My friend (and one of the Dungeons Masters that is currently running an amazing campaign), Ayanna, is in the process of updating her webcomic. It’s called “Crossroads Incorporated,” and it is fantastic. I suppose this is a little shout-out to her! She’s a great person, very supportive, but she also doesn’t take shit. Here’s a link to the comic! She updates it as much as she can, considering she has a full-time job, multiple game nights, and, you know, a personal life.
Seeing Ayanna’s art has made me want to draw more myself. I’m getting used to my art tablet again, so that’s a start.
Yesterday was a day! I literally spent ten hours going through and cataloging every single one of our books, comics, and manga. I also rearranged our video game collection so that it makes more sense visually–as well as the fact that I figured out how to shift the physical shelves on the media case to fit more games in the future. Next, I would love to rearrange our bedroom and living room, but those are both bigger tasks that I would need help with. Since Coventry isn’t feeling well enough to aid me, I won’t be able to change the rooms around anytime soon.
So, as a break down, and using the Handy Library app, we have 354 physical novels/books; 83 manga volumes and comic trade-paper-backs/graphic novels; and 182 Kindle books. This is after de-hauling roughly fifty books and manga. The books we are getting rid of are ones that either we read and didn’t enjoy, or we realized we had multiple copies of. There are a few, too, that I had purchased on a whim and am no longer interested in.
The best part of doing this is that we have an entire shelf that is empty. An entire shelf to fill up with new books! On the manga shelf, we have about half of a shelf open as well. …which is good, because I may have just dropped over sixty dollars on new books and manga on Book Outlet. It’s a wonderful site that I found recently. I think I knew of it before, but never really paid attention to it?
Basically, Book Outlet is an online store that sells books that are ‘imperfect,’ overstock, or ‘discount-bin’ quality. They are still perfectly readable! They are still books! The only thing ‘wrong’ with them is that they aren’t perfect copies. The best part is that you can purchase these books for a heavy discount. For example, there is a book on my wishlist that is well over twenty dollars regularly. On Book Outlet, it’s priced to sell at five dollars. That’s a fifteen dollar savings and holy shit, I am all about it. The thing is, too–this site has better prices most of the time than Thriftbooks does.
Don’t get me wrong. Thriftbooks is an awesome site. I just feel like they’ve gotten a bit pricier than I can afford recently, and some of the books I’m really interested in aren’t available for a decent price. On Book Outlet, though, I can find the book I want for mere dollars.
…ugh. I am so tired! If one thinks about it…I must have lifted so many pounds of books yesterday. We’ll say twenty pounds at a time (since I stacked the books up high in my arms as I moved them around) for ten hours? Yeah. My arms are tired, my back hurts, my chest hurts.
I think I’m going to lie down on the couch. Just relax. Close my eyes…