On Saturday Lee’s sister and her baby came over in the morning to drop back Firefly (baby liked it very much and in the end had decided that Wash is Lee). I got to catch up with them very briefly before I was collected by Giffy and Nick.
We drove up the coast with much amusing conversation and 3 litres of pineapple juice.
Visiting with my parents was really nice and it was a lovely hot, mild day up the coast. I was pleased I’d thought to pack my jandles. Went to Lindale for cheese and the pate from the farmer’s market. Then it was over to Luke and Sam’s where I was informed of my imminent kidnapping. I was made to run I know, Right? which I was pretty happy to do. It was one of those dream teams of the right roleplayers in the right moods, you know. The kind of group where they start interacting in character before you’ve told them the rules?
Debbie was a truly inspiring Queen Bee with her obsession with England and the fantastic slang she invented “That is SO cockney!” She was also very big on just ordering her clique around, to an extent I’ve not seen before in game.
Giffy was the terrifying sort of sidekick that actually extended the meanness of the QB. Everyone was great in fact. Here are some quotes I managed to scribble down between giggles:
Valerie (QB) after having fixed someone’s nails: Kelly? Can you blow?
Sakura (on Kelly and her boyfriend): Oh My God! He’s totally gonna want to do it with you at the dinner party!
Sakura: we’ve only got sake at my house and that’s just not English!
Sakura (on Kelly and her boyfriend): that was so weird that he didn’t even talk to you?
Val: Yeah, it totally means he wants to sleep with you.
Kelly: You know the whole thing with girls?
Then it was back to Luke and Sam’s for some hot tub action with Giffy. Then I’d stuffed myself with pate, cheese and crackers so I didn’t really want to eat anything, just a beefy kebab and a bit of corn.
After I managed to get out of the tub I rounded up some players for Wuthering Heights. As with any time I’ve run this game it was completely hilarious. I was laughing so hard I couldn’t breathe and my stomach cramped up.
It was quite closely based on the first time I ran it, with Sam’s character haunted by her dead husband. The biggest difference was the extra characters, the fact that she wasn’t so much torn up with pain over her loss, but with a tiny bit of guilt and a lot of eccentricity.
I nearly killed Giffy when I played the part of the six year old stable boy (“Oi sleep with the hosses. Dis is Blacky, ee’s moy fav’rit”) and I nearly died over the scandalous gift giving and Malcom’s outrage.
Hyacinth (Sam): What a radical idea! (beat) I like it.
Athene (Giffy, being very honest): But I’m only averagely pretty!
Atehene (not wanting to go for a walk in the garden): But I fear I shall die of tuberculosis!
The gentlemen concerning Nasia’s character (one of her problems was ‘small’) what she lacks in height, she makes up for in wealth. And think of the money you’d save her dresses would be cheaper, need less fabric.
Nasia’s character was also a drug addict. After the roast hogget was revealed to be full of live, angry ravens: I’ve sat back down and continued eating.
I was pretty toasted after that. Svend drove us back to my parent’s place and I slept in the fold out bed in my parent’s lounge. It was a bit cold but Mum had left me a hottie so that was lovely.
In the morning I had a nice long conversation with Svend, which I haven’t done in ages. Then we took my parents to their favourite cafe for brunch. I had a very nice meal of French toast with bacon, banana and maple syrup. Svend ate everything on the menu and everything else that was going.
We got to Luke and Sam’s in time for me to play a game of Twister (it’s always funner than I remember) then Giffy and I began to head home. We did have a good conversation in the car, and it was great to catch up with her.
Wash was pleased to see me when I got home and we finished watching first season Veronica Mars. I found the episode where she figures out what happens at the party really, really squicky and we had to take a break and watch light stuff for a couple of hours, then we watched the end of the season and the first ep of the second season. No cliffhangers for us!
I love Logan. Man the reveal of the Big Mystery was awesome although I had a problem with the climax (where essentially Veronica is useless and has to be bailed out by Daddy.)
Today Wash is in Auckland on business and I tried to watch Closer, but I found it to be bad. I just….I didn’t like any of the characters and I felt…the men had all the power somehow? I was bored anyway, and when one of the guys (not Jude Law) called his girlfriend a whore one too many times I turned it off. Now Centre Stage is playing in the background.
Point of Fashion: cold feet
Current Obsession: awesomeness
I must mention Philippe Tromeur so that he will see that I have run his game again.
Cross posted to my lj since comments still are broken.