It worked! Yes, I know this is coming out late; the delay is in me posting, not in the test being successful. Over half the company came by to see it, all the way up to the co-presidents. People are starting to believe that it'll be a real product, me included.
The surprising thing was really that there weren't any surprises. The only problems that arose were a matter of a connector not being tightened quite enough (mea culpa!) and things we already knew to expect.
As for why I haven't posted before this, I've been busy at work with pushing hard towards the next stage, and over the weekend with Easter Triduum services and family gatherings, and with creating a character for ms_danson
's role-playing game. I also got my performance and salary reviews last week, and was much happier with one than the other; more than that, I won't say here.
Every Easter is different for me; this year, I served in some liturgical capacity on all three days. Last year, I preached at the Vigil; in previous years, I simply participated as a member of the congregation or served on one or another day; one year, I fasted for the duration (from Eucharist on Maundy Thursday to Eucharist at the Easter Vigil on Saturday night). That last was a year that soul_diaspora
was away at Easter: fasting, for me, calls for solitude.
The role-playing character needs some finishing touches, as is unavoidable in a carefully-constructed campaign, but is mostly complete. Building a mage in the HERO system in a weekend is a not inconsiderable accomplishment, I think! The character sheet isn't online, but I also wrote some longer-than-usual backstory, which is posted here
in the game lj, ratcatchers
. Yes, I've tried to write something approximating fiction, in dialogue no less; expect rains of frogs soon. The character was inspired somewhat by a song on a CD that I got recently (sorry, no "New Music" posts lately, too busy!) by Cheb Mami
called Parisien du nord
("North Parisian"), about the situation of North Africans living in the Paris suburban ghettos.