+ What's on: Icarus, by Bastille
... I think I'm done with the Exy rules & regulations worksheet,
but waiting to hear back from Z on whether or not I've left something
major off. Even drew you guys a chart in PSP for how the court looks at
... Realized I am still misspelling Edgar
Allan's name. My brain is convinced it is "Allen" not "Allan" - which
means even The Foxhole Court went out there with it misspelled. Le sigh.
Have uploaded a corrected version. One day I'll get this right, I
... Talked to the younger sister about designing the
Ravens' logo for the book 2 cover. She doesn't have the vector software
she used for the paw, but she thinks she knows a way around that.
... Still reveling in the fact Raven King is done. That was an uphill fight every step of the way. There's a lot happening in that book, I think - blood and games and inter-team issues, etc etc. I've started reaching out to the Foxhole betas to see if they're up to the task, but I'm starting to get a little uptight, too.
... Like I sort of mentioned back here, Foxhole was free because I figured no one would read it otherwise. I always planned on putting Raven & King's Men out there with the lowest Smashwords price (99c), but I worry that people will be annoyed if the series goes from being free to costing something. I kind of feel presumptuous putting any sort of price tag on it. Maybe it's the whiskey making me nervous, or maybe I really should feel like a douchebag. I don't know.
... Either way, if I manage to make anything off of books 2 or 3, it'll go straight into my meager "Move Back to Japan Fall '14" fund. Funny (appropriate?) that a boy who has no home can help me find mine again. I think I can save enough on my own between now and then if I keep my quality scores up at work and can somehow maintain my call volume (we currently get paid per call we take, but we keep hiring more people and we're not taking enough calls to balance that increased labor force out), but I'll take help anywhere I can. Even a couple dollars is a week's worth of groceries or a train ticket to an interview.
... I started prematurely wondering which project is going to come next. There's an apocalyptic fantasy I've been promising people I'd rewrite and finish for forever, a YA UF about witches and death in San Francisco, a UF that's been rejected so many times it needs a complete overhaul before anyone else will consider it, a sci-fi that needs to become a fantasy unless I somehow learn science between now and then, and an epic fantasy that will probably kill me before I get a handle on it. The more I think about any of them, the more I'm driven to drink.
... Can't bear to think about All the King's Men yet, so have
resumed playing Mass Effect 2 on Hardcore. It involves lots of shooting
and a lot more dying. I noticed they're coming out with a Star Trek
game, though, which is completely relevant to my interests.
Quasi-related to the last note, this is Andrita Shepard, who I think might be my favorite one so far. She's more renegade than paragon and very human-oriented.
Andrita's stance will evolve over the course of all three games. She just needs more time with a mixed crew to finally get out of her humans-first mindset. I think she's going to be my chosen third --- I've been cultivating Shepards until I have one for each ME3 ending. There are three or four others who finished ME2 but who I think I'll discard as being less than satisfactory. (that is, their choices aren't nearly different enough to make the final play-through interesting)
The other two winners are Morgan and Trankweelah: Morgan is an uber Paragon dating Kaidan, who is all PEACE and UNITY but for some reason likes to fight Banshees and Brutes with her fists. Trankweelah is a paragade dating Garrus who snipes the crap out of people.
Um, but I digress. And it's almost midnight, so I'm to bed. 'Night, kids.