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Why am I still hungry

After eating something that months ago would have had me hardly able to move, and I am still hungry!

This is what happens when you eat too much and stretch your stomach! Now I have to shrink my stomach again and have smaller meals!

But then this is one of the things to expect when you date a guy who likes to eat big meals!

So now I need to eat less but right now… I’m so hungry!

Screw it I’m eating that Dime bar! It’s asking for it!

Tomorrow I am eating smaller meals! Note to self, when dating someone, make sure you eat smaller sized meals!

No longer the new person in the office

There comes that time when after starting a new job you realise you are not the n00b anymore. Today, after 8 months of being in the role I realised “Wow, everyone seems me as knowing everything possible there is to know about this job, and expect me to give them an answer!”

Now while I have had staff treat me like this before, other new staff from other departments, I have never really felt as confident in the knowledge that I could and then did give the answer I knew to be perfectly correct.

So why did this occur? It came about with a new member of staff joining the very small department that is the comms team. Having been in a team of two which felt more like me and someone sometimes doing a day or so a week, I not only have to impart knowledge about the office, but also the joys of comms in specific terms.

Hence the feeling looked up to in someway to how I understand the department. Ah the joys of growing up! It is also proof of this extremely amazing contract soon coming to an end and the sadness that is searching for a job in this unstable climate.

How not to play League of Legends

Today I played my first ever game of League of legends, and while my team won, my skills at the game were little to be jelous of!

Having watched Purpose for now 2 months playing this game, I know my Brands from my Annie’s (and am constantly quoting her…), yet this accounted for nothing when it actually came to play.

So why did I fail?

 

First mistake was listening to Purpose and skipping the tutorial. I am not a cocky person, but it appears my boyfriend has more faith in my skills than I do. I wanted so hard to play the tutorial, designed to help people understand the game…  instead of going through it or even playing a bot match, I was quickly into a real match!

Now as someone who is terrified of letting people down, this had panic written all over the game for me! Even with the tutorial I would have been a mess!

 

Second was playing Zilean who is apparently a difficult character to play. Believe it or not though, I think they are all bloody hard! It is just a case of what style you are best at playing. Zilean involves so much “point/click on” stuff while Sona’s have a nice radial attack! But apparently good Sona’s are hard to come by. That again is probably down to the playing style required.

The third mistake was just a case of not being ergonomically set up for me. Purpose is a great gamer (watch his streams at his gaming stream site to see that!) and so has great equipment purposely designed for his much bigger hands and playing style. With a SteelSeries Sensei mouse that I recently got him, to go with his also SteelSeries keyboard, he’s able to game at his best.

I on the other hand am smaller, slowler and not used to using his computer settings at all! Within 4 minutes of the game a pillow had to be grabbed to provide extra height to try and stop the pain flowing down my left arm.

So next time I’m using a different mouse (and sensitivity) and keyboard so not to make my arm want to fall off…

So my fourth mistake? More of one I can’t not have! I have dislexia and dispraxia (neither of which I can spell nor get rid of) meaning left, right and reading are either slow or non-existant. If you had seen the match, you would have heard a Purpose yelling “Fairy” and “Tor” throughout the game with the occasional left and rights! While my brain is very good at learning static systems, quickly creating pathways and great muscle memory, knowing where I was, which mouse button to click or who to click was impossible!

The screen seemed but a blur of colour, names that I could not read nor understand, and the screen always looking at the wrong place!

 

Don’t get me wrong, through the bouts of confusion, stress and arguing of what terminology for Purpose to use in his guidance, it was alot of fun! I just know what I am terrible at something!

Hopefully there’s a offline practise button somewhere… though I did some how manage 3 kills and 8 assists with only 9 deaths…

Skyrim or mw3

Both skyrim and modern warfare 3 have been what many have been talking about as both were released this week, but which game is best?

As someone whose played none of the previous games, other than the occasional LAN party of mw3, I have neither the excitement for either, nor the knowledge.

I can however gather that visually I already prefer skyrim, but the game play being effected by events, such as a vampire bite, do seem to make skyrim already seem more appealing.

My love of being shot to pieces in LAN parties however never seems to leave me.

So which will it be? It is easy to see mw3 will be making a lot of money, used as a way of many youth getting their frustrations out on the world. But does popularity really making it the better game?

Does a game of shooting others really beat a beautifully designed and well thought out game?

I think it will be down to the gaming world to decide. However, I think I might have to give skyrim a try, apparently there’s a dragon or two in it!

Pro-gaming

Having recently met an ex-pro gamer, I have realised just how much of a noob I am. For one, I didn’t realise just how much money some people get from playing games, or even just supporting those who do.

Being as someone who fails normally, its no surprise he best me. What was shocking is, is that it was on a console he hasn’t used in years (ps2) and a game I had spent hours (of a previous life) learning. Doubling my score on match 3 was truly when it was clear if the difference between us.

Because of this, and how much I squeak at everything, he’s going to be streaming me playing league of legends for the first time while he giggles in the background. It’s great to see I’m not the only one who finds my inability to game funny!

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