Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Computer Woes

Usagi crying gif

Almost all of my hobbies are on the computer: gaming, writing (including coding), drawing / painting, shopping (of course), social media (including Pinterest, because saving stuff is so fun) and so much more. So, this month has been annoying and stressful, computer wise. 

Jen and I were gaming when - kaboom - my computer shut off. Okay, this has happened before. No prob. So I turn the computer back on and as it's booting up - kaboom. Okay. Now I'm nervous. I tried one more time, with the same issue happening (without a BSoD, etc.) and decided I'd open Fluffle (that's my computer's name) up and clean her up. When you have kitties and a bunny, plus general dust, the inside of computer's can get filled with dust and fur quite quickly. Normally, Fluffle's very clean, but I figured this HAD to be the problem.

So, as I was opening up Fluffle, I asked Jen a question about the back of her computer. She goes to check and.. Her computer shuts down. image Cue PANIC. There is NO WAY this can happen to both of us, but.. Sure enough. So, here we were, with two broken down computers (Fluffle and Mina) and a crappy phone each. So, using the internet is decent, when we have the internet butttt there's not much else we can do.

*pets computers*

After cleaning everything and checking everything, with no luck, we figured that our coolers were dead. Both at the same time is ridiculous and confusing, but true. 

The prob is, we didn't have $200+, which was how much a new processor and stock fan would cost (for both of us, luckily, not just one!) After much talking, my mother-in-law convinced my father-in-law to purchase them for us as a gift for the holiday. (We celebrate Ostara, but they celebrate Easter.) 

YAAAAY!! image

Those arrive, everything's going well, until we realize that we're missing a part. Noooo. These parts weren't a LOT, but they were still extra money and sadly, Utah doesn't have many computer parts store (the one we do have wanted to charge a ridiculous amount of money - $50 for ONE, when Amazon had them for $5.)

So, again, my mother-in-law talked my father-in-law into this one last thing for the computers. The parts came.

Jen's kicked on, success! Mine did, as well.. For a minute. 

Sadness and stress.

While Jen's had a little issue here and there, hers started working 100% (though could be a little better, temp wise) and mine just didn't. Mine wouldn't even start. 

So now it's a delicate and frustrating balance. After checking Fluffle over and over again, we realized that her CPU fan isn't working as well as the hers (and yes, it's better to upgrade ASAP, BUT, the stock fan should still work) and even more concerning, my motherboard is blazing. image

So, now I need a new cooling system and a new motherboard. It'd be nice if Jen could get them as well, but right now, I need them so I can actually.. Do stuff again, without worrying that Fluffle will shut down before I can save something, etc. 

I've been monitoring the temp charts..

Jen's TMPIN0, TMPIN1 and TMPIN2 are in the 30s, while mine are in the 70s - 80s, minus TMPIN2. Those are from the motherboard. The AMD FX-8320 is - again - in the 70s to 80s. This is extreme, and again, Jen's is SO much cooler. How Fluffle hasn't completely and literally went kaboom, I don't know, but I thank her SO MUCH for hanging on. I just gotta fix her up, and give her some TLC.

I've had her stay on for 5min or 2hrs. There's no telling when she'll shut down, even while monitoring the temp charts. So, I do as much gaming as I can that doesn't involve saving and outside of blogging (hiiii), that's about all. Though, gaming is my favorite hobby, so that's not a bad thing. 

That's where I've been! My phone CAN handle Twitter, it's just annoying and not as easy to use as doing so on the computer. So, I'm active on Twitter, either way. 

I did make an Amazon wishlist here and have a PayPal donate thingy here. I wouldn't include them, except for the fact that I did on Twitter and that it's worth spreading the word! 

Hopefully, everything will be fixed soon. Say hi, tell me how you're doing and let's connect!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sukeban A 🌺

Woooo~!! Hello, lovelies. I've changed my blog~!! 🌺 First, how are you? I'll talk about March and the beginning of April, in another post. We're all doing good, and that's what matters~!! image

I realized that my blog name, design, etc. didn't fit me, so here's her new beginning. Sukeban A~!! What do you think? I have a new name, new header, new profile pic; I've updated my sidebar Hello and my introduction, and added some other lovelies: I have the definition of sukeban, and some of the most important words to me. I feel like through them, you can get to know me even better. 

I have a donate link, as every little bit truly does help Jen and I! Any $$ goes towards our general living expenses, as well as buying what fits Sukeban A. For instance, I want to do a LOT of game reviewing, so eventually: I'll need more of them TO review! That's where the donate will come in. (I'm also saving for a new processor, for streaming!)

I gave my kitsune a makeover, as well. I think she's a bit more feisty looking~!! 

I made sure that all my new social media accounts (and those that simply have a name change, which is fresh and exciting) are updated, so you can find me easily online.

