And when I woke up it was Friday

Came home from work, took a nap and woke up in the middle of the night. In other news, my shiny new Blackberry is not working. I am not amused. I cannot get it out of its locked state, buttons do not work. Suck.

Reading: I was going to wait for Mieville’s new book; I work at a freaking library. I can wait. But when I went to Borders to pick up a slew of the Courtney Crumrin trade paperbacks they were all out and there was The City & the City, all shiny and new. I had a half hour before I had to be at Pete’s place for some burning up for our Blossoms are Falling game coming up, so I sat down and read.

I bought it and now Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell will have to wait for a while. Also, I am going to finish up Mortal Coil in the next 24 hours, as the first Blossoms has to wait due to an absent player.

Planning: Gaming on Friday night and no other plans this weekend, which is really nice. I am looking forward to that.

Wearing: It is nearly three in the morning, so its stripy boxers for me.

And you?

Writing: EDIT – I forgot to write this one in. Should finish a Shock:-inspired short story this weekend. I have been putting off the last third because it has intimidated me and I’ve only been writing drips and drabs here and there.

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56 thoughts on “And when I woke up it was Friday

  1. Reading: Blood Rites

    Planning: to collect Pepper, our puppy, from my parents so she can spend the weekend with us. Also the third session of With Great Power on Saturday, hopefully followed by some board games.

    Wearing: Black trousers, black t-shirt

    Writing: Not often enough.

  2. Reading: Blood Rites

    Planning: to collect Pepper, our puppy, from my parents so she can spend the weekend with us. Also the third session of With Great Power on Saturday, hopefully followed by some board games.

    Wearing: Black trousers, black t-shirt

    Writing: Not often enough.

  3. Reading: Blood Rites

    Planning: to collect Pepper, our puppy, from my parents so she can spend the weekend with us. Also the third session of With Great Power on Saturday, hopefully followed by some board games.

    Wearing: Black trousers, black t-shirt

    Writing: Not often enough.

  4. Reading: Blood Rites

    Planning: to collect Pepper, our puppy, from my parents so she can spend the weekend with us. Also the third session of With Great Power on Saturday, hopefully followed by some board games.

    Wearing: Black trousers, black t-shirt

    Writing: Not often enough.

    • I think his Bas Lag novels are considered among the New Weird movement but it isn’t an easy thing to define.

      The City & the City is a departure for him; it is nice to see him taking on crime novel stylings and keeping his prose nice and simple.

    • I think his Bas Lag novels are considered among the New Weird movement but it isn’t an easy thing to define.

      The City & the City is a departure for him; it is nice to see him taking on crime novel stylings and keeping his prose nice and simple.

  5. I think his Bas Lag novels are considered among the New Weird movement but it isn’t an easy thing to define.

    The City & the City is a departure for him; it is nice to see him taking on crime novel stylings and keeping his prose nice and simple.

  6. I think his Bas Lag novels are considered among the New Weird movement but it isn’t an easy thing to define.

    The City & the City is a departure for him; it is nice to see him taking on crime novel stylings and keeping his prose nice and simple.

      • That is one method that one can choose as a last resort. There might be other things you can try. However, it would also be good for you to make sure you’re running the latest software for your BlackBerry (assuming it’s
        a personal and not corporate device, you can get the latest software for your device right from http://www.blackberry.com‘s support area if you’re running a current version of IE on Windows; if it’s a corporate device you’ll have to depend on your IT dept… 8/).

      • That is one method that one can choose as a last resort. There might be other things you can try. However, it would also be good for you to make sure you’re running the latest software for your BlackBerry (assuming it’s
        a personal and not corporate device, you can get the latest software for your device right from http://www.blackberry.com‘s support area if you’re running a current version of IE on Windows; if it’s a corporate device you’ll have to depend on your IT dept… 8/).

  7. Reading: Nothing specific. Scanning various rpgs for ideas on writing tone and organization.

    Planning: Working on a client tonight. Maybe working at a volleyball tournament tomorrow.

