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March News 2022.

Time doesn’t feel as weird anymore. Not so much, anyway, though there are still moments when it just drags on and on and on, and the others, as if it flies by.

Maybe I’m just getting used to it. Used to the war and the pandemic that’s not ending yet and everything.

Perhaps it’s not such a good thing, getting used to things like that. Whatever.

Next month I’ll be able to get the 4th dose of the vaccine, if they keep giving them. SO got his a few days ago, but had to locate a place where they didn’t just give up on vaccinations for the day. Fewer and fewer people want to get vaccinated.

Still not much happening here. Working, when there’s work, reading, watching some TV series, waiting, often feeling tired…

Currently reading: The Annual Migration of Clouds, Premee Mohamed. Post-climate disaster Alberta, infection with a semi-sentient mysterious parasite (some kind of fungi)… I’m still at the beginning, but it seems interesting.

Recently read: a bunch of books and stories. How Quini the Squid Misplaced His Klobučar by Rich Larson (an art theft in the futuristic Spain, not as dark as some of his other works), Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (awesome, of course, more complicated than the previous one, and I can’t wait for the next one), That Game We Played During the War by Carrie Vaughn (friendship and a game of chess and war and learning to coexist with others), Cold Wind by Nicola Griffith (not your usual Christmas tale, in a good way), The Cat Megapack: 25 Frisky Feline Tales (a bunch of stories and poems with cats in them, good, but with a lot of suffering felines), Kirinyaga and Kilimanjaro by Mike Resnick (it’s rare to find books that are so good, SF or not; Kirinyaga is better, Kilimanjaro more optimistic), Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (really good writing, but could have used some logic), The Builders by Daniel Polansky (basically a joke on 200 pages; plus, imagine some of The Wind in the Willows animals, plus Puss in Boots, plus a bunch of others, as grimdark characters in a sorta kinda western-ish setting, and have fun), The Horrid Glory of Its Wings and This Chance Planet by Elizabeth Bear (both very good stories, and totally different from each other…maybe not totally), Sleeper by Jo Walton (kinda cute and fun in a setting that’s actually pretty dark), The Devil in America by Kai Ashante Wilson (now this one is dark, and sad, and good), Midway Relics and Dying Breeds (nice, and with a dinosaur!) and Where the Drowned Girls Go (yay, another Wayward Children book, and with a hint of dinosaurs!) by Seanan McGuire, and Kingdom of Needle and Bone (dark and wicked and with a pandemic (a new, much worse strain of measles, not covid)) by Mira Grant, who is also Seanan McGuire.

Currently watching: nothing, but I’ve recently watched the second season of Euphoria (still very good, though darker than the first season, even though the ending is trying to be optimistic), the remaining five episodes of The Masters of the Universe: Revelations (it feels like somebody got high and wrote some scripts, but they’re entertaining enough), and the second season of Locke & Key (there are some improvements when compared to the first season, though I’m still not sure why I’ve watched the whole season, other than because I like to finish things once I start them).

Currently working on: work, when there’s any, and there was more than in February. And yes, I should be writing my own stories, too… I really should.

Once again, what an exciting month… Not.

See ya next time!

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January News 2022.

Oh, look, the first month of the new year that feels pretty much like the previous year is almost over.

Time is weird.

Not a flat circle or whatever, just weird. January used to feel like the longest month ever. But now, this January… It flew by, and yet, it still feels as if the time is dragging on and on and on.

Weird.

Is it the time for

…or, with the Omicron variant spreading like wildfire, for

No idea.

No news about more of my books coming out or anything like that this time, I’m afraid.

There’s a cold that refuses to go away. One of the annoying ones, not terrible, sometimes a bit worse, sometimes a bit better, but not going away. Boring. And annoying. And perfectly common for this time of the year.

Other than that, it’s the usual. Reading, watching stuff, working… Of course, with the holidays, I’ve spent the first third of the month resting, which meant watching more stuff.

Currently reading: The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher. A nice little horror book, and the writer is so good that she made even the scenes of cleaning out a hoarder’s house interesting.

