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.

Update

May. 13th, 2009 03:43 pm
jasonandrew: (chuck)
I finally have a little breathing room at work.

I have a meeting after hours, but I shouldn't be here working until 8 tonight.

Sadly, this means I won't be completing "Moonlight in Scarlet" in time for the intended anthology. However, I believe I will be able to find a good home for it.

I am very excited by the Camarilla Reset. I think Friday will be my last game in the old chronicle.

Update

May. 13th, 2009 03:43 pm
jasonandrew: (chuck)
I finally have a little breathing room at work.

I have a meeting after hours, but I shouldn't be here working until 8 tonight.

Sadly, this means I won't be completing "Moonlight in Scarlet" in time for the intended anthology. However, I believe I will be able to find a good home for it.

I am very excited by the Camarilla Reset. I think Friday will be my last game in the old chronicle.
jasonandrew: (ninja parking)
First all, I love Penny Arcade: http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/4/20/

Life is fairly busy this week. I had my players start making characters for my Mystical Rome RPG: http://jasonbandrew.wikidot.com/mystical-rome

I also have writing projects due on 4/27 and 5/11. In addition, I have work projects due on 5/20.

Tomorrow I interview to go permanent at my Amazon position.

I need to figure out my planning for this weekend. I want to finish my media work, go to the Camarilla Flavor Game of the Month, and do something on my birthday Saturday. It will be a wicked planning time.
jasonandrew: (ninja parking)
First all, I love Penny Arcade: http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/4/20/

Life is fairly busy this week. I had my players start making characters for my Mystical Rome RPG: http://jasonbandrew.wikidot.com/mystical-rome

I also have writing projects due on 4/27 and 5/11. In addition, I have work projects due on 5/20.

Tomorrow I interview to go permanent at my Amazon position.

I need to figure out my planning for this weekend. I want to finish my media work, go to the Camarilla Flavor Game of the Month, and do something on my birthday Saturday. It will be a wicked planning time.

Roundup

Apr. 21st, 2009 09:23 am
jasonandrew: (beatgod)
Yesterday was a very good day.

I polished one of the pending flash fiction pieces and made significant progress on two others. I have an idea for an amazing story within the universe, but I need to research and see if there is a spell like what I am looking for.

I have really enjoyed writing slowly. Getting the words just right rather than do a vomit draft and fix it.

I finished a developer’s guide. It looks awesome. It might be a boring job, but it is a boring job in which I kick much ass. This morning they have scheduled an interview for me to be hired full time.

I love working here.

And then last night, I dreamed some of the scenes I’ve been playing around with in my head. My headspace is very creative.

Update: I also updated my wiki: http://jasonbandrew.wikidot.com/

I need to remember to also update my bibliography. I'm trying to figure out if Abberations ever ran a story they bought of mine before they went under from way back in the day.

Roundup

Apr. 21st, 2009 09:23 am
jasonandrew: (beatgod)
Yesterday was a very good day.

I polished one of the pending flash fiction pieces and made significant progress on two others. I have an idea for an amazing story within the universe, but I need to research and see if there is a spell like what I am looking for.

I have really enjoyed writing slowly. Getting the words just right rather than do a vomit draft and fix it.

I finished a developer’s guide. It looks awesome. It might be a boring job, but it is a boring job in which I kick much ass. This morning they have scheduled an interview for me to be hired full time.

I love working here.

And then last night, I dreamed some of the scenes I’ve been playing around with in my head. My headspace is very creative.

Update: I also updated my wiki: http://jasonbandrew.wikidot.com/

I need to remember to also update my bibliography. I'm trying to figure out if Abberations ever ran a story they bought of mine before they went under from way back in the day.
jasonandrew: (bowie)
I just had the greatest one on one with my manager ever.

I came in to explain progress on various projects.

My manager made me listen to the coolest version of Ziggy Stardust ever. And then he said that he’s been getting nothing but kudos about me and as long as stuff keeps getting done he’s happy. I love Dev Managers.

PM Managers feel a need to justify their existance and want to know everything. Devs just want it done.
jasonandrew: (bowie)
I just had the greatest one on one with my manager ever.

I came in to explain progress on various projects.

My manager made me listen to the coolest version of Ziggy Stardust ever. And then he said that he’s been getting nothing but kudos about me and as long as stuff keeps getting done he’s happy. I love Dev Managers.

PM Managers feel a need to justify their existance and want to know everything. Devs just want it done.
jasonandrew: (rick james)
Work and training is kicking my ass.
jasonandrew: (rick james)
Work and training is kicking my ass.
jasonandrew: (Default)
I noticed when I was hired that everyone here was fit. Especially for an IT company.

I am one of the two chubbest people here whereas normally I am the medium.

However, we are the the bottom of the hill on First Hill and you have to walk a grueling five blocks up hill to get to any good food.

And most of us bus it.

Oh yeah, and did I mention that everyone loves going to one of the coffee places and having meetings.

I expect that I will lose 20 pounds in the next three months just walking up that hill twice a day. And complain a lot the first two weeks.
jasonandrew: (Default)
I noticed when I was hired that everyone here was fit. Especially for an IT company.

I am one of the two chubbest people here whereas normally I am the medium.

However, we are the the bottom of the hill on First Hill and you have to walk a grueling five blocks up hill to get to any good food.

And most of us bus it.

Oh yeah, and did I mention that everyone loves going to one of the coffee places and having meetings.

I expect that I will lose 20 pounds in the next three months just walking up that hill twice a day. And complain a lot the first two weeks.
jasonandrew: (cash)
So far, my new job is awesome.

The location is great.

The pay is the best I've ever been paid.

The people are nice.

I have my own little office.

The only problem is that the office used to belong to a 50 year old woman with lots of junk and pictures of her dog. I'm not sure why she's not working her anymore, but I see some of the deadlines and I think I know why.

I'm just confused as to why everything is still here. Including her stanky moldly coffee cups.

Off to lunch with the wife....maybe my PM will be able to explain more.
jasonandrew: (cash)
So far, my new job is awesome.

The location is great.

The pay is the best I've ever been paid.

The people are nice.

I have my own little office.

The only problem is that the office used to belong to a 50 year old woman with lots of junk and pictures of her dog. I'm not sure why she's not working her anymore, but I see some of the deadlines and I think I know why.

I'm just confused as to why everything is still here. Including her stanky moldly coffee cups.

Off to lunch with the wife....maybe my PM will be able to explain more.

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