Guild Wars 2:

Frédéric Fropin




All articles tagged "Life"

Mid-Season Update

Well, half of 2017 has come and gone, and it probably seems like I have, too. I mean, I have, so that's probably why it seems that way.

Month in Review: February 2017

I'm a little late on this one, but it's okay, because it'll be short.


First, I finished my "Tour of Kanto Suite," which comprises seven arrangements of town/city themes from Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow. Second, I redid all of my Streamlabs ...

Frustrating Evening

Well, I had the stream all ready to go. Updated my Twitch page, cataloged several hundred scores, made my OBS look fresh, tested all my mics, and even made a countdown splash page instructing people to make requests before I actually start playing.

And then my web hosting died.

And ...

Month in Review: January 2017

I figured it'd be helpful (to me, not you) to have a brief retrospective at or near the end of every month to assess how well or poorly I'm doing at meeting my goals. Let's have a gander at January, shall we?

Buying myself more time: cutting ...

I Was an Adult Today!

Hello from my brand-new Chromebook! Half a Christmas bonus and a large handful of what-the-Hell-do-I-get-Dave-for-Christmas-oh-God-it's-December-twenty-fourth-does-Amazon-do-free-same-day-shipping-on-gift-cards gift cards later, I found myself with a non-trivial amount of Amazon fundage, so I went ahead and got myself an Acer R13 Chromebook.

I'd been considering upgrading my wheezing, dying old laptop ...

2016 Year in Review, on Goal-Setting, and Plans for 2017

In a single semicolon-separated list of independent clauses: 2016 was shit (except when it wasn't); set smarter goals; get a preview of my plans for 2017.

State of the Union, December 2016

Uh, hey. It's been, what, like six months? Seven? I'd way we're marginally overdue for a little State of the Union address. If you want the short version...the good: I'm alive and well, I have my piano back, and I'm definitely returning to streaming ...

Uh, hi.

Dear God, it's been over two months. With the piano gone, I've really just fallen off the face of the Earth, I guess. I don't think too many people actually read my blog, but I know a couple of you check in from time to time, so ...

Streaming Hiatus

If you're a stream regular, you've probably noticed my absence for the past two weeks. Long story short (and I should've written this sooner), I'm taking a little hiatus. I love streaming, but it gets tiring -- followers trickle in every single time I'm online, which ...

Streaming to Resume Monday, 10/26

My regular listeners will have noted my absence from Twitch this week, and perhaps also the cryptic update to the blurb on my stream page indicating that changes to the schedule are forthcoming. The long and short of it is that, while I find streaming highly enjoyable, especially taking viewer ...

Busy Couple of Weeks

I don't know if anyone who regularly watches my stream checks the blog for updates, but I just want to apologize for cancelling so many streams over the last couple of weeks: work has been a little busier than usual and I've been putting in more hours than ...

No Stream Tonight, 08/26

I need to put a little more thought into my streaming schedule. 6p to 8:30p every night is not realistic in terms of keeping balanced everything in my life that needs to be kept balanced. I may try taking Wednesdays off and streaming earlier in the day (2p to ...

No Stream Tonight, 08/17; Request System Coming Soon

I really hate to cancel a stream less than a week into my Twitch-streaming journey, but I can't reasonably play at the moment: maybe it's a function of near-100-degree heat and running out of coffee this morning, but I have a splitting headache that only gets worse when ...


It's been way too long a time coming, but I finally have a damn website up on the internet. There's absolutely nothing on it yet, because for all my lofty musical goals, it turns out that life's just easier when you spend most of it yelling at ...