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2017-09-16 11:24 pm

another busy weekend

I went to the Powwow at the museum today, and it was fun! I mostly wanted to go to some of the workshops and talks and such, but I missed a few of them. I caught the end of the one on the medicine wheel, and the end of the one on traditional harvest stuff. I did catch the whole one on traditional food, but a native dietitian, which was neat, and most of the one on corn as well, and in general I learned a lot throughout the day, which was my goal. The only things I bought were a taco and some quilt raffle tickets for one of the indigenous support services places that has some cool programs.

Then I came home and fell asleep for a while, because it was quiet and I hadn't had tea (and I even survived the day without much of a caffeine headache, wooh!) The kids were having a sleepover, which meant pizza for dinner, and then I did a little bit of RP for Underworld, and a whooole lot of tag modding for Yuletide! We've gone through maybe... 1/3 of the tags, but we start with the easy stuff so that doesn't mean too much. I'll do some more before or after game, or both. But for now, I'm ired and my allergies are acting up (I hope), so it is bedtime!
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2017-09-10 11:20 pm

changing it up!

This was a larp weekend! Technically the next game is in two weeks, but I've already told myself no. I'm going away to Toronto for the weekend with Nary the following weekend, and then back to Toronto with geek girls folks the weekend after *that* (just a day trip though). That's too many weekends away, I think, and too close together. ON the other hand, what's one more? :V

We're on our final storyline for Thirteen, and I'm sad :/ I really liked that game! But I think the GM was finding it hard to sustain, in terms of coming up with stories, and not get sidetracked into worldbuilding. So we're going to go back to Adventure World and do something set in that campaign world's early history. I think it is going to be sort of another kingdom-level game too, like the Scaermar game I was in a few years ago in College Station. We're using the Game of Thrones RPG rules this time, which will be interesting. Our GM is going to need to write up a lot of stuff, so we'll see how that goes ;) Another option that was tossed around was going back to Ashland, but I don't think we have the right mix of players for it, unfortunately. I'm not really sre we have enough players for this new game either, but I guess we'll see.

In non-gaming news.... I bleached the underside of my hair on a whim! Longpig was doing her roots, but since she basically has no hair these days there was a loooot of bleach left over. So hey! Now the underside of my hair is blond. Not platinum blond, because my hair doesn't do that, but really frickin' blond comparatively. I'll try and get a picture tomorrow when it is all dry. Next step - get some good green hair dye, or mix up some green and black, maybe..... I'm going to try and get to Sally Beauty some day after work this week, assuming they are open late enough! Otherwise, it'll be the weekend.

For now though - bedtime! I'm still wrecked from LARP @_@
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2017-09-03 01:05 am

Two days

...is how long I think it's been?

Yesterday I finished reorganizing space at work. On Tuesday when I go in, I'm going to finish up (for now) with that collection.

I wound up volunteering to run a one shot on Monday. I have the characters ready and a basic idea in my head.... that's all I really need, right? People seem excited, anyway.

Played Arkham Horror for the first time in aaaages tonight! It was good times.

In other news I have some kind of annoying rash around my neck? I dunno what the deal is.

I'm up too late, again. Time for a shower and sleep forever! The rest of the fam is going on a day trip tomorrow, and I'm hoping to get some dyeing done during game. Wererogue rearranged the living room today too, and I like it but it keeps catching me off guard. It's like it's divided into two spaces now instead of one.
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2017-08-20 11:42 pm

Good times were had!

So this was a larp weekend, and it was completely rad! I spend an hour yesterday crying alone in a cabin I had locked everyone else out of - good times! NO really though, I eman it. I got caught up with a random magical effect that made me think that another character was my dead husband, and then I was SUPER UPSET with him that he hadn't told me he was alive and had just been hanging out workign for one of my in game friends - so of course I was mad at her too :V And other people thought that I thought that I was married to the other character (who is a very orcish orc). After I explained why it was creepy that he wanted to have sex with me when I thought he was somebody else, he later came and apologized for it, which was surprising and awesome too (also all in character orcs aren't generally super discriminating about who they sleep with when the opportunity arises). It was super great RP all around. And that was only one part of my game weekend! I did a sper fun mod and some other character driven RP and I don't think I touched the 'main plot' all weekend.

