5 On Friday: My Excerpts!

Happy Friday, everyone! I’ve selected five excerpts from my fan-fiction-related short story for today’s installment of my “Five on Friday” posts, in preparation for a more regular schedule of my writings. I also added a few new screen-shots for the viewing enjoyment of all!

I hope that your respective weekends are off to a great start. Mine certainly is!

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Festivities: This excerpt details some of the goings-on during a celebratory dinner.

Comeuppance: Revenge is a dish best served cold, as detailed in this brief tale.

Seclusion: Self-driven solitude is a necessity, at times – for the protection of others, as well as oneself.

The Wild Hunt: A cure for an illness comes in an unexpected ritual.

The Entertainer: Confidence can be earned, and learned, from the most obscure sources.

Magickal, Musical Monday!!!

I’m in too good a mood to be snarky today…so SypherPK and TheHumanFloyd get a brief pass from me, for now! I’m sure that I’ll work up some gamer-hate later on in the week, especially with only 5 days left in the latest PvP campaign…speaking of which, I’ll be broadcasting some live gaming sessions, both PvP and (relatively boring) PvE stuff. Big changes coming to TESO on 31st May, so I have to grind some toons to veteran rank – before the ranks get removed! Long story that only other gamers might understand, LOL…suffice it to say, there are methods to my gaming madness!

Enjoy some music in the meantime, and be sure to check out my Twitch / Plays.TV channel throughout the week – and definitely over the upcoming, holiday weekend!

Friday Tributes…

Happy Friday before a Full Moon…can you feel it? I’ve been very busy this week. I think that my brain officially imploded due to all of the notable passings of the past three weeks, but the political quagmire is what has finally broken me. That steaming pile of shit just got even deeper during the past few days! I have several long posts in the works, but wanted to pay tribute to the legends who have gone on. It’s also been 648 days, in case anyone has forgotten. #BringBackOurGirls

Music while I dive back into my projects…and I hope that you’re able to find the hidden comedy link!

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David Bowie, b. David Robert Jones: 8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016

John Howard Getty “J. J.” Johnson: 18 October 1947 – 7 January 2016

Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman: 21 February 1946 – 14 January 2016

Daniel Francis Haggerty: 19 November 1941 – 15 January 2016

Glenn Lewis Frey: 6 November 1948 – 18 January 2016

Thursday Thoughts…

Hey all! I just wanted to post a short update while my computer is cooperating with me…I’m not going to question it, I’m just rolling with it.
*knocks on the wooden desk*

If I haven’t given details about my computer issues, here’s what’s going on: I needed to upgrade my video card and was finally able to do so. The problem is, I need to upgrade my motherboard, processor, and plan on getting a Solid-State Dual-Drive (SSDD) to boost the speed. So the new card is awesome, and when it works it works like a dream. The only gaming issues I have now, are when the battlefields are full and the population is locked in PvP-land…that’s when the dreaded ‘lag-monster’ hits, LOL!

I hope to have the computer completely overhauled and upgraded by the end of the month, but I’m also setting money aside for an ass-kicking concert in February…BLACK SABBATH with OZZY OSBOURNE at the TACOMA DOME!!!!! I have the tickets and the hotel already, but I want at least one t-shirt, and those will be pricey as all get-out! It’s all about prioritizing, ya know?
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I now have 176 followers, which means that I’m following 176 blogs. With my computer acting up, some blogs take quite a while to load, while some make my system bog down or crash completely – so some blogs will be harder for me to read, or even ‘like’ for the time being. But that doesn’t mean I’m not reading when I can! I’m still here and reading, so hey – keep up the great writing and postings, everyone; I’m still “lurking,” at the very least! I’m working on an awards post, too, so you’ll be feeling the love soon enough – probably more than you want!
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I’ll close with a song, just because.

New Year’s Eve…2015!

Here it is…New Year’s Eve! Well, it still is in my neck of the woods – I know that it’s already New Year’s Day in Australia, Japan, India, Tibet, the Philippines, Europe, every country in Africa, and Iceland!

