Category Archives: Obsession / Hobby

REALLY?

I was sort of stuck on what to title this post and I have to say REALLY? sums it up. Due to the family things i’ve been dealing with and the 100% death of my tablet I have rotated my entertainment life. I have am Amazon kindle fire 7 from like 2014. It has the amazing packing tape screen (dropped once to much) – BUT I can still use it to read books and play really simple games.

So something I had been meaning to do and putting off, was to get through my Amazon reading list. One of the things I kinda like about Amazon is you can self publish – you get a decent percentage off book sales – even if the book is listed as free you get something. The down side is you kinda start collecting free books after a while lol.

A few years back I started downloading free books – why not right? It was nice to have the classics and cook books. They also have free comics which is always a plus as far as i’m concerned. I read a bunch of new things too, and on very rare occasions I actually would buy the next book in the series. (That’s how you know I like it if i pay for it). As of today looking at my list I own 672 books; I have read about 100 of them. Some of them have been really good – and others not so much. I try and remember to leave a review for each one I finish, unless i really didn’t like it. You know the saying – you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say it at all.

Most of the stories are LitRPG, Fantasy, Space Opera, Alternate History, Supernatural,  etc, etc… the reason I read these the most is because it is also the genre I write in. I am also very, very guilty of reading “trashy” books. We called them bodice rippers when I was a kid. That book that was on the VERY top shelf of the book case in your house. They cost something like $1….the ones with Fabio on the cover. You know the ones. *wink,wink*

So now they are called Erotic “insert your own thing here”, no pun intended. They have like 3 covers – the cheerful perky one, the dark one and the ones with the “perfect” body image on the cover. And they all kinda read the same as well:

Poor girl meets rich guy who whisks her away to a dream life all while spanking her.

Sad unloved girl meets alpha “insert wereanimal”

Woman get seduced by boss and have kinky office fling

EVERYONE confuses sex with love

100 shades of NOPE

Yes, yes I know it’s fantasy and i’m not gonna lie these writers sell a good amount of book – but COME ONNNNN. So I went in search of variety. Mainly because of something I’ve been working on. Let me tell you it was NOT much better.

Main character is a big woman – instantly she is frumpy

Main character is a minority – instantly thug boyfriend, 5 baby daddies, drug addict, falls for drug dealer.

This weird mafia lover thing that I can’t even explain.

Main character gay – I can’t even describe the types of wrong.

Why is this an issue for me – if I don’t like it then don’t read it. YEAH I hear you..100% BUT I am reading it to know exactly what NOT to do.  I think I sometimes feel bad because I can SEE the story, you know? Like I understand where they were trying to go but getting there was a lot. Or the ending just sort of fizzled out – like they just wanted to be done with it and i get that. I can be the same way when writing things. One shot stories – like JUST this scene and that’s it. Which is valid and you CAN do that you just gotta know THAT’S what you’re doing.

It also gives me hope, hope that so many writers are trying to live their dreams. That someone out there is writing every single fantasy they have ever had and publishing it. That stuff that would IN NO WAY actually be published but is getting out there and hopefully inspiring others to write.

OK thats my rant and i’m done…LOVE YOUR FACES

 

 

 

 

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Fiddling Around

So it has come to my attention there are things called Dollmakers. It’s a create your own character type avatars. It’s actually kind of fun –  since i’m all about character creation I did spend a bit of time on these.  There are a LOT of them out there so I tried some just to see what it was like:

https://www.dolldivine.com/ this one has about 13 pages of options here are some Avatars I made using random ones..2

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https://picrew.me/  : This one is a bit different then the other. Picrew is an image maker platform that allows you to create an image maker with your own illustrations and to play with your own image maker. The sight is in Japanese, but it wasn’t an issue since i simply translated. There are a lot of good ones here – but some that could use a bit of work. Since its creator made it’s limited by the persons imagination. Here are some I liked

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These were just a few and although there were a lot of options some offered more then others. Since I’m always in search of a new Avatar one of these I MIGHT use.

WHY AM I HERE AGAIN????

I thought I was free….I thought I would never turn back after 4 YEARS of being away.

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It’s like an addiction I was hoping to be free of – but I’m not and I’m weak and I blame other people…freakin’ GUILD WARS 2.

