Runescape Memes Part VI

So it’s been a long while since I have posted anything, and it’s really surprising how much time went by. The last month and a half have been really hectic in my professional and personal life to the point to where I forgot I had a blog for a while. From dealing with the legal system to losing a best friend, and going from feeling like my life was falling apart to be being okay again, it’s ben rough. That’s why I’m happy to do another Runescape Memes post. These always make everything a little brighter (even if they aren’t that funny!) because they are so true.

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These people always annoyed me back when I began playing. Especially now that I know how easy it is to make money in the game. I feel like this is their exact expression when they decide they’re going to do it too. “Oh, I have forty-five million in the bank but I’m still going to beg for money.” Or, “I don’t feel like doing anything on here. I’m going to beg for money.”

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I laughed when I saw this one because of how right it is. Whoever made it, I give you kudos. Last year was a tough year for everyone with the election and other political debates. I hope this year is better.

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This quest has always made me mad. Both Romeo and Juliet were written to be so stupid, especially Romeo.

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I have always loved these memes, and when I saw this I almost died laughing. This is my second favorite to the “I asked if he wanted shrimp for dinner, he called me a noob,” one.

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When construction first came out I was so excited. It’s funny because ever since I was younger I would always picture this when I thought about decorating my living space (whether it was a house, bedroom, etc).

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I chose this one solely for the fact that it involves Harry Potter. If I looked into that mirror, that is exactly what I’d see.

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This is when anyone won’t leave you alone. In real life, I’ll tell people to stop ice barraging me, or say, “Begone, Tele block!”

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I had many of these moments while getting my quest cape. Especially when I went to go buy it and the Wise Old Man told me that I didn’t have all the requirements. I still have to do the wish list from Rag and Bone Man. Oh, I was so mad!

Runescape Memes Part V

This week I picked out a set of memes that I thought were really funny. I’m still working on some ideas for my own Runescape memes, and I’m considering doing some hardcore Ironman ones since I’ve had my account for about a week and a half now. Until then, however, I have more from google.

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I wish I would have thought about stuff like this when I was younger. I had a male friend who would have probably fallen for it, too. Back then, Santa hats were one-hundred and twenty-million coins. I would have died if I would have had that much money.

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So when I was younger, I didn’t know that there were bots in the game. I just figured that those people just didn’t want to talk to me. When I started playing again, everyone was talking about how the game was flooded with them, and now I see them a lot. Member’s worlds usually don’t have them unless what they are botting is a member’s only thing like magic trees or monkfish. I found this meme funny because of the tiny fist that it’s zoomed in on. I never realized that the characters have balled up fists. Ha ha.

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I think we are all guilty of having a Runescape YouTuber or moderator that we adored, and added them hoping that they would log on and talk to you when you said hi. I was never that fortunate, and it’s pretty sad. I thought this was funny because you can picture this in real life when you had a crush and was hoping they would notice you sitting right behind them in class.

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This doesn’t happen as much anymore now that we have the glorious OSBuddy client where we can look up player’s stats on our own. However, I do sometimes get someone who doesn’t have OSB that asks. I used to find it funny that no matter what you said your level was, everyone said, “Nice.”

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When I first decided to post this one I thought I’d be giving my secret away, but then I realized that I’m honest with people and actually tell them that I can’t go out because I’ve got major grinding to do on Runescape. Haha, no one understands me.

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You don’t see this much anymore, but remember when you couldn’t walk from Lumbridge to Varrock without getting ten offers to buy you as a girlfriend or boyfriend? Those were the days. Part of me was hoping that I’d get those offers again when I started playing after eight years because I have such great comebacks now. I only got two though.

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I never noticed that there were plants called, “Drakes” around the game, so I thought this meme was really funny. Of course someone would come up with the idea to put Drake’s face on a flower.

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The greatest salty player right here. I loved those people who were so tech savvy that when someone was mean to them or whatever they were able to completely destroy their accounts. Teaches them the lesson to be nice over the internet. Unfortunately, when I got hacked it wasn’t because I hurt anyone’s feelings. Someone was just being mean.

