Going Well

As the title suggests, things are going fairly well for me right now. I have a job, working at The Brown Cow Inn, my last post on the Games and Geekery has brought a lot of traffic to the page, and I’ve even gained some inspiration to help me write the next part of Hermes925.

I work here now! 🙂

Let’s start with the job first. So far I’ve worked two 5 hour shifts and a roughly 7 hour shift, and now I have two whole days off. This should give me plenty of time to catch up with my writing and see a friend or two. The crew at The Brown Cow Inn have been very friendly and helpful. I’ve even received my share of the tips already! It’s only been about £14 and change so far, but every little helps. 🙂

I honestly expected it to be harder to get back into the swing of things behind a bar. I thought the established staff may treat me like an outsider until I’d proven myself. However they seemed to have taken to me rather quickly. The regulars too have already began greeting me by name. I’m very happy with the job so far. It’s only been three days, but I feel very optimistic. They let me wear black! 😀

My main worry at the moment is that I’ve developed a pain between my shoulder blades since I moved to Dalton. My Uncle Nick thinks I pulled a muscle while sleeping on my side. I’ve never had that problem before, but I’ve reconfigure my pillows to support my head better. Hopefully it will heal soon and I won’t do anything at work to aggravate it. Having just finished my third shift, I ache all over, both the pain at the base of my neck between my shoulders seems no worse off.

Space Marine
Can you honestly tell whether this Space Marine is male, female of genderless?

I’m very proud of the last article I wrote for Games and Geekery. It has it flaws, as several people pointed out, particularly regarding my description of the Progenoid glands, but it got 339 views in the first 20 hours. Sadly there weren’t any likes or comments on the article itself, or any new subscribers, but it got plenty of people talking on facebook. The subject was Female Space Marines in the Warhammer 40k universe

A frequently asked question in the Warhammer 40k community, mostly by people new to the hobby, is “Why aren’t there female Space Marines?”. The short answer is because the game’s story says that the process has been designed to be compatible only with male physiology, but I take it a step further. I explain why, if a woman did go through the augmentation process, she’d be indistinguishable from other Space Marines afterwards.

I had hoped the article would generate traffic and encourage discussion, since this particular topic always seems to get people talking. I’m a little disappointed that we didn’t get any new subscribers, but I’ll just keep writing the articles and sharing the links and see what happens.

This isn’t her. This is a image I found on google that approximately matches the description of Lena in Hermes925.

Sometimes you just have to go for it, see what happens and roll with the consequences. I recently enjoyed the company of a young lady. We’d both agreed that we didn’t want a relationship, but I had hoped that it would last a little longer than it did. She seems to be happy though with the new guy from what I’ve seen on Facebook. We haven’t really talked much since. For the most part my attitude has been ‘easy come, easy go’.

Despite my decision to not let it bother me, and knowing that it’s for the best, I still find myself wondering what I could have done differently to avoid losing her to another man. I could have visited her more often, except I couldn’t because I didn’t have the money to travel. I could have called her more often, but I didn’t want to appear needy since we’d agreed that it wasn’t a relationship. He lives in the same town and can probably afford to spoil her a bit. It doesn’t help anything to dwell on it, especially since it was supposed to just be a bit of fun anyway.

Except, of course, it can help immensely to understand what Jaime will be going through (spoilers) when he finds out that Helena, Lena for short, has started seeing Psy-Man. Originally I had written in my notes that Jaime would have a crush on Lena, but was too awestruck to actually approach her and ask her out. Psy-Man swoops in and takes her before he plucks up the courage.

In my original notes though she looked more like this.

Now I’m thinking it would be better for Jaime and Lena to have a rather impulsive and sexually intimate relationship before he finds out about Psy-Man. Not only would this give me an outlet for my feelings and be much more interesting, it would also give me the excuse to write some ‘romance’ that one or two Hermes fans have been asking for. So far Jaime has been rather gentlemanly about his relationships. This one is going to blow (tee-hee) his mind, and leave him feeling rather compelled to brag about it.

I’ll be pulling from several experiences, so don’t expect to figure out exactly what the real-life inspiration and I really got up to. It’ll be fun to show what an augmented reality interface can do to spice things up. I might even include some stuff I’ve never actually done and have little interest in doing at all, which I suspect some pure romance writers do fairly frequently. Good luck guessing which is which 😛

Have a great day 🙂

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