Words Learned From FFXIV – Part 2

“You may not like video games, but what I learned from them is this: no enemies in front of you means you are going the wrong way.” – Unknown

I mentioned in “Words Learned From FFXIV – Part 1“, Part 2 would come out sometime today.

To recap, the purpose of this is to show video games ARE capable of teaching or, at the very least, enhancing someone’s knowledge. There will be no, “how did you not know these already?” type of comments and responses. Don’t be that belittling asshat. I will ban you the moment I see it. I am also using going back through my Final Fantasy XIV – Luna Freia playlist on YouTube to find these words.

Now, some of the words below are words I had heard before but didn’t actually know the definitions of. As we all know, as you grow up, you hear words repeatedly to the point where you understand how they are used, so you don’t have to know the definitions to use them properly. Unlike Part 1, where most of the words were known, Part 2 has mostly words I have heard before but didn’t know the definitions of.

So, without further ado, here are the 27 words I “re-learned” going back through my FFXIV – Luna Freia, Part 2 **Spoilers** video:

  1. shipwright, n: a person who builds and launches wooden vessels or does carpentry work in connection with the building and launching of steel or iron vessels.
  2. botheration, int: (used as an exclamation indicating vexation or annoyance.)
  3. insufferable, adj: not to be endured; intolerable; unbearable.
  4. thalassocracy, n: dominion over the seas, as in exploration, trade, or colonization.
  5. profundity, n: the quality or state of being profound; depth.
  6. accost, v: to confront boldly.
  7. buxom, adj: (of a woman) full-bosomed; healthy, plump, cheerful, and lively.
  8. milksop, n: a weak or ineffectual person.
  9. strumpet, n: a prostitute or a sexually promiscuous woman (now often used facetiously).
  10. scrag, n: a lean or scrawny person or animal.
  11. scruple, n: a moral or ethical consideration or standard that acts as a restraining force or inhibits certain actions.
  12. deftly, adv: in a dexterous or nimble manner; skillfully.
  13. belligerence, n: a warlike or aggressively hostile nature, condition, or attitude.
  14. fraught, adj: full of, accompanied by, or involving something specified, usually something unpleasant (often followed by with).
  15. cur, n: a mean, cowardly person.
  16. whelp, n: a youth, especially an impudent or despised one.
  17. imperil, v: to put in peril or danger; endanger.
  18. whence, adv: from what place?
  19. regaling, v: to entertain lavishly or agreeably; delight.
  20. dignitaries: people who hold a high rank or office, as in the government or church.
  21. execrable, adj: very bad.
  22. fore, adj: situated at or toward the front, as compared with something else.
  23. succor, n: help; relief; aid; assistance.
  24. forsake, v: to quit or leave entirely; abandon; desert.
  25. vain, Idioms: without effect or avail; to no purpose.
  26. avail, v: to be of use or value to; profit; advantage.
  27. belay: to cease (an action); stop.

I got these definitions from Dictionary.com.

I hope you learned something from this as well! Again, if you knew these words already, congrats; shut up. Belittling someone for learning something late doesn’t make people want to keep trying to learn.

Words Learned From FFXIV – Part 1

“You may not like video games, but what I learned from them is this: no enemies in front of you means you are going the wrong way.”Unknown

I decided to start this because of all the false info spewed about video games.

“Video games are a waste of time.”
“Video games are for kids!”
“Video games don’t teach you anything!”

So, here I am going to show you all the words I learned from playing Final Fantasy XIV. To do this, I went back through my FFXIV – Luna Freia, Part 1 **Spoilers** video, wrote down the words I didn’t know and their definitions, and now I shall share them with you all.

There will be no, “how did you not know these already?” type of comments and responses. Don’t be that belittling asshat. I will ban you the moment I see it. You’ll take away from the purpose of this, which is to show video games ARE capable of teaching or, at the very least, enhancing someone’s knowledge.

