Jun. 6th, 2011 02:44 pm
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Ow, my everything. Learning an ENTIRELY new fighting style more or less on the fly? For three days? Not recommended. I'm surprisingly good at blocking with a staff, though, and I could get used to this being a caster idea. I just need to work on my aim a bit more. Also need to remember to put sunscreen on my head. A sunburned scalp is a special kind of hell.

So, yeah... Interesting event, on many levels. Tons of RP (especially with some of the new folks in town), got to get most of the town involved in helping me out with my research (ie., please beat up Spectre McSpectreface for his lunch money (and paper bits) so I can get to the next level of digging up dirt on Mashala, who is probably going to come hunting my ass down for being a little too nosy one of these days) which, I have to say, was pretty damned cool. Definitely spent more time directly involved in things than I usually do, which I'm proud of myself for. (The problem with being stupidly shy sometimes is that you tend to NOT get involved in stuff when you really should. I'm working to fix this.) Need to figure out how to convince people "No really, please haul my ass out of bed. I want to interact with this NPC, I just physically OOG can't stay up that late, but can force my carcass up if I'd had some sleep time".

I'm also resigning myself to the fact that Pre-Invasion, Morgan was That Chick Who Cries At Hallmark Commercials. Oh dear gods, I haven't made it through a single event without crying. Which is made all the worse, because I couldn't cry on cue if you paid me. That's all Morgan. *grumble* First she cried when Melody's dog showed up, because she was so happy for her adopted sister and was very relieved that she wouldn't be alone in her new duties as the Lighthouse Keeper and she really needs to have a dog with her and so she doesn't have to worry about her anymore, and then she was practically sobbing when Melody left, because she's going to horribly miss her sister and had been hoping that she would stand as one of her Pillars when she takes up the duties of Lanternbearer, as Melody was one of the people that kept Morgan from falling into despair. (Dear gods, have a run-on sentence.) She's consoling herself with the fact that she can still visit her at her lighthouse, and because she's it's Guardian, she'll be around for a long time to come, and will keep the teakettle on and Oberon (the dog) has been informed that when the hound-faced woman shows up, it's just Morgan, please let her in.

This year is going to be a very interesting one for Morgan, though. I REALLY need to figure out my Pillars, but have had the interesting realization that of everyone in town, the main people she hangs out with are either others on the same path or are already pillars for other people. Much thinking needs to be done.

Overall, good times. I really <3 this game and am very happy to be back playing my "real" character again. And that is now the end of my brain cells for the day. :)

Date: 2011-06-06 08:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] algrs.livejournal.com
Don't worry too much about people being already taken as pillars; a person can pillar for more than one Lanternbearer if they're willing (and I bet most will be), and P. and I are working on setting (re-setting, really) the precedent for Lanternbearers occasionally being pillars for each other.

Date: 2011-06-06 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spiralngphoenix.livejournal.com
That could be helpful, all things considered. :)

Date: 2011-06-06 10:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nomadmwe.livejournal.com
Warning: Our example is not necessarily to be taken as a Good Idea.

(Aside: I really need to upload that new eye icon.)

Edit: Icon'd!
Edited Date: 2011-06-06 10:35 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-06-06 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spiralngphoenix.livejournal.com
Very nice icon. :)

Personally, I think the idea of having one of us as a pillar for another would entirely depend on the people involved and how willing they are to be brutally honest with each other (and themselves about their friend), which is why it works well with you two. Marc isn't likely to turn a blind eye if Peregrine starts to lose his shit and is also not going to have a problem telling him to snap out of it.

Date: 2011-06-07 12:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] algrs.livejournal.com
Also bear in mind several centuries; it's going to get rather hard for them.

It's important to bring in new blood to remind you of the things your old friends have forgotten. But it's also important to hold on to the people who remember you from way back when you were sane...

Date: 2011-06-07 02:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spiralngphoenix.livejournal.com
"But it's also important to hold on to the people who remember you from way back when you were sane..."

That is a great statement.

Date: 2011-06-07 02:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nomadmwe.livejournal.com
I just got this great image of two people in a bar, drinking and being all nostalgic about back when kids dressed right, the country was headed in the right direction, and they were sane.

Oh, the good old days.

Date: 2011-06-07 02:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spiralngphoenix.livejournal.com

I'm almost surprised this conversation has not already taken place. We are, after all, a little mad here.

Date: 2011-06-07 03:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marcus-sez-vote.livejournal.com
Just make sure it's not one of those hippy bars in Ameroth.

By that I mean the bar is made out of hippies. Hippy souls.

Be well.

Date: 2011-06-07 03:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spiralngphoenix.livejournal.com
Yeah, gods only know what those hippies had been smoking that might have transferred to their souls. Or when the last time they'd bathed was...

Date: 2011-06-06 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reversepolarity.livejournal.com
Pillars are hard, yo. Will's also in the same boat of "damnit, the people I talk to about my problems are Winterborne, Morgan, Helen, and Caleb..."

Date: 2011-06-06 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spiralngphoenix.livejournal.com
Yeah, of the folks that Morgan turns to, the only two who weren't already pillars or Ghost-walkers, one I have to OOG kick to make sure he's in town, and the other is now more or less permanently off-screen. (Richard and Melody, respectively.)

Date: 2011-06-06 10:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reversepolarity.livejournal.com
At the very least, I can start with Cordelia, assuming [livejournal.com profile] storyspoiler is going to make it to next event (she may not - Endgame is lower on her priorities these days due to school and other games). It'll definitely take some very careful consideration, and hopefully I can get through the process without, at least, burdening poor Micah any further.

Date: 2011-06-06 10:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spiralngphoenix.livejournal.com
Yeah, that's my concern about doubling up. I'm too polite to ask someone who's already standing for someone 'cause I don't want to drop my sorry ass on them, which probably makes it likely that Morgan would rather implode on herself than impose. (This also translates to other things, so if the Ghostwalker Confederacy is wandering off to Discuss Things, someone please grab me. I seriously won't think to wander after ya'll without being expressly told to. No, really.)

Date: 2011-06-06 10:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nomadmwe.livejournal.com
This; this is a habit that I swear I will break you of.

Why, you ask?

Beer, I say.

So there.

(Also, yes, will remember to fetch you.)

Date: 2011-06-06 10:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spiralngphoenix.livejournal.com
Good luck on breaking that one. 30-odd years and no else has managed it. ;) Easier to just grab me on the way by.

Also, I like beer. This is good incentive.
Edited Date: 2011-06-06 10:28 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-06-07 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] last-real-angel.livejournal.com
...why does everyone want the recovering drug addict as their pillar???
Edited Date: 2011-06-07 04:27 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-06-07 04:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spiralngphoenix.livejournal.com
Really, when the options include alcoholics, mental patients, and serial killers, how bad can a recovering druggie be?

Date: 2011-06-07 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lumric.livejournal.com
Would us warpers fit into Mental Patients and or serial killers?

Date: 2011-06-07 03:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lumric.livejournal.com
right, 'and' it is.


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