Day 4. 34 pages, 15,322 words.
The week is ending in a hot, humid, drained and lazy fashion, and the weekend is going to be busy. On the other hand, I got a good Write Night in on Thursday, so I have a few pre-written blog posts up my sleeve.
Today, it’s Ropecon 2018!
Now obviously I’m pre-writing this so I don’t have a report and pictures ready. That will have to wait. But I am once again planning to go as Tabo ‘T-Bone’ Norid, and once again I have been too lazy to put much effort into fixing up the costume. I re-did the horns so they will hopefully stay a bit more securely and look a bit better, but the rest is the same.
I am mildly concerned that heavy face-paint and a full-length trenchcoat in our current heat is going to kill me. But I’m pre-writing this so I guess you won’t know until comments-time and depending on whether I post tomorrow’s entry.
Looking forward to it, though!
I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends.
Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages?
I am Hatboy.