My other, in-depth posts about awards and other things will have to wait, as my computer will be crashing often until I’m able to upgrade the other components. In the meantime, editing blog-posts will take much patience – at least my game runs properly, so I’m still able to get my frustrations out through much virtual slaughter! Hopefully, I’ll get to engage in quite a bit more role-playing in 2016 than I did in 2015…the good kind, of course.
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I’ll keep this post short and sweet…Happy New Year, everyone!

Slade: “Here’s to the New Year”

Hey lads and lasses, come raise up your glasses
Make sure they’re filled up to the hilt
Goin’ on the brink again, buy me a drink
And I’ll show you what’s under my kilt – whoo!

Chorus:
So here’s to the New Year
Here’s to yourself
Cheers to you far and near
Here’s to your health!

Hey lads and lasses, come raise up your glasses
The party’s been rockin’ all day
Goin’ on the midnight and all of us getting tight
Big Ben is bangin’ away!
(Chorus)

One more wee toddy in our lily bodies, I’m hope (s)he’s the same over there
We’re gonna let the new year in – what noise, what a din
All put your hands in the air…come on!
(Chorus x2)
La, La-La, La La, La-La-La La…(repeat and fade)

Werewolf Wednesday!

The full moon approaches, the coastal storms continue and my Very Important Project nears completion. I also note a few more awards that have come my way, which gives me plenty to write about and complete over the weekend…in the meantime, enjoy some pictures and songs about wolves and werewolves!

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Interlude – Musical Monday

Enjoy these three songs as I get ready to post an award and re-blog some important things that I missed over the past couple of days. Also, today is the birth anniversary of Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, phenomenal yoga instructor – I love the Google doodle! Finally, I have to pack up my computer rig in preparation for the long-awaited upgrade…the parts have finally arrived, so my computer will be overhauled tomorrow! I’m looking forward to getting info about game-streaming and the proper sites to utilize for that purpose, as I’m eager to share my epic battles with all of you!

He was born on a summer day, 1951
And with a slap of a hand, he had landed as an only son
His mother and father said what a lovely boy
We’ll teach him what we learned, ah yes just what we learned
We’ll dress him up warmly and we’ll send him to school
It’ll teach him how to fight to be nobody’s fool

Oh, what a lonely boy
Oh, what a lonely boy
Oh, what a lonely boy

In the summer of ’53 his mother brought him a sister
And she told him we must attend to her needs
She’s so much younger than you
Well he ran down the hall and he cried
Oh how could his parents have lied
When they said he was an only son
He thought he was the only one

Oh, what a lonely boy
Oh, what a lonely boy
Oh, what a lonely boy

Goodbye mama, goodbye to you
Goodbye papa, I’m pushing on through

He left home on a winter day 1969
And he hoped to find all the love
He had lost in that earlier time
Well his sister grew up and she married a man
He gave her a son, ah yes a lovely son
They dressed him up warmly, they sent him to school
It taught him how to fight to be nobody’s fool

Oh, what a lonely boy
Oh, what a lonely boy
Oh, what a lonely boy

“Stand”

Stand in the place where you live
Now face north
Think about direction
Wonder why you haven’t before

Now stand in the place where you work
Now face west
Think about the place where you live
Wonder why you haven’t before

If you are confused, check with the sun
Carry a compass to help you along
Your feet are going to be on the ground
Your head is there to move you around

So stand in the place where you live
Now face north
Think about direction
Wonder why you haven’t before

Now stand in the place where you work
Now face west
Think about the place where you live
Wonder why you haven’t before

Your feet are going to be on the ground
Your head is there to move you around
If wishes were trees, the trees would be falling
Listen to reason, season is calling

Stand in the place where you live
Now face north
Think about direction
Wonder why you haven’t before

Now stand in the place where you work
Now face west
Think about the place where you live
Wonder why you haven’t before

If wishes were trees, the trees would be falling
Listen to reason, reason is calling
Your feet are going to be on the ground
Your head is there to move you around

So stand (Stand!)
Now face north
Think about direction
Wonder why you haven’t before

Now stand (Stand!)
Now face west
Think about the place where you live
Wonder why you haven’t