So, without further ado, here are the 26 words I learned in the first four hours-ish of playing Final Fantasy XIV:

  1. starboard, n: the right-hand side of or direction from a vessel or aircraft, facing forward.
  2. itinerant, adj: traveling from place to place, especially on a circuit, as a minister, judge, or sales representative; itinerating; journeying.
  3. maritime, adj: living near or in the sea.
  4. sodden, adj: soaked with liquid or moisture; saturated.
  5. hostelries, n., plural for hostelry: an inn or hotel
  6. gull, v: to deceive, trick, or cheat.
  7. spate, n: a sudden, almost overwhelming, outpouring.
  8. replete, adj: abundantly supplied or provided; filled (usually followed by with).
  9. sojourns, n., plural of sojourn: a temporary stay.
  10. rudimentary, adj: pertaining to rudiments or first principles; elementary.
  11. esoteric, adj: understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest; recondite.
  12. ensconced, adj: settled securely or snugly.
  13. cogitate, v: to think hard; ponder; meditate.
  14. inscrutable, adj: not easily understood; mysterious; unfathomable.
  15. litany, n: a ceremonial or liturgical form of prayer consisting of a series of invocations or supplications with responses that are the same for a number in succession.
  16. presaging, n: something that portends or foreshadows a future event; an omen, prognostic, or warning indication.
  17. forethought, n: a thinking of something beforehand; previous consideration; anticipation.
  18. surfeit, n: excess; an excessive amount.
  19. grotto, n: a cave or cavern.
  20. yeomen, n: a subordinate or assistant, as of a sheriff or other official or in a craft or trade.
  21. stalwart, adj: strong and brave; valiant.
  22. knave, n: an unprincipled, untrustworthy, or dishonest person.
  23. sorely, adv: in a painful manner.
  24. hard-pressed, adj: heavily burdened or oppressed, as by overwork or financial difficulties; harried; put-upon.
  25. mutable, adj: liable or subject to change or alteration.
  26. perchance, adv: perhaps; maybe; possibly.

I got these definitions from Dictionary.com.

I hope you learned something from this as well! Again, if you knew these words already, congrats; shut up. Belittling someone for learning something late doesn’t make people want to keep trying to learn.

Part 2 will be available sometime tomorrow. To see the “FFXIV – Luna Freia, Part 2 **Spoilers**” video, click here.

“FFXIV – Luna Freia, Part 1” Video Now on YouTube!

The video is age-restricted due to the rating of the game.

Above is Part 1 of Luna Freia’s story! Join Luna on her journey to become the most powerful, and hopefully wealthiest, Arcanist in History!

I had mentioned before I wanted to play Final Fantasy XIV on stream, but couldn’t because my computer wasn’t powerful enough to handle it. So, I decided to record myself playing it to have another YouTube exclusive (for those who don’t know, the Let’s Read Some $#!7 videos are (now) YouTube exclusive).

In this video series, I’ll be showing you how to play the game as an Arcanist; you get two for one with this class! Luna will eventually become both a Scholar and a Summoner.

World: Diabolos
Name: Luna Freia
Race: Hyur
Clan: Highlander
Guardian: Thaliak – The Scholar
Class: Arcanist (Lv. 12)
Location: Mizzenmast Inn

The plan for Luna is to play as a Summoner for everything but the Duties. Why? Because the Scholar is a Healer, making it so they don’t have to wait as long for the Duties.

Now, this won’t be a traditional “How-to”: I’m not going to break everything down unless I feel the impulse to do so. However, if you have questions, feel free to leave them in the comments and/or the #final-fantasy-xiv discord channel, which will be linked in all the videos.

Lastly, these videos are age-restricted because of the rating of the game.

I hope you enjoy the journey with me! If not, I don’t need to know.
Keep it to yourself. Keep scrolling.
Constructive feedback only.

Information about both characters I’ve created will be in the #final-fantasy-xiv Discord channel, which you can find at https://discord.gg/6eZdmJVTfA.

