Full Up Friday

And to finish out the week I did an unboxing on my Klutzy Gamer YouTube of an oh so pretty controller. And there’s a blog post up on Parapopulous with two more ready to go! 

I hope you all have an amazing weekend. I’ll be streaming CoDBO3 on Twitch if anybody needs me. 

au revoir

xo 

I

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Happy almost Friday

Another long week and another week of being slightly behind but LOL what else is new.

So been busy streaming on Twitch  6 nights on gmeraine and 1 on GreatGeekwads. Of course there’s extra streams here and there and then there’s the scheduling and archiving to YouTube that take up extra time but it’s amazing to be able to hang out with my rainestorm. Looking forward to CoD this weekend since its been a while. 

Loving the IRL & behind the scenes channel, though I’m not sure what to do with it sometimes. I think it’s a nice peek behind the scenes and a glimpse into the person behind the shops, streams, podcast and blogs. Count on it being random because it’s just how I am. I hate that I can’t name it because of he changes to YouTube but, we’ll get to their count and be able to do it soon.

Parapopulous has been busy and there’ll be a new blog post tomorrow. I’m liking the more personal post and though I always planned to do that its nice to have my sea legs. I’m not sure what way I’m going to go with the next post so be sure to follow by RSS feed, on WordPress or through bloglovin’. And of course the podcast is available with direct download or iTunes subscription.

The shops are in limbo. I mean they’re up (except Magpie Muddles) but they need some love and updates. And I will be changing my deviantart to RaineofIris at some point. I have soooooo many ideas to get to you and I promise I will sooner rather than later. 

Well, it’s almost stream time so I’d better get going and get set up. I’ll chatter at you again soon.

au revoir

xo

I

P.S. Yep, that’s a screenshot 🤓

Another day…

Another change. Another challenge.

So welcome y’all. I’ve decided to not further RainebowsEnd. It’s something that I think will happen eventually but I think I rushed into it and with the potential challenges on the way, I’m better off letting go of it. That being said, I did take on a YouNow for a different way to be able to interact with y’all. Yes it’s called rainecaster but its about all of my projects and everyday life. I did start a Twitter for it so people who just want to know me there can but it’s also a good thing so the notices when I go live have a place to go. I’m also going to be working on the shops this coming week. I’ve go no idea honestly where it’ll go but I want to tidy and attend to a few things.

So I’m sure you noticed the potential challenges I mentioned. I want to let those of you know who aren’t following me on Snapchat (loreleybee) or know my family, what’s going on so you can understand any delays or changes that might be happening. I do promise to keep these to a minimum but, I can’t predict right now. We found out this week that my dad has cancer again. It’s esophageal cancer this time and we won’t know until mid week how bad it is. I’m of course going to have to shift some energy and focus to that. I’ll take any good energies you want to send but I don’t want you to worry. It’s not something I wanted to share but because it will likely have some impact on my work, I felt I owed it to you.

In the meantime, Hedgey has lent me his Xbox 360 so I can throwback again. It’s great fun and my lens isn’t reading disks poperly or at all any more so I’m thrilled to have this option until I can fix mine. I’m quite delighted with the donation of funds so I could get and share Black Ops 3 with you guys too! I’m tardy to the party on it but that’s how I first got into the series so I feel good with it. I haven’t touched story yet, which is unusual for me, but I do promise to share it with you when I do. And speaking of excited…the beginnings of the DLC for Fallout 4 were announced!!! (No, I still haven’t finished the main story once LOL). If you all are curious I livestream 6 nights a week usually on Twitch and archive with other exclusives & sometime livestream to YouTube. Lurkers and chatters are equally welcome, I just ask you follow / subscribe so I know you’re liking the stream.

I haven’t forgotten about Parapopulous I promise. I’m just sorting and planning. I’ll get a new schedule up and running and of course keep you in the loop on everything here or on the Facebooks or Twitters. Right now, I have to run and start prepping for dinner tonight. Thank you all for your support!

au revoir

xo

I

p.s. I just got the app for my laptop before I posted this, so forgive any spelling or other errors as I get used to it.

Well then…

Today my friends is going to be a day of choices. I need to make some decisions about my too many plates spinning life that’s been happening. It will mean letting go or greatly reducing a few things, which pains me almost more than keeping them and tripping on them since I am a person of my word. But saying not right now is not never and perhaps at some point with an assistant or just when I’m better organized, I can always revisit them. As much as I have these things I want to share with you I need to be willing to say what isn’t working for me no matter what the relationship, and work is just another one. 

In so many ways though I feel like a failure. I feel like here I go quitting on you when maybe all I needed was that magic X factor. And what a disappointment I am. These are things we all feel, even when we know a situation isn’t working for us. And folks I know this overspread workload isn’t working right now. I’m one person attempting to create and game and write and handle all the background work of all that as well as running a house and looking out for my son and my dogs, and frankly I’ve bit off more than I can chew right now. I’m going to have to know being honest and authentic with you is only ever the best way and hope you feel the same. I’m not throwing it out, just this is just me taking off that one accessory that is going to make it all work. All that being said, I have great plans and this is part of getting there (no matter how strange that seems) and I’m ever grateful for your support and interest. 

