I found out that Lost is free with ads on Amazon video and decided to rewatch the series, see if I could make more sense of the ending than I could when it first aired. My verdict is: I still have questions, it does seem a lot of weird stuff was included just for the intrigue, but I do feel like I understood the ending this time, and if you can look past the mysteries and just focus on the characters, it does have really fantastic characters. Though my attention did start to waver a few seasons in when it became a constant barrage of different factions fighting.
I did a Project Zomboid run with a new character (Kendall) and tweeted all about it. I got tired of it after a while though. I was playing on Builder mode and ended up finding the loot settings more frustrating than fun. I’ve already started a new run (Robin), back with my own customized settings, and I’ve turned on an npc mod, which is proving interesting. Anyway, after 200 hours of playing, I think I’m finally getting slightly better at this game!
Kendall has a fanny pack for first aid and a fanny pack for snacks, and I love that for him.
— Kit (Metaphors and Moonlight) (@KitTheNameless) March 17, 2023
Boring Robin update. Doing well since his impromptu detox. Has a freezer full of cooked meat to chow down on when power goes + lots of boiled water. Found a near perfect car, no keys. Also found an ice cream truck! (mod) Mostly I just wanted you all to see his snazzy earrings ✨ pic.twitter.com/epIZomcoNg
— Kit (Metaphors and Moonlight) (@KitTheNameless) March 27, 2023
I turned on the npc mod, cuz Robin is getting all pierced & tatted & dressed up and needs people to look good for. He found a friend named Richard! He basically has to babysit him, left to his own devices Richard drinks lemon juice & wanders around opening & closing every door.
— Kit (Metaphors and Moonlight) (@KitTheNameless) March 29, 2023
I also finally got my Covid bivalent booster. Unfortunately, my mother and I were the only people in the drugstore—you know, the place where disabled and immunocompromised people sometimes HAVE to go to get medicines and vaccines—wearing masks. (Though I am still struggling to find an N95 mask that works with my face shape/size.) I also don’t know if the booster worked because the pharmacist pinched my skin up, and you’re not supposed to do that for intramuscular injections. It is what it is now. I’m still doing my best to keep myself and others safe from this ongoing pandemic.
Did self-hosted WordPress remove a bunch of emojis recently, or am I the only experiencing this? They’ve been replaced with question marks in my blog posts. New ones also get replaced with question marks. Some still work, but most don’t.
Books I Received for Review:
Spell Bound by FT Lukens, from Simon & Schuster—look how pretty!! The Dragon Eater by J. Scott Coatsworth, from NetGalley. Of Knights and Books and Falling in Love by Rita A. Rubin, from the author.
Books I Finished:
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Spell Bound by FT Lukens – Queer YA with fun magic and cute romance.
Third Solstice // Preacher, Prophet, Beast // Waiting // Underhill // Once Upon a Western Shore // To Find Him and Love Him Again Vol. 1-3 by Harper Fox – I finished rereading and then finished the series (I think). I had some ups and downs with it, but overall I loved the beautiful relationship of the two main characters.
The Modern Mythos Anomaly by Juniper Lake Fitzgerald – An enjoyable m/m vampire/warlock romance with some neat time travel.
The Dragon Eater by J. Scott Coatsworth – I really liked a novella by this author recently, but this book didn’t click with me. It wasn’t really about what the description and title led me to believe.
The Circus Infinite by Khan Wong – I couldn’t get into this one either. It was slow, and I felt no connection in the bit of romance.
Never Never by Serena Valentino – Yet another Captain Hook origin story lol. I think I’m up to six? Unfortunately, I found it sort of bland.
In Case You Missed It:
Here are the highlights!
– I reviewed Cutting Your Teeth by Caylan MacRae, a nice start to a series with a m/m vampire romance.
– I reviewed Spell Bound by FT Lukens, a sweet and fun queer YA about magic and found family.
– I reviewed Strong Wine by A.J. Demas, the finale to a wonderful trilogy with a beautiful m/nby romance.
– I shared book covers featuring robots.
– I did the Fae Book Tag and got to talk about some books I haven’t had much chance to.