I decided that there is no way I could change my Eeveelution background. EEVEE FOREVER~!! image (My favorite is Umbreon.)

Well, lovelies, there's a short and sweet post about Sukeban A. I hope you enjoy reading~!! If you haven't visited in a while or if you're new here, please comment so I can visit your blog and say HI~!! image

Monday, March 27, 2017

It's Spring ~ 🌺💚

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Hello and Happy Spring, lovelies~!! I took the above picture on Ostara. 💚 I planned on writing about Ostara but.. My mental and physical health has been pfffftimage Hopefully I will write about Beltane!!

Even though I missed writing about the sabbat, I will do my best to write some Spring posts. I'd like to write about caring for Mother Earth, cute Spring clothing, etc. So, I hope you'll read those posts and enjoy them if you do. 💚 

I'm a nature and weather nerd, so the greenery here (from the buds growing and blossoming, to the lush grass) as well as the rainy weather is blissful. I also love animals, as most of you probabbbbly know and there're so many cheerful birds!! I'm not sure if there're mating right now or have already birthed their babies - but I am definitely excited to see said babies. image

I wish Mr. Blubs was here, physically, to spend another Spring with us. But, if he IS here in spirit, we welcome him - and love him, soooo much. 

I really want to focus on getting to know and honoring Freyja this season. She is often seen as a Goddess of Ostara!! I also realized that I ask for her help whenever I do rune casting - and yet I haven't ever truly connected with her. The same goes for Odin. Bad Heathen. image

Freyja illustration by Lorenz Frølich!! 
[Via Wikipedia.]

Jen and I are day-dreaming about what we'll do this Spring. We definitely want to get our garden started, which will equal me planting some lavender along our back fence and taking care of my nightshade, and Jen and I will be getting (hopefully) a greenhouse so that we can grow our seeds in there. In Utah, or at least where we live, the soil is horrible for growing food. image

Camping is also on the list, and we have everything needed! We both love our tent and I think it's the best one we've had (though the pup tent was amazing.)

We grabbed some faery related reads from the library, which I think will help us connect with and make room for the faeries who live here. DO they live here? I don't know. But I know that our yard, and especially one area, has a very magickal feel.

Speaking of magickal, with Beltane coming on May 1st, we have a little over a whole month to plan what we'll do. I really want to start writing more New Age posts, so like I said.. I hope - no, actually, EXPECT some posts with maybe the history of Beltane and or the deities we honor during the sabbat, crafts, etc. 

I have a lot of blogging and non-bloggy related projects that I want to focus on. A. LOT. 

I'll share more about them, later~!! For now, I have a video game review to write.. HUSTLE CAT. I hope you'll enjoy. image

P.S. This took me so long to write. image I stopped halfway through, so I hope I covered everything I meant to!!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Swim Freely Alongside Njörðr, Mr. Blubs ~ Mommy and I Love You and We Will Forever

Yesterday, Azure "Mr. Blubs" Roth, Jen's precious little strong and fierce fighting fish, passed on. I like to think that, maybe he's with Njörðr, enjoying the sea and the bounties of fish. Jen adopted Mr. Blubs in December of 2015, and he enjoyed so much love, good health, yummy food, swimming around, a safe home that was well decorated and even more love. Jen and I took good care of our little fin baby and we loved and will forever love him. image If you didn't catch Mr. Blubs' name meaning, it's Azure (because of his color) and Roth, which Jen came up with as a play on a World of Warcraft world name: Azeroth!! But, we called him Mr. Blubs and Blubs, more than anything. 

Njörðr is the Norse God of the sea, seafaring, wind and fishing and more. I read a post about how betta fish - fighting fish - would live with Odin in Valhalla, and while I agree that that is a huge possibility, especially when you consider how strong these babies are, I like to think that Mr. Blubs would enjoy swimming with Njörðr and all of the other fish who are with him. No matter where our Mr. Blubs is, Jen and I hope that he is happy, healthy, safe and protected and feels so much love and warmth and care. 

Blessed Be, Mr. Blubs. Mommy and I Love You and We Will Forever. image imageimageimage

Monday, March 13, 2017

Welcome, March.

Welcome, March~!!

I can't believe it's the thirteenth and I haven't wrote and published a Welcome post, yet.. To be fair, I have started one several times, but I never get far. I've had very low energy, but I did sleep for FOURTEEN HOURS today, and am now drinking coffee and typing. 

I think I'll post what's been happening this month as a list, as lists are easier plus I love them lots. image

So, here's what's been happening this month~!!

