Saturday, August 19, 2017

Tamagotchi Dream Town Friends Update + What I'm playing now

Tamagotchi Dream Town Friends Update:

Got a male baby from Himespetchi and seriously, not sure who that was. Played the Beautician class in Dream School during childhood and teen years and ended up with:

Mamechi! He is 14th generation and has the screwdriver symbol for robots. His favorite food is Chicken Pie if you want to see his cute little happy dance.  I really love Mamechi but I have spent all week teaching myself to play the Musician class game so, sigh, I'll marry him off today and see who is next!

What I'm playing now:

Online: Nothing, really.  Checking in on Aywas on rare occassions. Fishworld has started emailing me guilt messages that my fish miss me. Fantasy Kingdoms, despite the occasional blip in the Facebook group, still clearly has no support and no updates and I pretty much have everything there that I wanted. However, sent me an email with some very interesting looking games.  Does Steam count as online?

Games I Play on the Desktop Computer: Not much right now.  I've been working a lot during my time with the desktop.  If you didn't know - I live in an RV.  The "desk" is also the table is also the bed. On Monday/Wednesday/Friday my hubby has dialysis and I lose almost the entire day with the desktop since we also drive this RV as our only form of motorized transportation.  (I ride the bike or we walk to do most of our shopping but dialysis clinic is too far to walk and he's often in no shape for it afterwards). I had the good fortune this month to be asked to illustrate a children's book so when I do have the desktop I've been drawing.

That said, I still work in a quick game of Mahjongg now and then and now that the book illustrations are done I'll probably get back to Horse Planet.  I've discovered to my everlasting joy that even when I "finish" the game on this player, it will allow me to put in a new player and start over.  Wheee! I still have a wee bit to finish on Glass Masquerade.  I've been procrastinating because I don't want it to be over! And Bejeweled...always a few minutes to kill now and then with Bejeweled.  I'm infamous for playing Bejeweled while on hold on the phone. I did quit Shadowverse because I plateaued and because one of the character's voices was driving me insane. I still plan to get back to Mage and Minions when I have more time.

Games I play on the Kindle Fire: 

Well, let's just roll down what comes up when I open "Games".  Hungry Shark Evolution is still on top - no big surprise there - and I have also finally spent some time with Hungry Shark World.  My DH figured out how to get it to work on tilt, which is what I'm used to, and now I like it better! I think we can rest assured these two games are a permanent part of my life!

A new addiction is Neko Atsume. Not least because it's easy to switch back and forth between Japanese and English.  So my excuse is it is helping with my Japanese.  Sure.  It's being a crazy old cat lady with a TNR community in your yard - guilt and expense free! Yes, it's a hoot.  If you like cute kitties. And it fits my schedule well.  I can drop by once a day or every hour if I want to, to see what kitties are there, who visited, maybe shop for a new cat toy.  The economy suits me, too.  Which is to say I can put in one dollar real money now and then and have a blast, but I don't have to.

Speaking of a good economy - I've finally gotten Starlight to download and play on my Kindle.  For some reason it took several tries. Starlight is a sim game where you raise moths in the rainforest. Very pretty graphics. I've been playing for close to a month.  It could get boring without the special events.  The economy is good, again, in that I can spend a dollar now and then - but the events make it almost inevitable that you WILL spend a dollar or ten here and there.  I guess that isn't such a bad thing unless your budget is as tight as ours is right now.

I am still playing Horse Haven. There was a moment last week when I thought it was finally going to fail me. The horses began moving oddly, jerky, slow. Then I opened the game and the graphics went completely weird, tiled, pixelated, and I thought - that's it.  The developers have abandoned us for good.  A few hours later, tried again, and everything was perfect - including the horses movement.  So the developers ARE still out there somewhere.  We're never going to get anything new but at least we aren't alone in the world.  The one big complaint I have to say with Horse Haven is the economics.  I recently had a Mythic level Breton hit level 15 (the highest level).  This is a horse you cannot buy, cannot breed unless you achieved the breeders certificate (back when they had those events) and she is worth...69 diamonds.  The least horse in the sale barn is 1000 diamonds. So you can see there is a disparity here. If you are a horse crazy kid who says "Mom, Mom, I need $20 for my game" and Mom gives it to you - you probably don't care or even notice.  If you a po' adult who has to balance the fact that I can buy a weeks worth of groceries with $20 OR ONE HORSE in a GAME...

