Fishing In Piscatoris

Jagex has added skill pets to Runescape and I figured it’s about time I have something cool that wasn’t the kitten from Gertrude’s Cat or the Hellcat from Recipe For Disaster (which is just a kitten/full-grown cat that turns into a hell cat after catching evil mice long enough). I also needed a higher fishing level for completing the achievement diaries and figured that the Heron (fishing pet) would be a great pet to go for.

Unfortunately, it’s taking forever! Okay, I haven’t been playing a lot. With so much on my plate, it’s usually difficult to find time to play. However, I’ve decided to finally crack down and get to work on it (especially since it doesn’t need a lot of my attention). I started at level 63 and now I am 8.6k monkfish in and level 76. Wish me luck!

Things You’ll Find When You Aren’t Looking

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One of my favorite things to do is go shopping. Whether it’s online, at the mall, or at Wal-Mart, I love it all. However, I especially love thrifting. For those who don’t know that term, “thrifting” is what people call shopping at thrift stores such as Goodwill or Waterfront Mission. Here in Pensacola, we have a couple of both of those thrift stores and I love them! Yesterday I went out with my mom to look around and all the neat stuff we found amazed us. The first item is a pink and black Juicy Couture backpack. Juicy has been one of my favorite brands ever since I fell in love with their Juicy Couture Couture perfume.

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But of course, we all know that Juicy Couture is a well-established name brand. Which is why finding one of their brand new (tags still on it) bags surprised me.

Then I found a pair of leopard print heels that I adored, but I didn’t buy. The reason is that I’d been to a consignment shop and bought a pair that looked exactly like them. But I did get black heels with pink platforms on the bottom. Very stylish. These are my leopard print ones.

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I was very excited to see a classy picnic basket there. I’ve always wanted one and now I have one so my boyfriend and I can go on the picnic day I’ve always dreamed of. I’ve never gone because I’ve saved it for someone special (And I’ve been looking for the perfect basket).

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I was very excited to find out that the brown leather jacket I’d been gawking over last time I was there was still there. I bought it this time!

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One of the coolest treasures, though, was this. It was something random that happened to catch my eye, but was so cool I had to get it. It’s perfect to hold the jewelry I usually wear so I don’t have to go searching for them every day.

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While we were at the second Goodwill, I bought a black jacket to go with my current Mary Kay status outfit as part of the black and white club. We also found red dress jackets and tried them on. We saw the future: red jacket Mary Kay consultants. It was very fun and super inspirational.

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Speaking of Mary Kay, we also found a classic black travel roll up bag and a handbag. Go figure!

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I had a lot of fun and I know my mom did, too. It was definitely a day that we needed. Every so often you just need to get away from the stress of school, work, home, and everyday life. But I admit that I can’t wait to go again. I had found some other things that were really fun and made me smile.

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Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

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The first time I read this book (in high school) there were a lot of things that I’d missed because it was exciting to read. It brought a whole new kind of vampyre that I found incredible and I just wanted to read more and more. From mystical tattoos to special affinities, it was incredible and have me falling in and out of love with characters in every book.

Zoey Montgomery, a sixteen year old girl who lives in Tulsa, has hated her life ever since her mom married the “Step-loser.” She’s forced to live in a house where she is the “Bad kid” just because she doesn’t bow down to him and his God complex. He completely changed her mom into something she totally isn’t and expects Zoey to comply with everything he says, too. Then if that wasn’t bad enough, her boyfriend (heath) that she’s known her whole life is a football star that thinks drinking until the sun comes up and being dumb is cool and her best friend (Kayla) is a rude and sassy girl who secretly wants Heath but can’t make that obvious to her best friend. Then Zoey’s life completely changes when the mysterious hooded figure shows up and marks her.

Suddenly, she is now a vampyre fledgling expected to leave everything she knows behind and live in a vampyre school and create a new life for herself. No longer is she Zoey Montgomery, she’s Zoey Redbird. And as Zoey Redbird, she is to deal with boyfriend drama, make new friends, do homework, take town the most poplar and selfish girl in school all while trying to figure out why the vampyre goddess has marked her with full vampyre tattoos and pray that her body doesn’t reject the change. Not to mention learn who she can trust and who she can’t and find out why she is seeing the “Spirits” of the supposedly dead fledglings that rejected the change. Woe is Zoey!

Neferet’s Curse

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When Neferet had told Zoey a bit about her past human life I had wanted to know more. How did Neferet become the Vampyre woman she was in the series? I have to say that this novella was the best one out of the four. It’s only about a hundred pages but it had me hooked the entire time. I laughed, I got mad (mostly at her father), and I was super surprised. It’s definitely one of those situations where you know what’s going to happen but you don’t know when. It was fun to watch her go from a little girl to a survivor. She was willing to do anything to survive her situation, even if that meant manipulating her loved ones. It’s crazy what changes take place in people based off of our own life experiences.

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The ending was the best for me. When Neferet’s father becomes jealous of her new boyfriend and assaults her, he acts as if she feels the same way for him! I can understand Neferet’s newfound anger and insanity that she gets. She comes to her boyfriend and his family for help and then gets marked right in front of him. He abandons Neferet, claiming that it is just too much for him to deal with. We can all relate in a human way to what she had felt at that time. Then, when power and strength presents itself to her, she goes after her father to kill him. What made my anger boil is that he looked at her like she was still his little girl and spoke to her like he worried about her. “I knew you’d come back to me.”

Neferet had two choices. She could, have left it all behind and continued her new life as all the other vampyres had done, or she could have taken another road and took her revenge. She chose her revenge and I think that is where her curse comes in. She became something truly unique and special, but she couldn’t let what happened go (not that any of us blame her). So when she killed her father, the darkness in the world attached to her and made a home with her; just like they had done to Kalona through his anger and jealousy. Hence, Neferet would be cursed with the darkness as long as she held onto what had happened.

It was truly an amazing book and just like Kalona’s Fall, it ended too soon.

Kalona’s Fall

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I remember feeling many things for Kalona during my obsession with the House of Night series, and those “things” were always half and half. Some of the time I loved him and other times I loathed. It’s always very difficult to hate a villain when they are like Kalona; when you know that they have bad intentions but it’s only because of the betrayal they have felt by someone they once loved. During the entire time that he was in the series I only wanted someone to come along and show him what being good is like, but the answer always came back as, “If even Nyx wasn’t enough how could anyone else be enough?” And with that, my next question always followed.

What happened to Kalona? Because I haven’t read them in forever, what I remember reading might be wrong. We know Nyx casted him from the Otherworld, but I’m pretty sure that he said it was because he got too close to her and loved her too much. The problem with a character like Kalona is that questions of who he is and where he came from always crossed my mind.

With this novella, Kalona’s Fall answers all the questions that we H.O.N. lover’s craved the answers to. Who is Kalona? Where did he come from? How did Nyx really feel about him? What did he do to her? The only problem I have with it is that it ended too soon. I wanted to read about how the human villagers cursed him to spend eternity trapped in a cave with a woman he thought was real, but was only a trick to lure him away.

Other than my personal issues with it ending so soon, I absolutely loved it and would love for P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast to continue his story.

Picture taken from House of Night wiki (Found on Google.com).

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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