Time for another update, huh? The bad news is that being in a hotel for training I didn’t take pictures of my Bonsai this morning.

The good news is that I’ve made some progress.

What have I made progress in, you ask? Excellent question. We’ll start with the Bonsai just so it’s taken care of.

Made progress with the Bonsai? Yeah, you know damn well what that means-

I finally decided on names.

The Bonsai in the red pot will be known as ‘Coch’ and my favorite- the one in the blue pot, if you’ve forgotten- will be ‘Glas’.

What do they mean? Red and Blue, respectively. Did you really expect anything else from me? You should know better by now.

The fun part is that the plant in the red pot- which I can’t be bothered to look up and can’t for the life of me remember- is supposed to become purple eventually and the one in the blue is supposed to be- ready for it? – red and orange.

Little bit of irony, little bit of contrast, little bit of effort.


Oh, and it’s Welsh if you were wondering.

Cymru am byth.

But Bonsai aside, we made progress in other areas too.

Sealkeeper, for example, already has chapter 97 ready. Well, not “ready” as in I could post it immediately but the writing itself is done and i just have to go through for typos and such before I post it.

And come up with a name, I don’t think I’ve done that yet.

Nevermind, I went back to check and managed to come up with something. Another item off my list.

What else do we have? Ah, yes, I mentioned last week that I would be doing a Naruto/FemDanzou story to motivate Valkipher to write his own and I think I’ve figured out some of the most critical parts I needed to have in order to start.

I’m assigning that to Saturday, though I may do some work on it Friday when I get back from training just so I can enjoy my day off without any responsibilities.

Actually, I’ll probably end up using Saturday to prep Monday’s chapter because I work Sunday and know I’m going to be exhausted when I get home. Better to only have a Commentary to get done that evening rather than having to do the Commentary and the edit. It always keeps me up much longer than I plan for.

Before I forget a recent comment- you’ll here about it Sunday- combined with what I managed- by some miracle- to get done on Monday and Tuesday this week has me thinking that it would be a good idea to elaborate on the similarities and differences between Yagura and Naruto in a non-narrative medium.

Don’t quote me on that, that last paragraph could be all sorts of incorrect. Still, I’m going to write about the two of them- with a focus on Yagura- and I’ll include it with the weekly update. No, don’t quote me on that either.

I’m going to write it on Wednesday, it may or may not be included in the Update but it will be posted to the site.

On one hand saying things on here helps me get things done because I feel obligated, on the other I don’t have the best memory and I’ve probably;y forgotten a lot of the things I’ve said.

At least it’s saved on here so I can always go back and look, that’s definitely a benefit of writing these.

The last thing I can think of is an important change to how I’m going to update Sealkeeper after chapter 100. Believe it or not I do pay attention to feedback I receive- my commentaries aren’t me guessing or making things up- and something I have noticed pretty regularly for some time now is dissatisfaction with the length of my chapters.

Because of this, I’ve decided that chapters after chapter 100 will be 10,000 words long each at minimum.

Don’t start celebrating just yet.

Because the chapter length is increasing, the time between chapters will also increase and I’ll be updating every other week. This will start with the posting of chapter 100 on 2019.09.30 so chapter 101 should be expected on 2019.10.14.

This should bring back the larger chapters of the past my readers seem to want without completely returning to updating only once every couple months.

I managed to get a chapter done pretty quickly this week- and I’m not sure how- but because it’s an exception to the norm I’m not considering it feasible for me to churn out a 10,000 word chapter every week. Maybe pother writers manage that a day, maybe with my three days off a week I can dedicate two of them to knocking out 5k each, I don’t know.

I used to be able to do it, I remember, but that was before I worked full time and had more free time than I knew what to do with.

So, to make sure it’s an obtainable deadline I’m simply doubling the time I usually take to account for the amount of work increasing. As far as I’m aware, the logic in that is reasonably sound.

Hopefully this middle ground will be more satisfying for my readers.

That’s all I really have to cover this week so;

Until I next have your attention,


I keep leaving these for the last minute and I always end up regretting it. Maybe I need to move these to Wednesday or something. Commentaries on Sunday and Updates Wednesdays? Doesn’t sound too bad, we’ll just have to see if I manage to make it work.

If I miss the update next week it’s definitely because we’re witching to Wednesdays and not because I got distracted by something.