Ahem.  Sorry.

MiniPets is a game I recently downloaded and then discovered it was one I used to play.  A long time ago.  I'm not sure but I think the device I was playing on stopped working. So I was rather delighted when my old petting zoo was still there and simply jumped right back in.  Again, it is a game I like because I can spend a dollar now and then and go crazy.  Or not and still have fun. It also works for me because I can drop in once or twice a day and make progress.  It is a sim game where you have what I think of as sort of a petting zoo.  Everything from pandas to puppies.  Unlike some sims of that type, you aren't terribly worried about how many people you get to visit your zoo.  Each shop and each animal makes a set amount of money in a set amount of time, so it is more up to you what you want and like.  I kind of like this, to tell you the truth. You can visit neighbors and add friends, or not.  And I like that, too.

A game I deeply regret paying $10 for is Horse Quest Online. The major problem is that I literally end up holding a stylus in each hand in order to move the horse through the game.  There is not much to do, and what instructions there are are very vague.  Seems like the main reason for the game is to get online with your pals, run around as a horse and gossip about each other in chat. And be rude to people you don't know. Bleh.

PetWorld3D made it back onto my radar this month.  I like it because it reminds me a lot of when I used to work with animals for my job.  You go into work in the morning, clean cages, scoop litter boxes, feed, water, and match people up with appropriate pets to adopt.  It is a huge time suck, but you can also ignore it for weeks on end and still come back without losing anything. It would be an ideal sitting in the waiting room game except that it will only play if you are online. I sit and chuckle because I love the noises the guinea pigs make.  Yeah, it's like that. It isn't as free as they tell you it is.  But it can be.  Basically you have to buy every animal up from about the bunny level so if you WANT to have pigs, or horses, you will pay a few bucks.  That said, it's pretty cheap and then you do have pigs forever. So compared to some other games, not really expensive or anything.

Zombies and Trains is another old favorite making a comeback.  I've had some time to kill this month - LOL.  It's one of those games where you have quite a nice variety of ways to smash zombies with trains.  Doesn't take a lot of brains or strategy or skill.  Fast fingers, mostly. Guarenteed to make you laugh, especially if you are waiting for some dumbass clerk to finally pay attention to you and address your issue...

Good grief, I just checked and it has literally been six months since I last wrote one of these.  Well, I'm not a gaming blogger but then maybe that gives you some insight from the more normal human person (and old person) end of the scale.

I am looking into learning game development.  At the moment, because of some other work that came my way, that consists of oogling cool game sprites, installing Unity, and downloading lots of tutorials I then have no time to go through. Hopefully, I'll have something to share with you on that front in less than another six months.


Summer Foovay

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Finally artists get paid

If you know me personally, or read this blog often, you've heard me rant over and over about how this current world, this system, does not respect creators, does not pay creators.  All the money you spend on buying a CD sinks into the infrastructure and the musician, singer, and songwriter get pennies, the same for a ticket to a concert, a video game CD, and don't get me started on visual arts and stealing or expecting to use art commercially for free.

I know, right?

But tonight I watched this incredibly inspirational talk - and I finally believe that this is all about to change... and you can be part of it.  We can every one of us, be part of it.  How cool is that? 
Now all I got to do is figure out how to get some of that for me...


Summer Foovay

Saturday, August 12, 2017

From Swingers to Polyamorous - How to sex and relationship advice from someone with real life experience

So - He Wants To Swing: How to answer your partner when he wants you to swing by [Morte, Petit]
So He Wants to Swing - How to answer your partner when he wants you to swing.

I have never really understood why this little how to sex and relationship book has not taken off. I expected it to at least putter along with a regular amount of sales, like How To Eat Pussy has for a number of years.