    Wearing: Shorts & T, just woke up.

    Writing: The Emperor’s Heart- I write a page or two on the train to and from work, spend about half an hour at home typing it up. Works pretty well so far.

  8. Reading: Nothing specific. Scanning various rpgs for ideas on writing tone and organization.

    Planning: Working on a client tonight. Maybe working at a volleyball tournament tomorrow.

    Wearing: Shorts & T, just woke up.

    Writing: The Emperor’s Heart- I write a page or two on the train to and from work, spend about half an hour at home typing it up. Works pretty well so far.

  9. Reading: Nothing specific. Scanning various rpgs for ideas on writing tone and organization.

    Planning: Working on a client tonight. Maybe working at a volleyball tournament tomorrow.

    Wearing: Shorts & T, just woke up.

    Writing: The Emperor’s Heart- I write a page or two on the train to and from work, spend about half an hour at home typing it up. Works pretty well so far.

  10. Reading: Nothing specific. Scanning various rpgs for ideas on writing tone and organization.

    Planning: Working on a client tonight. Maybe working at a volleyball tournament tomorrow.

    Wearing: Shorts & T, just woke up.

    Writing: The Emperor’s Heart- I write a page or two on the train to and from work, spend about half an hour at home typing it up. Works pretty well so far.

  11. “Reading: I was going to wait for Mieville’s new book; I work at a freaking library. I can wait. But when I went to Borders to pick up a slew of the Courtney Crumrin trade paperbacks they were all out and there was The City & the City, all shiny and new. I had a half hour before I had to be at Pete’s place for some burning up for our Blossoms are Falling game coming up, so I sat down and read.”

    The same thing happened to me last Friday. I’ve had a place in the hold queue for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies with the Seattle library for about a month. Then I was puttering around in the University book store, and when I walked up to the checkout counter, it was just sitting there, taunting me. I could not resist its charms.

  12. “Reading: I was going to wait for Mieville’s new book; I work at a freaking library. I can wait. But when I went to Borders to pick up a slew of the Courtney Crumrin trade paperbacks they were all out and there was The City & the City, all shiny and new. I had a half hour before I had to be at Pete’s place for some burning up for our Blossoms are Falling game coming up, so I sat down and read.”

    The same thing happened to me last Friday. I’ve had a place in the hold queue for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies with the Seattle library for about a month. Then I was puttering around in the University book store, and when I walked up to the checkout counter, it was just sitting there, taunting me. I could not resist its charms.

  13. “Reading: I was going to wait for Mieville’s new book; I work at a freaking library. I can wait. But when I went to Borders to pick up a slew of the Courtney Crumrin trade paperbacks they were all out and there was The City & the City, all shiny and new. I had a half hour before I had to be at Pete’s place for some burning up for our Blossoms are Falling game coming up, so I sat down and read.”

    The same thing happened to me last Friday. I’ve had a place in the hold queue for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies with the Seattle library for about a month. Then I was puttering around in the University book store, and when I walked up to the checkout counter, it was just sitting there, taunting me. I could not resist its charms.

  14. “Reading: I was going to wait for Mieville’s new book; I work at a freaking library. I can wait. But when I went to Borders to pick up a slew of the Courtney Crumrin trade paperbacks they were all out and there was The City & the City, all shiny and new. I had a half hour before I had to be at Pete’s place for some burning up for our Blossoms are Falling game coming up, so I sat down and read.”

    The same thing happened to me last Friday. I’ve had a place in the hold queue for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies with the Seattle library for about a month. Then I was puttering around in the University book store, and when I walked up to the checkout counter, it was just sitting there, taunting me. I could not resist its charms.

  15. That is one method that one can choose as a last resort. There might be other things you can try. However, it would also be good for you to make sure you’re running the latest software for your BlackBerry (assuming it’s
    a personal and not corporate device, you can get the latest software for your device right from http://www.blackberry.com‘s support area if you’re running a current version of IE on Windows; if it’s a corporate device you’ll have to depend on your IT dept… 8/).

