Been awhile since I posted regularly on here. I need to get back to setting posts up.
So what have I been doing? Had some health crap. Been working on way too many book covers. My third book, Ties of Blood, has been released in ebook (paper back is coming ASAP – I have to make a handful of corrections to the file and then upload, then approve – yay), I got the book trailer for Legacy of Ghosts done, and I think that’s about it. However, I am going to be making a few small changes to the way I do things.
I’ve been rushing around, making myself sick with too little sleep and too much work (some days I put in 14 plus hours working on book covers etc.) and though I do like to do them, I need to put my health and other stuff first. That means I am going to be slower at them. I know this will probably irritate people, but if it’s too inconvenient for them then no problem – there are several other book cover artists out there. I’m not the only one and I don’t have to take every cover that comes my way and skip meals or sleep to get them done in time. It’s silly. Now, I just need to find an artist to send overflow people to!
I admit, I also put some time into the save Superpoke Pets campaign early in September (as you might remember from my blog posts), but they have given us an option called SPP Lite where we can download our pets in decorated habitats and still play with them – so far there is no way to redecorate, but that’s okay. You can’t have everything. Oh no. I feel a rant coming on.
Yep. Here it is.
That is something that chaps my toes. We complained, we cried, we whined, we said “I want my pet and I want to play with freinds’ pets! I don’t care about anything else!”, so they gave us that – which, they did not need to do. If Farmville closes do you think they will make a special program to allow you to download your farm and keep planting? I highly doubt it. So, we have our SPP Lite and do 60% of the people appreciate it? NO! It’s all “But I want to decorate! I want my clubs! I want everything the way it is now or else I will sue, sue, sue!” Well, go ahead and sue, people. Ever hear the phrase “you buys your ticket you takes your chances”? I bought my ticket – or my gold items, in this case – I played with them, and I will play with them to get as many habitats done as I can before March sixth, and that’s it. Period. They are called VIRTUAL goods for a reason. Frankly I got more use out of many of them than I have out of a movie ticket, and I pay 12$ a piece for those (I’m a 3-D junkie – sue me! hahahahahahaha!).
But that’s people in general. You give them an inch and they want more. Maybe I am “old fashioned”, but I believe in take what you can get and shut the *&^% up. Be grateful for what you have, don’t sit and whine about what you don’t. This applies to everything in life, not just virtual games. Pre-hubby days I had a crappy tape player that had one speaker – guess what the sound quality was for that – and the antenna was a coat hanger – but I was damn glad to have it. I listened to hours and hours of low sound quality music on it. My first car was a POS ’78 Impala that was dead more than it ran – but I was damn happy to have it. Hell, my current desktop PC has a lot of power under the hood, but since I can’t afford the fancy cooled case it needs, I have an old case and the power supply sits outside of it, with wires stringing into the tower to keep it from overheating. Doesn’t look good, but it works, and who do I need to impress, anyway? I could go on and on, but you get my drift. You don’t always get what you want, and when you do get something it’s not always perfect. For instance I found a pair of awesome shoes in clearance for 5$ (17$ off) last night – but they were a size to big. You know what? They’re sandals, so I just tightened up the back strap and Voila! I got a 5$ pair of very awesome shoes.
I dunno. I just don’t get some people sometimes. It’s like they enjoy being upset and unhappy and go out of their way to be so. Okay, so life is not perfect, so I can’t have everything exactly the way I want it, so what? Shut up, suck it up and grow up. That’s my motto.
Okay, now that I am done ranting, I will also mention that I have been on a Lauri Ylonen and The Rasmus kick lately. I don;t remember what kicked it off, but I dragged out The Rasmus’ last album Black Roses and started listening to it – I mean I really listened to it this time – and wow! I really like it! Then I found out Lauri has a solo album so I started looking those songs up on youtube (fun fact – In America we can not buy Lauri’s album new World. It is not on Amazon. it is not on itunes. If you find it somewhere let me know!!) ANyway, if you’ve never listened to The Rasmus I say “go! go to youtube and do so!” I always knew they were good (I have listened to them off and on as filler for the last several years) but have recently begun to appreciate HOW good.