BHS Blogress Report: 2019, Week 11 – Less to Stress Over

Week 11 – Less to Stress Over
Roadblocks really, really suck. I knew that the item for my next Silent InvenTOYry would be too big to do the usual side-by-side comparison with its vintage counterpart, I was prepared for that. However, I wasn’t prepared for the difficulty of moving its components around from behind the camera. The tent is just too small to do it without it looking like garbage. So my choices are to either shoot part of the review outside the tent or to scrap the episode altogether. Since there was a fairly major bit that I had to scrap due to it being unworkable, I probably need to downgrade this one from a regular episode to a Semi-Short; I’m afraid I just don’t have enough material for a full production like my other ones. I hate to do it, but if it comes down to that or scrapping the whole thing, I’d rather do the Semi-Short.
For a few nerve-wracking hours yesterday, I was convinced that my graphics card had been fried. We had a thirty-second power outage, and when I booted my computer back up, the graphics settings were scrambled. I’ve had this issue before… my computer wasn’t build with HDMI support in mind, it was added later when I put in the graphics card. So every time something goes wrong with the card, for some fool reason it defaults back to VGA settings. I used to be able to fix this by switching to my old VGA monitor, but since it hadn’t happened in a long time I figured it was safe to get rid of it. This time, none of the usual methods of restoring my drivers seemed to work, and I had to open up the tower, remove the card, and put it back in twice before my system detected it so I could reinstall what I needed to. By the time I was done, I was too wiped out to do anything else, which meant putting off Star Vs Commentary for the season 4 premiere.
The experience has me thinking that I’m putting far too much pressure on myself. Much as I enjoy being flexible with what I work on, I think I have a few too many commitments at the moment. Obviously I can’t give up on writing Tasakeru or Shattered Skies, and I don’t want to quit streaming when I’ve been working so hard to hit that 50 follower goal… but I think I may need a break from some of the other stuff, particularly the time-sensitive material. I’m actually really glad that this current item is the last big thing I’ll be purchasing for the next few months, so I think I may try to content myself with Semi-Short SI episodes for the foreseeable future. Likewise, though I’m definitely sad that Star Vs’s fourth season will be its last, I’m a little relieved that with the end of that show and no more Steven until the movie, I won’t have to push myself to get reviews out on time.
Maybe this sounds like whining, I dunno. If it does, I apologize.
In better news, :devChaosCroc: is going to be visiting for a few days next week. We haven’t seen each other face-to-face in forever, so I’m relishing the chance to get caught up. Next week’s Blogress Report might be a tad truncated as a result, but we’ll see. I’m still trying to figure out what to do about the Monday night stream, but as usual, I’ll post status updates when and if it happens.
– BHS
  • Tasakeru Book IV: Twilight’s Dreaming, Chapter 8: 1.25 pages done
  • TasakeruPatreon: 6 Patrons
  • Twitch Follower Count: 17 followers
  • Book II Appendix: 2 pages done
  • Shattered Skies: The Morning Lights, Chapter 43: COMPLETE!
  • Shattered Skies: The Morning Lights, Chapter 44: 0.25 pages done
  • Shattered Skies: Viluy’s Database Chapter 3: 3 pages done
  • Uravity Falls Chapter 3: 0.5 pages done
  • Silent InvenTOYry Episode 09: COMPLETE!
  • Silent InvenTOYry Episode 10: Reworking
  • Star Vs Commentary: Pending, planning for Tuesday night

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