LAN Afterglow and a Showdown Between Two Classes of Villains

The LAN party last night was amazingly fun, even if going back to fetch computers and lug them back upstairs wasn’t quite as fun. It’s an excuse for me to get more arm workouts in at least, right? I think one of my favorite games last night was Team Fortress 2. Now that it’s free to play, we had a damn fun time at the LAN with it, and ended up picking it up twice to play on. Another game that was really cool was Savage 2, definitely enjoyable even if it did get tedious trying to beat the bad guys sometimes. Then of course there was Left for Dead 2, which is hysterical to play – even if you’re sure to die often regardless of which side you’re playing.

In the end, I had a blast. And because I pulled out around midnight-ish (we started around two in the afternoon), I didn’t have to worry about getting motion-sickness like I tend to do when playing for long periods of time on FPS games like Urban Terror. Instead I pulled out my Nook and fired up The Secret Garden. I’ve only gotten to the train ride that leads to Mary’s uncle’s home, but already she’s reminding me of a young, sour Severus Snape. Which I have to love. ^_^

And now, for word metrics! And did I mentioned this finished me up for July’s Camp NaNo? *CHEER!* Not to mention that I also hit my 25k word limit on this book! *DOUBLE CHEER!*

Summary: There’s been a disturbance in Leekston. Suzie is unaware of it at first, but as the repercussions echo throughout her home life and threaten her family, she begins asking questions. What she slowly uncovers not only answers long unanswered questions, but makes her realize how deep the deception goes. Will Suzie learn the truth? Will the forces behind it all be able to stop her investigation? And how does a man with amnesia fit into all this?

Project: The Secrets of Leekston (Working)
Deadline: End of 2011 (Preferably much sooner)
New words written: 2,256
Present total word count: 25,680
Total Word Count for 2011: 87,331

Incredible scene where I get some juicy baddie vs. baddie fun going on, and somebody totally gets what he deserves. Or maybe even worse than what he deserves. Suzie’s dad explains what he’s really been up to, and what happened recently at his place of employment. Trust me when I say he won’t soon forget the experience!

Now it’s off to enjoy my relaxing Sunday evening before heading back to work next week. Peace, interwebs. =)

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