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.
Ok, so if you follow me, you know I’m a D&D nerd. The summer series of Acquisitions, Inc. is now in full swing on YouTube. If you haven’t ever watched Patrick Rothfuss (Viari), Mike Krahulik (Jim Darkmagick), Jerry Holkins (Omin Dran), and Scott Kurtz (Binwin Bronzebottom) use verbal acrobatics to throw the DM Christopher Perkins off his game, then I highly recommend it. Curse of Strahd is in full swing as well with DM Chris Perkins, as well as the characters played by Anna Prosser Robinson (Evelyn), Holly Conrad (Strix), Nathan Smith (Paultin), and Jared Knabenbauer (Diath). The new one, which will tie into the Acquisitions, Inc. summer series and both will climax at PAX West this fall, is from the new Storm King’s Thunder. I haven’t gotten a chance to watch it yet, but I am excited to do so. All of these can be found on YouTube.
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.