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Menstrual cramps make life suck.

Think about absolutely anything pleasurable and I’m hit with this rage-inducing pain inside my uterus. Not to mention I feel ridiculously tense all over, like I did a lot of intense labor. Then there’s the fact that I feel exhausted.

Menstrual crams are very unsexy.

I feeeeeeel you!!!! I have one day in a month when I just want to writhe in my bed and not doing anything else, not even getting out of bed. It is said that the tension in abdomen muscles was due to poor blood circulation. Like, our uterus is trying to purge out the blood but it’s not going well, so it keeps growing the force, making your tummy cramp up.

For me, using hot water pouch helps A HELL LOT. I put hot water pouch on my tummy when I go to bed during periods. That eases a lot of the pain. Sometimes, if my feet feel cold I also put a hot water pouch under my blanket, close to my feet, and that also helps with the cramps.

I’ve also gotten an advice from another friend who has same problem, she said to dampen a small ball of cotton with rubbing alcohol and stuff one inside your ear. That is based on Chinese medical technique. I don’t really remember the science behind this, but roughly, rubbing alcohol will warm your skin and since inside of the ear has a pulse spot that connects to other blood vessels all over the body, when you warm the inside of your ear up, it helps with blood circulation.

If one cotton ball in one ear isn’t good enough, do it with the other ear as well. For more intense effect, you can put a tiny drop of rubbing alcohol in your ear (I usually dip my finger with alcohol and stick my finger in my ear to smear it on my skin, so that the drop won’t be too big). You can leave the rubbing alcohol dampened cotton balls inside of your ears for 15-30 minutes. 

When I did that while in bed I could feel the heat radiating from my ears and kind of expanding through my sinus canal. XD It feels great and tummy cramps went away quickly and for the whole night!

Breaking Dawn FATE in East Shroud

Breaking Dawn FATE in East Shroud: Nice people who waited for late comers.

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Today I camped a FATE in the East Shroud for several hours.

When it finally popped, I told the other person I bumped into during Breaching North Tidegate earlier (we were both there for the same book, Skyfall II) so that he or she could rush to East Shroud. Suddenly like 4 other persons were onto the FATE boss. XD What an ambush!! I thought there won’t be problem because, what? It was just 5…

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Woke up today and logged in into Camp Drybone. Then, I spent about 1 minute racking my brain to figure out why I had 2 Chocobos. Okayyyyyyyyyy, brain didn’t wake up properly, I guess.
The main reason why I was confused is that the NPC Chocobo also tilted his head to stare at me….. Also, my Chocobo used to wear that exact outfit.

Woke up today and logged in into Camp Drybone. Then, I spent about 1 minute racking my brain to figure out why I had 2 Chocobos. Okayyyyyyyyyy, brain didn’t wake up properly, I guess.

The main reason why I was confused is that the NPC Chocobo also tilted his head to stare at me….. Also, my Chocobo used to wear that exact outfit.

Friend List Dilemma

I don’t know which one is sadder, the fact that I have only 20 friends on friend list (when LS friends and real life friends are excluded) or the fact that 90% of them are those whom I can’t even recall where we’ve met or why we became friends.

I do remember that some are fisher friends and some are those who asked me to meld materia before, and some were those I ran into and had partied with while doing zodiac books, but I can’t pinpoint who is who. :( 

When my LS or FC friends need people for some specific run, sometimes they ask around and get friends from outside of LS or outside of FC to join and help, but when I look in my Friend List, I usually just see them (LS or FC friends, already in the party LOL) and either those who are offline, or whom I feel awkward to suddenly nag for help, as we don’t talk on daily, or even weekly, basis.

melancholymarshes replied to your post:Friend List Dilemma

the only friends I actually remember on mine are free company people ;;

» Hahaha nice! XD Frankly, it’s hard to remember people whom you’re not hanging out with on regular basis. 

limnori:

The prices for personal houses are high but not unattainable - so im not shocked about that at all.

