I’m afraid so. Hedda and I were working on another article on love, she has a lot of wisdom to share, but she became distracted when we got rid of the Ugly Couch and found this:
She thinks we’ve been invaded by Borrowers. She’s been watching the hole with such vigilance that she’s forgotten all about giving advice to the masses. She’s talking about mounting an expedition into the hole. I’m talking about buying some spackle.
With that in mind (curse Hedda’s single-mindedness!) I’m left with a Fractal Friday update.
1. Last night I played Universalis for the first time ever. I had so much fun, I should write a formal review – another thing to put on the list! I would love to play again, even if it’s something different from the story. Personally, I wanted to see how it ended, but it was late and the host wanted to go to bed.
We created the story of two kingdoms – one on land, one under the sea. The badger king sent his Knight Ermine to the underwater kingdom to recover a stolen artifact. A pirate ferret on the run was in the underwater kingdom, seeking enough treasure to get his high maintenance princess girlfriend to run away with him. He gets caught up in the Knight Ermine’s quest to find the Golden Hook when the agent of the Leviathan Cult comes after him to steal the magic charm he carries…
Well. There was more pending, but we ran out of time. I’d love to finish the story, but more likely we’ll start from scratch last time. Not everyone in our group liked the talking animals schtick.
2. I have a new but deep love of storytelling RPGs. I haven’t met one I didn’t like – I’m going to be spending a lot of time in the Indy Games room at Gen Con.
3. I had my first serious fangirl moment when I found out Mercedes Lackey is going to be at Gen Con. She was one of the few women fantasy/sci-fi authors I found when I was a kid. She made it seem possible for me to do what she does – tell stories. I wasn’t even this excited about getting Wil Wheaton’s autograph.
Things I’m Working On:
Profiles and a portfolio for freelance work
Plans for an eventual website of my own
The revision of Underside (Novel)
Revising a short story about an alien encounter
Learning SEO – I feel like I’ve got a grip on it, but I haven’t finished the book. I need to do that before I make official changes to my profiles.