Tory’s Rumbling Ramblings (6/10/15, #ffxiv, #heavensward)

Happy, erm, Wednesday! So it’s Hump Day, yaaaay!

Since We Last Met

So yeah, it’s been a while. As memory served, the last time I checked in with y’all, we were heading to a Rays game. We came, we saw, the Rays lost. Kids had fun though, surprisingly, even the girls. The girls conked out afterward before we were even out of the parking lot. Here’s a pic I took because, well, they’re adorable. It’s one of the best twin pics I have:

They were having fun at Tropicana Field

They were having fun at Tropicana Field

Saw Avengers the following Thursday and while it wasn’t quite as good as the first (in my opinion), it was definitely fun to watch, especially when the various Avengers try to pick up Thor’s hammer and a few other places.

Let’s see. I have a very boring life so not much has been going on. Oh, wait…Shrimp finished his Bear badge for Cub Scouts. Lots of awards given, lots of food eaten. Here’s him getting his stuff for the year:

Shrimp with his den leader

Shrimp with his den leader


Girls got to attend a birthday party this past weekend at an indoor play park. They had lots of fun:

Blondie and Pixie partying on

Blondie and Pixie partying on


And finally, Shrimp had his last soccer match. He lost, but he scored his side’s only goal and put in a fantastic effort that I wish he’d done EVERY week, not just the final game. Here’s him with his participation trophy:

Shrimp with i9 trophy

Shrimp with i9 trophy

On Writing

It’s not going well. I’ve FINALLY started working in dribs and drabs again, but it’s not much. I like what’s happened to Rory though. She’s undergone an interesting transformation in how her life was before Sealed starts. Not one I thought about before, but I can see it playing out. I also had a brain flash of the transition scene (aka epilogue) for Lucas’s story leading into Reny’s story (Book 3 going into Carved in Stone), as in how they finally realize where and who Reny is. Got a contemporary romance that I’m supposed to be writing, but that’s not very good at the moment.

On Gaming

I play Final Fantasy XIV. Y’all know this. FFXIV is going into it’s first full-blown expansion in two weeks (YAAAAAAY!). Hubby has said he wants to try out the new classes, particularly the machinist (think guns). To do that though, his character has to have made it all the way through the original story plus the various story patches. Sadly, his highest level and easiest to dungeon with is a tank (fighter). Guess who’s ended up getting him through the story (he’d stalled out at level 33 out of 50 – which only gets you through the original story, then there’s a crap-ton of additional story after that)? Yup, yours truly. I run the dungeons and some of the side quests that lead to dungeons he’ll want to go in later, and he does the various running around talking to people missions. However, I was the primary mover and shaker to get him to where he is (only 2 dungeons left to get him to the end of the story). I was in a dungeon last night and mentioned I knew the place because I had another character and was just leveling hubby for the expansion. One of the other player’s commented: Wife of the Year. Hehe. My free company (think a guild of players) thinks I’m awesome for doing it too.

Downside of this is I don’t get to finish the weapon I was working on and now I’m kinda into playing a paladin. At least I won’t be afraid of being a tank any more (I traditionally have either been an archer/bard or a healer when I did the uber-high level dungeons).

You should definitely check this game out:

Most Awesome RPG Series Ever!

Most Awesome RPG Series Ever!

Seriously, if you check out the game and choose to play on the Goblin server, look me up. I’m Rory Masterson (yes, I have no imagination for names).

In Conclusion

So, that’s pretty much it. Not much going on in the life, but hey, my kids are (mostly) happy and healthy, so I’m grateful for what I have. Got any plans for this week(end)?



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