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NaNoWriMo: Done and Dusted!

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Hello, crafty and sundry!

B29c-VjCIAAkBsxHrm, the header is probably a bit of a giveaway, but — I did it. I won NaNoWriMo again. I hit 50k on the 19th, and wrote ‘the end’ on the 21st… just in time for the weekend, hee hee. If anyone is interested in reading it, I’ll be turning it into a ereader-friendly PDF in the near future.

And of course, the game of note out this week (besides Pokemon, which I don’t have yet), is Dragon Age:Inquisition. I fell into the franchise some years back when a friend from a fiction fan site had gone on at length about the first game and, (I think), was writing her own fan fiction off of the game. It’s been a few  years, so I can’t remember the specifics. I just know she really liked it, and  I figured I’d give it a punt. I ended up liking it a lot, as well as the sequel (the map repetitiveness thing bothered me less than most people). So whups, here’s me getting a game on release day, ha ha.

I’m liking it so far (le gasp), except for the fact it utterly hates my desktop computer. I’ve got a good set-up here (card is an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 SE in the desktop, versus a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M in the laptop), and while the card in my desktop is older, it should be working as good as or better than the one in the laptop, I’m pretty sure. Instead, the game crashes out like none other. I’ve done all I can to make sure it’s working right, but I finally threw my hands in the air and started playing it on my laptop and its smaller screen. I guess I’ll take it, ’cause yanno, isn’t crashing. At all. It was crashing after a minute or two on the desktop, even with graphics turned way down (which I should not have had to do).

IMG_2730On the upshot, I was so frustrated with it crashing on my desktop, I finally played a bit of Game Dev Tycoon and Goat Simulator. The former is a total delightful time sink; my husband and I were both playing on our copies and comparing how our efforts turned out. Me being a mature adult, the tamest title I think I had was ‘Faaaaaaaaaaaaaack’; most were as pervy as I could muster because dude, it’s hilarious and who is going to see it. We both really knew we wanted to buy the game after we heard their approach to dealing with pirates, but yeah… I tend to buy most games when they’re on sale and let them collect dust until I’m bored of my main games. I’m sure I’ll rack up some beauties this week in various online sales, ha ha.

Past that, need to buckle down and knit more now that I’m not writing all the time. I’ve only really been working on it when hanging out with other knitters (or, more likely, when not in the house). I’ve not even gotten the first section of the back of this cardigan done, though I’m pretty close. I’m also probably slacking on it for the simple reason that I’m currently intimidated by a ‘big’ project. I’m sure it’ll be fine once I get going, but anyways.  Just need to do it, really. And the sooner I finish this project, the sooner I can feel invigorated to trying something more complex, hee hee.

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