Monday, November 26, 2007

I haven't seen a dungeon or a dragon yet...

Last night a group of friends and acquaintances of mine got together to make up characters for a new auxiliary RPG (my second ever). This one is going to be the classic sort of D&D dealio rather than the Star Wars theme that we've got going for the main game now. (Gametime?)
In it I'll be playing an elf by the name of Baellam Korvain. Compared to my Star Wars character, Jagden Morealas, he is fairly tame. More the backwoodsy, quiet, reserved type, he is sometimes hard for me to read.
On the other hand, Jagden, who has quite the force of personality, just kind of happens. I think mainly because whatever comes to my mind, be it a joke or an improprietous statement, Jag has no trouble at all saying it. Baellam is not so forward, so I have to hold that stuff in. He is much more serious and, though forthright, very aware of social interactions. His personality can and will be drawn out I think, but until it is he's going to be very quiet.
It should be interesting.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Well my ongoing story has been ongoing for a month now, which means that my trial period is over and it is time to decide whether or not I want to continue with it. Big commitment, those ongoing stories. On the one hand, I like that it gives me a break from Aiden. On the other, it does take my mind away from my main writing goal for the moment, which happens to be finishing Aiden. Is that a wholly bad thing? I don't think so...

I watched an episode of Stargate SG-1 today in which a man is stranded on a planet, completely alone, for over 50 years. When they find him he exhibits some shock, as one would expect, and he can hardly get a sentence out. Also, as one might expect. I have to wonder how that kind of solitude would effect myself. I think it would be hard. Particularly in a case such as this one, as it was forced upon him. One thing that would help I think is that he did have to worry about his own survival, which gives one something to do.
To that end I would like, one of these days, to spend at least several weeks completely cut off from humanity. Now whether that would be in a patch of wilderness somewhere, or in the privacy of my own home doesn't really concern me. The point would be, no human contact of any kind. I'm very curious about this.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Not that time of year again!...

Yup, you got it. The semesterly introspection post. It was either this or some picture of a dark angel off of deviantART.
In case you were wondering, this semester I have been less than energetic about classes. Felt a little burned out to be honest. Because of that, I may not have all A's this semester. And furthermore, I'm not really bothered by that fact.
As far as the whole "life-decisions" go, not a lot of progress in that department. Still not sure if I'm doing the right thing with the whole "switching to psych" deal. One thing that I have pretty much decided on, is that I'm going to hang around an extra year and pick up a double major in philosophy.
Next semester I'm going to have 18 credit hours to deal with and I'm pondering whether or not I could afford to cut my work hours back to only as much as my work-study covers. Maybe less?
Soooo, yeah. This introspection post was a lot shorter than I thought it would be.

In other news, Jenny and myself just signed a lease for an apartment next year. We should move in sometime in August. That's pretty exciting stuff. I'll be eagerly looking forward to our move-in date. We'll be just around the corner from a park, where there are swings, and a dog drinking fountain.