August 2020 – Asundered!

Yes, I am aware asundered isn’t a word, but I don’t care! My website, my word rules. Ha! Anyway, welcome to my monthly wrap-up article! Let’s see what went down in my online life during these past 28-31 days…

And another month in 2020 bites the dust! The drama and despair that continues to assault our global society just seems… even more unreal. If anyone ever needs anyone to talk to, I’m here for ya!

We all got this. Love wins and we are only ever guaranteed to have a today. Make the best out of whatever life throws at you!

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The Great London Trophy Hunt (Complete)

When the awesome Gaming Omnivore pitched a brilliant trophy hunt collaboration idea on the Later Levels Support Role Discord channel (all bloggers welcome there, by the way, so feel free to join) I was all for it. After some discussions we decided to set Assassin’s Creed Syndicate in our sights and blog about our journeys to platinum.

Here is what went down during the final week of my trophy hunt! You can see what happened during week 1 and 2 here and here.

TL;DR – Mission accomplished! Thanks to a bad migraine episode where I could hardly see anything and my arm and tongue went numb, I was on the verge of freaking the fuck out. I also didn’t have anyone around to reach out to so… yeah. That wasn’t fun.

To distract my panicking brain (only I can save me from me, after all), I focused on grinding out two of the most annoying trophies in Syndicate (running over 5,000 things with a carriage and playing 300 with 50 bad guys on a train roof). Focusing on those grinds and nothing else that was happening seriously helped me get through that. Thank you Evie and Jacob! ❤

Overall, I freaking loved my time with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Evie Frye is now one of my top 5 video game sheroes and I really enjoyed the story. Exploring Victorian-era London was such a treat! I also can’t praise the grappling hook mechanic enough.

Yup. My faith in the Assassin’s Creed series is restored.

My next platinum quest is going to be Mass Effect 3, in case anyone is curious. I’ve platinumed all the other Mass Effect games and I think I’m finally ready to jump back into BioWare’s universe after taking a much needed break from it.

!!!UNMARKED SPOILERS AHEAD!!! Read at your own risk or press the back button if you haven’t played Assassin’s Creed Syndicate yet.

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Lightning Will Not Leave Me

This article is brought to you by the fifteenth Blaugust 2020 Promptapalooza topic presented by the awesome blogger Chestnut over at Game Girl Confessions: Tell us about a person(s) or thing(s) that has greatly influenced you.

This is the perfect opportunity to re-post an article I wrote in a previous blogging life. The TL;DR is that the fictional video game character Lightning Farron (and the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy) has greatly influenced who I am today. The following article describes why I love the games as best as it can be explained. It’s honestly more of a weird emotional attachment that doesn’t make much sense to anyone else, probably.

Also, I feel like this is a prime opportunity to show off my tattoo of Lightning Farron! The fact I have this character permanently etched on my arm should say A LOT about how much she means to me.

Enjoy my long deleted past self’s words about the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy!

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The Great London Trophy Hunt (Week 2)

When the awesome Gaming Omnivore pitched a brilliant trophy hunt collaboration idea on the Later Levels Support Role Discord channel (all bloggers welcome there, by the way, so feel free to join) I was all for it. After some discussions we decided to set Assassin’s Creed Syndicate in our sights and blog about our journeys to platinum.

Here is what went down during week 2 of my trophy hunt! You can see what happened during week 1 here.

The TL;DR version is I binged on side activities (Fight Clubs are the best) and my Assassin duo was pretty much maxed out before I completed Sequence 4 of the main story. Steamrolling my way to platinum now, baby!

!!!UNMARKED SPOILERS AHEAD!!! Read at your own risk or press the back button if you haven’t played Assassin’s Creed Syndicate yet.

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The Great London Trophy Hunt (Week 1)

I love collecting PlayStation trophies! For whatever reason I get all giddy and excited whenever I see one pop up on my screen while playing a game. Xbox and Steam achievements just don’t have the same effect one me. Probably for one simple reason: those platforms don’t have shiny Platinum Trophies!

Yep! I thoroughly enjoy a good platinum trophy quest if a game really clicks with me. It’s a good excuse to see everything a game has to offer and walk away with a shiny virtual memento that shows off how much I loved it.

