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Man, the worst part of forgetting my end-of-month bingo posts and putting it off until the next day is that it throws off my sense of having to still do my beginning-of-month bingo posts. Anyway, here are my new cards!

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Whoops, forgot about my end-of-month bingo post again. Watch this space!

Only one bingo again, sadly, and I got frustratingly close on both of the other cards. Even more frustrating is the way I played myself; I thought that I set myself weekly Spanish practice for this month, not biweekly. Since I didn't mark my cards as I went, I wasn't reminded otherwise. Ah, well, I scraped by on that one anyway. I need to set myself up a proper schedule for some of this stuff, I swear.

Anyway, as with last month, I'll go over the marked squares on my winning card first, then cover any squares on the other two that weren't on the first.





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[Image: A personalized to-do list bingo card. Many squares are marked; the top left diagonal line is completed.]
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[Image: A personalized to-do list bingo card. Many squares are marked. No lines are completed.]
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[Image: A personalized to-do list bingo card. Many squares are marked. No lines are completed.]




Watch Stuff )

Finish a WIP )

Write a New Ship )

Fix Tags )

Write Daily )

Draw Otters Daily )

Write Anolug )

Work on Vampire Thing )

Work on WIPs )

Read Comics )

Watch Beast Wars )

Practice Coding )

Read more... )

Write a New Character )

Work on Big Thing )

Three Squares in a Week )

So, that was that for May! Here's to a productive June!
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At long last, my new cards! Read more... )
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OKAY, SO. The reason this post is so late in updating is that I found myself very uncertain of how I wanted to format, what with the three cards thing. Well, that's the first reason; the second is my dubious attention span. However! I've got that ironed out and am prepared to present my cards. No blackouts and I only hit one bingo, sadly. I decided to cover the card that got the bingo first, then any squares on either of the other two that didn't appear on said card.

Without further ado:

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[Image: A personalized todo list bingo card. Only a few squares are marked; the bottom row is complete.]
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[Image: A personalized to-do list bingo card. Only a few squares are marked; there are no completed lines.]
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[Image: A personalized to-do list bingo card. Only a few squares are marked; there are no completed lines.]




Write Daily )

Voice Lessons )

Work on WIPs )

Watch Stuff )

Work on Big Thing )

Draw Otters Daily )

Edit Something )

Fix Tags )

Three Squares in a Week )

Huh, didn't have much to mark beyond my wining card. Kind of a letdown, haha. Right now, I'm not entirely sure what I think of using three cards. Though that was always going to be hit or miss, depending on what tasks made it onto how many cards and what I managed to accomplish. I'm going to stick with it for now, but it remains to be seen whether it'll remain a regular feature.
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Decided to do something a little different this month, based on my realization that the reason my cards kept missing squares I was sure I included, even after fixing/remaking the card, was that I miscounted how many items I was listing. This time, I intentionally overloaded the list and made-- drumroll, please-- three cards!

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For a bit more proper of a bingo game. With myself... Anyway! I'm not at all sure whether I'll be keeping this up; guess we'll see how it goes this month :D
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[Image: A personalized to-do list bingo card, unmarked]

This month's card! Got a couple revisions this time around. I wanna get on some kind of relatively set schedule with my Spanish practice, so I'm going to aim to do lessons twice a week and work out the best days for that as I go. Mind, this is a broad goal; my hope is to do more per week, but I wanted a catchy phrase to put on the square. Otter drawing has been made daily again because weekly was making it too easy to forget. I... am not sure why I didn't go biweekly for that as well. Ah, well.

Some astute readers may note that I've also got a few new squares. I mentioned in my last post for last month's card that I've written a lot but posted very little. Happy as I am with my productivity, I would like to encourage myself to finish and present more work. Thus, the Post Weekly square; I'll be aiming to post at least once a week but will do my best to post more. Write Anolug refers to my latest Transformers ship, the one I mentioned previously may be on the chopping block; gotta get it all out while I can, especially since I dropped the ball for FemFeb. Finish Cushion refers to a throw cushion I started crocheting last month and hope to have finished by the end of this one. It's coming along nicely, so I don't have much in the way of doubt. Voice Lessons is an experiment of sorts; I'd like to become a better speaker, with a mind toward maybe eventually doing videos of some kind. I'll be tracking my progress throughout the month. Watch Beast Wars has been broken away from the general Watch Stuff card because I specifically need to revise what I know for the personal project I mentioned way back forever ago, lol. I've been slacking, not least because my notes have about exhausted what I know.

