Previously, in Trip's Life...

17 November 2017 - Friday

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16 November 2017 - Thursday

NaNoWriMo 15804/26667.

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15 November 2017 - Wednesday

My 13th Age character is still dead, probably until the 15th Age. (When we finish this campaign, maybe we should do Microscope for the 14th Age and Interregnum, and then run a game in the resulting 15th Age (using Dungeon World, of course).) The other PCs engaged in elven politics, swapped some characters around, and then set out to save the world.

NaNoWriMo 14770/25000.

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14 November 2017 - Tuesday


I went over to Monkeycat Mountain to help Nonny celebrate reaching the advanced age of FIVE! There was cake with rainbow flowers, and many car-related presents.

NaNoWriMo 14710/23333 words of terribleness.

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13 November 2017 - Monday

That most inauspicious of days, Monday the 13th!

NaNoWriMo 13248/21667. Avalon saved me, or maybe saved my characters, but it's still terrible because I'm the one writing it.

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12 November 2017 - Sunday

I had all day to work on NaNoWriMo but I still only got to 12411/20000, because I suck. I'm only writing about half or a third as fast as I did last year, and it's probably half or a third as good, too.

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11 November 2017 - Saturday

For Marithday (observed), we went bowling. Bowling is okay, but bowling alleys are very loud. I think Jus and Nonny liked it, though, which was the main goal.

Later, we had pot roast and vegetables and brussels sprouts from a brussels tree and fully-baked rolls, and cake for lizards!

  • Steven Universe 5.5-7: Jus has very big feelings about what Lapis did!
  • Durarara!!x2 3.12: The end! Mostly, anyway, although there are lots of unresolved bits and it was not entirely satisfying.
  • Love, Chunibyo, & Other Delusions 3: Augh, there's two of them! But I would totally join the Napping Club.
  • Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju 3: Flashback to WWII, which does a little more to anchor this in time.
  • Steven Universe 5.8-10: Kevin somehow managed to end up being useful! Pearl could not say things! Lion made a choice, but it's not clear what that choice was! Now we have to wait a million years for more episodes!

NaNoWriMo 11179/18333

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10 November 2017 - Friday

No work today, because we get All the Holidays off.

Henchgirl (Kristen Gudsnuk) is a reasonably amusing story of a 20-something supervillain and her complicated life with a gang that doesn't appreciate her and roommates that want her to pay rent and relatives that have completely different ideas what she should be doing with her life. It feels like it is mocking the superhero genre more than making fun of it, though, if you know what I mean. (To be fair, the superhero genre is pretty ridiculous.)

NaNoWriMo 11143/16667. You'd think I could do better with a whole day off, if you had never met me.

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9 November 2017 - Thursday

NaNoWriMo 9187, but by this point I should be at 15000 terrible words.

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8 November 2017 - Wednesday

The Prisoner of Limnos (Lois McMaster Bujold) is the sixth (and possibly final?) book of "Penric & Desdemona", in which Penric pretty much gets what his heart desires. They could certainly have many more adventures, but I don't think more are needed.

Ken was not too sick to run 13th Age this week, but my character remained dead. This may be just as well, since the survivors found out the horrible truth behind Anwë's beloved Elf Queen.

I made up for yesterday by not writing anything at all today, because I suck.

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7 November 2017 - Tuesday

Thyroid biopsy results are: no need for action. Whew!

I finally wrote a day's worth of NaNoWriMo in one day! 2126, for a total of 8087 terrible words!

YAY! by marithlizard (Thu Nov 9 05:11:37 2017)

On both counts!

Biopsy by Jeremy (Thu Nov 9 19:50:21 2017)

Have you considered that's what your thyroid wants you to think?

Also, .

malformed HTML by Jeremy (Thu Nov 9 19:50:59 2017)

Apparently "whew" isn't valid HTML.

