My Personal 2020 Updated TR Checklist

Objectives:

☐ Pick up any Saga rewards:

  • Heroic / Racial TR:
    • 3BC / Sentinels
    • Ravenloft
    • Gianthold
    • Sharn City + Sharn Cogs
  • Iconic TR:
    • (Heroic) Gianthold
    • (Epic) MotU (4)
    • (Epic) Ravenloft
    • (Epic) Sharn City + Sharn Cogs
    • (Epic) 3BC / Sentinels*
    • (Epic) Gianthold*

*Unlikely to run.

☐ Turn in favor achievements and rewards (not all required):

  • Twelve favor for ingredient bags
  • Harper favor for Greater Harper Pin
  • Yugoloth favor for Yugoloth potions
  • Agents of Argonnesson favor for Gianthold reward (Flawless Siberys Dragonshard or Portable Hole)
  • Cannith favor for crafting items
  • Silver Flame favor for SF potions and Blessing of the Silver Flame token
  • Purple Dragon Knights favor for upgrading Caught in the Web raid weapons
  • Total Favor tome reward from Nyx (+2 tome of choice) to convert into 9 Purified Eberron Dragonshard Fragments

☐ Run the first four quests of Korthos for cheap (5 TP exchange) Siberys Cake.

☐ Max out on inventory and bank slots (5 inventory slots, 3 bank slots, minimum): House Kundarak favor (150) for 2 more bank slots, Coin Lords favor (75/150) and a Portable Hole required to grant access to 4th and 5th inventory slots, respectively.

☐ Sell unnecessary items such as spell components. Destroy all Iconic gear, if any.

☐ Purchase expensive items while the character has a good haggle at cap such as Raise Dead and Resurrection scrolls.

☐ If close to next 100th favor point reward, run some quests for favor to reach next favor reward.

☐ Pick up any 20th raid rewards as well as any raid/quest completion.

☐ Swap to two weapons to grant 1 more inventory spot for maximum usage.

☐ If TR’ing on a Druid or Artificer life that has items in pet’s gear slots, remove them.

☐ Place hold consumables such as potions, scrolls, cookies, and more in the guild chests. If space is needed, toss out expendable items to repurchase in the next life.

☐ Pick up a free Ravenloft heroic / epic Morninglord weapon and a Sentient Jewel to feed per life.

☐ Remember to quit the client and reincarnate upon startup.


Optionals:

☐ Repair Sigil of the Dal-Quor if flagged/possible.

☐ If not on final life, and close to 5000 favor reward, go for it. If at XX50 or higher favor, go for the nearest 100th to pick up last bit of favor for DDO points.

☐ If wanting to test a feat, use the free feat exchange per life opportunity.

The Girl Who Understands Monstrosity and Humanity

Image result for rin inuyasha grown up

Today I am inspired by one of my favorite animes, Inuyasha. The girl with the black hair is named Rin, and the silver haired demon next to her is Sesshomaru. Something about this picture represents a warm innocence and lighting that I really really like, and the nostalgia hits me hard since Inuyasha was a show I watched when I was young, and all throughout my middle and high school years. Rin was my favorite character, a young human girl who knows monsters from humans – and it isn’t particularly in the looks. The nature of monsters and humans is a theme long explored since Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. None other than Rin understands this best as she grew up living in a world of monsters – in fact, these “humans” who abused her, left her to die. It was the salvation of Sesshomaru’s Tenseiga who revived her, a truly fearsome demon with one of the best character development of all anime. The notion that sometimes, humans are the true demons in this world.


On a side note, I’ve been super emotional listening to Kikyo’s Death OSTs. Another amazing character who is deserving of all the praise for her strength and tragedy. The death scene always, always makes me cry – Kaede’s tears, Inuyasha’s kiss, and Kikyo’s warmth as her soul ascends into the cosmos.

One day I will rewatch Inuyasha, at the very least Final Act series. What a fountain of sheer nostalgia. ❤

The Moon Fairy

There is a small child:

Both wild and mild by heart.

Dancing along the footsteps of her innocent companions,

she merges with nature as one.

The moon contains her memories, tapping into the reservoir of her mind.

 

By day, I move with no purpose; by night, I am twelve again.

How the world moves in such sleepy revolutions.

Freedom is but another prison within the cage that is the mind,

a prison that is adorned with shackles of gold and blood of roses.

 

She lives innocently, delicately, peacefully, lonely.

As pure as the nostalgic water that flows right through her soul,

with piercing clarity, longing, and spiritual renewal.

She writes to relive.


Inspired by Snowdin Town – Undertale OST.

“The sight of such a friendly town fills you with determination.”

You’re Wearing Red Today.

You’re wearing Red today.

I usually alternate between two pajammies: an oversized green T-shirt from my sister’s university, with light silk bottoms that flow past my ankles. The other pair is an oversized loose maroon shirt that could almost slip past my shoulders, with a thick cotton candy colored PJ bottom that is much too big for me.

Very comfy.

But I couldn’t find the latter outfit and saw this old red tiger T shirt from years ago, when I was maybe 7, from a time when Koreans are much too obsessed with soccer championships. I threw that on, plugged in my headphones, and out of the mundane I heard, and remembered, the most normal detail.

(I wrote this some months ago, but I never published for some reason, so here it is now.)

You’re wearing Red today.