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Words, here’s how you use them.

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Random cool stuff | 1 comment

Words are difficult.

I know the English language is hard, but there are mistakes that are made, which just should not be made.  Simple things that really don’t take a whole lot of brain usage, so honestly  you won’t hurt yourself by using them properly.  Nerds like words, and we have a really hard time when people use them the wrong way, so here’s a handy list of the way you should and should not use words.

1.  Irregardless.  Nope, don’t do it. Regardless of whether you think it’s actually valid or not, just don’t.

2.  Supposebly.  Nope. Just NO. There is no B in Supposedly. Please, please just don’t.

3.  I could care less.  Just think about this phrase for a second, listen to it in your mind, let it swirl around in there.  Does it sound right?  I mean, if you could care less, then you would care less right?  So when you’re saying it, does it work?  Nope.  I couldn’t care less, if you could care less.

4.  You’re vs Your. Guys, this one is so easy.  If you just put your mind to it, you’ll see how easy it is!  You’re= you are. Your is yours.  Please word responsibly.

5.  I seen that. Please no.  Just don’t. You can see that, or you can say I saw that, but no one ever seen anything. Ever.

I have to go pick up kiddos now, but I have plenty of this to make a part 2 tomorrow!

 

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An open letter to Destiny haters…

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Destiny | 0 comments

rise of iron

Dear Haters,

Rise of Iron is out.  It’s a beautiful thang.

Here’s the thing, there are so many haters out there and I don’t understand it.  I seriously don’t understand why there’s so much dislike for such a fun game!  Haters, just please let me know, right here, right now.  Most people complain about the price tag.  Is it steep? Sure, it could probably be less, they could probably charge us all $15 for DLC instead of $30 and still make a profit.  Bungie has to make money too though, and really they have a TON of people that they have to pay, I bet the orchestra that they had to pay for the soundtrack cost a pretty penny.  Speaking of the soundtrack, it’s beautiful.  It makes you feel things, it really is gorgeous and you can hate all you want, but you really can’t argue that.  As I’m sitting here typing up this blog, I’m listening to it, and I feel like I’m in the game, I need to go defeat all the The Fallen and save the world.

Back to the price tag, honestly the amount of playtime that I have gotten out of this game FAR surpasses how much I’ve paid for it, and that goes for both my husband and myself. We have to buy 2 copies of everything because we both play and in my expert opinion, it’s worth every penny we’ve spent.  If you add up the hours that we have both played it is well over 2000 and we are Alpha players, so we’ve been there since before day one.  Please tell me what I could spend 2000+ hours doing that costs less than roughly $200.

I’m easy though!  Maybe that’s why I’m such a fan and so many others or not, I mean the servers couldn’t keep up with the thousands upon thousands of people that were trying to play the game when the DLC launched, but no one plays this game anymore so how was that an issue? Come on haters, chime in!  Tell me where the game goes wrong!  Is it because you did so much grinding only to have them take away all that gear with The Taken King? taken king

Welcome to the world of MMO’s, which like it or not, Destiny definitely leans toward.  You grind, you get your gear perfectly leveled and then BAM!  New content is released and everything you worked so hard for is obsolete.  Hey, I was forever 29, I remember exactly what a pain in the ass it was to grind VoG and hope I would get the stupid gauntlets that I needed to hit 30. vog

It’s the way of the game yo!  Don’t get mad!  Just get the new stuff and keep on keepin on!

So, you can’t get into the raid? It makes you mad, you stop playing?  You get on social media and talk about how stupid it is that Destiny doesn’t have a matchmaking feature for the raid?  Come on man!  There’s LFG all over the place, hell you can even get on FB on any of the multiple posts about Destiny on Bungie’s page and ask for help and you’ll get a ton of Guardians ready to have your back.  Having matchmaking on the raid would be a mess and people would complain about how much matchmaking sucks because the people that want to raid have no idea what they are doing which makes for a very frustrating experience, then you get those that don’t have a headset and seriously, who raids without a headset?  I’m with Bungie, no matchmaking for the raid, there’s already enough whiners out there.

You guys mad about PVP?  You mad because the meta keeps changing, and they keep nerfing your favorite weapon and then you gotta start loving another one and then they nerf that and UGH!!!  Well duh!  They want you to use more than one weapon!  There’s a huge selection of weapons and they want you to love them all!  So use different weapons!  Do something other than snipe!  Get in there and whoop some tail!  FYI, I’m NOT a PVPer, I mean, I play it because sometimes it’s fun and sometimes it’s a good way to get some gear, and I’m still working really hard to get the Walkabout shader because it’s pretty, and purple, although I have gotten the SparklePony shader and I’m pretty thrilled with that. sparklepony

I don’t really enjoy PVP though, and sometimes I rage and quit, but I go back!  I go back because the game is fun!

