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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Books

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

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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.

Games

Stardew Valley

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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

Northgard

[ 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? 

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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? 

Sometimes we find theories that are a bit wacky, or some that doesn’t even sound plausible. But a fan theory is a fan theory, and I’m eager to share more!

Disclaimer; I do not want to sound condescending towards anyone who comes up with these theories, it’s all in good fun and i really enjoy reading what they write.

1. The Dwemer escaped Nirn and entered our world, the games are made to be actual Elder Scrolls.

In my previous post about fan theories, i presented a few plausible theories about the Dwemer, theories that were actually lore friendly and would make sense, but this one is just all sorts of crazy. Here is an excerpt from the original text.

When we purchase a copy of The Elder Scrolls, we are doing it more literally than we realize. The games aren’t named after the artifact within them; the games are the artifact. They are The Elder Scrolls. They are items which we can use to see how every choice made by a single character can influence it’s world, minutely or on a grand scale. They are windows into every possible occurrence within that world. The Elder Scrolls are the Elder Scrolls.

Some contributed to the conversation by saying the Dwemer escaped to our reality, created an optical computer for us to read the Elder Scrolls without being injured. Now, the tool they do use is what we know as a lexicon, so that is as far away from computers as you can get.

On the wiki it says that only technological aid can let you read the Elder Scrolls unharmed. Now the Dwemer are supposed to have invented a device that does this, and if you follow this theory it means only one thing: the Dwemer invented the Computer.

I do not believe in it, not one bit, but it would be kinda cool if turned to actually be true.

2. Miraak was the author of ‘Letter from a Friend’?

The Dragonborn receives this letter after completing “Dragons rising”, and before the Dragonborn DLC was released, people were speculating about the mystical, masked man. They speculated that Miraak sent the letters to encourage the Dragonborn to get stronger so that he would have a worthy opponent to fight.

Another theory is that it is Hermaeus Mora himself that sends the letters, seeing as he wants the Dragonborn to eliminate Miraak and be his new Champion. There has been no official statements about any of this so it will remain a mystery.

3. Tamriel is Earth?

Another theory that is a bit ‘out there’. I’ll include the original text below since its fairly short.

What if…

Tamriel was Earth, long abandoned?

Like, if the Elder scrolls were super computers that store knowledge way beyond human comprehension?

Or if dragons were scientifically resurrected dinosaurs that could understand human speech?

What if the races of Elves were genetically altered humans?

And magic was simply science?

Freezing of Atmora? Polar ice caps expanding do to less pollution.

And the Daedra were aliens from another dimension?

What if the destruction of Yokuda, the Redguards’ home continent was nukes :nuke: ?

And the ability to use the Thu’um? Scientifically altered vocal cords!

Anyone one else have crazy theories about Skyrim or Tamriel and tamriel they’d like to share?

Im so envious of how imaginative fans can be sometimes. To even have the imagination to think of something like this would be great, but it would also result in me being incredibly paranoid about everything. If all of this has happened in real life, on Earth, I’m pretty sure we would know about it already, unless it is treated like Area 51. It would have been cool if it was on Earth in the games, but i, personally, want fantasy games to have their own universes. I play games to escape reality, not alter it.

4. Skeletons are weak because people didn’t want to drink milk.

This is the most hilarious theory of them all. Throughout the games, people always call others weak and ‘milk drinkers’, as if drinking milk was a bad thing. In this post they write about this, that skeletons simply are the weakest enemy because no one wanted to drink milk and be seen as weak themselves. So in the end their bones are really weak because they never received the nutrient they needed and that actually kind of makes sense. I’m sure that people have thought of this before, but it was hilarious enough for me to want to share it.

There are a lot of conspiracy theories out there about the Elder Scrolls games, published by Bethesda. I have picked out a few of my favorites to display here, some are mind boggling and others just sound straight up plausible.

1. The stories take place in the future, not in the medieval times.

The game does take place on another planet and we dont know what date it is on earth. (assuming that nirn is in another galaxy and isnt in a completely different dimension) If this theory is true then you could add people from the future and it would be canon.

This theory both makes sense, and doesn’t at the same time. I found this comment in a thread discussing a few points, one of them being the lack of firearms. Some say that the magic they have is enough, while others say that since the magic in Skyrim is “dumbed down” compared to the one being practiced in Cyrodiil. There are a lot of factors to consider, one being that maybe Skyrim, and Tamriel in general, isn’t the ideal place to forage any components needed to create gunpowder, and two, that they just don’t need guns. However about the whole future aspect, it is possible, but just not very likely, in my opinion, unless the world took a step back technology wise.

2. The disappearance of the Dwemer.

For this one there are three “accepted theories”.

– They sent themselves into a plane of Oblivion.

– They were transported to a plane of Oblivion by Azura, held captive and possibly killed.

– They just ceased to exist.

All of these just rub me the wrong way. With the Snow elves, we know they evolved into the Falmer after a long time of being underground, but with the Dwemer, the disappearance seem to be so abrupt! Honestly, if it is true that they disappeared into Oblivion, i would be slightly disappointed and glad to know at the same time. There is so much that could have happened that it is not easy to try to figure it out unless Bethesda decides to address it.

3. Sheogorath is the Hero of Kvatch?

Some fans are speculating that Sheogorath might in fact be the Hero of Kvatch from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. This is further built on by Sheogorath naming the Hero the new Sheogorath in the events of the Shivering Isles expansion, and also this paragraph from the Sheogorath Wikipedia page.

Sheogorath’s dialogue in Skyrim may suggest that he is the Hero of Kvatch; that character became Sheogorath in the events of the The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles. This is referenced twice by Sheogorath, first with his mention of having been at the Oblivion crisis “for that whole sordid affair” and also with his mention of his position being passed down from him to himself every few thousand years. However, it is also possible that, being an insane Daedric Prince, he was able to watch the events and literally passes the title of Madgod from himself to himself.

It’s a bit out there, but as all other theories, it is plausible!

4. Skyrims bug jars will trigger the apocalypse

There was not a lot written about this one, but i will include the original text just so you can see how insane it is.

Dragons, demons, alternate dimensions…there’s a lot threatening the lives of the people living in The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim. However, the biggest threat could potentially come from some bug jars adorned with runes. There have been many different explanations as to the purpose of these mysterious jars, but the most popular theory is that the jars are part of a massive ritual meant to bring on the Elder Scrolls apocalypse. This one is a little too complicated to explain without writing an essay, but it involves dragon slaying, transmutation circles, and mass murder.

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I have definitely thought about theories myself over the years, but none of those are worth mentioning at all!

What are your favorite fan theories about games? Are they too good to be true? Too insane? Let me know in the comments below!