I will post a real post soon, I swear. I recently reinstalled Pets, so I should be more inspired to play again soon. I also just gave up with college so I should have more free time, although I’m getting re addicted to Stardew Valley and Skyrim again. So there’s that, I guess XD
Anyway, this post comes to you in two halves! Firstly, have some screenshots from my time in Skyrim! Given that I talk about it so much and it’s the biggest reason I’m not posting as much, I figured I owed you guys something. If you don’t care about my Skyrim shots and bad captions, feel free to skip to the second half of the post; Sims 4!
This is me! Not that I look like this any more, I actually have better armour now. None of that Iron nonsense.
‘I’ am a female Nord called Elouise, Listener to the Night Mother, a Nightingale of Nocturnal, Harbinger to the Companions, Arch-Mage at the College of Winterhold, Legate (Commander) in the Imperial Legion, a member of the Dawnguard, and Thane in nearly every Hold. Oh, and Dragonborn, of course.
This is a glitch, of course. I fast travelled to this location, and a dead dragon followed me.
It looks ridiculous, and I love it.
My horse is not impressed. She probably helped kill this Dragon in the first place.
This is Shadowmere, the most fucking badass horse in the entire game. Seriously, she doesn’t die! She’s killed a ton of bandits and wolves defending me, not to mention survived all of the cliffs I’ve accidentally dived off.
She was given to me by Astrid,
who broke my FUCKING HEART as part of the Dark Brotherhood questline. A questline by which I am still deeply traumatised, and by which one of the characters in my book came to develop. Amber was originally supposed to be a healer. Now she’s a fucking assassin.
This is Elouise hanging out in Markarth, thinking about killing Ondolemar for calling that dog stupid. Though it would also get me arrested as the Jarl is right behind me. In fact, you can see his steward to the left of my head and to the right of my arrows.
The kick ass lady behind me is Jordis the Sword-Maiden, my housecarl from Solitude. She is awesome and I love her. She genuinely sounds enthusiastic to be adventuring with me, unlike that bitch Lydia, who got me killed by traps and ‘accidentally’ pushing me off ledges multiple times.
Lydia (the Housecarl of Whiterun), now guards my wife and children in one of my two furnished houses. I actually own houses in multiple cities, but only one is furnished (that’s Whiterun). The other furnished house I have is one I built myself (I got lazy and cheated in some materials though. Sue me, I was excited); Heljarchen Hall, in the centre of the map!
Here I am killing a Forsworn looter while Shadowmere watches me…
Here I am smashing a Glass Warhammer into some dude’s shoulder/back..
I am nothing if not brutal XD
Just hanging out with Shadowmere and Jordis under the coolest looking sky EVER!
Idk, this just looks like the northern lights to me.
“You’ll find him on the mountain… where the lights touch the earth…”
This is my secondary character, a Dark Elf called Elmira! She isn’t really anything yet, other than discovering she’s Dragonborn and joining the Companions!
She’s a Destruction Mage (Elousie is a bit of everything, though mostly uses ‘Two-Handed’ – the warhammer – and archery), and this is an axe in a loaf of bread.
Because apparently they ran out of knives?
This isn’t even Skyrim, this is Solstheim, an island to the north-west of Skyrim XD
I just really love my graphics, guys XD Though Solstheim is full of ash, which is why this isn’t as clear as the sky of Skyrim.
Just hanging out the temple of some power crazy, ancient, presumed-dead-but-apparently-making-a-comeback Dragonborn dragon priest.
Fuck you, Miirak.
Me about to fuck up somebody’s day.
SO THIS THING JUST CRAWLED OUT OF AN ASH PILE IN FRONT OF ME AND SCARED THE EVER-LIVING-FUCK OUT OF ME.
I then proceeded to destroy it in one hit.
I’m pretty sure this is a critical hit because I got this epic cutscene, where I literally leaped on his head and basically cleaved his skull.
I think I was fighting a Lurker, which is this horrible thing that kind of barfs tentacles at you.
This was a fun half post to write, I love talking about Skyrim. I’ve only recently started taking screenshots of my steam games, so luckily for you I don’t have six months worth of screenshots to share! Maybe next time you’ll get to see my wife and kids? 😉
DISTRACTIONS POST PART II!
What’s this you see? Sims 4? Why yes, I downloaded Sims Four TODAY, and played a little bit!
I’m not sure how much I’ll be playing tbh, I don’t really like it that much. It’s probably partly because I’m not used to it (and can direct Sims 3 in my sleep), but to me the controls are clunky and everything is too streamlined. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice, but I’d like things laid out a little more. Like the UI, and WHERE THE HECK DID BUY MODE GO?
I do like the CAS freedom, but I don’t like not having sliders at all – I find it really hard to create unique sims this way at the moment. If they were to create a Sim 5, there are lots of elements that could be blended together from these two games to make something really good but… ACK.
Anyway, here is my first creation!
Meet Hanna Hendrick! I randomised both parts of her name individually, and laughed way too hard at the Anna Kendrick thing. So I kept it.
This picture only exists because I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to reference one of my favourite lines from one of my favourite movies.
So this is her real look! Naturally, she looks utterly bored. I wish they had included the jacket layering from TS2 (at least the PS2 version), because I would’ve given her a sweet leather jacket while still being able to show off those sweet high-waisted shorts.
She has the ‘creativity’ aspiration, so has the bonus ‘muser’ trait. She is also an art loving, creative loner.
So here’s the welcome wagon; these random sims!
Plus shifty guy with the cake.
Hanna: Hey, that guy brought cake!
Liberty: Self assured. Geek.
Hanna: Oh. I’m good thanks.
Liberty: It’s too bad, he was cute in MySims.
Hanna: In what?
Liberty: Sorry, fourth wall break.
Hanna: O-kay then! I’m gonna get me some of that cake.
Hanna: So hey… Travis. How’d you fancy giving the new girl some of that cake as a welcome present, huh?
Hanna: Fine, screw you then.
Liberty: Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Hanna: So what about you, did you bring me any cake?
Liberty: No, but I can tell you cool facts about snakes!
Liberty: Did you know that the biggest snake in the world is the reticulated python?
Hanna: Please get your hand out of my boob.
Hanna: Look, I made a friend!
I love that they interact standing side by side and not just directly in front of each other. That’s cool.
Hanna: Look at my new friend!
Liberty: Are you gonna eat that salad, or are you just going to stare at me?
Game streaming on the tablet!
Apparently it wasn’t very good.
Dancing was weird.
Hanna: Thanks for coming over, Liberty!
Liberty: Any time.
Creepy Guy: *is creepy*
Hanna: I NEED TO PEE!
Liberty: Go then?
Hanna: First, let’s take a selfie!
I also like that this isn’t part of an expansion pack!
Hanna makes some great faces.
I may have just rage quit on her in CAS, but I do like how she turned out 😀
Hanna: Liberty, you’re such a great friend. I think you should move in here!
Liberty: Aaww, sweet!
Liberty: That’s a fantastic idea! Your crazy schemes are the best.
Hanna: Did you have to bring your roommate, though?
Liberty: Well I couldn’t exactly leave her with Travis, the creepy cake guy, now could I?
Summer: Help me.
I promise I’ll play the Gordons again soon! These weirdo interlude posts are a lot of fun though so I might do more of them – though if they increase in frequency they’ll probably go to another blog. Would anybody be up for reading that, actually!?