Today I saw the Sun reignited.

I was a little slow to start today but I was at my desk nearly on time and managed to get my makeup done in time to go pick up like from the train station. Back at home Emily and like went for an adventure while I concentrated on my work which I managed to actually make good progress on thanks to some solid music in the form of a rad mixtape suggested by Adam.

Once I was done at work we sat and chatted about a bunch of stuff including game design until it was time to leave for the Midwinter Festival. We got fish and chips on the way and then headed quietly into the school. Emily showed us her old classroom and then it was time for the festival.

It was beautiful and magical as it always is and as I always stopped feeling the cold pretty quickly. 

Afterwards Emily went to her mum’s and Luke and I headed back to Aldinga where we met up with Melody and had hot chocolate and chatted about roleplaying games for, like, a bunch of hours until it was bed time.
Tomorrow is a Saturday and I’m really not sure what it looks like right now. It would be nice to visit the markets in the morning but I also need to have my long shower at some point.

A tradition by  Katie Temby Katie Temby( )



In peacetime, the ruler grows their hair long. In war, they cut it short.

A ruler with long hair is held in great esteem, for defending the peace.

The traditional declaration of war is for the ruler to send their cut-off hair to the enemy ruler. The statement carries greater weight the longer the hair: to receive long hair says that you have angered one who is slow to anger, that you have incurred a wrath not easily woken.

Violent war-mongering leader frantically and aggressively tries to shave just a LITTLE hair off the top of their head into an envelope.

A faraway king receives a heavy wooden crate filled with a coil of the longest hair he has ever seen.

A despised ruler finds hundreds of pounds of cut-off ponytails at her castle entrance, each one belonging to her own people. 

A young emperor refuses to cut their hair and insists on trying to make peace with invaders. The enemy leader steps forward, draws their blade, and cuts the emperor’s hair themselves.

Hellen cuts her hair off and throws it in Cathy’s face at her son’s soccer scrimmage. 

Today I made a game using mostly emoji in a couple of hours.

I slept terribly last night so getting up wasn’t great, I made it into work and had to train a new staff member and then had to be on a call that didn’t involve me much so I maybe used the time to create a memory matching game called 😍❤🐟 wherein you attempt to match people with the right fish so that they will fall in love.

It’s Here :

The source code is here:

I mention the source code because although it’s a small thing I’m quite proud of the fact that the code uses as much emoji as I think it’s actually possible, mostly for variable names.

I also got to work to the sounds of Adam DJing rap tennis while he played final fantasy which was completely excellent.

After work I headed home and and we got takeaway dinner and played WoW with Alison for a couple of hours before heading to bed for an attempted early night.

Tomorrow I’m working from home and our friend Luke is coming to visit and also maybe melody and I’m super excited! I just hope I don’t get weird and grumpy cause it’s a fasting day.