I forgot to keep track of anything this month, and now I don’t know what I did.
I guess I played more Moonstone Island? I’ve already posted my review, it’s a really cute farming sim / creature collector game!
Oh, I got a little ghost cat in Cats & Soup! It shifts between opaque and translucent, it really is cute.
Look at the little ghost cat I got in Cats & Soup! 😄👻 pic.twitter.com/qQKkDTsVc7
— Kit (Metaphors and Moonlight) (@KitTheNameless) October 26, 2023
I’m also still watching JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. I’m on Season 3 now. It’s ridiculous, and I’m embracing it. (*mumbles under breath* Wouldn’t mind also embracing Kakyoin.)
I keep joining more social medias to fill the void of Twitter/X now that so many people have left, so now I’m failing at five social medias instead of one! I’m on Bluesky, but it’s lacking some important features, feels even more like screaming into a void than Twitter, and I might’ve given up on it already. I tried being active in some game Discords, but one of them feels like a group of friends standing in a huddle laughing at inside jokes, and the other started requiring phone verification, and I don’t want to give my number. I now have two Reddit accounts, one for drawing pictures of naked people (on r/DrawMeNSFW), and one for everything else (my username for that one is @NocturnalFlotsam). Occasionally I post to Tumblr, but the only things that get attention there (for me) are fandom things, and my art gets a few nibbles. I’ve also been more active in Steam forums, and my Zomboid fan art got 80+ likes, so that was nice at least. It’s incredibly lonely being chronically ill and housebound, and my living situation is not good, so I’m trying to find social interaction somewhere.
And I made more art! I drew the gay Victor/Creature romance AU I desperately want a book about. I tried to make the monster as book accurate as possible (yellow skin, arteries showing, black lips, flowing black hair), but also hot. The book doesn’t mention stitches, but it also doesn’t specifically say they aren’t there. I’ve been sharing a darker and lighter version, because I want the lighting to be suitably dramatic, but it’s hard to know how dark to go when everyone uses different devices and brightness.
I’ve had some issues with my blog having spikes in resource usage on the webhost server or whatever (I don’t know the technical jargon). I kept getting passed around to different people, and I was frustrated because one in particular wasn’t listening, kept insisting on something else, and wanted to do something that was going to harm my search rankings. But I got him to walk it back to something less extreme, and to give credit where it’s due, the company could’ve been a lot worse. Another host once immediately shut down my site for a similar problem, made me appeal to get it running again, threatened to delete it entirely if it happened again, and didn’t even try to help. So the fact that this one has kept my site running, allowed time to try out solutions and see if they worked, and has treated me like a human being is a huge improvement. It seems the problem hasn’t gone away entirely, and I don’t know what else to do about it… but they haven’t contacted me again, so *fingers crossed* that it’ll be ok.
I may need to find a new way to get my stats though, since Jetpack stats is one of the problems. Let me know if you have a suggestion.
Books I Received for Review:
I got the audiobook for A Power Unbound by Freya Marske, via NetGalley. I also got this beautiful ARC of Otherwordly by FT Lukens, from Simon & Schuster!
Books I Finished:
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Half Lost by Sally Green – This was such a solid series, it made me feel a lot, and I think it’s going to stick with me. Magic and all that, but what really stood out was the characters.
Fiorenzo by Sebastian Nothwell – This was a lovely, gentle romance with so much hurt/comfort.
By Any Other Name by Erin Cotter – I’ve been dipping my toe into non-fantasy historical fiction, because far back historical settings sort of feel like a different world? Anyway, this was good with likeable characters.
A Restless Truth // A Power Unbound by Freya Marske – There was some slowness with the mystery, especially in A Restless Truth, but I liked the characters and the writing and overall really liked this magical, sweet, sexy series!