Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Playlist! 2017 #5

Hello, my heavenly kittens!

Tis I, the person who can't decide how to punctuate the word tis. Apostrophe somewhere? Yes?


I'm back with another playlist. This time, with one that's a tad bit more universal than the last. I think I've done one of these types before but never with the same music.

I got this music again from following various recommendations on YouTube and weeding out the ones that just didn't catch my interest.

This pile is for dramatic type moments. Not much more to say, fried from work, so enjoy!

YOU DON'T KNOW by Katelyn Tarver

UNWORTHY by Vancouver Sleep Clinic

STAKES by Vancouver Sleep Clinic

SOMEONE TO STAY by Vancouver Sleep Clinic


Because we all need a stupid laugh every once in a while.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Nighttime Routine

Hello, little wonders!

I almost titled this Come Sleep with Me and I realize now how stupid that is. God. Help. Me.


Lately, I've had a broken way of sleeping, but for the last few months, I've been quenching my story-lust with audio stories!

YouTube is actually full of great narrators. I fall asleep, like my father and his father before him, listening to stories.

In my case, horror.

I know. Who would have guessed?

Right now, I'm trying to restructure an old NaNoWriMo novel (just to change the pace of the editing process which is DEADDEADDEADTOME.) And the novel has a lot to do with wendigos. So fun!

I almost fucking screamed because someone just messaged me. hashtagFUCK
So I'm here to fill your lives with nightmares by sharing my favorite narrators!

First up! I just discovered this dear.


Smooth reading, so far great content, love listening. Not a huge fan base. (Only 10k? Rising star!) But great so far.


My current favorite. Lazy is hilarious and great to listen to. Lots of life and personality and as a bonus to varied content, I nearly pissed myself listening to him narrate hate comments.

He's got a knack for making me late to work.


This being is the one I'm most conflicted about so I will tell you why: that voice is

Love his voice. Deep and he seems like a funny guy too. Only issue here is that he doesn't update as much as he used to. Sorry.


Chills is everywhere!

Lists and stories and different channels.

It took me a while to get into the narrating style but this narrator I feel has the biggest hustle of them all. I can't take two steps into scary YouTube without running into Chills.


I listen to these narrators a little less but still discovering really great content!


I listen to so many great people I KNOW I'm missing someone on this list. If you guys have anyone great and new I should check out, please let me know! I am not incredibly picky.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

So Convenient

Hello, my little surprises.

Just going to do a short post on something that's been on my mind all day.

Today is Father's Day.

Which is a great source of joy and tears in my family. My father is a caring warm individual who loves kids and people so much, he kinda just adopts people as he goes. He's got a way of claiming hearts.

We're super thankful and lucky here in my house to have him 98% of the time.

And for the last few years I haven't really been so active in social media during this time, though my dad ever the hard-worker decided to do some reno today of all days. So I browsed and answered messages and well wishes and posted selfies.

I was actually shocked by the amount of people who could give a rat's ass about fathers.

I mean, I know a good handful of people who don't have the best dads. The ones who know theirs, but across the board, almost no one posted pictures or said anything.


I clearly didn't grow up in that environment. So it's perplexing in a way. I'm still trying to wrap my mind about so many people being so bad that their offspring wouldn't send one measly "Happy Father's Day" post across Twitter or post a food selfie on Facebook.

Not that I'm judging you. I just never grasped how vast it was--or maybe my company has changed a lot over the last few years. And that's true.

But I'm not here to talk about that--though honestly I can't stop thinking about it. I'm here to talk about the complaints I've been seeing.

About people being insensitive by saying Happy Father's Day (to the general public) or Facebook doing the post a selfie in a frame thing.

Now I can see the argument both ways. Sadly, a pinchful of people I know have lost their mothers, so seeing the frame for Mother's Day was horrible. Even I wanted to shut their computer for them, but I could see how for people like me who have much to be grateful for, it's nice to see an international day of celebration for daddies who deserve it.

So what's the solution?

I can't help but notice, like the rest of you, how GREAT Twitter is at suspending accounts for defending people getting bullied and how WONDERFUL Facebook is at not shutting down live killings, but can't seem to figure out how to pick and choose from keywords who to promote Mother and Father holiday things.

