God, but I love my job! Or maybe I shouldn’t.
There is a brief passing reference to a supposed impact crater in Archimago which so far has only been used twice. In my original happy world, the boss powerful sorcerer at the time created it during a killer tantrum. I had envisioned an impact crater in Russia, which my extensive scholarly vague recall of National Geographic remembered as the Kamchatka crater. But (mercifully) I wanted a quick fact check . . .
- . . . and discovered to my dismay that this particular crater (Kamchatka) was actually a whole chain of them. So . . .
- I looked up impact/meteor craters in Wikipedia, and fished around until I found one with the right general parameters, but
- . . . it had already been marked by the local Native Americans, so . . .
- . . . the Crucio in question had to change ethnicity from Russian to Inuit, which meant that
- . . . he needed an Inuit name
- . . . which meant I had to look for one.
- So when I added it to my spreadsheet, I realized it was all teeny-tiny and spent a frustrating time trying to figure out how to get Numbers to change its row height (Mr. Inspector is Your Friend, as he is in Pages, duh!)
- And while I was noodling around with that, I came across my District page and . . .
- went looking (grr) for a (ya’d think?) US outline map that I could edit relatively easily, although the last time I did this some years ago, I couldn’t find one that was any good, and Photoshop and I didn’t speak for a few weeks, so I braced myself for a similar future conversation with Gimp, hoping that Photoshop hadn’t chatted with it about what an unreasonable bitch I am.
- But maybe the interwebs have evolved, because I found an awesome nifty one (see my links)
- However, the District page also has the Houses, so it occurred to me that . . .
- . . . this Inuit Crucio and company needed to be in a separate House (geography is destiny, campers–just play Civilization), which meant it also needed a name.
- After an estimated two and a half hours of poring through Inuit linguistics (which formed by far the bulk of all this afternoon), I came up with a name, but . . .
- . . . then I remembered that I also already had a House of Western US Indians Continue reading