May 2021

Firmament Fête Tweaks

Posted on: May 6, 2021

Wait! That’s not how this fête works! Who’s been messing with this event??


Update to Amon’s Second Life Avatar

Posted on: May 6, 2021

I’ve been exploring the Second Life Fantasy Faire this week and ran across a wonderful maker of men’s wear that is just about perfect for Amon’s style. I’ve been looking and looking for good fashion for Amon for quite a while, but it’s not always easy to find stuff for male avatars in Second Life.

So when I found this, I went all out and picked up several pieces for a new outfit – including gloves and even new glasses!

I also made some tweaks to his head/face shape and a bit to his body shape as well in the middle of all this. It’s been a while since I tried to tweak his face in particular, and I like the small changes I’ve made to it at this point.

Tonight, when I was exploring the Faire some more, I ran across a nice eye shop and picked him up a new set of eyes. These were surprisingly nice Bakes on Mesh which means I could do away with the two mesh eyes I’ve been using and one alpha layer. Less complexity is better! And I think they look pretty sharp. I got the previous eyes for free and while they were nice and more realistic, they were never quite orange enough for me!

I’m pretty pleased with this avatar for the time being. I can’t see myself needing much more other than a big fancy hat if I can find one. But I think that might be overkill in the long run. He’s going to look odd enough fishing out on the docks in this getup!

Monster Hunter Rise

Posted on: May 12, 2021

Amon, Scylla and Koh come to Monster Hunter Rise. Yes, I went there, naming his Palamute “Scylla” and Palaco “Koh”. Also, Hunting Horn.

Monster Hunter Rise: Vicello

Posted on: May 13, 2021

Amon got his Vicello upgrade tonight in Monster Hunter Rise. It’s extremely satisfying to smash things with a giant stringed instrument that never breaks.

Good times!

New Butterfinger Chocorpokkur Mount

Posted on: May 13, 2021

If you purchase $5 worth of Butterfinger products, take a photo of the receipt for proof, and send it in at this official website, you can get a unique Chocorpokkur Mount.

Note, these mounts are not account wide, so you’ll have to choose which character gets it. Codes can be exchanged, so you can give them as gifts to friends.

Also note, though it says the receipt has to come from the US, international folks can get a US friend to buy the goods and either send you a picture of the receipt for you to send in, or send it in for you and just give you the code.

I almost didn’t end up picking up one myself – this promotion started last week, and I wasn’t out and about to look for Butterfingers. Mondays are my grocery days, and I do my shopping where my pharmacy is – Target.

This Monday, I searched high and low through Target – both the candy isle and around the checkouts – but found no Butterfingers. I thought this was super strange because… I mean… what place doesn’t carry Butterfingers? When I looked online, it said Target has some in stock at my location. So who knows what happened there.

Yesterday, I had to go to the Wal Mart pharmacy to get my second COVID shot. So, while I was there, I decided to take a look for Butterfingers again. This time, I found some!

I sent in my receipt and got a mail confirming that they got my entry. About 24 hours later, I got another mail with the code for my new mount!

They Have Arrived!!

Posted on: May 14, 2021

Please forgive my gushing. FFIV remains my most beloved of the series as it was my first real SNES FF adventure back when I was a teen. Sure, I played FF1 when I was a kid, but this one was the first story driven JRPG (with characters who developed and changed over time) I’d ever played. It blew my mind that we could go to the moon!! – we’d just never seen anything like this in the US before.

I’ve long hoped for more FFIV to show up in FFXIV, so this makes me extremely happy. But dangit, SE, with the Paladin theme of Endwalker, we BETTER be getting a Cecil minion in the digital CE!

Spiffy FanFest!

Posted on: May 14, 2021

Stay hydrated and don’t eat too many Butterfingers!

Getting Ready for FanFest!

Posted on: May 15, 2021

Getting ready for the FanFest show with Zel and Scylla!

Lunar Whale

Posted on: May 15, 2021

The Lunar Whale has arrived!

Lunar Whale Comes Home

Posted on: May 15, 2021

Parking is a bit limited, however…

Amon Bun’Syrcus

Posted on: May 15, 2021

Amon still has one Fantasia left, so…. Amon Bun’Syrcus?



Amon and Scylla Sims Style

Posted on: May 19, 2021

How is it that Sims 4 manages to capture young Amon and Scylla so perfectly? Just look at those faces.


Posted on: May 20, 2021

New Wolf Friend!

Posted on: May 21, 2021

Fender Final Fantasy XIV Stratocaster

Posted on: May 27, 2021

I don’t think I’ve ever played an MMO that had its own guitar created just for it. But this is the real deal!

Cozy Corner

Posted on: May 28, 2021

Putting together a cozy corner in the FC house with Scylla and Zel!

New Look

Posted on: May 30, 2021

I picked up the new hairstyle for Zuri. Really pleased with how it looks!

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