Stand in the place where you live
Now face north
Think about direction
Wonder why you haven’t before

Now stand in the place where you work
Now face west
Think about the place where you live
Wonder why you haven’t before

Stand in the place where you are
Now face north
Stand in the place where you are
Now face west
Your feet are going to be on the ground
(Stand in the place where you are)
Your head is there to move you around, so stand

ESO Fan Fiction: Scenes From the Battle, Part III

The enemy forces are swarming like angry bees…chaos abounds. The battle is at a fevered pitch and the noise is deafening: the thunder of arcane explosions. The clash and crunch of blades and mauls on armour. Screams of pain; shouts of rage, battle-cries vocalized in many different tongues. The thunk of the catapults; the splattering sound of rotten bags of meat exploding on masonry, the shattering of pottery. One intrepid assistant to the quartermaster has assembled a oil-throwing catapult near the banner at the inner rear of the fortress. This, combined with the meatbag catapult, is holding the enemy forces at bay in the main courtyard. The majority of their cloaked assassins, though, and more than a few mages, have evaded detection and made their way deeper into the fortress. They will be able to wreak havoc on any unwary defenders, and Tur’a knows that the more patient ones can spend hours in hiding, biding their time to make an escape under cover of darkness.

Watch out! her mind screams. She rolls to her left, bringing her sword up to block a vicious overhand stroke from a burly Orc’s war-hammer. The scarred, tusked face looks surprised at the swift motion, pausing just long enough for Tur’a to sweep his legs out from under him. Lotharr’s own sword removes the Orc’s head with one strike, the body twitching as the head bounces down the stone steps and rolls into a corner. Baragon draws his bow-string back, loosing a hail of ice-tipped arrows. There – another mage revealed! Tur’a leaps at him, lashing out with a pyro-kinetic whip. The mage screams as he burns from within, consumed by flames…a pile of ashes is all that is left as Tur’a moves on.

The sounds of the battle seem to fade as she advances. Her mind is focused on one word: BURN. Everything is wreathed in flames…it’s beautiful. She smiles serenely and walks forward, sword held loosely. She looks down at it. It seems useless and unnecessary at the moment, so she sheathes it and keeps on walking. Everything seems slow…she drags her eyes to the right, seeing a cat-man exploding from the shadows as he unleashes a volley of knives in a spinning cyclone of death. She sees the trajectory of each blade and throws herself flat – they whiz harmlessly overhead as she extends a burning, psionic chain. Get over here, she idly thinks, and the cat-man is suddenly…right there, in front of her. She grasps his shoulders and inhales deeply – his life essence drains as she sucks it in. She releases him…he turns to run, staggering weakly. She focuses momentarily – GRRRAAAWWWWR!!!
Flames blast outward in a corona; the cat-man crumples in a blazing fetal position. Tur’a advances, oblivious to the destruction – she is in the eye of a firestorm of her own creation, and feels more alive than she can recall. She burns…

Midweek Madness: Shameless Gaming Trailers

I’m getting ready to go out and do some errands, so I’ll just post a few recent gaming screen-shots and two trailers for the game that is my virtual other life: The Elder Scrolls Online. The game-creators have added a few suffixes to the original title since its original release in April 2014, but to me it will always be TESO! If anyone out there is thinking of playing this game, I say go for it – when you get tired of Halo and/ or Fallout, TESO is a nice break from post-apocalyptic worlds and exo-suits!

* SMALL DISCLAIMER: I am an enthusiastic gamer who is merely sharing her love for a game – I get no monetary compensation for my shameless plugging!

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Evening Scenery…

Here are a few new screenshots from some recent battles…enjoy.

Break out the battering ram!

Ballista bombardment – hit the wall with the life bar!

Sieging the outer wall…trebuchets and ballistae at the ready!

Turning in a bounty…easy money on the battlefield, LOL

Successful capture of a castle – well done!

Siege from the wall…preparation for the capture.

Hello…anyone home? *KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK*

Freeing the tiger…

There…happy kitty!

My sanctuary, complete with a scroll and marked on the map!

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