Things have been pretty damned slow lately around these parts, huh? Truth be told, I'm still just lacking the emotional and mental energy (not to mention time) required to write. And what I have been forcing myself to write lately has been either repetitious or just not specifically good.
If you're interested, anyway, here are some unfinished, rough draft scenes made for What We Learned at Rokudai -- two taking place within the first 48 chronological hours of the story's initial starting point, and a third taking place somewhere within the first September of the story.http://destiny-smasher.tumblr.com/post/99383852004/rokudai-sample-scene-night-at-the-bar
In regards to media I'm consuming, I've been playing a lot of Smash Bros on the 3DS, Hyrule Warriors, and Destiny, all serving as means to drain my brain from all the shit I've had to deal with lately (a jaw infection, a consequent double root canal, the financial stress of that as well as school loans catching up with me, my often-stressful-as-fuck retail job, my Kickstarter not even getting close to what was needed, a couple friendships getting ruined, not being able to fucking WRITE anything good). Gravity Falls and Steven Universe have both been delightful lately, and Nick's TMNT had a shaky season 2 finale with a potentially rewarding Season 3 setup. Even Legend of Korra, which consistently has frustrated me since Book 1's finale, started its final season with elegance and finesse I forgot the franchise was capable of. Oh, and I'm watching House of Cards, too -- damn fascinating character study type TV with a political spin.
In terms of what's coming up, I've got a couple of Rokudai commissions in talks (a Halloween themed one and a New Year's bar one), and I am slowly getting work done on Rokudai, as linked above, as well as rough draft stuff for a prose novelization of DownRight Fierce (because why not? I might as well do SOMETHING with the story for now). The Legend of Korra game will be releasing on PS4 later this month, and I plan to live stream my first playthrough with commentary. If anyone is interested in tuning in to that, feel free to leave a comment or drop me a line and I'll give everyone a head's up on when I'll be doing that.
If anything, the past week has been full of a lot of things I've looked forward to for a while, and none of them have disappointed, so that's been a bit helpful for my tired mood.