Monthly Note – 9/30/2019

Monthly Note – 9/30/2019

Luka reached into the back of the freezer and grabbed the frozen cold compress. Realizing that her current outfit—a slightly oversized t-shirt and a pair of blue and black-stripped pajama bottoms—has no pockets. Mumbling under her breath, she took a deep breath and placed the compress between her breasts, using them as temporary pockets.

“Christ,” she whispered, “my tits might turn into cubes by the time I get back to my room.”

Trying to ignore the cold string on her breasts, Luka reached behind her and grabbed her crutches, carefully placing each one under her arms. With a slight hobble from keeping her right leg off of the ground, she took her time heading back down the hallway towards her bedroom.

Goddamn, September has already came to an end. That means fall is about a week or so underway, the Halloween adverts are playing on repeat during commercial breaks and in weekly coupon booklets, and people are bragging about pumpkin-flavored foods. Now, I honestly was never a fan of fall-inspired drinks and foods; I don’t care for it. However, if I see that something has cinnamon in it, I may give it a shot.

That is, of course, I can survive the trip outside. I’ll go into detail about that in a bit, just keep on reading.

Howdy, everybody. How’s y’all doin’? I know a bunch of people started school again earlier this month—my little brother entered high school (the high school I graduated from) and is really enjoying it so far. Hopefully things continue to stay in a positive mood for him as the real bulk of schooling hit him hard: tests and quizzes, group projects, researching, etc. As for those who have to suffer through the daily 9-to-5 life of working, I hope the approach of cooler weather makes dealing with the office, construction, or wherever you work more bearable. As for me, work has been… I haven’t been to work for like three weeks.

So, in last month’s Monthly Note, I addressed how I had to leave my day job for medical reasons. Earlier this month, I underwent surgery for my knee—I had a torn meniscus and swelling in my knee that never went away from some time ago. After consulting with doctors and specialists, they deduced that it occurred from overuse of my joint, meaning that it wasn’t a direct injury from working, simply using my knee too much while working. And I agree. My job has had me doing some strenuous work frequently throughout my time there. It’s been about three weeks since I last went to my job, having to take this time off as medical leave. I still have about a month of time before I can officially start working again, that time being dedicated to recovery and physical therapy. And as much I would dread having to do so, I’ll have to continue working there once my recovery time is up.

We Bare Bears Doctor

That being said, I have been applying to new jobs faster than a tornado trying to pick up speed in the mid-west. Don’t get me wrong, my current job loves me working there and they were very understanding about my physical issues, but I can’t stay there, for both medial reasons and mental reasons. I know some of you reading this are assuming that I’m going to be asking for donations. Wrong. I have never asked for donations or handouts, as I feel like I haven’t given you guys enough content and writing to even try and use that card; I don’t like making myself into a charity case. The fact that I have people returning time after time to read my works is good enough for me. Besides, I never even set up a donation/money thing for the website in case people wanted to help out with anything.

Let me changed topics before things get too emotional.

Okay, next up is an update on the website. I’ve been experimenting with trying out new layouts for posts, most notably changing up how I post the “100 Word Story” stuff. I’ve been doing this thing where everything has a brief blurb or synopsis of the post and then creating a link that takes you directly to the post on the website. The main reason why I did this was to help create a more understandable way of reading my website statistics. Before, there where many posts where you could read the entire thing of multiple stories and posts all on the homepage. I changed that format in order to get a better idea what people like to read and when people click to certain posts. I’ll slowly be revamping and editing older stories to better reflect this change. Let me know how you guys like it.

Next update on the website is simple. I know some people aren’t really into anime and manga so much, so I feel like that when I switch writing styles between my usual fiction writing style and making stories more anime-esque, either some context is lost or people won’t enjoy the story as much. Originally I was going to create another website to separate the writing styles, but I didn’t like the idea of having to manage two websites. So, I decided on adding something new to titles. I’m still working on the details, but when I do, I create a post to help guide people on reading certain symbols in story titles to help differentiate between my styles.

And I think that’s it for this note. Sorry if I suddenly switch through topics so abruptly. I knew exactly what I wanted to talk about before I sat down and typed this up, so forgive me if I missed something you’re curious about. As always, feel free to email me or contact me on Twitter if you have questions.

Stay lovely!

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