Plans & Goals 2021: Week 38

Do you ever wonder why your willpower seems to be a floundering kind of thing that changes from day to day, never reliable, never a certainty?

I do. Just thought I’d mention that.

The past week has been…off, somehow. I’m not entirely certain why. Part of it could be the simple fact that we finally finished all we were doing with the basement and the filming for Rob’s documentaries; completing a lot of hard work, after all, makes you feel almost as though you’re owed the time to sit around and do bugger all. Part of it could also be the fact that the seasons have begun to change, and a common side effect of the sudden shift in temperature and amount of sunlight in a given day is that we’ll begin to feel lazy and sluggish. Part of it could be that bad news of the financial variety makes one feel like a useless piece of crap that can’t take care of their family, which has the counter-intuitive consequence of making one want to curl up in a ball and refuse to move while absorbing the extent of their uselessness.

Part of it could easily be that I hit a wall and am a lazy bitch who needs a really good kick right in the arse.

There are a number of perfectly reasonable explanations, is all I’m saying.

With that established, I would like to first state that I did, in fact, get shit done this week. It was simply only the shit that required nothing more from me than to sit on my ass with my phone, my Chromebook, and/or my drawing tablet.

Okay, that’s not entirely true either. I did get some amateur gardening done as well…I managed to successfully grow tomato and cherry tomato plants this summer, so I thought I’d also try my hand at a few winter-hardy options like garlic and onions, and spent a bit of time ripping up a section of our back yard for the planting. So there is that.

Did you know that you can occasionally grow new plants from plain old kitchen scrapes? Like, the bottom part of a bunch of celery can be chopped off, stuck in some soil, and will actually grow a whole new celery plant? How cool is that? YouTube, man…you can still occasionally learn some sweet stuff on there.

*cough* ANYWAY.

Okay, so, instead of going back and forth on whether I actually accomplished anything worth talking about last week, let’s just take a proper look at things and see what happened.


Well, let’s get the really negative stuff out of the way right from the get-go.

Firstly, exercise. I mentioned last week that I had restarted the ’10 Rounds’ program. Then I stopped. Immediately. And the ridiculous thing is that I don’t even have an excuse. Not even a mockery of an excuse. I simply…didn’t continue to do any more of it. And then I proceeded to feel like crap about it. But that crappy feeling did not, in fact, convince me to get up off my ass and do anything. I want to blame the seasonal changes, because we had a lot of dark days last week that just made me want to curl up under a couch blanket and refuse to come out… And honestly, I probably could blame the seasonal changes, because S.A.D. is a thing that I do suffer from, and it can be a right awful bitch under the right (wrong?) conditions… But, I feel like that’s probably a cop-out. Someone boot me in the arse already. Seriously.

Even worse than the lack of exercise, however, is how I ate all week. I made a few adult decisions here and there, but for the most part I found myself being stupidly snacky, grabbing things that my body most certainly did not need, and stuffing myself to the point of sickness instead of just eating what satiated me. Plus junk. Junk in the form of ice cream, in the form of chips, in the form of booze and sweets and na’an bread pizza (although I’m blaming hubby and kid for that one…they keep requesting it!).

The long and short of it is simply that I did awfully last week, and that makes me depressed. Sure, I know, every day is another chance to start again, and all that motivational BS…but it’s nearly October, you guys. I’m looking at the calendar and beginning to realize that, shit…we’ve only got roughly 95 days until 2022, and I haven’t actually accomplished a bloody thing toward this goal. If anything, I may have gone backwards. That’s some epic failure right there, so you’ll excuse me if I want to pout in the corner for a bit.


Okay, this one is a No Pouting Zone, because I actually did pretty well when it comes to creativity last week. For one thing, I finally actually got my butt moving on some artwork. Nothing complete, but some definite forward momentum. These currently fall under early-access content on my Patreon and Ko-Fi, so you only get thumbnails here for now. ^_~

Firstly we have a soft piece that is going to ultimately be an illustration for ‘The Prince’s Consort‘. It’s mostly done (it will likely remain just line-art with no color), but I want to do a few more details and whatnot before I put it to bed:

Secondly, we have a NSFW piece, so it’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea. There’s nothing explicitly shown, but I think those who see the full image will be able to lay a wager on what’s happening. *cough* This is just a rough sketch for now, but I like the way it turned out so I’m definitely going to work on it some more when I get a chance.

