In the darkness the trees are full of starlight (henwy) wrote,
In the darkness the trees are full of starlight
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The night before the storm

Well, it's come once more. Gencon event registration is tommorrow and by the end, thousands of geeks will be frustrated, exhausted, and pissed off each in turn. Ever year we're promised that things will go more smoothly and every year we're basically kicked in the nuts. It's just one of those things you expect nowadays like snow in winter. There are always apologists and those who look on the sunny and optomist side of the matter, but those people are idiots. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me 4 years running, shame on me.

Anyway, I bring you my gencon schedule since it's like a tradition nowadays, and also a blast from the past in the form of last year's gencon event registration entry. It has the little ditty poem I put together on the fly the night before which I've reproduced here.



As you can see, I'm still suffering from a pretty big bout of indecision here. I'm sure I'll make up my mind at some point, but for now I've got crap overlapping all over the place.

T'was the night before event reg
and all through the world
all the geeks were a buzzing
with planned schedules unfurled

The plans had been made
the events all been checked
with start times and end times
to be sure all was correct

But deep in the heart
of every game geek
a dread filled with horror
would they go up shit creek?

The terrors before them
of what could go wrong
danced in devilish joy
chanting this song

It will be sold out or canceled
The system will crash or just die
maybe hackers and crackers
or system password deny

Will the IT guys falter
and lead us all to our doom
Could they mess up again
before you this looms

Feel fear for this horror
for you know it could be
There can be no way of knowing
or sure guarentee

But hope in the end
like sunlight in day
drives back the darkness
know not dismay

For you never can tell
and it might all go right
and together we'll laugh
at the fears of the night

One last parting remark
of advice you should hail
Those who take my event slots
get hit with my flail.
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