Don’t worry, I didn’t forget

It’s getting about that time where I usually forget to post on here, but I swear that’s not what happened this time. I’m working on something for someone else and I’ve been editing, so I ran out of time to actually write up a blog post before I left for work. I’m home sick with a cold today, so I went ahead and wrote this up so I don’t forget later.

May will be a very quiet month here. Work is going to be busy with resets that need to be done before inventory, then the actual inventory, itself, and then dealing with the inventory truck. Instead of posting on here, I’m going to be using the time before/after work to create content for when the new site layout goes live. Mostly flash fiction and/or microfiction. I’m still tweaking the ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ idea to make it work, so that may or may not make its debut soon. 

If anyone has some favorite prompts, feel free to share them and I’ll see if any of them sparks off an idea. 


Spoilers for Picard: Don’t worry, I didn’t forget

I guess hoping for Jack to become the borg king was too much. Maybe it struck the Picard writers as too similar to Jurati’s Queen status, but I still say it would’ve made a nice twist. It’s fine though. I did like the show, even if I saw a lot of what happened coming a mile away. I’m just annoyed we have too many loose ends that didn’t get tied up.

Whatever happened with Soji and her Romulan ex-boyfriend? What was Jurati guarding against? Since Q is living on borrowed time now (I don’t know why people thought he was dead…did they not watch Season 2 all the way through?), how much longer does he have left? What’s going to happen now, between Laris and Picard, with Beverly and Jack in the picture? What about Seven and Raffi? What’s going to happen there? How well will Jack listen to Geordi telling him to stay away from Sidney? 

So. Many. Questions.

No brain. Just Picard.

Exactly what the label says. No brain. Oh wait, heart monitor results came back as “normal,” so now I have an appointment with cardiology. 

Now, unless you want spoilers galore for Picard, keep moving.


**Spoilers**: No brain. Just Picard.

Okay, fine, the borg were involved, and isn’t it fascinating how they worked that in there. Well done, writers. Doesn’t quite explain why the changeling head thing is involved, but I imagine we’ll get there in the next episode. 

My roommate was convinced, going into Episode 9 that Data was going to be the one to save them all, and he might be right, but personally, I’m wondering if we might see the first borg king. Or, the true destruction of the borg. 

Picard tells Beverly that Jack got the best of her and the worst of him, but I don’t think that’s entirely true. Picard is the same man who fought back against the Cardassian trying to brainwash him and I have to wonder if we’re going to see Jack’s “There are four lights!” moment with the queen. 

Something my roommate pointed out is bugging me: what’s going on with Jurati’s borgs? We know she asked to stand guard at some sort of doorway at the end of Season 2, and now, she’s just…gone? No mention of them at all in this season and the closest we have to any sort of hint that Picard knows that there has been contact with borg in the last ten years is the look he gives Seven when it’s mentioned.

I wish this wasn’t the last season, there are so many loose ends I would love to see cleaned up, all the way from Season 1. (Also, I miss Elnor.)

Vacation’s over. Back to work 😭

I think I meant to post something, reminding people that I was going to be on vacation this past week and a half, but there’s been so much going on, I completely forgot. I will not be going into detail about everything, because frankly, this was the worst vacation I’ve ever had. Between all the bad news and then a tornado coming through…let’s just say, I’m ready for another vacation already. Won’t get one, though; we have inventory coming up at work. Just know that I am already looking forward to autumn, when I can take the next one. 

Things around here will be a little quiet in the next two months. I haven’t had any news from the doctor about the heart monitor yet, but I’m expecting to hear from them this coming week, and I’ll probably be lined up for all sorts of fun tests. That’s going to take up a good portion of my days off. When I’m working, it’s going to be prepping for inventory, which means my brain is going to be mush at the end of the day.

The only real “good” news I have, is that I am very steadily making my way through the edits for “Say ‘No!’ to Zombies.” I’m not even through the first “chapter” and it’s already changed so much. I can’t wait to get further into it to see what else I can improve. 



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The new and improved Data is the best and don’t even get me started on “passive-aggressive” Worf. Also, the scenes of Data handing his memories to Lore? *chef’s kiss* I knew what was going on, but it was still beautiful to watch. 

Everyone is tossing around ideas of Jack being somehow connected to the borg, but based off Vadic’s reaction to seeing him in person, the changeling’s head being obsessed with him, and the story Vadic told us of her time in Daystrom…I still think he’s connected to that. If what I’m thinking is right, it would also explain why he can jump inside peoples’ heads. I can absolutely be wrong, though. I can’t wait to see what’s behind that red door. 

Weekend Buddy

Who completely forgot to work on site content and focused on editing this week, instead? Yup. It was me. To be fair though, I kinda had/have a lot going on. First, my mother fell and hit her head, leaving a pretty impressive puddle of blood. Then, I got a heart monitor slapped on me. 

Mom is fine. She just busted both of her lips, but because she’s severely anemic, she bled a lot and it mixed with saliva, making it look much worse than it was. They have to be careful with her though, because she keeps reopening the wounds. 

I’m…we’re not sure. I think I mentioned it before, but just in case, tl;dr: I have a racing heartbeat (thanks, Covid). I think they’re trying to rule out AFIB right now, which I don’t think I have, but I am nowhere near being a doctor, much less a cardiologist, so I’m listening to the health professionals in my life and just doing what I’m told. That means, wearing this heart monitor for the weekend, which is very frustrating, but I’m glad this mess is getting checked out, because I’m getting tired of not being able to do things I want to do without my heart trying to gallop out of my chest.

