dragoness_e: (gaming posts)
I hear Netflix is going to be discontinuing streaming "Clone Wars" in March. Guess what I'll be binge-watching? I'm already halfway through season 3, so it's not that far to go to finish it.

On WoW, I got Bedewyr (my warrior) to level 10 (woo-hoo!), found the bank in Stormwind, and finally unloaded all those crafting ingredients into storage. Not enough bags, captain! I also learned the sad news that WoW does not have shared banking slots. WTF? How are you supposed to trade gear between alts? Later, Becky told me that you use mail to send stuff to your alts. That's all well and good, except where it isn't: one, as a trial player, I don't have access to mail; two, I tend to use shared slots as a central depot that all my alts can come pick over for supplies. I don't see how to use mail for that. So, when it comes to altoholic friendliness, WoW is not so friendly as EQ2 or EQ1.

I also started my Tauren druid, Finvarien. Gee, I see why Becky said the human zones suck--the Tauren starting zones are so pretty! Even the hideous Thornsnarl area appears to be a shout-out to a certain Disney movie. Even if the mixed fantasy native American aesthetic of the Tauren is wildly anachronistic, it's a refreshing change from pseudo-medieval European everything (also usually wildly anachronistic).

I figured out how to reset the tutorials, so I would get the explanations again. Yay me! Low-level stuff is still very handholdy--I have yet to be in serious danger from anything. Even with Bedewyr, the only time he took enough damage for me to bother eating some food was after fighting 5 wolves without pause (3 at once during the fight). Does it get tougher at higher levels, or is this a sign I should be pushing on to tougher stuff?

ETA: Craftwise, Bedewyr is a Blacksmith/Miner, and Finvarien is a Leatherworker/Skinner. No doubt I'll have others.
dragoness_e: Living Dead Girl (Living Dead Girl)
Everquest2 is having login issues. For long stretches of the day, it wouldn't let us log in, which squelched a lot of our plans for the day. No Sammie & Deanne, no guild run. Bleh. Steve ended up installing WoW to try out, though we finally did manage to log in to EQ2.

Instead, I did a major grocery run and we cut down more bamboo in the back yard, which exhausted us both. Steve was shocked by how low his blood sugar was after all that work; fortunately, I'd picked up plenty of sugary snacks. I dug out the TV antenna and hooked it back up in preparation for tomorrow--I do love me some Superbowl commercials. The game might be mildly interesting, if only to boo the Patriots. I loathe cheaters, and always want to see them lose.

At least the bamboo cutting gave Elsa something to do outside with us; she had been frustrated all morning because Steve wouldn't take her for a walk, because it was so cold this morning. It got to the point where she was all but standing in his lap trying to get his attention for the walk she wanted. I finally took her for a short walk, which made her very happy, before I went on the grocery run.

Worked on some of my baby characters instead of the big guys. Mallard got a bunch of tradeskill quests caught up, and Natashae finally made 75. Okay, she's one of my big guys in the crafting department. Made some improvised stir-fry for dinner, and concluded that stir-fry needs some kind of sauce to keep from being incredibly bland. The vegetables themselves aren't strongly flavored, nor is chicken, my usual meat of choice. I noticed that most actual Chinese stir-fry recipes have some kind of sauce, so I need to figure out what I'm going to do for my generic improv stir-fry.

One of these days I need to stop staring blankly at my RP tags and actually respond to them. I've noticed that people RP with me more if I actually respond to them. Weird coincidence, that...
dragoness_e: (Echo Bazaar)
I see I forgot to post yesterday. Well, I don't post about work, but I will say that yesterday I took some time in the middle of the day to attend a lovely retirement luncheon for a co-worker--specifically, our office manager and de facto "office mom". As far as I can tell, everyone in the local office turned up for the luncheon, including some of our retired guys, which was held at a nice beachfront bar & grill. It was a perfect day--beautiful, sunny, not too hot and not cold, and the sun just glittered off the water. Just lovely. Everyone was nice, it was a wonderful and moving get-together, (her out-of-state kids who couldn't be there sent videos) and we'll all miss her. Seriously, she was one of those wonderful "office moms" who hold things together and helps everyone find their shit when they've lost it. I don't know what we'll do without her.

As her husband tells it, it was originally supposed to be a temporary gig, just 3 months. Over 20 years later, she's retiring from that "temporary" job. So, you never know...

