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Hiatus

You might have noticed that I haven’t been around to post or reply to comments. The reason for this is that my laptop’s hard drive died suddenly and without warning of any kind. One moment I was just casually browsing and the next my screen was covered with an error message.

That was 10 days ago.

So I’m announcing a blog hiatus and I don’t know how long it will last. Even if I get my laptop back tomorrow there will not be a post next week. I don’t know yet how much data I’m going to lose. My laptop might just come back to me wiped blank of nearly five years of work and I don’t have any complete backups.

Fingers crossed,

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Colouring for adults

Colouring for adults

Let’s revisit the colouring books of our childhood. Colouring for adults is way less kinky than it sounds. (more…)


Aside

Shakespeare experiencing a scheduling problem – apologies

So Act I of Romeo and Juliet was supposed to go up right now. However, it will release tomorrow instead.
This happened due to me being only one person and then becoming one person with a sick day instead of a day to finish the text of her cartoon. It doesn’t help that my drawings are done if all the characters are still mute.

Sorry. See you in 24 hours.

~Elana


4th Bloggiversary!

Bloggiversary 4th

Today, four years ago, this blog was born. 230 posts, over 800 followers and 84,000 views later… (more…)


A long note and a short essay

Hi. I have been absent from the blog again. I had so been hoping to post regularly again, but the mundane had other plans. Simply put, my internet died. This time it was not me hitting the data cap, or some inexplicable internet silence that lasts some hours. It died, well and properly. It did not go down like a hero, fighting until the last, but I can only hope that it will have some characteristics of the archetypal, ever-renewed hero who will rise again when need is greatest. Now I can only wonder how long still before my need is greatest… It’s been a whole week. I am growing more and more bored and frustrated. Yes, I know I am addicted to the internet to a certain degree. I also know that I can live without it, but that I don’t want to. I am alone most of the time and though I am happy to be that way, the internet has taught me what community is and to have that torn away from you… (more…)


Random and really long-winded rambling on The Hobbit movie [vlog]

I finally recorded my opinions on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but instead of writing, I recorded a vlog, because, trust me, you don’t want to read the amount that I would gush write on this topic and you probably don’t want to watch this long video either, but it is probably less torturous than the writing would be.

And yes, this totally counts as this month’s book review! I didn’t post one last month anyway, so I’m declaring that this movie review counts! 😉 I wanted to write a review on either A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin or American Gods by Neil Gaiman, but I’ll leave those for a later stage when I have a shortage of time to read new books to review!

So, here’s the video! It’s really, really long, but it’s the shortest I could cut it to. There were just so many things I wanted to talk about! The original video I recorded was 30 minutes long (8 minutes of which was really long pauses during which I wondered what I meant to say next), so I’m quite proud of getting it to under 16 minutes.

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