Today we gave a tour at work for the Archaeological Conservancy of America, which was busy but I think went really well! They all seemed super pleased, even though they were late and we consequently went overtime. I had some transit shenanigans and I wound up getting a drive home from a neighbour, which was very nice of her. And tonight I got to do a solo scene for Diablotin, which is nice because we missed game today and last week. So all in all a great weekend :) And I'm at he stage of the shawl I've been workign on t larp where it is so close to done I can taste it, so I am going to finish it up tonight or maybe tomorrow. And then I'll need another game project...
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2017-07-30 10:10 pm

better

I slept on the couch in the basement last night and probably will again tonight. My bed still smells like pee, but less like pee.... Wererogue ordered a vat of nature's miracle, but if I get impatient I will probably just stop at the pet store and get some tomorrow, because it wont be here until Tuesday, maybe? Sometimes Amazon is faster than advertised. Though I've still never gotten my Raksura book (I read Nary's copy). Not that I really have room for it on my shelf anyway. But now I have emailed them again because this is ridiculous.

Anyway! Game today was great, though my character gained another 'madness'. I now have ...five. I'm not sure what this one will be, but at least I'm not the only one losing it any more - our swashbuckler is startng to pick some up too. If my sanity ever drops below half I'm going to be gibbering in a corner, but apparently my thighs are still dreamy enough that Longpig's character would still maybe marry him ;p It was a really good session, anyway.

I also got some dyeing done. I don't think I have enough yellow left for another row of my larp shawl, so I took the stuff I'd tried to dye with a fairly exhausted walnut bath and put it in a fresh, much more intense walnut bath! I simmered it for a while and am leaving it to soak overnight. I'll take it out tomorrow and see how it looks then.

Now I'm just lazing. I should write on my galra exchange fic but I'm still just so tired :| Early bed for sure.
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2017-07-27 12:27 am

Ugh

Bees. Vicious bees.

And not much in the house for lunches, which has meant buying stuff at loblaws in the morning s the past few days. Yesterday I thought I was doing good by buying a muffin for breakfast instead of a chocolate croissant, but this morning the bakery hadn't restocked yet and I wound up buying day+ old chocolate croissants >.> I ate too many of them. I also bought a mini pot pie and a half pint of raspberries, and the only reason I didn't eat them all was that bees + too much fruit = bad idea.

I am trying to write a blog post for the Day of Archaeology at work, but all I have is short and bland. But there isn't too much going on, so I'm not really sure what to say :p Maybe I'll see if someone else has a chance to look it over.... maybe 'll just give up on it.

Longpig and Wererogue went over to a friends' place this evening, so I managed the smalls. And then I packed, more or less, for LARP. And that's about it?

I actually had some email exchanges with shapers but mostly they left me shaking my head. Did you actually read my background? Did you get my character confused with her daughter? This creepy dream you sent for me to have is really more just sort of bewildering and vaguely unsettling... Anyway, whatever. They have like a million characters to keep track of, I can't really fault them for falling down on the details, I guess? Anyway, it is way past my bedtime, ugh.
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2017-07-09 11:40 pm

back to normal

Well it isn't *midnight* yet so I guess that's not a total backslide :P

Nug party was today. Other than than, Diablotin! Which was a good session even if it was a bit temporally scattered since not everyone (including me) could make the regular time. Party was good - Nugsy had a great time and really that's the most important. The weather was pretty much perfect! And we have So Much Cake left over @_@

I watched all the Star Wars Whatsists of Destiny shorts tonight with Nary, but really it just made me want mooooooar! I'm sad that this will be the last season of Rebels :( But at least new movies will be out soon?

I think that's all I've got. I need to go shower (for really really real this time) and go to bed. At least I eventually remembered to take care of the kitty (food + box cleaning)...
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2017-06-20 12:04 am

Busy busy!

Billing training tomorrow, finally!

Maybe getting an answer about my farm from the last LARP game is imminent! I think I am nearly done with the wiki article!

Wednesday I am going pokehunting (probably) and Thursday I have knitting!I don't remember if I have anything going on on this weekend, at least. How did I get so busy? Man. Oh I guess I might have Diablotin if we can figure out when a good alternate time would be!