I crashed early last night, after all that. I'm still under the weather a bit, and seem to run out of energy easily. Going to finally take my doctor's advice and see a specialist about these recurring, chronic sinus infections; I'm getting tired of being debilitated and tired all the time.

I ran one of my EQ2 dudes through a bunch of tradeskill quests he'd fallen behind on, and yet again mused on all the decorating I want to do when I have the time. After being inspired by DW20's Let's Play series yet again, I built a Buildcraft Filler, and used it to clear the ground for my giant stable wherein I will move the sheep to. I also used to lay the foundations; it's a serious labor-saver. I built a Malisis' Carriage Door for the stable entrance, and will build the rest of it sometime soon. It's visible on the map. I need to find some spruce so I can make medieval castle doors for the main entrance of my lair, though.

I've been reading some old mystery novels I found in a used booksale, or possibly inherited. This time it's George Simeon's Inspector Maigret. It'll be interesting to compare and contrast with the other stories in the omnibus, all published in 1958. Simeon is French; I'm pretty sure the other authors are not. Cultural differences are always interesting; for example, the French justice/legal system is quite different from the American or the British one.
dragoness_e: Ghost Duskwing with no text (Duskwing_no_text)
Played some EQ2 with Sammie and Deanne; we ran around one of the floating islands in the disturbing and unnatural Bonemire area killing things and pillaging. I'm still working on getting enough Drednever Expedition faction to buy their cool decorative items.

Poked at Minecraft enough to even out floors on that huge cyst I dug out of the mountain, moved some storage around, and built a Forestry worktable after seeing how handy it is in DW20's Let's Play series. I've already filled up the 9 recipes slots with common stuff I make all the time. Finally built a Forester's backpack to go along with the Miner's and Digger's backpacks, and set up my wood barrels so that I can just dump off the contents of the Forester's backpack into a sorting chest. In theory. Testing may reveal a few holes in this scheme.

Trump actually picked a mostly-okay judge for his Supreme Court nominee, so I'm not going to fuss over that, and I'm not going to call my Senator and ask him to block the nomination. If I call him, it will be to encourage him. Democrats would be stupid to block this nominee, and people should stop insisting that they do. Dems aren't going to get to pick their own nominee, and if they obstruct mostly-okay guy, I bet the next nominee won't be "mostly okay". Don't be obstructionist just to be obstructionist; obstruct the bad, encourage the good, and don't obstruct the acceptable.

Besides, Gorsuch seems to be a good pick on several details: he stands behind the 2nd Amendment as an actual right, not an obsolete footnote that too many liberals want to think it is, and he's against Chevron deference, which deference I learned from reading law blogs is a bad thing for protecting your rights against regulatory overreach. He's not too fond of abuse of the commerce clause, either. The only thing I have against him is his appellate court opinion on that infamous Hobby Lobby case, but all in all, I think he'll make a good Supreme Court justice.
dragoness_e: Living Dead Girl (Living Dead Girl)
Finished reading The Sea Wolf by Jack London, one of his slightly lesser-known novels. (Lesser known than Call of the Wild, probably better known than White Fang). My first impression was that it was a debate on ethics framed as an adventure novel, in the same way that The Picture of Dorian Grey is a debate on ethics framed as a horror novella. In this case, the villain, Wolf Larsen, spends quite a bit of the story debating ethics and morality with the protagonist--like Lord Henry in Dorian Grey, his ethics are a deliberate refutation of the prevailing conventional morality and ethics. While Lord Henry was more a "Do What Thou Wilt is the Only Law" sort of guy who likes to hang out in the smoking lounge and corrupt young minds, Wolf Larsen is a hardcore social Darwinist, nihilist, and sociopath. "Might makes right, and everything dies, so nothing matters except myself". He's also completely terrifying to be stuck on a small schooner in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with. A schooner that he's the Captain-Owner of, and thus has pretty much absolute power of life and death over all aboard. He's also a vindictive bastard. (Wikipedia tells me that London intended this story to be an attack on Nietzsche's "superman" ideal; I can believe that, as Wolf Larsen is a classic Nietzschean "superman").

The rest of the story is a variant on the classic coming-of-age plot: middle-aged nerd (or as they called it in those days, "scrawny bookworm") turns into a manly man and finds the girl. Unlike the way C.S. Lewis treated Eustace in Narnia, Jack London did not take away from Humphrey van Weyden his love of books and literary criticism--he just had the guy put on muscle, toughen up physically and mentally, learn to rub shoulders with the less privileged, and learn a bunch of new skills like cooking, sailing, shiphandling, ship's carpentry, seal-hunting, navigation, etc. Oh, and fall in love. The damsel in distress, his lady-love, the poetess, turns out to be a tough woman in spite of appearing to be a delicate flower. She survives the same harsh conditions that our hero does, and helps him to the limits of her strength. In fact, she continually proves to be tougher than our hero expects.