When the awesome Gaming Omnivore pitched a brilliant trophy hunt collaboration idea on the Later Levels Support Role Discord channel (all bloggers welcome there, by the way, so feel free to join) I was all for it. After some discussions we decided to set Assassin’s Creed Syndicate in our sights and blog about our journeys to platinum.

Syndicate will hopefully be my 23rd platinum!

There was once a time when I was obsessed with the Assassin’s Creed series. I have so many collector’s edition statues it isn’t even funny. However, Assassins Creed Unity broke my interest in the series. I didn’t hate the game, but I didn’t love the game either.

Arno the protagonist was a meh character to me, QA issues (let’s never forget the floating eyeballs), and all the forced multiplayer elements left a bad taste in my mouth (more specifically, I can’t get the platinum trophy because of two damn multiplayer trophies… grr).

Word on the internet was that Ubisoft learned from their mistakes and made Assassin’s Creed great again after the Unity stumble. I’ve been meaning to jump back into the series for a long time, but never got around to it until now. So a huge thanks to Gaming Omnivore for giving me the excuse to!

!!!UNMARKED SPOILERS AHEAD!!! Read at your own risk or press the back button if you haven’t played Assassin’s Creed Syndicate yet.

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My Marvelously Mundane Routine

This article is brought to you by the fifth Blaugust 2020 Promtapalooza topic presented by the awesome blogger Everwake: Everyone has specific rituals that they follow, tell us about one of yours.

My biggest personal ritual is probably the regular weekday routine I stick to very closely. Yeah. My offline life is honestly pretty boring, but I am actually quite grateful to still have most of the normality I took for granted in the pre-coronapocalypse era. Stability is where it’s at, yo!

Anyway, brace yourselves… here’s the super uninteresting typical weekday routine of a forever single asexual woman, and old crazy cat lady in training! On the weekends I pretty much just do whatever I feel like (usually sleep/video games and/or go on adventures with offline friends).

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The Media That Made Me

This article is brought to you by the third Blaugust 2020 Promtapalooza topic presented by the awesome blogger Mailvaltar: What are some key sources of media (games/movies/etc) that have shaped your worldview?

That’s a no brainer for me! Video games have been a huge part of my life ever since I was 5 years old. Age 32 is coming up on me way too quickly at the moment, and I don’t see me ever ditching video games. Maybe if I have some kinda mid-life crisis thing soon? Who knows!

We are how we see things, if that makes any sense. Our worldview defines our personal ethics and heavily influences how we react with the things happening around us.

Video game characters and their stories were a big influence on my young developing mind, that’s for sure. My views and who I am today would not be the same without that influence.

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Seriously Geeky Sundays: Supporting Roles

Never underestimate the importance of sidekicks and minor characters! Heroes would be nothing without the characters who support them on their adventures, that’s for sure.

Welcome back to another installment of me answering questions for Just Geeking By‘s series of blogging prompts called Seriously Geeky Sundays. This week is all about shining the spotlight on those special supporting characters in fandoms. Definitely check out Heather’s creative prompts and take part in the fun if you want! I’m absolutely loving her questions so far.

So… without anymore intro babbling from me, here are my answers to Just Geeking By’s supportive questions for this week. Thank you, Heather!

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Fandom Fixing

Welcome to me partaking in yet another intensive blogging community event on a whim!

Well, it doesn’t need to be intensive since partakers can pick and choose what prompts to write articles on. I’m going to challenge myself to try all of the prompts in addition to the one I’m introing on August 19th, 2020. Why the hell not?

But yeah, I’m getting ahead of myself as usual.

For those unaware, Belghast of Tales from the Aggronaut wisely concluded that this year still sucks and another big community event was needed to boost morale. Now the Blaugust Promptapalooza thingy is happening!

Basically, 31 prompts will be dropped by various bloggers on different days in a sort of relay thing. People playing along can write articles for whatever prompts they want to. Sounds fun!

So here’s the first prompt asked by Belghast himself: If you could change anything about one of your core fandoms, what would it be?

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