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The Update

It’s been years.

Joking. (Well kind of).

I didn’t stop writing. In fact, if anything, I’ve written more in this past year than I ever have.

It just never made it to the blog.

I’m not entirely sure why, though I do have my suspicions.

Much of what I wrote so much about was deeply personal. All things I wouldn’t share on a public blog.

Another sizable chunk was spent writing for work. Work-writing is fulfilling for me but also doesn’t translate well to blog-space.

And of course, my other short stories and anecdotes and general mayhem made it to my writing classes, or Facebook, or didn’t get written at all because I was so very busy and tired and didn’t feel like it or…

But, as always, I missed this.

No promises this time. I don’t know whether I’ll update in a day or a month or ever again. But it feels different this time. I feel different. I think my last two years have played a major role in that.

Anyway, it’s good to be back.

 

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Done moving + new schedule + the window of darkness

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I am in a new location. Physically, anyway (bloggy’s still in the same place, don’t worry). Sorry for the lack of postage lately but moving+school starting+working a graveyard shift = not a lot of time to create wondrous blog content.

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Not menacing at all.

My new place is smaller and cheaper (woot) with the added bonus of being right down the street from my school, which means I can walk everyday and save gas money (once again: woot). But my favorite part by far has to be my bedroom window (see picture at left) which for some reason unbeknownst to logic and the sanity of architects everywhere, allows me a scenic view of our darkened garage.

My initial theory was that the window originally did look outside when the house was much smaller, and that it was covered up when the owners decided to add on a garage. However, my housemates (who have lived their much longer than I) told me that the window was in fact a recent addition, only added in the last year, when the garage was already in place.

This begs the question: why did the owner feel the need to include this? Did he/she believe the room needed a little something “extra”? Did they simply enjoy the darkened window aesthetic? Perhaps they supposed the usual pangs of claustrophobia would be assuaged by the promise of an escape, even if that escape only led to another darkened hole of existential despair.

We may never know.

On the upside, the window is directly above the washer and dryer, so I can check the state of my clothes without walking all the way around the house, which is nice.

In other news, school’s off to a rip-roaring start. I have realized however that my weekday schedule allows very little room for anything other than sleep, work, and school (not necessarily in that order) so you can expect most bloggy updates to occur on the weekends (like this one).

If you’re in the US, enjoy your Labor Day weekend. Everyone else: enjoy your regular/(insert local celebration here) weekend!

Here, Have This Addicting Game I Recently Discovered

It’s called 2048 and is guaranteed to waste many hours of your life!

All Moved In + An Announcement

I’m finally unpacked!

Mostly. Kind of.

The first week of school was a bit hectic (as first weeks tend to be) but not too bad. I’m in a couple film classes this term which, due to the fact that

a) I’m fascinated by film and

b) have never taken any film classes before

look like they’re going to be a tremendous amount of fun.

Also new this year is my ACTUAL job at the college radio station (88.7 FM KBVR Corvallis in case you’re interested) which is paying me ACTUAL money in exchange for me doing the things I love.

To say I’m excited would be an impressively erroneous understatement.

However this means that on my hierarchy of STUFF TO DO even more things will be placed above blogging and, as such, I’ll be cutting some of my fun projects back a bit, at least for the time being.

Now, I’m not placing the entire blog on hiatus (because that’s incredibly boring and, to tell you the truth, I’m still trying to make up for that dismal August postage. Two posts for the whole month? Seriously, I.C.?) but I AM placing a certain feature of the blog on hiatus.

Said feature is, as you probably guessed, SUE GAMES which will resume promptly on the first Tuesday of the new year.

There are several other reasons besides le job for the mini-hiatus which are:

1) The less free time I have the worse the quality and the punctuality of the updates: i.e. I don’t really want to continue updating if what I’m producing isn’t up to my own standards.

2) We are almost exactly halfway through the Sue adventures, making this an excellent pausing place.

3) I have several other projects I’d like to devote more time to for the next couple months.

4) I’m planning on participating in NaNoWriMo this year so the entire month of November was just going to be word count updates coupled with ridiculously attractive pictures of the Avengers anyway. . .

So yeah. Tiny hiatus llama for you:

Hiatus Llamasuegames

Stick around for regular blog postage but if you’re only here for Sue Games, I’ll see you in January!

Dear Nar: An Update, 20/8/2013

Firsnd– I am currently smack in the middle of a promotional week at work which is unfortunately not the week where everyone gets promoted (I wish), but instead the week where an enormous ad for our product is sent out to the local newspapers. The result is, of course, overtime for all (and precious little writing being done).

Secondth – Sue Games IS coming along, though at a much slower pace than I had hoped. I might have to change the once a week release to once every two weeks, at least until I get done with finals for my summer classes. Sorry!

Thirst– According to this awesome site, which analyzes a url and makes predictions based off of the content, Awkward to Awesome is, and I quote:

probably written by a female somewhere between 66-100 years old. The writing style is personal and happy most of the time.

On the other hand, however, my Tumblr blog is

probably written by a male somewhere between 18-25 years old. The writing style is personal and upset most of the time.

So, between the two, it looks like I’ve got almost everything covered.