Q4 Week 7.5: Come What May

Last week went well. This week, not so much.

Sick Human, Sick Computer

On Sunday, I scored the two comics I needed to catch up on the Mary Sue project; I’m now back to a steady goal of two comics per week.

On Monday, I collapsed with a headache, the fruit of a cold that had been growing all weekend.

The cold was under control by Tuesday, but my computer wouldn’t start — I did eventually get it working, but I suspect the hard drive is starting to give up the ghost.

I suspect I need to spend some time looking after everyday things.

That “side” project

Technically, you are under sentence of death.

The law of the Six Cities states this point very clearly. As clearly, in fact, as it forbids executing citizens for your crimes.

Sadly, the courts are not obliged to release you when they realise this.

Instead, they offer you a pardon — but one with strings attached: If you serve one of the great Lords on the frontier, and work hard and faithfully for seven years, you will be allowed to go free.

If you refuse to serve, you will be left on the Hulks until the slime and the sea claim you.

Eventually, even the Black Mountain seems a better choice than that.

(Source on conditional pardons)

This Australia-inspired roleplaying scenario continues to haunt my spare time. At this point, I think it’s well and truly replaced the programming project I was working on.

But it is also getting closer to “finished” — as much as a game can be without meeting players, anyway.

In light of that, I’m putting my programming goal on the back burner for now. The roleplaying stuff needs to be finished by the 17th, so I’ll try and switch back to programming over the Christmas holidays.

Updated Goals

These are my new goals for the next few weeks:

  • Assemble rules and treasure lists for my roleplaying project (by December 17th).
  • Continue scoring two webcomics per week for Mary Sues.
  • Write two short pieces (or for two evenings) each week.
  • Decide what to replace my computer with (by December 5th).
  • Hold off on working on these for the next couple of days so I can start to recover from the cold.

Good luck and happy writing!

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