Okay it's currently after midnight here in the benighted kingdom, which means that one twelth part of 2021 is officially over, ---- and to be honest if the rest goes this way I dam well hope that it goes quick.
Never mind all those "happy new year", and "may it be better than the last", thoughts we were having a month ago, since so far things have been pretty crappy over here, lots more corona, arguments with Europe about exporting vaccines, albeit hopefully America is going to calm down now.
unfortunately, we've seen a lot of tragedy. My lady's been rather unwell for the past few weeks, and though (hopefully), a hospital appointment she had completely sorted the problem out, equally this was at a hospital which was a corona hotspot, so she's worried.
Combine this with the fact that her father died this week of Corona, and she's not having a great time right now, albeit we're glad her health problems seem to be resolved, assuming we can dodge the virus of course.
Just to make things even more cheerful, My cousin, his entire family, and my uncle (the same uncle who fell down stairs early in January and got a really bad injury), now all have corona as well.
so pretty dire over here, though we're still doing what we can as far as staying in extreme lockdown goes.
Other than that not to much to report. I have been doing some more gaming which is nice, albeit still playing erion, I recently bought and finished fury driver moonwalks, and have got back into slay the spire, hopefully I can also get back to db editing soon.
Reading wise, I've been on brandon Sanderson's rhythm of war for the last week or so, which has been good, albeit not quite as compelling as the others, in particular, sanderson's writing style seems a bit rough, directly talking about "mental illness", and using words like "electricuted", or describing someone as a "teen", which are definitely odd in a fantasy setting.
Also, though I've loved the way he has dealt with Kaladin's mental illness in the past, the fact that he's talking about it very directly here makes things less, rather than more effective.
that being said, we've still had some nice scenes, a lot of interesting world building, and at least some character changes, albeit this is the first stormlight book which I'd not class as really exceptional or compelling.
Good yes, worth reading yes, but not quite with that magic quality the first three had.
I'm also introducing my lady to buffy the vampire slayer and angel, which is proving fun, it's also nice for me to get the audio described versions, since while I own the standard, none described series on dvd and watched it that way before, it's nice to get the immediate description of what's going on.
That's pretty much it to report over here, since as I said, the lockdown very much continues, so not a lot new is happening, heck, even my application for a second guide dog now that Reever has retired is very much on hold, and the less said about those brainless illiterate troglodytes whom web zine publishers employ as editors, the better.
Hope everyone else is having a slightly less dismal time.
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)