Speaking from my own experience, I would really have liked to have this reference back when my first husband told me he wanted to swing, or to have an "open marriage".

Maybe the big problem is that we don't call people who have sex outside of marriage, or their main relationship, swingers any more, do we? Mostly I see them called "polyamorous". But in my humble opinion, that isn't strictly accurate. Polyamorous, at least to my mind implies more of a relationship status - that is, having two or more lovers with whom you have a real relationship as opposed to people you basically only meet up with for sex and little else.

Now that I've said that, looking back the majority of people I have had a swing or polyamorous relationship with have been people I had more in common with than sex.  Sometimes we did meet originally for sex, but developed a relationship over time that was much more of a friendship with benefits.

I have been bisexual and poly as far back as I can remember.  I kid you not, I had two crushes in sixth grade - one on a boy, one on a girl.  Then they became a couple.  I had some rather sexually sophisticated fantasies by the age of 11. Evil grin. Anyway, I've always been attracted more to a personality I like than to any physical characteristic, including sex organs or visible gender. So I suppose I am most likely to fuck my friends.  (A dear friend, and sex partner, many years ago came back with "Of course you fuck your friends.  You wouldn't want to fuck your enemies.")

That doesn't mean I haven't had my share of one night stands, both when I was and was not married or in a committed relationship.  After I divorced the first husband, every one who became involved with me got "the lecture".

I have all the morals of an alley cat.  I will not even attempt to be faithful sexually, although I am very loyal emotionally. Those standards will apply to you as well.  I don't care who you fuck, as long as you know who you love. The one thing I demand is honesty.  There is no need to fuck around behind my back because I don't care if you fuck someone else.  I do care if you lie to me. So just don't lie about it.  Better yet, bring them home and share!

There, I just gave away the most important point in the little book - HONESTY.  It is the one essential thing that makes an open relationship work.

And since I have now been married for 27 years to the same awesome guy, and most of those years our marriage was open (we closed it for a few years by mutual agreement - and then made it open again later) I think I can claim I know how to have a successful, long term, open (or polyamorous if you prefer) relationship.

For the next five days or so, So He Wants to Swing - how to answer your partner when he wants you to swing will be free on the Amazon Kindle.  It actually has a decent ranking on several lists but maybe it will garner an actual review, or wiggle up far enough to be noticed and sell a few copies for the next few months. I may also raise the price.  It is quite understandable, given the quality of many of the 99 cent Kindle books, that no one will buy it at that price because they assume it is barely readable, written by a total illiterate.  I think maybe a lot of people assume any one who was an exotic dancer is by definition an illiterate.

I was an exotic dancer for 15 years - what do you think?  Can I read and write? Actually you would be surprised.  Okay, you can be a total idiot and be a dancer, but you can make a lot more money, and do more with that money, if you have a brain and use it. You might also be surprised to learn that a lot of exotic dancers have advanced degrees.  More than one woman has started dancing to pay for college, gotten her degree, and then found out she makes 3 to 10 times more money dancing part time as she can kissing ass and struggling at a full time job using her degree. Having a brain - she chooses to continue dancing.

Yeah, I know, I should write about all that someday.  I will.  So many creations trying to get out of my brain, only so many hours in the day.

Below are the links to the little sex how to book about polyamory, or swinging, or open marriage, whatever you want to call it for most of the countries who buy my books.


Summer Foovay

So He Wants to Swing - How to answer your partner when he wants you to swing - U.S.A.

So He Wants to Swing - How to answer your partner when he wants you to swing - U.K.

So He Wants to Swing - How to answer your partner when he wants you to swing - Canada

So He Wants to Swing - How to answer your partner when he wants you to swing - Australia

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Checking in with Tamagotchi Dream Town Friends

I finally gave in and married Butterflytchi off to (I think) Yumepapatchi.  He reminded me of Harry Potter, and he kept showing up at the Music Cafe for lunch.  I couldn't resist.