Finally, and warranting its own paragraph, the Last Square card. I'm going into this month with an eye toward a full blackout. That square will be marked when, and only when, it is-- of course-- the last unmarked square on the card. We'll see how having it as a concrete goal affects my doings this month. Fingers crossed for the best!
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[Image: A personalized to-do list bingo card, mostly filled in. The first two columns, the second to top row and the left to right diagonal are completed.]

I came so close to blacking out my bingo card this month, ugh. I let myself lose momentum in the second half, or else I might've done it. Heck, I even nearly finally hit my Submit to a Magazine square... Ah, well, I'll try to let it pump me up for next month!

As for the squares I've hit since my first bingo earlier this month:

Write Daily )

Write Whrung )

Fix Tags )

Work on Big Thing )

Try a New Recipe )

Work on Vampire Thing )

Honorable mentions for Draw Otters Weekly and Improve Spanish. I came really close with the otters, but dropped the ball this past week. Next time for sure! I also did practice Spanish, but I've been lax on practicing for long enough now that I ended up falling behind where I'd been. I do feel like I've made steps toward correcting this, but I don't feel right marking the square when I don't feel properly improved, y'know?
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[Image: A personalized to-do list bingo card, several squares marked. The right-to-left diagonal line is complete]

I was bound and determined to get an early bingo this month, since I got one last February. I would've liked to get one as early as I did then, too, and I actually came really close! Only I messed up when I made my card, leaving off a couple squares I meant to include, and only noticed when I was half through the line I was working on. I really, really wanted those squares, though, so I grit my teeth and made a new card. It ended up not screwing me over too bad and I was one square away... when I realized I'd still left out a square I really wanted. Really, really wanted. So I (*silentragescream*) made another new card. Which is this one, which I just finished today! So, y'know, frustrating, but I still got a bingo at the halfway point :D

Now, without further ado-- the marks!

Write a New Ship )

Write Femslash )

Read Comics )

Read a Book )

Finish Something )

Three Squares in a Week )

Learn a New Stitch )

Practice Knitting )

Do a Craft )

Work on WIPs )

Lol, aaand I just realized I killed my Practice Crochet square when I last redid my card. Wow, what a mess this month has been! Y'know, something I forgot to mention is that I somehow ended up with two cards at once before this one and wasn't sure which I liked best, so I was marking both to see what gave me a bingo first. Cheating? Maybe, Idek. I got within one square of a line on both of them before realizing that both of them were missing squares I wanted! I never thought I'd need to proofread a to-do list so closely... Whatever, I'm not changing it again now that I got my bingo XD
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[Image: A personalized to-do list bingo card, unmarked]

Nearly forgot to post this month's card!

Last year, February was my earliest bingo (less than halfway into the month!) and I'd love to pull that off again. It's not gonna be so easy this time, though. Last time, I loaded the card by about half with ships I intended to write for Femslash February and a lot of those squares accounted for my bingo. I forewent loading the card like that this year because I'm not going to be hitting FemFeb as hard as I have the last few years. That is to say, I'm not turning one hundred percent of my focus on femslash for the month. I've had several non-femslash writing projects I've procrastinated on for months now and I'd rather not lock myself in. I'm still intending to do something (hence my Write Femslash square) but it's not gonna dominate my creative process. I hope, anyway...

Bingo!

Jan. 31st, 2017 09:04 pm
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[Image: A personalized to-do list bingo card. Several squares are marked and the middle column is complete]


So, it occurs to me as I sit and type this that I could've posted my bingo days ago. I'm just so used to posting at the end of the month now, I guess. Holy self-defeatism, Batman... This actually drives home something I've been thinking about lately, namely that I've fallen into the habit of ignoring the card until the last half-- or less-- of the month. The increased urge to get stuff done that the realization grants me is good, don't get me wrong. Before, I would realize I hadn't accomplished anything for the better part of a month, mean to accomplish stuff and then... not. But cramming a few accomplishments into a week or two isn't really in the spirit of the cards, as I see them. The main problem, I think, is that as I've gotten used to them, they've fallen in line with my long-standing "out of sight, out of mind" issues. I'm considering, for the next card, pinning a physical recreation somewhere I'll see it often, so I won't drift away from the thought of it. I've got a dry erase board around here someplace, might put that to use.