I think the difference (between C.S. Lewis's depiction of Eustace on the Dawn Treader and Jack London's depiction of 'Hump') is that Jack London actually did everything he writes about his characters doing, and knew all those types of people. He actually knew what it was like to be a Yukon prospector or a sealing schooner crewmen. He was a journalist, and I've noticed that journalists turned fiction writers are some of the most observant writers of characters--in a period when class and race stereotypes were prevalent, late 19th C/early 20th-C journalist-writers such as Jack London, Earl Derr Biggers and Wilkie Collins wrote lower-class, non-white people as real people instead of walking stereotypes. (Compare non-journalist writer Sax Rohmer's truly awful "Oriental" stereotype characters, or non-journalist writer Agatha Christie's walking stereotypes of the servant classes).

Watched another episode of "The Clone Wars" for the first time in a while--while nominally it was an Ahsoka episode, the blue dudes (Patronians?) were the brains and most of the heroes of this episode. I wonder if they will be recurring characters?
dragoness_e: (Echo Bazaar)
We continued to watch S1 of "Legends of Tomorrow", which continues to show a lot of Dr. Who inspiration... if Rip Hunter were an incompetent twit of a Time Lord who picked up a squad of companions consisting of two guys from Leverage (Mick & Lenny), the teacher and rebellious student (Dr. Stein and Jackson) from some "teacher makes good in inner-city school" drama, a pair of drama llamas from the Green Drama show (Sara: senior drama llama, Kiera: apprentice drama llama) and the terminally cheerful guy who never remembers to wear his supersuit (Ray Palmer; possibly because he could solve half the episodes by the quarter-hour commercial break if he did). The Leverage pair and Cheerful Guy cheerfully ignore Rip's plans, screw up all over the timeline, and they are hilarious!

Vandal Savage is a great master villain; anyone know where that blue coat he wears all the time comes from?

Time Master Whatshisname's outfit was a pretty obvious shout-out to the President of Gallifrey's costume in Classic Who. Rip himself dresses a lot like Ten.

Now, if this were my Traveller party or TV show (they have a spacetime ship, so Traveller instead of D&D), I'd make a few changes. First, Rip would sit down, shut up, and play patron-owner on board the timeship, and just hand out mission parameters; we'd have Lenny (Capt. Cold to the rest of you DC fans) do the planning, because he's actually competent at it. Just ask The Flash. Mick can continue punching people, he's good at that. Sara and Kiera/Shiera would be required to sit down and watch the TOS Star Trek episode "Day of the Dove" until they learned to control themselves. (That's the really awesome episode where Kirk gave this great speech about "Yeah, we're killers. But we choose not to kill today.") Dr. Stein has already learned not to be an ass to Jackson; maybe at some point Firestorm could actually learn to use his transmutation powers instead of just throwing fireballs. Mick gets to punch Ray every time he gets out of his bunk without his supersuit on his person; otherwise, Ray can just keep being his pretty-boy idealistic self.

The writers would be replaced with better writers who have signed a contract not to use Idiot Ball plots where one or more superheroes forget they have superpowers the whole episode. Also add a clause that they forfeit their pay if Hawkgirl sits around doing nothing the whole episode or spends the episode being the damsel in distress. The CGI team will be given enough budget to actually show Firestorm doing cool stuff and letting Hawkgirl use her wings now and then.
dragoness_e: Living Dead Girl (Living Dead Girl)
Because yeah, did more of that. Too short of sleep to do much of anything that required brains, sadly. I got started cleaning up my main floors, putting in consistent wall and floors patterns, removing torches and replacing them with glowstone. I got a notion that I wanted the ceiling of the main floor to be UBC marble, and there was this huge seam of it up where the 2nd floor was going to be....

Long story short, I went nuts and quarried out the entire layer of marble, which was a huge pocket in the mountain. During the course of it, I decided that the silk-touch pick was too slow, and made my TCon hammer into a silk-touch hammer, so I could get the marble out intact. Also put a cobalt head on my silk-touch pick, to make it faster. I started putting floors in and smoothing out the huge cyst I'd dug in the heart of the mountain, which made me realize I needed a new hammer, without silk-touch enchantment, so I could get cobblestone for fill. So I made a mostly iron hammer with a ferrous head for mining speed. I ended up with a LOT of marble, probably far more than I will need unless I decide to build an entire nether palace out of marble.

