034 the legend of the wizard laird lenormand

Monday, October 12, 2020

The Legend of the Wizad Laird Lenormand
by Neil Lovell of Malpertuis arrived today. I knew what the package contained immediately when I saw the Malpertuis logotype on the label. I hugged the package to my chest after I pulled it out of the receptacle. Mine at last, a Lenormand deck I thought I would never ever have the pleasure to handle. I acquired the deck in both the full and poker sizes. The full size is the same as the Old Arabian Lenormand. The poker size is the same size as the Malpertuis Lenormand. There is no loss of detail despite the different format. Upon closer look, the poker size was reformatted to also fit the entire image in the frame. And they both look stunning. What a sight! I think this deck conveys a somber mood beautifully. It feels stormy and autumnal. A great deck for when moods shadow your insides. ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ’ญ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŒ‘๐ŸŒ‘

033 autumnal nostalgia

Monday, October 5, 2020

October is already here. I was born in October and I hold this season's festivities very close to my heart. Lately I have been contemplating the lessons I learned since I entered my 30s. I have learned the value of self-reliance, self-awareness and independence. I struggled the most with learning to be self-sufficient during an unprecedented time. Despite all that I made it through. I am practicing stressing less over the circumstances that are outside my control, and that keeps me purposeful. If I left my thoughts to go idle, who knows what kind of trouble I'd have to sort out on my own. Still, I did my best. ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ‘ป

032 stargazing

Sunday, October 4, 2020

My subscription to FFXIV still needs to be renewed, and I haven't really had the time to play the game in the past couple of weeks. But here are some screen shots from the last night I got the chance to play it. I finally unlocked the Black Mage class, but I've yet to earn my class clothes. The identifying uniform with the steepled hat is yet to be mine, but will be soon... ๐ŸŽฉ

031 sweeping autumnal winds

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The spirit of renewal has graced me with another visit. My birthday is coming up. Soon it will have been a whole year since I started this blog, which is hard to believe. I'm still filling it in. This space came together better than in my day dreams. I am very happy with being able to share multiple interests and having the proper categories to fit all the subjects in. I am making lots of new content in terms of creative design and illustration. The approach of the designs are conceptual, and I have some portraits I painted this year that I would like to share. When you finally get to see it you will understand how much work has gone into making something enjoyable to experience. I am really interested in sharing my illustration work. ๐ŸŽจ✨

30 the legend of the wizard laird lenormand

Sunday, September 27, 2020

If you are in need of some good news, look no further. I have a momentous announcement to make: Neil Lovell's brother, Joe Lovell published the The Legend of the Wizard Laird Lenormand. Not only that, he's offering them in two sizes! I haven't rushed my butt cheeks over to a checkout cart so fast in months. This deck is hauntingly beautiful, and I just know for sure it will be a rock star when it comes to readings. The news of this deck being a posthumous launch makes it a huge deal for us cartomancy lovers. If it had not been for Joe, we would just not have had the pleasure. It brings me solace to know he will keep the Malpertuis legacy alive, and that the Tyldwick Tarot is now being reprinted. ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ’ฅ

029 hellboy mixtape

Friday, September 25, 2020

It's an exciting day for Lil Peep fans. The fifth and final mixtape Hellboy dropped across all digital streaming platforms for the first time. It is a surreal experience to hear everything crisp and clear. The songs are largely untouched, they didn't change things around very much. It all sounds great. I am overcome by emotion as I hear the details clearer than ever. It sounds amazing!!! ๐Ÿ’–

028 gloomville fashion

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

I've been so busy, buy boy have I got a treat for you!๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ’ฅ About a week ago I finally broke open the custom designs app in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and I created a series of outfits with animals on them. I drew different color variations of a white cat, a black cat and a white rabbit. The reason this whole fever even started is because I offered to make my friend Koonellu a custom outfit. She sent me some screen shots wearing it and I felt so happy to see it on her avatar.

027 eorzea scouting

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Slowly progressing through the story. At times I get overwhelmed with how big the world of Eorzea is. Gurl it's massive! The amount of tasks you can do in this game are staggering. I named my chocobo Whisper. Despite often forgetting to take him out while I lurk the open world, he's adorable. He helps me battle. I love that I get a sidekick chocobo I get to call every time I use gysahl greens. They should bring back chocobo hot and cold. The mount is very helpful, it levels up beside you and becomes more competent in battle as the levels progress. How cool is that?

When I get a pet in-game I want it to be a moogle. It would be so nice to call it Mog. I think I'll name it either Atla or Monev, after the quest that I couldn't complete back in Y2k. At the time I didn't think Cleyra's Trunk was a temporary stage, but I quickly learned. At least I got it done the next three playthroughs. See, it's all about learning from your mistakes. ๐ŸŒš๐ŸŒš

026 gloomville grave site & fashion

Sunday, August 30, 2020

This week got exciting. Before you ask me, yes. I added another skull to the island map. Yes, it's different than the previous two. Yes, there will be more of them coming. A friend of mine wanted one and ended up making a really giant one on his island. It's really epic, I wish I had the space for one that big on Gloomville๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ. Now that the island is taking shape I am able to find areas that have potential for more terraforming projects. I don't want to get too out of hand or over the top with what I add to the island next given it will be prone to clutter. I also really like watching idle areas with little visual appeal become star attractions. There was a cavity in the mountainous area of the island that I repurposed into a skull lake. ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’œ

025 exploring eorzea

Thursday, August 27, 2020

So as it turns out Square-Enix took the story very seriously in this game, and while you could skip it like I want to do, it's worth listening and tuning in. I definitely don't like the time-consuming aspects of watching clips, but they have so far been building up the tension. I guess I'm just not much of a story person. I've also been exploring adjacent cities to the one I started out in. I really like how users gather in the main square and do mob dances, or dance in outrageous outfits to call attention. A good laugh for sure. I have seen a lot of contrast between cute and serious styles of design and illustration. I laugh a little whenever a character is dressed super out of place when compared to the others in a room. Very Final Fantasy of them, I must say. It's just on brand. ๐ŸŒต