Previously, in Trip's Life...

17 January 2018 - Wednesday

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16 January 2018 - Tuesday

Bleah, work. Sleep is better.

Words: 604.

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15 January 2018 - Monday

No work, MLK Day! Although honestly I would be okay with white people having to work today and PoC getting the day off.

Hardly any Avalon.

Words: 216. You'd think I could do better on a holiday. But you'd be WRONG!

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14 January 2018 - Sunday

First PAD&D of 2018!

Jeremy skipped us ahead weeks? months? in the campaign to where the Heroines of Red Larch had reached 8th level but everything was terrible and they were making a doomed last stand using all the weird stuff that had happened in the intervening time, and then the Crystal Dragon sent her two popesses back in time to where the Heroines had knocked fate off the rails, which turned out to be the confrontation with the [SPOILER] in Yartar. We got to replay that, but with an extra ninja (Mara hadn't been there the first time), and people yelling "Nooooooo!" at dramatic moments, and it all went much better. Plus, the Heroines are still 8th level!

Apparently there is some doubt as to whether Deirdre will come back within the life of the campaign (for unrelated reasons). Bah!

Words: 355.

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13 January 2018 - Saturday

Bah, cleaners were late and slow (short-handed, apparently), so I did not get to go grocery shopping at a reasonable time. But wait! I have Monday off, I can go shopping then! Today, I can be useless.

No Marith, she is flat from work.

  • Steven Universe 5.11-12: Lars of the Stars!!!
  • Sailor Moon Crystal 3.6-7: Chibi-Usa's new friend's dad isn't creepy at all.
  • Monthly Girl's Nozaki-kun 4 (rewatch): This is so episodic that catching up isn't necessary, but so funny that making sure to watch all of it is.
  • Love, Chunibyo, & Other Delusions 9-12: #chunibyo4life #adorable #superadorable

Words: 149. I think I will follow Kit's example and try to write at least 100 words every day, even if the day is otherwise eaten up with stuff. That's only a paragraph or two, I should be able to do it even if it doesn't seem like much.

All my words are still terrible, though.

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12 January 2018 - Friday

Still no Avalon. Healing takes a lot of energy.

Words: 253.

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11 January 2018 - Thursday

Words: 493. I'm getting bogged down again, and my characters are having second thoughts about calling in the authorities. No! Don't wimp out now!

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10 January 2018 - Wednesday

This week, we were prepared for people to not show up, so everyone arrived in good time for 13th Age and BBQ!

This session, my character was completely useless because it was all about talking to people and I couldn't afford any Charisma. But that was okay.

Hurray, there's a new "Twenty Palaces" novella, The Twisted Path (Harry Connolly)! I think it suffers from not being novel-length, because things are a little too neat and not built up enough, but I still like it a lot.

Words: 0, because gaming.

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9 January 2018 - Tuesday

There was almost some Avalon, but no, there was only Zzzuul.

Words: 1063.

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8 January 2018 - Monday

Eww, Monday.

I spent too much time reading vols 7-8 of Worm, which continued to make me feel bad about what I'm writing even though it's not really the same. Probably I should reread Please Don't Tell My Parents I Have a Nemesis instead.

Words: 353.

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7 January 2018 - Sunday

I actually got up and made it to the lab to phlebotomized before it got busy!

No PAD&D5, Deirdre is out of town and Rachel is physically unwell.

There is no gaming, there is only tumblr.

One doesn't expect redeeming social value from light novels, but by sexualizing the practice of medicine, Monster Girl Doctor (Yoshino Origuchi, Z-ton) may achieve the opposite. (But maybe I'm just showing my ignorance of medical/hospital-themed romance novels.)

Words: 642. It's almost like not stressing out about meeting an arbitrary deadline is bad for creativity! (Except we know that can't possibly be true, because America.)

Weekly total: 3664.

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6 January 2018 - Saturday

Finally capitalism relented enough to give Marith some free time, so we went to see SW: TLJ. It was a flawed movie (the technical and military stuff was garbage, because Star Wars), but it had some good bits, including female characters, so fuck off, MRAs. I do not demand my 2 hours and 35 minutes back.

Anime: FAIL, because Crunchyroll FAIL! Instead Dave and Marith caught up on some of the Nirvana in Fire they missed, and then we taught Marith Roll for the Galaxy.

Words: FAIL.

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5 January 2018 - Friday

Today, I managed to do... laundry! Um. Yah, okay, I got nothin'.

I read the first 6 arcs of Worm (JC McCrae), because Twig was so awesome, and it is also good, but it is teen supers so now I understand how much I have failed by giving my main character only a puny amount of adversity to overcome.

Words: 818. Still terrible, and now I know how terrible.

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4 January 2018 - Thursday

No Avalon, she is still 1000% busy all of the time. Maybe more so, now that she has the busted leg and has to find different things to do.

After some number of months, I have finished with Twig (all 20 volumes) and the epilogues. Yikes, that was a lot of doom, and I'm not sure the ending was actually less doomful. I liked it a lot, because I like weird settings and cleverness, and the viewpoint character is all about cleverness, but it is pretty dark. Do not read this story if you have trouble with terrible things happening to minors, mental illness, body horror, tyranny, or unnatural attraction to cake.

Words: 608. Also I did some administrative stuff. Equal-length chapters are for wimps, apparently.

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3 January 2018 - Wednesday

Kill All Angels (Robert Brockway) wraps up the trilogy that started with The Unnoticeables and The Empty Ones, but it does not introduce enough new material to deserve an entire book. The climax is pretty much what could have been predicted in the middle of book 2, and I really would have liked it better if there had been at least one major plot twist.

We tried to gather for 13th Age and burritos, but Brooks and Kelsey failed to appear in a timely fashion, so we broke out Roll for the Galaxy to get them to show up. Brooks showed up just in time to get dealt in, but Kelsey never made it. (Mike won, to no one's surprise. I came in dead last, also to no one's surprise, but not by that much.) Once we finished up, we did a little planning for next week (Hellspears, here we come!) but then imploded.

Kelsey couldn't make it because her skeezy landlord was trying to swindle her out of her cleaning deposit, so fuck that guy.

Words: FAIL.

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2 January 2018 - Tuesday

Wait, I have to get up in the morning? I'm not sure about this 2018 thing...

A lot of customers (and coworkers) seem to still be on vacatino.

Words: 496.

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1 January 2018 - Monday

Starting the year off by being lazy is okay, right? Anyway, nothing is on fire yet, so, so far, so good.

I don't know what my daily quota should be, but today I made 1100 words, so that's probably plenty.

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