Losing Leia

It’s been a while I know and what brings me back today breaks my heart. When I thought 2016 had given me all I could bear Rickman, Cohen, Bowie, Michael & Prince and all the personal issues, this…my hero is gone.

Carrie Fisher to me was who I wanted to grow up and be. I remember being devastated my hair would not make proper Leia buns and of course most of us identified with her as Leia, she herself was as strong and determined. I wanted to be her and in some ways, I guess the chaos in my life echos hers. I was proud to see her publicly wrestle her deamons and stay strong, though I wish she’d had the ability to privately do so, it gave those of us wrestling our own issues courage. She was sassy and upfront and will be so missed. 

Guide us General Leia, give us courage and strength to fight the dark. 

xo

I

(Picture is from GettyImages)

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Of Course

So as I’m sitting here in chaos, the thought occurs to me that I should reopen the etsy and zibbet shops. Seems the postal negotiations are quiet and things seem to be calm, I’m feeling foolish I haven’t reopened them earlier. Glad I didn’t!   

What a way to end the past months of chaos that has been my summer. I’ve got stuff in transit, that I ordered because stuff has been quiet and most has come in but it’s 2 that I’m waiting for that are going slower than molasses uphill in January that are of course not here yet. I specifically put my shops on hiatus to keep this from happening to you and I’m glad I did. I should mention that this does not affect or include either of my redbubble shops, those are open and unaffected. 

In other news, I’m sure you’ve noticed a lack of posting and updates. And if you follow me as gmeraine on YouTube you know there’s been no updates to the archive there in a week. And I you follow me as Parapopulous it’s been forever since I posted. I’m sorry for all the chaos! It’s been really rough for me personally since the start of June and it’s starting to show. I’m doing my best to keep streams going and things as normal as possible but it’s hard. I’m stressed and being pulled in so many directions and working on coming up with a schedule that can keep it all functioning. I know I’ve said it too many times but I promise things will get back to where they should be. 

On that note I’ve gotta dash and go take care of some stuff for my parents but I’ll chatter with you again soon. 

au revoir

xo

I

Shops

So until I get the widget working I wanted you to be able to visit my new redbubble and my updated deviantart. Of course the BonBonBetties etsy and BetwixtBaubles zibbet are still there and the MagpieMuddles shop is somewhere on its way.

Gotta run to go stream…

au revoir

xo

I

Oy!

What a couple of weeks. Last week I got distracted with some visitors and this week my bestie is in the hospital with an average of 103 fever and fighting some nasty body invader. Well it’s not the flu and that’s about all they know, ugh. My dad is also doing a bunch of tests before they decide surgery and all that. I’m scrambling to catch up on my gmeraine YouTube archives in the midst of all this and well there are a bunch of other things getting lost in all the commotion. For that I’m sorry. Life is definitely getting in the way but I promise I’m doing my best to keep some kind of momentum going. 

au revoir

xo

I

Big News

So I was asked to join a team by Good4Gaming and participate in Extra Life this year with my  gmeraine Twitch channel. I said yes and would really like your help in fundraising for this amazing cause. You can go to my Extra Life page and donate at any point before midnight ET on November 5 2016 to help make this happen. This also happens to be my birthday, so I’d like to make it the best one ever by helping out this amazing cause!

I also wanted to mention all my gaming related social media is now all using gmeraine. I love the klutzy gamer but I want to make it as easy as possible for you to join the rainestorm.

au revoir

xo

I

Toodles Tuesday

Hiya all! 

Some changes to discuss this go round. As you’ve likely noticed, my gaming is beginning revamp and the cause is a necessary one, I’ve changed all my gaming media to gmeraine. I love being the klutzy gamer but it’s so many names for one endeavour. I remain FireflyRaine on XBL but all social media is now gmeraine. I’m writing this on mobile but as soon as I get in front of my laptop, I’ll continue updating links including the ones here on site. Until then just look for gmeraine on TwitchYouTubeHitboxSteamFacebookGoogle+Twitter & Instagram. Sorry for any confusion. I’m making the graphics and swapping up the links my priority for the week. 
In other news, I missed last weeks Parapopulous blog and yesterday’s podcast. I’m sorry and will get this weeks blog up on Thursday to catch us back up. I did say I would do one a week if I got crunched and boy did I. And then created more work too LOL! 

It’s a short update but I have to squeeze in some yardwork before more interwebs work so I’d better get my bunions moving! 

I hope the world is treating you well. 

au revoir

xo

I

Hi

How’ve you all been? 

It’s been just ridiculously busy for me. Not surprisingly so you might say but this past few weeks have been much more so. 

I’ve been playing in the mornings as well for 2 hours. It’s not been daily but it’s been almost so. I’d like to keep it in some form or possibly switching a stream or two to the brunching hours, but I’m not sure what the end result will be. I’ve been having weird issues with only certain games not exporting over and it’s been almost a week of trying! I don’t want to have to start recording while I stream, as I don’t think my processor and memory will be enough so if it continues a venue switch may have to happen. I’ll of course keep you posted but it’s business as usual for the Klutzy Gamer Twitch and YouTube. And let’s not forget my weekly streams on Great Geekwads too! 

So beyond the usual gaming routine it’s been a busy couple weeks for behind the scenes stuff like taxes and spring outdoor work. I’m filming and have two videos ready to go up for you on the RaineCaster YouTube. They’re being edited as I learn how to insert and it’s a slow thing since it’s only me working on everything, but I promise they’ll be up sooner than later. 

In all this Parapopulous has been gaining fans! And I’m excitedly seeing it and my Klutzy Gamer growing. I know the shops will as well once the items I’ve been attempting to work on amidst all this get up and the shops get a bit of a tweak. This must begin to feel like lip service but I have been working away at things for them, though admittedly not nearly as fast as I’d want to.

It’s hard to think about much else with all this going on but my family and in particular my dad have been taking a lot of my attention. This will be his last week of chemo and radiation and he is starting to really feel the effects of it. After Monday he’ll have a wait of a few weeks and then surgery at the start of June. It’s perhaps a front he’s giving us all but he’s doing well, all things considered. Though I, and much more so he I’m sure, can’t wait for things to get back to normal. Or as normal as they get for me LOL. 

So lovelies, I’m off to attempt another try of seeing if those two nights will export over, fingers crossed they join all the others that have managed to export with no issues and work on getting one video up on RainCaster. Don’t forget there’ll be a new Parapopolous blog out tomorrow too and as always a livestream tonight! 

au revoir

xo

I

P.S. Don’t forget there’s a Facebook page for all my projects as well and give ’em a like if you happen to drop in. You can find them through the Raine of Iris hub or the links here. And “May the fourth be with you”!