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Happy Hump Day! ๐Ÿช ๐ŸŒˆ

Hello, everyone! How are you? It’s the middle of the week. I spent today at my mom’s too, including dinner, but I’m finally home now. I have a lot to do tomorrow, and I’m buzzing with excitement for our weekend trip!

I mentioned that I’d gotten my hands on some rare Argentinian snacks from my childhood that I would share with you. This Turrรณn & Manรญย by Arcor is the most significant one.

Turrones were the cheapest of snacks when I was growing up, costing just pennies. They are kinda dry and lightweight, a bit like eating cardboard. But they are rather filling, not just for a kid with a meager allowance ($0.25 a day, though eventually it went up to $0.50 a day… still very little you could buy with that money) but also for my mother when she was a young girl working in a furniture store that was commission only (no sales, no pay). These turrones kept my mom from starving at work during those days.

The recipe has not changed at all, not from her days, nor from mine. Even the package is very close to what it was, and fills me with nostalgia.

It’s a great snack to accompany my coffees, and under 100 calories. I got a few, but I asked my mom to get me a bunch more.

Sweeney was the same as last time. I got hisses, but I also got playfulness. He’s very excited and happy when I arrive, but he won’t let me get too chummy.

I tried to spend more time with Shampoo. She looks so different these days… She’s 17 years old and must be shaved to avoid swallowing her fur and dying of a blockage.

She’s fine, affectionate, energetic and healthy, but full of little scabs from overgrooming regardless, and so thin. You feel every bone… it makes me sad… She was once an absolute beauty:

I hope my beautiful Rosie doesn’t suffer the same fate. I do miss so much how Shampoo used to look.

Anyway. My mom made my favorite again, homemade fries and fried eggs. No one can make these things like she can –no one. In particular the eggs. There is a perfection to the consistency of the yolk that I have not seen accomplished in any setting, be it someone’s house or restaurant, no one else can do it. It’s a real treat.

Afterwards, we shared the surprise Easter egg I got from Christopher. He got it at Buenos Aires bakery.

It was so, so beautiful! It also had candy inside.

It was high quality, delicious chocolate.

Anyway, I’m home again, I’ve fed Christopher and made sure he had lunch for tomorrow. Now that I’m nearly done unpacking it’s time to get ready for bed. Tomorrow is gonna be a day of prep and packing –we leave early on Friday! I can’t wait!!

Code Realize: Future Blessings ๐ŸŽฉโœจ๐Ÿ’ [White Rose After-Stories + Finis Route]

I’ve had this post in my drafts for over a month. Oops! Anyway. These are my thoughts on Future Blessings as a whole. Like all of my video game posts, it’s not a review, just a record of some of my reactions. ๐Ÿ˜

I’ve included all of the White Rose After Story thoughts I have in this post, as well as those on Finis’ extra story. I’ll share thoughts about other aspects of the game in a different post.

This post contains spoilers for Code: Realize ~Future Blessings~ soโ€ฆ donโ€™t read it if you plan to play it!!

SPOILERS AHEAD! BIG ONES! PROCEED WITH CAUTION!

An Outing ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ›’

Yesterday I went shopping for groceries and visited a few stores for fun. I went to the Salvation Army, which was as gross as ever, and to Party City. Oh, and to Goodwill. I did find a few goodies.

At Party City I got a cup and some napkins and paper plates. Unfortunately it’s all the new 3D style. The hand-drawn art of the “generation” prior to this one is hard to find now, all they had left is a pack of thank you cards. ๐Ÿ˜ž

In the mail when I got home was a little packet I’d been expecting, with a couple of signs and the thing I actually cared about, a little Fat Controller of my very own.

Now I have someone to yell at my engines.

At Goodwill I found two books. One was a very interesting books about unicorns and their history in different cultures:

The other one was a Rugrats book about Christmas which is kinda weird since Tommy’s family is Jewish and this is told from Tommy’s POV:

The art was cute though:

At the Salvation Army (did I mention this place was gross? matches their politics I guess) I found a giant checkers set, brand new in its wrapping, for $6.99. I’d been wanting one forever, so I got it.

The little Big Bird keychain was from Party City.

Here’s an after-lunch treat I had while playing Cafรฉ Enchantรฉ. I’m finally on Ignis’ route. The main story took FOREVER!

That’s all for this post!

My Copy Of Atelier Lulua Is Here! โœจ๐ŸŽ€

I’m really excited to play my first Atelier game! I have Rorona, but not for Switch, so I never got around to playing it. Based on these officially released screenshots from a couple years back, the characters have a bit of a dead-eye look, but also look very pretty:

When I get around to it, I’ll be sure to blog my playthrough. Right now I’m still getting through Cafรฉ Enchantรฉ.

Thursday Recap ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿ›

Yesterday I received the Limited Edition of Code Realize: Wintertide Miracles!

Iโ€™m super excited to play it, but believe it or not Iโ€™m gonna wait until Christmas. Itโ€™s a seasonal game and I feel Iโ€™ll enjoy it ever so much more.

I also discovered a new bike trail. It was very enjoyable and I plan to go on it again.

During my ride, I saw a mother duck with her ducklings…

I was even able to get a little video:

Something else that happened is, while I was heating my leftovers for lunch, I saw a very distressed earthworm doing jumps on the hot concrete of our screened-in porch. I carefully picked him up by moving him onto some damp paper and removed some of the hairs heโ€™d gotten tangled in. Then I put him in a container with nutrient rich soil, some food scraps, and coffee grounds.

