August 2018

Shoot for the Stars

Posted on: August 2, 2018

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you’ll land among the stars. 

— Norman Vincent Peale

…Or maybe just crash into Syrcus Tower instead. Either way, it’s all good. 

Amber Draught Chocobo

Posted on: August 2, 2018

I’ve really come to favor the Amber Draught Chocobo mount for Amon for many reasons.

The biggest is the way he plants his hand on his hip and drives this huge two-seater chocobo with just one hand like he’s absolutely the master of this situation. Nevermind that the bird’s talon is like… bigger than his torso or anything. 

Nope. No fear at all. Just that laid-back certainty that he’s got it under control. 

Housing Get!

Posted on: August 5, 2018

Just a quick little story because I’m so very excited! 

When my Main moved servers on Friday, the one thing I had to give up was my house on Midgardsormr. I’d been living in Shirogane, a plot I relocated to with the newest release of houses, and was happy for my location.

However, long, long before that, back in Feb 2015, I bought my very first house in the Goblet way up on the cliff, in secluded Plot 59. I lived there for close to 3 years – and despite the fact that folks tend to look down on the Goblet, I was always happy with my home. 

I’ve been chasing a new house ever since I moved to Mateus, and have sadly seen a number of them slip by for one reason or another. I noticed early this morning that plot 59 in one of the wards had become available, but was on a timer. So I’ve been visiting it all throughout the day, semi-camping in hopes to see it open up. 

As the day wore on and it got later, I figured it would unlock while I was sleeping, so I didn’t have a lot of hope of grabbing it. But then, I logged in one last time before bed, and sure enough, was able to get my old plot back on my main character!!!! 

It’s like Mateus is welcoming me home! 

It’s funny how things come full circle sometimes. 

Comfy Carbuncle Corner

Posted on: August 8, 2018

With my main now on Mateus, I’ve been able to slowly, slowly work on picking up themed items for Amon’s apartment. It still has a very long way to go… but I have a lot of plans for it, and am having fun putting it together piece by piece. 

Here we have the centerpiece of the room, and then Amon’s little Comfy Carbuncle Corner™. I also have a carbuncle lamp for that corner, just need to find a side table that fits the theme. I think I’m going to take a good look at wall paper and flooring next because those have a huge effect on the feel of the room. 

Some of the Allagan-themed furniture have pretty funny descriptions, too! 

Amon’s Study

Posted on: August 12, 2018

Amon’s apartment really started to take shape this weekend! I’ve got most of the large pieces I wanted to add in place including a small stage, aquarium, small walled-off sleeping area, and the Comfy Carbuncle Corner™. I know I’ll keep adding details to it, such as decor on the back white walls (and dyeing them some color – haven’t made up my mind) but I’m happy how it’s come along!

Shots from the Moonfire Faire

Posted on: August 13, 2018

Amon’s having way too much fun being a beach bum. Saw the sun set, saw the sun rise. A real party animal (if you consider camping out on a rock all night watching fireworks a party animal)!

More Moonfire Faire

Posted on: August 13, 2018

The rest of the crew is having fun in Costa Del Sol as well!

Floating People Bridge!

Posted on: August 13, 2018

Eorzeans are odd. But if this is the custom, very well.

The Spliced-Together Screenshot Thread

Posted on: August 13, 2018

In the past, most of the screens I’ve used for my story posts only include one character at a time – since I only have one account, multiple characters in a picture require some digital art trickery. 

For A Chocobo’s Tale, I decided to try my hand at some of this Photoshop splicing, and the pictures above are the result. I’m kinda proud of them because unless you’re really looking for it, I tried to make it not super in-your-face that these are actually two screenshots blended into one. At least, IMHO. 

The chocobo ones are included because that is not the companion company chocobo that wanders around with you. That’s the Amber Draught, which you can’t get a picture of unless you’re riding. 

So yeah. Splice! Splice! Splice! 

