Another Update - and Oceans of Hugs


This is another brief update from Y2K creator Karin Heimdahl, talking about the upcoming separation of Olivia's universe from ours, and about Covid-19. Don't worry, Y2K will continue to release weekly as usual. Please, take care of yourself. 


This update fits in between episodes 17 and 18.

Full transcript below. 

Intro and outro music is created and recorded by Jake Haws, check out his podcast Making Music with Jake Haws to hear more.  

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Hi, Karin Heimdahl here, creator of Y2K, and also the voice of Jess. But you know that by now, right? I said in my last update that we would probably have to deviate a little bit from our universe when it comes to Olivia's universe and this is the time. In this week's episode, Olivia and Tammi are going to walk the Tolkien trail, which as I understand it, is just a little more than what is allowed in the UK right now. So this is a very slight deviation, and Olivia's universe is going to deviate more in the episodes to come. Because this summer, I need Olivia to travel. I won't say where and I won't say when. But for this story to work out, I need her to travel, and chances are in our universe, we will not be able to travel internationally this summer. So we're going to deviate and right here, Episode 18 is where the deviation starts. I wanted to give you a heads up on that. 

I also wanted to tell you something. Some of you may have noticed I've been a little quieter than usual on social media, both on the Y2K accounts and on my personal Twitter. I had scheduled a lot of Y2K posts, but I have been slower at responding, and I've had very few spontaneous posts. Because for Y2K, apart from my wonderful actors, it's basically just me doing everything. And for the past month or so, I haven't had the energy. I've been sick. I've had COVID-19. I am on the other side now and firmly on my path to getting better. So you know, don't worry about me. But it's been a lot, both physically and emotionally and I have been incredibly lucky that I have had no respiratory distress, and I haven't had to go to a hospital. For me, it was basically like having a really long, really bad flu that wouldn't give in. I was very, very, very lucky. And I recognize that and I realize that and I am very grateful for that. I didn't want to say anything on social media before now because I didn't want anyone to worry about me. But now that I am better, I want to share this with you and say that, I believe we can beat this. Maybe we can't beat it as individuals but together, we can beat this. You know this story by now right? Stay home if you can, keep your distance, wash your hands, take care of yourself and of each other by not taking risks. And if you have to go out into the world take every precaution. All right? During this time, which has been very difficult for me, I've had enormous comfort and joy from online community and online interactions. I'm not going to name names because I will end up forgetting someone, but you know who you are. Thank you so much. 

And again, if Y2K is too heavy for you right now, and we have some really tough storylines coming up, please take a break from us. You know, we will still be here. Listen to something that makes you joyful, hopeful, makes you laugh, because we all need that. 

Thank you so much for staying all the way to the end of the update. I so hope that you are safe and well and cared for and I hope that you If you are able to that you will enjoy episode 18 and all of our upcoming episodes throughout the year. And as always, thank you so much for listening, and oceans and oceans of hugs.