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 (Look, I’m part Tsolagi, and by and large, we don’t go around calling ourselves native-americans–in fact, there is the irreverent but highly useful dichotomy between the feather Indians and the dot Indians . . )
- who would be originally ethnically related to/intermingled with the various tribes over the millenia, So I then . . .
- tried to nail down a tribal connection
- (During which I finally realized (duh!) that the Continental Divide had to figure in, but fortunately only slightly)
- . . . and after skimming things about the Battle of Little Bighorn and the Ghost Dance,
- I decided that my Indian vampires had finally just all sat themselves down and decided to use the English version of the general concept that most of them had more or less decided on as a descriptor.
And then I looked back at the bottom of the notebook page where I had stopped to do this, and . . .
Did I mention that, on the page before that one, I noticed that my typing was kind of shitty and tracked down a typing tutor?
Total transcription so far today: 531 words
This is me, getting back to work. After tea ‘n’ some junk. kthxbai!