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Busy Summer

Hi guys!  Sorry I’ve been absent, I’ve taken on a bit of IT work for the summer as well as trying to get ahead for next semester (yay multivariable calculus and differential equations).  Yes, I’m that kind of nerd.  Between self-imposed studying and learning how to work MATLAB, I’ve been catching up on my favorite things that I had to forego at the end of the semester.

I found a few D&D podcasts that are AMAZING.  One I learned about because Aram Vartian was on DiceCameraAction as a guest NPC.  He made it out alive, and I was shocked.  Their track record holds that only three guests (maybe four if you count Mordenkainen the wizard) have managed to survive.  His podcast is called Godsfall:  Divine & Conquer.  It is this entire world that Aram created from scratch using D&D 5E rules.  This thing is so incredibly fleshed out.  He should be almost done editing his Worldbook for print.  Just listening to the history alone is proof that he is a bad ass worldbuilder.  If you decide to listen to this podcast, my favorite part is Turtlefest (it’s the best fest).  The other one I haven’t actually gotten completely around to, and that’s Dungeon Rats.  Both can be found on ITunes or really any podcast player.

I also have been catching up on some live stream D&D like DiceCameraAction with the Wafflecrew, Acq. Inc: The “C” Team, Critical Role, and High Rollers to name a few.  DCA and “C” Team are both streamed on Twitch.tv, and are amazing.  The Wafflecrew is DM’d by Chris Perkins on Tuesdays at 4:00 PST (7:00 EST).  Acq. Inc: The “C” Team is a spin from the original Acquisitions, Incorporated, DM’d by Jerry Holkins.  This franchise of the original Acquisitions, Inc. are a motley crew of amazing and funny people.  Sometimes even Patrick Rothfuss makes an appearance either via text, in the chat room, or in person.  The “C” Team isn’t always as fast paced as other D&D games and sometimes I think it is more fun when they decide to go off on weird tangents and something ends up going seriously pear shaped.  This show can be seen on Thursdays at 6:30 on Twitch.tv as well, but you can also catch it in podcast form.  It ends before Critical Role on the Geek & Sundry Twitch channel, DM’d by Matthew Mercer.  High Rollers is done on Sundays at 1:00 PM EST or I think 5:00 PM BST (they are broadcasting from the UK) and DM’d by Mark Hulmes in a custom sandbox D&D world.  All of these streams are amazing and there are SO MANY MORE I wish I could watch.  However, I’d NEVER get anything done.  All of these things can be caught on YouTube if you need to catch up on things missed (you can lose yourself for at least a month catching up to speed on every one of these shows).

So, what I have been doing recently in what bits of free time I have had while catching up on these things, is making a new 2017 planner to upload!  It is finally finished.  The Monday start planner goes from July 2017 to June 2018.  I have two types, so you can pick which you would prefer (chronodex aren’t for everyone).  One has just lines at the bottom of the page, for notes, meal tracking, steps, etc.  The other has a doubledex-type chronodex at the bottom.  Both come with a coral and grey color scheme.  It still has the vertical layout with similar measurements to EC and Happy Planners.  If you glam/scrap plan, you can easily fit printables into the planner pages.  Also, I have created 2 separate forwards:  one has contacts, year at a glance, and monthly goals, and the other has that PLUS assignm2017-18 Planner Coral-Greyent trackers, semester schedule, grade trackers and professor contacts.

I also have been working on a bullet journal.  It really has turned into more of an art planner than a real bujo.  However, it allows me to have more creative influence over the way my planner looks because I sometimes want to try new things.  I’m going to give it a go this fall and we’ll see how it works out.  I will keep you guys posted with photos on Instagram and on here so you can watch my frustrated journey through trying something brand new.  Some of it I’m creating a head of time because I know I won’t have time to dedicate to my bujo once the semester is in full swing.

As always, if you want to share my stuff, please link your friends to my page as opposed to just sending them the file.  Don’t try to pass my stuff off as your own.  Yadda yadda yadda.  You know the fine print drill.

Feel free to drop me a tweet or show me what you’ve done on Instagram by tagging me: @CoffeeConfessor.

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Planner with DoubleDex

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I’m So BUSY!

Alright ladies and gentlemen.  I have been spinning my wheels with school and no time to update my page on the regular.  Whoever thought taking less credits would mean more work?  Holy cow!  I have papers, regular homework, presentations and so much math.  It seems as though this semester has been speeding along a lot faster than the rest my semesters.  I’m actually enjoying my classes, despite the intense workload.  It keeps my mind off of what is going on outside of academia.  I know everyone has different opinions.  However, as a believer in science, facts, and the system of checks and balances, these last few weeks haven’t been fun to watch.  As someone who has anxiety, not having consistency is a detriment to my mental health.  So my constants are the fifth floor left-most study room in the library, homework, and studying 10 hours a day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  I know it sounds extreme, but I do what I can to achieve my goals and to keep my focus.  It also allows me to watch television during the week (by television I mean twitch.tv).  I have my favorite geek programs that make me happy, including Dice Camera Action, and Critical Role, and my favorite podcast StarTalk.  I finally finished up my Netflix binge of the Magicians and also Supernatural.  I keep thinking I will pick up an actual book, but I tend to do audio, because it allows me to do other things, like planning the week and whatever bits of homework I have straggling along.  I’ve managed to finish Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.  It’s just the first book of the series, and I’m looking to grabbing the next one during Spring Break.  In the meantime I’m reading Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen (again).   It’s easy to pick up and read and drop it when I don’t have time.  Anyway, I’m sorry I haven’t come around here.  I will try to do better in the future.

*Nerd Alert*

Ok, I am a nerd.  I admit that I like to play D&D, and I secretly like Star Trek.  I haven’t played in a long time, but I have a group that is getting ready to start up a game, I am introducing actually playing D&D to my sister, who has learned about it via YouTube.

I am currently obsessed with a live stream on Tuesday nights run by the amazeballs DM Chris Perkins.  It’s on Twitch.  Right now he is running a 5th edition game of Curse of Strahd on Twitch.  While this game has its light moments, it is actually pretty dark.  Holly Conrad plays a neurotic Teifling Sorcerer named Strix.  Evlyn is a Human Paladin and servant of Lathander (also known as the Morninglord) and is played by Anna Prosser Robinson.  Evlyn happens to be the overly upbeat and oblivious whacking stick of the party.  Jared Knabenbauer plays a Human Rogue named Diath (he isn’t so much a thief as he is a treasure hunter).  Diath really is the voice of reason.  Last, but not least, is Paultin the Human Bard who is played by Nathan Sharp.  Obviously the bard is the partier of the group.  He is proficient in castanets, lute, and bagpipe.  They accidentally named themselves the Waffle Crew on the first episode.  So if you are on twitter and wonder why #wafflecrew is trending—that is why.

Ok, I have nerded out way more than I should.  However, if you are curious about these games, or are interested, do a YouTube search.  You will be amazed what you find.  It is fun, and better than regular television, unless you know, you like to watch 90 minutes of political ads and 5 minutes of television programs.