Sunday, December 10, 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017
I'm proud of her. So damn proud. That's part of why the tears are trickling down my face right now. I'm in awe at how intelligent she is. I'm amazed that as dark and dismal as this world seems to have become with everything going on in it, she's such a bright light within it. DeAnna knows who she is and who she wants to be.
Monday, April 17, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Breaking the Superhero Mold
Before Dani could recover, Mithista charged forward again and grabbed one of her legs. Spinning around, she sent Dani sailing through the air once more, sneering with pleasure when she cried out again as she slammed up against the bar and then fell to the floor on her hands and knees.
Dani’s entire body felt as if it were on fire, the pain running through it was so intense. Gasping for breath, she attempted to stand as Mithista changed back into the human form she had taken and walked casually across the dance floor.
“How many others from your world are here with you, Aetherian?” Mithista asked as she stepped up to the bar and put her hand around Dani’s throat, lifting her up as though she weighed nothing.
“Dozens,” she gasped, fighting to breathe as the Haragan squeezed her throat with an iron grip. “The others will be here any minute.”
Mithista’s eyes narrowed angrily. Leaning forward until her face was a hair’s width away from Dani’s, she inhaled another deep breath in through her nose - and then laughed.
“You’re a terrible liar. There aren’t any other Aetherians on this world. You’re all alone here.”
“I may be the only Aetherian,” Dani choked out. “But I’m not alone.”
“Turn over, Aetherian,” Mithista growled, stepping through the shattered door and stalking over to where Dani lay on the ground. “In these final seconds of your life, I want to be the last thing you see. Every human is going to know that it was Mithista who destroyed their only hope!”
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Magic and a Home
Thieves don't steal from each other on Tal'Avern, her inner voice scolded her.
|"You'd better have gotten the order right this time. I said|
no anchovies. If you put anchovies on my pizza again..."
"Another world! I have a hard time believing..."
"That makes two of us," Kylie snapped. Taking a deep breath, she forced herself to calm down. "Whether you want to believe me or not, a dragon has returned to your world. And if there's one, there's bound to be more."
"And what makes you think that?" Balgruuf asked, crossing his arms in front of his chest.
"Because something similar happened on my world," Kylie answered quietly. "Maybe that's why I was brought here - because I've had to deal with them before. It's not exactly something I'm happy about having to go through again, but if that's what I have to do to get back home, then I'll help any way I can."
"Assuming everything you've said is true, what can you possibly do to help against a dragon?"
"I don't know," Kylie admitted. "From what I've been told, no one on this world has seen a dragon before. I wish I could say the same, but I've seen the kind of destruction they can cause on my world... and now here on yours as well."
She grew silently thoughtful for a moment before she spoke again.
"People are scared, and for good reason. They're looking to you for help, which is why I came here. Gerdur owns the mill in Riverwood. She asked me to come here to request aid from you, in case the dragon decides to attack the village."
A heavy silence fell over the room while Balgruuf sat with a thoughtful expression on his face.
"Yes, my Jarl," Irileth replied, and immediately headed for the front doors of the palace. Balgruuf turned his attention back to Kylie.
"As for you...?"
"Where have I heard that name before?" Balgruuf muttered, glancing down at the floor and scratching his chin thoughtfully again as he tried to recall the memory. "Kylie... Kylie..."
"Ahh, now I remember!" Balgruuf exclaimed, raising his head. "The bard, Mikael! It seems you've met him, from what I saw when he came to me wanting charges brought up against you. Black eye, swollen lip..."
"I can explain that..." Kylie quickly started to say, and then stopped as Balgruuf waved his hand and chuckled.
"No need. Carlotta down at the marketplace has already told me the full tale in your defense. And the young woman, Ysolda, added that you had also helped her as well. It seems you've been making an impression among some of my people already. Now, come with me, Kylie," Balgruuf instructed, getting to his feet. "Perhaps you can do me a service by assisting my court wizard. He's been looking into a matter regarding these rumors of dragons."
|"I knew I shouldn't have eaten that broccoli and cheese last night.|
Hopefully no one comes in here. At least, not until the air clears."
|"This is your idea of a romantic first date?"|
"What? We've got a nice fire, I brought some wine..."
"The floor is littered with dead rats! You're so not getting to second base."
|"Hurry, cut me loose! I have to go to the bathroom!|
I had Baco Tell for lunch and it's going right through me!"
