Wow. I was going to log on and play each of my characters a little before I headed to Texas on Wednesday, but apparently the holidays are rather...busy as all three realms have really high queues. Alas.
Still, this gives me time to do other things. Like read Terry Pratchett's The Last Hero which, disappointingly, is not as good as his other Discworld books. Probably because it's mainly a picture book. Ah well, at least the humor is the same. Plus, Veternari, Rincewind and Vimes are all in it. Though Vimes just has a brief line.
Have I mentioned how much I disliked Carrot when I first started reading about him? Yeah, he's grown on me. I like the "dumb" naive characters who aren't as dumb as they appear.
I need to make some new icons. Since I can't install CS4 on my laptop yet (Vista is giving some odd problems), I'm probably going to download the GIMP again. It doesn't work with my tablet, but my tablet won't work with Windows Vista installed anyway, and to make icons I just need some pretty pictures to play around with.
Everyone have a safe and happy holiday!
Merry Christmas from M.A.
It started snowing today, at like 12:30 pm. It is now 8:30 pm and is still snowing. Yay! I've heard from lots of Vegas locals that it never does this. I mean, there's like a foot of snow on the ground where I live! I just spent two hours building a snowman in the dark! I'll have pictures when my roommates put them in the computer.
I'm so excited!
Although, I might have to miss work tomorrow. While on the surface that might be cool, I just keep thinking about all the work that'll be waiting for us on Friday. And Friday is the day of our department's Secret Santa Bowling Party.
So I'm about to head to bed, so I can wake up at an indecently early time to avoid the gankfest that is Firetree pvp.
However, I'm really not tired (probably because of the giant cup of Mountain Dew I had at lunch plus chocolate--did I ever mention that chocolate and caffeine are not a good combo for me?) so I'm trying to kill some time by writing.
I've become so out of practice, that it's difficult for me to type up anything at all. Even something as silly and inconsequential as say... "M.A. on Atlantis or God Help us All". Seriously.
I really miss the days when I could just open up notepad, begin writing and not worry about grammar, spelling, punctuation or plot. Just go with the flow and hope something happens. Now, I start writing and I get all anal about what I've just written. I can't even post on forums or review without wondering if I've just made an idiot of myself. So instead I post really random things and end up looking like an idiot anyway. Me no likey.
Ah well, at least online no one can see me blush when I type something that I later realize could be taken a different way.
I've mostly learned my lesson on that at work. Especially after the day I said "I'll never stop sucking!" in response to someone telling the boss that our charts would look better when people quit sucking.
Yeah. Now I have a collection of blow pops sitting on my desk. But that's okay, since I really like them.
Also, I totally did not say "I always feel like a nut", when someone sang Almond Joy/Mounds jingle. I caught myself just before I said it.
BEDTIME FOR M.A.
I just bought a permanent account! Woo! No more having to worry about changing credit cards every year!
In other news, I've created two new characters in WoW. Well, three, but one doesn't count because I've come to discover the evil that is the nelf. They remind me way too much of the Ancients from Stargate, and I really hated the Ancients.
One is a dwarf hunter on Earthen Ring, who I am leaving at level ten with her pet cat Darkfang (and will have her backstory up soon), and the other is a tauren hunter on Sentinels who is currently at level 10 with her pet wolf who has no name yet because he hasn't earned it. Both charries are on rp servers, and I've already come up with an outline for Rahena's (the tauren) backstory (which is turning out to be a lot more involved than I originally intended). Rhaena (yup, a reordering of the letters :p) however is proving more difficult. Dwarves have a rich culture lore-wise, but I'm not sure how to incorporate Rhaena into it.
I have an idea on how she tamed Darkfang (really, I was just looking for a pet other than the ones in Dun Morogh). Basically, she got drunk, somehow made it to Stormwind, and then to Azuremyst Isle, where she woke up with a killer hangover and an infected Nightstalker Runt trying to maul her to death. A short time later she had found her very first pet.
And as I'm typing this, I've come up with a short little background. She was born to a family of warriors, and was expected to follow in her elder brother's footsteps. Failing that, and having shown a slight tendency towards magic, she was to become a priest. However, it turned out that she worked best when alone. Too many accidents. But no one will really talk about it, unless you get them very, very drunk. Very drunk. For a dwarf. The paladins didn't even let her in the door, and she was too clumsy to be a priest. The family was resigned to having to take care of her, when during a harsh winter she showed excellent marksmanship with a gun, and an affinity for animals.
I'll probably fix this later. Before I really start rping with her. I'm really not certain how dwarfs feel about hunters, and I don't think the hunters themselves are as in tune with nature as say the nelves and the dranei, or the Horde hunters, or at least don't think the same way about it.
Rahena on the other hand is really easy to write for, and suddenly her little backstory is becoming a novel.
Also, I need to practice with emotes and look for some rp addons, because I have never roleplayed in a game such as this. Text based rp ftw.
Hooray for being embarrassed at work!
And all because someone who doesn't even work here anymore had a dream about me getting married to someone else who doesn't work her anymore over a year ago.
And then I made it worse by saying I thought someone was cute. Wow. I had no idea I was in high school again :p
I have this epic scene in my head. I've had it in my head for a very long time now, and it just grows more epic every time I imagine it.
I just wish it weren't so hard to transfer my imagination into words :p
It doesn't help that I have a visual imagination, and most everything (except for dialogue) is played out like a movie in my head, so that when I do try to convert it to the written format, I have to search out descriptions for what I 'see'. Kinda like trying to write a novelization of a movie.
One day though, I will master this, and so I'm going to keep trying to write it down, fail though I may to capture the true essence of my mind.
Having thirty to forty other "epic" ideas running through my mind is no hindrance at all :P