Bedtime for me now.
I’m almost done with Final Fantasy VI (I’m about to head to the Floating Continent), so very soon it looks like I’ll finally be starting Dragon Age (assuming, of course, that my laptop can handle it — I haven’t had great luck with this thing running games so far).
But for now, it’s time to spin the Wheel of Dreams and see what comes up tonight. I’ve had a couple former roommates show up on two consecutive nights. Two nights ago I was back working at Disneyland (yet again…I remember using the phrase “fifth time is the charm” in the dream because I have such a habit of not checking my schedule and missing shifts in my dreams). Last night I was on an adventure in a hunted house, trying to avoid and/or kill ghosts, but in more of a video game fashion than my normal nightmares about haunted houses (in this dream, I actually could defeat ghosts, where normally all I can do is run away and hope to survive in those kinds of dreams).
I should probably turn off this BBC America show about poisonous scorpions, though, and try to get my mind on something else before I actually knock out. I can’t imagine that dreams about scorpions would go well for me.
All done transcribing Night Vale.
I also told followers of one of the transcript blogs (there were two, one color-coded and one not) that I will soon be deleting it and inviting them to join the other one. It’s just too much work to do two versions of each transcript with different formatting. Part of my trouble with getting overwhelmed with the transcript that took two weeks was the thought of color coding it for each character (which would mean coming up with yet more color schemes that [a] aren’t already being used and [b] are easily readable — there are only so many combinations I can use that at least some people don’t have trouble reading).
But I was right that the regular episode that came out tonight would seem easy compared to the long one that I finished earlier today. Compared with probably a combined 20 hours working on the last one, I finished this one (proof reading and everything) in just over three hours. And now I can sort of chill out on Night Vale until November 1st, when they release a “bonus features” episode.
I love the show, but wow…if I didn’t cut the work load a bit I was gonna lose it.
And the new Night Vale is out. Back to typing.
But after this I can take two weeks off before seeing what November’s “extra bonus content” releases will be like while the show takes a one-month hiatus from new episodes.
I saw that Night Vale announced today that they’re recording a live show in January which will feature “pretty much every guest who ever appeared in any of the touring shows” and I whimpered.
Well, it took me two weeks, but I finally got the transcript of the special live crossover episode of Night Vale/The Thrilling Adventure Hour typed out and posted.
I’m growing to fear their live shows. This one is 34 pages in my word processor. The average episode is 6-7 pages. And for the life of me I couldn’t tell a couple of the characters in this show apart at all. I ended up guessing on who was saying a lot of the lines.
And in just over two hours, the next Night Vale episode comes out and I get to do it all over again. Fortunately, as far as I know, there is no extra-long live episode being released tonight — it should just be the regular 20-30 minute episode, so it should seem like a walk in the park after this one.
Think I’ll try sleeping earlier than I have the last couple of days (it sure didn’t take me long to get back to my night-owl ways after the trip).
Then tonight I’ve really got to knock out more of that transcript that’s been frustrating me so much. The next episode comes out on Tuesday night, and I’d really like to have this one done before then (but I don’t know how realistic that is — I worry that if I force myself to keep going when I get really upset with myself for not being able to tell characters apart or figure out what they’re saying, then I may burn out on transcribing the show completely and I really don’t want that).
But for now, goodnight, tumblr. Goodnight.