I feel like I had another thing, bu I can't remember what now :p Ahh well, I should be home early tomorrow, anyway, because of the training.
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2017-06-18 10:13 pm

Catte Drugs --> Catte Nap

Took an allegra and a rectine. No hives or faceleaking but I am dumb and sleepy af.

But I got many kitty toes trimmed and had some nice cuddles.

I had 13 today and it was a really good session, I think! I'm so lucky to have so many good engaging games, and such awesome people to RP with in all of them. Also got some knitting done.

Yesterday I brought in the yarn in the cherry bark bath.... and there was nothing, no change at all. I'm super disappointed. It just smells gross now :/ I'm not sure if I should rescour it and go through the whole mordanting process again, or what. Maybe I can try again with some queen anne's lace/wild carrot tops, which are supposed to be green. Maybe bark dyes just don't work with solar dyeing. I dunno, but I am disappointed, boo :(

I need to pick a writing project. I finished all my exchange fics and have freedom to do what I want if I only could decide what that is ;p
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2017-06-12 12:20 am

Game all the games?

Game all the games!

It was a good weekend. More on that tomorrow, maybe? I should be in bed but I'm too awake to sleep still :(
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2017-05-28 11:58 pm

Chill out

Today has been overall pretty chill. Things that were bugging me yesterday seem at least less pressing, even if they aren't at all resolved. I had Diablotin (yaaaay!), and I did some knitting, both during and after game. If I'd really pressed, I probably could have finished the chart I'm working on. Other than that, I did a few minor house things, chatted with folks, and that was about it? I may regret not doing laundry this weekend, but I don't think I actually have that much at the moment. I thought about doing some dyeing but it takes up a lot of space :| On the other hand I really want to finish mordanting my stuff so I can use that cherry bark! maybe.... Tuesday? The other thing I talked about doing and then did not at all accomplish was cutting Jola's toenails. Also I need to make her an appointment. Wednesday?

Tuesday I have that course, and otherwise I'm not sure what I'm doing at work next week... but I'm sure something will come up!
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2017-05-18 11:01 pm

Urgathoa's Extreme Thigh Gap

Had the first session of my friend's new Pathfinder game this week! The party gelled really well - we all used to work at or hang out at a circus together, and so we;re all already friends. We got sucked into some kind of game thing and need to find these tokens to get out. I got mine by using the only skill I have: intimidation. I terrified a bugbear into giving me his, upon which he immediately died. Score? I'm a necromantic oracle, basically. It's pretty rad. I have a skeleton kitty. This kitty used to be a jerk kitty who peed on all my things, bu now it is a skeleton and that, and hairballs, are no longer an issue! We have a ranger who is a trick rider, an acrobatic rogue, and a cleric of Desna who mostly used to hang around and gamble a lot/cheat at cards.

There was a baby fawn at work today. Mother deer sometimes leave them in the village, and that's fine - that's how deer do, basically - but this one was right on the edge of the open field and right where people were going to be conducting a field school. But it was fine, we closed up the village early and it left with its mother :3 Seriously, it was teeny tiny, probably born that morning :3

pic! )

I also started reading my book of indigenous sci fi short stories (Mit√™w√Ęcimowina: Indigenous Science Fiction and Speculative Storytelling) - there are some really great omes so far. I'm super pleased with it! There are some authors in it I'll probably try and find more works by, for sure. Especially if they have short story collections.


And I got the corrections on my story for RTSW, though I haven't looked at them yet....And now I have, and they look fine. Only 3 places where they have a comment or need clarification, and more minor corrections other than that. I'm so excited, still!

Tomorrow I am going to try and do more writing in the evening! I also need to dig out my goth prom clothes for Saturday. I should probably also figure out if I need to be at work on Monday....
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2017-05-04 10:56 pm

That didn't go how I had expected

One of the girls in my knitting group wants to run a pathfinder game! So I let my arm be twisted, and am going to play. It will run bi-weekly on Thursdays opposite of knitting, so basically I just have a permanent Thursday commitment now instead of a bi-weekly one.