Recently read: a lot, mostly stories and novellas. The Mysterious Study of Doctor Sex, As Yet Unsent, and Princess Floralinda and the Forty-Flight Tower by Tamsyn Muir (all good, which can only be expected after Gideon the Ninth), Little Free Library by Naomi Kritzer (cute and sweet and everything nice), Metal Like Blood in the Dark and Minor Mage by T. Kingfisher (both really good, and yeah, I like her writing), The Mermaid Astronaut by Yoon Ha Lee (The Little Mermaid in space, and not the Disney version; full of genuinely nice people, and a really nice story), The Little Witch by M. Rickert (a perfect Halloween read, though, of course, you can read it whenever you like and it’s still going to be a nice creepy story), Teške priče by Marija Lazarević (mostly about the stuff that she does as a doctor), Cat Hates World by Kathrin Klingner (a fun/sarcastic comic about some parts of the author’s life), The Girl Who Sang Rose Madder by Elizabeth Bear (about art and creativity and the possibility of eternal life but does eternal life really matter), Pulp by Ed Brubaker (a comic that starts simply and develops into a far more complex story, and a darn good one, too), Prosper’s Demon and Inside Man by K. J. Parker (an exorcist and a demon, some parts are fun, others, not so much), The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho (a fun wuxia fantasy), Firewalkers by Adrian Tchaikovsky (now that one has a wicked ending), A Win Without Pitching Manifesto by Blair Enns (useful stuff if you’re offering creative services) and For He Can Creep by Siobhan Carrol (cats versus Satan! And one cat and a poet really existed!).

Currently watching: nothing. Planning to watch a bunch of things, but…

Recently watched: Doom Patrol season 3 (still fun), You seasons 2 and 3 (still fun, too, plus I like that there’s a different catch in every season), Servant season 2 (still interesting, though it was better while it was more difficult to decide is it or isn’t it), and What If…? (another fun one, plus gives more insight into some of the MCU characters, for those who care about that).

Currently working on: work, when there’s any. And thinking about writing some stories, but not writing them yet.

That would be it, see you next time!

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December News 2021.

Oh, look, it’s the end of the year (as we know it?), so I got this song stuck in my head:

It still feels as if everything is just dragging on and on and on… And like the pandemic is never going to end… Boring. And a mood-killer.

Not everything is bad, though. This year, my first book got out as an audio-book, too, and here’s the demo:

On top of that, my third book (another short story collection, ghost stories this time) got out. It’s in Serbian, like the previous two, the title is Senoviti anđeo, and if you speak Serbian or similar languages, you can read it here. For free.

Other than that, it’s the usual: reading, watching, working, sometimes even writing…

Currently reading: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir. I’m still at the beginning, but so far, it’s pretty cool. And fun. Teens, grumpy necromancers, a grumpy swordswoman, all of it on some other planets…

Recently read: Death’s End by Liu Cixin (hard sf with some philosophy, slow at times, awesome at times), The Animals in That Country by Laura Jean McKay (an alcoholic grandma as the main character, a pandemic of something that starts as flu but then makes people sorta kinda understand animals and many of them go crazy, a bunch of bad decisions… Clever, sometimes too optimistic, but don’t expect a happy ending), and Sanjaju li androidi radnička prava? by Milan Aranđelović (a sci-fi satire where the puns and the worldbuilding and the social commentary are far more important than the plot or the characters).

Currently watching: nothing at the moment, though I do plan to watch a bunch of series during the holidays.

Recently watched: What We Do in the Shadows season 3 (still fun, and I’m looking forward to more), Alice in Borderland (lots of violence, people dying in gruesome ways while being forced to play games (and if they refuse to play games, their “visa” runs out and lasers from the sky kill them), fun to watch if you’ve enjoyed, say, Squid Game), and You, season 1 (a bookstore manager who also happens to be an obsessive stalker and a serial killer; definitely fun to watch).

Currently working on: work, when there’s any (and for a while, there was quite a bit, when everyone needed stuff done before the Christmas sales started), and writing a story or few.

And that would be it this time, see you next year!