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Review Day Tuesday is Pushed Back (Again)

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Y’all, this new episode of Review Day Tuesday is taking way too dang long to write and record for. I want to make it the best review I possibly can but JEEZ it’s hard.

There are other videos I want to make though, and these other videos would be faster and easier to do, plus they don’t require a ton of scripting or planning.

I’ll post one of these types of videos soon, and if I don’t have this Review Day Tuesday episode done after that, I may just drop the frickin’ series.

Because here’s the thing – video-making is a hobby. It’s not my job, and I don’t ever want it to be. I want it to be fun. And right now, Review Day Tuesdays are…not fun.

It’s not fun in the way I consider comics-making fun. When I make comics, even when I come across a challenge, I come up with a game-plan to tackle that challenge or I just go into it. It’s a chance to learn to me. Even the hard stuff is fun to do.

Right now, this Review Day Tuesday thing is just something I DREAD. I don’t like to do hobbies that give me a sense of DREAD. If I dread doing the thing, what would be the point of doing it?

I want to give it a little more time, though – sometimes it’s just the mood I’m in. Sometimes there’s a legit concern. I want to give it time and when I revisit the idea of Review Day Tuesday, I’ll see if it’s a legit concern, just the mood, or something more problematic.

In the meantime, I’m still updating The Case of the Wendigo, Validation, and the Extra ClothesPins Podcast. Check those out if you haven’t already.

Thank you for reading!

You. Are. Awesome.

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Review Day Tuesdays Return…Next Week

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Review Day Tuesdays are my short YouTube videos where I review indie comics and novels. I had put the series on hiatus because, at the time, there was a LOT going on.

Now, I have more free time, since I’m freelancing full-time now, so Review Day Tuesdays are coming back next week.

The original plan was to bring it back on February 28th, but I’m not quite done with the script yet. The plan is to review the novel¬†The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder, and there’s a LOT to cover with that book. That’s why it’s talking a little longer than usual to get the script done, and then record and edit the video.

So for now, expect the Review Day Tuesdays series to start back up again on March 7th.

I can’t wait to share¬†The Museum of Intangible Things with you. So stay tuned!

Thank you for your support.

You. Are. Awesome.

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Bringing Review Day Tuesdays Back!

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knights without armor book about masculinity
I will be reading this soon!

It’s been a while since I’ve done Review Day Tuesdays, my YouTube video series where I review new comics, books, and other works. I had put it on hiatus back in the tail end of June this year, because my schedule was getting too bananas to update it weekly.

Now I’m getting to a point where I can revive the series, but there will be one big change.

After I get done with a few more videos for the Poetry for Troubled Times series, I’ll be bringing back Review Day Tuesdays, to update every other week.

Why?

Not only have I been reading new comics lately, but I’ve also taken up the job of being head librarian at my local Universalist Unitarian Church. The library at the church has a lot of books dealing with LGBT issues, sociology, gender, and world religions, and that’s not even touching on the biography section or the multiple shelves of poetry.

One book in particular is one I want to discuss – the book pictured at the top of this post.

I’m looking forward to this one especially because of some reasons pointed out in this Hannah Wilton video about feminism and masculinity. The biggest reason is that while feminism has made great strides for women’s rights and roles, the roles of men haven’t been discussed much, and for feminism to be effective for everyone, that MUST be discussed.

Also! There’s one book I found in the library collection, called “Against the Tide.” It’s a book about men in the feminist movement. That book has a chapter talking about how the Equal Rights Act can benefit men as well as women, and I will actually read that chapter for YouTube at some point in the next few months, because it has portions in it that few people discuss even today.

I can’t wait to share these books with you, and the new comics I’ve come across, including Tank Girl’s newest run, “GOLD,” and “Once Our Land,” an 1830s post-apocalyptic comic that takes place in Germany.

Books, and the discussions of their ideas, are more important now than ever, and I hope you’ll join me when the series gets fully revived. I’ll announce a more specific date on my email newsletter.

Thank you for reading!

You. Are. Awesome.

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Review Day Tuesday Returns!

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Review Day Tuesday is back, y’all In today’s episode I review five comic books AND the novel The Shining by Stephen King.

My reading list is long, but if you have any recommendations of comics to read, leave a comment below!

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New Goals for 2016

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water mage illustration by kelci crawford in copic markers
“Water Mage,” the first illustration of 2016. (Also on DeviantArt and Tumblr).

This year, I’m all about making things on the weekly.

The thing is, last year my goals were to do specific things EVERY DAY. After a while, that got really hard to accomplish with just one goal, but I had FOUR to keep up with.

This year, I’m going to go easier on myself in terms of production.

So no more writing 1000 words per day, no drawing two sketchbooks per day (though this year I’ll do my best to draw at least one each day, just to make sure I don’t get rusty), no more overloading myself with daily chores.

This year, I aim to… Continue reading →