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For those of you who haven't looked at the NWO forums recently, [livejournal.com profile] boglin has put a message up about the bound copies of the stories of our two favourite camels.
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It rained, of course.

It never really rained at NWO events - there was a standing joke that when the referees ran events set in Constantinople, the Holy Land, Transylvania and Rome, they paid a huge amount of money to arrange Mediterranean sun - something that those of us who were wearing 12th Century Norman wool tunics found aided us immensely in roleplaying our discomfort and distress as the world fell apart around us.

But this weekend, the players thought that the referees had failed us. Even though we were meant to be in Constantinople on Easter weekend in 1204, it rained.

I knew differently.

For a lot of reasons, a lot of beautifully written, heart rending reasons, it was very important to me that it rained.

And as the corpse of Jarane Legator filius Ligeia, filia Agatheia, Primus ex Guernicus, Grand Quaesitor was laid in his grave, the rain gently fell onto my face.

To Ian, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the rain.
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Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

W.B. Yeats, The Second Coming

Lacrimosa dies illa
Qua resurget ex favilla
Judicandus homo reus.
Huic ergo parce, Deus,
Pie Jesu Domine,
Dona eis requiem.

W.A. Mozart, Requiem

Catch you all on the flip side.
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What am I going to do with myself after Sunday?
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Because a few people have asked, I've put together a beginners guide to Ars Magica at the following URL:


It's only a couple of pages long, with a summary of the Houses, Tribunals and main issues facing the Order as we go into the Grand Tribunal, with a copy of the Code and a commentary on it on the back.

Hopefully people will find it useful - please feel free to point other people towards it.
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You know you're a muppet when ....

You're making some signs which say "Quiet Room - please don't sleep in here if you know you snore" for a forthcoming Ars Magica freeform and you make sure that the signs use the Goudy Old Style and Marmyadose fonts.

You know you're really a muppet when ...

You know why the aforementioned muppet chose those two fonts.
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Everyone who was expecting one should have their character pack for NWO by now. If you have any questions, then there is a list of the writers on the NWO Forums (you'll need to be able to log in for that.)

Please contact your writer first; if they can't help, they'll pass it on to the most appropriate member of the team to help instead.
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So I am going to profitably spend the next couple of hours destroying all humans.

I haven't done it for a while, and you know what humans are like - if you don't keep them under control, they get everywhere.
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11 down.

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10 down.

Eight down

Mar. 20th, 2006 02:53 pm
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three to go.
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Ebay obviously play NWO

Ebay obviously play NWO

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I had my first NWO writing dream last night - at least, the first one I remember. 6 character sheets to go and 5 weeks to write them in - the pressure is starting to build.

So in the dream one of the writers had dropped out for an unspecified reason (and I can't remember who the writer was, but it wasn't one of the actual writers) and [livejournal.com profile] pax_draconis rang me to persuade me to write an extra sheet.

For Dav'nalleous.

As I recall, the sheet I turned in was actually a leather bound book, beautifully illustrated in the style of a medieval bible, with the character's name on the spine in gold leaf.

And inside, in beautifully calliagraphed handwriting, it said )

What does it all mean?

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is that when insomnia strikes, you have something to do.

Another thousand words for a character sheet for NWO, bringing it up to a shade over 8,000. I should finish it tomorrow, which is a good thing. Then on to the next.

It seems to be a tradition with me that I screw my sleep patterns over Christmas - for a few years we went away with friends and conversations that started at midnight carried on until dawn, and I returned to work going to sleep at 4am and dragging my self out of bed at 7. Eventually, with a hammer, my bodyclock reset itself and I could sleep before 1 am.

This year, I didn't think it would happen. I was up late for the New Year, but other than that I've been in bed before 1am most nights, and before midnight on some.

So why, now that I have to go back to work tomorrow, am I still awake at 3am?

There's no justice.

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