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My boyfriend and I talk like this all the time. “Honey, there isn’t a skill for that yet.” or, “Will you make me food? I don’t have as high of a cooking level as you.”

Hopefully next week my list will consist of memes that I made myself. Maybe, maybe not.

Society Vs. Woman Part II

It’s come to my attention today that there is now a new tax on woman’s sanitary products because it is a “luxury” for us to use them. This is infuriating to me because we already pay a tax on everything we buy, but now there’s a “luxury” tax. That’s like the time I found out the restaurant I used to work at charged an extra $0.10 to stir cheese in eggs. Tampons and pads are a basic necessity and if someone doesn’t agree with me then I’ll bleed all over your bed and see what you say then.

So I’ve been trying to find reason and understanding in this whole thing. If we don’t wear these “luxury” sanitary products we will ruin our clothes, get completely ridiculed by the public, feel even more gross about ourselves than we normally do because there’s blood everywhere, not to mention all the health problems we would be risking because we are not properly disposing of the blood itself.

When I was in 4th grade and was first taking what they called “sex ed,” which for my age group consisted of separating the boys from girls and teaching each group about our still growing bodies, they taught it to us like it was something embarrassing. “When it happens no one has to know about it. You just wear the pad and don’t tell anyone.” Instead of first saying that there was nothing to be ashamed about.

I’m honestly so sick and tired of the issues that I have faced in my life because I have a period. Yep. I said that to everyone who is reading. I’m not going to sugar coat it or talk about it in hushed whispers or pretend like it doesn’t exist. I’m not going to say to myself, “If I don’t talk about it then no one else will know about it either.” Because that isn’t true and I don’t care if people know it. The only time I ever cared was before I actually got one.

In high school if boys were bothering me or any of my friends all I had to do was say, “Does anyone have a tampon?” Or another comment pertaining to that time of the month and they scattered like roaches when someone turns a light on.

And guys grow up thinking that it’s something embarrassing. They don’t hesitate to talk about their own bodily functions and what goes on with them but you bring up the subject of menstruation and BAM: instant subject change. Guys are terrified of the thought of buying sanitary products for their family members/girlfriends. (Apparently, that comes with maturity. )

When I was younger and my sister asked me to run into the store to buy her tampons I was embarrassed by it because that’s what I was being taught. (People want to blame parents for the things their kids say and do or the way that they feel but compared to the influence of other people around them and what they see in this world, parents don’t have a prayer).

We are taught that it’s gross and that no one should know about it. It’s an unspoken topic that isn’t appropriate to speak of. That we are less of a woman when we have it. There are cultures that believe that woman shouldn’t cook, or sleep in their own houses, etc just because of their normal bodily function.

Well we are not less of a woman. In fact, our periods make us more of a woman because we are the creators of life. Our very existence relies on a woman’s ability to form a child in her body. Menstruation is a part of that ability.

And no one takes that as seriously as they should. With the growing number of teenage pregnancies (even the children who haven’t reached that stage in their lives), the rate of abortions, and the degrading of woman around the world. the beauty of giving life is now meaningless.

I hate to say it but we all know that in the last few years the war on men and woman, the war on race, the war on homosexuality,  etc has become more extreme. In my last post about woman, I was urging woman to think more about how they present themselves because quite a bit of the reason for how woman have been being treated is because a lot of woman have taken the rights we have and twisted them to mean something completely different than what they were meant to be for.

But this time I’m addressing the war on woman that has made us the way we are. The way we are raised and publicly scrutinized. This needs to stop, this needs to change. We are not gross. We are not embarrassing. We are not sex objects. We are beautiful, intelligent, and worth so much more. It’s time to start standing up for it, acting like it, and believing it.

Society Vs. Nurture

When you become a parent, an uncle or aunt, an older sibling, or some other big title, you are responsible for the welfare of that wonderful, new life. A couple of years ago my sister moved down from South Dakota with all three of her children and the moment I held my youngest niece was one of the most life changing experiences. I’d never known love like that before, and from then on I’ve accepted a type of responsibility for them that I always thought only parents felt.

