Saturday, January 27, 2018

FREE Geek Fuel Box! ($6-$8 Shipping)

Hey guys,

Saw this on my Facebook by Geekfuel.  They're having a promo where all you have to do is pay for shipping and they'll ship you a free box.  This is a really good deal considering they usually charge around $25 per box.  Just remember to cancel the subscription before the next billing date in February unless you want to keep the subscription going.  They will charge full price in Feb!

It's a clickthrough link so I would advise you to search for it on Facebook.  Check the website's url has https with a secure verification in the clickthrough to make sure you clicked on a legit post.  I tried searching for it on google but when I get to the page, they say offer has expired.  I went through Facebook and it worked fine.  I've actually done one of these free offers before.  The last one was all right.  I saw the unboxing on YouTube for this month's and it looks nice.  You get a Transformer T-shirt, Geek Fuel lanyard & pin, a random journal (really nice journals) worth the $6 alone in my opinion and a game code for Steam (The Marvelous Miss Take).  Below is the post to look for.

Happy geeking!
~Lenne Penry

City Wok

Hey visitors,

Saw this at the Denver airport this week.  Went there for a job interview. I guess there really is a City "Shitty" Wok in Colorado. O__O

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Good Swagbucks Deals

Hey visitors,

If you haven't given Swagbucks a try, it's awesome.  If you have but never tried these offers, take a look.  I've done a few deals recently that are either money maker or totally worth it. Here are some notes in case you're interested.

  1. BOXED - it's a new company that deals mainly in bulk sales, kind of like Costco.  The current offer on Swagbucks is spend at least $20 and get $15 back.  I just got my orders today.  It's one per user not one per household so if you have multiple folks at your household on Swagbucks, this is pretty good.  
    • Pro(s): For roughly $20 if you spend the minimum, you get up to $15 worth of free stuff, two samples (don't forget to select these before checking out) and free shipping.  One time only.
    • Con(s): selection is limited.  I just bought Sriracha ;)
    • Note: don't forget to turn off your adblocker so Swagbucks can log the transaction.  You should receive an email about $15 rebate (1500 sb) the same day of purchase, assuming you didn't order late at night.
  2. GameFly - Spent $10 and some change for a 2-month (basic) subscription to Gamefly.
    • Pro(s) - $16+ money maker and it's instant credit!
    • Con(s) - Only one per household even though the description says per user
    • Note- don't forget to cancel the subscription within two months or you'll be charged again, unless you want to keep it.
  3. Love with Food - snack subscription service.  Spend $10 and get $10 unless... use coupon code save5 at checkout.   Then your order is only $4.99.
    • Pro(s) - $5 maker and free snacks
    • Con(s) - not sure yet, still waiting for shipment
    • Note - remember to cancel before next billing period, unless you want to keep it.
  4. Gilette on Demand - Spend around $10 on the Mach 3 Turbo (because it's the cheapest w/ free shipping) and get $20 back.  Also, you get free razors.
    • Pro(s) - no subscriptions (unless you want to) if you choose on demand!  Also one per user so multiple per household is okay.  If you don't need razors, they make a nice gift for someone else.
    • Con(s) - none that I saw.
    • Note - swagbucks want to know your cell number before letting you do this offer to keep people from making multiple accounts.  quick verification.
  5. Proactiv - This deal changed since I last used it but the concept is the same.  Spend $20 on a kit and get $30 back.  Then, turn around and sell the kit on ebay for around $60.  I sold mine in one day.
    • Pro(s) - good money maker
    • Con(s) - subscription that is hard to cancel.  You have to call and then they give you the roundabout spiel.  Just keep saying no.  Also, when I did the offer, it took forever for the credit to apply.  Had to put in a ticket.
    • Note - Don't forget to cancel the subscription unless you really want to keep it.

Happy Money Making!
~ Lenne Penry

Monday, January 22, 2018

Mai Draft Sketch

Hey guys,

Been looking to clear some files from my disk and found an old sketch of Mai from Poetess Xuan.  She's supposed to be the skinny/pretty girl and the MC's (Xuan's) cousin.  I'm not sure if I'll make new routes for this otome but I'm thinking about going back to anime-ish type art for future CGs of other otome novels and try to make them more outlandish.

If you've read Poetess Xuan, what did you think of Mai?

Thanks for visiting!
~Lenne Penry

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2018 Resolutions

Hey everyone,

Thanks for visiting.  It's that time again.  Time to make resolutions for the new year and hopefully keep them!  The following is my year in review along with some goals for the new year.  Please let me know what some of your resolutions are too in the comments.

Year in Review:

  1. Published the third book and spinoff to the Polaris series.  The Demon General and the General Practitioner & Dui's True Ending.
  2. Made $45.46 in royalties (book sales and pages read from Kindle Unlimited). Thank you very much for your contributions! :0)
  3. Improved my public speaking skills slightly by having joined Toastmasters International Club.
  4. Made some (dank?) memes.

New Year Resolutions:

  1. Lose 20 pounds.  (Ha!  I say this every year)
  2. Publish the fourth book to the Polaris otome series.
  3. Publish more pictures on my blog posts.  I know I should.  Plain texts look so bland.  I just don't like pulling out the old drawing tablet until it's a big project like drawing the ending CGs for the novels. Maybe I'll doodle something for Lunar New Year.
  4. Make at least $41 in royalties so I can break even on those ISBNs purchased from 2015.
  5. Finally pay off my car
  6. Possibly change job.  I applied for an overseas English teaching assistant position.  It pays less than a third of my current salary, lol, but I don't know... guess I need a change before the filters come off and my coworkers really know what I think.  Office politics.  Sigh... anyway, que sera, sera.
~Lenne Penry