There isn’t a whole lot to cover this week- though I usually say that and end up rambling forever- but we’ll try to run through what we do have quickly so I can get to bed.

First, the Commentary for chapter 90 is up. I spend most of it being an asshole, so be aware. I will admit it’s probably undue but work these past few days has been absolute shit and even two glasses into my favorite wine I’m still in a piss-poor mood.

So if it is too asshole-ish [Is that possible?] then it’s most definitely my fault. Should have had something a bit stronger before writing it, evidently.

The good news is that I only have 20 labor hours left until that nightmare is over. Feel a bit bad for my employees because things are probably going to be pretty bumpy for a while- and they won’t have me taking the heat for everything anymore- but maybe I’m overestimating my worth and things are going to continue smoothly.

I’ll have to ask one of them how things went, if only to know for certain if I was indeed the source of all problems in the store. I will take a great amount of pleasure in hearing that people realized those problems were the damaged-controlled remnants of other people’s shit I was trying to correct.

If it does turn out that I was the main problem then I guess it’s a good thing I’m leaving and they’ll be better for it.

Regardless, it won’t be my problem soon.

Really, that was an attitude I was trying – and managed for 12 days- to avoid. I’ve been putting my all into my work like usual as if I’m not going to be gone in the next few days but I’ve now reached the point that I can’t even bring myself to care.

I can say that I know what it’s like to be some of the other managers, though. Who knew doing nothing and letting the employees do as they saw fit would be so easy? Really, the time flew by today as I shrugged at employee questions and told them to go for it. It didn’t’ go too badly either- except for dinner, which we never have enough people for on Sundays anyway- so maybe that was the secret I’ve been missing this whole time.

It kind of disturbed some of my employees, though, they weren’t too comfortable with me not working my ass off and stressing over everything.

Hmm, venting about work too much, let’s move on. It’s not going to be a problem by the thirty-first.

Actually, on a similar vein I have more or less secured a job. I was extended an offer dependent on the results of a drug test and a background test. I’ve never actually done drugs, so that should be fine, and my background should be clean- aside from a speeding ticket or two- which means I’m just waiting to learn the first day of my training.

Hopefully it’s not too far off or I’m going to have to find some temp work to make ends meet in the meantime. Meh, I can always do GrubHub or something for a week or two if I have too.

I have a feeling I’ve mentioned this already, too, so if that’s the case I apologize, Might have just been during a stream, though, I can’t really recall.

And speaking of streams, if you’ve missed any and want to check them out I do have them all- current up to Friday’s, I believe- up on Youtube.

That said, Sealkeeper’s updates are still pretty uncertain as I’ve lost my chapter lead. I’ll be posting chapter 91 soon and I’m about 20% done with 92 so we might be able to scrape by with weeklies still but no promises.

Not sure what’s happening with Warlock of Winterhold but I’ll figure that later. It does have less priority than that Sealkeeper one-shot, though, so be advised.

Think I’ve figured out the next Naruto story I’m doing, though. I have a lot of ideas I want to explore but oneof my more recent ones has really caught my favor. Haven’t seen anything else like it, either- though I am quite out of touch- so hopefully it’s original enouhg to be entertaining.

Work for that, however, probably won’t be until 2022 or so; plenty of time for me to lose interest.

And the Naruto fandom to die, I suppose. We’ll see.

No pictures today, mainly because I didn’t take any this morning in the good lighting, but we’ll have some next week. Their growth will look more impressive that way, too.

I’ll probably be making a discord soon where you guys can chat and ask me questions live(ish) without stopping by the stream, but I have to figure out how I want to set it up.

And, you know, find time to sink into another project.

Think that about does it for this update- though I probably missed something important I wanted to mention- so we’ll call it good here.

Until I next have your attention,


An update that managed to get posted before midnight? Must be a damned miracle. Unfortunately that’s the only fortunate news I have for this update.

You’ve probably seen my tweet back on the fifteenth but if you’re still unaware I put in my letter of resignation that day and have been searching for alternate employment since.

Yeah, I quit without having another job lined up. I’m well aware how dumb that was. I would try to say I needed to make sure I was properly motivated or that I like living on the edge- which is a damn lie- but the honest answer is that I reached my limit at work and handing it in on the fifteenth ensured my employers had two weeks of notice.

