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This app keeps accidentally posting things that should be comments and responses to other people's posts as separate entries.

So i had a lovely entry on being interested with no context (it was an opt in to a filter) and about someone asking about the difference between triggers and being upset. So yay?

Anyhow entries deleted now.

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Prayers for Brussels today in the wake of the terror attacks this morning. Also prayers for Turkey after another bombing over the weekend.

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I've been debating whether or not to pick up posting again.
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So there's been a lot going on, but I've been doing really alright lately.

Came home tonight with full intentions of working on intercon related stuff - pulling costumes and packing and also purging other costuming items (related to this - if anyone is looking for salwars I probably have a few I'm going to donate somewhere, trying to bring down my costuming, both larp and SCA to a more manageable level.

I'm looking forward to Intercon - but at the same time I am sincerely hoping not to be exhausted during it, flus seem to be hitting my friend groups and I also spent most of last Intercon considerably run down.

That said and its 2am and I'm awake.
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The protagonists of the last three things you read/watched/played are the members of your zombie apocalypse team. How screwed are you?

* "Freakonomics" started watching this on Thursday and finished tonight... Two economists talk about the secret ways data and motivation work...not so great for fighting back, but might be useful for sifting through patterns to determine the cause of the outbreak.  Actually, its a really awesome / thought provoking movie that ranges from cheating in Sumo wrestling to motivating kids to get better grades to unexpected affects of policies.  

* "Neverwhere" watched last night; if I get Door plus Richard Mayhew...then I might be okay..especially with later on Richard Mayhew...but then people do sometimes die in that story...so not so sure.  I'm still not sure what was up with the production value of that mini-series.. an A&E production in conjunction with the BBC...and yet...at times it was like an 80s high school art school project.

* "Rizzoli & Isles" watched the other day while picking up my place; hmm...a Boston cop and a medical examiner..well maybe the later can team with the economists; and at least the cop has a gun..something sorely missing from earlier in this venture.

Overall, I think I'm a little lacking in fire power and would be forced to run, and then try to logic the problem out by sorting through data and numbers...but with Door that's a bit less of a problem...so I think I'm fine as long as I get slow dumb zombies and not super fast smart ones...
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I saw Albert Nobbs (a period movie) with a couple of friends the other night.  Its based off of a 1918 story by George Moore and is about a a woman passing as a man in order to work as a waiter and survive in 19th century Ireland...and about how harsh and brutal conditions were both in the time period and in Ireland.

In the movie itself, America is referenced countless time as a dream place of opportunity.

The movie itself had a quiet pacing, that very much felt like it was from another time period, as many modern movies move fast and quick in an effort to flash! and entertain! short attention spans.  This movie slowed down and focused intensely on small movements, little facial expressions, and tics of its characters.  The main character of Albert Nobbs, was fully drawn, but so were the doctor, and the women who helped run the hotel where Albert worked, and even other side characters that came in and upset Albert's world view.

Glenn Close played Albert, a part she first performed on Broadway over 30 years ago...and she was tremendously good; which both helped and hurt the film at the same time, because Albert the character was awkward with a side of awkward on the side; it wasn’t always comfortable to watch.


To take from a review from the San Francisco Chronicle

 "There is an undeniable ick factor, borne in part by Close's viability and detailed and strong acting. If she weren't so good in the role, Albert might be easier to take, but as it stands, she is a convincing, mysterious and, to be honest, repellent person, one who is alert to others in a way that would freak people out."

Still a good movie, and one I would recommend for a quiet bit of something..
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This a couple of really long posts I've been meaning to make; heck, I still want to talk about the games I was in at Intercon...but I also want to write about game mechanics and seamless play, ADD and other things, religious intolerance, a basic me 101 entry etc.

But instead, I figure, for now I will leave that list for future reference to try to pick off over time, and now do a small meme...

Instead a simple meme...Feel like asking me a question? All comments screened unless otherwise indicated; anonymous commenting on.
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Saw the Anarchist Society of Shakespeareans' production of Measure for Measure at the Democracy Center near Harvard Square on Friday night -

Good show, updated with more modern clothing etc. Very well done, its a longish play, which made me wish for one or two cuts in the material - but well acted and entertaining. The material was funny and presented in a fresh way.

