Wow, it's been, what... 7 months since my last journal? That's silly.
As you may have noticed, I got a shiny new camera, and have been playing around with it. She's a Nikon D5000, and her name is November
In other news, after a long break due to ridiculous writer's block, I finally finished the chapter I was working on in WNM today, and started on the next (Chapter 17). I'm excited, because it's leading up to what I expect to be a very fun chapter, followed by the introduction of another character and movement towards the climax. Maybe I'll actually get there. Let's hope.
Also, I've been doing a lot of programming. Not on the SHRPG online game-- that project is semi-on-hold for the moment-- but on a new message board software tailored to role playing. We've been using phpBB2 for ours since the beginning something like 7 years ago-- Jeez, has it been that long?-- and it works well enough, but I wanted to try my hand at something a bit more lightweight, and a bit friendlier to our uses. In particular? Auto-saved message drafts, like Gmail.
Next, I've been reading quite a bit recently. I finally got to read Wicked just the other week, and I'm reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies now. If you like Jane Austen and you like zombies-- or maybe if you *hate* Jane Austen, but like zombies-- this is your book. It's pretty much amazing. My only complaint is that Elizabeth supposedly trained in China, but she uses a Katana, which is Japanese. Especially when they very clearly separate the two countries in terms of the value of their fighting techniques, this seems like a grave omission. That aside, though, it's a really fun read, and I find myself grinning the whole way through.
Last, if you have a Wii and haven't gotten WiiSports Resort, you're missing out in a serious way. It has *sword fighting*. And 15 other games, but the main point here is SWORD FIGHTING. And it doesn't SUCK. Where has this game BEEN all my life?!