Well dear readers, I hope you are well. I have had the flu for the past several weeks! For a few days, it was that kind of sick where you can lay on the couch in silence and not even feel bored. Your body wants you to be laying down and it makes you not care that you don’t even want to watch Netflix.
When I got better (after a solid week of eating like a maniac and napping every afternoon), I got Prop Hunt. I have played it for the past 5 days (not all day… not today anyway haha), and it is incredible.
Prop Hunt is the modern day video-game-age equivalent of Hide-and-Seek.
The “Hunters” are “it” and they are blind for 30 seconds while the “Props” take their preferred form (or hastily-chosen-in-a-panic-form [A CABBAGE NEXT TO THE TOILET OH HOW INTERESTING]), and hide.
Once released, the Hunters must find the Props and kill them.
Hunters have health, and every time they attack an innocent object (I swear that lamp looked suspicious) they take damage. An ill-placed grenade can be lethal.
Props have health directly correlated to how big they are. That honkin’ vending machine is sitting pretty at 200 health, but is way out in the open. A tiny pop can is able to hide in small spaces, but only has one health. A nearby grenade can take one out, even if they weren’t the intended target.
So for the past few days, I’ve been a filing cabinet, a bottle, a lamp, a hula girl figurine (the hardest thing in the game to shoot!), various boxes, all sorts of junk. It’s been a lot of fun.
When I get sick, I watch Youtuber “Seananners” play Prop Hunt, so I already knew what it was all about. I’m glad this time I was able to play it myself. Here he is in action.
Seananners. Pretty fun.
There is sleep research showing up on my feed nearly every week! I always get excited to see how interested people are in it. I think my novel will strike at just the right time.
Here’s some neat things, if you’re interested:
Discovery of a sleep node in the brain could lead to treatment for people with sleep disorders, such as insomnia.
How your brain actually makes decisions while you sleep
Scientists find evidence that narcolepsy, a chronic sleep disorder, may in fact be an autoimmune disease.
So yeah, interest in sleep and sleep research is high right now.
Here are some amazing things made of glass. I may have posted a few of these before… they continue to amaze.
Source is the very talented Paul J. Stankard.
I’ve always loved watching glass blowing. Some day I’ll have a setup to play around with.
So that’s all for now! Everything publishing-related is still hush-hush. Though I can say, I have another manuscript waiting to be looked over by my fabulous agent, Beth Campbell, and as soon as she can give me notes on it I can get to work.
I’ll leave you with these: pictures of ink dropped in water. Cheers!