What I remember from when I was a child was how every member of my family dressed me. I had several different styles, and it all depended on who I was spending time with. Sometimes I was cute, sometimes I was classy, sometimes I was casual. No matter the occasion, I wore some pretty interesting clothing. As time went on and I eventually started school, I also noticed dress codes. The older I got the more stricter they became until I was planning my outfits weekly so that I wouldn’t have to visit the dean every day. In high school I thought it was sad that you would sometimes look at an article of clothing and not be sure if the school would allow it.

Within the last week my eyes have opened to the questions of nurture and nature. What comes naturally versus what we’ve been taught. What my parents have said is okay versus what schools and other places have shamed me for, and what God says verses what society says.

“You can’t wear that because it’s too revealing” and “Do you really want the boys to look at you that way?” These are a couple of statements teachers, principles, guidance counselors, and others have said to me. In fact my favorite incident was during my junior year of high school at a dance where I was kissing my new boyfriend goodbye. A teacher outed me in front of the entire student body and told me that if I was going to “act” like a “ho” then I needed to at least not dress like one.

Another example were these skinny jeans that became popular at one point. They had these rips in them but the rips only showed skin if you physically separated the strings. All the girls who wore them were stopped in the hall and told that they were too revealing and forced to put duct tape over them even though they were harmless.

Society needs to stop teaching us that because we are woman we have no class. Because we aren’t virgins we have no worth, and because we show parts of our legs, arms and shoulders we dress like “ho’s” Society needs to stop teaching men that it’s up to woman to control their urges, that they can’t do it alone and if a female shows a little skin that it’s okay to do whatever you want to them because they are asking for it.

This sounds harsh but that’s exactly the impression that men are getting as they grow up, and from recent surveys and articles that I have read woman are now believing it as well. This is a problem because it has caused men to think that we are property to toss around which has caused us to react to men with the same treatment.

I’ve come to realize that men learn from woman and woman learn from men. Men treat woman the way woman treated them and vice versa. The problems that arise between the two sexes are behaviors that we have learned. So let’s stop sexualizing each other and start lifting each other up. Let’s teach the next generations class and respect and morality and not how to not dress like a prostitute and that you can’t control yourselves. Let’s stop degrading others and ourselves.

Even though we are both human, men and woman are two completely different species. We’re forced to live in this world together because we need each other. Not only for reproduction, but for love and friendship. Woman can do things that men can’t and men can do things that woman can’t. There’s a reason one can’t reproduce without the other, why men are physically stronger and why woman are more nurturing. Some of you can bring up the subject of artificial insemination, but that sperm came from somewhere. It’s like the saying, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” The answer in this instance is neither. They came together which means no one is above another.

God created Adam and gave him the Earth and knowledge so that he made teach Eve, whom He created next because He knew Adam needed her. They did not hate each other, they did not degrade each other, they did not hurt each other, Adam didn’t tell her that she wasn’t dressed appropriately and Eve didn’t tell him that it’s okay because he couldn’t contain himself. It wasn’t until Eve ate the fruit that all these thoughts and accusations started. It was a learned behavior. So let’s start speaking life.

 

Runescape Memes Part IV

Alright, so looking for Runescape memes has officially become a hobby of mine. In fact, I’m thinking about making my own here pretty soon because I’ve got a lot of ideas that would be really cool. While I was looking them up, I found a couple of pictures of Runescape-themed merchandise that I really want in my life.

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I’m not into “Yo mama” jokes, but for some reason when they are Runescape themed, I fall apart. For those who don’t know, “Chins” is short for “Chinchompa.” These are little ferret-like creatures that you catch to use as a ranging weapon. When you throw them at something they explode. I laughed so hard at this one that I almost rolled out of bed.

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I did fall out of bed at this one. I found this meme a long time ago and decided that I would share it because it has so much meaning to my boyfriend and I. Also to one of my Runescape friends that will find every reason to call me a noob even though my stats are pretty breathtaking. I really like how you can apply Runescape to just about everything in life.

