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A Good Turn-up

Yesterday, Free Fiction Daily up and decided to make me their feature article and put the one from the day before above "the fold". Just. Two of my stories right there on the attention-grabbing part of the page. No scrolling down, just -boom- there.

One day, I might just have more notice than that, but it's my current high point. I love it.

I am having so much fun with the D&D game and I want to share it, but my previous efforts to storify my last adventures turned out lackluster. It might have to turn up on Tumblr as a bullet-point story.

It's pretty hilarious already and we're three sessions in.

But first - I gotta do a money run which means (ugh) getting dressed and going outside. Bluh.

Not my fave activity.

Off I go anyway.

I fucked up yesterday

So let's see.

  • I procrastinated past posting my blog
  • I forgot my meds
  • I spent all the rest of the day writing nonsense and got zero learning done

I did also get to see Shazam and I am rather proud of the representation they had in there. It's managed to dodge a whole bunch of tropes I despise like a bunny on a bender. There are large volumes of ManBoy humour and it freaking works.

I had worried that the disabled kid

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It went hilarious

The crew managed to wipe out most of the goblins in town. Garsh is not a happy Bugbear. However, the two survivors are the two that he saved -one way or another- in earlier sessions. We'll see how that plays out.

That's not the funny part.

The funny part is when another party turns up. They're profit-motive folks and don't trust a party consisting of: Bugbear, Tortle, Dwarf, and Changeling [though Changelings are pretty rare on the ground and nobody knows she's

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So stoked for tonight...

I got my Crit Happens shirt, I got a new dice bag, I got my tablet charged, I got my batteries... I got Mayhem home with the vomits at home because antibiotics kick your arse these days.

Last day of term, and I don't even know if Chaos is going today.

If the kids are at home, I'm still taking a journey out to be sure of victuals for the evening.

That's what passes for a PLN.

I'm gonna be riding the

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Dis... Dat... De Other

My Friendo's funeral is happening soon. Not too soon, just... soon. There's probably going to be three days of radio silence or a reasonable impersonation thereof. Frankly, I'll count myself lucky if I can keep the Instants going out.

So much to do in-between.

My car is having coolant issues, so I have to do something about that. The Doctor's office gave me the number for Q-Tax, and I have to do something about that... I have to pack...

At least now,

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I'm handling it

I've done the top of the TangleBag(tm)so now I'm doing the handles. There was some jiggery-pokery concerning getting there, but now I'm back to the old familiar doubles until I have enough to be a handle. The current extension is two inches long. Definitely not a handle yet.

The doc said the blip on my ear could be a wart, but the consensus is to get a biopsy and be certain.

I don't like having holes cut in me, so

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It's April 1

The pranks will be flying, but not here. Here, I'm what passes for serious.

On Tumblr, though, a friend and I are doing a collab for a prank. Instead of me doing the story and her doing the arts, I did the arts and she's doing the story. We shall see whether anyone else notices.

I bet they will.

The TangleBag(tm) is three stitches away from a complete top, and then I shall work out the handles. Huzzah.

I'm also squeezing

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Almost There

I'm headed into triple figures with B'Nar, which means I'm seven weeks away from writing the last word on this thing. Seven weeks until the legitimate hard work begins on the story beats for a fantasy trilogy that will mean THREE FUCKING YEARS of just... writing one book, starting on the next, writing the middle book, starting on the third, writing the third book, etc. etc.

And the editing. Sweet merciful Powers That Be, the editing. It's not going to be just

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Friday Again

I doubled up my writing on Wednesday and Thursday so I'd have today free for assorted gas. It was a bit of a trial for me on Thursday, and I don't know why.

Probably battling my sads, but... I don't know.

Maybe this will be emotionally taxing for me in the long term, but I gotta try it. Like, I know I can push myself and do a thousand words a day in my novel, and that used to come with intense

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Pushing On

I'm doubling up on Wednesdays and Thursdays so that I have more freedom on my Fridays. That should give me a time window to get back to learning Java or any other of my gas projects.

Assuming I can focus on anything, tomorrow.

If I can't focus, I can fuzz out. Just... turn on something and tune out for a while. Let everything settle until something turns solid enough to deal with.

Not knowing anything is a bitch.

I just gotta keep

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(Deep breath) Sigh

I got some bad news, yesterday afternoon. My good friendo in Tullagawupwup has passed on. Her mother found her, which is horrible for her. Parents should never have to bury their children.

I still don't know if I'm allowed to mention her name online. She never wanted her abusive ex to track her down through photos online or mentions of her name.

Well. That arsehole can't hurt her any more. He can't contact her, he can't cause her any more stress. In

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Painkillers good

I usually mix acetaminophen [Panadol to us Aussies, Tylenol to the US] and ibuprofen to get rid of my cyclone headache. It was not cutting it, yesterday.

We have a small supply of Panafen, which has codeine in it. Codeine metabolises into morphine, which is a way more effective painkiller. This stuff is tightly controlled, so when our supply runs out, it runs OUT. I'll be screwed.

The good news is that I only need one Panafen to make the killer headache

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Tropical Cyclone Trevor is now an ex-tropical cyclone, but apparently, I can still detect this rat bastard even though he's busy flooding the hell out of Alice Springs. I wasn't bothered by Trev's presence until he hit the far north of the Northern Territory... and I live in Southeast Queensland.

I have one HELL of a cyclone detection system.

I've taken some painkillers, but this shit is severe. Like. The entire left side of my head has a dull ache and the

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I'm Lernding

I didn't get all of my Nothing done yesterday. Beloved had counter-plns to drag me off. I'm still going to work on some of my shit today. I want to focus on learning Java because I really need to get that app going.

When I burn out from that, I'll catch up on the rest of my nothing.

I really need to get rattling with Java. Most of the programming course is about drawing stuff and I want to focus on text

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Gotta love a morning after

It got dramatic, last night. My little Gerblin convert turned away from the light and came back to bite us on the ass with the help of some worgs.

Gaarsh is very upset about all this. Especially since he's had his first kill since the Bad Time, and he was killing someone he was playing with just minutes before.

There's gonna be an angst fest and I plan on loving it to bits. Some arguing between the party members who are not

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