Forgive the dust…

Been awhile since I posted on here! Sorry about that. I created a satellite blog on Facebook that links to here. Been spending most of my time updating that.

I’ve been preparing for some plumbers to arrive at the house today. They will be tearing the whole bathroom apart-pipes and all! A total overhaul. Gonna be a loud few weeks…

That is unfortunately all I got right now. Till next time!

A taste of my writing

Below is a sample of what I’ve been working on. Its a story that takes place a couple decades after an environmental and societal collapse, around the time that society is rebuilding itself. In this, the main character (Rosie) is meeting with an intermediary about a job…

“You’re finally here,” A man came out of the crowd and approached Rosie. He was short, middle-aged and ugly, and he was Rosie’s primary source of jobs. His name was Riley Ratigan, ‘King Rat’ to those who worked for him, and like Rosie, people who crossed him didn’t live too long. Mostly because he knew people like Rosie.“What took you so goddamn long, Rosie?”

“Fuck you, Rat,” ‘Fuck you’ was how she usually said hello to people. “You called about a job. Stop your fucking complaining and tell me what it is already.”

“It’s not a job for me,” He motioned to a small table where a man was sitting. He was obviously from a more civil place and looked uncomfortable among the partying raiders. He was also unassuming. Rosie hated unassuming people. They usually turned out to be the worst kind.

…This is just the beginning of the story. If you like it, I can share some of my other writings. Till next time!

About politics…

I’ve been trying to keep politics off my blog, but I wonder if that’s a mistake?

So everyone knows, I am what the last president calls “too far left”. Never knew wanting more for the folks like me at the bottom was such an awful thing, but whatever. I’m not very involved in the political process though-I just donate $8 total to Bernie Sanders. He’s one of very few who genuinely care about us. It’s awful telling how the so-called left hates him more than the right. It’s like there is no left, but that’s not true, right???!!!?

Anyway, the tenor of the times affects the stories of the time, and so it is for my stories. I feel that our world leaders leave a lot to be desired. Most of the stories I am working on have main characters who are untrusting of authority and those who wield it. The main antagonist of one is a society inspired by contemporary America ffs! Harsh, but we are the enemy.

And on that sour note I’m gonna stop for today. Till next time!

Working on the holidays stinks

For those who don’t know, I work at a grocery store. I’m gonna be working on Wednesday. The same Wednesday that is the LITERAL DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING.

Can you tell I’m stressing over this? Last time I worked a holiday in retail was at a movie theater, and it was ROUGH. Hopefully this’ll be different in a not so hectic way…

In between work and life I been writing down little ideas for a story I’m working on. It’s a post-apocalypse story, and I haven’t gotten as far as I want to be, but I’m not writing for fame and fortune as much as I am writing for myself at the moment. I sent in a story to a contest, and I could get a lot if I win, but I don’t think I will win…

Till next time, guys n gals!!

What I’m up to/What I’ve been writing…

Quick update for everyone. My work/life balance is still a work in progress. Thanksgiving is coming up, and as an employee of a grocery store, this is our busy time! I’m stressing over how busy next week will be!! And I’m working the day before!! UGH!!!

To get my mind off the stress of work, I’ve been doing a little writing and a LOT of gaming. It should be the other way around, I know. I need to work on it. Been playing Pokemon Sword, and I’m enjoying it. Made it to the first gym town. This is a grass type gym, and my two strongest types are strong against grass types, so I think I’m set! Just need to get my boys trained a bit more…

As for writing, I’m working on a post-apocalypse story. Kind of like a Fallout where the end wasn’t nuclear, but environmental and societal. Basically Fallout with no fallout! The main characters are a team of professional freelance soldiers who are sent to get an asset for a tech guild (technology is valuable in any post-apocalypse) and they end up entangled in a plot by the old-world Oligarchy to reclaim a special weapon that could end the world again. Haven’t gotten far in the story, just the first act. I’m debating the personality of the asset, whether to give them a special attribute. I’m debating making them autistic, though I don’t know much about autism (but I DO KNOW autism is NOT caused by vaccines, KAREN!!!!) If I go that route, I’ll need to do some research…

Signing off for now. Gotta work this afternoon. Till next time, guys!!

Pokémon Sword- 1st Impressions

Got the new Pokémon games yesterday (yes, games plural. I spoil myself like that). Paid them off months ago so all I had to do is pick them up.

Started playing Sword first, for reasons I can only call Freudian. My first thoughts? Hot damn this is better than the Let’s Go! Games. My next thought was how cinematic the opening is. Plus Charizard is back. Yay.

I gotta find out what my code is for trading Pokémon, because online is a thing now. I left off at the end of the prologue before hopping on the train to the open world. Once I get my first gym out of the way I’ll talk about the battling mechanics. Till next time!

Game on tomorrow!!

I’m not sure if y’all know this but I’m way into gaming.

I’m not hardcore or anything, but I like to dabble. I’m a dabbling gamer, lol!

Anyways, tomorrow is when Pokémon Sword and Shield comes out. I’ve been a fan since the Gold and Silver days (got the games for Christmas along with a game boy color!) and with both games preordered and paid off, I’m ready and raring to go!!!

I’m gonna try to head to the store early to get the games. I’ll let you know how it is!