Yeah they got me AGAIN – sucked me in and now I couldn’t get out if I wanted to. *deep sigh* YES it’s beautiful, YES it has an amazing story line YES I enjoy the pacing…..yes,yes,yes

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It’s true all of it is true – OK their player housing system really kinda sucks but listen you can’t have everything right? But I WAS free – I quit cold turkey. SO what had happened was this – My friend MurderCat he started playing and got sucked in. I warned him but he didn’t listen. So he was playing Elder Scrolls Online less and less – which made me sad because I ENJOY it, granted I wasn’t doing any real content just messing about doing treasure maps and other things. I was kinda bored of the story line after having 8 toons go through it. I wasn’t doing dungeons or delves or any of the group content. Mainly because there was no one I was bothered to do it with. I have made some amazing friend in Elder Scrolls Online – but we are also adults and life has a way of changing things.

So I went back over to GW2 – dusted off the old account got the newest expansion and away we go. This game is a time sink – you can spend 4hrs doing stuff and not be sure if you really even did much of anything. Everything is so in-depth with levels of creation and so welcoming it feels like a trap.

When you hit Level 80 there are zones specifically for you to do stuff in as you make  your way through your “story”. Let me tell you EVERYTHING is trying to kill you – no not even a joke. Plants, people, creatures, animals, the ground itself in some parts (I’m looking at you quicksand). The thing is, this is just PvE CONTENT…not even talking the 2 different types of PvP, or dungeons or Fractals or WHATEVER….and I’m LOVING it. I often find myself saying I hate this game – in which my friend says “No you don’t” and its true I don’t. I don’t hate this game even a little bit. It’s just SO overwhelming there is so much to do.

Now I find myself once again researching charts and what I need to craft armour – which I have to be like OVER level 400 crafting to do. Which means I need more mats. Which means if I don’t want to spend my silver on it I need to go farm it.

I’m finding myself on the guild wars 2 trading post looking at the buying selling prices of things to play the market.

I’m drooling over 2 riffles that THANKFULLY I can buy straight out just to get the skin for them – the one on the left is The Ebon Vanguard and the one on the right is the Shiverpeak Arquebus

yes there are SHINNIES – soooo many……I mean come on look at this: (Chaos Pistol on the left and Citrine Antique revolver on the right)

And these are JUST THE WEAPONS – not including armour. Some of them you have to precursor. As in you have to make the basic to upgrade it to the next level before you can get it to something else. It’s a LOT of work and I really likes it. To be honest I have just scratched the surface of the crafting thing. For my Thief Character she is doing Huntsman and Scribe ( the Scribe is more for guild stuff and PvP siege things).

How could I hate this – and now there are mounts (I have 3 of them and working on the racing beetle one, which would be my 4th). and events. The one right now is the Festival of the 4 Winds.

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I am KILLING IT on the races wit the Skimmers – I think they are a mount of choice for me. So prepare yourself to be a part of this crazy lol

I need to be saved from myself and other things I say.

Welcome to Summer 2019 – where it’s hot as heck here in NY. Friday and Saturday were BRUTAL – like surface of the sun hotness. So, I being the smart Bunny that I am stayed inside my burrow. I’m old enough to know summertime is hot, I’m not disillusioned of this fact in any way and being the type of mother I am we stayed INDOORS. I have heavy blackout curtains and let the AC run on low all day. It was lovely. BUT, the question is what does one do inside.

We have 2 computers in the house – the BOY was on the one in the kitchen doing home school work. Its an older computer, so its perfect for the things he needed to do and it runs the Spore game he’s in LOVE with. I used the one in the living room. It’s newer and still going strong considering I built it from scratch like 2 years ago (actually it might have been 3 I’m not so sure now).

I spent most of the 2 days on said computer – logging in and right back out of ESO since my add-ons weren’t working and it was annoying me (UPDATE: they work now but I don’t know why they are acting so weird). I Streamed some Fallout 76. Did I tell you guys I got the game and I really like it. It’s soooo good, I spend hours wandering around discovering new things, getting missions and just poking my nose where is probably shouldn’t be. I think the biggest surprise for me is I have become a sniper – I love using the scope and just hitting things while hidden from a distance. For close up, I use a machete. I have various pistols and other rifles, but my S and M are my favorites.

