State of the AK
So let me give you my readers an update on things.
What I’ve been doing for the past 2 months is working a regular job with regular hours, the 9 to 5. Let me tell you, 9 to 5 is bad for your fandom ‘mkay? Actually, it’s bad for your fandoms. I guess if you stick to one or things there’s enough time for them, but if like me you like to do 1o fun/fan things at a time, a regular job is a rather large obstacle.
Working only a third of your day isn’t that bad quantity-wise, but the problem is it totally breaks your day into pieces. It’s not only that you must sleep, it’s that that “free time” between sleep and work is pretty much nullified, because you’re getting ready for work, especially if you’ve got a substantial commute like I, and most people, do.
I’m a big reader, so I try to read on the way to work, but guess what, I’m always sleepy or something and I don’t get much done. When I’m home in the evening, I get straight into the fun stuff. But horror of horrors, I get sleepy again, so often I have to choose between getting a good nap or doing something I really want to do (of late I just haven’t been napping). And since I’m at work during the time when everything is open on weekdays, I spend the weekends running errands and buying groceries etc, so again, not much time there.
As I write this my youtube channel has somehow amassed 70,000 hits and garnered 20 subscribers, about 15 of which subscribed after I started working. Which means they haven’t seen anything new from me ever since they’ve subscribed, since I haven’t subtitled a single video since!! I’ll try to correct that this long weekend 😉
My tumblr site is all cobwebby, this site is mothballed, and practically all my free time is spent working on my Sinduin stuff (and I feel I’m not getting nearly enough done on that front either). Every once in a while I check the Leijiverse forums in France and I must confess that as much as the recent lack of updates disappoints me, it’s a bit reassuring since my brain is kinda scared it won’t be able to cope if some big news were to break out right now.
That said, every week that passes I get more familiar with my work and so my brain is gradually relaxing and demanding it be entertained. (In other news, I’ve recently discovered that New England brews are rather awesome, so my brain is at least getting fed something other than work). Anyway, I’ll definitely want to hear what shows seem to be good for the first 3 eps or so. I must return to normalcy at some point.
Cheers to everyone out there who is reading~