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And now it’s time for My Favorite Things, a monthly blog linkup to share the things you love, co-hosted with the lovely Eirene! This linkup opens up every first Tuesday of the month and collects submissions for one week. Do join us! <3 PillarsOfEternity-2015-04-17-15-08-30-23

Pillars of Eternity

Pillars of Eternity is an isometric RPG patterned after the Infinity Engine. It’s developed by Obsidian, the company that graced the world with Fallout: New Vegas. Of course, I had to buy it to support my favorite game developers. <3 THIS GAME HAS TAKEN OVER MY LIFE. It's tons of fun and the characters are so precious. Storytelling mechanics are old-fashioned, so there aren't any fancy cutscenes but it doesn't take away from the enjoyment. You have to read a lot but the writing is amazing. If you enjoy novels, you shouldn't have a problem. I'll elaborate more once I finish the game and write a full review. For now, let me just say that I LOVE ALL OF MY COMPANIONS AKLHKFDS (except Durance lololbye).

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

I watched Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt in one sitting. I tuned in after I got home from work, and I had to go straight to bed when I was done because it was so late. I couldn’t stop. No regrets! This show is hilarious. Titus, you fabulous mess. This show has a lot of catchy songs. I keep finding myself singing Peeno Noir out of nowhere.

This show is definitely not perfect though. I could’ve used with a lot less selective feminism. I appreciated the “females are strong as hell” message but wasn’t impressed by some of the problematic scenes. Hey Tina Fey, don’t forget about your fellow women who also happened to be women of color. Intersectionality matters!

I’m still putting this show down on my faves list because I did enjoy it immensely apart from those few scenes, and I hope next season handles sensitive issues better!

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Younger

I tuned in to Younger for my queen Hilary Duff. I will stan Lizzie Mcguire till the end of days. <3 But this show turned out really cute and light-hearted. I end each episode feeling good and happy. This show would be a good break if you've been watching a lot of heavy stuff. I do have to suspend my disbelief that Sutton Foster can pass for a 26-year-old, but I can sympathize with her struggles of getting back into the workforce as a 40-year-old. That's certainly a discussion that needs to be had. We as a society should stop associating women's worth with their age. I'm looking forward to the next episode because there's some interesting developments to happen if the previews were anything to go by. Can't wait! XD

Two Steps From Hell – Skyworld

Two Steps From Hell came up on my classical dubstep radio a few months ago on Pandora (please don’t judge, I need to get pumped while working), and I really liked them! They’re a music production company that’s written scores for numerous movies. I recently got myself a copy of their album, Skyworld. I was not disappointed. <3 They've been serving me Pillars of Eternity teas to keep me sated at work. Yass. :D Here's another one of my favorite tracks: “Sun and Moon”

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Pink Miracle

I ordered a bottle of Pink Miracle to clean my shoes with, and it works great. I used it to clean a pair of old Converse sneakers and it looks good as new. I plan on cleaning all my white shoes with Pink Miracle every couple of months because they pick up smears so easily, and I tend to get obsessive about those. Maybe it’s the way I walk? Well, I don’t have to worry about that anymore. :)

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Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula

This one’s new to me. I’ve been pumping a lot of iron the last couple of months and have noticed a few red streaks on my arms. My skin is prone to stretch marks, and I’ve read that getting a few is normal when lifting heavy weights. I ordered Palmers Cocoa Butter lotion to help mitigate them, and I gotta say, it’s amazing. It smells soooo good and leaves my skin so soft. <3 The red marks are gone now. I don't know if that's because of Palmers, but I'm using it as my regular lotion now because I can't get over the smell. And now it's your turn! Just follow the rules (more like guidelines) below and share your favorites with us!

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P.S. Thank you very much to everyone who sent me thoughtful messages and shared their stories in the last post. I’ve been feeling a lot better lately, and while it still isn’t over for me and my family, I’m moving on as far as this blog is concerned. I’ve always used my blog as an outlet of positivity to take my mind off things in real life. I’d like to keep it that way through my grief. Thank you again, everyone. :)

Comments

  1. Oh, man. Pillars of Eternity sounds awesome. I really would play it if it came out for the Vita or something. Handheld gaming is really my thing now, so yeah :( Just reading your squeeing makes me really want to play it! Maybe I’ll buckle down and play it on the PC, but I really prefer to separate gaming from my PC, haha! XD

    That cocoa butter lotion looks like something I’ve seen in the PX. I may look into that :D I’m glad that product is working out for you!
    Tara recently posted…My Favourite Things: May 2015My Profile

    1. Haha, I’m the opposite! I have a 3DS, but I barely use it because I like to do everything on the computer. I hope you do try Pillars, it’s so good!

