Day 293 – Maybe They Need Dancers In The Bannered Mare?

I still play Skyrim. Not every day, and not every week, but I still love the game a whole lot and get into phases where I want to play a lot. The modders for the game are insane, and they add new quests and new areas and it’s just amazing to me that they can do that! I mean, they make whole new areas and characters and it’s awesome! A couple of weeks ago, I was looking for a specific Skyrim series on YouTube [by the GroBroPros, if you’re interested.] and found another one with someone playing as just a regular person – not the Dragonborn. I’ve seen things like this before and thought it was cool, but I wasn’t into playing like that. I wanted to be the Dragonborn, the thane of every area possible, and cheating like CRAZYPANTS because games to me are wayyyy more fun if I don’t die. LOL! But watching the videos [Skyrim: Rags To Riches, if you want to see.] I started thinking. What if I played like that? What if I didn’t immediately get started in the war?

So my new girl went to Helgen. She saw the dragon attack. She was saved by Ralof and he taught her a little on how to shoot a bow. [This is VERY different for me because I’m usually more of a warrior and prefer to run into stuff and hack at them with a sword.] But as soon as they were out of the cave, she ran off on her own. She’s learning to sneak really well, and her archery skills are improving. She’s a bit of a thief but so far uninterested in the Thieves Guild. Eventually she married [mostly for somewhere to stay and for the store money], and then managed to get well known enough to be able to buy property and build Lakeview Manor. After that, she ran back to Windhelm to adopt the cutest little girl.

Some of my rules for playing this character is that I don’t use God Mode 95% of the time and I don’t fast travel. I can run and I can take carriages, but no fast travel. I didn’t realize how much I have missed in this game before!! Although I’ve been playing for a little over year now, I have stumbled into places I’ve never seen before and into quests I’ve never done before. It’s so fun! Now, eventually, my character WILL join the war, and she will find out she is the Dragonborn, but until then, she’ll just keep shooting that bow and stealing circlets.

New Skyrim Girl

Of course, I had to pop into SL tonight to spend some time with my guy. But LOOK. He’s playing Skyrim!!! That’s okay, though. I can totally make my own fun.

He says I distracted him. I don’t see how that could have happened.

Day 293 - Maybe They Need Dancers In The Bannered Mare?

DAy 164 – I’m Sure I Can Fight With Them.

I took advantage of the Black Friday sale on Steam and purchased Dawnguard and Hearthfire for Skyrim, so over the weekend I spent more time playing than I have in the past couple of weeks. I also got some mods, including some clothes, and started a new character so that I could see what it was like to join the Stormcloaks rather than the Imperials. But I totally had to laugh when I forged my new outfit.

Day 164 - I'm sure I can fight with them

Why do my boobs have to be SO HUGE?

Of course, that’s a question I keep asking as I look at Flickr or the feeds lately. Prim boobs are all the rage lately. I get it, I guess. They are usually nicer shaped than the regular avatar boobs. But do they have to be so ENORMOUS? If having huge breasts is the only thing you can think of to show off… Well, I just don’t know.

The worst part of this whole boob thing lately is the fact that sooooo many women want to show them off without any clothes. I’m sorry, I don’t need to see your nipples parading around all over the place. And I MOST DEFINITELY don’t need to see all the bodily fluids dripping that seem to accompany these photos lately.

In fact, that may be the worst thing that’s come out of this whole boob thing. WHY are people dripping with jizz and spit and whatever? It’s just SO unattractive! Call me a prude, but if I had to choose between being a prude and being a huge fake boobed cum bucket, I’ll go with prude every single time.

At least my Skyrim character isn’t dripping with anything. And I’m fairly sure if she tried, she could knock down a draugr with one breast.

I was a fashionista, then I took an arrow in the knee

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Aldwyn was an awesome hubby and got me Skyrim for my gift because he knew I’d been wanting to try it out! Well, that and he couldn’t be around last night or today really, and he wanted to shut me up. I’m pretty sure it’s a little of both.

Now let me preface this by saying that I am NOT a gamer. Seriously am not. Dragon Age is my real game of choice and that’s mostly because I’ve played through so many times, I can enjoy it because I know what to do. I like playing by myself, using cheat codes, and always winning in the end. Plus the story is fantastic and I love Alistair. I did Rift for a time, but I sucked hard at it because I couldn’t cheat and because I don’t really dig playing with other people all the time. I did like the game, but it’s dreadfully hard to solo as you progress and games, for me, are really more of a solo thing because I play games to escape.

So here is my little character. She’s a Nord, because that seemed to be the best looking out of all the females to me.

Skyrim - Not bad, not bad at all

I mean, really. Like I was going to be a reptile or a cat or whatever? Even the elves aren’t cute! I will always want a PRETTY character. But I think the Nords are warriors anyway, which is good for me because I don’t get into magic and junk like that. I just want to kill stuff and look pretty doing it.

The controls have been the hardest thing in the world for me to get used to. In Dragon Age, when I use the WASD keys, A & D turn me and the camera around. It’s a lot like SL in some ways. But in Skyrim, I’m having to use the mouse a LOT to look around and it’s highly annoying. I’m getting used to it, but it hasn’t been easy.

Also not easy? The fact that if I steal something, people come after me!! I’m just trying to stock up on supplies, folks!

Skyrim - Companions

Hmm…should I take this coin purse or leave it?

But the funniest thing to me was when I stole a horse. I would have BOUGHT it but it was 1000 gold and I didn’t have that. So what choice did I have but to steal?

Skyrim - I stole a horse

I got on that horse and ran for my LIFE. But since you can’t fight and be on the horse at the same time, when I got off the horse to kill something, the damn thing wandered off. No loyalty!!!

At least my character is pretty.

Skyrim - I think she's pretty

And MEAN. I can slash people down like nothing else!

Skyrim - She's mean

I killed some bandits and they had a horse, so I got to steal the horse! Riding high now, y’all!

Skyrim - Horse again!

Well, until we jumped and I miscalculated how high the wall was.

Skyrim - It's hard to keep a horse

Sure is hard to keep a horse in this game.