This is just a few of the issues that I’ve ready while perusing the interwebs and reading through Destiny posts, there’s just so many haters out there.

I get that there was a lot of promise before the game came out, and I get that Bungie didn’t deliver what they said they would, and the game is drastically different than what was advertised. I get that, I do!  But the game has evolved, it’s become something that you can sit down and spend an entire day playing happily, or you can sit down and just hang out for a short while, and still have FUN.  It’s a game that allows you to connect with people. It’s a game that literally creates friendships, and I know this from personal experience. Call me a loser but literally some of my best friends are my Destiny friends.  I can’t thank Bungie enough for giving me that.  Every weekend my introverted ass sits on the couch, on a headset, with my husband and my Destiny friends and we kick some Fallen ass, or we beat the hell out of Crota, or we just go collect materials for some bounty. The whole time, we are laughing, yelling, discussing philosophical life stuff and having just as much fun as one would out and about with friends.  New people come in, we help them level, we help them raid, we do what we can to keep the game going and we enjoy the hell out of the grind.

Rise of Iron brought back my precious Gally, I’m basic and absolutely ecstatic to see those wolfpack rounds flying. It’s brought back the Thorn too, can’t wait to take that into the crucible and mess some people up.  thorn

Dude, I just love the game!  I’m not raid ready yet, but my group is hoping to get in there tomorrow and it’s going to be amazing!  Will we get pissed and yell at each other?  Definitely. There will be moments when we’ve died for the 15th time doing the same damn strategy and we will need a break, but then we will get over it and get the loot and do it all over again!

Honestly people, Destiny is a kick ass game and you can have a fantastic time with friends or solo.  If you’ve been drinking the haterade, you should put it down, and maybe give the game another try!  Put yourself out there, put aside all of the politics of it all, stop thinking of all of the business aspects of the game and just PLAY.  Make friends, have fun!  Just play the game.  I am kinda mad that I don’t have a wolf though, for real.  Maybe with Destiny 2…

Sincerely,

A Warlock, and yes I do love the warlock jump. #warlockmasterrace

 

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5 ways kids are tiny little jerks.

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Random cool stuff | 58 comments

So, I have 4 kids and I love them madly. Unequivocally love them. That being said, there are times where I genuinely would like to put them on top of an elephant and smack it’s butt. When they come to me, and they love on me and they give me hugs and kisses then everything is so sweet. Then they argue with each other about what the actual definition of the word defecate is, and seriously I don’t feel the love. Here’s 5 things that my children have done that makes them jerks… let me know if you can relate.

  1. I keep their bathroom stocked with toilet paper, I mean obviously I would not want them to be without toilet paper and have to improvise, that’s just not a good idea at all, so I make sure that they always have toilet paper under their bathroom sink. Does it occur to them to check under there when they run out? Nope.  Obviously if there is no toilet paper in their bathroom, the next logical move is to go to MY bathroom and take the roll that is on my holder. Friggin jerks.
  2. While we are in the bathroom, we can talk about the shower curtain. It’s a very confusing device, and one just absolutely cannot figure out whether the curtain should be in the tub or out of the tub when showering. The answer is obviously out of the tub, because flooding the bathroom is fun and an easy way to clean the floor.
  3. I love when my kids call me, we chit chat, we laugh and then when the conversation is over, I so sweetly say “I love you”, and then… silence. Don’t hang up on people. Jerks.
  4. I’m guessing that my children assume we have a house elf, as they rarely ever throw away garbage. I’m pretty sure that they think that the house elf just comes along behind them and takes care of whatever mess they make. I mean, I guess technically I’m the house elf, because I do go behind them and clean it up, but I yell while I’m doing it, because yeah… I’m a yeller.
  5. Why are my kids obsessed with knowing ages? They are constantly asking me how old I am. Listen kid, I’m whatever age I want to be! Stop saying I’m 45. Jerks.

5 ways that my kids are jerks. I could keep going, but then I would just be whining. I can’t wait until they are all older, I’m already planning my revenge of waking them up multiple times a night and then super early in the morning. On the weekends. Yes, I’m diabolical.

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