His Grace the Duke of Ankh Sir Samuel Vimes
01 January 2020 @ 06:28 pm

His Grace the Duke of Ankh Sir Samuel Vimes
21 November 2014 @ 10:50 am
[info]heckyeahmagic is officially at 10 submitted applications! Yaaaaay! I'm impressed it didn't take that long, considering I haven't promo'ed it anywhere but here yet. I also fixed some broken code last night so now I have no excuse to not write up some locations and businesses.

Holds will be processed before I go to work. Like, within the next 90 minutes, I hope.

Now here comes the hard part. Running a game. Eeeeesh. Hopefully it'll be fun.
His Grace the Duke of Ankh Sir Samuel Vimes
20 November 2014 @ 08:58 pm
After witnessing a six pound, ten ounce can of Libby's pumpkin puree at work, I've decided that if I ever become a stripper, my name will be Industrial Sized Pumpkin.
His Grace the Duke of Ankh Sir Samuel Vimes
18 November 2014 @ 08:22 am
I have five holds turned in for characters who aren't mine at [info]heckyeahmagic, I have one of my own apps done and a rough outline actually written out for the other one and it just feels really satisfying.

Now the hard part is going to be keeping momentum going once the game starts. Actually the hard part today is getting my butt out of bed.
His Grace the Duke of Ankh Sir Samuel Vimes
12 November 2014 @ 11:25 pm
I still don't have a finalized list of locations but everything else is complete enough that I feel comfortable officially posting this.

premise | the enchanted city | taken | holds | wanted
rules | faq | drop box | application | contact

Remember all of those stories told to us when we were children? Tales of the big bad wolf and love spells and enchanted princesses? Of unicorns and nymphs and dwarves? They're absolutely true. Well...an embellishment or two may have woven their way into the legends as the years wore on, but magic? Magic is very real.

The Enchanted Forest evolved with the rest of the world. Villages merged into towns, and then grew into a full-blown city complete with traffic, pollution and suburbs. The witch who lives at the end of the cul de sac on Regents Street now takes PayPal, dragons are on the endangered species list, and mermaids photobombing pictures at the coast has become more and more of a problem since they learned it's turned into a meme.

Welcome to life in The Enchanted City.
His Grace the Duke of Ankh Sir Samuel Vimes
12 November 2014 @ 09:36 am
I have a whole day off today minus a couple of hours of counting money at the restaurant and it's going to be the only one I get for a while, so it's my mission to complete [info]heckyeahmagic. If I don't finish it up now it won't be done until after thanksgiving, so...yeah.

My roommates put that plastic saran insulation up over all of our windows last week because out place is old and drafty as fuck, but that also means that everything is super stuffy and I can't. open. any. windows. So I've been feeling super trapped and crying inside for a week. Since they're not home right now I've got the heat turned off and a fan propped in the kitchen window and I'm trying to blow all of the gross air out. It just want it to not smell like cat poop any more, you guys. That's all I want. ;_;
His Grace the Duke of Ankh Sir Samuel Vimes
08 November 2014 @ 07:02 pm
I was going to work on worldbuilding stuff today, but I worked all day, then I made myself real food for dinner (gasp!) and now I'm going to Big Hero 6 with my roommates, so...tomorrow, I guess?
His Grace the Duke of Ankh Sir Samuel Vimes
09 October 2014 @ 04:30 pm
I was going to spend this afternoon working on a concept for a new game(!) that's been floating in my head thanks to goddamn tumblr, but then I put too much rum in my juice with lunch and spent way too long trying to find a new AIM username I doubt I'll keep for very long and now I'm not sure how much work I can get done before I have to bake at the restaurant tonight.

I guess the point of this post is to maybe keep your eyes peeled in the future for something potentially awesome?
His Grace the Duke of Ankh Sir Samuel Vimes
11 September 2014 @ 11:56 am
Day one of being 26 was pretty good, days 2-20 have kind of been really terrible. I'm trying to figure out my place in the world and maybe having some writing direction when I'm not working would be a good thing? I don't know. My reliability with RP has been terrible for so long.

Anyway, hi.
His Grace the Duke of Ankh Sir Samuel Vimes
16 May 2014 @ 09:44 am
What does it say about me and my character that you want me, but you also want all of these boys who hurt you and make you cry? Why do you think I'm keeping my distance?
His Grace the Duke of Ankh Sir Samuel Vimes
13 May 2014 @ 08:18 pm
It's been a day.  
OMG, Teen Wolf, why are you so horribly lit? Photoshop, why are you so hard to use? Eyes, why can't you stop threatening to cry at the drop of a hat?
His Grace the Duke of Ankh Sir Samuel Vimes
10 May 2014 @ 10:27 pm
What does Megan do when her internet goes down and she has nothing better to do after work? Read? Don't be silly! She makes icons!
His Grace the Duke of Ankh Sir Samuel Vimes
02 April 2014 @ 06:48 pm
My roommate filled my bedroom with balloons for April Fool's yesterday. It was funny and cute, but still annoying because my room is full of balloons and I worked two jobs today and the LAST thing I want to do right now is pop a hundred fucking bags of air.