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One day, I’m going to have a daughter tell me that she has a boyfriend and I’m going to say, “Now you worked so hard at achieving your slayer cape, so don’t do anything stupid. You know boys are only out to get one thing.” And she’s going to be like, “I know, mom. My username and password.” #parentgoals

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I decided to share this one because of how true it is. Every time someone brought up Runescape or I thought about it, I had to log on to see what was new and play it. I started when I was ten and quit at thirteen after getting hacked and having everything taken from me. I started playing a little over a year ago and haven’t stopped.

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One word: bots. Once I was walking around and these other players started to follow me around wearing the same outfit I had on. I love when that stuff happens.

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When I first read this I wasn’t sure what “fire cape problems” were, and then I just figured that it probably meant someone was having issues killing the Jad to get their cape. I still haven’t gotten mine and I’m not sure if I ever will. My quest cape is the cape for me (until I get my farming cape). But right after I get the farming cape, I’m getting my fire making cape so that I can trim my farming cape and make it look cool.

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This is one of my favorites. There are no words to describe how sunny the game looks and then there’s no actual sun. I like when you find your way to the edge of the game and there’s complete darkness. I discovered it in the desert once.

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I miss these moments from back before the grand exchange and the amount of players that have switched to other game modes like RS3, Darkscape, and Deadman. Lucky for me, though. I don’t have to share magic trees!

And the grand finale. I saw these mixed in with memes and realized my intense need to have this outfit in my life. It is track pants and a sweater, but I won’t be running in them.

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Runescape: Top Favorite Quests

While writing a couple short stories based off of my favorite MMO, Runescape, I decided to make a list of my top favorite quests that I’ve completed over the course of playing. This isn’t an entire list since there are a lot of other quests that I really enjoyed, but these have to be my top ones that I would suggest anyone complete if they play. However, most of these have a list of other quests you must complete first.

Before you continue, I want to warn you that there are spoilers. So if you have not completed any of these quests and plan on doing so, please do not read until after you have.

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A Soul’s Bane

It was not the combat that drew me to this quest but the story behind it. A little boy decides he is ready to venture out into the world only to get driven crazy by his own mind. Now twenty-five years later, an adventurer is recruited by the boy’s mother to go find him in the rift. Each level contains monster’s that you must fight in order to overcome the nightmare: rage, fear, confusion, and hopelessness. Then you must defeat the three phases of the boy, ultimately freeing him from his own insanity and returning him home. I loved the message that the only way to overcome what goes on in your mind is to fight it.

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Recipe for Disaster

The evil Culinaromancer has been resurrected to try and take over all of Runescape! But with your help, and the help of Gypsy Aris, you can free each leader by feeding them their favorite food (much easier said than done).In this ten-part quest, you are tasked with having to free eight of the world leaders of Gielinor: The Mountain Dwarf, General Bentnose and Wartface, Pirate Pete, The Lumbridge Guide, Evil Dave, Skrach Uplogwee, Sir Amik Varze, and King Awowogei.

After this, you have to face the Culinaromancer himself, but not before having to defeat his minions: Agrith Na-Na, Flambeed, Karamel, Dessourt, and Gelatinnoth Mother. Even though this is the longest quest in Runescape, it is most definitely my favorite by far because of all the adventure that comes along with it. The ability to swim underwater and roaming around Ape Atoll as different forms of monkies are only two of my favorite things about this quest.

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Haunted Mine

As frustrating as this quest was for me, I absolutely loved every moment of it. The premise of this quest is that there is an unexplored mine deep in the woods of Morytania. In it is supposed to be a sacred crystal that is being protected by a mage of Zamorak, and you as the adventurer decide to go within the mine to try and find this crystal. After many attempts at the boss, I finally defeated him with my Iban staff and was able to get my hands on the crystal. The salve amulet has not only looked incredible with most of my outfits, but it has helped a lot during my killing of the undead.

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Gertrude’s Cat

This was a simple quest about a woman (more like crazy cat lady) who has lost her cat and needs your help finding it. At the end you receive a chocolate cake, a bowl of stew, and a kitten that you can take care of. This was my very first member quest ever and I was so excited when I found out that you could have a pet cat.

