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Moving, Bully, BSoD

Editor’s note: This was written last Thursday, but I haven’t been unable to post until today.

Sorry guys, I haven’t posted in a while or approved all the lovely new comments. Things have been in-SANE for me recently.  I’ve attributed it to 3 main reasons:

Factoid the first: We’re moving. I know people do it all the time & it shouldn’t be such a big deal, but for me and my family it really is. It’s been the family house for 30, 31 years now. A lot of emotional attachment, a lot of physical objects to dispose of, a lot of preparation work for the new place, a lot of boxes to pack. A lot of tape. It’s so exhausting.

This is kindof what our stacking area looks like.

This is kindof what our stacking area looks like.

Factoid the second: I was having a bully problem at work. Nothing physical, but he’s said some very disgusting things to myself, other workers, and even clients. I’ve documented 27 separate incidents of misconduct, including jokes, insults, teasing, sexual comments, unwanted touching, and homophobic slurs between January & the beginning of August. For example, once he told me that if I lived on my own I might slip in the shower, break my neck, start rotting, and nobody would find my body for months until the rent was due. I mean, what the hell man.. Why would anyone say that, ever?

A bully picking on another guy.

As you might guess, I was feeling very badly about myself & worried when I knew I’d be working closely with him. I reported him to my supervisor but felt very guilty afterwards. They’re doing an investigation, but for now he has fewer hours & we’re almost never working together. No decision yet if he is going to be fired or kept on.  Most of the things he said when nobody was around, but I’ve shared some of the non-vulgar comments with other staff and they’ve witnessed him bothering me before. *sigh*  Until the boss makes a decision I guess I don’t know how I feel about things.

Factoid the third: My laptop died. 😦 It was a combination of dust-buildup and old-age. Safe mode works so all my files, Sims, blog posts, and songs are safe on an external hard-drive. Since it was 5 years old I feel I got good use out of it, and it doesn’t seem worth the $160 cost for the repairman to replace the fan since he said “it may or may not work”.

The dreaded BSoD.

So I’ve been trying to figure out if my next computer is a replacement laptop ($800 to $1200 CN), an upgraded laptop ($1200 to $2000 CN), or a full-blown souped-up desktop ($2000 to $3000 CN). Right now my dad is pushing me towards an iMac, but I’m worried the MacOS won’t be able to run all the games I love. And it’s expensive.. but I never really spend money so it might be nice to splurge a bit, I’m just not sure yet.

A fancy sci-fi looking computer.

Editor’s note: Six days later, no new computer. 😦 I’m still trying to fathom what sort of hardware I need, going to try to book an appointment with an iGenius to talk about my PC needs. I’m using my mum’s old computer, so frustrating because it’s SO slow, even after I removed all the viruses, registry errors, defragged it a bunch.

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Game of Thrones: S7 Prediction Gameshow

Hello all. Chapter 38 should be coming out soon-ish, within the next few weeks. But today I’m talking about my favourite show, Game of Thrones, because season 7 airs in just a few hours! There be spoilers ahead upto and including the season 6 season finale, so if you’re not caught up you shouldn’t read any further. You’ve been warned..

This post is dark and full of spoilers.

Oh, and please don’t post any spoilers for unaired episodes, because people don’t like that either.

Basically, I’ve written up a little checklist for family members to fill out before the new season comes out and I wanted to share it here too. It’s like a multiple-choice test, where you can choose 1 or more options, or write in your own prediction.

In the past we’ve had such wild predictions as:

  • Tyrion Lannister will join the circus and be in a dwarf show.
  • Cersei Lannister will become a nun.
  • Bran Stark will either turn into a giant tree or learn how to fly. Literally.
  • Lady Sansa and Jon have a thumbwar to decide who owns Winterfell.
  • Brienne & Pod buy and flip a cosy bed-and-breakfast.
  • Theon & Yara start a stand-up comedy routine called “The Nag and Weasel”.

 

So without further ado, the Game of Thrones: Season 7 Prediction Gameshow:

Main Characters:

Jon Snow will:

  • March south to attack Queen Cersei.
  • Get ready to defend against the White Walkers.
  • Enter a marriage alliance with Daenarys Targaryen.
  • Learn he’s Prince Rhaegar and Lyanna Stark’s son; also King.
  • Other (Write it in)                                                                                        

 

Lady Sansa will:

  • Become jealous of Jon and try to take power from him.
  • Gracefully step aside and let Jon be in charge.
  • Build a beautiful snow-castle.
  • Other                                                                                                              

 

Arya Stark will:

  • Reunite with her cute little direwolf.
  • Keep crossing off names on her hitlist.
  • Decide to get rid of Sansa so she can be Queen of Winterfell.
  • Other                                                                                                              

