Jun. 6th, 2011 02:44 pm
spiralngphoenix: (m4)
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. :)
spiralngphoenix: (kacy)
Brain is offline for the moment (yay post-Endgame brain), but a couple of things wander through on occasion. I figured I'd share:

"Can't sleep, sushi will eat me."

"Huh. I've just been licked by Dagon." (I'm not sure which is worse: that I was licked by Dagon, or that I was deemed too dead to eat and spat back out.)

"Dammit, Morgan's gonna be pissed about this. Once she's done crying anyway. This was not what I'd had in mind."

I have a strange feeling I may actually have a longer PEL for Kacy than anything I've written for Morgan. This is going to be interesting to see what affect this has...

Also, I have had "If I Were A Deep One" stuck in my head for days...


May. 6th, 2011 10:45 am
spiralngphoenix: (kacy)

*muppets around wildly*


May. 4th, 2011 10:14 pm
spiralngphoenix: (kacy)
Sometimes I wish I didn't know that me + heeled boots + woods + larping = plunging to my death and rolling my ankles. My Canada character should really be in heeled boots instead of my good, practical hikers. (Ok, so really her entire wardrobe should be relatively impractical, but still...)

Yay, two more days!

Oh gods, two more days! *flails*
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Dear allergies~ GO AWAY! *sigh* I hate allergies. They make me fuzzy-headed.

Finally got around to sucking it up and sending the medical respec email for Endgame. Now to learn how to not kill myself with a staff and get better with the aim. The bars had to go, or I was going to keep running into fights. I am also pleased to be free of the bow, as I really didn't like it. So, now I work on redoing my combat abilities. Also, getting myself a staff before June would probably be a good idea.

Got my registration for Relay completed finally. If anyone would like to join our team, please do! We're very small and apparently at least two members will be helping run the event, so we need folks who can walk. We'd love to have you, even if you can only come for a couple of hours!

LP: The importance of balance.
spiralngphoenix: (Morgan)
Endgame season is fast approaching, and I've been doing some thinking regarding what to do about the OOG fact that my knee is likely as good as it's ever going to be again, and the IG fact that Morgan is a front-line fighting thug. I thought about doing the "Wait a while longer and see what happens at fight practices before doing anything", but then realized that, as much as I'd like to deny it, I just can't predict when I'm going to have a bad day and be gimping around with the cane, and events are going to aggravate it. I need to suck it up and adjust things appropriately.

According to boy, my best option is to look into a medical respec, which will entail finding out a.) who, precisely, I discuss that with, b.) what that process is, and c.) oh dear gods, this sort of alters my timeline for the season, at least. Also, I should probably do this before the first Temple event (Canada is already a caster, and besides, I still need to build her in the first place)... *sigh*

*whines* But I didn't wanna be a caster!! *pout*


Sep. 15th, 2010 10:48 pm
spiralngphoenix: (Morgan)
Ya know, it's really hard to write one's PEL two weeks after an event when one forgot to take one's usual notes and, well, it's been a rather eventful two weeks to boot. Scraped what I could remember out of my brain and sent it off, along with my research. Feels weird only having a couple of short lines to write for said research but well, they can't all be novels I guess. Also remembered to pay for the event while I could, so I don't have to worry about that in a few weeks. Whoot!

Am amused that I've been warned that I'm digging into things that could potentially attract....attention... Should be interesting to see what, if anything, comes of it. I have to say, this line of inquiry has been spurring some interesting thoughts toward Morgan's future leanings.
spiralngphoenix: (Morgan)
Mmm, Endgame...

Hurricane Earl was a mere annoyance of heavy mist and absolutely disgusting humidity Friday night, which happily cleared out by dawn on Saturday. Got to have a lot of good RP this weekend, including with a few folks I've never actually spoken to much in-game, which I was pleased about. Loading up the Scholar skills was definitely a Good Idea, as it has been giving a lot more opportunity to do something useful around Temple. Loading up on the Professionalism skill was an even better idea, especially when one has to translate 4 documents from Malish to English under a lot of pressure.

