November Goals Recap

Monthly Goals November 2016

The end of the month is nigh and it’s time to look back over my monthly goals and see how I did!

Blogging

I feel quite content with how my blogging went this month, I upped my game but there’s still room for improvement. I need to get scheduling sorted for one, and I am so behind on commenting. So those will be priorities next month.

 

Youtube

I failed miserably. The new diet had me all over the place and proved to have some unseen difficulties (more below) so I’ve had a lot less time and energy than I expected.

 

World of Warcraft

Let’s see…

  • Finish my Demon Hunter campaign.
  • Finish my main’s profession levelling – Fishing is now maxed. It’s proving a lot harder to max everything else, so I think this is going to be a goal for several months
  • Complete a full set of Illusion Books (enchanting) for me and Chris.
  • Finish off Broken Isles achievements for killing rares. (Apparently I’d actually already done this :P)
  • Start levelling my druid with Chris – She should be 110 in the next few days!
  • Start levelling my mage solo – Haven’t even started her 🙁
  • Do the dungeon profession quests on my Demon Hunter and Monk – Demon hunter done (and new ones found), but my monk I slacked on big time. I think I’m just going to leave her for now and concentrate on other characters as she is my bank character.

 

New Desk Set Up

It’s done and mostly set up 😀 I still need to move my make up from the bathroom into the new desk because I can’t do my make up in the bathroom. This is because I’m really short sighted (like -20 -20 seriously) and our mirror is above the sink… I need a mirror right in front of my face. So sitting down at my new desk with everything nearby works so much better for me.

I do have some pictures though!

Old Desk:

deskold

 

New Desk:

desk1

desk2

 

And someone has a home at last!

illi

 

New Diet

So the new diet has been tricky, and not due to the food. The food prep, especially for breakfast has been difficult for me when my body has decided it doesn’t want to behave. I’ve gotten into a routine, been trying new recipes and finding ones I really enjoy. I’ve also lost 9-10lbs already which seems unreal. I’ve been eating less, been much less hungry between meals and have noticed other good side effects too. My skin is much clearer, other health stuff seems better too.

However, I’ve been really nauseous a lot and I don’t think it’s due to the diet, like I said, I’m not feeling hungry so no feeling light headed etc. I think it’s a part of whatever weird random gland hurting illness that I’ve now had for over a year. My glands have also been getting worse, and sore more often :-/

 

Work on a Project

Nada, zilch. I was pretty sure that would be the case.

 

There may also be…

I totally failed on reviews and tutorials, but did get some Bioshock Infinite in!

 

So that was my month; how did yours go? Did you meet your goals? You may have noticed that I’m not beating myself up for missing stuff and that is important. Remember that when looking back at your own goals and lists 🙂

December goals coming soon!

 

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5 Fandoms I’m Thankful For [5 Fandom Friday]

5 Fandom Friday - Fandoms I'm thankful for

5 Fandoms I’m Thankful For - Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy is easily the fandom I am most thankful for because it saved my life. Many times over. That isn’t me being dramatic. My teenage years were difficult, I was bullied a lot, and started suffering from depression without even realising. It was a dark time, and the many lessons of Buffy not only got me through it but helped me be stronger. Later during an emotionally abusive relationship I picked up the self help book What would Buffy do? and despite the cheesy name it is a very good read. This is still my go to show when I feel absolutely miserable and like the world is ending because I’m thankful that Buffy taught me that even when the world is ending, you can still fight and win.

 

5 Fandoms I’m Thankful For -  Star Wars

Star Wars

My number 1 fandom, and this is the one that started it all. I don’t think I would be into as many fandoms, or into the sci fi and fantasy genre if I hadn’t fallen in love with Star Wars. It has given me so much joy (and tears) over the years and continues to do so. It also taught me just how far our imagination can go, so I’m thankful for Star Wars teaching me that our imagination is endless.

 

 

5 Fandoms I’m Thankful For - Kushiel's Legacy

Kushiel Legacy

These novels by Jacqueline Carey helped me to recognise a side of myself as genuine and right, not wrong and something to be afraid or ashamed of. There is so much strength in the protagonist, Phedre, and it is beautiful and incomparable. I’m thankful for having my eyes open to new possibilities and being taught to love as thou wilt.

 

5 Fandoms I’m Thankful For - Doctor Who

 

Doctor Who

It was hard to pick the 5th fandom for this list, and in the end I chose Doctor Who because it has opened so many doors for me. It has broadened my horizons, and led me to find the wonderful talents of so many actors and authors. Without it I’d have never gotten to know the work of the amazing John Barrowman, and the lovely Elizabeth Saden who sadly passed away in 2011. I’m thankful for Doctor Who introducing me to many wonderful individuals and characters.

 

5 Fandoms I’m Thankful For - World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

Gods, how do I explain how much this game has done for me in my life? It has been a bumping road, with many breaks and issues and yet it has given me so much in return. It has helped me learn that even if I’m sick, I can still do something productive and not feel entirely useless. It was the first video game that I could actually play, and led to me becoming a gamer and a youtuber. It has given me so many friends and some crazy guild meets, and of course, my amazing and loving fiancé of 9 years. I’m thankful for World of Warcraft bringing light, friendship, healing and love into my life.

