© 2005 Rachael M. Haring
Tuesday, September 16, 2003
Still plugging away on "Robot Antics," and having a grand old time doing so. I got some serious writing time this weekend, thanks to my industrious sweetie and a whole lotta nothing-to-do. So that one's coming along nicely, and may even be done this year! I'm working on getting a synopsis and character profiles for the site.
Let me just say something: the part in The Two Towers where the elfie general dies in battle is one of the saddest things I've seen. I'm not sure why it's so sad, since lots of people die in the battle. I think because he's so pretty, and everything gets all slow-motiony. Or something like that. Sniff.
Been role-playing a lot lately. It's just run-of-the-mill tabletop Dungeons and Dragons, but it's a hoot. I'm actually playing a male character from my last book in one of the campaigns, and it's particularly interesting to flirt with female NPC's in-game. I've often said that I should do more research and study into the male psyche, since I'm not entirely comfortable with my skill in writing male characters convincingly. My boys tend to be...well...a little feminine and emotional. Not that men aren't emotional, but I want to do better. Continual growth! Onwards and upwards!
The Big Apple Anime Fest was a bust. Barely any cosplayers, very few viewing rooms, and lots of confused staff. I arrived on Saturday night and offered to pay full price for a Saturday pass -- and they acted like I was asking a really big favor. As it turned out, it wasn't really worth the money. I think I'll just stick to AnimeNext as my New York area con.
Speaking of which, why don't you nip on over to AnimeNext? It's October 3rd weekend in Rye Town, NY, and it's going to be a heck of a party. My sweetie and I will be working in the dealer's room, selling CDs for A Different Drum. Never heard of A Different Drum, you say? Well, they're the best synthpop/80's pop/electronic/dance record label ever. And they're independent, so when you buy from ADD, you know that none of your money is going to that icky RIAA. Stop on by and get some happy, bouncy, funky music!
Love and Peace,
Rachael 12:25 PM