Buuuuut, if I want to actually get to my dresser tomorrow and wear real people clothes instead of the same shit two days in a row like I did yesterday and today, I'm going to have to. Blerg.
His Grace the Duke of Ankh Sir Samuel Vimes
15 March 2014 @ 03:09 pm
I wish I still had my old prescription so I could compare my eyes four years ago to my eyes today, but the end result of this afternoon's adventure would still be the same: I am horrifically blind. My optometrist said he's just as near sighted so that's comforting, I guess. Also, reading with my glasses off can be better because my prescription basically makes my eyes go crosseyed, and reading without my glasses will cause less strain.I wish I could do that for the computer, but my nose would basically be to the screen, so no dice.

Now I wait for my WP trial glasses to show up so I can move onto the next step of actually buying things.

Also, New Belgium's 1554 Black Lager is fucking delicious. 10/10, would recommend.
His Grace the Duke of Ankh Sir Samuel Vimes
15 March 2014 @ 01:10 am
Made an appointment for an eye exam tomorrow and set up an at-home try on for new glasses from Warby Parker. I've had these glasses for four years and the lenses are getting unacceptably terrible. A new pair of glasses from WP will be $125, which doesn't suck, but it's still a lot of money. We'll see how much I like the frames.

I'm kind of dying for these ones to be awesome on my face.

Tomorrow is eye appt, trying to icon a little bit (maybe), watching the Veronica Mars movie and probably attempting to make cheeseburger pretzels.
His Grace the Duke of Ankh Sir Samuel Vimes
13 March 2014 @ 09:22 pm
I have Photoshop CS2 on my desktop now because Adobe is awesome and released it for free download.

Now the trick is to figure out just how to use the thing. Because icons are a thing I miss making.

Also, trying to get back into RP is making me feel weird and anxious. But a lot of things in life are making me feel weird and anxious so IDK. The internet basically is making me super uncomfortable right now, WHICH IS, LIKE THE OPPOSITE OF THE HABITS I HAVE FORMED SINCE I WAS THIRTEEN YEARS OLD. :|||||
His Grace the Duke of Ankh Sir Samuel Vimes
23 January 2014 @ 09:38 am
I just want to spend 12 hours in my own space completely and utterly alone. Which is just not feasible when you live with two other people. The closest I'm going to get today is probably four or five hours by myself (it was two- ugh). Which is better than zero hours, but I just need to revel in some solitude for a while.

One of my good friends is a suicide risk right now and I've had 23 straight days of feeling down on myself. I had a (thankfully brief) anxiety attack about the concept of oblivion this morning and I just want to sort out my own feelings and shit without having to put on a front for someone else sitting 10 feet away from me.

I should just make breakfast and stop feeling sad and mopey about things I don't have any control over.
His Grace the Duke of Ankh Sir Samuel Vimes
05 January 2014 @ 09:49 pm
It's been six days since my emotional meltdown. Every day is a little better. People at work have been asking me what's up, so I guess it's nice that someone cares.

Every single time a customer asked me how I was doing today I wanted to answer "I'm exhausted and on the verge of breaking down in tears, and you?"...but that would require more of a conversation than I was willing to give anyone.

A friend is flaying into town to visit me on Wednesday. I get to see Dayna in March. I have things to look forward to, but I'm still having a hard time.
His Grace the Duke of Ankh Sir Samuel Vimes
17 December 2013 @ 11:59 am
I've spent my whole morning in my PJs, drinking tea and watching the Project for Awesome livestream. Great day. It' a shame I have to start getting ready for work soon.

My shifts for today and tomorrow are 3:15-12:15. Because of one of my roommates' super early morning schedules, our other roommate went "...in the morning?" when I told her. Nope. Nooooope. We're open until midnight all this week. Which means that I'm not getting home until 1 am or so tonight and tomorrow. Hooray.
His Grace the Duke of Ankh Sir Samuel Vimes
11 December 2013 @ 10:18 am
I 100% did not intend to get a Christmas present for my brother this year because he's a little shit who I haven't spoken to since October, but then I realized that I would feel worse not getting him something, so I bought him a nice pair of gloves.

The best thing is that these were $44 Isotoner gloves that I paid $15 for. You can sure as hell bet I'm leaving the price tag on those things and make him think I paid retail.