I really must update more often. It's not that I'm not doing anything,
it's just that I'm terribly lazy. The past weekend (and a bit), for
example, were spent at an Isles of
Darkness national event. I took Friday off cos it makes it so much
easier if I can travel up at my leisure and gave me a chance to run around
the place like a mad thing packing during the morning.
The journey up was mostly uneventful aside from me making a brief detour
to collect the sci-fi reading group's latest book we're meant to be reading.
Cos I foolishly managed to forget when the last meeting was (in my defense,
it'd moved from it's usual time). I even managed to luck out and get a lift
from the station, cos someone happened to be driving past (due to being
lost) at just the right moment. The hotel was not bad; my room was a lot
larger than I'm used to; the food was very tasty. The only bad part was the
bar was quite pricey (3.80 for a 3.30ml bottle of Magners) and shut far too
Game-wise, the Friday Requiem game didn't engage me overly much. I got
the impression I must have been looking the wrong way at the wrong times and
missed the main plot. But I got to chat to folk and almost made a total
mess of the National plot I'd been asked to help with so it wasn't like I
was bored or anything.
The Lost game highlighted how little I understand the venue and my
character. Must try harder to get my head around it. And get my background
to the STs so they can start helping me get more involved in the game. And
finish sorting out my costuming/make up. But I had fun chatting to people
and there was alarm and terror as stuff happened around me that had me
moving rapidly away in the opposite direction as fast as my legs could carry
The game I enjoyed the most I think was the Saturday Requiem. I sort of
ignored the bead game due to personal plot, but dived head long into Night
Market and drooled over the wazzy items. Although mostly the items that
engaged me the most weren't actually wazzy - they were scrolls that
potentially had wazzyness written on them. Annoyingly, I was pipped to the
post in buying the one I really wanted to get and ended up getting the
other, more expensive scroll that I can't actually use. Although I don't
know that IC yet - got to downtime researching it. But having had a nose
around OOC, it looks like I at least should be able to sell it on as it's
rarer than unicorn wee.
The trip back was pretty nightmarish, but thankfully not as bad as it
could have been. For a start, the trains weren't running as far as London.
So we had to get a rail replacement bus from some station in the middle of
nowhere to some place on the outskirts of London with a tube station. There
was a brief moment where I thought I might not get on cos I took the time to
get my suitcase stowed, but it worked out OK in the end. And then the
trains out of London also turned into a bus replacement service too. But
we got back at a not too bad time considering.
Of course now I need another weekend to recover. I'm sorely tempted to
cancel my plans to go clubbing this weekend so I can have some quiet
time. Especially as I've got stuff to do the next day that'll need me to
get up moderately early.