Rather Mundane

If you guys wanna skip this post, then go ahead. This one is going to be rather mundane. All I have is some tidbits about what’s been going on, and what’s coming up.

So far, the month has started off okay. Nothing too major or minor to report. A local art fair is in town, so we’re gonna be a bit busier than usual.

I’ve been wanting to get fit and work out more. I ordered some basic fitness bands from Amazon on Wednesday, and they finally came in today. I’ve got my eye on a toner belt and some ankle weights. Partially the reason I’m doing this is so I can get my stamina back, and feel better about myself.

There is a couple more reasons for this…one of the major ones being that Niax and I’s 5-year anniversary is in September. September 29th, to be exact. We’ve been talking about a few different things to do, but we haven’t decided on anything concrete, yet. The second reason, I’m not going to mention until later in September, so you’re gonna have to wait a little while for that.

Aside from idle sketching/drawing, I’ve hit a bit of a wall while editing Episode #13. Mostly due to the changes in lore I’ve made for the Corrupted Effigies (Lucems, Tenebris, and Corrupted Keepers). Also have been working my way through Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes. Truth be told, I’m not liking it as much as I wish I could be, but I still find myself wanting to continue, so I have been at my leisure. Also, I’ve been resisting the urge to drop down twelve dollars on the Steven Universe: Art and Origins book that came out a few weeks ago. I love move/show/video game art books like that. Great for a fascinating read, and I love looking at different concept art.

Anyways, hopefully, I will talk to you all again. Have a great weekend, and be safe.

~Arrivederci~

Automobile Aftermath

First things first: I’m fine. Niax is fine. Isura is fine. Annabelle is fine. We’re all fine.

…Well, fine in the sense that there are no major or severe physical injures. Mental, however…well, for me, that’s an entirely different story.

Here’s what happened: we had just left the house after setting off the bug bombs. We were traveling down the main road. When we got to a stoplight at an intersection, our light was green. Isura (who was the one driving) looked down for just a second to reach for a drink. Niax (who was in the passenger seat) was as well. I was sitting in the back seat, reading a novel off my phone and keeping an eye on Annabelle, who was in his carrier.

Suddenly, I heard Niax violently shout Isura’s name. Isura gave a started cry. Honking. Screeching.

Then a loud CRASH!!

All I saw was white. I was tossed in my seat, being yanked back and forth between my seat and seat belt. I could hear the airbags go off. Annabelle’s carrier was tipped on its side, wedged in between the seat and the back of Isura’s seat.

Then, everything was still for a moment.

I am kind of ashamed to admit that I instantly started to panic. Memories from another car accident I was in when I was a kid started rushing to the surface. I began to feel very trapped. I scrambled out of the car, my adrenaline and anxiety picking up to full speed. I ran to the front seat to check on Niax. The airbag punched Niax in the eye. It was all swollen and he could barely open it. The seat belt scraped against his skin pretty good, too. Annabelle was crying in the back seat. I unloaded the cat and helped Niax out of the car.

God, Isura’s car was a mess. The front bumper was completely knocked off. The hood was crumpled, and a piece of the other car got stuck in the windshield wiper fluid tank.

What I think happened (according to Isura anyways) was this: we had a green light approaching the intersection. He kept going. When he heard Niax shout, he snapped his head back up. The woman we hit had sharply turned in front of us. It was very close to becoming a “T-bone” accident.

As for me, well…I walked away with minor seat belt burn, but really sore and painful back and shoulders, as well as PTSD I haven’t had to deal with for several years now. I can still hear the screech and the crash. I’ve been in so much pain over the past 24 hours from the swelling that I could barely move. Hopefully the swelling will go down tomorrow to the point where I can actually work efficiently.

Anyways, obviously, I couldn’t get much writing done. The car accident yesterday kinda messed up a lot of our plans. And on top of that, we’ve been taking turns doing massive loads of laundry and we’ve started tackling the rooms one-by-one. I also need to take Annabelle to get a professional flea bath. I don’t think the shampoo I got for him is very good.

Anyways, I just wanted to throw out a quick update as to how I’m doing. I’ll talk to you guys after the weekend. Stay safe, everybody.

~Arrivederci~

The Night Before

The first day and night of summer was fun. A good night, spending time with good friends. Thought some more things out with KoB. Hopefully, I can sort some more things out while away.

Clothes are mostly packed, got my camera batteries charging, and I had to order a new cord for my Surface Pro 3. Cat got to it several months back, and it’s been holding on for a while…but today, it kept short-circuiting out on me. I’ve fixed the problem for now, but if the cord doesn’t get here by 9pm tomorrow, then I may be out of luck.

Short post, but I need to head to bed soon, anyways. Long day tomorrow, as usual. Tensions are running high. Night, all.

~Arrivederci~

Tra-la-Laaaa!

OH. MY. GOD.

I don’t think I have ever laughed as hard as I did with DreamWorks’ film: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. I’m a 22 ½ year old woman with a very nostalgic connection to the Captain Underpants book series as a whole. I laughed almost the whole way through, and not because of the toilet humor.

Let’s get the elephant out of the room: SPOILERS. When I usually do a review, I DO talk spoilers. So, with that out of the way, let’s get into it.

I did NOT know that Kevin Hart was going to be in this movie. I was struggling to recognize George’s voice actor throughout the entire movie. Like, I thought he sounded familiar, but I couldn’t place it till the credits started rolling.

Yes, I am aware that the book series was full of toilet humor and fart jokes, but I don’t think that was all the substance. But I’m not here to type a pretentious rant about how my sense of humor and nostalgia is better than yours. I’m not a critic. I’m just a girl who was really happy that this book series from her childhood finally made its way onto the big screen.

