jasonandrew: (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] insatia and I had a very quiet weekend, mostly by design.

Friday, I visited Magical Rob's party, but I ducked out after about an hour into it. I was very tired and my Xbox misses me when I am at work and writing.

Fallout: New Vegas is very awesome. I enjoy the details and the world. I'm a little burned out after playing it for several days.

Saturday, [livejournal.com profile] insatia and I hiberated, cleaned the house, and each of us played more video games. Sadly, we missed the Sabbat game, but alas my character was still in proxy. I had several people call me tempting to lure me out of my apartment this weekend and I am very grateful to have friends interested in spending time with me. I think I just needed a weekend to recharge my batteries.

Sunday, I met with the writer's group. I spent some time free writing and editing with Kathy. I always enjoy those meetings. It keeps me excited about writing.
jasonandrew: (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] insatia and I had a very quiet weekend, mostly by design.

Friday, I visited Magical Rob's party, but I ducked out after about an hour into it. I was very tired and my Xbox misses me when I am at work and writing.

Fallout: New Vegas is very awesome. I enjoy the details and the world. I'm a little burned out after playing it for several days.

Saturday, [livejournal.com profile] insatia and I hiberated, cleaned the house, and each of us played more video games. Sadly, we missed the Sabbat game, but alas my character was still in proxy. I had several people call me tempting to lure me out of my apartment this weekend and I am very grateful to have friends interested in spending time with me. I think I just needed a weekend to recharge my batteries.

Sunday, I met with the writer's group. I spent some time free writing and editing with Kathy. I always enjoy those meetings. It keeps me excited about writing.
jasonandrew: (No shit)
I spent a lot of this weekend not doing much at all.

Friday I napped until way late and then I visited Mario. I regretted going as I spent as much time with Mario’s bathroom as I did with Mario.

I finished “Darkly Dreaming in Black Waters” on Saturday and emailed it into the ether.

I also started a new story currently titled “The Tears of the Sky God’s Daughter”. Well really I started it with a single line.

In the great shimmering spire of Atrahasis, the daughter of the sky god wept.

I’ll have to work on it later.

The rest of the weekend was spent being lazy and watching Roswell with [livejournal.com profile] insatia.

I did not want to come into work this morning. Allergies are kicking my ass.
jasonandrew: (Default)
I spent a lot of this weekend not doing much at all.

Friday I napped until way late and then I visited Mario. I regretted going as I spent as much time with Mario’s bathroom as I did with Mario.

I finished “Darkly Dreaming in Black Waters” on Saturday and emailed it into the ether.

I also started a new story currently titled “The Tears of the Sky God’s Daughter”. Well really I started it with a single line.

In the great shimmering spire of Atrahasis, the daughter of the sky god wept.

I’ll have to work on it later.

The rest of the weekend was spent being lazy and watching Roswell with [livejournal.com profile] insatia.

I did not want to come into work this morning. Allergies are kicking my ass.

Round-Up

Apr. 20th, 2010 01:07 pm
jasonandrew: (Default)
As the great prophet Chumawamba once said, "I get knocked down but I get up again. You're never going to keep me down."

Two rejections greeted me this morning in my mail box. One of them really disappointed me. The more you love a story, the harder it is for it to be rejected. Still, it was a nice rejection.

Story submissions were sent off into the ether this morning. My new story "The Application of Discipline" was among them.

This weekend is NWRE, which stands for NorthWest Regional Event. It is a convention for the Camarilla. Yes, I am a fang dork. This will be an event from Thursday to Sunday and so your friendly neighborhood writer will be out of touch during that time.

However, I will be chronicling this adventure for the Miscreant Monkey Crew. After all, I am missing bacon wrestling to come to this event.

The only item on my checklist was the editing of the novella, and I expected to not finish that this week.

I feel like a little monkey and I deserve my playtime.

Round-Up

Apr. 20th, 2010 01:07 pm
jasonandrew: (Default)
As the great prophet Chumawamba once said, "I get knocked down but I get up again. You're never going to keep me down."

Two rejections greeted me this morning in my mail box. One of them really disappointed me. The more you love a story, the harder it is for it to be rejected. Still, it was a nice rejection.

Story submissions were sent off into the ether this morning. My new story "The Application of Discipline" was among them.

This weekend is NWRE, which stands for NorthWest Regional Event. It is a convention for the Camarilla. Yes, I am a fang dork. This will be an event from Thursday to Sunday and so your friendly neighborhood writer will be out of touch during that time.

