State of the Brenna, 5/17/18 (Long Post)

So, my first content post since picking this up again. Awesome, right? It’s going to be boring as hell, tho, while I kind of figure out a format I like. Anyway…

I think most people who follow me know, but I haven’t worked at the apartment complex since right before my birthday. I left at a bad time, but it could have been a lot worse. Honestly, though? It’s done wonders for my health, physically and mentally. I’ll never feel perfect–who does?–but I feel so much better. I miss a lot of my residents, one of whom actually tracked me down to call and say goodbye personally (and to invite me to holiday dinners next winter) which was sweet. It means I meant something to people there, which I was really curious about as I left.

Let’s see, what’s something more fun? I mean, I’ve gone and double (actually, triple) dipped on another game–the portability of Skyrim on Switch was finally too much to pass up. We’ve had credit in our Nintendo account since gift cards at Christmas, so it’s not like I paid out of pocket for it. (You know, like I did with SE on Steam, or with all three Dragon Age games including all DLC, in both cases after having everything on console). I’m only at the beginning of both the Companions and the Thieves’ Guild so far; I’ll head to High Hrothgar at level 15, (I’m at 12 now).

Another game Brian’s got me on intermittently is Tharsis (the link is for Steam, but I’m playing on PS4). It’s… a Mars mission cannibalism board game. It’s also punishingly difficult, yet not in a way that causes rage quitting. Brian’s finally beaten it, once; I got to turn six or seven out of ten once on sheer luck. I normally only get to turn four.

Last, and this may also have a lot to do with my health being better, I’m working out. Like, in a gym.

Every day.


I used to wonder why in the world someone in an apartment would go to a real gym when there’s a gym on property only a few buildings from their front door. I get it now though. So much. All thanks to the membership Brian was given for his birthday, and for him having unlimited guest allowances. I don’t do a ton, though; a mile minimum, usually on the elliptical, then every fourth day I do a 30 minute circuit room. I’ll get to the ab circuit eventually (I should have started it today, but I am still getting bad vertigo so I took a very easy day instead).

So… Yeah, I guess that’s it? I’ll think of more later, but that’s it for now.

Currently Playing: Skyrim & Tharsis
Last Movie at the Theater: Infinity War
Watching: The Office, Parks And Rec; re-watching Eureka & BSG
Reading: Nothing
Listening to: Varies; whatever feels best for the gym that morning. Typically something metal or techno

New Content?!

I’m still mostly on Twitter, with my series of Dragon Age, etc reblogs over on Tumblr, and a usually posted-late series of project365 posts on Instagram (it’s a private account, so just send me an invite then message me on one of the other sites or comment here with how I know you so I can approve the follow). BUT! I’m going to try again to come back here for longer-form stuff. There will be my previous/usual fandom stuff when I have it to post; I don’t think there’s an option if IG allows exported posts other than to Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook, but if there is I’ll add that so those pics cross-post here. And, oddly enough… there’s going to be workout stuff from now on, since I’ve gotten into a great routine with that and posting here is a hell of a lot more efficient than four or five post threads on Twitter itself.

Now then, what’s not currently happening:

  1. Twitch: Our connection where we moved is great for streaming things to watch but horrible for broadcasting streams of my own.
  2. Final Fantasy XIV: Again, this is put indefinitely on hold thanks to the slow connection. But it’s also because it’s kinda expensive for me right now. I’ll get back to it later.
  3. Dragon Age Re-Everything: On hold again, again for the streaming issue. I guess I could do it all offline and just post the recaps and screencaps of the games like I will be for the books and such, but I really want to stream the games. I’ll think about it some, and see how I feel about that option later.

…I guess, in the long run, it’s really just that I’m only using wifi that’s holding up progress on any of these things. I could probably do them anyway, but I put my Elgato in storage and that limits the streaming options to the PS4 only.

I’ll try to get back online tonight or tomorrow morning for an actual “real” update for the week at least, though I’m hoping for posts roughly every other day. We’ll see how it works out, since I have a little bit of time right now.