Waking up to the sound of growling and scuffling on the porch, followed by the sound of fighting and realizing that I've popped myself off the bed and into the shadows behind it was highly amusing, once the adrenaline wore off. (Peregrine and Ian were coming down to light the pharos on the house and intercepted some sort of mutant thingy that was heading towards the door. I was the only one in the cabin, already asleep. They scared the FUCK out of me when they came in, because in the dark, without my glasses, I couldn't tell it was them until one of them spoke.)

Sunday's big fight was tough, which was awesome (and amusing when I realized later that I'm pretty sure I'd started snarling at the NPC's), though I did sustain my weekend's only injury during that one. I'd gotten dropped and was bleeding out on the ground, when the next thing I know there is someone standing on my head. Not a figure of speech. Turns out, just after I'd fallen, Rellik_canard was charged by something, and was doing the backing up run thing, and so didn't see me lying on the ground. He ran right up onto the side of my skull. Needless to say, I sat out the rest of the fight, while I attempted to determine if I'd gotten a concussion out of the deal, since the step had started with a pretty good kick and drag up the side of my head at the temple area, and my head was more than a little sore. (He's not dainty, and those are big boots.)

Happily, aside from a bit of surface tenderness and some missing hair, no concussion, which of course means it is my moral obligation to tease him mercilessly about it. ;) (I'm a girl, and a member of the Carr clan; It's encoded in our DNA. Don't worry, I only tease about it when I'm not seriously hurt. Otherwise it's just plain cruelty, and I don't go in for that sort of thing. Often. ;) )

Overall, great weekend. Not sure what I think about the idea of dreaming about conversations with Peregrine regarding Ghostwalker stuff all night, but my brain is weird at the best of times. Now, though, it's time to bathe and get ready for grillings with friends.


May. 30th, 2010 10:13 am
spiralngphoenix: (Morgan)
Decision made on where Morgan is going. At the advice of several folks, I'm going to let Morgan go the way she wants and see what happens. Of course, now that that decision is done, there are two ways to get where she's going. One is the more logical and efficient use of CP, while the other is less efficient, but potential an interesting vehicle for role-play purposes. (Either one would be amusing, but one has more potential towards the "HOLY SHIT!" category.)

*sigh* Decisions, decisions...
spiralngphoenix: (Default)
Perhaps reading years' worth of information about zombies, Entities, the Underworld, and other such things is not the brightest idea while in the midst of fighting a losing battle to a delayed sleep cycle and resulting insomnia.

On the other hand, it leads to very interesting dreams, when combined with additional mythic reading ventures. (Finally picked up a copy of Catherynne M. Valente's "The Orphan's Tales: In The Night Garden". Loving it.)


May. 28th, 2010 12:29 pm
spiralngphoenix: (Morgan)
Nothing like realizing that not only does one suddenly have a decent amount of CP available, but one's character is at a crossroads (that you, oddly enough, did not lead them to, but they instead went to on their own).

Originally, I had created Morgan to be a pretty basic thug, with a background based out of my own history, so that I could do things like take the Survivalist header and not have to worry about finding food tags or starve if I didn't manage to. (Being a mediocre fighter, starting a game with no IG group to roll with, this is a Good Plan.) I took the Scholar header, more as a placeholder of sorts (and the handy Scientific Detachment skill that lets me read things that others would take damage from, 'cause well, I don't like not being able to read things. My curiosity is too great) than as something I intended to do much with. Both of these are things that I have in real life...I have a reasonably functional working knowledge of basic survival skills (tracking, finding food, water, making shelter and fire) and I'm a librarian's daughter, who spent many years of her childhood in the Town Library and even working as a substitute when people were sick on occasion.

Now, though, she is starting more towards the Land of the Scholars, and is VERY Seriously looking at the Path of the Ghostwalkers. I've been hoarding a few CP so that I can get skills that allow me to do damage as an archer, but with the recent developments, I'm wondering if it wouldn't be better for me to start working on building up my Scholar header and working toward picking up the Ghostwalker header (I have a feeling that picking up the spirit tether may be a good idea in the near future, etc...)

I dunno which would be better... I've never played a character in any game who decided to be other than I had created them to be. Do I try and keep it on the track I'd planned and hold out for the damage, or do I allow her to go where she seems to want to go?


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