Out in the open once more, Kylie didn't hesitate for a second as she called upon her travel ability, zapped to Riverwood, and headed for the general store.
|"Everyone thinks I don't know why this thing is so special.|
Joke's on them, because I've known for awhile:
It's a back-scratcher! Duh!"
Despite wearing a hood, along with leather armor that looked identical to hers, Kylie recognized the woman easily enough. It was the innkeeper from Riverwood. Catching sight of Kylie, the woman cut off Farengar during what was probably about to be a long-winded, boring explanation.
Cheapest house on the market
No electricity, running water, bathroom, washer or dryer,
refrigerator, microwave, television, dvd player, computer,
radio, Playstation, Xbox, cable, cell service, or Netflix.
There's enough room in the bed for...
"Shut up," Kylie muttered. Her inner voice grew silent, once more leaving the suggestion unfinished.
Tips in Chapter Three:
1.) Alteration to 50 - a bit time consuming, but well worth it, as at 50 you can have 2 points in the tree's Magic Resistance perk - that's +20% MR on top of any other racial bonus you may have, depending on what race you initially choose. Also at 50, you can put a point in Adept Alteration, which will be extremely helpful in the next chapter (does that technically count as another hint?) ;)
2.) Conjuration to MAX (if you so desire and have the patience) - Soul Trap works on dead bodies, and can be done basically anywhere. Initially a bit slow, but once you put a perk point in Apprentice Conjuration (25), it cuts the magicka cost in half.
3.) Buying Breezehome - Yeah, it's small and doesn't offer much, but it's worth getting for several reasons. First, sleeping there for any length of time (even if it's just an hour!) grants you the Well Rested bonus for 8 hours (game hours, not real time), which gives you an additional +10% skill speed increase if you have either the Thief, Mage, or Warrior stone active, bringing those affected skill increases up to 30%. Secondly, you have 2 chests for storing things like crafting materials or items that you craft and want to enhance with enchantments before selling. Lastly, location. It's right next to Warmaiden's, which makes it perfect if you've got things to buy or sell there but are carrying so much that they weigh you down. Having to walk all the way up to the Skyforge to sell stuff just sucks, and if you're overburdened, fast travel isn't available.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Now, for the disclaimer: Same as Chapter One. Pics are taken from UESP under creative commons license, and captions are not actual gameplay dialogue. They're just there for laughs, because I have a warped sense of humor and have fun coming up with silly captions! Also, in case I didn't mention, many of the tips that are given are assuming you have Hearthfire and Dragonborn expansions. With that being said, time for chapter 2!
Show Me the Money!!
|"Brother! What are you doing here?"|
"Hiding from the Imperials."
"But... you're wearing the same thing every other Stormcloak does!"
"I would have changed, but none of your dresses fit me anymore."
"Thank you for helping my brother," Gerdur said gratefully, and then reached into one of her pockets and pulled out a key. "Here, take the key to my house. Stay as long as you like, and if there's anything you need, just let me know."
|Fish eggs, fish eggs... roly-poly fish eggs...|
The Leaping Salmon is like playing Pokémon, just with better graphics.
Gotta catch 'em all, gotta catch 'em all!
|"I tell people I used to be an adventurer, but then I took an arrow in the knee.|
That's not really true, though. I used to be a knight - until I saw
a rabbit that scared me so much, I soiled my armor...
|"Yes, I know there's a song with lyrics that suggest boys seem to like a girl|
who gets undressed before the second date. The men in this city
certainly do. I'm getting asked out left and right!"
"Okay, enough!" he begged.
|"It's not my fault! One of the passengers was sitting on the bow of the ship|
having her portrait drawn while wearing nothing but a necklace!
And it was cold out!
Do you have any idea how distracting that was??"
"Show me the money!" she exclaimed happily, loosening the drawstring and tipping the pouch sideways. And the gold began to fall.
1) Ingredients for a profitable potion: Salmon Roe + Garlic + Nordic Barnacle
2) Gathering ingredients: Salmon Roe from stream; garlic from houses, inns, and stalls; great spot for barnacles at Hela's Folly. The ruins a short way from the standing stones I believe has 11, and there's also another 10 or so under the bridge up at Dragon's Reach which Kylie didn't grab, since she didn't go up there... yet. Maybe when she wakes up ;)
3) Selling potions - 4 spots in Windhelm!
4) Ysolda's request - easy way to get her that tusk!
5) Swiping gems near Hela's Folly - hold onto them for Smithing! Those DO respawn, by the way ;)