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House Keeping 3/31/20

Starting out with a heads up. The Dice Envy Save a Life: KN95 Mask Drive to benefit Valley Presbyterian Hospital is still going. They have gotten the shipping turned off for the donated masks, so that is fixed.

As to blog stuff, I have so much part way done it isn’t even funny. But things are coming together nicely. I should have both a book review up tomorrow and the first “Seattle Incident” post up Thursday. Plus I’ll have a guest post for you all coming up Friday.

Even more plus, thanks to the nice folks at Awesome Dice, I’ll have something really cool for you all next week.

And that’s about it for this week.

Standard stuff, if you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. Hearing from you guys is always a treat. And, of course, if you really like what I’m doing here I’m going to break from the usual script. Instead of feeding my caffeine addiction, donate a mask or two. Either way, take care of yourselves and have a great rest of the week!

House Keeping 3/24/20

Still job hunting, still unpacking, life continues as always. I’ve set up one of those miniature green houses in my living room, so maybe I’ll have a nice garden this year. It certainly looks like the apartment gets enough sunlight for one.

I am currently behind on pretty well everything for the blog. I don’t know what it is, but I haven’t had the energy to do much lately. Going to see about scheduling time to work so that I can fix that though. No promises of anything this week, but I’m going to be working on it.

There will be a guest post Friday though, for the Hypnos blog tour, so that’s definitely worth looking forward to.

And that’s about it. Short one this week, I guess.

Standard stuff, if you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. Let me know if there’s anything you want me to try talking about while things are closed up for Covid-19 or something like that. I’ve got some stuff I’ve been meaning to write about and just haven’t gotten around to for one reason or another. And, of course, if you really like what I’m doing you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. Either way, stay safe, wash your hands, and have a great rest of the week!

House Keeping 3/17/2020

Still ticking along on getting things sorted and put away in the new place. It leaves the living room a bit of a mess, but that’s getting worked through. I find that I need more organizational furniture things than anything. It’s a bit difficult to figure where everything is meant to go when it’s all boxed up after all.

Job hunting is happening. I’m hoping I have some good leads and that I’ll hear back from something in the next few days. Going to keep applying here and there though, no sense in not as long as I’m still looking.

As to stuff here, I have a lot that is in varying stages of finished. I’ve sort of stalled out on getting my reviews written, finishing reading something and coming from a fresh book instead of one I read weeks back should help. So I’m hoping I’ll have something reviewed soon. Just have to get some fresh thoughts going to recharge myself.

Dice reviews are going fine. Those are honestly pretty relaxing to do because they’re me talking about something I like. There’s no trying to talk around spoilers or anything like that. My biggest concern with them is usually if I should even bother with the rating at this point and if I want to start re-inking some of the one’s I’ve already reviewed and posting side by sided pictures.

Side bar there, Dice Envy has a 15% off coupon going right now, just enter STAYHOMEPLAYGAMES at checkout. Plus, Galliant Knight Games has made their Tiny Supers source book pay what you want so that folks have something to do while stuck at home. And Astral Table Top is offering use of their virtual table top’s pro version for free to the end of April, it just takes signing up for a free account and you’ll have access to everything. It should all add up to a fun time!

As to my own game night shenanigans, with the Caskfire Expedition campaign finished and no more “Sunshine’s Journals” for the foreseeable future, I’m planning on doing something similar for the World of Darkness game one of the groups I’m in is currently running. I haven’t decided what to call it yet, but I’m planning on having a post with more details for it up on Thursday and then having the posts start going live after that.

And that’s about it for this go round.

As usual, if you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. And, of course, if you really like what I’m doing you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. Either way, any way, have a great rest of the week!

House Keeping 3/10/2020

So, my plans to try and have a backlog up to prevent a lapse in content sort of fell through. Unfortunate, but not entirely surprising. I got caught up in a lot of things and this is where time crunch wound up affecting me most.

But I have more or less successfully moved to a new city! Now I’ve just got to find a job again. Shouldn’t be a problem, this is what I finished my associate’s for after all. Just need to get applications out while I unpack stuff.

