Yeah, that’s becoming a rather popular post topic for me lately.
Sorry about that. This has just been a year of hell for me. Some ups, certainly. Moving to Massachusetts has been pretty cool if not without its sour notes. I’ve become addicted to Doctor Who which is bloody fantastic, but Netflix (henceforth referred to as ‘the meanie bad people’ for short) haven’t got series 9 yet, so I don’t get to find out what’s been going on.
I’ve been managing to write. Not as much or as often as I’d like. Some of it has been a lack of time. Since 12 November I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of days and hours dealing with my jobs, but that’s starting to mellow out. The time I have had that could be spent writing has been spent in the sorts of things one must do in order that stress does not eat her brain … and sufficient stress of the wrong sort is bad for people with chronic depression (and I are one such person), and if you’ve ever tried to write when having attacks of depression you know it tends to make the stories go in dark and unhappy directions. Dark and unhappy can be fine, here and there, but we’re talking the kind of dark and unhappy that gets you the “the dog dies” award (sorry, forgot its name, lots of kids books I never liked at all have it – to the point I treat it the same as a skull and crossbones on a bottle in the cupboard).
So far, as of the same sorts of dates that 2015 had started looking down (early December 2014, no lie), 2016 is starting to look really up. So, that said, I’m still keeping my fingers crossed for a summer 2016 release of the, still, unnamed Book 3. I’ve gotten more than a page into the first Færie Patrol which is turning out interesting and teaching me fun things about the world and characters. Can’t recall if I ever got any further in the story about that transgender girl I started one day on a whim (no link because I’m buggered if I recall where I mentioned that).
I’m going to try to be a little more active here soon. Some of it is going to bend my guidelines RE talking politics (read: I’m going to bloody well talk about a few things, and I may as well warn I use words I learnt from my wife when Donald Trump and the GOP get brought up these days), primarily US politics. I might not, though. I also may talk about some of the quirkier trans* issues. I shan’t be discussing the new Star Wars film because I don’t know when I’ll get a chance to see it due to being, currently, unable to afford a ticket (while I’m not saying this in hopes people will donate a ticket, this is the internet and I’ve seen it happen too many times to not point to the contact link above for anyone who takes this notion into their head. This said because I may as well – if I explicitly said “please do not …” people would anyway, so screw trying).
As per usual, Happy Holidays. I’m in a sufficiently high Jewish populated area to know that Hanukkah is over or nearly so, so happy belated that. Merry Christmas coming up for those folks. Solstice/Jül/etc is coming up later this week for my Pagan loves, so enjoy – no over indulging in the holy water for you ADF folks. Turns out there’re almost as many Muslim holidays in December as there are days in the year (just kidding, but there are a lot) and I can’t spell any but Ramadan, but as especially fond happy/merry/blessed series of celebrations for you folks; sorry for all the crap people are giving you, please know some of us do wish you well and would love to punch certain people in the mouth on your behalf.
- The Story of Hanukah (davidscommonplacebook.wordpress.com)
- When Does Hate Speech Cross The Line On Social Media? (fastcompany.com)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer (shaideblog.com)
- A Millennial Perspective on the Next Election (wparesearch.com)
- Historic Relic; old Railway Station at Holden, Massachusetts. (briansolomon.com)