All right, then. Enough talk about LotRO. If fortune favors me, I won't have time for playing computer games anyway. October is coming, and historically that's always a big month for me, between Halloween festivities (Marisa and I tend to take a pilgrimage to Salem, MA each year now) and our anniversary on Halloween itself.
Moreover, it's the beginning of fall, a season whose virtues include a wash of amazing colors in the landscapes of New York and not being summer. Summer needs to end, and soon. The only good weather is jacket weather.
But before the craziness of October begins, we must conclude September. Toward the end of the month, my mother is going to have some major surgery, so really it's hard to think too far past that. So it's time to marshal myself for things to come, projects to work on, personal goals to achieve, and writing to continue.
In the meantime, don't forget to pre-order The Darkwood Mask! 6 months and counting.
Here's a final amusing bit: today's featured article on Wikipedia is Dungeons & Dragons! I like this excerpt.
"Players of D&D create characters that embark upon imaginary adventures within a fantasy setting. A Dungeon Master (DM) serves as the game's referee and storyteller, while also maintaining the setting in which the adventures occur. During each game session, the players listen to descriptions of their character's surroundings, as well as additional information and potential choices from the DM, then describe their actions in response. The characters form a party that interacts with the setting's inhabitants (and each other), solves dilemmas, engages in battles and gathers treasure and knowledge. In the process the characters earn experience points to become increasingly powerful over a series of sessions. D&D departs from traditional wargaming by assigning each player a specific character to play, as opposed to a military formation."