I'm hanging in there, as usual. I'm pretty sure that once certain high-stress circumstances die down (hint to universe, ahem) it'll only be a matter of time till I bounce back. And hopefully not give myself a concussion when my head hits the ceiling. Bouncy ogres must be truly terrible to behold.
Actually, my attributes are inspired by real life, not the other way around. *grin* Though it might be more accurate if I switched my CON and my LK. I'm not all that terribly unlucky! But I do tire easily. Some people do. I'm one.
I didn't write today; I still haven't settled on exactly which spell the little leathery man is going to choose.
I'm pretty sure my CHR is rock-bottom. Sometimes people argue the point with me, but after this month when the Trollish Elite forced me into two one-on-one contests (not one, but two, and yes, I'm extremely bitter) and then rooted against me, it would be hard to prove that I have even a 13 CHR. I should've left it at 9. Fortunately, my DEX allows me to draw passably and my INT gives me storytelling ability, so that'll have to compensate.
My STR is quite impressive for my size, really. So in those ways, I really am an ogre.
Last Edit: Dec 1, 2005 9:04:31 GMT -5 by dandelion
My STR and CON used to be good, but they're at best average these days. LK is variable, but lower than it used to be as well. SPD has always been bad, WIZ I have no idea about, CHR seems to be at the low end of average and IQ is slightly above average. DEX is quite definitely negative!
It's a good thing my job uses my IQ, or I'd be in real trouble...
Ohh, yeah, WIZ. Dandelion be all discreet and not mention WIZ. Dandelion will keep her never-fail-finding-things spell to herself, especially because she failed to cast it in the shopping center earlier this week and lost her entire bag with her driver's license and everything. Dandelion will also not mention the talks-to-animals spell either, because she doesn't want to seem like the ogre version of Dr. Doolittle. Because she's not. Honest. She just pays attention, yeah, that's it.
Find Object! That's what I named that durn spell. I had to go into the book and look it up. And I discovered I'm credited! Nuts, now I regret not giving it its original name: the Amazing Thing-Finder (ATF). (Not to be confused with the government bureau of the same initials, although they're good at finding things too.)
A stress fracture, youch. That's pretty brutal. Get-well-soon wishes from the ogre.
I did find my bag, much to my relief. I don't know if my CHR was affected, but my ability to focus sure was.
Last Edit: Dec 2, 2005 19:03:15 GMT -5 by dandelion
I have to keep it up. The climax is about to start. Your shining moment is still coming up. And we haven't even met Middleclaw yet! So much to write.
I've started to slow down my general pace of living, which is good for me and should've happened in October, not December, but it also means I'm more inclined to do my creative work in my head rather than on a keyboard. gotta keep plugging, yep, a little at a time.
Ogre away! (Hehe, I amuse myself.)
And, hey, it's finally losing its grim edge! I don't know what came over me with this doom-and-gloom flavored novel. Must've been in a particularly dark mood last month. But I'd just read some Terry Pratchett, Knifeclaw Company is getting downright hilarious, and I play a jester in my husband's freestyle online game. Everything I do turns silly! Except "A Band of Trolls." I've half a mind to go back and insert silliness into the parts I've already written, but that'll be a lot of work.
Last Edit: Dec 10, 2005 22:43:37 GMT -5 by dandelion
Well, yeah, that and I have a fetish for physicists and engineers. *grin*
Knifeclaw Company is rapidly becoming a good example of that too. One of the ogres will lose half of his face in the climax, and then in Issue #2 we can start piling on the one-eyed navigator jokes. Hehe. Actually that one is another very, very grim story. But the characters never stop laughing. (Except when they lose consciousness.)