July 30th, 2010
|09:33 am - WIDATW and why it was more fun than before|
So, last weekend I went and lrped for the first time this year, and was far more fun than i imagined it would be. ( and thank you to Sarah and Mogs for gently persuasion and encouragement to attend)
Now I have been trying to think why, why was it different..more fun that the last two games, where there were moments of fun, but an overall feeling of it not being worth the effort put in.
Now this may well be very self-indulgent..but tis my blog (smile) and I am genuninely surpised how I went from never really wanting to play again ( 3 weeks before the event) to being so refreshed and enthused by it all after the event
1) A new group...well adoption by a new group. I previously had 2 games as this character with a small but perfectly formed group, and was lucky enough to see its leader completely wrong-foot overly confident humans with the power of " throne slouchage" But that group ended as these things do, and I think i was just a little unfocussed for a while. Plus this new group is smashing and complicated and puzzling, but most of all very welcoming and make the finest elderflower booze I have ever tasted. So thats re-enthused me.
2)Facial expressions. I had a stunning mask as the character before..big bronze lion mask, that never made it onto any photos...ever ( well one) Now i get to show my ugly visage to all and sundary, and goodness i am enjoying interactions more.
Now thats not to say I had no interactions with the mask on. The previous group and I got very tipsy celebrating in ..i think it was Bitter Moon's tea house and few seasons back..much hilarity had by all.. But this time it just felt easier..
(although it will be back cos i luvs it..and indeed there have requests to see it back)
And i got involved in people plot. Not just PLOT...but plot, that meant a great deal to perhaps half a dozen people at most. Which i liked...and again big thanks to the people nice enough top involve me in that.
3) Re-evaluate what i wanted. Realising it wasn't the game that had changed so was no longer fun, it was how i was playing it. As may be apparent i play an Eidolon, and for a while was playing the wrong game, for me. I now have found the game i like, the way to play it, and its just so much more rewarding. I guess i forgot that there is more than 1 way to play the eidolon game, and was shown that this event by a number of players.
So i think meeting new people, and realising you play the game for yourself, not to win, but to enjoy the ride, has just made weekends in fields much more fun.
Is it perfect, no.
I am still not quite in the role all the time, so am quiet when i really feel the character should speak out..but thats a confidnece thing..and its a hundred times better that it was. And he is quiet/noisy kinda chap so its not too much not the character.
so self -indulgent..but you if interacted with me last weekend..ta very muchly..and see you soon
Current Mood: happy
Current Music: all the strange strange creatures