No sweat, one of my roommates can sign for it, right? Not so, mofo. Everybody was out, and when I got home, there was a note -- sorry, InfoNotice™ stating:
We attempted to:
_ Pick up
X 1st attempt
X FINAL ATTEMPT
1 pkgs from ________________________
Next attempt will be made on: F.
Approximate time of next attempt: 2:00 - 5:00
X Signature required on delivery (in person)
There was also a handwritten message on the note: "C. Gagnon must sign personally. Will only attempt one more delivery or will send back to LA."
What the flying hell? Did I accidentally order biohazardous materials? Nuclear waste? The Black Goat of the Forest with a Thousand Young? Not as far as I can recall. Anyway, today's delivery attempt happened at 3:36 per UPS.com. Does this mean I need to negotiate a shorter workday tomorrow so they don't send my stuff elsewhere? I'll figure it out tomorrow (which is about ten minutes away right now).
What else can I moan about? Well, for one thing, my internet connection is running incredibly poorly... I can't get into my e-mail at all, and just getting into livejournal required a number of refreshes. This time it's not the fault of
Finally, this is likely only of interest to evil_jim, but I attempted some work on Captain Spleen 3D today... As you'll probably recall, episode 3 was going to become an audio drama, ala The Adventures of Kickass McBeatemup (which I have also never written). It occurs to me that my plot isn't working because I'm writing computer game puzzles into it. Does this mean I should pick up development on the game I abandoned so long ago? You tell me.
No matter what I tell anybody, the real reason I stopped work on CS3 is that I didn't like where the story was going. I regretted having killed off Mr. Pointy, and I regretted the way I did it (although you have to admit that Hollywood will never make a movie in which the bad guy drowns in his own snot in response to the Brick Joke). I underused Kent, who is exactly the same character as South Park's Kenny (except that I came up with Kent at least two years before the premier of South Park). Spleen's personality is underdeveloped to the point that you can never tell when he's telling a joke (except for the one about the brick). Come to think of it, what was the point of writing Thelonius Q. Greengenes into the second episode at all? Am I ever going to be sued by They Might Be Giants, the Zappa Family Trust or the Two Guys from Andromeda? These things didn't sit well with me. I decided to start the whole story over, using the characters as I'd imagined (but not actually written) them. It doesn't work as a traditional story because the plot is still built around solving puzzles. I should rectify this. I should begin work on Captain Spleen 3D: The Game. Again.