Hey look, no content.

Honestly, I haven’t done anything in forever. Been reading a lot, and being grumpy. My family is healthy, though, so things could be worse.

Sekiro is fun. Also frustrating. Maybe I’ll bait some people by writing an article that’s critical of its difficulty level. Seems like effort, though, so maybe I won’t. πŸ˜›

Oh, and I hear a new Borderlands is coming out. It’s interesting,Β I enjoy the games while being simultaneously underwhelmed by them. Guess I’ll play it, but I’m not even slightly hyped. Best way to be, really.

Take care, you all. πŸ™‚

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Ok, maybe I am dead. Who knows?

But even if I am, I’m not willing to give up! …Is what I’d like to say, but I didn’t manage to finish anything writing-wise. IΒ have been working on something — that isn’t Anubai, sadly. But it wasn’t done by today, because I’ve forgotten how to be persistent. I’ve also been really tired lately, which doesn’t help.

Anyway. My wife wants to share more cakes with everyone. Now, where did I leave those pictures…

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This was a birthday cake based on the guitar from Coco.

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This was a cake she made for a coworker. It was originally supposed to be based on Ravenclaw House from Harry Potter, but it sorta turned out like this. Looks good though, right?

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And this was an apple upside-down cake made (almost) entirely by my son.

That’s all I’ve got, sadly, but I’ll keep trying. Take care, everyone.

Nope, still not dead.

I wanted to at least have a teaser or something, since its been ages since I’ve actually posted anything. Sadly, I seem to have forgotten how to write. My schedule for the last few months hasn’t really lent itself to the pursuit of writing, nor have I been forcing myself to perform. Therefore, I’ve got nothing.

I haven’t given up, though.

In the meantime, go read klinH’s stuff. They have both translations and original novels, and I especially like their originals. I personally recommend Fluvia. πŸ˜€

https://honyakusite.wordpress.com/

Take care, see you soon. πŸ˜‰

Sunday Update: Our new car.

Hello, everyone, I have some news. On Monday, my wife crashed our car on the way home from work. She hit a patch of black ice and smashed into the left concrete median.

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My wife was ok. Our car wasn’t.

We spent the week scrambling, and searching under couch cushions, and today, we purchased a used Prius:

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Irritatingly, it was snowing really badly today. But, needs must. This car is younger than our previous one, with less mileage, so that’s good. Unfortunately, this is sapping most of our tax refund this year. But at least my dad can stop taxiing us everywhere.

I hope everyone has been well, and always drive cautiously in snow, ice, and cold weather. πŸ™‚

Um, did you die?

Yes, I have died. Numerous times, in fact. As to why I haven’t posted anything in a long while…

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I blame Argus the creepy multi-eyed giraffe.

To be fair, it’s not just the Resident Evil 2 remake, I’ve been completely consumed by a certain Chinese web novel in which I am currently reading chapter 1428. Yes, you read that right, chapter one thousand, four hundred and twenty-eight. The original novel has nearly 3500 chapters, and it’s still ongoing; the translation is currently at 1978. What was I thinking… πŸ˜›

Anyway, hope everyone’s had a good January, and that February will be even better. Take care! πŸ˜€

Sunday Update: I have accomplished nothing.

Well, that’s an exaggeration. I have finished recording raw footage from Kholat, and I’ve downloaded VegasPro15 onto my computer. My next step is to see if my poor old computer can actually run it, and just what kind of product I can make with it…

So yeah, don’t expect any videos quickly. πŸ˜›

There isΒ slightly more potential for a chapter of Anubai Hero, however. I’ve found a couple new (relatively speaking) Xianxia novels that have yet to bore me — as long as I skip every segment where random unnamed antagonists talk crap about the main character. Some tropes get old more quickly than others. >.>

In any event, I’ve got a little more ambition to finish off Anubai, as long as I can get myself toΒ stop reading Xianxia for a while. So far, no luck, but I have hope for the future! πŸ˜›

My wife, on the other hand, made a new cake:

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Er, ignore the mess in the background…

Lots of people ask her why she’s becoming a nurse instead of a confectioner. She just likes helping people, I guess. πŸ˜€

Take care, everyone, and have a good week! πŸ˜‰

Huh? What’s this site?

Oh, yeah, this is the place where I’m supposed to be posting the things I write. So let’s see, what have I managed to produce since my last post…

…A couple paragraphs of Anubai 32, and a couple paragraphs of an unnamed sci-fi fantasy story. Forgive me for not posting such empty content.

