[Downsizing Zeal] Escape From Overwhelm

I made some progress, but not much, because honestly I am feeling overwhelmed by the process of moving out. My physical health has declined in the momentum that I felt in the days after my healthcare event. I took my first mid-day nap today after a week of not napping; I don’t think things are declining, but, I don’t feel as rambunctious today as I might have shortly after feeling better. Tomorrow should be better…

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[Downsizing Zeal] 02: Japanese, Videogame, Clothes

This essay and its accompanying video aren’t about Japanese videogame clothes, but they are about things that are tied into all three concepts. I was successfully able to make two donation trips, and even more successfully, I was able to do those trips after getting my car worked on, which did not ruin my physicality enough to push me back home immediately. That was nice! This all is, then, a celebration of progress toward moving!

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[Downsizing Zeal] 01: Zeal: Completed Tasks

I’d been trying to capture this feeling for years through writing and I finally figured it out through the recording process: planning a complicated project involves remaining focused on ideas, just like planning a simple project. I’ve published over 2,000 essays, pieces of fiction, or other writing adventures over the years. The structure is still the same – come up with an idea then execute on that idea – it’s just the variables are bigger and more complex.

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[Semi-Interactive Podcast] 24, Comedy

Without going into lists and specifics, outside of this podcast, my favorite kinds of comedy are the ones that comment on reality in certain ways or others. Commenting, sometimes, does require navigating through the nuances of complex and controversial topics, but I think if the comedian navigates through the topic with respect, akin to taking one’s shoes off if the house rules are no shoes inside, then it’s fine – especially when not tracking in mud.

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[Media Meandry] 2021 Friendsgiving Specials

I received something to be thankful for from the universe in the form of my healthcare event turning out exceedingly well – I haven’t had any negative side effects yet! I feel stoked, too, since I was able to wrap up this Friendsgiving drawing that I made over three broadcasts to celebrate the Thanksgiving weekend in my own style: rather than encourage people to buy materialistic items, I talked about holidays, charities, and basically anything else.

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[Semi-Interactive Podcast] SIP-Adjacent Podcast Explorations

Something I’ve wanted to experiment with is the idea of Semi-Interactive Podcast-adjacent projects. I’ve hosted ones on videogames and books, sure, but I can expand out the idea to see what sticks – I’ve been broadcasting the podcasts because it’s just as easy for me to record in front of a live studio audience versus offline, but offline recordings like this have a different sort of energy, where we focus on the art and the conversation.

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[The Story] Olympic Travel Plans

Pre-disability, I wanted to write “The Story” as true to the experience of how it is like living with disabilities as possible. Now that I am disabled, with a slim chance that my disability might be manageable, I can write “The Story” with the perspective of how it is/was like for me to be disabled. I recently had to drive 4+ hours to get healthcare. My seed question: What if Trishna had to do the same?

Spoilers?: Minor [“seeding” storytelling ideas]
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[Tripping On…] Sacroiliac Joint Assistance

This will be a fastly written, low-polish essay to cover the details of how my health has gone in the two days since my sacroiliac joint healthcare event. Overall, I am feeling much better. Yesterday, I rode the rush of feeling in better health, but today, I ran into the roadblock of pushing myself too hard yesterday, so now I am writing this in a tired stupor. Tomorrow, then, should be better, with more rest.

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[Media Meandry] Eddie, EarthBound, 09

What I’m enjoying doing on major holidays, or celebratory days, is doing special broadcasts. For Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving, I did a solo broadcast of some art then Eddie and I explored EarthBound. It was fun because of how often we tend to forget our friends in events like this, and, more specific to EarthBound, how often people try to slam through the game instead of taking the time to appreciate it. That’s why these celebratory days matter.

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[Tripping On…] Olympic Drive Time

I am writing this sentence just before 3pm, waiting in the lobby for my 3pm appointment. Prior to arriving, I spent over 2 hours driving to get here. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and my thanks goes to my insurance company for authorizing this injection yesterday. I enjoyed the drive. I did a two-plus hour recording talking about some story ideas, other ideas, and figuring out if recording was more enjoyable than listening to music. It was!

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