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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. 

Secret Project!

Navigation links are where they’re supposed to be, the pages have all been updated, the only thing left to do is get the layout sorted out – which I’m sure is going to be a headache and a half – which means…

Secret Project!

When I was a kid, I used to get into my parents’ book collection, and one of the more interesting items in their personal library was the ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ books. I don’t think they make those anymore – I haven’t seen any, anyway, and these days, having it in an actual book format seems so limited. We have the internet, peoples, and it is vast. Why not make a full-on web-serial where the reader chooses what happens next?

And this was born.

Now, I am still working out the details. I have a few ideas of where to start; my first thought was to start it in my Zombie world, but I’m not opposed to starting a new world, either. No matter what option I go with, I need to work out a way to keep the storyline straight so I don’t end up with conflicting plot points, depending on what selection a person makes further down the line. It is a massive undertaking, and I want to do it right. 

I probably won’t be giving you much, in terms of updates, on this project until the beginning of April, at the earliest. We have way too much going on at work and – being completely honest here, there’s a huge update to The Sims 4 coming out mid-March and I’m already planning on taking vacation time just so I can binge-play it (I would say not to judge me, but I don’t even care. The update has been a long time coming, so judge me all you like). There is also the layout work that is probably going to destroy what little bit is left of my soul. And editing. Oh, the editing. That’s going to be fun *sarcasm*. 

So there you have it. Big project in the works and lots of little projects to keep it company. I’ll keep you all updated the best I can. 

If you all have any suggestions on what you’d see for a ‘choose your own adventure’ option, drop it below, send it on twitter, or, heck, click on the ‘contact me’ link. No promises that your idea will make it to the selection, but I’m very much open to suggestions 🙂

Not yet!

This week was supposed to be when I announced the “super secret” project, but it’s taking longer than expected to get it all ironed out. Hey lookit me though, not just jumping into something only half-baked! Progress! Growth! Who’d’a’thunkit. 

I am hard at work on it though. Gathering ideas, information, thinking of how I’m going to be able to implement it without messing up the blog or making the Ao3 Mod-Gods mad at me…for something that should be fairly straightforward, this is turning into a tangled nightmare. I am very excited to share it when it’s ready though. 

Block head.

So I just want to take a moment to grumble about WordPress’ site builder nonsense. I mean, could they possibly make it any less user-friendly? The blocks are an improvement, I guess, but they could definitely do with some refinement. Also, moving around pages should not be this difficult. There are plugins that would make things easier, but they all require you to have a business account, and I am nowhere near established enough to be taking on that kinda investment. 

WordPress grumbling aside, I should have some writing project news next week. Some details are ironed out, but not all. It’s a big undertaking, so I want to make sure I have all of my ducks in a row. Getting everything moved around isn’t done, but I focused on fixing navigation this week. On that note, I think I have all of the broken links and whatnots taken care of, but if you come across any I missed, please let me know. 

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