May 2021 Update: Vaccines, Schedules, and Socials (Oh My)

Hi, it’s me, Tyler D. I’ve got a few things on my mind, so I figured it’s about time I formulate an update. Don’t know why I decided to rhyme there, but I’ll just roll with it. First things first, I finally got my first vaccine shot yesterday, of the Pfizer variety. Aside from a sore arm, my body’s been handling it well, and now I have at least some protection against the you-know-what. Sadly, I’ve not yet been able to link up to that newfangled 5G technology with my brain waves, but it’s surely just a matter of time before the microchips activate.

Next: the second half of the 12 Rules for Life analysis. My first projection was to have it up today… but between the book’s complexity and the fortune of getting some extra short-notice work hours, that won’t be possible. If you were waiting for that, I’m sorry, but I don’t want to rush things, especially not something as expansive as this. Instead, I’m pushing it to the next available schedule slot, the next Review Day of June 7. That day’s planned review will also shift accordingly, to the next Free Day of June 21.

Book Analysis – 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (Part I)

With these extra few days, I did something I probably should’ve done a long time ago: expand to other platforms. It’s come to my attention recently that some of my uploads have been going unnoticed by people in my inner circle, so it’s clear that email notifications haven’t been working as effectively as I’d hoped. Therefore, I need an alternate way to share things, and the most obvious answer to that problem is social media. After all, what good is a writing website if nobody’s around to read what’s on it?

So… yeah. If you’re here from Facebook, you’ve already connected the dots, but Tyler DeWriter now has a Facebook page. Whenever I post something new here, it should be shared automatically to the other side (assuming I set it up properly), so you’ll know without the need to go through e-mail. From time to time, I also intend to post questions and polls on Facebook, so if you’re interested in seeing that kind of exclusive content, you’re welcome to like/follow it.

I’ve updated a few graphics and descriptions here, in anticipation of the new connections. Most significantly, the About tab has been revised to include the new information regarding my upload schedule (in case you missed that update) and social media.

Tyler DeWriter Facebook Page

I got a Twitter account too. That will also share stuff automatically, but I’ll mainly use that for odd thoughts, brief updates, and scattered bits of content that wouldn’t otherwise make it into a full post. You can like/follow me there @TypeDeWords, if you’re brave enough to venture into the Twitter landscape… or you can just read my tweets from the comfort of the bar on the right-hand side of the screen.

Also, in a last-minute surprise, The Bolt News just recently reposted From Frames To Film, one of my older articles about the history of cinematography. If you didn’t know, The Bolt News is a student-run publication at the Concordia University of Edmonton, and I used to publish bi-weekly articles with them. If you’d like to read some of my earlier works, or if you’d like to discover the works of other talented student writers, you should hop on over to their website for a while.

The Bolt News Home Page

From Frames To Film

With that, I’ve said what I wanted to say for the moment, so I’m going to wrap this up. My past self said “we tend to take a lot of things for granted today,” but I didn’t realize just how right those words would prove to be, back when I wrote that article in February 2019.

What would the me of early 2019 think about the world now? The me who once looked at a mask at an anime convention and thought only about how annoying it would be to wear all day? The me who didn’t yet have to worry about job hunting and loan repayments? The me who never once considered the idea of building his own writing website?

I don’t know… but that world is behind us, so it’s irrelevant now. We’re never getting that pre-pandemic life back, and that’s okay. In the end, we’re still alive, and that’s what counts, right? Things look bad now, yes, but that won’t always be the case. I’m sure we’ll get this situation sorted eventually, and we’ll hopefully come out stronger on the other side, together.