Name Day

Hestian was created on 25 January 2014.

I frolicked around as my favorite inner ring deck to celebrate. I rocked that outfit for months when I was a new gal on the block taking Solomon Island by storm with my QL5s.

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I even found a “day one” screenshot, me and the brother roaming Kingsmouth for the very first time.

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Happy birthday, my little Bee. May we both enjoy many more years of secret worlding. ( ˘ ³˘)♥

January Ongoings

Includes the very last few days of Christmas events up until now.

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My Lumie, Lucas, taking a nap during the End of Days.

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Flute Brigade! Speeding through Christmas Conspiracy quickly to get another grab bag with Solon, Msiba and Janilyn.

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Halls family Templars.

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I encounter a bug during a cutscene where instead of dodging Uta at the shipping yard, Elana stands ominously in the shadows.

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Running Wander through his last elites.

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Wander finishes his Elites and downs the Lurker the very next day. Couldn’t get to see Krieg on broadway :(

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Jinn hands, nitemare mask and fleet of flame create the Magus I always knew I could be.

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Standing around in my “keeping up with the Joneses” outfit. I feel like everyone has at least one outfit like this. When I feel out of place trying to puff myself up in the complex mating dance of getting a pug, because I’ve met people who care about those things.

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Stuck in a tree.

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Group hugs for Lilith Darkweaver’s last Holding Court DJ performance.

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Big flashy Ophanim finale for the night.

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Odonoptera and Solon dancing around Elana in a frightening unison of rockabilly jams.

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Downing another Lurker when someone shows up in the same outfit as you!

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Snowy & Inky’s Excellent Adventure.

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Following the Gatekeeper with Starsmith.

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Beyond the Veil podcast.

Golden Weekend

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“Whatcha thinking about?”
“Oh, you know, just golem stuff.”

Just my luck when I thought I was kicked out of a full instance that the Gatekeeper himself said hi in my empty instanced solitude.

Thinking very generally about lore and the like, the Golden Weekend reminds me of kintsugi: repairing something broken (usually pottery) by filling the cracks with gold. Gaia’s defense system, yes?

Diversity

The current list of time-spenders is as follows:
– The Secret World
– Dreamfall Chapters
– Fallout 4
– The Black Watchmen
– Darkest Dungeon
– Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition
– Final Fantasy Type 0
– Conclave (www.playconclave.com)
– The Talos Principle (Road to Gehenna DLC)
– The Witcher 3
– The Novelist
– The Beginner’s Guide
– Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

The anticipatory list of time-spenders is as follows:
– Even more TSW
– Whatever Steam can bleed my wallet dry with

:)

I play TSW rather sporadically. 9 times out of 10 if I’m online, I just want to run content that slowly racks up Bullions and Pantheons. In spite of existing RP assets like having a Twitter account, I actually RP very little. Daily challenges have offered the incentive to log in and invest an hour for up to three tasks, but I have not pushed any of my characters into any huge plots or projects for several months.

A few of those are streamable with friends, so that is something I should get to setting up in the future maybe.

Sightseeing

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Chilling on the cliff as we await a GM to come back to my petition (common issue, being stuck on the upper floor of the NYR instance preventing you from jumping down to collect BB and MoP from the loot bag.)

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I ended up sacrificing myself to adds on phase 3, but at least caught some nice looking teamwork at the end.

Redirect

OOC

So it seems that the e-mail elana@xaia.ca hasn’t been working for some of you, my apologies. I’ll investigate that and in the meantime have the notice changed to send inquiries to elana.halls@gmail.com, the inbox where xaia.ca messages are bounced to anyway.

The e-mail is technically an IC one but unless asked otherwise I will just answer OOC. I don’t really RP on mediums beyond Twitter and the game itself.

Thanks for reading, and see you soon in the secret world.

Remember folks: My name is not actually Elana. Crazy am I right, what is it with this internet anonymity stuff.

Actual Sunlight

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.