Today in the Magic Thermos™: Nothing. Ugh! I'm sorry! And the Amazing Flatmate had bought some awesome new coffee I wanted to try. I should have set everything up last night, but I got caught working late... because I spent time watching a five part documentary about a 13th century style castle being built in France... WITH 13TH CENTURY TECHNOLOGY! It's a thing that is happening as I type. It was so fascinating, before I knew it I had spent five hours watching this thing.
So I failed in my coffee duties. Again.
So... This weekend was good. First of all, I am finally recovered from the flu from hell. Mostly, There are some residual symptoms, but they're not all that bad. I'm felt rested (finally) and had energy enough for life. So, naturally, I heaped more on my plate than I already have.
I am a sucker for punishment.
Introducing *drum roll* Gwenllian's Story!
What is Gwellian's Story? Well, it's the serialisation in story form of the role playing campaign I am currently playing. I'm playing with a group of really awesome folk, including my good friends Jen and Eric from JenEric Designs. My character is, unsurprisingly, Gwenllian.
Gwenllian, who insists everyone just call her Gwen (because no one can say her name correctly, damn it!), is an Elf girl who was abandoned by her parents in a small town. Raised by poor parents and orphaned at a young age, she joined a group of street kids and did what she needed to do to survive; petty theft, pan-handling/begging, pickpocketing and taking the odd job for a reward here and there. She's not very tall, despite being Elvish. Malnourishment will do that to you. She wears her dark hair in a short Mohawk, has nut brown skin and very green eyes.
With the very kind permission of our excellent DM and overlord, Joelle, as well as the other players, I have been granted permission to turn the campaign into a story. As I am playing from Gewn's perspective, I will be writing from Gwen's perspective, only revealing things about the other characters as they are revealed to mine in game.
This requires careful note-taking while in game, which can be tricky.
I have already begun writing it, doing so immediately after our gaming session Saturday. We've only played two sessions, and so far I've had a tonne to write about. I wrote just over 3 600 words Saturday evening, and the first gaming session hasn't even been laid out in full yet. I may have to break it up into two or so chapters. I'll decide once I finish writing out the first gaming session. Then I'll post it up chapter by chapter (or all together if it's not enough to divide up).
A lot happens in a single gaming session, apparently!
I should warn you, posting of the story is contingent upon our gaming sessions and, thanks to everyone being as busy as frak, they don't happen all that often. That said, I should have the first bit all written out and posted in a fortnight. It's fairly low priority for me, since I have so many other projects on the go.
I do this to myself.
Speaking of being busy, I have my Welsh lessons to be getting on with, so I'm off to get that done.