Crafting is expensive though, especially when you’re so shit at it as I am, so I’m only moving very slowly, since I’m a cheap ass Scrooge who doesn’t like wasting her Gil on gear and materials. At first, my biggest issue was getting shards though, but I found a solid solution to that. I’m planning on making a tutorial for shard farming here (for some odd reason), so I won’t get into that now.

Switching topic, I’m also crafting a bit in real life again, and am better at it with my real hands than my gamer hands. I got my package from Pandahall a while ago, and did some chainmaille jewelry crafting for the fun of it. I really like working with jumprings, and would like to buy more in different colors someday. It takes hours of work to create a simple bracelet though, so I’ve only made 2 so far (partially because of all the shit of the past 2 weeks). I can show you one of them, as the other one is a gift for my FC leader Y’neea. Well, they’re both on Instagram, but you can look at the other one yourself if you really want to.

From my Instagram.

I’ve still not opened the shop, and I’m annoying myself with my laziness *sigh* However! I completed chapter 2 of my novel, and even posted my weird little piece I made while taking a break on Wattpad. I might write more stupid stuff like that and post it on there, but we’ll see. I plan on finishing Bakura too, but am not in a hurry with that one, so if I complete it before 2018, I’d be happy. Also, I got some nice books at a flea market last weekend, and would really like to read more again, especially since 2 of them were written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle! The first thing I did though, was ripping jewelry apart and clean everything, then pop it all into tiny bags. Oh my gosh, I have so many funny beads now, thanks to that flea market, haha! Aaalso, I’m almost done watching the first season of Little Witch Academia, but it’s hard concentrating on it, when also wanting to watch Kakegurui. I don’t care what people say about that show, I find it very funny, but I’ll elaborate on that when the final episode has aired, and I can write a review here. It’s been a while since my last anime review. Not good! Gotta watch more anime!

Okay, this is already a really long post, but I’ve not written (nor done) anything noteworthy for a while, so whatever 😀

Tiny bits on the road

I realized that I was focusing a little bit too much on the stuff I haven’t been able to do or complete in my last post, and want to focus on what I have already done, and what I want to do in this post. Maybe to even out karma? Haha. Anyway, there is one negative thing… My package hasn’t arrived yet! The ball headed beadpins I ordered were all sold out, and it’s taking them some time to get them back. I could always just let them ship the other 44 items, but I really want those pins, so I told them I could wait. Now I’m waiting (im)patiently.

Oh, and some days ago, we had a little visitor in our home; a hedgehog. My boyfriend came home late after taking photos at the huge scout camp 2017, and rolled up in his jacket, he had a hedgehog that he ran into with the car by accident. It looked fine, but we kept it during the night, and planned to call the hedgehogs friends organization the next day, but that would prove to be unnecessary. I stayed up all night to babysit the little fella, and it was surely not injured at all, as it tried escaping the box we had made it a temporary home in, and was overall just pretty darn lively the whole night. We let it sleep during the day, and I kept an eye on it to see if it ate and drank, which it did, so we set it out the same evening, and when my boyfriend checked the next day, it was gone. I love hedgehogs, but darn, they are noisy! So cute though…

Staying up all night with the hedgehog meant playing a lot of FFXIV, and although I was tired as heck, I actually did manage to complete some old quests, and have been leveling both Dark Knight and Black Mage. Yesterday, I got a lot of help from my friend Y’neea, and completed all old trials on extreme. It was nice getting those quests out of my log, and now it’s about time to do the lvl 60 stuff I didn’t get to complete before taking my break. This means buying Stormblood today though, as I don’t want to miss out on important exp. I don’t have all battle classes on lvl 60 yet, but it’s okay, I’ll get around to it. My progress:

Lvl 60: DRK, WHM, AST, MNK, DRG, NIN, BRD, MCH

Lvl 50: PLD, WAR

Other lvl’s: SCH/SMN 55, BLM 57

I also got BTN and MIN to 60, and would really like some exp when gathering, so although not everything is lvl 60, I think it’s fine. Y’neea will help me with the content I need to catch up with, and because I’m new to it, she gets tomes for every run, which she needs. Win/win situation 😀

And then I got myself together and did my surveys. I don’t get money for all of them, as some give points instead, which I can then use to buy stuff with, which I have done in the past with YouGov. I signed up to a Danish service called M3Panel some months ago, and already have a lot of points. Looking at the stuff I could buy with them, I noticed a hammock, and when I showed it to my boyfriend, he got all determined on getting that thing. Now he wants to remove one of the bushes in the garden, and make some sort of pavilion for a hammock. That’s determination alright, though I can’t really get into my head how he wants to do that… Oh well, we’ll see.

Hm, well, to be honest, I seem to have actually completed nothing since my last post, haha! Although I did clean up my computer table in order to make bracelets and stuff when I queue for dungeons, so maybe that will change in the next few days. I also started watching Little Witch Academia on Netflix, since I really liked the movies. The series is full of new information and details, and seems to tell a slightly different story, so I’ll keep watching, and will review it here when done. Oh, and then there was my shop… I’m not one step further with it, and I feel ashamed. I am however, trying to decide what to put up for sale first, as it won’t be everything I have photos of right now. Like my tea cups for example, I won’t put them up for sale until I know how to properly package them for shipping. My goal is to have at least 20 items up by the end of August though, so I will get it done!