My letter listed the 31st as my last day, so we have about ten days for me to finish finding a job. It’s not too bad, though. I’ve already had an interview for a job I think I would enjoy quite a bit and while there is a slight pay cut it’s based on the fact that I won’t have ten hours of overtime scheduled every week.

There’s a high likelihood of overtime in this position too but with starting pay being a bit higher and three days off most weeks I’ll be in a much better position for focusing on other things.

You know, like my writing.

Of course, I’m still waiting for them to call me back. They liked me well enough to reach out to me to set up the interview and it seemed to go well so I’m hoping the delay is only because my interview was on a Friday afternoon and that I’ll here back sometime tomorrow. If I don’t I figure I’ll just give them a call myself to see if I need to resume my search.

Just didn’t feel right to be applying to other places and trying to get interviews when I’m just waiting to hear back from them.

And if I don’t get the job? Well, worse comes to worse I can always do deliveries of some kind. I have a car and if it takes me running food, cannabis, or medical supplies around the city to pay my bills then so be it.

Actually, the medical courier job I saw seemed like it might be a good fit for me too so I’ll probably try that first. I’m not too worried about it because I have those ten days with my current employer and another paycheck and a half coming from them.

Things might get a bit tight but like I said there are plenty of jobs I can do just because I have a car so I have no problem doing them until I find something more reliable. Hell, maybe I’ll end up doing them to make ends meet only to realize I really enjoy the work. We’ll have to see.

Now, you’re probably wondering how this has anything to do with yourself and why Eyazahrid has been rambling on about the fact that he needs to generate a source of income for the imminent future.

Good question.

Because I need to pay my bills and none of my lottery tickets have done me any good securing my financial future- sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? – is a very high priority. Such a high priority, in fact, that it comes before Sealkeeper or any of my other projects.

What this means for you as readers- and audience members, if you watch my streams- is that Sealkeeper is going on a soft hiatus. Chapter 90 will be up in nine or so hours but after that it may be a few weeks until I have more chapters coming out.

Streams have a slightly higher chance of continuing on any given day simply because I use games to unwind and I can stream just about anything. Nearly did one tonight, actually, but despite having already prepped tomorrow’s chapter yesterday my other weekly tasks seem to be taking more than their due time tonight.

Probably because I wrote so much about my current employment status.


Not too much more to cover with this update, I suppose.

More than a little nervous about tomorrows chapter because the expectations have been set pretty high if the reviews are anything to go by. I’m not sure why everyone seemed to love it so much- though I really need to figure that out- but I hope whatever I did right in that one I also did in chapter 90.

For the stream I’d really like to have a main game we play most weeks- actually, I’ve been wanting that since before I ever streamed- but I have no idea what I’d want to play that frequently.

I’m thinking I might need to get into an MMO again, though I haven’t played one in quite a long time. ESO was fun enough, I suppose, even if I only ran around with the Blade of Woe murdering everyone and ransacking houses but I’m tempted to give FF14 a try to see how that is. I couldn’t back when I was playing games all the time but now that I work I could definitely try out some subscription games.

Actually played EQ2 a long time ago, I wonder how that’s going these days. Terra was an old favorite too.

All I really know is that I won’t be going to WoW ever, but that leaves us with plenty of options. If you have a suggestion- or a preference between those I’ve already mentioned- please let me know.

I need something with some longevity so I can dedicate some effort to it.

All that said, let’s wrap this up with some Bonsai.

As you can see she’s grown quite a bit since you last saw her. Her sister, on the other hand, well….

She hasn’t grown all that much. With the latest branches coming in near the top I may remove some of those lower down but we’ll see. They both hit the eight month mark in about four days and that’s sad.

Not because of their age but because I can remember their birthday- plantday?- but I can’t remember those of my siblings or parents.

Or my cat, apparently. My brother told me recently that she’s already six years old. I hadn’t exactly been keeping track, to be honest, but that sounded a bit high.

He wasn’t wrong, apparently it’s been six years.

My sense of time aside, let’s finish this up because I’ve somehow managed to work on this for the last two hours. Don’t ask, I have no idea.

I don’t have a teaser for you this week- again- but I did recently show both a clean Command Center and my setup being, you know, less than set up. With that in mind, let’s get some more pictures up in this post. Why? Because I took ’em so I might as well use ’em.

Besides, I’m sure you’re all terribly curious.

Okay, maybe not. I’m going to show you anyway.

