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And then I found this: pompousnames.com/ which is proving to be a lot of fun. 'Ethelbert' is coming up a lot.

I'm looking up names to find a good, pretentious sounding name for a snooty male Trevelyan because my go to snooty male name of Sebastian is already taken in Dragon Age canon. (Both Sebastian and Alistair are commonly mentioned as pretentious names on baby forums) My backup was Charles but the actual historical figure of Charles Trevelyan is hated almost as much as Oliver Cromwell here, so. No.

Me: I shall settle into bed and write.

Cat #1: I will lie bodily across you and half the laptop so you can't move one arm at all and repeatedly press a paw with a hint of claws into your cheek when you stop petting me.

Cat #2: I will sit outside your closed bedroom door and wail because you had the audacity to shut me out of the room and I'm getting FOMO. I will get louder and louder until you open the door but when you do I will walk away because I don't actually want to be in your room.

Guess I should finish that videogame 2018 wrap up post on DW. At this rate I'll be posting it in July if I'm not careful.

I feel vaguely embarrassed to post my fic to tumblr, I think because I just use it to reblog and that's it, so it feels weird to actually be... making content. I'm aware that that's a bit ridiculous.

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You ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ it's ๐’ธ๐“Š๐“‰โ„ฏ to ๐˜„๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ your tweets and usernames ๐–™๐–๐–Ž๐–˜ ๐–œ๐–†๐–ž. But have you ๐™ก๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™š๐™™ to what it ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ with assistive technologies like ๐“ฅ๐“ธ๐“ฒ๐“ฌ๐“ฎ๐“ž๐“ฟ๐“ฎ๐“ป?

I do need to find a Lightroom replacement too, but Affinity will do for the interim.

I picked up Affinity Photo recently because I want to cancel my Adobe sub when it's up in April. I'm v pleased with it so far although I'm still getting used to it. (also managed to get two free months from Adobe when I mentioned I was thinking of cancelling, so Affinity paid for itself in that sense โ€“ it's โ‚ฌ55.)

Probably the most I've used my art degree in a while, tbh.

Looking through my HZD screenshots and I've just realised that half of them were me unconsciously trying to recreate this Freidrich painting.

I finished Horizon Zero Dawn over the weekend, finally! I think it's the first open world game I've played that I wasn't eventually completely wearied by, and I played 60+ hours. If I wasn't so intent on clearing my gaming backlog, I'd nearly go for a New Game+

Writing has not been especially productive since the new year, but I think I've managed to work through a big issue I was having with this chapter. Now it's time to deal with the next big issue.

Working in a bookshop for so long was what finally got me to lose the 'books are precious' mentality. I LOVE books but there's nothing precious about putting together a display table of endless, cheaply printed copies of 50 Shades. (also, moving 442983299 times, including across countries, really makes you realise you don't need all these heavy objects)

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A lady who helps people de-clutter suggested getting rid of books we do not love (with a concession writers and researchers may be more lax). And book social media is losing its dang mind and calling books magic objects that come into our lives for a reason and and and....

Book culture on social media is like this. It's the performance of books as magic objects, and elevating consuming them into this unique act.

Plans to stay up late and write ruined by pure exhaustion. It's not even midnight, but I must sleep. ๐Ÿ˜ด

Hard to keep to the plan of not buying new games when they're ALL ON SALE. (AssCreed Origins is โ‚ฌ20 on the PS store)

I decided to tackle the hunting grounds in HZD last night, which ended up being more fun than I expected. But I'm stuck on one that has become my nemesis. Weekend goals: get a blazing sun in the Watch Out challenge.

Plans to have an extremely productive work day immediately derailed by the notification of a new Monster Factory.

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