Friday 12 May 2023

Month In Review(s) - April 2023

Have I mentioned that 2023 hates me?

Because 2023 hates me.

I'm having the worst year. And that's saying something.

Title: April - Ebrill. Image: artsy woman, standing in a city and holding an umbrella, with her hand out to the rain - because she apparently forgot what umbrellas are for or something, I don't know

So. April sucked.

There was my neighbour's funeral, and caring for my ill family member - which is stressful af. There was also some bad news with one of my cats.

[CW: terminal pet illness]

My beautiful boy-cat - the genuine light of my life - has dementia, and is not-so-slowly coming to the end of his beautiful life. 

I cannot over-exaggerate how much this cat means to me.

I honestly thought he was going to leave us mid-April, poor boy was so ill. 

But he somehow pulled around a bit, and we've been gifted a little more time with him - even though we don't know how much.

Meantime he can't really be left on his own in case he gets himself in trouble - you haven't proved your love until you've made yourself sing 'Don't Stop Believin' a million times so that your confused cat can pee or poop.

(Why Journey, I don't know. It just kind of happened, and now if he's getting stressed about bodily functions, we gotta play and sing Journey, idek. I'm so tired.)


So... yeah. 

I'm still standing.

Still working. Still trying not to overwork. Still hoping and dreaming and crying and struggling... life as usual, really 😅💪😉

Comics Wrap-Up was on break in April, so there's none of those posts listed below.

It's back in May, with Friday Fics Fix taking a breather until June.


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Friday Fics Fix

Title: Fics Fix! Background: purple with white lightning bolt shape

Random and Slightly Absurd - A The Umbrella Academy (TUA) fic with time-loops, which may or may not 'count' as a crack fic

Sometimes Things Just Happen That Way - Another TUA fic (...I'm trash and I don't care,) - this one exploring Ben and Klaus' (brotherly) relationship over the years

Not Incompatible With A World In Which Buttons Exists - Our Flag Means Death (OFMD) fanfiction which is basically an excuse to put Izzy and Lucius in dresses, make them recite Shakespeare, and get them to kiss - which I am 100% on board with.

I Want The Queer Pirates, So You're All Getting the Queer Pirates - OFMD, and Izzy dosed with truth serum - cue shenanigans!

Nerd Church

The Black Phone: The Film Adaptation of A Horror Masterpiece - thoughts on the movie The Black Phone starring Ethan Hawke, which just so happens to be based on one of my favourite short stories of all time.

The Writer Diaries: When The Words Won't Go Where They're Supposed To - of the most infuriating writing-related feelings there is

Short Story: The Midday Sun - an impossible choice in a barren landscape

It's Bannau Brycheiniog, Deal With It - Some complex British history, as I attempt to explain why calling a Welsh location by its Welsh name is apparently controversial to the British (English) media.

Basic Levels of Niceness - Apparently what I thought was a normal basic level of being a nice person is above and beyond to other people... who knew?

Other Non-Review Posts

Month in Review(s) - March 2023

So... that's April.
How was yours?
Talk to me! 😅💬

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  1. Aww, sending all the love :) I know how stressful it is when pets are sick/nearing end of life. I hope Mr. Kitty knows how loved he is!

    1. Lol, I love the 'Mr Kitty' ;) His name's Jango - no, I don't know why, it's the name he had when we got him.

      And he def. knows he's loved! He's the most affectionate cat I've ever met, honestly. He's a cuddlebug - and all he wants is me at the moment. So yeah, it's beautiful - but also extremely wearing. He loves the whole family and the whole family loves him, but he's always been very much *my* cat, and so now all he wants, especially when he's confused, is to be with me and be held by me (and for me to help him with the whole toilet thing by singing Journey!)


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