As for this card! Missed some of my more coveted squares again and I wanna go ahead and address some of them now and get it done with, so I've got room to finish on a positive note. The squares I'm most bummed about missing are Practice Spanish Daily, Draw Otter Weekly and Sumbit to a Magazine, so I'm gonna just touch on those.

I am so annoyed with my lack of progress in Spanish. I've hardly touched it at all this whole month, only bothering to do any practicing the last few days. And that's after spending two days wallowing in the fact that I hadn't done anything yet. I'm reconsidering the wording on this square, tbh. For all that I've had pretty good luck with my other "daily" task (Write Every Day), I find that messing up on the Spanish propels me headlong into a grey zone between misery and apathy. I may change this one to some set amount of progress going forward and see how that does me.

The Otters square, I'm not sure what I'll do. I have drawn otters this month-- heck, I think I've drawn more otters than I did last time I actually marked the square-- but I drew them all in the last two weeks. This comes back to the "out of sight, out of mind" thing again. That and my listless, floating relationship with time. I had supplies ready and set the first week, I blinked, and a week had passed. I decided to go on ahead and do as many as I could... and then another week had passed. I'm gonna tough it out with this square, see if the physical copy card idea helps out.

And then there's the Magazine square, which I may be most bummed about. I was all set and ready to do that one this month, like really hyped up and ready. I looked into a bunch of calls for submissions and mindfully whittled down my options, I was on a roll for writing every single day, I knew what I wanted to do... I'm. Still actually not sure where I messed up, honestly. I'm not sure what to change. Put my faith in the physical copy for this one too? I dunno.

... Hm. Well. Onto this month's successes, yes?

Write Every Day )

Work on Big Thing )

Practice Coding )

Read Comics )

Work on Vampire Thing )

Finish Requests )

Three Squares in a Week )

Work on WIPs )

Watch Stuff )

Budget Book Binding )

Write a New Ship )

Read a Book )

So, that's it for this month! See you all with a new card tomorrow!
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(Image: A personalized to-do list bingo card, unmarked)

I really wanted to have my post for last month finished before posting the new card, but I'm still having issues. Not even computer issues, per se, program and "what is the deal with this stupid website right now" issues, heh. If anyone is burning up with curiosity, I got the bottom row and a few stray squares.

Tbh, I debated not doing the cards again this year, since I kinda fizzled out in the last few months. But, ultimately, I do enjoy them and I've gotten a lot done that I think I'd otherwise still be procrastinating on, so, here we are again! Here's hoping that new year magic will give me a boost and that it'll take me all the way into the next one :D
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Oh, before I forget, I was gonna post my bongo card buuut guess who's having computer trouble :D

I'll update this post tomorrow.
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Wanted to get this up tonight, but I am feeling nasty sick, so no run-downs on the squares. Will edit tomorrow, possibly.

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Wow, I've been forgetful today. I blame the Cubs. Anyhow, here's November's card: todolist

Bingo!

Oct. 31st, 2016 10:46 pm
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I'll eta my card tomorrow, when I feel like writing everything up and loading pics, lol.

SO, GUESS WHO FORGOT ABOUT THIS. Anyway. My card:

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[Image: A personalized bingo card, several spaces marked. The middle row is complete]

Not to shabby, says I! I missed a few things I really wanted to hit, but more about that later. First, the squares I did hit:

Learn Embroidery )

Three Squares in a Week )

Read Comics )

Work on Vampire Thing )

Work on Big Thing )

Finish Magikarp Bag )

Make a Sales Post )

Learn New Stitches )

Do a Craft )

That's it for what I did get done. As for what I didn't, man, Idek. The Draw Otters Weekly and 100 Words Weekly squares in particular are haunting me. I set off to a good start, but lost track of myself and ended up in a despair spiral of sorts. I'll be more mindful of that pitfall in the future. Meanwhile, the Practice Spanish daily square is honestly making me laugh. You may recall, I forgot to include that square last month and thus didn't get credit even though I did practice daily. This month, I was careful to remember to include the square and then completely forgot to practice. Like, all month. I baffle myself sometimes. I was going to talk briefly about another couple squares as well, but found myself rambling. Those may get spun into their own posts or I may forgot to do that. Guess we'll find out. For now, it's a wrap :D
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[Image: A personalized bingo card, unmarked]