The command center is no more, my writing/work desk having been removed from my room, leaving everything pretty empty. It’s also a damn furnace in there so I haven’t spent much time after I got everything set up.

Learning that none of my spare keyboards apparently work may have had some influence on that decision. I have a new one coming in Tuesday to remedy that. We’ll be back to gaming soon enough.

Well, I could just use my gaming keyboard with the gaming pc but I’m a lazy bastard and already have it set up on the writing desk. Moving it between the two for the next few days- as I’ll be doing with my chair- is just too troublesome.

Here’s a picture showing where the rest of the command center used to be, now replaced only by the same emptiness in my heart that I harness to create my cliffhangers.

I’ve spared you the close-up of the computer were you’d be granted the image of a horrendous tangle of wires. Ended up with a handful of wires to….something…after I had set it up again but I guess they weren’t that important if I can’t figure out why I had them in the first place.

My writing desk- actually, you may note that this desk used to be the one the gaming setup was on a few updates ago- has been moved out into the loft where there isn’t a fan but it also isn’t the fiery pits of hell, which is nice. The separation also helps keep me from being too distracted.

It’s not entirely effective, but I did sit down yesterday and manage to get a thousand words down which is a lot better than progress had been over the last week. A good sign, perhaps?

Actually pretty fond of this setup, I’ve been thinking about doing it for months. I always pictured it with the smaller desk but this is probably better. What you see on the screen is actually what I’m typing right now, which means I really need to hurry up and finish this. Seriously, I had so much time before midnight that I actually mentioned it in the first damn sentence- and no, I’m not changing that or the date of the update title- but by the time this is up it’s going to be quarter to one.

Ah, fuck it. What’s the harm in one more?

There you are, my current setup. I’m sure you were all dying to know after seeing the picture of my pc on the floor Friday.

Now I need to end this damn thing so I can finish the prep for chapter 90. Remember when i said it was done? Well, not quite. Proofread the chapter- also known as eliminating all the red squiggles in the document- but I still need to upload it to Fanfiction.net and ensure the formatting is correct. Shouldn’t take too long.

I hope.

Either way, this has gone on much longer than I expected and I need to get to work and then get to bed so I can get to work that pays the bills in the morning.

Until I next have your attention,


This is going to be another short one, I’m afraid. We haven’t made a lot of progress in the chapters and there’s not much going on to tell you about.

Chapter progress has slowed down- and I only have one completed chapter after the posting in about eight hours- because my free time has been going to finding a new job. I’ve worked at my current one for almost five years now- thought I did take a break from it for about a year to try something else- and I think it’s time I moved on.

I won’t start ranting about the job itself or my coworkers- because if I did I’d be typing this until my next shift starts- but I will say that there are a lot less stressful opportunities around and most of them offer the same pay- or more- for less hours a week.

Extra time for writing? Possibly a bigger paycheck? Less stress?

I’m not really seeing any negatives, especially if I get to gain experience in a new field. I’ll continue doing customer service- though I would prefer production or administrative much more- if I have to, but I can at least switch it up a bit and explore other aspects of it.

No interviews so far but as my most recent applications were submitted over the weekend I figure I’ll call on Monday – which is now, technically- during more regular business hours to check up on them. With any luck, I’ll be somewhere new before the end of the month.

Or, you know, I’ll win the lottery and won’t have to worry about it. I’ll let you know if that happens.

Other than that, the only thing I can really mention is that I now wear glasses. It’s been interesting but apparently they suit me because some friends I spent time with on Thursday didn’t even mention them.

I’m only slightly bitter. Is this how people feel when you don’t notice a new haircut?

Well, that’s just about all I had. If there’s something in particular you’d be interested in hearing about in these updates let me know and if my current stream schedule is inconvenient for you guys let me know that too. I do have some flexibility- not much, but I’ll do what I can- so we’re not stuck at 0400 on Fridays and Saturdays [UTS].

Until I next have your attention,


I’m going to try keeping this brief because chapter prep and the Commentary for chapter 87 took longer than expected.

That Commentary is up, by the way. You know, in case you wanted to check it out.

So, chapter progress has improved. I had been a bit stuck with chapter 89 but chapter 90 went much faster. We;re still not up to five spares but at least we’re not falling further behind.

