Inputs and so on

Hi there! I’ve been working on the sequel to Matchbox Girls instead of the Nightlights ebook. That’s because the ebook is with a copy editor who will hopefully help polish it up some, and also because I wanted to have the sequel to Matchbox Girls finished a couple of months ago. Well, at least the first draft. But babies kind of mess up plans, even when you’re planning for a baby.

Another thing a baby does is occupy one’s hands without really occupying the mind. I don’t normally watch a lot of television, for various reasons. But when you’re doing a lot of baby feeding and your brain is too fried to do much else, TV works nicely. So in the last 10 weeks or so I’ve watched a lot more television than usual.

I’ve watched scattered episodes from the first six seasons of Stargate-SG1. I’ve watched the first season of Game of Thrones. I’ve watched a whole bunch of anime:

  • Gosick: a mystery show set in a fictional post-WW1 European country
  • Fate/Zero: an urban fantasy show set in the 90s, about mages summoning historical figures as allies in a ritualized war
  • Soul Eater: Death’s teenage students and their partner weapons
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica: the best magical girl show ever. Not for small children, though.
  • Nyarko-san: Nyarlathotep is actually an alien girl who claims she’s in love with an ordinary schoolboy. Slightly better than it sounds
  • Medaka Box: Medaka is perfect. Discuss. (That’s actually the premise.)
  • Dribs and drabs of a couple of other current-run shows that didn’t survive the three-episode-test

And in the not actually anime front:

  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • The Legend of Korra

A number of these we’re watching within a week of airing (The Legend of Korra, Fate/Zero, Medaka Box, Nyarko). We’re managing to watch them all via the web, since we don’t have television service. Yay web! Yay Comcast for changing their bandwidth cap!

I’m really enjoying my subscription to Crunchyroll. It’s a lot of fun to watch things weekly, and also fun to catch up on some shows I’ve been meaning to watch for quite some time. It’s also helpful because devouring new stories really helps my own brain catch on fire, so that helps me write. Especially when I can’t binge on the entertainment instead because it’s measured out through either weekly airings or the social nature of the viewing project (since I’m watching anime with my housemate.)

And now the kid is off to school so it’s time to feed the baby and then write!

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