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My Fallout 76 Character just playin’ some tunes

I love the character – or rather I lover her MORE now than I did. The original was cute enough but I remade her a bit and now it’s just WONDERFUL…

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This is what she originally looked like.

So this is her Vault ID card – character creation in this game is WORK. There are a lot of options all of them really really good. Straight on she looks very attractive – side view not so much. I mean ok I understand no beauty queens but can’t she have a good side GOSH. After a few weeks of playing I realized through all the screen shots I wasn’t really connecting with the Character any more. She didn’t have a name, I didn’t feel her story and as much fun as I was having I wasn’t all in…you know? I didn’t want to start all over again and I knew I had another Character “slot” , but i’m not THAT excited to start from the beginning again at this point. So I sat and fiddled with her creation again.

SO yeah there are a lot of options – Fallout 76 is NOT IN ANY WAY clear about how to do things. There is no real instruction, there is maybe a vague idea and that’s about it. The Wiki wasn’t very helpful either and not being able to chat with people in zone is a pain in the ass. I am lucky in that some of my friends play – although we don’t all play together or even at the same time. They were helpful in giving me some pointers. (That’s for another post of course – lol).

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IF THAT AIN’T THE MOST HANDSOME FACE EVER…..

THERE SHE IS FOLKS…..TELL ME THAT AIN’T THE NEW HOTNESS? She is basically the same, I darkened her skin, added another scar, changed the hair and did a bit of tweaking with the nose. Yeah…yeah I know it doesn’t seem all that big of a change but trust me it is…

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I mean come on how can you NOT melt at that?

She even has a name now – VARIN. I made her androgynous on purpose…. have a back story I’m trying to get together, but I don’t know enough of the Lore just yet to do that correctly. *deep SIGHHHH*

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So don’t think I spent ALL that time playing Fallout. I really would have loved to, but I had to force myself to take a break. I spent time with the Boy, did a bit of cleaning, and took a nap. When it’s this hot out there really isn’t much you can do. I did a bit of reading as well. I currently have a LARGE amount of books that I got free on Amazon – I feel its my duty to read them even if some are PURE trash. I finished off 2 books that I was at the halfway mark in. That only took about an hour or so. NOW this is the problem I have that i’m gonna share with you all – I am addicted to FAN FICTION. I know…I know. I am not ashamed nor am I proud of this. I read a LOT of it – especially for the games I play. I spent a good 4 hrs on Friday and 5 hrs on Saturday reading some peoples work. A large proportion of it was of the umm Adult Kind….Now what no one tells you is that reading Fan Fiction is a gateway addiction to…….writing it *GASP*

HI MY NAME IS SUNNYBUNNY AND I DABBLE IN WRITING FAN FICTION ( of the more adult kind).

Fun Fact: I have been a writer of things almost my whole life – it is something I enjoy, not to the point of wanting to be an actual professional but I have stories that often pop up in my mind and I need to get it out.

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So my online Battle Buddy whom I met in Elder Scrolls Online has since dragged me kicking and screaming back to Guild Wars 2. I haven’t played in 4 years and these past 3 weeks have reminded me WHY. My hats off to Arena Net for making a game that is ALL CONSUMING. At least for me – so much Lore and detail and quest lines and fashion and just my goodness. I knew this was going to happen, Knew I was going to get sucked in…just KNEW IT. The crazy thing is my toons were all still there – still at the same levels I left them at all those years ago. Hell I was still a member of 2 guilds that I originally joined. So I did the only thing I could I started finishing up quest lines. Cleaning up my characters main stories – or rather the main story on my main toon. I made some changes to how she looked – I figured 4 years is a lot of time so none of them could exactly stay the same could they?

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Bright eyed level 22 – she has no idea……

 

This is Ennus (I’m going to change that name as soon as I get the 800 gems to do it). She is a Necromancer and I do like playing her. I made this all those years ago when there weren’t to many options on looks.

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Oh someone has grown up

Here she is again at level 80 with siblings lol (That salad boy isn’t there any more – he had to go). Same hair style –  different color.

