It’s not right to say I’ve got nothing done. In fact, I’ve done a ton of research and my dad has given me enough books that it will make our weight going back um… problematic. The problem is that I haven’t written at all. Part of this is due to the fact we spent a week (give or take) sleeping. Note to self, coming here straight from Liberty con might not be the best idea.
I don’t know why the flight across the ocean is so frigging tiring, I know the last time I did two in 10 days it nearly killed me, so I’m going to assume there is some inherent physical factor to it. The truth is all of us, even kids, pretty much slept 16 hours a day for five days. Which left very little time to do anything more interesting.
The last three days we’ve gone on the train to downtown Porto, where we have generally poked around places I used to hang out in (most changed beyond recognition) and scouted places to kill monsters.
Today, literally between the last paragraph and this, dad took me to a “military museum” which is actually a gun museum.
We interrupt this program to note that the writer got to see and fondle a Lewis Light Machine Gun. More importantly, it was the gun dad trained with in the army, so he was giving me all sorts of insight into it, and why he preferred it to the others available. Mwahahah…. I mean, it was very useful.
As for the rest of the museum, d*mn but I wish I had had Larry Correia with me. (His visit to Portugal MUST happen.) Half the museum is detailed military miniatures, the rest is guns, some incredibly obscure and strange and some frankensteined from pieces in Portugal. I had a very fun two hours, and honestly could have spent two days there. (And for idiots reading this who’ll call me ammo sexual f*ck off. Fascinating history and ingenuity there.)
Anyway, the research she is beautiful, and the opening to Guardian came to me in a dream, but d*mn it, I still haven’t finished Darkship Revenge. You must all keep fingers crossed that we have a good flight home (10 hours) with spacious enough seats (we’re in economy plus on the way back) that I can ACTUALLY bring out the laptop and type.
Until then, I’m going to go research more stuff.
(I think I frightened my dad a little, as his little girl was never interested in guns before. See what hanging out in Baen company does to you?)
Well, I’m off to visit a port wine cellar (yes, they give you samples at the end.)
Be good until I return.