Sunday, September 8, 2019

New Schedule, Health News, Other Madness!

Greetings human creatures!

It's been a while since I've touched base with things here, so I figured that it was time for a little something something. So, here we are!

Firstly, there's a new schedule for the stream. Currently, we're still working the same days as far as streams go, being Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. However, we have a new time! We're starting slightly later at 5pm Mountain Apocalypse Time which gives me a little more leeway/lead up time in case my health isn't so great. Either way, it's been going well and I think it's gonna stay for the foreseeable future.

Here it is in picture form!

So, speaking of the health thing. I'm getting close to finally being done with missing entire weeks at a time due to dental surgery and other procedures needed to save my teeth from the edge of anihilation. Finding a dentist out here in the wasteland is hard, so it requires us to drive 700 miles round trip and that takes a lot out of us. In more ways that one.

That said, my next trip should be my last for those! That will be coming at some point in October if I'm figuring correctly, so almost there! Right now, I'm feeling awesome and it's amazing to finally be almost entirely pain free in my face. That's something that happened in like 6-7 years now, maybe longer, it's hard to remember entirely.

There will be more trips in the future for other medical needs, but those shouldn't be as often, I hope anyway. Other things that plague me, I'm still dealing with and trying to find ways to manage it, but we'll get it sorted as best as possible I'm sure.

Until the next live stream....

Keep safe, kick ass
and don't g'dead,
That's my job!

Friday, July 5, 2019

Life Update, New Stream Schedule and More!

Hey everyone, just a quick little note here about the current stream schedule, and just what we're up to! The past month has been crazy, and we're only getting more and more momentum, which is pretty damn awesome and it's thanks to the community as a whole. I couldn't do this without everyone, and I wouldn't be nearly as good a person either. So, thank you all.

That said, some stuff has happened as of late.

First, got more teeth ripped out of my head. This time, last wisdom tooth, another molar and got a filling. All on the lower left. Let me tell you, I'm glad to have all of my wisdom teeth finally gone, it's a huge relief to know that I won't have to deal with that level of bullshit pain anymore in the future. It wasn't fun, and the 700 mile round trip drive was definitely not really a thing I wanted to have to deal with either...but such is life.

Speaking of trips, my car is still idle at the moment as well. This is because of a screw up with the people who I ordered parts through. I didn't see that coming, and never got any information regarding the fact that they were having a problem with one of the vendors supplying the part I needed. So, because of that, I've had to wait to be able to order the hoses I need to fix the coolant leak that was going on. And, I probably need a new battery, and some other stuff...but that's a whole other topic.

In actual stream news, things have been really good!

There's also been some huge improvements thanks to Nicolia with the gifting of a new mic, camera, and glasses to help with my photophobia issues when I'm streaming (as well as like every other part of my life). Those things have been amazingly awesome and I really look forward to seeing what other improvements we can make to up the production value even more.

I also have some plans for my "War Vixen" fund that I will be starting to implement slowly and over time in order to help me get back to Pennsic War in either 2019 or 2020, depending on how things go with my health.

Another thing, it's been great to see how welcoming and chill the Elite: Dangerous community has been as we've been playing that a fuckload lately and probably won't be stopping such for a very long time. It's really hard to get into new games, especially when they've been out a while, and it really is nice to see so many being as welcoming as they have been.

We also have a newer "set schedule" now too, what with Mistress streaming and all that again. Need to make room for the both of us and so far it's been going swimmingly! I admit, sometimes it's hard to manage but overall it seems to work well. And, I think that's it for the current update right now. See you all in chat sometime soon I hope!

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Health and Stream Update!

It's been a little, too long, but a lot has been going on and I'll have more on the other stuff later. For now though, just wanted to give a quick update to things. I talked about some of this on the stream yesterday but here's a more detailed explaination.

My recent neurologist appt resulted in finding out that a lot of things I had been doing are directly related to migraines. Why I avoid bright light, get fatigued quickly in certain lighting, issues with working with older LCD monitors for any length of time, being in places that use various lighting styles, and a whole host of other things...etc. However, it's not just any kind of migraine attack that most folks are used to.

I've been diagnosed with Chronic Migraine. This doesn't mean that I suffer from migraine pain all the time, or just have them more frequently, it means that more often than not I'm having a migraine and all the symptoms of them for extended periods of time more than half the month. For me, and many other chronic migraine sufferers, it's just very often with no pain but still with everything else that goes with them to varying levels depending on the attack. There isn't a cure, just management.

This is going to require some lifestyle changes; limiting things that trigger attacks from strain like time in front of the PC, more indirect lighting in the apartment, etc. Also a few other things like specific glasses to help in bright light situations and areas of heavy fluorescent light use. Which, I'm gonna likely need to raise money for...but we'll get to that.