However, I will be chronicling this adventure for the Miscreant Monkey Crew. After all, I am missing bacon wrestling to come to this event.

The only item on my checklist was the editing of the novella, and I expected to not finish that this week.

I feel like a little monkey and I deserve my playtime.
jasonandrew: (bowie)
I am dog tired.

I hard wrote fiction for six hours. It is very draining. I edited and I worked on several projects due next week. I felt very much like a writer.

I tried to buy a new battery for my computer. $100. I could buy a new laptop for $300.

I got a bit sunburn from writing in the library.

I am still enjoying the Camarilla. I feel like there is a group of players that need to take a break and remember that it is supposed to be fun. We build our characters with ideals so that there can be conflict. Conflict is story. When you put on your big boy pants and kill characters, you can't complain about the drama you get ICly afterwards. If you associate with PC killers, you should suffer ICly. I certainly can't complain of the backlash Ulric gets as a result of Vitreous.

All of my friends are busy tonight. There are no games. I really want fellowship and hanging out time!!!!
jasonandrew: (Default)
I am dog tired.

I hard wrote fiction for six hours. It is very draining. I edited and I worked on several projects due next week. I felt very much like a writer.

I tried to buy a new battery for my computer. $100. I could buy a new laptop for $300.

I got a bit sunburn from writing in the library.

I am still enjoying the Camarilla. I feel like there is a group of players that need to take a break and remember that it is supposed to be fun. We build our characters with ideals so that there can be conflict. Conflict is story. When you put on your big boy pants and kill characters, you can't complain about the drama you get ICly afterwards. If you associate with PC killers, you should suffer ICly. I certainly can't complain of the backlash Ulric gets as a result of Vitreous.

All of my friends are busy tonight. There are no games. I really want fellowship and hanging out time!!!!
jasonandrew: (bowie)
Life is going pretty well.

I feel like I am getting a handle on the last bit of being sick. I ended up skipping all freelance work, including the Tales of the Miscreant Monkey Crew. People from the writing world actually missed me and emailed me to see if I was still alive.

I love my new job at Microsoft. My boss is very awesome. I really think this is a job I can do well and enjoy.

I wrote 1000 words on "Doom". I am liking how this is shaping up. I am very grateful my editor gave me extra time. I am enjoying this and I think it shows.

I have an idea for my next novel, but I am going to wait until I get the critique back that I won from a regularly published novelist. I am curious to review her insight into my style as I know I enjoy hers.

The Camarilla is a lot of fun. I enjoy my character Ulric. The Old World of Darkness is coming back. I'm not sure how excited I will be about it. I am glad I rejoined.

The only downside about the club has been the weird negativity over losing ground ICly. The club has grown a lot over the years, but this is one area that I think we have slid back. The idea that losing a single character would be grounds for quitting or throwing temper tantrums would have been socially mocked and cut off at the knees back in the day. When Sorrow died, I was playing Ulric less than 30 minutes later.

I can totally understand people getting angry over mistreatment in the real world. I was very angry over how I was treated by the former RST. I did not hide this. However, I'd never yell at a storyteller during a game. I've had disagreements with my storytellers, but I don't argue over every point. I only argue with a storyteller if I think they are actively trying to screw me. If someone disagrees with me, then they disagree. My ego can take being wrong or having a different opinion.

I understand that in a way the Camarilla is like nerd football and there is a drive to be successful. I feel this drive myself. A player that shows good sportsmanship transcends the game and elevates everyone in it. The players that killed Sorrow felt a victory. It was fair. Those are the moments that people remember and a good sportsman is someone that wins and loses well.
jasonandrew: (Default)
Life is going pretty well.

I feel like I am getting a handle on the last bit of being sick. I ended up skipping all freelance work, including the Tales of the Miscreant Monkey Crew. People from the writing world actually missed me and emailed me to see if I was still alive.

I love my new job at Microsoft. My boss is very awesome. I really think this is a job I can do well and enjoy.

I wrote 1000 words on "Doom". I am liking how this is shaping up. I am very grateful my editor gave me extra time. I am enjoying this and I think it shows.

I have an idea for my next novel, but I am going to wait until I get the critique back that I won from a regularly published novelist. I am curious to review her insight into my style as I know I enjoy hers.

The Camarilla is a lot of fun. I enjoy my character Ulric. The Old World of Darkness is coming back. I'm not sure how excited I will be about it. I am glad I rejoined.