 

Cersei and Jamie Lannister will:

  • Burn the whole city to the ground.
  • Cersei and Jaime are going to kill eachother.
  • Finally decide to tie the knot, get married, & go on a honeymoon.
  • Need to sit down with their financial consultant and declare bankruptcy.
  • Other                                                                                                              

 

Daenerys Targaryen will:

  • Attack King’s Landing directly with her dragons and boats.
  • Get side-tracked and have to fight some people in the ocean first.
  • Lose her boats and have to march for a little while.
  • Find a willing bachelor and enter a marriage alliance.
  • Other                                                                                                              

 

Littlefinger & Varys:

  • They’re still up to something.
  • Other                                                                                                              

 

Tyrion Lannister will:

  • Continue to support Daenerys as she invades the Seven Kingdoms.
  • Realize she’s starting going crazy and have second-thoughts.
  • Get to ride a dragon. (Weee!!!)
  • Other                                                                                                              

 

Bran Stark will:

  • Keep learning to warg & time-travel.
  • Tell everyone that Jon Snow is technically the next in line for the throne.
  • Accidentally destroy the wall so White Walkers can get through. (Oops!)
  • Have to fight Zombie-Hodor. (Zodor!)
  • Other                                                                                                              

 

Theon Greyjoy and Yara Greyjoy will:

  • Defeat their uncle Euron and become rulers of the Iron Islands.
  • Will get killed by their uncle before getting revenge.
  • Try and betray Daenerys and take control of her army.
  • Other                                                                                                              

 

Minor Characters (Fill in the blanks):

Brienne of Tarth and Podrick Payne will:

                                                                                                                                    

Mellisandre (the red witch) will:

                                                                                                                                    

Sandor (the Hound) will:

                                                                                                                                    

Samwell Tarly and Gilly will:

                                                                                                                                    

Jorah Mormont will:

                                                                                                                                    

Olenna Tyrell and Ellaria Sand will:

                                                                                                                                    

Davos and Tormund will:

                                                                                                                                    

Bronn will:

                                                                                                                                    

Greyworm & Missandei (the slave girl) will:

                                                                                                                                    

Daario Naharis will:

                                                                                                                                    

 

Any other Predictions?

                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                 

 

*Editor’s note: If I know anything about formatting (ha!), you should be able to copy and paste this and print it out. Good luck, valar dohaeris.


Miami Hotline

Wow, it’s been a few weeks since I updated.  I guess I needed a bit of a break from TS3.  My computer is getting really slow, and I was feeling a bit run-down by the game.  I don’t think I’ve mentioned but I’m actually house-sitting right now.  I’m still trying to find work too, it’s so discouraging writing out cover letters and never getting any interviews.  Hopefully I get something soon.  Also I’m a year older, which is kindof sad.  Don’t forget to cast your vote for the next torch-wielder:

Hyperion Wolfe  Deo Wolfe  Belladonna Wolfe

Hyperion Wolfe ———— Deo Wolfe ———— Belladonna Wolfe

In my down time I tried this really crazy game called “Hotel Miami” “Hotline Miami”.  I wouldn’t recommend it unless you like a bit of the old ultra-violence.  Basically, it’s a top-down stealth game where you’re a hitman in an animal mask, and you run around stabbing or shooting gangsters.

Clean version of Hotline Miami poster.

Clean version of Hotline Miami poster.

Most baddies die in one hit, but you also get killed in one hit.  It’s insanely difficult!  You gotta keep repeating levels over and over.  It also made me feel a bit motion-sick.

I spent a day on a construction site to see if I could help build homes for people in need.  The supervisor said it wasn’t a good career for me.  That’s fair.  I can McGuyver a bike, but otherwise I have absolutely no handiness skills.

Anyways, I’ll write up another chapter this weekend, another of the legacy house is moving out.  (Hint: It’s probably the first person’s you’d expect!)


The Legacy of the Xavier's

A Story Of A Man, A Dog, and Their Legacy

The Mayfields

a Sims 3 Story

The Gallant Legacy

A Sims 3 legacy challenge

Lucy's Sims 3 Legacy Challenge

My legacy challenges :)

Periodically Different

A DITPT (Difference in the Periodic Table)

Fallout Shelter Addicts

Rated "Best Fallout Shelter Blog" by Overseer's Digest

Greg Chown / Portfolio

Storyboard and Illustration Samples, Set Design and Graphics

Maloney WYDC

A Sims3 Who's Your Daddy Challenge

Simbolistic

Storytelling in the world of the Sims

The Daily Beard

One man's words on beer, video games, writing, and the randomness of life.

Loewe Legacy

The Sims 3 Legacy Challenge