The resulting child was a female, 13th generation.  As a child and teen we only went to Beautician class - and the resulting adult is Himespetchi, who loves robots.  She has a symbol next to her name that looks like a baseball bat to me, but I guess it is actually a screwdriver to work on your robots with. I've had her before, but I like her, so that's okay.

By the way, her favorite treat is the choco heart.  If you feed it to her she'll do a happy dance.

No new jewelry sprang out at me at her birth. (Sigh) And I just checked the Tamamori Shop and there's nothing new for sale. I've settled for knowing there are some things I will never open because they require X number of friends and love bumps and since I seem to own the only Tamagotchi Dream Town Friend in all of Las Cruces, NM (as far as I know) there's no way I can overcome that.

In Dream Town Himesptchi has a big crush on Mametchi, and to tell the truth I'm pretty fond of him myself.  If I can arrange a marriage for them by this weekend, I'll do it.

So the skill thing seems pretty weird.  Beautician class gives you a robot engineer? Performer class gets you a pet groomer? I guess the next child will be going to Musician class - if I can manage to get any kind of score on it.  Anyone else have anything to add?

Have fun!

I downloaded a couple new games yesterday, and I'm probably past due so I'll try and get some "what I'm playing now", what I'm reading now, etc. posts up this week.


Summer Foovay

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

My New Facebook Memes

Anyone who follows me on Facebook may have noticed yesterday and today a couple of bright shiny new memes on my timeline - like this one. Please, do share them all you like.  I will be putting up an album of them so they are there for you.

Image may contain: text, outdoor and waterI used to go to Facebook to be cheered up by the humourous memes, funny and inspirational videos and on and on. Most of the time now, I'm on Facebook four hours three times a week. That's right, if he is on dialysis I am on Facebook, and that's because we chat on Facebook messenger.  He is not allowed to have a phone or a family member or any contact with the outside world while he is in the dialysis chair.  It's like prison only worse because he is actually confined to a single chair and unable to move one arm without getting permission from a nurse or tech who are dashing madly around trying to take care of too many patients at once. So we chat on messenger and then he can reach me if the doctor visits and he needs to pass on information and get any questions from me, or if he is not feeling good, or if he needs something I can bring from the Firefly. About once a week he assures me the ambulance that just pulled up to the clinic sirens screaming is not for him.

Other than that, I don't generally spend a lot of time at Facebook any more.  This is because since Trump got in office, my timeline is a never ending litany of depression and misery and fear as he shreds everything I ever cared about or loved about this country. When Bush won his second term, I was actually barred from watching or reading news by my husband. Not that we generally do that sort of thing - but he couldn't stand seeing me so upset all the time.  Trump is worse than Bush and hubby is borderline ready to bar me from news again.  For my own emotional health. The problem is of course, barring me from Facebook is not actually possible or even reasonable.

So instead, for my own sake but also for all my very dear friends on Facebook, I have determined to do what I can do to lighten the atmosphere there. It's mostly pointless to share the "what did that fuck do today" memes since I've pretty well eliminated everyone who hated Obama, or who thinks Trump is ordained by God to lead us from my friends list for my own mental health.  So I'm preaching to the choir and if they want to know what he's done today, someone is bound to tell them.

So what I am going to do is post a daily meme that is pretty with a happy quote or an inspirational or uplifting affirmation or message.  Something positive.

Now I won't lie - I'm sure I'll still also share information about the extermination of the wild horses, because I think there are many people totally unaware of that going on. I'll probably post news items from my Native American news because those stories often are not covered by mass media. I feel like if I can bring that bit of news to 647 people, give or take, who might read and think and share again, well that's a public service of sorts. Hubby and I share stuff back and forth, needless to say. I'll always share things like when my books are free or I publish something new or blog posts, stuff like that.

But, yeah, this one little thing I will do.  It would be awesome if I could make a few hundred people have a happy thought or a smile once a day - wouldn't it?

Pass it on...

If it happens that somehow you aren't a friend of mine already on Facebook, here I am.


Summer Foovay

Living on the down low

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