I think he was just so cute. You can see his little mouth at the end of this video:

Iโ€™m not sure if heโ€™s going to survive, honestly. But Iโ€™ll do my best to look after him. As of today, he’d buried himself deep in the soil. If he starts to do better, I’ll buy a bag of worm feed. I’ve named him Spaghetti.

Something else that came yesterday is a package from ODU! It’s the Pupcakes and Mac ‘n Cheese designs. I love them!

I’m wearing one today after I shower, but haven’t decided which just yet. Maybe Pupcakes.

I also have a GigaPets t-rex now. But, I’ve yet to play with it:

My mom in law is coming to visit today so I have lots to do… I’ll end this post here. I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Code: Realize ~Guardian Of Rebirth~ [Extra Scenarios & Final Thoughts] ๐Ÿ’ญ

Most of the extra scenarios are fan service, so, for me, they’re super embarrassing to play. Lol. I mean, I already feel self-conscious about playing this sort of game. Playing little scenarios with no choices that are made exclusively to fan service the player feels way too… what’s the word… too much fun? Haha. I don’t know, I feel guilty and embarrassed by most of them. I like them too much.

This post contains spoilers for Code: Realize ~Guardian Of Rebirth~ soโ€ฆ donโ€™t read it if you plan to play it!!

SPOILERS AHEAD! BIG ONES! PROCEED WITH CAUTION!

Lupin’s Route ๐ŸŽฉ๐Ÿ’–

Lupin’s best Karen impression.

Boy, this is LATE! Sorry. I’ve been too busy with other things. I have so many otomes to play after I’m done with Giraffe and Annika, and I can’t start until I finish my last two Code: Realize posts. ๐Ÿ˜“ So it’s time to make myself finish these entries before my memory of my playthroughs just fades. ๐Ÿƒ

I really enjoyed Lupin’s route and the True End that came with it, even though he isn’t my favorite LI. As the heroine’s canon love interest, Lupin is very, very likeable, perhaps too much. When a character is that cocky, that charmingly arrogant, I need the relationship balanced by someone who will really push back, not be easily won over by them, and get on the arrogant character’s nerves, making them lose their cool. The heroine was not that –she was much spunkier (if clingy as heck) with Van. We had that relationship in the game, though, in a way –Lupin loses his s**t whenever Sholmes appears. I totally ship them. ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‘Œ But as this was not the case with the heroine, I found him rather bland.

This post contains MAJOR spoilers for Code: Realize ~Guardian Of Rebirth~ soโ€ฆ donโ€™t read it if you plan to play it!! You will seriously spoil the entire thing, True End and all!

SPOILERS AHEAD! BIG ONES! PROCEED WITH CAUTION!

A Busy Weekend ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’ฆ

…and then some! I’m sorry for the lack of activity… I’ve got many posts and news to catch up on.

Where to begin. This past weekend I went grocery shopping and finally took down all the Christmas decorations –a heck of a job, took a whole day. I also set a bunch of things aside for donation, and scheduled the VVA pick-up. I’ve been drawing SO MUCH. To date, I’ve inked 19 commissions in less than ten days, as well as worked on personal art. Some of the commissions are highly detailed, stuff I pushed myself extra hard on. This is very unusual; normally, this much work would take me 2-3 months to do, and I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS HAPPENING.

I’m absolutely NOT complaining though. My work has been an utter joy to me these past couple of weeks, and I do hope it sets a trend for the rest of this year.

I also took care of the snails over the weekend, and moved all of my adult snails that aren’t super tiny (such as Bulimulus guadalupensis) to one large tank. I still keep two small containers, one with random eggs and one with baby Roman snails. Anyway, that took a lot of work too.

Today we had to take Tomoyo to the vet. The short story is she has asthma. I’ll leave further details for another post.

Tonight I made salmon croquettes for dinner. It was my first time making croquettes of any sort. Christopher helped me get them to the right temp at the end but I didnโ€™t have help beyond that. They turned out really good:

In other news, I was able to get the stain off my new Animal Crossing Switch game card case!

Due to this and some other small issues, the seller refunded me, so I ended up using the refund to get a Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron all-over patterned shirt that had been on my Etsy favorites for AGES.

I have one more thing to share. This is kind of… a blast from the past for me, the LONG AGO past, the “when I was 7-8” past. So, you see, troll dolls were one of my earliest special interests… maybe the second or third I ever had. I liked troll dolls to such an intense degree, that they were the seed that began my Meganeea stories, though eventually all the little troll characters I had became simply elves (and then, animal-elf hybrids.)

I had some Russ trolls, and many Applause trolls, and for a while I had a single, giant, unwieldly Thomas Dam troll that I ended up giving away. But I always wanted a smaller, happier looking Dam troll of my own. And now I have one. Meet Celeste:

Celeste, by the way, was Soraya’s original name. And she was originally a troll (yes, really!) with blue hair. Her blue hair was lighter back then (Celeste means “light blue” in Spanish) but this particular troll doll has Soraya’s exact, current shade of blue hair, which is my favorite.

If you look at other characters of mine, such as Zรกdatann and Gideon, you can see that their facial structure is very troll-like still. ^_^ So that’s an odd bit of trivia for ya.

I have to go now and get ready for bed, though I still feel like I have a lot to write. But at least I wanted to make a post, because it’s been a few days. Hope everyone is doing well, the current state of the country considered.