Being At A Maelstrom Event, full stop. Seeing things, meeting people, having fun, and possibly getting the money for September from my parents, so all Good Things.
Aislynn being there - very many thanks for that, by the way :)
Finding my Malathian accent halfway through the event, and being complimented on it afterwards.
Actually getting to patch up people.
The search party in the woods (for all it wrecked my leg) and the real sense of danger around that
Singing songs around the Marshalls' campfire.
Those conversations about wemic anatomy.
Meeting other surgeons and vaguely making connections.
Camping IC. Definitely intend to do that next time, though probably with a better tent
Finding a proper Sam Brown for a very good price - is now an integral part of my kit.
Being wounded (IC not great, but OOC? Just hope I get worse hit/a chance to use my mouth-blood stuff next event.)
Sudden IC realisations regarding religion, and the repercussions thereof.
"Can you keep up?" "Aye." (In explanation: joining a group fully expecting to be turned away [given was both limping and wounded], and being asked pretty much that instead.)
Tent escaping half the time
Spending the first few hours of the event flailing half in and half out of character, and failing at pretty much everything (the drowning of sorrows in the pub was pretty much half OOC woes as well)
Realising after the event that I could have sewn my own damn leg up
Realising after the event that I should IC have bought/looked for several things I OOC didn't know existed because I'd not read the appendices of the Almanac
IC clumsiness bleeding over into OOC - spilling hot coffee over my hand being the worst of those incidents - and nearly snarling an unwarranted IC reply to the guy behind the food counter over a comment about said clumsiness.
Forgetting to eat on Saturday.
Missing almost every fight because of that damn limp (though that's an IC Bad more than an OOC one)
Waking up too early and having to wait around for ages before time-in.
That feeling of the world ceasing to exist when everyone started packing up.