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Holiday update and Battle Chef Brigade Let’s Play

Hey cool kids!

So Thanksgiving was yesterday and like with everyone else, mine was super stressful! I went to Tara’s (my partner) mom’s for lunch meal, then her dad’s for “Dinner”. The food was pretty good, but it was really awkward trying to hold conversations with people who:

a) Don’t understand me being trans

b) Hated my guts until earlier this year

c) I have nothing in common with other than my son and partner

I didn’t do anything with my family because they either live in other states or didn’t invite me. Still, I definitely feel like I’ve had worse Thanksgivings and I’m thankful that it went as well as it did.

As far as blog posts go, I was going to do a post on gun control with my opinions on it and the opinions of other people, but getting people to agree and getting different view points was more difficult than I had anticipated. Once things settle down a bit, I’ll probably give it another shot, but until then, please be satisfied with this garbage.

I do, however, have some exciting news about my book! No, I haven’t accomplished anything major with it, but I did finally figure out how magick is going to work in the world. I won’t spoil anything, but I will say that it is going to make writing characters casting spells a lot harder for me to write.

Finally, there’s some Battle Chef Brigade news from me! I’m officially one of the moderators for the Battle Chef Brigade Reddit, an honor given to me after someone called me out for all my leader board scores on twitter. I’m stoked to get to be part of the community now that I’m not working on the game and really hope to help the game grow as a consumer. That being said, here’s my shameless plug about my most recent Let’s Play!


News for the week

Hey there!

So this week, a lot has happened. I’ve started a Let’s Play channel on YouTube, where this week I’m playing World of Warcraft (WoW) and Life is Strange: Before the Storm. Shout out to David Banks for getting Life is Strange for me. In regards to playing WoW, I haven’t played in 3 years and I’m definitely jumping on the Blizzcon announcement train for Battle for Azeroth. WoW Classic also has me pretty hyped because I started playing at the end of vanilla and have always wanted to experience old WoW again. If you’re interested in watching these videos, just click here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIeINH4bnmlIR8O5k7BoEXA

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Gaming aside, I’ll be super busy working on community service that I have to do for some legal trouble I got in last year. For the next two weeks, I’ll be grinding away at a food pantry to knock out the 80 hours I owe. I’ll still be updating the blog and YouTube, but it will definitely make my schedule a lot more hectic.

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Book progress has been super slow. I didn’t accomplish anything I wanted to with my book because I’ve been pouring all of my attention into getting my Let’s Play channel going. I honestly don’t see a lot of progress being made while I work on community service, either. I am pleased to say that Act I is almost entirely outlined, though. I know it isn’t as great of news as actually getting the first chapter written or anything, but it’s progress.

Finally, I’ll be thinking of what topic to write about on Friday. I really want blog posts on Fridays to be about specific subjects and be more focused than life and channel updates. I never did the trans parent video, so I may just take the time to write about that. I also want to do a piece on control (because I like poking buttons).


Setup and Book Plans

Fun fact about me: I’m really terrible at setting up websites. I don’t know CSS and I’m too cheap to pan out money to have someone else design my stuff, so I get stuck with what I can get. I have no one to blame but myself, but sometimes I wish I was motivated enough to learn CSS and HTML.

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Today I’ve been working on getting this site set up, which seems stupid to me since I don’t have anything to put on it yet. I think part of me is doing it to procrastinate writing, but I justify it by telling myself that if I’m going to take being an author seriously, I need to take my presentation seriously. There’s no point in writing a book if no one reads it, so I figured this would be the first step. Of course, it isn’t like I haven’t been working on my book before today, but everything has been outlining and continuously working on my outline makes me feel like I’m not getting anything done. I plan to start the first chapter soon, but I despise rewriting things more than I have to and I’m afraid that writing too early without all the characters set will result in having to redo entire sections of the book. My mental health episodes and personal life take up too much of my time to be wasting it on writing things that aren’t productive.

That being said, the plans for next week are:

  • Work on personal stuff that I have to do
  • Finish outlining Act I
  • Begin and finish outlining Act II
  • Write at least one chapter
  • Make a youtube video on being a transgender parent.

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If we’re being honest, if I accomplish half of that list, I’ll be happy. Oh, and somewhere in there I need to go shooting because a) It relieves stress for me b) I don’t want to lose the progress I’ve made. Oh, and of course I need to do something with Wyatt. Because kids need love, too. Being real though, this is why I had to leave school. All of the things I need to do are pretty simple, but all together they’re exhausting and I just didn’t have the energy to do what I wanted to do (tasks on my list), work full-time, and go to school. So I dropped school and work so I could do what I want to do. Just like my man, Lil Dicky

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Hopefully it pans out. Wish me luck!