Update: Life and Books (Aug 2020)

Update: Life and Books (Aug 2020)

Technically I'm a couple days early since August hasn't quite ended yet, but eh, I don't think anything noteworthy is gonna happen within the next day or two. Time is a blur this year anyway. Everything is starting to blend together. What even happened in August? Who knows! (I don't mean to make light of the terrible things that have been happening, but it's just a constant barrage, sometimes I...
 
Update: Life and Books (July 2020)

Update: Life and Books (July 2020)

I don't feel like talking about everything horrible happening in the world. I need a break. And luckily I somehow have lots of other stuff to talk about this month! I've been tentatively going by Kit on Twitter lately to see if I like it because I want something more gender neutral. (Though I found out Kristen is apparently a male name in Scandinavian countries, which is cool, if that's true.)...
 
Update: Life and Books (May/June 2020) + I Finally Made Some Art This Year!

Update: Life and Books (May/June 2020) + I Finally Made Some Art This Year!

It's been two months since I did one of these posts, and I still have nothing to talk about. No significant changes to my life or my health or my family or anything. Though the US has been a mess lately, hasn't it? Just wear masks, please. And stay home if you can. And remember that Black Lives Matter. And remember that trans women are women and trans men are men, regardless of what a certain...
 
Update: Life and Books (Apr 2020)

Update: Life and Books (Apr 2020)

So. Another month of social distancing and staying home. How's everyone doing? I'm not super affected by the staying home thing since that's just my normal life (because chronic illness), but I am feeling all the stress of everything. It's still difficult to get all the food and supplies I need from the store. I still worry about my grandparents getting sick. I still worry about someone in my...
 
Random Musings: Free and Cheap Software I Use for Blogging, Organization, Art, and Other Needs

Random Musings: Free and Cheap Software I Use for Blogging, Organization, Art, and Other Needs

This is a post I've been wanting to write a for a while, and this seemed like a good time for it. I'm sure a lot of people are struggling with finances right now and looking for ways to cut costs. Anyway, because of my own situation, I've had to find ways to do the things I love on a budget. So I thought I'd share some of the cheaper or free alternatives I use for things like blogging and...
 
Update: Life and Books (Mar 2020)

Update: Life and Books (Mar 2020)

Ugh. Part of me didn't even feel like making this post because I'm just so full of stress and anxiety, as I'm sure we all are. If you want to skip the next couple paragraphs for your mental health, I won't blame you. It's just me griping and worrying, no serious news. Anyway, if you want some non-virus goodness, I've also been sharing a lot of pictures of birds and squirrels on my Twitter...
 
Update: Life and Books (Feb 2020)

Update: Life and Books (Feb 2020)

So, February is over, and it's been... a month. Not a good one, not a particularly worse than usual one, just a month, for me, at least. I tried three weeks of physical therapy for my weird nerve problem in my forehead, but I don't know if it's helped at all, and I'm just completely exhausted. My body can't take leaving the house that much. I'm going to try continuing with using a TENS machine...
 
Update: Life and Books (Jan 2020) + Song & Game Recs!

Update: Life and Books (Jan 2020) + Song & Game Recs!

I don't feel like talking about my health problems and doctor appointments, so I guess I'll use this intro to talk about the things I've been listening to, since that's all I've been able to do lately. I've started two more nonfiction podcasts! One is Sex Stories, a podcast where a woman interviews different people on their experiences, thoughts, etc. about sex, and I'm finding it really...
 
Love to Listen: 5 Funny SFF Podcasts to Check Out – Gay Future, Alba Salix: Royal Physician, Mission to ZYXX, & More

Love to Listen: 5 Funny SFF Podcasts to Check Out – Gay Future, Alba Salix: Royal Physician, Mission to ZYXX, & More

I've recently started listening to podcasts, and guess what: They're great! Well, at least, the ones I've been listening to are great. And, as you may have guessed from the title, they're also funny, and they're sci-fi/fantasy. (I have a brand, and I stick to it. What can I say.) One of these (Gay Future) I thought was hilarious from the start. One of these (Roommate from Hell) never quite...