Category Archives: Hobby

Vomit Draft Progress Report #3

yuriko/ April 30, 2019/ Hobby, writing/ 2 comments

Well, I think this might as well be the first report again. After 36k words, I decided to redo the story from scratch. It was a hard decision but I think I like the direction it’s going right now. I’ve changed some of the attributes of the MC and the love interest. She’s older now and in college. So far,

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Vomit Draft Progress Report #1

yuriko/ April 18, 2019/ Hobby, writing/ 0 comments

I had started this project a few weeks ago. And though I promised that I would not let Marcia (my inner critic and editor) out of her cage, I fear she had learned to pick the locks. Damn!  I guess this is why I am still on chapter 8 and only at about 25k word count (nothing that it matters

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A is for Ascension

yuriko/ April 1, 2019/ 2019, Blogging Challenge, Games, Hobby/ 0 comments

All right, I thought I had this blog challenge beat!  I was ready a week and a half ago when I posted about it.  I had everything in my head… but then it all fell out of my head before I could write anything down.  Yes, sad face.  So, I’ve been scrambling for the last week at ideas that I

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Dice Hate Me

yuriko/ March 15, 2019/ Games, Hobby/ 0 comments

In a previous post, I spoke about how games have changed since your grandparents were your age.  I may be dating myself, here, but I remember growing up with Monopoly, Clue, and Battleship.  These are still popular games today, and yet, people don’t turn to them as the first choice of entertainment?  Why, I asked myself, would mainstream board games

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Sticker Shock and the Indie Board Game

yuriko/ March 4, 2019/ Games, Hobby/ 2 comments

When you hear the phrase board game, what image springs to mind? Long before I had learned of indie games, I pictured Monopoly, Clue, Sorry!, and Risk… But also Checkers(where my brother always won – I suspected he cheated), Battleship, and Scrabble. And why wouldn’t you think about those games? They’ve been around for decades! They are considered classic board

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It’s Only A Game

yuriko/ February 20, 2019/ Games, Hobby/ 1 comments

I can be very competitive. It’s true. I think it’s part of being human. Some people can do it better than others. And when I say that, I mean good sportsmanship. But, I can totally understand a person if he or she isn’t a good sport. Nobody wants to lose. Nobody likes to lose.  Society – the whole world as

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Hobbies R Us

yuriko/ February 19, 2019/ Cross-stitch, Fangirl, Game of Thrones, Hobby/ 0 comments

I have a lot of interests. You would think that I would have a billion boards on Pinterest, but I don’t. I have a small handful. And it’s not because I dont see a lot of things on Pinterest. I do. Unfortunately, all Pinterest does for me is create more ideas and upset me when I can’t do these things

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