On the writing side of things, I am pleased to be able to say that I destroyed last week’s goal which, honestly, was quite destroy-able. Pacemaker wanted me to write 7593 words, and I demolished that by rounding out to 10,139 words by the end of the week. And I’m not going to lie: it felt bloody good.

Most of the words I wrote last week went toward Kinktober 2021, which I’ve been posting to my Patreon and Ko-Fi accounts and will begin posting to AO3 on October 1st, and I can’t lie…it’s a fun project. Humorously enough, almost all of my entries have been rather soft so far, because when it comes to my GO bois I’m just incapable of being any other way, but the spiciness is still there, believe me. If that’s your sort of thing, I mean. Which it is. For me. *cough*

I’ve been doing a lot of coughing in this post. Hmmm…


This past week I completely and utterly forgot to keep track of any of my down-time activities, and as a result I’m finding it really difficult to remember precisely what I did, so bear with me a bit.

When it comes to reading, I know that I read several fanfics, mostly shorts that I can’t quite remember the names of, but also one longer fic called ‘South Downs‘, in which our bois are actors staring in a regency romance. Aziraphale is gay and has been out for ages, but Crowley has gone all this time truly believing that he is straight and just doesn’t particularly enjoy sex. As the result of filming the intimate scenes of the romance, he slowly comes to realize that he is queer in some manner or another because he is very attracted to, and in love with, Aziraphale. There are, of course, consequences to this sudden self-discovery. The story is beautifully written and does a great job of addressing all sorts of the kinds of issues one would face coming out in middle-age (not to mention when in the public eye), and is also super-cute, occasionally SUPER-hot, and very heartwarming. Two thumbs up for sure. I absolutely demolished the 76k word count in a few days.

On the gaming side of things, I really didn’t do anything at all, aside from a few rounds of the Pokemon Trading Card Game with the kid. Hubby finished playing ‘Hades’ on the PS5, and it was such a fun game to watch play out, but I’d like to experience some more of it for myself so I might carve out some time for that over the next week.

And finally, when it comes to watching stuff, we’ve been all over the place recently. The first thing that comes to mind is that we recently watched ‘Dead Sushi’ with the kid. It is an absolutely batty Japanese b-movie about killer sushi that comes to life and starts murdering people. It’s exactly as ludicrous as it sounds, but the people who made it knew exactly what they were creating, so it’s the enjoyable kind of ludicrous. The kid was laughing herself foolish at a few scenes, and officially declared it hysterical afterwards.

I don’t know if I mentioned it before, but hubby and I have been watching a show called ‘A.P. Bio’ at suppertime. It’s about a shamed Harvard philosophy professor who gets trapped teaching highschool biology, but instead of actually teaching he uses his class as a place to plot the downfall of his rival. I wasn’t sure about it during the first few episodes, but the longer it went on the more I was enjoying it. It’s pretty damn funny sometimes. Worth a watch if you’re looking for a comedic show.

I know there were some other things I watched last week as well, but damned if I can remember what they were, so screw it. I’ll just try to remember to actually record things this week. πŸ˜›

That’s pretty much that, I should say. So what do you guys thing? Successful week or no? I’d say it was definitely successful in certain areas, but a definite flop in others. :O

Here’s for a better week next week, right? Right.

Feel free to let me know how your year is going so far! Do you have any big goals? Specific plans? Anything awesome on the horizon? Share what’s going on with you! ❀

“The Prince’s Consort” – Chapter 23 [A Good Omens AU]

The trip to Eastern Gate has gone rather well. Some may say that it has even helped Anthony and Bee grow a bit! But all good things must come to an end…and drama-llamas are abound. o_o

Enjoy, my darlings!

