I am very grateful these days that SC2 is providing at least somewhat of a structure to my weeks at the moment. I love following the ESL Open Cups on Sunday, write a Recap for them on Monday. I then follow the GTC on Monday and Tuesday, take notes of what's happening, and write the Recaps the day after, housekeeping the statistics on Liquipedia. When the line-ups come out on Friday, I do the Preview Fri/Sat and combine everything. It's been fun following all the crazy rumours coming from the Chinese scene. With all the online stuff going on and everyone being excited it feels like the very early days of SC2.
StayAtHomeStory Cup was also a blast, and the best part is that I came up with the name. I love SC2, it's been such a huge part of my life, and contributing to things like this is fucking amazing to me.
I've also been playing more SC2 again lately. I've gotten two of my friends back into the game, so we play a lot of 1v1 against each other, 2v2 and 3v3 together and we are much better than years ago. It's a lot of fun (2v2 more so, I feel like you have more control over what's going on and die to less random shit and mass Protoss air).
Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord has also been taking up some of my time, and it's such a great game already. I sunk so much time into Warband, and Bannerlord feels like an improvement in every regard. With mods this game is going to be a mainstay in my gaming time for years to come.
I've recently come upon 'Nightcore' music on my Youtube binges. From what I can gather it's basically sped up and feminized/higher pitched versions of songs that already exist, but somehow it's really good - Rammstein and Sabaton apparently sound really cool a bit faster and with more high pitched sound.
Roleplaying has also been a great way to spend time with my friends. We have two Star Wars Edge of the Empire campaigns going (I'm DMing one and playing in the other), and those have been really fun (and more frequently played!). We've also been playing D&D inside the TL.net writing staff, which always leads to heavy fits of laughing all around.
With my Master's thesis done, I'd like to continue writing about history in different capacity, but I'm not sure if this here is the place for it (though you liked my rant about that Netflix documentary, so I dunno). Maybe I could tell you guys what I did in my thesis, if you're interested? It's exciting stuff (if you like history, I suppose ).
I'm also excited to start up painting my Star Wars - Legion minis again. Light has been really bad in my room over the winter, so I didn't get much done, because my eyes kind of hurt when I painted for longer in the bad light. Not being able to play that with anyone does kind of suck, I'm really itching for a game of that again.
Anyways, I hope you guys and girls out there are doing okay and keeping up the good spirits!