November 1st, 2005

technical difficulties

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Righto. it's 0040 on the first day of NaNoWriMo, and I'm posting this using a livejournal client. I think I'll do my writing in this from now on, as it features a nifty wordcount at the bottom, so I know how I'm doing for my deadline. Right. Good night!


Grah. Can't believe I forgot to get pictures of me in costume. Oh, well. It's not like I was in full costume, anyway. I was passing out candy, so most of my gear I left inside. I went as a post-nuclear apocalypse urban survivalist. Kinda like what you see in the cities of Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-playing Game, or in the background city scenes in Firefly. You know, rugged military surplus stuff, as well as consumer castoffs. Not many people got it, so I ended up telling a bunch that I was a Zombie Hunter. Which, I suppose, could also be represented by my costume.

I got the majority of my stuff at a surplus shop for fairly cheap, since I get my step-brother's discount. One thing that annoyed me though, was the gasmask. Sure, it was made in Canadia, but that's no excuse for making it nigh-impossible to get the canister filter out of the case. Well, impossible if you're in a rush, at least. I was bashing the thing against the sidewalk, attempting to cut it with a knife and other such desperate attemts to open it. Hell, I even toox a hatchet to it.
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I'll post my novel progress for the day by midnight, seein' as how I'm supposed to be writing right now...