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30 April 2016 @ 05:47 pm
Wrapping Up April.  
So, end of the month, I'm looking over my To Do List to see how well I did. About 40%, which is pretty good, considering how much I actually put on my list every month - way more than I can actually do.

Like, every week this month I organized my pills, organized the Tivo, went to physical therapy, commented on my Flist (usually keep the tabs open and do it all on Thursday now, but I read it every day), call my dad once a week, call my mom once a week. And I did five out of eight writing sessions, one of which was to finally, finally start the book The Nephew and I are writing together. After making him answer a bazillion questions, I finally wrote the first chapter, sent it to him to alpha read, got his notes, edited accordingly, discussed chapter two with him and am now ready to write more! I didn't, however, write any more on my grandma's book, so a chapter of that is next on my writing list, maybe as soon as I am done posting this.

I only posted like three times to LJ, which sucks and I only posted one fic to LJ, which sucks even more. I don't know why I have so much trouble getting off my ass and posting fic, damn. I only did one comment answer session on LJ, but it was a good one, 25 comments in all. I didn't do anything over on AO3 and I really need to pick that back up again. I did almost complete my photo transfer project of getting everything from my IPad to my desktop computer though, so that was good. I finished reading my first book of the year too (gotta make a post about that soon).

I trimmed up the dog real good to get him through until the warmer weather when he starts going to the groomer. His eyebrows and beard were ridiculous looking! I finished both the first half of Gotham’s current season and S2 of The Strain, which was outside of the shows I watch regularly every week. (I can’t wait for S3 of The Strain, damn when it is coming back?!) I only put my laundry away twice, but that wasn't my fault, Sis only folded the laundry twice! I also managed to call The Canadian Brother twice and email him a bunch. (I talk to Little Brother at least two times a week, but that's not on my list, he just calls that much. Stay-at-home parents are lonely, lol). I also picked my video game back up. I didn't beat the next level, but I got reacquainted with it, so I think I will beat the next level soon. My counselor told me to make sure I put some fun things on my list that are just for me.

Anyways, that's what I got done in April. Not too shabby, all things considered!
 
 
 
Shirebound: Piglet dancingshirebound on April 30th, 2016 09:58 pm (UTC)
Yay for all your accomplishments!
dodger_sister: happydodger_sister on May 2nd, 2016 09:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I feel like the warmer the weather gets, the more energy I have, so I am getting a little more done these days.
Kate: goddess with birdceitfianna on May 1st, 2016 05:22 am (UTC)
Yay, you're awesome! What are your thoughts on Gotham? I have a friend who really like it and I keep considering starting it.

Your list of stuff to do is inspiring. Oh and I found an amazing 90s era coloring book of X-Men to send your way from what was being weeded before the library move.
dodger_sister: happydodger_sister on May 2nd, 2016 09:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I am proud of how much I got done in April, even if there was still a ton left to do. (there's always more to do, isn't there? lol)

What are your thoughts on Gotham? I have a friend who really like it and I keep considering starting it.

Well, I enjoy it a lot. But, like the early Batman comics, The Dark Knight era, it is very dark. There are some really fun comic book esque characters in it, but it is dark. And, having grown up on the lighter Batman & Robin comic version of Jim Gordon, it took me a minute to get used to this slightly more law-bendy Gordon, like he does bad things for the right reasons, but my little 7 year old self is like "No, Jim Gordon never does anything bad!" But once I got used to it, I kind of really like the way they are twisting canon here.

Ben McKenzie is an amazing Jim Gordon and Morena Baccarin is fantastic, as is Donal Lougue and my absolute favorite, on the bad guy side, Jada Pinkett Smith. And some of the new comers are fantastic as well, particularly in s2 The Riddler really steps up. Their young Joker is deplorably perfect as well. Fan favorite is The Penguin, but he creeps me out the way the Penguin should, so I can't fangirl him the way most do.

Idk if it's your cup of tea though. It's hard to say. It's so much darker than say The Flash, but watching it is like Gotham city come to life in a way that I didn't feel in any of the movies. Like they might be twisting canon around, but they have the feel of Gotham City perfectly. I would rec you give it like 3 episodes for a test run. You'll know pretty fast if it is up your alley. Cuz it's a great show, but it's also a kind of dark that doesn't hit everybody's hotspot. Doesn't hurt to try though!

Oh and I found an amazing 90s era coloring book of X-Men to send your way from what was being weeded before the library move.

Aahh! Thank you! I bet it's the early 90s cartoon stuff, yeah? I would say, oh you don't have to...but it is my birthday soon!

(have I told you that I'm going to Motor City Comic Con for my birthday present from J?)

Edited at 2016-05-02 09:17 pm (UTC)
Kate: taking wingceitfianna on May 2nd, 2016 09:19 pm (UTC)
I grew up loving Batman the Animated Series which could be pretty dark. I'll give it a try.

Yes, you did and that sounds amazing. I'll try and get the coloring book your way before your birthday.