Attended the Bookbinders Ball last night, hosted by Her Grace CoyoteAngel Dimsum at Primverness and the librarians of Caledon. We came dressed as favorite literary characters--especially those of 19th c. novels. I came dressed as the spurned, spiteful spinster Miss Havisham of Dickens' Great Expectations, aged wedding dress and all. As I don't walk around with a wedding dress in my inventory and wasn't willing to buy and alter one, I whipped up something very quickly for this.
I will admit to being late, arriving only in the last half hour, as I was quite busy trying to conduct interviews and prepare an article for SLNN. It being a dance card-style ball, I missed dancing with some of my favorite gents. I was also quite lagged, to the point that I missed the Earl of Primbroke's invitation to dance quickly scrolling by and did not see him--in his wonderful cloak, mask, and tricorn costume--standing right in front of me. Quite unfortunate. Another time sir? Things eased up enough for me towards the end to be able to get in a dance with one of my favorite scarecrows, Mr. Margulis.
A delightful evening indeed despite the lag and a crash--which I have come to accept as inevitably unavoidable within our world.