headache

Perhaps I will break my streak tomorrow.

Ran around like a mad person today. Gym, where I failed to run as much as I ought to have. Lunch with a young friend who's a Stanford undergraduate, at an Indian place that's his favorite and was a regular lunch spot of mine when I worked in downtown Palo Alto, lo! these ten years ago now. Errands. Packing for the trip I'm going on tomorrow, with nemaihne and Mr N! Sans Mr P, alas, but he refuses to entrust the ill doggie to anybody else's care. Then dinner out with Mr Pedia, because we won't be able to do our usual date night out on Friday because I will be away.

In the middle of that I also had to log in for the usual Tuesday night raid with my World of Warcraft guild, and when I say "my" guild, I mean that I am the GM and have been for some time. I will indulge in a spate of jargon: we're a semi-hardcore 10s guild, 6/7 FL heroics, and they'll be doing our first pulls of heroic Rags without me this week. This is one of the responsibilities I need to get rid of from my life, but it's the one I need to be most careful about because it involves other people. Being GM of a guild is sort of like being a cruise director, with bookkeeping. I love these people, they are my friends, but I am completely burned out on raiding and it's now definitely in the "I will regret spending any more of my life on this" category. I need to disengage without letting them down, which means I need to find a successor. Ugh.

Fic wittering: I oscillate between being really excited about my novel, the world-building I'm doing for it, the story, and the characters (one in particular has me just thrilled to be writing about them [sic] [sic] [dammit]) and being sick with despair about how bad the current draft is and how horrible my prose is etc etc you may fill in the usual whinging. Gah. Oscillate. Oscillate.


 Is That What Everybody Wants? by Cliff Martinez from Solaris (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) (Rating: 0)
I was officer in a guild in Dark Age of Camelot for a long time and it was really a job after a while. I loved the game but sometimes I didn't want the responsibility. Especially when our guild was out doing defense of the realm and people got very prickly when things weren't working right and the enemy was out in force.
Stress! Gaming can be stressful sometimes, which is just the weirdest thing to a lot of people. DAOC was my first MMO. I never got much into high-end PVP but I knew it was happening around me & was epic. I think to this day there's no other game that has managed that kind of world action.
holy crap that is an epic guild!
the guild i am in is at 6/7 Firelands, but regular not heroic. We've spent several weeks on Rags so far. It's really freaking complicated! Though the Boyfriend is thinking of suggesting that we start going for heroic Shannox, at least.
We did manage to get down Nef before Firelands landed, but we haven't done any heroics in the T11 stuff either. >.< we really should, in the T11 anyway, since we should be able to do it and it would get us better gear (which we could then turn on Rags and then heroic Firelands!)
We didn't get much done in T11 heroics. We finished, what, 6/13 or something like that? I really wanted to see Sinestra, too. Eventually we'll go back to it!

I'm kinda proud of the team I have raiding right now. They've gelled so nicely as a group and raids are a lot of fun for us even when we're wiping. Except that there are too many hours of raiding in my week, and I have projects that matter more and ARGH. Life is short.
Anaheim! I am within spitting distance of Disneyland at this very moment. Well. If I can spit really far.