“The Prince’s Consort” – Chapter 22 [A Good Omens AU]

The journey begins! Anthony is ridiculously excited, and with good reason! He’s about to make some new friends and receive a very special gift! Not to mention enjoy a bit of a fantasy. ❀

Enjoy, my loves! 

Plans & Goals 2021: Week 37

I’m not going to lie, you guys…I’m in a wee bit of a mood this evening, so I’m not really feeling the writing of this post. So if it seems like I’m rushing through things or otherwise not being as eloquent as usual (ha ha ha), you’ll know why.

Why am I in a bit of a mood? Well, to be quite blunt (and also quite vague), it’s a financial mood, so I’m not really going to get into it. Just suffice it to say that I am SO bloody done with Covid grinding the economy to a halt. If there are any rich kooks out there who want to sponsor my writing and art and keep me as a ‘pet’, I’m currently accepting offers. πŸ˜›

In happier news, though, hubby and I finally finished up all the work we were doing on the basement and our collection, as well as the filming we had to do for the previously mentioned documentaries and toy show. Unless the director comes back to us to ask for any additional footage or changes, we are effectively finished with that project, and as a pleasant side effect the basement has never been cleaner. To these ends we also opened a metric ton of toys and collectibles that had been sitting in their boxes for ages, and also found some more things to sell, as well as some things that we fully intended to keep, but that had gotten buried under the massive mess that was everywhere. So, yeah…that’s nice!

I haven’t got all that much more to talk about in the pre-post this week, simply because SO MUCH of last week was spent finishing up the basement stuff and filming the clips we needed to film, so not a whole lot else happened. So, with that said, I’ll move along…


Well, the good news is that, as of this morning, I’ve restarted the ’10 Rounds’ program, and I even got through the first video without feeling as though I was going to die in the middle of our living room. Along with that, I can add that we went grocery shopping today for the first time in quite a while, and I bought lots of actual healthy things, like fruits and veggies. Go me, right?

Mind you, that’s all stuff that happened today, which is technically part of next week’s post… As far as last week, I can’t really report anything even remotely positive. Being distracted by the basement and the filming meant little to no proper exercise, and definitely no decent food choices. There was a lot of fast food, a lot of cheap-and-easy food, and an inordinate amount of just-plain-junk food. I’m pretty sure I gained about five pounds last week. But I’m refusing to look. Fuck it all.

Move forward and refuse to look backwards. That’s a totally healthy mental outlook, right?



Continuing on with my choice to not lie, I must tell you that last week was my worst week in a very long time as far as creative endeavours are concerned.

Firstly, I didn’t draw a damn thing. Not with pencil and paper, nor digitally.

Secondly, I absolutely flopped when it came to my goal for the week. The site wanted me to write 11,810 words, which should have been totally doable, but I only closed out the week with 5926 words…roughly half of the goal. Absolutely horrid.

I did have the excuse of working on the basement and filming, not to mention the fact that my parents visited for a night, so that one was written off. I don’t feel any better about it for having been busy though. I’ve got too many writing projects on the go – that I genuinely want to write – to be allowing myself to write less than a thousand words per day. Supposing I have to find somewhere else to cut time from, I need to start pumping out the words more reliably.

That said, since the basement/filming stuff is off our shoulders now, I should be able to hunt down some extra time this week. Fingers crossed.

For the record, what I did write last week was mostly entries for ‘Kinktober’, which I don’t believe I actually mentioned on here (correct me if I’m wrong). Basically it’s a fandom-based challenge that happens in October, much like the Instagram photo challenges that you might see happening all the time, but it’s for artwork or fanfic, and each entry is a different kink of some kind. Obviously it can get quite explicit, and that’s half the fun, but thus far my entries (which I’m writing and posting to my Patreon in advance) are surprisingly soft and loving. I just can’t get past the whole ineffable romance thing…lol


Down-time? What the hell is that?

No, but seriously, I know you’re sick of hearing about the basement stuff, but that did, in fact, devour our lives last week. As a result we didn’t do much of anything when it comes to media consumption.