I am a bit disappointed the wards seem shared, if ive read correctly. Because everything in Excali will likely be gone in 5 seconds to rich individuals, leaving FCs unable to get plots?

IMO it wouldve made more sense to make more FC plots available, separate to private ones, since one FC plot benefits multiple people, and is is a better way of enabling more people to access the content features related to housing.

Surely its better a ward of 30 FC house than one of 30 private houses….

And worse somebody can take two plots - one for FC and one for themselves? Maybe one rich FC can monopolise a whole ward with personal housing when there are a bunch of people out there without the means to access housing features at all … :/

The bold part is exactly my thought. Sad. 

Can’t download patch 2.38

Can’t download patch 2.38. Speed is super slow and I doubt I could get in before going to bed tonight.

Not sure if it’s my internet’s fault or FFXIV players everywhere are downloading at the same time and thus compete on downloading speed/bandwidth, but my download is going as slow as 0.01MB/s and the time remaining says something like 997 minutes (it’s 3000 something minutes when speed display dropped to 0.00MB/s LOL!)

Sitting here cursing at the slow download, looking through my screenshots…

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Some random screenshots of Alec from FFXIV. I really love the Monk’s punch pic.

Also, hello and welcome all new friends who just started following me recently. Sorry if you find my tumblr full of whines and rants. XD I swear I usually post more screenshots than rant! But recently stuffs aren’t going my way and I needed to vent. Nice to meet you! I’ll try not to be obnoxious.

Bizarre rage-quitting party in Dzemael Darkhold
Yunaki (BLM): hey :)
Me (WHM): Hello!
Yunaki: can we get all tresures?
Yunaki: need it for job classes
*tank started pulling*
Yunaki: the bad gear^^
*tank continued to rooms after rooms*
*we got to last stop before 1st boss room, having about 20 enemies on the tank*
*killing spree started*
*I spammed Holy until half of the horde started beating on me*
Adeshal (WAR): Protect healer!
*tank started dying so I had to spam cures*
*I was out of MP*
*mobs wouldn’t die, so tank died*
Yunaki: lol^^
Adeshal: Jzus.. BB
*tank quit*
*I returned to starting point*
Me: Sorry I’m not familiar with speed run.
Me: What’s with the tank? :(
Me: He pulled everything. Was it my fault he died?
Yunaki: yes
Yunaki: it was…
*BLM quit*
*BRD, never said anything, quit*
Me: ….
Eventually 3 new people came into the dungeon and we continued and won.
But this run left me sour and bitter. Seriously, people, please discuss plans before diving in brainlessly. I had totally no idea what the tank was up to and what I was supposed to do.

thelalafelldown: Sadly, I’ve had this play out way too much just as DPS. Speed runs SHOULD NOT be done in Duty Finder. Make your own party for those.
And if there was a Blm And Bard in the same party, the mobs should have fallen like snow. You are NOT to blame.

aetherflowers: Just coming in here to say a few things:

1. The cap in Dzemael is 46, so a BLM wouldn’t have Flare and a BRD wouldn’t have Wide Volley, so no one can expect them to pull out insane DPS like they do at 50.
2. When faced with a horde of monsters, a healer’s first response generally shouldn’t be Holy. You’re going to need that MP for cures if your party manages to survive.
3. It was honestly the tank’s fault for thinking to “speed run” Dzemael. This isn’t 1.0…

That said, I highly advise any healer thrown into a speed run to not jump into DPSing. A healer’s role is healing, and only those who are comfortable in their circumstances should start DPSing. I’ve seen a lot of healers, even in Brayflox HM, who choose to DPS over healing, and it never ends well. If your DPS is needed, then the group probably shouldn’t be speedrunning anyway.

thelalafelldown » Thank you. I agree. I think speedrun can be done with random people ONLY IF everyone in the party agrees on what to do and discuss battle plan before doing it. I was in there purely for my Book of Skyfall I and I’m not familiar with Dzemael at all. I’m not used to having my level synced down and thus not having some of the the vital skills. I didn’t even remember that I didn’t have Benediction until I tried to use it. It was a very sad moment.

aetherflowers » "If your DPS is needed, then the group probably shouldn’t be speedrunning anyway." This is a really interesting perspective, and I will keep it in mind. It makes sense, really! Thank you very much.

