Everyday Matters Catch-Up Day 6 & 7

Blaugust Day 8

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

EDM Day 6&7
EDM Day 6: Draw your favorite well-loved object or a childhood toy

Bugs Bunny is my favorite Looney Tunes character, and the camera above was given to me by a family friend. I wouldn’t consider this camera to be my favorite well-loved object. I ended up drawing it more out of convenience than anything. As a kid when I knew Looney Tunes was about to come on I would run into our kitchen. When I got to the kitchen I would rummage through the refrigerator in search of carrots. With carrots in hand I ran back into the living and plopped myself down. Bugs Bunny was usually gnawing on carrots, so I figured I would join in.

Did anyone else do anything special to prepare for their favorite TV show as kid?

EDM Day 7: Draw a bottle

This is a water bottle I bought recently for a camping trip. I think this is probably one of the first things I’ve drawn that has a brushed metallic finish. Another good sketch to remind me what I need to work on.


It’s been just over a week now that I’ve started this blog, and there a few things I need to do to spruce up the place. I’m going to list them here so I feel like someone is holding me accountable during the week.

  • About Page: Currently I only have one sentence on this page with a rough definition for the meaning of Static Refresh. I would like to expound upon this further. So, this week I would like to have an About the Blog blurb and an About me blurb.
  • Contact Page: Here I want to add some icons, as well as some of my gaming identities.
  • Blogroll Page: Considering organizing the blogroll into the following categories: Blaugust, Art, Gaming, Writing and Life, and Science (geared towards paleontology and zoology).
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Trove First Impressions: Part II

Blaugust Day 6

Trove First Impressions: Part I
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One of the first things I came upon after I started exploring was a small dungeon where a Golden Scarab resided. As you approach one of these small dungeons an objective will pop up in the right hand corner of your screen telling you to slay whatever is contained in that dungeon. During my time exploring I ran into the Golden Scarab, a Fungal King, and a Dire Wasp. The Dire Wasp was actually in a more open area below some structures resembling honeycombs compared to the Golden Scarab and Fungal King which were in slightly more cramped spaces. From each, I received a weapon and a hat or mask. One of the hats I received was known as a “Ripening Compost Cap”. The description for the hat included the designer of the hat, and I assume this was a player. I had completely forgotten that Trove allowed player creations like this, and I particularly like that they can be distributed to other players via drops.

Birdo Trove First Impressions

When I was fighting I had a bad habit of hitting Q. I was trying to strafe (I blame Guild Wars 2), but instead consumed multiple Elysian Flasks which are used to restore 40% of health on use.

Combat for the Candy Barbarian felt a bit sluggish when only performing the basic attack, but occasionally when attacked the Candy Barbarian will drop rage-inducing Gum Drops which increase attack and movement speed. During those moments combat felt pretty good. I could also tolerate the sluggish basic attack because the accompanying sound effect reminded me of a Birdo when it launches an egg.

If I had to be nitpicky about anything during my short time playing Trove it would have to be the UI. The UI doesn’t quite match the feeling I get from the world of Trove. It’s a little bland and I guess just not as fun as the world it’s pasted on top of.

Overall, I enjoyed my time in Trove and plan to return in the future.

My play session ended with me happening upon a cornerstone, where I decided to take a rest among the dancing fireflies and watch as the colors of the sky changed.

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