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a farewell

so for almost a decade I have been attending boffer larps. Even longer for the parlor style larps(vampire,etc....). I have been a part of the hobby for a long time now and I can say it has brought me a lot of good things. The mst important thing it has brought me is some really amazing friends. Some people who are more than that to me. They are in fact my family. I would not have met them with out larping. I have managed to keep active despite my ordinarily sedentary lifestyle. I have taken some pride in my accomplishments.

But sadly all good things must come to an end. Larping while enjoyable has begun to become a drain on my life. I began to realize this recently and I have fraught it for a while now. The recent retiring of my favorite character, mortimer drove home to me it is not the same to me as it once was. I spend to much time, money and energy in this hobby for no return really except a few fleeting moments. I want to be a writer damn it and I have let this hobby draw in all of my creative energy. The long road trips and cost of events not to mention time off from work has made me a poorer man than I need to be. so it is with perhaps a little regret I say farewell to the hobby that has been fun to me for a time. It is better I leave the hobby now rather than become bitter and resentful towards it.

Those of you who are my friends are still my friends. My affection for the people I have met has not diminished. I will always call you my friends. This does mean however i will see some of you less as larping is how I have been able to keep up with some of you. I regret that but right now I need some me time.

Who knows a few years down the road when I get my life straight and my head straight I might come back but as of now I am no longer a larper and will not participate in larp events for the foreseeable future.

Your in friendship,


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Apr. 1st, 2006 06:12 am (UTC)
You were sitting there waiting for the clock to turn, eh?
Apr. 1st, 2006 06:15 am (UTC)
believe what you will I am done. You are sweet though and it was nice playing with you.
Apr. 1st, 2006 06:51 am (UTC)
Liar, liar, pants on fire.
Apr. 1st, 2006 06:52 am (UTC)
sorry to say actually I am serious. But I am glad to say your one of the people I met through the hobby.
Apr. 1st, 2006 07:28 am (UTC)
Apr. 1st, 2006 12:47 pm (UTC)
Ditto. I agree.
Apr. 1st, 2006 01:00 pm (UTC)
If it ain't I'm crying.
Apr. 1st, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah Matt I am sorry to disappoint here. I just need to get my life in order. I miss coming over for dinner, but truely I miss that with me going to the larps. I am sorry man, but I diget to meet you and miss Cynthia. I will try and stay in touch.
Apr. 1st, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC)
All right, pal. Look straight into the eyes of THIS HELPLESS LITTLE KITTEN and tell me, with a straight face, that I'm never seeing you at a game again.

Go ahead. I dare you.
Apr. 1st, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC)
okay. Your never going to see me at a game again.
Apr. 1st, 2006 03:17 pm (UTC)
Apr. 1st, 2006 03:19 pm (UTC)
Okay matt I relize this may be tough to buy but I have changed. I dont need the games any more to define me. I am sorry if this troubles you but I am done and you need to accept that.
Apr. 1st, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC)
I'ma cut you. I'ma cut you so bad you no want me cut you no more.

Apr. 1st, 2006 03:27 pm (UTC)
I am sorry that this seems to distress you. I am trying to do the right thing. Say hi to Cyn for me.
Apr. 1st, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
You do realize that if I did something as suicidal as say to to my wife, "Mcoy's never coming to a game anymore! Odds are high we'll never see him in person again - and he told me to tell you 'Hi!'"...

...then Lindsay would most decidedly be an only child.

Apr. 1st, 2006 03:45 pm (UTC)
well tell her I love her and I will miss seeing her.
Apr. 1st, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC)
see my responce to her. Sadly I dont think we will see much of each other as I will not being going any more. It was really nice playing with you.
Apr. 1st, 2006 02:14 pm (UTC)
See I knew I would get this reaction. Sorr to disappoint. We like to believe people will always be there. I will send the gondal funs and equipment to the game with adam and lara and they will give it to you.

and I probably should have tried to kiss zormandy to wake her up.

been nice playing with you.
Apr. 1st, 2006 09:29 am (UTC)
I'm just sad you retired before you came to see our game in Louisville. We would have taken you as a PC or NPC. Let's be honest... Mortimer was the reason we came back to the NERO crossovers.

Apr. 1st, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC)
Probably one of the nicer things I have heard in a while. Thank you.
Apr. 1st, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC)
See ya next Friday night!
Apr. 1st, 2006 03:17 pm (UTC)
why are you going to be coming to knoxville? I know it is hard for people to believe but people can change.
Apr. 1st, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
While I'm not sure if this is just a funny or being serious, I'm gonna go ahead and take the safe road, just in case.

You will be dearly missed, my friend, in many ways. Angus and Saul have both helped me define my character and how I portray him, and most certainly given me great roleplaying one-on-one moments. I know you're making this decision for yourself, and that is hugely admirable, but there will always be a sliver missing from the games without you there.

And if you ARE just foolin', and I have a feelin' you are... you are so buying me a drink next time I see you!
Apr. 1st, 2006 03:47 pm (UTC)
Well I am certainly glad to have made your acquaintance. Your one of the best guys i know. I am sure i will see you at parties and such.
Apr. 1st, 2006 04:30 pm (UTC)
as someone who has been reticent about the traveling events and the cost of the money for them, i can really see your point on it sucking the money. however for me, it has always made me more creative as it is for me mostly improv. granted it can be time consuming improv and that is the problem. i can understand your decision though on wanting to remove distractions and get things straight to do the thing you really want in real life and i respect that man. i do however hope that when you get things in a semblance of more to make your dream a reality, that you will come back to playing with us.

thanks for introducing me to what is at the moment, my favorite game and dragging me up there last time so i could actually play a hero for once. Brendan is my favorite character who's enjoyment factor is nigh without rival.

also the car ride down getting to spend some mano e mano was awesome.

i predict i will be drinking more steamers in the future, working of the fact we need to hang out with you more and we no longer have the games to do so.

best of luck on your road, and kudos to clearly seeing what you need to do to get there and removing the distractions to do so.
Apr. 1st, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
Now, see, I was more expecting a post saying you were moving to the research base in Antarctica. :)
Apr. 2nd, 2006 12:06 am (UTC)
Noting the date on this entry, I return to writing your BGAs.
Apr. 2nd, 2006 05:31 am (UTC)
I love you laurie!
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