On a more positive front, I've also been really enjoying the chance to be a professional writer, although it's for a niche of a niche horror game genre. It's been keeping me in touch with some good friends and giving me a chance to make new ones.
This year I'm hoping to continue that, finish up a GIS certificate I put off when my dad's situation turned, start up blacksmithing classes again, and invest more time in friends and chosen family.
And while I'm a shit Buddhist, I do keep on working at it and have gotten better at practicing loving kindness in my daily life, although I'm nowhere near where I'd like to be.
Oh, and I have ascended in Nethack a few times. @
Played and Love: Fiasco, Monster Hearts (although I am utterly over playing it cold with folks at cons), Cthulhu Invictus, Prime Time Adventures, Dogs in the Vineyard, Heroine, Nordic Larp, American Jerkform, Microscope, Lady Blackbird, Witch: The Road to Lindesfarne, Urban Shadows, Dungeon World, Carolina Death Crawl, Grey Ranks, My Life with Master, Sagas of the Icelanders, Dog Eat Dog
Want to Play: The Clay that Woke, Steal Away Jordan, Night Witches, Dark, Dreamhounds of Paris, De Profundis, Afrofuture
Steven Universe, Buckaroo Banzai, AtLA, Legend of Korra, The Tick, Aoi Hana, Shoujo Kakume Utena, Zero Effect, Ultraman, Muppets, Babylon 5, Oglaf, One Way, Hark! A Vagrant, O Human Star
Dhalgren, Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand, Love and Rockets (the comics), Kraken, The Privilege of the Sword, Earth Logic, Use of Weapons, Ancillary Justice/Sword/Mercy, Hip Hop Family Tree, Lumberjanes, Three Body Problem
Emma Goldman, China Mieville, Samuel R. Delany, Robert Sawyer, N.K. Jemisin, Nnedi Okorafor, Umberto Eco, Italo Calvino, Vladimir Nabokov, Jane linskold, Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez, Kurt Busiek, Lauren Faust, Osamu Tezuka, Diane Duane, Alison Bechdel, Kate Beaton, Ian M. Banks, Nina Paley
Billy Bragg, Woody Guthrie, 2NE1, Stereopony, Trip Shakespeare, Shonen Knife, Hevisaurus, Girlyman, Alabama Shakes, Arthur Lee & Love, Sixto Rodruiguez, Morphine, Robyn Hitchcock, Annette Henshaw
Also, musically, I have discovered that Spotify playlists of 80s New Wave make EVERYTHING better.
I suspect that if an article about the linguistics of shipping is something you've just eagerly clicked on after seeing it here, and that you enjoy reading it from a number of interest vectors, we will get on famously.