Re: Biopsy by Trip (Thu Nov 9 22:05:57 2017)

My doctor seems pretty competent, I think she can outwit a gland.


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6 November 2017 - Monday

NaNoWriMo 5961 terrible words. I am still at about 60%, so at this rate I could finish by Christmas.

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5 November 2017 - Sunday

Now that everyone uses networked devices to tell time, Daylight Spending Day causes much less confusion. But it still comes in the part of the year where getting out of bed is unappealing.

We had no Deirdre or Edie for PAD&D5, but gamed anyway because we are just that mean!

The Heroines of Red Larch are thwarted in their desire to assault the [SPOILER] by a revelation from the Crystal Dragon sending them to Yartar. Rimardo's former patron wants to experiment on Lam to find why she can still [SPOILER] when no one else can, but she demurs. Mara and Hazlerae do stay behind, because some information could be gained from them, and they are NPCs this session.

Along the way, the Heroines are attacked by a [SPOILER] and his pet rock, sent futilely by [SPOILER] to wreak a terrible revenge. That sort of thing happens a lot when you're saving the world.

In Yartar, they find [SPOILER]s trying to subvert the faith of the Crystal Dragon by preaching a deviant theology that spreads despair among worshippers of the gods! The Heroines attend one of these sermons to gather information, but Lamthanc is so offended by the preacher's calumnies of the gods that she has to smite them with Moonbeam, and the inevitable fight breaks out.

Lamthanc successfully tanks the majority of the heretics, while the rest of the team concentrates on the preacher and their [SPOILER]. Miraculously, only one or two bystanders are killed, and none of them by the Heroine's actions. The preacher and the toughest enemy escape, but are probably not going to be a problem again, and the city is not destroyed. Hurray!

NaNoWriMo: 4589 terrible words.

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4 November 2017 - Saturday

I did not get up and ready to face the day before the cleaners arrived, and then there had to be scheduling confusion about Marith's birthday bowling, which was eventually cancelled. There was pretty much no writing.

Marith came to anime, although she did not help feast on soup because she still fears the germs.

  • My Little Pony 23: So basically the entire show, or at least the entire cast, is Rainbow Dash's fault. Okay, I'd buy that.
  • Durarara!!x2 3.11: A lot of shounen anime seems to come down to Philosophy To The Death.
  • Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju 2: Flashback, to when the cantankerous old master was a stuck-up young apprentice!
  • Love, Chunibyo, & Other Delusions 1-2: This is surprisingly cute for how goofy it is. Something about the character designs and interactions reminds all of us of 90s anime (in a good way).

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3 November 2017 - Friday

When I remember to put the harness on Ghirardelli to train him for going for walks, he usually just disgruntledly lies in one place, but I managed to coax him to go up and down the stairs a little. Mostly he sat on the neighbors' doormat, though.

I'm up to 3596 words of NaNoWriMo, which is where I should have been on the 2d. Also, they are all terrible.

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2 November 2017 - Thursday

My thyroid has been biopsied. It was a little uncomfortable, but not too agonizing, probably because the needles didn't have to go too deep. Apparently the samples have to be inspected by a human with a microscope and appropriate training, but hopefully the results will be in before my doctor goes on vacation next week.

The Murders of Molly Southbourne (Tade Thompson) is pretty darn creepy, or maybe creepier than that. Hopefully his books will be published as ebooks soon.

NaNoWriMo: 2342. This is how many words I should have had yesterday. Maybe it's more like NaNoWriSeason? Season of FAILURE.

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1 November 2017 - Wednesday

Ken is still full of germs, so we had to cancel 13th Age and also dinner. But it's not like I have a new character, so I guess it's mostly dinner that I miss. (No, not really!)

On the other hand, now I can work on NaNoWriMo and set a good precedent.

NaNoWriMo: 1117. Ugh. That is not enough words. Also, even though I'm rewriting last year's NaNoWriMo, I think I'm making it worse, not better>

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