Oi. I'd seriously like to actually be able to do work at work instead of just surfing the internet all day. Ugh.
In other news I had a pretty awesome weekend. Trying to fit in all the Ferret and Ally time we can before the move. Ferret game this weekend, which is always fun. I think the reason I like it so much is that it is incredibly complex and it's not always cut and dried wins. For instance, we made a massive victory for my Paladin, by defeating the false pope, bringing down the Grand Inquisitor that had been a thorn in the party side (or at least Tally's) for a while; but at the same time, I fumbled a roll and dropped one of the God's blades (one of 12 central artifacts our team has been trying to collect for the last year or more of game) and had the person she likely hates most in the entire game, grab it and get away. I was so pissed! Lol, but that's what I love (typically after a half and hour or so of pouting) it's complicated. It's kinda like real life. It's very unusual that everything goes smoothly. Plus it gets me all fired up and determined to get it right next time. Tally takes these failings so personally. But the rest of game was amazing. There was the second party wedding disaster (the first being when Tally got married, and her wedding gift of an estate ended up being a death trap that nearly burned everyone she loved alive, culminating in a battle she had to fight buck naked) this time featuring the marriage of (former) Countess Roz to Prince Frederick, in which Singen Vertise (the son of our recently defeated arch rival from day 1) murdered Roz in front of everyone with another God's Blade (Hermes, with the ability to fly at the target no matter the distance away with precision and kill them) only to have the most Wiley Coyote death ever.
Here's the scene:
Roz insisted on a Military wedding, royal or not and actually incorporated chainmail into her wedding dress, so everyone is armed to the teeth and most are on edge. We've had paranoia ground into us from early on, so even though this is a happy day, we're all waiting. Roz, with her eagle eyes (and being the most paranoid of all) is the only one that sees the hint of purple that is coming towards her. With the (real and ONLY) pope officiating, she knows the target of the incoming blade is either herself, Frederick or the Pope. No one else has a chance to move, or react as the blade sinks itself to the hilt into... Roz. Chaos, breaks out, the Prince, in a moment of genuine rage and panic, pulls the blade and flings it back in the direction it came from (despite Tally and Orden's shouts) as he openly weeps. An ally of ours, Valeri the gypsy, wielding a healing God's blade comes running, ducking the swarms of knights trying to stop him and throws his sword at Roz (It has to stab you to heal you), Tally can't do anything but stand there. Orden runs at monk speed to follow the trajectory of the blade, only to find Singen at the top of his Mage tower. He fireballs the HELL out of him, just as the Hermes blade sinks back into Singen. So, he's on fire AND stabbed, but has the strength to pull the blade out and throw it again ... this time it's aimed for Tally. Who, being as she is, throws herself towards it to keep it from hitting anyone else. Except she's currently wielding the Ares blade who's talent is to turn attacks back on the attacker. So Hermes flies up to Tally, spins ... and flies back to Singen, stabbing him as he's falling from the top of the tower... on fire... I'd say 'Poor guy' but he really is a fantastic asshole. Tally's only action was to grab the newly healed Roz and book over towards Singen so the last thing he gets to see is his own failure.
Because despite being a paladin, she also knows how to kick a burning, fallen, stabbed man in the balls before he dies.
That's my girl.
So that was fun. Roz married the Prince and became a Princess, which is exactly what Tally's been plotting and planning for just about ever, making her a smug, smug Duchess. The only thing I forgot to mention and I should ask Ally is if Catherine (Tally's 2 year old daughter, Catherine Rosamund Cerridwen Riverend) could have been a flower girl. Hehehe. I'm pretty sure it would have been allowed.
In non game news, Jay and I might have a couple interested in subletting our apartment for the rest of our lease, which... would be a huge relief. They'll be coming sometime this week to check the place out. Plus Jay and I have to have the 'What's staying, what's going' talk because AIRES is coming this Friday to do the estimate for the move. Tonight is shopping for cat carriers and this week marks the first multicat drive. We've had Cricket and Kif out for hour-long drives solo, but we're going to start the multicat runs, hoping that they don't set each other off. Fingers crossed.
Speaking of the cats, it appears that border crossing isn't that bad as long as we have papers. I'm a little nervous because the vet is recommending that we get Cricket's rabies shot updated... we haven't since her first. Which, as some of you might remember, resulted in her having seizures. So. I'm a little nervous. But if we must, we will. We're debating routes, now that we have time. If we go north it's likely to be a lot prettier. But if we go south... I can see Allison, Lacey and Melissa, not to mention show Jay the town I grew up in, and see my cousin Ben.
Another plus in the Montreal category is I'll be a 10 hour drive from my cousin, who I adore. Christmas with FAMILY. Its a baffling and awesome thought.
Okay, Update is FINALLY done. I can actually do some work now.