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Drake Hallowing

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41, Xbox/PS4 player, Mom and Grandma, Destiny addict, Cake decorator, Streamer
  1. So much Animal Crossing, so little time. I don’t even know how people manage to get all this game complete even WITH Time Travel. I am out here doing all my daily stuff and diving for crap, and i don’t even have time to design. But finally my house is ALL paid off, and no more loans, so i have been moving trees and preparing for a massive gentrification. Lol

    Ideally, i would like to make my island look nice with as little terraforming as possible. But i have that crazy 3 river island, and it is going to be a pain.

    Turnips really Are annoying. Lol I don’t have time to scour all over for someone with a decent bells price, so i don’t get many, which is my main issue. Other people made millions and millions on bells and i am catching fish bc my bell prices are like 59 bells per turnip. That’s my price today anyhow. Hopefully it is better this afternoon.

    All in all though, i love this game and it is definitely going to keep me busy for a long time!

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    1. RightHemisphere

      RightHemisphere

      It's a good problem to have 🙂 I'll check out you're stream soon.

    2. Drake Hallowing

      Drake Hallowing

      Hi! Thanks! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. I am low-key excited and hopeful about my plans for my stream. I have a lot of ideas i am kicking around, and i have some reading to do but i keep daydreaming about how to make it all work like i want.

    In the meantime, i am working on my social media sites and learning how to improve myself there as well. It’s a lot of stuff to keep up on. I haven’t really taken myself or my content seriously this year because it has been such a Dumpster fire, but i feel like i should get back into putting more effort into it.

  4. What have you been playing lately?

    I have kind of been hitting games left and right. Final Fantasy IX, i have one game moving along where i am doing the Tetra Master card game, and one game i started for my stream, where i am skipping the card game.

    Call of Duty Warzone has been my biggest addiction. I am already to lvl 126 and am level 71 on my Battle Pass and it’s basically been ALL Warzone. I was never a Battle Royale person, but it really has me hooked.

    I was working on a weird space game called Deliver Us the Moon, and it’s basically a puzzle/sim type of game where you go to a space station on the moon to find out what happened to the previous team after Earth loses contact.

    I started playing Sunset Overdrive, which surprised me with how crazy it is. Really fun game.

    Of course, Animal Crossing is still a mostly daily thing. For a little while anyhow. I just paid off my final mortgage yesterday. Such a relief, it took forever.

    Haven’t hardly touched Destiny lately, but i will get back there.

    Wow that is a lot of games the past couple weeks!

    Back to it, then. 😄

  5. I went on a Discord hiatus and without it, it was hard to log into Ember. 😬

    Lately, I haven’t been creating content like i should be.  I try to upload to IG and Twitter when i have something fun to show, but otherwise, i have just been enjoying my gaming. I have been playing through Final Fantasy IX, which i haven’t played since the PSone days. I have been plugging away slowly at Destiny 2’s new season, but i have probably put my biggest chunk of time into CoD Warzone.

    I never thought i would find myself so addicted to CoD. I am not exactly a pro, but damn its fun. Even when i am dying, i still learn about how other people play and it makes me a better player.

    I put a good chunk of my time into Animal Crossing New Horizons as well. I don’t Time Travel, so the game is still going strong for me. Trying to pay off my basement so i can start thinking about moving my villagers and homes around.

    In retro gaming, i have been playing The Adventures of Link on Nintendo Switch Online, but it takes a lot more time to level up. It was one of the first games i really loved on my NES as a kid, and it has brought back a lot of memories.

    Hope everyone has been hanging in there with all the stuff going on. Between COVID-19 to the current state of streaming, it’s been a rough year so far.

    Much love! ❤️

  6. What have you been playing lately? My list:

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    Destiny 2 (always)

    CoD MW - only finished the season at level 119 i think and season pass 56 - sadness

    Operencia

  7. Tonight i did something totally new and tried my hand at Tomb Raider for the very first time! No, really, I have never played one before. I have seen the movies but never played a game. I am starting out with Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which I KNOW is out of order, but this title is leaving Xbox GamePass soon so i wanted to try it out before it goes.

    I have to admit it can be a little frustrating, but i am sure i will get the hang of it. I am enjoying it a lot so far!

     

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  8. Just having discussions about video games is enough to get my brain into overdrive.

    Also, after talking about them, i realized i am missing one of my Professor Layton games and WHERE THE HECK IS IT???

    😆

  9. I did 3 full playthroughs of Afterparty this week, 2 of them over the weekend. I really wanted that last achievement. It was a very clever game, and some of the references even had me pulling Google out to investigate. Even through the third play, i still found new choices and scenes and activities to enjoy. I like story games like this, they are something i can just enjoy on a weekend without too much fuss. 10/10 would recommend.