So, what’s going to change? Well, let’s start with what’s not. My Twitch & YouTube playthroughs, let’s plays and livestreams as the Klutzy Gamer aren’t going anywhere and will remain my main focus. My one of a kind pieces as Magpie Muddles and their witchy counterparts of Betwixt Baubles aren’t leaving either. Bon Bon Betties is staying as well, but won’t be the focus. Parapopulous will stay but at a different release schedule. And of course the hub of Raine of Iris stays. 

Taking a breather or continuing their hiatus are Mmmmutterings and Rainebows End. I’m not saying I won’t ever do small batches of cookies or my motivational blog but I’m saying it doesn’t fit where I am right now. Likely there’ll be a few more adjustments yet but I’ll keep you posted as always.

Well, I guess that’s it for here, now onto some YouTube work and some tidying around the workspace before the Twitch stream tonight. 

au revoir

xo

I

Aaaaaahhhhh

So, I come barreling in today with so much exciting news! Though I missed my deadline for a potential spot at a very exclusive juried show, I’m found such a surprise in my inbox yesterday.  

 
I’m very unexpectedly being featured in a spotlight over on handmadefuzzy tomorrow! How exciting, such an amazing surprise! Do check it out on Friday January 29th 2016 after 6am E over on handmadefuzzy

I’m also excited to be back livestreaming on Twitch after the test run of livestreaming on YouTube. I loved YouTube’s  streaming set (up I’ll always be archiving to them and I’ve started adding exclusive bite sized clips as well) but I missed the perks of Moobot and TwitchAlerts. It’s been great fun getting back into the routine and I’m extatic to say currently I’m at 45 followers on Twitch and 20 subscribers on YouTube and all with no big partner or promoter, just me hopping on and doing my thing. I love it and I’m always so happy to know you like it too! 

I know things haven’t been up to speed or outputting exactly the way I want and there’s still tweaks to make, but I promise you it’s getting there and I’m grateful for your support as I do. I’m also thankful of this little community from all my projects, thank you for being wonderful amazing RaineStorms! 

au revoir

xo

I

Very Valentine

Just in time for Valentines, whether it’s the anti or romantic kind, my Not So Sweet Hearts are stocked and ready for giving in my Bon Bon Betties  Etsy. Here’s where we get to the extra fun part…

In celebration of the launch of my web hub, I’m giving away this Not So Sweet Heart necklace!win

All you have to do is go follow, like, tag & repost the photo on Bon Bon Betties Instagram by 11:59pm E January 13, 2016. Winner will be randomly chosen and announced on January 14, 2016 on the Bon Bon Betties Instagram. Feel free to like the Bon Bon Betties Facebook page as well or follow on any of the social media. And of course follow and like the web hub locations to keep up to date on everything.

au revoir

xo

I

Thursday means …

A new blog post on Parapopulous and of course it’s Tube Thursday tonight at 8pm E for me as the Klutzy Gamer. I livestream every night but Sunday and all except Thursday are on Twitch. And look out for some Valentine news tomorrow! I’ll be back to update you with links in about 24 hours. 

au revoir

xo

I

First Monday

Welcome to another Monday. Slow start for me having decided to take my son to the late show last night to finally see Star Wars. My parents took me to the drive in to see the original so it was really great reliving that moment from the other side of it. It also got me thinking about a lot of other things, as things often do, but we’ll tackle that soon enough.

So, what to look forward to this week… Usual gaming live streams (and archive) from the Klutzy Gamer every night but Sunday. Looking at getting back to Parapopolous with a blog post this week and also debating release timing of the podcast. And my lovely shops are still in limbo sadly. I have so many many creations wanting out but I just cannot nail myself down to deciding a couple very major things. I will keep you posted on it all. 

Of course there is still work to be done here on the hub as far as links and getting the Facebook page properly named when Facebook ever actually allows me to. Ugh, such a pain on that one! I’ll get the links up and running, even if it has to be the forever long numbers for now. 

I hope the new year is finding wonderful moments and options for you all. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be able to share this all with you! Or how much all your interest and support means to me.

au revoir

xo

I

Welcome

In the process of getting things set up here, so it’ll be chaotic for a bit.

I wanted to create a web hub so I can chatter about all my ongoing projects in one place and stop having to choose which site to list on any personal media, LOL. So here’s a very quick overview of almost all my separate Facebook sites, which then have links to shops, blogs, podcasts, or whatever it happens to be. All that’s missing is the web hub page which is getting set up as I finish typing this, and I promise to list it here once it’s properly named.

Please note these are all my in progress projects and some are not yet running.

http://www.facebook.com/theklutzygamer

http://www.facebook.com/betwixtbaubles

http://www.facebook.com/bonbonbetties

http://www.facebook.com/magpiemuddles

http://www.facebook.com/parapopulous

http://www.facebook.com/greatgeekwads

I’ll be working on getting the hub and all it’s components set up over the next few days, so thanks for bearing with me through the mess. And the web hub Facebook will be here shortly.

au revoir

xo

I

P.S. I do have a hub Twitter and Instagram up and running. The Facebook page is up but not properly named yet but here’s the working link for now https://www.facebook.com/RaineofIris-1024189997603823/ .