On the plus side, the technician who placed it told me that this is apparently very common, especially in the “younger” people who were infected (good news, people! Forty is still “young”!). It’s a comfort, knowing that this is something known – even if they’re not sure why it happens. Step one is always finding a correlation, then moving to determine if it’s causation. I’m okay with being more data that helps them figure it out. (Would’ve also been okay with not being data, but. Life.) 

Hopefully everyone else is doing well ♥


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I really need to work on not being so attached to some characters. Right now, I am so pissed they brought Data back – in any form. He wanted to die. He asked Picard to let him go. I absolutely hate this for him. Also, as soon as he kept repeating “Jean-Luc Picard”, I knew what was stolen. This goes back to the Jack/Changeling thing. They need Picard’s body for something that has to do with Jack, I just know it. 

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Also, sims.

Woke up yesterday to wonderful political news, so this week is already going quite nicely. Absolutely no story work was done this weekend, I played the new Sims4 pack the entire time. I love love love the new gameplay, but holy hell, did they have to make the infants and newborns so realistic? My poor sims were running on no sleep, while trying to work and take care of a kid, a toddler, and the infant. It was insane and I cannot wait for my vacation so I can play it for even longer. 

The rest of this month, however, will be dedicated to making sure everything on the site is still ready to go and coming up with content. I’ve been neglecting that, in favor of trying to edit and dealing with work and health issues. Site opening will probably be pushed back further into April or May, just so I can make sure the site isn’t empty when it goes live. 

On a completely different note: I’m caught up on Picard


Okay, so maybe Jack is Picard’s son, but I’m not so sure that person is actually Jack. I think there’s a connection between what Jack actually is and what he’s going through and what Vadic did to talk to her “boss.” Can’t wait to find out.  

Editing is hard and I missed Picard.

(oh look, it rhymes!)

Just what the title says. I’ve actually started editing. I have a notebook full of notes of crap I need to include or take out and I’ve only just started. I had a long break this week,  but all I got accomplished was listening to music and reading Anne Bishop’s newest book. My roommate was out of town, so we didn’t even get to watch Picard yet. I know they don’t all die, but I can’t wait to find out how they make their daring escape this time. 


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I have a feeling it has to do with the vision Jack had of Seven and the whole “connect the branches” thing, which strongly reminds me of Discovery’s mycelium thing…

The laptop lives!

Well, the main site overhaul is done. Now, it’s finding time to create content that’s the problem. We had…an incident. At work. I’m not allowed to talk about it (yay, working for corporations!), but it resulted in us being short-staffed. We are struggling. My vacation is on hold and there’s a good chance I’ll be working longer weeks until we get this sorted. I don’t mind the vacation being put on hold, but the longer work weeks mean that I’m having to try and squeeze writing in between work and cooking and sleeping. 

It’s frustrating because I have so many ideas I want to work on, and there’s still the plotting I need to do for the ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ work. Definitely beginning to feel like I’m trying to split myself into too many pieces. 

At any rate, this week, the plan is to start editing “Say ‘No!’ to Zombies.” In April, I’m taking part in Camp Nano, and using the time to plot out a new work, but then I’ll go back to editing. I will not be taking part in NaNoWriMo this coming November. Working in retail and trying to participate is just too much. 

For those of you who watch Picard: **Spoiler Below**

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I’ve said it before, I’ll probably say it again – every time I start getting on track, something goes wrong. In this case, my laptop is making sounds like something is dying. I thought it was just something caught in the fan, but I vacuumed it, took the casing apart, checked around for anything loose, put it back together…and it’s still making the dying sound. Relatively certain it’s still just the fan, but I have a date with GeekSquad, to be sure. The appointment isn’t until Thursday though, so let’s just hope it lasts until then. 

In other news, the site is coming along nicely. I’m expecting it to be up and running far sooner than I had originally intended. I’m very excited to get back to writing. 

Re: Picard
Yeah, I’m still not buying it. It’s just too convenient. Also, does anyone else love that the lady playing the villain is the same one who played Honey Bunny in Pulp Fiction? My roommate pointed it out to me because I am terrible with faces and now I want to rewatch the movie…

I forgot + Picard

I had to run out the door on Tuesday, so I didn’t get a chance to post anything. Not that there’s much to tell you. I finally got the navigation part of the site done, but I did manage to mess up the blog. Only a little. Not enough to worry about though, so I’m not going to take the time to try and fix it. 

This week, I start work on the content layout. Figuring out what will go where and how I can make it easy to move around the site. I should probably work on content for the site while I’m at it, but unless you all want to hear me ramble about Picard and my love for Patrick Stewart or The Sims, I’m drawing nothing but blanks.

Speaking of: if anyone else here watches Picard, I’m taking bets on who the father of that boy is. I mean, we all know the obvious option, but I don’t trust “obvious” answers. 

It begins.

I will be working on the layout in the next coming days/weeks/months/who knows, and I’ve never worked on it like this. It’s through WordPress, but it’s also a separate website/host(?), so I’m not sure how saving changes on it will affect the blog, and I won’t know until I hit “go live’ on the site. So, if you happen to notice the site looking wonky or like a toddler took over website maintenance…it’s just me. I’ll figure it out as soon as possible and get it back to normal.

Thanks in advance for your patience.

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