Weird Obsessions

Hello readers, of this blog and or my books. I’m back, and here’s what I’ve to say.

So this week I took a step back and read a bit less. Only 5 books completed, though I’m working on a sixth. It’s a bit longer than the others, so it’s taking some time. That and I’ve felt less motivated to read after getting a book a day up until the 23rd day of the year. I wasn’t able to keep it up, so I shrugged to myself and decided to do other things.

So what might catch my interest as much as reading? Oh, just another random thing that no one else would care to do. Heh, I’ve been watching a guy on YouTube repair matchbox cars. Yeah, I’m not sure why I enjoy it so much, but there it is and I do. Marty’s Matchbox Makeovers. He’s fun, and sometimes has little skits with a koala puppet. But I find it fascinating to watch someone take some beaten down little toy and make it look like new. I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart when it comes to Australians, so it’s a bonus that Marty is one. There are a few people from that place down-under that I watch from YouTube, and I’m happy I get to add yet another one to my list.

In the past I’ve found a few people repairing these old toy cars, and I watched them for awhile, but I find Marty’s channel much more entertaining. Though I’ll admit I learned a few things like metal plating from the others. However there are even more things to learn from this gentleman.

This sort of thing happens to me. I find a random thing on YouTube or the like that for whatever reason takes my interest and then I gorge. If you were to ask Samantha I’m sure she could list all the strange things that take my fancy, but a couple of the others have been Steve1984 and his MRE channel, and something I think called tiny cooking. I’ll just watch these for hours, for no reason other than I find them extremely relaxing and entertaining. It could be in part because I’m usually exhausted after not getting enough sleep, and I just want something calming to watch. Reading sometimes just doesn’t cut it for me.

Anyway, another thing I did over the weekend was watch a film called Lighthouse. It started Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe. It’s all in black and white, and has a feel like many older films I’ve watched. Examples being The Seventh Seal and for the life of me I can’t remember the name of this other film. Bah, I just spent 20 minutes searching for it. I think it was set during WWII. A soldier of some sort finds himself stranded on an island, and begins to lose his mind. Imagining an entire populace he rules over them. He’s the only actor on screen the whole time, though you hear the voices of the people he imagines. Anyway, Lighthouse. I liked it. Both Willem and Robert do an amazing job, and it just gets crazy. By the end I didn’t like either one very much, but it was interesting to watch them spiral into madness.

And that’s about it for what I’ve done save for a bit of writing. So I suppose I’ll leave you all for now. Have a great week!

TTFN

You Must Be Drunk link to the Amazon store here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X8KH6WM

What I’ve published

Walk On

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Outsider Trilogy

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Poetry

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Link to my author page on Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Steven-Oaks/e/B00MEGSEZ6

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Update: You Must Be Drunk is published. Find it here. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X8KH6WM. I’m 67% into the new novel’s first draft.

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