January 12th, 2009

Writing

Random Observation re: Writing

It's weird how a particular detail can cause a character or place to suddenly "become real" in your head, even when you don't know the other details yet. I now have the groundwork for the major setting of my next RPG campaign, and quite possibly my next book, all because I wanted to figure out a good reason for a town to exist in this particular spot and so put a geographic feature there.

Nifty. :)

-The Gneech
Classic Style

Di-Vestment

You remember my giant splurge on vests? Here's how it played out:

Thornton: Out of stock in 2X and canceled. Experience suggests it would not have fit anyway.

Vigilante: Received in 2X, too small, returned for refund because it doesn't come in 3X.

Canvas Double-Breasted: Received in 3X, slightly snug (!) but viable fit. Extremely snazzy. Lost a button after a week, but laurie_robey was on hand for repairs.

Pocketwatch: Received, worn with vest, also extremely snazzy.

Alternate Double-Breasted: Received in 52. Fit more like a 42. WTF. Return in exchange for a 54 in the hopes that it was mis-marked, still pending.

NET RESULTS: Four vests ordered, one wearable, one pending, two failures. Plus pocketwatch.

Ain't easy being a dapper gent.

-The Gneech