The only downside about the club has been the weird negativity over losing ground ICly. The club has grown a lot over the years, but this is one area that I think we have slid back. The idea that losing a single character would be grounds for quitting or throwing temper tantrums would have been socially mocked and cut off at the knees back in the day. When Sorrow died, I was playing Ulric less than 30 minutes later.

I can totally understand people getting angry over mistreatment in the real world. I was very angry over how I was treated by the former RST. I did not hide this. However, I'd never yell at a storyteller during a game. I've had disagreements with my storytellers, but I don't argue over every point. I only argue with a storyteller if I think they are actively trying to screw me. If someone disagrees with me, then they disagree. My ego can take being wrong or having a different opinion.

I understand that in a way the Camarilla is like nerd football and there is a drive to be successful. I feel this drive myself. A player that shows good sportsmanship transcends the game and elevates everyone in it. The players that killed Sorrow felt a victory. It was fair. Those are the moments that people remember and a good sportsman is someone that wins and loses well.
jasonandrew: (No shit)
I grew up in a blue collar household.

My grandfather was a plumber. My other grandparents were orange farmers. My uncles and aunts were all service men such as navy lifers or mechanics or construction.

I was always the weird one with my head in a book.

It never occurred to them that you could make a living writing. Or working with computers.

In fact, I have an uncle that once told me I'd lose my shirt trying to work with computers.

Writing was something shameful when I could have been out riding a tractor or fishing. I learned to hide it. I've always had one or two friends I'd share with, but in general, it was something I just didn't talk about.

Recently, I played a character in the Camarilla that was a writer and so I wrote reports on a regular basis and then suddenly a lot of my friends realized I wrote. I'm a shy guy by nature so I find it difficult to engage in chatting unless there is a common thing to talk about.

Last weekend at the Rickshaw, I really enjoyed talking with acquaintances and friends about a part of me that never would have discussed before.

Now, I just need to learn to focus as I seem to want to do everything all at once.
jasonandrew: (Default)
I grew up in a blue collar household.

My grandfather was a plumber. My other grandparents were orange farmers. My uncles and aunts were all service men such as navy lifers or mechanics or construction.

I was always the weird one with my head in a book.

It never occurred to them that you could make a living writing. Or working with computers.

In fact, I have an uncle that once told me I'd lose my shirt trying to work with computers.

Writing was something shameful when I could have been out riding a tractor or fishing. I learned to hide it. I've always had one or two friends I'd share with, but in general, it was something I just didn't talk about.

Recently, I played a character in the Camarilla that was a writer and so I wrote reports on a regular basis and then suddenly a lot of my friends realized I wrote. I'm a shy guy by nature so I find it difficult to engage in chatting unless there is a common thing to talk about.

Last weekend at the Rickshaw, I really enjoyed talking with acquaintances and friends about a part of me that never would have discussed before.

Now, I just need to learn to focus as I seem to want to do everything all at once.
jasonandrew: (Lost Boys)
My wife really wants to go to the Camarilla Vancouver Ball tonight.

I'd rather stay home and write.

I admit that's not as entertaining for her as it is for me.

Writing is more fun for me than playing pretending vampire games, but it is a lot less social. That was one of the reasons that I rejoined.

The negative side is that there is the usual OOC shadow politics over IC politics. That sort of thing is always there in any large club or organization. I see it in some of the writing guilds I am in. The key is just waiting. Bad officers or troublemakers eventually burn themselves out and end up on the other end of the stick.

As for myself, if I am going to put in my valuable time into a game, I want it to tingle. I want there to be excitement and drama. I have no interest in sitting in the corner. I have no interest in playing at a whisper.

I'm sure soon the wheel will turn and I'll have an interest in playing again.
jasonandrew: (Default)
My wife really wants to go to the Camarilla Vancouver Ball tonight.

I'd rather stay home and write.

I admit that's not as entertaining for her as it is for me.

Writing is more fun for me than playing pretending vampire games, but it is a lot less social. That was one of the reasons that I rejoined.

The negative side is that there is the usual OOC shadow politics over IC politics. That sort of thing is always there in any large club or organization. I see it in some of the writing guilds I am in. The key is just waiting. Bad officers or troublemakers eventually burn themselves out and end up on the other end of the stick.

