Behind My Mysterious Obsession with Archers

Behind My Mysterious Obsession with Archers

When I was about 10 years old, I decided to go to horse summer camp.

It was a really weird decision, given my complete dislike (and more-than-mild fear) of horses, but hey, my friend was going, and I was 10, so there you go.

The best memory I have of going to that camp (which, by the way, was a Christian camp, so that was fun for awkward, agnostic child me) was the archery range. Continue reading “Behind My Mysterious Obsession with Archers”

What I Think of Patch 4.4 So Far

What I Think of Patch 4.4 So Far

Last week, I had a nasty surprise on Monday morning. I went to log into Final Fantasy XIV, like I do every morning before work—and I couldn’t.

I had no one to blame but myself; I’d known there was maintenance coming, but I hadn’t been reading the handy notes that Square Enix had been putting up every time I logged in.

They tried to warn me; I just wasn’t having any of it. Continue reading “What I Think of Patch 4.4 So Far”

The FFXIV Companion App: A Girly Geek Review

The FFXIV Companion App: A Girly Geek Review

Okay. At this point, I’m just going to suck it up and admit it: I may be mildly obsessed with Final Fantasy XIV.

A few months ago, in a haze of sleepiness and coffee deprivation, I saw a news item on the Lodestone for Final Fantasy XIV Online GO and got far too excited.

It was supposed to be an app in the style of Pokémon GO, except instead of catching Pokémon, you could take your gathering classes outside to find some rare materials and goodies. Continue reading “The FFXIV Companion App: A Girly Geek Review”

The Girly Geek’s Guide to Gardening in FFXIV

The Girly Geek’s Guide to Gardening in FFXIV

A fun little fact about me: I suck at keeping any kind of plant.

I’ve tried to keep all kinds of different houseplants over the years, all of which died equally sad and droopy deaths; from fickle orchids to rose bushes to gerbera daisies (which are supposed to be sturdy, but I guess not). Continue reading “The Girly Geek’s Guide to Gardening in FFXIV”

My Fantastical Vacation: Where I’d Go If They Were Real

My Fantastical Vacation: Where I’d Go If They Were Real

Every now and again, I get bitten by the travel bug.

And lately, my computer at work has taken to rotating through a series of beautifully tropical vacation photos on its lock screen, which really isn’t helping.

So I’ve spent a lot of this week thinking about getaways, and honestly, there are so many places I’d love to visit—both in real life, and in fantasy.

Here’s where I would travel if they were real places! Continue reading “My Fantastical Vacation: Where I’d Go If They Were Real”