  2. Winterspell sounds pretty good! I might listen to some more of the album :)

    It’s frustrating when you get stretchmarks from building muscle! I remember that happened to me back when I started doing kickboxing and I got stretchmarks on my biceps.
    Kalliste recently posted…Time to build an empire!My Profile

    1. I got some stretch marks at the back of my knees when I started lifting weights a looong time ago. It sucks, but it’s a small price to pay for fitness tbh!

  3. That game sounds really interesting. All these great games you mention having me itching for a computer that can play them properly.

    I hope everything is okay. I am here to talk if you ever need me.
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    1. Do you have a recent computer? You might be able to play some! I know Pillars is also available on Mac. :)

      I have a four-year-old gaming laptop but it can’t run it without overheating though. T___T

  4. Hilary Duff and her swag. LOL. I don’t know how to put it but that’s the first thing that popped into my mind. Hahaha! I really love Younger! I only watched it because of her but I eventually got hooked on the story itself. AGGGHHH!!

    I’ve been wanting to watch new shows (aka Younger, iZombie, The Royals, Mom, and Young & Hungry) because the ones that I watched out for got cancelled (EyeCandy, Hart of Dixie, Groundfloor HUHU WHYYYY) and I stumbled upon Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. I think I’m going to give it a try!
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    1. Have you seen the latest ep of Younger? Eeeehh, I can’t wait for the next one! XD

      I got my sister to watch Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and she also finished it in one sitting. >:)

  5. I haven’t heard of Pillars of Eternity, but it looks like something I might like :D I’ll have to look into it! I also have Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on my “to-watch” list. I’ve heard so many good things about it. I just need to get around to it some time.

    The SkyWorld album has come up on one of my Pandora stations several times. I really like the songs on it!

    Oohh, that’s nice to know that Pink Miracle works well. A few of my shoes could definitely use a bit of cleaning. That’s awesome that the lotion has helped with the red streaks. I have some on my legs, so maybe I should give it a try :D
    Cat recently posted…My favorite things: May 2015My Profile

    1. I have so many feelings about Pillars of Eternity right now. :’D I hope you give it a shot sometime. It’s so much fun.

  6. Wow. That “Younger” show sounds interesting :) I used to watch Lizzie McGuire as a grade schooler so it’s cool to see Hilary Duff again. I’m also into Broadway and am pretty much a fan of Sutton Foster’s musical work (I didn’t know she did TV roles!). I guess I gotta check out that show.
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  7. I watched the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. It took me a few sittings, but it was definitely addicting, endearing, and different enough to keep me hooked.

  8. Unbreakable Kimmy is so addicting! I still need to finish the series, but I started it in the midst of finals studying. haha! Bad mistake. :P

    And I really miss HilDuff. Like can’t they just bring Lizzie McGuire back to life with the original cast?!
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  9. Your favorites are wonderful! I have to check them all, especially the titles that you mentioned. I wonder if Pink Miracle is available here because my shoes would definitely need a clean or two! Haha. I’d love to join the linkup but I can’t open the link anymore (I think). :(
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  10. ack, I didn’t get to submit my entry :( too slow, alice, too slow… (and you call yourself an assassin! what a disgrace)

    pillars of eternity reminds me of old-style RPG games…you know, back when warcraft as the it thing. i used to love playing RPG with such style…until i met open-world 3rd person control (ahem DA and ME, ahem) and and first person RPGs :))
    i feel like you’re one of the strongest bioware fans out there :P and as much as i say i enjoy bioware games, i think i’d rather buy ubisoft’s (failed and buggy) assassin’s creed xD and your love for fallout is just like my love for bioshock – like if the bioshock developers end up rising from the grave and release a new game, i’d buy that crap :))

    wow, the pink miracle sound so helpful! i don’t think i ever see it here though :( sucks because i like white shoes and i always have to pick black instead of white whenever i buy shoes just so it won’t stain easily. plus, i only wear my white platform shoes when i go to malls and mostly do the walking indoor :\

    while you’re listening to classical dubstep, i’ve been listening to a lot of liquid and atmospheric DnB from the mirror’s edge OST, one of those video games with really, really good tracks (just like transistor, tbh)

    ah, stretch marks. i was given a stretch mark lotion too but they didn’t really work? maybe because i’m not diligently using it LOL
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