The hell beast is adjusting well, I think. She didn’t even try to maul the maintenance guy who came by to check on things from the move in list. We’ll see how that changes once the dog is moved back in, they haven’t seen each other in a few months. But they should still get along fine, we’ll just have to figure a way to block off space for Jonesy again.

On to blog specific-ish things.

Between job hunting and unpacking I will be super busy, so posting might be spotty for a little while. I’m going to do what I can to avoid it but we’ve all seen how that turns out some times.

I have a dice review for this week. It will go live on Friday, because why not bring a little luck to the 13th?

Sidebar to that, Dice Envy has a deal on now. Using the code Ca$hMonet at checkout will get you 15% off your entire purchase. Great chance to get shiny math rocks at a discount. I do not know if this affects their monthly dice boxes, but it does affect everything else on the site.

I want to say that I’ll have a book review for tomorrow or, failing that, Saturday. But I have stalled out terribly on the review writing front, so that one is kind of a massive shrug in the face of everything else.

Lastly, I have the last “Sunshine’s Journals” post ready to go live on Thursday. It’s been a wild ride for that campaign, but we just managed to get it wrapped up before the move happened. I’ll probably do a more thorough tie up on this end of things next week. And I’ll probably also use that post to introduce the next in character campaign notes thing.

And that’s about it for this one.

Standard stuff, if you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. I feed on positive reinforcement, especially when important stuff needs doing. And, of course, if you really like what I’m doing you can always feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. It’ll be especially helpful just now. Either way though, have a great rest of the week!

House Keeping 2/25/20

I’m developing a bit of a late habit here lately, aren’t I? I’ll need to work on getting that back on track once things have settled again.

I’m hoping to have a review up some time tomorrow, then the “Sunshine’s Journals” post should be fine for Thursday. I wound up entirely skipping my dice review last week, hoping to avoid that this week even as I am already late on it again.

Which reminds me, Dice Envy has started offering free shipping on all US orders over $50. Of course, you can also get free shipping with the coupon code TYMPEST10 regardless.

Went to see the Birds of Prey movie with one of my roommates. It was a lot of fun. I have thoughts on it. Not sure if I’ll write them down here or not.

My cat’s been running around in a chatty panic due to my boxing things up to try and get them organized. She’s not sure what to do with everything being moved around like that, especially since she isn’t allowed into the boxes. Which, I’m certain, is just the worst insult a small grey cat has ever endured.

That’s about it just now. I’m planning on talking a little more about what’s going on once things have settled a little, but for the moment I’ll leave things be here.

Standard stuff, if you like what I’m doing here leave a comment or a like. I could use the positive feedback just now. And, of course, if you really like what I’m doing here you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. In any case, have a great rest of the week!

House Keeping 2/18/20

Short one here. Schedule is slipping due to life things. Not sure when those are going to clear up.

Planning to have the review up some time tomorrow and a “Sunshine’s Journals” post up for Thursday. Dice review should be up Friday or Saturday, depending on how the rest of the week goes.

I should have more to say in a few weeks. Regardless, have a great rest of the week everyone!

House Keeping 2/12/20

There’s something to watching bad horror movies with friends is something that I enjoy very much and always find myself wondering why I don’t make the effort to do more often. It usually results in a lot of the same talking about the stories that I do in my reviews, but bounced between me and my friends, so a lot of fun.

It makes me want to do another Book Vs Movie some time soon.

I’m running a little late this week, so the review for the week will be up either later tonight or, failing that, on Saturday and I’m planning on having my dice review up on Friday. The “Sunshine’s Journals” post should be up tomorrow morning, same as usual.

I haven’t been able to get things as lined up as I would like. I’ve got a few reviews partially written and plenty of dice to talk about, but I’m a little frozen. Same reason as usual, things are changing faster than I’m really able to get ready for them so I find myself doing nothing rather than just picking something and accomplishing that.

Going to have to work all that out in my planner and stick to it. No worries!

There’s exciting things coming up in my life and I cannot wait to see how they land. It’s just a matter of getting all my ducks in a row.

