It’s November, which means NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writing Month) has begun – where hundreds of thousands of people try to write 50,000 words in one month. Not something that works for me, because I’m really bad for going back and editing my work before continuing on, but it’s still a cool event.
With Halloween now over, I’m kind of annoyed I didn’t decide to dress up as a Hunter zombie from Left 4 Dead (pictured in this post)… but the idea only occurred to me five minutes ago so I’m a biiiiit late. Next year! In the spirit of Halloween, here’s a creepy and beautiful comic.
My actual Halloween was spent out Geocaching – basically, treasure hunting using the internet or an Android phone/iPhone to find certain hidden items using clues and GPS co-ordinates. There’s a fair amount in Nairn and a lot in Inverness, and it’s good fun wandering around in the dark, searching nooks and crannies for the ‘caches’ and praying the police don’t ask what you’re up to (because ‘internet treasure hunting’ may not sound convincing).
Finding a geocache is a lot of fun, though – and we had two successful findings, thanks to bringing along two friends who were like geocache snifferdogs. Awesome snifferdogs.
Then the temperature dropped to 1°C and I, being terrible at handling the cold, started handling the cold terribly. So I was very glad to get to bed!
It’s all horribly geeky. So I love it.
One last thing – the Nicholson Institute, Stornoway’s only secondary school, decided keeping an autistic 18-year-old in a ‘cage’ (a fenced-off area of the playground) was a smart idea. I’ll just be shaking my head over here…