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Icthlarin’s Little Helper

There is unrest deep within the desert as the city of the dead, Sophanem, has closed it’s gates to everyone who is considered an outsider. As the adventurer, you meet a wanderer in the middle of the desert that sends you on a journey to do her bidding. I loved this quest because I didn’t see it coming. I loved when I found out that everything I was doing for this woman was bad, and that she was actually a demi-god with a rough past. I also loved the locusts that roamed around the city, the sphinx, and the fact that my cat from Gertrude’s Cat ended up being useful for a purpose other than just having it around. It gave me the feeling of Egyptian history unlike the other cities in the desert.

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Contact!

The High Priest of Icthlarin has told you that Sophanem’s people want to lift the quarantine that was placed over them due to the plague that had been spread by Icthlarin, but that the people of Menaphos will not allow it. It is the duty of the adventurer to help. I had a love-hate relationship with this quest because of the end. There is an underground tunnel maze full of minions of Scarabas: Mages (attack with magic), and two types of Scarab riders (attack with melee or range).

When the minions are not attacking you, you have to watch out for the traps that could also inflict high levels of damage on you. Then there was the Giant Scarab that you have to defeat at the end. I literally tried ten times, but every time his minions would pop up and destroy me. I finally defeated him after I completed Underground pass and came back with my Iban staff.

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Underground Pass

This quest is the third part of the Ardougne story-line and one of my personal favorites. It’s about a tunnel that has been opened after thousands of years for you to explore to see what is the safest route to the other side. It’s full of puzzles, brain games, traps, monsters, and an adventure that is unique to each player. My mind was totally blown by this quest because it opened my eyes to what Jagex could really do with their world of Runescape.

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Regicide

The reason for discovering the Underground Pass, King Lathas of Ardougne has recruited you to travel to the other side and defeat the evil King Tyras. This takes you to a whole other world that is nothing like the rest of Runescape, full of elves and beauty all on it’s own, and nothing is as peaceful as it appears. I loved this quest because of the land of Isfadar. At first it was difficult to find my way around (even with the map), but once I got the hang of it I found it fun to travel around. And the part where you find out that you are working for the bad guys was great, too. I never saw that coming!

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Sea Slug

I decided to do this quest so I could get the fishing experience that I needed to get to the next level, but I ended up loving it. There has been a sudden presence of strange creatures inhabiting the fishing platform, and many fisherman have gone missing. A woman recruits you to find out what is going on, and locate her husband and son. It turns out these creatures are sea slugs that attach themselves to humans and control them. Talk about creepy!

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In search of the Myreque

Another quest in the Morytania series, there is a darkness over the land and a stranger wants to recruit you to help the group that are trying to fight against it. So it’s your job to find these people that are hiding somewhere around the land (or under it). I really enjoyed this one.

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In aid of Myreque

I enjoyed this one more than the first because I gained access to a town called Burgh De Rott that I didn’t know how to enter before. It had a bank and I really needed to use it on countless occasions. (Unfortunately, once I did the quest I never found myself in a situation to need it again). This one is about helping the myreque find a new hiding spot for their clan in Burgh de Rott after an attack reveals their original hideout.

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Lunar Diplomacy

This quest introduces you to the Moon Clan who live on a remote island and keep to themselves. They have been feuding with the Fremniks and now you have been recruited to settle their disputes. I loved this quest for a lot of the same reasons that I loved A Soul’s Bane. During this quest, you have to convince the Moon Clan that Fremniks are not what they think they are. To do this, you are tasked with proving the strength of your own mind by traveling into your subconscious. With each test, you learn more about yourself and the obstacles of life. There was such deeper meaning to this quest than any of the others.

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Dream Mentor

This is the sequel to Lunar Diplomacy, except instead of having to evaluate yourself, you have to help a fallen soldier evaluate himself and overcome his fear of fighting. Even though there were parts of this quest that were frustrating, I really enjoyed the story-line behind this one.

