Feb. 2nd, 2017


Feb. 2nd, 2017 07:36 pm
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☆ So, I've decided: No more exchanges for the rest of the year, or until my mood improves - whichever comes first. (It's likely the year will end first, but who knows!) It's not fair to commit myself to things when I'm so down in the dumps that I can't guarantee my usual quality. I'm also not going to raise my writing goal beyond 50K. I was hoping to reach 100, like last year, but it's starting to look like... nope. But! That's fine. I'll finish some ongoing things, start some projects where I'm the only likely audience, and write some of the weird things I've requested in exchange letters but secretly actually wanted to write myself. That sounds good. It's disappointing to recalibrate my expectations like this, but I'll get over it. Focusing on my own strange and obscure tastes is likely to be a lot of fun, so that'll make up for it.

☆ Yesterday, my city held a unity walk* and vigil for the victims of the mosque shooting in Quebec. I'm really, really glad that I was able to go, even though leaving work early means that I'll have to go in on my day off to make up for it. There was kind of a... tentative air to everything; activism of the "marching and waving signs" variety is not typical in my city. But a lot of people came out - more than I expected, considering it was held during work hours. I'm glad.

☆ On February 3rd, Bandcamp is going to be donating 100% of their share of profits to the ACLU; a lot of musicians on that site have also volunteered for extra donations. More details can be found over here. Well, looks like I should poke through and find myself some new music... 8) If any of you have Bandcamp favourites you'd like to point me to, I'd love to hear about them. As for me, here are some albums I've loved: For War Within by Haiku (light acoustic + pretty female vocals); Time's End by Theophany (remix/reinterpretations of the music from Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask); and At the Shelter: First Awakening by Nest (solo kantele versions of music from their regular ambient/neofolk albums).

☆ Goals for this weekend are as follows: Finish exchange story, read a lot, make sure to not stay glued to the news, get a lot of fresh air and sleep, and try not to scream.


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