Saturday, 1 August 2015

On the 1st day of Blaugust!

Blaugust Day 1!
What, it has been a whole year already? A whole year since the first time I joined in the Blaugust challenge for the first time. Now I don't have my posts to look back upon because I have moved around from one blog to another, and chances are, I will move again at one point :P But that does not matter, I remember last years challenge well, it was TOUGH!

I struggled after the first 2 weeks, but I did finish the whole event and felt a big relief at the end of it.
This year I have one serious goal with the Blaugust, to post 15 posts. I may post each day of the entire month, but I am not making any promises to you or to myself, just to take some of the pressure off.

Luckily I have been super eager to write these past few days, so Blaugust could not have come at a better time. I want to wish everyone who is participating the best of luck! Even if you don't finish the challenge, you joined in, contributed and tried your best. The important thing is that you tried. But I am sure there will be many who will finish and it is going to be fun to follow all of you, even though it's gonna be a hell of a lot to read. I imagine I will have a BF complaining because I am so focused on reading stuff on my laptop instead of listening to him talk about gadgets, as he usually does ;)

Progressing on my list for WoW

Yesterday I wrote up a little list of things to do in WoW.
First things first, leveling up!
I started a new main, my hunter. She has actually leveled quite fast and is now at level 44!

While we were leveling, Sparkles the celestial dragon, really felt like sightseeing so we had to stop by an elder tree to take a photo, Sparkles was way to eager, but we got the photo and he is now a very happy dragon!

When Sparkles finally calmed down, we made our way to Stormwind, but then Rohan, the two headed pup, had to go make a friend... So we ended up having to take another photo. My pets are really eager with their instagrams. I can't believe it, but as I am a kind Draenei, I could not say no to him!

I did some pet battles, not to many, but I managed to get a few pets up to level 4. I did not stop to fight every single pet I found, because there were pets everywhere so I decided to just battle when I felt like it instead. But at least I have started on the pets.

I have not picked up any professions yet, I decided that I wanted to do that after I had leveled up to 100. Hopefully, if I am not busy tomorrow, I can reach level 60 and head out to Outlands. There I will do some serious question to earn some cash as I have none. Well, I have earned around 50 Gold, but what can you do with that these days? Perhaps buy some cheese?

Yes, I could buy cheese so I guess I can't complain. Cheese is good, cheese is nice!


On another note.. Geeze, I say that a lot don't I.
I have talked about this before, but it never happened. I want to rebrand. I have mentioned it multiple times, but I always end up not doing anything, either because I get a bit uneasy when people say don't do it, or because people are tired of me being so indecisive because I have moved back and forth with my blog.

Why do I want to do that?
For one, I want and need a change. I do not want to be labeled the anxious gamer anymore. While I still am an anxious person, I am on the path to recovery and I don't want my hobby to put this label on me anymore. I don't want people who have never been to my blog before and just think I am the anxiety. I am not, I have anxiety, but it isn't who I am.

I will always be Missy, I like the nickname and I will keep Missy. But I am unsure about the Mojo. I do like it - Missy's Mojo, it has a ring to it. But on the other hand, I don't feel any uniqueness with the word Mojo, and don't really feel Mojo suits me either.

Feel free to comment on it, if you disagree that is totally cool. But in the end, many people have rebranded after many years of blogging, going through many names and blogs. Sure it will hurt my blog to rebrand, change URL and whatnot. But this is not my livelihood or job, I don't have thousands of angry followers who will complain. If 4 people will stop coming over, so be it.

Look at me being all serious and harsh.

Anyways, I have no idea what I should rebrand to.
I have made up a list of words / keywords that I like, that has something to do with me and my hobbies and I thought I could try and mix and mash to see if there was anything that could sound nice, and feel right.

  • Gaming
  • Cloaks
  • Couch (yeah, I play on the couch okay :p)
  • Norwegian
  • Blog
  • Bows and Arrows
  • 80s (80s are the best mkay)
  • Girl
  • Chick
  • Nerd
  • Geek(y)
  • Nice
  • Bubbles ( I love bubbles)
  • Sparks/Sparkly/Sparkles (and sparkly things)
  • Sweet
  • Weird (yeah I don't mind weird, cause I am a bit weird)
  • Clouds
  • White
  • Lazy
  • Horror, horrifying, scary things
  • Screenshots, I love doing them
Yeah I am kind of stuck on words for the moment
Also thought of some names for the blog, which is laughable cause I lack imagination.

  • A dash of Missy (think someone suggested A dash of Mojo to me once)
  • A Bubble for your thoughts ( a bit to similar to  A Freckles for your thoughts though :/ )
  • A Bubble of Thoughts
  • Missy's Massively Online Gaming or MMOG for short (suggested by CrowingOne)
I am not thinking that the name should be aimed at gaming, because I do like to share other things, so a random sentence is something I am aiming for.

Anyways, thanks for stopping by. I hope you all will enjoy the Blaugust Event and good luck!
Leaving you some links to Bel's site (the organizer)
And to Anook!