Watch me play other games live at https://www.twitch.tv/monriatitans.

The Monday, April 25, 2022, Artist Shout-Out, which was shown in the above video, goes to AB art!
See the Tumblr post below!

Wild Card Saturday!

I was planning to announce this sooner, but, as I’m sure you guessed, my ADHD @$$ got distracted.

Today, instead of streaming, I am going to create a Read Aloud, AKA. Let’s Read Some $#!7, YouTube video. For those who are new, it’s where I read aloud PORTIONS of books, for educational purposes, with the purpose being to introduce you all to additional resources regarding game development.

The PORTIONS of books read so far are:

Drawing Basics and Video Game Art by Chris Solarski
The Animator’s Survival Kit by Richard Williams
Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World by Jane McGonigal
On Writing and Worldbuilding: Volume 1 by Timothy Hickson
How to Draw and Paint Fantasy Architecture by Rob Alexander
Virtual Cities: An Atlas & Exploration of Video Game Cities by Konstantinos Dimopoulos

The above links are affiliate links.
For more details regarding the Read Aloud videos, click here.

Here’s a Bit About the “MonriaTitans & WGS” Tumblr

Above is an embedding of the “Site Map” for the Tumblr; it’s a pinned post. You should be able to find everything you need through it. If not, you can ask.

Everything posted to WordPress would have been going to Tumblr, but I don’t remember if I ever announced it. So, I am now. Here’s the road map (there are a few branches):

WordPress > Tumblr > MonriaTitans Twitter
WordPress > BEmpowering Twitter
WordPress > The Weekend Game Show Facebook Page

In addition, this Tumblr is not used solely for WGS. For time management purposes, I use it to consolidate posts from a myriad of social media accounts:

becomempowered Instagram > Tumblr > MonriaTitans Twitter
MonriaTitans Instagram > Tumblr > MonriaTitans Twitter
Artstagram > Tumblr > MonriaTitans Twitter

The Instagram accounts have their own Twitter accounts and FB Pages they post too as well, but that’s enough about links for this post.

Lastly, any post regarding The Weekend Game Show shall have the WGS Logo as the Featured Image.

WordPress Updates

For those who don’t know, I started a Twitch channel with the mission being to educate on different aspects of video game development so as to prevent another Cyberpunk 2077 scenario. Also, for the purposes of empowerment and exposure, promote artists (the links above will take you to the Twitch channel, the mission statement on Tumblr, and the artist shout-out criteria on Tumblr).

Today, I decided to start reusing my old WordPress blog for The Weekend Game Show as well so as to reach a broader audience. Just like with the Tumblr, I’m going to continue to post whatever I feel like (with this blog’s address being “opinionsandtruth”) and each post will spread to separate sites, which will allow me to work smarter instead of harder. Warning in advanced, this means there might be repeat postings. I don’t intend to do a full migration of everything on the Tumblr to the WordPress blog; that’s a headache I don’t need.

The sites I have WordPress posting to are WGS’ Facebook Page, the WGS Twitter, and, of course, the WGS Tumblr (which then posts to the MonriaTitans Twitter, which I like to call my Rantwitter, so I use the WGS Tumblr to post happier things to it).

For those who are curious, you can see the rest of my streaming links by clicking here.

Returning to WordPress is interesting, to say the least; there have been MANY changes since I last used it. I believe the last time I made a post was back in 2021 (I was beginning to add my How Far Away? series of YouTube vods to the blog (before announcing I was on Twitch/YouTube)). If I was able to set a site icon back then, I did not notice. So, I decided to use one of the WGS logos I made as the icon. I’ve been looking into other places to put it, since it was the reason I created it to begin with, but the white background is throwing off the aesthetic, so I’ll have to play with it.

And these are all the updates I have for this post. Thank you for reading. May every decision you make in the future be in the spirit of fairness and may the rest of your day NOT go to $#!7.

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