The vacation was good, we streamed a lot and my casino trip only ran me some $400. More than I really wanted to be spending, but i suppose it was better than sitting at home for my entire vacation.

Work still sucks, the Bonsai are doing well [pictures below], and most of the older stream have been moved to Youtube so we don’t lose them. If you’ve missed them, feel free to head on over.

And speaking of streaming, I have been debating over switching from Twitch to just Youtube for the streams. It would make saving videos easier but I’m not sure what you’d all prefer.

Let me know- PM, email, or comments are fine- and if there’s a time that’s better fro you to catch a stream live please tell me that too. [UTC, please. It helps avoid confusion.]

I don’t think there’s much else going on that needs to be mentioned.

Oh, no, there are two more things.

Working on a D&D campaign- again- which I’m thinking about posting here upon completion. If that’s something you’d be interested in let me know.

We may also be skipping the stream on Thursday because my D&D group- though we’re currently trying out Overlight- may be meeting later in the day due to some schedule conflicts. I’ll try to keep you all updated on that front.

With all that covered, I think this about does it. If I’ve forgotten anything feel free to yell at me. I’ll either write down a note for next week or- depending on how much I forgot to mention- I may even have another update in the coming week. We’ll see.

Until I next have your attention,


So, as is becoming an alarming trend lately, I have not managed to catch up on my writing. We’re still ahead- thank the gods- but our five-chapter lead has been gone for some time now. In fact, I can’t even provide a teaser because the next chapter to tease isn’t done yet.

Worse, because I’m not even managing to keep up with Sealkeeper I can’t work on any of my other projects such as the Tatsuki “Oneshot” or The Warlock of Winterhold. Then again, I’m not even sure if Warlock will ever come into being because my notes are limited and my saves seem to have been messed up.

Unless I manage to recover them I’m better off just starting a new game, in which case I’ll probably stream it. That could be interesting, I suppose, letting you all see- and perhaps influence- what we do and then getting to read the story I spin from it.

I’ll have to keep that in mind.

I’ve mentioned this in a recent tweet, but I am going on vacation soon. I’ll be off for a week and only three days have been set aside to relax at a nearby casino, so the other four days will hopefully allow me to get some actual work done. Unlikely, but my fingers are crossed.

No, wait, nevermind that. If I’m going to have a stroke of good fortune let it be at the casino, please. Covcerign my stay would be awesome, paying of my car would be fantastic, and anythign beyond thet is, well, pretty damn unlikely.

Probably have better chances with the Lottery tickets I bought earlier.

My gambling aside- can anyone say ‘retire into obscurity and write without any worries’?- I do want to mention a few of the things I need to get done here. Mostly so I feel more obligated to get them done because you’re all expecting them.

Remember that forum I set up here on the site? [There should be a link to it somewhere above you] Yeah, it’s still empty. I’ve been meaning to go through my old ideas and post them there but haven’t gotten around to it.

I want to have at least three of them polished up and posted there before the end of my vacation.

We need to regain our lead, which means five chapters ahead and I need to post a chapter during my vacation- it will be from my hotel room or possibly from my phone as I lounge by the pool if I’ve already added it to the Doc manager of FF.net- so I have to get chapter 92 done by the timer I’m back- Wednesday- and I’ll have the rest of the week to finish up chapter 93.

other than those, the only other thing on my to-do list that may interest any of you would be that I’m going to post my last couple streams on Youtube. It’s really difficult and time-consuming. I totally don’t just name it, throw on some tags, and give it a basic description before walking away to do something else while it uploads for the next forty minutes.

Oh, wait, I do. Really no excuse for not having those up yet- really, I could be doing them now instead of talking about them- but I just haven’t gotten around to it. Mydia has been rather needy lately and my will is weak.

Of course, getting just those three tasks done- I make it sound simple, but that’s a good four chapters and my rate peaked at about 2.5 chapters a week – is going to be made more difficult by the next bit of news I have;

I finally got VR.

I’ve been debating getting a VR system for a while now and was mostly hesitating on the price- and because I know it will eat up my limited free time like little else- but I did finally give in. Menoly is going to immensely distracting over the week.

On one hand, that’s something that may impede my progress. On the other, it may serve as a good motivator to get the chapters done.

And speaking of chapters, 89 onward is going to bring a very rapid advance- and possibly conclusion- to the Rebellion Arc. I’m not entirely sure how that’s going to effect the rest of the story’s pacing- or plot- but I already see this part in my head so it’s going on paper.

