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Pumpkin pie for breakfast

The title says it all, really. I expect that I will be eating a whole lot of pumpkin pie in the next few days. Jye doesn't like it, you see. All mine.

Breakfast of champions, although now my stomach is complaining. Curse my fragile stomach acid balance.

I'm thinking about taking some of next week off, what with my supervisors being away for various reasons. I am needing of the rest. Strange as it may be, I don't really feel like dealing with mouse poop today, but I don't really have a choice either.

I'm probably not going to make it to Unicon this year, but I already feel 'conned'. You know, tired beyond tired, full of bad food, weary of character sheets. Could have something to do with helping out with playtests two nights in a row... Obviously I'm not as hardcore as I was in my youth.

Someone asked me a little while ago what I plan to do "after the PhD". It only recently struck me that while I can consider such time in an abstract sense (ie., the time in which I get a science job and become a real scientist, not just a glorified scientific dogs body), I am having real problems conceiving of it. I mean, I find it hard to believe that the stress, the fruitless hard work, and the eternally long hours of writing up will actually end. That I'll get to the point of time where I finish my experiments, and hand in my thesis. I get that creeping feeling people must have gotten when they first tried to invisage the world as round, not flat - it could very well be true, but if it IS true then everything else we know of is thrown into question.

I feel as though Dr Skinner has put me inside a shuffle-box.

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rincemaj
Sep. 23rd, 2004 05:50 pm (UTC)
you have PUMPKIN PIE?!

*prepares invasion plans*
bishi_wannabe
Sep. 23rd, 2004 05:59 pm (UTC)
"I'm probably not going to make it to Unicon this year, but I already feel 'conned'. You know, tired beyond tired, full of bad food, weary of character sheets. Could have something to do with helping out with playtests two nights in a row... "


Same here, and one of the games was mine! How am I going to be on Monday?

I'm feeling my game was a bit flat, but I'm having a hard time figuring if it's a problem with the game, or just me being wasted.
miss_rynn
Sep. 23rd, 2004 07:04 pm (UTC)
Lack of direction, I think. I mean, I know you don't want to run a linear game, but at times you really just have to push the players. I felt as though you were expectign us to stunt spectacularly right off the bat, without warming us up enough first.
bishi_wannabe
Sep. 23rd, 2004 07:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah...I actually felt that the second I turned to ask you for your action - I hadn't set you up well at all.

Plus I think I should have realised Orchid was not a good character for you...probably should have just given you the damn Fae ;)
sleazemonkey
Sep. 23rd, 2004 08:08 pm (UTC)
um... where and when is unicon this year? is there a website?
bishi_wannabe
Sep. 23rd, 2004 08:10 pm (UTC)
www.unicon.asn.au

It has actually been publicised fairly widely, to my knowledge, which means if you haven't heard of it, you're an old grognard, and it's your duty to show up and demonstrate to the snotty kids how it's really done ^_^
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