I still need to build a sheep pen, and do some deep mining, though. You'd think I'd have had enough mining, but at the altitude I quarried out the marble, there's only coal, fossils, and apatite. My iron, copper, tin, and aluminum oreberry farms keep a steady trickle of those metals coming in, but I need ore blocks to breed and grow resource crops for the other ores. The useful industrial ores are mostly found below sea level. The fossil frequency could stand to be tuned down a bit--they're everywhere; I'll have to look and see if F&A lets me configure that.

Have I mentioned that I need to build a cattle farm some day? I need leather for balloons for the airships I want to build for long-range exploration. Books can be made purely from wood and paper thanks to Tinker's Construct's alternate book recipe, but there's no substitute for leather for airships. Oh well.

"Midsommer Murders" was actually amusing tonight; every now and then they have an episode that has interesting and funny characters in it. The actor that played the murderer was very good, as his character gave me 'something off about this guy, girl you do NOT want to marry him' vibes from his first appearance, even though he ostensibly was a very nice young man and did nothing overt or sinister on-screen.
dragoness_e: Living Dead Girl (Living Dead Girl)
Argh. Stayed up too late, because I was moody and depressed. I do that, sometimes, when I feel like the day has been a futile waste of time, because somehow staying up another hour, two, three will let me find the one thing that makes the day less of a waste. It's never worked.

Chinese New Year was last night, so people were shooting off firecrackers around town, which meant that Elsa spent the night shivering and terrified, huddling by our bed. She's sort of tired this morning, but still thinks it's time to play, around her yawns.

Sammie picked up a terracotta warrior statue for his house, and Ivana has the same quest, and will get another one for her house. Radzwell is back online, and we did a guild group to help Sulyamon (Steve's ranger) get Raincaller as a pre-req for his epic weapon quests. First time I've ever been to the front steps of Mistmoore Castle in this game.

Did a fair amount of Minecrafting on Cybertron; I added another automated oreberry farm, and experimented with running power using IE wires all the way past my underground test farm to a new resource plants farm I've set up. So far it's only growing nitor wart (for glowstone) and redstodendron (for redstone). Going to add any more resource crops that I crossbreed to the farm, though. Set up an OpenBlocks sprinkler with a Pressure Pipes Infinite Water Source to keep it hydrated, an MFR harvester to harvest it, and a fair bit of Immersive Engineering infrastructure to bring the power over. (IE wires are way cheaper in materials to run long stretches than energy conduits/ducts/etc from other mods.) I use BuildCraft pipes for long-haul liquid and item transport, as they are also cheaper in materials than EnderIO, Thermal Expansion, or Extra Utilities pipes. In any case, I now have enough glowstone coming in to actually use glowstone-based lights all over the place. Torches on the floor look tacky, and I got tired of hitting my head on railroad lanterns.

Slow days

Jan. 27th, 2017 09:29 pm
dragoness_e: Ghost Duskwing with no text (Duskwing_no_text)
Can't say I did much lately. Caught up with Flash S2 season ender on Netflix--cool time-travel shenanigans. "Finished" Sansûkh, which isn't finished itself, so I can't really finish it. Eagerly awaiting the remaining chapters; I don't expect this one to be abandoned, the author is almost finished. I see one, maybe two plot threads to be wound up yet (Thorin/Bilbo isn't wholly resolved yet. Legolas/Gimli is resolved, and there's yet another possible thread/pairing that ought to be dealt with. I hope.)

The political circus going on is driving me away from my usual blogs; I think I need to find some fandom/hobby/craft-oriented blogs that aren't going Chicken-Little over President Cheeto right now. I don't have the spoons to handle that much gloom and panic ALL THE TIME, even if Punching Actual Nazis is a thing.

Back to SDV, Minecraft, and Everquest2, I guess. And Starscream keeps reminding me that I really should get back to him more than just a few paragraphs.
dragoness_e: Pensive tabby tiger (Tabby Tiger)
Again, no SDV today. I read a lot--mostly Eve Dallas, because I needed a break from angsty dwarves for a bit.

