The Road to 70: My Life as a Final Fantasy Crafter

The Road to 70: My Life as a Final Fantasy Crafter

Crafters are one of those things in Final Fantasy XIV that either you love or you hate.

For many, they’re definitely a thing to hate: they take up too much room in your inventory with crafting materials, they take too long to do anything, and they’re super repetitive.

For me, though, they were a thing to love. Continue reading “The Road to 70: My Life as a Final Fantasy Crafter”

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When Avengers Became Game of Thrones

When Avengers Became Game of Thrones

You may have noticed this, but I love Marvel movies.

In fact, usually, I’m such a nut for them that I go to see them at least within a week of opening night.

Avengers: Infinity War was the exception to the rule, for a few reasons.

It was a little bit because it wasn’t quite in the budget when the movie came out, but it was mostly because emotionally, I didn’t think I was quite ready to see it. Continue reading “When Avengers Became Game of Thrones”

A Gamer’s Guide to Living in the Basement

A Gamer’s Guide to Living in the Basement

Last Tuesday, I had an unexpected adventure.

I went to make some dinner. We hadn’t used any potatoes in a while, and I had found a new recipe for garlicky potato wedges.

I was pretty excited about it, and Shane was too. Especially since I’ve been testing out new recipes on him, the poor man.

Anyway. Continue reading “A Gamer’s Guide to Living in the Basement”

Housing Hacks for Final Fantasy XIV

Housing Hacks for Final Fantasy XIV

So you may have noticed from the Projects page here at the Girly Geek that I’m mildly obsessed with the housing aspect of Final Fantasy XIV.

Or, as Shane calls it, my better-looking Minecraft.

I thought I had everything all figured out when I started planning which couches I wanted to arrange around my fireplace. When I discovered Alice’s House Designs in Final Fantasy XIV, though, I realized I had only scratched the surface of what I could do. Continue reading “Housing Hacks for Final Fantasy XIV”

How Gaming Helped Me Get a Job

How Gaming Helped Me Get a Job

When I started my job hunt back in November, I knew I was going to need a way to make myself stand out.

All I could think about was how long it had taken me to get that job—about seven months of solid searching—and this time, I was looking around Christmas time. Which is just about the worst time to try to find a job.

I had no idea if Shane and I could financially handle almost a year of only one income. We had no savings, credit card debt, and no idea how much we’d get from the system, if we got anything at all.

It was just a bit stressful. Continue reading “How Gaming Helped Me Get a Job”