A screaming dumpster fire - but it could have been worse.
I forgot that I was archiving my twitter account here, and whatever mechanism I was using appears to have up and died in early 2011 sooo that's a thing.
So much has changed since my last entries here, Brexit happened - and is till happened. Drumpf was elected (which still feels like some deeply deliberately horrifying Black Mirror episode) and the repercussions of both are still spiraling and will probably get much worse before they have any sign of getting better.
Most of all everything - good and bad that's happening feels hyper accelerated.
I'm currently deeply into the first fandom flush of a new(ish) phenomena to me - Critical Role. And by extension I'm falling back into Tabletop Rpg's and by extension Dungeons and Dragons, although it's the new 5th edition DnD. Streamlined, newbie friendly, and becoming (strangely to me) more and more socially acceptable. Rpg's are well and truly out of the closet and probably are going to stay that way.
Also I probably have either a squish or a complete crush or a combination of both on everyone who plays Critical Role. Especially the handsomely impossibly talented goofball that is Matthew Mercer.
::sigh:: Matthew - he's so dreamy - Mercer ::sigh::. And now of course now that I've spent a few hours listening to the voice talent that plays Critical Role, it turns out that that hard working bunch o' geeks are pretty much *everywhere*. I'm recognising their voice talents in games old and new almost every time I play anything.
Having said that - I was surprised to hear Mercer's voice in the middle of Professor Layton's Mysterious Mask game. Laura pops up on looots of strange and weird older Anime series (shuddup they are on Netflix so I'm gonna look). But Mercer has almost 250 work credits according to IMDB.com, and Laura has almost *380* credits - so yeah I suspect I'm going to keep being surprised and delighted at encountering the cast voicing game characters for a very long time. Which Is good. They seem like nice people and I want them to earn monies and be happy.
Luckily the Boyf is also into Critical role, or at least doesn't mind my immersion so that's nice.
So yeah the state of the Nation in my head is trying to overcome and growing anxiety that comes from being a sentient empathic being in these turbulent time, but I think I'm slowly finding coping strategies that mean I can be a functioning person, and also be ready to make a stand for myself (and those not me, unable to make a stand) when / if the time comes.
And it is really a when/if split now, not solely if, but WHEN / If.