Updated: Oct 17, 2019
Greetings, fellow bipeds. It's hard to know what to say in a first post. I mean, With my "About Me" page, you already know what I'm about. The home page tells what Preston and I are endeavoring to accomplish here. So, I won't bore you with that and just let you know what to expect from my blog posts. For now, while I'm in school, you'll mostly see monthly updates from me, which will hopefully be an entertaining supplement to Preston's posts. As I develop more of my creative endeavors, I hope to post more updates as they occur. It'll be a learning experience, and I appreciate any time you spend with me during it. Without any further ado, let's begin the first post!
Graduate School Updates:
I survived my first semester of my Library Science program, and because I desire to finish as quickly as possible (or I'm possibly just a glutton for punishment), I've decided to take a class during the summer. Granted, I'm only planning to take two courses during the upcoming Fall semester. After taking a full-time course load this Spring (on top of a full-time day job...and somehow managed to make all A's), I'm wishing I'd taken off this year's summer term instead. Even so, here I am, taking a course on diversity in library science. Even with work and attempting creativity, I'm rather excited about this course. I'll have to experience events within different people demographics (racial, religious, LGBTQIA, handicapped, homeless, etc.), on top of create a plan to implement diversity for a specific group by the end of the class. As a person who came from two different cultural groups, I've always been open to learning about how different people groups live and function within their own societies. Learning how to service their information needs will hopefully proved a valuable asset in my future plans of public librarianship.
With grad school well underway, I haven't done much writing on any of the first drafts I've completed. BUT -- But, I am utilizing my small breaks between semesters, researching and re-outlining the most recent draft I finished back during NaNoWriMo in November 2018. From prompting of both Preston and my sister, I began work on a story set in college -- but in a world where magic exists and is studied. Think The Magicians meets Community. The story has good bones, but I went into drafting with very little organization done, especially with the magic system. That decision is biting me in the butt right now; hopefully, my gradual revisions will help rectify that oversight. Summer school hasn't been as daunting as previously thought, so I may be able to make some updates in June. We shall see!
Hobby/Story Adventure Updates:
Ah... summer is always a good time to catch up on stories, whether films, books, TV... you name it, I'm working through several. Instead of listing all the ones I'm working on this month (trust me, it's a lot), I'll highlight my most anticipated or enjoyed from each medium.
In books, I'm looking forward to finishing off Sarah J Maas' Throne of Glass series by reading Kingdom of Ash. Both Tower of Dawn and Empire of Storms left me an emotional wreck, so I can't wait to see what happens with this group of characters.
Video games this month (and probably the next few months) is all about Borderlands 2. Preston and I are trying to play through as much in anticipation of Borderlands 3 releasing later this year. In terms of a co-op story related game, it's one of my favorites. And I adore playing Gaige the mechromancer.
Film... I think Rocketman was the one I was most anticipating, and the artistic storytelling in that film more than delivered, IMHO. And Taron Egerton... dang, the man can sing, and I hope to see more of that.
TV Shows? TWO WORDS. GOOD. OMENS. Watch this Amazon show, then read the book. Or do it the right way (unlike me), and read it first. Either way, experience this show. The cast is stellar, and the pacing is just beautiful.
That's all for now. Until next month, may your next adventure be a good one!