I’m Finally Back

Hello, my loyal intrepid readers!  …  Yes, I’m aware it’s been a llllooooooonnnnngggggg time.  I’m very sorry!!!  There was more than one reason for this.  As I mentioned before, I am slightly depressed.  I deal with this mostly by getting out of my head and into stories.  My need to do this overwhelmed me and I didn’t write for a few weeks.  As the weeks went by it got harder and harder to think about posting because I was angry about not posting previously … Yeah, it’s a vicious cycle.  It’s hard to fight even now.  Stories and other things I could be doing even now are working to distract me.

I also joined a Barbershop quartet chorus (as I now realize I mentioned briefly about in one of my last posts), though I didn’t fully join until later last year, but I am still with it.  Though with the ‘social distancing,’ practices have been cancelled for a while and the competition we were practicing for was cancelled as well, so whenever this ends, I’ll go back.

I’m still at the same job, which still has long hours and is exhausting.  Though we’ve been low on work since before this whole virus thing, so I’ve had some time to do things around the house.  I’m still going to work, because apparently my work is ‘essential’ even though where I live and work are on stay at home orders (two different ones, one for my city and another for the county I work in).  I personally don’t think it is, but that’s me, maybe to someone else it’s essential.  Not that I don’t want the work, it’s just my thoughts on matter.

I’m also in charge of streaming my church service via a private server because of the virus.  It was a sudden decision and it’s working fine, just also takes some of my time.  I’m not going to post anything about it here, because it’s private and mostly for my church members.

Anyway, moving on to what this blog is about, books and movies and stuff.  I have watched and read and rewatched and reread so many things since I last posted, I’m not even going to try list them all and it would take a long time.  Currently, I’m watching a guy reading through Homestuck on Youtube (though it was originally on twitch).  It’s the channel Jeff Brenneman and it’s pretty amusing – This is the first episode.  I figured it’d been a while and I should reread it but wanted to watch someone else do it at the same time.

I’ve also been reading the Dr. Stone manga after having watched the first season of the anime.  It’s fun and sciencey (yes, I’m aware it’s not a word).  I also watched Cardcaptor Sakura for the first time in Japanese.  I also learned that another studio redubbed it after the first one years ago.  I understand why, many things were cut out and they changed the names.  However, I do miss the original music for the first dub.  It was awesome and I still have the CD for it!

I’ve been playing Pokémon Sword and Shield since they came out and have all the new Pokémon and most of the Gigantamax forms (I’m missing three and one of them is in the current event that just started).  It has two DLCs coming out, with the first one in June.  I’m really looking forward to it!  I also have Pokemon Home and it’s okay, just wish you could do more with the Pokemon no currently able to move from it.

I think I’ll end here and let you know of a change.  I’m just going to put all the stories I’ve followed or favorited on my sites to the archive.  I’ll go back throughout the week(s) and post something about them to a separate page(s) so that people know what they’re about along with linking to the post that describes the ones that were already mentioned.  Have a great week (even if you’re mostly at home for it) and May Your Heart Be Your Guiding Key!

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