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Meet the new husbando (Tales of Arise)

Hello world, it’s been a while. I haven’t played FFXV in a long time, but recently bought/tried Tales of Arise. I’ve never played a previous Tales (seen ’em, never bought one). But this one, the combat sorta reminded me FFXV, ha, so I thought why not I’ll try it. Took me a while to warm up to some of the quirks of Tales story presentation and combat but overall I like it a fair bit – it at least gives me a bit of that screenshot obsession. Especially once Dohalim joined the party.  Double-ha. He uses spells and a 2H staff – then I stuck a pair of glasses on him. He’s like a lower rent Ignis. Pwahaha.

What have I been up to outside of that? Over a year ago I was sick for a week (initially thought it was food poisoning or something), rapidly lost 15+ pounds to become a skeleton, then was in the hospital (if I didn’t live with someone who decided I wasn’t getting better, to carry me to a hospital – hubby – I would have just stayed in bed and died probably). Near diabetic/pancreatic coma from undiagnosed Type2. Don’t remember drive to hospital or anything before waking up in a bed at some point, total blackout. They kept asking hubby and I if I was an alcoholic (no, don’t even like it, maybe once a year at most). So often the asked that I almost became offended, like they thought I was lying. I’ve heard other bad tales from others like that.

So, my life changed a bit. I’m currently on (mostly) Keto/only eat twice a day/zero snack/food in-between type of regimen and that got me off both insulin shots and statins (statins suck). Outside of not being able to eat more than the tiniest bit of sugar/any carbs, at this point I’m feeling almost normal. Well – I feel slower, not as sharp/quick – hubby noticed it right off. The brain. Not serious, and it did improve some over time but…oh well, I was never a genius anyway.

I don’t game a whole lot anymore most of the time, or blog. But Dohalim deserved a small post, because he’s adorable. Plus the game is (mostly) fun. And who knows, I might still try making that general “games I’m currently playing” screenshot blog one day, like if bored during winter.  I still don’t know why I love game screenshots so much, they serve me no long-term purpose for all the time spent taking them, and sometimes I still feel like I should just stick them somewhere for random ppl to run across now and then if they want. At least then I could pretend there’s a slight “use” for my screenshot madness, right.  We’ll see if I have the energy later.

Cheers, stay happy, game hard if ya got ’em, and stay safe!


Death Stranding – Photo mode

death stranding 4k photo mode wallpaper screenshot

I think they were going to add Photo Mode only to PC originally, but they added it to console today from demand. Of course it’s not as good as Ansel re: freedom of camera movement and other things, and of course on PC you’ll likely have a bit better fidelity/draw distance, but once you figure out settings it’s not bad on the PS4-Pro/4k screenies. Not bad at all. I don’t feel a need to take 100’s of screenshots of this game but always a nice feature for any game with a lot of visual pizazz, these days.

And yeah, I still haven’t created a “general entertainment” blog for stuff like this. Maybe later. 😛

Edit:  A few more.

Armiger Unleashed, Noctis, 4k

I have never used Armiger Unleashed before. I’ve seen it in use via YouTube so I know how it works, but I didn’t care about it and certainly didn’t need it to beat anything in the game to a pulp. But last night it was something “different” to Ansel so I finally used it – three times.  It’s more attractive at dusk or night. Hard to get the right “moment/angle” or choose which pics (as usual) and I might try it again with different fights someday.  Here comes the wallpaper spam:

armiger unleashed final fantasy xv wallpaper ffxv

final fantasy xv 4k wallpaper ffxv

4k scenic wallpapers

…because now and then something without the bro’s in it can be nice. They make pleasant wallpapers if the colors are your thing.

ffxv 4k wallpaper final fantasy xv

ffxv 4k wallpaper final fantasy xv

I’m still mostly playing 7 Days to Die at the moment – it’s just that type of game one can get mindlessly lost in, endlessly chopping down trees, mining tunnels, building and reinforcing bases. Next thing you know it’s 4am.

Edit: Sorry, one more. Not as much a ‘scenic’  (it’s moody?) but didn’t feel like making another post entry.

ffxv 4k wallpaper final fantasy xv