Sunday, May 25, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Listen, that title had ever single word capitalized, so you KNOW I'm srs.
If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you've probably seen a couple of my Archeage inspired recreations. This is the first game in a while that has me legitimately excited about character creations, and here is why:
Not body paint, not war paint, not dirt/bruise options, not just variety in facial/hair options, but literal MAKEUP options.
Now, don't get me wrong. Having cool dirt/warpaint/feature options is awesome, and I think tons of people love that, including myself. But I've never seen a game with actual eyeshadow, eyeliner, blush, and lip options that are THIS sophisticated. Most games I've played have 4-6 "makeup" options that minimally change the character's "eyeshadow" color.
So first, let me tell you a little bit about ArcheAge. (This is not a sponsored post. I am writing this because I'm pumped, no other reason!)
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
I feel like lately I've had kind of a creative quarter-life crisis, where I've been burned out and feeling pressure from myself to do ALL THE THINGS possible to make my makeup the best it's ever been. Other parts of my life have had a similar parallel, where the false feeling of impossibility and overwhelm have been rendering me paralyzed, moody, and shut-down creatively.
This morning when I woke up, I felt a shift. I felt like suddenly the power was back in my hands; I re-realized that life is just an illusion, a play place where we get to learn, have fun, work hard, love, and grow. I felt lighter in my body and heart, and the things that were a huge deal yesterday seemed like they held no consequence for today.
TL;DR: I've been feeling shitty but now I feel great and it somehow led me to orange and green makeup.