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I came back for you baby

AND this is how I found her after all these years – same hair color but shorter. Do you see what I mean? WHY DO I HAVE THESE PICTURES FROM 4 YEARS AGO? Am I crazy or what…..don’t answer that lol. So not only am I playing again, BUT I also got the expansion because you know MOUNTS.

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I gave her a bit more of a mature look – or rather changed her hair. It’s longer and a prettier color I think. I still don’t have enough gems for the name change yet – but one of the good things about the game is you can convert in game gold to gems and vice verse. Which is AMAZING, but its a grind. Its not the easiest thing ever but it is a thing.

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So what does this all have to do with anything, because of these games and reading the other day I’m starting to write my Fan Fiction again. Games can inspire us to do amazing and well NOT so amazing things. So in the end I wanted to share, maybe dear reader you can go back to something you put on the side lines and start it over again – KISSESSSSSS.

What’s Been Going On

I have been busy and i sort of like it and don’t like it at the same time. The change to my work hours has been going on for about 2 weeks now and it’s the oddest thing. I mean not so much in a bad way – but just weird.

Leaving work at 3 pm I walk down the street and look at the trees and the way the light is and the hum of the street. It’s pleasant  and I don’t feel rushed. Of course the down side is my body adjusting to the change – I get up early, which any adult with a child will do anyway. I used to not have to be in until 2 pm on Mondays and Thursday, but now I just open at the same time. And boy oh boy has it been messing with me. I am so tired by the time I leave work I crash as soon as I get home. Don’t get me wrong I was doing that before, but it’s just like pure knock out now. I wake up usually an hour later – which is weird cause you know its only like 4 or 5 pm. So I have actual left over time to do the things. Sadly I’m not inspired to do much till later on.

I did hit one goal of starting to stream my game play on Twitch – it’s Maple Story 2 so it’s just me learning how to play the game. I am having fun with it, I have 7 followers (woot woo). It’s been fun and I know I will add more games later on.

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It’s been work, but I don’t care I’m enjoying it. Of course there are down sides – I don’t have an actual chair at my computer desk at home – it is literally a box with a cushion on it. I now have this pain in my rear from sitting there for so long. I think I have another one I can put on it to make it a bit more comfy but who knows at this point. I also am having this random eye and head pain – I know it’s from looking at the screen for so long. So I’ve been looking into getting a pair of those glasses that filter out the blue light.

Let me tell you trying to order glasses online is a THING.  There are all types of measurements and lens and stuff.(I mean duh of course right?) It’s been interesting, I learned I need my glasses to be at least 137mm (5.39in) or it will look like i’m wearing kiddie glasses. My PD is 70mm – a PD is Pupil Distance. Like from one pupil to the other, this helps to make sure the lens are sitting in the right spot.

There are a CRAZY amount of places to get these glasses and I have been reading reviews most of the morning. There are a lot of different types and prices. I noticed the way cheaper ones are not big enough for me to wear without looking like a weirdo and not in a good way. SO it looks like it will be one more thing on my list of things, but I do have a few I really like:

these have a pretty blue color and are made by Spektrum and are the Prospek-50 in Granite. Price is 49.95 before shipping and tax.

I found these for cheaper by a company named Siphew. I think I might go with these for now, but not so sure about the actual shape of the glasses.

Now THESE I really like they hit about the mid price range and the style looks really super cute and not usual to what I have been seeing. The few reviews I’ve seen are on the positive side. The product name is Yizmo and they are made with Bamboo. The weird thing with these is there is no information about the company that I can find. I’m thinking they are a part of a bigger company (Like Gunner or something like that).

Another small goal for the week is figuring out how to get the twitch videos onto YouTube – nothing big, but still a thing…OK talk to you all later ^_^

 

A thing I like

Sooooo figured I would share one of those things about myself that not many people know. I’m in all honesty not sure if it’s an obsession or a hobby or what.

Cloud Formations……yup you read that correctly I am compelled to take pictures of them. I have 100’s of pictures. Not just like ANY formation, but one that catches my eye. I figure I will share some with you wonderful people….

 

 

This isn’t even all of them – but they all look so pretty to me.

I have more but can’t figure out how to get them onto the post and i’m to annoyed to deal with it right now….but there you go my odd obsession lol.