Personal Update 4-18-2021
I sprained my back last Sunday, and had to visit the doctor to make sure it wasn’t anything more serious like a spinal issue or something. Got sent to get an x-ray, was given some strong meds, and told to stay flat in bed for a couple days. I’m feeling much better now, aside from some slight soreness, and I’ll probably begin some limited exercise next week. Unfortunately I had planned on moving a bunch of stuff around the house and reorganizing things, and all that is going to have to wait.
Related to the planned reorganizing we had a company come out and grab a few things we don’t want anymore, namely a corner desk and barstools to donate to charity, and another company is moving the upright piano to a friend’s house today.
While bedridden, I spent a lot of time on my phone, and found a game that I think will finally replace Final Fantasy Brave Exvius as the gacha of choice: AFK Arena. Easy to get heroes, an absolutely absurd amount of content, and simple to learn, difficult to master mechanics. Also, you can play multiple games on the same account, using their server system so you’re never put in a “you cannot play this game for the rest of the day because you hit a wall” like most gacha games I’ve played.
I’ve also got a solid Latin curriculum for self-learning going, with Familia Romana and Wheelock’s Latin. I’m trying to use Dowling’s method, which requires a lot of rote memorization of Noun Declensions, but I think that kind of thing is necessary for my learning style.
I’m on the fence about trying to get a short story done for a fantasy short story contest that has a due date of the end of the month. I learned of it a bit late, and I’m not sure I can have something ready and polished in time. We’ll see.