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6 years, and I’m still in love.

Lise —  February 13, 2018 — 4 Comments


It feels kind of weird to dedicate a title like that, and a blog post like this to a video game, but that is just how it is. For six years now, one game has been with me since day one when it was released, and i have yet to grow properly tired of it. It’s the fifth game in a series, it is a role playing game and its landscapes really reminds me of the ones we have here in Norway. Some have even called it a Norway simulator when they walk through the woods in game. It is far from a hundred percent accurate, but it is pretty close. The mountains I see in the game, I can also see across the river from where I live. Not exact duplicates, but very similar.

Got a guess about what it is? What I’m talking about is the fifth installment in the Elder Scrolls series published by Bethesda, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

The first time i played it was when my roommate at the time brought the game home from work, left it in the living room and then went to sleep. I grabbed the game, stuffed it into his Playstation 3 and 17 hours later i was still playing as eagerly as when I first picked up the controller. I kind of regret sitting in front of the TV screen for that long but boy, i just got immersed in it. I had of course played through some of its predecessors, Morrowind and Oblivion, but there was just something about it that captured my heart. It must be the role playing aspect, and the amazing scenery, both above and below ground. Alternatively in a different realm, even.


With the addition of mods and expansions a while later, there was always something new that could be added to the game and it just gives it more and more replayability. I don’t think any of my play throughs have been the same and I’m still discovering things years later.

If you haven’t tried it before and you enjoy role playing/adventure games and dragons, you should give Skyrim a try. I’m sure you wouldn’t regret it. unless you really don’t have time to get sucked into an amazing world. You can follow the storyline of the Dragonborn, or you can just live your life as a hunter.. Or you could be a ruthless assassin or the master of the thieves guild. It is pretty much your imagination that is the limit. With the remastered version, and even a Virtual Reality version to pick from, I’m sure you would find one of them to love.

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Ebay haul

Lise —  February 8, 2018 — 16 Comments

Before Christmas I decided I wanted to treat myself to some stuff from my Wishlist, and some stuff I just randomly stumbled upon that looked awesome. The most expensive thing was the sweater, and the rest combined cost less than that. Here’s what I got, and my thoughts on them. The currencies can be quite different from each other, I’m just listing what they cost at this point when I’m writing this.

Skyrim ‘Ugly’ Christmas Sweater – I love the game, and I’ve been looking for more merch for it for ages, so I was really happy to find this. It’s a very cozy sweater and I wear it as often as I can, even though it’s not Christmas anymore. $49.99


Two linen fabric pillow cases – One with moons and stars and one Harry Potter inspired. They’re not the best material, but what would you expect for the price? At least they didn’t bleed or transfer when washing them so that is a plus. $3.59 per piece.


Blue Lucite Brooch and a Wolf Brooch – They’re both super sturdy and easy to wear. I use the Blue Lucite the most just to add a pop of color to my outfits since they are mostly all  black. C$4.89 for the Blue Lucite and $1.49 for the wolf.


A fake ear cuff –  I love this one because I’ve had piercings in both of my ears but I’ve never been able to keep them because my body rejects pretty much any kind of metal. That’s why I love these fake ear cuffs so I can pretend my ears are still pierced. AU$1.


Victorian inspired choker – I love this one. It looks so elegant and nice and I would definitely pair this with a black dress or a dressy top. $1.78


Black Lace Bracelet – I mostly purchased this to check the quality and it’s actually not that bad. Everything is made pretty sturdy and it has been holding together so far. AU$1.98


Black Velvet Choker – This one was quite flimsy. I had to re-glue it because they had just put a tiny dollop of glue where it wraps around the ring, but it was fairly easy to fix anyways. AU$1


Pearl Headband Jewelry – This one was a fluke. It looked nothing like the listing, and it came broken with pearls spilling everywhere. I gave a negative feedback and the seller tried to bribe me into leaving a positive review instead by refunding 50p. No thanks. £1.24


Dark Forest Tapestry – This is one of those where you get what you pay for. It looks nice, but the fabric is so sheer so I would recommend hanging this on a darker wall for it to look nicer. I wanted to cover something up but it shines through. It makes my reading nook look cozy though. AU$7.94 


So yeah, that was my semi-successful eBay haul! Have you purchased anything exciting from eBay lately? 

