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Biweekly Update, 6/18/2018 to 7/1/2018

Brief Update

I have few new and exciting things to report!

I recently gave into my desire to opine on everything Elder Scrolls, and started streaming my ESO gameplay on Twitch! (I also have an accompanying Twitter account, @liseplays, where you can stay up to date on all my Tamrielic wanderings).

Streaming was a totally new experience for me, and I was a little trepidatious, but all in all it’s been technically easy and tremendously rewarding. I’m already pulling in viewers who aren’t just my friends, and quite frankly it scratches an itch that my fiction writing hasn’t been fulfilling lately: to educate, to entertain, and to be heard. Look for a more detailed post on that in the near future…

I also hied myself off to Cape Ann/the Massachusetts North Shore this past weekend, with my pals EB and Alison. I saw Atlas Obscura sites, haunted restaurants, trashy wax museums, and real historical museums; I got a tour of the House of the Seven Gables given almost entirely in an Elmo voice, and discovered that the mental institution that inspired Arkham Asylum is now luxury condos. This has been on my to-do list for a while, so I’m glad I finally made it up there!

Accomplishments

Writing
– Queried Galaxy’s Edge about my submission of “Granny Hubbard” going missing

Other Media
– Listened to Stuff to Blow Your Mind, “The Substance of Silence”
– Listened to By the Book, “You Are a Badass” and “Zero Waste Home”
– Listened to Elder Scrolls Off the Record #211
– Listened to Loreseekers #1, #17

Games
– Had one session of my D&D 5E game
– Set up @liseplays Twitter and Twitch account
– Streamed ~4h of ESO gameplay on Falanu
– Streamed UESP dungeon help night (doing vet HM Crypt of Hearts I – Darkshade I – White Gold Tower)
– Did normal Cloudrest and Hel Ra Citadel trials with UESP
– Did normal Bloodroot Forge with UESP guildies
– Streamed Falanu questing in Morrowind for ~1h30m
– Streamed UESP dungeon help night (doing normal Ruins of Mazzatun and vet HM Darkshade Caverns II)

Health
– Had a therapy appointment
– Saw an orthopedist for my ankle
– Had my annual pulmonologist appointment
– Brought my lunch x 3
– Cooked zucchini fritters

Habitat
– Did full cleanup/refill of one litterbox

Social
– Traveled to Cape Ann/North Shore area with EB and Alison, and visited the following places:

  • USS Maine Ventilation Cowl (Woburn, MA)
  • Danvers State Hospital (the model for Arkham Asylum, in Danvers, MA)
  • Endicott Pear Tree (oldest fruit tree in North America, in Danvers, MA)
  • Ruins of Dogtown/Babson Boulder Trail (Rockport, MA)
  • Paper House (Rockport, MA)
  • Hammond Castle (Gloucester, MA)
  • Salem Village Witchcraft Victims Memorial (Danvers, MA)
  • Metal Sculpture Yard (Salem, MA)
  • Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery (Salem, MA)
  • Where the witches were tried (Salem, MA)
  • Wicked Good Books (supposedly haunted bookstore, Salem, MA)
  • Witch Dungeon Museum (Salem, MA)
  • New England Pirate Museum (Salem, MA)
  • Witch History Museum (Salem, MA)
  • House of the Seven Gables (Salem, MA)
  • The Witch House of Salem (Salem, MA)
  • Turner’s Seafood (supposedly haunted restaurant; Salem, MA)
  1. …today I learned that Twitch doesn’t automatically put channels that you follow on “notify me when live” status. And, fixed!

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