  • Jen and I visited the thrift store and Jeweled Maiden around the first (if not ON the first) of the month, and I found this beautiful Dragonfly shirt (I love the design and the shoulders~!! Dragonfly is one of my magick animals, so when I find anything with a design featuring them, I HAVE TO HAVE IT, if possible.) I also bought a Green Quartz (that has natural shimmery bits that are so lovely) and a pocket sized, translated Voluspa and Havamal. It's so good. image

  • Jen and I adopted two babies and they are cory catfish~!! Mine is named Captain and Jen's is Kerry. They're so pretty and very sweet. Here's Captain:

He wears very good camouflage, so I tried to make sure you could see him. To be honest, the pretty design fits the tank. So, now I have Bushido and Captain, and hope to add another cory catfish and a snail~!! Jen does as well, for Mr. Blubs and Kerry.

  • [Overwatch Spoiler] Orisa, the newest Overwatch hero, was announced and Jen and I have been playing her on the PTR. She's SO MUCH FUN and I can't wait to tanky-tank with her. She's also absolutely adorable.

  • While in the store, we saw this My Little Pony Guardians of Harmony Fan Series Nightmare Moon Sculpture and ahhhh, I NEED IT.

  • Jen and I watched Kiki's Delivery Service for the first time, and I really adore the characters (well, most of them) and especially Ursula, who reminds me of.. Well.. Me~!!

  • Jen FINALLY got her anvil and has been practicing a lot. She's making something so cool right now, that I hope she'll share once she's finished.

  • We also each got HUSTLE CAT and I wanted to go down the Reese route first, but somehow ended up with Finley.. She's like Jen, in my opinion, so I can't complain! The game's super cute and was recommended by our friend Jen. Thank you, lovely~!! (I'll do a review in the future, for sure.)

So, my little family and I (including the new members) have had a wonderful month so far. Jen's celebrating her FIFTH MONTH ON HRT and I'm so proud of her. image

Oh, and, Ostara is coming soon, yay~!! I hope that I'll be posting more. Hopefully either a manic phase or a (positive) balance will kick in soon, for me, mentally and emotionally. So, that's our March so far~!! What has yours been like??

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Goodbye, February.

Goodbye, February. You were quite a good month, despite moments in the past that still hurt. But, there were also good moments both old and new~!! image

1. First, I welcomed February here!! So, you can read about the start of the month in general. I included some badass (and totally adorable) pics of Jen, Miss Hiss, and a mix of our anni and Valentine's Day. Both were relaxing, which is so nice. Both Jen and I prefer something where it's just us, doing something we love.

2. We honored Chewie, our little ratty girl who passed on one year ago (on Feb 21st). I shared a bit about her and how much we love and will love her, forever.

3. On February 24th, Jen, Mochi and I celebrated Mochi's first bun day~!! He turned 1 and also celebrated his first year as a fluffy little (big) member of our family. He had a cake and a gift and all sorts of fun~!! I love that he's our bun baby (no matter how old he is). 

4. Other Little Parts of February: Plants - Jen and I adopted a LOT of plants.. Some are doing well, others.. Aren't. Yet!! I have hope.

I got Widowmaker's golden gun, aw yeah. She's my favorite Overwatch character, so I'm so proud that I did so. Plus, I also hit level 300~!! Here's Jen and I celebrating my accomplishment. I'm on the left, she's on the right as Sombra (her fave character).

I wrote a Weekly Love List post with an Overwatch theme, without actually meaning to. I love the game and I am SO addicted. (Spoiler: There's a new character and she should be live next week or the week after and she's fabulous and I AM SO EXCITED.)

I ended up finding all of these AMAZING artists and bands on YouTube. There're a lot that aren't my usual style and I love them. I started a new playlist, and it's so good.

I asked Jen if she'd cut my hair, I showed her the look I wanted and now I have a badass new style~!!

Jen found an article about real life Vampirism and Black Swan (donors) who feed us (us, as this is part of our life as well.) There're some NSFW pictures (just kind of 'horror' themed, involving blood.) 

I learned the meaning of hygge(lig) and also, my magickal name came to me and so I started a magickal Tumblr

I think that's everything that happened in February, for the most part~!! I hope you enjoyed reading about our month and I'd love if you'd link me to any monthly review type posts that you've wrote~!!

Sunday, February 26, 2017


This BIIIIG bunny..

Celebrated his first BUN DAY on Friday~!! We adopted Mochi on Feb 24th, last year, and we aren't quite sure what day he was born, so we decided that we'd celebrate both his birth and the day he came home every Feb 24th. image So, before we get started, LET'S LOOK AT HIS WEE LITTLE BABY PICTURES!!

Such a cutie wutie itty bitty bunny. LOOK AT HIS LITTLE MOHAWK, just a little tuft. Jen and I had wanted a bunny, especially a lionhead, for a very long time but we just didn't have the money or permission to get one (as we live with family.) That changed last year, my father-in-law and mother-in-law said yes and they basically bought everything for Mochi as a gift.