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My 2017 absolute favorites

Lise —  December 31, 2017 — 18 Comments

Make up & Skincare

L’Oreal Pure Clay Illuminating Cleansing Gel

This is a clay gel cleanser and it works really well! It shares a lot of properties with it’s clay mask sibling and I love it. It always works so well for me. You can read my review of it by clicking here.


ELF Lip Exfoliator

This is basically just a lip scrub in lipstick form. It’s very convenient and easy to use and it always leaves my lips feeling soft and refreshed. You can read my review on it by clicking here.


Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in “Galactic Mauve”.

This is my all time ever favorite lipstick. The color is perfect, it’s not too flashy nor too dull and it works for every occasion. I use it as often as I can and I wouldn’t trade it for anything ( I think). You can read my full review on it by clicking here.


IsaDora Hypo Allergenic Mascara in “Black”

This is an allergy friendly mascara that works fairly well in keeping my lashes looking good. I have tried other non allergy friendly mascaras that work a lot better but they also irritate my eyes so I’d rather feel comfortable while wearing it instead. You can read my review of this by clicking here.




The Lunar Chronicles series

These books are written by Marissa Meyer and are all about the android Cinder and her journey through life. We meet lots of interesting characters and there is a lot of conflict, and even romance! I was introduced to the series by Michala and I instantly fell in love with it. I don’t think I have ever read four books as fast as I read these. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves young adult fiction.

The Icewall trilogy

This is a trilogy set in the Dragonlance universe and it’s written by Douglas Niles. We follow the stories of Kerrick the Elf, Moreen the Arktos woman and Grimwar Bane, the ogre king. The first two books are really good, and while the last lacks a bit of the spark the first two has, it’s still pretty solid.

Dragon Age: Asunder


This novel is my favorite out of the five Dragon Age novels that I have read, with The Masked Empire in a close second spot. In this one we get more backstory on one of my absolute favorite characters from the universe; Cole. He has always been a mystery and it feels so.. satisfying to finally know more? Yeah, it does. It’s a good read for anyone who is a fan of the video game series and wants to know more of the lore.


Stardew Valley


Stardew Valley is a farming/life simulator of sorts, heavily inspired by Harvest Moon and maybe games like Rune Factory. You inherit a farm, have to grow crops and collect items to restore the community center, or sell out to Joja Corp and buy everything instead. There’s relationships, a sense of accomplishment and it’s a game that is very easy to get addicted to.

The elder scrolls V: Skyrim

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Ah, then there’s this, a game where I have invested thousands of hours into the original. I made the mistake of noticing I hadn’t played the special edition too much on pc so I didn’t have any of the achievements.. Which meant that now I definitely have to get them… I love skyrim, I’m just not ready to lose my life to it again. It’s an amazing adventure role playing game and I would recommend it to anyone, well, anyone who is interested at least. I don’t really know what to say about it, I have talked about Skyrim a lot before in the game section of my blog.

The elder scrolls online

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The Elder Scrolls Online, also known as ESO, is an online multiplayer roleplaying game published by Zenimax and Bethesda, and it is in the Elder Scrolls universe. The gameplay takes place in many locations used in earlier games which gives the player a sense of belonging, a sense of recognition. Areas might look a bit different since it is set in a different era but you can still recognize things here and there. I wrote a post about it and the Morrowind expansion a while ago, you can read the whole thing here. It’s a great game, and pretty much never ending.

Fallout Shelter

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Fallout Shelter is a mobile game and it’s like a vault simulator. You run a vault, you build rooms, train vault dwellers, go on quests and craft items. You’re the overseer and everyone does your bidding. You also control the population by attracting dwellers, mating them or kicking them out/strategically get them killed. You can also craft themes for certain rooms to make your vault more personalized. They also change themes automatically during Christmas and other holidays.


What have you loved this year? Also, Happy New Year! I hope 2018 will be an amazing year for you. 

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Games played in August

Lise —  August 30, 2017 — 11 Comments


[ Unfinished ]

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Northgard feels like a mix between Civilization and Age of Empires, and it is really fun! It’s kind of an early access game and it doesn’t have a campaign to play yet, just a sandbox mode. That is the reason why I haven’t been able to complete it, but I’m really having fun with the sandbox, getting to try out the different clans and seeing their pros and cons. Hopefully the campaign will be available soon, I’m eager to try it!