On to things that might benefit you lovely readers though. Skullsplitter Dice has a giveaway going from now until the 24th for a complete set of the dice they are going to release in their upcoming Kickstarter. You can enter here, there are eight methods of entry plus extras for if someone enters on your recommendation.

And that’s about it!

Standard stuff, if you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. Positive feedback always makes my day! And, of course, if you want to help support what I’m doing here you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. I also have a link to Dice Envy and coupon Tympest10 for free shipping. In any case, have a great rest of the week!

House Keeping 2/4/20

Not much to talk about this week. Had a great weekend at the con, got my hands on some really cute enamel pins and a kit to crochet a stuffed possum and a very sparkly crocheted bunny. The bunny is great and I love it. The possum with have to prove itself, I have no idea how to read a pattern and will be stumbling through making it.

I’m expecting the stumbling through to be a ton of fun.

Things coming up this week though. I’ve got the standards, a review forĀ  tomorrow and a “Sunshine’s Journals” post for Thursday, and then also a guest post for Friday. It’s been a really good few weeks for those.

Dice Envy has been kind enough to provide me with a coupon code for you all. If you use the code Tympest10 at their checkout it’ll get you free shipping. Definitely worth using if you were already dice shopping.

I have some things that I want to try writing for the near-ish future, kind of comparison things I think. But I don’t want to get too into it before I’ve actually worked out at least a skeletal draft for them. I’ve had enough ideas that I talked about here and wound up abandoning that I’m a little hesitant to lay things out here just yet.

That’s about it just now.

Standard stuff then. If you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. Feedback is always appreciated. And, of course, if you really like what I’m doing here you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi.

House Keeping 1/28/20

I’m running a little late this week. Head ache last night and a weird touch of exhaustion back on Sunday did me in.

To work through that, I’m either going to double up on posts tomorrow and have both the weekly dice review and the book review go up on the same day or, and I think I’m leaning more towards this one, I’m going to post the dice review tomorrow and have my book review go live on Saturday. I’m not as far into the book I wanted to review this week as I would like to be, so postponing the review seems pretty reasonable. Plus I’m really excited for the dice review and want it to have a day all to itself.

Beyond that, I have a “Sunshine’s Journals” post ready to go and my stop on the The Cellist’s Notebook blog tour on Friday.

Before I get into the sign out rigamarole, I have a nifty thing related to my Dice Envy link. Here a couple days ago I got the opportunity to offer you all a coupon code for 10% off your dice order, just use the code Tympest10 at check out. I’ll also be adjusting the Support the Bookshelf page to account for the coupon as well.

So then, standard stuff. If you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. Positive feed back is always amazing. And, of course, if you really like what I’m doing you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a Ko-fi. In either and any case, have a great rest of the week!

House Keeping 1/21/20

Not much to talk about this week.

I have something exciting coming up for the dice review next Monday. I’ve been waiting on this thing to arrive for awhile and I am really excited to test it out a bunch and show it to you all.

Planning on having a book review ready for you all Wednesday. I’ve got a couple I’m working on, so it’s mostly down to deciding which I want to focus on and getting that one finished and polished up. It’s been nice to get back into it. I forget how many ideas I bounce around while working on these.

And there will, of course, be a “Sunshine’s Journals” post on Thursday. We’re getting closer and closer to the end of things and I’m still not quite sure what the DM has in plan for our intrepid party.

There’s also going to be a really interesting guest post on Friday. Definitely worth giving a read.

Got some life stuff coming up soon. It’s in planning stages now, but I want to try and get a little bit of a cushion worked up before it hits so that there are as few hiccups as possible here. How many times have I said that? I’m in a pretty good place for it just now, I’m just going to have to keep working steadily on the things I have partially finished now. Should be doable, but if it doesn’t work out I will keep you all up to date as best I can.

Which leaves us at the usual.

Standard stuff, if you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. I enjoy seeing it when people enjoy the stuff I write here. And, of course, if you really like what I’m doing here you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. If you aren’t a fan of that and were planning on dice shopping any way, you can also follow this link to Dice Envy or this link to Skullsplitter Dice, both places have some really cool stuff. Regardless and in any case, have a great rest of the week!