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Back At It Like A Crack Addict!

I am back!

Bags unpacked. From the wilderness. From my will to rest. Sense of efficiency proliferating. Making things. Going about my dues like they'll end if I do...

Though how do you define 'back'.

I'll be gone again in a few days. I'm only temporarily in my home- instead of my homestead. I'm like a ghost dwelling within these walls - effortlessly passing through - on a journey to some other destination of which this house is but a part of.

We made the long trip back by car today, and yesterday, with a car packed with potatoes and relevant vegetables of varied edible sorts, as usual.

The freezer's full now - had to turn six liters of black currents to jam since there was no more room for 'em, had some frozen fish for dinner, and will hopefully be eating up a looot of loose-leaf salad these next few days. It may not take kindly to time. It's the most volatile and perishable of all edible greens we've brought with us.

I'll be back to work tomorrow, and catching up on digital correspondence and duties of varied sorts for the next few days, and after that... I'm heading off again! From a house that's warm (the one up North certainly isn't in October - I do appreciate the warmth now) but also full of distraction. Like, currently, my mom trying to speak to me through the wall as I'm attempting to focus on and finish this post so I can then get my daily verse done for the day, maybe find a suitable beat for tomorrow, and start going through a bundle of unrelated dues I've dotted down on a digital notepad for this here brief sojourn, and maybe I can get to bed in decent time, cause rinse and repeat; rise and shine...

What I'm saying is the warmth's nice, but it gets stressful here. As soon as you near the city. No matter how much needs doing on the farm it never feels as intense. Distractions are welcome. You take breaks. You end the day in the sauna. Tensions wash off and disipate. The work may be monotone but it's mostly rewarding - not so much when it's digital.

And yes I am doing Inktober this year too! I haven't prepared at all. I haven't warmed up my vocals. I hope my voice holds up. Been wondering if maybe I have a vocal chord polyp or something, since I sometimes get an uncontrollable cough when I strain my vocals to a point... where they shouldn't really be that strained. Or do I just need to warm up better?

It's a cold season.

Was hoping I'd get more time to prepare, but part of the fun with this challenge is also that you don't, and spontaneity and necessity fuels creativity it seems. Or vice versa. I write some of the best things I write when I don't have much time to think them through, which I'm hoping happens this year too. Hope I can keep the fuel till the final duel.

October finna be a busy month.

I'm here a few days, then I'm heading up North again, to spend a few days in the wild with a buddy, then a few more days at the family farm, then two nights at a hotel - from which I'll attend a one-day course on how to shield against microwave radiation (that I recently won in a contest (courtesy of RTK)), then fly back and work a day, take a train to Ă–stersund to visit my nephew/family for a few days the day after, take an early morning train back with him a day after my brother's coming down to catch a semi-finale game at Stockholm Open with my dad (previously promised 80 year B-Day gift), attend a Crayfish party with some crayfish compatriots that same weekend, then work, then off to Latvia a couple days and then... maybe I can focus a bit more on this Inktober stuff!

A larger webdesign project's coming up in November too, potentially, if I get that job. *fingers crossed*

Catch up more in a bit! Time's flying. I'm back. Unpacking. Tired. Tracking. Straining my neck. Training on tech. Trekking till I wreck myself or find a wreck I recon minding... or stray and forget. Feign a bliss. Wish for change. Sit and trip off! Then sit. And be still the same.

Maybe watch a movie! Maybe play a game! Same shit. But it will not quit. The hood life? The good fight. We're good guys.

For now this is it.

Random GOG Giveaway: Requiem: Avenging Angel (1999)

Requiem: Avenging Angel (1999)

Another free game while I'm away!

This one this time. One copy's available here - redeem or share. ;)

Speak more in the new month yeah?

Random GOG Giveaway: King's Bounty: The Legend (2008)

A free game while I'm away!

This one. One copy's available here - redeem or share. ;)

Rich Men North Of Richmond

For anyone who hasn't yet heard this soulful dole from this grand man in the land of coal here you go.

Might it be the most impactful track of the year? The one to finally ignite a revolution? To open some eyes? To change the world? To at least stir some temporal worldwide unity, sense of community, and make us all care a bit more about our neighbors? I hope so. This feels special... also. Also.

Alllright back to the North again.

But not North of Richmond! Don't fret! Just up to our own land, to our home land, to our closest counterpart here of coal land, to the cold land - it's becoming now, where I turn from a kid to a grown man. It's homely when it's summer. When the snow rolls in it's a bummer. It denotes that the time is over, and we bow for home and closure. With honor hold our composure. Which sucks man total disclosure.

