Plot uncertainty

So with just over a week to go before NaNoWriMo begins, and I’m suddenly doubting the plot I’ve been sitting on for months. I felt really confident in it, but as we get closer and I start actually trying to piece together the world in my head I’m left wondering if there’s enough in the idea for a whole novel.

This doubt really sucks. I’m still trying to piece it together and see if there’s a story in it, but I’m also brainstorming for additional backup ideas that might be better. Knowing me though, I’ll end up going a third route and just winging it with no plot, characters, or direction. We’ll have to see.

Definitely slacking off here.

I don’t regret it though. My reasons for not posting are also reasons I am happy, and I enjoy being vague.

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I wanted to share my new work uniform. I work at my local casino, and every few years they change the uniform (to refresh the brand? Maybe). This time around what they’ve gone with is a nice black vest with patterns on the breast and back. I like it a lot.
However, I have mixed feelings about the open collar. It’s comfortable for sure, but I have become so used to wearing a bow tie that this just feels…incomplete. It feels like I’m undressing, almost.

Blerp.

No desktop Internet!

So the adapter I’m using for WiFi on my PC appears to have shit itself, which is a tragedy. Instead I’m chilling in the lounge room watching YouTube on the TV.

Today’s crisis is my inability to decide whether or not to shave the beard, trim the beard or leave it to grow wild and unrestrained.
I just don’t know.

Daily photos. This probably won’t work out.

I don’t take many photos of myself. I take selfies maybe once every month or two.

Years ago, I used to use Dailybooth actively, taking daily selfies of myself using a webcam to track my life. I want to start doing that again, so as of today I have a new Instagram account where I’ll take at least one photo of myself a day, barring issues getting in the way. It will be interesting for me, since I’m slowly trying lose weight. Some visual representation of progress as I go would be pretty rad.

The first photo is a few days ago, but we all have to start somewhere, right?

The choice of editing

So, I’ve reached an odd point one day after writing this post, in which I regret the contents of it. So, this brings up the question of whether or not I should edit the things I write here, or leave them as testaments of their time, no matter how cringeworthy or irrelevant they are?

Whoops, too late. This will hopefully be the only time I do this, but it had to be done. I feel silly.

Writing something small while I work on something bigger, so I can keep up the daily post thing.

I have to go to work soon, and don’t have enough time to write what I actually wanted to write, so as the title says, this is a small thought post for until I finish the main one, which is about Doctor Who.

I’ve started slowly teaching myself AUSLAN, which is a context heavy sign language originating in Australia. When I say slow, I mean slow. I’m learning it from videos posted on Facebook by a lady named Asphyxia. So far I can say things like ‘food’, ‘drink’, ‘hello’, ‘how are you?’, ‘good’ and ‘bad’.

The other night I got to use this to a degree, asking a deaf customer at work “How are you?”. She replied by telling me she was good, then thanked me. It was REALLY awesome, and it’s encouraged me to keep going with it. This is nice.

Well then

This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while, going back to creating my own actual personal blog. My main website turned into more of a hub for my gaming related endeavours, but sometimes I want to just talk about mundane shit. That brings us to here. If you’ve somehow ended up at this website, hello! Take a seat! The goal is one new post a day for as long as I can manage it. This might end up being a string of consciousness, or a discussion of things I find myself passionate about. I hope this works out.