As I said before, these are not the only quests that I absolutely loved during my completion of getting my quest cape. But there’s one-hundred and twenty-eight of them so writing about each one would be such a task. Be looking for my list of the top quests that I couldn’t stand, as well as more quest related stuff!

Matrix: Oil Wonders

 

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I first discovered these products when I received samples of the shampoo and conditioner as part of an early birthday present from my best friend’s mom. Before using these samples I had never known that it was possible for a hair product to make you feel like you were in absolute Heaven. Their textures felt so light and were so soft that they glided through my hair. Before I was even out of the shower I could tell that there was a difference in how my hair felt and looked. My curls are less frizz and have more shape and bounce, and they are so shiny! Not to mention the smell is so clean and refreshing. As soon as I used it I had to have some in my life.

You can find Matrix Oil Wonders at www.matrix.com/oil-wonders, or you can also find it at JCPenny. I had it ordered from Amazon for one of my birthday presents.

Runescape Memes Part III

Alright I’m a little late on the weekly Runescape Meme post, but this one was worth the wait for me. I don’t always know if other people will find these as funny as I do, and if you don’t that’s okay. My main goal is to make OSRS and RS3 players laugh, and to make former players remember the good times. So let’s get started.

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I remember when construction came out because I spent forever getting it leveled. I also remember how expensive it was, and always being broke because everything I made went into that skill. I definitely don’t miss how I sucked at playing games back then!

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Oh man, that first time you log into Runescape from Tutorial Island and you have to pick your character’s appearance. Now they have a lot more options which I like. Currently mine is pulled back into a mess of curls. It’s quite nice.

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I didn’t know this back when I was a kid, but apparently this was one of the most used scams in the game. I didn’t come across it though. If I did I would have fallen for it for sure.

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I want to meet whoever came up with this one. Kudos.

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This is so wonderful. I love the editing they did with the ice barrage.

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When I saw this one, I got so happy inside.I don’t know why. Even though I voted for him, I still laugh at him all the time.

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I noticed that when they finally cracked down the servers were pretty clear of any population. And now that RS3 came out, the members worlds are empty. They even had to make specific theme worlds. Like W358 is the blast furnace world and W309 is Wintertodt.

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This is another one of those scams that people fell for. I’m proud to say I did come across it and never fell for it. No way was I giving up my awesome steel. (LOL!)

And those are my amazing Runescape memes for this week. For me, they were more of a memoria of the past Runescape clichés. Anyways, I hope everyone enjoyed them.

The Dr. Teals System

Ever since I got hurt at work a few years ago I suffer from a lot of pain in my back, legs, and feet. There have been some days where I dread leaving the house because it’s so severe I have trouble moving. I’m only twenty-two and have to be careful because I can hurt myself while doing the simplest things. Earlier tonight I went to take off my jacket and pulled a muscle in my shoulder. While I was at a neurologist appointment I went to stretch and threw it out, and then did it again when I tried to adjust myself in the chair at my dentist appointment the next day. Because my pain has gotten a lot worse, I have found a massage therapist which has changed my life completely.

But what do I do when I’m not shelling out money to see my massage therapist? (I’m asked this question a lot by others who have pain, too). My answer is the Dr. Teal’s system. I was a little skeptical when I was first buying it. I knew the Epsom salts would make a difference, but I questioned the body wash and lotion. How would those work when they would spend so little time on my body? I have to tell you how amazed I was.

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When it comes to the shower gel, I liked to run the scrubby over my body a couple of times, paying extra attention to my problem areas which are my legs and back. As for my feet, I sit down on the floor of the shower and massage them with the soap. This makes an even bigger difference in how they feel afterward. Ever since I started my stretches, the shower gel is enough to make my back relax, and even my legs feel better for the most part. But because I have more pain in my feet after work I have to do more for them which makes my legs feel better the rest of the way.

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This is where the bag of Epsom salts come in. I have a foot bath that bubbles up that I use, but before I got it I just filled a big bowl with warm water. All I do is pour a bit of the salts in and voilà! I am instantly relax and my feet come out feeling so much better and so much softer!