Plants vs Zombies

[ Unfinished]

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This is the original game of plants vs zombies, and it is a tower defense type of game. You purchase units, upgrade them, earn credits and purchase better units until you win the level. I have played the newest PvZ game, which is more of a first person shooter game so going back to this felt weird in the beginning. It is one of the most solid tower defense type of games out there, in my opinion! I have played through about half of it, I enjoy taking my time with games so I won’t end up finishing them too quickly.

The Darkside Detective

[ completed ]

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Darkside detective is a point and click adventure game that follow the story of Detective Francis McQueen and his “companion”, Officer Dooley. The game has six cases for you to solve, each one a bit longer and a bit more difficult than the previous one. I finished the game in an hour and a half so I could have wished for it to be a bit longer, but it was enjoyable while it lasted! It is possible to restart the game so you could try to beat it at a faster time if you would like to do that.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition

[ Unfinished ]

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Ah, then there’s this, a game where I have invested thousands of hours into the original. I made the mistake of noticing I hadn’t played the special edition too much on pc so I didn’t have any of the achievements.. Which meant that now I definitely have to get them… I love skyrim, I’m just not ready to lose my life to it again. It’s an amazing adventure role playing game and I would recommend it to anyone, well, anyone who is interested at least. I don’t really know what to say about it, I have talked about Skyrim a lot before in the game section of my blog.


The Trail: Frontier Challenge

[ Unfinished ]

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This game was originally a mobile game, but now it has a pc version. My phone was sadly not powerful enough to run it properly so I am glad that I could find it for my computer too. The trail is a walking simulator, a crafting game, a buy and sell simulator and adventure game in one, pretty much. You walk from campsite to campsite, collecting items, crafting, selling, cooking food, completing challenges and whatnot. I really enjoy the casual vibe that it has and it’s perfect for killing time when I need to. It is a long game that doesn’t really “end”, that’s why it is unfinished.

Have you played anything fun this month? 


1. Piper Wright – Fallout 4

Piper is a News Journalist located in Diamond City in the Commonwealth. She runs Publick Occurences with her younger sister Nat, and is shunned by many in the city. I really enjoy the chemistry between her and my character, and i always find myself going back to Diamond City to find her and bring her along on my journey.
She also gives the player the perk Gift of Gab when you’re at the maximum relationship level with her. This perk allows you to earn double the amount of experience points when persuading people or discovering new places.

2. Dorian Pavus – Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dorian is a Tevinter mage and will give approval to the Inquisitor when they flirt with them regardless of gender. He is only romantically interested in males though, which kind of broke my heart because he’s such a witty and caring character. The group dynamic in the game just isn’t the same without him, but at least he is a great friend too even if I was not able to romance him.

3. Rex – Fallout: New Vegas

Part German Shepherd, Rex is a cyberhound Mk III law enforcement officer support model that has been around since pre-War times. He was born as a regular dog in 2072 and served in the Denver City Police Department. Sometime before the war, he was cybernetically enhanced and turned into a cyberdog – serial no. B955883, although the circumstances of his cybernetic alterations remain unknown. He survived the destruction of Denver and the harsh wastelands, at one point even fighting as part of Caesar’s Legion[1]. He later reached Freeside, where he came under the ownership of The King, who loves him dearly. Rex does not like rats, or hats, according to The King. The King says his dislike of hats may come from the fact that hat rhymes with rat.

4. Aranea Ienith – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Aranea Ienith is a Dunmer priestess of Azura, who protects the Shrine of Azura outside of Winterhold. She wears blue mage robes and boots. Opening the Daedric quest, “The Black Star,” Aranea becomes a possible follower if the Azura’s Star artifact is selected over the Black Star. As a follower, she typically wields magic and prefers her own robes over items placed in her inventory. Unable to be married, Aranea can be inducted into the Blades.

5. Zevran Arainai – Dragon Age: Origins

Zevran is an assassin hired by Teyrn Loghain and is told to kill your character in the game. He sets up a trap to lure you in but you have the opportunity to kill him if you win. I did that the first time i played the game, and when i read the wiki i realized i had missed out on a good companion. Zevran is not afraid of saying what he thinks and he is rather open about his background. I can’t really put my finger on what it is about him, but i can’t ever do a playthrough of the game without having him in my party.

If you play any games like these, who would be your favorite companions to bring along with you on your journey?