Wow, what a week. Crazy hours, getting home beat, high-pressure meetings and a minor palace revolt, all in five work days. Well, at least I'm sitting at my desk with a nice tall cup of Caramel blend (with a shot of hazelnut syrup) from Shockoe Espresso and Roastery, and faced with (at long last) another slow afternoon.
So, in response to some of the responses to the previous post:
Sarah: nope, I haven't yet had the pleasure of reading Perdido Stree Station, but it's coming in the mail per your recommendation (damn you, Amazon, and your sinfully easy access to Titillating Literature!). I'm currently in the middle of rereading The Difference Engine, but new material is always welcome!
In the new-material vein, I also grabbed (and devoured in 90 minutes) the graphic novel The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore (of The Watchmen and Batman: The Killing Joke fame), which was wonderful. Imagine a world in which a shaky secret society comprising Mina Murray (nee Harker), Dr. Henry Jekyll, Captain Nemo (as the morose Sikh he truly is), the Invisible Man and Allan Quartermain (a fictitious[?] British explorer) is responsible for preventing some horrible things happening to a majestic alternate London of 1905.
Mary: 'what I'm always complaining about' can be summed up in a single statement: due to far-flung geography and the fact that nearly all of the friends in question are married with children and thus have insane schedules, I don't get to see those particular cool people until late July at the earliest. So there. :-p ;-)
Hunter: I'd heard of Arcanum, but have never laid eyes on it, though it sounds tres cool. I'm looking into GURPS: Castle Falkenstein, though, which is another much-loved, out-of-print RPG property that SJ Games has snapped up.
Hmm. What else is going on? Caught The Scorpion King last night, and was pleasantly surprised. Good, clean family fun. :-D Also laundry, dishes and sundry.
By the way, Spring's here.