So what have I been doing? Well, I’ve been recording my playthrough of the spooky mountain walking simulator, Kholat. Not to be confused with Chokholat, sadly. It’s not the most gripping gameplay ever, but it should provide me with enough material to test if my computer can actually handle Vegas Pro 15 editing software. To be continued. πŸ˜›

I guess the most hopeful news is that I’ve found a couple Xianxia novels that I’m enjoying, after the ones I previously read started to bore me. It very much helps me find motivation to work on Anubai — although, it unfortunately is inspiring me as to the shape of future arcs, rather than finishing up the current one. But I shall persevere! πŸ™‚

Anyway, thanks for everyone who still checks this nonsense occasionally, and I hope your day and week go better than expected. πŸ˜€

Yeah, that’s about enough of that for one year. Next year will be better. Maybe.

Hey, y’all. By the time you read this, it’ll probably be 2019. Meant to post something yesterday, but some stuff came up, as it does. So, here’s my well-wishes for the New Year. Hope it goes well for everyone, including myself.

You’ll notice that despite saying that I was going to update more (did I say that?) I haven’t really managed it. Partly because I feel that I can’t really pursue my writing while my kids are home from school, partly because I just feel severely demotivated. It happens. 😦

IΒ will finish Anubai Hero, even if it means cutting out some scenes I want to include, but I’ve learned my lesson about including a time frame. Same with A Living Will, it’ll be done when it’s done. Sorry if you’re looking forward to it, but I just can’t keep to a consistent schedule. Also why I’ve never set up a Patreon or anything like that; I just don’t think I can deliver content on a reasonable basis. :\

I do have a couple plans for the new year; I picked up Kholat for cheap on the PS store, and I plan to record myself playing that. I want to stop editing in ShareFactory, but I need to find out if my current PC has the chops to render video. We’ll see about that. I’ve also got another casual writing idea, but I haven’t written a single word about it yet, so it’s about as formless as it gets.

Well, that’s it for the year, folks. I’m gonna keep trying to make this writing thing a thing, but I’ve gotta start thinking about how to bring in money once my wife starts nursing school proper. Not a pleasant prospect, but its gotta be done. Hope you and yours are having a wonderful New Year’s, and keep a casual eye on this site for whatever I eventually manage to produce.

But for now, I’m going to try and push through the rest of Resident Evil 4.

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I wonder if I have enough healing items?

Sunday Update: Yesterday was my birthday. I’m 37 now.

I’m not old! Compared to older people. I’m very old compared to younger people.

I basically did very little all week, besides attempting to start the next chapter of Anubai. I’m struggling, because emotions are tough. That is the say, managing the emotion of the scene is tough. Basically, I anticipate that I will consider the next chapter a failure. But, practice, practice, practice.

So, I’ve been playing a few different games this week (and a few games I’ve played before, like Doom and Just Cause 3.) I finally picked up Celeste, on my Switch, and OMG was it worth it. Think of it sort of like if Super Meat Boy had a moving story about dealing with depression. I highly recommend it. πŸ˜€

I’ve also been playing Hitman. That is, the most recent reboot of Hitman, but not Hitman 2, which is the most recent Hitman… y’know, never mind. You get it. Anyway, I watched a lot of gameplay of the game, and it looked like something I would enjoy. So I picked it up, and lo and behold, I like it. #ForegoneConclusions

I’ve also continued to play Slime Rancher, because my kids like watching me play that. Unfortunately, my daughter seems to have decided that any time I play Slime Rancher, she gets to play Lego Harry Potter afterwards. I don’t look forward to disabusing her of this notion… 😦

Let’s see, what else… Ah, yeah. If you have any interest in video editing software, you should check out this deal:

Humble Software Bundle: VEGAS Pro

I picked it up myself. Now I just have to figure out how to download it. And whether it will run on my computer. Regardless, if it means I can stop using ShareFactory on the PS4, I’ll be happy. πŸ˜‰

Anyway, that’s all I’ve got this week. I’ve been thinking about the future lately, in terms of needing to make some money… but I’ll leave that for a different post. Have a good week, y’all! πŸ˜€

Sunday Update: Warning, Slime Ranching is surprisingly addicting.

Have you played Slime Rancher? For such a simple game, it’s extremely fun. There’s always something to do, so “one more task” time slippage sets in. And my son loves to watch me play the game, so there’s that. I forgot to grab the screenshot I wanted to share today, though… Oh, well. πŸ˜€

Despite this, I have officially taken The Anubai Hero off hiatus, with the long-delayed chapter 31! Woo! There are some major problems with the chronology of the backstory, incidentally, but it remains to be seen whether this is a bug or a feature. Meh. But, Fan Bin explains a little bit of what’s been going on, so there’s that. πŸ˜›

Incidentally, I counted the word count for the first 30 chapters, and it turned out to be over 100k words. Holy carp. O.O

So, I’m going to attempt to post at least one chapter a week until the volume is done. No set schedule, but I’ll keep making these Sunday Updates to let you know how things are progressing, with Anubai and any other projects. Watch this space! …so to speak. πŸ˜›

Anyway, thanks for reading, everyone, and have a pleasant week! πŸ˜€

P.S. Check out this comic, it’s really good! http://www.lunarbaboon.com/