I either fucked up my jaw, or neck, or something, that messed my face up for most of the day today. It was so extremely annoying. It’s still not exactly fine now, but it’s much better than it was. It might be an ear infection, or a sinus infection, or a combination of any of the things I suggested. I’m thinking I got a bit of infection in my jaw from a couple nights ago and that eventually led me to today. Whatever the case is it made the muscles on the side of my head sore, which is uncommon even for me. Apart from that I more or less felt okay today, but the ear, eye, face things was more than enough. It wasn’t so disruptive that I wasn’t able to get the page done, obviously, but I would have liked to have gotten more done today than that any constantly fighting my own body. I really hope this change in diet and whatnot help with my various issues. It would be a real shame to do all this annoying stuff only to die young(ish) anyway. I guess it’s the same way with anything in life. You rolls your dice and takes your chances.
Mom messaged me today and said my nephew asked me to send pictures of the Minecraft Lego setup we play with when he visits so he could “bring back some old memories”. That kid, I swear, such a character. He talks so much like an old man sometimes.
Later she asked me if Dungeon & Dragons is a video game. I told her a lot of things fall under the franchise name and asked why she asked. Apparently they recently published a children’s book using the characters from the D&D cartoon from the 80s and they read it before bed. It’s strange to see Hasbro show love to that version of the franchise after ignoring it for so long. It’s also ironic that it appears after they’ve ruined their relationship to many players in the last month or so.
Reggie very much takes personality inspiration from Erik the cavalier. Abrasive, self centered, arrogant, but ultimately learning to trust people and be decent. That series is much better than it was given credit for and I’m sure it will be totally ruined by Hasbro now that they’ve noticed it. The first wave of figures for the series were a disaster. After waiting decades for them it’s a huge disappointment. Hasbro has dropped the ball with many of their most popular properties recently. When the new D&D movie fails it will be another big loss for them. I just don’t see kids being into the toys nor adult collectors either. Maybe I’m wrong, but it’s hard to know for sure anymore. Movie writing has become so weirdly inept over the last few years you never know what you’re gonna get. The cast seems to be made up of decent actors, but in the clips it’s like they have no charisma at all. Nothing stands out to make me give a shit about them. There’s no hook. You need a good hook, cause the hook brings you back. I ain’t tellin’ you no lie. The hook brings you back. On that you can rely. (Harmonica solo)
I hope my hook brings you back. I hope it induces you to support my work via the links above. Either way, I’ll be back. On that you can rely.