To get myself back in the habit of writing, I’m going to be adding an artist spotlight to showcase bands that I love. It’s something that I’ve wanted to add for a while now, but wasn’t in a place that I could spend much time on research. Now that my workload has eased up a bit, I can spend more time on things I enjoy!
I’ve also thought about doing translations of articles and music to help with my ongoing Japanese studies, so that’s another feature I’ll possibly be adding soon. I’ve always wanted to get more into translating things rather than rely on my poor roommate to help so much. Since I’ve been studying a lot more, I feel a bit more comfortable and confident with myself that I can do it.
Phantom Phridays will continue soon. Last year, I really wanted to keep up with them to keep my blog active, but work and general depression got in the way. While I still have a bit of work stress and lingering depression, I have been feeling a bit more motivated lately and I want to do my best to make sure that continues.
I’ve gone way longer from writing here than I’ve meant to! I have a lot of things to post, both trips and gaming, as well as commissions and new pieces.
Also, more cat updates to come! Unfortunately, Omi is no longer with us. He lived a long and loved 17 years before he crossed the rainbow bridge in February. I miss him dearly, but he isn’t suffering anymore, so I take some comfort in knowing that. The next installment of Phantom Phriday will be a tribute to the old man who forever acted like a kitten❤︎
I now have a ko-fi page up! I don’t think that I’ve posted a lot of my artwork here, but that will change with my shift to doing more commissions. At the moment, I only have my clay work commissions up, but I will be adding illustrations as well. If interested in visiting my page, please click on the Junnycat above and he’ll take you there!
It’s been almost a year since my last update. I didn’t mean to neglect my blog for so long, but last year was pretty rough for me, mentally and physically. A lot has changed recently, some for the better in my case, so I am now in a better state of mind. This year, I will definitely be back to my regular updates!
There are a few things I wanted to write about last year, but never had the energy to do so, so I will be going back to write about the more memorable events.
For those who come here for Phantom Phriday, those too will return, so please look forward to them!
Welcome to another edition of Phantom Phriday!
This week we’re popping in on the littlest poogie, Sogo. Sogo has taken over the downstairs as her domain (the ceiling to be exact), but occasionally she visits the upstairs.
“Who dares wake Sogo from her precious beauty sleep?”
I can’t resist the cute little toe beans…
“Toe beans? What are these toe beans you speak of?”
“We’ve been over this, peasant. No touching Sogo’s feet!”
“You want to keep these fingers, right?”
Eventually, she released my fingers from captivity and ordered me out of the room so she could sleep.
“That’s right. No coming back until Sogo says so.”
She’s a bossy little master calico, but she’s super lovey (and drooly) when you catch her in the right mood.
Last weekend my roommate and I went out to Fenton Park to attend the Pokémon Go Community Day festivities. It was fun and we even met up with some of our local raid buddies! Below is just a small portion of the ginormous crowd gathered to do a Kyogre raid. There were at least 100 people there, perhaps more, making it the biggest legendary raid I’ve taken part in.
Fenton Park, 2018.01.20
To make it even better, it was a gorgeous day and it felt great to be outside without the piercing cold wind. Lately, it’s been freezing and not weather I like to be outside in, but last Saturday was a bit warmer and more autumn-like, the kind of weather I prefer. I actually had to take my hoodie off because it got a little too warm for it.
The next community day is on February 24th, so we’ll join in again! (As long as the weather isn’t crap, that is!)
Welcome to the return of Phantom’s corner! His Greyness has been doing well over his long time off, still ornery as ever. He’s been waiting somewhat patiently for me to pick up my blog again, so without further delay..
“That’s enough chatter, minion. On with the show!”
Today, we’re going to check in on a moment in the day of Aya. Aya has decided to give the peasant some help in keeping her other peasant alive (in game, of course!).
“Peasant, what is this your doing?”
“You know what you’re not doing that you could be doing?”