As for myself, if I am going to put in my valuable time into a game, I want it to tingle. I want there to be excitement and drama. I have no interest in sitting in the corner. I have no interest in playing at a whisper.

I'm sure soon the wheel will turn and I'll have an interest in playing again.
jasonandrew: (Love)
For the record, [livejournal.com profile] insatia and I indeed insane. Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.

[livejournal.com profile] insatia has been kicking ass and making a lot of positive changes. I'm very proud of her and so I wanted to do something nice for her.

And it had been entirely too long since we have had an adventure.

And so, we drove to Portland to hit the first game of the new chronicle last night.

For those not playing locally, we live in Seattle.

It was fun. I enjoyed the experience and I slept on the way home so I was fine for work.

But I did not count on the little bastard pollen!!!!

It is killing me today!!!!

I might take a sick/skip day on my freelance writing tonight.
jasonandrew: (Default)
For the record, [livejournal.com profile] insatia and I indeed insane. Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.

[livejournal.com profile] insatia has been kicking ass and making a lot of positive changes. I'm very proud of her and so I wanted to do something nice for her.

And it had been entirely too long since we have had an adventure.

And so, we drove to Portland to hit the first game of the new chronicle last night.

For those not playing locally, we live in Seattle.

It was fun. I enjoyed the experience and I slept on the way home so I was fine for work.

But I did not count on the little bastard pollen!!!!

It is killing me today!!!!

I might take a sick/skip day on my freelance writing tonight.

Camarilla

Jun. 4th, 2009 09:15 am
jasonandrew: (No shit)
The new Camarilla reset happens on Monday.

My character is an unaligned gangrel named Ulric Ragnar. He was once part of the Crone, but stepped away in recent months. I like to create a goal when I have a character.

I’ve been Prince a couple of times. I’ve kicked ass as the social harpy. This time I want to be a legend.

I have a couple of ideas, but this one is going to be difficult as I don’t see this character using email a great deal. To gain regional and national status, you have to travel a lot and use email.

Or you have to be pure awesome.

I’m curious to see how this goes.

Camarilla

Jun. 4th, 2009 09:15 am
jasonandrew: (Default)
The new Camarilla reset happens on Monday.

My character is an unaligned gangrel named Ulric Ragnar. He was once part of the Crone, but stepped away in recent months. I like to create a goal when I have a character.

I’ve been Prince a couple of times. I’ve kicked ass as the social harpy. This time I want to be a legend.

I have a couple of ideas, but this one is going to be difficult as I don’t see this character using email a great deal. To gain regional and national status, you have to travel a lot and use email.

Or you have to be pure awesome.

I’m curious to see how this goes.
jasonandrew: (gonzo)
I had a very good weekend.

My lovely wife wanted to go to Oregon for her birthday. I took off Friday, which was difficult. I had to work extra all week to have the time.

We visited with friends, went to see Wolverine, and had a lot of fun.

There was a Camarilla game in Vancouver, but I really wasn't in the mood for a game. I sat in the corner and chatted with people

I'm sometimes a closed off person. I can feel comfortable discussing the Camarilla because I know it was a common interest and a safe topic. I was chatting with Sam and Sara when Lisa introduced the topic of writing. She is really my best marketing ever. They were both somehow surprised that I was a writer. We talked about writing, roman history, horror theory, game, theory, and all sorts of fun topics.

I think I am going to make more of an effort to be less shy. I thought about it, I think that it has held me back by not going to conventions and making connections.

This year, I made a lot of strides in my technical writing because I was able to sell the work. I think I need to learn to do that with my fiction.
jasonandrew: (gonzo)
I had a very good weekend.

My lovely wife wanted to go to Oregon for her birthday. I took off Friday, which was difficult. I had to work extra all week to have the time.

We visited with friends, went to see Wolverine, and had a lot of fun.

There was a Camarilla game in Vancouver, but I really wasn't in the mood for a game. I sat in the corner and chatted with people

I'm sometimes a closed off person. I can feel comfortable discussing the Camarilla because I know it was a common interest and a safe topic. I was chatting with Sam and Sara when Lisa introduced the topic of writing. She is really my best marketing ever. They were both somehow surprised that I was a writer. We talked about writing, roman history, horror theory, game, theory, and all sorts of fun topics.

I think I am going to make more of an effort to be less shy. I thought about it, I think that it has held me back by not going to conventions and making connections.

This year, I made a lot of strides in my technical writing because I was able to sell the work. I think I need to learn to do that with my fiction.

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