So far, so good!
Progress is a little slower than I’d like, but it’s been a busy few weeks. Not only have I gotten back into jewelry making, but I’ve been doing a lot of work deep cleaning the house and reorganizing things which have gotten out of hand. Meanwhile, a lot of my free time has been taken up by my SW:TOR endeavors. I’ve joined a new guild, which goes on Operation runs pretty much every night. Since the majority of the guild is on PST time, that means I am usually up a bit late, and occasionally it really screws over my sleep schedule. (Though mostly because of my fucking metabolism again, which demands that I eat every two hours, whether it’s a good hour for such things or not) But I’m learning how to cope.
Helping with this is my recent discovery of ASMR videos on YouTube, (Here are a few of my favorites so far) which I find deeply relaxing. For me, relaxation has always been that thing that other people were capable of doing. I neither needed nor wanted it. Relaxation was just sort of an…abstract concept? Like I always imagined it being someone reclining on a chair or beach towel by a pool somewhere, drink in their hand and umbrella to shade their face. The reality is, relaxation comes in many forms, and is not only enjoyable but a useful tool. I think in the back of my head somewhere, I thought relaxing was shameful. Don’t ask me where I got that idea, because I honestly have no clue. It’s a complete falsehood, though, and I have the high blood pressure to prove it. So take some deep breaths and do whatever it is that makes you feel at ease. Trust me, the benefits are worth it.
Other things which have been keeping me happy of late… Well, there have been some truly hilarious conversations I’ve had on Twitter recently, which I have to say “Thank you” for. I think the discussion conducted entirely in cat puns is my favorite thus far. XD Seriously, though, I have some of the best followers ever and I appreciate you guys very much. Have a sticker.
There’s also a series on YouTube I’ve discovered recently which has had me in absolute stitches: Millbee’s “Date-Through” of Katawa Shoujo, which is a Japanese dating sim revolving around the story of a young man diagnosed with a congenital heart defect who is forced to transfer into a school for disabled children. Millbee, of course, is part of the Mindcrack server, (which is how I found him) and is well known for his delightfully crazy giggling and offbeat sense of humor. While sometimes he’s a bit much for me to handle, I am genuinely fond of him and I think this LP of his has been his best yet. Plus, he’s doing it all with a face-cam, which really helps keeps things entertaining as the game is primarily nothing but text and a few pretty pictures.
And the game itself isn’t nearly as silly or stupid as I thought it would be–it actually has a really interesting undercurrent of coming to terms with disability, and learning to see people with disabilities as actual people instead of just their disability. It is still a Japanese dating sim, though, which of course means lots of archetypes, enormous bosoms, and too-short skirts and/or running shorts. And there will probably be a lot of naked boobs flying about at some point. So if either of those things make you uncomfortable, it’s possible you may want to give the series a pass. But I really can’t recommend it highly enough, because Millbee’s sense of humor is an absolute gem in this series and his reactions to the game are fantastic. (Also, he does unique voices for all of the characters. ’nuff said. XD)
Hmm, that plus a bit of Sims 3 and Minecraft, and you have what my life has been like recently. I’ll go into those last two a bit more in later posts–trust me, I have a bunch of hilarious Sims screenshots ready and waiting to go. See you there!