We started looking on classifieds, and came across a family with a few lionhead Flemish giant mixes, and this bun is Jen's support bun and she had a certain feeling that there was one with black / dark fur out there, and sure enough, I asked and they had one. 

We decided we'd go adopt the wee bun. Jen's wanted a bunny for years, and she promised me a long time ago that one day she'd adopt for me a little lionhead. Both of us were SO excited!!

We arrived, and the little kids that were taking care of the bunnies took me to their backyard and showed me the parents, etc. and I asked which were the boy bunnies, and they pointed to.. Two, of them, I think?? I saw the one with the darkest fur, said I wanted him and gave them the cash. As I walked away, I heard one of the kids ask the other: "Who did she pick, Bear or Fighter?" 

"Fighter!" the kid responded. Fighter?!

So, I get into the car with this scared wee bun and Jen and I calmed him best we could, told him he'd be going home and I held him as we drove. I broke down crying, terrifying Jen, haha. But, I was just so happy. I snuggled Mochi's fur and hugged him and we got home, he met the family and then we brought him to his living area with us.

The pictures above show how wittle he was, and our bed, which he peed on as soon as he had the chance. He also ripped my stuffed snake, Scarlet, and terrified the cats. Yes.. That's.. Fighter!!

But, we name our babies ourselves and we decided on Mochi, named after the sweet Japanese treat as well as the Moon Rabbit.

He's our little yakuza bun, because of his hairstyle and attitude. He DOES have attitude, let me tell you!! Once again, I don't know how he got the name Fighter, but.. It's fitting. Not that you'd know with one quick glance..

I'm going to kill you, MFer.

He actually doesn't mind being dressed up, haha. We're learning that. Also, that picture is from earlier this month, I believe. Notice how much bigger he is?! It's hard to tell without a true comparison, but he's tall and hardy.

This is from about a month after we adopted him and this was a bit later in the year. You can kind of see his size difference!! Also: a bun who's laying with his front pawsies in front of him is adorable.

I love his big ears, and even now: we're STILL learning bun ear language. It's amazing how he can communicate with so much. Like I said, he has an attitude and he will let out little piggy like grunts, or even growl, if he's not in the mood. He'll also thump if you piss him off, which is often because you say "no, you can't do / go-" THUMP! Okay.. Okay..

Anyway: big ears!! 

Before we adopted Mochi, I was reading about bunnies and everything said that they are very, very delicate animals. I wasn't worried, Jen and I take good care of our babies, but HOLY BINKY. HE IS NOT DELICATE. This little creature will zoom around and I panic every time, still. He's even scared my father-in-law and mother-in-law's dog during the night, because he'll just start running and jumping and throwing stuff.

It's absolutely adorable most of the time - but also terrifying. Plz, Mochi, you are still our wee bun. I want to cover every inch of the room with Styrofoam, but then he'd JUST EAT IT.

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It's hard to get a good picture of his mane, but it's growing so fast. This was quite a while ago!! It's so cute, because his mane often will stick out in every direction, and if you style his hair just right, he really does look like a wittle lion.

Another thing Jen and I read about having a bun, is that they may take a while to trust you and even once they do, they may not be fully comfortable around you. But, if they are, you'll know.

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Here's me cuddling him. This is just a small cuddle. Most of the time, Jen or I will literally be cuddling right against him, face snuggled in his fur. He'll stretch out, which is a sign of comfort and happiness and he'll purr. Every so often, he'll dose off too. He's started 'fully flopping' lately, which can scare people because a completely content bun will just fall over on their side!! 

He does this a lot on his own, but lately also with us, and will position his chin in our palm. While petting him, he purrs until he drifts off.

Our hearts are so full of love for this little bouncing bundle of joy. 

Now, back to his BUN DAY~!!

Jen and I wanted to do something special for him, so first we took him downstairs so he could see everyone else (my father-in-law and mother-in-law) and play in a different area. 

After, we brought him up, got ready and headed out. I wanted to make him a cake also known as very luxurious salad. 

I put down a bed of shredded carrot, surrounded by cilantro and mint (his favorite food ever is mint) and topped with apple pieces here and there. Mushed banana covered the carrots, and everything was topped off with a whole strawberry and one more sprig of mint. 

He did enjoy most of his cake, except the strawberry!! He ended up flipping over his plate, so I put the rest in his food bowl. Then!! Jen and I gave him his gift..

His very own..


He devoured a few leaves, and now we'll take care of his plant and let him munch here and there. He really loved the leaves poking through, into his cage, while he was relaxing too. 

So, there you go. Mochi, our wittle big baby but not quite a baby anymore bun and his bun day. Our little yazuka bun. Our cuddle bun. Happy Bun Day, Mochi~!! Mommy and I love you. image