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06 November 2011 @ 11:34 pm
Not much to say at the moment  
But I'm going to say it anyway!

Mostly of my time lately has been taken up with NaNoWriMo, studying Japanese, or looking for work. Looking for work continues to be dismal, but there's nothing I can do but soldier on. I have the JLPT on December 4, and I should pass even without studying, but I'm not trying to take a college class here, I'm trying to become a translator. There's no point in passing to pass if I forget everything I've learned.

I haven't logged on to WoW in nearly a week, and really don't feel much desire to. I was already on the fence, basically only showing up for raids and to keep my bank alt's cash flowing, and ever since the GLBT-fail on Blizzard's part at Blizzcon I haven't even felt the urge to do that. I probably would have cancelled my account already except I signed up for the one-year thing literally one day before the incident, much to my annoyance, so there's basically nothing I can do on that score.

On the NaNo edge, I need a better word than "knowledge" (as in "Lamplighter knowledge" or "Walker knowledge") for guild-specific bits of info. Secrets seems obvious, but doesn't have quite the right connotations. "Mysteries," in the old sense of knowledge hidden from all but a select group might work. I guess I can search-replace that when I'm done, though. One of the better pieces of advice relating to NaNo I read lately is, "Don't go back and edit until you've finished. How do you know what needs changing when you don't even know the whole story?"
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: VNV Nation - Procession
Arin Wolfearinwolfe on November 7th, 2011 05:56 am (UTC)
Lore maybe?
lady looks like a dudesodzilla on November 7th, 2011 06:35 am (UTC)
I was going to suggest that, yes! It has much the same ring as mysteries, except that to me mysteries has an almost religious note to it, as though the group in question was a sect... lore works better, I think, if you're talking about a professional group.
dorchadasdorchadas on November 7th, 2011 05:10 pm (UTC)
Hmm...it is a good suggestion. The only disadvantage I'm running into is that then I'd end up saying "Lamplighter lore" a lot and I really don't like the alliteration there. ^^''
lady looks like a dudesodzilla on November 7th, 2011 06:41 am (UTC)
Well... I can understand you about WoW, in a way, though it'd be sad to see you go! Seems like a lot of the people who were most active in Wrath have lost interest in Cata...
dorchadasdorchadas on November 7th, 2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not like "WoW sucks!" or anything, but...I was only logging on for raids, and the last few raids I haven't even really been interested in those either. I'd say it might be that I've been healing due to lack of healers for a month and a half or so, but that's not true because it's older than that. I don't even have my flame hippogryph from the firelands dailies because I just don't care enough.
slarnosslarnos on November 7th, 2011 01:51 pm (UTC)
Praxis works, if you're talking about applied knowledge rather than theory.
dorchadasdorchadas on November 7th, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
It's a good term, but it wouldn't really fit in with the way the characters speak, unfortunately.