The Weekend Squees! Days 13 & 14

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Workshops yesterday for jewelry and today I’m seeing the light at the end of the backlog! YAY! That said, I’m not quite done with the pieces I made yet, and will post those separately. I am COMMITTED to the squees, however, so wanted to get this up.

Here’s some links to examples of what I’ve created in the past. Fun!

13/14 of 365

    Mood: Creative as all get out.
    Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: Cup number two
    Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: E-mails a-way!
    In My Ears: “Listen”, Season 8 Doctor Who
    Game Last Played: Age of Reckoning: Kingdoms of Amalur
    Book Last Read: The Crimson Affair by Lilith Saintcrow
    Movie Last Viewed: Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
    Latest Artistic Project: My cat ate my Halloween decorations
    Latest Fiction/Comic Release: Last Man Zombie Standing. See also: need to write more flipping comics and exercise my art skillz again. Feh.
    Latest Game Release: Hunter the Vigil: Mortal Remains
    What I’m Working On: Primarily tie-in games work, original comics, and novels.


On History Redux for a Squee

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Well, I’m happy that this 365 Days worth of Squee is off to a great start. I’m in the middle of unpacking my library, stumbling on the books I’ve been pulling together for my alternate history novel, when I realized something.

I am very lucky.

I say this again: I am very lucky. I have had some *great* educators over the years, from an American history professor I had to the T.A. who was studying Viking archaeology. In college, what did I know? Not much. I didn’t really fully understand cultural appropriation, Western imperialism, or how history books I’d read were so one-sided–I was too inexperienced to I think. Suspected? Yes. Years later, *now* I understand some things about these pretty heady topics, because I’ve intentionally put the time in to find various perspectives for a lot of reasons, both personally and professionally.

The truth is, I love history because there’s so many powerful and emotional stories there–some that make me cry, laugh, get angry, scratch my head, throw my fist in the air, and drop my jaw with amazement. I could be wrong, but I’m of the mind that empathy can be learned by understanding the atrocities of the past and listening to the voices who dared to speak of them so we don’t repeat these events in the future. I see that history is a lot more complex and real than what it often gets distilled into, and I reflexively want to find out more from both sides–even if it makes me uncomfortable–so I have more stories to read and, by way of research, more stories to tell.

This has been a transformative squee, brought to you by thinking about what inspires me.

12/365

    Mood: I’m… Getting… Better!
    Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: Working on my second cup.
    Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: STILL yping like mad!
    In My Ears: Fish tank.
    Game Last Played: Age of Reckoning: Kingdoms of Amalur
    Book Last Read: The Crimson Affair by Lilith Saintcrow
    Movie Last Viewed: Good Morning, Vietnam
    Latest Artistic Project: My cat ate my Halloween decorations
    Latest Fiction/Comic Release: Last Man Zombie Standing. See also: need to write more flipping comics and exercise my art skillz again. Feh.
    Latest Game Release: Hunter the Vigil: Mortal Remains
    What I’m Working On: Primarily tie-in games work, original comics, and novels.


It’s a Two-Fer Squee Day: 10 and 11

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The flu has (unfortunately) taken me over. Yesterday’s post was tabled due to the net neutrality protests that effectively stalled out most sites. So today? You get two squees. Bite-sized, but they are there.

Here’s the first one. Ready?

Bunny Slippers

Yep, these are the slippers of CHAMPIONS. I love fall, and I’m enamored with the fact that I can find non-heinous warm and toasty slippers a la Real Genius.

And here’s the second. Which is quite possibly the shortest squee I have ever squeed.

DARK COFFEE.

10/365 11/365

    Mood: I am L’il Miss Sniffles
    Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: Coffee is the lifeblood that floweth through my veins.
    Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: Typing like mad!
    In My Ears: Flubber with Robin Williams. *sad face*
    Game Last Played: Age of Reckoning: Kingdoms of Amalur
    Book Last Read: The Crimson Affair by Lilith Saintcrow
    Movie Last Viewed: Labyrinth
    Latest Artistic Project: I bought MOAR Halloween decorations.
    Latest Fiction/Comic Release: Last Man Zombie Standing. See also: need to write more flipping comics and exercise my art skillz again. Feh.
    Latest Game Release: Hunter the Vigil: Mortal Remains
    What I’m Working On: Primarily tie-in games work, original comics, and novels.


Day 9: Vampires

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You mean, I’m squeeing for vampires? You bet I am! Waiting for a particular thing to go live… May have to update this later. But, this has already gone up–my FlamesRising.com post about the upcoming Dracula Untold movie. Vampires! Squee!

9/365

    Mood: STILL sniffly. DOUBLE UGH.
    Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: Not nearly enough. Withdrawal headache today.
    Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: The lament of the flu-ridden writer.
    In My Ears: “Under Pressure” by Queen. In my head.
    Game Last Played: Age of Reckoning: Kingdoms of Amalur
    Book Last Read: The Crimson Affair by Lilith Saintcrow
    Movie Last Viewed: Labyrinth
    Latest Artistic Project: I bought MOAR Halloween decorations.
    Latest Fiction/Comic Release: Last Man Zombie Standing. See also: need to write more flipping comics and exercise my art skillz again. Feh.
    Latest Game Release: Hunter the Vigil: Mortal Remains
    What I’m Working On: Primarily tie-in games work, original comics, and novels.


Day 8: Retail (Ouija) Therapy

Sleepy Cat... So cute...
I couldn’t, for the life of me, come up with a squee today–so I turned to my friends on Facebook.

This room-sized, handmade Ouija board rug wins the day. Gah. It’s just so awesome. :-)

8/365

    Mood: Sniffly. UGH.
    Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: A paltry amount.
    Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: Emptied out a tissue box.
    In My Ears: Nada. Cats are whining.
    Game Last Played: Age of Reckoning: Kingdoms of Amalur
    Book Last Read: The Crimson Affair by Lilith Saintcrow
    Movie Last Viewed: Labyrinth
    Latest Artistic Project: I bought MOAR Halloween decorations.
    Latest Fiction/Comic Release: Last Man Zombie Standing. See also: need to write more flipping comics and exercise my art skillz again. Feh.
    Latest Game Release: Hunter the Vigil: Mortal Remains
    What I’m Working On: Primarily tie-in games work, original comics, and novels.


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