We got together to work on character creation this week. I had no idea what I wanted to make, but I wound up with a half-oc cleric of the god(dess? I'm not sure) of gluttony, disease, and undeath. Her mystery is Bones and her curse is Wasting! We had to roll stats (old school!), and she is not very good at anything except being terrifying. In fact her level 1 spells are cause fear and one that I forget the name of that makes someone's face turn into a horrifying monstrosity, giving them both a bonus to intimidate and a bite attack. Yay! I still need a name for her, and to pick a feat (ugh feats), but I think it will be fun :) The rest of the party is a halfling cleric of the goddess of luck, and half-elf rogue who ran away from being a circus performer. So I guess we're a lot of halves ;p Longpig is going to be making a character as well.

Work went well - I had some good conversations and some annoying conversations, but overall things look to be going okay. Hopefully the continue along that path! Next week will be a little odd, because everyone is going to be away in Ottawa for the CAAs. So hopefully I won't have any issues crop up that I can't handle. And then the week after that I have my first aid training! I'm still pretty excited about that too.

I'm feeling much better today, which is to say that the cold is no longer in the front of my face, but taking up residence in my sinuses and trying to take a foothold in my lungs. wooh. So I'm going to go to bed now, which is not super early like yesterday, but still at a more reasonable hour than usual.

G'night!
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2017-04-03 01:19 am

we'll see how this goes I guess

My connection is being really crap, and I'm suer tired, so this will be short.

Thirteen today was cool, but it always is so that's no surprise.
I ate too much chocolate today also.
We started reading the Ventress novel - it;s adorable but they are doomed to failure. You can really ship Quinlan Voss with anyone, but especially with Obi Wan and/or Ventress. There is a scene where he is stealing Obi-Wan's fries and telling him he doesn't know how to flirt. Lol. Where did that meme go about 'you know it's love when you order a large...'
Watched the season 3 opener of Rebels as well - that is a show that I want to have more depth and impact that doesn't quite manage it. Not keen on the full beard for Kanan, though I gran it is probably hard to shave. Not super keen on Ezra's hair either - I feel like it was a visual reference to the disconnect that's been growing between them, even though he'll probably keep it. Ezra is phenomenally stupid. Kanan is probably doomed to failure. There was a giant rock space moose. That's all I got.

Sleep now, probably I'll need to adult more tomorrow, in one form or another....
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2017-03-06 12:11 am

Sunday!

Thirteen today. We split the party in three. Other people got cool politics or spying. We got an eldrich horror. Of course! But my character has dogs now so I didn't go as crazy (though I did lose sanity). I did post the story about my character getting the dogs :3

We finished watching Clone Wars sometime.... last week, and started watching Rebels. So far, I find it lacks sophistication/complexity (though I'm forgiving because we're only a few episodes in, and comparing it to later CW episodes is probably unfair) and I am So Not Here for Ezra. However I'm all about Hera, and her pseudo Jedi boy-toy whose name I cannot remember for the life of me. Lanyon? He's okay, but really, Hera. Not super grabbed by old but also super immature Surly Purple Cat Grandad, or Manic Pixie Dream Bomber. So we'll see.

I finished another chart on my shawl today after game, and the rest of the yarn shipped this weekend.

I feel like there was more to today but I couldn't tell you what. I guess I could/should try to go to bed early?
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2017-02-27 12:34 am

D-Day

Diablotin was today! I didn't get to do my scene because of some timing things - one of the players has been super sick, and it was his only chance to go to urgent care, so we told him to go go go! We did do a big group scene, which was good, which, after we got though all the plot relevant stuff, ended with one of the guy characters asking her if the reason she was getting married because she was pregnant (no - and she has some issues about people asking/assuming that she is, basically because it is a very classist assumption, though she doesn't really have the context to see it/explain it that way), and everyone else telling him he was being a rude dick. :V

We had duck soup for lunch, which was delicious, and then ordered from a local Hungarian place, which we'd never had before. We have Gats visiting for the week (he goes back to Montreal tomorrow, and he's part Hungarian, and he found the place and really wanted to try the chicken paprikash. It was delicious! We got two platters that had a bunch of stuff on them - cabbage rolls and sausage and stroganof and that pasta/dumpling things? And some other things I'm forgetting I'm sure. Oh right - wiener schnitzel. Super tasty! I am now curious as to how exactly Hungary became so paprika obsessed though!