See y'all in a month! Crops are growing. It's going well.

The Summer Post

I'm off! It's time. Summer's nigh. The sky is gray here yet I eye the sky. The sun glimpses briefly - summertime in sight. Which is exciting! Good times. Dives. Delight. Thought I'd have time to write this too, think I just might...

Been through some furious final moments in the garden, washing, dishing (dishes - washing), wishing (wisdom), squashing (fried squash with garlic - delicious), lots of bread, little chicken... no chicken I reckon but put yourself in my position in kitchen. No chicken. Been eating whatever remains though, freezing whatever's not eaten, vacuuming and cleaning, drying herbs, prying dirt, packing bags and scheming, tired for no reason...

I thought I'd start reviewing the books I've read a while back. Have had a bundle of literary drafts lying in wait for a year or so now, thinking I'd conjure up some cover images for them, but at last I decided just to post 'em. Before I fly off for summer. Best siphon off some my unposted material as to let me feel a bit more at ease when I leave.

I'm writing those in Swedish too occasionally, when the books are. Might start doing that more often. Feels suitable to follow suit with the language.

Haven't been blogging much this spring, but I have been posting a last-minute batch of drafts just now. I have movies scheduled for most of my vacation - just finished revising 'em till the end of July. Hope I get through a few more before I jump off today. Should suffice at least until I'm back long enough to revise and schedule more - for a day and a half in early August.

Took a lot of time that scheduling. It's so much easier to publish reviews in batches. I will not be doing this one-review-a-day thing next year.

S3C popped up with this nice surprise just recently too! A copy of my movie list with appended scores from IMDB and RottenTomatoes. And more. Shall do something with this after summer - much obliged @S3C!

Following up on that series of unfortunate events detailed in the spring post earlier: The puppy died.

Apparently it probably had an autoimmune disorder, and caught some nasty virus that had it developing abscesses all over it's body. It had a good appetite but kept losing weight, and was in constant pain, growing weaker and weaker, so big bro & co decided to put it down. :/

Our water pump up North apparently just broke down too. Not that it compares to that loss of life, but these things really just keep happening this year! And the warm air pump here is not fixed yet - they have no time to troubleshoot further until August at least. The hexalist I maintain on NG got locked today too, right when I was about to post my final summer update. Managed to get it unlocked again but that was quite a scare.
A potential seizing of a legacy that's been kept for twenty years...

On the bright side those airport strikes I mentioned earlier were cancelled! Should be all good for the trip tomorrow. And I posted that update. All good there too.

In regard to games (I'm all over the place with this post I realize - gotta write about the things I've gotta write about) I played some TaskMaker at the start of May, Serious Sam at the start of June, now I'm on Venetica, start of July. I hope I haven't lost interest when I get back cause it really is a pretty cool game. Very atmospheric.

Site idea till after summer: Add a span class for rhymes, to surround spontaneous rhyme-related bits in posts that I give the 'rhyme' tag, so that these spans can then be styled on the rhymes tag archive specifically, and thus highlight said rhymes only when you're browsing that particular archive. Elsewhere on the site they would have the same formatting as surrounding text.

Other site idea: Add links to Books and Movies in the top menu specifically, instead of having this collective Reviews category? I rely on the /movies URL on a few places, so I don't want to create a /reviews/movies structure as to move them away from the main page and blog.

The problem is that I do want movie-related posts to show on the main page too, but not movie reviews specifically, lest they flood the page. Adding the Reviews category for movie reviews specifically temporarily ammended this issue, but it's messy. I don't like having two categories on posts. Need to figure out a better way. To be continued...

Another one: Let you click on an image in a lightbox to open it in it's actual size in a new tab, or if possible zoom in and move around in the existing view. As it is some images actually shrink down if you open them in full due to the lightbox interface adding extra padding around the image/keeping it proportionately centered on the screen.

That's all for now y'all! I'm out of both time and words so I'll take my leave. Traditionally as may be perceived, from the city streets to the green green fields, to the outest reaches that I can reach. To live the loudest where you don't hear a peep. To seek enlightenment and light and retreat. From all that riles me up in this pot of boulders - come back stronger and not a lot of older - when autumn rolls in and we're hot but colder.

See y'all in October.

Random GOG Giveaway: Eschalon: Book II (2010)

Eschalon: Book II (2010)

How'd you like a free copy of this good title? First come first get! ;)

Have a grand adventure you lucky recipient you! Enjoy.

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