Current original WIPs:
The Double Sword (TDS, in revision): Four queer boys who meet at university go on a quest for a magic sword, pursued by their autistic ringleader's homicidal brother.
The Prince's Knife (TPK [working title], first draft in progress): When Valentile, second-in-line heir to the throne, is disowned and exiled because of his rebellious, self-destructive habits, his aloof bodyguard must accompany him in the search for a new home. (And they fall in love, obviously.)
hm I skipped lunch today bc I had a surprise briefing over my usual lunch hour and I got back late enough that I thought I may as well just go home, so I had a pre-workout snack that got slightly out of hand and now I'm not hungry for dinner even though I probably need calories :< Eating like a quarter of a papaya in 30 seconds was a mistake
okay I think I finished the first draft of Valentile's Knife but OW MY WORDCOUNT
First round of revisions is going to hurt 😅
insomnia, annoyed but not that annoyed
my neighbors were moving around enough that I only slept for like 30 minutes during first sleep :P On the bright side I now have zero sleep inertia bc, you know, I wasn't asleep?
I can usually survive one day of this without too much angst, it's just annoying.
I put on some rain noise which helped drown it out so the sound wasn't really bothering me, but i can't actually sleep that well with the rain noise setup (headphones are involved).
assuming I spend less than $200 in the next (checks calendar) 4 days, I will f i n a l l y break even again from purchasing a car at the beginning of this year :O
(as in, my net worth will return to being what it was before the car purchase, meaning I've made enough money to cover the car & all my expenses since then!)
My poor mom sent me an e-vite to a birthday party and accidentally skipped my name, so the 'envelope' said "null" on the front. I thought it was hilarious and put it in the family group chat and she was like "Oh no! I didn't mean to do that! You know I don't think you are a null! Why does it say that??!" I was like it's fine mom I posted it bc it was a funy programming whoopsie on their end
my following/followers lists aren't working from where I'm standing (neither will show a list, and the count of my followers is I'm pretty sure wrong lol, I think I have more than 6) and I assume it's because I got targeted by that irritating free followers instance and followed by like 10k people and had to domain block them
(FWIW, I would like it if people on federated replied to my toots if they have something to say! If I don't like it I can just ignore it, I see it as more like an impersonal Tumblr reblog-with-comment than a DM. But it seems that people could reasonably have different takes like this and some might be weirded out by the reply while others would find the non-reply strange!)
Sometimes I see a toot on federated timeline that I have a response to, but I don't know or follow the OP and maybe not even anyone from their instance, and I never know if it will be weirder to just reply anyway, or make a clearly-related separate toot seemingly without acknowledging the toot that prompted it
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