Friday, 31 July 2015

The not so new adventure begins.

I have found out that I need to figure out some reachable goals for myself within the mmo's I play, which is FFXIV ARR and WoW.

So the first thing I want to do is set up some goals, without any timetable, but just a little list I can follow as I do play and progress.

Goals for WoW.

- Select a main. 
I don't feel WoW is a very alt friendly game anymore, so I need to pick a class that I will do everything on, so I can get some sense of accomplishment. Only reason to play is to try and get that feeling, it's what makes gaming fun for me, and probably a lot others?

Less dungeons, more questing.

- Engage in pet battle as I see pets.
I have never bothered with pet battles, it is time to begin.

Not get flying until it was intended in the expansions.

- Level up to level 100.

- Get Garrison and Shipyard up to speed.

-Level up a profession. 
While professions are not important anymore, it can be a lot of fun and it always feels like an accomplishment when finished.

- Get my first pet to level 25.

- Apexis daily to gear up.

- LFR to gear up.

- Get the next mount achievement.
I have 106 and the next achievement is for 150, so there is a lot to do there.

- Explore all maps.
While I have done most of the exploring on other characters, I want this one to have it all! ALL!

I have actually started with one goal already!
In WoW, I decided a hunter should be the main. It is a nice solo character, it can also collect it's own set of rare pets which give me an extra thing to do. They usually have at least one spec that is decent.

I knew I wanted alliance, but the I was unsure of the race, either Night Elf or Draenei. I ended up with - BABABABAAAM:

Just because I think armor look great on them, and they have nice curves!
With that done, I can actually scratch of one of my goals, I just need to focus on this character and not get distracted to much of others that I have.

It's going to be a long road, but I have done it before and shall do it again. Thankfully it doesn't go as slow as this snail that was stranded on the beach and for some reason is eager to get to the ocean.

I have already gotten my first pet, meet Rohan - the two headed pup, most of you have probably seen him before as he isn't really that rare because he is a mob that needs killing in a quest at the draenei starter area.

Here we are, getting to know each other, joined by the celestial dragon Sparkles.

I am already level 12 so this is going pretty good so far and I have ended up at Darkshore to continue our questing up to level 20!

Goals for Final Fantasy ARR.

- Get Conjurer to 30 

- Get Arcanist to level 15

Unlock White Mage 

- Get Warrior to 30

- Get Marauder to 30

- Start with gathering professions.

So there I have some goals to reach and it should keep me busy in the games. Now that they are on black and white, I hope to actually do them!

Am I a self absorbed douche?

Here's what I am thinking. Thoughts I have touched on before.
Over the last year I have gotten myself some good hobbies. I blog, I make gaming videos, I vlog, started to draw and we can't forget that I also do play games.

But I got to admit, I want to have that one thing that I do well, I mean very well.  Don't we all wish that?

How can I write this without sounding like a self absorbed douche...

I don't want to become a famous person , that's not what I mean  but I do have a desire to earn myself a decent following, with some descent traffic. Whether it be because of blogging /drawing or because of Youtube. But I know that is something that wont happen, it is not realistic to expect to get a few thousand of followers with blogging anymore, not in this genre, especially not the way I write. Since I write to much random, and too little specifics.

What is hindering me in getting traffic to the blog?
- Not enough content
- Don't write to regularly
- To varied content, not specific enough and to personal
- Bad writer
- Indecisive -  changed blogs a few times, change theme too often

It is probably possible on Youtube, but to be perfectly honest, can I really be a sort of YouTube personality? The slow growth I have been having, may be because of a couple or reasons that I can think of.
- I am not fit for making videos when it comes to personality
- I don't work hard enough, not consistent
- I pick wrong games
- Don't promote myself well enough
- And in the end not motivated enough

But in a way I guess I have reached a goal in some manner. Because of the NBI a lot of people do know of my name in some sense, I do join in on a lot of the blogging activities so I shall not be negative.

But I wish to find that burning desire and motivation, to gather more focus into a thing.
Yes this is all hobbies, this is all for fun. But I want to get more sense of accomplishment. Is that a bad thing?

While these are just thoughts that comes to mind sometimes, I am really interested in finding one thing I want to give more focus too. Not be okay at many things, but good at one thing. That is what I wish for.

So time to sit down, think, write pros and cons for different hobbies and see what it's best for me to focus most on.

On another note, I did a guest post today. I was invited, probably as many others :P heh, but still I was invited to write a post, and I accepted. It's a nice way to get my name around and good practice to write a bit better. It is a new blog but, still, good fun for me.

If the post is good or not, meh, I don't know. I felt it was pretty much "me", in the sense that it's pretty much a post I would write here.

Post is here.
I write a bit about WoW, being casual, and ask if the game has become to casual.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.


Thursday, 30 July 2015

Gaming Block?