It's funny, isn't it? How we can have round avis but not bullies and bots kicked off microblogs. Funny how we can spread fake news and not make special offers hidden unless looked for.

I don't mean to be one of those guys, but I wouldn't feel left out if the frames for selfies or virtual cards were something I had to go looking for in special features. The thing about genuinely happy people is that they don't need require others to feel bad about an already uncomfortable situation.

To all of you who can't or won't celebrate, I hope you enjoyed your day. I hope it was good weather and you got stuff or nothing at all done. I hope that any asshat who crossed your path runs into a wall nose first.

I love you all.

The ebelleful Clan

Friday, June 16, 2017

Playlist! 2017 #4

Hey buckets full of wonder!

I'm finally awake.

How are you all? I am ecstatic coming off an incredible birthday, which will in fact get a full post in a way in the future (probably five years from now if we're being honest.)

I haven't been in the mood to blog. Or write. Or edit. Or read. Or watch new movies or old ones.

And I thought I had other interests at first or maybe that I was too busy but ACTUALLY, science has shown that if you don't get enough sleep, we're talking less than three hours of full sleep, you tend not to feel like yourself.

But this is the second day I've actually had a full night's sleep. Full post on tips for that too, if some of you are in that boat.

So I'm happy and awake and happy! Probably lost more than a few brain cells but you know what? I haven't lost a few of my brain cells at least.

Anyway, with all that happening, it's been hard to find new music. But I've finally scratched up enough for themed playlists. I've listened to quite a lot of suggestions from YouTube (some I have thankfully blocked from my brain) and weeded out some of my favorites.

WARNING: angry, loud music

FEELING NOTHING by The Plot in You

INSPIRE THE LIARS by Dance Gavin Dance

And this one which I thought was going to be a parody of Summertime Sadness. Watch the video. Keep Summertime Sadness in mind. This is shocking and wonderful:


Well that's it for today. Thank you so much again for not burning me down and at least clicking here.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Day 100!

Hello, my lovelies.

I know not a lot of you are left doing this challenge. I honestly thought that with a buddy, it'd be easier to be held accountable. And maybe motivating and fun to see a MadLibs sort of story by the end of it, but I'm included in the lot who found this hard (in the sense I had no idea what I was writing.)

Scheduling was chaotic. Messaging. Inspiration-ing.

I think next time, at least for me, it'll be more of a 30 Day Challenge, just to get in the groove of writing again at a set time. Because that is important to creativity.

You wouldn't think having a schedule and a set time to be creative would foster imagination, but your brain will program itself in due to time to think in different ways to get the words flowing.

I think as far as long challenges like these, I'll save for people who have never written before. I did something very similar when I started writing earnestly (read: obsessively.) I think it helped me work every single day, with a few exceptions, on different things that involved creativity.

Now I'm not great at endings, so for the last challenge, I think the best thing to do is my favorite kind of ending. The circular. Try your hardest, to go back to that first sentence and mirror it.

If you need to jog your memory, here's Day 1.

And for those of you who didn't just TLDR The Vampire Diaries like I did, that ending, right??? Holy crap!

If you want to share, please please please tag me in your 100 Challenge post so I can read what you created. I'll be posting mine below as well. As far as I got:

"You thought the jump would kill us and you let me jump!"

"Ssh, they could still be up there." He slowly lifted his finger to point out the edge of the copper canyon.

A few fluffy white clouds lazily dragged behind the scalloped edge of the canyon.

There was a lone, echoing cry above us, some bird of prey had sent as a sonar.

The eerie muted wail of sirens jarred the vibrant desert reality around us and we ducked closer to the flowing water.

The water picked up in the middle where we landed, fast and to a rhythm.

We scooted off the edge and pulled our feet from the bottom to be pulled down the river.

The ride down stream sounded boisters in my ears but no one ever showed up along the top of the canyon; cue the horror score.

I shot a glare at Davin as his lifepreserver bounced off rocks, stopping him.

He didn't notice me.

"We just prolonged our deaths," I say.

"So?" Daven trudged out of the waters, stumbling over the rocks.

Without shoes, I was way more graceful climbing up the pebble bank.


*UPDATE: I forgot and the damn thing didn't post the blog!