We have two cats, siblings Batman and Poison. Poison was named before we ever got her (or knew she was a girl) because I am a smart-ass. In Z’s parent’s garage, there was a rat poison dish that looked like a fancy monogrammed pet dish, with the word ‘Poison’ on it. And I’m like… that’s hilarious, I’m naming our future cat that. Z looked at her brother, declared him Batman, and that’s how it’s been for the past nine and a half years.
Anyways, pictured for your amusement, is Poison perched on a pillow that is atop the couch and radiator. She loves that both our couches are abutting radiators, ’cause that means more warmth for her to absorb. I’m amused that she always seems to be a sucker for pillows, and has left Z’s head less warm to come sit on the pillow by me. I’m not complaining — she’s cute and sassy.
Also cute and sassy is Littlerbit. She has been a right cuddle monkey today, starting with ‘Mommy I’ve decided to have a nap, give me love’ to ‘Mommy I am done with my nap, hold me until Daddy gets home’. Which is true — the second she heard Z open the door, she didn’t want to know me any more. *chuckles* But that’s fine. I know that she’s feeling a bit off colour, and I’m happy to give her what she needs from me, or needs from her father/sister/cats/etc.
Past that, just punching my brain a bit. Myself and my best friend AJ met on a Wheel of Time fan site called Dragonmount. She was, and is to this day, my Warder. We’ll be celebrating 15 years of bondedness in a few months, though it certainly doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. And while neither of us have been active in the fandom for years, we both get urges sometimes. Right now, she keeps circling around Dragonmount in the hopes roleplay will magically appear again, while I keep looking at TarValon.net wistfully. I don’t really want to join or be an Aes Sedai any more, but like… I miss having an online home, and that fandom was the first one that I stayed at for any amount of time. But there are some really bad actors that have ensconced themselves into the fandom over the years, and while I have in younger and dumber times tried to drive them out to make a better, safer place… well. It’s like trying to divide the Red Sea, and I’m no Moses. There’s a part of me that thinks that it’s been long enough that I should hopefully have a fairer shake at things, but I’m also worried that people would try to pick fights because of past dramas. There’s also a desire to not feed into anyone’s smugness about me finally ‘giving in’ or anything. Still, I’m thinking about it a bit harder than I have in the past.
Anyhoos, back to knitting and gaming. I’ve been waffling on what to play today, and am currently giving Space Colony a go. It’s a remaster of an old game, and it feels like it, but it’s pretty fun so far. It’s got a similar feel to it to Majesty, which I am quite fond of. Not sure why, ’cause I really don’t like the HOLY CRAP EVERYTHING IS COMING AT ME AT ONCE sort of games, but that one is enjoyable.