Minecraft-Cybertron: I finally disassembled the smelter and moved it to its new room downstairs. I'm slowly breeding nitor wart, so I can farm glowstone instead of having to go mine it in the Nether. I hate the Nether, and hate going there, and hate having to mine anything there. Sadly, I'm going to need blaze rods for stuff, and that means finding a Nether fortress and setting up a mob grinder around a blaze spawner. Joy. I really like flying, fireball hurling demon-machine things beating on me while I build a cage for them.

Speaking of monsters that I need to find: I going to have to go zombie hunting for zombie heads to make zombie controllers from. I hate listening to zombies; their moaning creeps me out. I also need way more Ender pearls than I have, which means either killing endermen (which hit like trucks), or lucking out and finding ender lily seeds in a dungeon chest. Dungeon chests are found in dungeons, which are nasty places full of monsters. Bleh.

At least I don't have to hunt spiders yet. I can get all the string I need from wool, flax and hemp. Which reminds me, I need to build a proper stable for the sheep and set them up with a rancher or ranching station or something to auto-harvest wool. And I have this great blueprint for a Railcraft-based beef & leather farm that I should build sometime.
dragoness_e: Living Dead Girl (Living Dead Girl)
Last night, Elsa's medicine must have kicked in, because she suddenly felt LOTS better. Unfortunately for everyone except Elsa, that meant she felt like it was time to party and play all night, after sleeping all day; e.g. no one got to sleep. I ended up taking today off, pretty much, because I had too little sleep to drive safely.

It didn't help that I started reading Sansûkh, a massive Tolkien fanfic that Becky had recommended some time ago. It sucked me right in and I still can't put it down. By the way, AO3 lets you download EPUB versions of fanfics directly to your book reader, and Chrome will hand them off to any program that understands EPUB, like, oh, say... FBReader. Handy. Saves me the trouble of downloading to PC and firing up Calibre to download to the book reader. I may have to start doing that for Seanan Mcguire's short stories, because I keep forgetting to move them to my reader after I download them to PC.

I also played around a bit more on Cybertron; Becky, if you want to take any of the enchanted books in the bookcases by the disenchanter machine, feel free. I have lots. Making preparations to move my smelter down a floor, as it is blocking traffic on my main floor.

No SDV; Minecraft has been more interesting lately. As for Starscream & Co, no writing on that today (blame Sansûkh), but I don't think I ever told anyone except Becky what I am doing. There is one major story arc I want to tell for Starscream, and then I think I am done with TF fanfiction. I decided a while back that, instead of a massive chaptered fic, I would break it up into related short stories, or, at most (I hope), novellas. I always feel so guilty and pressured if I leave a chaptered fic hanging, and if I release it one chapter at a time, it's harder to rewrite things if I've written myself into a corner when half of it is already published. If I release a complete, shorter story, no one gets left hanging with an unfinished fic, and I make sure it hangs together before releasing it. That's the theory, anyway.
dragoness_e: (Echo Bazaar)
Worked on more Far Seas faction with Ivana, including going back to Steamfont and doing those 30s tradeskill level quests she never did, just for the faction and tokens. Got enough to go back to Mara and buy up some of the nice crafter jewelry they sell.

Got Sammie on and did some work decorating Norah's house, like I promised a long time ago and said I would get back to after Christmas holidays were over. Wow, those prefab castles have a lot of rooms when you put the stairs in place so you can access the upper floors! She didn't have enough stairs for everything, so I will have to make some stairs up using the layout editor, another day.

Played some more Stardew Valley (of course), and, in Real Life, caught up my backlog of unopened mail and unfiled papers. Found all my tax paperwork. Yay! Not that I'm going to do my taxes just yet, but it's nice to have most of it in one place. Set aside an inbox for Becky's mail, instead of having it all over the breakfast table. It kept getting lost under my old mail. I feel virtuous for getting some real clean-up done.

Does every season 2 episode of "The Flash" end on a cliff-hanger? It's making it hard to watch only one episode a night, I keep wanting to see more. Last night, we watched another episode of "Midsommer Murders", and they don't do cliff-hangers. On the other hand, "Midsommer Murders" suggests that rural England is populated entirely by miserable people in unhappy marriages who are sleeping around with everyone but their spouses, except where it is populated by in-bred aristocrats who've gone off the deep end over the importance of their ancient bloodline. "Snobby aristocrat" is a funny stereotype--are there really people like that, who don't get that the only difference between them and the plebs is that their revered medieval ancestor was the horse thief or mercenary adventurer or fishwife that married well, instead of them?

