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Natasha And Other Variations

Today ended up being an empty day. Translation, I didn’t have any jobs. Considering at the start of the week I was expecting to work six days, and I only worked four. Life.

So I’ve been reading a lot lately and I’ve decided to start a BookTube Channel. I usually talk about the books I read. (I know that sounds so normal) Small problem I read books no one else seems to. (I mean not all the books I read are obscure, but…)

So I’ve decided once a month to make somewhat relatable content, by talking about something big name. This month to go way off-brand while still somehow staying on brand I decided to talk about two crazy series and how I think they are in the same world.

Check out the start of the video through this link.

But I’ll tell you a bit about it if you don’t have the time.

The series are better known as Adventures in Odyssey and The MCU. (Do you think that sounds crazy enough to be me) Now onto my logic.

It just struck me how similar the two universes are in terms of technology, secret agencies, and etc.

Also, they have what is more or less the same character, even down to the name. Or do you really think Natasha Romanoff wouldn’t go by the name Tasha Forbes?

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Recent Stressors

A “My Life Lately”, “Nutshell”, “Plate Update”, “Recap”, etc.

For the past eight-plus months I’ve feeling more tired than I should. This is minor, but when added to life recently.

Grandpa is turning ninety next month. He lives four hours away. The party will be start at three o’clock and we have to be home for B’s SAT test the next morning. I will be working the day before. I may be in charge of decorating his cake, it will not live up to his eightieth birthday cake. I am in charge of putting together a birthday video.

I’ve been babysitting. She is around a year old. Recently that family had a grandmother die from cancer. Once a week I work at the library. This job is a combination of janitorial work, boredom, being stern, selling fizzy drinks, and actual library duties. Air BnB cleaning has been minimal, but I may be taking on another house cleaning job.

I volunteer at the food pantry. This should be known by regular readers. It means that most of Tuesday is spent on that. Recently it’s been super busy as a number of regulars are sick. The “elders” are a blessing.

Grammarly assures me that my text sounds sad. I would disagree, somewhat as I feel more tired than sad.

Reading. Writing. Filming. Sewing. Picture taking. Editing. Have all been happening. Some more than others, and in various different forms.

So social media has fallen behind. I have managed to create videos, I find that they are fairly quick and require only a computer. I do plan on blogging more, now that I’m past m 200th post. I did spend a bit of time this week working on a super cool MCU Adventures In Odyssey crossover video


Blog Post #200

Woke up a bit late today, but Mom did as well so it didn’t matter. After a cold cereal breakfast, I cleared the table before listening to what my family had been doing over the week. Everyone has been busy. Then I shared what I had been doing. Last week was hectic that is why this post is only happening today.

I filmed a bit and then edited a video to go up on my BookTube channel on Monday. While the video rendered I listened to Stowaway. After a couple of minutes, my hands got bored, so I began taping the edges of my books. It helps them stay nice longer when you have neiphlings like I do.

After a Mexican inspired lunch, I finished taping the books. Then I put on YouTube and cut out some skirt pieces for the pattern I’m working on. I love the colors I’m using together. Purple and red.

Then I worked on the first page of my bullet journal.

A Bookish Endeavour

As I mentioned in my End of the Year post I’ve started a YouTube channel. It’s a bookish channel.

I feel weird in some ways when I talk about books on here, because this isn’t a book blog. But so often I find that I want to talk about books, so I’ve come up with a solution.

I’ve only had it for a couple of months and I’d been struggling a bit to post to it. That being said I’ve gotten fairly good at the rhythm recently, so expect at least one video a week.

Right now there is a fairly good representation of what I will be posting, but I admit there will be some ideas that are still in the works.

I am planning on/working on more relevant content I promise. If you don’t know what I mean go actually look at my YouTube channel.

I know the name of my channel is Wanda Gambling. I chose that name because that is the name of a book character who is an actor. I do plan on doing a video about the name at some point.

Feel free to leave me suggestions about books. If you’re an author and you don’t care if an absolute nobody talks about your book feel free to get in touch.

Titles Are To Important

I’m doing NaNoWriMo again this year. I plan on posting more about it on Sunday.

I’ve acquired a Ko-fi account. I’m still setting it up but I thought you should know.

I’ve posted a video to IGTV and since you can only watch it on a smart phone, I posted the video to YouTube as well. But wait, before you go over to my Instagram to watch it I must tell you something. I have two Instagram’s. The one on my blog is more for my blog, it’s about sewing and my normal life. The video is on my other account, my bookstagram. If you want to see my bookish self check out @authors.ace.

If you are wondering where the Ingalls are, they are waiting for it to be dry enough for me to remember to take them outside to go a camping trip. I may not mind camping out in the rain myself, or even taking a book out into the rain for a quick photo, but my paper dolls are super precious.