Month-End Roundup: December 2020

Guten tagen!

We’re finally back on the up swing! Finals were hard, holidays were harder, and I am really, really looking forward to 2020 being over, but I’m feeling much better. Not completely back to normal, but better.

This Month-End Roundup is going to be a shorter entry this month, because, just like every other blogger and their dog, I’m planning to do a year-end roundup too which will be bigger, longer, and uncut. So, in the grand tradition of Saitama…

We’re going to try to keep the “watched” and “red” section entries to 20 words or less! Let’s get reflecting, folkx. I’m ready to get the snowball rolling and finish 2020 strong.

  • Nick DiRamio
    • Movie, music and YouTube commentary from a flamboyant director living in LA, featuring aloe plants and tiny plastic hands.
  • The Hot Box
    • Sarcastic commentary over top of Assassin’s Creed gameplay, everything from problematic YouTubers to art drama.
  • Hunter x Hunter 1999
    • Different enough from 2011 to hold my interest, still with the same characters I love.
  • Hamilton (again)
    • Forced my husband to watch it with me and the songs have been in his head ever since.
  • He-Man and She-Ra Christmas Special
    • Skeletor learns the true meaning of Christmas, and what Christmas is, while He-Man and She-Ra punch robots.

  • The Left Hand of Darkness
    • Who’s left hand is it? In all seriousness, intriguing world-building, looking forward to learning more.
  • Textbooks
    • So boring. Many dates. Much info. Help.

  • 25 poems!
    • And I edited and finished up a few more unfinished pieces, but who’s counting?
    • I’m writing a blog post about it in January, but let’s just say…it was a lot of fun
  • Worked on finishing my NaNo project…it’s not done yet, but it’s going well
  • I also worked on the newest iteration of my pet project. Which is also going well! The timeline is done, and now I have some character sheets to do and fart around in Campfire for a while. And then it’ll be time to write it!
  • I also had some new ideas that I’ve been fleshing out. I’ll probably write about them a bit more next month, when they’re more than just titles with characters.
  • “Suck It Norman” now has a title: Dust Bowl Magik. It’s got magic. It’s got mutants. It’s got road trips with your worst enemy. It’s a blast to write, so I hope people have a blast reading it.
  • As for the fanfiction…you know it isn’t done. Quit playing. At least it’s all the way plotted now. Again. Send help.

Blog Posts for January

25 Poems Later: On Writing 25 Poems in One Month: January 8th, 2021

Top 5 Anime Heroes: January 15th, 2021

Top 5 Anime Villains: January 22nd, 2021

Chained to Hell: A Trauma-Centric Analysis of Kurapika (Deep Dive): January 29th, 2021

Project Goals for January

Writing Goals

  • Social media: start posting more video content, continue posting on TikToks
  • Finish world-building my pet project
  • Finish fanfiction…or keep trying.
  • Finish NaNo project
  • Edit poems
  • Plot out ideas for next projects
  • Redesign blog

Personal Goals

  • Apply to my university’s social work program
  • Use social media more
  • Follow health plan
  • Start the new semester strong

How was your last month of the year of our Lord 2020? Are you looking forward to it being over? How was Christmas? Let me know below!

Until Next Year (And stay tuned for the year-end roundup!),

Edit note (January 1st, 2021): Changed some of the posts around and changed the schedule

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Elka Scott writes short and novel-length fiction as well as poetry. She studied creative writing and psychology at university and is currently working to become a creative writing therapist. Elka lives in Saskatchewan and recently received a grant from the Saskatchewan Arts Board to write her first graphic novel.

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