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January 2020 Updates

I can’t believe the first month of the new year is already almost over! January is always a big month for reflection and goal setting for me. It marks not only the start of a new calendar year, but also a new year in my life since it is my birthday month.

I know my blog posts have been far and few between and while I’d like to say that that is about to change, I’m afraid I can make no such claim. This year is going to be nuts. Between planning our wedding/honeymoon, my creative pursuits, work, etc. I will do my best to post when I can, but I also am not going to beat myself up over it if it isn’t as often as I’d like. 2020 is going to be an interesting year full of lots of crazy adventures and I’m kind of just living in the moment and trying to push forward to work toward my goals while also making sure I have time for the things and people that make me happy. ❀

Anywhoooo, onto some of the stuff I’ve been up to the past couple weeks!

Currently Reading:

I’m currently hopping back and forth between Mira Grant’s second Parasitology novel, Symbiont, and January’s book club choice, Missing in Michigan, by April A. Taylor. And because reading two books at once is never enough, I’ve decided that adding a graphic novel into the mix was obviously the right way to go. πŸ˜‰ Lady Mechanika, Volume 1 has been on my TBR List (and bookshelf of neglected titles) for too long, so I finally decided to take the plunge. Between one book about everything that could go wrong when scientists play God with genetically engineered tapeworms, another about a mystery-solving therapist to the dead, and yet another filled with lots of steampunk and monster goodness, I think I have plenty to keep me entertained no matter what I’m in the mood for.

Currently Playing:

Mr. Moth and I gifted each other a Nintendo Switch for Christmas and we’ve been having an absolute blast with it. I have always loved Mario Kart 64 but never ventured into any of the following iterations of the game over the years. I always worried with all the loopy crazy tracks that it would bitch smack me with some serious vertigo. Fortunately, this turned out not to be the case. πŸ˜€ There’s definitely a lot of differences from what I’m used to with the Nintendo 64 version, but I love it. We’ve been playing some other games along the way and have really enjoyed Unravel Two. It’s such a mellow and oddly-calming game. Kind of reminds me of how I felt when I played Never Alone. Speaking of games I’ve played and enjoyed before, Shovel Knight was one we decided we wanted to re-play. “All hail the Troupple King!”

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In other gaming news, although I, myself, am not playing it, I have been watching Mr. Moth play Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. It’s a cool puzzle-based blend of history/mythology/psychology, and it’s been fun (and frustrating) helping Mr. Moth hunt for runes in the game. I like playing games, but I also enjoy watching others play them as well. πŸ™‚

Current Creative Projects:

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Back in November I found my writing groove once more through NaNoWriMo, buuuuut then the holiday season brought it all to a grinding halt. Thankfully, things have finally settled down once more and I’m back at it. πŸ™‚

In other creative news, I have a very exciting update regarding my future art projects. Although my birthday isn’t technically until the end of the month, celebrations have already begun. Among other awesome prezzies, I received a snazzy new drawing tablet! I’m so excited about it. There’s a lot for me to learn and it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to work on any digital art, but I can’t wait to get the hang of it and start making lots of new illustrations.

Anyway, that’s it for my January update post. πŸ™‚ I think I’ll try to at least do one of these types of post near the end of each month, and then we’ll see what else I can pepper in here and there throughout the months to come. I hope everyone is doing well and having a fantastic start to the new year. ❀ ❀ ❀

12 thoughts on “January 2020 Updates

  1. Happy New Year my friend, and I too have my birthday in January… the greatest of months! Welcome to the Ninty Switch fold, I love my Switch, greatest games console in years! Senua’s Sacrifice is most awesome, such a fantastically written game. If you need any recommendations may I put forth – Sayonara: Wild Hearts, Abzu and Return of the Obra Dinn, all amazing and beautifully rendered experiences. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes! Haha January birthday people unite! πŸ˜› When in January is your birthday? Happy (early or belated) Birthday! Mine’s not until the 30th. πŸ™‚
      Yeah, the Switch has been so much fun. Thank you for the other video game recommendations! We’ll have to check those out! πŸ˜€

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  2. Woooo! I’ll take once a month posts! πŸ˜€ I think I may even be backing down to once a week, unless I decide to do a rambling post or have something randomly interesting to share.
    I’m excited for all the creative things you have planned. I can’t wait to see this new tablet!
    Up until Sunday, I too was reading 3 books at once, then I finished 2 in one day lol.

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  3. Shovel Knight was the game that officially made me interested in the indie scene. Seeing an indie game cut out the pretentiousness of the earlier efforts is exactly the kind of lead everyone else needed to take in order to achieve true greatness.

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  4. Oooh, you got a Switch? I need to send you my Switch code! The Nintendo Switch has been the absolutely best money I’ve ever spent. I play it every day. I have Mario Kart, too. I suck at it, but it’s so much fun to play lol.

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  5. Happy Birthday for Jan!! Congrats on the up and coming wedding. Being married is so cool. Some people say β€œmeh islets just a bit of paper” I say BOOOOO!!!! To that. It’s so much more. That’s coming from a guy who didn’t think he was the kind of guy who would get married. I just hadn’t found the kind I wanted to marry hehe. Digital are sounds cool and I look forward to seeing it.

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