Dear Diary

A 2016-post collection

Saturday, Day 0, AFK

Plague news: three new cases, one local and two imports. Twenty-five total active cases, twenty-two in hospital and one in ICU.

Total numbers are still going down, but I don't like those local transmissions. I heard this week that some idiot tied a bedsheet rope to escape quarantine and I want to smack them.

Just got news that someone with Delta was up in my neck of the woods. At a pub in Caboolture, which is nowhere I or Beloved will be, but there's also whoever else was in the pub with them.

Not looking at the news this weekend. Today, I am going away from the keyboard so I can build a replacement to the marble run the family broke on Miss Chaos. Including myself... I blame me for taking too long in building it.

Onwards to storytime.

Friday, Day 1, Busy Time

Plague news: NO NEW CASES! Twenty-six total active cases, twenty-five in hospital, and one in the ICU.

I love seeing the numbers drop.

We're still masking in Sunny Queensland and still being paranoid. It seems to be working. Let's hope it continues.

Today, I have to:

  • feed my Starters
  • unfuck my environment
  • write 1K
  • continue building encounter spaces in TaleSpire for the campaign I'm plotting to run
  • continue tagging tales for my app

In the news:

  • Unvaccinated doctor blamed for infections in
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Thursday, Day 0, Nonsense Ahoy

Plague news: one new case, an import. Thirty-one total cases, twenty seven in hospital, two in the ICU.

I now have a replacement for the marble run that we broke on Miss Chaos though incompetence and mishandling. The trick now is to find enough time to make it in one sitting. Possibly on my own. I deserve the thumb pain for ruining Miss Chaos' chosen prize.

I still have to call the local quack about getting my Plague Jab. Today's the day

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Wednesday, Day 0, Wordpress

Plague news: Three new cases, one local, two imports. Thirty-six total, thirty-one in hospital, two in the ICU.

Today, there shall be more Terrible Tiefling Tale for you. More frenetic writing for me. And somewhere in the middle of that, I will be building a mountainside, tagging a month's worth of fiction, and maybe doing something fun instead of turning my brain off for the afternoon.

In the news:

  • Plague in the Olympics
  • More heartbreak from the removalists' family
  • Amazon billionaire arsehole
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Tuesday, Day 0, Patreon PLNs

Plague news: Two new cases, both imports. I heard that anyone near Kippa-ring needs to get themselves tested because of one agro Knomira. Lovely. Thirty-six active cases, thirty-three in hospital and two in ICU.

I'm still not saying Queensland has a handle on things. Last time I said that, a Knomira escaped the net and spread the plague all over Brisvegas. I'm waiting for Doughnut Day to go at least halfway towards the full twenty before I declare that.

All the same,

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Monday, Day 0, Onwards!

Plague News: 1 new case, an import. Thirty-nine total cases, thirty seven in hospital, two in the ICU.

The numbers are going down. All the community efforts to step on transmission are working.

And further, my Beloved has made bread.

[Shown here: Some classic-looking bread with square corners and a domed top. Two loafs, each scored diagonally. One topped with white sesame seeds and the other topped with black sesame seeds]

This brand of bread includes sugary stuff so I cannot partake

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Sunday, Day 0, Lazy Day

Plague News: One new case, an import. Thirty-nine total cases, thirty seven in hospital, and two in the ICU.

Toasty had a day off today, so I got to sleep in until six AM. Wild. Considering how I conked out close to eight at night, that's a really long sleep.

Beloved is messing about with Sourdough! Of course they're doing it with all the most expensive kit and nonsense. I went to a dollar shop to get the least-cost stuff. Beloved went

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Saturday, Day 0, Map-making

Plague news: One new case, locally transmitted. Forty-eight total cases, forty-four in hospital and two in the ICU.

I will for sure be making at least one full map from the campaign book today. Other than that, my day is my own to enjoy.

In the news:

  • Olympics nonsense
  • More hotspots in Victoria
  • Caitlyn Jenner has come to Australia to run a reality show. Refuses to feel bad about the Aussies still stranded OS
  • More hotspots in NSW
  • Britney Spears' mother speaks
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Friday, Day 0, Almost There

Plague News: Five new cases, three local, two imports. Fifty total active, forty-four in hospital, two in ICU.

I blame myself for thinking we had a handle on this.

Stream done, house unfuckening due, plans to write 1K, and further plans to build dungeons and maps in TaleSpire. I did record a tutorial of sorts, but now I have doubts about sharing it with the world -_-

In the news:

  • Protests erupt over safety rules in Victoria
  • Sydney headed for another
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Thursday, Day 0, Onwards!

Plague News: Five new cases, all imports. Forty-seven active, forty-one hospitalised, and only one in the ICU.

I think we might have a handle on things. Maybe.

Some of the restrictions and rules are just silly, but... They seem to be working.

If any day is apropos for me recording a TaleSpire tutorial, this is it. Let's try for it.

In the news:

  • Victoria has more rules after the latest case
  • Sydney's lockdown has to extend more
  • Sydneysider who caught the plague
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Wednesday, Day 0, Wordpress

Plague news: Three new cases, two local and one import. Dang. Forty-five local cases of which forty-one are in hospital... and one's in the ICU.

Scary beans.

More Tiefling tale will be appearing in Wordpress, in which I continue to depart from the plot to fill out some interesting aspects of learning things under the very prejudiced Master Bai.

Mostly things that Bai wished he wouldn't pick up so readily. Like being a cynical and paranoid pain in the bum.

In the

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Tuesday, Day 0, Shrinky Patreon

Plague news: One new case, an import. Forty-seven total cases, forty-five are in hospital.

I'm visiting my shrink today. Fun times. Which means the novel work is happening in transit. I'll probably get a lot done whilst waiting for the bus.

Patreon shenanigans will be happening RSN too. Yeeps.

In the news:

  • Australia is now an example of what not to do
  • Slam the Celebs for daring to be human
  • Muppet wants to know which officer killed one of the insurgents active
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Monday, Day 0, Crunch Week

Plague news: One new case, an import. Forty-six total cases. Forty of those are in hospital.

Why is this week crunch week? Because I'm doing my streams AND all the regular nonsense of my life as I know it. Yay.

Which includes a shrink visit tomorrow.

Today is household unfuckening and the regular fiction contribution and getting Miss Chaos lined up and ready to roll for first day back at school.

No pressure.

In the news:

  • Soccer
  • Sydney in Plague Hell
  • Virgin
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Sunday, Day 0, Stream

Plague news: Five new cases, none local and five imports. Forty-nine active with forty-three in hospital.

I've figured out TaleSpire and no, I won't be able to make all of Whitekeep in it. At least not until they have all of the extant Wizards maps available for DM customisation.

Which may never happen.

Which means I'll be better off figuring this horseshit out by hand on my iPad. Blargh.

In the news:

  • The only thing we should care about is Wimbledon
  • ...and
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Saturday, Day 1, Shenanigans

Plague news: NO NEW CASES! Forty-five total active, forty-one of those are in hospital. OMG it's been forever and a week.

Queensland is planning to shut its borders to NSW again because the Delta variant is all over there. Best to be safe rather than sorry.

The sooner they can vaccinate everyone against all variants of the plague, the better.

Today's PLN involves messing about on TaleSpire to discover how to use it. LIVE ON TWITCH. But after I've had some noms

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