First off, Ai-kon was this past weekend. Normally I go, but for some reason I just didn't feel up to it this time, even though I'd booked it off work and had been looking forward to it for a while beforehand. But when the date came up, my motivation was just gone. Blarg. Might have had something to do with how the phone games' limited-time stuff had me drained. I was still rerolling in Fire Emblem Heroes (the end date for Ylissean Summer was coming up quick) and trying to prepare for Nerofest in Fate/Grand Order. So maybe that was part of it. My brother had lost the laundry card for over a week as well, only finding it in his shorts like a dumbass just before the weekend, so I really needed to do laundry then, too. Oh well, maybe next year.
Secondly, I've been skipping out on an opportunity my dad and his girlfriend found for us to possibly move to a different apartment. It would be a bit cheaper (and that's without any discounts like the one we got on this place, so no crazy rent increases), it's a similar distance from work, has heat and water included, and supposedly has a balcony and pool available. Again, no willpower to speak up, and I'm naturally timid. Plus knowing that my dad is going to be moving soon has me feeling even more stressed, or with a feeling of being pressed for time. Which is increased by the fact that our renewed lease doesn't start until September, so we might even have some wiggle room here if we were to try to get that apartment. So the fact that we haven't jumped on it is also depressing me, and I feel very ashamed of myself.
Thirdly, Fire Emblem Heroes. With the Ylissean Summer event ending pretty soon I've been feeling pressured to reroll for the characters I want from it, Tiki and Robin. That's two 3% chances I needed to land within 5-6 rolls per attempt. Saw either of them over a dozen times, but not together. Took five days of rerolling before they finally appeared together, one right after another in fact:
Unfortunately, I'm told that their IVs are shit. Tiki is +HP -Spd, Robin is -Def +Res. I was extremely tempted to reroll them, and asked a number of people for their opinions. I still had seven days left on the banner to try for better ones. In the end I chose not to, for a number of reasons. First, Nerofest was coming up and I knew I'd be spending a lot of time grinding in that, since it'll take a lot of time to get everything I need from it. Second, starting last night I'd be working five overnight shifts in a row, which would cut down on the time I'd have available to work with. And given that it took me five days to roll these two together and those days I all had off, it wasn't very likely I'd be able to get them together again even with the remaining seven days. So, I kept them. That said, I'm pretty happy with them overall and I started playing a bit, I'm just a bit put out that they aren't perfect and so won't be much help to me by the time I get around to the harder content in the game. And I want to be clear here - the fact that I got both beach girls was NOT good luck. It was persistence. I actually have fucking terrible luck, as you'll see below.
Lastly, Nerofest. I wanted Nero. Like, more than I thought I did. I believed I would get her since she's just a 4-star unit on rate-up, meaning that if a 4-star unit is rolled on the gacha I'd have about a 70% chance of it being her, or so I'm told. I wanted to save for the upcoming Tamamo rate-up, but I gave it a 10-roll because Nero. Nothing but a few Craft Essences. Tried again. More junk. Used my summon ticket; junk. Gave it another shot, and got more junk yet again. At that point I had 27 quartz left, so I did a few Free Quests to get three more and give it another 10-roll. FUCKING NOTHING. It was at that point I broke down and bought the largest pack of Quartz available, 140 of them for $110CAD. I blew every last one of them trying to roll for Nero, and I didn't get her. 281 quartz and a Summon Ticket in total, and all I got to show for it was 2 copies of the same 5-star Craft Essence I had little use for, a fuckload of 4-star CEs that brought the total I had for several of them up to 4 (just shy of what I'd need to Limit Break them, so I got screwed hard), and one single 4-star Servant - Elizabeth Bathory. That coulda been Nero, dammit. I wanted my Empress. So now I'm depressed at gambling and getting fucked over hard. And I'm actually considering throwing even more money at this like a fucking idiot. It hurt real bad seeing people posting their pulls and showing off how they'd roll Nero as well as several 5-star cards in the same roll. I even saw one guy pull Nero, two Alteras, and a Kaleidoscope in one 10-roll. I wanted to cry.
So yeah. Been kinda bummed lately, to put it lightly.