So, I guess I'm going to be head of Tech for Fanime next year. I'm not entirely sure why I agreed to this insanity, but there you go. If I look frazzled next May/June, you know why.
So, I am working for a new person now. I'm at the same company, though. New person is based in Ohio. This means that I am moving my working hours to something more in the 7:30-4:30 range. The extra hour actually makes a huge difference in the availablility of the folks on the East Coast. I also like it a lot better. I spent nearly five years on that time schedule, and it seems to have become quite engrained. Since I'm finding that I have ongoing problems with a lack of familiar things at the moment (ongoing = for about two years now, *grumble*), I'm much happier with the change in time. It's a little tiring, though, since I had been used to the extra hour of sleep. So I've been running on short sleep for the past two weeks or so. It's getting very wearing.
I'm still not sure how long the contract is for. No one has communicated with me on this detail. I am learning how not to be fussed by this. I did get told on Friday about an upcoming project, which looks to be a fairly large one. (Read: a month or two.) It's an internationalization project, which makes me happy. It's only for French and German, so it's not as cool as if it were Japanese. Still, I've been wanting to get internationalization experience on the resume for some time now, so I think this all a good thing.
I'm tired. I've been tired for a long, long time. It's more an emotional tired than anything else. I think the past couple of years have thrown too many large things at me too fast, and I just don't have the energy to deal any more.
It's really frustrating. Sometimes it feels like I'm starting to get back to more "normal" energy levels. But then me being me, I overdo it, and go right back down to where I was before. Feh.
Fanime was one of those overdoing it things. (That, and a couple of things going on in my personal life around the same time.) I've been paying the price for the past couple of weeks, feeling totally dead on my feet. Bleh.
But, yeah. So if I suddenly seem to vanish off the face of the planet, it's probably because I've over-exhausted myself again and am too tired to keep in contact.
Speaking of Fanime... This year wiped me out. It's the least amount of fun I've had at Fanime for years. Bleh. Not to say that I didn't have fun. I just spent a lot of time wandering around in an exhausted, sore haze. Oh, and I got to deal with far too much silly drama.
Still, there was good there. I bought a lot more stuff than I expected. (Not hard, considering that I was expecting to not find anything that I wanted.) I got a YYH artbook, which makes me very happy. I had been wishing they put one out for years. And now one sits on my shelf. I am happy.
I also bought a new friend for the Black Death: Puu-chan. I'm not entirely sure BD is very happy with this arrangement.
There is a rumor going around that the Black Death had quite a bit of fun at the con -- particularly with certain Totoros. So much fun that we now have an expecting Totoro.
I've spoken most firmly with BD, and it denies any knowledge of the proported incident. I can't tell if its telling the truth or not (how do you know when a giant microbe is lying?) But it does occur to me that making babies is not really BD's style. It is a lot more into making corpses instead. Time will tell, I suppose.