Finally, the Recognition I Deserve!

Posted on: August 17, 2018

“I told you I’d get it one day!” 

Considering getting 100 on Fashion Report this week is as easy as having a male character and the Butler outfit, it felt a bit like cheating…

I won this fair and square! I even had to take off my hat for it! Let me revel in my glory!


Posted on: August 19, 2018

FC House Estate!

Posted on: August 19, 2018

After camping a housing lot in Lavender Beds for almost three hours tonight, my main was able to snag our Free Company an estate! Not the prettiest of plots, but it’s a start. Will be turning this into an Odder Otter house as soon as we get the workshop done and materials organized for it!

Oh, and Amon has a new glamour.

True Friends…

Posted on: August 19, 2018

…relocate your FC house to a plot in Shirogane when you’re asleep. 

So scratch last night’s post when I said we picked up a plot in the Lavender Beds for our Free Company. I woke up this morning to frantic messaging from my IRL best friend, Zeb (whom some of you have met and probably run things with). 

I was solid asleep catching many Zs but when I woke up and saw this, I was super stoked!

I guess Amon is going to get a taste of Hingan culture sooner than I expected!

Bonus: Roof Access!

New Glamour

Posted on: August 20, 2018

It’s been a somewhat busy day getting everything situated in our Free Company house, but I was able to take a little time to relax and get a feel for this new chest piece I obtained yesterday. Not quite as flamboyant as my other outfits but I like the semblance of an almost-cloak on the back.

Week 3: The Tewawa Predicament

Posted on: August 21, 2018

Three weeks ago, I hired a new recruit for my squad named Tewawa. Almost the moment I signed the squad papers, she hated me. 

As of today… she still hates me. 

She hardly speaks to me and her face is always bent into a perpetual frown. I once asked her why she remained in my squad since she always looks unhappy in my employment. She muttered something about needing the pay.

She’s only an itty-bitty thing… hardly much taller than my boot. But, I tell you, with that frown of hers, even I don’t want to mess with her. 

Tonight, I tried to make a friendly motion. I thought maybe if I placed myself below her level, she would look upon my effort favorably. 

It…. didn’t work. 

The search continues. 

Dragon’s Jeers Outtake Shots

Posted on: August 25, 2018

Don’t burn my hair you wretched beast!” 

When I was getting screenshots for the segment Dragon’s Jeers, it wasn’t my intention to have Midgardsormr sitting on Amon’s shoulder for the final photo. It just happened. So I decided to have a little fun with it and took a bunch of random emote shots as well.

I especially like the one where Midgardsormr is blowing fire, and Amon just happens to close his eyes at that very second. Check out Midgardsormr’s derp eyes in that picture!

The Final Curtain

Posted on: August 27, 2018

When I was preparing for today’s chapter – Descent: Nightmare Scape – Ego – I knew I’d need to get a bunch of pictures of The Final Curtain to make the screenshots I needed. This is the location where you you fight Amon in Syrcus Tower. 

So I ran ST, and after we beat it, came back to this area to take screenshots in peace. I didn’t realize how much detail went into it since I’m usually so intent on the fight! There’s some pretty neat little things in the side balconies that I noticed – if you look, some of them have framed pictures of Crystal Tower along with big comfy looking chairs! 

And check out that gigantic stage and light fixture! Dang! Amon had expensive tastes. But who was going to tell him no?


Posted on: August 28, 2018

So I might have tried to smooth things over with Amon after all the crud I’ve been putting him through this week… by picking him up some of the random cheap seasonal cosmetic items that are on sale in the Mog Station right now.

Did it work?

I guess that’s a yes?

New Dress

Posted on: August 28, 2018

Zuri got a little something tonight, too.

The Meeting

Posted on: August 31, 2018

Hello… excuse me. You look familiar….

Aren’t you… no… NO!

The fun begins. My RP buddy finally rolls a character and joins the fray!

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