Zero Lives: 2021/08/01

"Second verse, same as the first."

Another week come and gone. And because this is all relatively new to me, I’m a day late with the newsletter. It won’t happen again. I have it on the calendar now. This was the first real week of having a solid idea of what the new work-life will be like. It’s exciting. Aside from contract work, I will plan on getting out at least an article or two a day.

Side note, unrelated to writing or art: I’ve been practicing my bass a lot more lately and am finally playing full basslines and can even sing while playing. I never thought the latter would happen, so I’m super stoked.

What I’m Playing

I don’t think I touched anything this week that wasn’t FFXIV. I’m getting really close to the end of the Shadowbringers expansion. However, my death march keeps getting sidetracked by side quests and profession farming. But, I was able to get my paladin to level 80!

What I’m Watching

I found Fire Force on Hulu and got sucked in. There are only two seasons out at the moment and I’m nearly done with the second. The art is full of life and the general concept of supernatural firefighters taking on fire demons is unique. I became so engrossed I drew a subpar art piece and began reading the manga.


Armor Synthesis in Destiny 2 - Destiny’s transmog system is getting an overhaul.

Destiny 2: How to Fix Crucible - I propose six changes to make Crucible an enjoyable experience.

A Starting Guide to Chocobo Racing in FFXIV - I was lost at the beginning so you don’t have to be.

TWAB Recap: 2021/07/29: I breakdown the TWAB for the week.

First Impressions: Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin - A quick take on a fun new game.

Art Piece of the Week