Er, in a manner of speaking.

That’s about all I have for this week and I still need to write up that commentary- not much really stood out that I can recall, though I do have a pretty pad memory- aside from Cam’s series of reviews. I think those were more notable because she’s been absent lately and suddenly I have five reviews from her. I’ll have to pull up the other reviews for the chapter to see if there’s anything I actually need to address.

There probably is, I just hope I can get it done quickly. I have more stuff to do and need to be in bed soon for work tomorrow. I’d really appreciate it if the gods would like to favor me with a lottery win or a real good haul from my upcoming casino trip so that’s not as much of an issue.

You may consider invoking your gods to that effect, too, if you’d like to provide me with more time to write for you. Or, you know, click on an add before you go. I’ll take what I can get.

We’ll finish this up with some pictures of happy little trees- well, one of them is being as bit droopy lately- and I’ll see you all in eight hours or so with the next chapter. Ah, damn, I need a name for it still. Might save that for tomorrow right before I post.

Nothing like putting things off until the very last minute.

Here are those trees.

Until I next have your attention,


Normally I sit down after work to write up the commentaries, the update, and to do a quick proofread of Mondays’ chapter. Switching things up today I’m writing this during my break instead of working on chapter 89 because I’m not going to be conscious enough to do this once I get home.

As I type this I’m on 27 hours and I still have another 5 until my shift ends. When I get home it’s going to be a very brisk shower followed by me grabbing a blanket and a pillow before collapsing onto the floor for the next twelve hours.

I suppose I could have tried sleeping earlier, but I usually can’t sleep for just four hours and I’m too paranoid to risk it. I can’t stand being late and I was already late for the first time in over a year the other day because I managed to sleep through all my alarms.

So, with my lack of sleep already making standing an interesting challenge, there’s no way I’m going to be able to do this later. For that reason I’m also pushing the commentary for chapter 84 to tomorrow. I’ve already gone over chapter 85 so when I get up tomorrow I’ll type up the commentary and post both it and the chapter.

So far there’s been no luck in the job search but I did put in an application this morning so hopefully I hear from them soon. I’ll try calling them sometime tomorrow to increase my chances but that’s going to be interesting when I work during most of the business day.

Fingers are crossed, though, it seems like the job would be a good fit for me. You know, assuming I’m understanding the job listing correctly. I’ll have to make sure what I’m imagining is even vaguely close to reality before committing to it.

And if I don’t get it, well, I have a list of other jobs which all seem better than my current one. Hopefully I can be somewhere else no later than August.

Might have a paid vacation coming up, too, so getting it after that would definitely be preferably. I haven’t had a vacation in years and the chance to spend a week doing nothing but sleeping and catching up on my writing sounds fantastic.

I should probably see an optometrist, too, considering I’ve known that I’m nearsighted for over a year now and my vision plan kicked in months ago.

But that’s enough of my personal crap, let’s focus on what you’re really here for- Sealkeeper.

Chapter 89 is still only in it’s infant stages, so quite a lot of work to catch up still, but I did sit down and type up the plan for the next half dozen scenes and I think you’ll enjoy them.

I haven’t had any time for my other projects, which is a shame, but with the completion of chapter 88 I do have a new teaser for you.

“Hinata, Cuddles, and Naughty Misunderstandings.”

Nice and short but I’m sure it will keep you busy wondering what’s going to happen.

Haven’t taken any recent pictures of my Bonsai so I don’t have any of those to share but they are doing well still, which is good.

Break’s just about over so we’ll end this here. I’ll see you all tomorrow for the next chapter.

Until I next have your attention,


This has not been a good week for Sealkeeper. Chapter 88 is now two weeks overdue and is sitting at a mere 66% completion. Over the last week, I think I managed a whopping 300 words. Between being sick and being at work I haven’t had much free time and the one day I did have a generous amount of spare time I ended up spending it all playing the League of Maidens alpha which you can blame on Nssheepster.

There isn’t even all that much to do in the game at this point, they’re just making sure the functions are, well, functioning, so I don’t know how I wasted so much time in the game. I didn’t even mess around with the fun little extras, either, all my time was spent in missions and freeroam.

I was at least smart enough to avoid the temptation of making use of their pose mode because I’d probably still be playing with it.

