I am alive and well and living in Melbourne. Nice place you have here. According to the Maslow hierarchy of needs I need...
1) A geek/queer friendly house
2) A geek/queer friendly girlfriend. Or several.
3) A chicken parmigiana with a side of poutine.
4) Somewhere to ship up all my miniatures and paints (and furniture and other less important stuff).
5) To not be severely allergic to poutine.
6) More miniatures. Naturally.
The universe is providing. Good little universe. I have a cute date tonight in a place that sells parmigiana. You would think that a 39 year old polyamorous transgender lesbian who makes her living making monsters for video games and collects miniatures obsessively wouldn't get dates. But actually I would say I am far, far more successful now than when I was pissing around with living as a straight male. Go figure. Now, I am not saying that it is a great strategy for you if you happen to be a white, straight male who desperately wants a date, but it has worked for me nonetheless.
This is a weird, weird world.
I also have visited and firmly approve of Melbourne's Mind Games store, where I spent what little spare cash I had on a single Reaper Assassin as a little reminder that I am now an solo female adventurer, and that if I stop eating poutine and parmigiana and get my ass to yoga that I can have legs like Bobby Jackson sculpted them. She has my haircut too.
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So PAX wasn't the great experience I hoped, mainly because I was exhausted from packing for a week, mentally strung out from the whole ordeal and broke. With trade shows, you bring with you a certain energy that is magnified by the place. In my case it was not the great, cathartic experience I had hoped for. A big hi to Turelio and the folks at the Reaper stall.
I did get to meet all my games friends, who are now quickly forming into a dangerous drinking posse. This is good news for my creativity and happiness. Not so crash hot for my liver.
Hopefully next year will be a bit more grounded for me, and I will have had the opportunity to bring Darkling games back to life and have a test game running at PAX. Limbo is nice and all, but I wouldn't wanna live here.
How the flying fucklesticks is everyone else here going?