  16. That is one method that one can choose as a last resort. There might be other things you can try. However, it would also be good for you to make sure you’re running the latest software for your BlackBerry (assuming it’s
    a personal and not corporate device, you can get the latest software for your device right from http://www.blackberry.com‘s support area if you’re running a current version of IE on Windows; if it’s a corporate device you’ll have to depend on your IT dept… 8/).

  17. I’ve been stuck in Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell at around page 300 for like a year now. Just can’t seem to get any traction.

    Reading: Fool, Christopher Moore’s new romp (very silly and fun); The Steel Remains (the second I’m done with Fool!); How To Read a French Fry (nonfiction cooking/foodie/food science book, super-interesting).

    Just recently finished Amberville. Totally worthy. Very weird.

    Planning: Upcoming Blossoms game as well! But this time I get to play. It will, in fact, be the first time I’ve ever *played* Burning Wheel (having run it for the past 4 years). Totally stoked. Looking forward to helping the GM, too — it’ll be his first major GMing experience.

  18. I’ve been stuck in Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell at around page 300 for like a year now. Just can’t seem to get any traction.

    Reading: Fool, Christopher Moore’s new romp (very silly and fun); The Steel Remains (the second I’m done with Fool!); How To Read a French Fry (nonfiction cooking/foodie/food science book, super-interesting).

    Just recently finished Amberville. Totally worthy. Very weird.

    Planning: Upcoming Blossoms game as well! But this time I get to play. It will, in fact, be the first time I’ve ever *played* Burning Wheel (having run it for the past 4 years). Totally stoked. Looking forward to helping the GM, too — it’ll be his first major GMing experience.

  19. I’ve been stuck in Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell at around page 300 for like a year now. Just can’t seem to get any traction.

    Reading: Fool, Christopher Moore’s new romp (very silly and fun); The Steel Remains (the second I’m done with Fool!); How To Read a French Fry (nonfiction cooking/foodie/food science book, super-interesting).

    Just recently finished Amberville. Totally worthy. Very weird.

    Planning: Upcoming Blossoms game as well! But this time I get to play. It will, in fact, be the first time I’ve ever *played* Burning Wheel (having run it for the past 4 years). Totally stoked. Looking forward to helping the GM, too — it’ll be his first major GMing experience.

  20. I’ve been stuck in Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell at around page 300 for like a year now. Just can’t seem to get any traction.

    Reading: Fool, Christopher Moore’s new romp (very silly and fun); The Steel Remains (the second I’m done with Fool!); How To Read a French Fry (nonfiction cooking/foodie/food science book, super-interesting).

    Just recently finished Amberville. Totally worthy. Very weird.

    Planning: Upcoming Blossoms game as well! But this time I get to play. It will, in fact, be the first time I’ve ever *played* Burning Wheel (having run it for the past 4 years). Totally stoked. Looking forward to helping the GM, too — it’ll be his first major GMing experience.

  21. Reading: I should be reading a Carol Berg novel, but it just isn’t grabbing me. I’ve been reading various manga and Call of Cthulhu adventures. I’ve decided I’m not going to reread two manga series: Tenshi Ja Nai, which was fun enough, but the end was a little annoying, and Cantarella, which I stopped collecting after volume 9. I’m a bit annoyed at the first two scenarios in the first issue of Worlds of Cthulhu. Both have decent concepts, but one kind of relies on “PCs will investigate everything to death, even if the connections are kind of tenuous”, and the other has decided exactly what the PCs will do so that the story can go exactly as the author wants it. I’m not talking stuff like “Make the big ritual happen whenever the PCs have all the clues and show up”, but “So, the PCs are going to chase this guy, obviously, and you, the GM, should kill him off during the fight.” Whoa. The PCs might, y’know, try talking. Scenarios in later issues are much improved, and I’m hoping ones later in this issue are, as well.

