The new Mark Watches schedule in 2019

Hello, friends! There is a similar post like this on Mark Reads, but this one has one important addition, so even if you saw the other one: read this, too!

I have not seriously changed the Mark Does Stuff schedule–one post per weekday on each site–since the sites debuted in late 2010. I’m very proud of that, and I only made this decision because of the sheer magnitude of work I will need to get done in 2019. Starting with posts on December 31, 2018 and continuing from here on out, both my sites will only update on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. This is a slight reduction in the amount of videos and essays I am producing for all of you. On weeks where I am not traveling or writing/editing fiction, I will do posts for Tuesday and Thursday.

The reasoning for this is simple: my schedule for 2019 is immensely full right now, and I am worried about overworking myself and burnout. To give you some context: I have four short stories due by the end of February; I have two first drafts of novels to write in a single year for 2019; I have nearly 50 events planned by the end of April. After that, there are other things in the works that may make things even more hectic. (👀👀👀👀👀) (Hoping those emojis show up.)

Reducing to just six total posts/videos a week will make doing both this and my fiction career possible. As it stands, I’m basically working two full time jobs at once; it takes me about 30-35 hours just to get a normal week of Mark Does Stuff done right now.

Thank you so much for the understanding and for nearly a decade of support for this weird little project. I’m not stopping any time soon, and this will help make that a reality. If you are interested in supporting me further, as this reduction in videos will certainly eat into my finances a little, I have a Patreon that’s active and includes multiple perk levels. You can have access to my private blog for just $1, or a private Slack community for $35, and so on. There are plans in the works to bring back video-less reviews like the old school Mark Reads posts, and while these will be posted publicly, the entire series will run on Patreon first.

And finally, just for Mark Watches friends: after I have completed my viewing of the Babylon 5 universe, I know what I am watching next: series ten and eleven of Doctor Who, which I desperately need to catch up on! You are welcome to commission remaining episodes to claim them as of RIGHT NOW.

Thank you. All of you. I truly have so much fun doing this, and I want to keep having fun. I appreciate the years and years of support, and here’s to many more years of me being unprepared.

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Mark Watches ‘Crusade’: S01E03 – The Well of Forever

In the third episode of Crusade, Galen directs the crew to a mysterious place, promising answers, and then provides… pretty much the exact opposite? If you’re intrigued, then it’s time for Mark to watch Crusade. Continue reading

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Mark Watches ‘Crusade’: S01E05 – Patterns of the Soul

In the fifth episode of Crusade, the crew is re-routed on a mission that seems pointless, and then SECRETS ARE REVEALED. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to watch Crusade.  Continue reading

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Mark Watches ‘Crusade’: S01E13 – Each Night I Dream of Home

In the thirteenth episode of Crusade, the crew is sent to Earth for a mysterious mission. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to watch Crusade.  Continue reading

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Mark Watches ‘Crusade’: S01E12 – Visitors from Down the Street

In the twelfth episode of Crusade, the truth is out of fashion. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to watch Crusade.  Continue reading

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Mark Watches ‘Crusade’: S01E10 – Memory of War

In the tenth episode of Crusade, Gideon goes against Galen’s advice and heads down to a planet rumored to kill everyone who lands on it. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to watch Crusade.  Continue reading

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Mark Watches ‘Crusade’: S01E11 – The Needs of Earth

In the eleventh episode of Crusade, the team is given a morally ambiguous mission to obtain possibly life-saving information. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to watch Crusade.  Continue reading

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Mark Watches ‘Crusade’: S01E09 – Racing the Night

In the ninth episode of Crusade, the team searches through the remains of a civilization that may have been attacked by the Drakh plague. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to watch Crusade. Continue reading

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Mark Watches ‘Crusade’: S01E08 – Appearances and Other Deceits

In the eighth episode of Crusade, NO THANK YOU FOR ALL TIME. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to watch Crusade.  Continue reading

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Mark Watches ‘Crusade’: S01E06 – Ruling from the Tomb

In the sixth episode of Crusade, the crew heads to Mars for an important conference, and shenanigans ensue. (And by “shenanigans,” I’m referring to a terrible apocalyptic cult.) Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to watch Crusade.  Continue reading

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Mark Watches ‘Crusade’: S01E04 – The Path of Sorrows

In the fourth episode of Crusade, the crew seeks a cure at a strange site that offers some members a surprise. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to watch Crusade.  Continue reading

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