Hi, everyone! It’s that time again! Weekly updates delivered every Saturday! Actually on Saturday! I think. It’s Saturday, right? (It is, I checked. This is how flakey I still am. I feel like I missed an entire week somewhere.)
Nope. Got none yet. But I did find my copies of Le Mort D’Arthur? Yay progress of sorts?
- Finish that essay!
- Finish that short!
- Finish that game!
- 4/Read 12 books
This Week’s Fiction Wordcount: 1,116
This Week’s Non-Fiction Wordcount: Er…
DemiPrincess2: I think! I may! Have figured out how to fix what was bothering me too much to continue! We’re giving it a try anyway because it certainly can’t get any worse.
Life And Other Such Important Matters
In true late 2020 fashion, I have no idea what happened last week. Is this the week multiple of my friends got really bad news? Was it last week? I’m terrible with dates and wait we’re already halfway through the month?!
My life has, admittedly, been reduced to “give the cat medicine” and, roughly, “try to adult for the adults who can’t adult” and “deal with the house pests” at the moment. They’re still here. I finally convinced people to report them to someone and now we’re apparently getting professional help. Maybe? I’m not sure. Adulting should come with more information, seriously. But, anyway, point is most of what I remember of this week is trying to shore up the attic so nothing can get in or out.
Oh, and my life is also “frantically try to start prep for 2021 because you’re low-key depressed and ignoring it to function” at the moment, I’m fairly sure. It’s hard to tell. It doesn’t feel much different, but struggling to rebuild what structure I had isn’t helping and I’ve already noticed that a) I’m window shopping for cute things to cheer me up, which is a bad sign on its own, b) it’s not cheering me up, which is a worse sign even if it doesn’t feel like things are bad yet.
And, um, I should probably report on Twi in more detail, so people don’t worry. She’s on new medication now, which I think I mentioned, for her thyroid and she hates it, but I’m faintly hopeful that she’s gained a little weight now and can live her elderly kitty life in some form of contentment and peace. (She really does not like taking pills. Or being held. But she is the sweetest cat, so she lets you do it anyway. That cat has no fight instinct whatsoever, I swear.)
Stand-out Positive Moment
Staying up late with Matt as we tried to watch Star Trek: Discovery only to remember that we don’t actually get access to it the moment it is midnight in Europe and watching another DS9 episode instead because we stayed up for Star Trek and we will not be denied, Netflix! Friends are the best.
Seriously, though, I should make this moment a shout-out to all of my friends, because I love you all and you’re all the best. Whether it’s watching Star Trek with me or delighting in my entirely contextless all-capsing at any random moment about it, or indulging me when I enthuse over Sam’s ads on Critical Role (Narrative Telephone is back next weekish! [squeals with delight]), or letting me ramble about books, or inviting me on exceptionally long-distance socially distant evening walks, or just, you know, in any way reminding me that being nerdy and geeky and silly is fine.
And I need that reminder so much at times. So there. My stand-out positive moment is all the time I get to spend with friends over the internet.
This Week on Patreon
All the Patreon posts from the past week, collected in neat and tidy lists, divided by tier. Also some non-Patreon interviews!
- October Newsletter
- Guest Interview: Sarah Waites on Illustrated Page Book Design
- Guest Interview: Becca Lusher on the Overworld setting
- Guest Interview: RoAnna Sylver on Stake Sauce Arc 2
- Guest Interview: Sarah Waites on The Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Database
How about you? What have you been up to lately? Has anything awesome happened?