Slimming down

While recovering my passwords (again), I noticed that the subscriptions for both Willow and my Incursion runner are running out. And I have come to the decision that I won’t resubscribe them for a while. I simply don’t have the time to justify 3 accounts. Or rather: I don’t have the time when I need it most.

My day usually starts at 0500. One hour in the gym, then waking up the kid and getting ready for the day. We come home at 1800, cook dinner and hopefully have a bit of playing time with the poop machine before I have finish some work. Around 2200 we head to bed. This gives me about one hour I could steal for Eve. Not enough for Incursions and for sure not enough for wormhole hunting. If I try to stay up longer I tend to get sloppy at work and in the worst case have seizures.

Weekends are usually better but I don’t want to cram everything I could do into two days. It is still supposed to be a game. The little time I have is however enough to do exploration and trading. And for the occasional things I draw and make. So my main will stay, at least for a few months more. I know I will miss the hunt but my health comes first.

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Well, this is awkward

It has been a while since I wrote something. Not that I wrote a lot to begin with. But things have changed quite a bit in RL and I am still trying to adjust.

For the past years I’ve been having constant muscle spasms in my back – in the last year at least once per day. These in turn led to a constantly sore back which in turn led to bad sleep which in turn led to even worse spams. 2 different physicians looked into this and both sent me to physio and gave me sleeping pills to get more rest. However the problem never really went away.

In January I started to suspect that those spasms might not be muscle related at all. The main giveaway was the major seizure I had in the afternoon. I don’t remember a lot but according to my wife it was a combination of screaming, shaking and blacking out. The following weeks were filled with test and hospital visits, which is mainly a pain because the US medical system was designed by a braindead donkey and in my state the donkey had help from a family of mushrooms.

After they ruled out cancer (yay!) the doctors decided that it might be time to consult a neurologist. So now – after even getting a second opinion – I am a certified epileptic, a rather rare thing to happen in during adulthood. It could have been worse. My driving license is not going to be revoked. The meds are working surprisingly well. I tore my shoulder muscles during my big seizure but luckily I didn’t bite my tongue.

I initially didn’t plan to write about this. Now that I can control it I don’t feel that this is a big deal anymore. But I have been told to keep a diary of my seizures for myself and possible future consultations with my doctor. Epilepsy forums are a very depressing place to be and they don’t appreciate my style of shitposting (Somebody asked how she was supposed to cope with this and I suggested Taylor Swift’s Shaking song. They labelled me as a troll.). Writing on paper is not the best idea when the kid decides that everything is a canvas. Continuing this blog seems to be an acceptable compromise.

Willow has been spinning ships since a couple of weeks now. Her corp got evicted from the C4, apparently because our CEO was not popular among the wormhole community. I am very bad with following Eve politics and only learned about the reasons from the various Reddit posts. Personally I enjoyed most of my time there and don’t regret joining them. But since I anyway have to rethink my play style the eviction was a good excuse to drop corp and dock up.

All my accounts have been payed for a while so I can play Skilltraining Online and put all those skills on my list I have been avoiding until now: Willow got into Logi 5 and two Cruiser 5. My main (Yes, I consider Willow an alt. I might explain later.) is finishing up a few more Mem/Int skills before switching to all the Per/Will skills. All my toons are researching BPO, something which requires even less attention than PI.

I am still not sure how I can adjust my erratic playstyle to the new situation. We’ll see.