Wednesday 11 March 2020

Month in Review(s) - February 2020

February... I mean, on a personal level, February wasn't too bad.

I had a few colds (and yes, they were colds,) and some bad depression days, but nothing too much.

'February - Chwefror' written on an old-fashioned wooden desk, scattered with hearts, a notebook, and number blocks (1. 4.)

Although *gestures vaguely at the state of the world* I realise that more than a few squares have been crossed off on our apocalypse bingo cards.

But we've been crossing those things off since 2016, so it's probably not that surprising.

And a reminder, my dearest darling nerdlets: where there's life there's hope, and where there's hope, there's life.

On the blogging front - I posted a review this month!


Here in Wales, February was a month of devastating flooding - I'm fine, don't panic, but a lot of people weren't so lucky. 

The damage is... bad. We've had a record amount of rain for February - which is impressive; Wales is used to rain.

Not to mention the worry caused by the old coal tips sliding... this is industrial waste from days of the mining industry which has been moving in landslips. 

People live beneath these tips - and yes, they can kill.

If you wanna help out, you can give to actor Michael Sheen's fund for the flood victims - there's a JustGiving page here. 

I understand if you can't afford to, or just don't want to, donate, and that's fine. I don't want to guilt anyone into anything.

But I will tell you that the affected communities are some of the poorest here. 

Good, hard-working, people, many who have struggled to bring their businesses to these communities, have lost everything.

...And it's going to damage our economy as a whole, tbh. We're small.

And if the first week of March been anything to go by, the risk of flooding is far from over. Again, I'm fine, though the transport routes are requiring some creative adaptations sometimes.

So, anything you can give to this appeal will be so appreciated - if you choose to do so.

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Most Popular Posts*

1. Month in Review(s) - January 2020

2. Comics Wrap-Up - Will You Meet 'Em When the End Comes Reeling?

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5. Friday Fics Fix - Roses Are Good Omens

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*I've had a lot of spammy-looking traffic this month, so I've had to change the analytics I use for this section.

Hopefully my adjustments have worked out - I usually use Blogger's figures to give the most popular posts, but Blogger had 4000+ spammy hits from Sweden. (Blogger doesn't think anything is a bot. Ever.)

So, for this month only, I've used Google Analytics. The problem is a) Analytics counts mobile & desktop as DIFFERENT GODDAMN PAGES (Argh!) and b) Analytics thinks EVERYTHING is a bot.

...ridiculous considering Blogger & Analytics are both owned by Google but... *shrugs*
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...still looking for this dearest nerdlets? Well, I still have you covered

I'm a little concerned about the specificity of your searches, but I still, indeed, have you covered!

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Comics Wrap-Up

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Will You Meet 'Em When The End Comes Reeling? - Disney+, Black Widow, & more

While the Angels Sleep, All of the Devils Are Awake - Joaquin Phoenix, Harley Quinn, & more

Every Little Piece Pulls In Its Own Direction - Green Lantern diversity, reviews, & more

Don't You Ever Tame Your Demons, But Always Keep 'Em On A Leash - M'boy Klaus Hargreeves, Captain America, & more

Friday Fics Fix

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A Dose of the Warm Fuzzies - Klaus Hargreeves isn't feeling too good, and I trick you all into societal introspection!

Roses Are Good Omens - sweet Ace romance from Crowley and Aziraphale

Avengers Fun Time! - Captain America vs vacuum cleaner. Need I say more?

Nerd Church

Brexit: How We Got Here - Because someone had to explain it

The Truth? - What is it? Does it even matter any more?

Hanau (& A Brief Note on the Flooding) - Terrorism and natural disasters, because 2020

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Review Posts


Talk Softly and Carry Your Big Stick With Pride by Ariel Jean Bailey

So... that was February!
How was yours?
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  1. I’m glad you’re safe from the flooding. I hope a lot of money is raised for the victims. I’m constantly irritated at Blogger and Google Analytics / AdSense. I think my blog is having a good day, and I’m going to make some ad money, but then nope. AdSense decides that everything is bots. I hope you’re having a good March!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Thanks, I hope so too. People are struggling atm.

      YES on the Adsense too! It's like, stop telling me I didn't have traffic then, *I had a non-spammy comment in that time period.* Argh!

  2. Sorry your February was difficult, Cee! Glad you and your family is safe, and hopefully any damages will be resolved soon.

    The news is not looking great these days. I’ve been latching on to any positive news I can find. Sometimes the best thing to do is just mute a lot of words on social media.

    I hope you have a happy (and healthy) March!

    1. Like I said, it wasn't too bad :) <3

      The flooded areas... it's gonna take a while to deal with the damage, tbh. Some insurance companies have given people caravans to put in their back gardens until the houses are safe and liveable, and a lot of the kids are struggling.

      Positivity is awesome - keep hold of positivity! :) <3

  3. Oh yeah, February, and how the month has kicked off in March is definitely showing how we are living in quite the apocalyptic style world... I'm just waiting for one strong female woman to stand up and start revolutionising or finding a cure... then I'll know we have truly reach peak YA dystopian situation too!

    1. Ha, 'one strong female woman' needs to be a tagline for something - it just does XD


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