For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, TPK stands for Total Party Kill. This is what happens when your DM likes to throw things at you when you’re below half health and having kind of a sucky day. The DM we have on Wednesdays has made a habit of killing us on a semi weekly basis. The current score is Andy: 3 Eric: 3 Annie: 1 and me: 1. We’ve had a grand total of six sessions. There have been a grand total of two sessions in which no one died. Two out of six. Do you see something wrong with this?
This is what I get for doing really well for two sessions in a row. In the last Wednesday session I managed to kill something with a sneak attack. In the Monday session following it my Mouse was kicking ass in the Fallout campaign. By the laws of the universe the next session I must suck at to even out the two successful games. I just didn’t realize that meant I had to suck that bad. Let’s go back to the Monday session so that I don’t suck so bad, kay?
We’re traveling with this caravan, right? And we’re headed through an area known for this band of raiders known as the Red Scorpions who are supposed to be ex military. First night we get attacked by a bear. Nobody seems to be able to hit it for several rounds except for me with my little hand gun. I believe it was the NPC that finally killed it. So now we have bear meat to last us for several weeks. This is good stuff. Next thing you know we’re split up and captured by the Red Scorpions. Fun? Yes. Guess who somehow managed to keep her pocket knife hidden from the raiders? Me~ So the pocket knife gets us out and those who are more violently inclined go forth and do battle… or something like that. I hid in a corner until it was safe. Somehow I made my way to a rifle and managed to actually hit something with it this time, thus making myself useful for once. I like it when I get to be useful.
Now that we have the D&D out of the way, back to reality. I took a tour of Geneva on Monday, this made me very happy. The campus is so pretty, as is to be expected of a college established in the late 1800s. It’s made up of a lot of beautiful old buildings and several houses and churches converted for college purposes. The English teachers apparently have their own house on campus for their offices where they sometimes have tea for their students. I’m really looking forward to going there.
Tuesday I went to Lincoln Park with Courtney and Josiah since we’re all out for the summer. School is dumb, btw. After the PSSAs began they weren’t allowing any of the alumni to visit all day. We are now only allowed to visit during lunch hours. This is extremely silly, I think, but whatever, I can just hide in the library and they’ll never know I’m there. Seriously, they don’t even notice me anymore. After school we went to Cheeburger and then Kylie, Dave, Jesse, Eric and I went out to eat… again? Yeah there was lots of food. Since it was a Tuesday we went to the movies. Apparently no one goes to the movies on Tuesdays so the price is only five dollars all day. Unless of course the movie is in 3D As far as I can tell, they aren’t even showing Priest without the 3D more than once a day. We didn’t know this, of course until we got there. Dumb stuff is dumb. So we saw Priest in 3D and it really wasn’t worth the extra three dollars.
It was a nice evening, though, despite the wasted money. We spent another hour standing outside the theater talking with another friend from the café about LARPing and D&D and so forth. It was good stuff. Wednesday was the utter failure you’ve already heard about and a day wasted due to the fact that it was spent at CCBC. I really don’t like CCBC. Thursday was my one free day and the season finale of Bones. OMG it was awesome! Unfortunately now I have to wait until the fall to see what happens next. :c I will just have to content myself with watching reruns and such. Friday I had a dentist appointment. I really don’t like the dentist. But! It’s okay, cause the follow day was Saturday~
Saturday is cleaning day, so after some cleaning Erin and I went and picked up Kylie who was also cleaning. We went to the park where we met Dave. It was too nice of a day not to enjoy outside so we played on the swings and took a walk around some random back road in the park then took a short cut down the hill. Erin told me to wear flipflops… both bad and good idea. On the one hand they were easier to take off while crossing the creek, on the other hand they were a pain to do all that walking in. Since I skipped telling you guys about last Monday in favor of the weekend, the last time I walked around in flipflops I ended up with a huge blister on the bottom of my foot for about three days. Not fun, since I didn’t want a repeat of that I ended up pulling and Erin and running around in my bare feet. Fun, right? Not really. Rocks hurt.
So after that adventure we went back to my house to pick out an outfit for Sunday and let the boys play some halo. Once they were done we went to the café to play some Betrayal on the House on the Hill. Otherwise known as House on Haunted Hill by those who are too lazy to say the full name… so probably just me. It was a good game, though we did have to wait longer than expected for our sixth player to come. But once he got there we had a good time, even if the tiles did get laid out in the most awkward of patterns. I even got to kill someone. c:
Sunday was Japanese lessons and my date with Jesse. We went to get ice cream with Kylie and Dave before hand at a little place down the street from the café. It was quite cute, actually, though very small. We went to see Water for Elephants which I had heard mixed reviews about. It was really cute though, and not overly sappy or anything. The villain was wonderful, for starters, such a creeper. After the movie we went to Stake and Shake for dinner and some rather dorky conversation. It was good, though, and I had a great time.
This week I will try my best to be productive, but I can’t make any promises. Dragon Lance, tonight, LAVA tomorrow and Wednesday along with my mom’s birthday on Tuesday; Thursday and Friday are free, Saturday hopefully will bring movies with Courtney, and then we’re back to Sunday and Japanese lessons. A little of this to look forward to and a little of that unexpected element that comes with being a poor planner. We’ll just have to wait and see.