I wasn't so much jazzed about the fact it was Shakespeare but about the people producing it and how very fresh the material seemed. So if you're not a huge Shakespeare fan, don't let that turn you off...you may find you appreciate his work more in this context.

If you get a chance, go see it. It's free with a $5 suggested donation, so you can decide what the performance was worth afterward if you like. Its a fun show.

Remaining performances are: February 17, & 18 at 8pm, and February 12 at 3pm at the Democracy Center near Harvard Square, 45 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA.
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[Error: unknown template qotd] Rudolph the Red Nosed reindeer - its a silly little movie, but I love the moment when he figures out flying.
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The longer i'm involved with 7V and go to various events related to it, the more I have become convinced we need a 7 Virtues recipe book...complete with in game like pictures and drawings, just to document and perserve all the truly marvelous food at the events and roleplay sessions....

...cause really, we have some fabulous cooks and bakers among us.

now to bed, as I am stupidly tired right now.
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-one or two levels of internal filters fell off last night; which was interesting and lead to some odd turns of phrase.

-the snows have gotten so deep that deer have taken to running on the street in small packs. I saw not 1 or 2 but 6 of them on the drive home last night.

-I'm contemplating picking up or making more late 1890s wear. I'm in one game to Intercon thats roughly that time period which also corresponds to the late bustle period.

-I need to finish my 7v pel.. :p

-and finally, whiskey remains tasty.
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I survived 7v - I knew politics, and fear, but actually did not die. 

I seemed to have amazing timing of actually *not*being around when fights happened, barring the Breaker coming by, attempting to harass the Sentinels in game (I'm one of them, so, that is at least...good?.. or something? I don't know). 

I do know that everyone did an amazing job in getting the Scarthan vote to come out - and no one was 100% sure how it would come out until the vote actually happened; every contribution counted.  I know other things happened during the event, but most of mine was taken up with the vote, politics, and things related to the family tree (My auntie came to visit!!). 

Everyone on plot / staff and NPCing did an amazing job; despite the cold, and the distance between monster camp and Roskin Hall; great thanks to everyone.

I also know that I am amazingly tired, and that having now had a post larp nap; my thought processes are much clearer (Here is your PC card, now lose 20 points), and I'm starting to gear up for a new day,
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Appetizers mostly done - the one did not come out quite as I liked -- so Ialso made  a spicy carrot dip.  Cat has been fed, kitchen has been mostly cleaned up. :)

  Soon off to the car and to a generous friends' place for Thanksgiving.  Thank you all for being out there, and part of my life.
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MIld post-larp low-downs today.  It doesn't happen all the time after larp weekends anymore or  as intensely, but this last weekend I stressed out my body more than normal.  I got so little sleep, and then managed to dehydrate myself on Saturday night (such that I spent a lot of the evening post Ancient Enemy fight) napping in the tavern . 

I knew I was in trouble when the naseau hit latter that night.   (Thank you to the two people who threw me back at my cabin late Saturday night).  By Sunday morning, I felt a lot better --- but little bits of ergh remain today. Gah, need to eat healthy today, rehydrate and ride it out. 

Patterns

Nov. 21st, 2010 10:03 pm
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Butterick is making a pattern that includes sword frogs, bracers and "shoulder covers". While the frogs will not fit standard larp weapons, its rather interesting how mainstream this sort of thing has become - or alternatively, how pattern companies have figured out there's a demand there.





Intercon K

Oct. 26th, 2010 05:03 am
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Game schedule is up for Intercon K!

Game signups are coming up fast - first sign up is  November 3rd at 7pm!  (Intercon does a rolling game signup - you get to pick one game a week once things open, so that people have a good chance of getting their first or second choice of game) 

So there's about a week to look over the schedule and see what interests you.

For those who don't know about Intercon or need more detail - Intercon is an all-LARP convention, held this time on March 4-6 in Waltham, MA.  We're at a new hotel this year (closer to Boston).

Entry to the convention is only $35 for the whole weekend (as many games as you like).

Intercon is also still looking for a few more games, so if you have a game you'd like to run, please bid it! We do accept games that have boffer elements in them as well, if that's whats holding you back from bidding.

I've gone to Intercon for a number of years now, and would encourage new people to come out.  Its always a lot of fun.  :)

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But felt like saying, yes, I am still here. Same name as on LJ - just a different forum.

Things progress a pace. :)

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