To Be or Not To Be: That Is a book I just got in the mail, wooo

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IT’S THIS THING, THIS IS THE THING THIS POST IS ABOUT

Oh hi. I got a book in the mail today! It is To Be Or Not To Be: That Is probably the title of the book, I’m not sure, “that is the adventure” is sometimes added to the end of it, and I’m also not sure how the  capitalization should go, the front cover says To Be OR Not To Be and also To Be and Not To Be area in arrows. How do I make that part clear in writing the title?

So anyway this is a version of Hamlet that is a choose-your-own-pathventure type-dealy. If you haven’t heard of it, Ryan North did a Kickstarter for it some months back and it was funded. It was super-funded! It was ultra-funded! It was nuclear-funded! And I funded something like .0034429etc.% of it, so I got a copy. A signed copy! Hey, wait. This signature says Mr Serpent. … I am okay with this.

Okay so somewhere in there I was supposed to say “just read about it at that kickstarter page and there might’ve been a site for it too to learn all about it if you haven’t heard of it” so I’m saying that there.

If you haven’t heard of Ryan North, I’m surprised considering you’re here. Not because I mention him a lot, but because why would you know who I am but not Ryan North?? He’s like an internet celebrity. I have ten years to get to that status.

Side note: The front cover of TBONTB makes it look like Ophelia is holding a servered arm. That arm looks so served, it’d be severed if it wasn’t actually a test tube. What was I going to say next? Oh yeah.

So basically I’m gonna read the book, go on random paths, and post about it here! OKAY LET’S DO THIS *flips to a random page in the book and reads*

“She steps away from Claudius. ‘What’s going on, Hamlet?'”

… Yeah, I don’t know, either. I think I’m doing this wrong. I’ll figure it out and talk more about it later.

In novel news, I finished the second draft of my next novel last weekend. In a few weeks or less I’ll get to work on draft 3. I am on schedule to have this book done by April! Wait did I just beholden me to that date? Did I just use the proper form of beholden there!? DID I JUST USE THE PROPER PRONOUN!?

In “wait what I have a life outside of internets and writing” news, I started training for a job this week. Sort of. I’m training to get a license so I can have this job, which is actually a temp job as I am technically the employee of an employment agency. I will be in a call center, apparently selling health insurance to old people?? I am not totally sure but I may be in a couple weeks, assuming I can actually pass the test for this license thingy first. Basically, money, but work, so I will be busier. Not that I was exactly buzzing with activity around here ever.

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Recent Readings: and by Recent, I Mean…

First, I didn’t give up on having a new post every few days–I just realized it’s a stupid thing to hold myself too. Why force myself to come up with something that wouldn’t be very good and thus worth it? So I’ll just make a post when something comes up. Did I mention I got back to revising my next book? Anyway, I wrote all this… over a month ago, I think, and was just waiting to finish the last of the books I bought a month or two ago before I posted it.

So back in the days of my youth I didn’t read very much. Then I became a writer and realized “oh ,carp, I should start reading more!” So, I did. One summer I read the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. I need to read them again, since I never read the one written after Douglas Adams’ death. So I won’t be saying anything on them. Instead, I’ll go back to last fall.

Bwobwobluwobwoblu time warp sounds