 

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Pre-Legion Catch Up

World of Warcraft: Legion

 

 

Legion is ever so close and so I figured now would be a good time to revisit my Pre-Legion Bucket List. This is my first blog post this month, and an easy one to get me back into the swing of things. I’ve had my exams, and have one more resit assignment due on 5th Sepember. I’ve actually managed to get a lot more of my Bucket list complete than I expected because I’ve been super ill. While there’s been several days in bed/on the couch, the majority of the time it’s much easier for me to be doing something to keep my mind off the constant pain and depressing discomfort. Video gaming is one thing that I can do (most of the time) when I feel really crappy, it keeps me going and so having a bucket list of stuff to do has really helped keep me sane.

So, how did I do? Lets take a look!

Essential

Legendary Ring

I got mine done with out any bother, as did Chris, and he even decided to get a second one done! I’m not one for multiple legendaries, especially if I don’t have much time, so I’ve been helping him get his done. Hopefully, he should get the last ones he needs in the next few days before Legion arrives!

 

Level my Paladin to 100

Not only did I get my Pally to 100, I got all my characters to 100 and even made a second Pally, Zaeliah, which I rushed through dungeons. She’s currently 91 and will be leveling to 100 in the next few days with Chris’ final character, also his Pally. She’s currently Ret, but I’m considering making her Holy.

You can see Zaeliah’s details, and all my characters on my updated World of Warcraft page. Look at all those shiny 100s! 😀

 

Get my Moose!

Thanks to the lovely and generous hexrowow both Chris and I got our Grove Warden mount ! 🙂

 

Pepe

As predicted, the next weeks reset yielded the final boss I needed; Drov. Pepe achieved!

 

Hopeful

 

Collections – Wardrobe

I managed to get most of the shirts and tabards ready before the patch came out, although there were a few I had to go fly about to get.

 

Collections – Toys

I got quite a few I didn’t have and you can see the updated list of progress for them too.

 

Pet Charms

I’ve gotten some pet charms, but I haven’t actively been collecting them that much. Mainly just whatever I get from leveling a few new pets in battles against the Draenor battle masters.

 

 

 

On Hold

 

Old Runs

Yeah, on hold…. ha! As soon as the new wardrobe came out I became a little bit obsessed with old runs for a while there :p

 

Achievements

My score was 20465, it is now 20515. I didn’t get Glory of the Pandarian Hero done, but I did get the raiding version done and got the gorgeous Reins of the Heavenly Crimson Cloud Serpent which I love (despite it being quite pink)!

 

 

Horde Characters

I got the leveling bug and so my Horde shadow priest Ismanta went from level 50 to 88! Then the new patch came out and I got busy with invasions and stuff. So she’s now on the back burner, but she’s a hell of a lot higher than any other horde character has been before a new expansion. Progress!

 

And Everything Else…

There were a few things I didn’t plan on doing, but did;

 

Legendary

I finally finished my Tarecgosa legendary! 😀 I’m also currently 42 out of 50 shards for Shadowmourne. Unfortunately, there seems to be a bit of a bug with the drop rate in ICC 25 HC so not sure how quickly this is going to go until that gets fixed.

 

Patterns & Wardrobe

As I said, I got a little bit obsessed with adding new appearances to my wardrobe collection and so I ran a lot of old dungeons and raids. I’ve also been farming missing patterns for tailoring, blacksmithing and leatherworking (I spent waaay too long in BRD). Currently I’m working my way through my tailoring list, making everything I don’t have. I’ve gotten quite a lot of it done and I’m now at the stage where I need to go farm a bunch of mats. I’m also doing the daily cooldowns for each of those professions from MoP to discover new patterns.

 

Gearing up Characters

Thanks to invasions most, if not all, my characters will have full 700+ gear by the time Legion comes about. I just have a few more to do. I have always wanted to do have max leveled and max geared characters before a new expansion and have never had the time. The invasions have been very easy to do and have helped with that immensely.

 

 

With only a few days to go, what are your plans to prep for Legion? Cleaning banks? Clearing our quest logs? I’m doing both of those and handing in old raid gear tokens as I go.

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Legion Beta Content Hub

World of Warcraft: Legion

 

I decided to put together this hub linking all my content related to beta as it is currently spread across three sites. If you enjoy this content please like, share and comment <3

Spoiler Warning – Pretty much everything here has spoilers, if they’re spoiler free I will specifically mark them.

Screenshots

Screenshots are regularly updated and new updates will be marked with ***. I post them on facebook and my gallery, and have linked both for you to use which you prefer 🙂

Demon Hunters

Character Creation options [No Spoilers] – Facebook

Various Demon Hunter – Facebook Gallery

 

Broken Isles Starting Quest

Horde – Facebook / Gallery

 

Classes

Priest – Facebook / Gallery

 

Zones

Azsuna – Facebook / Gallery

High Mountain – Facebook / Gallery

Stormheim – Facebook / Gallery

Suramar – Facebook / Gallery

Val’Sharah – Facebook / Gallery

Etcetera

Illidan’s Memories Questline – Facebook / Gallery

Dalaran – Facebook / Gallery

Miscellaneous – Facebook / Gallery

Wardrobe – Facebook / Gallery

 

YouTube

Follow me as I start the Priest quests on Alliance, get my artifact weapon and discover my order hall!

Episode 1 – After the Broken Isles Excursion & Starting Quests

Episode 2 – Meeting the strange Priest & getting my artifact weapon (Discipline)

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