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You will notice a disconnect between post from 2018 and ones from 2019.

In the intervening year, Dungeons & Dragons took me over.

It was initiated by the gang at Critical Role (who I learned of by way of being a recommendation from watching Acquisition Inc, another online D&D game). As an anime fan, my interest was piqued by the fact that the cast are all voice actors and I had heard the work of many of them.

As I watched the episodes of their second campaign, I was draw into the multiverse that is 5th edition.

Next stop, Twitter. Finding a plethora of people and entities with a like interest. And finding an interest in writing in those worlds.

This ficcer had found her next fandom.

So here will be posts about Sorcerers and Barbarians. Rogues and Bards. A figuring out of characters rolled up by me. Maybe even crossovers with other fandoms of mine.

Oh, and the figuring out of how to be the best Villain I can be.

Over a tankard in front of the fire…

They say, in other lands, people meet and converse over boiled bean water, telling how the past tenday has been.

Don’t know what they got against mead or ale.

But pull up a chair and we’ll see if we can do better.

Was cold weather at the start. Been mild today and day before.

Got my arm bit burn, tending the fire at the festival. Doesn’t hurt though. Price you pay, eh?

Not much trade coming thru. Wonder if we’ll get bit more.

Might see about getting that Zemnian to teach me bit of the language. Helps to know a smattering. Can get you more coin, or let you know if they’re planning on running out.

Hmm, guess it was harder than thought, drinking and talking. Or cause nothing much doing. Might try again, though.

(Idea taken from #weekendcoffeeshare currently hosted by Eclectic Ali).

WeekendCoffeeShare – Non Fun Super Bowl Day

If we were sharing a drink…

I would tell you how I’m going to watch the Super Bowl even though I want both sides to lose. But I suppose I want the Patriots to lose more.

The weather was a bit chilly at the start of last week, but it’s bright and sunny for the weekend.

I have a new mantra, if you will, for this year. In bullet journaling, people try to have a guide word for the year. An inspiration. Mine started as ‘Focus’. Then I decided to enlarge the idea by having ‘advice’ from role models. Though some might not consider them as such. But I’m weird like that. Bit dark, sorry bout that.

I do have to share a Star Wars fanvid I found. A mix of scenes of the Empire and the First Order put to a edit of War Pigs by Black Sabbath.

Work is a bother. We’re short staffed, plus have people getting sick left and right. Looking forward to things righting themselves, then going to put on for multiple mental health days.

But til then, just trudging along and enjoying the days I do have off. Gonna get another large cuppa. You?

Don’t forget to visit the others.

#WeekendCoffeeShare

We meet over a quick cuppa before work this time.

I had to catch up on some sleep this weekend. I was called on to work an earlier shift on Monday and had to be there before 6:30. Considering my usual time to leave for work is 6:45, yeah it was fun.

Oh, I could leave later for work. But I do public transit so like to give myself plenty of leeway. Plus lets me have breakfast there.

I did go with the best friend to P.F. Chang’s. It’s one of her favorite spots and we’ve been several times. I actually tried something different this time, the surf and turf. I will have to remember to order it again.

Already making plans for my birthday next month. Usually at a lost at what to do, but was hit with an inspiration last week. We have English styled pub called the George & Dragon (Guinness on tap, not much more needed). So going to do a Harry Potter themed shindig there. Should be interesting.

I had a customer who tried to shame me because he didn’t ‘see how someone with a Mexican name doesn’t know Spanish’. I was perturbed for a while. Then rationed that thinking my name had a solely Mexican origin or application was stupid I didn’t need to deal with.

It’s an ongoing thing I must deal with. I am continually amazed that they think they have any right to question me.

But enought of that. Too soon work must begin. Another cookie?

Don’t forget to visit the others.

#WeekendCoffeeShare – A year of books

If we were having beverages, I would be enjoying my off weekend. I get alternating weekends at work and happily first one of the year is freedom.

I had to work New Year’s Eve, but Day had off so oh well. 

It’s been so long since I’ve stopped by, I hardly know what to do. It’s going to take me a bit to get back in the swing of things, so bear with me. Have a pastry on me.

I have decided to change up my reading game. Duncan Jones, the director, has decided to start to honor his late father, David, with a Twitter-based book club. The basis of the reading list will be his father’s​ favorite 100 books​. David Jones, of course, being better know as David Bowie. So it promises to be interesting. If you’re on Twitter, #BowieBookClub. This month is Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd.

I’ve also decided to add suggestions​ by Stephen King and President Obama to my reading list, which will reach at least 50 this year. 

And I hope to write reviews worth reading of them. The first one will be for a book I spotted when I went to the library to pick up the Ackroyd. Holding is the first novel written by Graham Norton, famous British talk show host. It was unexpected delight of a read and I hope he continues to write.

Another surprise read down the path will be a book about Sherlock Holmes’ older brother, Mycroft. The surprise is that it is co-written by NBA great, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

I let my reading slouch off a bit last year. This the year to turn that around.

So what books are you looking forward to this year?

And don’t forget to go round to the others and see how they are.

Intro to 44

I am me

To be taken or left as you find me.

I shall have no regrets, either way.

Today is my birthday on a loverly cloudy with light sprinkling day in the Valley. 

So feel free to order that pastry to help me celebrate. 

I try not to ruminate too much on these days. I’m in a decent enough place in my life. No major worries and I have my health.

Birthdays are the days one is given leave “To glory in self like a new monster”, in the words of one James Douglas Morrison. To be a bit selfish and just enjoy being. 

Still getting a bit settled in my skin, not sure that will ever be a completed journey and probably shan’t be. But I do like me so that is something.

I shall be dining at a favorite eatery with MBM later today. My usual procrastination has necessated a couple of errands be done but I shall enjoy the day regardless.

Tomorrow MBM and I shall sojourn to the Ren Faire and quite enjoy ourselves. Then the surgery of real life shall commence, as it does. (Come on, lottery. *laughs*)

But I hope you enjoy your day as well. Raise a toast to yourself. Huzzah.

(Don’t forget to join the others)