One thing that we did watch was a newer horror movie called ‘Malignant’. It’s got viewers divided on whether or not its actually good, with some people loving it, some people hating it, and some people unable to put their brains back together long enough to work out whether they enjoyed it or not. It’s also pretty difficult to describe without ruining it, so suffice it to say that I enjoyed it. I personally thought that the mystery of what was happening was actually fairly obvious, but it was also done in an interesting, fresh way, and the third act was pretty damned entertaining, in my opinion. I’d say that it’s worth a watch, if only to see which side of the divide you’re on.

Games were completely thrown out the window for the entire week, unless you count going over to our friends’ house the night after we finished the filming stuff in order to play card and board games.

And reading, as ever, was relegated to the fanfics I stuffed in my face in the few minutes I could grab here and there between other things happening. Unfortunately I forgot to make notes in my planner last week, so I couldn’t really tell you all what I read, but one that I definitely remember is ‘The Scarecrow’ by Appleseeds, which is positively adorable and definitely worth your time if you enjoy ‘true love’s kiss breaks the curse’ kinds of stories (although, ironically, true love’s kiss does not, in fact, break the curse).

So that’s that, I suppose. Are we good here for now? Alrighty, I’m gonna go have a little sulk, and hopefully I’ll be in less of a mood by tomorrow. πŸ˜›

Feel free to let me know how your year is going so far! Do you have any big goals? Specific plans? Anything awesome on the horizon? Share what’s going on with you! ❀

Plans & Goals 2021: Week 36

Firstly, I just want to address the fact that I was looking at my day planner today and almost gagged at how little of it is left to use…i.e. how close we’re actually getting to the end of 2021. HOW DO THESE THINGS HAPPEN, YOU GUYS?! My life is disappearing behind me in the blink of an eye! *faints like a Victorian damsel*

Secondly, yes, I know this post is a day late. It is so because of the continuation of what I shall now move on to below…

Which is, thirdly, that some of my reports might be a bit sparse this week, but it is not because I haven’t been productive. On the contrary, I’ve been extremely productive…just not specifically on the topic of these goals. You recall when I previously talked about the documentaries that hubby and I were taking part in? Well the director asked us to also record some footage of our collection for use as b-roll stuff, which we were of course more than happy to provide. The only problem was that our collection (and, that is to say, the entire basement in general) was a disaster which could very nearly be described as biblical in nature. Therefore, hubby and I pulled up our metaphorical sock garters, hoarded a fridge worth of energy drinks, and put a massive push on to finally reconstruct our Nerd-vana.

Nearly a bloody week later, and the basement looks better than it has since we first started working on it years ago. I am not only pleased (and exhausted), but also immensely proud of the amount of work we’ve gotten done. I can’t even tell you guys. I’m actually really annoyed with myself for not thinking to take ‘Before’ pictures, because trust me, the difference is like night and day. Not to mention the fact that doing the hardcore clean-up resulted in the clearing of several shelves, so we’ve been happily opening stuff that has been sitting in boxes for ages in order to fill those shelves.

Which brings us to last night, when we decided to go live (on YouTube, for the first time, instead of Instagram) to chat, update people, and open things! It was fun, and was the first time we’d actually done anything on the channel in ages, so if you’re interested in checking it out now, after the fact, you can do so right here.

And now that I’ve explained what has been going on for the past 4-5-ish days, let’s take a look at these poor, neglected goals.


Okay, let’s talk about health…let’s see…where to start…?

Well, for one thing, my eating habits have been less than stellar but also not as bad as they’ve been in the past. Most of the issue is due to the work hubby and I have been putting in, which tends to lend itself to random snacking and poorer meal choices in the name of ease and speed. That’s been less of a deal than one might think, since the amount of work we’ve been doing also equates to extra calories burned than what we would normally, but also there’s been lots of crackers and cookies and bread and the aforementioned energy drinks, soooo…..