So, what's that mean for things here? Well, for starters, I don't see it changing my current schedule for streaming at all. Now that I know what's going on, maybe I can even manage a litle more from time to time once more management is in place. Of course, that depends on my C-PTSD issues as well.

But yeah, there ya have it. That's kind of what's gone down on this episode of; "What fucked up thing is next for Vixen?"

If you guys have any questions, feel free to ask on the Discord and I'll do what I can. This is still very new to me, but we'll get through this together.

Again, thank you all so much for being awesome and helping me through this stuff.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Postcards From the Apocalypse

Well, it's true...we finally went and did it. The move happened!

However, it would seem that there was a slight flaw in the process of the whole thing. Mostly that At least this is what folks are saying. Granted, I'm not saying that I did, but I very well may have pushed a button that was shiny. What happened after, that's another matter entirely.

Look, you would've done it too so I don't want to hear about it!

No, it's not our final resting place, and once the boss lady here figures out how to fix whatever I did, ahem, didn't do...then we should be off once again to something. However, that's gonna be a while because apparently when I break, make infinitely improved upon, something I really do it right...

Anyway, we're on a whole new schedule for streaming and have finally gotten the set up to snuff as we broadcast live from the apocalypse! Here's the new time slot in all it's glory...

Thursday, July 12, 2018


Yep, that's right, it's the official one week notice for travel!

Why am I talking about this so soon? Because this is a very very big trip, without question. I'm actually going to be out í víking (on a raid) for a very long time. How long? Well, I leave on July 19th and then don't get back until somewhere in the middle of August, likely between August 12th and 18th.

This trip, as detailed out in the Pennsic War page here, is huge for me. Not only is it to home, Pennsic War, but also to see my mother and brother; both that I haven't seen in nearly two years now, but also my cousin and his family that are in from Iceland. If that wasn't enough, I'm also getting my belongings from storage in the Pittsburgh area too.

So, as you can see, this one is just really important all around. As we speak, the longboat is getting spruced up a bit, and all things in the gods' favor, we'll be right set to get on the road in a week. Before that though, a lot of other stuff do!

What about the stream? Good question!

I'm still streaming at my current schedule; Stream schedule is Tysdagr til Frjádagr (Tues-Fri) from about 6pm until 11pm Pacific (roughly)

During the trip I will be streaming, but on a more sporadic schedule and mostly when I can get signal. There will be very little streaming going on while I'm at Pennsic War since that is an event that I use to unplug, catch up with friends and family, and just relax. However, I will be doing at least one or two from site none-the-less.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

New Stream Schedule and Other Stuff

Hey everyone, just a quick note here to detail out just what's going on with the current stream schedule. Let's call them....Vixen Bites! Yes, that'll do, oh look...a logo thing!

I did outline this over in the discord, but just in case you're not part of that, or just found me here...

Anyway, here's what's going on with things.

Main Streams: Tuesday thru Friday from about 6pm until around 11pm or Midnight Pacific time.
  • During these streams, I'll be playing things like Skyrim, Dark Souls 3, and other story driven games.

Secondary Streams: Also Tuesday thru Friday but these aren't exactly set in stone time wise. They can vary and sometimes may not happen as it depends on other things I have to do around the house.

  • During these, I'm mostly going to be focusing on building games such as Cities: Skylines, Kerbal Space Program, Mind the Vikings and also likely to find some multiplayer games like Overwatch, Mechwarrior Online, Rainbow Six: Siege, Dead by Daylight, etc as well.

So, there ya have it, the run down of just what exactly is going on here as far as that goes. It's a little complicated but it's the way things work best with how the house schedule is currently. If there are any major changes, I'll be sure to update and of course keep track on Twitter and in the Discord for more day to day updates on things.

Let's see, what else. Right! Pennsic War!

It's only about 33 days until that trip kicks off, and while I won't be at Pennsic for the full time I'm gone, I will be pretty much not streaming from July 21st thru August 16th.

I am working on a mobile set up that can possibly do a little something as I crisscross the country on the 3900 mile odyssey and I hope that it works out so that I can share that with you all!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Time to Kick the Dust Off!

So, this is gonna be a thing, of sorts. I'm not quite sure what exactly yet but it'll be for all things stream! Yep, that's right, our own little wonderland of oddness and weird.

You'll find links to projects I'm doing, recipes from my heritage, pictures from events I go to and a whole bunch of other stuff too. Stay tuned for all of that, more, and probably a little pinch of something else...

Until next time, fara heil ok vel!