    Planning: Sleep. Meeting and finishing the adventure I based on one of the Kindacichi manga mysteries. Going to a house concert next week at ‘s to see .

    Wearing: Gen Con t-shirt, jeans, socks.

    Writing: Prep notes for gaming, maybe some blogging or zine writing.

  22. Reading: I should be reading a Carol Berg novel, but it just isn’t grabbing me. I’ve been reading various manga and Call of Cthulhu adventures. I’ve decided I’m not going to reread two manga series: Tenshi Ja Nai, which was fun enough, but the end was a little annoying, and Cantarella, which I stopped collecting after volume 9. I’m a bit annoyed at the first two scenarios in the first issue of Worlds of Cthulhu. Both have decent concepts, but one kind of relies on “PCs will investigate everything to death, even if the connections are kind of tenuous”, and the other has decided exactly what the PCs will do so that the story can go exactly as the author wants it. I’m not talking stuff like “Make the big ritual happen whenever the PCs have all the clues and show up”, but “So, the PCs are going to chase this guy, obviously, and you, the GM, should kill him off during the fight.” Whoa. The PCs might, y’know, try talking. Scenarios in later issues are much improved, and I’m hoping ones later in this issue are, as well.

    Planning: Sleep. Meeting and finishing the adventure I based on one of the Kindacichi manga mysteries. Going to a house concert next week at ‘s to see .

    Wearing: Gen Con t-shirt, jeans, socks.

    Writing: Prep notes for gaming, maybe some blogging or zine writing.

  23. Reading: I should be reading a Carol Berg novel, but it just isn’t grabbing me. I’ve been reading various manga and Call of Cthulhu adventures. I’ve decided I’m not going to reread two manga series: Tenshi Ja Nai, which was fun enough, but the end was a little annoying, and Cantarella, which I stopped collecting after volume 9. I’m a bit annoyed at the first two scenarios in the first issue of Worlds of Cthulhu. Both have decent concepts, but one kind of relies on “PCs will investigate everything to death, even if the connections are kind of tenuous”, and the other has decided exactly what the PCs will do so that the story can go exactly as the author wants it. I’m not talking stuff like “Make the big ritual happen whenever the PCs have all the clues and show up”, but “So, the PCs are going to chase this guy, obviously, and you, the GM, should kill him off during the fight.” Whoa. The PCs might, y’know, try talking. Scenarios in later issues are much improved, and I’m hoping ones later in this issue are, as well.

    Planning: Sleep. Meeting and finishing the adventure I based on one of the Kindacichi manga mysteries. Going to a house concert next week at ‘s to see .

    Wearing: Gen Con t-shirt, jeans, socks.

    Writing: Prep notes for gaming, maybe some blogging or zine writing.

  24. Reading: I should be reading a Carol Berg novel, but it just isn’t grabbing me. I’ve been reading various manga and Call of Cthulhu adventures. I’ve decided I’m not going to reread two manga series: Tenshi Ja Nai, which was fun enough, but the end was a little annoying, and Cantarella, which I stopped collecting after volume 9. I’m a bit annoyed at the first two scenarios in the first issue of Worlds of Cthulhu. Both have decent concepts, but one kind of relies on “PCs will investigate everything to death, even if the connections are kind of tenuous”, and the other has decided exactly what the PCs will do so that the story can go exactly as the author wants it. I’m not talking stuff like “Make the big ritual happen whenever the PCs have all the clues and show up”, but “So, the PCs are going to chase this guy, obviously, and you, the GM, should kill him off during the fight.” Whoa. The PCs might, y’know, try talking. Scenarios in later issues are much improved, and I’m hoping ones later in this issue are, as well.

    Planning: Sleep. Meeting and finishing the adventure I based on one of the Kindacichi manga mysteries. Going to a house concert next week at ‘s to see .

    Wearing: Gen Con t-shirt, jeans, socks.

    Writing: Prep notes for gaming, maybe some blogging or zine writing.

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