I’ve reposted a fanfic of mine…

I’ve reposted a fanfic of my own at Unlimited Fan Fiction called Harry James Pendragon-Slytherin: Heir of Arthur. It is only the first chapter, but it is nice to have some more content in my new archive, rather than having it blank. Maybe seeing something there will encourage more people to register as members there. πŸ˜‰ I honestly wish I had more content to post, but I have deleted in the past much of my younger work when I had written much more, including some highly praised Pokemon stories.

I’m also working to slowly add my videos on YouTube to my new website for them, but it is taking time since I’m doing it manually. It takes time to post about one hundred videos from my channel to the site, but it will be quite awesome when it is completed! I also need to work out a privacy policy for the site before I can announce it to the world, and I just got an idea for a new site… which I may or may not announce here. πŸ˜‰

I need to manage my time better…

I should start by mentioning that I do not mean all of my time when I say that I need to manage my time better. Just the time that I spend waiting for my YouTube videos to upload. I used to watch videos to pass the time, but soon got bored of doing that. Now all I do is nap or spend it foolishly. Sometimes I wash dishes or take a shower, but mostly I just sit around and rarely read a book.

With only two months left until Christmas Eve, I should do what I have said I would do but have never done – make a Christmas display out of clay. If I use my coloured clays, I would not have to paint and it would be something I could use every year. Ideally, I should get it done before December and I have more than enough time to complete it – sixteen uploading days before December arrives. When it is complete, I will take a picture and post it to my deviantArt gallery.

If I don’t start using my art supplies, they will become worthless to me as something I never do. This is something I would like to avoid. Plus it will give me a legit reason for having an account with deviantArt.

I have updated my games and Peaceful Pack

I have updated the page on my blog that list my games with my newest purchases from Steam. (Consider sending me a friend request there!) I’ll eventually do series with both Project Highrise and Stardew Valley for my YouTube channel; I just want to finish my current series in Banished first.

I have also updated the page that lists the mods I use in my Peaceful Pack. As I do not know what I want to be the main focus of a new series in Minecraft or a good name for it, the videos I am releasing next week will all be for my Swagtown series, except for Monday’s video, which is an end of series announcement video shot in my world that I am not usually recording or streaming from. It wasn’t an easy decision to make to end my first Minecraft series, but it was in line with what I have always said I will do – no off-camera work for my YouTube videos.

I’m saving my money…

I’m saving money by not having breakfast at the Norsemen Inn’s cafe after my night shifts. Instead, I’m eating at home before I go to bed. This is saving me between seven and twelve dollars a shift, and when I work ten to eleven shifts per pay period, it adds up. Yes, I am still taking taxi rides to and from work, but I took out cash for that when I deposited my check in the first place, so it’s already accounted for in the budget.

I might be earning a decent amount of money now, but if I don’t use it wisely, I’ll always be in debt to the credit card companies and never save up for anything that I want in the future, like a home that I own and not rent. By saving and not spending now, I’ll be able to spend big in the future on such things without accumulating too much debt getting them. (Of course, if I can convince my landlord to let me get a business license, I’ll be able to start making money from the Alberta Business Directory but that’s a different story and problem.)

I need to be less lazy…

I need to be less lazy in when I get out of bed. I’m getting out of bed later and later in the day, even though I’m going to bed around the same time. It’s pure laziness, nothing more and nothing less. I’ll need to get up earlier tomorrow anyways as I have a video to record for my YouTube channel so that I can stay a week ahead. I’ll also have to get up earlier on Friday to deposit my paycheck manually and pay my bills.

I love my new job and am doing the best that I can in order to keep it. Occasionally, I do make a mistake, but I try to correct them whenever I realize it (and ask for help when I don’t know how or can’t do so by myself). I’m enjoying the peace and quiet which allows me to read or quietly play games on my iPad, but am also enjoying the work that I do at the beginning and end of each shift as a night auditor.

I’ve added Environmental Tech to the Peaceful Pack

I’ve added Environmental Tech to the Peaceful Pack. It’s a high-end tech mod that requires you to have at least acquired diamonds and gone to the Nether to start crafting the blocks in it. However, it has powerful mining and energy producing capabilities once you get into it. I would consider the Peaceful Pack with all the tech mods in it more of a tech modpack than a Vanilla+ one at this point.

I will be streaming on occasion to my Twitch channel, but only when the mood strikes me, and I will not be streaming Minecraft or the other game I am playing through at the moment on my YouTube channel. I am working on a new project today, but I may stream a game this afternoon if I get it done or get bored as it’s just data entry of categories that need to be completed before I can open Gate 90 as the web’s newest business directory.

I decided to rejoin DeviantArt…

I decided to rejoin DeviantArt because I wanted a place to post my art when I start creating it. I decided that my blog didn’t get enough exposure, so posting it elsewhere would be better for me. I could have used Imgur, but I want to keep that for my Minecraft screenshot posts. Hopefully, I will get some inspiration soon and I will create something to post on my gallery there.

In other news, I’m working to create and schedule videos for my YouTube channel ahead of time so that I don’t have to worry about posting if I get a sore throat or something like that. It also reduces the total time each day that I have to dedicate my internet to uploading videos there. Maybe I’ll use some of this downtime to create some art for my DeviantArt gallery… πŸ˜‰

If you can’t say nothing polite…

If you can’t write anything polite in the comments here or on YouTube, don’t bother writing anything at all. I will just mark your comment as spam and drop it and no one else will ever read it. You may post what you like on Facebook or Twitter about me, but if I see it, I will block your account and then post my side of the story.

I’m actively searching for work at the moment and will admit I am a former addict to porn. I know that this addiction will haunt me the rest of my days and that I will need to fight it every single day. The fact that I haven’t given up and said that I can’t win and am relying on the strength that my Saviour provides me is proof of my dedication to my faith and the living of a Christian life. I am not a scammer (like a guy claimed on Facebook in response to a review of mine to the church I am a member of and attend regularly) but a true born-again believer who struggles in some areas of his walk with God.

Looking at Shutting Down parts of CityCraft

Hey, citizens of CityCraft and visitors to my blog!

Due to the lack of players on the CityCraft server, lack of posts on the CityCraft forums, and active chat in the Discord server, I am severely inclined to shut the Discord server and website down and switch the Minecraft server to a whitelisted one for my Patreon supporters and Twitch subscribers. Unless theΒ  CityCraft server becomes more active (as well as the Discord server and the CityCraft forum) soon, I will be doing this.

I do not wish to take this action, but I feel I have no choice in this. I would also be rebooting the CityCraft server and changing the modpack (adding two plugins, one of them a major one in Tinker’s).

Thanks for your time today,
Nathan Pinno (swagnillaice)

PS. If I do take this action, I’ll move the modpack and zip file links here to a password-protected page and give the password only to my subscribers and supporters. That page will also contain a list of the mods my server and I use.

I’m launched my Patreon page

I’ve launched my Patreon page as well as my own Discord server for my Twitch fans. I really want to be able to stream more often for my fans on Twitch and have decided that this is the best route for me to follow at this time. I’d also like to reach the three concurrent viewers and fifty (50) followers needed for affiliate status with Twitch.

I’ve already built Loyalty Hall in my single-player world of Survival City, and in this morning’s live stream will be adding my current Twitch followers to the Twitch hall there. I’d like to take this time once again to thank them for following me on Twitch and showing their support of my channel. The fact that I’m already a fifth of the way to the followers needed for affiliate status is huge IMHO!

I hope that if you enjoy watching me on Twitch that you will consider to support me on Patreon and/or Twitch by following me there as well. πŸ˜‰