And here's my card for October! Now that I put it that way, I'm disappointed in myself for not included more Halloween-related items. By which I mean any Halloween-related items. Oops. Ah, well, I can steer a few of these down that route.
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(Image: A personalized bingo card, several squares marked. The center row is completed)

Man, here I said I'd be posting more and then I didn't come back for a week. In my defense, Hal has been having bluescreen issues which make posting-- or even using him, honestly-- incredibly annoying. Just the same, here's me resolving to be around more coming up. But, more immediately importantly, here's me happy with my latest bingo :D

Do a Craft: Scraping by on this one, I admit. I finally sat down to my Magikarp bag again, this time with a more open mind. I realized that where I went wrong last time I tried basically amounted to thinking I knew things it turned out I didn't. Like, for example, how to read my pattern. And also the two major stitches involved in said pattern. Once I broke down and looked stuff up-- as I should've from the beginning, honestly-- things went much more smoothly. I've got the body completed and will soon be working on the details that, y'know, make it a Magikarp. I decided to mark this square because, while I don't quite deserve the Make a Magikarp Bag square yet, I do think it's fair to get a point for getting to where I am.

Learn Three New Stitches: I feel like I probably had embellishments in mind when I originally conceived this square, but that ended up only being a third of what I did to mark it. I'd have to check my instructions for the proper name, but I learned to crochet a cute little flower embellishment. The other stitches I learned are the-- honestly very basic-- single crochet and half double crochet. I also relearned the magic circle, which is also cool!

Work on Big Thing: I didn't get much done here, tbh, and certainly nothing presentable. But I did untangle a snarl that had been vexing me, so I'm pleased.

So, yeah, that's it for the month! There are a number of squares I'm disappointed to have missed, of course-- chiefly, the Draw Otters Each Week square. I shot myself in the foot with that one, moving all my stuff around and throwing off my sense of time passage with vacation. Fingers crossed for next month. I'll be rethinking 100 Words Every Three Days, as I really wanted that one but the time frame ended up messing with me somehow, haha. I also thought I had a square for daily Spanish practice, which I actually honored, but apparently not... Nonetheless, I'm happy with what I got done :)
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(Image: A personalized bingo card, some squares marked)

Whew, so, I've not posted in a while, huh? Missed my update last week and everything, oops. I've just felt lacking energy in that way that makes journal posting difficult lately. No one particular reason just a bunch of little things. However! I'm feeling more energized and looking forward to posting more regularly. Starting here, natch. So, let's get to it!

Write a New Ship )

Try a New Recipe )

Write Drabbles )

Three Squares in a Week )

Practice Coding )

So, that's all for now. Not much to show for two weeks, perhaps, but there's been other stuff going on in between. I've been working on those time-sensitive squares, of course, and practicing my Spanish. I bought a new crochet hook and will hopefully have something to show for at least two related squares by the end of the month. I might end up letting slide a few I really wanted this month, judging by how I'm going at them so far, but I haven't given up yet. Fingers crossed!
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[Image: A personalized to-do list bigo card with two marked square; one of them is the free space]

Finish Requests: Just a couple of EEnE ficlet requests, one from Tumblr and the other from FFN. Technically I have another request waiting on me from Tumblr, but it's covered by the "Write Rung/Skids" square. This square I specifically put down because I was letting these two requests gather dust.

So, yeah, I haven't gotten as much of the card done this week as I'd have liked, but at least it's largely because I've been taking care of other stuff. Or have been tired from taking care of other stuff. I made an acceptable amount of progress on my room and even got a mattress and boxspring dragged in that I wasn't going to bother with for lack of space. The floor wasn't as cozy as I remember, though, so I grit my teeth and am bearing it. It's pretty comfy, I admit. In addition to cleaning up and reorganizing and getting rid of stuff, I put together a bunch of stuff to do a joint yard sale with my sister-in-law, which we held today. I also found some items I've been meaning to hawk off online; gonna be getting to that soon-ish.

Also, I found a roach in my room *shudder* Only one (so far...) but it's enough to make me miss being covered in ants.

Oh, quick little fun fact to finish off: Due to the half-completed state of organization I knew I was going to be leaving my room in, I knew that my craft box was gonna end up with stuff piled on top of it Thus, I made sure to leave aside all the yarn I would need for making my Magikarp bag. Y'know what I didn't leave aside? A single freaking crochet hook. Go on, laugh. It's what I've been trying to do anyway.

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