Other than that - watched some of Dirk Gently and now some Top Chef Masters. Probably I should go to bed :V
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2017-02-20 01:13 am

This is not an update

Game (Thirteen)
Too many snacks
Online boardgames (Cards Against Diablotin, Dominion)
MasterChef Junior
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2017-02-08 10:30 am

Dogs are so good :3

So, I missed a post yesterday, and as self-punishment I am making myself write (or at least start) one-on-one my phone on the way up to the museum. Today I am going to continue looking for some stuff at SA, and then scan it if I do. I enjoy having concrete things to do!

I went to an art show yesterday by the Shadowood collective. It was really cool! They had a bunch of original works, and then a wall of mini prints. I bought one of the latter, because it was $35 and not like $1500 like the originals I was oggling! The name/theme of the show was "Do we make you uneasy?" And it was nice creepy surrealism stuff - right up my alley. The print I bought was a black cat with white eyes, so less creepy than most of it.

I've been working on my scarf/shawl, and am almost to the first bead! I am going to have to improvise a tool, though, so we'll see how that goes. There are only four in this chart, but I think more in the next, so I may break down and buy one.

I did manage to convince my gm to let my character have some beneficial effects from a dog animal companion for Thirteen (Fantasy colonial call of Cthulhu). So hopefully I will be less susceptible to madnesses :p I had been planning to take some kind of raptor for him initially, but in the last story there were some dogs that belonged to the antagonist. We used them to track him down, and now that he's been dealt with (shipped back across the ocean to live in a monastery for his own good), someone needs to look after them, right? I like the narrative arc of it, because at first I couldn't make a handle animal roll to save my life, so clearly it took them a while to warm up to my character, and now they're going to follow me everywhere! Dogs! There is some other stuff which makes it work out really well too, as the dogs were there when the creepy blue tentacle lion thing appeared out of nowhere and eviscerated his sister, nearly one-shotting her D: And then I failed my san check... Anyway now I will have dogs! They will be a great comfort, because you can pet them, and also they will freak out when there are invisible aberrations around, and my character can otherwise relax. Dogs are so good :3 Of course now I am writing the story of how the transition to them being Kahon's dogs goes, because that's how I roll.
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2017-02-05 11:56 pm

Another quicky

I heard that today's owl was *surprisingly* superb! Wooh!

Thirteen was excellent. My poor character is hemorrhaging sanity though ;p He has a lower threshold for it than everyone else - serves me right for laying a stat-balanced character in a game like this :p Though tbf, I didn't build him. But I can get him an animal companion now, and I'm hoping I can convince the GM to work out something with that to help compensate.

It was lovely having nary here - and I will hopefully get to see her a bit tomorrow as well, on her way back.

During game I tried a short row heel again. I admit that it was maybe not the best time to try it, as my attention was somewhat divided, but this is my second time giving up and just doing a heel flap. I can't get it to come out without holes where I pick up the wraps, and that's half the point of a short row (especially since I don't mind gussets).

I have posted my chocolate box fic. I want to look it over in more detail nd maybe add some stuff, but for the moment it passes the bus test and that's really all I can ask.

I am not really 'prepared' for my interview tomorrow, since I only heard about it Friday. I had hoped to have a chance to look some stuff over, but I'm not really going to get that. I need to shower now to get up tomorrow. I'm hoping to get there early, at least, but we'll see how it goes. Also hopefully, I'll be okay on buses and make it to my dentist appointment okay! I should be fine, as there are two routes I can potentially take, but we'll see!
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2017-01-30 12:37 am

Not Just Another Session

Today was the first session of Diablotin since Cat died. We didn't think it was right to ust end the game, but we talked about how to handle his character. it was ore informal and low pressure than most of out sessions (though a lot of work for our GM, for various reasons). It went okay. I didn't find for myself that it was worse than any of the other holes he's left behind. I still haven't gotten his dice script working, which makes me sad, but we have an interim one, at least. It is not as useful for various reasons, but it should help me get a better idea of what I need to fix in his.

Other than that, I've started a new shawl, which is coming along. My shoulder and hands are sore though so I may need a knitting break for a few days. Fortunatley I have a lot of other things to work on... But now, bed.