If you want pictures, though, just let me know. I can always post a few of my darling Faewyn here.

And speaking of pictures, we do have some Bonsai pictures again because I got around to changing out the soil finally. Better yet, they’re both in pots now!

Miracle, isn’t it?

She needs a trim, I suspect, because the lower branches aren’t getting much light so they’re slowly withering away. I’ll need to get to that soon.

Other than that, she’s doing pretty well. Still need more vertical growth so the limbs can drape without falling out of the pot but we’ll just have to wait for that. I probably should choose one of the ‘trunks’ (Don’t think they’re quite far enough along to be called such) to keep and snip away the other so they don’t compete but the idea of having two trunks sort of twisting together as they grow really appeals to me.

I’ll just have to keep my eye on her in the meantime. Pleasing my sense of aesthetics takes second place to making sure she doesn’t die.

And see? I wasn’t lying. Shes’ been potted finally. It’s a bit bigger than I wanted and quite a bit deeper- this is probably going to ruin the roots- but there wasn’t a wide selection at the store I stopped in at so this was the best I could do.

Shes’ a little low, too, but that’s probably my fault. just like all those leaves that have fallen into her new pot. Not sure if I knocked those off during the re-potting or if she’s just not liking her elevation but she seems to be doing okay overall so I’m not too worried.

I have a bunch more seeds, so I should probably plant those eventually but I think we’ll wait until these two are a bit more grown and I know I can keep them alive for a decent amount of time. These two recently hit their six month mark, so maybe after a year I’ll start some more.

Unfortunately those pictures will be your only goodies this week because I haven’t even finished the chapter you’re supposed to be getting a teaser on.


I actually got up from my desk in hopes of finding my cat so I could share a picture of her but I have no idea where she’s off to. Better luck next time I suppose.

Not much else to cover here, I guess. I have recently updated my resume and I’m going to start submitting it to some hiring sites to see what responses I get. If we’re really fortunate I can find something that pays the same – or maybe even more- as my current job while dropping me back down to 40 hours a week. That would free up at least ten hours for me- possibly twenty if I didn’t feel the need to get there two hours early most days- and that could go a long ways in making sure chapters are done on time and that I have the opportunity to work on other projects.

Fingers are crossed, but even a general search for jobs in my area looks promising. I can make more an hour sitting behind a desk at a highschool than helping manage the restaurant, so why stress myself for less pay?

Hopefully we’ll have an update on that front by next week. I’ll just have to make sure I use my paid vacation time before I quit.

I really need that vacation.

Until I next have your attention,


An update on Sunday? My, we’re doing much better this week. Of course the only reason I’ve managed this is because I had to leave work early and even then it’s taken me four hours to write the commentary, do a final check on chapter 83, and start on this.

Apparently constantly throwing up is not conductive to the workplace nor to getting my writing done. Didn’t have time to finish chapter 88 either, but it’s at least at 50%. Hopefully I can have it done by Tuesday so I can use the rest of the week to finally catch up.

I’m not going to take too long because I’m still not feeling well and it’s proving difficult to get my thoughts out through this haze but hopefully I don’t forget anything too important.

Actually, I can’t remember anything that I needed to talk about, let’s just jump straight into the goodies.

Here we have the Bonsai I still haven’t gotten around to giving an actual pot – I just bought one for it, I swear- and we can see just how much better my new phone’s camera is.

Not my favorite, but they’re growing nicely nonetheless. I need to change the soil in the next few days, so as soon as I’m feeling better we’ll get to both that and providing it with a proper pot.

My favorite is still doing well, though the branches are just falling around the pot. Hopefully we see some more vertical growth soon so that’s not an issue.

As expected, she too looks much better with the new camera.

With your monthly does of Bonsai provided, we’ll move on to your weekly teaser. I never can remember where we are for these, so I always have to go read the last post to check.

Ah, chapter 87 it is. Shit, that’s the last completed chapter, too. I really need to catch up.

Naruto hunts down Hayate’s killer, Keigo teaches us the duty of the elder siblings, and our prince starts to question just how useful his attempts to foster a good reputation have been.

That should do it for now, but if you’d like to come back after I post chapter 83 and click on an add I’d appreciate it. I’m still trying to get the website to the point where it’s self-sufficient. At the moment, we’re somewhere along the lines of 20% so everything helps.

Until I next have your attention,