Finally, I'm actually adding some lines to that Starscream story. Galvatron and his team are entering stage left, and Astrotrain hates everyone.

ETA: In "The Flash", the non-relationship between Zoom and Caitlin Snow reminded me of (and contrasted with) the relationship I have written between Skyfire and Starscream. Starscream is just as big a monster as Zoom--the difference is twofold. One of them is that Skyfire has shown that he can and will kill Starscream if Starscream steps over the line--Caitlin really can't do that to Zoom. Two, Skyfire does care for Starscream, and Starscream knows that, and Starscream really does want to be loved by Skyfire, and won't risk losing that. Caitlin Snow doesn't love or even like Zoom, and I think Zoom is well aware of this, no matter how much he'd like to think otherwise--so there is no possiblity of losing her love and respect to restrain him.

Starscream/Skyfire works because, as I have written them, there is no power imbalance; they are equals. Zoom/Caitlin (egads, I hope no one seriously writes that, but knowing fanfic, they probably do) can't work because she is his helpless prisoner, not his equal.
dragoness_e: Living Dead Girl (Living Dead Girl)
To post an entry last night. Belatedly...

Sammie and Deanne went out adventuring in Bonemire yesterday, catching up on quests. Quests that turned out to have follow-on quests upon follow-on quests. At least of two of which lead into heroic dungeons, so we're saving those for Guild group night. I'd say "screw it" at this point and move to Kunark, but I want enough Drednever Expedition faction to buy stuff from their faction merchant--they sell Sky-themed furniture that's the same as certain quest rewards from the various aviak quests in Barren Sky, and aviak-Sky stuff fits real well in Maj'Dul-style houses (fantasy Arabic) and Sammie has a Maj'Dul-type house.... Yes, I like to decorate.

We also messed around working on various tradeskill faction quests for the Far Seas Supply Division, and Ivana finished out her Tupta baseline faction, and is starting on the dailies.

Elsa was terrified by the thunderstorm; it's always sad seeing a person or an animal so scared. I don't know what to do about that--she doesn't howl, she just cowers and shivers in terror. We have more thunderstorms incoming today; I used to enjoy a wild thunderstorm, but seeing Elsa terrified spoils that now.

I stared at the stub end of that Starscream story, and am starting to mull over ideas on where to go next. Oh wait, I forgot Galvatron's team! They should get a bit of story, too, and I completely forgot them. Whelp, guess I know what I'm writing about soonish.

Stardew Valley advanced another few days; it's now Spring 3 of Year 4. I finally have all my crops growing under sprinklers, which frees up a little time. Still have to care for the livestock, though, and I need more sprinklers, preserve jars, kegs, and places to put them. I think I should have a separate barn for the pigs, as they don't require milking and such like and just get in the way when I am taking care of the cows and goats. I'm working on villager friendships--I've decided to flirt with all the eligible single people in the Valley, and get all of my boy- and girlfriends up to 10 friendship before marrying. I still suck at fishing, and I haven't found the bottom of the mines yet.

Did the monthly reboot of Cybertron (the minecraft server), and that appears to be doing okay. I'm watching Direwolf20's 1.7.10 Let's Play, and it's a lot more applicable to Cybertron than the Forgecraft 1.10.2 stuff is. I'm even getting a few ideas, like automating sorting and initial ore processing better. I'd already decided to move the TiCon smelter some place else, as it is just a roadblock in my main path through my base. Hand-sorting ores and deciding which goes in which processing machine got old a while back, so making some auto-processing is a must.

Looking stormy today, but that's for today's post, not yesterdays, which this is. Later, later.

Friday

Jan. 20th, 2017 08:04 pm
dragoness_e: Ghost Duskwing with no text (TF_icon)
So President Trump was inaugurated. Que sera, sera. Did a grocery run and grabbed some take-out for dinner.

Ivana (my carpenter) got a bunch of factioning with Clan Grobb done--Zubzub sent me out to collect the ingredients for a plate of spiced rats, and cook it. I'd comment about troll tastes in grub, but Ivana is a Sarnak (large dragon-lizard person), so she thinks it's delish. The Tuptans have a more important problem for their faction quests: termites are eating the giant tree their village is built on. We're seeking some pest control. More to come on that tomorrow.

After last night's re-read, I'm convinced "Spearmaker" is off to a good start. Now I just need to figure out where to go next with the story, which I think is the reason I just stopped before--no idea what to write next. Grrr-Arrgh.

I think I'll play some Stardew Valley before bed.

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