I think it's safe to say that one of my biggest issues lately is fatigue. It's common, apparently, but that doesn't make it any easier. Especially when you're trying to work and all you want to do is lie down and sleep. And any sort of exertion causes it - taking the stairs, rather than the lift, for example. It's also caused by such mundane things as being awake for 4 hours... it's never that specific, sadly, so I can't even predict how I'll feel when.
Anyway, in other news, the game was last night. I like my game, it makes me happy. And while I think that Lucas said I'd said some things in the previous post that he wasn't supposed to know [it wouldn't be the first time...], I didn't actually say anything that Ishie would've thought the others didn't or shouldn't know.
In the actual game... we prepared for the upcoming young courtiers dinner. Which is apparently going to involve all sorts of young people who happen to be at court. Unless they're of particularly high status. It was a little touch and go when Kamenosuke said he wasn't going to invite anyone more than 2 years older than him - Ishie is about 3 years older than him. It turned out that he was inviting people older than Ishie anyway, so it didn't really make a difference. And to be fair to him, I don't think he actually thinks of Ishie in terms of age [or invitations, for that matter]. While Kamenosuke was running around arranging things, Ishie spent her time in the garden, learning a new spell. Kamenosuke is arranging for certain of the magistrates to display things at this dinner - Hideo will be arranging a Go tournament. Yashamaru will enable a few of the courtiers to ask questions of the void kami. Nagataka is going to do something monkly. And Ishie is going to assist Nagataka in displaying his magic resistance ... essentially by frying him with her new spell. Or trying to at any rate. It means that she can play with her new spell and, since she has something concrete to aim for, probably won't set any courtiers on fire. Or the room... or anything that's not Nagataka. Anyway, Hideo is particularly concerned about Tsurumatsu, the supposed Doji war-hero. Kamenosuke doesn't seem to worried as Hideo - mostly because he put Keiko on the case. What Kamenosuke is concerned about is the young Tsumae that nearly got another Tsumae killed in a duel... he's been cast out of his family and is now a ronin. So Kamenosuke had Ishie send him a message letting him now that he can stay at 10 Plum Blossoms for the winter. And then told the rest of the magistrates. Ishie was amused by Hideo's face - he's still getting used to Kamenosuke's idealism and ... well, general niceness. Kamenosuke and Ishie also took a walk up to one of the towers, in an effort to solve another part of Kamenosuke's letter game, with an unknown individual. It's really quite lucky for Kamenosuke that he chose to confide in Ishie, as she was the one wandering around the garden who happened to recognise the colour of the tiles. So Kamenosuke has laid down the gauntlet and is waiting for the next step in the game. And I think that's everything that happened before the actual dinner... which hasn't happened yet.
Otherwise, there's not much going on, aside from the internet being uncooperative and enormous piles of doctors appointments in every direction. Oh the joy.