Everyday Matters Catch-Up Day 4 & 5 and a Question

Blaugust Day 7

If you’re not familiar with the Everyday Matters Challenge check out my first post here

EDM Day 4&5
EDM Day 4: Draw your mug or cup

During a family trip as I child we went to Little America Wyoming where I got this mug. As I kid I loved dinosaurs, and still do, so this Dino Drink was a must have. What I remember best about that trip was some pretty fantastic orange juice, and eating my first bison burger which also tasted great. I remember this trip fondly, and have always wanted to go back to Little America…maybe one day.

EDM Day 5: Draw your bed

Not much to say here really. To the right of my bed is some driftwood. In front of my legs in the sketch are my erasers, pen, and sketchbook. This sketch could have used some more work from the perspective to the folds, and values. It’s a good sketch to look at to remind myself of what I need to continue to work on.

A Question

When you have a topic you want to write about, but don’t feel like you have figured out exactly what you want to say- what do you do? Do you write down your ideas and save it as a draft so that you can come back later to polish it up when your ideas and thoughts are more concrete? Do you write what you have at the moment, hit publish, and revisit the topic later with a new post when you have new or more refined thoughts about it?

I have a few things I want to write about, but at the moment none of them feel like they are fully realized ideas. Maybe I need to start writing and see how far my mind can go with them. Since this is Blaugust I may roll with a few of them and revisit them in the future after my brain has had time to ruminate and contemplate.

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Trove First Impressions: Part I

Blaugust Day 5

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This summer has been interesting in that I have been doing very little gaming. I keep telling myself I don’t have any time to get in a good play session, so instead I jump into a couple games for daily login rewards jump out and call it a day. I tell myself I don’t have time for this or that, when most of the time, I’m just not making the time.

So, on Monday before I dove into my feedly to catch-up with Blaugust I forced myself to take 20-30 minutes and actually play a game. Trove, like Star Wars: The Old Republic, is something I have been meaning to play. I’ve kept it updated for awhile but just haven’t taken the time to give it a try.

After being welcomed by some charming music as I waited for the game to load I was presented with a choice between 9 different classes with names like Pirate Captain, Neon Ninja, and Candy Barbarian to name a few. Having done no previous research I elected for the Candy Barbarian and was dropped into the game.

First thing I did was open up the control settings to find out how to turn on and off the UI, because screenshots. Once that very important step was taken care of I paused to take in the colorful world of Trove. The clouds immediately caught my eye. I have’t pinpointed exactly why yet, but I love the clouds in Trove.

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The next thing I noticed was a small cube with a mustache. Turns out the cube’s name is Qubesly, and he is your cubic butler. His purpose is still a mystery to me besides featuring in a tip screen, which I just noticed as I write this post. Although it was nice to have a little companion with me as I traveled.

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After defeating the tutorial boss I was sent to the Hub world and was immediately directed toward the Novice world. The Novice world was where I spent most of my play time. When I got to the Novice world my objective was to claim a cornerstone which would act as a persistent home that would travel with me between worlds. Since I knew I only wanted to play for a short time that day I decided I didn’t want to commit to anything and chose to go off and explore.

To be continued…

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