I did do three days worth of ’10 Rounds’ last week, and it was quite good, but I’m thinking that I may have to restart it once we have all of this basement stuff behind us, because my efforts thus far haven’t exactly been well-organized. Two days one week, three days the next…yeah, when we get the basement filming out of the way and things get more back to normal I’ll definitely have to restart the program so that I don’t end up inadvertently murdering myself with exhaustion. πŸ˜›

On another health-related note… Without going into too much detail (because it’s no one’s business, and also you guys probably don’t really want to know…lol), back in May I went cold turkey on a particular type of medication that I’d been taking for years. Don’t worry, this is with my doc’s knowledge and encouragement, but of course going off any medication that you’ve been taking for years can have it’s side effects. That said, I am happy to announce that I just recently began to see my body turning around from those side effects, and things are starting to properly even back out for me, physically and mentally. I’m quite pleased with the results thus far, and look forward to never taking that particular type of medication ever again. πŸ˜›


Well, first of all, I’ll go ahead and let you know that I, frustratingly, got absolutely no art worked on last week. Not a sketch, nor any lineart, nor any coloring. No art at all. This is mostly the result of spending four straight days basically living in the basement and taking little to no time to just sit down and relax. Not that I’m complaining, because DAMN have we done some good work, but yeah, that’s the long and short of it. I’m hoping to be able to find the time to work on some art this week, once all the recording is done for what is needed for the documentaries.

As far as writing, I definitely got more done with words than with drawings, though I also definitely fell short of my goal for the week. Pacemaker wanted me to write 9799 words, which should have been easily done, but because of all the time spent working on the basement I only ended up with 8720 words for the week. That said, many of those words went toward preparing for October, which hosts one of fandom’s most ridiculous celebrations: Kinktober. Yeah. Don’t judge me. I’ve already written stories for ‘Hair Kink’ and ‘Bondage’ and there are 29 more prompts to go. I full intend to post a short for every day of October, though if you’re on my Patreon you’ll get access to each story as it’s written, so that’s something to think about if you’re a thirsty bitch like me. *cough cough*


I’m sure you’ll have established by now that down-time is a thing that didn’t really exist for most of last week. There was a bit though, before the work really got going.

Reading, as you may have guessed, was confined to fanfiction as usual. I read an adorable story called ‘Written in the Stars’, in which Crowley invents horoscopes specifically to communicate with Aziraphale, plus a ridiculous and fun smutty piece called ‘Lost and Found’, in which Crowley is an emerg doctor who helps Aziraphale with a…specific kind of embarrassing issue.

Watching was a bit more horror-centric. Early in the week we watched ‘The Initiation’, which is an older slasher following a sorority girl with broken memories about an incident in her past. It was cheesy at points, and the sorority stuff was foolish, but it was dumb fun starring the same girl who plays Princess Vespa in ‘Spaceballs’.

We also watched ‘Demon of Paradise’, which had me cackling at how bad the monster’s costume was. It was something of a ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’ rip-off about an aquatic reptile-man-creature being awoken by illegal dynamite fishers in Hawaii. It may have been standard fare for the year in which it was made, but the costume really made it. I almost died laughing when we first saw the creature’s face, and then when he came out of the water so we could see his whole body…dear lord. They hardly even tried. lol

Finally, we watched a newer horror flick: ‘Malignant’. There have been a lot of feelings on both sides of the fence for this one, but I personally enjoyed it. A woman starts seeing murders as they happen after her asshole boyfriend beats her up. Personally I thought the explanation for everything was a bit obvious, but the way it was portrayed was pretty unique and interesting. I can see why people would be divisive about the whole thing, but I personally enjoyed it.

Then we have Playing, which I actually do have a report for for this week! As hubby has been getting closer to finishing up ‘Hades’, I’ve been getting into playing it. I haven’t gotten super-far yet, because I rather suck and it is one of those games that requires playing, dying, repeating, over and over again, but it is ridiculously fun so it’s all good! I hope to play some more of it this week, if I can drag Jason away from it again. πŸ™‚

And with that we are basically halfway through September, which is soooo hard to believe. Does anyone else want to work with me to discover a way to stop time? You can even take all the credit; I just want to enjoy the spoils. πŸ˜›

Feel free to let me know how your year is going so far! Do you have any big goals? Specific plans? Anything awesome on the horizon? Share what’s going on with you! ❀