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Now What?

So. Mayhem is officially off school and deciding his own life. Fun. I now only need concern myself about Chaos' schedule and schooling... as well as my own nonsense. Nonsense that now includes learning how to do and paint minis. Whee.

I should be back on my bullshit regular novel-writing schedule this week, and the goal is either 57K (most likely) or 60K - officially halfway, but extremely unlikely.

So this day is a cleaning day, with my freshly-desexed kitty free of all protection for her stitches. She appears fine, and has lost the onesies we had her trapped in for the early days.

Whatever. She can roam around without pain and that is fine by me.

So after the house unfuckening, I shall be working towards whatever thousand words are next, and resting early if that's accomplished early. A reward of sorts.

My nascent PLN for today also includes a trip to get my Halo Tops for the week. It's going to be a snorter, I need my ice cream, and I don't want to drive any more than I have to because one weekend of shattered sleep leaves me a tired 'Nutter.

Bad sleep == potential for dangerous drives. Yes, even unto the local shops. And yes, I already know our corner IGA doesn't have Halo Tops. Boo. If they did, I could get a Pokéwalk in with a healthy stroll and a shopping trip.

My only motivation for walking outside in a Queensland Summer.

Today is my Beloved's birthday, so dinner this evening is going to be Out. I currently forget whether it's Lone Star or Hoggies, but both are excellent sources of a good feed. I shall have to enquire as to whether Beloved wants a fancy cake.

Possibly not, but cake is delicious.

Onwards!

Level Up!

My Tiefling Monk [and Nightcrawler Expy] hit level 2 and gained Ki points... Alas, we missed out on RP of a cool training montage. So I did what any writer would do - I wrote five pages of training montage to kind'a share how cool it all looked inside my head.

...I may be forced to DM something because of this, IDK.

Maybe authors shouldn't be allowed to play D&D because we're wont to pull shit like this.

Anyway. 'Tis

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Ow...

Yesterday was bloody exhausting. So much so that I conked out and wound up being awake at one in the morning... writing self-indulgent claptrap.

I wrote so much that I hurt my wrist.

Fucking whoops.

I also have D&D tonight. So I'm in for a long-ass day. A day that includes taking Mayhem to a pre-formal so he can schmooze and show off for one last time with his schoolmates.

At least I don't have to drag his arse to

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Run the Fuck Out

Ok, so here's the situation. I got a son to deliver to graduation, a kitty to deliver for her hysterectomy, a child to deliver to her bus, and said graduation to attend.

Story is going to be hella late.

I can try to get stuff done, but I can't make promises.

I did wake up earlier this morning, but I dove into temptation and spent my energy on some self-indulgent claptrap that may never see the light of day.

...check my Patreon

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A bit of a breather? Nope

Today, Mayhem has a job interview. Also today, I have to go out and snag some kitty fodder of the soft and gooshy variety. I did promise Mayhem that I would get him some Kobolds to paint.

We're not painting yet. We have to have a clear workspace to work in and that means (gasp of dread) putting the laundry away. Horrible fate, that.

I'm also planning to do a thing on why my pet universe centres on the idea that Humans

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OK. Here we go.

My schedule this morning is looking like this:

  • Do blog
  • Do as much Patreon stuff as I can, including a backlog of stories
  • Brat run
  • Come home and find Jolie
  • Imprison Jolie in cat carrier
  • Take Jolie to get jabs
  • Bring her back home
  • Release the feline (and be unforgiven for the remains of the day)

So today's tale may be a smidge late. Or more than a smidge. And I may not have the wherewithal to do a flash fanfiction, so

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So here's the sitch

I had a reasonably large nap this afternoon, and when I awoke, I realised two things:

  • Hey, there's a new season of She-Ra on Netflix
  • Whoops, I didn't fictionalise that prompt I got

So I merged both of those into a really long and non-productive ficcing session [because cartoons are pretty] And I wasn't done much before 11:30... when I planned to be up and about for Toasty's stream in which I see more of the new video come to form.

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Saturday!

My love still has to go to work on a weekend, and the Queensland Summers are making it nigh impossible to keep the cats out of doors in the daylight. Cleaning Day just got 1000% more interesting because cats.

Today is interesting because I'm planning a game day with DFATW. I need to get my story done or it'll never get done.

Let's get on with it.

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Interesting Day

There's an apocryphal curse, May You Live in Interesting Times. It's been an interesting day already.

Starting with:

  • Beloved home from work on a day off
  • Mayhem home from school because exams
  • Cleaning day
  • Jolie figured out how to escape exile in the Catio
  • Chaos and I had to chase her and chuck her out again

I've also learned that I need to launch in order to build anything in Roll20, so... I might not be building anything in Roll20... yet. I'll

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A Lot of Unriddling

So. I tried and failed to make a new map in Roll20. I'm currently seeking help on that one.

I'm trying to at least build some interlinked text in WorldAnvil, with varying degrees of success. Last night, I had a folder with subfolders viewable to anyone. Today... I just have that first page and have to work a little harder to link everything. I'll muddle around with it until I hit Frustration.

I'm making small progress, anyway.

I might even trash some

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Shenanigans Wahey!

So. I think I have a rough handle on Roll20. I shall attempt map-making anon. What I really need to know is how to undo something I don't like. I shall be experimenting as I familiarise myself with the tools there.

I really want to make a campaign for D&D.

I also want to finish some fanfics and today is looking to be the day. Mayhem apparently doesn't have to be anywhere, so I shouldn't have to go very far

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Madness Day

Today is the day that horses run around in Melbourne and the entire nation stops to watch them. Today is the day when my Beloved is putting out fires in the server room.

Today is the day I don't see the love of my life until the wee smol hours in the next morning.

Today, I was charged with waking my love at 5:30AM when I usually wake up our spawn. Just so that they could get out of the house

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Exam Shenanigans

Mayhem is entering the exam block, so the schedule is wonky. Not fun for the schedule, since today is also Cleaning Day.

I am taking it easy on my novel-writing this week because I know my schedule is going to be wrecked. Plus Mayhem wants to make me help him build dungeons for his friends.

I'm still doing the Instant, and any fiction prompts I have in my inbox... I'm just... taking my ease with the word count. Therefore, giving me space

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Ow

I have enjoyed myself overmuch, it seems. A little bit too much xylitol, a little too much fun. A definite lack of sleep... Life's a little bit complicated, today, as a direct result.

Yup. Hardy perennial digestive issues versus hardy perennial sleep issues. Stir in a thoroughly enjoyable drawing stream in the literal middle of the night by Toasty, and you have a recipe for a wrecked 'Nutter.

I'm doing my best to keep the content flowing, even though other things want

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One more week...

One more week before I find out what's happening with my car. I know what's happening to it, because that part's inevitable. The inevitable bit is that my zippy little car is "going to a farm in the country". Whether or not it's going as scrap is up to what we can afford.

I... hate driving the landbarge, but my options are limited to the extreme.

It sucks, but I'm still able to get about and do things. That's always a plus

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