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Hi. My name is Rita, and I am diagnosed with bi-polar disorder type II.
I missed World Mental Health Day on Monday, but since this is relevant every day for me, I might as well do a late addition.
I don’t know how much people know about bi-polar disorder, so I figured I’d talk about the illness in general, as well as what I personally have to do to live with it.
My alternate title for this was simply “It’s okay”, but I figured I’d go for something a little more eye-grabbing.
This is something I’ve been struggling to really put into words for a while, but I’ve been slowly piecing it together.
However, the last six months of 2014 have not been all that good. November and December having been especially busy and leaving me little time for other things, and essentially killing my desire and ability to get any writing done.
But as we are rapidly approaching the end of the year, it has been the time not only to eat myself silly on Yulefoods, but also reflect on the year that has passed. So I am putting together a list of games I found notable this year.
Simultaneously the autumn anime season is currently wrapping up, and I will be writing some final thoughts on that too in the near-future.
When it comes to hopes for 2015, I haven’t really made any major plans, but I do hope to get back to a couple of Let’s Play series, namely Xenonauts and Metroid Prime 2. I might as well just say it here and now, that I don’t plan to try going back to Blood Bowl any longer. Writing the play-by-plays just take too much time, and I no longer have whole days to dedicate just to doing that. Should that change, then maybe, but don’t expect anything.
Since my last update post, I have done a few things over at Battle Screen, so let me just list them here as well.
This is far from the usual fare on this blog, but I couldn’t leave this one alone.
Before you start reading, here is a disclaimer: If you have come here looking for reasoned arguments and a calm reflection on the issue of the Isla Vista shooting, MRAs or feminism, you won’t really find that here. This post was written with a lot of anger, grief and pain over several sessions this week.
If you still want to read it, and still want to comment, feel free to go ahead. If you are just going to spout abuse, I probably won’t approve your comment.
I have not been writing a lot here lately. That’s partially because I haven’t really been writing much at all, due to depression-related things, but also because most of my efforts now go towards stuff on Battle Screen.
Battle Screen is a new games site started by some people I know through Twitter, so I signed on as an occasional contributor. My level of contribution comes and goes in waves, but I’ve been able to do some reviews, and I do some news and stuff as well.
I figured I’d start doing a short post here whenever I put up a review.
This week is going to be Desert Bus For Hope, so I will be doing even less than usual. Don’t expect any blogposts.
If you wanna watch with me, you can do so here.
Okay, time to start the update project. I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and now I’ve started. I’ll be adding more categories to the menu up top, where hopefully it should be easier to find and read all the shit I’ve posted since I started this last year. I would appreciate if you kept feedback and suggestions to the comment section of this post.
So PAX happened last weekend. And apparently it was a lot of fun with a lot of good stuff. And then a thing happened on the final day, as Mike Krahulik, Jerry Holkins and Robert Khoo were on the stage talking Penny Arcade. I had heard it repeated many times, though I only recently watched it myself to get a ‘first-hand’ account. You can see it here, if you’d like.
The Dickwolves were brought up again, and anyone familiar with Penny Arcade in the slightest might have caught what occurred with this a few years back. That Mike would dredge that up again now shows an astonishing lack of tact and empathy, so let’s try to analyse the situation a bit.
So yes. The concert.
Paul and Storm came out first, did their introduction and of course opened with Opening Band. Two panties were thrown, for those who wonder. These two guys really know how to make a show of it. They took about 45-50 minutes, and joked around with the audience, and they seemed to be impressed with us as well, considering they had never been in Sweden before, and yet we were totally with them on everything, be it light-hearted, dark or outright morbid. They confessed to knowing very little about Sweden except Abba, which turned into a running gag for the entire show.
I found a mostly complete and fairly accurate set list for the show here.
So the past week I’ve been in Sweden, mainly Stockholm. I have been on buses and such passing through Sweden before, but even though it’s my neighbouring country it’s the first time I’ve driven there myself, or even gone with the intent of actually visiting. It was certainly an experience.
I went there with my nephew who is 7 years younger than me, so we’ve been a bit more like brothers I guess. I will do a fairly quick recap of what we did on the various days with some of my impressions of this strange and alien country we visited.
To just read about the concert, click here.