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Corrosive Shame
Therapy for Life
Everytime I tidy my room I find the same kinds of thing. Frist there are the memories, then there is the LRP kit, the recycling and finally the rubbish.

Today I've merged all my LRP kit into one place, or at least one house. This is itself full of memories- my first robe, the costume I wore at my first Gathering and more plate armour. I look most fondly at the box of costume titled "Treasure Trap - Would not be seen dead in this now". There's many, many weekends of my life, and perhaps a class of degree, in that box. Brightly coloured polycotton was the order of the day. I don't want it. I can't see myself ever using it. I can't bring myself to bin it. I wonder if it still fits?

There are also the relics of projects passed - half-made costume, large boxes of charity shop sheepskin and suede jackets, wool in various colours and finishes. I shouldn't ever have to buy costume again. I must finish making some of it up at some point. If only to then look at it, smile, then put it away in a box forever.

A week after Odyssey I'm still on a high. I can't make Sunlight as I'm busy with real-life, but I'm getting tempted by Vikings. I've "rowed-the-old-longship" along in the past, but I suspect that another Maelstrom will remove my enthusiasm, or I'll have to take harrytc's advice of "Lie down. Rest. Towels and water."

Finally, I found a note in my paperwork. I don't recognise the handwriting, or the quote:

I hope nothing

I'm not afraid of anything

I'm free
Tragically, writing this some long dormant synapses have fired, and rather than a profound comment to live my life by - I think it's a translation of a t-shirt. Oh well...

Edit: A Google later - all my romantic hopes are dashed. I was right about the t-shirt.

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15 lies or Lie to me
From: pax_draconis Date: August 6th, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
If only it wasn't...

you know...


Actually, I reckon that if I can make it to the other side of NWO without cracking, I'm cured, and can cheerfully consign all my kit to the bin.
quondam From: quondam Date: August 6th, 2005 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't say that word!! :)

Even I've not managed to bin all kit. When, exactly, do I think that a rat costume is going to be useful?

Coming out to goth shite tonight? It's such fun, you know, you should make it a regular.

Did you enjoy odd essay?
From: pax_draconis Date: August 6th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
What, cured?

Mm. My last visit was somewhat high-tension. I wonder if it'll be any more fun this time?

I might show me face, but I'll bring the car if I do - I'm on a big economy drive this month and having the car is a great dissuader to drinking.
quondam From: quondam Date: August 6th, 2005 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hadn't seen you that tense since you feel into that nest of gundarks.

Should be better this time and would brighten my evening.
quondam From: quondam Date: August 6th, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
fell, even. Or, in fact, both :)
From: pax_draconis Date: August 6th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Section V, subsection viii a-d

a) GIVEN that cruel and unusual punishments are elsewhere outlawed in this document

b) and GIVEN that we, collectively, have a bad feeling about this

c) the use of GEORGE LUCAS DIALOGUE is hereby deemed to be classed as a CRUEL AND UNUSUAL act, to be abhorred by civilised societies and to be outlawed under these conventions
quondam From: quondam Date: August 6th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oops. Sorry. Sorry is acceptable under the terms of the convention, isn't it?

subsection viii a-d

What's "d)" then?
From: pax_draconis Date: August 6th, 2005 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're Not Cleared For That Information.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: August 6th, 2005 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Indigenous People of Thailand

I'm sure that a burst of anally-retentive ~modern~ LRP where the lammie is king will consign my enthusiasm to the bin.

On the other hand - I've not worn my suit of Chain for ages, and it took so long to make it'd be a shame not to dust it off.

quondam found her Thorvald flashcards the other day. Even in my youth I was a comedian.

But yes. If it had been Arabs or Mongols. Maybe even Samurai, Indigenous People of Thailand. But no... horned helmets all round.
wulfboy From: wulfboy Date: August 6th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Indigenous People of Thailand

Mr harber is sort of hoping for something a bit more political and a bit less horned helmets. How he is going to pull that off I have no idea.
From: pax_draconis Date: August 6th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Indigenous People of Thailand

Oh, I know what Sam's after, and I wish him every luck with it. But there's four years of my life screaming NEVER AGAIN in a cracked falsetto whenever anyone quaffs from a horn or says "By Thor".
harrytc From: harrytc Date: August 6th, 2005 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Indigenous People of Thailand

Come on....

Surely Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis can't be wrong...
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: August 6th, 2005 05:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Indigenous People of Thailand

That's always the problem. I don't think anyone who runs post-Omega LRP encourages the equivalent of the "fun-fur and horned helmets" brigade, but it's something the organiser has very little control over.

I know ~what~ I like in LRP, and have really enjoyed the "Genre vs Roleplaying" Boogie-thread on Pagga; but being confident about whether I'm going to get it or not is another thing.

In that sense Vikings is a complete mystery. I don't know anyone who plans to go (other than marcushill), what the numbers are likely to be, what kind of characters these people are going to play and so on. I don't expect to have all the answers but the more information the easier it is to make a decision.
captainweasel From: captainweasel Date: August 6th, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
marcushill From: marcushill Date: August 7th, 2005 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)


Sam wants lots of political and social turmoil. Lots of the merits and flaws are about your standing in the community, things like "if anyone finds out about this, you'll be laughed out of the meadhall". He'll be trying to let people know snippets about other PCs to stir things up.

Mind you, I'll be wearing my mail and shiny new lid, playing a noble and taking a retinue. The git Harber has limited me to 8 people after I got stacks wanting to join me. I'm sure I'll be enthusing about it to all and sundry at Maelstrom. You know you really want to go.
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