I am currently playing a bit of WoW and I am subbed to FFXIV. And I feel eager to play, but the moment I start up the games I am at a loss as to what to do. I used to be good at giving my self some goal, so I could play, but at the moment I am just sitting there, what is the point. There is no point in playing games in the end, but on the other hand there is the point of entertainment. Guess I have come to a place where I am a bit stuck, thinking, why should I struggle so hard to make myself goals just to game?! Such a silly way of thinking about gaming though isn't it. MMO's have always been about setting your self goals and going for it.

Night Elf DK, pink hair, flying, outlands

Maybe it's time I sit down and start writing down some goals, so that it's easier for me too look at and doing them. Like - set an amount of gold I want to earn or leveling professions and such.

It all comes back down to the raiding part I think, deep down that is the thing that's holding me back from enjoying the games I play. I feel those lingering thoughts that I HAVE to raid in order to gain anything from the games. But is that really true? Loads of people play mmo's without raiding and have a good fulfilling time with the games, so why can't I ?

It's so strange that I can block myself so much from enjoying the games. Tsk tsk Missy, so silly.

I have my Miqoté in Bel's FC. And while I enjoy being there and love the people, I can't help but feel a bit lonely. It's my own fault, I don't really engage much when I am on. Guess I miss the time when I was on skype a lot with some people when I was on the Odin. But on the other hand, I can't sit on skype all day either. I do live with someone. But I do wish I had a leveling partner sometimes, only drawback of that is that I have to play at set times, and I hate that now. I want to play when I feel like it.

Female Miqote, yellow clothes, serpent

I know my two brothers are playing FFXIV too, but they are on an asian server. And it seems the FC is full anyways, and I don't think I want to level two characters either cause I don't want to leave Bel's FC.
See the silly things here, stops me from playing all together cause I can't even make up my mind where to play. I set such stupid barriers for myself. Is it me, telling myself I just shouldn't play at all? Heh, maybe it is. It's just my indecisive self taking control.

Maybe I should go back to doing what I do best, playing just to take screenshots !!?

Camping trip cancelled

As some of you heard, my camping trip was cancelled, which is a bummer. Nemo has been sick, vomiting a lot, having big swellings on his body and itchiness. It seems he keeps on getting allergic reactions of some sort. We still don't know what it is, we took a blood test, he is on a dose of cortisone. Because of that he cannot go on the trip that was planned.

We are all bummed out because of that, espesially dad who was planning the whole thing.
But we hope that in 2 weeks or so we can try again, if the weather is not to cold and damp.

Hopefully we can figure out what is wrong with Nemo soon, yesterday he could hardly see on one of his eyes because it was so swollen up. He seems okay now though, well he is on medicine so. He does not have an infection, the blood-test showed us that much, and we have sent in a picture of him to some dude that apparently knows a hell of a lot about these things.


I am continuing to draw. I experimented with some water paint in my Clip Studio Paint, while I am not happy with the drawing, I learned a lot from it and maybe next time the result will become better.

The biggest issue I still have, is the hair. but then again I haven't really tried looking it up on how to do it. I think it's just something that will come with a lot of practice. I really do hate this painting the more I look at it, but only way to learn is to keep on drawing and painting. The good thing is as with all the painting is that I can look back upon them and see what I did wrong and all that shiz.

This is the next drawing I am going to try working on.

I am usually happy with my sketching and outlines, but when I go in with the color pencil, things start to fall apart :P I think I might have to find some tutorials today to see if I can't get some help on coloring the hair. I think the hair is as important as the eyes to make the image pop and look good. So here is hoping I can do something better today then previously. I could always just close the gaps on the strands of hair and fill it color but time will tell how I deal with it.

I have started trying to color her, she is obviously not done and I might just remove everything and start again, but yeah TUTORIALS here I come!


As some of you know, Blaugust is soon upon us. The event Bel is holding, where we write a blog-post each day of the month of August. I participated last year, but I am not sure if I am joining this year. Knowing me, I probably can't resist the challenge, BUT last year was a hard nut. I struggled a lot and since I am not writing as often as I used to it's going to be tough. I got burned out last year, and I am not wanting that to happen again, so I might have to hold myself back and resist the urge to join. But if you want to join, head over to Bel and read up on it :)

Monday, 27 July 2015

Finished some drawings, with color!

So, I have finally finished coloring my drawing. It took some time for me to get my arse in gear to color it, but now it's done. I hope you like it. Keep in mind this is my first drawing on tablet, and first time ever coloring one of my drawings. Don't think I have colored in anything since I drew maps in school for geography when I was like 14, hehe.

Anyways, here is the first of hopefully many!

Drawing, manga, missy's mojo

After I finished that one, I decided I wanted to try and draw my character from WoW. I have tried many times to draw from WoW and always failed miserably. But this time I tried a bit of my own touch instead of trying to be so damn correct and this is what I ended up with. I want to make it better, but I need more practice, but I think it was a decent start.

Here is my night elf.

my first drawing of nelf, missy's mojo

At least they look totally different with different styles. I am happy I can switch it up a bit and not just draw the same thing over and over again.

I am really happy I started, it is so much fun! Even though my hand is now hurting from drawing, guess I am not used to it...