For this run, when tank went into the corner with all the mobs, I prepared to heal at first. But then the tank HP didn’t take ANY dent, like a Regen I cast earlier could sufficiently sustain his HP, so I thought it was my cue to spam Holy. After a few Holy, suddenly his HP went down below half before anything died AT ALL and I found myself in a pinch because both of us needed cures. It was a foreign situation to me because PLD tank usually would have used Cover at that time. I strongly believe that communication and discussion of plans will save anyone from having to face this kind of shit-hit-the-fan moment.

(I have little understanding about WAR tank and usually struggle in any party with WAR tank, as I’m more familiar with PLD tank and know pretty much what to do when they use specific skills or buffs. For example, when my static PLD tank uses Hallowed Ground for invincibility, it usually means I have to sneak in, at least, Holy 3 times. If his HP drops too much I Benediction before Holy again, if not, I keep using Holy while toggling mode to heal as well. With the help of Medica II, Regen, and Stoneskin, I could manage to DPS while keeping tank alive.)

I do notice, however, that I usually don’t have time to do any DPS when it is WAR tanking. I had a very tough Stone Vigil (Hard) run with a WAR the other day which left me scared of using Expert Roulette for days. I think for now, it’s safer to not Holy when I’m synced to anything lower than level 50, as I don’t have all the spells and skills for full efficiency. 

Thank you both for your inputs. I try to take all advice to improve my skills. I really appreciate that you spent your time answering to this post. It makes different when people give feedback and point out where I’m wrong instead of just rage-quitting or bashing. Really, that run hurts and I feel reluctant to go to Brayflox (Hard) for my book via duty finder now.

Bizarre rage-quitting party in Dzemael Darkhold
  • Yunaki (BLM):

    hey :)

  • Me (WHM):

    Hello!

  • Yunaki:

    can we get all tresures?

  • Yunaki:

    need it for job classes

  • *tank started pulling*

  • Yunaki:

    the bad gear^^

  • *tank continued to rooms after rooms*

  • *we got to last stop before 1st boss room, having about 20 enemies on the tank*

  • *killing spree started*

  • *I spammed Holy until half of the horde started beating on me*

  • Adeshal (WAR):

    Protect healer!

  • *tank started dying so I had to spam cures*

  • *I was out of MP*

  • *mobs wouldn't die, so tank died*

  • Yunaki:

    lol^^

  • Adeshal:

    Jzus.. BB

  • *tank quit*

  • *I returned to starting point*

  • Me:

    Sorry I'm not familiar with speed run.

  • Me:

    What's with the tank? :(

  • Me:

    He pulled everything. Was it my fault he died?

  • Yunaki:

    yes

  • Yunaki:

    it was...

  • *BLM quit*

  • *BRD, never said anything, quit*

  • Me:

    ....

  • Eventually 3 new people came into the dungeon and we continued and won.

  • But this run left me sour and bitter. Seriously, people, please discuss plans before diving in brainlessly. I had totally no idea what the tank was up to and what I was supposed to do.

Don’t fight on top of a gatherer

Don’t fight on top of a gatherer: Seriously, there were too many instances where people brought enemies to fight on top of me while I was fishing, mining, or logging.

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What the title says, be considerate to gatherers, please.

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Moreover, even with Stealth on, I wasn’t totally invisible. You only need to look a bit harder to see the gatherer when they’re on Stealth. You have to be blind or completely ignorant to not see them. It is more than inconsiderate to bring enemy (or enemies) to fight on top of a gatherer. Seriously, they can’t fend for themselves at all.

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