Re: What do you do when you're not writing/reading?

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Evieleyn Wrote: Watching true crime, crocheting, searching for jobs, and wasting my time on tiktok  DrakanSigh
You can always apply to an Amazon Distribution Center. They don't interview. Just apply, go in for a mouth swab and to show ID, then in a week you'll get a start date. they hire anyone. Usually starts at 18 to 20 bucks depending on state. It's a job :D my friend works at one and he seems to likes it. 


I follow you btw :D about to start reading "I Got Reincarnated as a Hot Mage" :D

Re: What do you do when you're not writing/reading?

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AlinaM88 Wrote: When not writing or reading, I play muds (multi-user dungeons), listen to music, play with my new puppy, watch youtube videos, or watch netflix. It's usually all of the above, lol. Scenes are also manifesting in my mind for when I go back to writing. :)
Same here :D I'm always crafting the next stage of my book in my head as I go about my day-to-day business.


What kind of music? Usually I'm a 70s and 80s metalhead but, lately, I've been completely obsessed with Ado, a newcomer in the J-pop scene. Her voice is amazing. Sings several genres, sometimes in one song. She can go low, high, carry a note, and even has a whiskey growl at times. So versatile. It's hard to find an artist that so effortlessly conveys emotion with her voice. Amazing. Some of her songs have 200M+ views (brain explodes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Lf_sgxIWlg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMb5IetESGE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnSW8ian29w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg09lNupc1s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOiMD45QGLs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp3b-RXtz4w&t=78s


Sorry, couldn't help myself. When music is brought up, I go slightly insane. lmao
 

Re: What do you do when you're not writing/reading?

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Camelboy Wrote:
AlinaM88 Wrote: When not writing or reading, I play muds (multi-user dungeons), listen to music, play with my new puppy, watch youtube videos, or watch netflix. It's usually all of the above, lol. Scenes are also manifesting in my mind for when I go back to writing. :)
Same here :D I'm always crafting the next stage of my book in my head as I go about my day-to-day business.


What kind of music? Usually I'm a 70s and 80s metalhead but, lately, I've been completely obsessed with Ado, a newcomer in the J-pop scene. Her voice is amazing. Sings several genres, sometimes in one song. She can go low, high, carry a note, and even has a whiskey growl at times. So versatile. It's hard to find an artist that so effortlessly conveys emotion with her voice. Amazing. Some of her songs have 200M+ views (brain explodes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Lf_sgxIWlg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMb5IetESGE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnSW8ian29w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg09lNupc1s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOiMD45QGLs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp3b-RXtz4w&t=78s


Sorry, couldn't help myself. When music is brought up, I go slightly insane. lmao



I like acoustic, R&B, pop, rock, basically all genre of music. The only thing I will not listen to is rap. lately I've been into indie artists, those who aren't as famous and only a small number of people know of them. Right now, I'm obsessed with Luna Shadows:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSlFtAaIkWs

and Jordana:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtNrfEKvlNw

Re: What do you do when you're not writing/reading?

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Camelboy Wrote: I know all the authors and readers on here aren't powered down or in sleep mode when not active on the site, so I'm curious. What do you all do in your free time? Let's hear it! Are you working too much, playing video games, binging funny science videos on YouTube by Joe Scott (cou-subscribe-gh), or maybe just playing with your cat?

Tell meeeeeee!
Laughing in serving the nation.


On a more serious note, when I'm not doing either, I'm either reading Manga, checking Discord, reading, playing my games, or (in the past) doing Archery.

Outside of that, I think up the theoretical. What would happen, what could happen, what to do better. I've sent myself into an existential crisis one too many times.

And yes. Writing.

Re: What do you do when you're not writing/reading?

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What do I do:
I use to be a cook with a specialty in Provençal French and everything Spain and Latin American, but due to a little thing called Covid that became untenable and I found another profession.
So I went to work this morning as a lathe operator, working a lathe, machining ballast for naval vessals. Two years ago, I would have laughed at the suggestion this would be my daily toil.
Let's back up a bit. Before I went to work this morning, I prepped four pounds of chicken wings in a mix of butter and habanero chilli paste, lovingly applied to every milimeter of their surface. I put them on the lowest setting of my croq pot, and let it all slowly transfuse until I got back home.
After work, I drained the wings, put them on three perforated sheet pans, splashed the wings with chopotle tabasco sauce and broiled them.
Enjoyed them with my housemates, and a few minutes ago I finished off a six pack of Arcobräu Coronator doppelbock while eating the last of them.
Life is good.

Edit: for the sauce, I made it last Sunday, but still tasted very fresh. Dry grated blue cheese, buttermilk, and heavy cream, shallots and mashed garlic.

Re: What do you do when you're not writing/reading?

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Edge Wrote:
Sake Wrote:
Edge Wrote: Nights of Azure.

Chris the best girl. She was too good for the game she was cast in; I'm surprised you liked it.
I am open to a lot of games. However, I seem to have a sharp dislike for supposedly popular games. More or less, I find the hype given to higher rated games reaches the line of borderline misinformation. This is actually why I do not trust reviews of games, and I make a decision based on what I see and look up.

I'm not talking about reviews now tho

Tho I did give nights of azure a thumbs down one after I finished it

let's see what I wrote...

-dated graphics
-poorly implemented yuri romance(they sleep in the same bed yet didn't confess love yet?)
-poor and copy pasted level design, only 15 enemy models, stronger enemies are just reskins
-low difficulty 
-constant cutscenes 
-gameplay is simple hack and slash without any skill or strategy required
-only partial controller support, you have to install a patch to play it with a controller 

Re: What do you do when you're not writing/reading?

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Sake Wrote:
Edge Wrote:
Sake Wrote:
Edge Wrote: Nights of Azure.

Chris the best girl. She was too good for the game she was cast in; I'm surprised you liked it.
I am open to a lot of games. However, I seem to have a sharp dislike for supposedly popular games. More or less, I find the hype given to higher rated games reaches the line of borderline misinformation. This is actually why I do not trust reviews of games, and I make a decision based on what I see and look up.

I'm not talking about reviews now tho

Tho I did give nights of azure a thumbs down one after I finished it

let's see what I wrote...

-dated graphics
-poorly implemented yuri romance(they sleep in the same bed yet didn't confess love yet?)
-poor and copy pasted level design, only 15 enemy models, stronger enemies are just reskins
-low difficulty 
-constant cutscenes 
-gameplay is simple hack and slash without any skill or strategy required
-only partial controller support, you have to install a patch to play it with a controller



Nights of Azure, granted it was not the best game, but it had potential. Night of Azure 2 though, man they pumped the yuri up to 11. The MC is basically a Harem Magnet.
Even to the Final Boss



Anyway, what I do in My spare time?
- Go to the Gym. I love my weight lifting time without having to think about work.
- Managing Products,   9 to 6 job that bleeds over to my free time.
- Gaming while watching Brooklyn 99. because I have precious little time.