Another Stray Sheep on Life

One of my oldest friends/my best friend is someone I know from high school and we still keep in touch which is phenomenal. Sadly, though, his schedule is quite busy and so is mine and at times, it’s hard to keep in touch and be up-to-date in terms of what’s happening in each other’s life… which is where my blog comes in as he reads it as well and that’s how he found out that I’m sick at the moment. Hence, I figured I’d talk more about “life” today and just give an update on a lot of things.

Notice: Yes, if you’ve been here for a while, that is indeed one of the first doodles I did for the blog… Dated all the way to April 7th, 2020 when I wrote about my sleep schedule. Thanks for noticing.

For starters, I’m still sick. Yes, I wrote about the “ultimate cold remedy” yesterday and I’m doing better (thanks to a lot of rest… and maybe even because of the onion/lemon/honey juice…) but I’m still not quite healthy. I still have trouble breathing. My tests are still negative for you-know-what, so that’s a relief, but today the fever just got BAD – which may be part of the reason why I initiated with talking about my best friend. Maybe I’m a bit delirious from the fever and got a bit too sentimental there. Who knows? I took a bunch of painkillers earlier after refusing for the whole day. I also took something against the fever, again, simply because I don’t want to spend time in the hospital. For a while, it went up to 39°C – and 40°C is where I’d probably call the ambulance. Just earlier today it was sitting at 36°C again, which as far as I know, is a normal temperature…? But now it’s back to 38°C (and something after the comma but I don’t remember). The point here is: My brain’s getting fried right now and I’m trying to lay low and keep an eye on the fever.

In other news, I was thinking about doing something for the stream… once I’m healthy again. Of course. I had this weird fever dream of me streaming and someone gifting a large number of subs (something that won’t happen anytime soon… hopefully). Anyway, in that dream, my gift sub alert played that number of times, meaning that you’d heard my imitation of Disturbed’s “Down With the Sickness” that number of times. It’s not the full song of course but rather just the “Uh-AH-AH-AH-AH” from the beginning that I badly “covered” (more like, butchered), which is quite cringe… but fun… when it plays once. In that dream, it played for an hour straight and it kept going on and on and on forever. Incredibly painful. Since that won’t happen anytime soon (again, hopefully), I don’t have to worry too much about it… but if it were to happen, that would suck. Hence, I gotta find something grand and amazing that could play in those instances… and it’s gonna be just a placeholder for the time being and will be better once I’m better at animating. At the same time, I still need to work on two emotes that I have to do for Charity as well as some emotes that a friend commissioned from me… and then I need to work on my own sub badges and bit badges and make them special since you don’t go with the latest but rather with the one bit badge that you choose, which could be great. While we’re there, I also want to add alerts for “funny numbers” of bits being used. At the moment, you get Fahloin saying that I’m alright if you donate some specific amount above 100. It’s odd. Frankly, bizarre. Rather, I’d like to go with funny bits or something cool that works as a non-spam-able sound effect. Imagine, if the “You Died” animation played on screen if you were to use a specific amount of bits.

So, I’m brainstorming while my brain is being fried but what I’m actually doing is I’m writing down every idea that comes to mind whenever I think of it, no matter how stupid it is, from Barnie the (creepy) Dinosaur to some stupid pun about necromancers and undead and liches… to Lychees. Yup. Anything that comes to my mind in this state is a good idea. There are no stupid ideas!

In other news, I ordered food from Burger King today because I can’t cook in this state without contaminating the kitchen and possibly having my flatmate get sick, too. I didn’t want to spend too much on stuff but in the end, I got this menu where you receive a whole lot of fries, a bunch of different burgers – and I also got some onion rings. I haven’t been to Burger King in ages and I kinda get why now… it doesn’t taste too great and it doesn’t fill you up all that much, even for that price. The onion rings were nice though. I liked those! The fries were “eh”. The burgers were okay but again, I should have ordered from a proper burger place, gotten only one burger and a salad but gotten a lot fuller from it. Maybe I’m just nitpicking here but whatever.

And well,… video games. I wanna write about the Endless Dungeon OpenDev but I haven’t had the chance to even start it up just yet. I completely missed that it started five days ago so I kinda feel like I wanna hurry just in case… But my health comes first and I don’t want to overdo it at my PC. It’s bad enough that I’m writing blog posts even… I can’t possibly also play video games and mess myself up while doing so. I gotta take care of myself better. There is a guest post coming up eventually and I’m excited about that as Blockade and I are working on something, which is gonna be rad. Super excited to see what you guys think about a review written by him on a game that I covered myself. Either way, that’s something for the future once I’m better. There is also another interview that I wanted to do soon-ish… and I need to rework the “Music” page on the blog to display Edward up-front just like the current “front page” is doing for the blog… and then there’s also another matter: Indiecator’s Mobile Version. It sucks. I’m not sure if I want to change the theme outright, but I’ll probably have to add some sort of way for people on mobile to navigate the blog even when on a small screen… and that’s something that probably has to do with my front page’s formatting and layout, the sizes of the pictures, the navigation bar being too crowded, etc. It’s something that will need my attention soon-ish as well.

Anyway, lots of rambling, not much content, sorry about this little “hiatus” from “good content”, I’m feeling a lot better already. I believe that I should be healthy again within two or three days from today… I can breathe through my nose again, which is amazing, and the fever is going down… the coughing isn’t as violent anymore as it was before even though it still hurts my lungs whenever I do cough… it also doesn’t happen as frequently anymore and I don’t end up with long coughing fits that just never end. I’m looking forward to being healthy again.

This post was first published on Indiecator by Dan Indiecator aka MagiWasTaken. If you like what you see here and want to see more, you can check me out on Twitch and YouTube as well.

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