July 8th, 2005

interesting question.

A friend asked why I larp. I thought it was a good question and I thought I would share my answer. I would be interested in other peoples answers.

My thoughts on this are kind of simple. I larp because of the people. I larp because I like having a creative outlet. I larp because it beats hanging out at home on the weekends. I have met the most amazing people since coming to this hobby and I think of them as family. My world world would not be right any more if Mickey or bruce or katie were not apart of it. Or for that matter you doll. I am surrounded by brilliant souls being creative. Would I do it without my click? Well concidering I enjoy hanging out with like 30 to 40 people who play then yes. Also I am constantly meeting new an interesting people through this hobby. Plot lines come and go so that is not enough for me. Even if one game went completely south plotwise then there are still plenty to pick from. Is competition an issue? To a certain extent. I like prooving myself. i like the challenge in the combat and will often seek out fighting the best so I can get better, but it is only one reason. To a certain extent this is what I am good at so I enjoy it on that level too.

For what it is worth I guess I primarily do it for the social aspect, but I enjoy the art of it and the outdoor and active nature too.

Was that to much?

history note.

today in history
52 b.c.

Julius Ceasar conquers a fishing village called Lutetia Parisiorum, occupied by the Parisii(Gauls). Under Roman rule, it acquired considerable importance and was eventually renamed "Paris". As such, this is the date that is usually associated with the founding of Paris.

phasers on charbroil

DoE Seeks Star Trek Phasers For A-Plants

This story can be seen at Cafe Arcane

The Department of Energy is turning to old Star Trek phasers to protect its 103 civilian nuclear plants.

Energy weapons capable of harmlessly stunning intruders are being developed and should be in general use by 2008. But many experts warn they will be inadequate and unnecessary for the real security dangers nuclear plant guards would face.

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