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That Which Consumes My Life & #WriteMotivation Update #4

Borderlands 2

So, Borderlands 2 came out on September 18, 2012. The Hubs went to the midnight release. Unlike some, we are the responsible parents. I stayed home with our son (who had school the next day) while The Hubs went to Gamestop. What he saw was both full of awesome, yet kind of sad at the same time–a whole family dressed up in cosplay for Borderlands. We had Dr. Zed, Moxie, and a Midget Psycho. The poor baby was up WAY passed his bedtime, and was probably cold, since The Hubs said the AC was cranked and even he was cold. Still, the best Borderlands cosplay I ever saw, but felt sad for the baby.

When I’m not at work, I’ve been playing this. It’s been nearly a week, and I now have 3 characters between level 8 and 12 and I STILL can’t figure out who I like best! Unlike Borderlands.

In Borderlands, Mordecai was my absolute favorite. His bird was the fashizzle. And damn, I can snipe! 🙂 I started out with Lilith, the Siren, but she got boring really quick. Her awesome powers didn’t kick in until she was higher level and you could get the skill points for the skill tree you wanted. But before I could do that, I switched over to Mordecai and I was hooked. I played with my husband who loved Roland, and we made a wonderful team, as usual.

Before Borderlands 2 came out, Game Informer released some preliminary information on the story and characters and I decided I was going with the new Assassin class, Zero, who was Mordecai’s equivalent. When E3 hit, and PAX, and all the video multiplayer game play Gearbox and 2K games released, I was torn between Maya (Lilith’s equivalent) and Zero. By the time the game came out, I still couldn’t choose.

I’m not an up-close-and-personal player. I like to snipe. I like distance kills. And there are some enemies you NEED to kill as far away as you possibly can. I never liked Brick (The Berzerker) in the first one, and Salvador (The Gunzerker) in the second one is his equivalent. I highly doubt I will play as him as I never made a Brick character in the first.

I started with Zero. He’s awesome. But the, I tried out Maya. She’s awesome! Oh, and while playing with my son, I started Axton, the Commando, and he’s awesome! So, I cannot choose. I have 3 characters now, and I am playing all three at the same time…well, as at the same time as I possibly can.

Also, in the first Borderlands, they had little easter eggs throughout the maps of Pandora. Before QR Codes were popular, 2K & Gearbox threw them in the first Borderlands. And sure enough, we’ve found our first one in Borderlands 2.

Moxxxie's Pizza QR Code

Located at Moxxxie’s in Sanctuary
The Pizza Box QR Code
Click image for full size QR Code

We are now on a hunt to document all the QR codes we can find. Is it too late to do this? Or even do this for Borderlands 1? Most of the time for B1, we had a hard time getting the code to catch with the reader. So, be prepared, even in B2, this took us about an hour, even with out HD TV, several different gun zooms, and 4 QR Code catching devices. Good luck.

So, as for my #writemotivation update.

1) PROGRESS: I’ve got words! I’ve got progress. And on Friday of last week, I met a goal I never, EVER, thought I would reach.

Sept 21, 2012
After a little over 9 months, I made it to 50,000 words!
Never thought this would be possible
Definitely would never be able to do this in 30 days! 😀

I know, I know, it’s numbers…but hey! It’s a goal I never thought I would ever reach!

2) Complete blog posts for #writemotivation and hopefully have a few extras in there as I’m all dried up lately. I’ve managed this along with a few more.
3) Complete Crit in a timely manner. I’ve managed to complete this last week! YAY! Due to some life issues, the beginning of the week had been very un-creative. So, rather than waste it, I put full effort into escaping reading.
4) Read another book for pleasureMay be able to start, but not complete.
5) And always, ALWAYS, provide unending support, cheering, and cookie flinging, to anyone who needs it. I’m back, I think 🙂



  1. Ping from Heather Jacobs:

    Woot! WAY TO GO darling! That’s awesome. Super duper amazing awesome.

  2. Ping from abigailkern:

    It is perfectly normal to let a new game overtake your life and forget that everyone else exists. Sometimes, I get a new book, and I hear these urchins throwing things at me, begging for food. I think maybe they’re related to me, but I can’t tell, because I’m reading… 🙂 Glad you had enough sense to keep the child at home, though. Some parents surprise me. We saw a couple at Halloween Haunt at the amusement park that had a toddler up until the park closed at midnight, riding rides and whatnot.

    In other news: have some donuts! I’m fresh out of cookies, but I made homemade donuts.

  3. Ping from Leigh Caroline:

    See, on games, I love being the tank. I jump right into the action, and kick some butt! Hackslashmurderdestroy!! So we’ll need to play a game together at some point. 😛
    And WHOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Said it before and I’ll say it again: GO JAI!! You’re rocking!!

  4. Ping from M. Andrew Patterson (@DyadicEchoes):

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT! 😀 You’re doing awesome Jai! 😀 *happy cheerleader dino ninja dancing*

    I’ve stared B1, but can’t decide on a favorite character. I haven’t played much on my computer as writing is sucking up my brain. 😀

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