Tuesday 8 March 2022

Month In Review(s) - February 2022

(Warning: this post discusses war, the threat of nuclear disaster, injured cats, and blood)



February. 2022.

February 2022.

...I live in Europe. Edges of, here in the UK, but still Europe.

Y'know, that continent Putin nearly turned into a nuclear wasteland last week? 

And no, I'm not over-reacting, Zaporizhzhia is way bigger than Chernobyl, and radiation from the  Chernobyl disaster in 1986 was the reason Welsh farmers had restrictions on selling livestock until 2012.

So... *gestures at Putin in a non-polite manner*

You can donate to the Disaster Emergency Committee's Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal here.

'February - Chwefror' with heart patterned background. Apologies for the mess you text-reader probably got into trying to pronounce the Welsh.

My boy-cat, Jango, had problems with his teeth this month so we've going back and fore to the vets.

So, that was stressful as all hell.

Which, of course, meant that I had a lot of migraines, because my migraines are stress-related, and I'm clearly on a roll with them.

I had one of the most painful migraines I've had in years the night after we'd taken my poor boy for an emergency appointment and, it turned out, operation.

OMG was it stressful. Not least because most of his fur is white, so if there's even a drop of blood it spreads out and he looks like a slasher victim. 

And there was a lot more than a drop that morning - hence the emergency appointment.

All cats are special, but Jango is special, y'know? 

He's... there really isn't any other cat like him, he's magic. 

And, thankfully, he's doing a whole lot better now 😻

I wrote some posts that mean a lot to me this month:

My post on Partygate explains why I will never, ever, forgive Boris Johnson...

...while I really think everyone needs to know about The Dark Side of Carbon Offsetting.

And I wrote a sci-fi-ish, dystopian-ish, short story because the universe and Bo Burnham told me to 😅

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Most Popular Posts

#1. Nerd Church - Of Monsters, Mice, and Men

#2. Nerd Church - The Dark Side Of Carbon Offsetting

#3. Nerd Church - We Don't Make Good Decisions When We're Tired, OK?

#4. Nerd Church - Covid 19: Why Partygate Brought Me To Tears

#5. Micropoetry - January 2022

#6. Friday Fics Fix - Once Upon A SamBucky Fairytale

#7. Comics Wrap-Up - I Don't Really Feel Like Fighting

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#9. Month in Review(s) - January 2022

#10. Review Time! (Graphic Non-Fiction Edition!) - Iranian Love Stories

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Non-Review Posts

Comics Wrap-Up

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I Don't Really Feel Like Fighting - The Batman, Maus, and more

Dancing All Alone In the Morning Light - Nicque Marina, graphic novels, and more

Save Yourselves, The Moon Is Full - Moon Knight, Dr Strange, and more

How Can You See Into My Eyes Like Open Doors? - Moon Knight, graphic novels, and more

Friday Fics Fix

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Once Upon A SamBucky Fairytale - A The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (TFATWS) fic with Bucky as a wolf-turned-human trying to win Sam's heart

Outside Society's Neat Little Boxes - The Umbrella Academy (TUA) fic where siblings Klaus and Vanya explore gender expression

Between Punishment and Compassion - TFATWS fic walking the hazy moral lines posed by sympathetic villain Baron Zemo

Needy Lesnicki: In the Wind and On the Run - An intriguing Jennifer's Body fic that imagines the film as true crime

Nerd Church

Covid 19: Why Partygate Brought Me To Tears - I will never forgive the Prime Minister

We Don't Make Good Decisions When We're Tired, OK? - Stop trying to fix your life at 3am, it's not gonna work

The Dark Side of Carbon Offsetting - Not the get-out-of-eco-jail-free card people think it is

Short Story: Girl, AloneAnd I am but a simple writer - the universe calls, and I answer. So... have this sci-fi-ish/dystopian-ish short story, I guess! 😅

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Month in Review(s) - January 2022

Micropoetry - January 2022

Review Posts

Graphic Novels/Graphic Non-Fiction

Iranian Love Stories

So that's February! Uh... yeah

How was yours?

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  1. I'm not going to lie, I have kinda hopped off the blogging train since the end of February. I'll be back, just crazy busy with marking assignments and schoolwork. I'm sorry you had a rough February as well. Despite not being in the same continent, us folks across the ocean cannot turn a blind eye to this.

    1. Thanks Em *hugs* - and do what's right for you, no need to worry about that <3

      Ugh. It's pretty intense. Even on the edge of the continent. It's serious, horrible, stuff.


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