Like, I went into a shivering fit, cold.
Disappointingly, the temperature in the house which caused this?
69 degrees. I apparently inherited my father's genetics there, even though I like the cold better than the heat. (In short, my body handles the heat much, much, much easier than it handles the cold, but I don't like the heat and prefer the cold.)
To be fair, it's my own stupid fault. Instead of wearing my warmup jacket and pants, I was wearing only my shorts and my T-shirt, so the uncontrollable violent shivering I experienced woulda been easily dealt with by simply adding a layer on. (I've since put the pants on, but I'm still cold. Better than before, though!)
Anyway, my schedule has been a little bit...wacky. Yesterday, I mentioned how I woke up at 4:30. Well, I wanted to get at least 12 hours awake. So I did all the things I normally would: mafia stuff, a ComicFury visit, daily games, and then I went on to spend the rest of that time addicted to something.
A long time ago, even before I knew I was trans, I had heard of an interesting story, 1/2 Prince. I found the concept strangely attractive, and my desire for it only increased with time. Of course, there were multiple reasons why I never followed through. One, I thought it was still ongoing (and at the time, maybe it was) even though apparently it's not; it's pretty dang rare for me to read things that continuously update these days.
Two, I thought it was in light novel format only. And while it's true, the original is in fact a light novel, turns out there's a manhua of it that has the original author's approval. (This is what I'm currently reading, though I might reread the whole thing as the light novel when I finish!)
Three, I wasn't aware of high-quality translations being readily-available online, but...apparently, there are! (And from my understanding, these also have the full blessing of the original author.)
So, I didn't finish the whole thing in one go-through (that's 15 volumes!), but I did finish the first nine volumes last night. And by 'night', I mean, I went to bed at 7...
I set a timer to wake up at 1:30, as to get myself back onto a more proper, usual schedule, so here I am, now at 2:30. Of course, I have Tae Kwon Do today, so I've only got an hour and a half of free time. (Less, when you account for me needing to eat lunch.)
Meaning, I need to find something to fill my time. I dare not try mafia; that's a recipe for me being late because there's more than an hour and a half's worth of work and the moment I'm idiotic enough to log in, my obsessions will compel me to finish it all. (I'll tackle that later tonight. We've got DWTS and Agents of Shield tonight, so I imagine there's no Chuck, but this still gets me available at 11 PM--later than preferred, but doable all the same.)
For that same reason, I dare not try to read 1/2 Prince. I stopped at Chapter 50 because I saw it was the start of a new volume, and it didn't stop the story on a cliff-hanger like many volumes before had. (I mean, there's a continuous story going on, so obviously I didn't get to see its conclusion, but this has the potential to drag on for a while. Personally, I'm predicting the current story is not even close to the final story, but it is theoretically possible that they drag that current story out over five volumes, meaning, that'd happen regardless of when I stopped.)
There's not much I can do about games.
But what I can do, is...be productive! And do things I'm supposed to be doing anyway, but have slacked off on. (You know me, this really shouldn't be a surprise.) For instance, the current page I'm working on in Red Hood Rider is easy; I should be able to tackle it in only a few hours and it's something I can easily stop on. Plus, I DO need to finish it soon, because I need to be doing at least one page a week. Minimum, not maximum! And my procrastination has sabotaged efforts to get my buffer up and running well in advance.
I could also do things like...you know, check my email.
Which I haven't done for a couple of weeks.
That's gonna be hell, but the longer I wait, the worse it'll get.
Still, all the same, and I say this with absolutely no fear of tempting fate: as long as I avoid the two traps of timesinks, there's no way that I can waste that much time. So, something will be done today, in some small amount.