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My costume for the ball is finished, as of about 11pm last night. Which it had to be, because I'll be away tonight, and the next time I arrive home will be about 3 hours before the ball starts. I'm still not saying what it is, but that doesn't stop me expressing generic excitement about it. How delicious to know that it is ready and waiting for me to transform myself into a creature of mystery and allure at the end of the week. *Generic!Squee*

Photographs will follow for those not attending the event in person.

I did manage to find time for dinner with kantti in the Noodle Bar last night, which was lovely as I haven't seen her since July. The food was good, but we were underwhelmed by the fortunes which came in our fortune cookies: "Smile when you are ready" and "In order to take, one must first give". Very dour and Victorian, I felt.

Then tonight I shall be the guest of keris and davefish in sunny Coventry, which doubtless will include a lot of us getting over-excited about the ball, since we're all going. I wonder if I shall have the self-discipline to keep quiet about the exact nature of my costume? *stiffens sinews* And whether I shall get a sneaky preview of theirs? *dons Sekrit Agent shades*


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Jan. 26th, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC)
Gosh, that sounds tremendously exciting. :-)

I should like to be able to transform myself into a creature of mystery and allure. It seems a bit of a tall order, mind you...
Jan. 26th, 2006 02:33 pm (UTC)
You may only reveal the Sekrit Nature of our costume in exchange for bribery or sexual favours. I have spoken.
Jan. 26th, 2006 02:38 pm (UTC)
Ah, well I had been working on the principle that the Mystery was to be guarded with my life, yea even under the Greatest Paine of Torture and Tickling. So in fact you are leaving me with more room for manoeuvre than I thought, there!
Jan. 26th, 2006 02:40 pm (UTC)
Well, while some of my concern was with maximising our effect, most of it was with the risk of lazy people hearing about it and nicking the idea. I suspect that at this stage it's a bit late for that to really be an issue :)

As for whether the Mystery is to be guarded with your life - well, have you been initiated, or haven't you?
Jan. 26th, 2006 02:42 pm (UTC)
I could hardly know the Mystery to guard it if I hadn't now, could I?
Jan. 26th, 2006 02:43 pm (UTC)
There you go then :)

Of course, if people ask you about our costumes, you could always just say "Hye Kye!" and look mysterious. That would be pleasingly ironic :)
Jan. 26th, 2006 02:47 pm (UTC)
Ack! Now you have given it all away! ;)
Jan. 26th, 2006 03:00 pm (UTC)
Nah, Clement of Alexandria beat me to it, didn't he?
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Jan. 26th, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
Awwwww! Group hug, group hug!
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Jan. 27th, 2006 08:39 am (UTC)
Ariel and keeeeeeetons! So much cuteness!

*spins you both round*

(not enough sleep? Don't know what you're talking about. Am always this manic. *ahem*)
Jan. 26th, 2006 04:02 pm (UTC)
Does bribery include food and somewhere to stay tonight and not getting trampled on by heffalumps?
Jan. 27th, 2006 08:39 am (UTC)
I shall let that question rest upon her own conscience.
Jan. 27th, 2006 09:15 am (UTC)
Have no fear - I was Strong. And I managed to find out what davefish would be wearing, too! *cackles*
Jan. 26th, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC)
Food so amazing that it could be practically classed as a sexual favour?
Jan. 26th, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
Mmm! *starts getting hungry*
Jan. 27th, 2006 08:40 am (UTC)
That's cheating! :P

It probably counts as bribery, though...
Jan. 27th, 2006 11:41 am (UTC)
Well, if I can't win by fighting fair...
Jan. 26th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to see piccies of your costume :D
Jan. 26th, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
Ha! I know what you will be wearing. * does the in-the-know dance of the PurplePendulous elite*
Jan. 27th, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC)
And me :)
Jan. 27th, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC)
Oooooh wow. That sounds amazing.
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