Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Here's what I wore to Supanova:

It wasn't as good as last year, to be very honest, although that was mainly due to bad organising - everyone we wanted to see talk did their talks on Saturday, and we went on Sunday because of work. Like Adam Baldwin and Rose McGowan :( We saw Adam Baldwin doing autographs though, which was awesome! Jane IRL. Maybe the fact that I couldn't give two shits about David Hasselhoff and there was no one from Battlestar there didn't help. And we'll probably never live up to the five mins of fame we had as Adventure Time cosplayers when it was only getting popular. Ah well.

Osc and Ham getting friendly with Gandalf. Later on we went home and had a nice game of Talisman.

Which was the first time playing with the city expansion. Pretty fun! Getting thrown in jail from the middle of the dungeon was confusing and hilarious. As usual, it went on way too long and we ended up battling each other for the win. Hamish was the clear winner, but in a moment of weakness he allowed me to fight him using craft and I ended up winning. Such is Talisman.

Sometimes I have this sad feeling when I think of being younger, because back then, being naive meant that I hadn't been exposed to as much fashion or art and I was more enthusiastic about my own ideas. It's good to understand the context of what you're bringing into the world, but at the same time it can be a bit creativity stifling to know that someone else has done it before you and it's not an original idea. Basically, it's hard to be enthusiastic about ideas of your own that you don't think are very original. Anyone else have a problem with this? Sure, it's better to know what you're influenced by so you don't just rip them off and make something terrible. But what if you lose all motivation in the process?

I'm about a fifth of the way through my Camp Nano writing, and it's just over halfway through the month. Not looking good! The journal has a name now though - Moss Piglet.

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