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WIP Wednesday – May 10

Hey all, Sam and David here.

It’s the middle of the week again, already. We have a game night with a fellow geek couple later, and it should be pretty fun. I don’t know exactly what we’re going to play, but we normally have one longer game and a couple of quick play games to choose from each time we get together.

We did some necessary adulting today, like getting an oil change and check-up on our car, and we picked up some supplies and stuff that we need for an upcoming camping trip. There are a few different Ren Faire options here in Iowa, but they are usually very short runs, like 1-3 weekends long, which is weird for us because we’re used to the Labor Day Weekend-Halloween Weekend event that is Ohio Renaissance Festival. But the Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow in Iowa has a one weekend Spring Fling event coming May 20-21st and we got our schedules arranged so that we can go to both days. It is going to be so nice to dress in garb and run around the grounds, even though it is going to be a different faire than the one we’re used to.

But one of the really cool things about the Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow is that there is an option to pay for a camping space for the night…and a $20 lot for a tent is way better than spending like $80 for a hotel stay. It’s also useful since this Spring Fling event also has a Renaissance After Dark event that runs 6pm-Midnight and is supposed to be a little more risque. We won’t be able to share photos from that portion of the event though, as photos/videos are not allowed.

Still, we’re really looking forward to this. We didn’t get the chance to go to the Ohio Renaissance Festival last year, and we don’t know if we’ll be able to go this year because of conventions and availability. And we’re already trying to make plans for Faire visits for next year, so we’ll see what happens.

Anyway, let’s go ahead and get into our weekly check-in of everything we’ve been reading, watching, and doing since last week.


All right, not as jam packed as last week, but still a pretty eventful wrap-up this time around. Let’s get started with my portion.

Reading: Compared to last week, I definitely don’t have as big of a reading update, but that’s to be expected. Last week I had a readathon. But still, three books isn’t too bad: Sounds Fake But Okay: An Asexual and Aromantic Perspective on Love, Relationships, Sex, and Pretty Much Anything Else by Sarah Costello and Kayla Kaszyca, The Warden by Daniel M. Ford, and Dragonfall by L.R. Lam.

I’m hoping to get back to my daily reading plan again, so I can keep up with some of my NetGalley reads…so I can continue getting my regular blog posts up. Did you know that tomorrow will be our 100 day streak post? I think that’s pretty impressive.

But I can say that I’ve been enjoying the fantasy books I’ve been reading, and these non-fiction books I’ve been reading about asexuality have been really educational and eye-opening. I’m going to try and write up reviews for them, but I’m going to have to take the time to get the reviews right, because they are so emotional for me.

Watching: “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel” Season 5 (in progress), “Arrow” Season 5, Season 6, and Season 7 (in progress), “The Flash” Season 4 and Season 5 (in progress), “Critical Role” Campaign 3, “Star Wars: Clone Wars” Season 2 and Season 3 (in progress), and “The Amazing Spider-Man.”

Based on the re-watching I’ve been doing, can I just say that Season 6 of “Arrow” and Season 4 of “The Flash” both felt just meh to me. They both had very similar arcs for the eponymous characters and I connected with the seasons less than any of the others. And I’m still feeling overall meh about the final season of “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel,” although last week’s Suzie focused episode was probably the best of the season.

Writing: Okay, I haven’t really done much of anything when it comes to actual writing in the past week. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been thinking about the characters and the stories. I have, but I need to get back to a schedule of making myself sit down once or twice a day for 15-30 minutes just to write. It was doing really well for me before now, especially during Camp NaNoWriMo.

I guess I did do a couple bullet points in the overall plotting for the in-game portion of Roll for Romance, which technically would count as writing. Basically I can’t really do much in regards to plotting, because if I go too in detail on writing down my ideas and plots and such then my mind feels like I’ve written the story already and I have next to no motivation to actually write the story. So bullet points are about the best I can do if I want to actually write a book.

Other: Well, we went bowling yesterday, so that counts as an “other” category activity. I’ve also been babysitting David’s 3D printers more, although they have been very temperamental lately, and David has had to do lots of fixes and adjustments and work on them to get them to run properly, which has caused some frustration.

Oh, we did have that game night last Wednesday, and we ended up playing Happy Little Dinosaurs, and that was pretty fun, but other than that we just socialized with our friends and that was really nice.

And several days ago we had a series of storms come through the area, and on one of the days the wind knocked over a pole that led to internet issues around the town…so since I couldn’t binge any of my streaming channels, I turned on my ol’ SEGA Genesis and played some games, like “Dr Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine,” “Aladdin,” and “Sonic Spinball.” I am very out of practice with pretty much all of my classic games, so I didn’t do well with any of them, but I guess I’ll just have to try and play them more in future so I can stop being so rusty.


Sorry this post came so late guys, I have been really focused on trying to fix the 3d printers for the last couple of days and keep having other things I need to do. I honestly wish i had a more eventful WIP Wednesday for you all, but It was not too much of a productive week for me this week.

Printing: The progress is slow but I am steadily getting all the printers up and running. Melinda is being picky and I am having trouble figuring out why she does not want to stay heated up once the printing has begun.

Printicus has had a few parts replaced finally and is in the testing phase right now, I replaced the entire hotend and the filament feeder sections. So now the feeder for filament is a metal one that wont break like the last one did on Alphonse.

I am hoping the repairs are not too complicated as we have a show we plan to do with a buddy of ours for the local summer market. I look forward to seeing what all cool crafts and foods the people in our hometown are gonna have.

Gaming: Not much on the gaming front this week I am afraid. Though I am in the middle of playing through Infamous, one of my favorite old PS3 games and Cult of the Lamb on my switch. I do not know how much longer I will devote to them for a bit since The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is releasing Friday.

So for those that do not know me, The Legend of Zelda series is my most favorite gaming franchise and has been for most of the time I have been playing video games. I hope that this love of the series does not stop any time soon.

Infamous is actually my next game review, its an older game but I know there are some who still have not played it so I am making sure to put some hours into it enough to give it a proper review. Cult of the Lamb is getting some high praises so far as the mix of creep factor and adorable animals makes me just want to keep playing it.

Also tried playing an H-Game for the first time and got to say if the next scene is anything like the first one I came across, I will not be playing the game any farther. I like the artwork and the concept of the game got me intrigued but there are certain things I draw the line at and this game was zero to nine thousand real quick on the NO.

I think that is all I have for now, I am hoping to have some pictures of some prints for you guys next time. Hopefully I will be able to make some progress on the Goblin Slayer cosplay. Stay nerdy guys and I wish you all luck on whatever adventures await you! NIGHT!

Well, that’s all from us for today. Thank you so much for stopping by, and we’ll be back soon with more geeky content.


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