Thursday, March 3, 2016

National Banana Cream Pie Day!


Yay! One of my fave pies!:dummy:This holiday was actually yesterday. I was at a place last night that has free pie night every Wednesday. I should have gotten the banana cream pie...:iconnorwayunimpressedplz:Instead I got the Oreo cookies and cream one. Another fave. I love most dishes with bananas. 

My 2nd novel, Sweet Endless Terror: An Anthology of Nightmares, is going to be released tomorrow!:iconlachoirplz:Or, really tonight at midnight. I won't know how it's really doing until it's released.:iconawkwardplz:2 out of the 3 online retailers won't report the sales to Smashwords until it's released. Those 2 seem to be the most popular, too. (Kobo and Barnes and Noble.) Should be interesting to find out. I'm a bit anxious about it, yet excited at the same time.:iconseychelles-plz:Once it's released, it'll immediately be available at most online retailers. The only place it probably won't be on is Amazon. Amazon is weird.:iconusaplz:Especially with how it deals with authors that use Smashwords. But, many of the other online retailers have secondary stores that are based around the world. So, it's not really just the retailers you opt-in for. Plus, it'll also be available in libraries internationally. If you opt-in to this, and if there's a demand for it, the libraries buy however many copies they need. It's interesting that when it's due, since it's an ebook, it just gets deleted from that person's account. It's still in the library's database. Sounds like a nice system. They also tell the person that if they want a permanent copy for themselves, they can buy it online. Also, once it's released everyone who bought a copy during the pre-order period will immediately get it. Kind of a fun thing. 
This is my wallpaper for March. It's Sebastian and Ciel from Kuroshitsuji or Black Butler. A nice looking one. Haven't had a Kuroshitsuji themed one in a while. 

My beagle calendar features a beagle from the chest up, with their tongue slightly out. This one reminds me even more of Buster. A similar expression that he'd get sometimes. They go over colors in the info blurb. Their coat color can vary. The standard only requires them to be a 'true' hound color. Most beagles are tricolored, but it isn't uncommon for others to be just one or two colors. Ours was tricolored, being brown, black, and white. Between 1935 and 1959, the beagle was America's fave dog breed.

My Jewish calendar features candlesticks, made by G. T. Spaan, made out of silver, Amsterdam, Netherlands; 1840. They almost look brand new. Interesting design, too. The 2nd pic's of an Esther scroll, anonymous maker, made out of silver. Interesting that this one doesn't mention where it comes from or the date. Maybe it's the same as the candlesticks? Usually people say the megillah, instead of Esther's scroll. It's the story of Esther that's read out during Purim. Purim starts the night of March 23rd this year. This megillah is interesting, and seems a lot more worn down than the candlesticks. Very intricate pattern on the outside, and has a hand crank on the side. 

The month-long holidays are: National Celery Month, National Noodle Month, National Peanut Month, National Sauce Month, International Ideas Month, Irish-American Heritage Month, National Kite Month. Some are for important causes, some are to make you appreciate things you may take for granted, and some are just for fun.

5 Gintama amv's. The first one is funny, but the rest focus on the more serious parts of it. The series itself can make you laugh like crazy one minute, and cry rivers of tears the next. One of the few that can, for me anyways. There are some pretty epic moments, too. So, it's not just parodies and pushing the boundaries of humor. The last one features scenes from the shogun assassination arc, which was pretty recent:

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