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I killed a dragon in my pajamas.

Happy belated shared birthday to penwiper26!

I spent my birthday in my pajamas playing Skyrim, which is exactly the sort of thing one should do with the first birthday that’s closer to 50 than to 40 omgwtfbbq I can see 50 from here how the hell did this happen? Well, Mr P’s about to turn 49, so I suppose my angst is mild compared to his.

Things I did this year that were interesting:

  • Took up ice skating, which I haven't done since I was a kid. I was hoping to be able to report that I had learned how to skate backwards, but alas, I still go splat when I try.
  • Got serious about weightlifting as a sport. I don’t post about this here nearly as much as I might. Be grateful.
  • Finished exactly two significant fanfic stories, but theyd were chewy longer ones that I hope were satisfying to read.
  • Really finally seriously worked on my first origfic novel, after months of dithering. I haven’t finished it yet, but I can see the end from where I’m standing now, which is fabulous. I’m seriously pleased about this. I have no idea what I was afraid of before.

Things I will do next year:

  • Shop a finished novel around.
  • Finish at least one chewy fanfic story.
  • Learn to skate backwards.
  • Compete in at least one weightlifting meet, just for the hell of it.
  • Find a software project to work on again, preferably for money. I am no longer burned out.

Gaming: Today I will not be playing Skyrim, because my desktop Mac is now booted into a proper operating system, which is defined as “any operating system that comes with zsh and can pipe the results of one small utility into another”. I had a miserable time with the last game I tried to play on my PS3. The current generation of consoles is graphically far enough behind that PC gaming is worth the pain of dealing with Windows; this will flip when the next generation of consoles arrives & the convenience is once again a winner. This is the eternal cycle.

So anyway, I bootcamped my poor long-suffering Mac so I could play this game, that’s how much I like Elder Scrolls games. They come out about once every 5 years and consume entire lives for a couple of months when they arrive. They are world exploration games primarily, not character-focused games. I think the genre is called “open-world games” now. If you get the sensawunda from discovery, exploration, and reading tons of in-game books that describe a deep and wacky world lore, these are the games for you.

Mildly ranty: I’m starting to get pissed off with every “post stuff here” box that doesn’t let me just type in Markdown. HTML? Annoying. BBCode? Annoying. LJ’s hybrid of html and line breaks? Annoying. Tumblr? Not annoying, because I can use Markdown.

Out of step: I have just learned that what fandom calls “knotting” kink is not in fact a variation on rope bondage (e.g., Japanese rope bondage) like I had thought it was. This is just about as disappointing as when I learned that this upcoming Avengers movie that Whedon is doing is not in fact about Steed and Emma Peel.

Next: Time to write my Drunken Giles prompts and then start collecting the lot. Three more days to prompt!

Question: Is the Muppet movie any good or will I be sorry if I go see it?

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