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[General] Fey's Visit Post-Mortem

So, shadowfey arrived last Tuesday to visit, and I took her to the airport today. It was a good long visit; we went to some nice restaurants, visited various stores, drove down to Portland, and watched lots of forensics shows.

Driving to Portland proved to be a bit interesting, though; I caught some kind of nasty cold/flu crud and succumbed on the way down, feeling as sick as a dog by the time we got there. Fey seemed not to have given in, but by the time we came back I had mostly shaken it off, and Fey was just about ready to keel over. She spent the last few days of her visit miserably sick, coughing up gunk and living on tea. :(

We did, in other news, pick up a tarot deck for me. Aside from the jokes that due to my gypsy ancestry it's only right that I know how to tell fortunes, tarot cards are surprisingly useful for coming up with plot twists around specific characters, both in writing and in online roleplay. I've tried my hand at using them as a writing tool a little bit today, and I tried a reading before, and it's actually not that hard. And the deck is /gorgeous/.

Anyway, I'm going to sleep soon myself, since I think I've come down with what Fey's cold/flu/whatever turned into. Not as badly, but just sort of leaving me drained as my body fights it off. Ugh.


tarot cards are surprisingly useful for coming up with plot twists around specific characters

Do you, perchance, read Promethea?
Nope; all I know of Promethea is that someone's described it as Alan Moore's version of Wonder Woman.

That's... interesting. I guess both characters are women, anyway. (I'd say Promethea is more literary and magical (historically and fantastically magical).)

I only bring it up because Moore spent an entire issue going over a tarot deck in rhyme and story.
Awwww, you just missed Barnes and Nobles online Tarot for beginner's class -- even if you aren't into doing tarot for tarot's sake, it gave a lot of good background on to the development of the system and whatever. :)And it was free to boot, so... :) It's pretty neat the way they presented it (as a tool for guidance/listening to your inner guide, rather than fortune telline)
You ever want a few pointers, let me know, I used to do it professionally.
Hurrah for forensics shows, and it's a pity about the flu. Everyone I know seems to be shaking off the last of the winter ick.

Which Tarot deck did you get?
It's called the Gilded Tarot. It's a variation on Rider-Waite (but not a direct clone), the art by someone named Ciro Marchetti. Very beautiful.