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The icing on the cake is the lotion. I briefly massage it into my feet, legs, and lower to mid-back. I feel so relaxed after all of this that I just want to lay in bed and do nothing. The fact that I chose the lavender-scented set probably has something to do with that though. It’s also available in Eucalyptus and mint, milk and honey, chamomile, and many more. They have different systems for whatever you are looking for (such as working out).

You can find these products at your local Walmart (like me!), CVS, Target, Walgreens, FredMeyer, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ulta Beauty, Rite-Aid, Publix, and Kroger. I’m sure you can also find it online.

The power of Epsom is incredible. It’s truly a gift from God.

How I accidentally turned my brother into a Vampire Diaries fan

I decided that since my XBOX wasn’t being used by either my boyfriend or my brother, I would watch season seven of The Vampire Diaries on Netflix. My boyfriend usually watches whatever I put on, whether it’s Secret Life of the American Teenager or Ripper Street. However, I was not expecting my brother to get off his XBOX to come watch VD with me. It was pretty incredible. In fact, I found myself being more entertained by watching him enjoy it than by the show himself!

So at the beginning of season seven, we find the aftermath of Elena’s death and how all the characters are handling it (noticing that Damon doesn’t beg to be compelled to forget her like she did to him). Lily Salvatore is back with her heretic family who only wants to cause chaos in a new world they knew nothing about (while Lily is trying to get them to calm down). They take Caroline prisoner after Damon ruins Stefan’s treaty with her. Of course there were things I had to explain like the different relationships and who people were, as well as why everyone was sad (A.K.A. Elena is dead).

Then as the season progresses, Damon decides to find leverage to use against Lily to get their town (and house) back. He finds Oscar who is another heretic trying to find Lily’s old lover, Julian. Unfortunately, before Damon can make the trade for Caroline, Oscar is killed because of the information he has on Julian. Which brings in the business with the Phoenix Stone. This holds the souls of vampires and puts them through a Hell where they relive all the awful things they have done. However, it can also be used to bring a vampire soul back into their body (as long that you have can find the soul you are looking for).

But it wasn’t until he caught hold of the drama that I was really entertained. Heretic Valerie who turned out to be the first love of Stefan’s life meets Caroline, who is his current. Then we all found out that she had been pregnant with his baby which Julian killed by beating her senseless and that’s why she broke his heart by leaving. Alaric gets consumed with trying to bring back Jo, his pregnant fiancé that was killed last season by her twin brother, from the dead using the phoenix stone. (Which we all knew would fail because she wasn’t a vampire). Damon had to fight Lily to get Elena’s body back because she took it after he ruined Stefan’s plans. Then Heretics Mary-Louise and Nora were lovers of over a century who can’t seem to get along. Nora is embracing the new world and learning everything she can, while Mary-Louise is afraid of it and is jealous of Nora’s newfound life.

My favorite part was when Mary-Louise purposed to Nora (who accepted), and then turned her back on all of them to believe Julian. My brother was so furious that he almost through his coke can at the TV. Fortunately, he remembered it wasn’t his TV and contained himself. All I pictured in that moment was Elle throwing the box of chocolates at her TV and yelling, “Liar!” In Legally Blonde.

Also, I had to explain that every time there is a plan it goes seriously wrong, as well as that I really didn’t like Julian because he was literally a knock off of Klaus, whom he met later in the show after Stefan got marked by the Huntress and came to New Orleans seeking his help. Speaking of the Huntress, when Rayna gave the curse to Bonnie, it was really irritating. I had explained before about Jeremy being a descendant of the five hunters and how they were able to retrain his mind to not want to kill every vampire he came into contact with. I also had to explain why that wouldn’t be possible with Rayna. Jeremy loved Elena, but Rayna had no connections to them (plus the fact that she had a bunch of native souls inside of her making it to where she’d come back if she died).

But out of the entire season, I had a hard time explaining why Matt is the only human in the show that has survived this long. All I could come up with was that he was Matt. He’s the only symbol for their humanity.

Now he’s upset because he found out that season eight is the last season and it will only be sixteen episodes. I admit I’m pretty upset, too. I’m also hoping that the brothers don’t die like it’s rumored.