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31 July 2004 @ 11:50 pm
While the cat's away, the mice get bored.  
So, Emily left for Thailand about 24 hours ago.
Already I'm starting to worry about my ability to cope.
My main concern, originally, was if I'd be okay looking after the cat, but she's pretty easy to please, and she's very good at letting me know when she wants something (either food or fun, basically).

Now, I'm worried about boredom.
I come home to an empty flat, with no-one but the cat to give me company, and after 24 hours I already feel lost for what to do with myself.
I feel like I am really getting to know what the word "vegetating" means.

I mean, I'm basically doing all the usual things that I do when I'm alone (play computer games, watch TV/DVDs...), but I've already spent more time than usual doing these things. If I spend all my free time on the PC, I'm going to go either mad or both.

So, who wants to come over and entertain me?

Visitors would be good too, because they might give me a reason to wash the dishes and stop them from turning into a teetering pile of filth.
Current Mood: worriedworried
Outlier Manlukeii on July 31st, 2004 08:37 am (UTC)
Well, I'm only a tram ride away, and my house has cooler toys than yours... :P
Jacobyak_boy on July 31st, 2004 05:45 pm (UTC)
You're only a tram ride away...

...in one of the cinemas in the CBD.
Xhanthilast_reprise on July 31st, 2004 04:02 pm (UTC)
When I went to Perth Aaron went a bit nuts with boredom too. His solution - have parties.

On a more practical note: it's the perfect time to develop a hobby that doesn't involve screens of any type.
Jacobyak_boy on July 31st, 2004 05:50 pm (UTC)
I already have one of those.

But, it needs other people.

You and Aaron and Gareth should come around so we can get started with that.
Xhanthilast_reprise on July 31st, 2004 07:47 pm (UTC)
We want to play simple stuff, you're are scaring us with the SWAT team military whosits.
Jacobyak_boy on August 2nd, 2004 12:46 am (UTC)
Don't worry about that stuff too much.
If anything, it simplifies things rather than complicates them.
Your usual roleplaying game begins with however many characters, all from different backgrounds, somehow meeting in some contrived manner.

Okay, this is still contrived, but I don't need to worry about getting you altogether and worrying about individual reasons for this diverse group to want to adventure together (believe me, this can be one of the biggest stumbling blocks).

So, the point is, for whatever reason (you can come up with your own, or I can come up with it for you), you have joined the military.

Adventuring will happen in pretty much the same way, but it just makes my life easier to not have to come up with complicated "hooks" (a reason why your characters want to go on any particular adventure; the proverbial trail of breadcrumbs). The hook will almost always be that you are told by your superior officer to go and investigate something, help someone, kill someone, etc... What could be simpler than that?

The main caveat I want to make is that combat is not a given. I want to run a game that is as much character based as it is combat based. So, I guess that may be where it gets complicated, but really that means more hard work for me, not you. It means I have to come up with a whole raft of interesting characters for you to talk to; you only have to come up with one.

That's my main requirement, that your character is interesting, and not just a "Dwarven Fighter" or an "Elven Mage".

But don't sweat too much, that stuff tends to come naturally anyway.
Jacobyak_boy on August 2nd, 2004 12:48 am (UTC)
That should be "I don't have to worry about getting you all together" not "altogether".
Robet Éivaayvah on August 2nd, 2004 10:17 pm (UTC)
I've been interested in trying ths stuff out for a while. But of course, you have to live up Woop Woop.
Mr Sinisterglintsinisterglint on July 31st, 2004 11:32 pm (UTC)
You could always take up ritual sacrifice or crocheting.
Jacob: damnedyak_boy on August 2nd, 2004 12:36 am (UTC)
That's offensive!
How dare you!

Hmm... ritual sacrifice...
Kittymoorekittie on August 1st, 2004 04:49 am (UTC)
If, by chance, those dishes do become a "teetering pile of filth", I'm only an email away.
You can get my references from Sapphy and Aaron. =)