     

  10. I have been recovering from surgery, so i have been kicked back watching a lot of movies lately, mostly on Hulu. I don’t normally watch many, so i don’t think any of them have been particularly new. In no particular order i have seen:

    Gamer

    The Huntsman: Winter’s War

    Warcraft

    Battleship

    Passengers

    I have also binge watched Killing Eve and Bonding

    What have you been watching? Up next on my movie list is Daybreakers and Ghost In The Shell.

  11. Drake Hallowing

    Finding My Place

    This will probably get long, i apologize in advance. A couple of years ago, i didn’t even know the gaming community at large even existed. I was vaguely aware that people were streaming games and people were watching. I knew that people read magazines and played TTRPG together, and there were gaming websites. But an entire community? Had no clue. I have been a gamer my entire life. My dad and i shared this love, and if not for him, my mom would never have let us kids have a gaming system. I remember when i was very very little, we had an Atari, and we had a lot of Atari games really. My dad wasn’t a big reader, and that’s how he used his leisure time. My dad taught me to play Pong and we had Tennis and Combat and Demons to Diamonds and Berzerk which was one of my personal favorites. Pac-Man came a little later. I loved that my dad would play with me. My dad’s cousin Eddie was the first one to get an NES and he brought my dad over to check it out. My dad was hooked. Shortly after we had one too. Games were really expensive back then. I remember my mom used to buy one a week just about and she would spend as much as $80 on one. I think she figured as long as she kept buying games my dad would be home instead of fishing. Weekends were spent with me and dad on the couch, trying to beat the newest games we had either bought or rented. I was so upset when she made me go to bed when dad was playing Final Fantasy and was taking the Ruby to the giant in the mountain, and i snuck into the hallway to watch him play until i was caught and sent back to bed. Okay so fast forwarding, i just kind of played my way through games through my teen years and adulthood. I didn’t have any friends who played games really, but i played a lot with my son, instilling him with the same love of gaming that i shared with my dad. There was no one to tell me what the cool new games were, i just picked and chose my way along. I went from PlayStation to PS2, then we got an GameCube, then a Wii. My dad and i would still talk about the games we played, what we liked, what we didn’t like. Up through 2011 I was still playing my PS2, a little outdated but still fun for me. We had a house fire and my video games mostly survived. All my old NES games were in the attic which was largely untouched except smoke. My PS2 worked halfway but wouldn’t play anything very graphic intense. So gaming fell by the wayside for a few years. Five years ago (ish), my husband surprised me by bringing home an Xbox 360. I had never had an Xbox before. So i started gaming again. I was still gaming solo. Then my husband brought home a copy of Destiny. The Taken King had just come out, and i was just kind of solo-ing my way along. Then i thought, maybe i should find a clan. I wanted to find ladies to play and connect with so i browsed the Bungie app until i found the Sisterhood of Guardians. I joined up and it was amazing. I had found my first community of people, and they were all women! My dad bought an Xbox 360, and i was on the Xbox One by this time but he didn’t have internet and the 360 was fine for him. Most of our long conversations ran around video games at this point. This was the one place we could always connect. Sadly my dad started getting ill. First his heart problems returned. He had always had a bad heart, had his first heart attack when he was 36. So now he was looking at needing a defibrillator. I made sure to stay in constant contact with him to keep an eye on him. He got his heart hardware installed, and we thought everything was good. Then the doctor told him he had cancer. Not just one type, that would have been too easy. He had bone, lung, and prostate cancer. He went through radiation for the bone cancer and it went into remission. He had chemo shots he took every 3 months and the doctor said it was looking good, he would have several more years with us. He didn’t though. He started feeling weaker, and sicker, and he eventually succumbed. Up to the very last he was still gaming. When i went to clean up his fridge and bring some of his valuables home with me, i opened his 360 and he had been playing Fallout 3, which i bought for him, and which i was actually playing through again at that same time. It was very poignant for me. A few months after he passed one of my best girlfriends online got Twitch Affiliate and posted it on Facebook, and i messaged her. I said “First of all, congratulations, and second of all, what the hell i didn’t know you were a big gamer!” She helped me out and got me on Discord, told me to get on Twitter, and encouraged me to stream. It took me about 6 weeks to reach Affiliate and she was always my biggest supporter. Twitter helped me connect with all these amazing people, all of them gamers. Some days i still feel a little overwhelmed at the support and all the knowledge i get, and the amount of games i have missed and didn’t even know about. I have such a backlog of games now, and i mostly stream older games, variety style, with newer games in the mix. It helps me with my grieving process, because i miss my dad like hell and i know that will never change, but streaming and being in a community where I FINALLY feel like i belong is amazing. I didn’t think i would ever have anyone to talk to about games ever again except my son. And i think my dad would be proud of me. He would probably think this whole streaming business was weird, but i think he would be proud of me anyhow. I don’t feel alone anymore. So to every person that becomes my friend, and who bonds with me in even the smallest way in this digital world, i give my heartfelt thanks.
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