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It's just been a rough day all around. RJD2 and Astrud Gilberto, just what I needed right then.
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Dang, that Black-Eyed Pea Galactic made me get up and move... very nice...
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This is why we can't have nice things.
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it is a massive pain to reach by public transport ... like most places on this island.
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My plugin to copy stuff from here to my blog automagically has stopped working, so now I have to write in my blog and copy it here, instead. /lesigh. 

Kasul and I get together for our first story night in what seems like a long time, and take on our fourth (or fifth, depending how you count them) primal, Leviathan, goddess of the sea people.
Looking for a snack… What with vacations and connection issues and what-not, Kasul and I haven't been able to get together for a decent story night for quite awhile. But we moved Heaven and Earth and got Skype going and hey, there we were, ready to save the world… again…
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Leviathan-ex is where I met the group which would become my LS, then FC, and then raid group.  Memories!  7 of the original pickup group remain.

Keep enjoying the story line!  There's lots more.
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Some musicians got together and figured out all the things that people found most annoying in popular songs -- and wrote a song with every single one. Bagpipes. Cowboy music. Rapping opera singers. I cannot listen to this without laughing....
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I can see that
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The Odd Kupo

We're used to being challenged on our FFXIV story nights, but it sure didn't look like any sort of challenge was in the cards last night. We did start out with Ifrit (Hard), but essentially the same encounter as the normal Ifrit with double the players just wasn't memorable. Maybe before FFXIV started shoveling great gear at new players, and people had to gear up... but with ilevel 115 gear cheap in the auction house and ilevel 120 gear easily obtainable via poetic tomestones, most of the fights that included gear checks are pretty trivial -- Ifrit included.

The story continued with the preparations to move the Scions of the Seventh Dawn from Vespers Bay to Mos Eisley. It's not really Mos Eisley. I just can't remember the real name of the place because "IT'S A WRETCHED HIVE OF SCUM AND VILLAINY AND THE TOMESTOME ARMOR VENDOR" is stuck in my head.

Since we've just saved the world from the Garlean Empire and given the (omg they're baaaaaack) Ascians a bloody nose, obviously what we need to do next is some trivial jobs like sweep a floor and clean up a spill on aisle three and ask someone if they'd like fries with that. Sure, I know you have to reset the action somewhat so you have something to build up to once more, but why can't they at least be more imaginative about it? Ultima Weapon could have erased everyone's knowledge of the Scions that beat it. Odin could have done it. Something.

Instead, we do some fetch quests, do some easy guildhests, run through Qarn in normal mode (we did it unsynced with a guildie)... and eventually the story comes around to something new.

The Moogles have summoned a not-really-a-primal, King Mog, who (in the old tales) held the rope that let the Moogles climb down from heaven to Eorzea. That's a problem. We Eorzeans like our gods dead. Deicide is literally the prime mission of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn.

While waiting for the mission to start, Kasul and I unlocked Garuda (Hard), because killing the Moogle god would just be a good start. We need to be killing the Ixali god ASAP, too. Seems the Ixali are feeling that the player races are getting a little too powerful, and we just can't be sharing the planet with any sort of empowered beast-folk. They figure they need Garuda back just to have any sort of independent existence. We need to teach them the error of their ways by killing their god.

I'm not entirely sure that we're the good guys, here.

Pretty much as soon as we unlock Garuda (Hard), the King Mog encounter pops, and in we go.

We immediately see that the vast majority of the people in the raid are unsynced 50s, just as are Kasul and me. Usually I can chip up with the astonishing revelation that I've never done this content before and the other people will give advice, but here, most everyone admitted that they, too, had never been here before. Well, I did have (as I usually do) the walkthrough up on the other monitor, and there were a couple people who HAD done it, but that wasn't enough.

I got voted to be main tank, though, so I eventually realized I had enough spare time to be marking the moogles (who have to be killed in some sort of order) for focus fire. That helped, the two healers who would mutually raise each other helped, and on our third try we succeeded in destroying the only hope of the Moogle people and congratulating the good Moogles who knelt and allowed the boots of the Eorzean people to rest gently on their head balloons.

I'm REALLY unsure we're the good guys.
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I actually began to notice it way back when we opened Copperbell. We trapped the giants beneath tons of rock, and after centuries they were managing to finally free themselves.

Seems like they had a legit gripe.
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Well, the truth can be told: Yes, my character was vital to completion of Final Fantasy XIV's main plot. I can only imagine that player after player was wondering who this "Nina Tanglewood" paladin-type that always seemed to be the star of every cutscene. Frankly, I'm surprised I'm the first "Nina Tanglewood" out there, considering how central she (and that is to say, "I") is to the main plot.

It must be that Square Enix have sworn everyone to silence about my pivotal role. That's over, now. I KNOW!

You may bow down before me.

YOU! YOU THERE! That was more a "genuflect" than a "bow". Do it over!
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I LOVE the music!
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The Wonder Twins take the form of the Crystal Braves, and we meet a lady who likes sexy time with chilly reptiles, in this week's adventures in Final Fantasy XIV.
Fenris. Last time we met up, Kasul and I failed spectacularly on Odin. That wasn't our fault — probably. I was second tank, and Kasul was the off healer. Our problem was the DPS in the group. Not a lot we could do about that. But I have to admit that the whole Odin encounter is a rush.
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First episode -- "webisode" -- of Vixen, an animated DC superhero in CW's "Arrowverse". Not much really happens in these five minutes. I get the impression that the teased fight with Flash and Green Arrow actually takes place at the end of the mini-series.
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Sometimes, the most diplomatic thing you can do is to kill something. I guess. I was pretty confused throughout most of our time with the god of the sylphs, the Primal Ramuh.
Moo? What I don't get is why the sylph primal, Ramuh, is some old human. All the others we've seen so far, save King Mog, are the embodiment of primal forces. This guy looks like the Winter Wizard. Anyway. The first chapter of this new patch jumps right in with the aftermath of the Scions giving ...
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His epic beard-waggle reminds me of a male prairie chicken mating dance to the point that I forget there's a dude attached to the beard. 
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Not sure how I've never heard of Tedeschi Trucks Band before... great rock, blues and soul band... I would love to see these guys live.
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1) Teams of scientists from around the world have been working for years to make sure hoverboards were real by 2015, when Back to the Future 2 said they'd be real.

2) I actually already knew this Rudimental song before I heard it on this video, so it's nice that the kind of music I like is cool again. Super-cooled. Like the liquid nitrogen powering this hoverboard.
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Okay forget the hover board for a moment, the song is awesome. Now I have to find more of their stuff. 
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Not a huge Muse fan, but I do love me some Knights of Cydonia now and then :)
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+Chris Smith oh come on.
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Web developer, bicyclist, gamer, writer, Supra and Celica owner.
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