I also feel the need to mention that I sadly don’t remember all too much from the books. But I think that this movie would be a good way to get someone to read the books (much like 2003’s Lemony Snicket’s: A Series of Unfortunate Events)

The movie portrayed Harold and George’s friendship perfectly. Two best buds in elementary school who took them being separated into different classes as the end of the world, basically. I have always adored the friendship between these two. Also, do I need to mention Kevin Hart again? I don’t think I do. Principal Krupp was pretty spot on.

I love meta humor. Harold and George break the 4th wall plenty of times, and appeal to a humor acceptable to adults. And if they have a kid that still enjoys potty humor, then bring you little ankle-biter along. What I’m trying to say is that it has a little something for everyone.

The animation was beautiful. From what I’ve been hearing, this movie is the cheapest movie Dreamworks has ever made. However, it made up costs with a freakin’ sock puppet segment. The art style was very faithful to the books, and it was very interesting to see these characters pop out from the pages to the movie screen. It was also very colorful, and the visuals were never boring to me.

Finally, I must address the best thing this film has brought to me (and anyone else seeing this, if they read the books): the development of Principal Krupp as a person. The fact that he had a crush on the lunch lady was out of this world to me. We never got any hint to his character other than he was a mean ol’ adult who hates fun. However, the movie gives us a little bit more. He’s lonely, and is possibly jealous about how close Harold and George are to each other. It showed that all he wants is a companion—maybe even a lover (if you can stomach the thought of that).

Also, the secretary being on hold for the entire movie? Hahaha, I couldn’t help but laugh at that.

What can I say? People had Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, and Black Panther as a kid. Me? I had Captain Underpants, and Super Diaper Baby (look it up) as a kid. My mom stopped buying me the books, and I very recently (like, at the time I was writing this) discovered that Captain Underpants had 13 books! I mean, what!? But no one can argue the impact it, and this movie, had on my life. I know what I’m gonna be buying on Amazon later on.

Honestly, maybe I’m being a bit immature while watching this movie…but at the same time, it made me so happy. I didn’t think Captain Underpants would be made into a movie. I mean, just…just wow. Mark this day a valuable day in history for me.

~Arrivederci!~

Maybe you should get your mom a comic book (no, I’m serious).

Damn, didn’t get to my YouTube test stream last night. Oh well. I actually have a bit of a plan for that, so maybe next week or the week after, I’ll give it a go (yes, it does involve Skyrim. Sorry, I’ve been on a massive Skyrim kick, lately and I love to share my nerdy gush for the game).

I’ve picked up more comic book for Kindle over my “weekend”. I finished going through Marvel’s Civil War (which gave me feels at certain points), and I bought Marvel’s Civil War II (which I haven’t read yet). I also picked up the new Miss Marvel (which I am enjoying greatly).

Mother’s Day is almost literally around the corner. It’s this Sunday, to be exact. Something I’ve learned over the four years I’ve spent at my job: people love to get bagels for their mom. As I won’t talk to you guys until Monday, I wish you all a good Mother’s Day. Maybe by then, I’ll have more KoB related stuff to blether about.

*looks back up at title*…I have the weirdest post titles.

~Arrivederci!~

The Perfect Day for Zooing Around

Honestly, today has been a really good day.

I woke up with a bad headache and a puddle of dog piss on the kitchen floor. Played Skyrim for a bit before heading out. Today, a friend of mine and I were taking a trip up to the zoo. We honestly could not have planned it out more perfectly if we tried. When we got there, the field trips were all leaving, so we missed the heavy crowd. It was nice and cool, and we even made it in time for the animals to be fed. The only thing that went wrong was that both of my camera memory cards ran out of space, so I was forced to use my phone. I’m waiting for the photos to upload to OneDrive, so you guys might not see those till Moonday. However, the ones I managed to pull off of my memory card, I can show to you now.

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I love this photo. He just looks like he’s smiling for me. Couldn’t get a shot of the white-furred female, though. She decided to hide on me. This is Niax’s favorite picture, too.

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I caught this one at the perfect opportunity. He had his tail spread wide open for me. His plumage was simply divine.

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Feeding time! I got to see the zoo keeper throw apple slices into the pen. The raised hoof is a little blurry, but I loved that I managed to get the shot.

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This wasn’t at the zoo, but I thought I’d show this picture anyways. My dad and I were at a local state park, and I nearly stepped on this snake. It’s just a cute little garden snake, but it still surprised me. I got a few shots of it, but this one is my favorite. I love how it all looks.

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Last one, I promise. I was looking through my OneDrive files earlier. OneDrive automatically sorts your photos into categories. For me, because I take so many pictures of Annabelle, one of them is “#Cat”. I click on it to see what exactly is in there, and, well…one of these things doesn’t belong. The “cat” encircled in red is actually a dog. I guess OneDrive is confused when it comes to animals, huh?

I’m supposed to be meeting a friend this Wednesday to see her one last time before she moves to Idaho. I’ll be sure to post more updates about Niax and I’s little D&D campaign. Between this, work, Skyrim, and my lack of sleep…I just want some solitude, y’know?

Either way, enjoy the weekend, guys! I’ll talk to you all on Moonday!

~Arrivderci!!~

Getting There

Hey guys.

Today’s been pretty fair, so far. Working on some laundry, hanging out with a couple of people from work. My husband’s made us a nice drink that we decided to call “Te Fiti”, after the Goddess of Creation, according to the Polynesian islands. It has pineapple juice, some Svedka Strawberry Lemonade, Captain Morgan’s Pineapple Rum, and coconut rum. Very tasty.

Anyways, for those who saw my Tweets from last night, I have started work on Bonus Episode #3 from Arc 1. I’m excited to start work on the Bonus Episode.

I know this is short, but it’s all I really had for tonight. Last night was fun. Hopefully I can finish editing Episode #2 soon.

~Arrivederci~