Junelezen Gallery – Part 1

I’ve been posting a picture a day for the Junelezen event this month. Up until now, I’ve kept them on social media and my Instagram, but since we’re more than half way done with the month, I decided to post a gallery here as well!

Look for part two of this screenshot series at the end of this month!

FFXIV: New Butterfinger Chocorpokkur Mount

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!

Update to Amon’s Second Life Avatar

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! 🙂