August 13th, 2005


Paranoia, Mage

Why am I sick? It's not fair. The day was going so well, too.

This morning I went to the thrift shop to size the velvet-lined tuxedo and price it. Then it was over to Katelyn's house to post the info on it for people. Looks like I'll be picking it up tomorrow either way. Good times for Rookie and/or Becca. At Katelyn's it was wait for an hour for everyone to show up, then we drove to her sister's house (we being myself, Caitlin, Reed, Adam, Danfish, Temma, and Thom) where we swam and swam and swam. I got beefed up on testosterone and got seriously out-wrestled and dunked by Danfish but it was fun nonetheless. Lots of fun. I love being in water.

Then it was time for Paranoia. Dan runs a lot of crazy games and while this wasn't his craziest it was still pretty good. We destroyed the solar system. Go us!

By this point I was sick.

Finally it was back to Caitlin's house for the last Mage game of the summer. It was a free-form game that involved a lot of in-player arguing and eventually assassin Series III HIT Marks attacking Danfish. They wounded him then Caitlin killed him and Reed layed the groundwork for World War I. If the campaign were a video game the players received the neutral ending, which is to say real history. The end could have gone better - I hate doing endings, whether in a game or a story or a movie. I'm just no good with them - but it went well enough methinks. All in all everyone seemed to really like the game itself.

Now I'm at home, my nose dripping like a leaky faucet, hoping I'm better by concert time tomorrow. Must... heal...

The Super Snazzy Reflective Summer Meme

The Super Snazzy Reflective Summer Meme

Wait until your summer's just about over before doing this one.

1. What is your best memory of the summer?
2. What is your worst?
3. Name something you learned this summer.
4. Who did you connect with this summer?
5. How was this summer different than last year's? Was it better or worse?
6. What would you differently if you could do it again? What will you do different next year?
7. What does the future hold?

I'm filling this out now since I head out to GenCon on Wednesday, and for me that is the official end of summer.

1. Dancing on New Jersey. That is not a typo.
2. The frustration of searching for summer hotel jobs.
3. How to stop shutting myself off from people. Many thanks to the people who helped me realize I was doing this in the first place (canetonlaid) and who helped me open up (lacrimawanders, mythic, quady).
4. Oh God, so many people. Conan, Katrina, Fro, Jinx, Reed, Iris, Zee, Victoria, Rich, Robyn, Netta, Ocarina, Maryam, Quady, Caitlin (Philadelpha), Dessa, Rookie, Julie, Ben, Adam. My appologies to anyone I've missed.
5. Last year I spent the summer alone with Jessa in an apartment, writing ten pages a day. This summer I've been far less productive but far more social. I've been very introspective this summer and have learned a great deal about myself and what I want. I don't think I can say this summer was better or worse, but I know that I'm happier as this summer ends.
6. I'd have started bartending school earlier. As for next year, I sort of have to.
7. Oh God, oh God, oh God. Graduation. The real world. Aiiieeee!